Construction Project Management Coursera Quiz Answers

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Construction Project Management introduces you to Project Initiation and Planning. Industry experts join Columbia University professor, Ibrahim Odeh, to give an overview of the construction industry.

Professor Odeh teaches the fundamentals of the Project Development Cycle while guest lecturers discuss the Lean Project Delivery method and Lean Design Behaviors.

Technological advances, such as Building Information Modeling, will be introduced with real-world examples of the uses of BIM during the Lifecycle of the Project. The course concludes with Professor Odeh discussing the importance of project planning and scheduling and an opportunity to develop a Work Breakdown Structure.

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Construction Project Management Week 1 Quiz Answers

Quiz 1: Quiz on Construction Industry Overview

Q1. The construction industry is

  • Efficient when compared to other industries
  • On par with other industries regarding productivity
  • Has become less productive over the past 50 years

Q2. The construction industry traditionally has had

  • Lower profit margins significantly below many other industries
  • Has delivered profits on par with the average of the Standard & Poors 500 index companies
  • Has consistently outperformed the S&P 500 index companies

Q3. The future (next 2 decades) of the construction industry, will likely see

  • Minimal change to the industry
  • Some changes in means and methods
  • Significant change due to high demand and the impact of technology

Q4. Which of the following experiences the most risk

  • Project management
  • Construction management
  • Program management

Q5. Which of the following may play the role of the owners advocate in cases of conflict

  • Project management
  • Construction management
  • Program management

Q6. Which of the following is the most involved with contract management:

  • Project management
  • Construction management
  • Program management

Q7. Which of the following is true:

  • Payments in construction are distributed across project life time
  • Payments in manufacturing are distributed across manufacturing life time
  • Payments in construction come after project is handed to client
  • Payments in manufacturing come before product is handed to customer

Q8. Buildings can be an example of mass production manufacturing:

  • True
  • False

Q9. Which of the following is true:

  • Integrated project delivery includes operation and maintenance
  • Integrated project delivery is becoming a less-appealing project delivery method
  • Politicians and economists can be considered as key-stakeholders throughout the project life cycle

Q10. Phases of construction need to be considered in which project stage:

  • Conceptual design
  • Inspection
  • Operation and maintenance
  • Detailed design & Planning

Construction Project Management Week 2 Quiz Answers

Quiz 1: Quiz on project delivery

Q1. Which of the following is the right phase order of project development cycle

  • Design-Bid-Build
  • Bid-Design-Build
  • Design-Build-Bid

Q2. What is the standard procedure to choose a contractor

  • Bidding
  • Choice from previous experience

Q3. Which form of contract is best for the owner on all kinds of projects?

  • Target price
  • Cost reimbursable
  • Unit price
  • None of the above

Q4. Which of the following is the method of pricing in a unit price contract?

  • A stated amount
  • Based on the cost of the contractor’s time and materials cost
  • Based on the number of quantifiable work items installed
  • Not to exceed a specific amount

Q5. Risk considerations is a major factor in the choice of the delivery method:

  • True
  • False
  • Not in all cases

Q6. DBOM stands for:

  • Design Bond Original Materials
  • Design Build Operate Maintain
  • Dry Binding Offshore Material

Q7. In DBOM projects:

  • The project manager hands over the project to the owner after construction is over
  • The project manager is responsible for operating and maintaining the project
  • The project manager is responsible for the design only, after the design phase the project manager has an advisory role in the project

Q8. Why would owners look for PPP solutions

  • Lack of funding
  • Lack of experience in this kind of projects
  • To completely mitigate the risk to another party
  • To decrease the project duration

Q9. Bonds in construction projects in the USA are obligatory for privately owned projects but not necessary in public works

  • True
  • False

Q10. A bond that is worth 12% of the penal sum is probably a:

  • Performance bond
  • 12% is too high for any bond
  • Bid bond
  • Completion bond

