Advanced Work Packaging (AWP) Overview

Advanced Work Packaging is a better approach to managing and executing projects.

Advanced Work Packaging, a CII Best Practice, defines the overall process flow of all the detailed work packages (construction, engineering, and installation work packages). AWP is a planned, executable process that encompasses the work on an EPC project.

Originally, AWP began with initial planning and continued through detailed design and construction execution, but two of CII's latest research teams (RTs 363 and 364) have expanded AWP to consider supply chain and commissioning and startup. AWP provides the framework for productive and progressive construction, and presumes the existence of a construction execution plan.


RT-272 transformed Enhanced Work Packaging into AWP.


RT-319 provided the validation that made AWP a CII Best Practice.


RT-TC-01 explored how 3D models could support AWP.


RT-DCC-04 promoted the use of AWP.


RT-363 expanded AWP to consider the supply chain.


RT-364 expanded AWP to consider commissioning and startup.


RT-365 is Phase II of the research started by DCC-04. In addition to updating Final Report DCC-04, this team published the AWP Concierge.


AWP Digital Threads is preparing the way for AWP to enter the CII Data Warehouse.

WG 19-01

This joint effort of a CBA and a standing committee may have little to do with AWP, but at least it has a number now.


Advanced Work Packaging Community for Business Advancement

The Advanced Work Packaging Community for Business Advancement (AWPCBA) shares knowledge of advanced work packaging principles, practices, and tools to enhance the performance of capital facilities projects. Interested CII members should contact the CBA Chairperson or Academic Advisor to join. To reveal contact information for members, log in to the website.