Private Financing for Infrastructure
From the United States to Germany and the Third World, financing has replaced the availability of technology and expertise as the main infrastructure problem. Public deficits, resistance...

Managing Government Contracts: Tips to Keeping Your Sanity
The key to managing large government projects is to divide it into smaller manageable pieces and organize it accordingly. Government projects are unique in that they require much more...

The California Smart Traveler 1993 Status Report
California's Department of Transportation (Caltrans) is teaming with public and private organizations in the research and development of Smart Traveler systems to provide operators, passengers...

Housing America in the Twenty-First Century
This proceedings, Housing America in the Twenty-first Century, consists of papers by authors from public and private sectors, at all levels...

Enhancing the Partnership—Improving Public Awareness Through Education and Information

The Affordable Space Platform: The STS External Tank
Future development of space requires establishing affordable work platforms in orbit. This paper surveys possible uses of the Space Transportation System's External Tank (ET) to provide...

Application of Large Infrastructure Project Financing to Construction Projects in Space
In a time when space projects are limited by the scarcity of public funding it is reasonable to try to finance and operate them with the help of the private sector. An example to follow...

Promoting Private Irrigation Development: The Irrigation Sector Program Experience in Nepal
In 1988, Nepal embarked on development of an Irrigation Sector Program. The key ingredients of the program are direct farmer participation in irrigation development and establishment of...

An Overview: Wetland Restoration, Protection, and Establishment by Beneficially Using Dredged Material
Dredged material has been used beneficially by mankind for many years; in the past two decades it has purposely been used to restore and protect existing wetlands, and to establish new...

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....

Privatization Takes Flight
The number of air travelers in the U.S. is projected to double by early in the next century. Delays have also been mounting rapidly. Major airports around the world are facing the same...

The Pittsburgh MAGLEV Project
A passenger transportation crisis exists in the United States which experts predict will only worsen, wasting billions of U.S. dollars. Magnetic Levitation (MAGLEV) is a promising new...

An Integrated Systems Approach to Institutional/Technical Program Milestone Planning and Implementation in the Civilian Radioactive Waste Management Program
A broad spectrum of public and private sector institutions in the United States has concerns about the high-level radioactive waste management program. An integrated systems approach is...

Construction Contract Documents for Stormwater Facilities
This paper provides an overview of the elements of an acceptable package of contract documents for stormwater facility construction. Thoughtful an meticulous assembly of contract documents...

The Case for Privatisation of Public Beach Facilities in a Developing Country

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...

Pumped Storage, the Environment and Mitigation
The privately financed 1,000 MW Rocky Point Pumped Storage Project located in central Colorado, USA, will be one of the world's highest head, 2,350 feet (716 m), reversible...

Who Pays for the Unexpected in Construction? A Heavy Construction Contractor's Viewpoint
The complex question of who pays for the unexpected in construction is analyzed using several examples from experience. In addition to the unexpected being due to subsurface conditions,...

Project Controls on the Channel Tunnel Project
Establishing controls for a multi-facted, multi-billion dollar, privately financed, project which is run by two organisations created solely for that one project has been a major challenge....

A Strategy for Partnering in the Public Sector
Partnering is a cooperative approach to contract management that reduces costs, litigation, and stress. The Portland District of the corps of Engineers has successfully used partnering...

 

 

 

 

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