- Project plans
- Project activities
- Legislation and standards
- Industry context
Last edited 29 Jan 2021
Key performance indicators KPI
- Monitor costs.
- Track progress.
- Assess client satisfaction.
- Identify strengths and weaknesses.
- Compare performance across and between projects.
- Assess specific areas of a project such as sustainability, safety, waste management, etc.
It is important that KPIs are identified in tender documentation and that the regular provision of the information required to assess them is a requirement of the contract. This may require the provision of sub-contractor information where performance on specific packages is to be monitored.
- Cost vs. budget. The budgeted cost of work that has actually been performed in carrying out a scheduled task during a specific time period.
- Project progress relative to milestones.
- Number of complaints.
- Number of incidents/accidents.
- The number of working hours spent on different aspects of the works.
- The use of materials (for example, the amount of concrete poured).
- The number of defects.
- The amount of waste generated and the amount of recycling.
- The number of variations.
KPIs are also a means to help with the rapid comprehension of the current financial position. KPIs summarise the comparison of figures against the budgeted values and also industry benchmarks that are published from the result of inter-firm comparison reports.
- Turnover by director /partner.
- Turnover by fee earner.
- Profit by director/partner.
- Profit by fee earner.
Only genuinely important performance indicators should be monitored so that it does not simply become a time consuming paper exercise.
KPIs can also be used more broadly as part of a bench-marking exercise to assess the performance of one project relative to another, to assess businesses compared to others within the industry and to assess the performance of the industry as a whole relative to the rest of the economy.
 Related articles on Designing Buildings Wiki
- Best value.
- Building performance.
- Contractor's master programme.
- Design web.
- Earned value.
- Facility condition index FCI.
- Health performance indicators in the built environment.
- How progress is agreed in construction.
- Identifying the causes of trends in construction labour productivity.
- Information release schedules.
- Market value.
- Mechanical and electrical maintenance customer satisfaction KPI's 2017.
- Performance requirements.
- Programme consultant.
- Progress of construction works.
- Project crashing.
- Project programme.
- Project scorecard.
- RAG rating.
- Schedule performance index (SPI).
- Short period programme.
- Strategic performance targets.
- Time-location chart.
- Time management of construction projects.
- Track record.
- Value management.
- Whole life costs.
Featured articles and news
Tech tools to help manage people and space post-pandemic.
A style that ranges from mock Tudor to arts and crafts to the 'Wrenaissance'.
Free guide from Secured by Design.
BREEAM strategy for sustainability and the circular economy.
Free tool to improve the construction programming process.
Are buildings doing what they're supposed to be doing?
Cities with quick access to everything by foot or bike.
The pressures and pinch points of global destinations.
Making the case for a sustainable future.
Retrofit professionals now entitled to enter CIOB programme.
How, where, when and why stereotypes happen.
Optimising the best features of both energy performance tools.
BSRIA guidance updated in BG 78/2021 publication.
ISO standard supports crime prevention through environmental design.