As planning progresses, the SPS serves as the roadmap for the development of the Overall Project Schedule (OPS). As design is refined and key subcontractors are engaged, the assumptions within the SPS are validated allowing for the detailed planning associated with the OPS development.
The OPS is generally the primary tool for communicating with subconsultants and is more aggressive to ensure that the unknowns do not impact the ability to achieve the goals defined in the SPS.
In many cases, the SPS is maintained throughout the life of a project to serve as the Owner’s Schedule. The Draper consultant will typically status the Owner’s Schedule on a monthly basis to efficiently and effectively allow the client to communicate project status with the Owner.
At Draper, we believe that the earlier our consultants are involved in a project, the more value they can add to the project. We look forward to working with you and your team to make your project a success.