Construction Project Management and Quantity Surveying

Construction Process Management

Part A:

The subject development relates to the construction of  18 timber framed homes
in Manchester, see details in the appendix below and at URL:

http://www.hdawards.org/archive/2011/winning_schemes/project_winners/new_is

lington.php

Produce a production method statement for the construction of the 18 houses,
see below and the appendix for details. The method statement should contain all
construction process matters and should have a strong emphasis on health and
safety, environmental concerns and innovative production processes. A cost for
the houses is not required. The method statement should not be a site health and
safety plan and it should not be a site waste management plan, however it may
make reference to these two documents.

The method statement should be in written report form; however it may contain
sketches, calculations and other techniques for explaining the method of
operations. Research should be carried out on best production practices and
Harvard referencing should be used to cite all sources. The word count for the
method statement should be 3000 plus or minus 200 words.

Part B:

A production time schedule (programme) is needed for the development.

Your work should include:
a)  A production time schedule using Microsoft Project, note that the schedule
(programme) will be scrutinized as both a Gantt chart and a network
b)  Resources needed to construct the 18 house, resources should be labour,
plant, major materials, management but no costs
The production schedule can be completed for individual houses or for blocks of
houses.  As  a  guide  50  trade  activities  per  house  can  be  taken  as  a  minimum
number of activities.
The plot of land that the houses are to be built on has been cleared and
remediated by others, therefore the work will not involve any soil/land
movement/work, demolition or ground remediation. Your schedule should include
roads and sewers and all mains services will be required.

Concrete strip foundations will support masonry walls up to ground level. There
will be a ground bearing concrete ground floor slab. A timber frame built in panels
will include the inner skin of the external wall, main internal walls and the roof
skeleton. The external skin will be masonry, with either a facing brick or render
finish. The roof finish will be interlocking clay tiles on timber battens on sarking
felt. Internally all finishes are traditional with wall finishes of water based paint on
a plaster skim on plasterboard sheets, fixed to timber framing by drywall screws.
Assume that the houses once complete, will be ready for occupation.

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