Our team of CPM scheduling experts provide a wide array of Schedule Analysis services and reports for Owners and Construction Management Agents. Our reports include but are not limited to:
• Schedule Adherence to Contract Specifications
• Schedule Adherence to Industry Standards
• Performance Assessments
• Sequencing Concerns
• Constructability / Feasibility
• Productivity Analysis
• Resource Allocation / Over-allocation
• Earned Value Assessments
• Cost Distribution
• Change Order / Modification Evaluation
Precision’s schedule analysis provides a thorough explanation of the facts, issues, and anomalies that have occurred throughout the project. Unfortunately, some Contractors either don’t have competent schedulers or they simply fail to adhere to the schedule (plan). There exists an old and obsolete ideology that just willing a project to finish and letting the subcontractors work, will result with a successful project. These contractors do not correctly use the schedule as an effective management tool; they see it as a method of payment or a visual to appease the Owner. This flawed ideology has led to the failure of many projects and businesses.
Misrepresentation of progress, is one of the most common issues that we encounter. The schedule is poorly planned, not followed, and manipulated. Then when the project is nearing what should be completion, it is obvious to all parties that the project is severely late. Then fingers of blame are pointed and costly disputes begin. This pitfall can be avoided by implementing proper schedule analysis and project controls.
Holding Contractors accountable to develop and utilize the schedule as a management tool is highly beneficial to both the Owner and the Contractor. The Owner is better equipped to identify risks and mitigate the issues that have or will occur. The project is completed in a timely manner, issues are resolved, and everybody wins.