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- Pile driving
Operation consisting in driving a deep foundation (in steel, concrete or reinforced concrete), also called piles, into the ground by the dynamic effect of shocks or vibrations with the help of a driving appliance. This operation is done with the aim of constructing a structure on good ground, when the superficial layers are of mediocre resistance.
- PMO Officer (Project Management Office)
Responsible for the administrative coordination of projects: project organisation, monitoring, steering and support.
Public Private Partnership. A means of financing investment in which a government body contracts with a private service provider to design, build and maintain a public infrastructure project over a substantial period of time (between 25 and 30 years). In return, the private sector partner receives lease rental income for the duration of the contract.
- Programmeerbare Logica Post (PLP)
Electronic interlocking system between signal box and equipment in tracks that detects trains and operates signals and switches. It replaces all-relay or PTAR systems.
- Project EIR
Specific type of environmental effects report prepared for projects that require an environmental or planning permit.
- Project Engineer (PE)
Responsible for the design and on-site follow up of special techniques (electricity, lighting, low-voltage current, fire safety, etc.) applied in building projects; draws up specifications and tender documents.
- Project Manager (PM)
Manages a specific project which has time and budget constraints; defines, coordinates and closely follows up the project.
- Public procedure
The procedure for concluding a public procurement contract in which any interested contractor or service provider may submit a bid and in which the bid opening session is public.