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National Construction Sector Goals. Industry Strategies for Implementation.

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Civil Engineering Research Foundation

NIST GCR 95-680; 42 p. July 1995.


National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD

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This report presents initial strategic considerations for a national initiative that is intended to fundamentally impact the quality and productivity associated with construction industry activities in the United States. It specifically provides the "implementation strategy templates" for the residential and public works construction sectors. Similar "templates" for the remaining sectors are expected to be completed during this calendar year; the complete set of sectoral strategies will, in turn, provide an important platform for the industry-led development of an integrated National Plan for the Implementation of Construction Goals, a plan that will fully outline the specific procedures, responsibilities and products that, will, when combined, lead to the realization of the challenging national construction goals that have been postulated and documentated through the work of the Construction and Building (C&B) Subcommittee of the National Science and Technology Council (NSTC) and the construction industry. The Residential Sector implementation strategy (Appendix A) was developed through the leadership of the NAHB Research Center. Members of the development team included representatives of building materials manufacturers, the Building Officials Conference of America (BOCA), the National Conference of States on Building Codes and Standards (NCSBCS), the Civil Engineering Research Foundation (CERF) and the Construction and Building Subcommittee. The Public Works Sector implementation strategy (Appendix B) was developed as a cooperative effort involving the American Public Works Association (APWA), the Rebuild America Coalition, the Infrastructure Technology Institute (ITI) and CERF.