The Purdue EPCOM industry consultants and academic-applied innovation experts have enjoyed many years working together in many segments of the heavy engineering/construction industry. This was done in various relationships with owner and contractor companies and universities around the world. They have now come together under Purdue EPCOM to push the limits of operational excellence. The Purdue EPCOM focus is on its strategies to deploy improvements that support member and client due diligence. Evidence is available for the success of Purdue EPCOM strategies through decades of industry performance. One challenge/opportunity is to bring the best of what other industries have done into the heavy engineering/construction industry.