center to find out if jobs meet the estimate of the
master schedule. If a job is off schedule, adjust the
work center schedule of the following week without
making major changes to the master schedule.
The shop supervisor reviews the master schedule
and prepares the work center schedule each week. He
or she reviews it daily to ensure the maximum use of
shop resources. The shop supervisor coordinates with
other shops when a requirement for more than one
Shop scheduling is required throughout the job
when the shop performs at various stages of the work.
For example, the Builders would open an area to allow
the plumbers to make a repair and they would then
close the area after the repair with the painters arriving
later for final touches. To schedule the job properly,
you divide the carpenters time between two distinct
work phases. You must make sure all the plumbing
repairs are done before the carpenters return to the
work place. Do not schedule the painters until all the
other workers have finished their assignments.
This chapter does not attempt to tell you
everything about planning, estimating, and scheduling
of a construction project; however, the information
given you and the references listed throughout this
chapter are what you need to know in order to
understand planning and estimating procedures.