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Civil Engineering Construction 1 (CIVL 0003)

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Civil Engineering Construction 1 (CIVL 0003) – Spring – 20 – CW (Assignment 2) – A & B – QPMEC_AMO_TEM_034_01 Page 1 of 10
Instructions to Student
General Instructions/information for the students for completing the assignment

Answer all questions.
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Deadline of submission: 05/07/2020; 23:59The marks received on the assignment will be scaled down to the actual weightageof the assignment which is 50 marksFormative feedback on the complete assignment draft will be provided if the draft issubmitted at least 10 days before the final submission date.Feedback after final evaluation will be provided by 12/07/2020


Module Learning OutcomesThe following LOs are achieved by the student by completing the assignment successfully1. Demonstrate understanding of the common methods of civil engineering construction.2. Demonstrate understanding of the capabilities and limits of civil engineering equipment.Assignment ObjectiveThe major objectives of this coursework assignment are: to understand common construction methods of civil engineering construction. to be familiar with capabilities of plant and their limitations of usage in Oman.Assignment TasksStudent has to be considered him/herself as a site personnel of a construction company in Oman.In this task student need to identify required dewatering techniques according to the siteconditions. Additionally, student should handle the responsibility of managing construction plantat site and basic foundation design of a G+3 storey residential building in Al Mabelah.Note: Individual student data is provided in a separate sheet, please consider values providedat your ID and Name for the purpose of required calculations. It is mentioned as xx whereveryou need to check for individual student data.Your solutions shall be as per site situations provided below:
IN SEMESTER (INDIVIDUAL ASSIGNMENT)
Module Code: CIVL 0003
Module Name: CIVIL ENGINEERING CONSTRUCTION 1
Level: 1
Max. Marks: 100
Civil Engineering Construction 1 (CIVL 0003) – Spring – 20 – CW (Assignment 2) – A & B – QPMEC_AMO_TEM_034_01 Page 2 of 101. Ground water control methods:From the analysis of site and soil investigation reports, it was observed that groundconsists of water below at the depth of 7m. The ground condition is not suitable for thewell point system. At any cost, water has to be dewatered at the construction site andthere is not restriction on amount to be spent to implement the required dewateringmethod but must be an effective method to dewater which can substantially increase therate of water extraction in cohesive soils, such as clay.According to the ground conditions, student should recommend any TWO temporarydewatering methods to lower the ground water table which are best suitable to givensituations of the construction site.2. Output of the construction plant team:It is required to excavate 10,000m3 of soil and the material is ‘SANDY CLAY’.Find out bulking factor and bucket fill factor that should be applied.(Table 5.3 Bulk density and Bulking factors – Dene, R. W 1996, Earthworks, Pg:105)(Table 5.4 – typical bucket fill factors Dene, R. W 1996, Earthworks, Pg:105)Available construction plant for this project is:a) 360° excavator with a bucket of heaped capacity 0.XX m3 & typical cycle time is half aminute.b) Trucks with XX m3 capacity which require 2 minutes to position itself under the 360°excavator (positioning time).Lorry work cycle is:
Lorry work cycle (excluding Loading time of truck)
Moving off site
1 minute
Travel 2.5 km (say) each way (at 30 km/hr.)
10 minutes
Tipping time
3 minutes
According to the data and site circumstances student should:i. Calculate the output of the 360° excavator per week, assuming a normal working week
of 40 hours which includes down time of 10 minutes in every hour.
(15 marks)
ii. Determine the ‘Plant Team’ and ‘Number of Weeks’ required for the removal of
10000m3 of soil.
