5.0 Turnover Package
The project’s turnover package (TOP) is the culmination of all the efforts associated with managing the project’s documentation. The TOP is the systematic composition of the most important project documents, which illustrate how the project evolved and how the facility has been constructed. The TOP is composed, developed and delivered by the General Contractor.
The significance of the TOP to Amgen is usually underestimated and poorly understood by the consultants responsible for its creation and delivery. From Amgen’s perspective, the delivery of the TOP not only concludes the construction process, but it also marks the beginning of the important new phase for maintained documents, which are used to operate the facilities.
The facilities documentation composed from the TOP documentation has to satisfy many different departmental, operational, legal or regulatory needs. Therefore it is important that it is complete, accurate and well organized.
Figure 10: The Significance of TOP to Amgen