Is There a Bid for Services in Your Future?
Selection of architect/engineer firms based on price in addition to qualifications is apparently here to stay. Those in favor of competitive negotiation say that it prevents corruption,...

Proving Claim Damages by Employing Forensic Estimating Techniques

Managing Coastal Conflict: A Federal Permit Role?

The Intergovernmental Politics of Coastal Planning

Public Access Planning in Massachusetts

Turnkey Projects for Downtown People Movers
Los Angeles, Detroit, and Miami received proposals for construction of downtown people mover systems. The requests for bids contemplated turnkey type construction contracts. The multiplicity...

Acquiring a Computer
The entire process of establishing an in-house computer center is developed as a typical civil engineering design project requiring a formal approach of: (1) Sound engineering investigation,...

Arranging Financing to Win Overseas Business
To compete successfully for construction contracts in foreign countries, the contractor often must arrange a financing package for the buyer. This exercise, if performed effectively, requires...

Impact of a Collective Bargaining Contract
Some five hundred institutions of higher education in the United States currently have unionized faculties. Driving forces for collective bargaining include the impact of inflation on...

Coordinating Tall Building Development
A key issue in tall building development is how far decision-makers should or could move beyond the traditional view of a building as a final product in its own right. Massive structures...

Construction of Post-Tensioned PWR Containments
Pressurized water reactors will be used in more than one-half of the nuclear power plants projected through 1986. Post-tensioned containments structures house more than half the units...

Professionalization—and a Relevant Code of Ethics
The emphasis in the current ASCE Code of Ethics is directed toward consulting practices, negotiations for employment, vendor relations, relations with other engineers, and proprietary...

Solid Waste Management: Equity Trade-Off Models
In a previous paper, location models for regional solid waste management facilities based on efficiency criteria alone were presented. This paper presents a methodology for explicitly...

Regional-Local Conflicts in Transportation Planning
Recent trends suggest a dramatic swing from past practices of locating major transportation facilities with emphasis upon the interests of certain publics (notably the motoring public)...

The Metropolis Runs Dry
From 1961 to 1967, the northeastern United States suffered the worst drought in its recorded history. Caught in the fourth year of the unprecedented dry spell, some localities in the Delaware...

New Triangle in Commuter Service
The paper describes the successful negotiations of the States of New York and Connecticut to secure control of the New Haven commuter service, and gives a history of the railroad commuter...

What's the Deal? - Government Negotiates Engineering Service
With a volume of $1.25 billion per year on Federal engineering services it is important to consider professional negotiations in the careful selection of the best qualified firm. Proper...

Ethics of Negotiating with Prospective Employers?
To deal with the subject of ethics in negotiating with prospective employers, one must consider his responsibility to the public, to his profession, and to himself. Ethical obligations...

Air Quality and Source Emissions
Community air quality criteria are currently of considerable interest in air pollution control. The use of air quality criteria as a guide for community action and especially for long-term...

Consulting Engineering in Foreign Countries
Consulting in foreign lands is attracting more and more United States engineers. United states government and international financing institutions, in sponsoring a multitude of projects...

 

 

 

 

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