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Manhours Calculation

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Zain Imran
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I am relativly new to project planning and I am currently wotking on man-hours calculation for an Engineering-Procurment-Construction project. I can calculate the man hours for the construction activities but how do I calculate the manhours for Procurement and Engineering (Specifically designing activities and data collection/data sheets preparation activities)?

If any one could provide me with a list of standard man hours for Engineering, it would be a great help.

Thankyou all in advance for helping.

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Zain Imran
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Thank you sir for your response. Would you be kind enough to share any previous engineering standard manhours. It would be a great help.

my email is zainimran903@gmail.com

Jithin Kambhikanam
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Zain,

 

You shouldnt calcualte the Manhours for Engineering. This has to be given by the Engineering Manager.

Procurement Manhours you can take it from the Procurement Manager but usually Procurement is Weighted based on the Value of Item rather than manhours.

 

Regards

Jithin

Anoon Iimos
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The best thing you can do is make a guess or assumptions. Or perhaps copy data from previous similar projects. Simply because you can never have any basis for new design and procurement works as these are all variables in the first place. And you need to collaborate with various vendors just to gather data / data sheets. I guess even if you ask "Michelangelo" if how long will it take him to do a certain job, what would be his answer? The question remains a question.