Greendale Stadium Case

| March 16, 2018

Greendale Stadium Case

The G&E Company is preparing a bid to build the new 47,000 seat  Greendale baseball stadium. The construction must start July 1, 2011,  and be completed in time for the start of the 2014 season. A penalty  clause of $100,000 per day of delay beyond May 20, 2014, is written into  the contract.

Ben Keith, the president of the company, expressed optimism at  obtaining the contract and revealed that the company could net as much  as $2 million on the project. He also said if they are successful, the  prospects for future projects are quite good since there is a projected  renaissance in building classic ball parks with modern luxury boxes.


Given the information provided in Table 6.3, construct a network schedule for the stadium project and answer the following questions:

  1. Will the project be able to be completed by the May 20 deadline? How long will it take?
  2. What is the critical path for the project?
  3. Based on the schedule would you recommend that G&E pursue this  contact? Why? Include a one-page Gantt chart for the stadium schedule.


The baseball stadium is an outdoor structure with a retractable roof.  The project begins with clearing the site, an activity that lasts 70  days. Once the site is clear, work can start simultaneously on the  structure itself and demolishing an adjacent building site. This  demolition is necessary to create a construction stage for storing  materials and equipment. It will take 30 days to demolish the buildings  and another 70 days to set up the construction site.

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TABLE 6.3 Greendale Stadium Case


The work on the stadium begins by driving 160 support pilings, which  will take 120 days. Next comes the pouring of the lower concrete bowl  (120 days). Once this is done and the construction site has been set up,  then the pouring of the main concourse (120 days), the installation of  the playing field (90 days), and the construction of the upper steel  bowl can occur (120 days).

Once the concourse and upper bowl are completed, work can start  simultaneously on building the luxury boxes (90 days), installing the  seats (140 days), installing the jumbotron (30 days), and installing  stadium infrastructure (120 days) which includes: bathrooms, lockers,  restaurants, etc. Once the seats are installed then the steel canopy can  be constructed (75 days) followed by the installation of the lights (30  days).

The retractable roof represents the most significant technical  challenge to the project. Building the roof track supports (90 days) can  begin after the lower concrete bowl is constructed. At this time the  dimensions of the roof can be finalized and the construction of the roof  at a separate site can begin (180 days). After the roof supports are  completed then the roof tracks can be installed (90 days). Once the  tracks and the roof are completed then the roof can be installed and  made operational (90 days). Once all activities are completed it will  take 20 days to inspect the stadium.

For purposes of this case assume the following:

  1. The following holidays are observed: January 1, Memorial Day (last  Monday in May), July 4th, Labor Day (first Monday in September),  Thanksgiving Day (4th Thursday in November), December 25 and 26.
  2. If a holiday falls on a Saturday then Friday will be given as an  extra day off, and if it falls on a Sunday then Monday will be given as a  day off.
  3. The construction crew work Monday through Friday.

assignment is this one:

Greendale Project ReDux
Due Week 8 and worth 90 points

This assignment consists of two (2) parts: a project schedule, and a written response.  You must submit both parts as separate files for the completion of this  assignment. Label each file name according to the part of the  assignment it is written for.

Part A: Project Schedule
(Submit as one [1] Microsoft Project file)

  1. Create a multi-level work breakdown structure (WBS) and detailed  project schedule, using the information from the “Greendale Stadium  Case” located at the end of Chapter 6, and incorporating the following  constraints.
    Note: When you create your MS Project schedule, you will need to update your project per the following constraints:      

    • The project must consist of at least twenty (20) tasks.
    • Each task must have a start and finish date that matches the duration noted in the assignment. 
    • Each task must be assigned to a resource (e.g., Demolishing Crew; Construction Crew; Landscaping Crew). 
    • Assume that the crew works during normal weekdays (no weekend work) under normal conditions (8 hours per day).  
    • In terms of holidays, you can assume no work will be done the  following days: New Year’s Day, President’s Day, Good Friday, Good  Monday, Friday before Memorial Day, Memorial Day, the business day  before Independence Day, Independence Day, the Friday before Labor Day,  Labor Day, the day before Thanksgiving Day, Thanksgiving Day, Black  Friday (day after Thanksgiving), the business day before Christmas,  Christmas Day, the business day after Christmas Day, and New Year’s Eve.

Part B: Written Response
(Submit as a Microsoft Word file)

  1. Respond to the following questions in a one to two (1-2) page paper based on your project schedule.      
    • When will the project be completed? 
    • What is the critical path for the project?
    • How much slack / float is in your project? What activities have the greatest slack / float?
    • Identify the top three (3) activities that you believe could impact the project completion date.
    • What additional activities you would add to this project to make it more complete, from a project management viewpoint?  
  2. Format your assignment according to the following formatting requirements:     
    • Typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with one-inch margins on all sides.
    • Include a cover page containing the title of the assignment,  the student’s name, the professor’s name, the course title, and the  date. The cover page is not included in the required page length.

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