By Bruce Jervis
Any contractor preparing to bid or sign a contract should be concerned about the project owner’s ability to pay for the work. It matters not whether the owner is public, corporate or nonprofit. It is important to ascertain whether the necessary funds have been appropriated, borrowed or otherwise set aside for the project. Read more.
Schedule delays and disputes over time extensions or impact costs are a major source of claims on a construction project, often because the contractor did not prepare a comprehensive or accurate baseline schedule or did not properly update the schedule as work progressed. The owner’s failure to detail the required information in the project’s scheduling specification or to timely review schedule updates can also contribute to scheduling failures.
Purposes of Project Scheduling
Scheduling requirements on a construction project help ensure that all activities required by the contract documents to be performed by the contractor to complete the work are properly planned, adequately staffed, appropriately coordinated and executed in an orderly and expeditious manner. Depending on the nature and scope of the project, a construction schedule can be as simple as a list of activities that are organized in a logical, time-scaled sequence. However, on large construction projects such simple schedules are likely not adequate to meet their intended purpose. Read more.
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