Exercise, Motivation, and Employee Performance

Policy Statement 465: Why We Must Raise the Bar
Members of ASCE's Task Committee on the First Professional Degree describe the motivation behind the board of direction's adoption of Policy Statement 465, which...

The Warranty Alternative
State highway agencies are investigating such alternative contracting methods as warranties in reaction to decreased budgets and resources. The advantages to warranty contracting include...

Holding the Advantage
Small firms are constantly under a number of business pressures, and competing for qualified engineers with both large and small engineering firms is just one more challenge to contend...

Performance Evaluation Criteria Development for Electrical Craftsmen

Using Probabilistic Balancing Rules in the Development of Multi-Purpose Multi-Reservoir Systems Operation Models
This paper focuses on the development of short-term (real-time) reservoir operation strategies by the incorporation of Probabilistic Balancing Rules (PBR). Probabilistic Balancing Rule...

The Urge to Merge
A report issued in 1994 by the Professional Services Management Association offers a glimpse into the world of mergers and acquisitions in the architecture/engineering industry, through...

Fires Deemed to Have Tested Structural Performance
This paper provides an overview and progress report of a survey and study of fire incidents deemed to have tested the structural performance of large buildings. This ongoing effort was...

Problems Faced by Faculty in Minority Institutions
The primary objective of this paper is to list some problems faced by faculty engaged in both research and instruction in Minority Institutions (MIs) and to suggest solutions to them....

Summer Engineering Outreach Program for Native Americans
Minorities are significantly underrepresented in engineering, science and math fields in the United States. To attract and retain capable minority students will require the development...

A Machine Learning Decision Support System for Collaborative Design
The research described in this paper is motivated by the complexity surrounding the development of decision support systems (DSSs) for collaborative design processes. If one realizes that...

Structural Analysis in Context
The issues of what student should learn about structural analysis and how it should be taught are explored considering the purposes of structural analysis in engineering practice and the...

Motivating Technical Employees
The traditional methods of motivating employees—offers of higher pay and better perks—often fail to inspire technical employees, leaving their managers scratching their heads. But a review...

Water Supply Systems Planning with Water Transfers
This study examines the recent use of water transfers in California, particularly during the current drought. The emphasis is on how planners and operators of federal, state, and local...

The DWR Delta Graphical User Interface
Previously, most modeling development has been in the area of algorithms, with relatively little effort spent on conveying the results of models. A graphical user interface to a database...

DUNECARE: Healing the Coast
DUNECARE is active community participation in environmental restoration. This document reports on the operation of the DUNECARE programme in coastal New South Wales, Australia. A Model...

Motivating Factors Behind Environmental Activism: A Case Study of Beach Clean-up Participants
This study was initiated to investigate the motivating factors behind environmental activism. Participants in a Rhode Island beach clean-up were surveyed for information about their attitudes,...

The Fate of the Nichupte Lagoon System in the Planning of Cancun, Mexico as an International Tourism Center
Many books and articles on tourism development of pristine and attractive areas conclude with the metaphor of cancer killing its host body. Cancun, in fact was a response to the perceived...

Grays Harbor, Washington Estuary Management Plan
This paper examines the estuary planning process in Grays Harbor, Washington, from the motivating conflicts, through plan adoption and implementation. Collaborative planning was viewed...

Education, Research and Training Model for Minority Students in Irrigated Agriculture
Minorities are significantly underrepresented in science and engineering fields in the United States. To attract and retain capable minority students will require the development of programs...

 

 

 

 

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