Continuous Excellence
Building Effective Organizations
This handbook for managers and leaders pulls together, in one resource, all that is important to know about effectively utilizing and managing change in service organizations. For leaders...

Engineering R&D Strategy
Accurate data on the levels and focus of U.S. civil engineering-related R&D are important to establish a benchmark from which a knowledge base can be constructed; to highlight...

Optimal Supply of Parking at Airports
The design capacity of parking facilities at airports is generally estimated in relation to one or more standard decision variable such as enplaning passengers, number of employees, and...

Alternative Designs for a Water Resources Planning and Management Electronic Information Exchange Network
The proliferation of electronic bulletin boards, fax and other electronic media encourages the use of alternative information sharing and retrieval methods as a routine part of business...

Opportunities, Constraints and Change in Reservoir Management
Changing hydrologic, economic, social and environmental conditions have focused attention on the opportunities for changing reservoir management. Such change can occur in three areas....

Low-Cost Bridge Scour Measurements
This paper reports on the use of a low-cost, highly portable sonar system. The ease of use of the instrument and the short time required to make measurements should make this system valuable...

Costs and Benefits of Meeting the San Francisco Bay Copper Objective by Regulating Small Treatment Plants
Metals in aquatic environments, even in very small amounts, are of concern because of potential toxicity to aquatic life forms. Copper is of particular concern in the San Francisco Bay...

ASCE Salary Survey 1993
The 22nd biennial ASCE salary survey of the engineering profession conducted by the ASCE Committee on Employment Conditions during the first half of 1993 is presented. It consists of an...

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...

Managing Problems Associated with Using Computer Programs
Everyone says they want to use computers. Yet, there are still some people who avoid using computers whenever they can. Also, some managers still resist using the latest computer technology....

Managing Managers
Early in their careers engineers usually begin to manage small groups of people. To learn the necessary skills of management young engineers often imitate their supervisors. This approach...

Optimal Cost Basis for Seismic Design
The paper summarizes a methodology for establishing seismic design levels based on a cost-benefit assessment. The methodology requires the development of costs and benefits for varying...

The `Criminalization` of Government Procurement
Laws and regulations governing federal government contracts are proliferating. Every firm that does business with a federal agency should have an internal program to prevent violation...

Motivating Technical Employees
The traditional methods of motivating employees—offers of higher pay and better perks—often fail to inspire technical employees, leaving their managers scratching their heads. But a review...

Attitudes of the Knowledgeable Toward the Transportation of Spent Fuel
The purpose of the paper is to discuss the recent data analysis of a mail-in survey which investigated the attitudes of people having some knowledge of the nuclear industry. The survey...

Future Directions in Water Resources Education
Water resources education at the undergraduate level must change to properly prepare professionals for the 21st Century. While few changes are needed in technical content, graduates must...

Benefit-Cost Analysis for Optimal Budget Allocation to Bridges
The funding available for bridge improvements in the United States has been insufficient for many years. The limited budgets granted have generally been allocated based on Sufficiency...

Highway Investment Analysis: The Next Generation
The Department of Transportation has developed and is now testing a state-of-the-art modeling procedure which simulates highway improvement selection decisions based on the relative benefits/cost...

Cost-Benefit Evaluation of Network Level Pavement Management
This paper presents a cost-benefit analysis prepared for senior management. It uses the Alberta pavement management system as the primary case, and the Arizona PMS system as the second...

Evaluation of HSGT Systems Under Uncertainty
The basic themes of this paper are two-fold. First we investigate what planning style is likely to be most suited for planning an HSGT system, dependent on three interdependent key variables:...

 

 

 

 

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