Development of the star tool for the management of shutdown/turnaround/ outage projects

Donald A. Whittington, G. Edward Gibson

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Abstract

Renovation and revamp projects are ubiquitous in the construction industry. Shutdowns/turnarounds/outages (STO) are a subset of renovation and revamp projects in the industrial sector. These events typically occur when planned disruptions to normal use or operation of a manufacturing facility take place to facilitate maintenance, enhancements, or tie-ins. It is common to have several construction projects executed during an STO and the integration of the activities is often problematic. Little research has been performed studying the integration of these multiple projects, work-scopes and maintenance activities into a single STO. Based on a Construction Industry Institute research study, this paper will provide a discussion of STOs, including unique challenges, describe a new tool/management approach developed to aid industry professionals in planning and coordinating the multiple projects within an STO, and provide guidance to practitioners. Copyright ASCE 2009.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationBuilding a Sustainable Future - Proceedings of the 2009 Construction Research Congress
Pages685-694
Number of pages10
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 11 2009
Externally publishedYes
Event2009 Construction Research Congress - Building a Sustainable Future - Seattle, WA, United States
Duration: Apr 5 2009Apr 7 2009

Publication series

NameBuilding a Sustainable Future - Proceedings of the 2009 Construction Research Congress

Other

Other2009 Construction Research Congress - Building a Sustainable Future
CountryUnited States
CitySeattle, WA
Period4/5/094/7/09

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Keywords

  • Front end planning
  • Integration
  • Multi-Project coordination
  • Program management
  • Shutdown/Turnaround/Outage management

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Building and Construction

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Whittington, D. A., & Gibson, G. E. (2009). Development of the star tool for the management of shutdown/turnaround/ outage projects. In Building a Sustainable Future - Proceedings of the 2009 Construction Research Congress (pp. 685-694). (Building a Sustainable Future - Proceedings of the 2009 Construction Research Congress). https://doi.org/10.1061/41020(339)70