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Construction Management Module 1

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What determines the length or time of any path in a project?

The expected time of the activities along that path

Why is the longest path in a project important to management?

Because it governs the project completion time

What happens to the project completion time if there are delays along the longest path?

There is a corresponding delay

What is the term for the difference between the length of a given path and the length of the critical path?

<p>Path slack or float</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is the path slack or float of the critical path?

<p>Zero</p> Signup and view all the answers

Why may paths that are shorter than the critical path not affect the overall project completion time?

<p>Because their ultimate path time does not exceed the length of the critical path</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is the term for the longest sequence of activities in a project?

<p>Critical path</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is the term for the activities along the critical path?

<p>Critical activities</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is the total number of rivets required for 3.60m and 2.70m sheets?

<p>960 pcs</p> Signup and view all the answers

How many kilograms of rivets are required for 2.70m sheet?

<p>5.5 kg</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is the size of purlins used for plain G.I. strap?

<p>50 x 75 mm</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is the number of lead washers required for roofing?

<p>960 pcs</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is the size of corrugated G.I. sheets for 3.60m long?

<p>80cm x 360cm</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is the quantity of corrugated G.I. sheets for 2.70m long?

<p>20 pcs</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is the calculation used to find the total number of rivets for 3.60m and 2.70m sheets?

<p>Addition and multiplication</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is the primary purpose of a liquidated damages clause in a contract?

<p>To simplify the process of establishing damages for late completion</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is the purpose of multiplying the number of rivets by 2?

<p>To find the total number of rivets</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is the benefit to the contractor if they complete the project at a cost lower than the original estimate?

<p>They are rewarded with an increased fee</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is the primary factor that determines the time allowed for completion of a construction project?

<p>The complexity of the project</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is the consequence of late completion of a construction project?

<p>Liquidated damages are triggered</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is the purpose of including an original estimate in a construction contract?

<p>To provide a benchmark for evaluating project efficiency</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is the benefit of including a liquidated damages clause in a construction contract?

<p>It simplifies the process of establishing damages for late completion</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is the primary focus of 'Quality Management' in the construction industry?

<p>To ensure compliance with codes and regulations</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is the purpose of 'Bar bending schedule' in construction?

<p>To determine the quantity of steel reinforcements required</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is the primary function of 'Formworks' in construction?

<p>To provide temporary support for structures</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is the primary focus of 'Construction Management' in the construction industry?

<p>To plan and schedule construction activities</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is the primary purpose of 'Excavation' in construction?

<p>To prepare the site for construction</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is the primary function of 'Scaffolding/Staging' in construction?

<p>To enable workers to access high areas of the building</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is the primary focus of 'Planning and Scheduling' in construction?

<p>To develop a detailed timeline for construction activities</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is the primary purpose of 'Reinforcement' in construction?

<p>To provide additional support to structures</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is the primary reason for claiming arbitration?

<p>Failure to reach a mutual agreement</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is the characteristic that distinguishes arbitration from mediation?

<p>Arbitrator imposes a solution on the parties</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is the most common method of contract termination?

<p>Satisfactory performance</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is the primary basis for contract termination by the contractor?

<p>Breach of contract by the owner</p> Signup and view all the answers

What type of dispute resolution method is a mini trial?

<p>Non-adversary dispute resolution</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is the significance of impossibility performance in contract termination?

<p>It is a non-adversary method of contract termination</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is the difference between arbitration and litigation in philosophy?

<p>Arbitration is slightly closer to litigation in philosophy than mediation</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is the primary party responsible for contract termination based on breach of contract?

<p>Owner</p> Signup and view all the answers

Study Notes

Module 1: Construction Management

• Dr. Florante D. Poso, Jr. is the author of the module
• Construction management involves planning, quality management, and codes and regulations
• Key aspects of construction management include planning and scheduling, quality management, and career development

Module 2: Construction Plans

• Architectural plans include structural, electrical, and plumbing plans
• Construction activities involve excavation, concreting, and reinforcement
• Formworks and scaffolding/staging are essential components of construction

Module 2 Part 2: Masonry

• Bar bending schedule is a critical component of masonry
• Reinforcement is a key aspect of masonry, involving the use of rivets and lead washers
• Calculations are necessary to determine the quantity of materials required for masonry

Roofing

• Plain G.I. strap on 50 x 75 mm purlins is a type of roofing material
• Lead washers are used in roofing, with the number of rivets equal to the number of lead washers

Fundamentals

• The length of any path can be determined by adding the expected time of activities along that path
• The critical path is the longest path in a project, and its activities are critical activities
• The path with the longest path time catches management interest
• Any attempt to shorten the project completion time must concentrate on the critical path

Contracts

• The time allowed for completion of a construction project is called the contract time
• Liquidated damages clause in the contract may be used to simplify the process of establishing the amount of damages resulting from late completion
• Arbitration is a method of dispute resolution, where the arbitrator imposes a solution on the parties to the dispute
• Contract termination can be due to breach of contract, failure of the owner to make specified progress payments, or owner-caused delay of the project for an unreasonable period of time

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This quiz covers the basics of construction management, including executive functions, codes, and regulations, as well as quality management and the state of the industry.

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