December 6, 2013
Companies are increasingly experiencing region-specific challenges to developing capital projects. Through a series of Capital Project Regional Journals, IPA is addressing the need to identify and overcome these issues.
November 16, 2013
An overview of how IPA has bolstered its ability to analyze the cost and schedule performance of Onshore Exploration & Production (E&P) capital projects.
November 15, 2013
Sponsored by IPA, the 2013 Upstream Industry Benchmarking Consortium (UIBC) is formally registered with the Project Management Institute (PMI), enabling attendees to earn up to 17.75 PDUs.
InSites: Research and News for Small Projects
August 23, 2013
Much of IPA’s capital project research relies on understanding the owner company perspective. But, to determine the factors that contribute to the success or failure of site engineering alliances, IPA switched gears and sought feedback directly from engineering contractors themselves.
July 12, 2013
IPA is narrowing down the list of site-based project research topics to study in 2014. Which of these five topics would you like to see IPA explore next year?
July 8, 2013
There are countless metrics to evaluate for site-based capital projects, but which practices are really related to performance? Here are five examples of Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) that can be found in good project systems.
September 30, 2011
Dr. Allison J. Aschman will become Director for the Asia Pacific Region effective October 1, 2011
September 24, 2010
Although both contractor- and owner-led turnarounds have similar levels of planning, owner-led turnarounds were found to be 13 percent less expensive for a similar scope of work, according to an IPA study.
July 15, 2010
An IPA study sees a major increase in megaproject activity in the next few years that could put a strain on engineering and construction resources.
December 9, 2013
At the Manchester Business School in the United Kingdom, IPA CEO Edward Merrow will discuss the topic of managing large, complex infrastructure projects.
October 8, 2013
Edward Merrow, Founder and CEO of Independent Project Analysis (IPA), will deliver a keynote speech at the AIPM National Conference taking place in Perth, Australia from October 13 to 16, 2013.
October 1, 2013
IPA Senior Project Analyst Keith Mayo will appear at the Canadian Institute Energy Group’s EPCM for Energy and Mining conference in Calgary in October 2013; he will present Maximizing Effectiveness of Project Risk Analysis and Mitigation Techniques.
November 25, 2013
What defines a successful capital project in China from the perspective of Western companies? IPA's Pei Hsing Seow and Natalia Zwart provide a recap of key findings from the latest China research study.
November 19, 2013
Phase I of the U.S. Hot Market Study is now complete! By examining past hot markets IPA has identified common project failure modes caused by increased demand on capital project services -- engineering, procurement, permitting, and construction labor. In the second and final phase IPA will look at how demands for capital project services are changing in the current market, and the strategies owners may adopt to better manage limitations of the supply chain. Contact IPA to receive the results of the study.
October 7, 2013
An increase in capital project activity in North America is putting upward pressure on equipment pricing and delivery times. IPA's Global Equipment Procurement for Capital Projects research study will assess the current equipment procurement market trends and evaluate industry practices aimed at improving procurement efficiency.
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