Construction and Project Essay

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BOSTON UNIVERSITY
PROPOSAL FOR RESEARCH PROJECT
SIDDARTA GUPTA
PROJECT MANAGEMENT (AD642)
PROFESSOR VIRGINIA A.GREIMANN
PROPOSAL FOR RESEARCH PROJECT
The project I will be working on is construction of a school. Constructing a school is a very complex process that involves many people with diverse interests, talents and backgrounds working together. The owner, the design professional and contractor are the primary parties directly involved in the project but there are others such as subcontractor, material supplies, bankers, insurance companies, attorneys and public agency officials who are also important for the successful completion of the project.
Construction project is usually a multiphase system. During the first phase called the pre project phase the project manager must decide what sort of project delivery system is used. How will the various parties be related to each other and how they will work together? What kind of contract will be signed with the contractors and designers? During the second phase the project is fully defined and designed for the selection by a contractor. In the third phase the contractor with the best proposal for the project is selected. The proposal includes time limits and cost allocations for major activities. After this the project manager must decide whether the given proposal for the project is feasible within the constraints of approved budget and time. After that in the fourth phase, before the project can begin, various licenses and insurances for the project must be secured. In the fifth phase during the project operations, project manager’s role includes monitoring and controlling the work, resource management and documentation and communication. Actual schedule progress must be compared against the project program to determine whether the project is on schedule; if it is not, actions must be undertaken to try to bring the program back into conformance. Likewise, the cost status must be checked to establish how actual performance compares with the budget. Finally, as the project nears completion, a number of special activities…