Seismic Design of Highrise Building with Mega Frame
The NEC corporation head office building is under construction at Shiba Minato-ku, Tokyo, Japan. This building is a highrise building of steel structure with the height of 180m. The structural...

Evaluating Financial Performance of Public and Private Firms Involved in Hydropower Development
The extended abstract compares companies that have gone public and the authors' own company which is private. Included are five publicly, or formerly publicly traded companies...

A Non-Federal Development at a Federal Project
The Colebrook River Lake project is a Corps of Engineers multipurpose reservoir located in northwestern Connecticut. The hydro project, designed and built by the Catalyst Energy Corporation...

Abstract of Using Computers to Competitive Advantage: Philosophy and Example

The Long Arm of Liability
The corporate engineer, defined as an engineer who is employed by a corporation rather than a design firm, can also be exposed to personal liability for errors and omissions that cause...

Pumped-Storage Project Site Selection
The paper presents a case history in the selection of a site for a large pumped-storage project for Oglethorpe Power Corporation. The case history illustrates how a large number of potential...

Expansion of Three Plants on the Saranac River
The capacity of three cascading hydro power plants, owned and operated by New York State Electric and Gas Corporation on the Saranac River near Plattsburgh, was expanded by a total of...

Case Study on the Development of a Hydro License Compliance Monitoring System
As the holder of 29 Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) licenses, Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PGandE) has an obvious need to monitor and document compliance with the numerous...

Real Time Hydropower Scheduling for Niagara Mohawk Power Corporation
Niagara Mohawk Power Corporation (NMPC) presently manually schedules their hydro system of 660 MW (80 stations in ten river basins). The scheduling procedures are labor intensive and relatively...

Green Mountain Power Corporation Bolton Falls Hydroelectric Project
The project proceeded through preliminary design, FERC licensing, and into detailed design, following its selection as one of seven low-head redevelopment projects to be partially funded...

Design and Commissioning of the Philadelphia Hydroelectric Project
The Philadelphia Hydroelectric Project consists of a single horizontal-shaft double-regulated S-type unit, rated 3440 kW, utilizing a programmable controller for unit operation together...

Harbor Rehabilitation and Recreational Development in Racine, Wisconsin
With a growing realization that the Racine waterfront was underutilized, Downtown Racine Development Corporation (DRDC) in concert with City and County officials directed its attention...

Liberty State Park: A Public/Private Partnership (abstract)
The Liberty State Park Development Corporation was formed to create public/private partnerships to develop this 750 acre urban park, which lies just 1750 feet from the Statue of Liberty....

Evolving Strategic Management Processes at State and Regional Transportation Agencies
Recent progress and accomplishments in strategic planning/management at four transportation agencies: the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, New Jersey Transit Corporation, New...

Expert Systems in an Engineering-Construction Firm
Although it has been generally accepted that the field of engineering provides a wide variety of potential applications for expert systems, most developments have been academic in nature....

Low Head Filtration Removal Efficiencies of Giardia Cysts, Coliform Bacteria, and Turbidity From Low Turbidity Water
The removal of Giardia cysts from low turbidity waters is of great concern in many areas of the United States. A pilot program was undertaken to determine if an established low head filtration...

Water System Data Base for Naples, Florida
Boyle Engineering Corporation has developed a comprehensive database technique using its Intergraph Computer-Aided Design and Drafting (CADD) system to assist in the computer modeling...

Current Financing Trends in Hydroelectric Development
The paper presents the author's view of current financing trends in the hydroelectric project development industry. These events are described in the context of the author's...

Run-of-River Controller for Hydro Plants
New York State Electric and Gas Corporation has installed programmable run-of-river (ROR) controllers at five of their plants. Each of these plants has either two or three units with installed...

How Do Engineers Learn to Manage?
Most engineers prefer design problems to management problems, but if a firm is to prosper, project managers must learn to manage and devote time to management. Earth Technology Corporation...

 

 

 

 

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