19 August 2021 4 min read

Scheduling in a Demolition Company

Keep Your Assets under Control


Health & Safety Management, Equipment & Machinery Management are both very significant in a prospering demolition company. Yet, if you want your business to be completely ready for any occasion, make room for Scheduling Management as well.

Any company needs solid project management in place in order to operate well and have everything under control. It usually consists of workflow management, document management, budget control, production control, programme of works and scheduling. In today’s article, we will specifically focus on the latter, namely: scheduling.

As we established in our previous article, demolition contractors enable the next stage of construction works to take place by levelling structures and clearing would-be construction sites. Nevertheless, tender opportunities for demolition contractors tend to only come up when new construction orders come to fruition and when site clearance services are necessary.

The Demolition Industry’s Assets

An asset may be described as anything with potential or actual value to an organisation. It can be mobile, fixed or movable in the form of an individual item of plant, a system of connected equipment, a space within a structure, a piece of land or even an entire building.

When it comes to demolition, personnel are the demolition contractor’s most valuable asset. In this industry, it is of utmost importance to have experienced and talented staff in key positions. The typical employment categories for a demolition company are: project estimators, project superintendent or supervisor, project manager (PM), site safety officer (SSO), quality control officer (QCO), formen, equipment operators, laborers and hazardous materials workers.

Without a doubt, the majority of today’s demolition operations rely on heavy equipment. A wide variety of specialised demolition equipment includes excavators, loaders, cranes, backhoes and wrecking balls to name just a few. The evolution of high pressure hydraulics transfering the machine’s power to the attachment tools, such as breakers, shears and concrete pulverisers is likely the most relevant development within the demolition industry.

Scheduling - What It is and Why It is Important to Your Company

Scheduling is to put it simply the process of arranging, optimising and controlling work and workloads during a production or a manufacturing process. It is used by companies to allocate plant and machinery resources, plan human resources, organise production processes and purchase materials required for the execution of a project. This tool has a huge impact on the productivity of a process and the overall success of a project.

Have you ever come across the saying the devil is in the details? It basically means that even though something might seem simple at first, it requires, in reality, a lot more energy and effort to complete than expected. The same applies to our demolition projects: the better prepared you are, the more chances of conducting a successful, profitable and safe project you have!

Before starting the job, the demolition contractor must take care of literally everything: from determining the complexity of a project, through assigning tasks to workers, to choosing the best suited equipment for the project. To all this, adds the question regarding what preparations must be made for waste management and in order to provide the removal of recyclable materials.

As you can see, the demolition contractor carries a lot on his shoulders before, during and even after the project’s completion. But it certainly doesn’t have to be this way! Using dedicated planning and scheduling tools for all tasks and stages of the project will help avoid resource mismanagement and asset double-booking. Let’s discover the benefits of investing in a scheduling solution!

The Benefits of Using Scheduling in Your Company

  • Managing your resources’ allocation - first and foremost, investing in a scheduling tool gives you the flexibility to manage the tasks and events for projects and employees. A good scheduler gives you an insight into your resource planning.

  • Having a clear overview from start to finish - having a scheduling tool will give you a full view of all scheduled construction activities one after another within different projects.

  • Keeping your assets under control - having a full control over all your assets, including necessary equipment, personnel, documents and much more!

  • Staying on top of your schedule - this solution will allow you to manage assigned stages, resources and durations to the right people to ensure the works are completed in the most efficient manner.

  • Keeping your projects running - thanks to a good scheduler, you will be able to create a well planned programme of works for all your projects and manage scheduled construction tasks, resources and responsibilities.

At Archdesk, we take into account your company’s individual journey and needs. We know that the key to success is a proper initial preparation and the analytical process, which should begin long before the project’s start. This is why our cloud-based digital software comes with Scheduler - a tool that will walk you through every single step of your work, from identifying and managing tasks to establishing time duration, resources and responsibilities with only a few clicks!

Give it a try by contacting one of our consultants, who will tell you exactly what your company needs at the moment!

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