Compton Geotechnical Associates

In: Business and Management

Submitted By timtrue
Words 1371
Pages 6
Mid-term Compton Geotechnical Associates Inc. (CGA) will be a competitive company in the geological services industry in the near future. The strengths of the company’s experience in geological engineering and a focused targeted market give favorable expectations for the company. A diverse group of staff provide a background to provide the services required to flourish in a growing market. The company does have some weak links and one will be the amount of initial debt required to start the company. In the current climate of geological engineering services the growth due to national and local regulations is trending up. This allows new companies to startup and become profitable very quickly. The market is growing at such a large rate that the effects on another geo-engineering company due to the success of this company will be minimal. The strong industry growth will allow several similar companies to thrive and become financially stable. Diversity in clients will be the key to sustained success in the industry. This is a vital point in CGA’s business plan and if attained will allow them many years of financial success. The experience that Mr. Martin Cooper will be deploying in his staff as well as on his management team will be a strong key to the initial and long-term success of CGA. A diverse and dedicated staff with years of experience will give the company a strong marketing tool. The staff is not only experienced in geo-engineering services but well respected in the industry. The diverse staff will allow the company to focus on key areas to service and customize each project to fit the needs of the client; therefore strengthening the bond between the company and its clients. CGA’s strong experience and diverse staff will provide them a strong reputation in the geo-engineering industry. The focus of services to a specific centralized…...

Similar Documents

The Compton Effect

...The Compton Effect can be defined as the shift in the wavelength of a photon when colliding with a free electron. The phenomenon was discovered by Arthur Compton in 1923. His discoveries suggest that photons resemble particles of matter. This provided further evidence to the quantum theory and particle nature of light. In 1927, Compton won the Nobel Prize in Physics for his experiments. Many questions were raised about the nature of photons after Einstein’s discoveries in 1905. Compton, curious to whether or not the law of conservation of momentum applied to photons, decided to study collisions between photons and electrons. He sought free electrons as these would be ideal to conduct his studies with since there would be no outside forces acting upon the electrons. However, free electrons rarely exist in nature. Alternatively, Compton chose a metal with a very low work function and a high frequency photon source. This way the energy required to eject the photoelectron would be considered insignificant compared to the total energy of the system. Compton used X – rays for his experiment given that they produce very high frequency photons. Read more in Physics « The Photoelectric EffectHow an Amplifier Works » Through his experiments Compton discovered that when a high energy photon collides with an electron there is a transfer of energy. Also, he discovered that the electron and the lower energy photon scatter after the collision. The......

Words: 615 - Pages: 3

Software Associates

...She will then identify actual and expected quantity. The actual number of consultant hours exceeded the expected number of consultant hours. Then Jenkins subtracted the actual amount of hours from the expected amount of hours and then multiplied by the expected labor price of $90. Jenkins found that Software Associates made a total of $278,100 when providing the extra amount of hours billed. This is favorable for Software Associates if the billing rate was $90 as expected; however the average rate per consultant amounted to $83.69. Next, Jenkins determined the average billing rate variance by subtracting the actual price from the expected price. She then multiplied the difference in price and the quantity of work done. Jenkins found that they had a deficit of $246,090. This is unfavorable because Software Associates is losing money due to the actual rate drop from $90 to $83.69. When Jenkins compared the variance of both quantity of hours and hourly rate, this gave her the total revenue variance of $32,100. The total revenue variance is also the difference between the actual revenue and expected revenue. Over all, it is favorable that Software Associates created more revenue. Jenkins then determined whether or not the additional revenue would cover the additional costs incurred for the excess consultants. Jenkins used the same method for consultant expenses. By subtracting the actual number of hours supplied (50,850) from the budgeted number of hours......

Words: 1691 - Pages: 7

Zaird&Associates

...You have been with Zaird & Associates for approximately three months and are completing your work on the BizCaz audit. BizCaz produces pullover knit shirts to address the business casual market for both men and women. Although your experience has been limited, an unexpected staff resignation has resulted in your working directly with the engagement's in-charge senior on inventory. This has been a learning experience for you, because you have helped perform various tests of controls which may be summarized as indicating that internal control over inventory (including the perpetual records) seems strong. It is your impression that those tests resulted in a decrease in substantive procedures, thereby allowing a particularly efficient audit. At the beginning of the audit, Jan Wheeler, the in-charge senior, told you that the management team of BizCaz has always been helpful and friendly. Throughout the audit you have found the situation to be as good as described. In fact, BizCaz allows each auditor to purchase up to three shirts at a particularly attractive price of $12 per shirt, the cost for which employees may purchase shirts. The shirts have a market value of $50, although the direct labor and material costs of each shirt are only $10. Near the conclusion of the audit, after you and the other three staff members paid the controller and told him your sizes, he walked to the warehouse, removed 12 shirts from the appropriate piles, and brought them out. That evening you gave......

