Schedule management is the "PULSE" of every project. CPS creates schedule services framed around each project phase, beginning with intiation and ending with audit.


Our Framework of Services



Initiation is the beginning phase of a project and the most critical one because decisions are made to move the project forward. During this phase, the project is defined; high level goals/objectives are established; and the feasibility of the project is evaluated.  The following are examples of “schedule” activities during this phase:
  • Develop or assist with preliminary overall project timeline by establishing goals, objectives, and milestones
  • Identify constraints, sequence of activities, resources, and duration of activities
  • Review, evaluate owner’s desired timeline and reconcile after considering risks and possible time delays
  • Review schedule for schedule compression opportunities
  • Review schedule for fast-track opportunities
  • Identify schedule risks by obtaining process time from critical stakeholders i.e., procurement and permitting
  • Present delivery options that influence schedule i.e., design build vs design-bid-build
  • Determine relocation plans if needed and impact on schedule


Pre-construction is the planning and design phase of a project. Schematic design, design development and construction documents are generated. This phase offers the best opportunity to mitigate risks. Project cost is agreed upon by the end of this phase. The following are examples of “schedule” activities during this phase:
  • Schedule evaluation, verification, reconciliation at each stage of design
    • Schematic
    • Design development
    • Construction documents
  • Develop pre-construction overall project timeline
  • Review schedule for new risks that may impact the project and suggest mitigation strategies
  • Identify project team in collaboration with the owner and contractor
  • Determine project kick-off meeting agenda and date with owner/contractor approval
  • Establish OAC meeting schedule
  • Establish GMP


Construction is the execution phase. As the building is constructed and verification via photo documentation and site visits are ongoing to ensure construction documents are followed. Scope, schedule and cost management are vital in keeping a project on time and within budget. The following are examples of “schedule” activities during this phase:
  • Schedule evaluation and verification
    • Weekly photo documentation of site progress
    • Issue weekly look ahead and schedule document
    • Confirm tasks identified on contractor’s schedule are completed
  • Identify schedule issue and report to owner as to impact on schedule, scope and cost
  • Track weather days submitted by contractor and verify weather
  • Track delays and implement recovery schedule
  • Track construction permit times and assist with facilitation
  • Temporary use and occupancy permit facilitation


The close-out phase of a project is completed before turning the building over to the owner. Building commissioning is a critical step in this phase along with punch list management. Deliverables are finalized and transfers made to the owner. Closing out promptly, and not dragging out this phase, is always the goal.  The following are examples of “schedule” activities during this phase:

  • Establish an agreed upon schedule for the project close-out with the owner and the contractor
  • Manage the close-out schedule and report to the owner any delays/issues


The warranty phase of a project starts at substantial completion and usually lasts twelve months. If issues are identified with work performed during construction, the contractor will be responsible to remedy the issue by repairing or replacing within the warranty period.  The following are examples of “schedule” activities during this phase:

  • Establish a schedule for completion with the contractor for each warranty issue
  • Monitor schedule for delays
  • Provide status report to owner on an agreed upon schedule


The audit phase of a project is when external or internal auditors examine the project’s financials, risks, internal controls, contractual compliance, construction documents, procurement process, safety measures and various other aspects. An audit ensures the project was managed in accordance with applicable laws, regulations, and policies.  The following are examples of “schedule” activities during this phase:

  • Understand the audit team’s schedule for each audit phase and allot time to comply with the schedule.

Capital Project Solutions
49 Lindsley Avenue
Nashville, TN 37210

Jim Pustejovsky – CEO

Dick Darr – Principal


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