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Week 1
Item Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Preconstruction Obtain, post building permit        
Road/driveway Layout road Clear road Gravel road    
Well       Drill well Test well
Septic system          
Site preparation     Clear lot Cut, stack wood  
Excavation         Layout foundation
Foundation       Waterproofing Termite treatment
Slab          
Framing          
Roofing          
HVAC          
Plumbing          
Electric          
Insulation          
Drywall          
Painting          
Trim          
Appliances          
Cabinets          
Floor coverings          
Gutters          
Landscaping          

Week 2
Item Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Preconstruction          
Road/driveway          
Well          
Septic system          
Site preparation          
Excavation Dig foundation Dig footings, inspect      
Foundation     Pour footings Erect walls Erect walls, Schedule pre-treatment
Slab       Schedule slab  
Framing         Order subfloor
Roofing          
HVAC          
Plumbing          
Electric          
Insulation          
Drywall          
Painting          
Trim          
Appliances          
Cabinets          
Floor coverings          
Gutters          
Landscaping          

Week 3
Item Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Preconstruction          
Road/driveway          
Well          
Septic system          
Site preparation          
Excavation          
Foundation Erect foundation Erect foundation Waterproof, drain tile Termite treatment  
Slab       Prep slab Pour slab
Framing     Set subfloor    
Roofing          
HVAC     Radiant floor heart    
Plumbing          
Electric          
Insulation          
Drywall          
Painting          
Trim          
Appliances          
Cabinets          
Floor coverings          
Gutters          
Landscaping          

Week 4
Item Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Preconstruction          
Road/driveway          
Well          
Septic system          
Site preparation          
Excavation Backfill        
Foundation          
Slab          
Framing   Deliver logs Set logs Set logs Set logs
Roofing          
HVAC          
Plumbing Select fixtures        
Electric          
Insulation          
Drywall          
Painting          
Trim          
Appliances          
Cabinets          
Floor coverings          
Gutters          
Landscaping          

Week 5
Item Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Preconstruction          
Road/driveway          
Well          
Septic system          
Site preparation          
Excavation          
Foundation          
Slab          
Framing Set logs Set logs Set logs Set logs Set logs
Roofing          
HVAC          
Plumbing          
Electric          
Insulation          
Drywall          
Painting          
Trim          
Appliances          
Cabinets          
Floor coverings          
Gutters          
Landscaping          

Week 6
Item Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Preconstruction          
Road/driveway          
Well          
Septic system          
Site preparation          
Excavation          
Foundation          
Slab          
Framing Set 2nd floor system Set 2nd floor system Set gable logs Set gable logs Frame dormer
Roofing          
HVAC          
Plumbing          
Electric Select fixtures        
Insulation          
Drywall          
Painting          
Trim          
Appliances          
Cabinets          
Floor coverings          
Gutters          
Landscaping          

Week 7
Item Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Preconstruction          
Road/driveway          
Well          
Septic system          
Site preparation          
Excavation          
Foundation          
Slab          
Framing Frame roof Frame roof Install soffit, Shingle Install soffit, Shingle Install exterior trim
Roofing          
HVAC          
Plumbing          
Electric          
Insulation          
Drywall          
Painting          
Trim     Sand logs Finish ext trim Seal interior logs
Appliances          
Cabinets          
Floor coverings          
Gutters          
Landscaping          

Week 8
Item Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Preconstruction          
Road/driveway          
Well         Hook-up well
Septic system   Install septic Install septic Install septic Hook-up septic
Site preparation          
Excavation          
Foundation          
Slab          
Framing Frame interior partitions   Set windows Set exterior doors  
Roofing          
HVAC   HVAC rough-in HVAC rough-in    
Plumbing   Plumbing rough-in Rough-in, set tubs Inspect rough-in  
Electric       Electric rough-in Electric rough-in
Insulation          
Drywall          
Painting Seal exterior logs        
Trim          
Appliances          
Cabinets          
Floor coverings          
Gutters     Install gutters    
Landscaping          

Week 9
Item Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Preconstruction          
Road/driveway          
Well          
Septic system          
Site preparation          
Excavation          
Foundation          
Slab          
Framing   Framing inspection      
Roofing          
HVAC          
Plumbing          
Electric Rough-in inspection        
Insulation     Insulate    
Drywall       Deliver drywall Hang drywall
Painting          
Trim          
Appliances          
Cabinets          
Floor coverings          
Gutters          
Landscaping          

Week 10
Item Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Preconstruction          
Road/driveway          
Well          
Septic system          
Site preparation          
Excavation          
Foundation          
Slab          
Framing          
Roofing          
HVAC          
Plumbing          
Electric          
Insulation          
Drywall Hang drywall Finish drywall Finish drywall Finish drywall Clean-up
Painting          
Trim          
Appliances          
Cabinets          
Floor coverings          
Gutters          
Landscaping          

