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Construction Planning

Programme management is a critical component in the delivery of successful construction projects. It involves coordinating and controlling all project plans, schedules, resources, costs and contractual activities. Monitoring and managing the programme in real-time ensures that any problems or delays are swiftly identified and rectified while providing ongoing feedback on progress to stakeholders.

At Start 2 Finish Project Planning, we specialise in developing construction programmes. Our comprehensive and logically linked programmes enable you to concentrate on the essential project outcomes, ensuring your project remains on course.


Our programmes can be resourced and cost-loaded, with a well-defined critical path highlighting the main tasks leading to your project's completion.

Recognizing that every construction project is distinct, we provide a customized service to develop a construction programme specifically designed for your requirements. We can include the design stage and procurement of sub-contract packages.

Our team members have experience managing esteemed projects in sectors such as Health, Education, the Arts, Retail, Data Centres, High-End Residential and Apartment Blocks, Listed Buildings, Refurbishments, Manufacturing spaces, and Heritage sites.


Our project management services will ensure your construction project remains on course from inception to completion. Our team can provide detailed construction programmes, progress reports, and resource histograms to keep your project advancing. Get in touch with us today for more information!"

The overall benefits of good programme management include improved construction progress, excellent health and safety during the project lifetime and increased value for money in terms of efficient use of resources.

A construction programme should include the following items for successful project delivery:

  1. A detailed list of all tasks that must be completed, including preparatory work, construction phases, inspections, and cleanup.

  2. The order in which tasks should be completed. Some tasks will depend on the completion of others, so it's essential to sequence tasks correctly.

  3. The estimated time each task will take. This should be as accurate as possible for the schedule to be effective.

  4. The planned start and end dates for each task.

  5. Details of the resources required for each task, including labour, materials, and equipment.

  6. Who is responsible for each task? This could be individuals or teams.

  7. Key project milestones and their expected dates. These are significant events in the project, such as completing a major phase.

  8. Possible risks that might delay the project and contingency plans to mitigate these risks.


Remember, a construction schedule is a dynamic document that should be updated regularly to reflect the actual progress of the project. See our blog post 7 Strategies for Dealing with Delays and Unexpected Change and Proven Strategies for Managing and Updating Construction Programmes for more information on programme management.

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