Methods of Acoustics and Sound Insulation

03 Oct 2016 27 Sep 2017

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Acoustics and Sound Insulation ABSTRACT Acoustics is the study of sound. The knowledge of this field is necessary as it helps in creating peaceful surroundings. The technical knowhow of sound insulation has been helpful in constructing functional theatres, hospitals, Auditoriums, jam pads, etc. Sound is created when a surface vibrates. When this vibration is periodic or rhythmic then the sound produced is pleasing to the ears ...

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Construction Incident Report of Hospital

16 Aug 2017 29 Aug 2017

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Introduction This report looks at incidents that have occurred on a project to extend and refurbish a cancer centre at a North-West Hospital. Assumptions With sectional completion dates, it is taken section cannot commence until the previous section has been completed (Chappell, 2011), with all the incidents relating to section 1. The contractor has issued their master programme as clause 2.9.1.2 of the contract, this ...

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Construction of Buildings in Low Temperatures

09 Aug 2017 29 Aug 2017

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Introduction Due to the freezing temperature in winter seasons, some people would prefer to take shelter inside houses where fireplace can warm the body. These houses are commonly built made of either wood or concrete. But not for the Inuit people. The Inuit people constructed homes and villages using snow. Yes, that's right, snow. Why would anyone create a shelter in the tundra region using ...

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Project Construction Management

09 Aug 2017 29 Aug 2017

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Date: 22nd March 2017 Dear VU Pty. Ltd., RE: Construction Management Services I refer to your advertisement regarding the delivery of construction management services, as tendered online on 8th March 2017 and thus desire to express our interest in executing the expected objectives of the project. Best builders and management services had been established in the year 2005 and for the ...

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NMA BCAR & Site Stage Procedures

09 Aug 2017 29 Aug 2017

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Stage Pre Start /Site clearance Applicable B.Regs Preparation of site. C1 The ground to be covered by a building shall be reasonably free from vegetable matter. Dangerous substances. C3 Reasonable precautions shall be taken to avoid danger to health and safety caused by substances (including contaminants) found on or in the ground to be covered by a building. "Contaminant" includes any substance which is ...

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Flexural Response of Concrete Structures

09 Aug 2017 29 Aug 2017

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Chapter 2: Literature Review Introduction This chapter provides a literature review on the previous studies that have been conducted on the flexural response of FRP/FRC structures. Previous studies related to the effect of using discrete fibers on the concrete properties are first presented with a focus on the use of non-metallic fibers. Later in the chapter, previous studies conducted on continuous FRP-reinforced structures ...

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Project Management Specification of Services

09 Aug 2017 29 Aug 2017

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Establishment Establish a Project Control Group (PCG) comprising of: A representative of the Principal (BOT Representative); A representative of the Project Manager; The design team leader (to be appointed), by invitation of the BOT Representative or Project Manager; and The Quantity Surveyor (to be appointed), by invitation of the BOT Representative or Project Manager. Assist the BOT Representative with procuring ...

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Comparison of Building Contracts

09 Aug 2017 29 Aug 2017

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Module: 6CN011 Contract Administration and Dispute Resolution Module Leader: Issaka Ndekugri Assessment: Terms of Contract; Critical Evaluation; Question standard practise Student:Samuel Perkins - 0922366 Word Count: 3442/ 3500 Introduction This Assignment aims to compare and contrast the various aspects of both the SBC/Q 2011 Standard Building Contract against the NEC 3 Engineering and Construction Contract: priced with Bill of Quantities 2013. Throughout the assignment ...

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Challenges to the UK Building Industry Regulations

09 Aug 2017 29 Aug 2017

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Literature Review The Building (construction) industry is complex in nature. It involves several stakeholders with different procedure, process and perception; therefore, there are bound to be conflicts and disputes amongst them. Jaffar et al. [Jaffar, Abdul Tharim, et al. 2011] noted that a study undertaken by Kumaraswamy and Yogeswaran [Kumaraswamy and Yogeswaran 1998] provided a good reference of the common sources of construction disputes that ...

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Specification for a Concrete Footpath

09 Aug 2017 29 Aug 2017

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PUBLIC SAFETY The area was taped and coned of so no traffic could intrude. The excavation was fenced off with orange fencing so no pedestrians could have access. EXCAVATION: Excavate total area to required depth 150mm and remove all waste from site,Excavations are generally undertaken using the correct machines (8 tone digger)was used for this job. And the work undertaken is to ...

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Impact of Introducing Performance Management Initiative

09 Aug 2017 29 Aug 2017

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Significance of Performance Management Initiatives It is known that the performance management is having importance for the both, the employers and the employees. In relevance, employers having the implementation of the performance management system results in having the adequate understanding regarding the effectiveness of the employees' contribution to the achievement of the organizational objectives. Kuvaas, Dysvik, & Buch (2014), stated that the presence of the ...