Week 11
Item Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Preconstruction          
Road/driveway          
Well          
Septic system          
Site preparation          
Excavation         Final grade
Foundation          
Slab          
Framing          
Roofing          
HVAC          
Plumbing          
Electric          
Insulation          
Drywall          
Painting Paint Paint Paint Stain, finish trim Stain, finish trim
Trim       Install T&G walls Install T&G ceiling
Appliances          
Cabinets          
Floor coverings          
Gutters          
Landscaping          

Week 12
Item Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Preconstruction          
Road/driveway          
Well          
Septic system          
Site preparation          
Excavation          
Foundation          
Slab          
Framing          
Roofing          
HVAC          
Plumbing          
Electric          
Insulation          
Drywall          
Painting Stain, finish trim Seal, finish T&G Finish T&G    
Trim Install T&G walls Install T&G ceiling Hang doors, trim Install window trim Install closet trim
Appliances Deliver appliances        
Cabinets   Install cabinets Install vanities    
Floor coverings     Install vinyl, ceramic Install vinyl, ceramic Install hardwood
Gutters          
Landscaping Rake, seed, straw Rake, seed, straw      


Week 13
Item Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Preconstruction          
Road/driveway          
Well          
Septic system          
Site preparation          
Excavation          
Foundation          
Slab          
Framing          
Roofing          
HVAC Finish HVAC Finish HVAC      
Plumbing Install fixtures Install fixtures Final inspection    
Electric Install switches Install outlets Install fixtures Final inspection  
Insulation          
Drywall          
Painting          
Trim Install stairs Install stairs      
Appliances          
Cabinets          
Floor coverings Install hardwood     Sand hardwood Seal hardwood
Gutters          
Landscaping          

Week 14
Item Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Preconstruction          
Road/driveway          
Well          
Septic system          
Site preparation          
Excavation          
Foundation          
Slab          
Framing          
Roofing          
HVAC          
Plumbing          
Electric          
Insulation          
Drywall          
Painting     Touch-up Touch-up  
Trim          
Appliances          
Cabinets          
Floor coverings Finish hardwood Finish hardwood Install carpet    
Gutters          
Landscaping          
Completion         Final Inspection, Big party

Construction Time Line

Activity Contractor Responsible
Give Notice of Start
  • Building permit office
  • Zoning board
  • Community association
  • Lender
  • Insurance agent
  • Individual subcontractors
 
  • General
  • General
  • General
  • General
  • General
  • General
Site Clearing and Excavation
  • Confirm schedule with excavation contractor
  • Cut or grade entrance road or driveway
  • Install culverts
  • Spread crushed stone
  • Clear building site and material storage area
  • Dig basement excavation and haul or store dirt
 
  • General
  • Excavator
  • Excavator
  • Excavator
  • Excavator
  • Excavator
Water Well
  • Confirm schedule with well contractor
  • Drill water well
 
  • General
  • Well driller
Septic System and Drain Field
  • Confirm schedule with well contractor
  • Install septic tank and drain field
 
  • General
  • Septic contractor
Temporary Utilities
  • Confirm schedule with contractors and utilities
  • Install temporary toilet facilities
  • Install temporary electricity
  • Install temporary telephone
  • Call for inspections as needed
 
  • General
  • Supplier
  • Electric utility
  • Telephone company
  • Subcontractors
Footings
  • Confirm schedule with contractors
  • Locate and dig footings and pier pads
  • Install access pipe for under-foundation utilities
  • Call for footing inspections
  • Pour concrete foundation footings and pier pads
 
  • General
  • Concrete
  • Plumbing
  • Concrete
  • Concrete
Termite Protection
  • Confirm exterminator schedule
  • Apply termite protection chemicals
 
  • General
  • Exterminator
Foundation
  • Confirm schedule with concrete contractor
  • Install forms for poured foundation
  • Call for foundation inspection
  • Pour concrete foundation
  • Install waterproofing, parging, or insulation
 
  • General
  • Concrete
  • Concrete
  • Concrete
  • Waterproofing
Subfloor
  • Confirm schedule with carpentry contractor
  • Install subfloor, beams, posts as required
 
  • General
  • Carpentry
Backfill and Rough Grade
  • Confirm schedule with excavator
  • Backfill around foundation
  • Rough grade slope for lawn, landscaping
 
  • General
  • Excavator
  • Excavator
Delivery of Log Package
  • Confirm delivery schedule
  • Confirm final payment amount for logs
  • Confirm amount due for delivery charges
  • Prepare certified checks for payments
  • Prepare material storage area
  • Assemble equipment, manpower to unload logs
 
  • General
  • General
  • General
  • General
  • General
  • General or Rep
Unloading and Storage of Logs and Materials
  • Unload materials, protect IAW instructions
  • Inventory materials against shipping manifest
 
