Project Planning and Scheduling

A must for efficient construction management

Why do you need a construction project scheduling plan?

The main reason for having a well-planned construction plan is for you to have a program you can refer to throughout the construction period.


Using your project scheduling plan as a guide, you will be able to check and verify if pre-agreed construction standards, methods, and goals are implemented and met.


Your project manager can also use a project plan as a reminder of “what” needs to be done, “how” should it be done, and “when” should it be done.


A construction project plan also comes in handy when assessing a project’s cost from start to finish. This provides you with a clearer picture of the construction budget needed to complete a task, minimising surprise expenses and even fraud.

What makes up an effective project plan?

As a company, we at RPMS fully believe that there is no substitute for knowledge and experience. 

Our ability to understand a construction project’s exact needs and implement the appropriate project scheduling plan and management techniques come from years of handling high profile projects and fine-tuning management processes and methodologies.

Based on our experience, an effective project plan must be able to:

  • Determine the exact scope of work for each person involved with the project.

  • Clearly define and explain the connection between the different project tasks and each team member’s roles working on them.

  • Identify and leverage the best project management software to ensure the swift completion of a project.

  • Present a thorough assessment of resources needed to keep project activities moving forward till completion.

  • Create a comprehensive, sensible, and achievable project plan timeline and budget.

From our end, an effective project plan is a delicate balance between implementing the most effective planning and scheduling techniques with cost-effective methodologies to minimise risks, hit milestones, and hasten project completion.

How to create a detailed project plan?

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From our experience, an effective project plan needs to be both comprehensive and realistic.

Comprehensive in the sense that each minute detail associated with your construction project must be analysed and included in the list and realistic for its construction budget and timeline.

Cutting corners in terms of resources, methodologies, and systems used during the construction phase will only do more harm than good.

As a client, you need to understand that construction projects are complex undertakings with numerous moving parts. You have your engineering and design teams, general and subcontractors, plus equipment suppliers and vendors. And that’s even before the first shovel hits the ground.

This means that a project plan needs to incorporate all of those entities and turn them into an efficient and cohesive unit. Individual tasks must be clearly defined and assigned, systems and methodologies laid in place, and standards must be put on paper and adhered to.

Things to consider when creating a project plan

From our experience, an effective project plan needs to be both comprehensive and realistic.

Comprehensive in the sense that each minute detail associated with your construction project must be analysed and included in the list, and realistic for its construction budget and timeline.

Cutting corners in terms of resources, methodologies, and systems used during the construction phase will only do more harm than good.

As a client, you need to understand that construction projects are complex undertakings with numerous moving parts.

You have your engineering and design teams, general and subcontractors, plus equipment suppliers and vendors. And that’s even before the first shovel hits the ground.

This means that a project plan needs to incorporate all of those entities and turn them into an efficient and cohesive unit.

Individual tasks must be clearly defined and assigned, systems and methodologies structure in place, and standards must be put on paper and adhered to.

With all things said, here’s what an RPMS project manager considers when it comes to project scheduling and planning.

Task delegation and management – All project-related tasks are broken down into smaller ones. This makes it easier to monitor sub and general contractors, engineering teams, and other essential personnel – and track their progress.

Task sequencing – This refers to identifying what tasks get priority. Though this may sound unimportant and a given, you would be surprised about how many projects did not implement this and suffered delays.

Task duration – It is crucial to establish each task’s duration to ensure efficiency and ensure that each task won’t go over budget.

Resource allocation – Each task requires an adequate amount of resources. By determining the right amount needed to complete a task, monetary funds, materials, and human resources are efficiently allocated and used.

Why is RPMS Your Best Option?

We can dazzle you with flowery words to explain why we are your best option. But we believe that our track record is more potent than any explanation we can come up with. For years, we strived to provide our clients with precise, concise, and actionable project scheduling and planning data, ensuring that their construction projects complete most efficiently and cost-effectively possible. And that is why we only hire professional planners with years of experience under their belt along with excellent interpersonal skills. Our planners are more than capable of creating project scheduling and planning systems from scratch and can efficiently work side by side with project team members. Each RPMS project planner can fine-tune and revise programmes based on the original Baseline Programme with ease. Our planners are also adept in using various planning scheduling tools such as Microsoft Project, Primavera P6, and Asta Powerproject.

And most importantly, we believe that for our planners to fully understand your construction project’s specific needs, each one of them will be working on the ground with your site team.

Each of our planners has years of experience within these industries:

  • Building High Rise – Residential
  • Building High Rise – Office
  • Building – Retail Mall
  • Theme park
  • Infrastructure – Roadworks
  • Infrastructure – Rail

And to ensure that you are always in the loop, you would have:

  • Weekly Progress Reports
  • Bi-Weekly Progress Reports
  • Monthly Progress Reports
  • Mitigation Planning
  • Risk Register / Risk Reports
  • Extension of Time Analysis / EOT Reports
  • Project Close-Out Reports

As a company, we are proud of what we have achieved. As individuals, each of us is proud of the work we do.

So if you want a document that you can use to determine if pre-agreed construction standards, methods, and goals met, we can create a detailed project planning and scheduling plan for you.

Get in touch with us and ask how our team of professional planners can help you.

We are RPMS, and we are your best option.