END SEMESTER EXAMINATION

Faculty of Engineering

COURSE CODE

:

CIVIL4810

LEVEL / SEMESTER

:

4/1

COURSE TITLE

:

PROJECT MANAGEMENT

ACADEMIC YEAR

:

2013-2014

DATE

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Saturday, 28 December 2013

TIME

:

09:00 am

DURATION

:

3 hours

MAXIMUM MARK

:

100

COURSE COORDINATOR :

Dr. Mohsin Qureshi

STUDENT NAME
STUDENT ID

GROUP NO

INSTRUCTIONS TO CANDIDATES
 This question paper consists of 4 pages.
 Answer ALL questions as required.
 Write your ID, NAME and GROUP NUMBER clearly on all
of your answer books.
 Follow all examination rules.
 Do not bring books or other related materials into the
examination room.

5% of the building works 4. 4.5% of BW 22. Fixtures for each floor: Landscaping: Development charges: Consultancy fee: Unforeseen items: Emergency exit for each floor except ground floor: Prepare a rough cost estimate for the funds allocation. [10 marks] Sr. 2. 6.5% of BW 19.2% of BW 6.5% of BW 7.3% of BW 8.5% of BW The lump sum cost for the other components is as follows: 1.5% of the building works . 3.7% of BW 4.7% of total cost 7.Page |2 Question 1: [15 marks] (a) Explain the project cycle with reference to the following Figure Q1a? [5 marks] Figure Q1(a) (b) An Industrial Joint Venture has to allocate funds for the construction of a six-story factory building. 1 2 3 4 Portion Ground Floor Other Floors Top Floor Parking Area (m2) 2600 2375 2375 5075 Building works (BW) 10.9% of BW 3. No.6% of total cost 8% of total cost 4% of total cost 2. 5.50 9.75 Unit Cost (OMR/m2) Electric Air works Conditioning 8.25 1.5% of BW - Sanitary and sewerage 7.7% of BW 6. 13.2% of BW 22.75 11.

C Duration 6 2 2 3 3 1 5 3 5 3 2 3 (i) Draw Arrow Diagram [7 marks] (ii) Perform CPM Calculation on arrow diagram [5 marks] (iii) Find out the Critical Path [2 marks] Question 3: [25 marks] (a) What are the technical and sociocultural dimensions of project management process? [5marks] (b) On a small construction project. O D A Duration 5 5 4 3 5 3 5 2 2 5 3 7 Activity M N O P Q R S T U V W X Dependence B. Hauling truck is purchased for 16.000 OMR. [6 marks] (i) Industrial Economics and Engineering Economics (ii) Technological Depreciation and Depletion (iii) Litigation and Arbitration (b) Consider the Table Q2b. R F. respectively. an excavator and hauling truck are purchased at an interest rate of 3. D G O. P.000 OMR and the estimated scrap value after 8 years is 3. N. O Q V. Use Sum of the years digit method and sinking fund formula. T V.300 OMR. E K. J J J.500 OMR.2%.5% and 3. O K. G G. Q G. So the total investment on construction equipment is 29.Page |3 Question 2: [20 marks] (a) Explain the difference between the following. (i) Total depreciated cost at the end of 6 years for both the equipment [10 marks] (ii) The book value of hauling truck at the end of 7 years [4 marks] (iii) The annual depreciation cost(s) for excavator [6 marks] . I.500 OMR and its scrap value at the end of 9 years is 3. Table Q2(b) Activity A B C D E F G H I J K L Dependence E. to determine. O T F. D. C. The present value of excavator is 13. X O H.

External Plaster 1. Procurement of suction pipe 2. Roof Roof 1. Sr. Procurement of crane 2. Flooring 2. along with the required resources are given below. Internal Plaster Fixing of Pipes Internal Plaster Internal Plaster 1. their dependences and durations. of resource per day 0 - 10 0 Procurement of plant Masonry Excavation Foundation 1. Flooring 2. 1 3 4 5 6 7 8 Procurement of plant Procurement of suction pipe Foundation of Plant Roof Procurement of crane Excavation Foundation Masonry 9 Installation of Plant 10 Fixing of pipes 11 12 13 Commissioning of Plant Plumbing Electrification 14 Erection of crane 15 Internal plaster 16 Site clearance 17 Painting and finishes 18 Flooring 19 External plaster 2 - 20 No.Page |4 Question 4: [10 marks] (a) Why estimation is needed for a construction project? [5marks] (b) What are the advantages and disadvantages of Dispute Review Boards? [5marks] Question 5: [30 marks] For the construction of a small factory. Plumbing Roof 3 5 16 2 3 13 3 5 0 4 5 4 1 5 2 4 2 2 4 3 4 3 2 5 4 3 2 2 3 4 4 4 6 3 Activity Dependence Duration (a) Draw network diagram [8 marks] (b) Find critical activities [8 marks] (c) Perform resource leveling by using the sheets on Pages 5 and 6 [14 marks] . External Plaster 1. Foundation of Plant 2. Commissioning of Plant 2. Due to the local regulations. activities. Procurement of plant 1. No. the number of resources for each day is limited to 11.