Fluor EPC Projects Implement Construction-Driven Execution Approaches

Fluor's engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) projects are construction driven. We confirm a smooth transition from process development and optimization-driven execution defined by the study phases, to a construction and start-up-driven execution platform defined by an EPC phase.

Fluor thinks first and foremost about executing project construction. Then we work backward, formulating how to get materials to the various sites. After this, Fluor determines how and where to drive engineering. Key elements of Fluor's construction-driven execution approach are as follows:

  • Best practices implementation through all aspects of HSE, labor, material management, construction and construction technologies
  • Best-in-class systems and technology to improve productivity and provide accurate progress assessment and forecasting
  • Design/procurement sequencing to support construction
  • Fluor's global Construction Operations support group for personnel, training, tools and procedures
  • Integration of construction methodologies and execution throughout the project's life cycle
  • Maximizing preassembly/modules on and off site where applicable
  • Proactive, early construction plans and constructability reviews

More specifically, Fluor verifies handover sequencing and construction input are incorporated during front-end loading (FEL). Our experts lead the FEL process to define and coordinate scopes aligned with a construction and supplier strategy, allowing for maximum schedule enhancement. Key elements of this construction-driven approach include the following:

  • Definition and monitoring of construction work packages
  • Delivery of engineering and procurement services aligned with construction work packages
  • Development of engineering, procurement, fabrication and construction schedules reflecting the start-up and handover sequence and completion dates
  • Early identification of the commissioning systems and, as a consequence, the handover systems
  • Front-end development by the construction team of site logistics, craft resource capacity and the sequencing of construction activities by work breakdown structure