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The Advanced Work Packaging Institute



Founded in 2013, the Advanced Work Packaging Institute’s mission has been to advance the global development and implementation of the Advanced Work Packaging system for construction capital projects primarily through multidisciplinary research and development work. Advanced Work packaging (AWP) is a disciplined project management approach for field planning from project conception to project delivery.


Capital projects are multidisciplinary in nature, involving different parties with different industries and backgrounds. This is what drives the AWP Institute work which, through its research, implementation, education, and other initiatives, is an industry organization with the capacity to develop knowledge and information on topics currently under-developed in our industry. These topics include the IT and legal aspects of AWP and project governance in general.


So far, we have seen that the market is responding to this new approach to conducting business in the construction sector. AWP implementation is something we expect to grow over the coming years, especially from the owner companies and contractors with a capability to conduct large and mega projects in an EPCM contracting strategy.

Our goal is to educate as many project professionals as possible around the world about the AWP potential and requirements for improving the cost-effectiveness of the capital facility project life cycle, from front-end planning through completion and commissioning.




Founder: Olfa Hamdi 



Olfa Hamdi is an international researcher in the field of project management, independent consultant, founder of the Advanced Work Packaging Institute and co-founder of The Institute of Management. Olfa Hamdi was a member of the research joint venture RT272 on Advanced Work Packaging between the Construction Industry Institute (CII) and the Construction Owners Association of Alberta (COAA). She is a co-author of the 3-volume Industry Research Implementation on Advanced Work Packaging IR272-2. Her Research Master Thesis, published by The University of Texas at Austin in 2013, is the first academic publication to document research on AWP benefits, implementation challenges, and maturity.


Olfa Hamdi is currently the co-chair of the AWP Knowledge Management Committee of the Construction Industry Institute (CII) 


Olfa Hamdi holds a Master of Science in Capital Projects’ Management from The University of Texas at Austin, a Master of Science in Engineering from Ecole Centrale de Lille (France), and a graduate degree in Alternative Dispute Resolution for construction disputes from Texas School of Law.

She is a fellow of the State Bar of Texas Construction Law section. Olfa has numerous publications in prestigious academic and professional journals as well as media outlets. Olfa speaks four languages and is a firm believer in the role of interdisciplinary research in driving capital projects effectiveness and project management knowledge sphere expansion.


Olfa Hamdi founded the AWP Institute with a clear objective in mind: trigger and build the global momentum around Advanced Work Packaging and advance the AWP system by closing its gaps through research and innovation for it to become a recognized comprehensive global industry practice.


Today, the AWP Institute has an outreach to more than 40 countries.




Invitation-Only membership. Functioning on a task force basis. 


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The Advanced Work Packaging Institute is a U.S. based non-profit organization registered with the State of California

Contact:  | +1 415 582 4828

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