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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
Sustainability DefinitionEvaluates steps taken by the project team to reduce the environmental impact of the project during construction and operation.Topic Summaries
/resources/knowledgebase/10-10-metrics/sustainability 2/15/2016 10:43:17 PM
This overview document contains the definitions and steps that were necessary to test the implementation of a @plug-and-play@ digital data exchange of a pump (Use Case 1) according to ISO 15926 between the engineering-procurement-construction (EPC) and the owner/operator. In a...
/resources/knowledgebase/knowledge-areas/Information-Management-Technology/topics/FT-11 3/2/2020 1:25:52 PM
Electronic Data Management (EDM) for the purposes of this research focuses on the implementation of information management technologies and work processes to support the capital project delivery process. The specific EDM technologies referenced in this Topic Summary includes r...
/resources/knowledgebase/knowledge-areas/Information-Management-Technology/topics/RT-020 2/7/2016 6:09:24 AM
Handover and Closeout DefinitionPerform regulatory, contractual, archival and Owner required activities to close the project in an orderly manner.@ Once complete, the project Handover @ Closeout has been fulfilled.@ The facility Handover may occur early during this phase if a ...
/resources/knowledgebase/project-phases/handover-and-closeout 2/15/2016 10:30:32 PM
Automation in the construction industry involves the use of mechanical and electronic means to achieve automatic operation or control to reduce exposure, time, or effort while maintaining or improving quality. The use of automation in the construction industry has not kept pac...
/resources/knowledgebase/knowledge-areas/Construction-Technology/topics/RT-183 2/7/2016 6:13:31 AM
Basic methods for physically putting work in place have not changed dramatically in the last 30 years. The availability of a large supply of trained construction workers has traditionally been assumed when planning projects. That availability, combined with an emphasis on shor...
/resources/knowledgebase/knowledge-areas/Construction-Technology/topics/RT-016 2/7/2016 6:09:12 AM
The use of three-dimensional computer-aided design (3D CAD) in construction and construction management was identified by the Construction Industry Institute as an important area to investigate because of potential benefits to the industry. Work done in the past in 3D CAD has ...
/resources/knowledgebase/knowledge-areas/Information-Management-Technology/topics/RT-106 2/7/2016 6:10:14 AM
Procurement DefinitionWith the Detailed Scope Document and Issue for Construction (IFC) and Procurement Documents as a basis, perform multiple discipline procurement activities to provide equipment, material and labor to support the Construction, and Commissioning @ Startup Ph...
/resources/knowledgebase/project-phases/procurement 2/15/2016 10:29:38 PM
Owners, engineers, construction managers, and contractors face numerous problems throughout the life cycle of a project. The research team involved in RT-154 believes that each of these entities can strongly benefit from the use of electronic simulation in construction for mit...
/resources/knowledgebase/knowledge-areas/Construction-Technology/topics/RT-154 2/7/2016 6:12:33 AM
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