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Understand the complete range of planning and management skills necessary to plan and maintain infrastructure

Comprehensively discussing the major concepts, methods, and contingencies involved in infrastructure planning, upgrades, and maintenance, Infrastructure Planning Handbook covers:

  • Major infrastructure projects in context
  • Master planning
  • Infrastructure project performance
  • Prioritization of projects and services
  • Project finances and economics
  • Environmental and social impacts
  • Uncertainty and risk
  • Research for planning and analysis

Featuring global case studies and numerous research resources, Infrastructure Planning Handbook is a superb foundation for the subject.

Essential Expertise for Public Works and Public Planning

Introduction * Planning Contexts, Perspectives, and Objectives * Planning and Appraisal of Major Infrastructure Projects * Screening Projects and Master Planning * Municipal Infrastructure Systems: Performance and Prioritization Measures * Comparisons of Infrastructure Alternatives * Planning Aids * Financial Analyses * Economic Analyses: Concepts * Economic Analyses: Applications * Environmental and Social Impact Assessment: Concepts, Requirements, and Procedures * Environmental and Social Impact Assessment: Additional Analyses and Issues * Public Involvement * Legal and Institutional Aspects * Special Planning Issues for Developing Countries * Construction and Professional Services * Planning for Uncertainty and Risk * Operations Research Methods for Planning and Analysis

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Alvin S. Goodman, Ph.D., P.E., F.ASCE, is Professor Emeritus of Civil Engineering at Polytechnic University in Brooklyn, New York. He is a Certified Professional Hydrologist with extensive academic and professional experience in water resources and hydraulic engineering in the United States and throughout the world. His research experience includes project analysis, water resources planning, water quality management, hydrology, environmental systems analysis, energy related problems, and education. Dr. Goodman has authored or co-authored 75 books, technical articles, and research reports, including more than 40 referred publications.

Makarand Hastak, Ph.D., C.C.E., is an associate professor in the School of Civil Engineering, Construction Engineering, and management at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana. Dr. Hastak is a Certified Civil Engineer with extensive experience in conducting research, teaching, and assisting the construction industry in the areas of project management, project controls, management decision-making, risk analysis, and infrastructure management. He is a member of the Construction Research Council of the American Society of Civil Engineers and serves on the Education Board of the Association for the Advancement of Cost Engineering.


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Comprehensive 18 Feb. 2010
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This an extensive and very comprehensive treatment of a subject that is increasingly important. I was looking for a text that would lead me through the various disciplines of Infrastructure Planning and this book covers all the bases so far...
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