Construction Scheduling: What You Need to Know

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  • 90 minutes

Just as a bid is an estimate of the costs needed to construct a project, the schedule is an estimate of the time needed to construct a project. The first step of properly managing your project time is planning your project and then working your plan. In order to manage your project using the project schedule, you will need to ensure that the project schedule represents your construction plan. Properly managing your project time also includes managing project risks, which includes managing added work, changes to the project, and dealing with unanticipated events

The benefits of this timely topic includes an experienced instructor who can provide the perspective of both the contractor, responsible for developing and updating the project schedule, and the owner,responsible with reviewing and accepting the project schedule and evaluating requests for additional time. We will also discuss how project schedules are used and misused to support a party’s position.

Join this session by expert speaker Bill Haydt, where he will explain about the Construction Project Scheduling from the very beginning, why it is necessary and how to make revisions to it from time-to-time.

Session Highlights:

  • Construction Scheduling Basics

  • Defining a Schedule and why they are necessary

  • Reviewing Scheduling Techniques

  • Essential CPM Scheduling Information

  • Data Date; Durations

  • Logic Relationships

  • Calendars; Activity Dates

  • Forward and Backward Pass

  • Float - Total Float, Free Float, and Negative Float

  • What Is the Critical Path?

  • Constraints; Cost and Resource Loading

  • How to Build a Project Schedule

  • We will go over what a Baseline Schedule is

  • Comparison of Planning versus Scheduling

  • Updating the Project Schedule

  • We will cover why it is necessary to update a schedule and how to make revisions.

  • Time Extension Requests

  • Using the Project Schedule to Demonstrate Entitlement to Additional Time

  • Time Impact Analysis

  • Preparing and Evaluating a Request for Additional Time

  • Scheduling Best Practices and Abuses

  • The Project Schedule Is Project Management Tool

  • As-Built Logic Changes

  • Misused Scheduling Software Features

  • Gaming the Schedule

Why You Should Attend:

By attending this webinar, you will understand the basic terminology related to construction scheduling. The speaker will define what “CPM” scheduling is and how the critical path is determined. Your ability to build and update a construction schedule will increase and you will be able to develop persuasive and compliant time extension requests. You will also learn the best practices and common abuses of construction scheduling.

Who Should Attend:

All construction professionals interested in learning how to develop,maintain, and use the construction schedule to ensure their projects are successful.

You may ask your Question directly to our expert during the Q&A session.
** You can buy On-Demand and view it at your convenience.

Bill  Haydt

Bill Haydt

  • Director and Shareholder at Trauner Consulting Services, Inc.

  • Provides Critical Path Method (CPM) schedule development, updating, and time extension preparation services to contractors, and CPM schedule review and time extension evaluation services to public and private owners

  • Qualified in federal court as an expert in construction scheduling and delay analysis; expertise lies in the areas of construction claims preparation and evaluation, development and review of critical path method (CPM) schedules, delay analysis, lost productivity, damages, and dispute resolution

  • Analyzed construction performance on a wide array of projects, including highways, bridges, airports, wastewater treatment plants, power plants, chemical process plants, government installations, pipeline systems, correctional facilities, hi-rise and low-rise structures, commercial facilities and residential housing units

  • Evaluated and helped resolve construction claims involving delay, inefficiency, acceleration and other impacts related to differing site conditions, design deficiencies, changes, and owner, designer and contractor performance through negotiation, mediation, arbitration and litigation

  • Certified and award-winning instructor for Federal Highway Administration’s National Highway Institute courses, including Managing Highway Contract Claims: Analysis and Avoidance

  • Presented dozens of seminars, webinars, and construction claims-related presentations across the country

  • B.S. degree in Civil Engineering, Drexel University

  • J.D. degree, Temple University James Beasley School of Law

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