You work for an engineering company of your choice as a Trainee Engineer. This can be a company you work for or a company you have researched. Due to the rapid expansion of your company, a few graduate engineers were recruited to join the team to work on a new contract which was recently awarded to your company.
You were asked to prepare brief notes to be presented to your new colleagues outlining the important factors and considerations that will affect the design, planning and construction of the project. Later, with the help of your colleagues, sketch a proposal. The Project
Construction of 3 residential buildings in addition to a few commercial units, all services and roads necessary for future occupants.
Location: The London College
Your answers must be provided with reference to the above project
Task 1 Outline the main features of the planning, design and production phases of the construction process.
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Distinguish between each phase and show how these phases are coordinated and managed.
a. The main project is the construction of the residential buildings, the minor related projects are roads and services. Discuss the planning processes for each type of project.
b. Discuss the design phase for building, civil engineering and /or building services projects associated with the main project.
c. Evaluate how the planning and design phases are coordinated and managed.
Task 2 Analyse the various factors that affect the specification of materials and building services.
a. Examine the factors that affect the specification of materials.
b. Examine the factors that affect the specification of building services.
c. Explain the financial implications of specifying materials and building services.
Task 3 Demonstrate your understanding of the environmental factors which affect the planning and design phases of the construction process.
a. Discuss the environmental factors that affect construction projects.
b. Evaluate environmentally responsible methods for the disposal of waste materials.
c. Evaluate environmentally responsible methods of promoting environmental effiency