Construction Excellence Centre Project: The Technical University of West Liverpool (TUWL) has received a funding of £7.0 million for a project involving the development and construction of a Construction Excellence Centre. Using an existing plot on a reasonably level ground, adjacent to access roads and existing University buildings, the University has commissioned Liverpool United Designers (LUD) to produce scheme drawings for a new building, associated parking areas and landscaping. The following project drawings A-D give details of the proposal:
Drawing A: Site Plan
Drawing B: First Floor Plan
Drawing C: Ground Floor Plan
Drawing D: Elevations
LUD have also proposed the following:
Concrete strip foundations and solid concrete ground floor
Masonry external walls and precast concrete upper floors
Timber trussed rafter tiled roof
High specification internal services, finishes and fittings.
The University is considering a traditional procurement strategy for the project. Both the construction department and the benefactor wish to see and use the project as an exemplar in construction best practice for current and future students. Therefore, they are willing to examine innovative approaches to the construction of the building and the site management.
a. Programme – Produce a programme of tasks (activities) for the superstructure part of the building only. The programme should be produced using appropriate programming software (MS Project).
b. Site Plan – Produce a construction site layout plan for the project. Fully explain the rationale behind your proposals.
Programme – A minimum 20 tasks (excluding milestones & summary tasks), reasonably assumed task durations, a minimum of 3 summary tasks, a minimum of 3 milestones, tasks appropriately linked, lead/lag included, critical path shown, float shown and appropriate scale.
Site Plan – Consideration of key site facilities (e.g. material storage facilities ) and appropriate allocation of facilities on the plan
Site Plan – Consideration of the impacts of proposed plan and development of appropriate solutions to deal with the impacts of the proposed plan
Site Plan – Appropriate justification of the proposals and development of appropriate details associated with site facilities
Site Plan – Appropriate presentation of the plan
You should draw the facilities on the site plan such as brick/ timber storage, site management offices- scaffold storage- area for lorries – entrance and exit.