Location-based Scheduling

Location-based Scheduling / Cyclogram Planning

Satisfied subcontractors and good overview

With Location-based Scheduling, you utilize all the construction zones and ensure that all contractors have a smooth flow between their tasks.

You gain a better overview, and the execution time is typically reduced by 10% - 20% without increasing resources.

Simultaneously, a much healthier environment is achieved on the construction site, with contented subcontractors who have the peace and the surroundings they need to carry out their work in good quality.

You can invest in software and training, plan your construction process, or ask us to create the schedule. Of course, with input from the experts on the project - namely, you and your team.

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Location-based Scheduling

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  • Risk Analysis of the Schedule - Contractor
  • Risk Analysis of the Schedule - Client
  • Full process management and planning
     reference Sund Odense

The most widespread myth.

Location-based Scheduling only works when there are many repetitions, such as residential construction.

No, that's not correct! Quite the opposite.

Of course, the method can be used in residential construction, and many do. However, the method truly shines in complex construction projects.

It's impossible to comprehend complex construction with Gantt charts. It's much easier to understand a strict schedule with cyclogram diagrams, as locations break down the numerous activities.

Read more about how you with Location-based Scheduling can help avoid various issues on the construction site. Read more about it here..

Gantt vs. lokationsbaseret tidsplanlægning

A robust management tool is crucial.

A robust management tool is essential for maintaining oversight with a project as large as the one in Aalborg (New Aalborg University Hospital) and with so many contractors on-site simultaneously.

It's a must that we can plan by locations , or else we lose sight of it. If you need to eat a giant elephant, it must be broken down into smaller bites. We can do that with location-based scheduling.  

With traditional planning methods, you don't meet the deadlines on time, especially with a mega-project like the one in Aalborg. 

Poul Arendrup,
Project Manager at Niras and responsible for construction management at
New Aalborg University Hospital (170,000 m2)

Facts about Location-based Scheduling / cyclogram planning

Location-based Scheduling, or cyclogram planning, is, among other things, the planning method used during the construction of the Empire State Building in the 1930s.

The method is characterized by the diagonal lines, also known as cyclograms, which indicate:

  • What work needs to be performed
  • When it should be performed
  • And - where on the construction site, the work should be performed."

The last parameter makes all the difference compared to traditional planning methods. Time is represented on the X-axis and location on the Y-axis.

With traditional planning methods (e.g., Gantt), they are assessing whether a schedule is good and why is challenging. Subcontractors typically work wherever there happens to be space, wasting time waiting for each other. Some construction site areas are overcrowded, with multiple trades colliding, while others still need to be emptied. It's difficult for an individual subcontractor to maintain their productivity, and it's a challenge for them to maintain a steady workflow. 'First come, first served' becomes the practice on the site, and it's a basis for daily frustration."

Read more about the risks in your schedule that you don't notice with Gantt but can easily identify and correct with Location-based Scheduling..

You can also download our free Excel tool for Location-based Scheduling and create your own Location-based Schedule, where you can see the difference between the Gantt schedule and the Location-based Schedule.

If, as a developer, you don't ensure that construction management and contractors have robust planning and management tools, you can't expect them to deliver good results. I see Exigo as part of my construction management. The Exigo team has expertise in location-based planning coupled with finance and 3D (4D+5D), and they have the experience, tools, and processes to perform that work precisely. The rest of my construction management and other consultants must gain that expertise. The advice and means I get from Exigo are precisely what I need to ensure that my construction management and contractors can plan and manage the project and deliver the desired results.

Ásbjörn Jónsson

Head Project Manager, Project Owner

We are also happy to assist you.

If you want to learn more about Location-based Scheduling, we offer our expertise in an inspirational meeting.

Ring eller skriv til Kristian Birch Pedersen, kbp@exigo.dk, 53 55 59 19