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INTERNSHIP REPORT

(February-July)

Adama Science and Technology University


School Of Engineering
Department of Architecture

K2N Architecture and Engineering Consultancy P.L.C

Department Advisor: Eswaro P. Rao(Ass. Pro)


Office Supevisor: Dereje Gashaw(Architect)

October, 2014
ASTU

INTERNS FULL INFORMATION


NAME

ID

OLIYAD MITIKU 03035491


OLYAD REGASSA 03035492

ACKNOWLEDGMENT
We would like to greatly acknowledge Adama Science and Technology University(ASTU), Department of Architecture for giving us this internship work which equipped as with a better understanding of office work and which
gives as an opportunity to be well familiar with practical skills, interpersonal communication skills, leadership skills.
In addition we would like to give our deepest gratitude for K2N Architecture and Engineering Consultancy P.L.C. for
allowing as to work in their design projects by giving as the necessary aid.
No less rather more acknowledgement for our department advisor and Special acknowledgement belongs to Architect Dereje Gashaw company supervisor who helped as to accomplish this internship work with better understanding and achievements. Moreover, we would like to thanks K2N Architecture and Engineering Consultancy
P.L.C workers specially for Anteneh Getinet, Kalkidan Debela and Kassahun Mamo who have helped as to understand basic tasks that were done in the office. In general we would like to give my deepest thank for every individual who have helped as in accomplishment of this internship work and in the preparation of this report.
We should really to say thanks for Eng. Anteneh Terefe, who facilitate our internship place.

CONTENT

ACKNOWLEDGMENT
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . i
SECTION ONE: COMPANY PROFILE

INTRODUCTION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
VISION: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
MISSION: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
ORGANIZATION AND MANAGMENT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
FIELDS OF SPECIALIZATION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
INTERNATIONAL EXPERIENCE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
DESIGN AND SUPERVISION EXPERIENCE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6

SECTION TWO: INTERNSHIP EXPERIENCE

MAJOR DUTIES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
MAJOR DUTIES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
JOB RESPONSIBILITY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
QUALITY IMPROVED BY THE INTERNSHIP . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9

SECTION THREE: SPECIFIC JOB INFORMATION


TECHNICAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
JOB EXECUTED IN THE INTERNSHIP . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
JOBS EXECUTED IN THE INTERNSHIP . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1

SECTION FOUR: CONCLUSIONEFITS OF THE INTERNSHI

CONCLUSION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
CONCLUSION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
RECOMMENDATION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
REFERENCE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
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EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
This report is a report about the internship experience that we have under taken during the last five months. In this
report we have tried to list the overall aspects of the internship experience. We have briefly summarized what is
expected in the next chapters in this report.
In the first section of the report, it provides information about the hosting company. It starts from the brief history
of the company and continues to listing of the projects the company has undertaken from the time it has been
established. Also in this unit we will find the missions and visions of the company. We have tried to establish the
organizational structure of the office.
In second section of the report it describes mainly about the internship experience. It starts by describing the major duties we had been working on and continues to tell as how we became oriented to our responsibilities of tasks
that we had accomplished. It also tells the company supervisor help in succeeding our assignment.
In third section of the report it describes the specific job information that we have worked, experience and skills we
gained in the internship. It further divides the overall research projects that we did in our office.
In forth section is all about conclusion, recommendation and references.

SECTION ONE: COMPANY PROFILE


INTRODUCTION

K2N Architecture and Engineering Consultancy Plc is a multi-disciplinary Consultingfirm, areputation for responsive, innovative yet practical design approaches to complex Architectural & Engineering problems. Through our experience and dedication to the construction industry K2N consulting firm is committed to provide with the most professional, efficient and
cost effective consultancy services. Our goal is to satisfy the most demanding construction needs in Ethiopia or elsewhere
in the world.
Registered in2001 EC, K2N is an architectural & engineering partnership providing design, supervision, consultancy and
project management services and engineering solution for various categories of projects. With a core staff strength of all
professionals in affiliated engineering firms, and the use of the most recent information technology in the production of
contract information, the firm has over the years acquired a thorough capability to execute medium to large scale project
from feasibility through design and contract administration to completion and project administration.
K2N Architecture & Engineering Consultancy plcisa dynamic organization of innovative professionals who share a common
goal to render the best and most effective services to the demanding construction industry, which is sensitive to both cost
containment and service levels.
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VISION:

Company Tips

Becoming one of the leading Architectural & Engineering consultants in Ethiopia.

