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Untapped Value in Capital Projects Research Solutions -- IPA’s Project Research Division at a Glance

IPA research and analysis are best when directly connected with real issues. We work with our clients to create solutions to their biggest obstacles.

When it comes to oil extraction, more oil is left in the ground than is produced, which, if you consider the volumes produced today, is a staggeringly large amount of oil left behind.

In some ways, this is analogous to the value contained in...


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Industry News

Hurricane Harvey—What Does It Mean for Capital Projects?

At the request of companies with capital projects in the USGC region, IPA is examining the likely effects of Hurricane Harvey on the capital projects market.

By Phyllis Kulkarni, IPA Regional Director, North America


The 2017 Atlantic hurricane season has forever affected millions of people. The losses to lives, homes, and possessions resulting from Hurricanes Harvey and Irma slamming into different...


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InSites

Why Are So Many Site & Sustaining Capital Projects Schedule-Driven?

A schedule-driven approach should be limited only to projects in which timing is truly of critical importance. Here's why.

In recent years, IPA has observed a worrying trend in site and sustaining capital projects (one that is mirrored in large projects as well): We are seeing an uptick in the percentage of small projects considered to be schedule-driven. IPA...


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Training & Education

“What Is FEL?” -- Subject of CURT Professional Development Briefing

IPA's Jose Migel Bolivar discussed with young professionals the importance of Front-End Loading (FEL), the major objectives for each of its 3 phases, and more.

IPA Senior Project Analyst José Miguel Bolívar led a webinar-based training session for upcoming leaders in the construction industry earlier this summer. Sponsored by the Construction Users Roundtable (CURT), the presentation delivered by...


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Publications

The IPA Newsletter

Current Issue

Sep 2017 IPA Newsletter (Volume 9, Issue 3)

Inside this issue:

The Value in Properly Staffing Chemical Project Teams: As most other industrial sectors endure sluggish growth in 2017, the commodity chemical industry continues to...


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Announcements

Elizabeth Sanborn to Moderate Megaprojects Panel at 2017 Global Construction Summit

At the 2017 Global Construction Summit, IPA's Elizabeth Sanborn will lead a panel discussion on Boosting Productivity and Profits on Overseas Megaprojects.

 

Independent Project Analysis (IPA) Chief Operating Officer Elizabeth Sanborn will moderate the Boosting Productivity and Profits on Overseas Megaprojects panel discussion at the upcoming 2017 Global Construction Summit on October 23 in New...


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