Planning, scheduling and cost control in construction management
Scheduling of processes as well as budget planning and control play a central role in construction management and form an interface between all disciplines involved, from the concept phase to commissioning.
Planning in construction projects of the Oil, Gas and Petrochemical industries
As a permanent member of the construction management team, engineers tasked with planning and scheduling draft the time frame of a construction project. The construction schedule is updated monthly. In addition, a 3-week projection and updates are drawn up weekly, following discussions within the project team. The updated schedule is again part of the monthly progress report.
To this end, the engineers in charge records, names and coordinates all activities of the individual disciplines during the engineering and construction phase. Among other things they determine so-called critical paths. These are activities in a project plan that are interdependent and have no time buffer. They therefore determine the expected minimum project duration.
Estimating and controlling costs forms another internal and above all communicative interface. First rough cost estimates are discussed in planning meetings, and 30%, 60% and 90% project development reviews are common. The Cost Controller / Estimator is familiar with budget calculations and the preparation of detailed cost plans. Programmes such as MS Project and Primavera are applied to secure and manage the schedule and costs.
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