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Job Tracking: Scheduling Part II by Sal Alfano Since every client wants to know when their project will be finished, every builder has to have a reliable system for predicting progress. Ideally, this system is easy to establish and maintain, and incorporates features that allow the builder to adjust to the inevitable delays. Even the smallest construction projects require the coordination of a great many variables. Materials must be ordered in advance, delivered on time, and unloaded. Sufficient manpower must be supplied with the necessary equipment to complete the day's work and prepare for subcontractors, who themselves must have the information they need to supply the proper materials at the appropriate time. None of this should be left to chance. A good scheduling system accounts for two