ASSESSMENT OF CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY PROJECT MANAGEMENT PRACTICES AND PERFORMANCE

The mission of the Construction Industry Institute (CII) is to improve construction cost effectiveness. Through its research the industry has been exposed to key management principles and concepts which could have a great influence on achieving successful project performance. CII research also has confirmed many recommendations suggested in The Business Roundtable's Construction Industry Cost Effectiveness (CICE) Project. This publication summarizes, contrasts, and compares study findings from three similar but separate volumes prepared for owners, architect/engineers (A/Es), and contractors. It discusses an attempt to measure quantitatively the current level of utilization on projects of key principles and recommendations endorsed by CII/CICE. Current project performance is evaluated, and project characteristics influencing both utilization and performance are explored. The results presented here reflect the perceptions of respondents from various owner, A/E, and contractor companies involved in the design and construction of facilities. Data were gathered during the last half of 1988. The database for the study consists of 1,902 respondents representing 428 different companies. Each respondent completed an in-depth questionnaire reflecting his/her experiences on recent projects. Responses indicate that the average level of perceived utilization on projects of CII/CICE principles and recommended practices is about 66 to 70 percent. About two-thirds of all projects meet or perform better than cost or schedule targets. Eighty percent achieve the technical/quality performance required. Approximately two-thirds to three-quarters of the A/E and contractor projects meet project profit objectives.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Construction Industry Institute

    Texas University, Austin, 3208 Red River, Suite 300
    Austin, TX  United States  78705-8101
  • Authors:
    • Tucker, R L
    • Anderson, S D
  • Publication Date: 1990-4

Media Info

  • Features: Appendices; Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 48 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00619282
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 29 1992 12:00AM