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Section 2: Progress Schedules

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Policy

Do not allow the contractor to begin work until the “Authorization to Begin Work” is sent by Construction Division (CST). Ensure the contractor begins work within 30 calendar days after the date of the authorization, unless otherwise specified in the plans.

Use project schedule obtained from the contractor to:

  • ensure contract completion within the allowable number of working days
  • ensure milestone completion in accordance with the contract, if applicable
  • assure coordination of all entities involved in the project
  • monitor the progress of the work and
  • administer the contract time requirements.
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Schedule Types

Progress schedules may be submitted as an outline of work, bar chart, basic critical path method ( CPM) schedule, or a CPM schedule developed with specified software. The following types of scheduling levels apply to construction contracts:

  • bar chart
  • basic CPM schedule or
  • CPM schedule developed using either the Primavera Project Planner or Suretrak project management program.

The bar chart schedule type is the default for all construction contracts. When a CPM schedule using either the Primavera Project Planner or Suretrak project management program is specified in the contract, be familiar with the appropriate software program. Ensure the contractor’s duration of work activities for any type of schedule does not exceed 20 working days, unless otherwise specified in the contract.

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