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.Continue Reading