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hard working-persistent consistent and always want to learn something new.....

W19_APE_Asphalt Pavement Core Drill Test


  1. Problem Definition

The common method today for pavement thickness assessment after execution [both asphalt and concrete] compare to contract specification is using core drill method. Consultant Supervision and Client determine method assessment in the bid for payment work item with tolerance according to standard. Field core drill test can be used also to assess pavement quality since we have samples from test points. Both parameters are the guideline for declaring work progress for Contractor.

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W18_APE_Berth Occupancy Rate Exercise Using Crystal Ball Software


  1. Problem Definition

BOR or Berth Occupancy Rate is one of key element to be used for any port investment assessment. Using BOR information, the Designer then able for designing the wharf size required for vessels berthing. Indeed, the composition of each port BOR depend on logistic planning for cargo and for our port the most important cargo will be sulphur pallets deliver in containers. For W18 blog i will exercise sulphur BOR using crystal ball software.

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W17_APE_My Re-Baseline Schedule


  1. Problem Definition

Last week it is been recognized that we already in 50% class program. For W12 it is time for re-baseline schedule due to some changes in our class project. I had personnel communication with DR Paul and from his emails I had the knowledge that there are two methods of doing re-baseline and some conditions for re-baseline. DR Paul suggests me to try these two methods on hands so I can have my understanding for this concept. I used my personnel schedule for exercise re-baseline in W17 blog posting.

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W16_APE_Comparison Cost Estimate Process


  1. Problem Definition

After several years also performed cost estimation either during feasibility study, bid process and construction implementation, I realized that there is a good process for estimation and possibility to propose it using internal memo as the new standard procedure of estimation. But before, I will analyze what is the weakness of existing process compare to this reference.  

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W15_APE_Erection Schedule of Precast Bridge Girder for Toll Road


  1. Problem Definition

Beam girder is part of main structure that composed structural bridge frame and it is common structure for any toll road. They can be formed in precast concrete or steel both in single section or segmental sections. The challenge will be for the erection job and especially for the span crossing active toll road traffic flow. For this work, usually we have working window time when traffic is not busy [low traffic flow] and required intensive coordination with the Operator and traffic police. This is interesting blog topic concerning planning and scheduling.

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W14_APE_Review of Simatupang2014 Class Performance in Week W6 Progress


  1. Problem Definition

Part of class contract deliverables to DR Paul as our Client From Hell is providing weekly progress report. On this report it shows class and individual performance with boundary limit CPI and SPI value of 0.8. Less then this value the consequence will be dismissed from class. It appears that the trend line of these two indicators is not good until week W6 while we claimed ourselves on week W1 as “PERFORMING GROUP STAGE” using Tuckman tools[1]. In this blog i will try to assess my group condition based on task unit approach.

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W13_APE_External Relation Action Plan


  1. Problem Definition

Our External Relation Department usually conduct a workshop in November every year to formulae their action plan regarding all matters relevant with company shareholders including local people in our COW. For W13, I will use data from complain records for action plan analysis to support them.

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W12_APE_Volume Calculation for Shallow Foundation


  1. Problem Definition

Working volume is important element for established the cost besides unit price. Currently there are many standards of volume measurement for project quantity surveying. One of them is CESMM [Civil Engineering Standard Method of Measurement] published by The Institution of Civil Engineers. For blog W12, I am trying to compare earthwork volume calculation for shallow foundation following CESMM section E [Earthwork] with traditional method in accordance with OSHA standard.

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W11.2_APE_Presidential Cost in Indonesia


  1. Problem Definition

How much cost required of running for President in Indonesia? There is no open source for public knowledge and transparency of presidential cost from one candidate to others. In this blog I try to estimate presidential cost for next general election planned most likely in mid of year 2014.  

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W11.1_APE_Presidential Cost in Indonesia


  1. Problem Definition

How much cost required of running for President in Indonesia? There is no open source for public knowledge and transparency of presidential cost from one candidate to others. In this blog I try to estimate presidential cost for next general election planned most likely in mid of year 2014.  

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