How to Implement Scalable AWP

Group ASI – organizer of the world’s only dedicated annual AWP and WFP conferences for over a decade – brings together the first major AWP forum dedicated to Scalable Advanced Work Packaging.

The AWP model was widely implemented by industry upon its release and has shown great benefit with effective implementation. The new Scalable AWP model (2019) is designed to provide similar benefits to smaller projects (valued at under $100 million), with applicability to a variety of project types, levels of complexity and industry sectors.

To expand the Scalable AWP model and accelerate adoption, teams of industry SMEs representing key stakeholders (led by major project owners) have created new tools and resources to facilitate scalable AWP implementation.

This work will be presented at AWP Summits on Scalability in Houston, Texas and Calgary, Alberta. All deliverables will be provided to COAA and CII as an update to the model, but attendees of the Summits get early access to these resources.


Program Development

Development of the AWP Summit on Scalability program is led by four owner teams: Shell, Dow, Eastman and Southern Company. Each team is comprised of SMEs from key stakeholder groups: EPCs, engineers, constructors, technology providers and implementation support experts. Using a rapid deployment model, approximately 25 members of industry are working to develop new, innovative resources for Scalable AWP implementation, and designing the Summit program to support the release of those resources. Click here to learn more about the Development Teams.

Event Format

The AWP Summits on Scalability are one-day knowledge-sharing events. In plenary sessions and special presentations developed and presented by industry SMEs (including an owner-driven advisory board and balanced AWP stakeholder development teams), you will hear the owners’ AWP expectations and learn how to implement Scalable AWP on real projects, with a focus on applicability (project type / size), contract strategies, recommendations for packaging the work, resourcing and allocation of work, required workflows and templates and much more. This is a tremendous learning and networking opportunity with an anticipated audience of up to 200 AWP practitioners. The Summit is also catered: all attendees enjoy a breakfast buffet, full luncheon and multiple networking/coffee breaks.

Key Takeaways

While you are sure to gain a lot of valuable information and insight from this event, some of the key learnings from AWP Summit presentation will be:

  • Learn in detail how to effectively implement AWP on projects under $100 million

  • Hear what the owners’ expectations are for Scalable AWP competence in their contractors

  • Receive electronic copies of the Scalable AWP report and screening tool, with latest developments and insights

  • Gain early access to brand-new tools and resources created by the AWP Summit development teams


Attendee Check-in, Networking and Breakfast

7:30 AM - 8:30 AM

Prior to the start of the AWP Summit on Scalability, attendees can enjoy a breakfast and networking hour.

 

AWP Summit on Scalability Kickoff

8:30 AM - 9:00 AM

The AWP Summit kicks off after registration and breakfast.

 

Owner’s Panel: Owner Expectations

8:30 AM - 9:30 AM

A panel of major project owners (the AWP Summit AB and Development Team leaders) present an introduction to the Scalable Advanced Work Packaging model, and their expectations in regards to the interpretation and implementation of the model. This presentation will provide information about key Scalable AWP concepts that will be explored in much more detail throughout the summit, including project complexity and familiarity, the screen tool, project types and project rankings. In regards to owner expectations, the panelists will specifically address their own expectations as well as their expectations from engineering, construction, technology providers and other vendors and suppliers.

Panelists:

  • Karan Cleland, Senior Construction Manager, Dow;

  • Jay Moser, PTE Construction & Fabrication, Shell

  • Mark Lambert, Worldwide Engineering & Construction Manager, Eastman;

  • Justin Weaver, Construction Manager, Southern Company;

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Simpler, Unique Projects

10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

This development team will report out on their findings and developments, with recommended approaches to project management (and the supporting tools). Questions addressed will include: what types of projects does this apply to (sizes and types)? What contract strategies would apply? How would the projects be packages? Who would do the planning? What templates and workflows would apply?

Panelists:

  • Karan Cleland, Senior Construction Manager, Dow;

  • Jeremy Hall, Senior Vice President, Wood;

  • John Hick, Area Manager, Pyramid

  • Cody Austin, Senior Manager Business Development, Autodesk;

  • Andy Dominguez, Industry Marketing Manager, North America, AVEVA

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Networking Break

10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

The AWP Summit is a unique networking and knowledge-sharing opportunity for all attendees. There are multiple networking breaks throughout the event.

 

Simpler, Repetitive Projects

10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

This development team will report out on their findings and developments, with recommended approaches to project management (and the supporting tools). Questions addressed will include: what types of projects does this apply to (sizes and types)? What contract strategies would apply? How would the projects be packages? Who would do the planning? What templates and workflows would apply?

Panelists:

  • Matt Provenzano, Shell Deer Park, Shell;

  • Antonio Monteiro, General Manager, Worley

  • Nathan Flanagan, Performance Contractors;

  • Josh Girvin, CEO, O3 Solutions;

  • Douglas Hill, Operations Manager, TeamBuilder Solutions

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Luncheon / Networking Break

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

Attendees will enjoy an hour-long luncheon and networking break prior to the afternoon’s sessions.

 

More Complex, Unique Projects

1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

This development team will report out on their findings and developments, with recommended approaches to project management (and the supporting tools). Questions addressed will include: what types of projects does this apply to (sizes and types)? What contract strategies would apply? How would the projects be packages? Who would do the planning? What templates and workflows would apply?

Panelists:

  • Mark Lambert, Worldwide Engineering & Construction Manager, Eastman;

  • Phil Stanley, Manager, Ford Bacon & Davis;

  • Steve Henderson, Director of Projects, Cajun Industries

  • Andre Perales, iConstruct

  • Rick Dunlap, Vice President Technical Services, BrandSafway

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More Complex, Repetitive Projects

2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

This development team will report out on their findings and developments, with recommended approaches to project management (and the supporting tools). Questions addressed will include: what types of projects does this apply to (sizes and types)? What contract strategies would apply? How would the projects be packages? Who would do the planning? What templates and workflows would apply?

Panelists:

  • Justin Weaver, Construction Manager, Southern Company

  • Silvana Lara, Global Director of AWP, Fluor

  • Marcelo Joaquim, Director of Technical Sales North America, Hexagon

  • Stewart White, Director of Project Controls and AWP, Kiewit

  • Geoff Ryan, AWP Specialist, Insight-AWP

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Networking Break

3:30 PM - 4:00 PM

Attendees will enjoy another 30-minute networking break prior to taking in the final session of the day.

 

Keynote Presentation:
Shell Scalable AWP Case Study

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Shell presents a can’t-miss keynote case study featuring their Shell Deer Park portfolio AWP journey.

Presenter:

  • Matt Provenzano, Shell Deer Park, Shell;