Pricing Armor Rock for Rubble Mound Breakwaters
The pricing of armor rock by breakwater contractors is an inexact exercise. Each breakwater project is so site specific that standard costing methods are difficult to apply. The wide range...

A New Fast Track for Public Works
Most public contracts are still awarded to the lowest bidder, but some states are experimenting with other approaches for complex projects. In Oregon, officials facing a tight deadline...

Pricing of Services

A New Era in Space Operations
The United States has embarked on a bold new course in space. We are in the process of deploying global missile defenses which promises to help realize an extended era of international...

Land Development Regulations: Roadblock to Affordable Housing
Land development regulations in the State of New Jersey have been utilized to control development since the mid-1970's. The demand for affordable housing in the state is reaching a critical...

Economical and Statistical Based On-Farm Irrigation Scheduling
Most irrigation scheduling techniques are not based upon the statistics of the irrigations or economics of irrigated crop production. Traditional irrigation scheduling is based upon average...

Reclaimed Water, Irrigation, and Conservation Pricing
The Irvine Ranch Water District (IRWD) is located in the south-central portion of Orange County consisting of approximately 76,000 acres. The most extensive reclaimed water project in...

Water Pricing Policy in the United States: Task Committee Report
The nation's water pricing systems are discussed in the categories of general issues, Federal Government water, public and private utilities, agricultural waterand water transfers....

Effects of Natural Gas Storage on Gas Price Forecasts
This paper explores the effects of natural gas storage on short-term gas price forecasts. At the Southern California Edison Company (Edison), the gas price forecast incorporates a multitude...

Nuclear Plant License Renewal: Benefits, Feasibility, and Process
The future of power plants in the U.S. is of growing concern. The need for competitively priced and economically safe plants is a must. The reluctance of the utility industry to produce...

Pricing Policy for Water Services
Prices and pricing strategies are described in terms of their functions and revenue objectives applicable to water services. Ten pricing objectives are defined in terms of how the objective...

Water Pricing to Achieve Efficient Allocation Among Competing Users
In many areas of the country experiencing drought or limited water availability, efficient water pricing offers the best conservation and allocation strategy. This paper analyzes the use...

The Marina Pricing Dilemma
The persistence and frequency of waiting lists and vacancies at marinas suggest the widespread use of non-market clearing prices for marina services. This paper presents a discussion of...

The Changing Local Government Role in Permitting OCS Development
The Santa Barbara and Ventura region of California was the location of some of the earliest oil and gas development in the country. Spiraling oil prices, improved technologies and better...

Unit Pricing and Unbalanced Bids
Unit price contracts were meant to provide a simple and equitable way to pay contractors. However, to offset the uncertainties inherent in construction, contractors unbalance bid items....

Optimizing Regional Detention Basins for Price Expressway
Stormwater runoff from the drainage area contributing to the Price-Santan Freeway is captured in regional detention basins which require a series of pump stations for evacuation. With...

The Strategy of Bidding for Profit
The ultimate goal of any contractor engaged in competitive bidding is to achieve the maximum profits possible on the jobs he bids, under the prevailing competitive conditions. By systematically...

Time/Cost Bidding
This paper presents the details of a relatively new and innovative approach to determining the low bidder on highway construction contracts. In the cost and time method each bidder proposes...

Baia dei Gabbiani (Seagull Bay) Marina in Marano Lagoon, North Adriatic Sea
In Northern Adriatic Sea between Venice and Triest, a new Marina, designed by the Author, has been built. In it 281 boats, with L.O.A. varying from 10 m to 25 m, are moored in the harbor...

Hedonic Price Theory: Concept and Applications
Direct and indirect techniques are being used to estimate economic consequences of proximity to existing or proposed public facilities. The hedonic price theory, an indirect technique,...

 

 

 

 

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