The goal of CIFE research is transformation: to improve project (virtual) design and construction in ways that dramatically and measurably contribute to exceptionally reliable engineering and management processes to design, construct and operate sustainable facilities.
The method we use is “translation” to integrate:
- Baseline observations of practice – typically the projects of CIFE member organizations.
- Theory that integrates fundamentals of engineering, basic sciences, social and political sciences.
- Results of field intervention studies – on member jobs.
CIFE translational research gives practitioners the opportunity to identify, explore, develop and apply new methods that have great potential value … with low risk and (relatively) low cost.