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Reducing Your Cost of Quality


How high is your cost of quality? The answer might surprise you. Yes, it includes reviews, the QA infrastructure, and preparing tests, those are your ‘Appraisal Costs’. But how high are your ‘Failure Costs’ the cost of defects?

Your engineers spend time in diagnosis and rework, development schedules slip, support costs climb, and your company’s and products’ reputations sink. These failure costs, which are the more significant cost of quality, are beyond your direct control. But you can gain control over them indirectly, by investing in appraisal costs that minimise failure costs, reducing your total cost of quality and making it more predictable.

Cost of Quality: Appraisal vs. Failure Costs

The cost of quality is a significant cost on any project, so prudent managers look for ways to keep those costs in check. The quality costs we can control are things like performing reviews, preparing tests, and maintaining our QA infrastructure; appraisal costs. But there are also the quality costs we cannot control.

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May 26, 2012 Posted by | Project Management | | Leave a comment

Indochina Plaza in Hanoi City, VietNam

Indochina Plaza Hanoi is the commercial complex and apartments which is built in the area of 16.619m2 at 239 Xuan Thuy Str., Cau Giay Dist., Hanoi, on the road linking the central districts to My Dinh area and main roads leading to Noi Bai international airport.

 With modern architecture, louvers preventing direct anti-sunlight harmoniously designed to heat- protecting and reduce power consumption. 2- layer glass windows, ensuring security without affecting vision.

 Indochina Land has launched a product that people here may enjoy the true value of life.

 The combination includes a 11-storey office tower, two apartment towers: 31 and 35 floors, is connected by a modern shopping center at 5 floors.

 The two apartment towers with a total construction area of 60.208m2 including 390 luxury apartments under overlasting owning. The apartments have area from  93m2 to over 200m2 and 6 especially luxurious pent-houses with private swimming pool.

 An 11-storey Grade A office Area of Indochina Plaza Hanoi has a total floor area of about 17.889m2 and is equipped with 4 high speed elevators. Each floor of the office has a total area of 1.635m2 with a service area in the center.

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May 26, 2012 Posted by | News | Leave a comment

Construction Planning in Construction Project !


The development of a construction plan is very much analogous to the development of a good facility design. The planner must weigh the costs and reliability of different options while at the same time insuring technical feasibility. Construction planning is more difficult in some ways since the building process is dynamic as the site and the physical facility change over time as construction proceeds. On the other hand, construction operations tend to be fairly standard from one project to another, whereas structural or foundation details might differ considerably from one facility to another.

Forming a good construction plan is an exceptionally challenging problem. There are numerous possible plans available for any given project. While past experience is a good guide to construction planning, each project is likely to have special problems or opportunities that may require considerable ingenuity and creativity to overcome or exploit. Unfortunately, it is quite difficult to provide direct guidance concerning general procedures or strategies to form good plans in all circumstances. There are some recommendations or issues that can be addressed to describe the characteristics of good plans, but this does not necessarily tell a planner how to discover a good plan. However, as in the design process, strategies of decomposition in which planning is divided into subproblems and hierarchical planning in which general activities are repeatably subdivided into more specific tasks can be readily adopted in many cases.

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May 26, 2012 Posted by | Project Management | | Leave a comment