Question Paper: Construction Management Question Paper - December 2014 - Civil Engineering (Semester 8) - Mumbai University (MU)
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Construction Management - December 2014

MU Civil Engineering (Semester 8)

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INSTRUCTIONS
(1) Assume appropriate data and state your reasons
(2) Marks are given to the right of every question
(3) Draw neat diagrams wherever necessary
1 (a) Define construction Management. Explain all its functions. 10 marks

1 (b) A PERT Network details are as given below

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Activity 10-20 10-30 20-40 20-50 30-50 40-70 40-60 50-60 60-70
to (days) 3 3 6 10 4 8 8 3 4
tm (days) 6 6 8 12 6 10 10 5 8
tp (days) 9 8 10 15 7 12 11 8 12

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Probability factor(z) -3 -2 -1 0 1 2 3
Probability %(p) 0.13 2.28 15.87 50 84.13 97 99

i) Calculate the project duration for 50% probability.
ii) Work out Probability of completion in 22 days. 10 marks

2 (a) Draw A-O-A diagram using network rules. Determine critical path & project duration. Determine all float values for all activities.

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Activity A B C D E F G H I J
Immediate Predecessor -- A A A B,C D F - E G,H
Duration (days) 3 5 7 9 11 5 6 8 13 16
10 marks

Explain

2 (b) (i) Unique features of construction industry. 10 marks

2 (b) (ii) Injury Frequency rate. 10 marks

3 (a) Explain principles of management given by Henry Fayol. 10 marks

3 (b) What are the common causes of accidents on construction sites? List out the precautions by which accidents on construction sites can be avoided. 10 marks

3 (c) What are the records to be maintained on a construction site? 10 marks

4 (a) Find out optimum cost & Optimum duration for the project Indirect cost of project is Rs 35000/- day

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Activity Normal Duration (days) Normal cost (Rs) Crash Duration (days) Crash Cost (Rs)
         
1 – 2 7 7500 4 15000
1 – 3 9 4500 5 9000
2 – 3 5 6000 2 9000
2 – 4 6 8500 3 14000
3 – 4 6 8000 3 12000
4 – 5 8 9000 4 15000
10 marks

4 (b) Write a note on Occupational health hazards 10 marks

4 (c) Differentiate between CPM & PERT. 10 marks

5 (a) What is updating? Why is it required? Explain the procedure for the some. 10 marks

5 (b) What is time overrun & cost overrun? 10 marks

5 (c) Explain Economic order quantity. 10 marks

6 (a) What is job layout? Explain the factors affecting the preparation of a job layout? 10 marks

6 (b) What is Resource Allocation? Explain resources leveling & resource smoothing. 10 marks

6 (c) Write a note on Network Rules. 10 marks

Write notes on following any four

7 (a) ISO 9000. 10 marks

7 (b) Importance of Inspection in Quality control. 10 marks

7 (c) Worksite Mobilization. 10 marks

7 (d) Line of Balance technique. 10 marks

7 (e) ABC Analysis. 10 marks

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