InEight Moves Advanced Work Packaging From Idea Into Implementation

January 07, 2020

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — In keeping with its mission to build project confidence through advanced technology, InEight introduces an industry-first, comprehensive framework designed to help organizations adopt and fully implement an Advanced Work Packaging (AWP) practice. InEight’s collaborative AWP framework combines pre-planning, planning, execution and turnover into a single, scalable solution for an optimized path of construction.

A synchronized approach across engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) entities, InEight’s Advanced Work Packaging solution intelligently integrates data, processes and stakeholder collaboration to achieve lower cost and schedule risk, higher field productivity and greater project certainty. AWP has been shown to reduce total installed costs by 10% and increase productivity by as much as 25%[1].

“InEight is truly defining what AWP means for owners and contractors,” says Jake Macholtz, chief executive officer, InEight. “Our solution fosters stakeholder collaboration at the outset of the project, which enables the design of a constraint-free work environment in the field. Having engineering, procurement and construction teams engage to establish, implement and refine front-end and workface planning across the project life cycle will lead to more predictable outcomes.”

A critical building block for AWP is a consensus-built, knowledge-driven cost and schedule forecast. This forecast ensures the project plan can be divided into work sequences that optimize construction, engineering and the supply chain for field execution. InEight’s purpose-built data flow simultaneously captures historical project information and expert opinion from multiple sources to feed the artificial intelligence (AI) planning and scheduling engine. The result is a top-down, risk-adjusted forecast that can be broken down into more manageable Construction Work Packages (CWPs) and executed in the field as Installation Work Packages (IWPs) and daily work plans.

Spanning the entire project life cycle, InEight’s solution iteratively designs packages of work across disciplines and stakeholders to establish a constraint-free path of construction. “It’s really about getting the right stuff to the right people at the right time,” adds Macholtz.

In line with AACE and CII recommended best practices, InEight’s Advanced Work Packaging solution helps reduce costs and schedule impacts, increase productivity and improve predictability for capital and construction projects. Learn more about InEight’s AWP solution by visiting

About InEight
InEight delivers proven project certainty through advanced technology by helping owners, contractors and engineers visualize, estimate, control, connect and manage all aspects of their capital projects. Developed by construction professionals for construction professionals, InEight solutions deliver project confidence at every phase of the life cycle, helping minimize risk, control costs, increase efficiency and provide greater visibility for superior project outcomes. A subsidiary of Kiewit, InEight is based in Scottsdale, Arizona, U.S., and is ISO 27001-certified. For more information, visit

[1] CII Publication RT-272