Scenario:
Quick homes Ltd, a housing developer is bringing forward proposals for a new community park and
upto 250 family homes on land off Seaton Street in Huddersfield. The new community park will
encourage wildlife to settle in the area and provide a pleasant setting for walking and recreation. In
addition, there will be a children’s play area, pedestrian walk ways and a recreation centre built
predominantly to the benefit of the new families moving into the newly built homes. It is anticipated
that the work on the new community park will commence first before the first phase of houses. The
overall project is scheduled to start work at site on 1st January 2018 with the first phase of housing
(100 units of 3 and 4 bedroom properties) to be completed on time for Christmas with the official
deadline being 1st of December 2018. Due to the 11-month construction period of the project, it is
anticipated to use offsite manufacturing techniques to ensure timely completion. You are required
to write a report where you;
I. Identify the relevant stakeholders within the context of the above project both at the preconstruction
and construction stages and discuss their success measures and how best
outcomes are implemented. (Learning outcomes A and B) – 15 marks
II. Discuss how risk and value is managed within the project due to the use of offsite
manufacturing techniques [you may discuss effective and efficient management of time,
cost, quality as well as resources such as human / financial etc.,] (Learning outcomes C
and D) – 30 marks
Task 2: (Total 45 Marks) – Learning outcomes E and F
a) Draw the Activity on Node logic network of the schedule shown below (2 points):
Activity Predecessor Duration
A – 2
B A 6
C A 10
D A 4
E B 7
F B,C 5
G C,D 3
H E,F 5
I G,H 2
b) Perform a forward pass and calculate the Early Start (ES) and Early Finish (EF) for each
activity and show on the nodes (4 points)
c) Perform a backward pass and calculate the Late Start (LS) and Late Finish (LF) for each
activity and show on the nodes (4 points)
d) Calculate the Total Float for each activity and write on the nodes (4 points)
e) Identify and show the Critical Path (4 points)
f) Show the schedule on a Gantt Chart similar to the below (5 points):
Tip 1: Nodes can be easily created using Ms Word’s tables (see below)
Tip 2: It is recommended to use MS Excel or equivalent to create a Gantt Chart quickly
The grading for the assessment F (Line of Balance) will be guided by the following grading guide:
There is a project of building 5 identical houses. On each house, 4 work units (items) should be
made, each by a specialized team of workers in this order (1 month = 4 weeks):
1) Foundations (team A): Can complete 5 houses in 5 months, (first activity to start)
2) Brickwork (team B): Can complete 5 houses in 10 months,
3) Roof construction (team C): Can complete 5 houses in 2.5 months,
4) Internal works (team D): Can complete 5 houses in 5 months
• Plot a LoB chart. Follower team can start working on a given unit immediately after the
predecessor team finished. (4 points).
• Calculate the total project time in months (2 points).
• State which team(s) have to have idle time (2 points).
• Discuss what to do to eliminate the idle time of some teams (4 points)
• Discuss why using LoB is more suitable than CPM in this project (10 points)
Tip: Create a chart similar to the below to plot the LoB on MS Excel or equivalent:
The overall submission will be assessed based on the following criteria where applicable:
• Demonstrate up to date knowledge of project management in construction
• Evidence of knowledge and understanding of the range of techniques used in project
planning and control techniques and risk, value management.
• Clarity and professionalism of content, style, visuals and communication skills, are
consistently demonstrated in verbal and written work. Sources must be referenced according
to the University’s preferred choice of referencing system.

 

 

 

Sample Solution

Sample solution

Dante Alighieri played a critical role in the literature world through his poem Divine Comedy that was written in the 14th century. The poem contains Inferno, Purgatorio, and Paradiso. The Inferno is a description of the nine circles of torment that are found on the earth. It depicts the realms of the people that have gone against the spiritual values and who, instead, have chosen bestial appetite, violence, or fraud and malice. The nine circles of hell are limbo, lust, gluttony, greed and wrath. Others are heresy, violence, fraud, and treachery. The purpose of this paper is to examine the Dante’s Inferno in the perspective of its portrayal of God’s image and the justification of hell. 

In this epic poem, God is portrayed as a super being guilty of multiple weaknesses including being egotistic, unjust, and hypocritical. Dante, in this poem, depicts God as being more human than divine by challenging God’s omnipotence. Additionally, the manner in which Dante describes Hell is in full contradiction to the morals of God as written in the Bible. When god arranges Hell to flatter Himself, He commits egotism, a sin that is common among human beings (Cheney, 2016). The weakness is depicted in Limbo and on the Gate of Hell where, for instance, God sends those who do not worship Him to Hell. This implies that failure to worship Him is a sin.

God is also depicted as lacking justice in His actions thus removing the godly image. The injustice is portrayed by the manner in which the sodomites and opportunists are treated. The opportunists are subjected to banner chasing in their lives after death followed by being stung by insects and maggots. They are known to having done neither good nor bad during their lifetimes and, therefore, justice could have demanded that they be granted a neutral punishment having lived a neutral life. The sodomites are also punished unfairly by God when Brunetto Lattini is condemned to hell despite being a good leader (Babor, T. F., McGovern, T., & Robaina, K. (2017). While he commited sodomy, God chooses to ignore all the other good deeds that Brunetto did.

Finally, God is also portrayed as being hypocritical in His actions, a sin that further diminishes His godliness and makes Him more human. A case in point is when God condemns the sin of egotism and goes ahead to commit it repeatedly. Proverbs 29:23 states that “arrogance will bring your downfall, but if you are humble, you will be respected.” When Slattery condemns Dante’s human state as being weak, doubtful, and limited, he is proving God’s hypocrisy because He is also human (Verdicchio, 2015). The actions of God in Hell as portrayed by Dante are inconsistent with the Biblical literature. Both Dante and God are prone to making mistakes, something common among human beings thus making God more human.

To wrap it up, Dante portrays God is more human since He commits the same sins that humans commit: egotism, hypocrisy, and injustice. Hell is justified as being a destination for victims of the mistakes committed by God. The Hell is presented as being a totally different place as compared to what is written about it in the Bible. As a result, reading through the text gives an image of God who is prone to the very mistakes common to humans thus ripping Him off His lofty status of divine and, instead, making Him a mere human. Whether or not Dante did it intentionally is subject to debate but one thing is clear in the poem: the misconstrued notion of God is revealed to future generations.

 

References

Babor, T. F., McGovern, T., & Robaina, K. (2017). Dante’s inferno: Seven deadly sins in scientific publishing and how to avoid them. Addiction Science: A Guide for the Perplexed, 267.

Cheney, L. D. G. (2016). Illustrations for Dante’s Inferno: A Comparative Study of Sandro Botticelli, Giovanni Stradano, and Federico Zuccaro. Cultural and Religious Studies4(8), 487.

Verdicchio, M. (2015). Irony and Desire in Dante’s” Inferno” 27. Italica, 285-297.