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Project feasibility plan
The feasibility study investigates the various measures which can be adopted in order to make the building as carbon neutral as possible. The internal environment of the building is to be as energy efficient as possible, with the use of passive ventilation and other forms of sustainable cooling and ventilation are preferred, with traditional air conditioning units being allowed only in the last resort. Sound transmission between rooms and floors is considered in order to reduce the levels of disturbance between rooms and floors to a minimum. The acoustics of the lecture hall is considered to give the best possible results.
The use of photo-voltaic cells as an energy saving option is considered. Roofing is envisaged to be an extensive green roofing system if possible. Internal and external surfaces of the concrete panels to be finished to a high level, meaning that they a can be directly decorated with no plastering/rendering (Shukla, 2014).
MS project. The MS project Plan and Gantt Chart is attached below.
method statement and health and safety (control measures) risks for key elements of work
- Internal and exterior works
- measures to avoid disruption to university life
To avoid the disruption to university life and make sure that the students continue their studies without any delays, a couple of measures are taken into consideration to avoid disruption of the university life, these of which are:
- have a designated entrance for students to enter the university, which doesn’t pass near the construction works.
- Materials delivered to the construction site doesn’t overlap with the classes timings, which will decrease the disruption to students.
- Concrete and foundation works will be held at night to avoid noise disruption to students.
- Machinery and plants are placed further away from the temporary campus to avoid disturbance to the students.
- Materials and stockpiles covered to reduce the dust generated.
- Regular maintenance of the site plants to reduce emissions.
Procedures adopted to carbon neutral building
The definition of carbon neutral buildings is buildings that has a reduced carbon emission over regular buildings, which is emitted by the use of services provided in the building which includes heating, cooling and lighting. The campus is designed to satisfy the requirements of a carbon neutral building, this is achieved by using materials that allows the indoor services of the building to use less energy.
- Initial cost estimation: An initial cost estimation is carried out for the proposed construction. It is estimated to be around 3.4 Million Dirhams.
The MS Project Plan and Gant chart is given below.
The project.mpp file is attached
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