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Continuum Advisory Group Releases 2017 CURT Owner Trends Study

Posted on 04/10/2017 in Owner Trends - 1
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Continuum Advisory Group Releases 2017 CURT Owner Trends Study:

Excellence in Total Project Performance: Differentiating High Performing Owners

Continuum Advisory Group has released the 2017 Construction Users Roundtable (CURT) Owner Trends Study, the newest installment of their Owner Trends series.

The study – a collaboration between both organizations – focuses on excellence in total project performance in the capital construction industry. Through this research, Continuum Advisory Group and CURT sought to understand the challenges facing owners related to optimizing capital program delivery and to delve into how owner A/E/C partners can understand these issues and collaborate on solutions.

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Owners in Transition: Doing More With Less

Posted on 10/01/2016 in Owner Trends - 0
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September 13th and 14th Matt Marshall, Senior Consultant with Continuum Advisory Group, participated in the Construction Users Roundtable (CURT) Member Meeting and Forum entitled “Owners In Transition: Doing More With Less.” At the member meeting on the 13th Matt Marshall presented relevant findings from the 2016 Construction Users Roundtable (CURT) Owner Trends Study that Continuum helped conduct entitled  “Insights to Leading An Agile Capital Program.” Interesting topics from the forum on the 14th included:

  • how owners are “doing more with less” responding to reductions in force internal to their capital projects teams
  • how owners are overcoming challenges to project execution and productivity during times of transition
  • exploring modularization – lessons learned: when modularization is or isn’t appropriate, and
  • are the young professionals in our industry being adequately prepared for the future?

Reflecting on the meeting and forum Matt said, “CURT and it’s members and industry partners are working together to understand today’s most pressing issues, develop and share best practices and implement meaningful improvements and change in the industry. It’s a honor to partner with some of the most passionate and experienced people I have met in the business of planning and executing capital projects.”

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Order Takers or Value Creators?

Posted on 07/29/2016 in Owner Trends - 0
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Engineering, Construction & Facilities Maintenance Groups as Critical Drivers of Organizational Performance

While those embedded in corporate engineering, construction and facilities (E/C/F) teams have long understood the value they create for the corporate bottom line, internal business customers may not realize the vital role these teams could play in enabling corporate success. The role served by corporate E/C/F teams is becoming increasingly critical to the success and survival of the corporation. The Construction Industry Institute (CII) and Continuum Advisory Group joined forces to better understand the relationship between the internal E/C/F departments and the overall corporate strategic plan.

The CII and Continuum Advisory Group research team set out to:

1. More deeply understand the current relationship between corporate E/C/F teams and the internal clients they serve. Are E/C/F departments viewed as “order takers”, executing without question the facilities they are directed to build and maintain? Or do these teams sit at the highest-level strategic table, advising on corporate asset strategies and enabling corporate success on key metrics such as share price, return on assets, operating costs and speed to market?

2. Determine if that relationship is shifting. Are E/C/F teams gaining more strategic ground? If so, what strategies and tactics have helped position these teams as the high-value, innovative solution providers they are?

3. Capture invaluable lessons regarding how to align every employee, every team and every department to develop and execute the strategies and tactics that are critical to corporate success.

“After hearing Jon Pemberton speak on his directive to cut 30% of the cost and 50% of the time out of the capital program delivery process at Intel, I immediately approached CII about collaborating on this study. The need for transformational change and improvement in our industry is a critical issue.” Gretchen Gagel, President, Continuum Advisory Group

The research team is happy to debrief the study with any company or group who is interested in learning more about the findings and how to apply the strategies to their own organization. Please contact us at valuecreators@continuumag.com to set up a 60 minute debrief or click the Contact Us button.
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Continuum Advisory Group Releases 2016 CURT Owner Trends Study

Posted on 06/16/2016 in Owner Trends - 1
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Continuum Advisory Group Releases 2016 CURT Owner Trends Study:

Insights to Leading an Agile Capital Program

Continuum Advisory Group has released the 2016 Construction Users Roundtable (CURT) Owner Trends Study, the newest installment of their Owner Trends series.

The study – a collaboration between both organizations – focuses on organizational agility in the capital construction industry. Organizational agility is a measure of a company’s ability to rapidly adapt to a changing market, either proactively or reactively.

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