Completing a construction schedule has been a major challenge since the early ages 2589 B.C. The pyramid was constructed in 20 years, with 100,000 workers. The complexity it took to built a structure that is 450 ft above is unimaginable. The pyramid took 2.5 million cubic meters of limestone were used to construct the Great Pyramid over 20 years.
That's 342.46 m^3 / day.
Compare to modern construction methods:
16 million cubic meters of concrete were used to construct the Three Gorges Dam over 17 years.
That's 2,579 m^3 / day that's about 7.5 times faster, If you were to pour the pyramids from reinforced concrete, given all the manpower, resources, and labor and quality standards of the People's Republic of China, you could construct the Great Pyramid in three years. Note that this is the construction phase, alone. The bureaucratic hurdles, hiring process, transportation of materials and equipment, et cetera, will surely add more time to the process.
Involving your commercial contractor early-on for a large-scale project, such as this shopping center development, hospitality or major development allows the construction team to create a realistic timeline for critical project milestones.
For our clients – including retail, hospitality, shopping center, hotel, senior housing and gas station developers – meeting a completion deadline revolves around money. For any commercial construction project, regardless of the sector, every day the development is not open and occupied on time means lost revenue. As a commercial general contractor, we take that very seriously, and we’re always looking for ways to work & improve as efficiently as possible with our clients so we can complete projects on deadline. Here are three key factors that in our experience go a long way toward keeping construction schedules on track: