Frequently asked questions about PDRI
Why is PDRI critical?
Who uses PDRI?
Engineering Firms & Contractors Engineering firms and contractors also use PDRI. It is used as an alignment tool in the development of an Owner’s business objectives, to clarify requirements, improve cost and schedule estimates, and coordinate execution planning. Contractors also use PDRI to assist in risk assessment for a Request for Proposal (RFP) on a project where scope definition has been completed by the Owner or another engineering firm.
When is PDRI used in the project lifecycle?
How is PDRI structured?
The PDRI methodology supports a comprehensive assessment of scope definition. Templates are organized in three sections for systematic assessment of the:
- Basis of project decision – the business objectives and drivers
- Basis of design – processes and technical information required
- Execution approach – for executing the project construction and closeout
Each section is broken down into categories and elements. The element is the lowest level of the index where the assessment of scope definition is conducted.
Is PDRI applicable to all capital projects?
The Industrial template is targeted for projects that provide an output in terms of assemblies, sub-assemblies, chemical compounds, electricity, food or other marketable goods. Examples include power plants, chemical plants, oil & gas production, refineries, water and waste treatment, and manufacturing facilities.
The Building template is designed for commercial building projects. Examples including offices, schools, medical facilities, institutional buildings, warehouses, parking structures and research facilities.
The Infrastructure template is targeted for projects that involve linear construction with extensive public interface and environmental impact considerations. Examples include railways, highways, pipelines, transmission and distribution and canals.
Is PDRI used in brownfield projects?
Can PDRI add value for our small projects?
Where does PDRI originate?
Can any company use PDRI?
Yes! PDRI is an open industry standard for measuring scope definition. The Construction Industry Institute is committed to sharing their best practices. CII works with their Registered Providers to help both CII members and the general public learn about their best practices.
How can Valency help?
Valency is a Registered Education Provider with CII and PMI and offers educational modules including PDRI principles & practices, implementation best practices and facilitation training.
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An application that simplifies PDRI implementation and makes PDRI engaging for all project stakeholders.
Third-party Facilitation Services
Our team of Certified PDRI facilitators are veterans in industrial, building and infrastructure projects.
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