What tools are in the central tool room (CTR)
and what is available for rent from local vendors?
It is important that you identify long lead-time
items as soon as possible. For realistic schedules, you
must take into account anticipated material delivery
dates. Figure 2-7 is a list of possible long lead-time
items. Any special training requirements must be
addressed to the chain of command as soon as
possible. Special training requires scheduling
additional training after home port has begun and
requires much coordination.
The crew leader is responsible for ensuring all
required resources are identified. The crew leader
must estimate materials, tools, equipment, and labor
required to complete each construction activity. All
required resources are listed on the CAS sheets. The
scheduled start and finish dates for each activity are
taken from the level III barchart and shown on the
CAS sheet. The resources are then tied to the schedule,
and any action required to track or request resources
can be monitored on the CAS sheet.
Before you go any further with detailed project
planning, the project must be broken into smaller
parts. Each part can then be estimated individually.
The project will first be broken into between 8 and 10
master activities representing large, functional parts
of the project. Each master activity will then be broken
into between 5 and 10 construction activities.
The regiments usually assign master activities to
the projects. The master activities can be broken into
at least 5 construction activities. Most commonly,
master activities number between 8 and 10. These
activities identify functional parts of the facility and
are often tied to a particular company or rating. It must
be clear to all personnel involved in the planning
process exactly what work is included in each master
activity. That is the purpose of the master activity
listing (fig. 2-8). By providing a good narrative
Figure 2-8.Master activity listing.