Call me ME, Miscellaneous Engineer – Part 3

Another miscellaneous scope of work of mine is to prepare shop drawing for gantries before sending them for fabrication. “What is shop drawing?” I asked this question when my senior gave me the assignment. What I manage to capture is that, shop drawing is not a construction drawing, neither an as-built drawing. It is the drawing prepared to be referred by site people and to ease the construction (I know this is a vain explanation…) in brief, what I need to do is propose the dimensions of the left and right vertical posts as well as the dimension of the horizontal girder according to the finished road level. 

I was instructed to go on duty at night time on 16 Oct 2006, there would be a gantry-launching. I needed to be there during the launching, so that they could put the blame on me in case if the gantry instead of looking like this:-

 

It looked like either one of these:- 

“@#$%^&*! Who’s the idiot preparing the shop drawing?”

“Neh! Samantha loh!”

As asserted by Squashy Boy, working at night is not bad after all. 

Instead of having scorching sun, I had romantic moonlight

What a romantic night…Yawn…. 

I also had companion from those macho safety officers

My initial intention was to give these 2 macho guys a macho shot, but end up they looked like skeleton-alive or invisible man pulak…

The steps

1) Delivery of gantry to site.

2) Erecting vertical posts at left and right sides

 

Firework? No, it’s welding work for the plate.

One side done.

3) Fixing the horizontal girder

It’s done!

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1 Response to “Call me ME, Miscellaneous Engineer – Part 3”


  1. 1 St. October 22, 2006 at 12:49 am

    Welcome to the club 🙂


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