The Warranty Alternative
State highway agencies are investigating such alternative contracting methods as warranties in reaction to decreased budgets and resources. The advantages to warranty contracting include...

Teaching Structural Engineering in Year 2000
The paper addresses the need for changes in engineering education in order to keep pace with the changes that have and will continue to take place in the workplace. Over the past 40 years...

Making the Leap
Over the past decade, computers have become as much a part of the engineering field as concrete and steel. But bringing a firm into the information age can be complicated and expensive....

Drafting the Right Players
This chapter discusses the stage of selecting partners for a team....

Access Control to Projects Via Raised Islands
When addressing driveway maneuvers at a new development, alleged ailments Must be quantified before drafting a cure. If a problem is anticipated, alternative solutions should be investigated,...

Highway Design in 3-D
Limitations in the flexibility and intelligence of commercial roadway design packages led Hart-Freeland-Roberts, Inc., Brentwood, TN, to write its own highway design software. From the...

Drafting of an ISO Standard for Leakage Tests on Packaging for the Transport of Radioactive Material
A working group (TC85/SC5/WG 10) has been formed by ISO for the drafting of an international standard covering the leak testing of radioactive material transport containers. A certain...

Integrated Structural Engineering Solution for Design, Drafting and Analysis
Computervision Corporation is a leading CAD/CAM/CAE vendor that offers a complete integrated structural solution to customers. This structural solution allows customers to manage intricate...

Integrated Structural Design Software in the IBM Architecture & Engineering Series
The Architecture and Engineering Series (AES) software by IBM is a high function, fully integrated design, drafting, and information system. The system provides three dimensional geometry...

Winning the Word War
Holmstedt offers 11 tips for writing better engineering reports. Most engineering firms have developed stylebooks that answer most common grammatical questions and that provide formats...

Engineering a Marketing Plan
Marketing is today as much a part of the engineering firm as design, drafting, and analysis. As design firms face increasing competition, many principals have begun to recognize that the...

Computer Applications in Structural Engineering
The papers in this book deal with the development or application of software systems to the design, analysis, and drafting activities associated with engineered structures. A number of...

CAD Mapping Trailblazer
Until three years ago, few civil/surveying firms had automated both surveying (including digital recording of angles and distances shot in the field) and the related design and drafting....

Subdivider: Advanced Subdivision Design with the IBM-PC
SUBDIVIDER is an IBM-PC program which aids engineers in the process of dividing tracts of land into lots, streets, and building floor plans. It can be used for the design of traditional...

Micro-CAD: Can It Pay for Itself
A simple financial analysis is presented that forecasts the payback period on an investment in a microcomputer drafting system. The payback period is calculated in months using productivity...

Performance Versus Prescriptive Specifications
The use of prescriptive specifications and performance specifications are reviewed, and the advantages and disadvantages of the two types of specifications are examined. Case histories...

Improving the Civil Engineering Profession: Essay Contest Winners
In the October, 1980 issue, Civil Engineering—ASCE announced an essay contest on the following questions: How can the civil engineering profession be improved? How can civil engineering...

Small Midwestern Consultant Introduces Inhouse Desk Top Computer
This article traces the history of engineering and surveying calculations in a small civil-geotechnical consulting office in Rock Island, Ill., W.J. Reese & Associates. The expanding...

History of ASCE and Civil Engineering
In October 1974, ASCE published William H. Wisely's book, The American Civil Engineer, 1852-1974, the History, Traditions and Development of ASCE. Some highlights of the book...

Ethical Optimization in Engineering
The engineer's essential function is decision making. In this activity he should tend toward the optimization of the systems he designs. The scale of values on which established...

 

 

 

 

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