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    Creating an oasis

    By Walden, Andrea | San Filippo, Wayne K. | Martin, Sue C. In 1988, construction was completed on the Delta Air Lines Terminal 5 at Los Angeles (United States) International Airport (LAX), a $75 million fast-track project that won the 1989 PMI Project of…

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    Building economics

    By Ingebretsen, Mark The 1990s saw a decade-long boom in the construction industry. In mid-2001, project managers were seeing signs of a economic slowdown, a decline in new housing construction, and a growing labor…

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    Building a new Russian business infrastructure

    By Stroyev, Andrei A. | Kwiker, Tracy E. One of the greatest challenges that Russian firms and workers face in doing business within the Post-Soviet Russian economy is learning how to produce quality products and perform quality services…

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    The CRAM system

    By Shirong, Li As part of an economic reform program, a new management system began in China's construction industry in 1988: Construction Project Administration and Management (CRAM). This article gives a brief…

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    Project management in a stamping plant

    By Ryder, Richard E. Automobile stamping plants contain powerful, house-sized metal presses, studded with automated spot-welding systems, that stamp out automobile parts and other metal sub-assemblies. This article…

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    Overcoming obstacles

    By Christensen, Per Juel | Rydberg, Jan The Øresund Bridge connecting Copenhagen and Malmo, Sweden, is an engineering marvel that was completed 5 months ahead of schedule and within budget. Risk analysis and contingency planning were…

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    Partnering

    By Rohan, Carter R. In the construction industry there has been recent press praising partnering as a universal solution for problems, but this press usually ignores the disputes and/or claims that sometimes arise out…

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    Partnering on engineering/construction E/C projects

    By Brown, James H. In the eight years since construction industry firms first began using partnering as a strategic model for winning contracts, many organizations have used this model to gain new business…

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    PM software spans international boundaries

    By Adams, Alton This article briefly overviews the use of project management software in the construction of a polyethylene/polypropylene processing facility in South Korea. Finest Hour software from Primavera…

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    Mars Pathfinder mission

    By Sholes, Craig | Chalfin, Natalie The Mars Pathfinder project stands as a paradigm of the ultimate project management goal: better, faster, cheaper. This article discusses the project management techniques used by the Jet Propulsion…

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