When capital projects fail to deliver, it is usually not due to technical reasons but a combination of behavioral pitfalls, unclear accountabilities and gaps in design, specification, and/or project-management processes. Early Equipment Management (EEM): Continuous Improvement for Projects explains how well known and award winning organizations avoid these weaknesses by using: Project road maps setting out clear accountabilities for each step of the concept-to-project-delivery process; Progressive design goals for each step to assure the delivery of low life-cycle costs; Processes to codify tacit knowledge, reveal latent design weaknesses, and build high performance cross-functional team collaboration; Project governance processes that systematically raise their organizations ability to reduce time to market for new assets, products and services with higher added value and fewer resources. Hence the books title of continuous improvement for projects. The word Early in EEM refers to the principle of trapping problems as early as possible in the project process when they are cheapest to resolve. That makes EEM relevant to all projects even those that have past the design stages. To support the use of EEM at any project step, the author has designed each chapter as a standalone topic with cross references to other chapters where relevant. This book:- Explains The six EEM project delivery steps setting out the tasks and accountabilities for project teams, project managers and steering committees at each step; How to organize projects to increase project added value through the collaboration of commercial, operational and technology stakeholders The wiring up behind behaviors that contribute to the failure of traditional project management approaches and how to avoid those pitfalls; The use of projects as a vehicle for the development of internal talent and increase capital project added value The systematic development of internal capabilities to deliver flawless operation from day one in less time with less resources How raising project governance capability directly impacts on company wide management competence Uses case studies to explain how to implement the EEM methodology and Describes how EEM principles and techniques applied to product and service development (Early Product Management) multiplies the gains from EEM. This book shows readers how and why EEM works so that they can design their own EEM road map and continuous improvement process for projects.
An urban hip-hop fictional tale about finding love if you've ever thought that soul mates were bogus. Coraz, the forlorn, has sworn off black men and wants to try something different. The lady has a career, a home, three children, and no husband. She also has three different baby daddy's who are all Black. Out of all the drama that her ex's had given her, she finally decides to only date older, White men. Even though she is only thirty-two years old, she still appears to be in her early twenties, but it is a younger, black man in his twenties that stops and sees her as a prime catch, kids or no kids. Will Coraz continue to blow Mill off, or will Mill blow her away? Don't eem trip to read this one! This book is followed by a sequel called, "God I Respect Ya Gangsta," as Coraz confesses all of the tragic details of her life as the character, "Rainia." Teresarae has also written comedy screen play, "TAXES" with Mel Parr Jr. www.lulu.com/teresarae
This book deals with the Effective Electron Mass (EEM) in low dimensional semiconductors. The materials considered are quantum confined non-linear optical, III-V, II-VI, GaP, Ge, PtSb2, zero-gap, stressed, Bismuth, carbon nanotubes, GaSb, IV-VI, Te, II-V, Bi2Te3, Sb, III-V, II-VI, IV-VI semiconductors and quantized III-V, II-VI, IV-VI and HgTe/CdTe superlattices with graded interfaces and effective mass superlattices. The presence of intense electric field and the light waves change the band structure of optoelectronic semiconductors in fundamental ways, which have also been incorporated in the study of the EEM in quantized structures of optoelectronic compounds that control the studies of the quantum effect devices under strong fields. The importance of measurement of band gap in optoelectronic materials under strong electric field and external photo excitation has also been discussed in this context. The influence of crossed electric and quantizing magnetic fields on the EEM and the EEM in heavily doped semiconductors and their nanostructures is discussed. This book contains 200 open research problems which form the integral part of the text and are useful for both Ph. D aspirants and researchers in the fields of solid-state sciences, materials science, nanoscience and technology and allied fields in addition to the graduate courses in modern semiconductor nanostructures. The book is written for post graduate students, researchers and engineers, professionals in the fields of solid state sciences, materials science, nanoscience and technology, nanostructured materials and condensed matter physics.
