CPM-based scheduling meets lean principles
How It Works
Does it ever seem like your Gantt-style schedule is a bit disconnected from reality? Many schedules are still regarded as a static document that while well-intended, leave the on-site project team to fend for themselves to get ‘the actual work done’. With Grit, we combine multiple planning & scheduling operations into a single collaborative cloud & mobile based application to bring together the following processes:
CPM (Critical Path Method) based Gantt Charts
1, 3 and 6-Week Lookaheads
Procurement of Labor, Material, Equipment & Information
Weekly Coordination Meetings
Daily Huddles and Logs.
Replace your PDF with something your team can explore
Import Primavera P6 or Microsoft Project files or create schedules using Grit’s Quick Edit tool. You can continue to enrich your schedule by assigning Subcontractor, Material/Submittals, Equipment, Submittal, RFIs to activities. Extend licenses to your entire team and allow them explore what they are concerned with. You can choose to import schedules in an editable or read-only state and no other pages are updated until Activate is confirmed on the Master Schedule.
near term view of schedule, sorted by scope
connect submittal and rfi due dates to active schedule
For the past few years, contractors have largely switched to tracking Due Dates for Submittals and RFIs in cloud-based SaaS solutions such as Procore. Yet, the Submittal section within our schedules have never seemed to notice. Now with Grit, import your Submittals and connect them directly to corresponding activities. This allows for the tracking of the material procurement even after the submittal has been approved.
Weekly/daily schedule commitments and progress tracking
To complete the cycle, the schedule is then fed into a backlog for Weekly Work Plans. The week prior, the Work Plan is used to track commitments and determine handoffs between trades. In the Flow view, project teams can visualize and communicate different flows based on shared Workspace, Labor, Equipment, or Material. A Kanban board view is also available to easily visualize what is Committed, In Progress, Ready for Review and Approved.
3d model viewer added to master schedule, lookahead and work plan pages
When our integration with the Autodesk Forge viewer, you can upload models, or connect to your BIM 360 account in order to connect your schedule activities to model elements. This allows for 4D playback animations and using model parameters to quantify Labor, Material and Equipment quantities.
2d plan viewer added to master schedule, lookahead, and work plan pages
With our integration with Procore and BIM 360, you can import PDFs and select the pages to be used to represent Work Area. Typically, these are Floor Plans and Site Plans. This process presents much of the same visualization and coordination power of 4D, but without the administration and difficulties of working with a model. This is a new feature within Grit, and we have a lot of plans for it.