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Project Evaluation: Operating Cost Estimating and Financial Analysis

Source: AIChE
  • Course ID:
    CH140
  • Type:
    Face-to-Face Course
  • Language:
    English
  • Skill Level:
    Intermediate
  • Duration:
    2 days
  • CEUs:
    1.50
  • PDHs:
    15.00
  • Accrediting Agencies:

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Project evaluation is a critical and highly specialized skill that directly impacts the bottom line.

When analyzing any technical or engineering project as a prospective investment, it’s vital to make an accurate estimate of operating expenses and return on investment. This course covers the steps the best engineers follow to make sound economic evaluations of projects, designs and alternatives. 

Make investments that succeed

In two days, you’ll gain a practical framework for evaluating technical and engineering projects and to gain a better understanding of the evaluations others make. You’ll learn how to accurately estimate operating expenses and calculate return on investment. You’ll examine how to conduct a cash flow analysis of financial, operating and investment activities including how to conduct a discounted cash flow (DCF) analysis to evaluate the attractiveness of an investment; how to use net present value (NPV) and the internal rate of return (IRR) to appraise long-term projects.  By the end of the course, you’ll have the skills and tools required to guide and positively contribute to financial and strategic decision-making within your organization.   

Take this course and CH139:Conceptual Development and Capital Cost Estimating by registering for CH758: Project Evaluation: Operating Cost Estimating Combo Course.

This course will be taught by one of the instructors listed below.

Instructor(s): 

John A. Williams, PE

John A. Williams, PhD, P.E., CFEI, MBA, ASA, is the Founder and General Manager of EPS, Inc. He conducts technology assessments and appraisals, as well as financial analyses for renewable and conventional energy technologies and facilities in the oil and gas, refining, biofuels, biomass, solar, wind, geothermal, coal, chemicals, steel, and power sectors. He has more than 35 years of industrial experience in technology development and implementation, and he is an Accredited Senior Appraiser by the ASA. He earned an MBA in finance from the Univ. of Chicago, MS and PhD in chemical and fuels...Read more

Ted J. Williams

Theodore (Ted) J. Williams, PhD, ASA, is a Principle at EPS, Inc. He has technical expertise in process design and optimization, multiphysics modeling and simulation, numerical analysis, product development and analysis, control system design, software development, data acquisition, forensic services, cost engineering, financial analysis, and technology appraisals for mechanical and energy technologies. He has a MS and PhD in mechanical and aerospace engineering from the Univ. of Notre Dame, as well as a BA in physics from Wabash College. Williams is an Accredited Senior Appraiser by the...Read more

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