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Global Engineering and Construction

J. K. Yates PhD BSCE

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ISBN 10: 0471743828 / ISBN 13: 9780471743828
Published by Wiley, 2006
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Title: Global Engineering and Construction

Publisher: Wiley

Publication Date: 2006

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:New

Edition: 1.

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

The first book written for operations-level engineers,constructors, and students, Global Engineering and Construction isan essential manual for navigating the confusing world ofengineering and construction in the global arena and for working onmultinational teams. From project management to finance, globalconstruction to alliances, international standards tocompetitiveness, this book contains country- and region-specificinformation on cultural issues, legal systems, bid estimates,scheduling, business practices, productivity improvement, and tipsfor successfully working on and managing global projects. This bookalso provides a useful glossary and numerous case studiesillustrating practices in the real world.

Global Engineering and Construction features the latest coverage onsuch 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

About the Author:

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.

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