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In 2018, CII and the Charles Pankow Foundation co-funded a research team that examined project delivery performance by comparing the cost, schedule, and quality performance of design-bid-build (DBB), construction manager at risk (CMR), and design-build (DB) projects. This proj...
/topic-summaries-data/cpf/cpf-rga-02-18-revisiting-project-delivery-performance 5/23/2019 1:45:48 PM
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
Industrial capital projects are risky business ventures with increasing size, uncertainty, and complexity that frequently experience growth in cost and time to deliver, and oftentimes do not achieve their desired performance results. From Merrow (2011), @65% of all industrial ...
/resources/knowledgebase/knowledge-areas/Project-Program-Management/topics/RT-341 7/10/2018 4:00:21 PM
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 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
Front end planning is focused on creating a strong, early link between the business or mission need, project strategy, scope, cost, and schedule and maintaining that link unbroken throughout the project life. This challenge is increased when modifying or renovating an existing...
/resources/knowledgebase/knowledge-areas/Project-Planning/topics/RT-242 2/7/2016 6:16:07 AM
This research project@s objectives were to improve the understanding of how project teams are formed and key leaders are selected. It appeared at the onset of the project that a need existed for 1)@a@better understanding of the process that managers use to combine personnel in...
/resources/knowledgebase/knowledge-areas/Project-Organization-Communication/topics/RT-103 2/7/2016 6:10:05 AM
The engineering and construction industry increasingly relies on geographically distributed, or virtual, team to execute project work.@ This research examines ways the construction industry can maximize the performance of virtual teams by exploring current and emerging virtual...
/resources/knowledgebase/knowledge-areas/Project-Organization-Communication/topics/RT-326 6/9/2016 3:17:39 PM
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
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
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