Words: 319 - Pages: 2

Steely Associates

...Steeley Associates Monica Beamish Quantitative Methods – MAT 540 Dr. Hesh Ansari May 3, 2013 Steeley Associates Inc., is a property development company. Steeley had purchased a house build in the mid-1800, and had been leasing it to the State University for academic office space. In 2008, the lease on the property expired and Steeley Associates, after consideration, decided to build high-density student apartments. This decision would optimize the full space site. The community was opposed to this proposal and contacted the town’s legal counsel, who informed Steeley they would reject any request for permits. After a series of meetings, Steeley proposed three suggestions on how to handle the property. The suggestions were to request the permit to build student apartments, to sell the property outright and finally request a permit for a low-density office building. Based on the data, the best decision for Steeley Associates for the property is to attempt to build the student apartments. If the permit is approved Steeley could earn $3million. The Expected Monetary Value or EMV is $1.821 million. As indicated by the town council there is only a 10% chance of the permit being approved. Since there is a 90% chance the permit is rejected, the next step Steeley would take is to sue the town. Legal fees would cost Steeley $300,000. The EMV does lower to $1.69 million because of the legal fee costs, and the time it takes to sue......

Words: 553 - Pages: 3

Quality Associates

...Introduction “Quality Associates, Incorporated (QAI) was established in 1986 to provide quality assurance and regulatory services to the pharmaceutical and agrochemical industries. A corollary service offering was the archiving of scientific records, so it was not long before QAI developed strong capabilities in electronic document management. Today QAI maintains a broad client base that includes federal and state agencies, chemical and manufacturing companies, financial and accounting firms, law firms, and medical and research facilities. Currently, QAI provides services in these areas: Information Services, Quality Assurance & Scientific Support, and Archiving.” (Quality Associates Incorporated) They advise their clients about sampling and statistical procedures that can be used to control their manufacturing processes. The data required for the study giving to QA from the client, a sample of 800 observations taken during a time in which that client’s process was operating satisfactorily. The sample standard deviation was 0.21 and population standard deviation was assumed to be 0.21. QA suggested taking random samples of size 30 occasionally to monitor the process on an ongoing basis. The client could quickly learn whether the process was operation reasonably and if not, corrective action could be taken to remove the problem. The design specification indicated the mean for the process should be 12. The hypothesis test suggested by Quality Associates......

Words: 1123 - Pages: 5

Bea Associates

...Harvard Business School 9-293-024 Rev. December 16, 1994 BEA Associates: Enhanced Equity Index Funds On the afternoon of July 13, 1992, Messrs. Jeffrey Geller and David DeRosa, derivatives portfolio managers at BEA Associates, were considering alternative ways of investing the assets of a new $100 million enhanced index account. They wanted to find the most attractive combination of derivative and cash market positions to achieve the client's objective which was to outperform the S&P 500 stock index by 50 basis points in a low risk manner. The alternatives included the use of over-the-counter equity swaps, a relatively new financial instrument that had proliferated in recent years. BEA Associates BEA Associates was an investment advisory firm founded as Basic Economic Appraisals in 1934. As of March 31, 1992, the firm managed $15.4 billion representing over 164 institutional clients. Its separate accounts clients were principally corporate, public, and multiemployer pension funds, and foundations and endowments. BEA also managed several mutual and commingled funds, and a number of closed-end country funds. The firm employed 33 investment professionals—most of whom had 10 years or more of experience—and 76 support staff. BEA offered a variety of specialized investment management services grouped under equities ($3.4 billion), fixed income ($5.6 billion), derivative-based strategies ($5 billion), and international equities ($1.6 billion). (See Exhibit 1). The firm......

Words: 4619 - Pages: 19

Bea Associates

...Harvard Business School 9-293-024 Rev. December 16, 1994 BEA Associates: Enhanced Equity Index Funds On the afternoon of July 13, 1992, Messrs. Jeffrey Geller and David DeRosa, derivatives portfolio managers at BEA Associates, were considering alternative ways of investing the assets of a new $100 million enhanced index account. They wanted to find the most attractive combination of derivative and cash market positions to achieve the client's objective which was to outperform the S&P 500 stock index by 50 basis points in a low risk manner. The alternatives included the use of over-the-counter equity swaps, a relatively new financial instrument that had proliferated in recent years. BEA Associates BEA Associates was an investment advisory firm founded as Basic Economic Appraisals in 1934. As of March 31, 1992, the firm managed $15.4 billion representing over 164 institutional clients. Its separate accounts clients were principally corporate, public, and multiemployer pension funds, and foundations and endowments. BEA also managed several mutual and commingled funds, and a number of closed-end country funds. The firm employed 33 investment professionals—most of whom had 10 years or more of experience—and 76 support staff. BEA offered a variety of specialized investment management services grouped under equities ($3.4 billion), fixed income ($5.6 billion), derivative-based strategies ($5 billion), and international equities ($1.6 billion). (See Exhibit 1). The firm......

