Managing Quality into the Workplace
In February, 1983, the author's organization began a process designed to enhance attitudes about quality in every individual member of the organization. The process requires...

A Look to the Future in Watershed Management
The discipline of watershed management will continue as a viable specialized field as the scarcity, demand, and price of water increase in the future. Training of watershed managers should...

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...

Forecasting Water Use: A Tutorial
In spite of 4,000 years of public water supply system construction, designs have been customarily based on forecasts of future water use only during the last 100 years. Choices among available...

Micro-CAD Systems: A Dream Come True
Computer-aided design and drafting systems that run on inexpensive microcomputers are examined. Several major systems (products) are covered via the users point of view. Many small civil...

The Resident Engineer—Contractor Relationship
This paper focuses on one type of contract and the relationship between the Contractor and the Resident Engineer that exists within that contract. The type of contract is where the Owner...

The Resident Engineer—Staffing the Team
One of the initial actions a Resident Engineer (RE) must grapple with each time he begins a new construction project is how to staff his construction team. The balancing of the type and...

Hydropower's Newest Generation
Higher energy prices and strong incentives from the federal government have caused hydropower developers to consider sites that just a few years ago were scoffed at as mere trickles. Intense...

Micro/Mini/Maxi—Hardware or Software, Or, What's the Future?—What's the Answer?
Current research is developing new materials, producing more sophisticated circuits, allowing price reductions, linking micros and minis to mainframes. The next technological avalanche...

DEL: A Fare Revenue Forecasting Model
As there could be several pricing alternatives producing the same amount of overall fare revenue, the solution search usually requires judgement in light of the predefined set of objectives...

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...

Wastewater Systems — A Privatization Perspective

Applications of Small Computers in Construction
These proceedings are from a technical session sponsored by the Task Committee on the Application of Small Computers in Construction of the Construction Division. Five papers are presented....

High Tech Is More Than a Look
Hollow steel section, also known as tubular steel, is being used for its clean dramatic look, its structural efficiency in compression, the economic efficiency of combining structure and...

Organizational Adaptation to Small Computers
The organizational changes associated with the introduction of mini- and micro-computers into firms in the construction industry is addressed in this paper. A review of the general management...

Pre-Engineered Metal Buildings: The Story Behind Their Rapid Growth
In 1964, pre-engineered metal buildings accounted for 24% of new non-residential, low-rise construction. By 1981, that figure had jumped to 56%. Behind that rapid growth are some very...

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,...

A Market Pricing Approach to Fares
The Chicago Transit Authority's (CTA's) historical 'one city - one fare' policy overlooks an important principle elucidated in the current...

Direct Material Cost Tracking and Forecasting

Coastal Zone Management and Energy Development: Who Pays the Price?

 

 

 

 

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