Time and cost overrun and their effects on projects delivery in China construction projects. Illustrate your essay with specific examples.
INTRODUCTION The construction industry in China is of paramount importance for employment and economic growth. Therefore efforts geared towards improving construction efficiency by means of cost effectiveness and timeliness would be worthwhile and it will certainly contribute to cost savings for the country as a whole. There is worldwide accepted criterion for measuring project success. […]
Study on quality control in China's construction projects. Illustrate your essay with specific examples.
GENERAL INTRODUCTION China’s construction industry is the world second largest after the US, with a total output of US$151 billion in 2000 (US Department of Commerce, 2000). With China being a member of the World Trade Organisation (WTO), influx of foreign multinational corporations and hoisting of the 2008 Olympics, the construction sector is booming (Ling […]
Measuring the processes and outcomes of value management studies in China's construction industry. Illustrate your essay with specific examples.
INTRODUCTION The Chinese construction industry is one of the major industries in the national economy in China, and is also one of the most rapidly developed industries. With the transformation of China’s economy from a central planned economy to the market economy, the Chinese construction industry has made many changes. Following the expansion of construction’s […]
Introduction Mad Hat Cakes Ltd. wants to construct a 2 storey low rise building. The paper discusses important issues such as understanding stages of RIBA (Royal Institute of British Architects) guidelines; traditional procurements; different roles in construction and statutory constraints to which the development will be subjected. 1. Traditional Procurement In construction projects, three main […]
Speculative Development is the term used for the futuristic development of an entity or the industry and the products involved in the business. Speculative development is the complete process involving many different aspects. These processes range from the initial planning stage to the overall control stage of the speculative development. Speculative Development Defined Speculative development […]
Introduction During the last decade there was a massive growth in the employment sector with the construction boom taking the lead at an increase of 500 construction jobs (Northern Ireland Economic Bulletin, cited in Simon, 2007, (online). While the employment rose, and so the accidents in the construction industry, that it has been a hot […]
Provide an overview of behaviour based safety schemes within the UK construction industry. Discuss the effectiveness and sustainability of such schemes within the UK construction industry. Illustrate your essay with specific examples.
Safety is a concern for everyone, particularly in the UK construction industry which chronically suffers from an exceptionally high number of fatalities compared with other UK industries. Button (1999) says of all business sectors, construction has the worst reputation for accidents at work. Serious injury and death remain common phenomenon in the UK construction industry […]
Risk Management within a construction industry sector of your choice, and in a global region of your choice (in Saudi Arabia)
Construction industry is characterised by a high degree of risk, generated by its business activities, processes, environment and organization (Kim & Bajaj, 2000). Failure to manage and deal with these risks often manifest itself in cost and time overruns (Andi, 2006). Risk can affect performance, quality, efficiency, duration and cost of a project (Mills, 2001). […]
In looking to discuss the importance of professional indemnity insurance to a construction professional, this essay will identify the legal responsibilities that can be placed upon any construction professional through also evaluating examples of the tortious and contractual liabilities that arise when the professional standard is not met. This essay will also examine professional indemnity […]
Question 1 The analysis of strategic alternatives and the commitment of resources to investments involve a complex set of economic trade-offs, viewed within a competitive framework. Two of the most common methods for the assessment of financial viability are the net present value (NPV) and the internal rate of return (IRR) methods. This section compares […]
Introduction Anyone proposing to construct a building or engineering structure will need to know in advance the probable costs involved in the works. These costs include the costs of the works to be carried out on site by the contractor, professional fees, and any taxes that may be due to the government. Throughout the design […]
The engineering consultants entering into a domestic contract with the chief designer means there is no contractual relationship between the client and the engineering consultants. Thus the client could only sue the consultants in tort and this would require proving that a duty of care was owed. Therefore a collateral contract between the client and […]
As a reflection on the observation, the lesson started off well as the students turned up on time and were motivated to work. A new teaching and learning strategy was adopted in which the individual target plans were formulated which were found to be a better substitute to the traditional lesson plans. But Peter was […]
1) To consider Chapman’s legal entitlement, if any, to receive reimbursement from Anglo for the work already undertaken, it must be recognised that the letter from Anglo’s architect, confirming that their tender had been accepted “subject to formal contract” and that their clients wanted work to start on the site in six weeks, could be […]
In response to the growing consumer demand for sustainably conscious housing, a number of different sustainable, ecological, eco-friendly, or low-energy housing options have been created. With eco-homes, such as the Osborne Demonstration House in Watford, developers seek to make individual single-family homes more energy efficient using innovative architectural design and start-of-the-art appliances (Appendices F, G, […]
11:00 pm, March 14, 2001, Roncador field 130 kilometers off the Brazilian coast: Another day ends on the Petrobras Platform 36 (P-36), the world’s largest floating oil production platform. Built as a semi-submersible drilling rig in 1995, the $485 million P-36 produces more than 84,000 barrels of crude per day (not the rig’s full capacity) […]