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Figure below illustrates the layout of building materials and access roads for the purposes of servicing two hoists for the erection of a low-rise building. Comment on and criticize the present layout in relation to the positioning of both the materials and hoists.
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Criticism of existing site layout:
- Both hoists have separate scaffold staging, causing increased costs.
- Materials are not stockpiled near hoists.
- Entrance to the site is too narrow for truck to pass.
- Stores are located behind the batching plant so obscuring storeman's view and check point is separated from the stores.
- Concrete and mortar mixers are located too far from the hoists.
- Stockpiles are dispersed and hinder unloading.
- Temporary roads are long and narrow.
- Some stores are difficult to reach.
An improved site plan look like this:
Suggested improved layout:
- Both hoists are housed in a common scaffold.
- Batching plants have direct discharge into dumpers.
- The access has been widened near the site entrance.
- The stores are located to give a good view of all materials stockpiles, and are sited near the temporary road.
- Concrete and mortar mixers are located near the hoists.
- The temporary road is shorter and wider.
- A compound is provided to police non-bulk materials.
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