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Construction project planning and control

Discuss the benefits to the project lifecycle by commencing the planning proccess at the concept and design stages of a construction project. Here I want you to explain the types of schedules used at each stage of the project lifecycle.

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Construction has several schedules used throughout the process. They are usually parallel schedules, for the contractor, the government, the bank/mortgage company, and the home owner. The most important in the planning stages are the design and engineering approval stages. The homewoner works closely with the design firm to create the home plans they desire and the engineering schedules keep the plans within the boundaries of good construction and building codes. A sample design stage process would look like this:

Owner meets design company.
Homeowner gives basic and specific needs.
Design firm begins creating house elevations and floorplans based on homeowner desires and needs.
The homeowner and design team meet to go over first draft of plans.
Changes are sent to CAD operator and ...

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A discussion on the construction process schedules needed for project management and control during the design phase.