Costs of Treatment for Wastewater Reclamation and Disposal: A Preliminary Assessment
Our objective is to estimate the marginal costs of different degrees of water reclamation treatment (primary, secondary, and tertiary), using the Los Angeles County Sanitation District...

New Address for the 21st Century
The purchase of the office building in Reston, Virginia, that will be the society's new headquarters is described. The decision to buy property was made in April 1993, candidate...

Equipment Rental Rates, Understanding the Effect of Assumptions

What Price Congestion Management?
Congestion pricing--the idea that, when more people want to use a road, they should pay (or pay more) for the privilege--was dismissed in the 1950s and rejected in the 1970s in the U.S....

Needs and Illusions About Household Water Metering

Water Pricing

Federal Highway Administration Experiences with Section 1012 Toll and Congestion Pricing Provisions of the Intermodal Surface Transportation Efficiency Act of 1991

Determinants and Trends in Water Right Market Prices
As the demand for existing water supplies continues to grow, increasing attention is being placed on transferring water rights through markets for urban uses. Transfers are proposed as...

Conservation Before and After: The Impacts of Increasing Block Rates on a Fully Metered System
Denver Water's inside residential consumption and revenues changed dramatically during a metering program and a conversion to inclining block rates. We analyze these two changes and make...

The Job-Order Contracting Solution
A new method of contracting, Job Order Contracting, combines many contracts into one administered by one project team. They are competitively bid, indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity,...

Practical Approach to Cope with Construction Cost Uncertainty in an Inflationary Environment
There are actions suggested to mitigate the risk in costs caused by an inflationary economy, such as escalation clauses and including price contingencies in the bid . This paper presents...

Behavioral, Social, and Institutional Aspects of Risk Analysis
The paper summarizes the third session of the conference which discussed four items that become pitfalls for decision makers when neglected. These are parameter uncertainties as distinct...

Effects of Simulated Ice on the Performance of Price Type-AA Current Meter Rotors
Slush ice readily adheres to the standard metal rotor of the winter Price type-AA current meter and affects the ability of the meter to measure the flow velocity accurately. Tests conducted...

The Inflation Equation
The authors, a Brazilian and an American involved in a US$1 billion-plus project to build schools in the state of Rio de Janeiro, discuss how they managed despite monthly inflation of...

Price Elasticity and Conservation Potential
Water conservation programs usually contain pricing incentives for users to limit water consumption. This analysis uses data from the Portland, Oregon water system as an example of both...

Congestion Pricing with Tolls and Subsidies
Though economists have promoted congestion pricing for many years it has, in general, met with public opposition. It is usually argued that congestion pricing is unfair, discriminatory,...

Congestion Management: Right Price
Congested city centers have become a nightmare of traffic planners. They propose a variety of measures to overcome the problem: more funds to road construction, tighter parking controls,...

The Proof is in the Pavement
A technique known as statistical quality assurance (SQA) lets DOTs quantify pavement quality by setting statistical guidelines for the work they will accept. SQA is a distinct departure...

Bringing Finance to the Table
Advice for companies whose marketing efforts have won them overseas projects—with the condition that they arrange financing for those projects. The competition for the few projects funded...

Can the U.S. Compete?
Though some American firms, particularly those providing turnkey delivery systems, are very competitive abroad, as a rule U.S. engineering and construction firms face daunting obstacles...

 

 

 

 

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