Building on a Revolution
The Museum of the American Revolution, located in Philadelphia, tells the story of the colonies’ separation from Britain and pays tribute to George Washington and the soldiers he led. The three-story museum...

Stabilizing Variable and Sloping Ground: Achieving Innovation Through Adaptation
We all know the high price of land development these days, so it's more important than ever for owners and their designers to maximize available land area. Occasionally, this demand is constrained by topography...

Measurement and Payment
The owner shall establish a bid schedule to obtain pricing for all work associated with the microtunneling installation. This bid schedule provides the bidders the opportunity to establish...

Commentary: Pricing: Define Your Marketplace

How to Work Effectively with Consulting Engineers
Getting the Best Project at the Right Price for Your Public Constituents
This manual is a comprehensive revision of the previous edition that addresses the procurement of engineering services for a quality project. It outlines the functions of the consulting...

Responsibilities of Individual Team Members
Price Pritchett has written a useful, practical, and compact handbook for team members that addresses a great need in the teamwork literature. As he says in Teamwork: The Team Member Handbook...

Does Congestion Management Improve Public Transit?
Traffic congestion, one of the main urban problems of Sao Paulo, is quantified thru the monitoring of the congestion queue lengths (CQL). Due to the growth of peak CQL in recent years,...

Risky Business
Labor, clients, project conditions and information flow are all potential risks that small design firms face when deciding to agree to a fixed price. If you're in charge of...

Use of Economic Optimization to Evaluate New Facilities
(No paper) The confluence of the Sacramento and San Joaquin rivers and the San Francisco Bay forms the largest estuary on the West Coast. Known as the Bay-Delta, the region supplies drinking...

Practical Implications of Optimal Space Allocation and Pricing

A Stockholder's Story
A former partner in an engineering consulting firm tells about what happens when a firm goes public. His view is that while it benefitted financially, the firm changed for the worse. The...

UV Acceptance
Ultraviolet disinfection of wastewater is increasingly being used. The method has been available since the early part of the century, but chlorine was widely available and generally cheaper....

Road Pricing in the Transport Curriculum

The Effect of Hydraulic Factors on Quality in Drinking Water Storage Tanks

Riding the Technology Wave
Computer hardware and software is getting faster, more powerful and more affordable. At the same time, the way in which engineers use the equipment is varying. Identifying costs and benefits...

Standing Firm: When Ethics are Challenged
The Daniel W. Mead Prize for Younger Members is awarded annually for the best paper on ethics submitted by an ASCE younger member. Participants in the 1998 contest responded to a specific...

Consulting Engineering
A Guide for the Engagement of Engineering Services
Consulting Engineering: A Guide for the Engagement of Engineering Services (Manual 45), is a comprehensive revision of the previous edition...

Construction Change Order Impact Assessment Using Influence Diagrams

Integrated Labor Cost Control Systems

Price and Schedule Bidding

 

 

 

 

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