(15 marks)
Civil Engineering Construction 1 (CIVL 0003) – Spring – 20 – CW (Assignment 2) – A & B – QPMEC_AMO_TEM_034_01 Page 3 of 103. Capacity calculation of a compaction plant:A self- propelled single drum ‘Vibrating Roller, has:Roller width 2.50 m;Mass per wheel is XXXX kg/m width of rollerSpeed X.X km/hr.;Type of soil which has to be compacted is “Cohesive soil (clay)”From Compaction Specification; (Table 5.5 Compaction specification–Earthworks, Pg:111]Hence students should:i. Determine minimum number of passes and maximum depth of compacted layer in mm.(5 marks)ii. Determine the volume of soil handled per week by this Vibrating Roller based onlimitations and capabilities provided. (10 marks)4. Effective length and Allowable pile load.From the structural design it is identified that the load on pile is around XXX kN in clay ofaverage cohesion XXX kN/m2. There are three metres of soft peat above the clay. It isrecommended to be a friction bearing pile, in the clay with some form of plastic sleeveover the top three metres to prevent negative skin friction.In line with the data student should:
i. Determine allowable pile load, Using Skempton’s formula.
(10 marks)
Where, α = Adhesion factor (assume 0.48 for clay) and Factor of safety as 2.5ii. Determine the diameter of the pile (200mm – 400mm), actual length (8m – 30m) and
effective length (5m – 27m) of a pile to cover the applied load.
(5 marks)
To accomplish above mentioned tasks, students shall: Investigate on various construction methods such as dewatering, earthworks, foundation etc.which are being implemented in Oman. Investigate capabilities and limitations of construction plant being used in Oman. Collect required information through authorised textbooks, official websites. Student shall also perform scholarly study through text books and e-library resources. Prepare an Individual report according to report sections mentioned below.Civil Engineering Construction 1 (CIVL 0003) – Spring – 20 – CW (Assignment 2) – A & B – QPMEC_AMO_TEM_034_01 Page 4 of 10Report Sections:1. Introduction [maximum 100 words]Student shall start with a brief overview and introduction to the report. Student must providesignificance of earthwork, ground water control and capabilities and limitations of constructionplant.Distribution of marks for below sections are provided at assignment tasks in detail2. Ground water control methods [maximum 200 words]3. Output of construction plant team [variable, Maximum 300 words]4. Capacity calculation of a compaction plant [variable, Maximum 150 words]5. Effective length and Allowable pile load [variable, Maximum 150 words]6. Conclusion [maximum 50 words]Student shall provide overall recommendations through the knowledge pursued through thiscoursework. Student must discuss outcomes of this coursework through the knowledge gainedfrom various tasks of this study.7. References – CU Harvard style referencing formatStudent must provide respective citations and references as per CU Harvard referencing style.Minimum 5 references 2 e-library and 3 general referencesRules & Regulations:
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All resources should be cited using CU Harvard style.The final assignment must have a Title page, Table of Contents, References/ bibliography usingCU Harvard Style and page numbers.Title Page must have Assignment Name, Module name, Session, your name, ID, and the name ofthe faculty.Softcopy in word format is to be submitted through Turnitin link on Moodle.


Guidelines:Assignment must be computer typed.
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Font – Times New RomanFont – Style – RegularFont – Size – 12Heading should be with Font Size 14, Bold, Capital and Underline.
Civil Engineering Construction 1 (CIVL 0003) – Spring – 20 – CW (Assignment 2) – A & B – QPMEC_AMO_TEM_034_01 Page 5 of 10
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Provide suitable diagrams/images/photos wherever required.Each student has to do the assignment individually.You can refer books in e-Library or use internet resources. But you should not cut and pastematerial from internet nor provide photocopied material from books. The assignment answersshould be in your own words after understanding the matter from the above resources.Recommended textbooks to be used for this coursework:Warren, Dene R (1996) Civil Engineering Construction, Design and Management,Macmillan.
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o Chudley R and Greeno R (2005) Building Construction Handbook (10th ed), Routledge,N.Y U.S.A.Important Policies to be followed1. Student Academic Integrity Policy*:MEC upholds the spirit of academic integrity in all forms of academic work and any form of violationof academic integrity shall invite severe penalty. Any benefit obtained by indulging in the act ofviolation of academic integrity shall be cancelled.All cases of violation of academic integrity on the part of the student shall fall under any of the belowmentioned categories:1. Plagiarism2. Malpractice3. Ghost Writing4. Collusion5. Other casesIf the student fails a module and has a proven case of academic integrity violation in this module, thestudent is required to re-register the module. This is applicable to first and second offenders ofplagiarism.1. PlagiarismA. First offence of plagiarismI. If a student is caught first time in an act of plagiarism during his/her course of study inany assignment other than project work, the student will be allowed to re-submit theassignment once, within a maximum period of one week. However, a penalty ofdeduction of 25% of the marks obtained for the resubmitted work will be imposed.
