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This book presents techniques for effective and successful project management across all phases of the project, covering all of the management tools and leadership skills for any industrial project, from the beginning of the project, through the feasibility study, execution, and to operations and maintenance strategy. Using common-sense methods, this volume focuses on the practical aspects of project management in construction management. All statistical tools and probability distributions are discussed for use in the qualitative risk assessment of the project. The Monte-Carlo simulation technique is presented as a tool for risk assessment in the feasibility study phase, and the construction management skills that are required on-site to control the different parameters that affect quality, time, and cost are discussed. The concept of the total building commissioning technique, a new method not covered in other books on project management, is also presented. All the methods that are used in the economic analysis and the evaluation between alternatives are illustrated. The planning and scheduling of the project are illustrated by the Critical Path Methods (CPM) and the Program Evaluation and Review Technique (PERT). The control of resources and costs are very important issues covered in the book and these provide the main tools for controlling and monitoring the performance of the project.