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Managing Construction Projects in Planview


This best practice highlights the typical phases used in construction, and offers suggestions for using Planview to maximum advantage. 

Phases of a Construction Project

Most construction projects are planned and executed in three distinct phases:

  • Definition and Planning (including Front-End Loading)
  • Design and Preparation
  • Bidding and Construction

The Definition and Planning phase generally consists of the project request; an overall strategy; a facilities needs assessment; a conceptual design; and a program infrastructure design (i.e. how will the program be organized). This phase defines the program and outlines a high level plan. Often, extra time and money is invested at this stage in order to minimize problems and extra costs later. The concept is called front-end loading or FEL.

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