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Risk Assessment Strategy of Eco Town

09 Aug 2017 29 Aug 2017

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  Contents Introduction Stakeholders Objectives and Concerns Primary Stakeholders Secondary Stakeholders Critical Success Factors Risk Assessment Strategy Defining the Boundary for Assessment Assessment Approach Stakeholders Involved Risk Identification and Classification Rules Classification of Risks Rating of Risk Events Risk Mitigation Plans Conclusion References Appendices 1. Introduction This report aims at developing a risk assessment strategy for NW ...

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UK Construction Industry Health and Safety Analysis

09 Aug 2017 29 Aug 2017

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To formulate a Comparative Analysis of the Health and Safety Practices and Procedures to the UK Construction Industry and their application to a Large Commercial Construction Organisation Rebecca Barraclough Table of Contents Rationale Introduction Aims, Objectives & Hypothesis Aims Objectives Hypothesis Null Hypothesis Initial Literature Review Methodology 1. Rationale The increased emphasis on health and safety in the construction ...

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Project Needs in Construction

09 Aug 2017 29 Aug 2017

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Construction Methodology Construction Method Statement The Work comprises of construction of New Media Center at Tauranga. Construction work includes site setting up, foundation, piles, concrete work, furniture work, roofing system, brickwork, internal and external wall, doors and windows and ceiling. Delivering new facilities include: - Excavation for sub-structure Use machinery for super structure Plumbing and electric fitting The building will have ...

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Development of the Quantity Surveying Role

09 Aug 2017 29 Aug 2017

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The report within analyses and documents the historical development of the Quantity Surveying role from inception to modern day practice, the roles and responsibilities of the Professional Quantity Surveyor and Contractor's Quantity Surveyor, along with the importance and relevance of key skills to the role of the QS. The Quantity Surveyor role was born in the United Kingdom, shortly after the birth of the Royal ...

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Bidding for Event Management

09 Aug 2017 29 Aug 2017

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Background/Context Western Australian Football League (WAFL) was first established in 1885 and is based in Perth, Western Australia. WAFL is partnered with the seven network and sponsored by McDonalds. WAFL currently has nine teams competing in a 24 rounds season which commences in March and concludes in September each year. The 2017 grand final will be played on the 23rd September at the Domain in ...

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Effects of Late Procurement for Specialist Subcontractors

09 Aug 2017 29 Aug 2017

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  1.1. Overview This dissertation sets out to explore the various reasons why there are delays in the subcontractor procurement process in UK Construction Industry. The dissertation will be focusing on purely the private sector of the industry and determining what effects the late procurement can have on the project, both in terms of the commercial and programme implications. The procurement process in construction ...

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Construction Analysis of The Opera House

09 Aug 2017 29 Aug 2017

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The Opera House was built and is in Sydney, Australia and boasts to be one of the new seven wonders of the world. The Opera House is a world class performing arts center and has become the symbol of Sydney and Australia. A man by the name of Jon Utzon is the man who is responsible for the design of the facility. The facility was ...

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Project Management of School Building Construction

09 Aug 2017 29 Aug 2017

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Beck Catholic Sports College is a blended Roman Catholic optional school and 6th form situated in the Walton zone of Liverpool, England. The school is named after George Beck who was Archbishop of Liverpool from 1964 to 1976. It is a deliberate supported school directed by Liverpool City Council and the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Liverpool. Diocese supervisor Beck Catholic High School picked up pro ...

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Making the City of Melbourne Sustainable

09 Aug 2017 29 Aug 2017

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Introduction The planet's environment is warming up and our seas are acidifying at disturbing rates since we consume excessively fossil fuel. Essentially, in the event that we need to illuminate environmental change we should go 'net zero' - basically eliminating all greenhouse gas emissions by middle of the century The good news is that there are myriad solutions and innovations to help us tackle climate ...

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BIM Fine Management Perspective

27 Jul 2017 17 Aug 2017

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Under the current development trend of BIM fine management Perspective Keywords: Fine perspective, trends, BIM, model building and analysis. Abstract.Corporate Training is well planned and organized and implemented a systems engineering needs. The application of the refinement of management thinking to corporate training work, training can effectively improve the quality and reduce the cost of training. This article is the idea of fine management application ...

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Preparation for Bricklaying Training

09 Aug 2017

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Introduction The purpose of this document is to identify and confirm the general methodology by which W.A.T.A will carry out bricklaying training at WATA, Old Hartford Road, Houghton WATA recognise the importance of carrying out the work in a safe and controlled manner and ensuring that strict supervision and control measures are maintained throughout the work. WATA will therefore provide the necessary project ...

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Modern Methods of Construction

09 Aug 2017

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DEFINITION: It can be defined as the "the process to produce or construct good quality buildings rapidly with less consumption of resources " Explanation: 3D PRINTING INTRODUCTION 3D printing (sometimes referred to as Additive Manufacturing (AM)) is the computer-controlled layering of materials to form 3 dimensional shapes. It is particularly useful for prototyping and for the manufacturing of geometrically complex components. Depending on the technique ...

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Improving Energy Efficiency in Buildings

09 Aug 2017

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Introduction Climate change is a major world issue, average temperatures have risen across the globe by 1oC between 1906 and 2005 with a more rapid increase over the last 50 years (Conserve Energy Future, 2017], this rise has been attributed to global warming (McGrath, 2017). Emissions of gases such as carbon dioxide (CO2) and Methane (CH4) contribute to this global warming and are known ...

