Civil engineering: site visit to the Aerocity Youth Hostel

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Civil engineering: site visit to the Aerocity Youth Hostel

On 26 May 2023, students and lecturers of civil engineering studies went to the construction site of the general contracting company UAB Gilesta, Aerocity Youth Hostel (Balio Karvelio str. 14, Naujininkai, Vilnius).

At the beginning of the tour, the participants were greeted by Šarūnas Grigaitis, CEO of UAB Gilesta, Andrej Maldis, Project Manager, and Jurgita Rusinienė, HR Manager.

The trip was organised to introduce students to innovations in the construction sector and to give them the opportunity to visit innovative companies in Lithuania. During the excursion, the students observed the interior finishing of a building, got acquainted with the quality, quantity and deadline control, as well as work schedules. The students learnt how the company monitors compliance with contractual conditions, occupational safety, ecological and environmental standards, tracks the progress of works and prepares documents for the submission of completed works, and ensures effective management of the overall construction project, its scope and duration. The digitised management processes of the company allowed the students to observe live the developments and risks of the project.

The trip was organised by lecturer Anna Glinskienė and associate professor Dr. Marija Vaičienė for the first and second year students of the study programmes “Construction” and “Structural Engineering Systems” for the first year students of full-time studies.