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project management


How to Build an On-Time, On-Budget Nuclear Power Plant
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Building a new nuclear power plant is challenging. Nuclear construction projects always seem to be behind schedule and over budget. Even in the late 1960s and early 1970s—arguably nuclear power’s…


Technology in Construction: Predicting and Adapting to Change
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This is Part I in a series that identifies technology trends in the construction industry, and offers expert advice on how companies can prepare for changes that lie ahead. Predicting…


Moonshots and Megaprojects
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COMMENTARY Fifty years ago this July, NASA successfully landed men on the moon and safely returned them to Earth. In this year’s documentary about the mission, Apollo 11, director Todd…


Allocating Risks Strategically: How to Complete Successful Power and Energy Projects

Power and energy construction projects are often complex and nearly always full of risks. On some jobs, miscalculating schedules and underestimating material expenses can result in hundreds of millions of…


Power Plant Construction and Upgrade Best Practices

Schedule delays and cost overruns can pose problems for complex power plant construction and retrofit projects. Sound planning, accurate modeling, and good communication can lead to successful projects for all…