CII, also known as Construction Industry Institute, is a learning organization that serves suppliers and engineering contractors. It administers several research and implementation programs. The institute offers courses that focus on topics related to project construction and front-end planning and design. CII also provides online education options and conducts Web seminars. It works in collaboration with more than 30 U.S. universities. The institute s academic programs additionally focus on topics related to quality management, global procurement, project control and product integrity. CII s professional development committee oversees the development of the construction industry s work force and develops policies and programs related to educational functions.