What Does a Construction Scheduling Service Do for Customers?

A construction scheduling service can be an immense help on a project. It's important to understand, however, what it is a company like this will do for you. Let's discuss four tasks a construction scheduling service firm can handle.

Converting Plans into Schedules

One of the first things you'll need to do is hand over a finalized set of plans. If you don't have your plans set in stone, then it's not time to bring in a professional scheduler. However, if you do have your plans finalized, a scheduler can help you lay things out in an orderly manner. If the location requires land grading and the installation of lines to access utilities, for example, time will have to be carved out for accomplishing these tasks. The scheduler will touch base with the companies that do this sort of work to determine how and when different jobs can be started. The same approach is used to keep converting the plans into a schedule. Work like pouring the foundation, framing the building, roofing it, and having it wired and plumbed will all have to be arranged. This continues on through until the finish work and landscaping are done.

Arrange Supplies

Many types of supplies can't sit around at a job site waiting for contractors to use them. You don't want to see lumber collecting moisture for weeks before a single framer or carpenter shows up, for example. Your construction scheduling service provider will arrange for shipments to be timed as efficiently as possible. Each shipment will be coordinated to minimize the time that materials spend onsite while also ensuring all contractors and workers have what they require.


Having a schedule is one thing. Making sure it actually is followed is another. While you'll be dealing with a host of other issues, the scheduler will bird dog the contractors to make sure the schedule is being adhered to.


If an issue is discovered during the monitoring process, the scheduler will figure out what sort of problems might ensue from that. Suppose an unusual amount of rain during the build pushes the schedule for pouring the foundation back several weeks. It's critical to figure out how many different jobs will also have to be pushed back.

Likewise, a good scheduler will try to mitigate the financial damage. They'll work with contractors and suppliers to make sure new arrangements can be made according to the adjusted schedule.