Casting Their 'Net
Small engineering firms are exploring new markets, winning clients and bringing in fresh talent—all through their company web pages. Executives from small firms around the country talk...

Monitoring Construction Vibrations (Available in Geoenvironmental Special Issue only)
A review of procedures, criteria and equipment used to protect buildings and other structures from construction generated vibrations, the article begins by describing the importance of...

Human and Organizational Factors: Engineering and Reliability of Offshore Structures

Small Business Bookmarks
A review of websites geared toward small business owners shows a wide array of resources are available with the click of a mouse. Among our top picks are: Small Business Administration,...

Growing Pains
Most small firms want to increase their business, but there are hidden dangers that can dampen even the most encouraging outlook. Small engineering firm executives and business consultants...

Use of Economic Optimization to Assess the Value of Water Marketing
(No paper) There is an increasing interest and implementation of water markets as an allocation mechanism for water in the Western U.S. However, the importance of the timing and location...

A Review of Established Water Markets and Quasi-Water Markets
This presentation provides a review of established institutional mechanisms which regulate the transfer of water withdrawal rights. Each method of water rights transfer is evaluated in...

Sheetflow Water Quality Monitoring Device: Results of Nine Month Field Testing
(No paper) The objective of this 30 month research project was to develop a sheetflow sampler for sampling highway runoff. The specific goals of this Small Business Innovation Research...

Tension Element Testing in South Bay and Downtown Boston for Central Artery/Tunnel (CA/T) Project

Taking the Mystery Out of Retirement Plans
Less than a third of workers at small firms with 100 or fewer employees have a job-sponsored retirement plan, far fewer than that of bigger firms. A survey by the Employee Benefit Research...

The New Commute
Owners of small engineering firms differ in their opinions about the efficacy of allowing employees to work from home one or more days per week. Some find it difficult to justify the technology...

Easy Interface
Engineers have long desired to be able to move freely from computer-aided design (CAD) programs to geographic information systems (GIS) and their vast databases. Now, thanks to improvements...

Sustainable Transportation Strategy and Market Planning Approach: The Southern California Experience

Road Network Design in a Market Economy

Microtunneling in Downtown Honolulu

Express Design
Milwaukee's high-stakes effort to win its share of the lucrative convention market hinges on its new Midwest Express Center, a 670,000-sq-ft exhibition and convention complex....

The Russian Construction Complex in Transition to Market Economy

Database on Beneficial Reuse of Foundry By-Products
This paper describes a database on beneficial reuse of foundry by-products that was assembled at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. The database was designed to identify (1) materials...

Launched Bridges
Launched Bridges is a book designed to merge the static, organizational, and economic aspects of construction techniques for the launch of...

Coldhearted Building
A 20,000-ton district cooling plant owned by the Public Service Company of Colorado was recently built to sell chilled water to customers in downtown Denver who will use it to air-condition...

 

 

 

 

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