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Study on the Whole Process Risk Management System of Power Grid Construction Projects  [cached]
Zizhi Xu,Jinpeng Liu,Xin Lu
Asian Social Science , 2012, DOI: 10.5539/ass.v8n8p69
Abstract: With the rapid development of economy in China, the importance of power grid construction projects is increasingly highlighted and the environment and risks encountered by power grid construction projects also become more and more complicated. In order to ensure that perfect social and economy benefits of power grid construction projects are realized, it is necessary to practically enhance the risk management level of power grid construction projects. Based on an overall analysis of the features of objectivity, uncertainty and change of risks in power grid construction projects, this article begins with the whole process of project construction, conducts a systematic study on the whole process risk management system of power grid construction projects from the three perspectives of whole process risk identification of power grid construction projects, whole process risk evaluation of power grid construction projects and whole process risk management measures of power grid construction projects and provides reference for management personnel of power grid construction projects in enhancing their risk management level.
Study on Large Power Grid Construction Projects Whole Process Cost Management Modes  [cached]
Zizhi Xu,Tong Liu,Jinpeng Liu,Hongjuan Li
Asian Social Science , 2012, DOI: 10.5539/ass.v8n11p54
Abstract: Cost management is an important part of power grid construction project management, reasonable cost management should start from project decision-making stage and end at completion acceptance stage, namely whole process management. This paper expounds the connotation of whole process cost management, at the same time, puts forward proposed plans as to its application in large power grid construction projects, and makes interpretation about meanings of power grid construction projects whole process cost management.
Risk Evaluation on UHV Power Transmission Construction Project Based on AHP and FCE Method  [PDF]
Huiru Zhao,Sen Guo
Mathematical Problems in Engineering , 2014, DOI: 10.1155/2014/687568
Abstract: Ultra high voltage (UHV) power transmission construction project is a high-tech power grid construction project which faces many risks and uncertainty. Identifying the risk of UHV power transmission construction project can help mitigate the risk loss and promote the smooth construction. The risk evaluation on “Zhejiang-Fuzhou” UHV power transmission construction project was performed based on analytic hierarchy process (AHP) and fuzzy comprehensive evaluation (FCE) method in this paper. After the risk evaluation index system was built, the AHP was used to determine the weights of risk indicators, and the FCE method was to perform the risk evaluation. The evaluation result shows that (1) “Zhejiang-Fuzhou” UHV power transmission construction project has moderate risk, which indicates the occurrence probability of project risk is medium and the risk occurrence will cause general loss for project, (2) “society risk” has the highest level, and the next is “policy and law risk,” “technique risk,” “natural environmental risk,” and “Management risk,” respectively, and it should keep main eye on the social risk, policy and law risk, and technique risk. Finally, according to the risk evaluation result, the specific risk control recommendations were proposed for the smooth construction of this project. 1. Introduction The energy resource distribution and energy consumption pattern in China are inconsistent. The regions with abundant energy resources are usually far from the economy-developed regions with large energy consumption [1]. Facing the current situations, such as the coal-dominated energy structure, reverse distribution between energy production and consumption, and the rapid development of renewable energy industry, China needs to build the strong power grid to realize the optimal configuration of different energy resources in larger area, and then the electricity demands of the social economic development as well as people’s livelihood can be met. The current 500?kV power grid in China is limited for the long-distance and large-volume electricity power transmission, and it is difficult to efficiently transmit the electricity power generated by the western hydropower base and the north coal-power base to the central and eastern regions of China. Therefore, to advance the harmonious development of both the economy and society, building the ultra high voltage (UHV) power transmission system with the transmission capacity of long distance, high capacity and low loss is of great importance, which can promote the intensification development of large-scale
CONSTRUCTION PROJECT MANAGEMENT
LOREDANA HEDRE
Lucr?ri ?tiin?ifice : Management Agricol , 2009,
Abstract: This work tries to define and present the characteristics and of project management and construction projects. One can find arguments for the need to use project management in the construction industry and the main management procedures making the essence of construction project management.
Study on Effect of UHV Power Grid Construction Schemes on Short Circuit Current  [PDF]
Zaihua Li, Feng Gao, Qing Wang, Shuang Zhang, Hongmei Luo, Jian Liang
Journal of Power and Energy Engineering (JPEE) , 2015, DOI: 10.4236/jpee.2015.34028
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The commissioning of Southern Hami-Zhengzhou ±800 kV UHVDC transmission project has important significance to heighten operation reliability, transfer capability and supply electric ability of Henan power grid. However, short circuit currents of 500 kV buses in the Center of Henan are almost close to the operation upper limitation. In order to decrease the short circuit currents effectively, it’s necessary to strengthen the network structure of Center of Henan power grid and calculate short circuit currents. Two schemes of strengthening the network structure of Center of Henan power grid are studied. The calculated values of short circuit currents of some important 500 kV buses in the two schemes are still bigger than excepted. According to the latest Plan of State Grid, Yubei UHV substation and Zhumadian UHV substation located in Henan power grid. The calculated values of short circuit currents of some important 500 kV buses with the commissioning of Yubei UHV and Zhumadian UHV are qualified. So, reasonable network structure with UHV is suitable to heighten transfer capability and supply electric ability of Henan power grid.

