Delivering a project on time and on budget depends, in no small part, on precise scheduling. We understand the importance of a complete and accurate project schedule beginning with design development and ending with a completed project punch list. To that end, we do not develop our project schedules behind closed doors; rather we seek input from all parties on the construction team with the owner, subcontractors, and suppliers to create a realistic and achievable project schedule. We monitor and update schedules daily. Following this procedure allows us to identify individual work activities, uncover conflicts and resolve those conflicts early on. We have found through experience that obtaining input from all involved parties is the only way to obtain “buy in” and a vested interest in meeting the schedule. Being directly involved in the design process affords us the opportunity to continuously improve the construction schedule as the design becomes more and more refined. We use Primavera based Suretrack project management and scheduling software to create CPM diagrams on all Adroit Projects.
We also use three-week Look-Ahead Schedules that provide short interval scheduling linked to the Master Project Schedule every month. It allows us to make modifications as needed to keep subcontractors and suppliers on track. They are generated by the field superintendent through discussions with each respective subcontractor, and are then distributed to all involved parties by Adroit’s office staff. This technique as described is well received, and a well known practice by the local subcontractor community, as it provides them with the ability to plan out their work and perform their respective scopes with substantially greater efficiency.
In addition to short duration scheduling, our management teams will conduct specific “pre-task” meetings for each major task performed on the project whereby the details of the work are reviewed, along with the safety practices which are to be employed, and the duration of time the activity will take. The underlying purpose of this methodology is to maximize efficiency and the safety of our people and the public, thus leading to cost effective and productive construction.
Everyone on our team is clear about our high standards and our continuous communication throughout the project.