Other Project Management Resources

The following resources are provided for the convenience of our customers and are not to be construed as an endorsement by InterPlan Systems Inc.


STO Handbooks - InterPlan Systems’ handbooks for planning and managing STOs are required references for the professional.

Managing Maintenance Shutdowns and Outages - InterPlan Systems’ review of Joel Levitt’s book.

Guide to Ship Repair Estimates - InterPlan Systems’ review of Don Butler’s book.

Maintenance / Reliability

IDCON - Reliability & Maintenance Management Consulting and Training - IDCON’s mission is "To help our clients improve overall reliability and lower manufacturing and maintenance costs". They are experts in: maintenance assessments, leadership and organization, planning and scheduling, preventive maintenance, condition monitoring, Root Cause Analysis, and maintenance store room management.

MaintenanceResources.com - Plant engineering, maintenance and reliability resources. Includes a reference library, free on-line CMMS, trade show/seminar search, metals service center, CMMS links, monthly ezine, free MSDS search, and PEM job-line.

MaintenanceWorld.com - Includes articles on numerous topics, calendar of events, discussion forums, books and tools.

Plant Maintenance Resource Center - Includes links to maintenance consultants, maintenance software vendors, maintenance conferences and conference papers, articles on maintenance, and many other valuable resources.

Project Management

allPM.com Project Managers Homepage - Project management articles, news, reviews, templates and forums.

Eng-Tips Forums - Engineering Project Management Forum - Engineering peer support forums on many engineering topics (free of advertising or recruiting).

Planning Planet - Free online database of project planning build times, benchmarks, effort hours and construction cycle times. Includes an active project management forum, networking facilities and job opportunities.

PMI College of Scheduling - Promotes integrity in scheduling with news, articles and a discussion forum.

Project Management for Construction - Free, on-line book by Chris Hendrickson, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University.

Project Management Knowledge Base - Free portal for project planners and managers includes an events calendar, discussion forums and software and book reviews.

Estimating / Cost Engineering

The International Cost Engineering Council (ICEC) - Nonprofit organization promoting cooperation between national and multinational cost engineering, quantity surveying and project management organizations worldwide.

Magazines / E-zines

Asset Management & Maintenance Journal (AMMJ) - For all those interested in the maintenance, monitoring, servicing and management of Plant, equipment, buildings and infrastructure. The AMMJ is read in over 120 countries and every continent.

Training / Consulting

STO Management - Home of the STO Academy training courses for shutdowns, turnarounds and outages.

The CBT Workshop - Corporate training and professional development with a focus on project management disciplines.

Project Auditors - A PMI global Registered Education Provider in project management training, project quality audits, and project management consulting services.


Refining Online - features an interactive Q&A forum, a directory and search engine for refining industry Web sites, free ROL Assistant software, technical Knowledge Base, Events Calendar, and Member Directory.