In construction projects, during the construction phase, the actual time on tools is only 37%. 63% of the workers time is spent on activities like waiting for materials and tools, equipment movement, crew movement, early exits etc. This is primarily due to lack of integration of the pre-construction activities of engineering, procurement and construction.
Advanced Work Packaging (AWP), also known as construction-based planning, solves this problem by beginning with the installation work packages in mind and then working backwards through engineering, procurement and construction. According to Construction Institute study, AWP have helped projects to improve their productivity by 25% along with other benefits like reduction in rework, better safety, better cost control etc.