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July 15, 2014
In a Tank Storage Magazine article, IPA’s Josh McClellan discusses how companies can improve the performance of tank installation, revamp, and maintenance projects.
June 23, 2014
Ahead of an industry event in Santiago, IPA CEO Edward Merrow was asked by La Tercera for his take on developing megaprojects in Chile.
June 23, 2014
Based on employee feedback, The Washington Post has selected Independent Project Analysis (IPA) as one of the Top Workplaces in 2014.

InSites: Research and News for Small Projects

July 7, 2014
The key findings from a recently completed IPA research study on tank maintenance projects can help companies optimize cost and schedule performance.
June 16, 2014
IPA has seen site-based project authorization durations ranging from just 2 days to nearly 1 year in some cases. What are normal durations and approaches? And what is optimal?
June 13, 2014
As sites are increasingly responsible for executing larger capital projects, IPA has made it possible to use the FEL Toolbox software to self-evaluate projects up to US$20 million.

Press Releases

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.

April 30, 2010

An IPA study finds that over one-third of all site-based projects are failing to meet their authorized objectives for a variety of reasons, including the lack of definition, over-worked project managers, the lack of input from key project stakeholders during definition, and late changes, among others.


February 2, 2014
IPA CEO Edward Merrow will offer his perspective on why E&P megaprojects struggle in a keynote speech at an upcoming Society of Petroleum Engineers event in Abu Dhabi. 
January 26, 2014
Why are Exploration & Production (E&P) companies around the world struggling with their capital projects? IPA’s Rolando Gächter will discuss this issue at the Offshore Strategy Conference in Norway.
November 11, 2013
At the Manchester Business School in the United Kingdom, IPA CEO Edward Merrow will discuss the topic of managing large, complex infrastructure projects.

Research Highlights

July 10, 2014
How does organizational effectiveness affect turnaround project performance in the process industries?
June 9, 2014
How important is mitigating engineering slip? IPA research shows that engineering slip begins a ripple effect "leading to overall slip, cost growth, and operational problems."
May 28, 2014
Inaccurate operating expenditure cost estimates in mining, minerals, and metals projects are leading to significant NPV erosion. IPA is leading a mutli-client research study to examine how to improve current practices.

In the News

October 11, 2011

Published by AIPM News

July 19, 2010

Published by ChemicalProcessing.com

July 16, 2010

Published by E&P

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