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Period of re-submission: The student will have to re-submit the work one week from thedate he or she is advised to re-submit.If the re-submitted work is also found to be plagiarized, then that assessment will be
III.
awarded a zero mark. Re-submission of the work beyond the maximum period of oneweek will not be accepted and the assessment will be awarded a zero mark.Civil Engineering Construction 1 (CIVL 0003) – Spring – 20 – CW (Assignment 2) – A & B – QPMEC_AMO_TEM_034_01 Page 6 of 10B. Second offence of plagiarismIf any student is caught second time in an act of plagiarism during his/her course of study (in asubsequent semester), the student will directly be awarded zero for the work in which plagiarismis detected. In such cases, the student will not be allowed to resubmit the work. A warning ofsuspension shall be issued, and student has to sign an undertaking and undergo counsellingsession in such cases.2. Malpractice/Ghostwriting/CollusionA. First offence of Malpractice/Ghostwriting/CollusionIf a student is caught in an act of Malpractice/Ghostwriting/Collusion for an assessmentcomponent irrespective of coursework or end semester, the student shall fail the moduleand shall be required to re-register the moduleB. Second Offence of Malpractice/Ghostwriting/CollusionIf a student is caught a second time in an act of Malpractice/Ghostwriting/Collusion foran assessment component irrespective of coursework or end semester, the studentshall fail the module. A warning of suspension shall be issued, and student has to signan undertaking and undergo counselling session in such cases.3. Third Offence of Academic Integrity ViolationIf a student is caught a third time in an act of Academic Integrity Violation for an assessmentcomponent irrespective of coursework or end semester (in a subsequent semester), the studentshall fail the module and also shall be suspended for one semester from the College, asrecommended by institutional level academic committee, Chaired by the Associate Dean, AcademicAffairs.4. Fourth Offence of Academic Integrity Violation:If a student is caught a fourth time in an act of Academic Integrity Violation for an assessmentcomponent irrespective of coursework or end semester (in a subsequent semester), the student shallfail the module and also shall be expelled from the College, as recommended by institutional levelacademic committee, Chaired by the Associate Dean, Academic Affairs.5. Other casesIf a student commits an act of academic integrity violation as per the definition of “other cases”mentioned in the previous section or of a different nature, student’s case shall be forwarded to aninstitutional level academic committee, Chaired by the Associate Dean, Academic Affairs. Thecommittee shall investigate the case by means of a viva and/or a disciplinary hearing and shall takeappropriate decision. The penalty that can be granted to a proven case of academic integrity violationwhich falls in this category of “other cases” can be a warning/component zero/ modulefail/suspension/expulsion depending on the nature and gravity of the offence.Civil Engineering Construction 1 (CIVL 0003) – Spring – 20 – CW (Assignment 2) – A & B – QPMEC_AMO_TEM_034_01 Page 7 of 106. Types/Variations of Cases:
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If plagiarism is detected in any component of one assessment, the deduction in marks will beapplicable for the whole assessment, even if only the component or part submission alone needsto be resubmitted.If plagiarism is detected in a group assessment, all students of the group will be considered ashaving committed an act of plagiarism and the policy will then be applied to all studentsIf plagiarism is detected in any component of a group assessment, the deduction in marks will be
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applicable for the whole assessment even if only the component or part submission alone needsto be resubmitted.All students of the group would be considered as having committed an act of plagiarism and thepolicy will then be applied to all the students of the group.
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If the assessment consists of components or part submissions that could be a group assessmentcomponent (e.g. group assignment) and an individual assessment component (e.g. individualreflection), the following will be applicable:
a.
