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Previous research has established that effective communications are essential to the successful completion of engineer-procure-construct (EPC) projects. However, this finding would be of little benefit without a reasonable means of measurement.In 1996, the research team for RT...
/resources/knowledgebase/knowledge-areas/Project-Organization-Communication/topics/RT-105 2/7/2016 6:10:11 AM
Best Practice Definition The overall process flow of all the detailed work packages (construction, engineering, and installation work packages). AWP is a planned, executable process that encompasses the work on an EPC project, beginning with initial planning and continuing th...
/resources/knowledgebase/best-practices/advanced-work-packaging 2/5/2016 12:59:25 AM
Best Practice Definition Startup is defined as the transitional phase between plant construction completion and commercial operations, that encompasses all activities that bridge these two phases, including systems turnover, check-out of systems, commissioning of systems, int...
/resources/knowledgebase/best-practices/planning-for-startup 2/15/2016 11:29:27 PM
This topic contains two sources of information, both dealing with risk management in the construction arena. While the research summary is focused on management of risk for a construction contractor, most of the recommendations presented are equally applicable to owners, desig...
/resources/knowledgebase/knowledge-areas/Risk-Management/topics/RT-006f 4/27/2016 12:51:31 PM
CII sought to expand its portfolio of research topics by identifying and proactively studying potentially disruptive strategic issues. CII challenged@Research Team 360 (RT-360) to develop potential futures of the build environment using scenario planning. The researchers analy...
/resources/knowledgebase/knowledge-areas/General-CII-Information/topics/RT-360 6/11/2019 3:16:16 PM
Knowledge Area DefinitionCommissioning and Startup is defined as the transitional phase between plant construction completion and commercial operations. It encompasses all activities that bridge these two phases including systems turnover, checkout of systems, commissioning of...
/resources/knowledgebase/knowledge-areas/commissioning-startup-handover 2/15/2016 10:20:56 PM
Knowledge Area DefinitionProfessional development refers to the acquisition of skills, experience and knowledge, both for personal development and for career advancement. Professional development encompasses all types of facilitated learning opportunities, ranging from college...
/resources/knowledgebase/knowledge-areas/professional-development 2/15/2016 10:21:22 PM
Industrial capital projects are risky business ventures with increasing size, uncertainty, and complexity that frequently experience growth in cost and time to deliver, and oftentimes do not achieve their desired performance results. From Merrow (2011), @65% of all industrial ...
/resources/knowledgebase/knowledge-areas/Project-Program-Management/topics/RT-341 7/10/2018 4:00:21 PM
This research project discusses how information reuse can improve data transfer between project phases and encourages the various parties involved to exchange intelligent, structured data rather than documents.Reuse is driven by a single question: What is the cost and benefit ...
/resources/knowledgebase/knowledge-areas/Information-Management-Technology/topics/FT-13 3/2/2020 3:03:59 PM
Knowledge Area DefinitionProject Controls is a process that encompasses the resources, procedures, and tools for the planning, monitoring, and controlling of all phases of the capital project lifecycle. This includes estimating, cost and schedule management, risk management, c...
/resources/knowledgebase/knowledge-areas/project-controls 2/15/2016 10:22:34 PM
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