In order to carry out a good construction process, a construction planning is fundamental, since a good planning will help you to finish the projects on time and within the initial budget, so as not to condition your profits.
This could have been complicated in the past, due to the variables that exist in every construction process, but today it is possible to do it efficiently thanks to construction software.
A planning is a process executed by the site manager to design each phase of the project, from administration, design, execution and completion of the building.
The construction planning will allow you to schedule the required activities and the time indicated to execute them. Planning is the most important stage, as it is when all the important activities in the construction process will be intensified, the execution schedule will be designed and the necessary resources for the project will be planned, such as the case of requiring contractors or subcontractors.
To carry out a good work planning you will need to find a balance between the work to be executed and the availability of your team, in order to establish an achievable time and according to your client's budget. This is why the KANBAN methodology is ideal for keeping a list of workflow actions through continuous improvement.
The KANBAN model is based on implementing dashboards to visually manage projects that can be visualised by the work team. Thanks to the graphic model, the work is manageable, as each member will be able to observe their work flow and workload, in order to make the best use of time.
The KANBAN model represents pending, work in progress and completed work in columns, aggregating the individual tasks by graphic cards that are visual within the dashboard.
To make the most of this model, your project must comply with the following rules:
- Never pass on defective products: Your KANBAN model should be focused on the actual work, ensuring that no defective practices remain in the work team.
- Take only what is necessary: your work methodology should be based on on-time delivery, so you should efficiently choose each process within your site schedule. This will help you to set the boundaries of your work, so that each member of the site focuses on completing their individual tasks and does not perform tasks that are not theirs.
- Produce the exact quantity required: you must limit the amount of work done by optimising your workflow through the tasks contained in your job schedule. This will allow you to control the delivery time and produce only the work required to ensure that the schedule focuses on the relevant tasks and products.
- Leveling the production: the KANBAN model makes the workflow visible, so you can keep a balance between the tasks of each member and their executed work, all based on the planning of the site.
- Fine-tuning production or process optimisation: optimising your processes must be progressive, as making too many changes at once can be counterproductive. The KANBAN model is designed for continuous improvement, through progressive changes to make your process improve over time.
- Stabilise and streamline the process: the aim of looking at the workflow in KANBAN models is to move your work forward in stages. Stabilising and streamlining your processes is what will lead to your management being automated.
To carry out the planning of your construction site you must follow the details requested by the construction site planning software in the following steps:
Good site planning will allow you to optimise your processes, improving job by job. It will also be an important guide to maximise your profits by not exceeding your initial budget. Feel confident that with Tribboo you will have the tools you need to carry out a good construction planning at all stages.