Engineering Department Makes Diversity a Priority
Beena Sukumaran, Ph.D., M.ASCE, the vice president for research, and the former department head of the Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE) Department, at Rowan University, along with a team of researchers,...

Reconstructing a Grand Boulevard
Wacker Drive, the two-level riverfront roadway that has defined the boundary of Chicago's business and cultural district for more than 75 years, is undergoing a much-needed...

Building a Sound Company Culture
For small companies just starting out, the priorities are often generating business and completing the work on time, on budget, and in accordance with applicable standards. In the process...

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

Design-Build & Co.: A Brave New World
There are many inherent risks in overseas work. These are made greater by current project delivery methods, such as design/build operate transfer, and build own operate transfer. The author...

Step 7: Understand Other Cultures
This chapter discusses the importance of understanding the culture of the foreign market you work with....

Structural Expression: International Projects and Cultural Influences

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...

Cultural Resources as a Criterion in Coastal Zone Management: The Case of Northwestern Baja California, Mexico
It is necessary to begin state legislation in Baja California that serves not as a limit on development, but as a promoting mechanism for archaeological and paleontological rescue and...

Total Quality Management
Total Quality Management (TQM) is an organizational management approach that is receiving increasing attention in a wide variety of organizations, including the Ford Motor Company, General...

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...

Human Factors of Project Organization
The nature of construction demands people who can move with the unique and dynamic conditions of the changing environment. Knowing the requirements of the project environment and culture...

Japan and China: Competition and Opportunity
This paper describes changes in the international construction marketplace over the past decade. Japan has emerged as the second largest international contracting force in the world, and...

The Human Element in Space: Lessons from Antarctica
The human ability to adapt and perform in an extreme environment during periods of prolonged isolation is influenced by a number of social, cultural, and psychological parameters. These...

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...

Modelling Transpiration of Subalpine Trees in the Central Rocky Mountains
Forest evapotranspiration (ET) has long been recognized to be a major component in the mass water balance of subalpine watersheds in the central Rocky Mountains. In recent years, research...

 

 

 

 

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