Understanding ISO
Many U.S. consulting firms are being registered under the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 9000 series, which set standards for business conduct to achieve quality....

Research and Development — Why bother?
As the world becomes a true global marketplace, the ramifications of this change is felt in all aspects of business. Products and services from around the world are beginning to appear...

BPA Realtime Hydrologic Forecasting System for the Columbia River Basin
Bonneville Power Administration (BPA) markets and distributes the hydroelectric power produced at 30 federal projects in the Columbia River Basin. In order to plan the System's coordinated...

Determinants and Trends in Water Right Market Prices
As the demand for existing water supplies continues to grow, increasing attention is being placed on transferring water rights through markets for urban uses. Transfers are proposed as...

Economic Impacts of Severe and Sustained Drought
A hydrologic-economic-legal impact model shows that a severe and sustained drought in the Colorado River Basin would cause acute economic damages to most instream water users, and to upper...

Public Involvement and Participation: Planning Imperatives for the Coming Century
The literature has identified three types of responses to natural resources planning and management efforts in the United States. The first focused upon the more effective use of existing...

MPOS Become VIPS
The 1991 Intermodal Surface Transportation Efficiency Act made metropolitan planning organizations very important players in transportation decisionmaking. MPOs have been around since...

Is It Necessary to Compromise Engineering Ethics to Remain Competitive in Today's Marketplace?
The test of time has shown that by maintaining high ethical values, one can succeed in any marketplace, no matter how competitive, says the winner of the 1993 Daniel W. Mead Essay Contest...

Computer Automation and Project Organizational Impact: A Conceptual Model
This paper presents a framework to effectively model the impact of change in the level of computerization on project organizations. A key focus is the changing relationships between project...

Calibration of a Highway Traffic Assignment Model for the Manhattan Central Business District
This paper describes the application of a traffic assignment model, specifically the TRANPLAN model, in New York City together with the methodologies and the satellite programs that were...

A Decision Support System for the Expansion of International Operations of A/E/C Firms
The changing trend of the construction industry will require A/E/C firms to consider expanding operations in the international construction market arena. This paper presents a conceptual...

Computer Implementation of Fuzzy Reasoning in Tendering
There are a lot of risk factors need to be considered in tendering in the construction industry. Examples are a) The market conditions: the degree of competition, the prevailing and the...

A Multi-Media System for Organizing Construction Documents
This paper describes the concepts for a system to manage construction documents in a multi-media environment to support efficient retrieval....

Developing an Object Based Planning System for Precast Concrete Building Structures
This paper presents the organization of an object based planning system for determining the preliminary costs, schedules and resources for precast concrete building structures. First,...

Optimal Markup Policy in Sequential Competitive Bidding
Construction firms encounter resource constrains in their business operations. However, current competitive bidding models fail to consider the impact of a firm's constrained resources...

A Value Chain Model to Support Business Process Reengineering in Turnkey Contracting Firm
This paper discusses important factors of BPR as it is related to the use of information technology in the E&C industry. It then presents an industry value chain model from the...

Database Use in the Engineering Office

Market Analysis of Marinas and Market Potentials in Asian Regions

Summary of Highway Product Evaluation Practices and HITEC Needs Survey
This report (CERF No. 94-5012) contains the results from a survey conducted by the Civil Engineering Research Foundation (CERF), the research affiliate of the American Society of Civil...

Survival Skills
Thinking of what will become of a firm once an owner leaves is an important topic what many owners of firms choose to ignore. As a result, many firms fail soon after ownership is transferred....

 

 

 

 

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