MISSION:
Guided by our vision, we shall provide quality services exceeding clients expectations while
adhering to the highest standards of technical and individual excellence through continuous
improvement training and innovation.
Adding value to our clients.

K2N Architecture and


Engineering Consultancy P.L.C is 3rd graded
architecture and engineering consultancy
company approved the
construction ministry.

Nurturing and promoting our talents.


Respecting our employees intense efforts and contribution

Client Service

Excellence

We add value to our clients project through innovative solutions.


Consistency and knowledge in
dealing with our clients has contributed to our fulfillment and
corporate success.

We add value to our clients project


through innovative solutions. Consistency and knowledge in dealing
with our clients has contributed to
our fulfillment and corporate success.

CORE VALUES
Quality Assurance
We are driven to attend to our
clients concern responsively towards delivering our commitments.

Employees
We pursue business opportunities
that will enable us to be competitive by empowering our employees to take on initiative and at the
same time promote ownership of
responsibilities and accountabilities to results and performance.

Buildings
Landscape
Company Structure

Architecture

Interior
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of K2N Architecture and Engineering consultancy P.L.C
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Third floor,office No. 303
Tel /line/ : +251-118-965804; Mobile : +251-930-077603:
Fax : +251-116-620364
P. O. Box : 33667
Web site - www.K2Nconsultants.com, E-mail - info@k2nconsultants.com

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In every organization, the most important asset is the people that play
essential role in the performance of the companys functions and responsibilities. Thus, K2N architecture & engineering consultancy plc is
fortunate to have highly qualified and experienced personnel. Reciprocally, K2N Architecture &Engineering Consultancy plc has aimed to
provide its employees all the basic necessities while performing their
assigned tasks and at the same time equip them through training and
seminars to enhance their capabilities. The company as organization and
the employees, because of the mutual benefits that simultaneously being enjoyed by, has grown tremendously and has blazed a track record
of fulfilling its obligation and commitment both the customers and the
community. We would like to be on the level where we should be .Having confidence in the organization, we aim high. The teamwork that has
been developed through the years of hard work has reaped a harvest of
opportunities and wealth. We will continue to improve and develop new
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necessary and fluctuating workload and tight schedules. Flexible teaming capability enables K2N to undertake large and small project with the
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FIELDS OF SPECIALIZATION
K2N Architecture & Engineering Consultancy plc is specialized in Architectural, Structural, Electrical, Sanitary and Mechanical design and construction management of commercial, residential, industrial, educational, military, sport facilities, hotel
and office buildings as well as earth and rock fill dam, concrete dams, tunnels, water and distribution, drainage, waste water
solid waste disposal, motor ways, and high ways, air field, terminals etc...

SERVICES:
Engineering and Architectural design;

Technical feasibility;

civil / structural design, Maintenance Management;

Urban planning;

Cost Estimating, Contract Administration ;

Construction Management and supervision ,

Tender Documents preparation;

Project management ,

Bid evaluation;

Soil investigations,

Pre investment studies;

Topographic Surveys

Regional development planning;

Construction supervision

Resources surveys,

INTERNATIONAL EXPERIENCE
K2N architecture & engineering consultancy plc is in close contact with American, German and Turkish based consulting
engineering and Architecture firms and worked with them in varies forms.

