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Reinventing Construction A Route to Higher Productivity

Partner Documents

Reinventing Construction: A Route to Higher Productivity – McKinsey Global Institute. The construction sector globally has suffered from remarkably poor productivity relative to other sectors such as manufacturing. This report identifies ten root causes, then looks at seven ways to substantially improve productivity.

Project Best Practice

Benchmarking Projects Best Practice

Benchmarking Projects

Construction Performance

This is a summary document describing the COAA projects around industrial project performance benchmarking. There has been two final reports; Alberta Report 1 and Alberta Report 2. These efforts have been conducted by the Benchmarking committee. Click here to be directed to the CII website for training and log-in information to COAA’s Benchmarking system.

Company Best Practice

Fuel Your Career - Supervisor ICCS Certification Best Practice

Fuel Your Career – Supervisor ICCS Certification

Workforce Development

Industrial Construction Crew Supervisor (ICCS) is a designated occupation administered and certified by the Government of Alberta. It verifies a foreman is knowledgeable in the key competencies required of a frontline supervisor working in the industrial construction industry. ICCS is also a recognized best practice of Construction Owners Association of Alberta (COAA). Alberta Apprenticeship and… Read more »

Project Best Practice

Project Rework Reduction Tool Best Practice

Project Rework Reduction Tool

Construction Performance

This tool targets reducing overall project direct cost of redoing work. Supported by research, this tool targets the highest factors causing rework on a project by conducting project assessments at key points during the project. The resulting project rating helps identify areas of weakness that need to be addressed before the problem becomes a reality… Read more »

Project Best Practice

Scope of Work Best Practice

Scope of Work

Contracting

Best Practice – currently in progress   A best practice to assist Contract Administrators in the assessment and application of the most appropriate contract strategy based on the specific circumstances of each project. A scope of work (SoW) sets forth requirements for performance of work to achieve project objectives and the allocation of responsibilities for… Read more »

Project Best Practice

Contracting Strategy Best Practice

Contracting Strategy

Contracting

Best Practice – currently in progress   A best practice to assist Contract Administrators in the assessment and application of the most appropriate contract strategy based on the specific circumstances of each project.

Company Best Practice

Foreman Skills Development Tool Best Practice

Foremen Skills Development Tool

Workforce Development

This best practice provides methods to measure a foreman’s skill level in six key areas of responsibility. The Foreman Skills Development Tool consists of three questionnaires for self-assessment, peer review and supervisor review and also incorporates project performance data in order to provide baselines and support to a foreman training program. This tool was developed… Read more »