SCHEDULING IN CONSTRUCTION
A comprehensive schedule will outline every step of the project in terms of milestones, present an estimated timeframe for the final product, and will save you time and money in the long run if something goes awry. If staying under-budget and on track for completion are important to you, then you’re going to need a schedule for your next construction project.
Perhaps the biggest advantage of a construction schedule is that it requires you to focus on the big picture. It’s easy to get lost in all of the different phases of a project, but a schedule will help you make connections between particular stages. You’ll also be able to adequately plan around inspections, making sure that everything meets local building standards beforehand. You’ll be left with a more efficient time frame and general methodology. Every construction job requires materials and resources.
A thorough schedule will let you order those resources within an acceptable interval, ensuring the right quality and quantity of product, including labor. Larger construction jobs mandate different subcontractors, and with an adequate plan in place, you’ll be able to organize what and when certain labor jobs are completed.
Construction schedules can provide your work with a good degree of adaptability. Life doesn’t always operate according to plan and construction projects are no exception. Creating a schedule allows you to research different avenues and look for alternative solutions in case something happens. You’ll be able to plan for seasonal and weather delays, dividing structural and internal work into separate time slots. Scheduling Plan Bs and Plan Cs will help keep your construction project on track, save you time, and provide you with a bonus level of safety.
The primary methodology for construction scheduling uses a specific tool called a Gantt Chart. Named after Henry Gantt in the early 20th century, this chart is simply a visual medium depicting a list of tasks scheduled and organized by timeframe. Gantt Charts are the typical tool used by schedulers and coordinators. These projects break down projects into milestones and time estimates. They’re aesthetically pleasing, simple to create, and even easier to read. You’ll know which tasks are scheduled, what order they’re scheduled in, and how particular tasks overlap. Gantt Charts provide you with projected delivery date and they’re very easy to alter if delays should arise.
- Overall, creating schedule can only improve your project. Any task is easier to accomplish with the proper organization techniques. When things go wrong, it’s easy to feel stressed and lost in the weeds.
- A construction schedule will help you plan around those potential problems and roadblocks, relieving you of the stress that naturally comes with construction and renovation.
- Your project will be safer, and you won’t have to worry about running out of materials and time. Efficiency, adaptability, and high-quality work are guaranteed when you do the research and use a construction schedule.
We are always aiming to improve our efficiency, quality, and customer service. That’s why we like to challenge ourselves when preparing construction schedules. Developing a schedule for your project is a lot like creating a recipe, in that the order of steps plays a drastic role in how well the final product turns out. One of the most important aspects in tailoring your construction schedule is the organization of start and end dates according to the different, necessary labor trades involved in the project. This style of organization allows us to provide subcontractors with important deadlines, and minimizes any delays caused by miscommunication.
Organizing by trade also gives us an idea on which materials we need and when to order them to ensure that they arrive before the tradesmen. This prevents further setbacks due to insufficient resources.
A common axiom in the construction business is that delays and changes are inevitable, and that no construction schedule created on day one of the project will be followed through precisely to the letter.
But creating a schedule on day one is still very important. It provides us with the foresight to see where problems may arise and gives us time to find solutions to those obstructions.
Our goal is to finish your project ahead of schedule and with the utmost quality our company is known for, guaranteeing a happy client and a beautiful home.
We use a state-of-the-art project managing software, focused around user-friendliness for clients. It allows you to track construction progress, ask questions, and exchange photos and documents. You can use the software’s Gantt Chart to view project milestones and timelines. You can also see potential delays (such as insufficient materials and design decisions) before the delay even occurs! One of our project managers will send you an email invitation at the beginning of your project, notifying you of any updates or entries to the software from our end.
The software is also mobile friendly, so you can download the app and start using it immediately! Our program is not industry specific and can be tailored to different business and lifestyle needs. We encourage everyone to give it a try. You can use it to organize your business and break a busy day into small, individual tasks. We here at BT Construction & Development Inc. like to go the extra mile when it comes to communication, organization, and business integrity. We provide you with the tools to improve your renovation project and your construction experience. Our goal is to build long-lasting relationships with all our clientele. Come see what all the fuss is about!