"Work face planning is the process of organizing and delivering all the elements necessary, before the work is started, to enable craft persons to perform quality work in a safe, effective, and efficient manner. This is accomplished by breaking down (planning) construction work by trade into discrete work packages that completely describe/cover the scope of work for a given project to efficiently use available resources and track progress." (RT272, CII/COAA, 2013)
WorkFace Planning is a process of organizing and delivering all the elements necessary for an installation work package (IWP), the latter being the frontline deliverable provided to crews on site for execution before the work is started. This is accomplished by breaking down construction work into discrete installation work packages that together, completely describe the scope of work for a given project.
More specifically, workFace planning relies on the creation of small, well defined, work packages for the construction workforce with a typical rotation of work (5 or 10 days) for one crew in one discipline. Generally, a scope of work associated with an IWP should be small enough that it could be completed by a single foreman and crew with a pre-defined block of work hours no more than 1000 labor hours.
 Also called Field Installation Work Package (FIWP)