The Construction Research and Education for Advanced Technology Environments (CREATE) research group has been formed in the late 1990'es under the auspices of the Del. E. Webb School of Construction at Arizona State University. A consortium of 33 companies involved in advanced technology facility design and construction, the purpose of CREATE is to explore, develop, and conduct research to provide innovative and practical ways to improve the delivery process of advanced technology facilities. Completely funded by the participating companies, the research projects are selected to benefit all the participants in the consortium. This article presents a case study of a particular research project, the Design and Installation time Calculator (DITC). Based on a productivity model developed as part of the research, the DITC has evolved into a fully functional program which evaluates the man-hours required to install manufacturing tools for each trade involved. The prediction of the man-hours is based on variables such as type of design (2D CAD or manual vs. 3D-CAD), description of connections, size of the tool and ease of routing through the waffle floor. The case-study concentrates on the causes that ultimately hindered the implementation of the DITC within the same companies which fully supported its development and present the lessons learned for developing industry-wide programs.