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(OWN-1592) Owner’s Guidelines for Specifying Schedule Deliverables from EPC Contractors

Primary Author: Mr. Himansu Bhaumik PE

Audience Focus: Intermediate
Application Type: Application
Venue: 2014 AACE International Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA, USA

Abstract: Many of the large scale projects implemented around the globe suffer from schedule delays due to variety of reasons. One of the reasons is the non conformance on the part of the EPC contractor to prepare a meaningful schedule in a timely manner and detailed to the appropriate level as demanded by the complexity and size of the project. Part of the fault goes to the Owner for not specifying the schedule deliverables during the early part of the project. Usually a lot of attention is devoted to the preparation of the scope of work and engineering specifications during the FEED stage, while the schedule deliverable needs are, to a large extent, neglected. A well documented specification for schedule deliverables will go a long way to insure that the EPC Contractor is bound by set of definitive requirements. This paper discusses in detail the usual project needs for schedule deliverables. It recommends a check list for the Owner for specifying such deliverables required from the EPC or the Managing Contractor.