Meeting the Staffing Challenge
Civil Engineering magazine's survey of small firms reveals that finding qualified employees is the greatest management challenge...

Increasing Diversity in Science Mathematics Engineering and Technology (SMET) through High School 9–12 Transition Activities

People and Resources Within the Barataria-Terrebonne National Estuary
South Louisiana's geographic complex is a product of two discrete ingredients: one natural and the other cultural, or human. Relief, soils, landforms, rocks, vegetation, climate, and other...

Geographic Information Systems and their Application in Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering
This proceedings, Geographic Information Systems and their Application in Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering, consists of short papers submitted...

Increasing & Sustaining Diversity in the Workforce

Managing Cultural Diversity in Orbital Habitats
This paper presents the background, outline, and initial findings of an international project on 'Managing Cultural Diversity in Orbital Habitats'. The purpose...

Poor Communication of Schedule and Cost Control Data Between Construction Site Management and Field Supervision Improved by the Weekly Cost and Schedule Meeting for Direct Labor Supervisors
Poor communication of project control data between construction office and field supervision is a common industry problem brought on by poor understanding and lack of training in communication...

A Wetland Habitat Assessment Method using Birds
A wetland habitat assessment technique (HAT) using birds as indicators of habitat quality was developed from the method of V. R. Holmes et al. , (1986) and J. W. Graber and R. R. Graber...

An Effective Multicultural Coastal Management Program
The theme of the paper referred to in this abstract is that coastal management programs, in multicultural environments, are effective only to the degree they are accepted and supported...

The Arcata Marshes: A Case Study in Wetland Restoration
In Humboldt County, California, the City of Arcata has developed an innovative wetland restoration program. The three major projects were funded by the State Coastal Conservancy and consist...

Specialization Vs. Diversification – Relevant Considerations
The health, well-being, and growth of consulting engineering firms demand a successful strategy covering specialization vs. diversification. A discussion of the pros and cons and some...

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...

Are U.S. Firms Handicapped in Winning Foreign Jobs?
U.S. engineers and construction officials complain that inadequate U.S. government spending for feasibility studies viz-a-viz the Europeans and Asians, noncompetitive financing, and an...

Supervisory Problems in International Construction
The success of supervisors on construction projects is, to a large extent dependent upon their ability to develop effective interpersonal relationships with their subordinates. The task...

Social Evaluation of Land-Use Controls
Social evaluation of land-use controls seeks to determine whether residents and potential future residents are treated equitably or fairly. Two standards of judicial equity are proposed:...

Delaware River Basin Modeling
The record northeastern United States drought of the 1960's has necessitated a detailed reappraisal of water resource systems previously proposed in the affected areas to...

Treatment of High Embankment Dam Foundations
Because of the diversity of geological conditions found at dam sites and the variety of treatments for dam foundations, there is no such thing as a best procedure that will fit all cases....

Humanity Faces a Technological Culture
The author reviews the tremendous rate of cultural change in the world today and points out the psychological and human difficulties encountered by mankind as a consequence of such changes....

 

 

 

 

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