PROJECT MANAGEMENT FOR ENGINEERING AND CONSTRUCTION
A "Project" can be defined loosely as an item of work which requires planning, organizing, the dedication of resources and the expendi- ture of funds, in order to produce a concept, a product, or a plant.
The second edition of Project Management for Engineering and Construction focuses on "Plant Projects," all of which require design engineering, the purchase of materials, and their installation. Almost all companies have personnel who are trained, skilled and dedicated to the execution of their projects. The individuals who lead these efforts are called project engineers andfor project managers. Supporting these project managers are such personnel as design engineers, procure- ment personnel, contracts officers, estimators, cost engineers, planners, construction managers and a variety of technical specialists. In many cases, the type, size and complexity of projects vary greatly and, therefore, the skills and experience of project engineers, project managers and support personnel can, similarly, vary in capability. The major factors which are essential for the successful execution