Gannt Chart - Planning for Delays

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I own a residential construction company and am currently building a schedule for a project to start in a few weeks.  My scheduling is typically pretty good; however, ever since COVID hit, it's been a wreck.  Ex. I currently have a project that is 2 months behind (9 9-month build schedule).  Due to this, I'm trying to be more realistic about my subs and vendors and plan in A LOT of float time.

 

What methods do people use to build this much extra time into your Gantt chart?  Ex.  Do you take a 10-day electrical job and just plugin 20 days?  Do you build in extra tasks called "delays" everywhere?

 

Thanks for your thoughts.

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