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Over 21,000 Projects With More Than 21 Million Data Points.

Detailed data are the starting point for IPA’s methodology, and drive our deep knowledge of what makes capital project and project systems successful.

We measure project drivers
Business Case
Scope Development & Project Definition
Team Integration
Technological Innovation
Project Management Practices
Assurance & Gatekeeping
And their effect on project outcomes
Cost Competitiveness
Schedule Competitiveness
Labor Productivity
Operational Performance
Carbon Capital Effectivness
Carbon Intensity

Our Database By the Numbers

  • US$2.2 trillion Total Project Value
  • US$100,000 Smallest Project
  • US$40 billion Largest Project
  • 15+ Industries

10,000+ Site & Sustaining
Capital Projects

IPA’s database contains detailed data on thousands of site-managed capital projects, including revamps, add-ons, expansions, turnarounds, and greenfield/colocated projects. Click below for more details.

Site & Sustaining Capital Projects Database

Detailed data from thousands of site and sustaining capital projects.

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Our Unique Approach

Build on Data, Research & Development

Spanning the Entire Project Lifecycle

IPA captures specific sets of business and technical information and project documentation from owner project teams, spanning the project development phase through early asset operation. This detailed project information is then used to study what drives success and failure in capital projects.

Acquired Directly From the Source

IPA works closely with all levels within our client organizations. To ensure data quality, we acquire project-specific data through face-to-face meetings with owner project teams, while we collect project system data directly from the project management organizations and business leadership.

An Extensive Catalog of Client Documentation

Our database is supplemented by an extensive catalog of client documentation on work processes, organizational structure, business objectives, project charters, risk registers, and more. This library of documents supplements the data we collect directly from project teams and enhances our research capabilities.