Lookahead Plan

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Weekly Work Planning

Lookahead enables foreman and superintendents to plan, execute and track construction weekly work. The Lookahead plan may include tasks identified in the CPM schedule and detail work not included in the schedule.

Construction processes are plagued with problems associated with variations. It is common for construction projects to fall behind schedule. Identifying and eliminating delays of all kinds, is imperative to project success. Maximizing productivity is the key to construction cost savings. WenPlan is

  • built for superintendent, foreman and construction project managers to coordinate and control the upcoming onsite tasks. 
  • an easy-to-use Excel alternative cloud-based construction field planning software that helps develop integrated Four week Lookahead plan. 
  • Track tasks and percent complete
  • enhances collaboration, minimize interruption of work with Quick response to deviations.
  • Eliminate duplicate data entry and reduce paperwork
  • Save time and money with a streamlined process
  • Increases accountability

The lookahead plan is the outcome of the superintendent’s overall decision making process for managing jobsite activities. In this process, the superintendent not only defines the upcoming project tasks to maintain overall project schedule, but also project can get buy-in from those executing the project plan for achievable scope, correct timing, adequate crews and any identified risks.

Key elements of Lookahead Plan:

  • Ensure Labor, Materials, equipment/tool supply
  • Effective coordination with trades and project team
  • Establish clear ownership for removing the roadblock with a specific timetable.
  • Measure/track project performance
  • Share critical roadblocks with the owner.

Many critical path method schedules developed often fail to account for the huge number of variables (tasks and sequences) and uncertainties (durations and scope).

Good timely Lookahead plan greatly improves project execution and control.  It allows you to focus on upcoming tasks that must happen and make sure you have the required tools, equipment and resources to allow this work to happen.

Quote from the field: Focusing on the Weekly Work Lookahead plan instead of shooting from the hip is key. Lookahead collaboration is critical instead of just being a piece of paper emailed out to everyone.