Why Sai Kalyan
The Living Building Challenge is by far the most advanced and demanding measure of sustainability in the built environment possible today. It is a building certification program, advocacy tool and philosophy. It is comprised on seven performance categories called petals, Place, Water, Energy, Health & Happiness, Materials, Equity and Beauty. Examples of prerequisites include generating all energy with renewable resources, capturing and treating all water used in the building and using building materials void of hazardous chemicals. Certification during the design stage is not an option; buildings need to prove that they meet all of the program requirements after 12 months of continued operations and full occupancy.
EXPERTS DRIVEN PROJECT
Potential applications of knowledge based expert systems in the area of construction project monitoring and control are described. Originally developed from research in artificial intelligence, these systems are computer programs that can undertake intelligent tasks currently performed by highly skilled people. While some project monitoring can be accomplished by algorithmic procedures, the capability of knowledge based expert systems to deal with ill-structured problems and to be extensively modified over time make them desirable for application in this area. Heuristic rules in scheduling and inventory control are provided.
Project Monitoring is one aspect involving checking, regulating and controlling the performance and execution of a construction project. This includes cost control, quality conscious, scheduling, on time delivery, purchasing and inventory control throughout the entire process i.e. planning, designing, execution and handing over. Adherence to experts input is monitored independently or in concert by client representatives, construction managers, engineers, project managers and others.
1) The knowledge base
2) Potential role of expert system in project monitoring.
3) Control over Quality, Cost and Deliver.
4) Control over purchasing and inventory.
5) Examples of uses consultation.
6) Implementation of knowledge based expert system for project monitoring.
8) Feedback system (Explanation module).
Construction bidding is the process of submitting a proposal (tender) to undertake, or manage the undertaking of a construction project. The process starts with a cost estimate from blueprints and material take offs. Sometimes contractors submit lower tenders to win the contract and win the work which we do not encourage
We offer quality construction and ensure the end user has value for money, professional and skilled resources (manpower) with the added benefit of an unsurpassed knowledge of the technology and method / sequence of construction. A project coordinator will obtain a scope of work, budget, and time schedule. Work can be done on a time and material or fixed cost basis. We adhere and practice the following sequence.
1) Planning & Development
The first stage of a construction project is the planning and development stage. This stage includes; the identification of the location, pre-design of the building or facility and have the architect and general contractor meet and get to know each other.
2) Design / Build
Programming and Feasibility
The pre-construction stage involves the preparation of the materials list and selection of contractors and vendors. Mostly we try to get three or more quotes on the same materials to establish analysis and determine the best material, contractor or vendor. Preparing, receiving all the necessary building permits and insurance requirements is another part of this stage. The first step is to assign the project team, which includes the project manager (PM), contract administrator, quality control and field engineer.
The procurement stage is when labor, materials and equipment needed to complete the construction project are purchased. This can be done by the company all on their own for construction work. A purchase order is used in various types of businesses. In this case, a purchase order is an agreement between the commercial owner and seller that the products purchased meet the required specifications for the agreed price.
5) Construction phase
The construction phase starts with a preconstruction meeting with groundbreaking of the land and building. The pre-construction meeting is meant to make decisions dealing with work hours, material storage, quality control, and site access. This stage runs from the preparation of the building site to building completion. Each step of the construction phase is inspected by the appropriate state construction inspectors as well as the project manager. The foundation, plumbing, framing, electrical and other construction inspections are complete once each part of the building process is complete.
Once the construction has been completed, there are specific steps that must be taken to prepare the building for occupancy. Project punch-out: Once all construction is complete, the occupancy phase of a construction project begins. A final inspection is done by the building official once the certificate of substantial completion has been issued.
Successful and timely deployment of your Master Control system is crucial to company's compliance initiative and overall competitiveness in the market. Project management services help alleviate the challenges and provides the continuity and quality required throughout the deployment process and brings the expertise to serve as a project, coordinate activities, and communicate critical milestones.
- Ensure quality and continuity of the desired deliverables.
- Guarantee that customers have a dedicated resource for the duration of the project
- Leverage the processes that has been proven to provide maximized results
- Consolidate and coordinate the requirements under a single point of accountability
- Make "on-the-fly" adjustments to your project plan to ensure the services purchased are adding the most value to the project
- Coordinate and communicate crucial project milestones and activities with you and your team
Project Planning paves the way for smooth execution. It includes planning, definition of goals and expectations, and documentation, all of which can be revisited and revised as necessary.
- The Kickoff.
- Defining Customer Success.
- Identify Project Team and Stakeholders.
- Document Project Assumptions.
- Identify Project Risks and Mitigation.
- Project Plan Development.
- Communication Plan.
- Pre-Onsite / Remote Services Readiness.
- Directing the Project Team.
- Managing Project Scope.
- Conduct Project Status Meetings.
- Day-to-Day Meetings and Issue Management.
- Project Close.
Project management services can eliminate a great deal of the confusion and delay that can accompany implementation. An ounce of project management is worth more than a pound of hindsight. Using a systematic methodology to approach projects is a key to successful execution. Often planning or monitoring are put into the background in the rush to move ahead with execution or reporting results. Both are a fatal mistake. If the necessary time is taken to plan out all aspects of the project, it saves much time and resources.