Sunset Research Teams

CII's first research team began in 1984. Click a team's name below to go to its listing in the CII Knowledge Base. Some teams have multiple listings because they appear in more than one area of the KB. A few other teams do not have any products in the KB.


  1. CICE Impact Evaluation (1984-88)
  2. Productivity Measurements (1984-88)
  3. Constructability (1984-88)
  4. Industry Data and Statistics (1984-90)
  5. Contracts (1984-88)
  6. Cost/Schedule Controls (1984-88)
  7. Materials Management (1984-88)
  8. Design (1984-89)
  9. Technology (1984-89)
     
  10. Quality Management (1985-89)
  11. Employee Effectiveness (1985-90)
  12. Project Organization (1985-90)
  13. Safety (1985-90)
  14. Education and Training (1985-91)
  15. Technology Survey (1987-93)
  16. Advanced Technological Systems (1987-92)
  17. Construction 2000 (1987-91)
  18. Partnering (1987-91)
  19. Insurance (1987-93)
  20. Electronic Data Management (1987-92)
  21. Project Team Risk/Reward Allocation (1987-92)
  22. U.S. Navy Demonstration Project (1987-94)
  23. Dispute Prevention and Resolution (1987-93)
     
  24. Contracting Phase II (1988-93)
  25. Computer Integrated Design and Construction (1988-94)
  26. Retrofit Projects (1988-94)
  27. Change Order Impacts (1988-92)
  28. Construction Work Force (1988-92)
  29. Modularization (1988-92)
  30. International Construction (1988-93)
     
  31. Total Quality Management (1990-93)
  32. Zero Accidents (1990-93)
  33. Overtime (1990-92)
  34. Constructability Implementation (1990-92)
  35. Owner Engineering Organization (1990-93)
  36. Quality Performance Measurement (1990-94)
  37. Project Team Building (1990-93)
  38. EPC Flexibility (1990-92)
     
  39. Pre-Project Planning (1991-94)
  40. Continuing Supervisory Education (1991-95)
  41. Schedule Reduction (1991-95)
  42. Barriers to Implementation (1991-94)
     
  43. Project Change Management (1992-94)
  44. Drug Free Workplace (1992-93)
  45. Workers’ Compensation Insurance (1992-95)
  46. Technology Strategy (1992-95)
  47. Piping Function (1992-95)
  48. Environmental Remediation Technology (1992-95)
  49. International Standards (1992-95)
  50. ADA Impacts (1992-94)
  51. Utility Pilot Projects (1992-94)
     
  52. Design for Safety (1993-95)
  53. Partnering II (1993-96)
  54. Project Organization II (1993-96)
  55. Project Team Communications (1993-96)
  56. 3D/CAD Link (1993-95)
  57. Predictive Tools (1993-95)
     
  58. Electronic CII Documents (1994-95)
  59. Owner/Contractor Work Structure (1994-96)
  60. Cost Effective Engineering (1994-96)
  61. Front End Planning (1994-96)
  62. Contractor Compensation (1994-97)
     
  63. Emerging Construction Technologies (1995-96)
  64. Planning for Startup (1995-97)
  65. Life Cycle Analysis for Projects (1995-97)
  66. Modeling Lessons Learned (1995-97)
  67. Re-Engineering the EPC Process (1995-97)
  68. Information Management Impacts (1995-97)
     
  69. Reforming Supplier Relationships (1996)
  70. Improving Early Estimates (1996-99)
  71. Information Highway Applications (1996-98)
  72. Design/Build (1996-97)
  73. High Performance Work Teams (1996-98)
  74. Attract/Maintain Skilled Work Force (1996-98)
  75. Jobsite Wireless Computing (1996-97)
  76. Multi-Skilled Craft Capabilities (1996-97)
     
  77. Project Incentives (1997-99)
  78. Design for Maintainability (1997-99)
  79. Craft Productivity Improvement (1997-2000)
     