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Precast Concrete Advantages and Disadvantages

23 Mar 2015 21 Jul 2017

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Keywords: disadvantages of precast concrete wall panels 1.1 Introduction Precast concreteis a form of construction, where concrete is cast in a reusable mould or “form” which is then cured in a controlled environment, transported to the construction site and lifted into place. By producing precast concrete in a controlled environment (precast plant), the precast concrete is provides the opportunity to properly cure and be closely monitored by ...

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Factors Affecting Buildability of Building Designs

23 Mar 2015 21 Jul 2017

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Keywords: what is buildability, principle of buildability construction Buildability is increasingly become a major requirement in building construction practice. The aim of buildability is use to improve the efficiency of overall building process by developing construction sensitive designs. Nowadays, in Malaysia construction industry, there have facing a lot of problem that will impede the project to process smoothly. In this research, it will highlight what buildability is. ...

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Causes of Deterioration in Buildings

23 Mar 2015 21 Jul 2017

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Keywords: building deterioration causes In this report I'm mainly focusing on deterioration in buildings, needs of planned, cyclical and reactive maintenance, relationship between design, construction, maintenance and cause of dilapidation. Hopefully it is very important report to improve your knowledge. 2.0 Causes of deterioration in building When we talking about this question there are many reasons for deterioration in buildings, many of them having to do simple ...

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Design and Build Procurement Method

23 Mar 2015 20 Jul 2017

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Keywords: design and build procurement If the potential readers of this dissertation within the Middle East region are going to get a better appreciation of the Design and Build procurement method, initially they must understand the advantages and/or disadvantages of this type of procurement method from both the Client's and Contractor's perspective. 4.2 Arguments for Design & Build Both Ndekugri and Turner (1994) argue that the Design ...

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Impact of BIM on Construction

23 Mar 2015 20 Jul 2017

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Keywords: the future of quantity surveying, bim quantity surveying Building Information Modelling is certainly beginning to change the way the building looks and the way they function. This implementation of BIM has taken the construction industry into a new-era where all processes has fasten up, the benefits are not just time and cost savings but also reduction of risks and uncertain in construction process. From the ...

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Occupational Health and Safety Essay

23 Mar 2015 18 Jul 2017

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Keywords: construction health and safety Health and safety is mainly about providing a safe and healthy workplace to the employees. The International Labour Organisation stated a definition of Health and Safety in 1950 "Occupational health should aim at: the promotion and maintenance of the highest degree of physical, mental and social well-being of workers in all occupations; the prevention amongst workers of departures from health caused by ...

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Construction Procurement Methods Compared

23 Mar 2015 18 Jul 2017

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Keywords: construction procurement strategy Procurement is comes from the word of procure which is means "to bring about" and "to acquire". Method is about "organized method, technique, process or procedure" (Rosli Abdul Rashid 2006). Procurement method is an overall management structure and specific management practices used in the project such as houses, office buildings, shopping complex, roads, bridges etc. Traditionally, clients who wished to have projects constructed ...

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Suspended Ceiling Construction

23 Mar 2015 17 Jul 2017

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Keywords: functional requirement of ceiling Advise the client on the selection of the proposed ceiling to be installed in the public exhibition space on the second floor where the suspended aircraft exhibit will be display and the raised access floor solution will be constructed in the offices on the fourth floor. Introduction 1.2 Suspended ceiling A suspended ceiling can be defined as a ceiling which are fixed ...

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Facilities Management Definition and Scope

23 Mar 2015 14 Jul 2017

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Keywords: scope of facility management, scope of facilities management There are many definitions and imprecations of the term 'facilities management'. The British Institute for facilities Management (1996) defines it as: The practice of coordinating the physical workplace with the people and work of an organization, (It) integrates the principle of business administration, architecture and the behavioral and engineering sciences. As the overview of this definition (Figure 1.1) ...

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Importance of Value Management

23 Mar 2015 14 Jul 2017

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Keywords: value management construction, value management benefits The report aims at making the clients aware of the importance of a Value Management (VM) study in their project. It describes the process of the study step by step, the benefits of conducting the study at an early stage and relating the study to specific project issues. It gives a brief understanding of how the VM study works at ...

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Manufacturing Process of Bricks

23 Mar 2015 07 Jul 2017

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A brick has been a common construction material used everywhere for more than 6000 years, and has been in various shape, sizes and were made by mixing many different type of materials, each of them having their own advantage and disadvantage; and formed the basic structure and the "back bone" of many civilisations and was used in a wide range of buildings in centuries from building palaces, ...

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Modern Methods Of Construction

23 Mar 2015 07 Jul 2017

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This dissertation will discuss the effect of Modern Methods of Construction (MMC) and particularly the Off-Site Construction (OSC), on the building sector today, and how these methods will contribute to help and resolve social, financial, and environmental difficulties that facing the UK. 1.2 DEFINITION Off-site construction is an application of modern methods of construction MMC where building sector meets the industrial sector, or by other word, a ...

