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IJAREM: Volume 09 - No. 03, 2023


1. Project Performance Measurement in John Arne Construction Company Using Earned Value Management
Delfa G. Castilla, Rapunzel V. Marabi, Jetche C. Montecalvo, Raymond C. Nuñez, Michelle C. Pepito, Chariss Petiluna, Niña Marie Pilapil
Construction projects are developing and becoming more complex over time, necessitating particular requirements throughout the project. Project time and cost are crucial factors in the construction business since they are over-run or under-run. One of the responsibilities of the engineering department is to monitor and control expenses during implementation in order to determine the actual cost associated with carrying out the task. As a result, cost control is a continual and essential activity that evaluates the effectiveness and performance of management. Earned Value Management (EVM) is a method that integrates scope, schedule, and resource measurements to assess project performance and improvement; it involves integrating the three critical components of a project covering schedule, work score, and cost. This research aims to evaluate the cost and schedule analysis in John Arne Construction project using earned value management. The results revealed that the project was behind schedule at the status date of October 31, 2022 and the project was completed on schedule at the status date of November 30, 2022. Project only needs 29% efficiency rate to finish the project. In terms of cost, the results showed that the project spent was smaller than the budget or the project was under budget.


2. Thermal Performance of External Walls, Case Study Tirana, Albania
Marvin Basha, Xhordi Dema, Geraldo Zyko, Klodjan Xhexhi
The need to design and build according to the resident’s demands is the best possible option, in today's economic market. Nowadays, buildings that ensure a good thermal performance is increasing. This article compares the thermal transmittance coefficient (U-value) between a wall with a simple composition of bricks, plaster and graffito without thermal insulation and a wall composed of stone wool, anti-vapors membrane, air gap and terracotta tiles (ventilated façade). This comparison explains the thermal benefits and the best ways to increase the thermal performance of a building, in a particular case of Polis University, Tirana, Albania. The results and conclusions drawn from this article are factual indicators with concrete values that professionals should take into consideration since in the initial stage of design. Choosing the best layers for a façade may result in the creation of a comfortable indoor thermal comfort for the inhabitance in a micro perspective. A good thermal insulation improves the building’s thermal balance and contributes decisively to the thermal comfort of the occupants, which means a considerable reduction in heating and cooling loads, in order to increase the building’s energy efficiency. The measurements of this comparative analysis will be done by using a specific instrument such as Testo 435-2. Atmospheric conditions will also be considered during the measurements, respectively for internal and external environments.


3. Factors Influencing the Success of a Small Technology-Based Venture: The Case of Davao City, Philippines
Randell U. Espina
Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) played critical roles in both developed and developing countries' economic mobility. These new and small technology-based ventures (STBVs) employ technology graduates and have the potential to spur economic development in DavaoCity. Nonetheless, given the difficulties encountered by some technical entrepreneurs in the city and elsewhere, the question of how to successfully introduce and create STBVs remains unanswered. The Davao City Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Inc. (DCCCII) believed that the barriers could be overcome with the assistance of government and private institutions and foreign funding agencies. To successfully establish STBVs, DCCCII must create an army of technology entrepreneurs, evaluate, and create a healthy local business environment, and collaborate with partners, particularly the academic community, to create a culture of research and develop innovative technologies, andsell them to the appropriate market.




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