February 10, 2014
Despite current economic uncertainty in Asia, the results of a recent IPA survey reveal that over 50 percent of Asian companies are more likely to increase capital spending in the near future. Is your company interested in participating and viewing the results?
February 6, 2014
How should Refining, Chemical, and Distribution owner companies staff teams for large projects? A newly developed database enables IPA to provide a set of benchmarks based on unique project characteristics.
February 3, 2014
What's new with IPA's Subscriptions and Original Publications? This brief update includes highlights from a recently published capital projects regional journal, details on a new feature called the IPA15, and the launch of a new subscriber network.
InSites: Research and News for Small Projects
January 13, 2014
IPA is planning five new research studies and tools specifically for site capital project systems addressing the following topics: sustaining capital norms for mining, minerals, and metals sites; benchmarking tank maintenance activities; site portfolio management; construction contracting; and site functionality.
January 7, 2014
How commonly do site-based project managers fulfill multiple roles, and how does it affect capital project performance?
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.
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.
March 4, 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.
February 20, 2014
How can pipeline projects achieve faster line pipe procurement durations and lower costs? IPA is forming a research study to identify Best Practices.
February 7, 2014
IPA's Project Research Division provides brief updates on nine ongoing research initiatives. Current studies are focused on rising owner's cost in the oil & gas industry; global equipment procurement; supply chain risks to large projects, improving mining, minerals, and metals operating cost estimates; and more.
January 8, 2014
IPA is seeking sponsors for a planned research study focused on developing accurate mining, minerals, and metals operating cost estimates. Slated to begin in April 2014, a number of mining companies have alredy expressed interest in this effort.
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