The Washington Public Shore Guide: Spotlight on Public Information
The development of the Washington Public Shore Guide: Marine Waters is traced from its early conception through publication in May of 1986 to the preparation of a supplement late in 1986....

Resolving Fisheries Conflicts in Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka's Coast Conservation Act appears to be the strongest piece of legislation governing the use of coastal resources among their world countries. The implementation...

Mitigation Banking—A Balance of Interests
Mitigation projects are generally conducted on an independent basis. Each time a prospective developer applies for a 404 permit to fill coastal wetlands, he must submit to a lengthy mitigation...

How to Save a Resource Negotiated Development
In negotiating a development project where the object is to preserve a resource, the negotiator must 'bring something to the table. ' That something is either...

Fail Safe Management
Engineers are increasingly embroiled in cases where failure is defined as improper administration or management of a procedure instead of the collapse of a structure or the failure of...

Addressing Legal Issues in Municipal/Private Cooperative Ventures
The authors were directly involved in negotiating the first contract between a public body and a private developer for the rehabilitation and operation of a hydroelectric project in the...

Issues and Problems in Negotiating Hydro Financing
Two basic approaches have been used to finance privately sponsored hydro projects: a sale-leaseback transaction, and a limited partnership. Both structures involve the transfer of the...

Negotiating Environmental Protection Measures with Resource Agencies: Twin Falls and Weeks Falls Hydroelectric Projects, Washington
The planning and licensing process for the Twin and Weeks Falls Projects involved resolution of numerous regulatory and environmental issues, including the need for cumulative impact analysis...

Closed Negotiations—Out with the Poker Players
The paper describes the closed negotiation process employed by one owner/client, the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers, in procuring firm, fixed price design service contracts. Although not...

Silent Negotiations: Listen with Your Eyes
More than sixty per cent of all communication is non-verbal. The impact of body language during negotiations can be either positive or negative, depending on the negotiator's...

Avoiding Lengthy and Costly Litigation by Negotiating Alternative Dispute Resolution Methods
A 'hot issue' in the construction industry today is the negative aspects perceived from wide arbitration use over the last 15 years. Although hearings usually...

Advantages of Standard Contract Forms
The standard forms produced by the Engineer's Joint Contract Documents Committee (EJCDC) offer many advantages to Engineers and others involved in the negotiation and preparation...

Techniques of Negotiation
Three primary qualities are necessary for effective negotiation: knowledge, attitude, and skill. The author's firm has successfully used a negotiating team approach. This...

Legal Constraints on the Transport of Water
Legal constraints on water transport are based on legitimate concerns for protecting the future interests of the area of origin, but such constraints sometimes appear overly restrictive...

Apportionment of Costs for Multi-Party Cleanups
A rational model was developed for allocating remedial response costs among potentially responsible parties involved in clean up of abandoned waste sites. The model takes into consideration...

Negotiation and Contract Management
A contract is the result of a negotiation leading to an agreement between two parties. A successful contract usually meets the needs of both parties. Satisfaction of needs is the reason...

Hazardous Waste Cleanup: The Preliminaries
Court-ordered negotiations rather than a trial took five years but led to a flexible plan for cleaning up an inactive hazardous waste disposal site in Niagara Falls, N.Y. Contamination...

Negotiating Contracts
Good contract negotiations require an understanding of psychology and the dynamics of group interactions. Communication skills necessary to resolving key issues include identifying non-verbal...

Negotiating a FERC License for the Terror Lake Project
Recently, a long, intense negotiation was completed over the Terror Lake Hydropower project on Kodiak Island in Alaska. The bargaining over the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC)...

Consulting Engineering
How Can Manual 45 be Improved?
Consulting Engineering: A Guide for the Engagement of Engineering Services (Manual 45) has provided guidance in contract negotiations and selection...

 

 

 

 

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