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Engineering Project Appraisal

Engineering Project Appraisal

Engineering Project Appraisal
By Martin Rogers, Aidan Duffy

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In most cases of civil engineering development, a range of alternative schemes meeting  project goals are feasible, so some form of evaluation must be carried out to select the most appropriate to take forward. Evaluation criteria usually include the economic, environmental and social contexts of a project as well as the engineering challenges, so engineers must be familiar with the processes and tools used.

The second edition of Engineering Project Appraisal equips students with the understanding and analytical tools to carry out effective appraisals of alternative development schemes, using both economic and non-economic criteria. The building blocks of economic appraisal are covered early, leading to techniques such as net present worth, internal rate of return and annual worth. Cost Benefit Analysis is dealt with in detail, together with related methods such as Cost Effectiveness and the Goal Achievement Matrix. The text also details three multi-criteria models which have proved useful in the evaluation of proposals in the transportation, solid waste, energy and water resources fields: the Simple Additive Weighting (SAW) Model, the Analytic Hierarchy Process (AHP) technique and Concordance Analysis. There is a full discussion dealing with risk and uncertainty in these models.  

With many worked examples and case studies, Engineering Project Appraisal is an essential text for both undergraduate and postgraduate students on professional civil engineering courses, and it is expected that students on planning and construction management courses will find it a valuable addition to their reading.


Book Details

  • Amazon Sales Rank: #3711117 in Books
  • Brand: Brand: Wiley-Blackwell
  • Published on: 2012-10-04
  • Original language: English
  • Number of items: 1
  • Dimensions: 9.60" h x .72" w x 6.83" l, 1.70 pounds
  • Binding: Paperback
  • 398 pages

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Editorial Reviews

Review
Aslib Book Guide, Nov 2001:
"Case studies and worked examples are given throughout."
'Engineering Project Appraisal provides practising engineers, construction managers, and students with a clear understanding of the variety of approaches that can be effectively used to evaluate alternative project development schemes in the built environment. I highly recommend this book.' Construction Management and Economics Vol 20 /4 May 2002.

From the Back Cover
In most cases of civil engineering development, a range of alternative schemes meeting project goals are feasible, so some form of evaluation must be carried out to select the most appropriate to take forward. Evaluation criteria usually include the economic, environmental and social contexts of a project as well as the engineering challenges, so engineers must be familiar with the processes and tools used.

The second edition of Engineering Project Appraisal equips students with the understanding and analytical tools to carry out effective appraisals of alternative development schemes, using both economic and non-economic criteria. The building blocks of economic appraisal are covered early, leading to techniques such as net present worth, internal rate of return and annual worth. Cost Benefit Analysis is dealt with in detail, together with related methods such as Cost Effectiveness and the Goal Achievement Matrix. The text also details three multi-criteria models which have proved useful in the evaluation of proposals in the transportation, solid waste, energy and water resources fields: the Simple Additive Weighting (SAW) Model, the Analytic Hierarchy Process (AHP) technique and Concordance Analysis. There is a full discussion dealing with risk and uncertainty in these models.

With many worked examples and case studies, Engineering Project Appraisal is an essential text for both undergraduate and postgraduate students on professional civil engineering courses, and it is expected that students on planning and construction management courses will find it a valuable addition to their reading.

About the Author
Martin Rogers BE, MEngSc, PhD, BA(Public Ad), CEng, MICE, MRTPI, Chartered Engineer and Chartered Town Planner is currently an Assistant Head of School in the School of Civil and Building Services Engineering.

Aidan Duffy BA, BAI, MBA, PhD is a lecturer at the Dublin Institute of Technology where he specialises in the financial, economic and policy assessment of renewable energy technologies and energy efficient systems.


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4This reference is a good source for engineering economics
By Sina Famili
This reference is a good source for engineering economics. However, I think some of its sample problems need more explanation.

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