Ocean Channel Tunnel Case Study

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Two centuries ago, in 1802, one of the French engineer Albert Mathieu wants to do a tunnel under the sea between UK and France. This project is the one of the biggest project in twentieth century. This channel fixed transportation system between two countries and saving the time, with twin rail tunnels. Eurotunnel is helps to people to travel between those countries in an unprecedented travel time of only 35 minutes. Moreover It was recognized as one of the "Seven Wonders of the Modern World" by the American Society of Civil Engineers, alongside the Empire State Building, the Itaipu Dam in South America, the CN Tower in Toronto, the Panama Canal, the North Sea protection works in the Netherlands, and the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco. Up to 400 trains pass through the tunnel each day, carrying an average of 50,000 passengers, 6,000 cars, 180 coaches and 54,000 tons of freight. In July 1985 tunnel…show more content…
The outcomes of the Channel Tunnel project point out the cost management challenges when executing large construction projects. These are really impossible but while doing project sometimes will be happen some problems. The project ran to successful completion above supply, important to significant contractual claims. The project content was extremely enormous, and content slip was finally responsible for causing a considerable increase in the original cost estimations and schedule over runs. Complexities during the development phase became from IGC capacities to control the scope without approval of extra funding, this affected project management, increasing difficulties in its completion also for costing the project, its means problems equal to cost of money and time. It is arguable that schedule planning in the development phase was enough. Despite schedule overruns by one year, the factors causing the time overruns were beyond the control of the project

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