• assists you with planning and controlling the project, and recording the as-built program
• manages the information flow from the design teams as required by the program
• reports effectively on the project status across all levels of management
• integrates with the estimate to provide cost/value forecasts and cash flow analyses
Candy Planning can be used to draw a bar chart or to maintain a detailed precedence network, or a mix of these two methods. The network can be entered in a precedence fashion or as a linked bar chart that automatically creates the precedence network.
Checks for network loops and activity duplication are made as activities are entered, reducing input errors.
Activities may have notes and comments for annotating program reports or recording site conditions. Networks can be split into any number of sub-networks, which can in turn be sub-networked across nine levels. Information can then be grouped into logical sections and hidden in summary form until required. A wide variety of resourcing facilities are available.
Powerful filtering mechanisms are provided for sieving activities by code, description, float etc.
Progress can be recorded to provide an as-built record of a project, while the original network is kept as a base program to be used for comparison against actual progress.
Auxiliary Long Lead and Information Schedules are provided for tracking and recording off-network operations such as client decisions, design work and lengthy delivery items.
Integrating the Estimate and Program
Items from the Bill of Quantities can be allocated to the program activities. This allows resource or financial information from the estimate to be reflected against the time frame calculated. The resources used in the bill of quantities can be plotted as histograms. Any changes to either the program or the estimate will be immediately reflected in the forecast or histogram.
The Time/Location chart is a method of summarising and graphically representing a program against axes of time and location. This facility is suitable for linear activities typically found in programs of hi-rise buildings, roads and railway lines.
• Contractor-orientated planning
• Screen bar chart
• User-defined activity list
• Multiple calendars
• Network libraries
• Resource libraries
• Resource levelling
• Progress monitoring
• As-built record
• Information schedules
• Long lead schedules
• Time/Location charts
• Integrate Estimate and Cash flow