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Management of Construction Projects by Brian Cooke

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Chapter 9The Merlin Project

9.1 Contents of the case study

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Elevation of the completed building

This case study covers the construction and management aspects of the building of a project in rural Derbyshire. The ten month project was undertaken by a medium sized local contractor involving thirty five work package subcontractors. The contract was successfully completed within the planned contract period.

The following aspects of the project are outlined:

  • Client/contractor relationships.
  • An overview of the contractors head office organisation and the site management structure.
  • The contractors approach to the development of a work sequence for the main steel frame.
  • An overview of the steelwork and services procurement programme.
  • A detailed analysis of the sequences involved in erecting the 40 m span portal frames to the main factory building.
  • The construction approach taken to the provision of limestone filled gabion wall panels to various elevations. ...

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