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There are many text books about engineering design and some include project evaluation techniques. There are text books on accounting methods and yet others on business management. This book does not aim to replace these specialized texts but brings together the elements of these subjects that young engineers working in industry – particularly the construction industry and its customers – need to understand. Most engineers learn about money the hard way: by experience in the workplace. The authors having done this themselves recognized the gap in engineers’ education and set out to bridge it. This book is based on a 1996 course George Solt pioneered for final-year engineering undergraduates. The book is written in an approachable style and gives young engineers as well as mature engineers an insight into the way engineering businesses run, the importance of capital and the problems of cash flow.Content: Chapter 1 What's It All About? (pages 1–7): Chapter 2 Money (pages 8–16): Chapter 3 Measuring Money (pages 17–21): Chapter 4 How Things Can Go Wrong—1 (pages 22–23): Chapter 5 Good Company (pages 24–32): Chapter 6 Capital (pages 33–39): Chapter 7 The Year's Business Plan (pages 40–45): Chapter 8 How Not to Go Bust (pages 46–48): Chapter 9 Cash Flow (pages 49–58): Chapter 10 What's a Contract? (pages 59–65): Chapter 11 Conditions of Contract (pages 66–73): Chapter 12 How Things Can Go Wrong—2 (pages 74–76): Chapter 13 Cost Centers (pages 77–81): Chapter 14 Pricing Contracts (pages 82–88): Chapter 15 Competitive Tendering (pages 89–94): Chapter 16 How Things Can Go Wrong—3 (pages 95–98): Chapter 17 Other Types of Contracts (pages 99–105): Chapter 18 Terms of Payment (pages 106–110): Chapter 19 How Things Can Go Wrong—4 (pages 111–113): Chapter 20 Planning Contract Execution (pages 114–118): Chapter 21 Procurement and Monitoring (pages 119–123): Chapter 22 Paying and Getting Paid (pages 124–129): Chapter 23 Consultants (pages 130–137): Chapter 24 Using Your Judgment (pages 138–147): Chapter 25 Health and Safety Aspects of Design (pages 148–151): Chapter 26 Green Engineering and Greenbacks (pages 152–154): Chapter 27 Research and Development (pages 155–159): Chapter 28 The Love of Money (pages 160–164): Chapter 29 Last Words (page 165):
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Richard Hall (November 26, 1926 – October 29, 1992), sometimes credited as Richard Walter Hall, was an American novelist, playwright and short story writer.
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