This book offers a practical, integrated approach to designing a process facility. It should enable chemical engineers, project managers and designers to sharpen their skills and master the technical, organizational and administrative tasks required to manage a project from start to finish - without sacrificing schedules or budgets. Drawing on 30 years of experience in the process industries, the author provides step-by-step guidance on all aspects of project management - from setting priorities to establishing realistic cost and scheduling objectives. In addition, the roles and responsibilities of the project team are fully defined, and the concepts of quality and teamwork are thoroughly discussed. Filled with design charts, as well as real-world examples, the book discusses and evaluates such specific issues as working with top management; organizing the project team; setting priorities; developing problem-solving skills; understanding equipment; mastering P managing the procurement function; hiring engineers; and handling technical drawings and other documents.