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RT-405_Leveraging Culture and Behavior to Drive AWP Success 

Objective and Essential Question

The objective of this project is to identify ways to develop cultures and behaviors that are expected to drive effective and consistent implementation of AWP. The outcomes of the project should provide insights, or even structured methods, to change an existing culture and existing behaviors in an AWP context. The learnings should be, in principle, also applicable to the implementation of Lean practices and any other project execution practices, in general.

The primary question to be addressed in the study is: How could capital project organizations leverage organizational culture and behavior to drive AWP execution effectiveness and consistency?
Secondary questions that may be addressed include:
  • What are the attributes of a highly desirable culture for organizations executing AWP projects? What can we learn from other industries?
  • What are key attributes for effective change seen in projects that are implementing enhanced practices – either in AWP or Lean organizations?
  • What are typical challenges to overcome in pursuing organizational culture and behavior change?
 Expected Value and Outcomes

The outcomes of this project should help organizations to realize faster, more effective, and consistent adoption of AWP and Lean best practices, enabling their internal teams to better collaborate and innovate, and allowing their employees and partners to enjoy the project benefits this will deliver. Another benefit may be the identification of ways to make this culture and behaviors more persistent across multiple projects, rather than lost after project completion. This development would allow benefits to be extended to other projects more consistently.

Launched 2022



Fernando Espana, Construct-X, LLC

Vice Chair

Francis Bindel, Chevron


Sanjaykumar Davda, Larsen & Toubro Limited

Valerie Di Veglio, Consolidated Edison Company of New York

Chuck Mies, Autodesk, Inc.

Robin Mikaelsson, AWP University

Lloyd Rankin, Group ASI

Scott Reinhart, Black & Veatch

Chad Roesti, Technip Energies

Thom Sinkovic, ExxonMobil Corporation

Alex Stewart, Hargrove Engineers + Constructors

Francis Valencheck, Wood


Behzad Esmaeili, Purdue University

Franki Kung, Purdue University


Dante Bruno, Purdue University

Hyewon Seo, Purdue University