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Projects must meet budget, schedule, safety, and quality goals to be regarded as a success. Many decisions are made that influence a project s outcome. Today, owners are often faced with deciding between a project execution strategy that emphasizes either cost or schedule. Suc...
/resources/knowledgebase/knowledge-areas/Project-Program-Management/topics/RT-214 2/7/2016 6:15:07 AM
This Topic has been superseded by RT-230 This research team focused on proving that there is value in managing organizational knowledge. Knowledge originates from the experiences of the elements of an organization and is retained in the form of corporate memory. Through their...
/resources/knowledgebase/knowledge-areas/Business-and-Project-Processes/topics/RT-123 2/7/2016 6:11:18 AM
Continuous improvement is the essential component of long-term success. However, opportunities for improvement are not always successfully implemented. IS 31 addressed the gap between development of a vision for organizational improvement and successful implementation of tha...
/resources/knowledgebase/knowledge-areas/Business-and-Project-Processes/topics/IS-31 4/22/2016 3:29:32 PM
Human resources are the most valuable aspect of any effort to upgrade productivity and quality control. Therefore, to attain the goal of more and better construction for the money, it is necessary to upgrade the supply and preparedness of human operatives at all levels. The CI...
/resources/knowledgebase/knowledge-areas/Professional-Development/topics/RT-014b 2/7/2016 6:09:08 AM
This research evaluates the effectiveness of strategies used to improve labor productivity on construction projects. Specifically, it investigates the impacts that early design, early material delivery, and extra construction equipment have on craft productivity. This is calle...
/resources/knowledgebase/knowledge-areas/Construction-Execution/topics/RT-143 2/7/2016 6:12:06 AM
This research team analyzed and documented the Quality Management (QM) systems, programs, and improvement activities currently used in the Capital Facilities Delivery (CFD) industry.Key elements of an effective QMS were identified as reported by owners, contractors, and suppli...
/resources/knowledgebase/knowledge-areas/Quality-Management/topics/RT-254 2/7/2016 6:16:35 AM
Assessment of project progress and performance is critically important to the successful delivery of capital facility projects. Major challenges are related to the lack of consistent, objective, and reliable project controls metrics and indicators. Without the appropriate use ...
/resources/knowledgebase/knowledge-areas/Project-Controls/topics/RT-322 6/7/2016 8:52:53 PM
Central to a program of construction productivity improvement is a focus on craft worker productivity and its relationship to best practice use. Direct work typically amounts to no more than 35-45 percent of a craft worker s time on the job. Improving craft productivity requir...
/resources/knowledgebase/knowledge-areas/Construction-Execution/topics/RT-252 2/7/2016 6:16:28 AM
Productivity improvement within the construction industry is a critical aspect of successful project planning and execution. Specific productivity practices have demonstrated improvements at the activity, trade, and project levels. However, results have been inconsistent and p...
/resources/knowledgebase/knowledge-areas/Project-Program-Management/topics/RT-340 7/10/2018 3:11:24 PM
RT-361 upgraded the Project Definition Rating Index Industrial Projects (also known as PDRI Industrial) to PDRI MATRS (pronounced PDRI matters ) by combining two major research efforts:RT-113, which introduced the Project Definition Rating Index (PDRI) in 1996RT-331, which pr...
/resources/knowledgebase/knowledge-areas/Project-Planning/topics/RT-361 6/13/2019 3:44:14 PM
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