In a previous article I discussed 10 mistakes that occur in construction schedules or programmes. (Read part 1) These mistakes could mean that the contractor is working to a schedule that is incorrect or unworkable and the project is likely to be completed late.
Here are a few more common errors to avoid:
The scheduler or planner should be experienced in preparing construction schedules. The project manager should ensure that the schedule takes into account the conditions on the project site, the available resources and the chosen methodologies. Where necessary the key subcontractors should be consulted to ensure that time allocated to their tasks is sufficient.
Preparing the best workable schedule is an art, a science and one that needs expertise and experience.
But of course even a good schedule is worthless if it’s not followed or isn’t updated correctly. But this is a discussion on its own which we will discuss in 2016.
What mistakes and pitfalls have you experienced with project schedules?
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