All IPA analyses and research are based on proprietary databases. As of 2012, IPA’s databases contain about %%control:ShowDynamicContent?/Dynamic-Content/Projects-in-PES-Database%% projects of all sizes ($20,000 to $25 billion) executed across the world. Each year, approximately 1,000 projects are added with representation from the many different industries served by IPA.
Each project in our databases is characterized by over 2,000 project attributes, including technology, project scope (i.e., civil, instrumentation or process industry), project type (i.e., greenfield, colocated, add-on, expansion, or revamp), project costs (very small site-based projects to megaprojects [multi-billion dollar projects]), year of authorization, and geographical location (including county and onshore or offshore). In addition, the database includes very detailed information on the drivers that allow IPA to rate the completeness of project definition at authorization, the project outcomes (cost, schedule, and operability), project management and project control strategies, team members and team continuity, and other technical factors.
All information contained in the IPA databases is carefully protected and kept as confidential proprietary data. IPA acts as an honest broker of information among its customers and their industries, while preserving the highest level of confidentiality.