Advanced Work Packaging is widely viewed as industry best practice in managing predictable capital construction projects. This groundbreaking approach captures the entire process of capital construction, from early-stage considerations through to engineering, construction, and completion. The Velocity archive contains all of our writing on Advanced Work Packaging, a critical capital project management tool that will only grow in importance and influence in the years to come.
The foundation for a successful transition to Advanced Work Packaging (AWP) is laid long before the creation of a single work package, before the org chart is redrawn and new software is installed, even before the introductory training session. The first stake is driven into the ground when a forward-thinking executive asks this critical question: “Are we ready for Advanced Work Packaging?”
In construction capital projects, Workface Planning is the organization of field execution around the creation of fully resourced packages of work that can be executed by a single construction crew in a discrete period of time, typically five to 10 day or around 1,000 hours. These blocks of work are called Installation Work Packages (IWPs), and here’s an introductory guide to how and when to implement them.
An Engineering Work Package (EWP) is a diverse set of engineering deliverables that are assembled to support a specified scope of construction work. They typically form the basis of Construction and Installation Work Packages, and so they’re a foundational component of the Advanced Work Packaging process. Here’s how to do it right.
Having a Path of Construction (PoC) is like having a GPS in your car: You know your critical path, but the PoC will show you precisely how you’ll get there. Discover the four simple steps to creating a powerful PoC that will help you deliver your project on-time and on-budget. »
Whether you come to AWP proactively or because it’s required in a contract or bid document, chances are you’ll have to wade through a stew of toxic rumors and wild myths. This article cuts through it.
Most site-based capital project leaders recognize the benefits of Advanced Work Packaging for their projects, but changing the way you work can be daunting — especially when there are millions of dollars on the line. It can be done, and we will show you how.
AWP’s powerful work processes can benefit projects of all sizes and scopes, all it takes is a little fine-tuning. Read on to learn more.