September 2010

Special Report: Refining Developments

Consider high-impact constructability issues for refineries

Upfront investment has a positive effect on project execution

Carter, R., Fluor Constructors International

Simply put, construction is the merging of information, material and labor. The construction goal is to create a product that operates at or above the specification; a product built without any health, safety or environmental incidents; and a product with the highest-level of quality, meeting time and budget parameters. In refinery construction, especially operating refineries, it is challenging to bring all these factors together to create the perfect project. However, a successful project should always be the goal. History states that a good project start creates a better chance of achieving success than a rough start. The article will focus on the events leading up to construction and wh

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