Construction and Robotics: Problems and Solutions
The role of robotics in construction, and the role played by construction engineers (CE's) is placed in perspective. Robot development, like machine manufacture, has always...

Marina Financial Management Strategies in the 90's
The majority of U.S. marinas presently in place, were funded historically with highly leveraged debt. The paper discusses the question what impact recent U.S. economic and financial source...

Mexican Marinas—An Investment Opportunity
This paper will present an overview of the development of salt water marinas in Mexico. The focus will be on the character of the market, both from a provider of facilities and from a...

Infrastructure Investment During a Boom/Bust Cycle
During a boom period, a utility can find itself in a position where the usual rules of thumb for making investment decisions are no longer trusted. If the utility enters the boom period...

Portland's Light Rail: A Successful Public Private Partnership
During its first year, Tri-Met's Light Rail service, MAX, carried twice as many riders as originally projected. What is generally not understood is that MAX is more then a...

Experiences With a Supercomputer
The advent of ever faster and ever larger computers is opening new areas of scientific study. Within this computational revolution, however, are real people trying to cope with the vagaries...

Investment Decisions for Two-Terminal Systems

Teaching Investors To Evaluate Coastal Property

Microcomputers: Investing in the Future
There is more to a successful computer system than simply going to the nearest supplier and buying the most up-to-date equipment. Engineering firms, while not being reluctant about installing...

Emerging Applications of Water Valuation
This paper identifies the emerging importance of the water value concept through a number of applications. These emerging applications include natural resource damage assessment, water...

Tax Accounting Vs. Book Accounting for Small-Scale Sites: A Case History From Four Small-Scale Sites
The Public Utilities Regulatory Policies Act (PURPA) and the tax incentives the federal government granted in the early 1980's, rekindled interest in hydropower unlike anything...

Impact of Annual Repayment on Efficient Use of Power Revenues
Congressional efforts to control Federal budget deficits are leading to new requirements for fixed annual repayment of investment in power and irrigation facilities. Traditionally, investments...

Japan and China: Competition and Opportunity
This paper describes changes in the international construction marketplace over the past decade. Japan has emerged as the second largest international contracting force in the world, 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...

Optimal Flood Warning and Preparedness Plans
This paper includes a framework for selecting the optimal investment in warning and preparedness activity. The primary factors which might influence the magnitude of cost and damage are...

Strategic Planning and Management Investing in Your Enterprise
Strategic planning and management can be effectively utilized in public enterprises. It can also enhance required planning, programming, and reporting systems and thereby capitalize on...

Water Supply Investments in Developing Countries: Some Technical, Economic, and Financial Implications of Experience

More Kilowatts with Less Investment
The paper discusses partial or complete modernization of hydraulic units and/or governing system as a means to increasing profitability. A combination of general and case history applications...

Demands and Means for Construction Innovation
Increasing complexity of the facilities owners need, increasing concern by owners regarding the cost effectiveness of investments in constructed facilities, and growing capability and...

Highway Infrastructure
Opportunities for Innovation
Our national commitment to financing the rebuilding of America's highway intrastructure represents a very expensive, long term investment. The challenge facing highway engineers...

 

 

 

 

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