The Economics of Beach Nourishment in Delaware
This study provides a detailed examination of the benefits of Delaware's ongoing nourishment program, and examines the incidence of benefits to those who live within and outside of the...

Small Firms Check In
Civil Engineering surveyed small business owners and employees to provide baseline information about who these entrepreneurs are, how their...

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

Preventing Burnout
Times are good and you have more work than you can handle. That's an enviable position to be in, correct? Maybe not, according to business experts and small engineering firms....

Low-Cost Bridge Scour Measurements

How to Hire the Best
Small engineering firm owners talk to Civil Engineering about where they find the best and brightest employees and what qualities they look for when adding to their teams....

Perpetual Pilots
Because testing new processes, treatment chemicals, and operational modifications is difficult in full-scale water treatment facilities, many utilities are installing permanent pilot plants....

Risk Assessment Methods for Environmental Accounting

Low-Cost Ice Control Structures for Small Rivers

Taking the Mystery Out of Retirement Plans
Less than a third of workers at small firms with 100 or fewer employees have a job-sponsored retirement plan, far fewer than that of bigger firms. A survey by the Employee Benefit Research...

The New Commute
Owners of small engineering firms differ in their opinions about the efficacy of allowing employees to work from home one or more days per week. Some find it difficult to justify the technology...

Riding the Technology Wave
Computer hardware and software is getting faster, more powerful and more affordable. At the same time, the way in which engineers use the equipment is varying. Identifying costs and benefits...

Salvaging Streams
A public/private partnership between engineers and local agencies restored a suburban stream in Henrico County, Va., using bioengineering. Aided greatly by a volunteer workforce, the partnership...

Small Firms, Big Advantages
Engineering companies with 50 or fewer employees make up the bulk of the profession, yet they rarely receive the attention that larger, better-known firms do. Owners say that's...

The New Environment for Consolidation
Environmental consulting firms are planning more acquisitions–and to acquire more companies each time they do–in 1998 than in previous years. This finding, from an exclusive survey by...

Marketing is Everyone's Job
While good management, strategic planning and a good reputation certainly contribute to a firm's growth and higher profits, most successes can be credited to an aggressive...

Airport Automated People Movers: Costs and Benefits

A Stockholder's Story
A former partner in an engineering consulting firm tells about what happens when a firm goes public. His view is that while it benefitted financially, the firm changed for the worse. The...

A Methodology for Benefit-Cost Evaluation of Freeway Service Patrol Programs

Quantifying Countywide Benefits and Impacts of TSM Projects

 

 

 

 

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