Supporting Continuous Improvement for Power Projects

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Power companies often struggle to deliver power projects close to their anticipated cost and schedule targets. This poor capital performance can be attributed to several causes. For example, IPA has found that power companies are more likely to develop projects without a formal project development process in place. Power companies also tend to authorize project funds before roles and...


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IPA, Clients Collaborate in Creating Unified Cost Coding Structure for Mining & Minerals Industry

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AACEI Endorses Standardized Industry Coding Structure

Cost coding is not standardized across the mining industry. Mining companies have   developed their own internal convention of how to group scope components and commodities into categories. The resulting lack of cost category commonality from company to company, and from contractor to contractor, creates barriers to using and sharing...


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Finding the Right Construction Managers for Your Projects

As Industry rebuilds the in-house competency of the construction management function, IPA research identifies key CM attributes linked to success.

In this difficult project environment, project organizations have been under a tremendous amount of pressure to cut costs. This pressure has translated into staff cuts and, in many cases, even the elimination of whole functions from owner organizations. Construction management is one function that, in many cases, owners have eliminated, based on the feeling that contractors are better poised...


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Linking Sustainability Practices to Improved Capital Project Outcomes

From community investment to communication, IPA has identified key sustainability practices that can correlate with improved capital project results.

By Phyllis Kulkarni, IPA Regional Director of North America

Recently, Independent Project Analysis (IPA) partnered with the sustainability department of a major integrated oil company to study the effect of core sustainability practices on capital project outcomes. IPA’s robust database of capital projects all over the world, combined with our research expertise, allowed us to measure the...


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Six Examples of How IPA Works With Government Capital Projects

Government capital projects may have added constraints compared to the private sector, but the same development and execution Best Practices apply to both.

By Phyllis Kulkarni, IPA Regional Director of North America

Governments around the world, from the local to the federal level, spend billions of dollars investing in infrastructure through capital projects. These efforts can range from routine expansions of transportation routes to megaprojects, such as new airports. As in the private sector, meeting capital budgets and delivering value to...


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