Scheduled Maintenance – 17th March

John Chaney

There will be scheduled maintenance this coming Sunday 17th March 2019 between the hours 6am-12pm AEDT (UTC+11). Monthly updates will be carried out on all Windows servers to improve stability and security. Email will be sent out when the system becomes available.

How to Avoid 3 Common Commercial Construction Scheduling Delays

Commercial Construction

Any sort of construction delay can be disastrous in this time-pressed landscape, as there’s typically little wiggle room built into a construction schedule. The client will either have to amend the construction schedule, find an alternative product or deal with delays.

How to Create a Successful Restaurant Construction Schedule

Commercial Construction

As the best restaurant construction firms will tell you, the most common reason construction schedules and budgets increase for a restaurant opening is not due to a commercial construction crisis (such a burst pipe, etc.),

Footing Bar Bending Schedule (BBS) – Estimation of Steel Quantity

The Constructor

Bar bending schedule (BBS) of an concrete footing provides the reinforcement details and the total steel quantity required for the footing. Concrete Technology Foundation Design Bar Bending Schedule Foundation design Isolated Footing

Construction Project Scheduling

Construction Cost Estimating

In simple words, a project schedule is a kind of document that gathers all the important works so that project can be delivered on time. So make sure that the important ones should be on the top of the schedule to complete the project on time.

Digital Dryshack # 68: Scheduling Best Practices

Cassell Construction Estimating Blog

15 Tips for Best-Practices Scheduling. Rule # 1: Always maintain the best interests of the project in the schedule. Rule # 2: Always maintain high ethical standards in building the project schedule. Use the entire contract duration in the initial project schedule (IPS).

Stretching Schedule Properties Dialog

Revit OpEd

When we stretch the schedule properties dialog only the Available Fields list gets wider. The side dedicated to the parameters assigned to the schedule gets no love. of Wishes Dialogs Opinion Schedules User Interface

Top 14 Most Common Scheduling Mistakes by Contractors

Best Practices Construction Law

Many delay, disruption, and loss of productivity claims are lost or substantially reduced in value because mistakes, errors and carelessness are reflected in the original schedule and plan of operations. Incomplete schedules. Again, the schedule can often set the tone for the job.

Digital Dryshack #92: 6 Tips: P6 Scheduling for D.O.D., 2016

Cassell Construction Estimating Blog

One significant takeaway that reinforced what we were already noticing is that new government personnel are changing NAVFAC’s & USACE’s scheduling specs for recent projects. For years we had been able to count on a rigorous but largely boilerplate scheduling spec for both branches of the service. As fundamental and obvious as it sounds, even experienced schedulers often skip this crucial stop and assume they know what’s required.

Bar Bending Schedule For Floor Slabs

Construction Cost Estimating

Bar bending schedule is an important structural working document that rightly gives the disposition, bending shape, total length, and quantity of all the reinforcements that have been provided in a structural drawing.

Digital Dryshack #87: 10 Reasons D.O.D. Schedules get Rejected

Cassell Construction Estimating Blog

firm providing scheduling training in Honolulu last week reminded me of the struggles most midsize contractors face when submitting an Initial Project Schedule (IPS) to NAVFAC or the Army Corps of Engineers. Rarely are the rigorous and demanding scheduling complexities included in D.O.D. For this reason, I’ve listed the 10 most common reasons the Government rejects Initial Project Schedule submissions: Incomplete Logical Network is the #1 reason most schedules are re­jected.

Schedule Column Width

Revit OpEd

In my griping about schedules in my previous post I mentioned (in an addendum) that we get a new feature in Revit 2014 that provides some measure of control over column width. The Revit 2014 Modify Schedule/Quantities ribbon interface now looks like this.

Collaborative Construction Blog: BIM Workshops Scheduled with.

Collaborative Construction

BIM Workshops Scheduled with CITA in Ireland. Others interested in scheduling a similar presentation for built industry stakeholders in your region should contact James directly. SCSI - BIM for Estimators & Schedulers. BIM Workshops Scheduled with CITA in Ireland.

Schedule Linked Files

Revit OpEd

We can schedule elements that are in linked files but there isn''t a schedule that is only interested in telling us what linked files there are. We can take advantage of the addition of Grids and Levels as elements we can schedule in Revit 2014. Add the new schedule to the sheet.

Schedule Name and Header

Revit OpEd

A few years ago (Aug 08) I wrote a post that explained how to break the relationship between a schedule''s name and its header. Now the schedule header can be something else and the name we see in the Project Browser can be something else.

How To Improve Productivity and Schedule Accuracy in Construction


Improving productivity and schedule accuracy in construction can save time and money on a project. Productivity and Schedule Accuracy starts with having a construction schedule. Your schedule and your budget should be your bible on a construction project. At the same time creating a schedule at the start of a project and ignoring it is just as bad as not having one. You need to be constantly back checking against your schedule.

Construction Scheduling Techniques

Construction Cost Estimating

Construction cost estimator should create project scheduling to assign dates to project activities and to match the resources of materials , equipment and labour for organized project procedure. Proper scheduling eliminates problems that can arise due to production limitation.

