Construction planning is an artform, with the benefits surrounding this specialism being wide-ranging throughout the entire project lifecycle. Used in synergy, this layer of expertise becomes a commanding influence and a cornerstone of successful project and programme management. It does however require a technical ability that is not commonplace within the industry. It requires the full understanding of all the intricacies associated with construction methodology, delivered in both a technical and visual manner.
Construction is a large and complex industry, comprising of widely varying mechanics, that can present challenge at the infancy of the project or otherwise during a continuous stream of encounters that need to be addressed moving forward. As such, a fragmented approach to project delivery can often lead to project delays and spiralling costs. Therefore, the incorporation of effective planning and control can provide the necessary clarity and certainty of buildability when planning a scheme, alongside a greater depth of understanding toward both phasing and logistics. Furthermore when on site, an enhanced level of monitoring, productivity analysis and programme risk management can be undertaken to challenge progress reporting. Notwithstanding the above, this service is a vital asset when tasked with analysis of delay.
At the core, the basis of successful programme management is a creation of a clear set of parameters against which the project is to monitored and managed; recognising at every stage of the project there will be key considerations, interfaces and decisions that must be made in partnership with the Client with regards to commercial and technical challenges.