New Home for the Maid: Rockfalls, Talus, and the Race for a Dry Dock
The Maid of the Mist Corporation (MOTMC) has operated the iconic Maid of the Mist boats beneath Niagara Falls since the early 1900s. Traditionally, the company has provided trips from...

The Power of the Press Release
Small businesses often find it is difficult to obtain the same kinds of news coverage that larger firms receive. But a simple process of establishing a media contact list and generating...

Preparing for a Slowdown
The economy may not be heading for a downturn, but it is likely to slow in 2001 if early results are any indication. Smaller businesses are often hardest hit by slower growth, but there...

Small Business Report: The Home Advantage
Allowing at least some employees to work from home some of the time can help small businesses improve their ability to hire and retain talented engineers who are demanding flexibility....

Avoiding Overload
Working for yourself can bring a rewarding sense of independence, but it can also be hectic as you try to be all things to all people. Engineers who start their own companies often find...

Recommended Resources
In the February issue of Civil Engineering (Pages 66-67) we asked owners of small business to tell us their favorite business Web sites. Those...

Pursuing Past-Due Accounts
Small engineering firms often do not have a full-time staff member dedicated to collecting on past due accounts, yet it is small business that can be most damaged by unpaid bills. Experts...

Small Firms Check In
Civil Engineering surveyed small business owners and employees to provide baseline information about who these entrepreneurs are, how their...

Preventing Burnout
Times are good and you have more work than you can handle. That's an enviable position to be in, correct? Maybe not, according to business experts and small engineering firms....

Small Business Bookmarks
A review of websites geared toward small business owners shows a wide array of resources are available with the click of a mouse. Among our top picks are: Small Business Administration,...

Sheetflow Water Quality Monitoring Device: Results of Nine Month Field Testing
(No paper) The objective of this 30 month research project was to develop a sheetflow sampler for sampling highway runoff. The specific goals of this Small Business Innovation Research...

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...

Developing and Applying Shallow Draft Harbor Entrance Criteria

New Small Craft Harbor for the U.S. Coast Guard

An In-Water Winter Boat Storage Program: Case Study

Wortley's Winter Wanderings: A Narrative

Dynamic Analysis of Chain Anchors for Floating Docks

Small Business in the Construction Industry

Environmental Hardening of a Mobile-Manipulator System for Nuclear Environments
The research report involves the radiation hardening of a commercially-available, mobile robot, the REMOTEC ANDROS. This hardening effort will culminate in the availability of a mega-rad...

Measured Total Wave Climate of a Small Craft Harbor
Measurements of waves in a small craft harbor were analyzed for the purpose of determining the existing wave climate energy levels causing the excessive agitation of moored small craft...

 

 

 

 

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