**GROUP NAME: FREEDOMITE GROUP OF APPRAISAL, NO 2 ESTATE MANAGEMENT OLD REF IMT ****ENUGU**** **

**Reg No: IMT/ESM/H2015/002 **

**NAME: MICHAEL ONYEBUCHI **

**QUIZ**

**NO 1**

**How do you determine the critical path analysis? **

One can identify the critical path in a project by following the due procedures involved such as:

- planning
- Arranging and Scheduling
- Controlling.

**Planning:**Under the planning stage, every activities leading towards the successful completion of the project will be carried out. For example if the project is for the construction of Ultra-modern student Lodge (hostel), it will start by analyzing the number of professionals that will be involved in the project. After the selection, the professionals selected will be assign to their different roles and duties, but for the purpose of this quiz lets limit it only to the roles of the building engineers, to identify the critical path in this project. Let say that three (3) engineer were selected and both of them is given a different task to carry out and also the duration, to complete the project as schedule will be equal. Now the project commences.**Arranging and Scheduling:**This area ask a question how much time would the project takes to be completed e.g if the duration of the completion of the project is eight (8) months, the contractor that exhausted the whole 8 months duration of the project is the critical path analysis. This implies that in a construction of a project, the one that has a zero (0) float is the critical path.**Controlling:**Lets represent, the contractors with engineer 1, engineer 2, and engineer 3, if engineer 2 is the one that has a zero float i.e the critical path, the other engineers that has less time to float, will come together, to contribute their time remaining in other to help out engineer 2, to finish his own job.

**No 2**

**Discuss the relevance of critical path analysis in construction project? **

The relevance of critical path analysis in a construction projects can not be over emphasized. Critical path is very important in project construction with the following reasons:

- It helps to identify the major sequences in the construction of a project, major sequences is the only event that has no float in project construction.
- It helps to improve that delays in major sequences affects project delivery time i.e difficulties or delays in order sequences do not affects the delivery time.
- When there is a lot of task in the construction of a project which might inhibit the progress of the project CPA can be applied in other to speed up the project delivery time, because CPA works well where there is different task.
- Critical path analysis helps to identify whether a particular project is feasible/viable.
- In other to meet up with the objectives of client, CPA serves a good advantage to ensure a timely delivery of the project.

**NO 3**

**The per chart below (a) calculate the duration of each path (b) Identity the critical path (c) how would you approach the project to ensure timely delivery? **

a. **The duration of each path: **This entails how much time would the project take each particle to complete their own tasks, the analysis is represented as follows**: **

This project involves three (3) persons leaving the same time, to carryout a difficult task to get to the assembled shed (completion stage)

**Part 1: **5 days, 3 days, 3 days, 8 days =19 days

**Part 2: **5 days, 3 days, 1 day, and 8 days= 17 days

**Part 3: **5 days, 3, days,** **4 days, 4 days, 6 days, 8 days, 8 days= 38

**Summary: **

Part 1 has total of 19 days, which means it has 19 days to float.

Part 2 has 17 days, which means it has 21 days to float

Part 3 has total of 38 days, which means it has 0 time to float

**b. **The critical path analysis is part 3 i.e it has zero (0) float, it has no time to float (play around).

c. To ensure timely delivery of the project,

-Part 1 has 19 days to float.

- Part 2 has 21 days to float.

In this case the both parties (part 1 and part 2) will come together to adjust and contribute their time remaining to help part 3 finish his own job, through this the over all project will be completed as planned.

**NO 4**

According to the lime of balance chart (LOB), the project was scheduled to get to 100% in four (4) months, but this is not so, it takes the project to 50% by stopping at 2^{1/2 }months i.e this implies that the project is negative.