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The Evolution of Quantity Surveying

23 Mar 2015 28 Jun 2017

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Keywords: quantity surveying history Quantity implies amount, number, measure, extent, size, magnitude and mass. Surveyor denotes inspector, assessor, examiner, reviewer and evaluator. The name Quantity Surveyor was originally derived from the initial need for the profession; which is to prepare the Bill of Quantities from plans, describing the material, items of work and the quantities required. Builders also use the Bill of Quantities when submitting tenders in ...

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Tender Reports in Construction

23 Mar 2015 28 Jun 2017

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Keywords: tender report construction, tender report Tender report is an analysis or evaluation report that was prepared by a quantity surveyor about the tenders which submitted by the tenderers. This report was prepared to give suggestions to the public sector client, i.e. the government or the private sector employer about the best contractor for the project through evaluating the submitted tender documents in various aspects and to ...

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Triple Bottom Line (TBL) Concept Analysis

23 Mar 2015 13 Jun 2017

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Keywords: triple bottom line concept, tbl analysis In this assignment, the notion of "Triple Bottom Line" (TBL) reporting is being analysed critically. The definition of the term, created by John Elkington, as well as its concept and general principles (social, environment and economic lines) are discussed in this report. Representations of TBL in the Business and Government Organisations sectors are further explored with its five different interpretations: ...

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Health and Safety in Malaysian Construction

23 Mar 2015 12 Jun 2017

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Malaysia construction industry is the higher fatalities compared with among all the industry in Malaysia table 1 Occupational accident by sector for the category of death from 2009 April to 2011 April shown at below. (Department of Occupational Safety and Health (DOSH), 2009-2011). Implementing safety and health requirement should be part of Contractors responsible. (Dongping.F, et al., 2006, p: 434) Contractors comply with Occupational Safety and Health ...

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Quality Assessment System in Construction

23 Mar 2015 12 Jun 2017

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Keywords: qas construction, construction quality assessment, quality of workmanship Quality assessment system in construction industry is a system or method to measure and evaluate the quality of workmanship of a construction work based on the relevant approved standard. This assessment sets out the standard on quality of workmanship for various construction elements of building and infrastructure construction work. The quality of workmanship of a construction work is ...

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Participants in Construction Projects

23 Mar 2015 12 Jun 2017

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Keywords: roles in construction, construction skills, construction project management A construction project is a task undertaken in the production of construction products. The term project in this context is being used for the total activity from inception to commissioning and occupation, involving an agreed and planned objective and total input of specialist participants and their interrelationships. It is a temporary non-recurrent activity that is started, implemented, evaluated ...

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Professionals in Construction Industry

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Who are the professionals in construction industry?The Professionalism in Constructions is a combination of derived significant activities of professionals'. This is mainly related with their job tasks, such as; an active demonstration of the traits of professionals, also the level of professionalism can be evaluated how successful you are in your job and also it can be decided how others' view on you and how far you ...

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Professional Ethics in Construction Industry

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Keywords: ethics in construction, construction industry ethics 1.1 Background In the complex and hectic world of work, it is becoming harder to live and work by values and behaviors based on integrity and principles. Pressures are placed upon professionals of the construction industry, where they do not always act the way they should, and matters are seldom black and white. Even though professionals are trying to the ...

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Bidding Strategy of Construction Companies

23 Mar 2015 07 Jun 2017

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Keywords: bidding strategy construction, bidding in construction, construction bidding strategy Introduction This report aims to assess the value to construction companies of having a defined bidding strategy that is complied with when tendering for new work. The majority of construction companies have a bidding strategy of some form whether it is specified or not, in the instance that a company does not engage in a process of ...

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Bridge Construction Concerns and Problems

23 Mar 2015 07 Jun 2017

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Introduction Scope and aims Structure of report An extensive part of this report was dedicated to the literature review. Though actually the most interesting part is the one which concerns to the results of the vulnerability of bridge of the case study, it is not admissible to neglect all the general considerations based on an extensively research in technical text, through which was possible to determine the ...

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Problems And Challenges Facing The Construction Industry

23 Mar 2015 06 Jun 2017

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Keywords: construction industry technology, construction industry challenges There are numerous important challenges facing today's construction industry that are motivating the adoption of new technologies such as RFID and sensors technology. Some are new to the industry, and some are centuries old. Many of these challenges are a direct result of construction operations, while others a result of indirect, peripheral activities. Some of the construction issues include workforce ...

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Eco-Friendly Sustainable Building

23 Mar 2015 06 Jun 2017

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Keywords: sustainable housing advantages, sustainable building uk, green building benefits People build building and structures for meet their social need and for shelter from out sided attack which is like wind, rain, sunlight and etc. For developer, they build building is to meet economic needs which is for investment and to satisfy corporate objectives. People's lifestyle and the standard of living and also modernized a community can ...

