May 2002

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HP Control: Standards and the IT revolution

After reading several views on standards, it became apparent that there is an additional role for standards - helping to keep engineering work in the developed countries by leveraging I..

Bosler, W. H., Texas Consultants

After reading several views on standards, it became apparent that there is an additional role for standards - helping to keep engineering work in the developed countries by leveraging IT! EPCs in developing countries are becoming proficient in performing basic engineering work for new construction at a cost structure about 10 - 20% of U.S. costs. These EPCs differentiate the value of their personnel by insisting on extensive individual certifications and maintaining high-quality measurements. On the other hand, many EPCs in developed countries appear to have chosen to take work to developing countries rather than

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