National Construction Sector Goals. Industry Strategies for Implementation.
National Construction Sector Goals. Industry Strategies
Civil Engineering Research Foundation
NIST GCR 95-680; 42 p. July 1995.
Sponsor:National Institute of Standards and Technology,
Available from: National Technical Information Service
(NTIS), Technology Administration, U.S. Department of
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Order number: PB95-269817
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.