Free Construction Schedule Templates

Smartsheet Contributor Diana Ramos

July 30, 2019

In this article, you’ll find the most comprehensive list of construction schedule templates, all of which are free to download and use. For more construction project management templates, visit our article that features the top templates used by the most efficient construction PMs.

On this page, you’ll find a variety of helpful templates to plan and track your next construction project, including both residential and commercial schedule templates, a construction submittal schedule, a schedule of values template, and many more.

Residential Construction Schedule Template

Residential Construction Schedule Template

Land your residential construction project on time and budget with this scheduling template, which allows you to manage each task associated with your project. Input start and end dates, identify the percentage of each task that has been completed, and keep track of resources with this comprehensive template.

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Commercial Construction Schedule Template

Commercial Construction Schedule Template

Keep your commercial construction projects on track with this schedule template that allows you to manage specific construction deliverables, assign tasks to owners, and view progress. Keep all stakeholders, vendors, and clients in the loop, and ensure that each task is scheduled and moves you toward the larger construction goal.

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Printable Construction Schedule Template

Printable Construction Schedule Template

Use this one-page construction schedule template to plan, manage, and track your projects in a single, easy-to-view location. Print out physical copies to share among stakeholders so everyone is kept in the know, and work together to ensure all projects land on time.

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Schedule of Values Construction Template

Schedule of Values SOV Construction Template

Document a detailed schedule of original contract sums, including change orders, to keep your construction project within the bounds of your pre-approved budget. Identify and track scheduled valuations against actual spend to maintain an accurate balance sheet that you can use to justify the total amount of money spent once the project wraps.

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Construction Payment Schedule Template

Construction Payment Schedule Template

Manage your expenses and keep all your payments in order with this complete payment schedule template. Document who you are paying, the service(s) provided, the date of payment, and the amount paid all within this single, easy-to-use template.

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Construction Submittal Schedule Template

Construction Submittal Schedule Template

Ensure that the correct products and materials are being installed at the right time with this submittal schedule template. Track the product specifications, document any additional notes or descriptions, and input both the date issued and date approved so you can verify that all your products, samples, and other construction materials are delivered in a timely fashion — and don’t hold up the rest of your project.

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Construction Work Schedule Template

Construction Work Schedule Template

This weekly construction work schedule enables you to track and manage tasks over the course of a week. In addition to tracking the date and time of each task, you can also document the cost and total spend associated with each task to calculate your actual spend against budget.

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Construction Activity Schedule Template

Construction Daily Activity Schedule Template

Plan your construction project down to the hour to keep inventory of which tasks should be completed on each day, and by whom. Track scheduled start and end times and view who is assigned to each task throughout the workday to make sure nothing slips through the cracks.

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Two Week Construction Schedule Template

@ Week Construction Schedule Template

View your construction project in two-week increments to get a better understanding of the work that needs to be done in the next 14 days. List each activity and project task, the location in which they should take place, and the person assigned to the project — this way, the entire team will be kept accountable and in-the-know.

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Three Week Construction Schedule Template

3 Week Construction Schedule Template

Track your construction project over a three-week period with this comprehensive schedule template, designed to give you a project overview of the near future. With space to document all project activities, locations, and task owners, you can stay on top of your project to ensure it lands on time.

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Importance of Having a Construction Schedule

Construction projects are extremely time-sensitive and rely heavily on schedules and deadlines to land on time and on budget. For that reason, it’s important to implement a variety of construction schedules — from daily to weekly to monthly — to ensure you keep your construction project on track.

In addition to keeping your project moving, you’ll need construction schedules to do the following:

  • Keep the client looped in on when they can expect their project to be done, or make clients aware of any hiccups or roadblocks in the schedule.

  • Inform your client and all project stakeholders of any responsibilities or deadlines that they need to meet.

  • Schedule additional groups involved with your project, like subcontractors, inspectors, developers, etc.

  • Predict the cash flow of the project (or conversely, the cost of the project).

  • Provide clear communication between the project manager, the construction workers, third-party vendors, stakeholders, and clients.

  • Keep expectations aligned with the actual schedules and deliverables of the project.

What to Do Before Making a Construction Schedule

Before you dive in and begin mapping out your construction project, you must first ensure that you understand the project and all relevant tasks associated with it. Additionally, be aware of all potential roadblocks that would disrupt the original timeline. 

To ensure you are considering all project tasks and their associated constraints, start by making a list of tasks that must be completed throughout the duration of your project. Include a detailed description of each, and break tasks down into subtasks when necessary.

Once you’ve listed all the activities, identify task dependencies (i.e., any tasks that must be completed before others can begin). Determine the duration of each task and identify any project milestones that you must hit at specific times (this process is sometimes referred to as the critical path method). Then, assign people to each task to ensure accountability.

Creating a Gantt chart is one helpful way to help plan, track, and manage your project and all associated task in a more visual way.


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