Guide to Employment Conditions for Civil Engineers
ASCE Manual 55, ASCE Guide to Employment Conditions for Civil Engineers, provides a guide to a mutually satisfying relationship between the employer and the professional employee, and...

Cost-Effectiveness and Urban Storm-Water Quality Criteria
This paper reviews alternative methods of evaluating the effectiveness of investments in urban stormwater quality improvement. Experience in the related area of control of dry-weather...

Educating 21st Century Highway Engineers Industry Perspective of Highway Engineer Needs
Civil engineering firms are being confronted daily with the twin issues of recruiting and retaining qualified staff. On highway engineering three factors have converged in the last year...

Plugging the Public Sector Brain Drain
For years, many agencies have been able to hire and retain highly-educated, highly-skilled work forces, even though their wages, incentives and working conditions have not been fully competitive...

Identifying DepositionalAreas in Puget Sound
Depositional areas where fine sediments accumulate have been located through low-cost sediment studies instead of more costly current meter and settling trap measurements. Over 200 samples...

Public Aid to Help Assess Nesting Sea Turtle Populations in Florida
In 1979, the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) initiated a public statewide assessment project by establishing a network of survey volunteers. This network consists of state and federal...

Private Coastline Conservation Management: The Land Trust in the San Juan Islands, Washington
Waterfront land values in prime recreation areas like the San Juan Islands are very high. Local, state, and federal agencies have scarce resources for conserving the natural beauty of...

Economic Analysis Tools for Differential Inflation
Economic decisions based on a life-cycle analysis should consider differential increases or decreases in operation and replacement costs and benefits over the project or component life....

Review of the Lake Andes-Wagner Project Sizing
Benefit-cost analyses of the proposed U. S. Bureau of Reclamation Lake Andes-Wagner Project have shown the project to be marginally feasible. In an effort to improve the benefit-cost ratio,...

SCT's Experience with Automated Fleet Management
Sonoma County Transit's (SCT) fleet maintenance program covers all aspects of repair and preventive maintenance, with the exception of major body work. This paper describes...

Procedures for Evaluating TSM Projects
The constraints of limited funding, increasing demand and environmental impact have led to an increase in Transportation Systems Management (TSM) improvements on surface transport systems....

Training of Workforce: The Puerto Rico Experience

Design and Test of Cold Formed Steel Members
Latticed systems represent the most spread and low-cost solution for electrical trasmission towers, when ground conditions do not affect the design choice. Steel angles have been used...

Turnaround in Houston
Simply implementing the suggestions of the workers building a 14-story garage in Houston, turned a disaster in the making into a project ahead of schedule and under budget. The work force...

Benefit Cost Analysis of Highway Safety Improvements

Evaluation of Safety Alternatives by Benefit/Cost Analysis
There is an increasing awareness of the need to use limited highway safety funds on projects that offer the greatest benefits. This paper describes the development and application of a...

Operational Planning in a Consulting Firm
What becomes of a firm that strives concurrently to meet the changing needs of the marketplace, remain up-to-date in technology and technique, and achieve a comfortable profit margin?...

Manpower Planning—Make a Moral Contract
One key to manpower planning is forecasting realistic and accurate manhour projections for work in-house or work in the proposal stage. A method used by the author to project manhours...

In-House Training in the Corps of Engineers
The Corps of Engineers is very active in the training of its employees and the results of training are the growth and professionalism of the employees. Supervisors must always develop...

Tallying Water Resources Goals
Federal water resources planning philosophy has undergone a lengthy evolution with a number of refinements in the past decade to encompass environmental laws and the political philosophy...

 

 

 

 

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