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Importance of Solar Energy Essay

23 Mar 2015 06 Jun 2017

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Keywords: solar energy importance, solar energy debate, solar energy renewable Solar energy is the nature available source of energy; it is continuous providing by the Sun. It is the most important of non-conventional sources of energy therefore it is one of the non-polluting energy and helps in less the greenhouse effect. The method as solar panels absorb energy from sun to gain heat for water heating. ...

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Importance Of Civil Engineering in Britain

23 Mar 2015 06 Jun 2017

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Keywords: civil engineering importance, civil engineering uk Civil Engineering is the key to many of the issues affecting our daily lives. Civil engineers solve most problems and make our live easy and enjoyable. Civil engineering covers several specialized sectors including: buildings of all kinds as well as transport and communications infrastructure, production, storage and distribution of electricity gas and water. Most everything civil engineers do affects our ...

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Causes of Concrete Failure

23 Mar 2015 05 Jun 2017

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Keywords: concrete failure, failure in concrete Concrete and steel are materials commonly used in building construction. Concrete is formed by mixture of aggregates which are sand and stone, and bonded together by water and cement with the proper ratio of 1:2:4 or 1:3:6 which is commonly used. Steel is a material that is manufactured under carefully controlled condition by which its properties are determined in a laboratory. ...

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Importance Of Construction Planning

23 Mar 2015 02 Jun 2017

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Construction planning and preparation play a very important role in today's construction. The effectiveness of the planning and preparation lead to the success of a project including the quality and time consumed in completing the project. A good and properly planned construction site can improve the efficiency and even the safety of the construction operation. Therefore, to construct a good building, the step of planning cannot be ...

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Procurement Route Selection And Analysis

23 Mar 2015 31 May 2017

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Keywords: construction procurement routes The purpose of this report is to evaluate the procurement routes of construct a new auditorium with high specification technology for Heriot Watt University. The report includes defining several procurement routes, determining the recommended procurement route for this project. This report also covers the evaluation of influence factors and the potential benefits for adopting the recommended procurement route. Background Heriot Watt University (HWU) ...

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Environmental Impact Assessment Report For Airport Project

23 Mar 2015 31 May 2017

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Keywords: environmental impact assessment airport, eia report example As an officer with a consultant firm located in a developing country, you are in charge of preparing an Environmental Impact Assessment Report for a new airport project in the capital city. Provide a guideline for such a report, stating important requirements that are needed. Make appropriate assumptions when necessary. Introduction Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) is a study to ...

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Quantity Surveyor Role Description

23 Mar 2015 31 May 2017

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Quantity surveyor is the person/ firm who manage the cost relating to the construction projects, such as new constructions, maintenance work and renovations. Quantity surveyor monitors the cost of every aspects of a construction project as a cost expert, as well as seeks to minimize the costs of the project and to make more cost savings while ensuring the total cost of project does not exceed the ...

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ICE Construction Contract

23 Mar 2015 30 May 2017

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Keywords: ice contract type, ice contract example, construction ice contract The ICE Conditions of Contract 7th edition Measurement Version 1. Introduction The ICE contract has been around since 1945 and is intended for use on civil engineering work. Civil engineering work is fundamentally different from building work - it involves fewer trades, but can be much bigger in scale; there is greater uncertainty in civil engineering work, ...

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Quantity Surveying: Challenges

23 Mar 2015 26 May 2017

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Keywords: quantity surveyor changes, quantity surveyor problems In future day, the prospect of a quantity surveyor will being an interesting issue to discuss due to the various services, knowledge, and skill it provided. The liability of the role of quantity surveyor will be concerned in the aspects of ability and characteristic of them to adapt in the future development. There will be suspicion toward on how a ...

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Constructing a Multi-Storey Bulding

23 Mar 2015 25 May 2017

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Keywords: multi storey building materials When dealing with a multi-storey building it is important to get the right materials as these materials will hold the structure together, the multi-storey building itself is very large and will be constantly in use as it is a hotel so the building will be subjected to different loads and situations. Loadings on beams, columns, frames, pads and floors can cause many ...

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Risks In Bandra Worli Sea Link Project

23 Mar 2015 24 May 2017

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Keywords: movement of vehicles in mumbai, mumbai urban transport project, ecological compliance in india The Movement of Vehicles in Mumbai city and the Bandra-Worli Sea link project are like disease and anti dote. It is the perfect solution for the site's endless Movement of Vehicles issue. The native rail network provides better tracks, AC coaches and transports million of travellers. The non-rail components have new roads, over ...

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Effects of Disputes in Construction

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This chapter initially deals with the causes and effects of delays in projects relating to the construction, engineering and IT industries, and the resulting disputes within them. The analytic comparison of delays in each of these industries has then been carried out. Various project case studies, pertaining to the causes and effects of delays and disputes, belonging to each of the above industries have then been included ...

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Role Of The Quantity Surveying Profession

23 Mar 2015 19 May 2017

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In order to identify the role of the Quantity surveyor in the modern UK industry we will review his implications and duties during all the different stages of the construction cycle. Also and for information we will review how a Client appoints a Quantity surveyor and when, in order to understand his early involvements in the process. And finally we will explain how the surveyor claims his ...

