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This research was undertaken to better understand the flow of information during front end planning. In addition, this research sought to better understand front end planning and to identify areas where it may be improved.The front end planning process was carefully diagrammed...
/resources/knowledgebase/knowledge-areas/Project-Planning/topics/RT-221 2/7/2016 6:15:24 AM
The engineering and construction industry frequently struggles with the issue of @value-added services.@ Are they truly adding value, or rather are some or all of them commodity services best obtained via open market competitive bidding procedures?@Do owners and contractors, o...
/resources/knowledgebase/knowledge-areas/Procurement-Contracts/topics/RT-205 2/7/2016 6:14:47 AM
RT-256 was formed to study the following essential question: @What is the relationship between the leadership behaviors of site leadership personnel and project safety performance?@ To do this, the team collected data from 31 CII member-company projects regarding leaders@ valu...
/resources/knowledgebase/knowledge-areas/Safety/topics/RT-256 2/7/2016 6:16:42 AM
Recognizing hazards is the most essential component of the safety management process. Unrecognized HSE hazards expose workers to unmitigated risks that can result in catastrophic accidents, injuries, and illnesses. Past research and RT-293@s work indicate that traditional haza...
/resources/knowledgebase/knowledge-areas/Safety/topics/RT-293 2/7/2016 6:17:56 AM
The increasing importance of sustainability is making it imperative for organizations in the industrial sector to include environmental and social considerations in the construction of capital projects. These considerations include increases in societal awareness, carbon footp...
/resources/knowledgebase/knowledge-areas/Sustainability%2c-Environmental-Security/topics/RT-250 2/7/2016 6:16:22 AM
This research team analyzed and documented the array of uses for design models to be leveraged in the construction stage to support field construction tasks. The team identified 30 model uses, as well as model use progressions in which the information is transferred or modifie...
/resources/knowledgebase/knowledge-areas/Construction-Technology/topics/RT-324 2/7/2016 6:18:56 AM
Several crew scheduling options are available to contractors and owners when they need to complete a project on time or compress or accelerate a schedule. Techniques such as overtime, shift work, rolling or straight four-ten hour days, and other innovative schedules each have ...
/resources/knowledgebase/knowledge-areas/Construction-Execution/topics/RT-185 2/7/2016 6:13:38 AM
Previous CII research found that tools for measuring project scope definition and assisting alignment between project participants needed to be developed. This research was established to produce a user-friendly tool to assist in defining project scope and maximizing the chanc...
/resources/knowledgebase/knowledge-areas/Project-Planning/topics/RT-155 2/7/2016 6:12:36 AM
RT-334 defined out-of-sequence work (OOS) as an activity or series of activities that are not performed according to a planned logical productive sequence. Despite the seriousness of the challenges that OOS imposes on the construction industry, the existing body of literature ...
/resources/knowledgebase/knowledge-areas/Risk-Management/topics/RT-334 7/25/2017 1:20:35 PM
There is a need for statistical information in the construction industry especially for companies that have little or no local expertise when running a project. At the time RT-4 was written there was a severe lack of available information on a number of topics and gathering da...
/resources/knowledgebase/knowledge-areas/Information-Management-Technology/topics/RT-004 2/7/2016 6:08:37 AM
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