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Advanced Work Packaging (AWP) promotes a disciplined approach for project planning and communicating project scope from conception to turnover delivery. The deliberate engineering and construction management practices, required in AWP, are essential to improving craft labor pr...
/resources/knowledgebase/knowledge-areas/Construction-Execution/topics/RT-272 5/4/2016 2:12:18 PM
Since the 1960s, the industry has responded to demands for quicker project delivery by developing techniques such as fast tracking which is the overlapping of engineering, procurement and construction, and PEpC which is the early inclusion of procurement in the project cycle. ...
/resources/knowledgebase/knowledge-areas/Design-Planning-Optimization/topics/RT-311 2/7/2016 6:18:30 AM
The construction industry is challenged with attracting and retaining qualified workers. Of contractors surveyed for this research, 70% are experiencing shortages of workers nationwide, with some locations reporting turnovers of 400%. Therefore, a work force has turned over fo...
/resources/knowledgebase/knowledge-areas/Human-Resource-Management/topics/RT-135 2/7/2016 6:11:47 AM
Radio frequency identification (RFID) involves the use of tags, or transponders, that collect data and manage it in a portable, changeable database; communicate routing instructions and other control requirements to equipment; and withstand harsh environments. RFID technology ...
/resources/knowledgebase/knowledge-areas/Construction-Technology/topics/RT-151 2/7/2016 6:12:14 AM
Evaluation of project managers has traditionally been a qualitative assessment. While previous CII research teams have studied Project Manager skills (RT-281 Project Manager Skills for the Future), prior research had not been done on quantitatively determining competencies. Th...
/resources/knowledgebase/knowledge-areas/Human-Resource-Management/topics/RT-306 2/7/2016 6:18:11 AM
Projects in today s world rely heavily on time to gain a competitive advantage. This has created an increased demand for high performance delivery of a project with a drastic decrease in actual project delivery time. Radical reduction of cycle time refers to the reduction of 2...
/resources/knowledgebase/knowledge-areas/Project-Program-Management/topics/RT-193 2/7/2016 6:13:54 AM
Successful small project execution is important as 40-50% of industry capital budgets are spent on small projects. The average CII company plant spends $25 to $30 million on small capital projects. Small projects, as defined by this research, are projects with a total installe...
/resources/knowledgebase/knowledge-areas/Business-and-Project-Processes/topics/RT-161 2/7/2016 6:12:55 AM
Changes and the resulting contract change orders are a source of concern to owners and contractors alike. Changes are an important contributor to cost overruns, schedule extensions, and contract acceleration. This research examines the quantitative effect of changes on labor p...
/resources/knowledgebase/knowledge-areas/Construction-Execution/topics/RT-027b 6/6/2016 1:14:22 PM
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
Seamless alignment of owner and contractor personnel is a key to project success. Owner companies are increasingly shifting project responsibilities to contractors which may result in inadequate staffing to develop and execute capital projects. Owners want high quality capital...
/resources/knowledgebase/knowledge-areas/Project-Organization-Communication/topics/RT-111 2/7/2016 6:10:33 AM
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