Decentralization of Nuclear Power Plant Engineering
The cost of nuclear power construction in the past two decades has increased by an order of magnitude, forcing utilities and A/E's to look for ways to reduce engineering and...

Procurement of New Passenger Rail Cars from Japan
In May 1983 the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) signed a contract with Sumitomo Corporation of America, in which Sumitomo agreed to furnish 63 new stainless steel gallery...

Crown Corporation Approach to Watershed Management
On July 1, 1984, the Government of Saskatchewan proclaimed the Water Corporation Act. The Act formed the legislative basis for the newly formed Saskatchewan Water Corporation and ushered...

Computer Control of Lift Station Operations
A unique computerized control system to supervise the operation of several lift stations has been designed by Boyle Engineering Corporation (Boyle) and constructed by the City of Orlando,...

Environmental Auditing — A Management Tool
This paper discusses environmental auditing as implemented within the Aluminum Company of America (Alcoa) and focuses on auditing as a management tool. The program is covered from its...

SCADA and Network Analysis
Connecticut Natural Gas Corporation (CNG) is a gas distribution utility serving 130,000 customers in Connecticut. Gas purchase costs and pipeline maintenance costs account for 65% of CNG's...

Macro Data Acquisition Systems on Minicomputers
Selection of the proper minicomputer for a real-time data system is a careful design process based on system requirements. Hardware should be purchased after requirements are set and not...

Avoiding Contractor Disputes During Project Design
The New Jersey Transit Corporation is in the second phase of a billion dollar rebuilding program of its rail system. The first phase, which featured electrification and signal system replacement,...

Use of a Simplified Urban Traffic Forecasting Procedure for Project Analysis
This paper presents New York State Department of Transportation's experience with the calibration and testing of a simplified procedure for estimating urban traffic at the...

Project Management for Company Growth and Success
Many skills are not included in the technical training of an engineer; thus, it is not surprising that technical managers may not be good project managers. Activities outside one's...

Is Your Firm Prepared to Do Infrastructure Work?
Using proper marketing analysis and techniques, multidisciplined firms can capitalize on a number of new business opportunities created by the country's current infrastructure...

Competitive Strategies for Growth
A discussion is given on the approach of Camp Dresser & McKee Inc. to the question of specialization versus diversification in a consulting engineering firm. It was easy to opt...

Specialization or Diversification: The Role of Strategic Planning
The question faced by many consultants and constructors as they plan for the future is: Should we specialize or diversify in order to survive, grow and prosper? This paper proposes that...

Engineer-Constructor Experience with Computer Aided Design and Engineering
Stone & Webster Engineering Corporation has used CAD/CAE equipment since 1974 and has developed organizations and procedures for integrating the technology into the design process....

Reconversion to Coal Firing at Crystal River
Units 1 and 2 at the Crystal River Plant of Florida Power Corporation were originally designed for coal firing in the 1960's, were converted to heavy fuel oil firing in the...

Optimization on Refuse Collection Systems
A solution to the vehicle routing problem for refuse collection in large cities is presented. The algorithm accommodates real world constraints and employs a combined heuristic and computer...

Managing the Alaska Pipeline Project
At one point in the mid-1970s, construction of the Trans-Alaska Pipeline System (TAPS) was in big trouble—months behind and millions over budget. A major reorganization of the structure...

Rockfill Quarry Experience, Ord River, Australia
The main feature of the Ord River Project in Australia is a rockfill dam constructed by Dravo Corporation. Quartzite rock was quarried adjacent to the damsite using coyote blasting methods...

Engineers and the Professional Corporation
Proper financial planning is the keystone to professional growth and development. The professional corporation is used successfully by professionals in many fields and deserves serious...

High Capacity Pile Foundations for China Steel Corporation Integrated Steel Mill

 

 

 

 

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