Competitive Bidding for A/E Services? Why Not?
A viable method of competitive bidding for architectural/engineering services is presented. The history of consultant selection procedures is reviewed as well as the controversy that continues...

Is Competitive Price Bidding for Professional Services Practical—
The implementation of competitive bidding for professional services is possible, but inadvisable. Procedures borrowed from construction contracting could be established to facilitate bidding...

Price Elasticities of Nonbusiness Air Travel Demand
This paper describes a study of the historic evolution of nonbusiness air travel in the United States. A model is constructed and calibrated to describe this evolution. The purpose of...

Economic Model for Reservoir Planning
The model's objective is to maximize net economic efficiency benefits subject to hydrologic system constraints. The model is designed to handle system increments which are...

Bayesian Analysis of Energy Prices on Irrigation
Recent increases in the price of energy for pumping water and declining aquifers have resulted in a reevaluation of irrigation systems, techniques, and practices. Given various projected...

Impact of Energy on Future Transportation Systems
The cost and availability of petroleum will profoundly affect the future of the U.S. transportation system, as 98% of transportation energy comes from oil. U.S. crude oil production peaked...

Estimating Irrigation Water Quantity and Quality
The value of water quantity and quality is shown by its demand curve (surface). But because the market for water is imperfect, the demand surface must be derived by other means. This paper...

Computer Pricing Practices
A clear statement of pricing practices for computer services is presented to the civil engineering profession and its clients. Computer usage allows for enhanced values at drastically...

Efficiency Through Pricing in Urban Transportation

Pricing and Revenue Yield

Problems and Options in Financing Urban Transportation

Future Prospects in Transportation Finance

Urban Transport Issues: A World Bank Approach

Saving the U.S's Rapidly Dwindling Farmland and Other Priceless Natural Resources
Key to land management in the U.S., according to experts at the Council on Environmental Quality, is management of federally owned lands. U.S. needs to protect prime farmland, wetlands,...

Sources of Computers for Small Engineering Firms

Public and Private Regulation of LNG Transport

Organization and Control of Engineering Design Firms
Over the past decade, the character of major U.S. civil engineering design firms has shofted from partnerships to hierarchical corporate structures. Since many large c.e. firms have information...

Correction of Bidding Errors: The Belgian Solution
On the basis of data banks, a statistical method has been developed to calculate: (1)The minimum error total price, which is the price that includes the smallest error with regard to the...

Food and Agricultural Policies
Agricultural policies have important impacts on the amount and quality of water available for other purposes. Supply control and export programs encourage intensive row cropping and stream...

Residential Site Planning and Perceived Densities
Spiraling inflation in urban land prices and the national needs to conserve energy and promote environmental quality will continue to pressure planners to make more intensive use of residential...

 

 

 

 

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