Committee: Project Excellence

In order to create competitive advantage and provide aggressive leadership for construction users around the globe, CURT has established working committees and task forces—led by CURT member leaders—to address core initiatives that affect the construction industry on a daily basis.

The CURT Executive Committee appoints committee and task force chairs and co-chairs annually.  CURT forms ad hoc committees as needed to address critical issues.

The Project Excellence Committee purpose is to champion initiatives related to project delivery, lean construction and productivity.

Project Excellence Committee Objectives

  • Provide a forum for improved project delivery principles to be presented and discussed, practices and methods to be shared, and new concepts and opportunities explored. This includes Lean Construction, Six Sigma and other delivery models.
  • Create and deliver a comprehensive series of Lean Construction workshops.
  • Create an interface between established representative/provider organizations and interested CURT Owner and Contractor members on improved project delivery methods.
  • Facilitate the sharing of Lean Construction concepts within the CURT member organization. Lean Construction extends from the objectives of a Lean manufacturing production system—maximize value and minimize waste—to specific techniques, and applies them in a new project delivery process. Provide communications for key Lean Project Delivery learnings and knowledge transfer.
  • Build further collaborations with the Construction Industry Institute’s (CII) LEAN Implementation Research Team, as well as the LEAN Construction Institute (LCI).
  • Collaborate with other CURT committees as they relate to improved project delivery principles.

Project Excellence Committee Areas of Focus

  • Productivity Measures – Through Collaboration with CLMA, Lean Construction Institute, CII and other Large Owner Representatives. Develop and track project leading indicators (vs. traditional lagging indicators) that inform owners and managers of overall project performance and productivity. Through the use of these leading indicators, we hope to enable project leaders to proactively adjust performance to ensure positive outcomes of the capital delivery process. Standardization of productivity measures will allow owners to benchmark their projects both internally and externally.
  • Recognize Excellence in Project Delivery – Through CURT’s Established efforts on recognition of sustained excellence, sponsor the awarding of CURT’s Construction Industry Project Excellence Awards. The awards recognize project sustained excellence in the 5 categories of Safety, Cost Performance, Schedule Performance, Quality and Innovation.  By identifying and recognizing better practices, the committee hopes to accelerate positive change throughout the industry.
  • Lead Consortia Collaboration – Actively seek to provide leadership and alignment in Project excellence across consortia. By actively being the “Voice” of the owner we can lead consortia to enable and accelerated development and adoption of better practices throughout the construction industry.
  • Off-site Construction (Task-Force) – Whether Pre-fabrication, Preassembly, Modular construction, or Off-Site Fabrication, there are tremendous advantages to bringing the work to the worker rather than the more traditional approach of taken the worker to the work. This task-force is working to identify, understand, and promote the benefits and better practices necessary to facilitate pre-fabrication and modularization processes.
  • Operating System 2.0 – In collaboration with CII and other consortia work to develop, study and implement the necessary elements to revolutionize the construction process.
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