Developing a realistic construction project timeline is an important part of effective construction project management. Unfortunately challenges do present themselves along the way that can delay a project, but having a timeline set in place to work to is vitally important. A construction project timeline is required for the following reasons:
- Property owner needs to have the construction project completed by a specific date. An effective timeline will ensure that all parties know what pace to work at and what progress needs to be made at the various stages / times of construction.
- Labor, building materials and equipment must be paid for and time is of the essence in order to keep these costs to a minimum. Timelines / schedules can help you to effectively plan financially for these.
- Changing seasons can affect weather conditions. In some instances it may be vital to complete a building while the weather conditions are still favorable. An effective timeline can ensure timely completion.
When developing a construction project schedule, it must include a start time and an expected or estimated duration for each listed activity or phase. It’s always a good idea to cater to some delays as a result of weather, material delivery delays and potential schedule conflicts with your contractors.
A Gantt chart is popular to use. This is a chart with all the construction activities listed to the left of the chart with reference start and progress dates at the top. This is merely a representation of appropriate time frames for each task. Important aspects or phases to feature in your construction project timeline include site preparation, foundation work, dried-on shell completion, mechanical rough-in completions and finish work.
If you want to get the most out of your construction project timeline, hire a professional construction project management team who ultimately make use of latest project management software, programs and mobile apps that help all parties stay on track with the expected timeline.
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The best way to develop a construction project timeline or schedule is with the help of MDS Builders. We are experienced in the field of project management and will ensure that your project is carried out perfectly according to schedule. Whether it’s dealing with contractors or ensuring that your materials are delivered on time, we at MDS Builders ensure a professional and efficient service. For more information and advice, contact us via email or telephone at MDS Builders today.