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There’s no getting around the fact that any building project—from a simple addition to an entire house—is going to involve a financial investment. One way you can help to keep costs under control is to keep your project on track. In this article, veteran builder Michael Patterson describes the importance of scheduling for a building project. A schedule helps you to break down a project into its basic tasks, then plan them in an efficient, effective manner. While calendars can get the job done, Patterson is a fan of the Gantt chart, which allows him to look at a project as a whole while also being able to consider its individual components. The Gantt chart also is adaptable for times when tasks go awry or require adjustment. This article includes a sample Gantt chart describing the tasks and timeline for a sample kitchen-addition renovation.
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