  80. Fully Integrated and Automated Project Process (FIAPP) I (1998-99)
  81. Radio Frequency Tagging (1998-2001)
  82. 3D CADD in FIAPP (1998-2001)
  83. Effects of Field Rework (1998-2001)
  84. Electronic Simulation in Construction (1998-2001)
  85. PDRI for General Building Projects (1998-99)
  86. Engineering Productivity Measurements (1998-2001)
  87. Technology Assisted Learning (1998-2000)
  88. Cumulative Change Order Impacts (1998-2000)
     
  89. Making Zero Accidents a Reality (1999-2002) extended by BOA 11/2000
    [new title: Achieving Zero Injury Objective on Shutdown Projects]
  90. Executing Small Capital Projects (1999-2001)
  91. Fully Integrated and Automated Project Process (FIAPP) II (1999-2001)
    [changed to a Steering Committee by BOA in 2001]
  92. Evaluating On-Site Design (1999-2002)
  93. Project Delivery and Contract Strategy (1999-2001)
  94. Barriers to Implementation Update (1998-2001)
     
  95. Making Virtual Teams Work (2000-01)
  96. Modularization and Offsite Assembly (2000-02)
  97. Supply Chain Management Concepts (2000-02)
  98. Update Construction Technology Needs (2000-02)
     
  99. e-Commerce Applications for Construction (2001-02)
  100. Risk Analysis for International Projects (2001-03)
  101. Addressing Shortage of Skilled Craft Workers in the U.S. (2001-03)
  102. Design Practices to Facilitate Construction Automation (2001-03)
  103. Value Engineering Toolkit (2001-03)
  104. Cost Effectiveness of Innovative Crew Scheduling (2001-02)
     
  105. Owner’s Role in Construction Safety (2002-03)
  106. Lean Principles in Construction (2002-04)
  107. Engineering Productivity Measures II (2002-03)
  108. Radical Reduction in Project Cycle Time (2002-04)
     
  109. Attract, Recruit, and Retain Construction Leaders (2003-04)
  110. Achieving Learning Organizations in the EPC Industry (2003-05)
  111. Do It Right the First Time (2003-05)
  112. Owner’s Role in Project Success (2003-06)
  113. Commodity vs. Value Added Contractor Services (2003-05)
     
  114. Contracting to Appropriately Allocate Risk (2004-07)
  115. Effective Use of the Global Engineering Workforce (2004-05)
  116. Support for Pre-Project Planning (2004-06)
  117. Trade-Off Between Cost and Schedule (2004-06)
  118. Work Force View of Construction Productivity (2004-06)
  119. Target Safety: Programs Focused on Preventing Specific Injuries (2004-06)
     
  120. Leading Indicators to Project Outcome (2004-06)
  121. Information Flow to Support Pre-Project Planning (2004-07)
  122. Best Practices for Design in Fast-Track Projects (2004-07)
     
  123. Effective Management Practices and Technologies for Lessons Learned Programs (2005-07)
  124. Construction Industry Craft Training (2005-07)
  125. Examination of the Shipbuilding Industry (2005-06)
  126. Planning for, Facilitating, and Evaluating Design Effectiveness (2005-07)
  127. Implementation Road Map of Lean Construction at Project Level (2005-07)
     
  128. Leveraging Technology to Improve Construction Productivity (2006-08)
  129. Optimizing the Value of Construction in Front End Planning (2006-08)
  130. Front End Planning for Renovation/Revamp Projects (2006-08)
  131. Enhancing & Expanding Innovation in the Engineering & Construction Industry (2006-09)
  132. Global Project Control and Management Systems (2006-09)
  133. Optimizing Engineering Value in Projects (2006-08)
     
