2 – THE SCHEDULE – THE KEY TO SUCCESS
The “Success” of any construction project is based on many factors but the project Schedule is undeniably the most critical tool. In many instances, project schedules are used to forecast or report on global progress. We believe the schedule must serve a more fundamental role. From the projects creation within our estimating department, the various independent tasks are plotted in our management system. Those tasks become the building blocks of our scope analysis. Each task is assigned not only duration but also predecessors and successors.
Finally, resources are allocated to each task and now we clear plan for what needs to happen, when it needs to happen, who will do the respective task and what needs to be completed before we can perform. The finished construction schedule is used daily to track progress and plan for the work ahead.
It is updated as needed to depict actual field conditions and accurately forecast the successful completion of the prescribed scope.