Pipeline and network distribution.
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Pipeline network and distribution system in any water supply and sanitation project is the work of the surveying department. For the effective and efficient implementation of a pipeline network and distribution system, the surveying team had to work concurrently with the consultants and the main contractor. The department had several responsibilities i.e., prior to the commencement of works, during the construction of the works and upon completion of the works. This project report presents the construction management practices learnt in water supply and sanitation project, especially under pipeline network and distribution system, carried out by the surveying department of Weihai International Economic & Technical Cooperative Co. Ltd (WIETC), contracts management practices exercised during execution stage and the application of project management knowledge areas during the project implementation. The methodology used here is both quantitative and qualitative analysis, the quantitative analysis involved analysis of the data using the cut and fill method while qualitative analysis relies majorly on descriptions of surveying techniques applied during the project and other processes like pressure tests. The project involved supply of pipes, pipe laying, testing and commissioning works of 27 kilometers of new pipelines and 22 kilometers of old network and 7 kilometers of sewer lines. For the successful implementation of a project to be achieved, good project management practices must be put in place. Failure to have proper project management monitoring and control systems can easily result in poor relationships, disputes and cost overruns on a project