Pre-Construction scheduling is the foundation of a successful project. It is the focus and attention at this phase that determines the success of a project.
Pre-Construction scheduling establishes the plan, sets the expectancy for the project, and keeps everyone involved in the Pre-Construction phase accountable. This phase is scheduled separately but linked directly to the actual construction schedule.
A project begins when you commit to proceed on a project. A schedule needs to be initiated and structured from this point to determine all of the steps, milestones, and activities required to get the project ready for construction. Typically, the Pre-Construction phase is not scheduled and managed at the level required (if at all) to work all of the tasks necessary to coordinate all of the activities, steps, and time frames to set a project up for success.
Many times, schedules are prepared for and just before the actual construction phase. You must adequately manage the Pre-Construction process. If not, the project will be destined for failure, and you will not know it until you experience all the problems and delays that result from the lack of organization and planning.
All our Construction Scheduling Templates and files include two major phases:
Pre-Construction Scheduling consists of scheduling and management of:
Most projects are destined for failure when the project goes to construction because there is usually insufficient planning, scheduling, and communication during the Pre-Construction phase.