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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
RT-32 was formed to continue research into the area of worker safety. Specifically, it sought to show owners and contractors how to achieve zero accidents on construction projects, and to convince management of the value of an effective safety program by identifying techniques...
/resources/knowledgebase/knowledge-areas/Safety/topics/RT-032 2/7/2016 6:18:53 AM
In 2016, CII and the Charles Pankow Foundation co-funded a research team that examined schedule performance measurement. This research built upon the theoretical foundations for a schedule performance measure (or index) developed in previous research. Specifically, the purpose...
/topic-summaries-data/cpf/cpf-rga-07-16-construction-industry-validation-of-schedule-performance-measure 11/18/2019 8:06:26 AM
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
Advances in technology have many benefits. Among the most often cited are improved quality and productivity. The construction industry lags compared to most industries in regard to utilizing advances in technology. The opportunity to improve construction productivity exists, h...
/resources/knowledgebase/knowledge-areas/Construction-Technology/topics/RT-240 2/7/2016 6:15:56 AM
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
This research covers the benefits of Pre-mobilization planning by a contractor for competitively bid, fixed-price construction. The ultimate goal of this topic is to define a planning structure which best a) assures development of an accurate cost proposal and other bid submit...
/resources/knowledgebase/knowledge-areas/Procurement-Contracts/topics/RT-006b 6/2/2016 1:35:09 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-319 was chartered to make the case for Advanced Work Packaging (AWP) as a CII Best Practice, to extend and validate the findings of RT-272 Advanced Work Packaging. AWP is a disciplined approach to project planning and execution to increase project performance and predictabi...
/resources/knowledgebase/knowledge-areas/Construction-Execution/topics/RT-319 5/4/2016 2:22:20 PM
Front end planning (FEP) is the process of developing sufficient information for stakeholders to address risk and to commit resources to maximize the probability of success. When sound construction input is not sought during FEP, the projects fall short of their goals. This is...
/resources/knowledgebase/knowledge-areas/Project-Planning/topics/RT-241 4/8/2016 3:40:18 PM
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