A key question typically asked by Owners in AWP structured request for proposals is: "How do you ensure that timing of engineering deliverables supports path of construction?"
First, answering this question requires the existence of the POC prior to the development of the engineering schedule. In other words, if the EPC team is not staffed with a construction management representation during definition and/or detailed engineering, that can be considered an indicator of a weak AWP implementation and may even be considered a disqualifying factor in the future. A weak Path of Construction opens the door for late changes occurring during construction, engineering rework and misalignment with the field requirements. With a weak POC, WorkFace Planning (WFP) as the default process of delivering, executing and managing Installation Work Packages (IWPs) would suffer.