December 2000


Systems approach for small capital projects

Execute jobs worth $1 million or less with efficiency and cost / schedule control

V. S. Joshi and T.D. Cook, Bechtel Corporation, Houston, Texas; and R. Bonner, Eastman Chemical Company, Kingsport, Tennessee       Comments? Write: Worldwide, the petroleum and chemical industry spends billions each year to maintain existing manufacturing facilities. Except for routine maintenance tasks, all other retrofit and debottlenecking efforts may be best executed as small capital projects. Here's a proven approach for managing small projects.

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