Benefit-Cost Evaluation of Minimum Instream Flows
In many cases, determinations of minimum desirable instream flows (MIF) are made without full consideration of economic costs and benefits. Benefits are frequently quantified in nonmonetary...

Civil Entrepreneuring
Increasing numbers of people are leaving secure, well-paying positions with the government, academia and the private sector to go the risky route of establishing their own firms. The rewards...

A Profession Peers at Itself
An increasing number of firms are inviting their competitors to come in and survey the way they do business. Peer reviews cover all aspects of a firm's management, from record...

Coping with Transition: Improving the Management Process
At Arkansas Power & Light Company, the Energy Supply Department has some 2,000 employees and operates (in addition to providing General Office engineering, technical, and administrative...

Managing Quality into the Workplace
In February, 1983, the author's organization began a process designed to enhance attitudes about quality in every individual member of the organization. The process requires...

Hydrologic Work Group System Using Distributed Task Processing
The notion behind work group systems is that a collection of co-workers, numbering from a few to a few tens of people, is the logical unit around which to build a centralized microcomputer...

Picture Index for Field Verification of Crop Coefficients
A picture index has been developed for eight irrigation crops to obtain reliable, rapid, and low-cost field determinations of crop growth stages and corresponding crop coefficient (Kc)...

Low-Cost Stacked Block Revetments for Great Lakes Shores
Two stacked-block revetments, the product of emergency conditions and budget limitations, were constructed at Illinois Beach State Park on Lake Michigan in April 1982. The revetments,...

Microcomputer Simulation of Jets and Wakes
Illustrations are presented for radial jets and for turbulent flows in the wake of circular cylinders. The paper illustrates the use and importance of low-cost computational tools in engineering...

A Low-Cost, Microcomputer-Based Field Data Acquisition System
This paper discusses the selection and development of a micro-computer-based data acquisition system used for collecting aquifer test data. Primary components of the data collection system...

Applications and Benefits of Accelerating Walkway Systems
A number of studies have shown that many persons resist walking, and might be willing to pay as much as 25 to 50 cents per minute to avoid walking. A new form of urban transport - Accelerating...

Modeling Construction Companies
This paper reports on the development, implementation, and practical use of a micro-computer based system which simulates the organizational performance of construction companies. The...

Inspection Costs Versus the Benefits Derived
The following text describes the experiences of a small suburban municipality located in Middle Tennessee before, during and after a five-year program of comprehensive inspection and testing...

Computer Management Concepts for Student Engineering
This paper presents many of the principles and concepts being taught to engineers of the future concerning their use of computer related activities. For example, from the cost/risk/benefit...

Microcomputer Needs of Small and Mid-Sized Ontario Transit Properties
This paper describes some current initiatives in Ontario, Canada by a central funding agency to support and encourage the use of microcomputers in small and mid-sized transit properties....

Low-Cost Accident Data Bases for Small Urban Areas
This paper describes the application of a microcomputer traffic accident data base system developed for Terre Haute, Indiana, a small (pop. 70,000) urbanized area in west central Indiana....

Microcomputer Application in Traffic Safety Needs Assessment
'MicroSafety' is software developed to identify accident problem locations and patterns. Alternative projects, costs and benefits are analyzed on common data...

On-Line Color Graphics for Demand-Responsive Scheduling
Scheduling and dispatching a fleet of vehicles to respond to ongoing requests for transportation to and from various points in an urban area can be a complex proposition. Human controllers...

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...

Managing Yourself Plus One
Engineers become poor managers because they prefer devoting their time and energies to technical matters rather than those items that deal with management issues. This is true of managing...

 

 

 

 

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