problem 1: Drawing on your experience as a designer and a contractor, identify the possible causes of program over-runs, late completion and claims on construction projects and describe measures that could be taken to minimize their recurrence on site.
problem 2: Describe the parameters you would explore to accomplish a cost effective solution to a drainage problem. Comprise social and environmental issues in your argument.
problem 3: Describe how cost risks are recognized and managed in the feasibility, design, tender and construction of a project. How does consideration of cost risk influence the choice of method of procurement?
problem 4: Describe the advantages of provision of infrastructure utilizing public or private finance.
problem 5: describe how a consultancy operating in, and owned by, the public sector might compete with private sector organizations. How many such organizations work altogether on public infrastructure provision?
problem 6: Describe the merits of provision of infrastructure utilizing public or private finance.
problem 7: Is PFI the right way to give public infrastructure and services? Describe.
problem 8: Drawing on your experiences from various types of contract, describe the relative advantages for financing highways infrastructure projects from public and/or private sources.