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.
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.
June 18, 2013
Do you know how your tank maintenance project performance compares to Industry? Through a new multi-client research study, IPA aims to help organizations with this issue by developing industry cost and schedule benchmarks for various types of tank maintenance projects.
May 28, 2013
IPA Manager of Plant-Based Systems Phyllis Kulkarni discusses recent manufacturing site trends around the world, including an increase in capital investment and great use of vital project Best Practices.
May 15, 2013
The Best Sites deliver their small projects on average 10% cheaper than Industry by regularly applying Best Practices. Here's a look at three strategies -- beyond the standard Best Practices -- shared by past winners of the Best Site Award given at the annual Industry Benchmarking Consortium (IBC).
May 8, 2013
What is a normal duration for a manufacturing site’s authorization process and can a long authorization duration be harmful to the project system?
April 17, 2013
Using these key practices can help your site get the most benefit out of the staff that you already have.