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Since design deliverables with errors and omissions often cause project cost overruns, schedule delays, and/or construction rework, ensuring design quality is essential to successful project outcomes. In a previous study, CII Research Team (RT) 320 identified the 11 most probl...
/resources/knowledgebase/knowledge-areas/Design-Planning-Optimization/topics/RT-320a 6/11/2019 1:32:27 PM
Almost every project requires some level of field design support during execution. This research examines the results of utilizing increased on-site design instead of remote or home office based design, and presents conclusive evidence that performing design activities on-site...
/resources/knowledgebase/knowledge-areas/Design-Planning-Optimization/topics/RT-163 2/7/2016 6:13:01 AM
RT-101 Design for Safety was conducted in order to identify methods which engineers and designers can use to improve the safety of projects during construction. Historically, the design profession was not widely addressing construction site safety in its scope of work. RT-10...
/resources/knowledgebase/knowledge-areas/Safety/topics/RT-101 2/7/2016 6:09:58 AM
Fast-track design-build project delivery has become a standard operating procedure for construction of industrial projects. There is inherent overlap between design, procurement, and construction phases in a typical fast-track project. The design phase is essentially driven by...
/resources/knowledgebase/knowledge-areas/Design-Planning-Optimization/topics/RT-222 2/7/2016 6:15:27 AM
Design is a central activity of the project, and design effectiveness is one of the major determinants of project success. Design is a complex and creative process in which the interplay of numerous factors, including physical, financial, and environmental constraints and tech...
/resources/knowledgebase/knowledge-areas/Design-Planning-Optimization/topics/RT-008 2/7/2016 6:08:49 AM
Design effectiveness (DE) is the degree to which the project design effort contributes to achieving targeted project value objectives. Simply put, effective design enhances project value, and to achieve project goals, design must be effective.To achieve design effectiveness it...
/resources/knowledgebase/knowledge-areas/Design-Planning-Optimization/topics/RT-233 2/7/2016 6:15:44 AM
Automation in the construction industry involves the use of mechanical and electronic means to achieve automatic operation or control to reduce exposure, time, or effort while maintaining or improving quality. The use of automation in the construction industry has not kept pac...
/resources/knowledgebase/knowledge-areas/Construction-Technology/topics/RT-183 2/7/2016 6:13:31 AM
Knowledge Area DefinitionEstablishing design requirements is normally performed at the same time as the feasibility analysis. The design requirements control the design of the project throughout the engineering design process. Some design requirements include hardware and soft...
/resources/knowledgebase/knowledge-areas/design-planning-optimization 2/4/2016 5:24:00 AM
Design for Maintainability, RT-142, is the gift that keeps on giving. It will improve project return on investment, allows for a smoother project startup, realizes less project rework, produces a less costly maintenance investment, and results in a lower life cycle cost. It wi...
/resources/knowledgebase/knowledge-areas/Design-Planning-Optimization/topics/RT-142 2/7/2016 6:12:02 AM
Defects in engineering/design deliverables negatively affect project performance in terms of cost, schedule, and safety, by causing significant amounts of rework in the design and/or construction phases. RT-320 offers capital project teams key guidance on assessing both the de...
/resources/knowledgebase/knowledge-areas/Quality-Management/topics/RT-320 6/3/2016 8:28:21 PM
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