In this video, Scott Mussbacher, Systems Integration Lead with Vista Projects, demonstrates how we use an integrated digital solution to execute advanced work packaging (AWP) strategies for clients.
This integrated software solution shown in this video showcases Vista’s implementation of AVEVA Asset Information Management (AVEVA AIM) and a variety of internally developed project execution software we use on all our engineering projects at Vista Projects.
AWP Integrated Digital Solution Demo
FAQ – Advanced Work Packaging
What is Advanced Work Packaging?
Advanced work packaging, or AWP, refers to the comprehensive EPC (engineering procurement construction) process flow for all work packages related to major capital projects. An effective AWP strategy will include planning and executable processes for engineering, procurement, construction, and installation work packages, as well as area work packages and fabrication and modularization work plans.
What are the advantages of AWP?
The standard packaging approach for major capital projects is more siloed than an advanced work packing approach to project execution. An AWP strategy will incorporate fabrication vendors and construction contractors from the onset of engineering so that work packages are developed and organized with a focus on the asset’s Path of Construction (POC).
By considering the sequence of construction delivery early in the project, asset owners can avoid construction delays due to requests for information (RFIs) and errors in the field. From the asset owner’s perspective, the biggest advantages of AWP are:
- reduced total installation costThe total installed cost refers to the final cost of designing, fabricating and building a capital project or industrial asset. Various phas... (TIC)
- shorter construction schedules
- lower total cost of ownershipThe total cost of ownership refers to the total cost of owning an industrial asset throughout its full lifecycle, from design and construc... (TCO)
How can I learn more about AWP?
There is a free online community for professionals in the capital projects industry to learn about key elements and research areas AWP systems. Visit workpackaging.org to learn more.
There are also a number of advanced work packaging conferences and events organized throughout the year by the Construction Industry Institute (CII) and Group ASI. Visit the AWP Conference website to learn more.
AWP Virtual Conference 2020
The above demo video is a follow-up to the presentation give by AVEVA and Vista Projects at the AWP Virtual Conference 2020. The presentation was titled “Merging Best Practices – Digital Execution and Advanced Work Packaging”. You can watch it here.
What AWP software solution is right for my project?
The most likely scenario is that there is no single software solution for your entire AWP system. At Vista Projects, we have spent years testing and developing a variety of commercial applications. We have found the best approach is to implement an integrated digital solution that combines several applications into a system that can be customized to your asset and project requirements.
The demo video above showcases our AVEVA AIM implementation integrated with several internal reporting and information management tools.
What is Workface Planning?
Two important elements of AWP are workface planning and information management. Workface Planning (WFP) is the process of breaking down a construction work package (CWP) into a backlog of Installation Work Packages, which are delivered to the field for execution constraint-free execution assignments.
Customize Your AWP Software Solution
Contact Vista Projects today if you need more information or help with finding and implementing the right advanced work packaging software solution for your capital project or brownfield asset.
Our Systems Integration team will be happy to provide a live demonstration and discuss how we can customize a digital AWP implementation for your organization.