Q11. Inflation possess serious risk for contractors but surety providers are inflation-risk-safe

  • True
  • False

Q12. The maximum number of projects that may be included in claim supporting documents is

  • 3
  • 2
  • decided based on the contract
  • 1

Quiz 2: Lean construction

Q1. 1 During the 1970’s and 1980’s, architects generally withdrew from the construction process because:

  • Blue-printing costs became excessive
  • Rising cost and occurrence of litigation
  • The adoption of CAD reduced field time
  • Dept of Justice ruled Architects were not Contractors

Q2. Which project delivery method is least likely to drive designer-constructor collaboration?

  • P3
  • Integrated Project Delivery
  • Design-Bid-Build
  • Design Assist

Q3. The high-velocity team will not do the following:

  • Appoint Expert + Assign Blame
  • Capture Knowledge + Reveal Problems
  • Swarm + Solve Problems
  • Share Knowledge

Q4. The critical Flow Unit during construction is

  • Material
  • People
  • Ideas
  • WiFi

Q5. A common source of waste during the design process is:

  • Errors + Omissions
  • Under-Utilized Talent
  • Over-Designing
  • All of the above

Q6. Target Value Design achieves lower construction cost by:

  • Using median values from RSMeans Construction Data
  • Contract requiring architect ‘design-to-budget’
  • Collaboratively setting the target cost below market value
  • Reducing the project scope

Q7. Pull-Planning reduces project schedules because:

  • Milestones are placed at hand-offs, enabling next steps in the process
  • Gantt Charts are easier to read than CPM method
  • Individual trades only have to focus on delivering their work
  • It works backwards from deadline

Q8. 1 Which of the following is not 1 of 3 inter-connected opportunities for improved project delivery?

  • Impeccable Coordination
  • Projects as Collective Enterprise
  • Projects as Production System
  • Integrated Project Delivery

Q9. The PDCA Cycle consists of:

  • Plan Do Cycle Act
  • Perform Do-Over Check Again
  • Plan Do Check Adjust
  • Plan Do Check Act

Q10. PPC is a measure for the assessment of the efficiency of Pull planning, what does it stand for:

  • Performance Per Cent
  • Percent Promises Completed
  • Pressure-Performance-Completion
  • Practical Planning Criterion

Construction Project Management Week 3 Quiz Answers

Quiz 1: Sustainability in construction

Q1. The World Wildlife Fund, Living Planet Report (2006) these two metrics in order to establish the “Sustainability Quadrant” for countries throughout the world:

  • Human Development Index versus Ecological Footprint
  • Developed Countries versus Ecological Resources
  • Sustainable Practices versus Quality of Life
  • Consumption versus Ecology
  • None of the above

Q2. Based on the construction industry today which of the following are aspects of sustainable development:

  • Safety
  • Green
  • Diversity & Inclusion
  • Quality
  • All of the above

Q3. What term is best defined by a planned and structured procedures to ensure compliance to the Project’s technical specifications and drawings:

  • Quality Control
  • Quality Assurance
  • Ethics
  • Inspections/Audits

Q4. All of the following are aspects of “Green” building except:

  • Using regional and recycled materials
  • Reducing water consumption
  • Reducing energy consumption
  • PPE
  • Mitigating potential pollution pathways

Q5. Which organization manages and implements the Envision Rating System?

  • U.S. Green Building Council
  • University of Washington & CH2M Hill Engineering
  • Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure
  • Federal Highway Administration

Q6. This aspect of Sustainable Development deals with stakeholder engagement and soliciting feedback prior to making design decisions:

  • Green
  • Quality
  • Ethics
  • Community
  • None of the above

Q7. Improving quality of life in the surrounding community associated with a project has no economic impact.

  • True
  • False

Q8. What types of infrastructure does Envision rate?

  • Water treatment plants
  • Airports
  • Ports
  • Public Parks
  • Highways
  • All of the above

Q9. Climate and Risk is one of the five categories in the Envision Rating System?

