Industrial Megaprojects: Concepts, Strategies, and Practices for Success

By Edward W Merrow
Avoid common pitfalls in large-scale projects using these smartstrategies

Over half of large-scale engineering and constructionprojects--off-shore oil platforms, chemical plants, metalsprocessing, dams, and similar projects--have miserably poorresults. These include billions of dollars in overruns, long delaysin design and construction, and poor operability once finallycompleted.

Industrial Megaprojects gives you a clear, nontechnicalunderstanding of why these major projects get into trouble, and howyour company can prevent hazardous and costly errors whenundertaking such large technical and management challenges.

  • Clearly explains the underlying causes of over-budget, delayed, and unsafe megaprojects
  • Examines effects of poor project management, destructive teambehaviors, weak accountability systems, short-term focus, and lackof investment in technical expertise
  • Author is the CEO of the leading consulting firm for evaluatingbillion-dollar projects

Companies worldwide are rethinking their large-scale projects.Industrial Megaprojects is your essential guide for thisrethink, offering the tools and principles that are the truefoundation of safe, cost-effective, successful megaprojects.


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About the Hardcover

Publisher Wiley
Publish date 05/03/2011
Pages 371
ISBN-13 9780470938829
ISBN-10 047093882X
Language English

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