AWP – Advanced Work Packaging
Scott shared several case studies that shows how this application was utilized on small and large projects alike – all realizing the benefits. AWP is a methodology and process to “Plan the Work” and “Work the Plan” from front-end planning through startup.
The principle behind AWP is to break the project down into various levels of detail and/or complexity: • CWA (Construction Work Areas) • CWP (Construction Work Packages) • EWP (Engineering Work Packages) • IWP (Installation Work Packages)
The benefits identified by teams that used AWP have been: • Improved project productivity and predictability • Scalable as it can be adjusted to smaller projects as well as larger projects • Contractors embrace AWP with experience in its use • Owners need to drive the use of AWP in the early stages to set the tone of the project • Early adopters of AWP saw a payback even if their maturity level was low • No special technology/software is needed • Observed improved tracking of work progress and visibility of issues • Improved communication between contractor and owner • Worker feedback used to improve downstream work • Increased ownership of issues and their resolution • Better constructability planning embedded into the design phase
For more information you can visit the CII website and search on “RT 272 Publication – IR272-2 rev 3”. The documentation includes three volumes: #1 – Recommended Process; #2 – Implementation Guidance and #3 – Case Studies and Expert Interviews.