QuoteKnowledge doesn’t necessarily transform us- it is the experience that transforms us...”Glen Newman.The StoryThis work is a compilation of over 10 years of hands-on experience in the construction industry- right from the trenches. MartinMoreQuoteKnowledge doesn’t necessarily transform us- it is the experience that transforms us...”Glen Newman.The StoryThis work is a compilation of over 10 years of hands-on experience in the construction industry- right from the trenches.
Martin Tokar excelled working as a consultant and the engineer for various “blue chip” clients such as Shell, Exxon, Talisman, Cenovus.In Pipelines Made Easy, Martin reveals the inside story of his successful journey as a consultant. He shares the lessons learned and challenges he faced as he contributed to over 1000 projects of different scope.Project leaders, engineers, consultants, managers or construction supervisors may need a quick reference guide. In Pipelines Made Easy, they will find a synthesis of experiential wisdom - right from the trenches.The book is intended for a wide range of readers.
Many will find a lot of concrete and hands-on information about the construction industry without getting bogged down in too many technical details.When you read Martin’s book, you’ll discover:● How Martin Started His Journey As a Consultant● The Importance of Safety at Work● Why We Need Pipelines● Fundamentals of Pipeline Construction● Fundamentals of the Construction Planning Phase● Quick Taste of Pipeline Construction Offshore and in the Arctic on Permafrost● Pipeline Testing and Commissioning● How the Pipeline Control Center Works● The Fundamentals of Project Management in Construction● The Key Construction Leadership Skills● The Most Frequent Errors and Omissions That Happen on Pipeline Projects● The Most Probable Reasons for Delays in Pipeline Construction● What to Do to Avoid Delays on Construction Projects● What NOT to do When Things Go Wrong● How to Solve Issues Resulting form Delays on Projects● How to Avoid Painful Claims and Cost Overruns● How to Select the Best Contractors for the JobWhy I Wrote This Book - A Note From The AuthorI wrote this book to share my hands-on practical experience from the pipeline construction industry.
But I also had another, bigger reason to write. Recently, after traveling with my wife to the distant islands in Southeast Asia, I noticed that many children from poor families needed significant financial support. They needed money to go to school, to purchase books and school supplies. Naturally, I wanted to help. I decided to donate 55% of my profits created from the sale of my book, Pipelines Made Easy, to support underprivileged children in Southeast Asia.Martin Tokar, Author