Greendale Stadium Case

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BONTÉ Geoffrey
KERTESZ Samuel
BONTÉ Geoffrey
KERTESZ Samuel
Professors : Elisabeth KJELLSTRÖM
Nikos MACHERIDIS
Professors : Elisabeth KJELLSTRÖM
Nikos MACHERIDIS
ASSIGNMENT 1: Essay on a case
Greendale Stadium Case
ASSIGNMENT 1: Essay on a case
Greendale Stadium Case
FEKH13 - Project Management
A Business Perspective
FEKH13 - Project Management
A Business Perspective
November 19 2012
November 19 2012

Questions
4th Edition of the book.

1. Will the project be able to be completed by the May 20 deadline? How long will it take? Yes, the project will be finished by March 27th 2009. That means 54 calendar days ahead of schedule. It takes 695 days to be completed. 2. What is the critical path for the project?

There are two critical paths that share the same beginning and end. They differ from only two separate activities: * Clear Stadium Site => Drive Support Piles => Pour Lower Concrete Bowl => Pour Main Concourse => Install Seats => Construct Steel Canopy => Light Installation => Inspection. * Clear Stadium Site => Drive Support Piles => Pour Lower Concrete Bowl => Construct Upper Steel Bowl => Install Seats => Construct Steel Canopy => Light Installation => Inspection.

If the total project time has to be reduced, the length of the critical path has to be shortened. The length of critical path is equal to the sum of durations of critical tasks. Here, it is equal to 695 days. Any delay of a critical task will delay the entire project. The essential technique for using CPM is to construct a model of the project that includes the following: * A list of all activities required to complete the project (typically categorized within a work breakdown structure), * The time (duration) that each activity will take to completion, * The dependencies between the activities.

3. Based on the schedule would you recommend that G&E pursue this contract? Why? Include a one page Gantt chart for the stadium schedule. Yes as the estimated completion date is March 27th 2009. It is 54 calendar days ahead the deadline, 38 working days. It means that they have a buffer of 38 working days. Moreover, even if there are two critical paths, as mentioned they differed from only two separate activities. Finally, if too much delay occurs, weekend or over-time can be used to catch up.

Defining the Project

Project overview
Project name: Greendale Baseball Stadium.
Location: Greendale, Milwaukee, US (hypothesis).
Type: Design and build.
Owner: G&E Company.
Scope: Build 47,000 seats baseball stadium.
Time frame: 01/07/2006 – 20/05/2009.
Potential profit: $2,000,000.
Penalty clause: $100,000 per day of delay.
Step 1: Defining the Project scope
A. Project objective
To construct a 47,000 seats baseball stadium within 2 years, 10 months and 20 calendar days (i.e.: in time for the start of the 2009 season). The potential profit is $2,000,000. B. Deliverables

47,000 seats roofed baseball stadium including: playing field, luxury boxes, jumbotron (large-screen television) bathrooms, lockers, restaurants etc. C. Milestones
1. Permits approved (if not already) – Before July 1st 2006. 2. Site ready for the construction – March 5th 2007.
3. Foundation poured, field, concourse and upper bowl completed – March 12th 2008. 4. Infrastructure and equipment installed, construction of the roof on a separate site done – October 20th 2008. 5. Installation of the roof and lights – February 27th 2009. 6. Inspection – March 27th 2009.

D. Technical requirements
(Hypothesis, based on FIFA technical sheets)
1. Pre-construction decisions:
a. Playing field orientation, to take advantage of the day light. b. Environment compatibility of stadium use.
c. Community relations.
d. Multi-purpose stadiums.
2. Safety:
e. Structural safety.
f. Fire...
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