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The initial objective of RT-14 (which includes products from Task Force 85-14: @Education and Training) was to capture benchmarks on then-current and near-future needs for education and training in construction.@Their foundational report was released in 1990,@@Acquisition of S...
/resources/knowledgebase/knowledge-areas/Human-Resource-Management/topics/RT-014a 6/6/2016 1:51:45 PM
Human resources are the most valuable aspect of any effort to upgrade productivity and quality control. Therefore, to attain the goal of more and better construction for the money, it is necessary to upgrade the supply and preparedness of human operatives at all levels.@The CI...
/resources/knowledgebase/knowledge-areas/Professional-Development/topics/RT-014b 2/7/2016 6:09:08 AM
Research Team (RT) 31 followed two distinctly different areas in the general subject area of quality. The first is Total Quality Management (TQM).@Publication SP31-1 Implementing TQM in Engineering@and Construction defines@four elements associated with TQM implementation.TQM ...
/resources/knowledgebase/knowledge-areas/Quality-Management/topics/RT-031 2/7/2016 6:18:26 AM
When will our nation invest the resources required to rebuild its construction workforce? Our ability to build and maintain our infrastructure system, once the best in the world, has eroded. We are still a world leader in developing technological innovations, but the workforce...
/resources/knowledgebase/knowledge-areas/Human-Resource-Management/topics/RT-335 7/10/2018 2:13:34 PM
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
RT-32 was formed to continue research into the area of worker safety. Specifically, it sought to show owners and contractors how to achieve zero accidents on construction projects, and to convince management of the value of an effective safety program by identifying techniques...
/resources/knowledgebase/knowledge-areas/Safety/topics/RT-032 2/7/2016 6:18:53 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
Although the pressures of individual project performance can often obscure organizational performance improvement, best practices implemented across a portfolio of projects can provide the greatest overall benefit and eventually help organizations achieve more consistent succe...
/resources/knowledgebase/knowledge-areas/Business-and-Project-Processes/topics/RT-166 4/22/2016 2:01:21 PM
The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) was signed into law on July 26, 1990. The Americans with Disabilities Act represents landmark anti-discriminatory legislation on behalf of the disabled community and guarantees that people with disabilities have the same opportunities ...
/resources/knowledgebase/knowledge-areas/Design-Planning-Optimization/topics/RT-050 2/7/2016 6:20:42 AM
This research is the first effort of CII, published in July 1986, to define and quantify the benefits of an effective constructability program. It defines constructability as the optimum use of construction knowledge and experience in planning, design, procurement, and field o...
/resources/knowledgebase/knowledge-areas/Design-Planning-Optimization/topics/RT-003 2/7/2016 6:08:34 AM
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