America’s Greatest Projects and Their Engineers III
Author: Dominic Perrotta
American engineers achieved phenomenal success by creating the Trans-Alaska Pipeline, a project that many thought was almost impossible for a variety of reasons. Not only was the climate against them, but they also had to deal with the environment, the ecology, mountain ranges, and precipitous canyons at every turn. This latest course in the series of America’s Greatest Projects and Their Engineers once again describes the nearly overwhelming challenges that were encountered by the engineers as well as the construction teams. This course, however, offers more insight and considerably more drama due to the fact that the author had access to the daily journals of those who actually performed the project tasks. Nevertheless, this course discusses the engineering challenges of the 1970’s and how they relate to the basic concepts of modern engineering such as:
- Determining how this project benefited Americans in particular.
- Getting a behind-the-scenes account of great project development and management.
- Seeing how government representation both prolonged and accelerated the project.
Once you complete your course review, you need to take a multiple-choice quiz consisting of thirty (30) questions to earn 5 PDH credits
This course is intended to provide you with the following specific knowledge and skills:
- Understand why TAPS moved forward with the project despite lack of government approval.
- Learn why the TAPS plans did not materialize in the early years of the project.
- Acknowledge and understand the role that the federal government officials can play in the disapproval or acceleration of even a large, privately funded project.
- Discover how leadership played such a major factor in one of the most significant projects in the history of the United States.
- Discover for the first time who comprised the Alyeska Task Group and why they emphasized quality control even during the lengthy delay process.
- Understand the obstacles that confronted the Project Team members and the unique techniques that were implemented.
- Realize that the success of the Trans-Alaskan Pipeline System startup and operation even to this day was the result of excellent engineering and full commitment by all of the staff and experienced construction workers.
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