Lost & Found: Comeback at the IDB
With the lost decade of the 1980s behind it, Latin America has emerged from its debt crisis as a project powerhouse. Fueling many of those projects is the Inter-American Development Bank...

Dutch Globetrotting Pays Off
The Dutch have been doing business overseas for centuries, and Dutch consultants today continue the tradition. Several Dutch consulting firms are profiled. At Fugro-McClelland, N.V., Chief...

The Bechtel Edge
The Bechtel Group can commit personnel all over the world to seek out and scrutinize business opportunities, and the firm is usually at the top of Engineering News-Record's...

Howdy, Partner
Litigation has long been a nemesis to the construction industry. In recent years, contractors and owners have used innovative alternative dispute resolution (ADR) techniques, such as arbitration,...

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....

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...

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...

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 Search for Public Access in New York State
Public access to coastal areas for recreational purposes is a declared policy goal of both Federal and State governments. Accomplishment of this goal involves issues of public versus private...

Beachfront Management After Nollan—Facing the Challenge of Unconstitutional Taking Claims
In 1977, South Carolina enacted the Coastal Tidelands and Wetlands Act. Ramifications of the Act are discussed....

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...

Private Hydropower Projects: Exporting the American Experience
This paper addresses different aspects of exporting the American knowledge and experience in the private development of small-scale hydropower projects. It details the 'export'...

 

 

 

 

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