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BUILDING STATISTICS Part 2 Justin Green Construction Management AE Advisor Professor Riley PRIMARY ENGINEERING SYSTEMS CONSTRUCTION MEANS AND METHODS Construction Sequence The major sequence of work on this project is such that construction starts on the first floor and raises one floor at a time in a clockwise rotation until the penthouse is reached This is similar to a Short Interval Production Schedule SIPS schedule where each trade is given a particular area of the floor in which it is allowed 5 days to complete their particular task before moving onto the next area This type of schedule brings an assembly line approach to construction However SIPS schedules only work if there is some kind uniformity to the floor layouts and square footage of each area like in this facility Figure 1 First Floor Layout Showing Sequence Site Logistics Tower Crane A tower crane was utilized on this project to erect all of the structural steel members and all of the precast filigree slabs This tower crane was also used for the placement of cast in place concrete by means of a crane and bucket for the upper levels of the facility The tower crane was located in the center of the University Sciences Building s atrium space and could reach every corner of the building This type of crane was chosen because of the limited site laydown space available and because of the convenience of the large open atrium space within the building Locating the tower crane in the atrium allows for minimal interference of the work revolving around it Site Logistics Limited Laydown Space and Site Congestion Working in a city has its disadvantages There is very little room for trailers materials equipment trucks or laydown space This means that careful planning and scheduling of trades on site is critical Areas within the building will need to be designated for storage and subcontractor onsite fabrication Less space outside of the building typically equates to more congestion within the building Turner must



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