CPM Scheduling for Roadways And Bridges
Scheduling is critical to the success of design-build projects for roadways and bridges. The most important step is to extract information from Maintenance of Traffic (MOT) plans in order to reflect this in the schedule. HSE has been selected as the scheduling consultant for multiple DOTs nationwide reviewing incoming claims for delays and requests for extension of time. HSE has also represented over 50% of the top roadway and bridge contractors in the US in over 25 states. Over the past 20 years, HSE has developed a database of production rates for aggressive and conservative rates based on the quantity take-off. By selecting the right production rate and multiplying it by the right quantity in every phase, each activity on the schedule will be assigned a realistic duration which is the backbone of any reliable schedule. This database includes activities for drainage, concrete, structures, and roadway work.
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See all our Roadways and Bridges ProjectsHSE also takes into consideration the availability of the resource in the market when needed and learning curves. This information is key to ensuring reviewing authorities will understand that the contractor fully understands project requirements, and is able to schedule activities in a way that would not jeopardize the continuity of traffic throughout the construction phase. The bottom-line result is schedule approval to kick start billing and schedule updates by the contractor. Construction sequence and logic ties must be identified early on in order to avoid potential conflicts between the construction company and other project stakeholders. Critical interfaces with Utility Providers should also be extracted from specifications, along with their corresponding dates and durations, and carefully inserted into the schedule using logic finish-start relationships. This is important to demonstrate the contractor’s time entitlement in case there is a delay from these utility companies. By understanding the construction sequence and identifying potential conflicts, the contractor can develop a schedule that minimizes disruptions and maximizes efficiency. In addition, the contractor can use Critical Path Scheduling to optimize the use of resources and ensure that the project is completed on time and within budget. By understanding the importance of scheduling, design-build projects for roadways and bridges can be successfully completed.
HSE has successfully executed and completed a plethora of roadways & bridges projects nationwide over the past 18 years and has developed our own database of production rates that range from aggressive to conservative rates. HSE studies the drawings and our engineers do their own take-offs for the major quantities and multiply the quantities by the production rates and that’s how we calculate accurate durations. Reliable durations are the backbone of any schedule.
In addition to the above, HSE applies the specific knowledge of roadway & bridge construction sequence and logic ties of what we learned on previous projects to all of our future work so our clients can truly see the benefit of hiring an experienced consultant. Our goal is to build the schedule to show the optimum sequence of activities and set up logic ties in a way that could allow the contractor to use the tool to manage time entitlements and recover General Conditions’ costs.
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