  • General or Rep
  • General or Rep
Weather-tight Log Shell and Interior Partitions
  • Confirm schedule with log dealer or representative
  • Erect log walls IAW construction manual
  • Install windows and doors IAW plan
  • Erect interior partitions
  • Install roof system and sheathing
 
  • General
  • Carpentry or Rep
  • Carpentry or Rep
  • Carpentry or Rep
  • Carpentry or Rep
Roofing
  • Confirm schedule with roofing contractor
  • Install roofing felt, flashing, shingles
 
  • General
  • Roofing
Fireplace and Chimney
  • Confirm schedule with mason
  • Erect fireplace and chimney
 
  • General
  • Mason
Plumbing
  • Confirm schedule with plumber
  • Install rough plumbing system
  • Call for plumbing inspection
 
  • General
  • Plumber
  • Plumber
Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC)
  • Confirm schedule with HVAC contractor
  • Install rough HVAC ductwork, equipment
  • Call for mechanical inspection
 
  • General
  • HVAC
  • HVAC
Electrical
  • Confirm schedule with electrician
  • Install service panel and rough electrical wiring
  • Install rough telephone and automation wiring
  • Call for electrical inspection
 
  • General
  • Electrician
  • Electrician
  • Electrician
Framing inspection
  • Call for framing inspection
 
  • General
Interior and Exterior Concrete Work
  • Confirm schedule with concrete contractor
  • Pour concrete floors, driveways, walkways
 
  • General
  • Concrete
Insulation and Soundproofing
  • Confirm schedule with insulation contractor
  • Install ceiling insulation
  • Install wall insulation and soundproofing as required
 
  • General
  • Insulation
  • Insulation
Interior Walls and Ceilings
  • Confirm schedule with drywall contractor
  • Install drywall and tape
 
  • General
  • Drywall
Paint, Stain and Wall Coverings
  • Confirm schedule with painting contractor
  • Apply interior paint, stain, wall coverings
  • Apply exterior paint, stain, preservatives
  • Apply interior, exterior chinking, caulking
 
  • General
  • Painter
  • Painter
  • Painter
Finish Floor Coverings
  • Confirm schedule with flooring contractor
  • Install hardwood flooring
  • Install resilient or ceramic tile
  • Install padding and carpet
 
  • General
  • Flooring
  • Flooring
  • Flooring
Interior Finish and Trim
  • Confirm schedule with carpentry contractor
  • Install interior doors and hardware
  • Install interior window and door trim
  • Install baseboard base and shoe
  • Install wall moldings, chair rails, etc
  • Install cabinets and countertops
  • Install vanities, towel bars, soap dishes
  • Install mirrors, medicine cabinets
  • Install closet shelves, poles, hardware
  • Install stair treads, railings, balusters
  • Install tub and shower doors, rods, etc
  • Install drapery rods
 
  • General
  • Carpentry
  • Carpentry
  • Carpentry
  • Carpentry
  • Carpentry
  • Carpentry
  • Carpentry
  • Carpentry
  • Carpentry
  • Carpentry
  • Carpentry
Finish Plumbing
  • Confirm schedule with plumber
  • Install plumbing fixtures and appliances
  • Call for final inspection
 
  • General
  • Plumber
  • Plumber
Finish HVAC
  • Confirm schedule with HVAC contractor
  • Install final HVAC equipment and test
  • Call for final inspection
 
  • General
  • HVAC
  • HVAC
Finish Electrical
  • Confirm schedule with electrician
  • Install fixtures, appliances, outlet covers, etc
  • Call for final inspection
 
  • General
  • Electrician
  • Electrician
Exterior Finish and Trim
  • Install window and door trim
  • Install fascia, frieze, and rake boards
  • Install soffit and porch ceilings
  • Install porch posts and railings
  • Install gable louvers, soffit vents, etc.
  • Install garage door and door opener
  • Install gutters and downspouts
 
  • Carpentry
  • Carpentry
  • Carpentry
  • Carpentry
  • Carpentry
  • Carpentry
  • Roofing
Landscaping
  • Confirm schedule with landscaper
  • Finish grading, seeding, sodding, shrubbery, trees
 
  • General
  • Landscaper
Final Building Inspection
  • Inspect work of subcontractors and make punch list
  • Review punch list (deficiencies) with contractors
  • Re-inspect building after corrections and accept work
  • Obtain lien waivers and approve final payment
  • Call for final building inspection
  • Obtain occupancy permit
  • Notify final institution of completion
  • Notify insurance company of completion
  • Switch insurance to home owner's policy
  • Notify other agencies and of completion
 
  • General
  • General
  • General
  • General
  • General
  • General
  • General
  • General
  • General
  • General
Move In
  • Notify utilities
  • Closing
  • Have a big party
 
  • Owner
  • Owner
  • Owner




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