CLIENTS
The following are our esteemed clients
Hawassa University, Wolayta zone police department, Addis Ababa city administration, Ayka Addis
textile factory, Etur PLC, SygenDimma textile factory, Sygen BM, SVP textile, Embassy of Gambia,
Oromia regional state health office, Flintstone Engineering, Commercial Bank of Ethiopia, Ethiopian
Airports Enterprise, Ethiopian Housing Corporation, Demka Textile Factory, Sentinel Steel Factory,
Kumtek Textile Factory.
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DESIGN AND SUPERVISION EXPERIENCE


Oromia Internation Bank
Head Quarter

Hawassa University
Civil Engineering laboratory
Mechanical and Industrial Engineering laboratory Electrical and Computer Engineering
laboratory
Chemical Engineering laboratory
Bio systems and environmental engineering
laboratory
Library
Dining hall
ICT center
Staff residence
Class rooms
Veterinary clinic and research center

The building is planned in a podium + Tower


combination. The podium consist commercial units, common facilities and the branch
bank. The elegant tower envelopes the parking services for the VIP, customers and the
staff.
In this competition the design proposal prepared by the office got the second prize winner.

United Bank Head Quarter


In this competition the design prepared
by the office got the second prize winner.

Ethiopian Parliamentary Building


The Parliament Building Complex is designed as a world class and state of the
art institution which welcomes a future of
continuing growth and presents the Ethiopian national interest to its neighbors and
the world. All program and area requirements are included in the design.
Award: Third Prize winner

Kebre Fruit Trading


Shopping Mall
Proposal Design of second prize winner
fruit shopping mall.

Kalinga Mixed Use


The site of this project is in Tanzania. It is a mixed use bulding with comfortable appartments and penthouse. The design proposal is now it under evaluation.
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SECTION TWO: INTERNSHIP EXPERIENCE


MAJOR DUTIES
On the first two weeks we are not assigned to the major
duty. Instead the first two weeks at the office was evaluation weeks. Since our advisor have no clue about our
skill, he gave as an assignment to design a G+10 Mixed
Use building by following all the design steps.
After we complete our evaluation project successfully.
We were assigned to the major office duties. This includes

Designing
Preparation of Presentation.
In general in this internship program we have tried to
cover all the basic works which are related to Architecture.

JOB RESPONSIBILITY
Working with the responsibilities was not as such
simple thing. Because of we are new for the practical world. We must be oriented to this responsibility.
The first thing our office supervisor helped as to became oriented with the responsibilities was on the
evaluation period. By the time he consults as 4-5
times per day, and he will tell as the real time design
process, architectural practices, time management
and Ethiopian standards. After this all we became
familiar with the responsibilities.
Practicing our responsibilities with the other works
in the office we became more oriented in understanding and applying our responsibilities in any
designs projects.

In succeeding any of our projects our supervisor Architect Dereje Gashaw plays a great role. He assist as with full
of willingness.
When we are working with our projects he give as an advice 4-5 per day. Not only this he will provide as with some
useful documents which will help as making our assignment. This document include any related completed designs projects, Ethiopian Building Code, Literature review, site analysis, site location maps and so on. For example
when we are working office designs, as a reference material he will give as completed office design projects. So
referring professional jobs will greatly support as in finish any of our projects.

Generally our supervisor assist as in every aspect include below:

Educational tour:

Bole Intenational Airport


Tour in Picture

Preparing and facilitating tour in bole international airport passenger ter-

minal .in which support as like a case study in preparing Semera and Robe
domestic airport passenger terminals and ATC tower.

Conducting a visit for the proposal design of NIB international bank and insurance design competition exhibition.

Experience sharing:
In participating on the Semera and Robe Passenger terminal design proposals presentation held at Ethiopian Airports Enterprise meeting room.

QUALITY IMPROVED BY THE INTERNSHIP


Improving our Practical skill
By working in such a big design company we have improved our practical skill on many sectors of work in the office.
Some of the practical skills we have improved in the internship program are:
Design Process
We practice real time design
process in our every design
assignment. From Information
gathering to final preparation
of design documents.
Material
Working with many design
helps us by increasing our
building material knowledge.

