Build, Operate, Transfer: Paving the Way for Tomorrow's Infrastructure / Edition 1

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Overview

One thing that mature, developing, or undeveloped nations have in common in today's global economy is the necessity to construct, repair, refurbish, and modernize their infrastructure. More and more governments are turning to the Build-Operate-Transfer (BOT) process to accomplish this expensive and enormously challenging task—allowing private developers to design, finance, construct, and operate revenue-producing public projects, and then turn them over to the community at the end of an agreed payback period.

The first book to explore this innovative approach to privatization, Build, Operate, Transfer covers the creation of BOT projects from the ground up. Using a real-world, case-oriented approach, it provides a comprehensive examination of the engineering, construction, and financial skills required to bring BOT ventures from the planning stage to design, construction, and operation. From the Channel Tunnel to the Dulles Greenway, the book examines both successful projects and troubled ones, extracting key information on what sets them apart—including such crucial factors as the importance of public support and government control in ensuring a positive outcome. You will also find specific coverage of construction techniques and procedures, plus financial comparisons, demographics, and other statistical data.

Whether you are a student or a professional working in engineering, construction, finance, or government, BOT cannot be ignored as an effective way to build infrastructure projects quickly, efficiently, and at minimal cost. This book equips you with both the comprehensive information and the practical guidance you need to put this dynamic practice into action.

The only book available on the BOT approach to private construction and maintenance of public projects—complete coverage from the ground up

Contractors the world over are discovering how to use private-public partnerships to build much-needed infrastructure projects quickly, efficiently, and at minimal cost. This book thoroughly explores the combination of engineering, construction, and financial skills required to bring these Build-Operate-Transfer (BOT) ventures from the planning stage to design, construction, and operation. Based on a real-world, case-driven approach, Build, Operate, Transfer examines specific BOT projects, identifying key factors necessary to their successful implementation, and offering important guidance on avoiding common pitfalls. This practical book features: A full introduction to BOT systems, with diagrams of construction techniques and procedures, complete sample contract, and more
* Charts and graphs with financial analyses, demographic information, and important statistical data
* BOT examples from many different countries, including the United States, Britain, Japan, the Philippines, Thailand, Indonesia, and Mexico
* A broad spectrum of project types—from tunnel construction to highways and more
* Important guidance on keeping projects on time and on budget

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Editorial Reviews

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Focuses on "privatization", whereby private developers design, finance, construct and operate revenue-producing public projects, then turn them over to the community at the end of an agreed payback period. Examines projects from around the world, including the Dulles Greenway (Fairfax County, VA) and the Channel Tunnel, and looks at the methods by which public and private sectors respond to these challenges. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780471119920
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 9/27/1996
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 424
  • Product dimensions: 6.51 (w) x 9.54 (h) x 0.98 (d)

Meet the Author

SIDNEY M. LEVY is Senior Vice President of Mercede and Sons, Inc., a general contracting firm. The author of books which include Project Management in Construction and Japanese Construction: An American Perspective, he currently serves on the Board of Governors of the Construction Institute.

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Table of Contents

Preface
1 The Global Move toward Public/Private Partnerships 1
2 Toll Roads in America - An Old Concept Updated 26
3 The Dulles Greenway 50
4 Caltrans and the Public/Private Sector Projects 72
5 Washington State and Arizona - What Went Wrong? 100
6 South Carolina's Partnerships for Progress 136
7 Canada and the Canadian Atlantic Provinces 178
8 Great Britain Host to BOT and DBFO 205
9 Trafalgar House, A World Leader in Public/Private-Sector Work 235
10 The Channel Tunnel 261
11 Kumagai Gumi, Japan's Leading BOT Participant 286
12 From the Dardanelles to Durban 310
13 The Philippines and Its BOT Vision of the Future 336
14 From Indonesia to Thailand - And in Between 356
15 Mexico and Its Latin Neighbors 377
16 What Does the Future Hold? 395
Index 403
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