Railroad Safety Programs and Effectiveness
Safety in the railroad industry has been a matter of concern to employees, officers, federal agencies and the general public since railroads came into being. This paper summarizes the...

Consulting Engineering
A Guide for the Engagement of Engineering Services
ASCE Manual No. 45, Consulting Engineering—A Guide for the Engagement of Engineering Services, outlines the functions of the consulting engineer in serving a client, the types of services...

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...

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...

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...

Cost-Effective Sizing of the Transit Extraboard
In 1983, the Urban Mass Transportation Administration (UMTA) provided funds to develop manual procedures known as the User's Guide to Optimizing the Transit Operator Work...

Training of Workforce: The Puerto Rico Experience

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...

Technical Training Programs
There is a definite reorientation of the work force in this country. The move to a more technical society has been widely forecast, and despite the valleys and peaks driven by fluctuation...

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...

In-House Training Program at J. A. Jones Construction Services Company
This paper offers an overview of the training provided by a construction company located at Hanford, Washington. It posits that attention to the training development of the individual...

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?...

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...

Noise Assessment, Measurement, and Mitigation, an OSHA View
A discussion is presented on the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) 29 CFR 1910. 95 General Industry noise exposure standards and the 29 CFR 1926. 52 and 1926. 101 Construction...

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...

The Resident Engineer
The author defines what resident engineers are by briefly explaining their qualifications, duties, administrative responsibilities and compensation with respect to construction projects....

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...

ASCE Salary Survey 1983
This is the seventeenth report in a series of biennial salary surveys conducted by the American Society of Civil Engineers. Salary data is reported on seven major categories for civil...

Management Planning for Survival and Growth
Essential factors in company growth are the identification of client needs and wants and recognition of the needs and constraints of the organization. Successes are generated by timely,...

 

 

 

 

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