Global Engineering and Construction by J. K. Yates
By J. K. Yates
The basic handbook for handling worldwide engineering and development tasks and dealing with multinational undertaking groups
the 1st e-book written for operations-level engineers, constructors, and scholars, international Engineering and development is a necessary handbook for navigating the complicated global of engineering and development within the worldwide area and for engaged on multinational groups. From venture administration to finance, worldwide building to alliances, overseas criteria to competitiveness, this ebook includes nation- and region-specific details on cultural concerns, felony structures, bid estimates, scheduling, company practices, productiveness development, and guidance for effectively engaged on and coping with international tasks. This ebook additionally offers an invaluable word list and various case reviews illustrating practices within the actual global.
worldwide Engineering and development positive factors the newest insurance on such subject matters as:
- Project management
- Engineering design
- Designing for terrorism
- Kidnapping protection
- Construction failures
- Preparing to paintings globally
- Safety Issues
- Legal Issues
- Technical and caliber standards
- Environmental issues
- Productivity improvement
- Planning and engineering delays and mitigation strategies
- Concepts of tradition and worldwide issues
- Global competitiveness
- Global engineering and building alliances
- Global financing techniques
- Country-specific information
Chapter 1 creation (pages 1–10):
Chapter 2 the idea that of tradition and worldwide matters very important to Engineers and Constructors (pages 11–35):
Chapter three coping with worldwide Engineering and building initiatives (pages 36–76):
Chapter four worldwide Competitiveness within the Engineering and development (pages 77–102):
Chapter five international Engineering and building Alliances (pages 103–120):
Chapter 6 international building monetary recommendations (pages 121–135):
Chapter 7 international criminal matters for Engineers and Constructors (pages 136–162):
Chapter eight overseas Engineering and development criteria (pages 163–180):
Chapter nine worldwide Environmental problems with situation to Engineers and Constructors (pages 181–196):
Chapter 10 worldwide productiveness matters on development initiatives (pages 197–213):
Chapter eleven worldwide making plans and building Delays (pages 214–235):
Chapter 12 worldwide Terrorism: Kidnapping and layout concerns (pages 236–262):
Chapter thirteen getting ready Engineers and Constructors to paintings Globally (pages 263–287):
Chapter 14 Country?Specific info (pages 288–346):
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Even within one country people have different needs depending on: whether they are rural or urban populations or live in religious sectors; what are the ethnic and tribal afﬁliations, historical inﬂuences, and technical capabilities; and the availability of materials. One project in Saudi Arabia required 27 unique precast concrete elements to be incorporated into the design of a city for a population of 50,000 people. Rather than using design elements of masonry blocks, steel beams and channels, or timber planks and lumber, every structure in the city had to be built using the 27 different precast concrete shapes.
Attempting to communicate in the language of a host country demonstrates that you are interested in the local culture. Knowing anything about a local culture, the history of a country, its geography, or locally famous people also demonstrates interest in a country to its native citizens. When someone is working with foreigners, it is more important to have an understanding of why they are the way they are than to know vast amounts of data about their native country. Clues to behavior can be found in religious beliefs, history, social customs, politics, and interpersonal interactions.
Business cards should be translated into the local language, and the translation should be printed on the back of the business cards because most people understand languages better when they are written rather than spoken by foreigners (everyone’s accent sounds strange somewhere in the world). 3 Losing Face In every culture in the world, people do not like to be publicly ridiculed, and in Asian cultures, public ridicule is called losing face. When people are concerned about not losing face (being embarrassed), they may write everything down that they plan to say at meetings, and they will read it, or they will memorize everything they will say during meetings.