Subarea Planning Using Microcomputers
This paper presents the basic features of a subarea focusing program developed by JHK & Associates through a contract with the U. S. Department of Transportation. The program is...

The Ruedi Project—A Case Study
Ruedi Dam is a 285' high earthfill structure constructed in 1968 by the Bureau of Reclamation as part of the Fryingpan-Arkansas Transmountain Diversion Project. In November...

Addressing Legal Issues in Municipal/Private Cooperative Ventures
The authors were directly involved in negotiating the first contract between a public body and a private developer for the rehabilitation and operation of a hydroelectric project in the...

The Contribution of Local Area Management Teams Under Severe Environmental Conditions
This paper outlines a Westinghouse managed turnkey hydro electric project located in remote southwestern Wyoming near Kemmerer. The dam provides watershed control for the Hams Fork River,...

Insuring Security Requirements of Power Contracts
Under the fixed, or levelized rate utility contract, utility offers a fixed rate for the life of the contract. In the early years, the rate is in excess of the utility's avoided...

Risk Sharing in Project Development
This paper reviews some of the areas in which attention to detail can make the contractual relationship more positive and lead to a better project. Subjects covered include: selecting...

Financing the Town Bluff Hydropower Project
The Town Bluff Dam Hydropower Project is the first new Federal hydropower project to be completely financed by a non-Federal entity where all of the construction funds would be provided...

Conversion Experience at the Chief Joseph Dam Project
In August, 1983, Woodward Governor Company was awarded U. S. Army Corps of Engineers contract DACW67-83-C-0076 to convert ten existing Allis-Chalmers and six existing Woodward Governor...

Hydropower Contract Conditions for Civil Engineering Works
Norwegian types of contract documents for hydropower construction work - especially the underground parts - have long had the reputation of being flexible as opposed to the traditionally...

New Runners for Aswan High Dam Power Station
Replacing turbine runners at Egypt's Aswan High Dam Power Station is a major project because of the size, quantity and importance of these turbines to the Egyptian economy....

Sheet Pile Interlock Behavior: A Moving Contract Problem
The finite element method is used to analyze the behavior of sheet pile interlocks subjected to an uniaxial pull test. The thumb and finger of the interlock provide three contact points...

Application of Expert Systems to Construction Management Decision-Making and Risk Analysis
Application of expert systems in the area of construction management decision-making and risk analysis are explored. Decision-making under uncertainty is one of the attributes of human...

Manpower Planning—Make a Moral Contract
One key to manpower planning is forecasting realistic and accurate manhour projections for work in-house or work in the proposal stage. A method used by the author to project manhours...

It's Only Visual Inspection (Welding Inspection)
Unless specified otherwise in the Contract Documents, Visual Inspection will be performed on all fabrication/erection welding for projects that utilize the Specifications for the Design,...

In-House Training Programs
The papers in this book address timely subjects and issues on in-house training programs that are of particular interest to the civil engineering profession. The five papers presented...

Computer Pricing Practices
Civil engineers have become increasingly involved with the use of computers to help solve engineering problems. Many problems that previously could be solved only approximately, or that...

Technology Transfer: Consultants and Counterparts
The results of an investigation into the transfer of technical knowledge between and among foreign consultants and their host country counterparts at two large-scale development projects...

Contractor, Businessman
The management side of running a construction firm is as important to its survival and growth as the technical activities. This article tells how a Cincinnati geotechnical contractor,...

Financial Statement Impact of the Rent/Lease/Buy Decision for Contractors using Heavy Equipment
Contractors with substantial equipment requirements must carefully weigh all of the quantitative and qualitative factors related to how they finance their equipment. Certain of these factors...

The Forms and Variations of the CM System
The CM system has slowly acquired identity and definition since its spontaneous and controversial start nearly two decades ago. The numerous proprietary forms and variations of the system,...

 

 

 

 

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