  • True
  • False

Q10. Which of the following is an important sustainability measure

  • Project cost
  • Project construction duration
  • Project carbon footprint

Quiz 2: EHS

Q1. Which of the following values is useful for safer construction environments?

  • Management addressing workers overall safety concerns
  • Designing small buildings instead of large buildings
  • Using the most updated technologies in the project
  • Management ensuring the project is completed on time and within the budget

Q2. Leading safety indicators may be

  • Training workers
  • Leadership belief in having injury free environment
  • First and second answers
  • None of the above

Q3. Safety, Health and Environmental Management System is required only in the planning phase of the project:

  • True
  • False

Q4. Since 2004, the construction injury rates are generally

  • Increasing
  • Decreasing
  • Fluctuating
  • Stable

Q5. Which of the following should be considered by EHS leadership?

  • Identifying risky activities
  • Conducting meeting with individuals to identify possible physical risk on site
  • Working closely with project management to create a safe work plan
  • All the above

Construction Project Management Week 4 Quiz Answers

Quiz 1: Technology trends in construction

Q1. Building Information Models can be used for:

  • Logistics Planning
  • Design Documentation
  • Rendered Images
  • All of the above

Q2. Which is true for the use of BIM for Quantity Take-Off:

  • It is a slow process
  • Model quality is irrelevant
  • It increases process efficiency but highly depends on the model quality
  • It can be used for all elements of a project

Q3. 4D refers to integrating 3D Model Geometry with:

  • Cost
  • Quantities
  • Risk
  • Schedule

Q4. BIM supports Earned Value Analysis by:

  • Tracking duration of work
  • Tracking quantities of work
  • Tracking cost of work
  • Tracking payments

Q5. Available BIM software do not allow updates from construction site to be updated to the data model

  • True
  • False

Q6. Which of the following features Facility Managment

  • 2D Model
  • 4D Model
  • 6D Model
  • 8D Model

Q7. Model quality management is deficient in BIM software nowadays

  • True
  • False

Q8. Change order analysis is not required in most projects

  • True
  • False

Q9. BMS stands for

  • Better More Safer
  • Beam Model Surrounding
  • Building Management System
  • Building Management Safety

Q10. BIM is useless in claim management

  • True
  • False

Quiz 2: International development

Q1. Which of the following is not a reason for providing a strong focus on risk at the outset of a project?

  • Determining how you will initiate a project
  • Determining how you will approach execution of the project
  • Assessing whether you should bid the project
  • Knowing what your compensation should be as the project’s risk manager
  • Knowing whether the project is likely to be consistent with your risk tolerance

Q2. Which type of risk presents the greatest challenge for a project?

  • Known knowns
  • Known unknowns
  • Unknown knowns
  • Unknown unknowns

Q3. What are some of the changes we see in risk behavior and characteristics as we move into longer duration international construction and development projects?

  • Simple becomes complex
  • Static becomes dynamic
  • Certain becomes uncertain
  • All of the above

Q4. In considering risks that a project may face it is important to understand those risks from several different perspectives. In the lecture six different perspectives are suggested. Which of the following was not one of those perspectives?

  • Religious
  • Technological
  • Political
  • CFO

Q5. Which of the following represent significant risks that an international construction project faces?

  • Volatility
  • Uncertainty
  • Corruption
  • Enforceability of legal rights
  • All of the above

Q6. The lecture ends with an “in lecture” quiz asking if you should do business in a particular country that is described. Which country was described?

  • Nigeria
  • Iran
  • Colombia
  • United States
  • Vietnam

Q7. What is the number one way to control the performance of a construction project?

