In any construction project, there is a lot of work to be done before the contract is complete. A construction project schedule is description of how the project is to be completed or constructed. This white paper is a basic guide to construction project scheduling, and reviews why there are schedules, why they are important on projects, and how they should be used and also discusses essential Critical Path Method (CPM) concepts.
Director, shareholder with Trauner Consulting Services, Inc.
Expertise in the areas of CPM scheduling; claims preparation and analysis; and the review, editing, and updating of specifications
Has provided expert testimony on delays, termination for default, and damages
Author of Construction Delays, Third Edition
Certified planning and scheduling professional
Certified Construction Documents Technologist with the Construction Specifications Institute
Involved in the analysis and presentation of claims on projects involving mass transit, government, military, education, high-rise residential, and civil works construction
Contributing writer to the Association for the Advancement of Cost Engineering International’s Recommended Practice No. 29R-03 for Forensic Schedule Analysis
The Recommended Practice is the first publication in the industry that comprehensively classifies all known schedule analysis techniques used by construction scheduling professionals to identify and measure project delay using project schedules
Award-winning instructor with the National Highway Institute; he is currently presenting the following courses: “Managing Highway Contract Claims: Analysis & Avoidance, Alternative Contracting,” “Use of CPM for Estimating Scheduling and Timely Completion,” and “Principles of Writing Highway Construction Specifications"
B.A. degree in economics, University of Pennsylvania