SCOPE MANAGEMENT PRACTICE:
A thorough technical review of the constructability of project designs is completed for each project.
The industry has long-recognized the value of investing in up-front planning.
A formal and thorough review of the constructability that involves all project players has been shown to provide a tenfold return on the investment in both time and cost.
The impact on quality, safety, rework and productivity are all positive when the connection between the way it is designed and the way it is built is improved. Recent increases in the rate of adoption of digital technologies is allowing us to do this more efficiently, with design reviews for clash detection and simulation of building sequences for execution as obvious examples.
The Construction Industry Institute has been promoting the benefits of constructability reviews for decades to improve project performance for all project participants. It has been proven beneficial, even if performed only as an internal review by builders.
- Construction Industry Institute: www.construction-institute.org
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ABOUT THE PERFORMANCE BENCHMARKING TOOL
The free Performance Benchmarking Self-Assessment Tool is designed to assist construction and maintenance employers in measuring their organization in relation to a specific set of recognized best practices. In addition, you will be able to compare your organization's efforts against other construction and maintenance employers. From the results of the self-assessment tool you will also be able to identify areas for continuous improvement.
The self-assessment tool is designed to be completed either individually by a member of your management team or in a collaborative setting. Consider bringing your leaders/managers together to work through the tool and take time to discuss the perspectives of each group member.
This initiative is supported by the National Research Council of Canada Industrial Research Assistance Program (NRC IRAP).