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This research is a collaborative effort between the Construction Industry Institute (CII) and National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) that has identified practices for project security of industrial projects during the planning and execution phases of projects to...
/resources/knowledgebase/knowledge-areas/Sustainability%2c-Environmental-Security/topics/BMM-Security 4/8/2016 4:40:55 PM
This research indicates a direct relationship exists between the level of pre-project planning effort and project success.@Pre-project planning is defined as the process of developing sufficient strategic information with which owners can address risk and decide to commit reso...
/resources/knowledgebase/knowledge-areas/Project-Planning/topics/RT-039 2/7/2016 6:19:44 AM
The primary purpose of this research is to clarify and raise the industry@s awareness of the broad range of issues and drivers that influence how engineering value on capital projects can be optimized. RT-245, Maximizing Engineering Value in Projects, is follow-on research to ...
/resources/knowledgebase/knowledge-areas/Design-Planning-Optimization/topics/RT-245 2/7/2016 6:16:16 AM
CII defines constructability as @the optimal use of construction knowledge and experience in planning, design, procurement, and field operations to achieve overall project objectives.@The benefits of an effective constructability program include:Reduces overall project cost by...
/resources/knowledgebase/knowledge-areas/Design-Planning-Optimization/topics/RT-034 2/7/2016 6:09:51 AM
This is CII@s initial research on environmental remediation by investigating reasons for the growth in cost and schedule of remediation projects and identified methods and procedures to control these cost and schedule issues.The research concluded that: (1) remediation project...
/resources/knowledgebase/knowledge-areas/Sustainability%2c-Environmental-Security/topics/RT-048 2/7/2016 6:20:37 AM
Trust is believed to be a factor in reducing project costs, while a lack of trust in business relationships is thought to be related to inefficiencies and increased project costs.A trusting relationship between the parties is based on a mutual understanding of each other@s cap...
/resources/knowledgebase/knowledge-areas/Project-Organization-Communication/topics/RT-024 2/7/2016 6:15:53 AM
The engineering and construction industry is failing to recruit and retain young professionals, and the problem is expected to worsen unless action is taken. Much research has been performed in recruiting and maintaining the skilled workforce, yet recruiting and retaining lead...
/resources/knowledgebase/knowledge-areas/Human-Resource-Management/topics/RT-200 2/7/2016 6:13:57 AM
Problem Statement:Administration boards and courts recognize that effects of cumulative impact can go beyond the initial change itself.It is difficult for owners and contractors to agree that cumulative impact exists, let alone come to an equitable adjustment for it.Research O...
/resources/knowledgebase/knowledge-areas/Project-Program-Management/topics/RT-158 2/7/2016 6:12:46 AM
These two Benchmarking and Metrics (BMM) reports published in 2001 and 2006, report on leading data at the time of publication regarding extent of implementation and beneficial impact of information technologies to support project execution and improve performance. Principal ...
/resources/knowledgebase/knowledge-areas/Information-Management-Technology/topics/BMM-ITImpact 6/26/2016 3:10:11 PM
RT-13 captures research published in 1991 by CII Safety Task Force 85-13 and includes two significant bodies of work:Research that discusses the influence general contractors have on subcontractor safety performance.@This work is supported by research presented for both small ...
/resources/knowledgebase/knowledge-areas/Safety/topics/RT-013 2/7/2016 6:09:04 AM
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