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The concrete maturity method is a technique for predicting concrete strength in real time based on the actual thermal history of the concrete. There are three steps required to carry out the maturity method:Establish the strength-maturity relationship for the specific mix that...
/resources/knowledgebase/knowledge-areas/Construction-Technology/topics/FT-02 2/26/2020 2:27:13 PM
This study, sponsored by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), was designed to provide answers to two questions by comparing the performance of owner and contractor-submitted capital projects that used one of two project delivery methods: design-build (DB)...
/resources/knowledgebase/knowledge-areas/Procurement-Contracts/topics/BMM2002-10 7/24/2016 10:58:46 PM
Significant use of modular construction is occurring across many sectors of the industry, with pockets of enhanced modular execution driven mostly by owners needs for faster project delivery. RT-255 builds on the work of RT-232 and found that the shipbuilding industry s Inter...
/resources/knowledgebase/knowledge-areas/Modularization/topics/RT-255 2/7/2016 6:16:38 AM
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
An effective team building process can bring significant, not simply marginal, improvements in project execution and results. Use of team building represents a step change in the way projects are managed and in the ultimate project performance.It is not uncommon during the d...
/resources/knowledgebase/knowledge-areas/Project-Organization-Communication/topics/RT-037 2/7/2016 6:19:20 AM
RT-133 s charter was to evaluate the Design-Build (D-B) project delivery system, comparing its attributes and success measures to those of two other delivery systems commonly used in building construction: Design-Bid-Build (D-B-B) and Construction Management (CM) At Risk. The ...
/resources/knowledgebase/knowledge-areas/Procurement-Contracts/topics/RT-133 2/7/2016 6:11:40 AM
RT-171 creates a systematic method and a decision framework to appropriately consider the implementation of prefabrication, preassembly, modularization, and off-site fabrication (PPMOF) practices during the concept and detailed scope phases. A series of questions are provided ...
/resources/knowledgebase/knowledge-areas/Modularization/topics/RT-171 2/7/2016 6:13:10 AM
This is CII s initial research on environmental remediation by investigating reasons for the growth in cost and schedule of remediation projects and identified methods and procedures to control these cost and schedule issues.The research concluded that: (1) remediation project...
/resources/knowledgebase/knowledge-areas/Sustainability%2c-Environmental-Security/topics/RT-048 2/7/2016 6:20:37 AM
RT-45 was commissioned by CII to investigate Workers Compensation Insurance practices in the construction industry. Its research, published in 1998, had three objectives:To identify key elements of effective workers compensation management practices and their impacts on proj...
/resources/knowledgebase/knowledge-areas/Safety/topics/RT-045 2/7/2016 6:20:28 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
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