A major aspect to any size construction project is the schedule. The schedule is the key component that outlines the time frames needed to complete the entire project. Not only is the time frame for the overall project included in the schedule, but also each and every sub-task. Putting together an effective and useful schedule requires gathering a wide range of information and details prior to starting any work.
First, you need to decide what approach you want to use with your construction project, as this has a direct correlation to your schedule. Some companies base their projects on the tasks, to establish control, rather than on the cost. Other firms can follow cost control instead of using the tasks to develop their schedule. Then there are other organizations that use a mix of both costs and tasks to put together a working schedule. It is entirely up to you to decide which method will work best for your project.
Regardless of the method used, all projects should have a construction schedule completed before the first worker arrives for his or her assigned tasks at the job site. It is vital you take steps to guarantee the efficient use of your resources, in order to keep the project within budget. Ensuring your project schedule is completed correctly and that it includes the critical path method (CPM), you may want to consider obtaining help from an outside consulting firm like HSE Contractors. We have helped with many types of projects, over the years, in a wide variety of areas, for a broad range of clients, including GE, Chevron, NASA, NYC MTA, and Delta Airlines.