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Precast System In Malaysia Construction Industry

23 Mar 2015 19 May 2017

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The world has currently been alarmed with the issue of environment and sustainability, and indeed the construction industry has constantly been worried by the increasing cost of building maintenance and lifecycle issues. Therefore, in the last decade, IBS was promoted to enhance the importance of prefabrication technology rather than conventional method. Industrialised Building System (IBS) can be defined as a construction system in which components or elements ...

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Slump Test With Relevant British Standard

23 Mar 2015 19 May 2017

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Describe the slump test in accordance with relevant British Standard and indicate why it is an important test. How would concrete workability be determined if the concrete is required to be very dry? In accordance with relevant British Standards (BS EN 12350-2:2009), the slump test is important as it determines the consistency of fresh concrete. The fresh concrete is compacted into a mould in the shape of ...

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Roles Of A Quantity Surveyor

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Quantity surveyors, who may also be known as commercial managers or construction cost consultants, are specialists in the financial and contractual aspects of construction projects. They are involved at all stages of the project and are usually appointed by the architect or engineer who has designed the construction. They act as the financial overseer of a particular project, translating the plans into detailed costs. This involves working ...

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Analysis Of The Key Procurement Issues

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We refer to your management in taking the opportunity to rebuild three of the Cinnamon Grand hotels in South East of the UK ,to a better quality and facilities than before they were destroyed by the bad weather and storm. The rebuild hotels are requiring being in line with the client's policy on architectural significance and aesthetics of the building. The quality of the building is thus ...

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Preparing Estimates For Cost Planning

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The Cost Planning is a method of cost controlling the cost of a project within a pre-determined sum up to the tender stage. Cost Planning give advice to client how much will be project cost. As well, cost planning will advise when the expected expenses will most possible occur. Hence it's important for get required project finance and for determining possible project profit. Therefore cost planning ...

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Construction Productivity Measurement Techniques

23 Mar 2015 18 May 2017

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The construction industry remains one of the few most labour intensive industries in the developed world. It is therefore imperative to understand the measure of construction labour productivity. Furthermore, recent institutional and industrial calls for an increase in productivity suggest a desperate need to get the measurement of productivity levels right. The research reported in this paper forms part of an ongoing Ph.D. study into the issue ...

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Building Failure Caused By Primary Parties

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Building failure can be some part of building cracking occur, more seriously will bring building collapse. Building collapse will carry the risk of human injure or deaths. For example, buildings and structures all around start falling. This causes many people to get hurt, many of them fatally, because of the impact of falling material. Or, in high rise buildings, people themselves might fall from higher floor, thus, ...

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Payment And Delay Issues | Construction Industry

23 Mar 2015 18 May 2017

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The construction industry plays an important role in any country's development process. The industry establishes buildings and infrastructure works required for social economic development which contribute to the overall economic growth. The success of economic development will further lead to an increase in disposal incomes, generating demand for additional construction activities. Therefore, it is important to make sure the economy growth of construction industry is moving smoothly. ...

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Background To Quantity Surveying

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This written report will critically discuss the role of the Quantity Surveying in the short form named QS within the contemporary built environment. Before discuss or considering about what is the changing role of Quantity Surveyor is in the future, the background of the Quantity Surveying is worthwhile to have a review. The traditional roles and evolved roles of Quantity Surveryor will be briefly discussed. Least, the ...

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Sydney Opera House Construction Project

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The purpose of this assignment is to research the Sydney Opera House construction project and to prepare a report under the following headings: Project overview / Background Project team / Stakeholders Construction Project costs Executive summary / Conclusion Project Overview/Background The Sydney Opera House is one of the world's iconic buildings and is recognized by most people universally. It is has become a global symbol of Australia. ...

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Civil Engineering Technical

23 Mar 2015 17 May 2017

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Civil Engineering Technical Learning Journal Stage 1: Understanding Me My first degree was in Civil Engineering. I choose the field of civil engineering because I wanted to explore and study the inner details of the structure, also my academic strengths was mathematics and I enjoyed doing civil engineering as the most of the subjects was dealt with calculation and structural concepts. I like studying at the university ...

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Good health and safety at work

23 Mar 2015 16 May 2017

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INTRODUCTION: Good health and safety at work is not only important in human terms, but it is also one of the most effective ways to ensure that the enterprises are successful and sustainable. Simple cost benefit analysis will not be the appropriate way to look towards the issue of health and safety, as it is almost impossible to determine the cost of unquantifiable losses such as suffering, ...

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Project Concept And Strategy

23 Mar 2015 16 May 2017

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After the negotiation of the final contract, EID was given the authorization to begin the project. But there was no formal notice to proceed and the duration of the project was not closely monitored or contractually specified. In the appointment of an owner's representative during the design phase, to expedite owner's decisions and approvals, Mr. Ian Leadbetter, a mechanical and software engineer, was appointed as the owner ...

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Cement Industry: Environmental Changes

23 Mar 2015 16 May 2017

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Cement Industry Summary This report details the way in which the cement industry currently produces cement and outlines the reasons why it needs to be changed in order for it to have a lower less damaging effect on the environment as possible. This can be achieved by implementing new procedures in the process of manufacturing cement and also by using different materials in this process, all of ...

