Date of Award

8-2016

Culminating Project Type

Starred Paper

Degree Name

Engineering: M.E.M

Department

Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering

College

College of Science and Engineering

First Advisor

Ben Baliga

Second Advisor

Hiral Shah

Third Advisor

Balasubrahmanian Kasi

Creative Commons License

Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License.

Keywords and Subject Headings

Civil design, conceptual design process, project management, feasibility studies

Abstract

This report is an overview of a civil design process, based on the example of a Kiddiegarten School of Maple Grove project; it shows how to plan and manage a construction project, how to do project’s economic analysis; how to perform civil design.

Careful financial planning should be done before any construction. Net present value and internal rate of return methods were used to determine if the project brings any return on investment.

Work breakdown structure and responsibility matrix were the first steps for defining the project; the project timeline was created next and main milestones defined.

Civil design started with an extensive requirements research and best available technologies analysis. Preliminary design included a set of plans and supportive documents for the PUD approval application in the City of Maple Grove.

The project shows good return on investment during the stable state. The plans were submitted on time and approved by the City of Maple Grove.

The project results can be used for future design and project management work on similar facilities.

This report is an overview of a civil design process, based on the example of a Kiddiegarten School of Maple Grove project; it shows how to plan and manage a construction project, how to do project’s economic analysis; how to perform civil design.

Careful financial planning should be done before any construction. Net present value and internal rate of return methods were used to determine if the project brings any return on investment.

Work breakdown structure and responsibility matrix were the first steps for defining the project; the project timeline was created next and main milestones defined.

Civil design started with an extensive requirements research and best available technologies analysis. Preliminary design included a set of plans and supportive documents for the PUD approval application in the City of Maple Grove.

The project shows good return on investment during the stable state. The plans were submitted on time and approved by the City of Maple Grove.

The project results can be used for future design and project management work on similar facilities.

Comments/Acknowledgements

I’m grateful to my advisor Dr. Ben Baliga for provision of expertise, and support in my capstone project.

I am also immensely grateful to Dr. Hiral Shah and Dr. Balsy Kasi for their guidance and encouragement throughout the entire study.

I would also like to thank the Engineering Management Department for providing the resources.

I would also like to show my gratitude to project owner Shyam LLC for their support, openness for innovations, help with project management, feasibility studies and design.

I thank my colleagues from EDS, Inc., and it’s President Vladimir Sivriver for guidance in civil design part of this project.

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