Technology Based Hybrid Classes for Multiple Applications
The academic demands on a typical professor mean that his or her time must be used to maximum advantage. There is advising of students, research, teaching, grading, class preparation,...

Improving the Process
By revamping its solids treatment system, the wastewater utility in Louisville, Kentucky, eliminated odors, created a potential source of new revenue, and saved millions of dollars in...

Does Congestion Management Improve Public Transit?
Traffic congestion, one of the main urban problems of Sao Paulo, is quantified thru the monitoring of the congestion queue lengths (CQL). Due to the growth of peak CQL in recent years,...

The Economics of Beach Nourishment in Delaware
This study provides a detailed examination of the benefits of Delaware's ongoing nourishment program, and examines the incidence of benefits to those who live within and outside of the...

Bringing Back the Beaches: A Return to Basics
California's beaches are among the state's most valuable and most intensively used natural resources. To date, although erosion is occurring in most part of California's coastline, there...

Casting Their 'Net
Small engineering firms are exploring new markets, winning clients and bringing in fresh talent—all through their company web pages. Executives from small firms around the country talk...

Taking the Mystery Out of Retirement Plans
Less than a third of workers at small firms with 100 or fewer employees have a job-sponsored retirement plan, far fewer than that of bigger firms. A survey by the Employee Benefit Research...

Balancing Revenue Needs with Public Open Space Needs

The Art of the Deal
There are two fundamental reasons why an engineering firm considers selling itself or purchasing another firm: to generate the money or to deal with issues of management or ownership transition....

Evaluating and Specifying Pumped Storage Upgrades

Financing the Future of Storm Water
For Sarasota County, Fla., draining storm water no longer means draining municipal funds. By establishing a modern storm-water utility, the county has provided a dedicated funding source...

Water Quality Mitigation for the San Joaquin Hills Transportation Corridor
The San Joaquin Hills Transportation Corridor (SJHTC) is a 24 km Design/Build tollway which has been financed with bonds to be paid back with toll revenue. The Environmental Impact Statement...

Optimization Modeling of Complex Surface Water Collection Systems
The New York City (NYC) water supply system is currently being modeled using Linear Programming (LP) optimization techniques. A series of simulations were performed to investigate the...

Utilizing Coordinated Billing and Metering Systems Analysis to Enhance Utility Revenue on a Shared Revenue Basis
The Jefferson Parish Water Department provides water service to over 450,000 residents through 132,000 active utility connections and provides billing services for all Parish operated...

Turning Water into Dollars
Revenues were suffering in the water departments of Jefferson Parish, La. and Houston in the late 1980s and early 90s. But after overhauling their billing, collection and customer-service...

Recovery of Revenues Lost to Fish Passage

Water Pricing

Puerto Rico Privatizes the Roads
The opening of Puerto Rico's Teodoro Moscoso Bridge in San Juan early in 1994 will usher in a new era of privately financed toll roads. The first product of the 1989 Private...

Optimal Supply of Parking at Airports
The design capacity of parking facilities at airports is generally estimated in relation to one or more standard decision variable such as enplaning passengers, number of employees, and...

Lewis and Clark Rural Water System: A Regional Approach to Solving Domestic Water Supply Problems for a Tri-State Area
The proposed Lewis and Clark Rural Water System (L&CRWS) is a treated, bulk water delivery system. Membership includes twenty-two communities and rural water systems in southeastern...

 

 

 

 

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