The Construction Industry Institute
The Construction Industry Institute is a research organization with a singular mission: improving the competitiveness of the construction industry. In 1983, the CII founding members were convinced of the serious need for construction-related research. This need was clearly identified by The Business Roundtable Construction Industry Cost Effectiveness Project, a five-year study that produced over 200 recommendations for improving the industry. One recommendation was to establish a national research center for construction. The founding members then established CII at the University of Texas at Austin, where today it is considered the national forum for construction research.