Merrow, Edward W.

Industrial Megaprojects: Concepts, Strategies, and Practices for Success

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Avoid common pitfalls in large-scale projects using these smart strategies

Over half of large-scale engineering and construction projects—off-shore oil platforms, chemical plants, metals processing, dams, and similar projects—have miserably poor results. These include billions of dollars in overruns, long delays in design and construction, and poor operability once finally completed.

Industrial Megaprojects gives you a clear, nontechnical understanding of why these major projects get into trouble, and how your company can prevent hazardous and costly errors when undertaking 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 team behaviors, weak accountability systems, short-term focus, and lack of investment in technical expertise
  • Author is the CEO of the leading consulting firm for evaluating billion-dollar projects

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

Keywords: Business & Management Special Topics, bp disaster, bp spill, avoid bp disaster, avoid bp spill, megaprojects, megaproject, megaproject management, managing large projects, complex project management, large project risk, megaproject risk, mining projects, minerals projects, oil platform construction, oil platform operation, oil platform risk, chemical plant risk, chemical plant construction, chemical plant design, drilling platform risk, drilling platform safety, drilling platform construction, drilling platform operation, safe drilling platform operation, dam construction, dam risk, dam operation, dam safety, infrastructure projects, infrastructure risk, industrial infrastructure, industrial projects, project investment risk, project team development, project organization, project contracting

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