Clark’s proprietary Clockwork? trade hour scheduling process is an integral feature in our schedule management process. The purpose of Clockwork? is to provide an approach to scheduling that is based on the projected number of trade hours that will be required to construct a project. This method can be used for 1) an initial analysis of the schedule, 2) as an aid to completing a CPM schedule, and finally 3) as a tool to gauge the progress of a project independently, but in conjunction with traditional bar charts and CPM schedules. Clockwork? provides for tracking and management of all major activities in the project life cycle, including design, approvals, procurement, submittals, construction, and turnover. The schedule is developed early in the pre-construction/design stage and is updated through the duration of the project.
We analyze our projects for required trades and hours, we develop a model of predicted labor requirements for the project, which we use for CPM scheduling and for measurements of project progress. This information, along with the use of a 3D model, allows us to create an extremely accurate 4D schedule.