The project schedule is perhaps the most complex aspect of project management.  An achievable, realistic schedule requires experienced collaboration between all aspects of a project, including design, procurement, construction, start-up, and turnover.  Failure to consider the unique constraints of each aspect of the project will result in costly delays and decreased quality of work.  However, a well-planned project schedule can be a powerful tool that the management team uses to seamlessly integrate each phase of construction.  Coordinated schedule activities result in economical use of project resources and ensure that a high-quality product is delivered on time.

CB&A’s experienced team of schedulers can provide the kind of usable schedule that our clients need to manage their project.  We use the most powerful scheduling tools available combined with our knowledge of the industry to produce a detailed schedule for the construction management team to follow.  By working closely with the entire project controls team, we maintain a schedule that is integrated with the cost forecast so that cost impacts due to schedule changes can be appropriately evaluated, helping to mitigate project risks.

CB&A’s planning/ scheduling capabilities include:

  • Planning Capabilities:
    • Scope/Drawing Reviews (Multi-Disciplined Capabilities)
    • Detailed Field Walkdowns (as Required to Support Project Requirements)
    • WBS Structure Development
    • Task List Development (Engineering/ Procurement/ Construction/ Start-Up/ Turnover)
    • Activity Duration and Work Hour Development
    • Integrated Schedule Logic
    • Schedule Basis Development
  • Scheduling Capabilities:
    • Conceptual Schedule Development
    • Detailed EPC and Start-Up Schedules
    • Detailed Outage Scheduling
    • Critical Path Identification
    • Resource Loading and Leveling
    • Earned Value Analysis
    • Detailed Reporting
    • Progress, Resource Allocation, Gantt Charts
    • Integrated Scheduling with Maintenance (Including Outages)
    • Overall Portfolio/ Program Scheduling
  • Scheduling Systems/Software:
    • Primavera P6
    • Microsoft Project