On The Building Site

Building Projects

The Finishing Touches

Schedule for large construction projects can be complex, and few development managers relax until the entire project is complete. It can take years before a...

Building Projects

Adding Infrastructure

Whenever a construction project gets a green light, there are many steps before a building begins to form. It can sometimes appear the walls go...

Building Projects

New Neighborhood Construction

When a developer obtains the permits for new neighborhood construction, they often begin their scheduled work by building the roads and amenities included in the...

Building Projects

Adding the Landscaping

Once a building is complete, the landscaping must be added. While many people think of this as nothing more than gardening, there are many different...

Building Projects

Laying a Good Foundation

No matter how large or small a building is, it will not stand long without a secure foundation underneath it. Construction engineers have the task...

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Building From the Ground Up

When starting a construction project, the place to begin is at the bottom of the building. Once a good foundation and footers have been laid,...

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Dealing with Delays

Large projects of any type are often subject to glitches when it comes to getting the job done on time. Those who plan construction projects...

When outsiders look at a large construction project, it often seems either completely chaotic or as if no one is working. This is due to the scheduling that takes place once the project has been given a green light to begin. Scheduling is the duty of the civil engineering department. They decide how long it will take to complete each task as well as the order in which the different tasks must be completed.

The comprehensive job schedule is distributed to the management of each team working on a construction project. The purchasing team has the responsibility to ensure supplies arrive when needed for each phase of the project. Machine operation managers are responsible for making sure their crews are ready to work when the schedule calls for heavy lifting or moving. Managers for the welders, carpenters and other tradesmen are given the schedule to tell them when they can work on their part of a large construction project.