Project Scheduling: What Every Client Should Know

  • By Jeremy Thompson
  • 01 Feb, 2013
Project scheduling involves the challenging task of dividing the home building process into jobs. Each job should start at a certain point, with a projection of how long each job will take. The objective is to complete building the house in the quickest time possible, with as little money invested as possible. Certain jobs can […] The post Project Scheduling: What Every Client Should Know appeared first on J. Thompson Builders.
Project scheduling involves the challenging task of dividing the home building process into jobs. Each job should start at a certain point, with a projection of how long each job will take. The objective is to complete building the house in the quickest time possible, with as little money invested as possible. Certain jobs can run concurrently, but other jobs can’t start until others are completely finished. And what any client having a new home built quickly realizes is that construction is not a smooth process with absolute completion dates. Each project varies widely in its process, and variables like weather and changing contractor schedules affect the timeline.
The entire building process is usually completed within 5-7 months. The more customizations in a home, the longer it will likely take. The more detailed the house plan, the more time it will take to build the house.
A new home construction project will include:
  1. The home plan design
  2. Finalizing plans, estimates, signing contracts
  3. Applying for permits
  4. Site work, clearing the ground
  5. Establishing power to the site
  6. Foundation work
  7. Framing
  8. Roofing
  9. Installing windows and doors
  10. Siding
  11. Plumbing, electricity and HVAC
  12. Insulation
  13. Interior trim
  14. Flooring
  15. Cabinets and countertops
Important facts you should know about project scheduling…
  1. Expect your builder to provide a schedule outlining what phases of the home building project will be completed, and when the work will occur. Your builder will know the exact order things need to be accomplished and in what time frame it should happen. The builder should also outline what the client needs to accomplish, including any selections or decisions the client needs to make.
  2. Change orders alter the scope of the project. Your builder will work with you to alter the plan as necessary, in order to accomplish the preferred outcome. But know that any change will increase the cost as well as extend the time of the schedule. Contractors often have lead times of weeks, not days, and they may not be able to rearrange their schedules at the last minute.
  3. Remain flexible. Develop a construction schedule with your builder, but understand your plan must be flexible, and you must be willing to exercise patience when changes to the plan arise. Delays often happen whether it’s in receiving permits at a later than expected date which then pushes out the dates the contractors have agreed to, or delays may result when contractors have to change the schedule because of scheduling conflicts with other projects.

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