Industrial Process Plant Construction Estimating and Man-Hour Analysis - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780128186480, 9780128200223

Industrial Process Plant Construction Estimating and Man-Hour Analysis

1st Edition

Authors: Kenneth Storm
Paperback ISBN: 9780128186480
eBook ISBN: 9780128200223
Imprint: Gulf Professional Publishing
Published Date: 22nd May 2019
Page Count: 348
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Industrial Process Plant Construction Estimating and Man-Hour Analysis focuses on industrial process plants and enables the estimator to apply statistical applications, estimate data tables, and estimate sheets to use methods for collecting, organizing, summarizing, presenting, and analyzing historical man-hour data.

The book begins with an introduction devoted to labor, productivity measurement, collection of historical data, verification of data, estimating methods, and factors affecting construction labor productivity and impacts of data. It goes on to explore construction statistics and mathematical spreadsheets, followed by detailed scopes of work ranging from coal-fired power plants to oil refineries and solar plants, among others. Man-hour schedules based on historical data collected from past installations in industrial process plants are also included as well as a detailed glossary, Excel and mathematical formulas, area and volume formulas, metric/standard conversions, and boiler man-hour tables.

Industrial Process Plant Construction Estimating and Man-Hour Analysis aids industrial project managers, estimators, and engineers with the level of detail and practical utility for today’s industrial operations and is an ideal resource for those involved in engineering, technology, or construction estimation.

Key Features

  • Identify quantity differences with the comparison method and eliminate impacts between proposed and previously installed equipment
  • Understand how to implement statistical and estimating methods, scopes of work, man-hour tables and estimate sheets to produce direct craft man-hour estimates, RFPs, and field change orders
  • Set up and utilize Excel templates to automate statistical functions that will perform mathematical applications key to process plant construction


Industrial Project Managers, Estimators, Engineers, Construction Estimators

Table of Contents

1. Introduction to construction statistics using Excel
2. Process piping
3. Oil refinery
4. Waste heat boiler
5. Pulp and paper
6. Industrial package boilers
7. Diesel power plant
8. Coal-fired power plant
9. Solar thermal power plant
10. Boiler tube replacement
11. Sample estimates
12. Statistical applications to construction


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About the Author

Kenneth Storm

Kenneth Storm is currently an independent consultant and chief estimator for ARB, Inc., preparing construction estimates on a variety of projects such as power plants, oil refineries, petroleum industry tank farms, and pipeline compressors ranging in price from $500,000 to over $250 million in scope. Accumulating over 35 years of experience, he worked as a major project engineer and piping engineer for a variety of projects through CBI Services, Tosco, Exxon, and Union Oil Refinery. Kenneth graduated with a degree in Mechanical Engineering and Mathematics from the University of San Francisco, a BSc in Mathematics and Statistics from California State University, a degree from the Graduate School of Statistics from Oregon State University, and a degree from the Joint Graduate Center at Washington State University and Oregon State. He is licensed and certified as a California General Engineering Contractor, a Certified Welding Inspector, and a member of the American Mathematical Association.

Affiliations and Expertise

Independent Consultant and Chief Estimator, ARB, Inc.

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