Question Paper: Construction Management Question Paper - May 2015 - Civil Engineering (Semester 8) - Mumbai University (MU)
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Construction Management - May 2015

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) What is construction Management? Explain function of construction management. 10 marks

1 (b) Details of activities of construction project are given below. Draw network. Identify critical path. Determine values of total float, free float & independent float of all activities.

<colgroup span="15" style="text-align: center;" width="85"> </colgroup>
Activity A B C D E F G H I J K L M N
Precending Activity -- A A B D D D B C,E G E,C K G,H M
Duration (days) 5 2 6 12 10 9 5 9 1 2 3 9 7 9
10 marks

2 (a) Explain, 'Time Estimates in PERT' 10 marks

2 (b) The interdependence of a job consisting of seven activities & time estimates are given in following table.
Draw Network & determine
i) Project duration corresponding to 50% probability.
ii) Probability of completing the project in 35 days.

<colgroup span="8" style="text-align: center;" width="85"> </colgroup>
Activity A B C D E F G
Preceding Activity - - A B A B C & D
Succeeding Activity C & E D & F G G - - -
to 6 5 4 4 4 2 7
tm 2 8 7 7 7 5 10
tp   17 22 16 10 8 22

<colgroup span="8" width="85"> </colgroup>
Z -3 -2 -1 0 1 2 3
P (%) 0.13 2.28 15.87 50 84.13 97.72 99.87
10 marks

3 (a) What do you understand by updating of network ? Why it is essential? Also explain the procedure of updating. 10 marks

Explain

3 (b) (1) Moblisation of Project. 10 marks

3 (b) (2) Statistical Quantity Control. 10 marks

3 (b) (3) Occupational Health Hazards in construction. 10 marks

4 (a) Explain ' Time Cost Optimisation' in detail. 10 marks

4 (b) The utility data for activities of a project indicated below. Determine optimum cost & optimum duration for the project. Indirect cost is estimated as Rs 5000/-

<colgroup span="5" style="text-align: center;" width="85"> </colgroup>
Activity Normal Duration (days) Normal cost (Rs) Crash Duration (days) Crash Cost (Rs)
1 – 2 6 7000 3 14500
1 – 3 8 4000 5 8500
2 – 3 4 6000 1 9000
2 – 4 5 8000 3 15000
3 – 4 5 5000 3 11000
4 – 5 7 8000 4 15000
10 marks

5 (a) What are the causes of time & cost overrun in a construction project? Which methods would you suggest to control such over returns? 10 marks

5 (b) Discuss different forms of organisations with their suitability. 10 marks

6 (a) What are unique features of Construction in India? Explain in detail. 10 marks

6 (b) The following table gives the activities of a project with the details. Draw resources histogram based on EST. If only 10 labours are available, then how will ypu schedule the activities?

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Activity 1 – 2 1 – 3 2 – 3 2 – 4 3 – 5 4 – 5
Duration (days) 8 8 8 4 9 6
Labour/ day 4 6 5 3 6 5
10 marks

Write notes on following any five

7 (a) Work breakdown structure. 10 marks

7 (b) Job layout 10 marks

7 (c) L.O.B Technique. 10 marks

7 (d) Network Rules. 10 marks

7 (e) Principles of management by Henry Fayol. 10 marks

7 (f) ABC Analysis. 10 marks

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