One of the key controls to any successful project is a well-coordinated, updated and accurate schedule of work. Some of our most successful projects at James CRAFT & Son are ones that follow a working schedule that is well thought out and implemented to meet or beat that schedule.
Here are some of the ways that we plan our work:
2-Week and 3-Week Look-ahead schedules
With this tool crew leaders can list activities and their duration’s in a short window of 2 to 3 weeks. Man power requirements are listed as well as any tools and equipment needed for each activity. This information is then shared with the general superintendent for manpower requests and with the customer and other contractors for coordination efforts.
Microsoft Project (Gantt Charts)
We use the Microsoft Project software for larger projects which contains an overall view of a project’s schedule from start to finish. Created by project managers and superintendents this schedule is used by the project team and also helps project work that is months away for material and equipment deliveries. It’s also useful for project milestones like topping out the structure or owner occupancy.