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Final Proposal

Breadth Topics

Analysis Number 1:

Uniform Prefabrication Engineering

Prefabrication is a beneficial tactic already used for the concrete paneling exterior enclosure of the DCUCF. Using this wide spread innovation of construction process was able to save time and cost efforts for such a large-scale project. The goal of this analysis is to examine the cost, scheduling, and manufacturing of prefabricated floor planks. Through this introduction of process, results will be compared to see if an all prefabricated concrete structure will be substantially favorable to the construction industry.

Analysis Number 2:

Introduction of a Short Interval Production Schedule

The current project duration is targeted at May 2009 - May 2012. Through multiple debates and research, the project cost and schedule have been issues before the project was initiated on paper. The goal of this analysis is to determine schedule efficiency which was contested before the project started. Appropriate contractor trades and systems will be investigated to utilize a SIPS schedule for sequencing issues.

Analysis Number 3:

Financial Analysis Awareness

The Duval County Unified Courthouse Facility exhibited financial obstacles prior to May 2009 for construction due to material price inflation for design. The goal of this analysis is to sustain project costs for materials and to implement a financial arrangement to balance cash flow distribution. Bonds, securities, cash networks, and financial management strategies will be studied.

Analysis Number 4:

Investigation of Project Risk Management

Risk management will be assessed to identify economical project influences. Revisions, liabilities, and credit for the project have been frequently looked into. Risks have been acknowledged through the project team, preconstruction, and construction services. The goal of this analysis is to observe transferring risk, evading risk, and limiting and accepting the negative aspects of risk that already exist.


Revised Final Proposal

Revised Breadth Topics

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