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AWP Conference Recap
2021 Advanced Work Packaging Conference Recap Check out some of the highlights from this year’s two-day event focused on optimizing AWP from the front-end through to commissioning and startup. The AWP Conference 2021 was led by industry subject matter experts including EPC firms and Owners. This year’s conference emphasized the importance of AWP systems to...
By Andrew Foy, O3 Solutions Director of AWP & Construction Excellence  A wise man once said that “It is much easier to be critical than to be correct”, and Disraeli was born long before the advent of social media and everyone having a platform to express an opinion. Sadly, this concept extends all too often...
DEC Conference
O3 Solutions Live at Downstream USA 2021 Last week was the first time that O3 went to a conference in person since the Pandemic began in early 2020. The Downstream Conference is one of the most popular construction industry events featuring influential leaders from EPC firms and Owners across refining, petrochemicals, chemicals and gas. The...
ROOSEVELT QUOTE
By Josh Girvin, O3 Solutions CEO “In any moment of decision, the best thing you can do is the right thing, the next best thing is the wrong thing, and the worst thing you can do is nothing.” Roosevelt’s words are a perfect summary of choosing a Pilot Project for your first implementation of Advanced...
awp xchange miniseries
Recap – AWP xChange: Building a Foundation for AWP The first session of a three-part miniseries Here’s a brief recap of our recent session from the AWP xChange. For the full presentation, you can watch here. What Is Advanced Work Packaging? The Construction Industry Institute named Advanced Work Packaging a best practice in 2015. Since...
There were a few key learnings from the excellent AWP + Lean Virtual Summit, hosted by Group ASI this week.
By Andrew Foy, Director of AWP & Construction Excellence O3 Solutions There were a few key learnings from the excellent AWP + Lean Virtual Summit, hosted by Group ASI this week. The first is that, for all of the differences, Advanced Work Packaging (AWP) and Lean have more in common than most people thought possible....
Benefits of AWP
By Josh Girvin, O3 Solutions CEO “There is nothing in it for us” is a common justification used for not implementing Advanced Work Packaging (AWP). Many people, particularly those with a limited understanding of how AWP works, cannot understand the benefit to their company and are quick to consider it someone else’s torch to carry....
Blog AWP Engineering
by Josh Girvin, O3’s CEO Most AWP implementations are a lot like wearing sandals when mowing your lawn. We spend a huge of time and energy talking about safety in construction at a worksite, filling out lots of forms, having meetings, performing hazard assessments. Then we come home and mow the lawn in sandals. Engineering...
“You get what you inspect, not what you expect” – A very simple but very valuable concept, particularly in modern construction projects. My recent blog post talked about the Owner’s Need To Own AWP. Owning Advanced Work Packaging, however, isn’t enough. Owners also need to set the expectations for performance, in the same way they...
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