PROJECT PLANNING

Project planning for construction is an important tool that project managers use to break a large, complex projects into smaller steps. Project planning requires gaining an understanding of exactly what the final desired project outcome is and defining the steps that will be required to achieve that outcome.

Project planning services for construction projects achieve much of the same goal. Construction project planning breaks down the complex moving parts of construction projects into a realistic and actionable building plan. The importance of project planning for construction projects cannot be understated. While all construction projects and services involve some type of planning, as projects grow in scale and scope the plan that supports them becomes increasingly important.

One view of project planning divides the activity into these steps:

  • setting measurable objectives
  • identifying deliverables
  • scheduling
  • planning tasks

TYPES OF PROJECT PLANNING

Work Breakdown Structure (WBS)

A Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) is a deliverable-oriented hierarchical decomposition of the work to be executed by the project team to accomplish the project objectives and create the required deliverables. A WBS is the cornerstone of effective project planning, execution, controlling, monitoring, and reporting. All the work contained within the WBS is to be identified, estimated, scheduled, and budgeted.

Gantt Chart

Gantt charts can help with more than planning and scheduling tasks over one or multiple projects. You can also plan and schedule entire projects, plan in sprints and milestones, schedule teams’ work, and compare planned versus actual timelines in your project

Critical Path Method (CPM)

The critical path method (CPM) is a technique where you identify tasks that are necessary for project completion and determine scheduling flexibilities. A critical path in project management is the longest sequence of activities that must be finished on time in order for the entire project to be complete.

Kanban

The Kanban Method is a means to design, manage, and improve flow systems for knowledge work. The method also allows organizations to start with their existing workflow and drive evolutionary change. They can do this by visualizing their flow of work, limiting work in progress (WIP), and stopping starting and start finishing.

The Kanban Method gets its name from the use of Kanban – visual signaling mechanisms to control work in progress for intangible work products.

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Disadvantages

Sustainability

We are using renewable and recyclable materials when building new structures, as well as reducing energy consumption and waste.

Project on time

Control begins early in the project with planning and ends late in the project with post-implementation review, having a thorough involvement of each steps.

Modern Tech

The collection of innovative tools, machinery, modifications, software, etc. used during the construction phase of a project.

Latest Design

Design is a process of creating the description of a new facility, usually represented by detailed plans and specifications.