3 Counties Coordinated Water System Plans
The Coordinated Water System Plan (CWSP) process is a state mandated management tool created to get agencies and utilities to jointly address problems of current and domestic/municipal...

Use of Construction Simulation in Claims Analysis
The increasing complexity of today's construction projects has led to considerable progress in developing sophisticated simulation-based methods and tools for the analysis and planning...

An Integrated System to Facilitate the Analysis of Construction Claims
In recent years, considerable attention has been directed towards the ascertaining the nature of disruptions in construction contracting. In practice, attempts are made to identify the...

Forensic Aspects of Future HSGT
Forensic sciences deal with the relations and application of technical problems in litigation and court procedures. This paper anticipates possible legal actions that may involve the introduction...

Natural Resource Damage Case Selection Criteria
A number of practical considerations dictate that only a fraction of all potential natural resource claims are actually negotiated or litigated under Federal statutes that provides for...

NOAA/NMFS Restoration Center
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) represents the public as a Federal Trustee for living marine resources and their habitat through its Damage Assessment and Restoration...

Intermodal Transit Station Computer Simulation Model
The specifications and features of an Intermodal Transit Station simulation model are discussed, including train schedule data base preparation, ticketing and baggage claim processing,...

Planning for Airport APM Systems—New Applications
Traditionally, automated people mover (APM) systems at airports have been used to move passengers between a main terminal, in which ticketing and baggage claim occurs, and aircraft gates...

More Than an Underground Success
Starting with the premise that reasonable people, guided by impartial experts they have selected, can come to a reasonable solution, dispute review boards, or DRBs, have amassed an enviable...

Elected Officials
Schools and organizations train engineers to use facts. But, engineers are often content to base decisions on their opinions. While engineering judgment is an important part of the professional...

Economic Factors in Roller Compacted Concrete Dam Construction
This paper deals with some of the economic factors that designers and contractors need to consider in the design and execution of an RCC dam. Costs for the RCC portion of the Upper Stillwater...

Learning to Love NDT
Sometimes overblown claims and the practical limitations of early nondestructive tests for concrete have left many civil engineers leery of NDT methods. While some are aware that NDT has...

Regulatory Law and Policy to Support Space Mining
Adaptation of modern mining law principles, such as those embodied in the U.S. General Mining Law of 1872, would protect mineral resource interests in space. A good illustration of a closely...

Steering Clear of Tort Claims
Tort liability has become a major issue for today's highway engineer. Claims against state highway departments charging that deficient roadways caused or contributed to traffic...

A Conceptual Basis for Developing Model State Water Codes
The crafting of model state water codes must proceed out of the recognition that there are two prevailing philosophies under which resources are allocated. These contrasting systems both...

Governmental Immunity from Liability in Flood Control Operations
The scope of Federal immunity from liability for damages caused by flood control operations is quite extensive. A review of the legislative history and case law of the immunity provision,...

Beachfront Management After Nollan—Facing the Challenge of Unconstitutional Taking Claims
In 1977, South Carolina enacted the Coastal Tidelands and Wetlands Act. Ramifications of the Act are discussed....

Monitoring and Mitigating the Socioeconomic Impacts of Coastal Oil and Gas Development
Santa Barbara County has required that all companies engaged in major offshore oil and gas projects participate in a Socioeconomic Monitoring and Mitigation Program (SEMP). Yearly impact...

CPM Techniques for Claims Avoidance and Preparation
Virtually all major construction claims consist of some aspects of delay, disruption or acceleration. Since all of the foregoing relate directly to the timing and sequencing of the project...

Who Pays for the Unexpected in Construction
A grouting contractor's point of view on who pays for the unexpected in construction is presented. Because grouting can be used as an alternative for other construction procedures,...

 

 

 

 

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