Plant building is the pillar of industrialization in manufacturing and processing sectors. Technologies developed by the scientists are implemented in reality through project Engineering, for the mankind and development of civilization. Conceptual aspects/ideas proceeds towards it’s implementation through basic design, detail Engineering, inter-disciplinary compatibility, procurement, installation, fabrication, erection, inspection, testing, & commissioning within the environment of Project Engineering & management under the Contract. Basic objectives of the project contract and Engineering for plant building is to provide the facilities and installation to achieve the specified rate of production/manufacturing in terms of quantities and qualities of recognized standards conforming all the relevant statutory provision including the control of pollution and maintaining the safety. A number of parameters, agencies, materials, machinery/equipments and it’s activities are involved in the project engineering. A contractual relationship is evidenced by (1) an offer, (2) acceptance of the offer, and a (3) valid (legal and valuable) consideration. Each party to a contract acquires rights and duties relative to the rights and duties of the other parties. However, while all parties may expect a fair benefit from the contract (otherwise courts may set it aside as inequitable) it does not follow that each party will benefit to an equal extent. Its management is needed to be executed in such a way that the basic objectives are achieved with minimum cost & effort, minimum space/land, minimum time without affecting /disturbing the interest of the different agencies associated with the project. The management of the project engineering for plant building must ensure the mutual respect and interest of all the agencies and people involved with as the project.
Scope of work, responsibilities and authorities of different agencies associated in the project must be specified completely in the contracts to avoid the interference of interest of one agencies with others and also to avoid the fouling of activities being executed simultaneously.
This also ensure the utilization of all machineries/equipment, utilities, consumables, raw materials, skills and expertise at it’s maximum/optimum level of efficiencies and effectiveness and customers satisfaction. Therefore, contracts of the project engineering are needed to be framed considering all relevant aspects to achieve the aforesaid criteria. However, opportunities are to be exercised by all concerned to respect the mutual faith, humanities and ethics.