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    USACE Schedule Cost Loading Checklist

    CHECKLIST - USACE SCHEDULE COST LOADING

    Free Checklist

      Ensure your NAVFAC schedule meets the cost loading requirements in the 01 32 17.00 20 specifications standards.

      CHECKLIST - NAVFAC SCHEDULE COST LOADING

      NAVFAC Schedule Cost Loading Checklist

      Learn more about NAVFAC schedules here.


      Free Checklist

      Quickly and easily confirm your USACE schedule’s cost loading compliance with the 01 32 01.00 10 scheduling specifications.

      Learn more about schedule cost loading here and CLIN balancing here

      To learn more about the schedule linking to the USACE RMS Submittal Register, see our article here.

        Free Cheat Sheet

        CHEAT SHEET - SCHEDULE LINKING TO USACE RMS SUBMITTAL REGISTER

        Learn the 5 steps to link the schedule to the submittal register in RMS for USACE projects to improve visibility and minimize the risk of delays due to late or overlooked submittals.

        USACE Schedule Submittal Register

          Free Mini-Guide

          OUR PROCESS – CREATE A FOCUSED AND USABLE SCHEDULE TOOL

          Provide your construction team with a clear, easy-to-follow tool that directs their focus to the most impactful work. 


          Turn 100s or 1000s of scheduling pages into a brief, practical guide.

          Mini-Guide for Construction Scheduling

          HOW TO REVIEW A CONSTRUCTION SCHEDULE AS A PDF: 4 TIPS

          Free Video Training

          Learn how to review a construction schedule in PDF format as the government (USACE, NAVFAC, VA, and AFCEC) or as the owner's representative. 


          This video shares four key tips to look out for when reviewing a construction schedule as a PDF if you don’t have access to scheduling software.


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            EBOOK - MASTER USACE SCHEDULE INTEGRATION 

            Learn how USACE project schedules interact with progress payments, quality control, and the submittal register, explained through clear examples and actionable tips.

            Get your free copy of our e-book, a comprehensive PDF compilation of our three-part USACE article series, created  for USACE employees and construction contractors.

            Master USACE Schedule Integration

            Successful alignment of the project schedule and quality control system ensures a smooth start of the first phase of the 3 Phase Quality Control system. Also, it enables accurate monitoring of...
            USACE Schedule and Submittal Register

            USACE Series Part 3: 

            Schedule and Submittal Register

            Linking the schedule to the submittal register in RMS to auto-populate and auto-update the “Contractor Schedule Dates” columns provides the contractor and government teams visibility...
            USACE Schedule and Quality Control

            USACE Series Part 2: 

            Schedule and Quality Control

            USACE Cost Loaded Project Schedule

            USACE Series Part 1: 

            Schedule and Progress Payments

            The Schedule of Values and Construction Schedule are combined into a single Cost-Loaded Project Schedule, used to determine progress payments and provide placement projections...
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              TEMPLATE - SCHEDULE NARRATIVE EXAMPLE

              This is a fully editable (word document) template of a schedule narrative example that can be used for project schedule submissions.


              It's formatted to include the narrative requirements of the standard UFGS 01 32 01 specifications, with a detailed table of contents and guided example topics throughout. 

              Schedule Narrative Example Template

              Free Video Training

              VIDEO TRAINING - SCHEDULE LOG REVIEW FOR MILCON REQUIREMENTS

              To accompany our free Guide, this video walks through the steps to review a Schedule Log for military construction projects.


              This video provides an example lesson from our signature training program Federal Scheduling Academy™. 


              Topics covered include requirements related to activities, logic, costs, SDEF, and P6. To view the video chapters, go here.

                Free Checklist

                CHECKLIST - SCHEDULE COST LOADING

                Use this fillable PDF Checklist to review and confirm schedule cost loading requirements per the standard UFGS 01 32 01.00 10 specification.


