Subcontractor Scheduling

Effective Scheduling is an invaluable tool that will help you manage your workload and resources for a single project or across all of your projects.

With time on your side and the use of schedules, filters, views and reports you can gain the insight to make intelligent planning decisions, minimize liability and maximize your profits.

As a subcontractor, you have specific needs and responsibilities that are different from a General Contractor, Construction Manager or Other has.

You need to create an organizational structure that provides management of Time, Manpower, Crews, Resources, Equipment and Materials.

Your scheduling is critical to the overall performance on the projects you are working on. You have all of the basic scheduling needs – the only difference is that your tasks are reduced and specific in scope relative to the specific phases you are working on.

You also have the duel responsibility to meet the project deadlines that you are working on while managing the workload and resources you have across all of your projects.

Discover the Potential Benefits of Subcontractor Scheduling:

Using Templates
Templates provide the foundation for your schedules, save input time and give you the ability to filter, view and report on any information for a single project or across all your projects.

Subcontract Work or Self-Perform?
Using filters, views and reports you can evaluate when you need to self-perform or subcontract work. Without effective planning we do not have this information available and we either over allocate our resources or subcontract work when we could perform certain tasks or phases.

Managing Your Workload
With the ability to look ahead, you can make intelligent decisions on whether to hire additional resources or subcontract work and know what type of work to go after.

Managing Resources
You can manage YOUR resources easily and effectively for a single project or across all of your projects. This can help your decisions on taking other work and adjusting profit margins.

Tracking Equipment
You can know and track your equipment usage at any time in the future and make decisions on whether to subcontract work, buy, lease or rent equipment.

Controlling Delivery Schedules
Using filters, views and reports, you can control delivery schedules for materials for individual projects or across all of your projects.

Using Schedules To Manage A Group Or Process
Schedules can be used to manage any type of group or a process. Microsoft Project provides the ability and power to schedule and manage anything that relates to time.

Production Scheduling
You can assign specific resource types to different tasks and phases and get reports that will show your workload in a graph format so you can level out your resources.

Scheduling Multiple Projects
By combining your projects into a ‘Master’ project, you can gain insight into planning, purchasing and management across all of your projects – very powerful!

Pre-Construction Scheduling
Pre-Construction Scheduling is critical to setting up your projects for success. This phase includes ordering materials, controlling lead times, managing submittals and other planning milestones.

Using CSI Coding
CSI Coding provides a numbering structure related to your tasks and allows you to filter, view and report on the particular code item or groups of code items.

Purchasing Power
You can use your schedules to increase your purchasing power for your subcontractors, materials and lead time order items with the ability to forecast ahead.

Adjusting Profit Margins
With the ability to look ahead and view your workload you can increase your profit margins when you are busy and tighten your margins when you need work.

Using Reports
Using reports can provide the exact information that is required by the people that need to see them. You are actually narrowing down information into a format that is useful for a specific purpose.

Using Incentives
Incentives are a great way to insure that your projects get the attention and production they need. Without them, your team members will focus on other priorities.

Increase Communication
You can bridge the gap between who you are working for and the various levels of construction. Communication is the key to success. Scheduling with the available reports, views and filters can give you all the insight needed to control and manage your business.

Meeting Deadlines
Meeting deadlines eliminates the overhead of the extra costs associated with increased project completion, extensions, delays and lack of communication.

Organization
Providing an organized schedule and or system will help promote customer satisfaction, communication, feedback and ultimately the profits on your project and in your business.

Accountability
Keeping all your team members accountable to a schedule or system is the key to successful management. Establishing a system of accountability will promote increased production, enthusiasm and profits.

Managing our construction projects is a great challenge. Scheduling provides a tool that offers insight and planning that is not available without it. Volume does not equal profits – the answer is to control what we do have to the greatest profit and potential.

Everything that we do relates to time. Scheduling provides a platform to track and use time to your advantage for any purposes you need. The success or failure of each project we work on effects all other projects and the potential profits associated with them.

With an effective Scheduling System in place you can gain control over the things that are often unmanaged and provide the insight to plan your business operations in order to maximize your profit potential.


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