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Engineering Project Management : The IPQMS Method and Case Histories - Louis Goodman

Engineering Project Management

The IPQMS Method and Case Histories

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Engineering Project Management presents IPQMS (Integrated Planning and Quality Management System) as a powerful management methodology. This system ensures accountability, cost-effectiveness, and quality in the construction project, environmental cleanups, and other sectors - providing an integrative force for essential teamwork in industry and government.
This resource contains IPQMS case histories or postmortems as distinguished from engineering and business case studies. Each case history analyzes the entire spectrum of a particular project, demonstrating the interrelationships among policy makers, planners, designers, implementers, and managers in creating a project. Lessons learned from over 35 cases in nine countries clearly show the need to establish accountability for quality execution of programs, projects, and policies. An outline for a two-week training program on the IPQMS for planners, designers, and managers is included.

..."must reading for both university students and practitioners. My professional experience in over 40 years of consulting projects shows that lack of accountability is the single, outstanding problem. The IPQMS will solve that problem if properly implemented..." - Donald J. Neubauer, P.E., President, Neubauer Consulting Engineers, Potomac, Maryland "This book should be required in all education and training programs dealing with the design/build industry. It is also a must reference book for owners, designers, consultants, contractors, and subcontractors. With this excellent methodology, all parties will work as a team toward a common goal." - Gary A. Wildish, P.E., Special Projects Coordinator and Senior Project Manager, Chambers Construction, Eugene, Oregon "We in Hawaii have greatly benefited in using IPQMS - in both developing alternative energy sources and rebuilding Kauai from the devastation caused by Hurricane Iniki in 1992." - Takeshi Yoshihara, P.E., Retired Deputy Director, DBEDT, State of Hawaii

Forewordp. vii
A Case for Infrastructure Renewal with Accountability
Introductionp. 1
Our Deteriorating Infrastructurep. 1
Status of the Environmentp. 3
Nuclear Waste Contaminationp. 6
Contamination of Military Basesp. 8
Construction Industry Issuesp. 9
Two Major Programs Addressing the Issuesp. 11
The Need to Teach Teamworkp. 15
Referencesp. 18
The Integrated Planning and Quality Management System (IPQMS)
Brief Overviewp. 21
Phase 1: Planning, Appraisal, and Designp. 24
Phase 2: Selection, Approval, and Activationp. 27
Phase 3: Operation, Control, and Handoverp. 28
Phase 4: Evaluation and Refinementp. 31
Feasibility Studiesp. 33
Referencesp. 39
The IPQMS and Case Histories
IPQMS Prototype Curriculump. 41
Use of Cases in Educationp. 43
Significant Differences Between Case Studies and IPQMS Case Historiesp. 46
The Need for Cases Based on Postmortemsp. 46
The Need to Teach Teamworkp. 48
Referencesp. 54
Guidelines for Researching and Writing IPQMS Case Histories
General Outline of the Casesp. 57
Guidelines for Checklist of Questions in the IPQMSp. 58
Checklist of Questions in the IPQMSp. 59
Sample Proposal for Case Historyp. 72
The Trans-Alaska Pipeline System (TAPS): Planning, Design, and Construction (1968-1977)
Backgroundp. 75
The Environmentp. 77
Phase 1: Planning, Appraisal, and Designp. 80
Phase 2: Selection, Approval, and Activationp. 85
Phase 3: Operation, Control, and Handoverp. 92
Phase 4: Evaluation and Refinementp. 101
Lessons Learnedp. 104
Referencesp. 106
The Trans-Alaska Pipeline System (TAPS): Operations of the Pipeline (1977-1997)
Brief Overviewp. 107
Monitoring TAPSp. 108
The Whistleblowersp. 110
The Exxon Valdez Oil Spillp. 114
The Alaska Forum for Environmental Responsibilityp. 115
Evaluation of Quality Control Programsp. 117
Lessons Learnedp. 119
Epiloguep. 119
Referencesp. 121
The Washington Public Power Supply System: Nuclear Power Plants 1968-1992
Brief Overviewp. 123
Backgroundp. 124
Resultsp. 126
What Went Wrong?p. 130
Evaluationp. 132
Lessons Learnedp. 135
Epiloguep. 138
Referencesp. 139
The EPA Superfund Programs 1, 2, and 3, 1980-1995
Backgroundp. 141
Federal Laws Governing Cleanup of the Environmentp. 142
Procedures for NPL Site Cleanupsp. 145
Monitoring Site Cleanupsp. 146
Results and Problemsp. 146
Evaluationp. 150
Lessons Learnedp. 151
Epiloguep. 152
Referencesp. 154
Executive Summaries of Two Additional Cases
The Spacecraft Challenger Disaster January 28, 1986p. 157
Brief Summary of the Space Programp. 157
The O-Ring Problem: Whistleblowers Ignoredp. 160
The Accident and Investigationsp. 162
Lessons Learnedp. 163
The Hanford Nuclear Reservation 1943-1996: Backgroundp. 165
Problems: The Great Cover Upp. 168
Migration of Nuclear Wastes into the Columbia Riverp. 171
Where will the Highly Radioactive Wastes Go?p. 172
Lessons Learnedp. 173
Referencesp. 173
How to Use Lessons Learned in Rebuilding Infrastructure and Cleaning the Environment
A $35 Billion Program to Repair Infrastructure and Clean Up the Environmentp. 175
The IPQMS Era Has Arrivedp. 177
Outline for IPQMS Seminar Coursep. 178
Intensive Two-Week Training Program for Planners, Designers, and Managersp. 178
Conclusionsp. 180
Abstracts of Case Studies and IPQMS Case Historiesp. 185
Sample IPQMS Checklistp. 191
Members of International, Multidisciplinary Project Team, 1975-1983; Contributors, 1984-1997p. 197
Selected Bibliographyp. 199
Indexp. 205
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ISBN: 9780849300240
ISBN-10: 084930024X
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 232
Published: 29th March 1999
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.6  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.45
Edition Number: 1