Project Controls ( Phi )

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CHAPTER 1 INTRODUCTION Background A substantial majority of projects in the United States construction industry fail to meet their cost and schedule objectives, in line with Construction Industry Institute (CII) research. CII have identified many best practices to fulfill the project objectives; 1. Zero Accident Techniques 2. Front End Planning and Alignment 3. Planning for Startup 4. Constructability 5. Change Management 6. Materials Management 7. Risk Assessment 8. Lessons Learned 9. Quality Management 10. Benchmarking & Metrics to meet the project objectives without fail 11. Project Controls (PHI) etc. Problem Statement We have just graduated from the University of Texas at Arlington and joined a small private contractor consists of 100 employees. The contractor is engaged in engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) services of oil refining facilities and recently gets a new EPC contract of an offshore oil production facility in the US Gulf of Mexico. The owner of the company wants to grow the company rapidly but knows that without formal processes and systems in place, the likelihood of losing control of projects is high. In order to support the contractor, we would like to address the design and deployment of formal processes encompassing two (2) of the CII practices i.e. Materials Management and Change Management. Materials Management Materials management is concerned with planning, organizing and controlling the stream of materials from their purchase

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