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Reinforced Concrete Frame Structure

23 Mar 2015 16 May 2017

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Reinforced concrete is one of the most widely used modern building materials. Concrete is 'artificial stone' obtained by mixing cement, sand, and aggregates with water. Fresh concrete can be molded into almost any shape, which is an inherent advantage over other materials. Concrete become very popular after the invention of Portland cement in 19th century. However, its limited tension resistance prevented its wide use in building construction. ...

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The Channel Tunnel Engineering Project

23 Mar 2015 16 May 2017

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The Channel Tunnel (French: le tunnel sous la Manche), widely recognized as one of the world's greatest civil engineering projects, is a 50.5km underwater rail tunnel connecting Folkestone, Kent in the UK with Coquelles, Pas-de-Calais in France under the English Channel. Even though it began construction in 1988 and was opened in 1994, the idea to have a cross-channel tunnel was first mooted more than 200 years ...

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Stages of a building construction

23 Mar 2015 16 May 2017

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Building a project involves various stages including initial preparation of the client's brief, scheduling and research, specifications and construction development. Plans, designs and changes occur throughout a project, inevitably, therefore there must be a unified desire for communication, understanding and agreement. Design/Planning In order for a project to develop into an eventual success communication, understanding and agreement are essential. Comprehensive consultations concerning desires in terms of design, ...

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Using Prefabricated And Pre Engineered Buildings

23 Mar 2015 15 May 2017

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There are many different types of construction buildings such as residential, commercial or industrial. Industrial buildings are mainly used for manufacture & warehousing, offices, showrooms, sport, retailing, agricultural and horticultural buildings, recreation & leisure, swimming pool enclosures as well as many other aspects. If your business is in need of extra space; whether it is for storage or to conduct aspects of business, an industrial building, such ...

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Causes Of The Construction Defect

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Construction defects are very common and often arising or spot in the construction project, especially in the project which has poor management or supervision in the construction site. Construction defect can be known as a major problem in the construction industry that could cause the value of a building decrease eventually. For the question of "what is construction defect" there is no direct or short answer or ...

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Management Of Conflict And Dispute Resolution

23 Mar 2015 15 May 2017

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The nature of the construction industry in Hong Kong is such that there is an existing conflict between the major construction project participants, owners, design professionals and contractors. The construction industry is well-known for high levels of conflicts and disputes. Construction is construction, and no matter how complicated the technology. It is also a project-based industry with each project being unique. Within a project life cycle, a ...

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Analysis of contract types | Construction

23 Mar 2015 15 May 2017

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It consists of the Guest Rooms, Restaurant, Swimming Pools, Dance Studios, Health and Fitness Centre, Conference and Meeting Rooms. On the other hand, Electricity Power Supply System, Electrical Low Voltage System, Fire Services System, Central Air-conditioning System, Plumbing & Drainage System, Passenger Services Lifts with cargo lift services and Building structural finishing and furnishing were re-structured and re-designed respectively into three nos. of hotels. Cause of reconstruction ...

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The Role Of A Quantity Surveyors

23 Mar 2015 15 May 2017

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Quantity Surveyors are also widely known as construction economist or cost manager. They are known as one of the professional advisers to the construction industry. As an advisory, Quantity Surveyors estimate and monitor all construction cost thought the whole development process which is shown as below:- In each phase there consists of many stages. Quantity Surveyors are also involve with tax depreciation schedules, replacement cost estimation for ...

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A Study On Site Safety In Malaysia

23 Mar 2015 15 May 2017

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The coverage of the construction industry is very wide-ranging; it consists of residential construction, commercial building construction, heavy engineering construction, civil engineering, industrial construction and infrastructure. Construction site is considered to be the most hazardous working place. In the construction site, safety and quality are always concerns by the people. In the recent years, construction industry is facing environmental problem due to the pollution and the hazards ...

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RIBA Work Stages And Construction Processes

23 Mar 2015 15 May 2017

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Identification of the steps in construction process: The steps which are identified in construction process through which the construction project passes is important if improvement is occur because it is necessary to every project that goes through similar steps in its assessment and finally the stages vary their intensity or the importance depending up on the project. There are different stages to analysis the process model such ...

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Role Of A Highway Design Engineer

23 Mar 2015 15 May 2017

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Highways are extremely important to a nations development in economical way. The high quality road networks construction directly leads to an increase in the nation's economy and its output by reducing the factors such as the journey times and costs. Such advantages can make the country more economically attractive. Highway engineering is a branch of Civil Engineering which involves the construction highway systems with the design and maintenance of ...

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Health And Safety Regulations In Hotels

23 Mar 2015 12 May 2017

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As the facilities Manager of our hotel that I am very concerned about the lack of awareness of safe working practices amongst our employees. Therefore, this presentation will help them to understand and practice health and safety regulations at workplace. This presentation helps to ensure that our hotel operation run well and meet our customers' expectations as well. But I should keep our hotel functioning at its ...

