Best Reference Books – Infrastructure Planning

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We have compiled the list of Top 10 Best Reference Books on Infrastructure Planning subject. These books are used by students of top universities, institutes and colleges. Here is the full list of top 10 best books on Infrastructure Planning along with reviews.

Kindly note that we have put a lot of effort into researching the best books on Infrastructure Planning subject and came out with a recommended list of top 10 best books. The table below contains the Name of these best books, their authors, publishers and an unbiased review of books on "Infrastructure Planning" as well as links to the Amazon website to directly purchase these books. As an Amazon Associate, we earn from qualifying purchases, but this does not impact our reviews, comparisons, and listing of these top books; the table serves as a ready reckoner list of these best books.

1. “Infrastructure Planning, Engineering and Economics” by Alvin S Goodman and Makarand Hastak

“Infrastructure Planning, Engineering and Economics” Book Review: The book is designed for students interested in Infrastructure planning and for architects and Civil engineers. The book discusses planning methodologies and best practices, and features global case studies, research projects, and references to the literature to support the principles presented. The book also includes Planning contexts, perspectives, and objectives,Planning and appraisal of major infrastructure projects, Screening projects and master planning, Municipal infrastructure systems–performance and prioritization measures, Comparisons of infrastructure alternatives etc. Planning aids, Financial analyses, Economic analyses–concepts and applications, Environmental and social impact assessment–concepts, requirements, and procedures are also covered in the book. The book also includes Environmental and social impact assessment–additional analyses and issues, Sustainability, Planning for uncertainty and risk and Operations research methods for planning and analysis.

2. “BIM in Healthcare Infrastructure: Planning, Design and Construction” by Michael Phiri

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“BIM in Healthcare Infrastructure: Planning, Design and Construction” Book Review: The book is suitable for architects and civil engineers and designers. The book focuses on health care infrastructure. The book explains the steps of building infrastructure and how to manage it. The book explains planning , design and construction of building an infrastructure and also explains the applications and advantages of it. The book also provides all the tools, analysis techniques, and case studies required for infrastructure. The book also focuses on providing environmental health during the construction and how to manage it, practically putting the design into work.

3. “Infrastructure Planning Handbook: Planning, Engineering, and Economics” by Alvin S Goodman and Makarand Hastak

“Infrastructure Planning Handbook: Planning, Engineering, and Economics” Book Review: The book is suitable for architects and civil engineers and designers. The book provides a classroom text as well as a self-study guide. The book presents all the essential concepts and methodologies of infrastructure planning.The book explains planning , design and construction of building an infrastructure and also explains the applications and advantages of it. The book also provides all the tools, analysis techniques, and case studies required to upgrade and maintain infrastructure in the USA as well as rest of the world.

4. “Mega Transport Infrastructure Planning: European Corridors in Local-Regional Perspective” by Sandro Fabbro

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“Mega Transport Infrastructure Planning: European Corridors in Local-Regional Perspective” Book Review: The book is designed for students interested in Infrastructure planning and for architects and Civil engineers and designers. The book is based on the work of Poly5, or the Mediterranean Corridor, mega-transport infrastructure project. The book explains how and why traditional top-down government-defined transport planning policies are failing and how to cope up with such decisions. The book also explains challenges faced to find firm ground from which to embark upon future projects.

5. “Public Investment Management in the New EU Member States: Strengthening Planning and Implementation of Transport Infrastructure Investments (World Bank Working Paper)” by Thomas Laursen and Bernard Myers

“Public Investment Management in the New EU Member States: Strengthening Planning and Implementation of Transport Infrastructure Investments (World Bank Working Paper)” Book Review: The book is designed for students interested in Infrastructure planning and for architects and Civil engineers and designers. The book focuses on public investment in infrastructure management. The book also explains the transport infrastructure and the investments in it. The book describes the characteristics of public investment management (PIM) in seven EU countries as it applies to a single sector-transport infrastructure. The book also explains the challenges, benefits and applications associated with it.

6. “Engineering Geology for Infrastructure Planning in Europe: A European Perspective (Lecture Notes in Earth Sciences)” by Robert Charlier and Robert Hack

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“Engineering Geology for Infrastructure Planning in Europe: A European Perspective (Lecture Notes in Earth Sciences)” Book Review:The book is designed for students interested in Infrastructure planning and for architects and Civil engineers and designers.The book explains the Engineering geology for infrastructure planning. The book gaps the bridge between Engineering and geology and also puts the theoretical concepts into practical approach. The book is mainly based on the European based infrastructure planning and their perspectives. The book finally explains the Earth SCiences and its Practical knowledge is explored in the book.

7. “Building California’s Future: Current Conditions in California’s Infrastructure Planning, Budgeting, and Financing” by Michael Neuman and Jan Whittington

“Building California’s Future: Current Conditions in California’s Infrastructure Planning, Budgeting, and Financing” Book Review: The book is designed for students interested in Infrastructure planning and for architects and Civil engineers and designers. The book is based on building california’s future with respect to infrastructure planning and the current conditions that include Budgeting, Financing and infrastructure planning. The book addresses this problem, by narrowing the gap between needs and resources and explains the practical approach related to it. The book also explains the way how infrastructure decisions are made and put into practice.

8. “Infrastructure Planning” by James V Parkin and Deepak Sharma

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“Infrastructure Planning” Book Review : The book is designed for students interested in Infrastructure planning and for architects and Civil engineers and designers. The book is designed for students interested in Infrastructure planning and for architects and Civil engineers. The book discusses planning methodologies and best practices, and features global case studies, research projects, and references to the literature to support the principles presented. The book also includes Planning contexts, perspectives, and objectives,Planning and appraisal of major infrastructure projects, Screening projects and master planning, Municipal infrastructure systems–performance and prioritization measures, Comparisons of infrastructure alternatives etc. The book also discusses the political factors that affect the decision-making process and demonstrates, through case studies and experiments.

9. “Infrastructure Planning and Finance: A Smart and Sustainable Guide” by Vicki Elmer and Adam Leigland

“Infrastructure Planning and Finance: A Smart and Sustainable Guide” Book Review: The book is designed for students interested in Infrastructure planning and for architects and Civil engineers and designers.The book focuses on public investment in infrastructure management. The book also explains the transport infrastructure and the investments in it. The book describes the characteristics of public investment management (PIM) in seven European countries as well as other countries as it applies to a single sector-transport infrastructure. The book also explains the challenges, benefits and applications associated with it.

10. “Underground Infrastructures: Planning, Design, and Construction” by R K Goel and Bhawani Singh

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“Underground Infrastructures: Planning, Design, and Construction” Book Review: The book is designed for students interested in Infrastructure planning and for architects and Civil engineers and designers. The book mainly focuses on underground infrastructures and its planning. The book explains Underground facilities, such as tunnels, sewer, water and gas networks that are important when implementing infrastructure planning underground. There are about 135 figures and tables. The book contains about 20 case histories/examples. The book contains chapters concerning applications for underground water storage, underground car parks, underground metros & road tunnels and underground storage of crude oil, lpg and natural gas.

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