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Author: Ugo Morelli
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: buildings, evaluation, seismic, handbook
Number of Pages: 293
Published: 1999-04-01
ISBN-10: 078817679X
ISBN-13: 9780788176791

Provides a process for seismic evaluation of existing buildings in any region of seismicity. Buildings are evaluated to either the Life Safety or Immediate Occupancy Performance Level. Provides instruction to the evaluating design professional on how to determine if a building is adequately designed and constructed to resist seismic forces. All aspects of building performances are considered in terms of foundation/geologic, structural, hazard, nonstructural issues. Reflects advancements in technology; incorporates design professional experience; incorporates lessons learned during recent earth

Author: Gary L. Kepplinger
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: guide, descriptive, gao, protests, bid
Number of Pages: 70
Published: 2009-12
ISBN-10: 1437916724
ISBN-13: 9781437916720

Over the years, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) has developed a substantial body of law and standard procedures for considering bid protests. This is the 9th edition of żBid Protests at GAO: A Descriptive Guide,ż prepared by the Office of the General Counsel, to aid those interested in GAO's bid protest process. This edition incorporates changes made to GAOżs Bid Protest Regulations, effective June 9, 2008, to conform the regulations to changes in GAOżs jurisdiction enacted by section 568 of the Dept. of Homeland Security Appropriations Act, 2008, and by sections 326 and 843 of

Author: Ronald L. Parker
Publisher: World Bank Publications
Keywords: african, countries, five, liberalization, enterprises, adjusting, small
Number of Pages: 110
Published: 1995
ISBN-10: 082133154X
ISBN-13: 9780821331545

World Bank Discussion Paper No. 271. This study incorporates data from comparable surveys across five African countries--Ghana, Malawi, Mali, Senegal, and Tanzania--to analyze how small and micro enterprises have been positively and negatively affe

Author: Frank Russek
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: federal, budget, cycle, business, effects, measuring
Number of Pages: 77
Published: 2010-01
ISBN-10: 1437922465
ISBN-13: 9781437922462

This report offers an alternative measure of the budget that incorporates adjustments for the effects of the business cycle. It is one of a series of periodic reports that the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) submits to the Committees on the Budget reports about fiscal policy and provide baseline projections of the federal budget. This report is based on information presented in A Preliminary Analysis of the Presidentżs Budget and an Update of a Budget and Economic Outlook, released in March 2009. Tables and figures.

Author: Tim Meskill
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: market, supply, requirements, airplane, world, outlook, current, demand
Number of Pages: 50
Published: 1996-07-01
ISBN-10: 0788130358
ISBN-13: 9780788130359

Quantifies the current assessment of the future prospects for commercial aviation. Based on an analysis of the major forces driving the industry. Uses qualitative and quantitative methods to estimate the effects of recent trends projected into the future. The assessment incorporates premises that portray the best information and judgments that can be made about changes in the course of these trends. Covers: state of the industry; air travel and the economy; worldwide fleet requirements and airplane investment. Charts and tables.

Author: Sibylle Biefang
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: biotechnology, food, communication, strategies
Number of Pages: 80
Published: 2000-07
ISBN-10: 0788189913
ISBN-13: 9780788189913

Modern biotech. using gene splicing & recombinant DNA techniques is a rapidly developing field with a great diversity of applications & impacts upon ag., employ., environ., econ., & society. The training material in this publication incorporates: (1) studies related to novel foods & risk/benefit perception in the public, (2) the state of the art in risk assessment & mgmt. in food biotech., (3) available training & course material for risk communicators, & (4) recommendations from scientists & various' stakeholders' participating in a workshop that examined approaches which may be of use when y

Author: Susan J. Irving
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: experiences, states, three, budgeting, biennial
Number of Pages: 47
Published: 2002-09
ISBN-10: 0756718406
ISBN-13: 9780756718404

Congress has periodically expressed interest in converting the Fed. budget process from an annual to a biennial cycle (BC). However, proposals to move to a BC raise a number of concerns. Both opponents & proponents of a BC have used states' experiences to support their positions. Currently, 23 states have all or part of their budget on a BC. This report studies the BC process of Arizona, Connecticut, & Ohio in detail. It examines how: (1) Arizona & Connecticut implemented their transition from an annual to a BC; (2) each of the 3 states budgets in the off year of its cycle, & (3) each of the s
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