Gantt chart for construction projects Schedule tool
Whether creating schedule bar charts or Gantt charts for your projects, it is always handy to work with a programme designed for that specific purpose. KYP Project allows you to quickly put your schedule online and to communicate directly with all involved parties. Read more about schedule bar charts or Gantt charts and how KYP Project helps you to create and manage this schedule online!
Schedule bar chart
When using a schedule bar chart in construction projects, bars are used to cover days on which the job must be carried out. When doing so, it is important for all jobs to be listed one below the other, and for you to know the start and end date for each job. This schedule is thus horizontal.
Schedule Gantt chart
When creating a construction Gantt chart, it is important to know all tasks in advance and approximately how much time is needed for each task. In this case, inter-dependencies and overlap play an important role.
The difficult thing about working with Gantt charts is that the end result must already been known before the project starts. And that while projects rarely flow exactly as planned. As a result, changes and updates are encountered on a regular basis.
KYP Project takes all the benefits of building construction Gantt charts and bar charts and incorporates them into a single portable solution that can be accessed via your phone, tablet or laptop. This means schedule is easy to create and communicate. As a result, everyone will access the same information at the same time.
What can you do with KYP?
I am a superindentent
Work as a superintendent with a construction schedule in KYP Project and experience many benefits!
– Only one version of the schedule is available to everyone
– Changing the schedule has never been so fast! Determine which tasks or phases will change and communicate this with all project partners with one click
– Always keep an up-to-date stand line because the digital post-its are checked off at day level
No more hassle with MS Project, Asta or Excel schedule – save that time. Note: you never want to go back to another way of working with construction schedules.
I am project manager
As a project manager, you often have several construction schedules running at the same time. Then you want to be able to switch quickly with the executor on a project. Stay in control of ongoing projects and schedules!
– See immediately in which project an action is needed
– Updates on building materials orders
– Construction schedule changes sent with one click
– Keep an overview of the progress within all projects
Clear communication is key to meeting project deadlines. Always see at a glance when you need to be where. The schedule tool is even free to use for project partners.
I am project planner
As a project planner you ensure that a project starts with a good realistic construction schedule. You ensure that partners are purchased and that there is sufficient time for tasks that have to be done and at the same time that the deadline is met! If you put this schedule digitally, then the contractor can continue with the construction.
Link every party involved to the schedule. This way everyone, from executor, project manager to even project partners, looks at the same schedule.
I am project partner
As a project partner you have several projects running at the same time and you naturally want to keep that clear! When you are added to a KYP schedule as a project partner, this overview is even completely free for you to use. And there are even more benefits:
– Easily filter your tasks from the schedule
– Changes come through in real time, everyone gets the notification immediately – so everyone is up to date with one click
– Keep a capacity schedule of you and your teammates with My Company
– See at a glance when you have to perform your task on which project
Worries about the schedule and the many phone calls and emails about this are a thing of the past!
Scheduling in KYP Project
Building construction bar charts or construction Gantt charts are often created in Excel, Asta or MS Project. The downside of this approach is that you waste a lot of time printing, e-mailing, sharing and changing the scheduling. If you place your construction schedule in KYP Project, all communication will be handled by KYP Project. This saves you a lot of time and hassle!
KYP Project retains the same schedule structure that is used in the schedule bar chart or Gantt chart. The only difference is, you do not use bars, but sticky notes! You simply plan all tasks one below the other, and place digital sticky notes on the days that tasks must be carried out. These tasks are then easy to tick off day by day, which means you always have access to the latest status!
KYP Project can be used for your construction scheduling, but is also ideal if you are using lean scheduling at the building site.
Do you regularly schedule similar types of projects and do you do this with, for example, a Gantt chart template? KYP Project also makes it easy for you to compile a schedule template! This can then be copied for the next project and modified wherever necessary.
KYP Project offers an effective overview and transparency on building sites!
If you use a schedule bar chart or Gantt chart for your construction projects, project partners often print it and take it with them as a paper-based version. However, if changes are made to the schedule, these project partners will still be using the old version. This kind of situation causes not only stress, but crossed wires and, just as important, can be very costly!
KYP Project simplifies the entire process. No more sending around a file with the schedule. Instead, you invite your project partners to use KYP Project – free of charge – so that everyone can see all tasks in the online schedule. This is particularly useful when a change is made! Better yet, your project partners can indicate that they’ve completed their task in KYP. This gives you an immediate overview of any possible delays and lets you schedule an inspection.
Not surprisingly, builders who work with KYP Project state that KYP gives them peace of mind. Naturally, you cannot carry a laptop with you when you’re five storeys high. That’s why KYP is also easy to use on a tablet or via a useful app on your smartphone. If you add construction drawings and other documents to KYP, you will be able to access all information you need by simply reaching into your pocket. This means you can see whether everything is flowing smoothly, even if you are in the portable cabin, on a crane or simply walking around the construction site.
“When I got the opportunity from HSB Building to try out KYP, I immediately noticed that this was the piece of tool that was still missing in the working method of an executor. The ease with which you can build a schedule and control the process is ideal. It also works perfectly with the supplies from suppliers.”