Many extremely interesting and
helpful papers have been written and presented at conferences throughout the
world. Some have been published in leading magazines where they receive
additional exposure but unfortunately, too many are not available to the greater
Added to these papers are case
studies, reports and investigations with potentially significant technical value
to individuals who may be struggling through similar technical / process
difficulties. Access to documentation outlining work undertaken previously and
companies or individuals who have resolved or who failed to resolve such
problems, would be extremely helpful.
Feasibility studies are yet
another area where there is a distinct lack of readily accessible information
which the engineers, plant managers and quantity surveyors may find of
assistance and value in formulating a technical and commercial evaluation of a
number of alternative processes , types of equipment or in formulating a
strategy for business development.