CII Best Practices
A CII Best Practice is a process or method that, when executed effectively, leads to enhanced project performance. CII Best Practices have been proven through extensive industry use and/or validation.
Advanced Work Packaging
A planned, executable process that encompasses the work on an EPC project, beginning with initial planning and continuing through detailed design and construction execution.
The condition where appropriate project participants are working within acceptable tolerances to develop and meet a uniformly defined and understood set of project objectives.
Benchmarking & Metrics
A systematic process of measuring an organization’s performance against both its own internal project portfolio and industry peers to improve capital efficiency.
The process of incorporating a balanced change culture of recognition, planning, and evaluation of project changes in an organization to effectively manage project changes.
The optimal use of construction knowledge and experience in planning, design, procurement, and field operations to achieve overall project objectives.
Disputes Prevention & Resolution
Front End Planning
The process of developing sufficient strategic information with which owners can address risk and make decisions to commit resources in order to maximize the potential for a successful project.
Implementation of CII Research
The comprehensive and effective use of proven CII products as outlined in the CII Implementation Model.
A critical element in the management of institutional knowledge, an effective lessons learned program facilitates the continuous improvement of processes and provides a direct competitive advantage.
An integrated process to make certain that materials and equipment are appropriately specified in a timely manner, obtained at a reasonable cost, and available when needed.
A commitment between two or more organizations to achieve specific business objectives by maximizing the effectiveness of each participant’s resources.
Planning for Modularization
The use of offsite construction to achieve objectives and improve project outcomes, including developing a strategy to transfer stick-built construction from the jobsite to fabrication shops.
Planning for Startup
Startup is the transitional phase between construction completion and commercial operations that includes all activities that bridge these two phases, including turnover, commissioning, and performance testing.
Project Risk Assessment
The process to identify, assess, and manage risk. The project team evaluates risk exposure for potential project impact to provide focus for mitigation strategies.
Incorporates all activities conducted to improve the efficiency, contract compliance, and cost effectiveness of design, engineering, procurement, QA/QC, construction, and startup elements of construction projects.
A project-focused process that develops shared goals, interdependence, trust, and accountability among team members and seeks to improve their problem-solving skills.