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Economics and Finance for Engineers and Planners

Economics and Finance for Engineers and Planners

Economics and Finance for Engineers and Planners

Managing Infrastructure and Natural Resources

Neil S. Grigg, Ph.D., P.E.

ASCE Press

2010 / 310 pp.



 
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Stock No. 40974 / ISBN: 9780784409749
 
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Description

Civil engineers who design, construct, or manage infrastructure or environmental systems often find themselves facing decisions that involve factors outside technical and engineering requirements: Can a transportation system be made more sustainable? How can we balance environmental demands with available financing? How can priorities for building and repairing water systems be established in light of limited resources?

Economics and Finance for Engineers and Planners: Managing Infrastructure and Natural Resources presents the core issues of economics and finance that relate directly to the work of civil engineers, construction managers, and public works and utility officials. This book answers the practical questions that confront engineers involved in infrastructure, natural resources, and the environment. It explains the economic forces, reviews financial methods, and offers the management tools necessary for civil and environmental engineers to be successful.

This book will be an invaluable resource for civil and environmental engineers, construction managers, public works and utility officials, and anyone involved in the economics and finance of planning and management.

About the Author
Neil S. Grigg, Ph.D., P.E., D.WRE, is a professor and former head of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Colorado State University. His professional work is focused on infrastructure and environmental management, with an emphasis on water, transportation, and utilities. He is the author of several textbooks and many articles about infrastructure and envfironmental systems, with a focus on water resources; he is also the coauthor of Civil Engineering Practice in the Twenty-First Century (ASCE Press, 2001).

Product Reviews 

"Like other Americans, civil engineers, construction managers, and public works and utility officials feel the pinch of the current recession, and it has affected their work in a variety of ways. A solid grasp not only of financial management skills but also the larger economic climate in which firms must operate is indispensable to survival—and to success—in these challenging times… [Grigg] targets an audience of engineering and public works professionals but writes at a level accessible to an educated intelligent reader who may not be particularly knowledgeable in the areas of economics and finance." -- Civil Engineering magazine

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