Project Life Cycle Economics

Project Life Cycle Economics
  • Author : Mr Massimo Pica
  • Publisher : Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
  • Pages : 441
  • Relase : 2015-04-28
  • ISBN : 9781472419644

Project Life Cycle Economics Book Review:

Massimo Pica explains the fundamentals of project life cycle economics and how they apply in the context of complex modern construction. This is an essential guide for those involved in construction project design, tendering and contracting; to help ensure the sustainability of the project or their contribution to it, from the start. It is also important for those involved in the delivery of the project to help them make the choices to keep the project on a financial even keel.

Project Life Cycle Economics

Project Life Cycle Economics
  • Author : Massimo Pica
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Pages : 440
  • Relase : 2016-03-03
  • ISBN : 9781317075196

Project Life Cycle Economics Book Review:

The financing of modern construction projects reflects the need to address the costs and benefits of the whole life of the project. This means that end of life economics can now have a far greater impact on the planning and feasibility phases. During the project itself, decisions on construction materials and processes all influence the schedule as well as both immediate and down-the-line costs. Massimo Pica and his co-authors explain in detail the fundamentals of project life cycle economics and how they apply in the context of complex modern construction. This is an essential guide for those involved in construction project design, tendering and contracting; to help ensure the sustainability of the project or their contribution to it, from the start. It is also important for those involved in the delivery of the project to help them make the choices to keep the project on a financial even keel. Government, corporations and other organizations are looking for new models of collaborative working to fund their large construction and infrastructure projects in the face of changing attitudes to risk; a better educated and more demanding base of end-user clients and the increasing requirements for projects that are environmentally responsible and sustainable. Project Life Cycle Economics is a fundamental primer for those commissioning and those delivering construction.

Systems Life Cycle Costing

Systems Life Cycle Costing
  • Author : John V. Farr
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Pages : 318
  • Relase : 2011-06-20
  • ISBN : 9781439828915

Systems Life Cycle Costing Book Review:

Although technology and productivity has changed much of engineering, many topics are still taught in very similarly to how they were taught in the 70s. Using a new approach to engineering economics, Systems Life Cycle Costing: Economic Analysis, Estimation, and Management presents the material that a modern engineer must understand to work as a practicing engineer conducting economic analysis. Organized around a product development process that provides a framework for the material, the book presents techniques such as engineering economics and simulation-based costing (SBC), with a focus on total life cycle understanding and perspective and introduces techniques for detailed analysis of modern complex systems. The author includes rules of thumb for estimation grouped with the methods, processes, and tools (MPTs) for conducting a detailed engineering buildup for costing. He presents the estimating costing of complex systems and software and then explores concepts such as design to cost (DTC), cost as an independent variable (CAIV), the role of commercial off-the-shelf technology, cost of quality, and the role of project management in LCC management. No product or services are immune from cost, performance, schedule, quality, risks, and tradeoffs. Yet engineers spend most of their formal education focused on performance and most of their professional careers worrying about resources and schedule. Too often, the design stage becomes about the technical performance without considering the downstream costs that contribute to the tota1 life cycle costs (LCC) of a system. This text presents the methods, processes, and tools needed for the economic analysis, estimation, and management that bring these costs in line with the goals of pleasing the customer and staying within budget.

Engineering Economics of Life Cycle Cost Analysis

Engineering Economics of Life Cycle Cost Analysis
  • Author : John Vail Farr,Isaac Faber
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Pages : 382
  • Relase : 2018-10-17
  • ISBN : 9780429881220

Engineering Economics of Life Cycle Cost Analysis Book Review:

Engineering has changed dramatically in the last century. With modern computing systems, instantaneous communication, elimination of low/mid management, increased complexity, and extremely efficient supply chains, all have dramatically affected the responsibilities of engineers at all levels. The future will require cost effective systems that are more secure, interconnected, software centric, and complex. Employees at all levels need to be able to develop accurate cost estimates based upon defensible cost analysis. It is under this backdrop that this book is being written. By presenting the methods, processes, and tools needed to conduct cost analysis, estimation, and management of complex systems, this textbook is the next step beyond basic engineering economics. Features Focuses on systems life cycle costing Includes materials beyond basic engineering economics, such as simulation-based costing Presents cost estimating, analysis, and management from a total ownership cost perspective Offers numerous real-life examples Provides excel based textbook/problems Offers PowerPoint slides, Solutions Manual, and author website with downloadable excel solutions, etc.

