Workforce: Improving Productivity on Union Projects
This CURT web-based training is based on the CURT User Practices (UP-408).
CURT owners have compelling reasons to pursue the cooperation of contractors and labor in execution of the owner’s capital program. The competitive business environment drives owners to reduce their internal staffing and rely more and more on external resources. Competitive pressure also drives accelerated schedules and demands lower capital cost. For these reasons CURT owners established the CURT Tripartite Initiative (CTI). This cooperative venture with contractors, contractor associations, and the building and construction trades unions has addressed several critical construction industry issues including extended overtime, absenteeism, and workplace disruptions. These recommendations have been outlined in CURT publications:
- R-402, Tripartite Initiative Report: Executive Summary
- R-402A, Extended Overtime on Construction Projects
- R-402B, Tripartite Study on Absenteeism in Construction
- R-402C, Tripartite Initiative Report: Eliminating Work Disruptions and Jurisdictional Disputes
- R-405, CURT Tripartite Initiative Report: Project Stakeholder Responsibilities
These publications describe what to do, but not how to do it. It is the intent of this CURT User Practice to provide a work process for how to implement these CTI recommendations. The key audience for this user practice is the construction owner, who must be responsible for initiating action to implement CTI recommendations. Contractors, contractor associations, and the building trades unions will also find these implementation guidelines helpful in pursuing efficient and effective construction project execution.
$199.00 - Friends of CURT / Non-members
$149.00 - CURT members (Email
Steve Lindholm or call 513-683-4914 for Discount Code)