If plagiarism is detected in the group assessment component, all students of the group
will be considered as having committed an act of plagiarism, The policy will then beapplied to all students of the group. Group assessment component will be resubmittedas per the policy.b. If plagiarism is detected in the individual assessment component, the individualassessment component will be resubmitted and the policy will then be applied to thatstudent alone.c. For both (a) and/or (b), the deduction in marks will be applicable for the wholeassessment.* for further details Refer to MEC Student Academic Integrity Policy in Student Handbook.2. Late Submission Regulations:It is the students’ responsibility to check all relevant timelines related to assessments.As per the Assessment Policy at MEC, late submissions are allowed for one week (5 working days)for all UG modules with a penalty. In such cases, a deduction of 5% of the marks obtained for thesubmitted work shall be imposed for each working day following the last date of submissiontill the date of actual submission. Assessment documents submitted beyond a period of oneweek (5 working days) after the last date of submission will not be accepted and will be awardeda zero for that assessment. In cases where the submission has been delayed due to extenuatingcircumstances, the student may be permitted to submit the work without imposing the latesubmission policy stated above. The extended period of submission will be one week from theoriginal last date of submission. In such cases, the student is expected to submit the supportingcertificates on or before the original last date of submission of the assessment and the decisionof extension rests with faculty responsible for the assessment. The late submission policy shall beapplied if the student fails to submit the work within one week of the original last date ofsubmission.Civil Engineering Construction 1 (CIVL 0003) – Spring – 20 – CW (Assignment 2) – A & B – QPMEC_AMO_TEM_034_01 Page 8 of 10Students may contact their teachers for clarification on specific details of the submission timeif required.3. Research Ethics and Biosafety PolicyTo protect and respect the rights, dignity, health, safety, and privacy of research subjects involvedincluding the welfare of animals and the integrity of environment, all student projects areexpected to be undertaken as per the MEC Research Ethics and Biosafety Policy. Accordingly, thefollowing shall apply. Research and other enterprise activities shall be conducted by maintaining the high ethicalstandards consistent with national and international standards and conventions. Any research at MEC that is categorized as high-risk research shall be subject to review andapproval by the Research Ethics and Biosafety Committee. Research activities involving collection of human or animal tissues and manipulation of microbial,animal or plant cells shall be subject to review and approval by the Research Ethics and BiosafetyCommittee. Participants involved in research must be informed about the purpose of research and intendeduses of research findings. Written consent must be obtained from people involved prior to thecommencement of research. Data obtained from participants must be treated with high confidence and should be used onlyfor the intended purpose of research.Civil Engineering Construction 1 (CIVL 0003) – Spring – 20 – CW (Assignment 2) – A & B – QPMEC_AMO_TEM_034_01 Page 9 of 10Assessment Evaluation Criteria
ClassificationAnd % Range <tobe given as perrequirement>
Reflection and critical analysis.
Knowledge andUnderstanding/Application of Theory
Evidence of Reading
Referencing andBibliography
Presentation, Grammarand Spelling
Outstanding
Highly competent analytical skillsand reflective practice,demonstrating personal learning andgrowth, insight into requiredprofessional values and principlesand professional developmentplanning.
Extensive knowledgeand depth ofunderstanding ofprinciples and conceptsand /or outstandingapplication of theory inpractice.
Evidence of reading anextensive range ofeducationalliterature/research andwhere applicable workplacestrategies, policies andprocedures.
Accurate referencingand bibliographycorrectly usingappropriate referencingstyle
Excellent presentation,logically structured,using correct grammarand spelling, excellentcross-referencing andlinks to supportingevidence
Excellent
Strong analytical skills and reflectivepractice used, demonstratingpersonal learning and growth, insightinto required professional values,principles and competencies andprofessional development planning.
Excellent knowledgeand understanding ofprinciples and conceptsand /or excellentknowledge andunderstanding of theapplication of theory inpractice
Evidence of reading a widerange of educationalliterature/research andwhere applicable, workplacestrategies, policies andprocedures.
Appropriate referencingand bibliographycorrectly usingappropriate referencingstyle
Good presentation,competently structured,using correct grammarand spelling, clear andeasy to use links tosupporting evidence
Very Good Quality
Good use of analytical skills andreflective practice demonstratingpersonal learning and growth, insightinto required professional values,principles and competencies andprofessional development planning.
