Construction Operation and Microcomputers
The availability of small reasonably priced computers—micro-computers—has made computer based techniques and management control accessible for the analysis of construction processes. A...

Recreational Travel: Gasoline Shortages and Price Increases
An empirical study utilizes visitation data from a number of recreational attractions in California to estimate the reduction of travel due to the gasoline price increases that occurred...

Project Evaluation in International Development
Project evaluation methods used by the World Bank and the United Nations Industrial Development Organization are compared with regard to measures of value, use of shadow prices, discount...

Inflation and Equipment Replacement Economics
The proposed analysis procedure enables construction contractors to correctly account for the costs associated with machine price increases caused by inflation. Methods for acquiring the...

U. S. Grain Exports: Transportation and Pricing Systems
Exports of grains from the U.S. in 1979 were 4.6 billion bushels (121.1 million tonnes) and are projected at 6 billion bushels (157.9 million tonnes) by 1985. Over half of these will flow...

Impact of Gasoline Price on Transit Ridership in Fort Worth, Texas
The impact of gasoline price, gasoline supply, automobile ownership costs, and automobile operating costs on transit ridership is examined. Monthly data on transit ridership, gasoline...

Contractor Quality Control: An Evaluation
CQC (Contractor Quality Control) is a system mandated by certain government agencies to place the entire responsibility for quality control on a project upon the contractor. The contractor...

Inflation and the Construction Industry
Inflation has become a chronic problem whose effects permeate the entire construction industry. Owners are not only paying for the increased costs of facilities and capital but also for...

Risk Element in Profit Planning under Inflation
The paper deals with the influence of inflation on profit from construction ventures, and on contractors price determination. First the effect of price escalation on profit is examined...

What Future for America's Railroads?
The public sees America's railroads as old, rundown, bankrupt and unreliable. However, after decades of decline, the rate of return on investments has begun to show a steady...

Coping with Uncertainty in Unit Price Contracting
Unbalancing of Unit Price Proposals is widely used to improve cash flows and the competitiveness of a tender. Such practices can alter a contractor's risk favorably or otherwise....

Equilibrium Concepts in Modal Split Modelling
The potential usefulness of extrapolating Wardrop's first principle regarding traffic equilibrium on road systems to modal split modelling is evaluated. A conceptual framework...

Energy Crisis Revisited: Conference Highlights Roles of Marketplace and Government
At a recent conference on energy conservation co-sponsored by ASCE's Minnesota Section and the University of Minnesota, three speakers presented divergent views on the role...

Ultra-Low Head Hydropower at an Ultra-low Price

Study Groups: Low Cost Continuing Education
Formal civil engineering study groups sponsored by the ASCE can be a cost effective way to disseminate the latest engineering information. Small study groups within each ASCE region could...

Cost-Plus Contractor Selection: A Case Study
A method for quantifying and measuring the effectiveness of contractors competing for a cost-plus contract has been developed. The methodology is demonstrated within the context of a $40,000,000...

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,...

Schedule Control of PCM Projects
When awarded a contract, the contractor agrees to complete the project by a set date and within a fixed price. Proper schedule management and the advantage of schedules in relationship...

Project Integrated Management System (PRIM)
A computerized system to administer and control construction projects is developed as a financial management tool for unit price contracts in an inflationary market. It is applied effectively...

Transportation Taxation Policies for Virginia
Improving the revenue base of the Virginia Division of Motor Vehicles by means of changes in the transportation tax system is explored. An econometric forecasting model was developed to...

 

 

 

 

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