Dr. Edward Jaselskis

Dr. Edward Jaselskis

Civil, Construction, and Environmental Engineering

Phone: 919-515-1158
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CE 592 601 CII Best Practices

3 Credit Hours

Current issues in the construction industry, including best practices developed at the Construction Industry Institute (CII) and critical issues facing the construction industry. Guest lecturers may include CII directors and visiting industry leaders.


Graduate student standing required unless otherwise agreed upon by instructor.

Course Objectives

This course will discuss many current issues in the design construction industry, and introduce the best practices defined and developed by CII over the last thirty years. To address these subjects, the course covers a substantial amount of material. No textbooks will be used. Preparatory readings will be available via Blackboard. Students are expected to have read this material ahead of the class. Post-class readings and on-line quizzes will be arranged via CII’s website.

By taking this class you will be able to:

  1. Understand the critical issues in the construction industry;
  2. Gain the knowledge of CII Best Practices;
  3. Apply the CII Best Practices to improve project performance.

Course Topics

  • Zero Accident Techniques
  • Front End Planning
  • Alignment
  • Constructability
  • Materials Management
  • Lessons Learned
  • Benchmarking & Metrics
  • Quality Management
  • Change Management
  • Equitable Risk Allocation
  • Project Controls
  • Implementation of CII Research

Course Requirements

Homework, Term Project, Independent Report, and Quizzes.


All materials provided by the Construction Industry Institute.


Fall 2022