Institution of Learning

 

Problem 1
Part A
Based on the activities shown in the Table, let us calculate the activities in the following directions:
ES, EF, LS, LF, TF, & FF
If E = 6 – B, and B = 7 – A = 7 – 2 = 5, so
E = 6 – 5 = 1.
If F + B + C = 5 and B = 5, so C = 10 – A = 10 – 2 = 8.
In this relation, F = 5 – C – B = 5 – 8 – 5 = -8
If L + G + H = 6, so L = 6 – G – H
In this relation, G = 12 – I – F
If J + F = 5, so J = 5 – F = 5 – (-8) = 13
If G + C + D = 8, so G = 8 – C – D, and when D = 4 – A = 4 – 2 = 2, so G = 8 – 8 – 2 = -2.
If H + D = 9, so H = 9 – D = 9 – 2 = 7.
So, L = 6 – G – H = 6 – (-2) – 7 = 6 + 2 – 7 = 1.
K = 5 – E – J = 5 – 1 – 13 = -9.
I = 12 – F – G = 12 – (-8) – (-2) = 22.
If M + F + H = 4, so M = 4 – F – H = 4 – (-8) – 7 =12 – 7 = 5.
If N + I + K + L + M = 3, so N = 3 – I – K – L – M = 3 – 22 – (-9) – 5 = 3 – 22 + 9 – 5 = -15.
Let us calculate the total duration of the project that will be the sum of all elements:
A + B + C + D + E + F + G + H + I + J + K + L + M + N = 2 + 5 + 8 + 2 + 1 + (-8) + (-2) + 7 + 22 + 13 + (-9) + 1 + 5 + (-15) = 32 days.
Therefore, the period for total project completeness will be estimated for approximately 1 month.
The activity of EF = 1 + (-8) = -7; LF = 1 – 8 = -7; FF = – 8 + (-8) = – 16.

Part B
1. The activity G can be delayed for 2 days,
2. The activity of M can be extended for 2 days.
3. The activity of K can be delayed for 9 days.
4. Since the material of L should be purchases in bulk, however, there is short of space on site, the material should be delivered just right before it needs to be used, without any delay.
5. The planned duration for the activity of H is 7 days, so even if the project subordinator is 4 days late, it will be ok, for he can arrange his work in the next 3 days since he has arrived.
6. The planned duration for the activity E is just 1 day, so if the project sub coordinator is 5 days late, it will have a great impact, and the activity may fail.
7. The schedule can be properly used as a tool for the management purposes for this project, for the table of schedule shows the complete duration of each stage of this project. It helps to figure out how to control the overall process of project completion and appoint executives in accordance to the set goals.

Problem 2
Insurance Company Office Renovation
Part A. Create a Project

The milestone for this project includes two stage with a critical path between them – renovations of the 1st floor and renovation of the 2nd floor. The expected start day of the project will be 04 March 2015.
Stage of the project Date of completion
Milestone project start 4 March 2015
Demolition 15 March 2015
Place elevator order 16 March 2015
Place steel order 17 March 2015
Place windows order 18 March 2015
Insulate wall and dry wall 2 April 2015
Ceiling grid installation 7 April 2015
HVAC grilles and diffusers 10 April 2015
Texture drywall 15 April 2015
Tape and finish drywall 20 April 2015
Paint wall 2 coats 27 April 2015
Install sprinkler heads 29 April 2015
Install ceiling light 4 May 2015
Construction of the first floor 5 June 2015
Install elevator 15 June 2015
Install flex duct branches 20 June 2015
Build a temp. elevator enclosure on the first an d second floor for safety 21 June 2015
Casework 11 July 2015
Install door hardware 16 July 2015
Wood base installation 24 July 2015
Install doors 29 July 2015
Stain doors and wood base 13 Aug 2015
Install fire alarms 18 Aug 2015
Wallpaper installation 28 Aug 2015
Carpet 7 Sep 2015
Ceiling tile 10 Sep 2015
Repair concrete floor 13 Sep 2015
Layout stud walls 15 Sep 2015
Overhead HVAC main duct 30 Sep 2015
Overhead electric 15 Oct 2015
Second floor construction 23 Oct 2015
Overhead fire protection 24 Oct 2015
Install metal doorframes 29 Oct 2015
Set steel headers w/masonry 31 Oct 2015
Masonry block walls 11 Nov 2015
R/I electric in walls 22 Nov 2015
R/I conduit for phone and data 25 Nov 2015
R/I restroom plumbing 27 Nov 2015
Deliver elevator 19 Feb 2016
Deliver structural steel 29 Apr 2016
Deliver windows 24 June 2016
Windows replaced (in good weather)
14 July 2016
Plumbing fixtures in restrooms 16 July 2016
Restroom counters and sinks 19 July 2016
Restroom mirrors 20 July 2016
Tile in restroom 22 July 2016
Restroom soap& towel accessories 23 July 2016
Restroom toiled partitions 26 July 2016
Test elevator and inspection 23 Aug 2016
Clean up 18 Aug 2016
Punch-out 1 Sep 2016
Milestone project complete 1 Sep 2016

The construction of the first floor will be finished on 5 June 2015.
The construction of the first floor will be finished on 23 Oct 2015.
The critical path comes between the first and the second floor. It is significant, for it subdivides the project into two approximately equal parts.

Part B. Second floor details
The move of employees from one floor to another is better to be completed over the weekend, in the period of Sat-Sun, so that they can start working on Monday (business day). The construction of the first floor will be finished on 5 June 2015. It will be on Friday. Therefore, the move of employees will be arranged on 6 (Sat) and 7 (Sun) June 2015. The employees will start to complete the renovation of the second floor directly on Monday, 8 June 2015. The employees will finish the renovation of the second floor on Friday 23 October 2015. However, the contract may be extended up to 1 Sep 2016, the date of the project completion.
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