Planning and programming
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Planning and programming book
Planning is strategic, while programming is the organization of events by which strategy will be implemented. For a small, simple, single building with an uncomplicated internal layout, strategy is straightforward. The programming activities automatically come to mind. They are foundations, frame, envelope, internal divisions, finishes and building services. Even the degree of overlap of one stage starting before another finishes, and how early can we start the building services, are perhaps not difficult to solve. On jobs of greater constructional and building services complexity the overall planning and programming is developed and tested through a number of substrategies implemented through logical sequences of activities. But we are running ahead of ourselves, for once again we must consider the form of the contractual arrangement.