The scenario is that you are working for a construction company and you have been asked by the project manager to prepare a tender programme for the project issued. The project will be priced by the company estimator, and you will prepare the construction plan, providing the estimator with the overall construction time, as well as determining activity duration's for all trades, preliminaries, construction equipment, sheds etc. Your company will be the main contractor, providing overall project supervision and utilising subcontractors for all trades. The specific tasks include:
1.Read the plans, understand the scope of the construction work, and identify the work break-down structure (WBS) for the overall Preliminaries
Excavation – detailed (noting that bulk excavation has already taken place)
Fit-out and finishes
2.Identify the sequence and dependencies of construction activities (at least 60 construction activities should be identified and scheduled). The best way is to thoroughly “think-through” the planning process by hand using precedence techniques and then introduce in MS Project. In the report, you will need to include:
A spreadsheet showing all the construction activities to be scheduled and their dependencies (various types of links such as SS, SF, FF and FS should be properly considered); and Several paragraphs to explain how you derived the work sequencing (e.g., methods of construction, major or innovative scheduling ideas) for selected trades or work packages (you may select up to 3 trades or work packages).