Aveneu Park, Starling, Australia

University the primary water main running alongside the arena

University of
Bahrain

College of
Engineering

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Mechanical
Engineering Department

 

 

 

CASE STUDY

TOPLINE ARENA

Eric Woodcock

 

MENG 420

 

 

Name: Husain Ahmed Taleb

ID:20142029

SEC.:03

 

Submitted to: Dr. Osama Al-Jamal

 

 

Table of
Contents
Introduction. 3
Analyzing and Calculation: 4
Question: 7
Conclusion. 7
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Introduction

A project
is temporary in that it has a defined beginning and end in time, and
therefore defined scope and resources. Project is unique in that it
is not a routine operation, but a specific set of operations designed to
accomplish a singular goal, so a project team often includes people who do not
usually work together – sometimes from different organizations and across
multiple geographies.

The development
of software for an improved business process, the construction of a building or
bridge, the relief effort after a natural disaster, the expansion of sales into
a new geographic market — all are projects. And all must be expertly managed to
deliver the on-time, on-budget results, learning and integration that
organizations need. Project management, then, is the application of knowledge,
skills, tools, and techniques to project activities to meet the project
requirements.

Project
management processes fall into five groups:

1.     
Initiating

2.     
Planning

3.     
Executing

4.     
Monitoring and Controlling

5.     
Closing

Project
management knowledge draws on ten areas:

1.     
Integration

2.     
Scope

3.     
Time

4.     
Cost

5.     
Quality

6.     
Procurement

7.     
Human resources

8.     
Communications

9.     
Risk management

10.  Stakeholder
management

 

In this report, the topline arena was
constructed by Lotus Construction. In 15 October, there was fracture in the
primary water main running alongside the arena site. This accident will cause
many problems and it may delay the construction of the arena. There are five proposals
to solve this problem. Each of this proposal was analyzed. According to the
expected cost and other factor, the best proposal will be chosen.

 

 

 

Analyzing and Calculation:

Proposal 1:

8 weeks:

Cost: ¥ 130K, where no heater needed
because the pouring is before 1/12/2018

12 weeks:

Cost: ¥ 130K + ¥ 100K + ¥ 100K = ¥
233K

·        
There is cost of penalty
for one week because it will finish at 21/2/2019 that is after 15/2/2019

·        
There is overhead cost

 

Proposal 2:

8 weeks:

Cost: ¥ 130K + ¥ 65K = ¥ 195K 

12 weeks:

Cost: ¥ 130K + ¥ 65K + ¥ 100K + ¥ 3K
= ¥ 298K 

·        
There is cost of penalty
for one week because it will finish at 21/2/2019 that is after 15/2/2019

·        
There is overhead cost

Proposal 3:

8 weeks – with heater:

Cost: ¥ 60K + ¥ 3K*2 weeks + ¥
100K*2 weeks   = ¥ 266K 

·        
2
weeks for using heater

·        
2
weeks penalty for delaying because it will finish at 1/3/2019  

8 weeks – without heater:

Cost: ¥ 60K + ¥ 100K*2 weeks   = ¥ 260K 

·        
2
weeks penalty for delaying because it will finish at 1/3/2019  

12 weeks – with heater:

Cost: ¥ 60K + ¥ 3K*2 weeks + ¥
100K*6 weeks   = ¥ 666K 

·        
2
weeks for using heater

·        
6
weeks penalty for delaying because it will finish at 29/3/2019  

12 weeks – without heater:

Cost: ¥ 60K + ¥ 100K*6 weeks   = ¥ 660K 

·        
6
weeks penalty for delaying because it will finish at 29/3/2019  

 

Proposal 4:

In this proposal, there are two assumptions:

·        
Cold
weather which concrete needs for heater

·        
The utility
company insists arena work is halted

8 weeks:

Cost: ¥ 20K*2 weeks + ¥ 20K*2 weeks
+¥ 3K*2 weeks = ¥ 86K 

·        
2
weeks for reducing pouring from 4 weeks to 2 weeks

·        
2
weeks for reducing painting from 3 weeks to 1 week

·        
2
weeks for using heaters

12 weeks:

Cost: ¥ 20K*2 weeks + ¥ 20K*2 weeks
+¥ 3K*2 weeks + ¥ 100K*4 weeks = ¥ 486K 

·        
2
weeks for reducing pouring from 4 weeks to 2 weeks

·        
2
weeks for reducing painting from 3 weeks to 1 week

·        
2
weeks for using heaters

·        
4
weeks for penalty delaying because it will finish at 14/3/2019

 

Proposal 5:

8 weeks:

Cost: no cost, repair ends at
24/1/2019

12 weeks:

Cost: ¥ 100K

·        
There is cost of penalty
for one week because it will finish at 21/2/2019 that is after 15/2/2019

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Decision Tree:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Question:

1.     
Analyze
the five proposals and make recommendations based on expected costs.

Ans: Proposal 5
has lowest expected cost but is less safe and endanger the workers.

 

2.     
What
other basis might be used to make a decision besides expected costs? what might
the decision in that case?

Ans: Other
basis is firstly the safety which is related to company reputation and public
expectation, in this case the proposal 1 is the best choice because it has
second least cost and it will finish before the maintenance start.

 

3.     
What
other factors might enter into the decision m such as behavioral organizational
and political?

Ans:

·        
Contract

·        
Labors

·        
Political
problems

·        
Contract

 

4.     
What
decision would you make if you were the project director?

Ans: I would
select the proposal one because it will finish before the maintained which also
will be safer for the workers.

 

Conclusion

The project management is very important
tool in any project regardless size, number of labors and other factors. The Gannt
chart is one of tools which used widely to simplify the large number of activities
and make analyzed and take decision based on it. according to Gannt charts are
used here for each case, it seems that the proposal one is the better choice to
the Lotus Construction because it considers many items such as safety, cost,
time and other factors.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Appendix

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The main case:

The 1st proposal – 8 weeks
repairing:

The 1st proposal – 12
weeks repairing:

The 2nd proposal – 8 weeks
repairing:

 

The 2nd proposal – 12 weeks
repairing:

 

The 3rd   proposal – 8 weeks repairing:

 

The 3rd   proposal – 12 weeks repairing:

 

The 4th    proposal – 8 weeks repairing:

 

The 4th    proposal – 12 weeks repairing:

 

 

The 5th    proposal – 8 weeks repairing:

 

The 5th    proposal – 12 weeks repairing:

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