Project Management for Engineering Design

Project Management for Engineering Design
  • Author : Charles Stephen Lessard,Charles Lessard,Joseph P. Lessard
  • Publisher : Morgan & Claypool Publishers
  • Pages : 110
  • Relase : 2007
  • ISBN : 9781598291742

Project Management for Engineering Design Book Review:

The material in this book is intended primarily as an introduction to managing senior design projects for undergraduate engineering students during their junior or senior year; however, the text may be used by other young engineers working on development of commercial products. The text is aimed at having students gain knowledge and perhaps understand the management processes required to develop and produce a prototype system or device. Other goals are to have the students or young engineers learn not only by performing the design and project management processes, but also to learn about the various types of required project documents and management reports.

Guidance for Cost Estimation and Management for Highway Projects During Planning, Programming, and Preconstruction

Guidance for Cost Estimation and Management for Highway Projects During Planning, Programming, and Preconstruction
  • Author : Stuart D. Anderson,Keith Robert Molenaar,Cliff J. Schexnayder,National Cooperative Highway Research Program
  • Publisher : Transportation Research Board
  • Pages : 290
  • Relase : 2007
  • ISBN : 9780309098755

Guidance for Cost Estimation and Management for Highway Projects During Planning, Programming, and Preconstruction Book Review:

'TRB's National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP) Report 574: Guidance for Cost Estimation and Management for Highway Projects During Planning, Programming, and Preconstruction explores approaches to cost estimation and management designed to overcome the root causes of cost escalation and to support the development of consistent and accurate project estimates through all phases of the development process, from long-range planning, through priority programming, and through project design. NCHRP Web-Only Document 98 details the steps followed by the research team in the development of NCHRP Report 574"--Publisher's description.

Offshore Projects and Engineering Management

Offshore Projects and Engineering Management
  • Author : Mohamed A. El-Reedy
  • Publisher : Gulf Professional Publishing
  • Pages : 266
  • Relase : 2021-06-18
  • ISBN : 9780323899987

Offshore Projects and Engineering Management Book Review:

Offshore Projects and Engineering Management delivers a critical training tool for engineers on how to prepare cost estimates and understand the most recent management methods. Specific to the oil and gas offshore industry, the reference dives into project economics, interface management and contracts. Methods for analyzing risk, activity calculations and risk response strategies are covered for offshore, FPSO and pipelines. Supported with case studies, detailed discussions, and practical applications, this comprehensive book gives oil and gas managers a management toolbox to extend asset life, reduce costs and minimalize impact to personnel and environment. Oil and gas assets are under constant pressure and engineers and managers need engineering management training and strategies to ensure their operations are safe and cost effective. This book helps manage the ramp up to the management of offshore structures. Discusses engineering management for new and existing offshore platforms, including FPSOs and subsea pipelines Presents everything a reader needs to understand the most recent PMP modules and management methods Provides the best tools, tactics and forms through several practical case studies

Project Management for Construction

Project Management for Construction
  • Author : Chris Hendrickson,Chris T. Hendrickson,Tung Au
  • Publisher : Chris Hendrickson
  • Pages : 425
  • Relase : 1989
  • ISBN : 9780137312665

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Project Management for Engineering, Business and Technology

Project Management for Engineering, Business and Technology
  • Author : John M. Nicholas,Herman Steyn
  • Publisher : Taylor & Francis
  • Pages : 721
  • Relase : 2017-01-20
  • ISBN : 9781317384809

Project Management for Engineering, Business and Technology Book Review:

Project Management for Engineering, Business and Technology, 5th edition, addresses project management across all industries. First covering the essential background, from origins and philosophy to methodology, the bulk of the book is dedicated to concepts and techniques for practical application. Coverage includes project initiation and proposals, scope and task definition, scheduling, budgeting, risk analysis, control, project selection and portfolio management, program management, project organization, and all-important "people" aspects—project leadership, team building, conflict resolution and stress management. The Systems Development Cycle is used as a framework to discuss project management in a variety of situations, making this the go-to book for managing virtually any kind of project, program or task force. The authors focus on the ultimate purpose of project management—to unify and integrate the interests, resources and work efforts of many stakeholders, as well as the planning, scheduling, and budgeting needed to accomplish overall project goals. This new edition features: Updates throughout to cover the latest developments in project management methodologies New examples and 18 new case studies throughout to help students develop their understanding and put principles into practice A new chapter on agile project management and lean Expanded coverage of program management, stakeholder engagement, buffer management, and managing virtual teams and cultural differences in international projects Alignment with PMBOK terms and definitions for ease of use alongside PMI certifications Cross-reference to IPMA, APM, and PRINCE2 methodologies Extensive instructor support materials, including an Instructor’s Manual, PowerPoint slides, answers to chapter review questions, problems and cases, and a test bank of questions. Taking a technical yet accessible approach, Project Management for Business, Engineering and Technology, 5th edition, is an ideal resource and reference for all advanced undergraduate and graduate students in project management courses as well as for practicing project managers across all industry sectors.

