Construction Project Management and Quantity Surveying

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: 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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