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Team and Planning
A work plan is an outline of a set of goals and processes by which a team and/or person can accomplish those goals, and offering a better understanding of the scope of the project. Work plans help a team and/or person stay organized while working on projects. Through work plans, you break down a process into small, achievable tasks and identify the things you want to accomplish (source:
The importance of sustainability in construction
Why it is so important to understand what sustainability means? After reading this part you will know the meaning of sustainability and the impact to environment which constructions sector brings today
Green Building
Green building, also known as sustainable building, refers to the design, construction, and operation of buildings that are environmentally responsible and resource-efficient throughout their entire lifecycle.
Passive and Active Solar Design
In this part you will find out, that: 1. Passive solar design involves using the sun's energy to heat and cool living spaces without mechanical devices. This is achieved through the use of proper orientation, insulation, windows, and thermal mass. 2. Passive cooling reduces heat in a building through natural processes such as ventilation, shading, and radiant barriers. 3. Passive solar windows are designed to increase energy efficiency by minimizing heat loss and gain. 4. The roof of a passive solar building is crucial in maximizing solar gain and energy efficiency. 5. Photovoltaic devices convert solar radiation into electricity and are a popular form of renewable energy. Solar energy is a clean and renewable energy source that generates electricity from sunlight. 6. There are three types of solar power systems: on-grid, off-grid, and hybrid. Proper mounting systems for solar panels are necessary for correct installation and positioning in any solar energy system.
Universal Design
Universal Design is the design of products and environments to be usable by all people, to the greatest extent possible, without the need for adaptation of specialized design.
Conceptual Design
In the construction industry, concept design represents the design team's initial response to the client's requirements.
Non-residential Building(s) and Area Development Project
About Lesson

Preparing a time schedule for a project is an essential task that helps to ensure that the project is completed within the set deadline. Here are the steps to prepare a time schedule for a project:

  1. Define the scope of the project: Before preparing a time schedule, you need to define the scope of the project. This includes identifying the project objectives, deliverables, and tasks required to complete the project.
  2. Break down the project into smaller tasks: Break down the project into smaller, more manageable tasks. Each task should have a clear and defined start and end date and should be assigned to a team member or group responsible for completing it.
  3. Identify dependencies: Identify any dependencies between tasks. Dependencies are tasks that must be completed before another task can begin.
  4. Estimate task duration: Estimate the duration of each task. This can be done by consulting with team members who will be responsible for completing the task, or by using historical data to estimate the time required.
  5. Create a Gantt chart: Use a Gantt chart to visualize the project timeline. A Gantt chart is a visual representation of the project schedule that shows the start and end dates of each task and any dependencies between tasks.
  6. Set milestones: Set milestones for the project. Milestones are major project events or deliverables that are used to measure progress and track the project schedule.
  7. Review and update the schedule: Review and update the schedule regularly to ensure that the project stays on track. This includes identifying any delays or changes in the project scope and adjusting the schedule accordingly.

By following these steps, you can create an effective time schedule for your project, which will help ensure that it is completed on time and within budget.