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Management of Construction Projects by Brian Cooke

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Chapter 13University Refurbishment Project

13.1 Contents of the case study

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Architects impression of the completed Student Learning Centre

This complex project involving both the removal and replacement of the insitu floors requires extensive co-ordination of work package contractors.

The case study encompasses the following aspects of both the management and construction methods encountered:

  • An overview of the project information.
  • The client/contractor relationships.
  • The responsibilities of the contractors project team at senior management level.
  • An overview of the contractor’s site management.
  • The contractor’s approach to the management of materials during the contract.
  • The integration of the frame refurbishment with the new insitu floor construction.
  • The contractors approach to the external cladding of the building.

13.2 Project overview

The project involves the complete refurbishment of an existing three storey university building originally built in the 1960’s period.

Carbonisation of the existing frame and ...

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