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Title: IR252-4d - Best Productivity Practices Implementation Index for Infrastructure Projects, Version 1.1
Publication Date: 9/1/2013
Product Type: Implementation Resource
Status: Tool
Pages: 91
Explains the development and use of the Best Productivity Practices Implementation Index for Infrastructure Projects (BPPII--Infrastructure). Shows users how to measure the level of their implementation of practices found to be statistically correlated to infrastructure construction productivity, and offers guidance on how to raise the level of implementation.

NOTE: This publication's accompanying beta software is a proof of concept and is available for informational purposes only.

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Both the publication and its software are protected by applicable copyright restrictions as set forth by CII.

Any party interested in adapting this software is invited to contact CII Associate Director for Deployment to discuss licensing.
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The Best Productivity Practices Implementation Index for Infrastructure Projects (BPPII–Infrastructure) is a tool designed to help project managers or superintendents plan productivity enhancing jobsite activities. The philosophy of the BPPII is that one can only improve what is measured. The BPPII–Infrastructure measures the planning and implementation levels of practices that have the potential to improve construction productivity on infrastructure projects. These practices differ from the Construction Industry Institute (CII) Best Practices since the focus of BPPII is on practices that promote productivity improvement. The BPPII enables managers to identify practices with low implementation levels on their projects. And it helps them carry out practices that, as noted above, positively affect productivity.

The BPPII should be used at the beginning of the execution phase, to help project managers identify the productivity-improving practices to be implemented at the construction site. However, it can also be used at the end of the detailed scope phase to help prepare the project execution plan.

Benefits of the BPPII

The BPPII can be utilized to fit the needs of almost any individual infrastructure project and provides the following:

  • a list of the essential practices that need to be planned and implemented on a project
  • a checklist that determines the level of planning and implementation of these best productivity practices
  • a list of strategies to achieve higher levels of implementation of best productivity practices.