Good knowledge orkey principles andconcepts and/or goodknowledge of theapplication of theory inpractice
Evidence of reading a goodrange of educationalliterature/research andwhere applicable workplacestrategies, policies andprocedures.
Generally wellreferenced with correctuse of the appropriatereferencing style
Reasonablepresentation,completely structured,acceptable grammar andspelling, acceptable linksto supporting evidence
Good(Acceptable)
Acceptable use of analytical skills andreflective practice demonstratingpersonal learning and growth, insightinto required professional values,principles and competencies andprofessional development planning.
Acceptable knowledgeof key principles andconcepts and/orknowledge of theapplication of theory inpractice
Evidence of reading anappropriate range ofeducationalliterature/research andwhere applicable, relevantworkplace policies andprocedures
Adequate referencing.Generally accurate useof appropriatereferencing style
Adequate presentationand structure,acceptable grammar andspelling, adequate linksto supporting evidence
Adequate/Satisfactory
Adequate use of analytical skills andreflective practice demonstratingpersonal learning and growth, insightinto required professional values,principles and competencies andprofessional development planning.
Adequate knowledge ofkey principles andconcepts and/orsatisfactory evidence ofthe application oftheory in practice.
Evidence of minimal readingof educationalliterature/research andwhere applicable relevantworkplace policies andprocedures
Adequate referencing.Appropriate referencingstyle used but maycontain someinaccuracies.
Weak presentation ,satisfactory structure,grammar and spelling,links to supportingevidence
Weak /Poor(all learningoutcomes notadequately met)
Little use of analytical skills andreflective practice demonstratingpersonal learning and growth,insight into required competenciesand/or professional developmentplanning. Professional values andprinciples not reflected in thesubmission.and/orInsufficient/no use of analytical skillsand reflective practicedemonstrating personal learningand growth, insight into requiredcompetencies and professionaldevelopment planning
Little evidence ofknowledge of keyprinciples or conceptsand/or little evidenceof the application oftheory in practiceand/orNo evidence ofknowledge of keyprinciples or conceptsand/or no evidence ofapplication of theory inpractice
Little or no evidence ofreading outside of the coursetextbook and/or reference torelevant work place policiesand proceduresand/orNo evidence of readingoutside of the coursetextbook and/or reference torelevant workplace policiesand procedures
Little or no referencing,incorrect style, or veryinaccurate use ofappropriate referencingstyle
Poor presentation,grammar and spelling,links to supportingevidenceand/orUnacceptablepresentation, grammarand spelling, structure isvery poor, links tosupporting evidence
Civil Engineering Construction 1 (CIVL 0003) – Spring – 20 – CW (Assignment 2) – A & B – QPMEC_AMO_TEM_034_01 Page 10 of 10Marking Criteria(Assignment 2 – CIVL 0003)
S.No
Task
Weak/Poor(< 50%)
Adequate/Satisfactory(50-69)%
Good(Acceptable)(70-76)%
Very GoodQuality(77-83)%
Excellent(84-90) %
Outstanding(>91%)
MaxMarks
Obtainedmarks
REPORT SECTIONS
1
Introduction [10 marks]
Significance of earthwork, groundwater control and construction plant.
10
Ground water control methods [20 marks]
2
Dewatering method – 1
10
Dewatering method – 2
10
3
Output of the construction plant team [30 marks]
Output of the 360° excavator per week
15
Determination of Plant Team andnumber of weeks
15
4
Capacity calculation of a compaction plant [15 marks]
Minimum number of passes andminimum depth of compacted layer
5
Volume of soil handled per week
10
5
Effective length and Allowable pile load [15 marks]
Determination of allowable pile load
10
Diameter of the pile, actual length andeffective length
5
6
Conclusion [5 marks]
Overall recommendations through theknowledge pursued through this study
5
7
References – CU Harvard style [5 marks]
e-library references (2)
2
General references(3)
3
Total
100
Penalty, if any (-)
Final marks
100
Scaled to 50%
50
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