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Engineering Project Management
The IPQMS Method and Case Histories

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ISBN 9780849300240
Published March 29, 1999 by CRC Press
232 Pages

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Book Description

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.

Table of Contents

Foreword by Dr. John Hawkins, H.C.L.A.
A Case for Infrastructure Renewal with Accountability
Introduction to the Integrated Planning and Quality Management System (IPQMS)
The IPQMS and Case Histories
Guidelines for Researching and Writing IPQMS Case Histories
The Trans-Alaska Pipeline System (TAPS): Planning, Design and Construction (1968-1977)
The Trans- Alaska Pipeline System (TAPS): Operations of the Pipeline (1977-1997)
The Washington State Five Nuclear Power Plants Debacle (WHOOPS)
The Environmental Protection Agency's Superfund Programs 1, 2 and 3 (1980-1995)
Executive Summaries of Two Additional Cases
How to Use Lessons Learned in Rebuilding Infrastructure and Cleaning the Environment
Abstracts of Case Studies and Case Histories
IPQMS Checklist for Public Works Projects
Names and Professional Positions of IPQMS International, Multidisciplinary Team

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"...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