Work Breakdown Structure

A Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) in the construction industry is a hierarchical decomposition of a project into smaller, more manageable components or work packages. It outlines all the work elements of a project, breaking them down into tasks and subtasks, which are then assigned specific resources, timelines, and responsibilities. The WBS is a foundational tool for project planning, scheduling, budgeting, and monitoring, helping to organize and define the total scope of the project. By providing a clear structure of what needs to be accomplished, the WBS facilitates better estimation, control, and allocation of project resources, ensuring a systematic approach to project execution.