Going Afield with Instrumentation
An overview of field measurements and instrumentation in civil engineering is presented. System components are described for the practicing design or construction engineer involved in...

Automating Three-Dimensional Finite Element Mesh Generation
A number of important advances and contributions to the topic of computer aided finite element mesh generation have been made by the Mathematics Department at the General Motors Research...

Natural Language Processing and Computer Graphics for Engineering Design
This paper describes the development of a natural language processor for plate girder design. A natural language processor for engineering design may be described as a conceptual parser...

Achieving Teamwork in Design

Attitudes of Decision Makers in the Great Lake States Regarding Large-Scale Diversions
The issue of diversion has motivated leaders in the Great Lake states to hold conferences, sign resolutions, and create a task force to discuss the ways in which the region can prohibit...

Managing the Transition to CADD
The transition to computer aided drafting and design (CADD) must first begin by establishing the need and the desired or expected results. The transition is comprised of three phases:...

Current Research and Research Needs in Deep Foundations
This report summarizes the current range of research on deep foundations now being performed in the United States. The report is divided into two main sections: (1) Current research or...

Highway Safety Design Communications
This paper gives an examination of problems and prospects of incorporating more current highway safety knowledge into the design process through promising communication linkages between...

The Individual Attitude: Its Impact on Financial Success
Individual engineers often have personalities and interests substantially different from those traits that support the financial success of a project. An engineer's inherent...

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,...

Merit Pay in an Engineering Organization

Motivating/Rewarding in a Consulting Firm

Motivated Personnel Produce Winning Constructors

Motivation - The Key to Successful Plant Design

Consulting Engineering is Motivating People

Improving Productivity
The papers presented in this publication discuss the different levels within an organization for improving productivity. The three main areas covered include: (1) Tracking and controlling...

An Investigation of the Motivation of Project Managers and Department Heads in Consulting Engineering Firms

Motivation Myths, Realities and Case Histories

Managing Productivity during an Attrition Program

Managing Employee Conflict in the Middle East
Management of the employee by an international construction company operating in the Middle East involves many interrelated factors that can lead to conflict. Management must recognize...

 

 

 

 

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