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Professor Anthony Carter
Thi Tram Anh Dinh (Suri) - 300648726
Nicoleta Dinovici - 300708508
February 7, 2013
Table of Contents
Table of Contents 2
Executive Summary 3
Project Overview 3
Project Purpose 3
Project Scope 4
Project Objectives 4
Project Estimated Effort/ Cost/ Duration 4
Project Assumptions 5
Project Risks 6
Project Constraints 6
Project Dependencies 7
Project Approach 7
Project Organization - Roles and responsibilities 7
Project Approvals 8
This document defines the Project Charter for a project to build the house for Mr. Anthony Carter and family in the area with main intersection Sheppard Ave and Warden Ave, Scarborough, Ontario.
This Project Charter describes the purpose, scope, objectives, estimated cost/ effort/ duration, risk and constraints, assumptions, approach and organization.
The project will commence on July 1, 2013 and will complete no later than July 1, 2014.
The purpose is to complete on time all the stages: acquiring the land, getting all necessary permits and approvals, constructing the house, landscaping, exterior and internal decorating.
The scope is that within the budget of CAD $900,000 the property to include: foundation with basement, landscaping, driveway, two-story house with four bedrooms and an office, two-car garage, and deck/patio.
This project is being assumed to construct a new house for Mr. Anthony Carter. This construction will be a single-family house with four bedrooms, an office and a two-car garage, built on a two-acre lot located in the area with main intersection Sheppard Ave and Warden Ave, Scarborough, Ontario. The project will start on July 1, 2013 and will complete no later than July 1, 2014.
This home will be constructed using the newest building materials and codes and will involve a new technology in order to minimize the energy consumption. Construction will be managed by The Estate of Credit Ridge, the prime contractor who might subcontract the construction work.
The purpose of this home project is to establish a new primary residence for Mr. Anthony Carter and his family. The project will carry out all phases from getting the land, getting approvals and permits for all essential documents, building the house, and finishing landscaping and internal designing.
The new house is planned for completion in July 2014, thus Mr Carter will be ready to furnish it and move in during the first weeks in July 2014.
This construction has a fixed price.
In order to complete this project, Contractor commitment estimate is CAD $900,000.
Upon completion, the new property will include:
Foundation (and basement) - poured concrete and concrete block
Driveway - concrete with brick
Main Home, 3 floor - 4800 square feet
Two-car Garage - 1500 square feet
Deck / Patio
In order to finish this house project by July 1, 2014, progress milestone for this project is listed below:
Acquiring a land
Architectural sketches (exterior and interior) complete and approved.
Completion of excavation
Arrange hydro, gas, water, etc. system.
Driveway and landscape construction complete.
Interior and exterior for wiring system complete
Interior and exterior decorating complete
Certification of Occupation granted
Acceptance review and sign-off complete
Project Estimated Effort/ Cost/ Duration
Estimated Cost: CAD $ 850,000 - $900,000
Estimated Effort Hours
Start Date: July 1, 2013 Finish Date: July 1, 2014
The construction is implemented five days per week and 10 hours per day.
Estimated Duration (milestones)
Decide and buy land
Ownership of the land
Conduct of architectural drawings and ask for permit of building
Architectural drawings (exterior & interior)
Permit of building
Home and garage
Windows & exterior doors
Construction of driveway and landscape
Roofing & Flashing
Interior and exterior wiring
Certification of Occupation granted
Interior and exterior decorating
Key turnover complete
Within this project, it is assumed that:
Final planning permission will be approved by the owner within the timeframes required
All necessary suppliers, resources, materials and services will be available as required by the project.
The prices of raw materials will not increase more than 10% during the course of the project.
Weather conditions will be favourable for exterior constructions during the project.
1. Financial Risk
May run over budget of project
May not stable in future income
Plan for each sequence to effectively manage the cost
Reduce some amount of interior decorating
Loan from a bank
2. Technical Risk
Tin-roof may not set up well
Maybe sub-standard for constructing materials
Maybe not decorated well for interior designing
Have a plan B for another supplier of constructing materials
Get owner's approval for each done section.
3. Execution Risk
Hire security for overnight shift and weekend.
Temporarily cover the construction with a waterproof tent
4. Contractual Risk
May be delayed for approval of building permit
Use the network or relationship to reach the approval of building permit (but if really necessary)
There are some identified constraints for Tony's house building project, including:
Scope Constraint: 85-90% of a house must be done before April 2014 and 100% of completion before sign-off date by July 1, 2014.
Time Constraint: completion:
Exterior must have protective completed
Roof must be done
Interior designing is completely done before turnover the key
Cost Constraint: only CAD $900,000 maximum budget
Resource Constraint: availability is based on the working schedule:
Monday - Friday: 8.30am - 5pm
Saturday: (if necessary) 10am - 4pm
Weather Constraints: exterior constructing depends on weather condition (snowy or rainy days)
Permit of building approval
Late for starting to excavate
Interior design, landscaping, plan utilities, and foundation
Foundation poured, block construction and foundation set
Operation of electric services
Prime contract's responsibilities are as followed:
Keep track all project documents and schedule
Take a duty for all subcontract oversight, deliverables and management.
Agrees for the fixed-price contact and schedules.
Perform his/her responsibility of completing tasks with contractor's own employees, verifying all sub-contractor and own employees.
Hold meeting in order to solve problems as well as tracking the progress by weekly or bi-weekly.
"The penalty of 12% single quarter for any project employee without proof of proper trade license and credentials will be applied." (Project Charter Example, n.d)
Project Organization - Roles and responsibilities
Civil & Structural Engineers
Plan Examiner & Filed Inspector
Project Team Members
Plumbers, electricians, painters, etc.
All workers are employed in the organization and assigned to work in this project
The funding for the home project has been preapproved by the owner and placed in an special account. Contractor may withdraw quarterly payments of the same amount starting with the second quarter after the work started. The owner will withhold the payment for the first quarter until the work is complete and approved. Once the close of the project will be accepted, the owner will provide final payment to contractor, and contractor has to present invoices for the close of each quarter.