Do not just hang your schedule on the wall for several meters, with a hundred or perhaps a thousand rows. Let the schedule become one of the guiding principles of the construction project and keep track of the construction and budget. Create better, safer and more effective schedules with the Schedule Planner module.
The Schedule Planner is the most effective scheduler on the market and can be used with or without 3D/BIM models. With the unique location-based division, working with the schedule will be much easier and, especially with project colleagues, easier to analyze and visualize,
The Schedule Planner is presented below as an independent tool, but can also be integrated into the 3D/BIM models. This makes it an important module for 4D planning.
Many are very happy to work with the Flowline (planning method in the Schedule Planner, also called cycle programming). The Flowline gives you much more planning time, as it is saving you time on administration. And that’s the point – spending time creating value, i.e. more efficient and better planned projects!
It is also very important to be able to read, understand, interpret and analyze schedules in order to achieve effective optimization. The Flowline technology is especially useful as the schedule can be visually displayed and communicated more easily.
Read more about the location-based division module in Vico Office, the LBS-Manager.
Create locations and activities
One of the special strengths of the module is that the planning is location-based. Therefore, the Vico Schedule Planner differs from other activity-based planning tools. The location-based division brings many benefits and strengthens your work in all phases. In addition to effectively splitting schedules by locations, you can efficiently visualize your schedule. You may want to see a schedule for the proposed structural design and the rest of the design, divided into staircases. That is very easy. You can change the order of execution freely and simply while the activities follow automatically as they are location dependent. The locations are not just a name of a category, but a central part of your planning work.
Logic and Dependencies
A simple way to create logic in the Schedule Planner is the Critical Path Method (CPM) view. Here you can drag and drop activities to create dependencies between them. Let’s say you want to paint the ceiling throughout the construction process before laying the floor. You can do this by creating an “end-start” dependency between these activities. Then, the Schedule Planner executes this link in all locations and the schedule is updated automatically.
Another strength is that it is possible to link logical dependencies between different activities and locations at the same time. So you can use a quick maneuver to simultaneously create a location and activity dependency.
We should also remember that the Schedule Planner automatically creates location dependencies. This means that you can freely change the order of production – the activities follow automatically.
Quantities and Resources
It’s easy to add quantities to your schedule. This is possible either by manually entering data, by importing data from an Excel file, or by integrating the other modules into the quantitative quantity calculation.
Now that you’ve created locations and activities, it’s time to plan resources. Build your own team or hire contractors to do the work.
Automatically create an active resource chart. You can create a resource calendar to see how many people have to work at which locations, and when, and what they cost.
Using the resource histogram, you can effectively see how you have distributed your resources, and at what times you want to experience population spikes.
Read more about Vico Office’s volume extraction module, the Takeoff Manager.
If you integrate the costs in your activities, a cash flow is automatically displayed. You can even view and report how costs are broken down by location and what activities cause the costs.
The Vico Schedule Planner is a complete tool for planning, visualizing, analyzing and optimizing your project.
For more information about the calculation module, see the Vico Office Cost Planner.
Integrated Procurement Planning
Based on your schedule, you can create shopping activities. Because the quantities are distributed to locations along with the costs, you can see what needs to be delivered and when.
Delayed shopping activities are highlighted so you can quickly see what to do.
We always have to try to minimize risks in our schedules. Flowline offers new tools for analyzing and interpreting timelines.
The Schedule Planner even supports the risk simulation in Monte Carlo. After you have implemented your project-oriented functions, the Schedule Planner can simulate over 10,000 different risk scenarios and display them in the Flowline.