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ECE 4099/TRC 4002 – Professional Practice

Assignment 1

ECE 4099/TRC 4002 PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE

ASSIGNMENT 1 – PROJECTS

Lecturer Ms. Roslyn Rimington Report completed by Jai Deepak Chetnani – 19611919 Zaki Mohzani – 19536305 Prasad Murthi – 19204612 0

ECE 4099/TRC 4002 – Professional Practice TABLE OF CONTENTS 1.0 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY………………………………………………........... 2.0 INTRODUCTION…………………………………………………………… 3.0 MAIN BODY………………………………………………………………

Assignment 1

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3.1 TIMING ALLOCATION OF THE PROJECT………………………………… 3.2 COST ANALYSIS OF THE PROJECT………………………………………. 3.3 ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS AND LEGAL IMPLICATIONS……………… 3.4 MANAGEMENT OF THE SELECTED PROJECT…………………………… 4.0 RECOMMENDATIONS ………………………………………………………… 5.0 CONCLUSIONS…………………………………………………………………

6.0 REFERENCES…………………………………………………………………... 10 7.0 APPENDICES…………………………………………………………………... 7.1 APPENDIX A………………………………………………………… 7.2 APPENDIX B……………………………………………………….… 7.3 APPENDIX C………………………………………………………… 7.4 APPENDIX D………………………………………………………… 11 11 12 13 14

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ECE 4099/TRC 4002 – Professional Practice 1.0 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

Assignment 1

The management task of overseeing the deployment of fibre optic cables over a span of 200km in an urban locality is the culmination of a successful grant from the Federal Minister for Telecommunications. Projects A and B represent the two alternative cable laying solutions considered and are namely, underground and above ground cabling respectively. Financially, project B is more viable than project A albeit on a marginal scale. As both projects have a computed rate of return of more than the stipulated 9%, the financial feasibility of the projects were not considered as primary motivating factors that influenced the decision making process. The impediments that may cause delays in undertaking both projects are more apparent in project B in the form of an objection from members of the public and environmental groups who may be against above ground cabling. Although project A may suffer from delays insinuated by local industrial action on the solar panels supplier, choosing alternative suppliers may prevent such mishaps. This clearly illustrates the significant role played by legal constraints on the implementation of a project. Environmental effects factors such as visual impact and construction risks are relevant to projects B and A respectively. This may mar the feasibility of implementing these projects. The comparison of projects A and B in these classes of analysis suggest that Project A is the better alternative for all purposes concerning the design, development and deployment of the project itself in the very near future.

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ECE 4099/TRC 4002 – Professional Practice 2.0 INTRODUCTION

Assignment 1

A grant from the Federal Minister of Telecommunications for the deployment of fibre optic cables in an urban area presents 2 alternative cabling solutions. The 2 alternatives define the nature of projects A and B. The cabling methodologies are underground and above ground cabling. Above ground cabling is to be supported using poles akin to electricity transmission cables on utility poles. Both alternatives are analysed from multifarious facets allowing for a holistic silhouette of the attributes of each of these projects to be drawn. The results from these analyses are then used to recommend the better solution. A conclusion on the dissection of projects presented throughout the report is presented highlighting the key findings for the purpose of further evaluation.

3.0 MAIN BODY 3.1 TIMING ALLOCATION OF THE PROJECT In this part of the report, the Gantt charts and the network diagrams of both of the projects will be discussed extensively. In reference to the Gantt chart for project A (Figure A.1, Appendix A), it can be observed that the entire project will take almost 7 months to complete. The preparation of Environmental Effects Statement (EES) to be submitted to the government for approval along...
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