Global Engineering and Construction (Hardcover)

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Global Engineering and Construction (Hardcover)


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The essential manual for managing global engineering and construction projects and working with multinational project teams

The first book written for operations-level engineers, constructors, and students, Global Engineering and Construction is an essential manual for navigating the confusing world of engineering and construction in the global arena and for working on multinational teams. From project management to finance, global construction to alliances, international standards to competitiveness, this book contains country- and region-specific information on cultural issues, legal systems, bid estimates, scheduling, business practices, productivity improvement, and tips for successfully working on and managing global projects. This book also provides a useful glossary and numerous case studies illustrating practices in the real world.

Global Engineering and Construction features the latest coverage on such topics as:
  • Project management
  • Engineering design
  • Designing for terrorism
  • Kidnapping protection
  • Construction failures
  • Preparing to work globally
  • Safety Issues
  • Legal Issues
  • Technical and quality standards
  • Environmental issues
  • Productivity improvement
  • Planning and engineering delays and mitigation strategies
  • Concepts of culture and global issues
  • Global competitiveness
  • Global engineering and construction alliances
  • Global financing techniques
  • Country-specific information
J. K. YATES, PhD, BSCE, is Professor and the Program Coordinator for the Construction Engineering Program in the Department of Civil Engineering at San Jose State University in San Jose, California, as well as having been the associate editor of the Project Management Institute's (PMI) Project Management Journal for ten years. Dr. Yates has extensive hands-on experience working globally for companies such as Bechtel, Williams Engineering, CH2M Hill Consulting Engineers, and Morrison-Knudsen. A member of the American Society of Civil Engineers, PMI, and the American Association of Cost Engineers International, Dr. Yates has published over forty-five refereed journal articles on construction engineering, project management, and international engineering and construction. The Associated General Contractors (AGC) selected Dr. Yates as the Outstanding Educator in Construction in America in 1997, and the Engineering News-Record selected Dr. Yates as One of Those Who Made Their Mark in Construction in 1991.
Product Details ISBN: 9780471743828
ISBN-10: 0471743828
Publisher: Wiley
Publication Date: November 1st, 2006
Pages: 400
Language: English