The Equalization Basin Case Study

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Appendix #3 Project Title: The Equalization Basin Year / Duration of project: 1971/ six-months Project Objective: Replace a liner in a 250,000 gallon in-ground basin, designed for multiple waste flows of 4000 gallons a minute. The flow had high temperature, low pH and a high content of abrasive material. All material was strongly agitated. The existing Basin liner, a rubber liner covering concrete, had shredded. The agitation was delaminating the rubber liner from the concrete and the concrete was failing when exposed to the acidic mixture. Resources involved: $100,000 was allocated to repair the basin, two civil engineers were assigned to develop a new basin design, and a general contractor was hired to install the new liner. Project…show more content…
Resources involved: An engineering core team, 2 contractor engineering companies, a Product Development team, a Construction General Contractor, a number of equipment vendors, a plant leadership team and operators and mechanics. The project was authorized for $45 million in 1994 dollars. PM Role: Responsible for the entire project to include: interface with the development organization, management approval of the project, engineering, planning and scheduling, cost management, purchasing, construction and startup of the plant. Key events in project: 1. Formulas developed and produced in a laboratory. 2. Assembled project execution team, with representatives from product development, engineering and manufacturing. 3. Developed an execution plan and cost estimate, and funded the project. 4. Split the project into two phases to adapt to a new concept in production. 5. Completed engineering and purchased equipment. 6. Designed improvements to plant work system, and began…show more content…
The new product was extremely successful in the market. 3. A number of people in the project team were promoted and moved into desirable new assignments. Morals: 1. In development work, challenge assumptions many times. 2. Success with strategic objectives overcomes tactical shortfalls. 3. Complications equal risk; more complications equal more risks. Appendix # 13 Project Title: Habitat for Humanity Subdivision Year / duration of project: 2000 to 2006 Project Objectives: 1. Complete a subdivision of 13 new homes for families in partnership with Habitat for Humanity in Jackson, Tn. 2. Initiate a subdivision for 40 additional home sites in 2006. Resources involved: Multiple sponsoring agencies, partnering families, subcontractors, site construction supervisors, building material suppliers and donors, the HFH executive director and Board of Directors needing approximately $750 Thousand Dollars in donations. Project Role: Building and Site Committee Chairman supporting the HFH Director and Construction supervisors in planning and implementing this project. Key events in project (repeated twice): 1. A large plat of land was donated to HFH. 2. Applied for a grant for site infrastructure; grant

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