Proper Construction Protocols for Your Home Remodeling Project
Clients frequently ask about a construction schedule their home remodeling project. It is important to homeowners that their project is completed in a timely manner and minimize disruption to family life. As experienced remodelers, we understand this need. When we start a design phase for a remodeling project, we give our clients the best “guesstimate” possible. But until we have a final set of construction drawings (blueprints) with all the details figured out, it is impossible to be specific about a schedule.
Each of Wentworth’s home remodeling projects is unique, custom, and one-of-a-kind. Once we have a final set of construction drawings, we can become specific about a construction schedule. This is where our construction team utilizes the following protocols to complete our clients’ projects efficiently:
Our production manager uses Microsoft Project for scheduling each of our projects. Each phase of construction from beginning to end is documented with a bar chart (Gantt chart) and calendar. This chart helps keep us on track and serves as a helpful visual to monitor the construction schedule.
Daily Log Book
Our lead carpenters keep daily log books to record and track daily progress at the job site. Much like a personal diary, it tracks daily events for the job site. These books help keep us on-track and help us predict future scheduling. We take care to note all the details so that our predictions can be as accurate as possible and we stay on-target to completion to the best of our ability.
A job book is a binder with information that supplements the construction drawings, as well as pertinent information specific to the project. Building permits, product specifications, cut sheets, sub-contractor information, appliance and installation specifications, and more all go into a job book. Job books are important for the lead carpenters, so they can do their work without delays.
Our MD, DC & VA Remodeling Team
If you have more questions about our scheduling system or want to inquire about our remodeling services in the Chevy Chase area, contact us online today! We would be happy to speak with you about your project and schedule an initial consultation.