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Construction Management for Industrial Projects: A Modular Guide for Project Managers

ISBN: 978-1-118-10722-5
412 pages
November 2012
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This book presents techniques for effective and successful project management across all phases of the project, covering all of the management tools and leadership skills for any industrial project. It presents advanced modern tools for use by management and engineers in decision making, and it covers the gap between project management theories of the actual project.  This volume is a "one-stop shop" for project and construction management of industrial projects, for engineers, managers, owners, and anyone else working on the project.
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Table of Contents


1. Introduction.

2. Project Management.

2.1 The Principle of Project Management.

2.2 Project Characteristics.

2.3 Project Life Cycle.

2.4 Is this Project Successful?

2.5 Project Management Tasks.

2.6 Project Manager Skill.

3. Economic Risk Analysis.

3.1 Introduction.

3.2 Project Cash Row.

3.3 Economic Risk Assessment.

3.4 Decision Tree.

3.5 Monte-Carlo Simulation Technique.

3.6 Risk Adjusted Value (RAV).

4. Time Planning.

4.1 Introduction.

4.2 Responsibilities of the Team.

4.3 Expected Activity Time Period.

4.4 Calculating the Activity Time Period.

4.5 Time Schedule Preparation.

4.6 Planning Overview.

5. Resource Management.

5.1 Introduction.

5.2 Project Organization.

5.3 Roles and Responsibilities of the Project Manager.

5.4 Administrative Organization for Total Quality Management.

5.5 Team Member Selection.

5.6 Managing the Team.

5.7 Allocate Resources to Project Plan.

5.8 Relation Between Project Parties.

5.9 Document and Information Transfer.

5.10 Information Transfer.

5.11 Quality Control in the Design Phase.

6. Cost Management.

6.1 Introduction.

6.2 Cost Types.

6.3 Economic Analysis of Project Cost.

6.4 Cash Flow Calculation.

7. Bidding, Tenders, and Contracts.

7.1 Introduction.

7.2 Contracts.

7.3 Contracts Between an Owner and an Engineering Consultancy Office.

7.4 The Importance of Contracts for Project Quality Assurance (QA).

7.5 Contracts in ISO.

7.6 FIDIC Contracts.

7.7 General Conditions in Contracts.

7.8 Arbitration and the Arbitrator.

7.9 Bids and Tenders.

7.10 Closeout Report.

8. Quality — From Theory to Reality.

8.1 Introduction.

8.2 Quality Management Systems.

8.3 The ISO 9000 Standard.

8.4 Quality Management Requirements.

8.5 Project Quality Control in Various Stages.

8.5.1 Feasibility Study Stage 239

8.5 Operational Phase of the Project.

8.7 The "Total Building Commissioning System".

9. Project Risk Management.

9.1 Introduction.

9.2 Project Risks.

9.3 Risk Assessment.

9.4 Risk Identification.

9.5 Defining Priorities.

9.6 Risk Response Planning and Strategies.

9.7 Risk Monitoring and Control.

9.8 Example.

9.9 Methods of Risk Avoidance.

10. Quiz for Project Management.

10.1 Introduction.

10.2 Questions.

10.3 The Right Decisions.



About the Author.

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Author Information

Mohamed El-Reedy has over 19 years of experience working on oil and gas projects and electric power projects, working with BP, Apachi, Amoco, Saipem, Agip. He has worked as a chief engineer with Worley Parsons in Egypt, and has published many papers in international conferences sponsored by API, ASME, ASCE, ACI. He has taught numerous courses in construction management and project management throughout the Middle East, Malaysia and Singapore, and he has published 3 books with CRC Press and  4 books in Arabic.
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