Benefits of a well thought out building schedule

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Matthew Charlton | 27/11/17

A well thought out and constructed building schedule is as valuable to the client as it is the builder in order to get the project completed.

From a client's perspective, it should provide you with a clear schedule of events, show the build end date and provide a step by step plan to get the building project through the necessary phases to completion.   

A well-constructed building schedule is a necessary aid to ensure the project is completed in the shortest possible time, making the best use of resources and communicated to all relevant parties.

A construction schedule should:

  • Enable the project to be completed in the shortest most efficient time, making good use of available resources without compromising on quality and safety of the build.
  • Incorporate any imposed restraints whether these be created by the client, contractors or additional third parties.
  • Take into consideration any potential weather conditions that could reduce productivity and work best to eliminate wasted resources.
  • Be a fluid document able to react to unforeseen changes.
  • Appropriately show the resources required and who they will be completed by should additional contractors be on site. 
  • Incorporate milestones to achieve a regulated and genuine build.
  • Clearly show when client decisions need to be made if not already done so, this generally would be decisions around the finishes, ie doors, tiles etc.
  • Be updated regularly and available to all parties.
  • Have sign off by both the client and the construction company.

An experienced and dedicated construction project manager will take full control of the schedule, ensuring it is updated and consider it a vital part of ensuring the success of a building project. 

At Upright Construction all our build projects have a build schedule and our team of project managers expertly manage the builds to completion.

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