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What is Work Breakdown Structure (WBS)?

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Answer

In Procore, Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) is a method for deconstructing a complex construction project into a hierarchy of logical work segments. Your segments define all of the required activities to complete the project. Procore's WBS lets your company's Procore Administrator create a customized breakdown that represents your construction job and you can use it to manage and measure the financial costs and revenue aspects of your construction project. 

Examples

Example 1

Below is an example of a customized budget code structure. This example has one flat custom segment (Program), one flat default segment (cost type), and a two (2)-tiered default segment (cost code). 

 

 

Budget Code Structure
Budget Code Structure
CNV.O.A101A
CNV.O.A101A
CNV - Conversions
CNV - Conversions
O - Other
O - Other
A1 - Aquisition Costs
A1 - Aquisition Costs
01A - Land
01A - Land
Budget Code
Budget Code

 

Cost Code
Cost Code
[XX…]
[XX…]
Architect
Architect
LEGEND
LEGEND
Default Segments in Budget Code Structure
Default Segments in Budget Code Structure
Custom Segments in Budget Code Structure
Custom Segments in Budget Code Structure
Your company can choose a custom segment name and add up to (10) custom segments. 
Your company can choose a custom segment...
*
*
Tiered Segment Item in Budget Code
Tiered Segment Item in Budget Code
Available Segment Items in Tiered Segment
Available Segment Items in Tiered Segment
Segment Items Used in Budget Code
Segment Items Used in Budget Code
Segment Items NOT Used in Budget Code
Segment Items NOT Used in Budget Code
A1 - Acquisition Costs
A1 - Acquisition Costs
01A - Land
01A - Land
02A - Building
02A - Building
D1 - Design Costs
D1 - Design Costs
01B - Standard Construction
01B - Standard Construction
01C - Special Construction
01C - Special Construction
RNO - Renovations
RNO - Renovations
CON - New Construction
CON - New Construction
CNV - Conversions
CNV - Conversions
EQP - Equipment
EQP - Equipment

 

Program*
Program*
[XXX]
[XXX]

 

Cost Type
Cost Type
[X]
[X]
E - Equipment
E - Equipment
L- Labor
L- Labor
M - Materials
M - Materials
O - Other
O - Other
O - Owner Cost
O - Owner Cost
S - Professional Services
S - Professional Services
Program*
Program*
Cost Type
Cost Type
Cost Code (Tier 1)
Cost Code (Tier 1)
Cost Code (Tier 2)
Cost Code (Tier 2)
Example 2

Below is another example of a customized budget code structure. This example has three flat segments (Market, Phase, and Cost Type) and one tiered segment (Cost Code). 

 

 

[X…]
[X…]

 

Budget Code
Budget Code
COM.E.11A02.L
COM.E.11A02.L
COM - Commercial
COM - Commercial
E - Execution
E - Execution
1- Site Preparation
1- Site Preparation
A02 - Removal
A02 - Removal
1 - Site Clearing
1 - Site Clearing
L - Labor
L - Labor
Budget Code Structure
Budget Code Structure

 

Cost Type
Cost Type
[X]
[X]
L - Labor
L - Labor
M - Materials
M - Materials
E - Equipment
E - Equipment

 

Phase*
Phase*
[X]
[X]
I - Initiation
I - Initiation
P - Planning
P - Planning
E - Execution
E - Execution
M - Monitoring
M - Monitoring
X - Close Out
X - Close Out

 

Market*
Market*
[XXX]
[XXX]
IND - Industrial
IND - Industrial
RES - Residential
RES - Residential
COM - Commercial
COM - Commercial
Cost Code
Cost Code
A01 - Demo
A01 - Demo
A02 - Removal
A02 - Removal
A03 - Grading
A03 - Grading
1 - Site Clearing
1 - Site Clearing
1 - Site Clearing
1 - Site Clearing
2 - Site Surveying
2 - Site Surveying
3 - Soil Testing
3 - Soil Testing
4 - Site Plan
4 - Site Plan
5 - Site Investigation
5 - Site Investigation
1 - Site Preparation
1 - Site Preparation
Architect
Architect
LEGEND
LEGEND
Default Segments in Budget Code Structure
Default Segments in Budget Code Structure
Custom Segments in Budget Code Structure
Custom Segments in Budget Code Structure
Your company can choose a custom segment name and add up to (10) custom segments. 
Your company can choose a custom segment...
*
*
Tiered Segment Item in Budget Code
Tiered Segment Item in Budget Code
Available Segment Items in Tiered Segment
Available Segment Items in Tiered Segment
Segment Items Used in Budget Code
Segment Items Used in Budget Code
Segment Items NOT Used in Budget Code
Segment Items NOT Used in Budget Code
Market*
Market*
Phase*
Phase*
Cost Type
Cost Type
Cost Code (Tier 2)
Cost Code (Tier 2)
Cost Code (Tier 3)
Cost Code (Tier 3)
Cost Code (Tier 1)
Cost Code (Tier 1)