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(PS-3400) Managing Contractor Schedule Submittals with Higher Efficiency

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Level: Basic
TCM Section(s):
4.1. Project Implementation
7.1. Project Scope and Execution Strategy Development
Venue: 2020 AACE International Conference & Expo

Abstract: Owners executing large-scale projects frequently receive extensive planning data from contractors. Traditionally, project plan collection is an intensely manual process, involving a mix of scheduling tools, spreadsheets, and email. A significant portion of this time-consuming procedure includes the often-manual review of contractor schedules for quality and reasonableness prior to incorporating them into the project’s integrated master schedule. Some environments are so complex that the goal of a truly integrated plan is either unachievable or unavailable until mid-project. To address this problem, five owners have been surveyed and benchmarked, with their planning data communication management processes aggregated into three general categories. By combining the high-points of their collective wisdom with emerging practices, the writer proposes a high-maturity method to enhance efficiency in the planning and scheduling process.