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Planning is an art, and the art of planning exist only among human beings. This power to be able to plan distinguishes man from the other members of the animal kingdom.
Planning is a philosophy. Looking ahead is way of thinking, a concern about the future effects today’s actions. Planning involves a state of the mind that recognizes the need for orderliness and the value of direction. Individual planners may sway between optimism and pessimism, but they dare not stray too far from reality.
Planning is integration. Both long and short range plans provides a unified structure to give purpose to the organizational units involved. Broader plans consider the client, the supplier and other peripheral contact of the construction company.
Planning is a process. Goals and objectives are the most obvious consequence of the planning process. A loose objective of the survival or of making profit is a poor guidelines clearly inadequate for steering a home builders' team.
Planning is a collection of procedures. All construction companies make plans ahead to some extent and apply their own methods of doing so. In small construction company, one person may do it all, but larger construction companies have standard guidelines and procedures for formulating and carrying out plans.
The development through construction planning is a natural field for contractors and home builders as they are in a better position because of their training and experience. However, for a good planning, intelligence and experience are necessary. And for a plan to be successful, it must be prepared by those were trained and qualified to do the job.
The pre-planning stage establishes and determines the direction and success of ay construction project. Unfortunately, it seems that some engineers, construction company and contractors have not given the pre-planning emphasis despite their one direction of going there.
For building construction, planning includes the material delivery schedule, manpower loading schedule, equipment schedule and of course the construction schedule or the order of the activities. Large construction company with big projects tends to put more resources on the planning effort because mistakes and errors during the construction phase will have a lot of cost specially for large scale projects. Small contractors on the other hand which deals mostly with residential and small scale commercial projects usually do the planning on their heads. This is because residential projects and small construction in general follows almost the same path of works which can be easily memorized by an engineer or home builders. Putting them on papers or asking their assistant to take note of some dates is of course very helpful once the number of projects handled by the contractor started to grow.
Planning starts by dividing the construction works or scope in bits and pieces of manageable size which can be called as activities. Activities will be determined and be further subdivided by considering factors such materials used, skilled person needed and the preceding and succeeding activities. After the activities have been established, their chronological order now needs to be put-in-place. This is where the knowledge of an experienced contractors or home builders come in handy. The factors which determine the orders of the activities are the following.
Once the activities were arranged to their rightful places, then our construction schedule is complete. Next comes the material delivery schedule which can be derived by determining the required duration for procurement, preparation and delivery of the materials and then adjusting them accordingly backwards from the start of the activities in order to determine the date on which a certain materials needs to be procured. Manpower and equipment schedule can also be made using the construction schedule and with the help of a contractors productivity table which determines how many manpower or equipment is needed to perform a job of certain magnitude.
Top-Notch Construction, as a responsible home builders and contractors, view construction planning as an inherent part of our service. You can be ensured of quality and timely delivery of requirements.
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