Construction Project WBS

This Work Breakdown Structure is for a Construction project. It represents the first step in scheduling, which is to breakdown the work. This example separates the work into logical areas or Work Packages. It includes site preparation, ground beams, flooring, brickwork, electricity, plumbing and finishes. Click to see larger image. To see the entire WBS download the visio or PDF.
work breakdown for a construction project

1 Construction Work Breakdown structure text version

1.2 Site prep

  • 1.2.1 Mobilisation

  • 1.2.2 Excavation

  • 1.2.3 Piling

1.3 Pile Caps/Ground Beams

  • 1.3.1 Cut-off Piles and Blinding

  • 1.3.2 Formwork & rebar

  • 1.3.3 Concrete

1.4 Structural Steel

  • 1.4.1 Erect Steel Frame

  • 1.4.2 Holorib Floors

1.5 External

  • 1.5.1 Cladding

  • 1.5.2 Roofing

1.6 Floor Slab

  • 1.6.1 Sub-base & Blinding

  • 1.6.2 Formwork & Concrete

1.7 Brickwork

  • 1.7.1 External Brickwork

  • 1.7.2 Internal Brickwork

1.8 M & E Services

  • 1.8.1 Plumbing

  • 1.8.2 Electric

1.9 Finishes

  • 1.9.1 Joinery

  • 1.9.2 Plastering

  • 1.9.3 Decorating

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