To accelerate construction, some building owners will pay contractors a lot more to complete the placement of a concrete floor quickly. But there are many challenges to these fast-track jobs, which may require the placement of as much as 50,000 square feet of flatwork a day. Not only must you hire enough people and buy extra equipment; if you want to make money, you also must carefully select, use and schedule this manpower and equipment.

To help contractors tackle large flatwork placements, this article offers advice on sizing and scheduling placing and finishing crews, ensuring an adequate supply of concrete, and determining equipment needs.