Owner and Designer Advantages Derived from Use of Construction Consultant
There are two significant ways that an experienced construction consultant can assist both the owner and the designer/engineer in obtaining an economical and practical structure. Constructibility...

Reclaiming the Uncompleted Project of Another Development A-Case Study
This paper will examine the problems encountered when a second organization assumes control of a project from an earlier developer that could not carry the project through to completion....

The Role of Headwater Benefits in Hydropower Planning
Headwater benefits are the power benefits that accure to owners of downstream hydroelectric plants as a result of the operation of headwater improvements. The retention of water in upstream...

Hydro Research and Plant Renewal
Obtaining extra energy or output from existing plants is the current topic when the question of refurbishing older turbine installation arises or when plant operating conditions can be...

Economic Evaluation of Replacement Turbine Runner Bids
Many owners of hydro facilities are investigating increasing plant capacity and output by upgrading existing hydraulic turbines. Typically, the owner will conduct a detailed feasibility...

Basic Considerations in Governed or Non-Governed Small Hydro Power Plants
This paper reviews the necessary studies and major considerations that must be completed for proper coordination and selection of a turbine governor, and generator. A discussion of the...

Winning With Advanced Construction Technology
At least three driving forces in U. S. construction markets indicate the increasing importance of advanced technology: the technical complexity of constructed facilities is increasing;...

Retrospective Look Into Design Challenges of Boston Interceptors
The purpose of this paper is to share with designers and owners a retrospective evaluation of a major sewer system design effort. The process by which a major sewer design project reaches...

Corrosion Monitoring of Critical Service Pipelines
Corrosion, including microbiologically influenced corrosion (MIC), is receiving much attention as a significant piping material performance concern particularly for critical service pipelines...

Quality in the Constructed Project
A Guideline for Owners, Designers, and Constructors
This book provides guidelines and recommendations for owners, design professionals, and constructors on how to provide quality in constructed projects. Roles, responsibilities, and limits...

Small Hydrodevelopment: An Owners Perspective—El Vado, New Mexico Hydroelectric Project
The construction of the El Vado Hydroelectric Project posed several unique problems. The joint ownership of the dam between a Federal and State agency was unique to the region. The proposal...

An Owner's Management Methods for Plant Changes

Site, Owner Needs Impact Siphon Hydro Concepts

Use of Vibration Measurements in Structural Evaluation
Over the past decade the capabilities for vibration measurements and analysis have advanced significantly. It is now a routine procedure to be able to measure natural frequencies of structures...

Can Urban Transportation Be Managed as a Business?
There are many managerial tools and techniques available to the transportation professional that have been tested, tried and perfected in the private sector, and in a limited way in the...

Indemnification Costs in the Dam Safety Decision
The ASCE Task Committee on Spillway Design Floods has proposed safety criteria for three categories of dams. Category 1 dams are those with anticipated failure consequences so large and...

Ocean Erosion Control for the Private Sector
The paper describes some procedures of design and construction of riprap type protective structures to contain ocean erosion and to provide an end product that both gives protection and...

Business Determinants of Project Planning: An Owner's Perspective
Within a major corporation, planning of capital facilities projects is a never-ending process. It is a major element in the control of cash flow of the corporation. The major concern was...

Engineering Laboratories' Role in Quality
Quality construction of a quality design is one goal which Owners, Design Professionals, and Contractors can all agree is needed if the project is to be truly successful. The Engineering...

Planning Engineering and Construction Projects
Planning is a recognized element in the success of engineering and construction projects. Two activities at the level of the firm—manpower planning and business planning—also play a major...

 

 

 

 

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