Design-Build Goes Public
Public owners of civil works get paid to avoid risk. It's their job. Why try some experimental technique for building offices when safe, proven methods exist? But times have...

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...

Conceptual Model for Performance-Based Management of Regional Water Systems
The national shift in emphasis from top-down development plan orientation in water resources, wherein the federal government assumed the dominant role, to the shared partnership approach...

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'...

FHWA'S Bridge Temporary Works Research Program
The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) has developed a research program to address bridge falsework design and construction. This resulted from the collapse of the Route 198 bridge...

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...

Bus Pre-Emption: A Real Time Control Strategy for Privatized Transit Operation
Bus pre-emption strategies are designed to provide priority to transit buses over passenger cars for urban travel. A comparative analysis of a proposed suburban bus service for regular...

The Marina Environment from a Boaters Point of View
A discussion of the benefits and problems encountered by the recreational boater as a tenant of both the public and private marinas in Southern California is presented....

A Private Marina Owner Looks at Private Marina Development and Management

Public/Private Ventures—Southern California
Recreational small craft harbors in Southern California have been and continue to be big business and were forerunners to government's current interest in generating new revenue...

 

 

 

 

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