Jens Ebert, PE, PMP, Senior Project Manager at SSOE, recently authored this article, which examines the phased approach to project execution referred to as front-end loading (FEL) and its many advantages. Also known as pre-project planning (PPP) and front-end engineering and design (FEED), the FEL approach to project delivery involves early project planning and engineering, so that design changes are easier and cheaper to accommodate, comparatively. FEL is very structured and can require more cost upfront, but projects are less likely to have issues or costly changes, and gives stakeholders an opportunity to make more informed decisions along the way.
Jens has more than 25 years of experience in the consulting engineering business. His background includes providing detailed process engineering design services on a wide variety of projects in the food and beverage, industrial manufacturing, nutraceutical, and defense sectors, many of which have resulted in new and unique technologies and products.
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