Public-Private Partnerships: Case Studies on Infrastructure Development

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ASCE Press, May 4, 2011 - Technology & Engineering - 416 pages

Public-Private Partnerships: Case Studies in Infrastructure Development demystifies this innovative solution to the challenges of designing, financing, building, and operating major infrastructure projects. In today's world, partnerships between public agencies-federal, state, and local-and private companies are an increasingly popular policy tool. At a time when infrastructure in the United States and elsewhere is aging and public budgets are shrinking, public-private partnerships (PPPs) permit planners to leverage limited funds, while private firms embrace these relationships as an unfolding and potentially profitable global market. But what separates a successful partnership from one that fails to deliver on its promise?

In this book, Sidney Levy brings a balanced perspective to the history and development of the PPP movement. He outlines different approaches to defining and planning a PPP, supplemented by a history of PPP toll roads in the United States. He describes the key players in a PPP deal and provides case studies of the projects in Virginia, Illinois, Florida, Canada, and Mexico.

This compendium of practical detail on public-private partnerships is essential reading for civil engineers, engineering managers, construction contractors, developers, and government officials involved in or contemplating a major infrastructure project.

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"...its comprehensiveness makes it an excellent text for academic coursework in engineering, business, finance, law, and government. Highly recommended." ?CHOICE: Current Reviews for Academic Libraries (September 2012)

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About the author (2011)

Sidney M. Levy is a consultant with 40 years of experience in construction and specializing in contract negotiations, project delivery systems and the preparation and settlement of construction claims and disputes. He is the author of more than 25 books on construction processes, planning, management, and international construction practices.

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