Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Construction Process Roadmap

This is the list our PM handed out to us in the pre construction meeting saying that this will help us know the order in which things will be happening.....
  1. Pre Construction Meeting
  2. Excavate home site if necessary 
  3. Crawl foundation
  4. Pour footer
  5. Lay block foundation
  6. Gravel to garage and inside crawl space
  7. Pour garage concrete
  8. Lumber delivery
  9. Framing (typically takes a week)
  10. Install roof
  11. HVAC rough-in
  12. Plumbing rough-in
  13. Electrical rough-in
  14. Interactive rough-in 
  15. Pre drywall meeting
  16. Insulate the home
  17. Drywall (typically takes a week)
  18. Flooring (Hardwood, ceramic, vinyl)
  19. Trim and Cabinets
  20. Paint first coat
  21. HVAC, Plumbing, Electrical, Interactive Trim outs
  22. Carpet
  23. Final paint
  24. New Home Orientation
  25. Closing
For Slab Foundation, replace steps 3-8 with:
  • Slab Foundation
  • Box slab and fill with gravel
  • Run under slab plumbing
  • Pour concrete slab
  1. Brick 
  2. Siding
  3. Dig utility ditches
  4. Rough Grade on yard
  5. Gas line ran to the home
  6. Driveway, lead walk, and sidewalk poured
  7. Final Grade on yard
  8. Sod/seed and straw
  9. Mailbox


  1. Great post! I haven't come across anything laid out this nicely on the blogs. According to our progress, we are at #12 (plumbing rough it) and are beginning #13 (electrical), which corresponds with the permits I've been watching online. (Building a house is all about the stalking!)

    Thanks for posting! Looking forward to pictures!

    Amy (avalonbuildingandblogging.wordpress.com)

    1. Hey Amy!!

      You are pretty far along the process... Congratulations on your Avalon. We have Avalon here in our community too, it pretty cool plan.
      When we decided to be build, I was searching all over the place for such a list. Did not find anything so detailed. Well now we all have one! :-)Its good to know where we are....

  2. How cool is that!!! Very thorough!!

    1. This is one the reasons I liked our PM so much.... :-)

  3. Congratulations on your new home!!!

    Wow, that's a great list. I believe this is the first I've heard of a PM actually handing a "guideline" list. Very cool!

  4. Congrats on your news home !

    That was very nice of your PM to give you a list! Most PM's don't do that !

  5. Great list! I hope our PM is this meticulous once we start our build.

  6. Thank you very much for this list. We used it in our preconstruction meeting since we were not provided one. As the PM would say, "then this happens," I would check it on your list. right on the money. Some items were not mentioned in specific details like yours shows, or omitted all together, so we are even more glad to have it. Thank you again!

    1. You are so welcome! I was also very happy when he gave us this. But just so you know, I noticed that some things (initially) can happen simultaneously or out of order... for example, our lumber was delivered before they poured the gravel. So, even if they are not in this particular order, as long as they are happening we should be covered. :-)

  7. Nice post! It is always good to come across such list of tasks that will be accomplished in order to complete your desired construction.
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