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Industrial megaprojects : concepts, strategies, and practices for success

Author: Edward W Merrow
Publisher: Hoboken, N.J. : Wiley, ©2011.
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"Avoid common pitfalls in large-scale projects using these smart strategies Over half of large-scale engineering and construction projects off-shore oil platforms, chemical plants, metals processing, dams, and similar projects have miserably poor results. These include billions of dollars in overruns, long delays in design and construction, and poor operability once finally completed. Industrial Megaprojects gives  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Merrow, Edward W.
Industrial megaprojects.
Hoboke, N.J. : Wiley, 2011
(DLC) 2010054037
(OCoLC)687713572
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Edward W Merrow
ISBN: 9781613445181 1613445180 9781118067482 1118067487 9781118067499 1118067495 9781118067505 1118067509 9781119201045 1119201047
OCLC Number: 761284019
Description: 1 online resource (xi, 371 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Cover; Contents; Title; Copyright; Foreword : James B. Porter, Jr.; Acknowledgments; Introduction : Why Megaprojects Fail So Often; Part One : Understanding the Projects; Chapter 1 : Megaprojects-Creators and Destroyers of Capital; Who Should Read This Book?; What Is an Industrial Megaproject?; Why Study These Projects?; The Organization of This Book; Respecting Confidentiality; Chapter 2 : Data and Methods; The Timing of Data Acquisition; The Data Collection Process; Use of New Technology; Methodology; Some Methodological Notes; Sample Bias; Chapter 3 : Project Outcomes; Cost; Schedule.
Responsibility: Edward W. Merrow.

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