"The members of 7group and Bill Reed are examples writ large ofthe kind of leadership that is taking this idea of green buildingand forming it into reality, by helping change minds, buildingpractice, and design process." —from the Foreword by S. Rick Fedrizzi President, CEO, andFounding Chair, U.S. Green Building Council A whole-building approach to sustainability The integrative design process offers a new path to makingbetter green building decisions and addressing complex issues thatthreaten living systems. In The Integrative Design Guide to GreenBuilding: Redefining the Practice of Sustainability, 7group'sprincipals and integrative design pioneer Bill Reed introducedesign and construction professionals to the concepts of wholebuilding design and whole systems. With integrative thinking thatreframes what sustainability means, they provide a how-to guide forarchitects, designers, engineers, developers, builders, and otherprofessionals on incorporating integrative design into every phaseof a project. This practical manual: Explains the philosophy and underpinnings of effectiveintegrative design, addressing systems thinking and building andcommunity design from a whole-living system perspective Details how to implement integrative design from the discoveryphase to occupancy, supported by process outlines, itemized tasks,practice examples, case studies, and real-world storiesillustrating the nature of this work Explores the deeper understanding of integration that isrequired to transform architectural practice and our role on theplanet This book, both practical and thoughtful, will help you deliveryour vision of a sustainable environment. 7group, based in Kutztown, Pennsylvania, includes principalsJohn Boecker, Scot Horst, Tom Keiter, Andrew Lau, Marcus Sheffer,and Brian Toevs, who bring a unique integration of expertise indesign, engineering, energy and daylight modeling, materialsassessments, commissioning, education, and communications to theirwork. Internationally recognized thought leaders in the greenbuilding movement, they have led countless teams through thepractical implementation of integrative design on building projectsof all types around the world. 7group also has been directly anddeeply involved with the development of the LEED® GreenBuilding Rating System, including experience on more than 100 LEEDprojects. Scot Horst currently serves as chair of the U.S. GreenBuilding Council's LEED Steering Committee.
Advanced, Hybrid, Micro Machining and Super Finishing Technology
Author: Bijoy Bhattacharyya
Publisher: Academic Press
Category: Technology & Engineering
Modern Machining Technology: Advanced, Hybrid, Micro Machining and Super Finishing Technology explores complex and precise components with challenging shapes that are increasing in demand in industry. As the first book to cover all major technologies in this field, readers will find the latest technical developments and research in one place, allowing for easy comparison of specifications. Technologies covered include mechanical, thermal, chemical, micro and hybrid machining processes, as well as the latest advanced finishing technologies. Each topic is accompanied by a basic overview, examples of typical applications and studies of performance criteria. In addition, readers will find comparative advantages, model questions and solutions. Addresses a broad range of modern machining techniques, providing specifications for easy comparison Includes descriptions of the main applications for each method, along with the materials or products needed Provides the very latest research in processes, including hybrid machining
15th International Conference, Warsaw, Poland, September 11-15, 2005, Proceedings
Author: Wlodzislaw Duch
This volume is the first part of the two-volume proceedings of the International C- ference on Artificial Neural Networks (ICANN 2005), held on September 11–15, 2005 in Warsaw, Poland, with several accompanying workshops held on September 15, 2005 at the Nicolaus Copernicus University, Toru , Poland. The ICANN conference is an annual meeting organized by the European Neural Network Society in cooperation with the International Neural Network Society, the Japanese Neural Network Society, and the IEEE Computational Intelligence Society. It is the premier European event covering all topics concerned with neural networks and related areas. The ICANN series of conferences was initiated in 1991 and soon became the major European gathering for experts in those fields. In 2005 the ICANN conference was organized by the Systems Research Institute, Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw, Poland, and the Nicolaus Copernicus Univ- sity, Toru , Poland. From over 600 papers submitted to the regular sessions and some 10 special c- ference sessions, the International Program Committee selected – after a thorough peer-review process – about 270 papers for publication. The large number of papers accepted is certainly a proof of the vitality and attractiveness of the field of artificial neural networks, but it also shows a strong interest in the ICANN conferences.
The EEM is a well established conference in Europe, which brings together international representatives from science, industry and politics from different fields to discuss a wide range of issues related to energy markets These include not only topics concerning methodological aspects of modelling, such as mathematical formulations and solution approaches, but also those related to market design, regulatory and climate policies Additionally, the conference offers a platform for engaging discussions related to policies and challenges in the energy sector The conference is following the energy trends and will include new developments in the fields od Local Energy Communites and Energy Efficiency