"A good construction schedule is essential to the success of every construction project."
I find construction schedules invaluable on all of my projects. For small projects they could be simple hand drawn bar charts and for large construction projects they could consist of thousands of linked tasks created using specialist software such as Primavera, Microsoft Project, Candy or similar.
Why are construction schedules important?
Construction schedules are useful because:
"A properly planned construction schedule will avoid clashes or hold-ups on the project"
Common errors with construction schedules
Some of the more common errors include:
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Construction schedules are essential to contractors and project owners
Preparing the best workable construction schedule or construction program is an art, a science and one that needs expertise and experience. The schedule needs to reflect how the construction team will build the facility, the realities of the construction site, the available resources and skills, the local conditions and the contractual requirements.
Committing to a construction schedule which is impossible will cause damage to both the contractor and the customer. Following a schedule with flawed logic will invariably result in a delayed construction project, or even some completed work having to be redone. Ignoring the schedule or not conveying the contents of the construction schedule to those in the field defeats the purpose of preparing the schedule.
Construction schedules are useful to contractors and customers and shouldn’t be viewed as just a contractual requirement, or another document for the customer to ‘whip’ the contractor.
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