  134. Sustainable Design and Construction (2007-08)
  135. Nanotechnology and its Impact on Construction (2007-08)
  136. Construction Productivity Research Program (2007-13)
  137. Estimating as a Competency in Capital Projects (2007-09)
  138. Quality Management Best Practice Refresh (2007-09)
  139. Adaptation of Shipbuilding Production Systems to Construction (2007-09)
  140. Project Site Leadership Role in Improving Construction Safety (2007-09)
  141. Global Procurement & Materials Management Best Practice Refresh (2007-09)
  142. Information Integration Work Process Changes (2007-09)
     
  143. Reimbursable Contracts (2008-11)
  144. Optimizing Jobsite Organization (2008-11)
  145. Globalization (2008-10)
  146. Product Integrity Concerns in Low-Cost Sourcing Countries (2008-10)
  147. How to Use Industrial Engineering/Manufacturing Techniques for Enhancing Project Performance (2008-10)
  148. A Standardized Approach to Identify and Define Owner Value Interests and Align the E&C Response (2008-10)
  149. Project Definition Rating Index Tool for Infrastructure Projects (2008-10)
  150. Real Time Pro-Active Safety in Construction (2008-10)
     
  151. Applicability of CII Best Practices by Industry Sector and Project Type (2008-11)
  152. Innovative Project Delivery Processes – Is there a better way? (2009-11)
  153. Enhanced Work Packaging: Design through WorkFace Execution (2009-11)
     
  154. Methods for Dealing with Uncertainty: Applying Probabilistic Controls in Design and Construction (2010-12)
  155. Project Management Skills of the Future (2010-12)
  156. Managing Indirect Costs (2010-12)
  157. Modularization (2010-12)
  158. Driving to Zero with Safety Leading Indicators (2010-12)
     
  159. Quantifying the Impact of Change from Project Authorization to Start-up (2011-12)
  160. Improving the Predictability of Accurate Project Outcomes (2011-12)
  161. Knowledge Transfer from the Near Retirement Generation to the Next Generation (2011-12)
  162. Strategies for HSE Hazard Recognition (2011-12)
  163. Deploying Best Practices in Unfamiliar Countries (2011-12)
     
  164. True Impact of Later Deliverables at the Construction Site (2012-14)
  165. Using Near Miss Reporting to Enhance Safety Performance (2012-14)
  166. Interface Management (2012-14)
  167. Managing a Portfolio of Small Projects – Metrics for Improvement (2012-14)
  168. Sustainability Practices and Metrics for the Construction Phase of Capital Projects (2012-14)
  169. Quantitative Measurement of PM Competencies (2012-14)
  170. Mitigating Threats of Counterfeit Materials in the Capital Projects Industry (2012-14)
     
  171. Improving Engineering and Procurement Alignment and Coordination with Construction (2013-15)
  172. Successful Delivery of Flash-track Projects (2013-15)
  173. Best Practices for Commissioning and Start-up (2013-15)
  174. PDRI Tool for Small Industrial Projects (2013-15)
    314a. PDRI Tool for Small Infrastructure Projects (2015-16)
  175. Successful Delivery of Mega-projects (2013-15)
  176. Instantaneous Project Control Systems (2013-15)
  177. Is There a Demographic Craft Labor Cliff that Will Affect Project Performance? (2013-15)
  178. Transforming the Industry: Making the Case for AWP as a Standard (Best) Practice (2013-15)
     
  179. Definition and Measurement of Engineering/Design Deliverable Quality (2014-16)
  180. Using Precursor Analysis to Prevent Low-Frequency High-Impact Events, Including Fatalities (2014-16)
  181. Improving Project Progress and Performance Assessment (2014-16)
  182. Finding Leading Indicators to Prevent Premature Starts, and Assuring Uninterrupted Construction (2014-16)
  183. Future Construction Needs of Virtual Design Models (2014-16)
  184. Best Practices for Succession Planning (2014-16)
  185. Maximizing Virtual Team Performance in the Construction Industry (2014-16)
  186. Innovative Delivery Methods of Information to the Crafts (2014-15)
     
  187. Transition Management between Construction Completion, Pre-commissioning, Commissioning, and Operations (2015-17)