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 craft exists.
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 carpenter's time between two distinct work phases. You must make sure all the plumbing repairs are done before the carpenter's 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.Continue Reading