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  1. What are the first steps of planning a construction project?
  2. What are the methods you use to keep a construction project on time and under budget?

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Ans for first point:

A typical construction project progresses through sequential phases namely pre-construction phase, construction phase, closeout and defect liability period. Planning is the process of making available of optimum resources viz. Men, Material, Machine, Money & Method ( 5 Ms) for the project. However, the first step in planning would be ‘ Selection of a particular project’ which would be in line with the objectives and vision of project proponent(Project Owner)

Ans for second point:

Projects use multiple conventional and modern techniques to control schedule(Time) and Cost(Budget) subject to project parameters. However, following methods are generally used to control a construction project.

  • Critical Path Method(CPM)
  • Program Evaluation and Review Technique (PERT)
  • Earned Value Analysis

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