Assignment brief – QCF BTEC
Assignment front sheet
Unit number and title
Extended Diploma in Construction & the Built Environment
Unit 7 Project Management in Construction and the Built Environment
Learner name Assessor name
Date issued Hand in deadline
8th October 2014 5th November 2014
The Construction Team and Resource Management
In this assessment you will have opportunities to provide evidence against the following criteria.
Indicate the page numbers where the evidence can be found.
To achieve the criteria the evidence must show that the learner is able to:
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This is to ensure that the necessary raw materials and physical resources are available at each stage, and that the workforce on site has the right skills for the scheduled work. The project management team will need to produce a series of planning documents that can be accessed throughout the project. Each member of the project management team must know their role and responsibilities, including which sections of the workforce they will be directly managing.
This task provides evidence for grading criterion P1. (identify the various stages of the construction process for a low-rise domestic or commercial building)
SC Construction has asked you to produce an annotated flow diagram that identifies the different stages of the construction process required to build the nursery.
Task 2 Task 2a provides evidence for grading criterion P2 (describe the roles and interrelationships of the members of the building team involved in resource management, planning and production.) Task 2b provides evidence for grading criteria M1 (produce organisational charts to explain the group dynamics of team working.)
(a) Describe the roles of the members of the building team and the inter-relationships between the members of the building team that will be involved in the planning, resource management and construction of the nursery.
(b) You need to explain the group dynamics of and the inter-relationships between, the different
The stages of the construction project management differ from the stage of business management, in several respects. For example, construction management first stage is the resolution; it is necessary to identify requirements relating to the project by the owner and choose a consult to help in completing a preliminary assessment for the project and the feasibility, also the impact of its presence in the economic and social development areas. However, planning is the first stage on
This project charter is planned to help O’Donnell & O’Donnell LLP who will lead the project management team take place the parade smoothly. This parade for welcoming home troops will be organized in Colorado Spring which has a long history of military. This project charter’s goal is making sure project management team and sponsors understand all details and tasks of this parade and getting an agreement between these two parties. Some important tasks can be directed with the project charter. For examples, raising fund, arranging thousands of soldiers and planning a lunch
1. Discuss the principal reasons why project management has become such a popular business tool in recent years.
Stage 2- Footings: At this stage excavation and reinforcement that supports the building are inspected. This inspection is carried out before the concrete is poured to ensure size and depth of the footings are correct and right size reinforcements with required spacing is maintained.
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Construction projects can be extremely complex and fraught with uncertainty. Risk and uncertainty can potentially have damaging consequences for the construction projects. Therefore nowadays, the risk analysis and management continue to be a major feature of the project management of construction projects in an attempt to deal effectively with uncertainty and unexpected events and to achieve project success. Risk is inherent on construction projects and disputes frequently arise. One in four construction projects results in a dispute that leads to arbitration or litigation. With large scale, complex projects the likelihood of serious, time-consuming and expensive claims increases.
There are different methods that will get a project completed. Some projects failed due poor planning or poor decision making by the project manager. However, according to Harold Kerzner, “Today, excellent companies realize that project failures have more to do with behavioral shortcomings – poor employee morale, negative human relations, low productivity, and lack of commitment.” (377).
Today’s business executives are asking their managers and employees “to do more… with less”. Fewer Project Managers are leading more projects with poor results, the latest Standish Group – Chaos Report shows that only 28% of IT projects succeed. Many believe that the key to Project success in not applying technical management principles, but rather, more artful soft skills such as communication and creativity. (Belzer, 2004).
- Project stakeholders are individuals and organizations that are actively involved in the project, or whose interests may be affected as a result of project execution or project completion. They may also exert influence over the project's objectives and outcomes.
i. Speed has become a competitive advantage; more and more organizations are relying on cross-functional project teams to get new products and services to the market as quickly as possible.
Scope is nothing but which refers to project boundaries where it resolute what work which is assigned will be finished during the project lifecycle. This even includes identifying the work which would not be included in the present round of product or service implementation. A scope in a project is nothing but the actual planning which is made for the project which requires in regulating and even documenting a list of specific project goals, deliverables, tasks and deadlines. The documentation which is made for the scope of the project clearly explains the boundaries of a project and also initiates the duties for each team member and sets up methods regarding for how much the completed work will be verified and approved. The scope of the project which is made helps the project team stay focused on the given task. The scope statement also provides the project team leader or the facilitator with instructions for making decisions about the change of request which are being made during the development of the project. It would be much better if the project has an accepted scope at the beginning or initial stages itself as it is quite natural for large projects to their parts along the way. when documenting the scope of a project the stake holders should be very specific regarding their work as one or more parts of a project ends up requiring more work, time, effort because of poor planning or miscommunication. Effective scope management requires good