Capital Projects

Capital project leadership and day-to-day management is an emerging area of study and one of the most important topics we cover here at Velocity. In our Capital Projects Archive you’ll find articles aimed at helping leaders and managers get results, whether that means adopting new technology, revisiting the org chart, or shifting your operational paradigms.

Deep Work For Capital Project Engineers
Capital Project Leadership

Deep Work For Capital Project Engineers: The Productivity Solution

How do you make engineers more productive? The best answer we’ve found can be summed up in just two words: Deep Work. This groundbreaking concept, pioneered by professor and author Cal Newport, posits that high quality work is a function not just of time spent, but also level of focus. For capital projects, add competency as well. Get the formula »

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Capital Project Management

The 4 Complexities of Site-Based Revamp Projects

Process industry organizations spend between 30 and 65 percent of their budgets on small, site-based projects that ring up at less than $10 million. If we’re want to transform the capital projects industry, we can no longer ignore revamp strategy. Here are four critical complexities to consider.

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Capital Project Management

Tips For Managing A Lean Team On A One-Off Capital Project

Not every capital project is undertaken by an experienced cadre of professionals working in an organization that was designed to execute challenging, multifaceted construction projects. Here’s a guide to capital project management for companies that will only every build one facility.

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Capital Project Leadership

How To Lead A Capital Project In 2019

It has become impossible to ignore the fact that construction-driven capital projects work best. It turns out that the people wearing steel-toed work boots and neon-striped dungarees — the people who are actually building the capital project — should be the boss of us all. Are you ready for a paradigm shift?

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