Presentation skills

Working with many projects


we learned and greatly develop different types of presentation approachs.
Machine Operation

Operation of plotter, ...

Software Awareness
Mostly in the office we use the
latest and updated software,
Like Revit Architecture 2015,
AutoCAD 2015, ArchiCAD 18,
Artlantis 5, Adobe Photoshop
CC, Adobe Illustrator CC, Adobe Indesign CC, Adobe Lightroom, . As a result of this we
learn many new softwares, and
more familiar with the one we
use before.
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Improving Interpersonal Communication Skill

Improving leadership skill

Interpersonal skills are the life skills we use every day to communicate and interact with other people, individually and in
groups.

As we already know design needs more experience


than theoretical knowledge, and since this practicing worker we did not get the opportunity to work
in any leadership areas. But working as an in internship student we have got an understanding on the
leadership skill.

Interpersonal skills include not only how we communicate


with others, but also our confidence, and our ability to listen
and understand. Problem solving, decision making and personal stress management are also considered interpersonal
skills.
At the beginning of the Internship program we were very
afraid to approach the employees in the office; our contact
was only with our supervisor and with the General Manager. But as time goes we improve our interpersonal
communication skill.
In the last four months we have been interacting with
many company workers who have different work behavior
and experience, from this we have got an understanding
on how to approach and talk peoples so as smooth communication can be held between each other.
From our internship experience we can say that interpersonal communication is crucial to efficiently finish any
design projects, which involves large number of manpower in different section of work. That is there should be
efficient communication between all work crews like Draftsman, Quantity Surveyor, Structural Engineer, Electrical Engineer, Sanitary Engineer, Mechanical Engineer, and so on. For
example design

All the works in the design and construction company need a leader with ability to motivate all
the workers toward a common goal. The main aim
of having leadership skill is to lead all the workers to
get a specific output.
When we were working on the office there was a
General Manager called Engineer Kassahun Mamo,
who leads most of the office work. Even though is
difficult to control manpower and work activity; but
with his great leadership skill Engineer Kassahun
Mamo has efficiently controlled all the manpower
and over all work activity. Engineer Kassahun have
good relation with all the workers and he never say
bad things to the works when they made mistake,
he only gives them advice how they should work
and he was also punctual in work.

In addition we have learnt how to become active listener


and to be assertive to express my idea freely.

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Team Playing skill


As we have noticed in the internship program team
playing skill is very important for efficient work. Almost
all the works in the design process need team playing
skill. For example in working any design the Architect
needs active collaboration with the Structural Engineer,
Electrical Engineer, Sanitary Engineer and Mechanical
Engineer; if there is lack of coordination between all the
workers they cant do their work efficiently. This we can
say that team playing skill is very important in building
design process.
The team that have improved our team playing skill
was design and structural team. Working in these two
sectors of the company we have improved our team
playing skill and in addition to work together we
have got good friends who have helped as in the
internship program.

Work Ethics
In the internship program I have understood
on the work ethics that all workers should follow. Some of the work ethics that all the employees
should follow are
Punctuality
Reliability
Accountability
Loyalty
and responsibility

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SECTION THREE: SPECIFIC JOB INFORMATION


TECHNICAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Some Technical Duties
and
Responsibiliy

The main technical duties that we took during in our internship session are mainly large
scale projects. This needs more time and skill. For example projects like Textile Factory,
Steel Factory, Airport Passenger Terminals and ATC Towers, Guest Houses, mixed use, hotel and Offices.
So these projects will be done daily according to the work flow schedule. Which means
this project will take a week even sometimes a month. As a result of this we dont have
daily activities, instead we took a job that take up may be a week or a month.
The specific jobs we are assigned in all over the internship session in mainly on

Design:
This job includes active participation in any design activities like TOR revision,
Information Gathering, Concept Development, Form Development, Schematic Design and Preliminary Design.

