Construction Industry Validation of Schedule Performance Measure

Research purpose

The purpose and expected outcome of the funding that this research proposal is to create an industry-wide standard to measure the schedule performance of construction contractors on an ongoing basis that functions not merely a posteriori, but a priori – not only be reflective, but predictive, and be applicable to any project and at any level of detail. If successful, it will enhance the transparency of project productivity and enable the identification of any under-performing activities, projects, or firms.

Catholic University of America
Project Area
Project Delivery
CPF research grant #
Award amount
Grant period
Jan 2016 - Dec 2018
Grant Status
In Progress
Principal Investigator
Gunnar Lucko, PhD.
Industry champions

Kelly W. Wallace, Bozzuto Building Company
Pedro Astudillo-Leos, Construction Division of the Government of the District of Columbia
Shabtai Isaac, Ben Gurion University
Christopher ‘Chris’ E. Reseigh, George Mason University
James E. Rowings, Kiewit Corporation
Mark A. Rolfs, Forrester Construction
Hisham M. M. Said, Santa Clara University
John H. McTyre, Hill International

CPF allies
Research deliverables

Semiannual Research Reports
Draft standard submitted to the ASTM
A written real-world case study analysis demonstrating implementation of the new approach