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