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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
RT-232 investigated the potential for adapting shipbuilding techniques to the construction industry. RT-232 was specifically focused on what enabled the shipbuilding market share to shift from the U.S. to Europe and Asia in roughly@two decades. It found that this transition wa...
/resources/knowledgebase/knowledge-areas/Modularization/topics/RT-232 2/7/2016 6:15:41 AM
The Construction Industry Institute (CII) established the CII Benchmarking and Metrics (BM@M) program in 1995 to provide self-analysis tools to member companies, quantify the benefits of CII Best Practices, and support research teams. By 2002 the program had achieved those goa...
/resources/knowledgebase/knowledge-areas/Performance-Assessment/topics/BMM-Summary 6/8/2016 11:35:19 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
The cost of industrial building construction has risen dramatically in recent years. Excessive construction costs have eroded the competitive position of the US construction industry and are having a similar impact on the manufacturing industry by preventing it from building n...
/resources/knowledgebase/knowledge-areas/Construction-Technology/topics/RT-009 2/7/2016 6:08:52 AM
This research team analyzed craft availability in the United States and Canada and its impact on the construction projects performance focusing on cost, schedule, and safety.At the strategic level, RT318 followed two parallel paths to investigate the labor cliff. Following a l...
/resources/knowledgebase/knowledge-areas/Human-Resource-Management/topics/RT-318 5/4/2016 2:20:24 PM
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
CII defines constructability as @the optimal use of construction knowledge and experience in planning, design, procurement, and field operations to achieve overall project objectives.@The benefits of an effective constructability program include:Reduces overall project cost by...
/resources/knowledgebase/knowledge-areas/Design-Planning-Optimization/topics/RT-034 2/7/2016 6:09:51 AM
Late deliverables to the site continue to be a major impediment to project success.@Project teams tend to become reactive when dealing with late deliverable events. In order to understand the far-reaching impacts of late deliverables at the construction site, this research tea...
/resources/knowledgebase/knowledge-areas/Risk-Management/topics/RT-300 4/27/2016 12:49:28 PM
A well-prepared early estimate enables businesses to make sound economic decisions.@An early estimate helps to formulate execution strategies, provides a basis to plan engineering and construction, and serves as a baseline for changes.The research team has developed a @Best Pr...
/resources/knowledgebase/knowledge-areas/Project-Controls/topics/RT-131 2/7/2016 6:11:31 AM
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