  • Control the project schedule
  • Procure from the lowest cost supplier
  • Utilize non-organized labor
  • Break work into many small, discrete work packages

Q8. Sources of finance risks in international development project may not include:

  • Interest rate risk
  • Cost of currency risk
  • Lack of market development risk
  • None of the above

Q9. Which of the following would be useful to minimize the risk of international development project:

  • Make sure that the project is authorized by your local law where your firm is established rather than the local law where the project takes place
  • Make all Terms and Conditions clear before commencing the project
  • Depend completely on skilled expat workers rather than local workers
  • Ask the foreign government(s) for guarantees to minimize international development issues

Q10. Is work/life balance culture a factor that has to be considered when planning for international development project:

  • Yes, some countries have strong limits on working hours
  • No, the workers have to abide to my firm bylaws
  • Yes, cultural aspects have to be considered to ease the cross-cultural teamwork

Construction Project Management Week 5 Quiz Answers

Quiz 1: Estimating Duration Work Problem

Q1. Assume that you are a construction manager of a general contractor company. Your company is awarded to construct a residential tower in upper Manhattan in New York City. The building is affected by space congestion on 2 sides of the building and other 2 sides are congestion-free. The formwork for the building started on April 1, 2019. You are assigned to calculate the duration of formwork activity using the following data :

  • The construction team has a 4 formwork crews with 3 members each for the whole building.
  • RS Means Productivity for congestion-free sides = 470 square feet per day per crew member.
  • RS Means Productivity for congested sides = 390 square feet per day per crew member.
  • Formwork required on each side of the building = 56000 square feet.

Other Assumptions:

  • Neglect other factors such as learning curve, design changes, overtime and weather unless directed.
  • No crew member from any crew is idle throughout the whole formwork activity.
  • The formwork activity starts with equal number of crew members on each side of the building.
  • Please assume weekends are not working
  • All these assumptions apply to all the s in this quiz.

1. What is the total formwork required for the building? ( in square feet).

  • 224,000
  • 220,000
  • 200,000
  • 244,000

Q2. What is the duration of formwork activity for one congestion-free side of the building? ( in days).

  • 54
  • 42
  • 48
  • 40

Q3. What is the duration of formwork activity for one congested side of the building? (in days).

  • 48
  • 44
  • 40
  • 54

Q4. When will the formwork activity for the residential building finish? Do not consider any national holidays.

  • May 15, 2019
  • June 5, 2019
  • May 30, 2019
  • May 29, 2019

Q5. Suppose after 20 days of formwork activity, the company buys new self-climbing formwork system such that:

  • RS Means productivity for congestion-free sides = 630 square feet per day per crew member.
  • RS Means productivity for congested sides = 490 square feet per day per crew member.

What would be the duration of the formwork activity for the whole building? (Round off to nearest digit)

  • 42
  • 38
  • 30
  • 40

Q6. How many days early did the formwork activity for the whole building complete in  5 compared to the situation given in  1?

  • 6
  • 8
  • 4
  • 12

Quiz 2: Quiz on Introduction to Project Planning

Q1. Changes in WBS may lead to changes in

  • Scope
  • Duration
  • Risk
  • All the above

Q2. RSMeans is:

  • Project delivery method
  • Standard construction contract
  • Planning methodology
  • Construction duration and cost estimation handbook

Q3. Which of the following should not lead to construction delay?

  • Late material delivery
  • Labor strike
  • Rainy weather
  • National holidays

Q4. What is an essential time management procedure that compliments the planning and scheduling of a project?

  • Tracking and control
  • Cost estimation
  • Construction claims
  • Client meetings

Q5. Which of the following is true.

  • Project planning has to end before project begins
  • Project planning continues after project begins

Q6. MasterFormat is an example of

  • Project code
  • Standard code
  • Contract type

Q7. An activity code may include

  • Project number
  • Distribution number
  • Area code
  • Standard code
  • All of the above

Q8. While determining the job logic, only technical details are important

  • True
  • False

Q9. Safety does not contribute to job logic

  • True
  • False

Q10. Start to start does not exist in real projects

  • True
  • False
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