Using Product Models to Plan Construction
The conceptual design of the CasePlan case-based planning and scheduling system is presented. Case-based reasoning is a promising technique for capturing the expertise of contractors who...

MIS for Implementing Multi Project Programs
The successful implementation of large or small capital improvement programs must include more than the management of schedule and cost. An effective Program Management Team must be concerned...

Contractor's Quality Program Requirements
To examine the applicability of modern QC/QA techniques to large HSGT infrastructure projects constructed by outside contractor consortia....

Scour at a Bridge Over the Weldon River, Iowa
Contraction scour at the State Highway 2 bridge over the Weldon River in south-central Iowa was caused by a flood of record proportions on September 14 and 15, 1992. The peak discharge...

Innovative Contracting Practices in Developing an Advanced Freeway Management System
Throughout the nation, many public agencies have determined to incorporate time saving and cost effective project innovations while maintaining and upgrading project quality. One possible...

The Monroe Street Hydroelectric Project Redevelopment A Legacy of Power 1889-1992

Turn Key Construction to Operations and Maintenance A Transitional Program

Technology Developments from the Las Colinas APT System
The purpose of this paper is to identify and discuss the major technical developments that were provided as part of AEG Westinghouse Transportation Systems, Inc.'s contract for the Las...

Scheduling Principles of the Miami Metromover Project
Large and complex construction projects with many interfaces among multiple prime contractors present extraordinary challenges to the owner and project manager. Project management techniques...

Turnkey Contractor Procurement for System Improvements
This paper describes the development of a procurement method and documents issued to bidders for improvements to the Docklands Light Railway, London, England. The bidders were required...

The Advantages of E & M Systems Procurement
Fifteen years of experience, observations and lessons gained by two of the leading turnkey contractors in the transit and large people mover market have led to the following conclusion:...

U.S. Government Contracting
This chapter includes points to keep in mind when negotiations are with the government....

Managing Government Contracts: Tips to Keeping Your Sanity
The key to managing large government projects is to divide it into smaller manageable pieces and organize it accordingly. Government projects are unique in that they require much more...

Procurement Quality Engineering
The 'Procurement Quality Function' is an element of the Body of Knowledge of Quality Engineering, as defined by the American Society for Quality Control (ASQC). This paper describes the...

Pointe Mouillee: a 4600-acre Multiple Purpose Habitat Constructed and Restored in Western Lake Erie, USA
Pointe Mouille, part of a Michigan Wildlife Management Area, is the site of a major restoration project funded and constructed in the late 1970's by the US Army Corps of Engineers and...

Throughput Rate Study
The Civilian Radioactive Waste Management System (CRWMS) Management and Operating (M&O) Contractor, has completed a study to analyze system wide impacts of operating the CRWMS...

Computer-Aided Decision Model for Selecting a Contractual System
An owner of a construction project often faces the problem of selecting a contractual arrangement. The process of selecting a contractual system depends on the owner's preferred risk sharing...

Success of Super-Turnkey Procurement of the Honolulu Rapid Transit System
The City and County of Honolulu, Hawaii has developed and, pending resolution of local funding, is procuring and building a 15.9-mile (25.6 km), 22-station, fully automated rapid transit...

Intelligent Systems for Information Retrieval in Construction
The last three decades of the scientific and business market have been signed by information revolution. In construction, large amounts of information are manipulated and consulted. Information...

Optimum Channel Contraction for Supercritical Flows

 

 

 

 

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