Front End Engineering Design (FEED) for Large Industrial Projects: FEED Maturity and Its Impact on Project Cost and Schedule Performance

Abdulrahman Yussef, Edd Gibson, Mounir El Asmar, David Ramsey

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Abstract

Assessing the maturity of front end engineering design (FEED) for large industrial projects is a critical task with significant influence on overall project success. The owner's expectation is to be able to make informed decisions including cost and schedule predictions to determine whether the project should proceed to the next phase, the level of contingency needed for the project, and the predicted impact of FEED maturity on the success of follow-up phases. The primary objective of this paper focuses on FEED maturity and its impact on project performance in terms of cost change and schedule change. The authors collected data from 33 completed large industrial projects representing over $8.83 billion of total installed cost. A key result is that projects with high FEED maturity outperformed projects with low maturity by 20 percent in terms of cost growth in relation to the approved budget at Phase Gate 3.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationConstruction Research Congress 2018
Subtitle of host publicationInfrastructure and Facility Management - Selected Papers from the Construction Research Congress 2018
PublisherAmerican Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
Volume2018-April
ISBN (Electronic)9780784481295
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2018
EventConstruction Research Congress 2018: Infrastructure and Facility Management, CRC 2018 - New Orleans, United States
Duration: Apr 2 2018Apr 4 2018

Other

OtherConstruction Research Congress 2018: Infrastructure and Facility Management, CRC 2018
CountryUnited States
CityNew Orleans
Period4/2/184/4/18

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Building and Construction
  • Civil and Structural Engineering

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    Yussef, A., Gibson, E., El Asmar, M., & Ramsey, D. (2018). Front End Engineering Design (FEED) for Large Industrial Projects: FEED Maturity and Its Impact on Project Cost and Schedule Performance. In Construction Research Congress 2018: Infrastructure and Facility Management - Selected Papers from the Construction Research Congress 2018 (Vol. 2018-April). American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE). https://doi.org/10.1061/9780784481295.001