Advanced Work Packaging

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.

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Advanced Work Packaging Best Practices

Are You Ready For Advanced Work Packaging?

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?”

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Workface Planning Fundamentals
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Workface Planning Fundamentals for Capital Projects

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.

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Engineering Work Package Fundamentals
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Engineering Work Package Fundamentals for Capital Projects

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.

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4 Steps to Building A Path of Construction
Advanced Work Packaging Construction

4 Steps To Building A Path Of Construction (POC)

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. »

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Path of construction fundamentals
Advanced Work Packaging Construction

Concord Fundamentals: The Path Of Construction

A Path of Construction is a document that explains how you are going to build your capital project in the field, and how engineering and procurement deliverables will support that effort in a timely fashion.

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4 Ways To Fail At Advanced Work Packaging
Advanced Work Packaging

4 Ways To Fail At Advanced Work Packaging

We read a lot these days about how to succeed at AWP, but it can be very helpful to understand what a failed approach looks like, too. If you’re making any of these mistakes, hit pause and get the basics in place before proceeding!

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