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Chemical Engineering 0613 - Systems Engineering 2: Process Design - Oakland Campus

This guide provides research assistance for students taking the Chemical Engineering Process Design course. The focus of the guide is on identifying appropriate resources in the field and using them effectively for research projects.

CE (Chemical Engineering) Plant Cost Index 
The CEPCI consists of a composite index assembled from a set of four sub-indexes: Equipment; Construction Labor; Buildings; and Engineering & Supervision. Each index and subindex is the weighted sum of several components. Most of these components correspond to Producer Price Indexes (PPIs), updated and published monthly by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS; Washington, D.C.;