The project to undertake will be to construct a new dormitory at a local orphanage as the orphanage is having a problem in accommodating new children as the old children are having a difficult time sharing the few beds available and other resources. The new dormitory will help in providing better accommodation services to the children as well as new orphans who will be joining the institution. Accommodation services are one of the basic needs of any individual and providing this to the community orphanage will positively impact the children and the community. This project is important as sharing a bed can lead to some undesired consequences including infection of communicable diseases like tuberculosis and other negative effects like falls at night, which may cause injuries.
This project will address the situation currently affecting the orphanage. For this project to be completed successfully, necessary steps have to be implemented and monitored to the end. The first process will involve determining the location for the dormitory construction in the institution. Considerations to be undertaken will include access to other important facilities, security, and the terrain of the area. These considerations will help in setting the dormitory at a convenient, secure place, and close to other social amenities, which are also necessary in the facility, which include water and electricity. The next process will be to involve the administration in getting any permits and inspections required by the law before the construction begins. After a clearance has been issued, the architect can come in with different proposals on the structure of the dormitory, which will still need approval from the administration. These preparations are expected to be complete within two weeks to enable the project to kick-start early to solve the congestion issue at the facility. After these processes are done, the required materials and equipment may be delivered to start the proposed project. Monitoring and control will be strictly followed to enable the project stay on its course regarding the time required to undertake the project and the budget allocation for the project.
The key customers for this project are the orphans at the children’s home who will occupy the facility soon after it is done. Stakeholders involved in the project are the administration personnel at the orphanage and the state government, which has provided the funding and other necessary resources required to enable the completion of the project. The administration has approved to supply the required construction materials where else the state government has acknowledged that it will provide the laborers required to carry out the project. Other resources required include water for construction, which will be supplied by the state’s water and Sewerage Company, and electricity, which will be supplied by the national electricity company. All these stakeholders must play their part to enable a successful completion of the project since a delay in one of the stakeholders will affect the whole project.
For the project to stay on track, there are important events that must be undertaken which include the clearance from the administration and the state government. Without this permit, the project cannot continue, as it will be against the law because the required authority will not have approved it. The second milestone will be delivery of the required resources, which include construction materials, and equipment at the right number and at the right time before the project starts. The required personnel must also be present to provide guidance and to monitor the project. The last important milestone to carry out will be inspections by the state government and other construction-engineering specialists to ensure that the facility is up to the required standards of the law.
A high-level timeline for this project will include the required and set tasks, which will have to be undertaken to ensure the successful completion of the project. The set timelines must be strictly followed to ensure that the project is completed on time, which is projected to be on August 31, 2018 having started on June 1, 2018. The project is expected to take a period of three months. The permits and clearance should be done by the second week, which will be on June 14, 2018. Delivery of the construction materials should be complete on June 30, 2018. Construction works will begin on July 1, 2018 with the construction of the basement and slab which is expected to be complete on July 14, 2018. The construction of the rooms and total walling will start immediately after the basement is complete which is also expected to take two weeks to be completed on July 31. 2018. The next step will be roofing which will take two weeks to be completed on August 14, 2018. The last stage will be on finishing activities, which will involve installation of doors and windows, painting the facility, and fitting the necessary utilities, which is expected to be complete on August 29, 2018. August 30, 2018 will be set aside for inspections to ensure that the required standards were taken into consideration and any issues determined will be corrected on the last day of August, which will be on 31.
The cost of this project is estimated to be in a range of 30,000 to 50,000 US dollars. This range is based on the fluctuation of the construction materials depending on the quality and other costs, which may involve transportation and offloading costs. Other costs involved will be in the repairing of any detected issues after the inspection of the completed facility. The costs involved with the permits also differ depending on the location as well as the cost of laborers. Key staffing resources include the construction workers and the caterers who will cook for the construction workers where else non-staffing resources include food for the workers, materials required, and the construction equipment to be used during the project.
The major challenge involved in the planning of the project is the cost estimation which may rise after the review or if the materials increase in their price in the market. This can lead to an adjustment in the budget. This challenge can be addressed by conducting a market research on the prices of the construction materials in order to have a better estimate and following the set guidelines to avoid a negative review, which will result to more costs in repairing and modifications of the facility. The construction materials acquired should be of a high quality to avoid a negative review due to a poor project, which is not according to the set construction guidelines.