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Planning DefinitionThe work a manager performs to predetermine a course of action. The function of planning includes the following activities: Forecasting, Objective Setting, Program Development, Scheduling, Budgeting, and Policies and Procedures Development.Topic Summaries
/resources/knowledgebase/10-10-metrics/planning 2/5/2016 12:32:00 AM
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
RT-310 was chartered to investigate project alignment and coordination to improve construction performance. Surprisingly, industry surveys indicated that alignment is a common problem. Sixty percent of survey respondents rate alignment less than good, that the industry is not ...
/resources/knowledgebase/knowledge-areas/Project-Planning/topics/RT-310 5/4/2016 2:17:10 PM
Engineering and/or Construction (E/C) customers are becoming increasingly aware that there is an ever-changing global marketplace and that sharp and growing international competition exists in every business field. For sustained competitiveness and growth in the international ...
/resources/knowledgebase/knowledge-areas/Business-and-Project-Processes/topics/RT-030 2/7/2016 6:18:02 AM
Nanotechnology in construction is generally understood as the understanding and control of materials at the nanoscale and the improvements of fabrication processes, tools, and techniques for the production of bulk quantities. Huge benefits are predicted for nanotechnology appl...
/resources/knowledgebase/knowledge-areas/Construction-Technology/topics/RT-251 2/7/2016 6:16:26 AM
The construction industry typically does a poor job of selecting and training its supervisors. There is insufficient data regarding the direct impact of supervisory training on improved supervisory performance, productivity, or overall company profits. However, the research di...
/resources/knowledgebase/knowledge-areas/Professional-Development/topics/RT-040 2/7/2016 6:19:49 AM
Detailed Scope DefinitionFinalize technology, project objectives, process and design scope definition, major equipment pricing and the Project Execution Plan to support a Budget Cost Estimate and funding request. In addition, deliverables from this Phase include a Detailed Sc...
/resources/knowledgebase/project-phases/detailed-scope 2/5/2016 12:28:34 AM
Concept DefinitionPerform adequate conceptual design to allow selection of the best of identified project approaches, analyze concept(s) and prepare Study Cost Estimate to confirm project viability. In addition to the cost estimate, deliverables generally include an initial P...
/resources/knowledgebase/project-phases/concept 2/5/2016 12:28:12 AM
Supply of a younger and capable craft person has continued to vanish as the older generation retires. In order to combat this industry leaders have to work together in order to promote growth with a depleting workforce.The main objective of the RT-231 team was to quantify the ...
/resources/knowledgebase/knowledge-areas/Professional-Development/topics/RT-231 2/7/2016 6:15:38 AM
Organizing DefinitionThe work a manager performs to arrange and relate the work to be done so people can perform it most effectively. The function of organizing includes the following activities: Development of Organization Structure, Delegation of Responsibility and Authorit...
/resources/knowledgebase/10-10-metrics/organizing 2/5/2016 12:37:56 AM
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