PjM - Help with Objective 4: Project Execution

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    Jian Huang

    Hey Haley,

    I am not sure whether it is too late for your exam. I try to recall what I experienced while taking the exam, but what I list below are only what I think related to those four sub-objectives of Project Execution.

    • zoning, land use, authorities having jurisdiction
    • calculation of grading or earth excavation
    • coordinate architect's drawings with consultants' drawings, like mechanical, electrical. There are some drawings for you to pick up the conflictions.
    • understanding schedule, bar chart is important, understand how the delay of one work would affect the other works and overall schedule.
    • understand human resource, how to assign works to employee at which level to keep it in budget. Such as less money can be used to this design phase because the overtime work during the previous phase, how to adjust human involved into his phase.

    You may want to take use of information you can find in the documents they provide. I remember there is a search bar on left down corner, it can help you to find the information related to the key word in a shorter time.

    What I mentioned above are only part of contents that I remember. And hope it could be helpful.

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    Brent Bumbaca

    Jian, what resources did you use to help you calculate grading/earth excavation? 

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    Jian Huang

    Hey Brent,

    I see this mock-up question in the case study #2 from Young Architects PjM Course, then I see the similar question in the real exam, even though the image and number are different, the calculation process is the same.

    The question is like a square on the site with topoline, when you calculate it, you need to:

    • pick up the lowest height(A) of the topoline which is intersected with the corner of the square ,
    • the highest height(B) of counter line which is also intersected with the corner of the square
    • and the distance from A topoline to B topoline which normally is the length(C) and width(D) of that square.
    • The formular is (B-A) * C*D/2.

    The reason of devided by 2 is that the soil required to be removed is a sloped shape, like a triangle.

    Besides, you may also want to know the conversion of different units, like foot to yard or acre.

    Hope it could be helpful.

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    Haley Walton

    Thanks Jian! I really appreciate your help. Fingers crossed for Friday!

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