Construction Readiness Assessment
A game-changer to guide project teams in achieving construction readiness with confidence
Integrate the Construction Readiness Methodology into your existing project plan ensuring a productive start of construction.
Get started by taking our virtual training course: Construction Readiness Principles & Practices
What is Construction Readiness?
Construction projects face pressure to begin construction early because at least one stakeholder stands to benefit from an early start.
As a result, many projects start construction too early, leading to out-of-sequence work. When it occurs, 74% of these projects experience significant productivity loss, leading to cost and schedule overruns.
Project teams need a standard and objective process to easily identify the gaps that must be addressed to achieve readiness.
The Construction Readiness Assessment (CRA)
The Construction Industry Institute (CII) defines construction readiness as “activities and procedures that should be completed prior to construction to productively start and sustain construction operations”.
Over the past five years, CII’s research and development has focused on helping project teams prevent premature construction starts and out-of-sequence work.
Valency has developed Carve for Construction Readiness as a key implementation resource to help organizations apply the findings from CII’s research and clearly identify whether or not a project is construction ready.
If you are new to the Construction Readiness Assessment and looking for a good overview of the methodology, start with this white paper.
Construction Readiness Blog
Reflecting on some of the most common topics of discussion among capital project professionals, difficulties arose during the construction phase is on top of the list. Despite project team’s best efforts in front end planning, detailed design and schedule development, something was missing that caused the project to miss the mark. Why do these problems reoccur in capital projects? What can we do to ensure projects are truly construction ready before we start construction?
Have you ever been part of a project team that was under tremendous pressure, and ended up launching into construction too early? The Construction Industry Institute (CII) has been focusing research efforts to address this industry challenge. Premature starts to construction are detrimental to project health and can lead to cost overruns, out-of-sequence work and poor productivity.
So how do you determine if your project is Construction-Ready?
Demonstrate success to achieve buy-in
Valency works with project teams to integrate the Construction Readiness Methodology into your existing project plan helping to ensure a productive start of construction.
We will work with you to pilot the construction readiness assessment on your first few projects and demonstrate the performance impact of a productive start to construction.
Your early success stories will help you secure buy-in and gain the experience needed to integrate this methodology as a standard practice across your organization.
UPCOMING COURSES & WEBINARS
On-Demand Webinar – A Strategic Approach to Project Restarts with CII’s Construction Readiness AssessmentJul 1 - Jul 31 at On-Demand Webinar
- Sep 30 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm EDT at Live Webinar
- Nov 18 @ 10:00 am - Nov 19 @ 2:00 pm EST at Virtual Classroom
Carve for Construction Readiness
Valency has built CII’s assessment and industry benchmarks into a web-based software tool called “Carve”.
Carve offers you a simple, graphical interface to easily conduct assessments, analyse results and share action items.
Objective facilitation promotes team alignment
Construction readiness is more than just a checklist. The assessment process provides an opportunity to improve stakeholder alignment, measure progress and identify risk.
Proper preparation for a session is critical to optimizing results. A key component is the session facilitator.
The facilitator will:
- Prepare and run the session
- Help the team with problem solving
- Be an expert in group dynamics
- Is a neutral party in all discussions
It is critical to select the right facilitator to lead your construction readiness assessment to ensure results are objective and the session is conducted effectively.
Valency can provide you with facilitator training and coaching to promote effective Construction Readiness sessions. Contact us to learn more!