W4_Khalid Almamari_ selection of renting apartments


  1. Problem Definition.

Oman is encouraging a tourist business where around 2 million tourists visiting the Sultanate in 2013, hence building projects seems to be visible especially in Muscat as capital city where anyone can invest his money. Building of 20 flats is the investment idea which entails scientific study to find a location with minimum payback period.

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W4.0_ Ahmed Al Azizi_Contingency Estimation in Additional Skim Tank Project Using Range Estimation Analysis


  1. Problem Definition.

Due to increase in produce water forecast from 50,000 ppd to 150,000 ppd the water treatment system required to be upgraded to handle the new additional demand. The cost estimation of the Project has been developed. From previous experience for similar project, the chance of variations is most likely to happen. Therefore, the approved cost may overrun.  Then as recommended practice it is required to perform cost contingency for the project. Contingency is defined as “An amount added to an estimate to allow for items, conditions, or events for which the state, occurrence, or effect is uncertain and that experience shows will likely result, in aggregate, in additional costs”

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W4_Hani_Project_Charter_P1


Problem Definition:

Project charter is a must for any project. It highlights the project purpose, main objectives, vision and other important items. Some project professionals thinks that having a project charter is sort of luxury, formalities and as only as documentation.

This blog will briefly define the project charter and will then  highlight what are the reasons why the project charter is left out. Subsequently, the next blog will discuss what are the implications of not having a project charter.

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W4_ ALI HUBAIS_ Bid Evaluation process


1. Problem Definition

TO select the right contract, Tender board committee has to evaluate the bid carefully to ensure the success of project they have to select the right bidder and now a day’s many projects get delay due to selection of disqualified contractor.

Most of Tender evaluations are divided into two different sections.

A)    Technical evaluation ( Pre qualification )

B)    Commercial Evaluation (Cost, terms & Condition)

The role of technical team (End user) is to evaluate the technical bid as per their required data for evaluation purpose so based on technical evaluation result the commercial team will precede.

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W4 _Said Alamri _ Using PERT Method for Estimation a Maintenance Project (Part Two)


1. Problem Recognition

This post will estimate the schedule for a maintenance project for fire water pond leakage which posted in my previous blog W3.1. The critical path is civil works for concreting the pond. In similar project the civil engineer is estimating the time required to do such task based on his experience. Even though expert judgments is an acceptable tool to estimate schedule I will incorporate PERT method with P90 will to estimate the time required to complete the critical path.

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W4_SuleimanAljabri_ Create Gantt Chart Using Microsoft Excel


1. Problem Definition

Part of monthly progress updates is to reflect the status of each discipline performance and how much work is done, in progress, and remaining. One of the most techniques used in reporting is the Gantt Chart. But the problem that most of the managers faced difficulties “specially the construction team” to create Gantt Chart using the Excel Data, as most of the times they rely on excel for the day to day work.

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W4.1_ Musallam Al-Awaid_Economic Evaluation of Alternatives


 1.  Problem Definition

The methanol facility is using Diesel generators for power supply during the plant upsets. Those generators require a lot of maintenance through the whole year. However, government power is available around and can be purchased but with little modification to the connection grid. What is the better option stop using diesel generators and buying power from government or maintain things as they are?

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