Research on the Maturity Model of Conflict Management in Engineering Project  [PDF]
Wan Zhang, Hui Zhao
Open Journal of Social Sciences (JSS) , 2014, DOI: 10.4236/jss.2014.23002
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Integrated Project Management Maturity proposed a new concept. It is “Project Conflict Management Maturity”. It established a new concept of maturity level, established an evaluation index system on Project Conflict Management Maturity and used the multi-level fuzzy comprehensive evaluation method combined with the Project Management Maturity model to construct the maturity model of Project Conflict Management. Then, through numerical examples, it evaluated the score of object, got the maturity level of conflict management of the study project, verified the feasibility of the model for solving Project Conflict Management, provided some bases for solving problems of Project Conflict Management and had a certain practical significance about this problem.

Research on Construction of Management and Control System of Electricity Bill Risks in Power Grid Enterprises under Energy Conservation and Emission Reduction Principle  [cached]
Yimin Liu,Haiyang Hou,Kun Zhou,Jinpeng Liu
International Journal of Business and Management , 2011, DOI: 10.5539/ijbm.v6n8p287
Abstract: As the subject of long-term stable development of the electric power industry, the power grid enterprises are holding the important mission of power transmission. Their secure and stable operations play a very important role in the entire electricity production and consumption system. This paper analysed the enormous profit risks of electricity grid enterprises under the influence of implementing the current policy of energy saving and further studied significance of constructing management and control system of electricity bill risks from aspects of organization and institution construction, reporting system construction, information system construction, supervision and evaluation and continuous improvement mechanism construction, as well as risk cultural system construction. These careful studies will create favorable conditions for strengthening risk management in power grid enterprises.
Culture and Conflict Management Style of International Project Managers  [cached]
Umar K. Mohammed,Gareth RT White,Guru P. Prabhakar
International Journal of Business and Management , 2009, DOI: 10.5539/ijbm.v3n5p3
Abstract: The management of culture has become increasingly important to many organisations and business disciplines, particularly multicultural and international project management. Cultural differences often result in varying degrees of conflict and require careful consideration. This study surveys 116 Project Managers using the Thomas-Kilmann Conflict Mode Instrument to determine their approach toward managing conflict. Indian, French and UK Project Managers’ conflict management style are correlated with Hofstede’s description of their cultural characteristics. We find that significant links between the cultural dimensions of Individualism and Masculinity with the propensity for Project Managers to adopt a Competitive style of conflict management. We also find Uncertainty Avoidance correlates with a tendency for Project Managers to adopt an Avoiding approach to conflict management. Other relationships are found between Hofstede’s cultural dimensions and conflict management styles in Project Managers but their meaning requires further study.
Empirical Evaluation of Performance of Construction Management At-Risk (CM at -Risk) Project Delivery System With and Without Agency-CM  [PDF]
Shaik Abdul Khader Jeelani,Dr. Adel S. Al-Dosary,Dr. J.Karthikeyan
International Journal of Engineering and Advanced Technology , 2012,
Abstract: A project delivery system is a comprehensive process of assigning the contractual responsibilities for designing and constructing a project. Design-Bid-Build (D-B-B), Design-Build (D-B), and Construction Management at risk (CM- at - Risk) are the three principal project delivery systems. Agency CM is as a construction management system, and is a way to manage the process of construction. Agency-CM doesn’t take any performance risk in guaranteeing project cost, project schedule and project quality. Generally Agency CM is remunerated on monthly fee/ lump sum fee or by the percentage of the project cost that has conflict of interest with the final project schedule and final project cost. Considerable amount of fee is paid to the Agency CM in order to improve the efficiency of the project. This necessitates a comprehensive investigation in to the performance of projects delivered with Agency CM and projects delivered without Agency CM. Agency-CM can be used with any type of Project Delivery system. This paper presents the evaluation of the project performance metrics such as Project Cost, Project Schedule and Project quality where CM –at - Risk Project Delivery System was used with Agency CM and without Agency CM. It compared the Cost Growth, Time Growth, and quality performance of 200 CM-at-Risk projects of which 100 projects where Agency CM was used and 100 projects where Agency CM was not used. Analysis of data pertaining to project performance metrics was done by using SPSS statistical software. An understanding of this study may help an owner/client better select the suitable CM-at-Risk Project Delivery System either with or without Agency Construction Management.
Comparison of Risk Assessment for a Nuclear Power Plant Construction Project Based on Analytic Hierarchy Process and Fuzzy Analytic Hierarchy Process  [PDF]
Dae-Woong Shin, Yoonseok Shin, Gwang-Hee Kim
Journal of Building Construction and Planning Research (JBCPR) , 2016, DOI: 10.4236/jbcpr.2016.43010
Abstract: Recently, plant construction throughout the world, including nuclear power plant construction, has grown significantly. The scale of Korea’s nuclear power plant construction in particular, has increased gradually since it won a contract for a nuclear power plant construction project in the United Arab Emirates in 2009. However, time and monetary resources have been lost in some nuclear power plant construction sites due to lack of risk management ability. The need to prevent losses at nuclear power plant construction sites has become more urgent because it demands professional skills and large-scale resources. Therefore, in this study, the Analytic Hierarchy Process (AHP) and Fuzzy Analytic Hierarchy Process (FAHP) were applied in order to make comparisons between decision-making methods, to assess the potential risks at nuclear power plant construction sites. To suggest the appropriate choice between two decision-making methods, a survey was carried out. From the results, the importance and the priority of 24 risk factors, classified by process, cost, safety, and quality, were analyzed. The FAHP was identified as a suitable method for risk assessment of nuclear power plant construction, compared with risk assessment using the AHP. These risk factors will be able to serve as baseline data for risk management in nuclear power plant construction projects.
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