Cost and Value Management in Projects

Cost and Value Management in Projects
  • Author : Ray R. Venkataraman,Jeffrey K. Pinto
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Pages : 304
  • Relase : 2011-08-26
  • ISBN : 9781118174180

Cost and Value Management in Projects Book Review:

Cost and Value Management in Projects provides practicing managers with a thorough understanding of the various dimensions of cost and value in projects, along with the factors that impact them, and the managerial approaches that would be most effective for achieving cost efficiency and value optimization. This book addresses cost from a strategic perspective, offering thorough coverage of the various elements of value management such as value planning, value engineering and value analysis from the perspective of projects.

Commerce Business Daily

Commerce Business Daily
  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher :
  • Pages :
  • Relase : 2000
  • ISBN : NYPL:33433063171247

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Digital Technologies and Institutions for Sustainable Development

Digital Technologies and Institutions for Sustainable Development
  • Author : Aleksei V. Bogoviz,Elena G. Popkova
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Pages : 587
  • Relase : 2022-10-11
  • ISBN : 9783031042898

Digital Technologies and Institutions for Sustainable Development Book Review:

This book focuses on digital institutions and the advanced technologies used on their basis, as well as their contribution to sustainable development in the unity of seventeen SDGs formulated by the UN, which is sequentially disclosed in six parts of the book. This book is dedicated to comprehensive coverage of the role of the digital economy in sustainable development and the offering of a set of scientific, methodological, and practical recommendations to increase the scale and effectiveness of this role. The first part explores the training of digital personnel for sustainable development, the second part reveals the regional features of Russia, and the third part describes the industry specifics of using digital technologies in entrepreneurship in support of sustainable development. The fourth part deals with financial, organizational, and managerial issues of using digital technologies in entrepreneurship in support of sustainable development, the fifth part is devoted to security, international factors, and risks, and the sixth part deals with the legal framework and state regulation of digital technologies and sustainable development institutions. The novelty of the book lies in its reliance on an institutional approach that allows rethinking and systematically studying the contribution of the digital economy to sustainable development. The book is aimed at scholars who will find in it an institutional understanding of the digital economy’s support for sustainable development and ways to improve it. The secondary target audience of the book is the subject of managing the sustainable development of the digital economy. For them, the book contains relevant and illustrative examples from practice and applied recommendations.

Cost Estimation

Cost Estimation
  • Author : Gregory K. Mislick,Daniel A. Nussbaum
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Pages : 342
  • Relase : 2015-05-04
  • ISBN : 9781118536131

Cost Estimation Book Review:

Presents an accessible approach to the cost estimation tools, concepts, and techniques needed to support analytical and cost decisions Written with an easy-to-understand approach, Cost Estimation: Methods and Tools provides comprehensive coverage of the quantitative techniques needed by professional cost estimators and for those wanting to learn about this vibrant career field. Featuring the underlying mathematical and analytical principles of cost estimation, the book focuses on the tools and methods used to predict the research and development, production, and operating and support costs for successful cost estimation in industrial, business, and manufacturing processes. The book begins with a detailed historical perspective and key terms of the cost estimating field in order to develop the necessary background prior to implementing the presented quantitative methods. The book proceeds to fundamental cost estimation methods utilized in the field of cost estimation, including working with inflation indices, regression analysis, learning curves, analogies, cost factors, and wrap rates. With a step-by-step introduction to the practicality of cost estimation and the available resources for obtaining relevant data, Cost Estimation: Methods and Tools also features: Various cost estimating tools, concepts, and techniques needed to support business decisions Multiple questions at the end of each chapter to help readers obtain a deeper understanding of the discussed methods and techniques An overview of the software used in cost estimation, as well as an introduction to the application of risk and uncertainty analysis A Foreword from Dr. Douglas A. Brook, a professor in the Graduate School of Business and Public Policy at the Naval Postgraduate School, who spent many years working in the Department of Defense acquisition environment Cost Estimation: Methods and Tools is an excellent reference for academics and practitioners in decision science, operations research, operations management, business, and systems and industrial engineering, as well as a useful guide in support of professional cost estimation training and certification courses for practitioners. The book is also appropriate for graduate-level courses in operations research, operations management, engineering economics, and manufacturing and/or production processes.

Project Management for Business, Engineering, and Technology

Project Management for Business, Engineering, and Technology
  • Author : John M. Nicholas,Herman Steyn
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Pages : 746
  • Relase : 2008
  • ISBN : 9780750683999

Project Management for Business, Engineering, and Technology Book Review:

Appropriate for classes on the management of service, product, and engineering projects, this book encompasses the full range of project management, from origins, philosophy, and methodology to actual applications.