Schedules and payments dominate subcontractor challenges

Construction Dive

General contractors and subs need to be on the same page about these issues in order for the project to be done right and profitable

Schedule Features Not Available

Revit OpEd

When you examine the Appearance properties of a schedule, say for doors or windows, you are teased with a couple options that are inaccessible. Those are only accessible when you create/edit a title block family and deal with a Revision Schedule. of Unfair Tips Clarification Schedules

Schedule Linked Files and Current File

Revit OpEd

I wrote an earlier post describing a way to create a schedule of linked files. I read a thread at RFO asking about including the current file in the schedule too. This is a schedule of Levels (since all projects have at least one). Files links Parameters Schedules Tips

How BIM can enable construction scheduling in 4D

Construction Dive

Oracle and Assemble Systems join forces to enable users to easily create 4D simulations, cost-loaded schedules, micro-schedules—and manage constant project changes

Bar Bending Schedule(BBS)of Footing – Estimation of Steel Quantity

The Constructor

The bar bending schedule(BBS) of an R.C.C Concrete Technology Foundation Design Bar Bending Schedule Foundation design Isolated Footingfooting provides the reinforcement details and the total steel quantity required for the footing.


The Constructor

Bar bending schedule provides the reinforcement calculation for reinforced concrete beam. How To Guide Reinforcement Guide Bar Bending Schedule RCC reinforcement Reinforcement Estimation It provides details of reinforcement cutting length, type.

Schedule New Row

Revit OpEd

Despite the recent improvements to schedules I find myself wishing for a subtle improvement to the Insert > Data Row feature. Buttons Schedules Split Button User Interface Dept.

Details of slab reinforcement on the basis of bar bending schedule

Construction Cost Estimating

This construction video provides detailed information on slab reinforcement that is created with bar bending schedule (BBS). Bar bending schedule (aka schedule of bars) belongs to a list of reinforcement bars, a specified RCC work item.

Hiding Columns in Schedules

Revit OpEd

Each field in a schedule has a parameter called Hidden Field, available when we are looking at the Formatting tab in the Schedule Properties dialog. We can also right click on a column while editing a schedule, in a schedule view, and choose Hide Column.

Schedules Basics & Tips

Revit Beginners

Need to identify what type or category of schedule you are looking at? In the Properties of the Schedule, edit “fields.” The type of Schedule is in the title of the window and the categories is often in the "Select from available fields" dropdown.

Viking Stadium 4D Scheduling

Construction Dive

4 - Issue 48) as one of the top 5 videos of 2015, we learned that 4D modeling played an essential role in the success of the new Vikings stadium - bringing it in ahead of schedule and under budget. Featured here in December 2015 (Vol.

Open Sheet - Equal Rights for Panel Schedules

Revit OpEd

Schedules are special views, they can be placed on more than one sheet (like Legends). Electrical Panel Schedules share this distinction but unlike other schedules they are not nearly as likely to require being placed on more than one sheet.

Two Lines in Schedules

Revit OpEd

You may be aware that we can force a schedule field to use a new line by pressing Shift + Enter. When the schedule is placed on a sheet you''ll see both lines or how ever many you force it to use. Tips lines Data Entry Schedules Dept.

How Self-Performed Trades Keep Construction Schedules on Track

Wolgast Corporation Blog

After 65+ years in the business, we understand that our projects run smoother and more efficiently when we rely on setting the schedules and completing the work ourselves for three specific trades. Design/Build Professional General Contractor Scheduling

Raiders' Las Vegas stadium progress: on schedule and hitting hiring goals

Construction Dive

The Mortenson and McCarthy joint venture-led project appears to be on track to meet its accelerated 30-month construction schedule and has exceeded minority participation goals by 82


The Constructor

Construction Construction Management Construction Project Construction Scheduling Planning Project Management PROJECT PLANNING In planning phase, plan is made and strategies are set, taking into consideration the company policies, procedures and rules.

Consulting Work - December and January Schedule

Revit OpEd

of Off Topic Schedule WorkI've been very fortunate over the years to find project delays, postponement or cancellations easy to deal with. This year each of those things have happened at the same time. As such I'm putting it out there that, to use the phrase from the very British TV show "Are You Being Served?", " Mr. Stafford are you free? Why yes I'm Free! " I'd be pleased to hear about training, implementation, modelling. anything Revity.that I can help with! Just send me an EMAIL.

Digital Dryshack #59, P6 Tech Tip: Conform Activity Description to 30-character USACE Scheduling Spec

Cassell Construction Estimating Blog

Here’s a method I’ve used in the past to identify and fix this problem: Build the schedule, being mindful of the limit, but otherwise as you would normally do. When all activities are entered, export the schedule to XL. Happy scheduling!


The Constructor

Planning, scheduling is an important part of the construction management. Planning and scheduling of construction activities helps engineers to. Construction Construction Management Construction Project Construction Planning Construction Projects Project Management

Revit 2017 - Combine Parameters in a Schedule

Revit OpEd

The schedule Properties dialog has seen some cosmetic changes, note the new Combine Parameters button. When we use Combine Parameters the dialog looks like this for a Room Schedule. This is combining width and height into a single size parameter for a Door Schedule.

How key performance indicators reduce schedule and budget overruns

Construction Dive

Clear measurements will determine how a project is progressing and allow for cost-saving efficiency improvements along the way

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Schedule Text and Width Factor Fidelity

Revit OpEd

Schedules in Revit 2015 are able to use any of the text styles defined for a project. In schedules however this width factor is not observed so there is a loss of fidelity when comparing text elements and text that appears in schedules. The text above and below the schedule lines are using a width factor of 0.75 but the schedule rows do not look that same despite using the same text style. of Subtle Fit and Finish formatting Graphics Issues Schedules text

Scheduling Inequity for Ducts

Revit OpEd

If you choose to create a schedule of ducts or duct fittings a fairly obvious way to sort them is by the level or floor they are related to. Some other elements have "Associated Level" offered as a valid schedule field, not ducts or duct fittings.not duct systems either.