How to Create a Construction Schedule Template in Google Sheets
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How to Create a Construction Schedule Template in Google Sheets

BuildBook Team
December 18, 2020
September 8, 2023

Step-by-step instructions on how to create a construction schedule in Google Sheets with a free template

Good news! If you don’t have access to Excel to create your construction schedule template, Google Sheets has got you covered. 

Much like Excel, Google Sheets has pre-built templates to get you started. They are general, but like Excel you can customize them to fit your needs. And, Google Sheets is completely free and it’s just as powerful as Excel. Plus, it comes with many construction-focused templates, like a basic Gantt chart. 

If you want a more robust schedule that was built just for construction and designed for Google Sheets, you can download our free construction schedule template here

What makes Google Sheets even better than Excel is that you can easily share and collaborate with other teammates or sub-contractors in real-time from anywhere without each person having to access a common network.

To get started creating your construction schedule in Google Sheets, just follow the step-by-step instructions and images below:

Getting your construction schedule started in Google Sheets

  1. Click here to open Google Docs. You’ll need to log in or create a free Google account to get started.
  2. Open Google Sheets by clicking the 3 lines at the top left and selecting “Sheets.”

  1. You should see the template gallery at the top, but if you don’t, click on the main menu at the top right, then “settings,” then check mark “Templates - Display recent templates on home screens.”

  1. Click “template gallery” to expand the gallery and see all your options.
  1. Scroll down to the bottom to the “Project Management” section and you will see construction related templates such as Gantt Chart, Project Timeline, and Project Tracking. 
  1. Choose whichever type of construction schedule template you’d prefer to begin with.
  1. Now you’ll just fill in your project data and tasks and make any design changes that you need to make.

  2. Once your schedule is complete, you can generate a PDF document (File -> Download -> PDF Document) to share with your team and clients.

  3. As a final step, be sure to make a copy of this construction schedule (File -> Make A Copy) to create a master construction schedule template for your company. Name it and organize it accordingly within your Google Drive storage structure.

Free Construction Schedule Template

If you don’t like any of the templates that Google Sheets has to offer, download our free construction Gantt chart. It’s easy-to-use and created by builders just like you.

Prefer to use Excel? Then check out our article on how to build a construction schedule template in Excel.

Better yet, sign up for a free 10-day trial of BuildBook and use one of our project templates to create your entire schedule in less than 3 minutes. With drag-and-drop simplicity, you can customize your schedule to fit any project in less time than it takes to open an Excel spreadsheet.

P.S. We've also created the #1 construction estimate template for Google Sheets that is 100% free to download and use as your own. Check out the video below to learn more and then download it for free.


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