I uploaded my new book on process plant layout to the publisher's website yesterday. It's three times as big as my first one on process and plant design, and it was quite a job of project management to make sure it was complete, current and correct with respect to consensus professional design practice. It also required the assistance of hundreds of plant layout designers. I am grateful to everyone who helped make the book a reality.
The book is an update of Mecklenburgh's Process Plant Layout from the 80's, and the table of contents of the new version goes like this:
Managing the content of these thirty-six chapters and eight appendixes, such that all were in agreement and cross-referenced was a major task, as was updating and adding hundreds of illustrations, and seventy five case studies to illustrate the consequences of not following best practice.
The book which was uploaded was my revision 9. My next book will not be such a logistical challenge, but I might be up for producing another tome like Process Plant Layout after that.