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Building System For Public Housing In Malaysia

23 Mar 2015 12 May 2017

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The Malaysia construction industry plays an important role in generating wealth to the country and development of social and economic infrastructures and building. The industry provides job opportunities for 800,000 people which represented 8% of total workforce (CIMP, 2006). The construction industry is one of the productive sectors that constantly contribute to the economy. According to CIDB (2003), the IBS is a construction technique in which components ...

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Responsibility Of A Facility Manager Of Tesco

23 Mar 2015 12 May 2017

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In this study I try briefly to focus on the super market company, Tesco, with emphasis on the operational responsibility of a facility manager, legal, health and safety (H&S) obligations, administrative system, day to day responsibility of a facility manager. Introduction: Tesco is one of the largest food retailers in the world (the largest in the UK) and its objectives are to provide its staff with all ...

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Analysis Of The Procurement Route

23 Mar 2015 12 May 2017

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The main purpose of this report is to evaluate key procurement issues that the client has to consider in selecting an appropriate procurement route for the rapid reconstruct of three hotel building project. We have analysed four kinds of procurement routes such as traditional procurement route, design and build procurement route, management contracting procurement route and construction management procurement route. After the analysis, we have chosen a ...

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The Civil Engineering Measuring

23 Mar 2015 11 May 2017

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Construction project estimations are priced using a bill of quantities this is a detailed description of the items needed to finish the product and their costs. The first and foremost purpose of estimating is basically to set a budget for contract work. This budget is to be kept all the way through the project and is a guess of what the project on a whole will cost ...

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The Roles Of A Quantity Surveyor

23 Mar 2015 11 May 2017

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A Quantity Surveyor is an individual whom works on projects ranging from office blocks, schools, hospitals, factories to bridges, railways, oil and mining development, ship building and large process engineering works such as oil refineries, and anywhere that major construction work is carried out. Traditionally this role has been performed by a highly trained person with extensive knowledge in the operational procedures involved with construction or project ...

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Development Of Buildability And Constructability

23 Mar 2015 11 May 2017

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What is buildability or constructability? Is design for buildability or constructability is approachable? Can buildability concepts and theories enhance designers awareness of construction knowledge and buildability issues and reduce rework and increase construction productivity? , or can it inadvertently limit designer's creativity? At the heart of this review paper are debates about the potential of buildability concept and the usability of construction knowledge in design to sustain ...

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Why Carry Out Site Investigations?

23 Mar 2015 11 May 2017

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The purpose of a site investigation is to identify the ground conditions which might affect the proposed development. It enables better understanding of the site and immediate surroundings, which will enable safe and economic developments. They are a common requirement of the investors as well as the regulatory authorities. In the broadest sense, the ground conditions are understood to include not only the underlying soils and rocks ...

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Risk Management In Construction Contracts

23 Mar 2015 11 May 2017

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Risk management is vital when tendering for construction contracts. Risk is described by Atkinson (2001) as the "probability of an occurrence of a hazard and the magnitude of the consequences". Consequently risk can be considered as the likelihood of an experience occurring and the resultant effect of that experience if it takes place. As defined by RICS (2009) risk management is a means of processes where risks ...

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Insitu reinforcement concrete

23 Mar 2015 11 May 2017

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Suitable selection of materials and labour Insitu reinforcement concrete and structural steel are popular and dominates in the framing market of multi storey buildings. Through the above evaluation we found that the insitu reinforcement concrete frame's materials and labour is pretty much stable then steel and precast concrete frame. Therefore, we recommend using insitu reinforcement concrete frame approach in this development. Cost Cost is one of the ...

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Design Of High Rise Building Foundation

23 Mar 2015 11 May 2017

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Problems in foundation engineering are the selection of suitable beds and foundation for high rise building is one of the known problems in high rise building. In no of cases it has been discovered that the designing of building foundations goes beyond the limits of normative documents and their construction. As per requirement to ultimate strength bearing capacity especially for high rise building designs are extremely strict. ...

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Design Of Steel Structures

23 Mar 2015 10 May 2017

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Since the 80's the 20th century, the steel as a building material, being more widely used, this office and commercial building contractors in the performance is particularly important. In residential construction, the steel is also a certain proportion of the market. Structural steel is mainly used for roof and facade on the framework. However, from another point of view, the market shares of steel is not ideal, ...

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Natural Vs Synthetic Fiber Reinforced Polymer

23 Mar 2015 10 May 2017

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Concrete technology as a branch discipline of technology requires increase in the degree of specialization and consolidation of the fiber material in the cement matrix form composite materials. It requires knowledge of the concepts related to the interaction between the fiber and adhesive cement , mortar or matrix concrete that influence the production and nature of the product. The scientists and engineers have been actively exploring to ...

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British Legal Framework For Health And Safety

23 Mar 2015 10 May 2017

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In 1974 in Great Britain, the parliament adopted the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974 (HSWA) which became the major piece of legislation at work for health and safety matters in the country. This Act was adopted for all industries including construction. Its aims were to provide the main principles and duties to employers, employees and all the participant of the work activity in general ...

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