                Checklist items include requirements for cost loading distributions, required activity costs, cost loading settings, and cost loading reports.


                Schedule Cost Loading Checklist
                Construction Schedule Narratives - Our Best Tips with Examples

                Our Best Tips with Examples


                In this article, we’re sharing tips for contractors who prepare construction schedule narratives that are submitted...

                Construction Schedule Narratives

                How Calendars can Make or Break your Schedule

                Scenarios and Examples


                In this article, we discuss what schedule calendars are, see examples from P6, and through a variety of scenarios...

                How Calendars can Make or Break your Schedule

                NAVFAC Scheduling Specification and Standards

                Top 5 Takeaways with Examples


                This article pulls out the top 5 things to know from NAVFAC's standard 01 32 01.00 20 scheduling specification, which can...​

                NAVFAC Scheduling Specification and Standards

                Which Schedule to Use in a Time Impact Analysis TIA

                In this article, we're going to talk about which schedule to use in a Time Impact Analysis (TIA) - a critical step to get...

                Which Schedule to Use in a Time Impact Analysis (TIA)

                How to Review a P6 Schedule Log

                A Step-By-Step Guide with Examples


                A schedule's cost loading is 'balanced' when the schedule activities coded to a CLIN equal the value of the CLIN, and all...​

                How to Balance CLINs in a MILCON Schedule

                USACE Construction Schedules

                If you're coming from the private sector, you may be surprised to learn how many requirements, restrictions, and overall...

                New to USACE Schedules? 3 Things to Know

                Why Quality Construction Schedules Matter

                Your Project's Most Powerful Tool to Mimimize Risks

                In this article, we're sharing out thoughts on why quality construction schedules...

                Why Quality Construction Schedules Matter

                Rule of Thumb: Schedule Level of Detail

                Military and Federal Schedule Requirements

                A schedule's level of detail is important because clearly defined activities allow...

                Rule of Thumb: Schedule Level of Detail

                S-Curve Construction Schedule Example

                What the S-Curve Tells You

                A project's S-Curve communicates the pace of work and progress throughout...

                S-Curve from a Construction Schedule (With Examples)

                This article highlights the often-overlooked UFGS 01 32 01.00 10 scheduling specification section, which allows for simplified schedule updating and reviewing by considering an activity...

                Schedule Status Flexibility

                An Overlooked (But Beneficial) Part of the Scheduling Specification

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                A Breakdown of the Requirements


                The schedule narrative communicates the context behind the schedule's data, and informs project stakeholders so...

                USACE Schedule Narratives

                USACE Schedule Narratives

                The How and Why Behind the Requirements


                If your federal project is using the standard UFGS 01 32 01.00 10 or 01 32 17.00 20 specification, you may see a section...

                P6 Mandatory Requirements

                Tips for 01 32 01 Cost Compliance


                Navigating schedule cost loading for federal projects can be challenging. This article simplifies the process, providing...

                Schedule Cost Loading

                What is the SDEF, and how does it work?


                In this article, we're going to explain what a SDEF (Standard Data Exchange Format) schedule file is, and how it's created...

                USACE SDEF Explained

                USACE SDEF Explained
                Schedule Cost Loading P6
                P6 Mandatory Requirements
                Cheat Sheet - Schedule Linking to RMS Submittal Register

                Get your schedule set up for success from the beginning.

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                Checklist - Schedule Cost Loading

                  Learn more about schedule cost loading here and CLIN balancing here

                  Use this checklist to quickly and easily confirm your schedule’s cost loading compliance with federal projects per the standard 01 32 01.00 10 scheduling specifications.

                  Free Checklist

                  CHECKLIST - USACE SCHEDULE COST LOADING

                  As the government or contractor, quickly and easily confirm your USACE schedule’s cost loading compliance with the 01 32 01.00 10 scheduling specifications.

                  USACE Schedule Cost Loading Checklist

                  Learn more about schedule cost loading here and CLIN balancing here

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