Updated February 3rd, 2019
In the part one of this post, I’ve discussed that we make a Progress tracking sheet to see the work progress of a building construction project at a glance. I also discussed how the progress tracking sheet helps us in many ways.
And then I discussed how we name the different flats of a floor. Then the core construction tasks of a building project.
In this post, I’ll discuss how to further divide the core construction tasks into smaller tasks. I’ll also give a brief description of the dependency of smaller tasks.
So, let’s start.
How to Divide The Core Construction Tasks for Making “Progress Tracking Sheet”
When we make a progress tracking sheet, the core construction tasks go into the top row of the sheet. These work as headings. Under these headings, there will be many other tasks which will work as subheadings. Subheadings go into the 2nd row of progress tracking sheet.
I’ve made a list of core construction tasks in the part-1 of this post. Here we’ll see how we can further divide those core tasks based on the dependency of tasks.
This core task can be divided into following smaller tasks.
- Brickwork up to seven feet
- Brickwork above 7 feet, and
- Duct brickwork
When you make brick walls, at the first stage you can make up to seven feet level.
Then you need to make lintel, sunshade, and false slab, etc. Then you can make brick walls above seven feet level.
You can’t make duct brick wall before installing sanitary and drainage pipes. So, you need to left the duct brick wall incomplete.
Ancillary works can further be broken down as,
- RCC lintel, RCC false slab,
- kitchen countertop and cabinet basin slab
- drop wall
There are some stages in electrical works. If we break down the electrical works, they’ll look like,
- Electrical wall groove cutting and piping
- MK box fixing
- Cable wiring
- Switch-socket fitting
- Electrical fixture fitting
After ending the curing period of masonry walls, we need to do electrical wall piping before plastering the wall.
After plastering the wall we fix MK box for fixing switch-socket later.
Before tilling the bathroom and kitchen wall we need to do wiring inside bathrooms and kitchens.
After 1st coat painting, we normally fix switch socket inside the flat.
We need to list all these stages under the heading of electrical works in our progress tracking sheet.
Sanitary & Plumbing Work:
The stages of sanitary and plumbing works are,
- Wall groove cutting and piping for water supply
- Drainage piping
- Rainwater piping
- PPR pressure testing
- Gas line piping
- Gas meter fitting
- Sanitary fixtures fitting
Before installing wall tiles in bathrooms and kitchens, we need to complete the water supply and drainage piping inside bathrooms and kitchen. If you use PPR pipes for the water supply line, you also need to complete the pressure check of those pipes before installing wall tiles.
After completing pointing works of tiles, you can then install sanitary fixtures.
The stages of plasterwork are,
- Ceiling plaster
- Inside wall plaster
- Plaster above false ceilings
- Kitchen wall plaster
- Plaster below kitchen counter slab
- Skirting plaster
Before inside wall plaster, you need to complete the electrical wall piping. Skirting plaster is done after installing skirting tiles.
Kitchen wall plaster is started after completing kitchen wall tiles.
If we break down wooden work, the stages of work will be,
- Door frame fitting
- Door shutter fitting
- Door accessories fitting
Before starting wall plaster, door frame fitting should be completed. Door shutter fitting is started after completing all the tiles work.
The stages of metal work are,
- Window grill fitting
- Railing fitting
- Window/sliding door frame fitting
- Window/sliding door glass fitting
- Mosquito net fitting
Window grill should be fixed before starting wall plaster.
After completing 1st coat paint, you need to start aluminum work in window and sliding door.
In progress tracking sheet, the list of tiles work under this heading will be,
- Wall Tiles
- General floor tiles
- Kitchen and toilet floor tiles
- Kitchen and basin countertop finishes
Before installing wall tiles in bathroom and kitchen, you need to complete electrical wiring inside the bathroom and kitchen. You also need to complete all the water supply and drainage piping works.
The break down of paintworks are,
- Putty/sealer work
- Ist coat paint
- 2nd coat paint
- Grill & railing painting
- Door frame and shutter polishing
After ending the curing period of plaster and when plaster is completely dry, you can start the putty/sealer work in the building.
Before fixing electrical switch-socket, you need to complete the 1st coat paint.
The break down work under this heading will be,
- Kitchen and toilet wall pointing
- Kitchen and toilet floor pointing
- General floor pointing
Before installing sanitary fixtures, you need to complete the pointing work of toilets and bathrooms.
So far, I’ve discussed, how to break down the core construction tasks and a little bit about the dependency of works.
Now we’ll see how to arrange flat names, core construction tasks and the smaller construction tasks in the progress tracking sheet.
How to Prepare And Use The “Progress Tracking Sheet”
We generally print the progress tracking sheet in a big PVC sheet and hang it on a wall in the project. So that, anyone can get an idea of the progress of the project looking at it.
You can also print it on a paper and use it personally. You can also make it on MS Excel.
To make the progress tracking sheet, at the top of the sheet, write your project name. Then list the all flat names of your building project in the 1st column of the sheet.
Write the core construction tasks at the top row of the sheet as headings. At the 2nd row of the sheet, list all the smaller construction tasks as subheadings.
Whenever a smaller construction task is completed in a flat, you just need to fill the corresponding cell.
I’ve made a format of “progress tracking sheet”. Based on the template, you can make one for your building construction project.
I regularly use “progress tracking sheet” to get an idea of work progress of my building construction project at a glance whenever I want.
In the beginning, you may feel that it is an extra work. Once you start to use the sheet, you’ll love it.
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