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Federal funds permit a survey sample which results in statewide data outputs. In order to provide sub-state data, the state must allocate additional funds to enlarge its sample size. Ohio is one of the few states doing this. This is not a problem in small states or those in wh... 6/20/2016 2:43:56 PM
The worker inventory is important on its own, but it is also the benchmark for estimating future needs. In Ohio, the data confirm the overwhelming dominance of replacement as the primary reason for needing to attract new entrants. The replacement estimates use conservative ass... 6/20/2016 2:44:14 PM
Emphasis is placed upon demographic data because the importance of replacement demand in identifying future needs. These data are also more objective than growth projections, which, in the past, have often not identified even long-term employment changes. The main sources of d... 6/20/2016 2:44:30 PM
The benefits that increased the overall cost effectiveness of computerization for the engineering companies included the following: (RS8-3, p. 12)Streamlining and integrating the engineering process. The quality of the design was improved by maintaining consistency, accuracy, ... 6/20/2016 2:49:32 PM
The studies pointed out that the industry faced many challenges when implementing computerization, and it is noteworthy that many of these same issues face companies today, such as: (RS8-3, p. 10)The costs associated with the acquisition and maintenance of systems.The cost of ... 6/20/2016 2:50:18 PM
Because of the front end costs of implementing design tools, the cost effectiveness is realized more by the downstream users than by the engineering company. Still, the industry as a whole benefits when procurement, construction, startup, and the owners are more efficient. (RS... 6/20/2016 2:51:00 PM
There needs to be great inter-compatibility between engineering software to avoid losing some of the benefits of the tools when companies share information. The lack of standardization and software compatibility are major obstacles to realizing the total benefit of a computeri... 6/20/2016 2:51:21 PM
The integrity of design can be improved by the advance planning required for organizing the flow of information between different engineering disciplines, and between preliminary engineering, vendors, and detail design. (RS8-3, p. 14) 6/20/2016 2:52:36 PM
The study analyzed the trends in computer skills, including: (RS8-3, p. 9)Training Project and corporate functional managers will require training to understand the technology and importance of design software, and the investment in time and resources required for implementa... 6/20/2016 2:52:55 PM
RS8-3, Framework for Evaluating Cost Effectiveness Is an example of a framework for evaluating design effectivenss as suggested by a workshop group. 6/20/2016 2:53:28 PM
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