Preparation of Presentation:
Mainly producing 3D and floor plan renderings and preparing presentation
documents.
During in our internship session we are ordered to make a design and produce
the presentation for the clients.

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JOBS EXECUTED IN THE INTERNSHIP


G + 10 MIXED USE BUILDING

AYKA TEXTILE FACTORY

3D presentation
for Ayka Addis
Textile factory expansion project.
- Garment actory

YEHUALAW HOTEL

Project: G+10 Mixed Use Building


Scope of the project
Total Area: 1200 m2
Built up Area: 736 m2
Purpose: Mixed Used building having shops, gymnasium, supermarket, office and Appartment with capacity to hold 24 residents.

Faade designing
3D presentation

Circulation: 1 Stair case and 2 Elevator

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MNS TEXTILE

SENTINEL TEXTILE

Participation Area
Site layout
3D presentation
Office 3D
Main factory 3D

Office form development

Participation in designing staff residence and office


3D presentation for factory, office and staff residence
Site layout, gate design and Presentation documents

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SEMERA AIRPORT PASSENGER TERMINAL

The basic design program along with the areas is provided in the TOR. The basic functions are categorized as:
TRAVEL FUNCTIONS
ADMINISTRATIVE FUNCTIONS, and
COMMERCIAL FUNCTIONS

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ARCHITECTURAL CONCEPTUAL DEVELOPMENT


Concepts are ideas identified by designers as a foundation for giving form to a space, building and / or a site. In this
particular project, even though the idea of flying has its own powerful influence, we are more concerned on the
area, the land, the people, the culture and the environment, so that to come up with a result which is more simple
and highly functional but a distinctive feature in harmony with its surrounding.

Most of the surface is flat, covered


by overflowed lava from volcanoes

Land

It has areas below sea level as deep as


116meters. Rainfall is minimum at an average of 120mms. The high temperature and
low rainfall provokes.

Evironment

Their dwelling is mostly a hut


made of armature of boughs
bound with palm fibers and
covered with mat, which is easy
and convenient for erection,
dismantling and transporting.

People
and
Culture

Dome forms reduce concentration of sun


rays, concrete is strong enough to resist high
temperature, large interior volumes and
spaces maximize air circulation and wider openings around the building let wind
crossing inside and as a result help create an
ambient interior atmosphere with respect to
the outside.

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OUR PARTICIPATION
Information Gathering
Concept and form development
Interior designing for passenger terminal
Exterior designing for passenger terminal
Site layout
2D and 3D presentation
Presentation Documents
Partial floor plan design
Plan Modification

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ROBE AIRPORT

OUR PARTICIPATION
Designing ATC tower
2D and 3D presentation
documents
Preparing design documents

CONCEPT
EYE
ATC is the EYE of the
aerodrome

Fourth Floor

Fifth Floor

First Floor
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SECTION FOUR: CONCLUSION


Having experience in internship work, we can tell that internship is the best Way to improve students understanding of the real physical system or practical engineering works. So we recommend the concerned body to improve
this internship work to better extent so that students get chance to work in different projects to observe and learn
different things

CONCLUSION
Improving our Practical skill
Improving interpersonal communication skill
Team Playing Skill
Improving leadership skill
Work Ethics

RECOMMENDATION
We clearly observed some problems in the internship program, and we recommended the following advices.
The internship must have Grade.
The money given to students is not enough.
The department follow up is so poor.
Now a day most of the consultancy offices use Modern Architectural softwares and other additional graphics softwares. So the students must have enough knowledge with these softwares before starting their internship session in which helps the students to succeed their internship period successfully

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REFERENCE
Architect Dereje Gashaw
Architect Anteneh Getinet
Architect Kalkidan Debela
Engineer Kassahun Mamo
K2N Architecture and Engineering Consultancy P.L.C Company Profile

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