Ludwig's Applied Process Design for Chemical and Petrochemical Plants

Ludwig's Applied Process Design for Chemical and Petrochemical Plants
  • Author : A. Kayode Coker
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Pages : 1024
  • Relase : 2011-08-30
  • ISBN : 0080469701

Ludwig's Applied Process Design for Chemical and Petrochemical Plants Book Review:

This complete revision of Applied Process Design for Chemical and Petrochemical Plants, Volume 1 builds upon Ernest E. Ludwig’s classic text to further enhance its use as a chemical engineering process design manual of methods and proven fundamentals. This new edition includes important supplemental mechanical and related data, nomographs and charts. Also included within are improved techniques and fundamental methodologies, to guide the engineer in designing process equipment and applying chemical processes to properly detailed equipment. All three volumes of Applied Process Design for Chemical and Petrochemical Plants serve the practicing engineer by providing organized design procedures, details on the equipment suitable for application selection, and charts in readily usable form. Process engineers, designers, and operators will find more chemical petrochemical plant design data in: Volume 2, Third Edition, which covers distillation and packed towers as well as material on azeotropes and ideal/non-ideal systems. Volume 3, Third Edition, which covers heat transfer, refrigeration systems, compression surge drums, and mechanical drivers. A. Kayode Coker, is Chairman of Chemical & Process Engineering Technology department at Jubail Industrial College in Saudi Arabia. He’s both a chartered scientist and a chartered chemical engineer for more than 15 years. and an author of Fortran Programs for Chemical Process Design, Analysis and Simulation, Gulf Publishing Co., and Modeling of Chemical Kinetics and Reactor Design, Butterworth-Heinemann. Provides improved design manuals for methods and proven fundamentals of process design with related data and charts Covers a complete range of basic day-to-day petrochemical operation topics with new material on significant industry changes since 1995.

Business Software Directory

Business Software Directory
  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 1142
  • Relase : 1986
  • ISBN : UOM:39015011501833

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Offshore Projects and Engineering Management

Offshore Projects and Engineering Management
  • Author : Mohamed A. El-Reedy
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Pages : 264
  • Relase : 2021-06-23
  • ISBN : 9780323857956

Offshore Projects and Engineering Management Book Review:

Offshore Projects and Engineering Management delivers a critical training tool for engineers on how to prepare cost estimates and understand the most recent management methods. Specific to the oil and gas offshore industry, the reference dives into project economics, interface management and contracts. Methods for analyzing risk, activity calculations and risk response strategies are covered for offshore, FPSO and pipelines. Supported with case studies, detailed discussions, and practical applications, this comprehensive book gives oil and gas managers a management toolbox to extend asset life, reduce costs and minimalize impact to personnel and environment. Oil and gas assets are under constant pressure and engineers and managers need engineering management training and strategies to ensure their operations are safe and cost effective. This book helps manage the ramp up to the management of offshore structures. Discusses engineering management for new and existing offshore platforms, including FPSOs and subsea pipelines Presents everything a reader needs to understand the most recent PMP modules and management methods Provides the best tools, tactics and forms through several practical case studies

Systems Lifecycle Cost-Effectiveness

Systems Lifecycle Cost-Effectiveness
  • Author : Massimo Pica
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Pages : 182
  • Relase : 2016-04-01
  • ISBN : 9781317047148

Systems Lifecycle Cost-Effectiveness Book Review:

Traditional costing models for new systems and new buildings in industry, defence or government, have tended to focus on the costs of acquisition and implementation, with scant regard for the costs of running the system or decommissioning after use. The pressure to minimize expenditure and provide value for money from reduced resources means that complex projects have to encompass a wide range of often conflicting issues and interests. Systems Lifecycle Cost-Effectiveness shows how to manage the difficulties that can arise. Optimizing the system lifecycle cost-effectiveness is complex and influenced by many factors. Massimo Pica presents a variety of models for calculating cost, benefits and risk in projects, and explains how the human factors associated with a system’s design and consequent value are as important as the technical costs associated with its construction or creation. This comprehensive text can be used by students, experienced system engineers, cost analysts and managers to improve their understanding of the wide range of issues involved in the evaluation of system life cycle cost-effectiveness.

Architect's Essentials of Cost Management

Architect's Essentials of Cost Management
  • Author : Michael D. Dell'Isola
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Pages : 320
  • Relase : 2002-11-22
  • ISBN : 9780471294320

Architect's Essentials of Cost Management Book Review:

Written by a cost-control expert with more than thirty years of design and building expertise, this volume in the Professional Practice Essentials Series gives you practical, user-friendly guidance on how to better manager costs through all phases of a project. Dell'Isola first explains the basics of cost management-from estimating costs during the design phase to managing costs during construction and even after occupancy. He then covers all of the tools and techniques available to architects/designers and explains how best to use them. A number of useful case studies clearly show how the author's principles work in real-life situations.

Cost Engineering

Cost Engineering
  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher :
  • Pages :
  • Relase : 2000
  • ISBN : UOM:39015047907541

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