Schedule for Sale
Schedule for Sale
WorkFace Planning for Construction Projects
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Schedule for Sale is a guidebook on how to apply WorkFace Planning, an industry best practice first identified by The Construction Owners Association of Alberta in 2005. The process organizes the elements necessary for productive construction, which then leads to improved quality and reduced schedule & costs from the absence of chaos. The reduction of energy consumption from the shortened schedule is also the foundation for Green Construction.

Schedule for Sale


Can you really buy time on a construction project?

Yes you can, it’s called WorkFace Planning and the price is effort, and conviction

The return is the confidence that your project took the time that it had to, and cost the right amount.

Each construction project is governed by the golden triangle of Quality, Cost and Schedule. This is a principle from the Project Management Institute that is present on simple weekend projects and multi-billion dollar projects. A Plumber once summed it up for me by telling me that I could have a project:

Good and Fast, but it won’t be Cheap.

Or Good and Cheap, but it won’t be Fast.

Or Fast and Cheap, but it won’t be Good.

In a world where production is money, the industrial and commercial projects that we build cannot afford to cut the corner on Quality, so we have established Quality as the governing influence. That leaves us a choice between Schedule and Cost for the one that we will let slip. The truth is that time is money when you have to hire people to do stuff, so if you want to reduce costs then you have to minimize the schedule. So the Plumbers analogy is not correct, you can have it good, fast and cheap, you just have to keep your focus on good and fast. WorkFace Planning is a process that improves quality and reduces construction costs by minimizing schedules through improved productivity. 

And it works.

Geoff Ryan is a Journeyman Pipefitter, Project Management Professional and a Workface Planning Evangelist.


After several Alberta mega projects as a Productivity Specialist, Geoff started his own company,


Geoff and his team now work with Owners, Engineers, Project Management Teams, Constructors and Software Developers, helping them to understand and incorporate WorkFace Planning into their culture. At the time of press Insight employees had established Workface Planning on 6 major projects (over $300Million each) in both Canada and the US.


Geoff has been an active member of the Construction Owners Association of Alberta, WorkFace Planning Committee since 2004 and is the chairman and founder of the WorkFace Planning Institute, a not for profit association of WorkFace Planners.


Geoff is a recognized expert in construction productivity and has authored several papers on the subject. This step by step guide on how to apply WorkFace Planning is his first book.


Geoff was born in Melbourne, Australia and now lives with his Wife and four teenage children in Edmonton, Alberta.


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