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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

Early Estimates of Increasing Importance to Biotech & Pharma Capital Projects

Validating early cost and schedule targets is critical for pharma and biotech organizations to understand if project objectives are realistic or too aggressive.

By Jordan Sealock, IPA Manager of Chemicals, Life Sciences, and Nutrition

Buoyed by increases in biopharmaceutical drug approvals, pharmaceutical (pharma) and biotech owner companies are pouring capital into new and current manufacturing...


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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

IPA to Bring Capital Projects Expertise to 2017 ECC Conference

At ECC 2017, IPA representatives will contribute to discussions on leading capital projects to repeatable success, and maximizing capital efficiency and profitability.

 

Independent Project Analysis (IPA) will be well represented at the 49th Annual Engineering and Construction Contracting (ECC) Conference in Boca Raton, Florida, from December 12 to 15, 2017.

Andras Marton, IPA’s Hydrocarbon Processing and...


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