Words: 4619 - Pages: 19

Investment in Associate

...INVESTMENT IN ASSOCIATE Intercorporate share investment * the purchase of the equity securities of one entity by another entity * case of one entity investing in another entity through the acquisition of share capital Significant influence * power to participate in the financial and operating policy decisions of the investee but not control or joint control over those policies Control * power to govern the financial and operating policies of an entity so as to obtain benefits from its activities Associate * an entity, including an unincorporated entity such as a partnership, over which the investor has significant influence and that is neither a subsidiary nor an interest in a joint venture Subsidiary * an entity including an unincorporated entity such as a partnership that is controlled by another entity known as the parent SIGNIFICANT INFLUENCE If the investor holds, directly or indirectly through subsidiaries, 20% or more of the voting power of the investee – presumed that the investor has significant influence, unless it can be clearly demonstrated that this is not the case. If less than 20% - does not have SI Substantial or majority ownership by another investor * does not necessarily preclude an investor from having SI Manifestations of SI a. Representation in the BOD b. Participation in policy making process c. Material transactions between the investor and investee d. Interchange of managerial personnel e...

Words: 741 - Pages: 3

Quality Associates

...Case Problem 1: Quality Associates, Inc. 0 pts ended Anonymous Quality Associates, Inc., a consulting firm, advises its clients about sampling and statistical procedures that can be used to control their manufacturing processes. IN one particular application, a client game quality associates a sample of 800 observations taken during a time in which that client's process was operating satisfactorily. The sample standard deviation for there data was .21 ; hence, with so much data, the population standard deviation was assumed to be .21. Quality associates then suggested that random samples of size 30 be taken periodically to monitor the process on an ongoing basis. BY analyzing the new samples, the client could quickly learn whether the process was operating satisfactorily. when the process was not operating satisfactorily, corrective action could be take to eliminate the problem. the design specification indicated the mean for the process should be 12. the hypothesis test suggested Quality Associates follows. : μ=12 : μ12 Corrective action will be take any time H0 is rejected. The following samples were collected at hourly intervals during the first day of operation of the new statistical process control procedure. These data are available in the data set Quality . Sample 1 | Sample 2 | Sample 3 | Sample 4 | 11.55 | 11.62 | 11.91 | 12.02 | 11.62 | 11.69 | 11.36 | 12.02 | 11.52 | 11.59 | 11.75 | 12.05 | 11.75 | 11.82 | 11.95 | 12.18 | 11.90 | 11.97 |......

Words: 598 - Pages: 3

Straight Out of Compton Review

...Jacques Baynes ENG 101 October 2, 2015 Brad Baumgartner Straight Out Of Compton “Any publicity is good publicity. “Aspiring rapper Eric “Eazy-E” Wright states to the rest of his fellow N.W.A brothers as they sit to discuss the police and F.B.I threats that they have been receiving in the mall. The movie Straight Out of Compton is based on the true story about six troubled some young black men residing in Compton, California who rise unexpectedly to fame, using their viciously honest rhymes, die hard beats, and frustrations about their lifestyle in the streets of the hood. Active from 1986 to 1991 these six men Eazy-E, Ice Cube, Dr. Dre, Arabian Prince, MC Ren, and DJ Yella have endured enormous controversy owning to their explicit lyrics that many people have view as being disrespectful to women, drugs and crime, police, and gang violence. It’s hard to actively hate Straight Out of Compton, a movie so realistic that is based seemly on the true story of six black rappers whose lyrics and rhymes had left a lasting legacy and impression on the hip-hop culture. O’Shea Jackson Jr and Jason Mitchell are spectacular as Ice Cube and Easy-E who are best friends that come to gloves with one another when Eazy-E receives more money and love from their fans then Ice Cube. Their outstanding performance acting over the edge and showing actions of ruthlessness towards each other as both men spit disrespectful lyrics at each other to become the best rap artist in the industry at that...

Words: 591 - Pages: 3

Geotechnical Application

...University of Melbourne Department of Infrastructure Engineering CVEN90027 Geotechnical Application 2015 Assignment 3 Foundation Design Component Kaijie Zheng 745870 Check for bearing capacity For stiff clay layer qapplied,net=120-P0 P0=19×5=95kPa Thus, qapplied,net=120-95=25kPa Use Terzaghi equation to analysis. For clay, φu=0°, thus only the first term of Terzaghi equation is required. qu net=(cNc)1η0 Use Skempton’s approximation for Nc, with B=28m, L=28m and D=5m. Nc=51+0.2BL1+0.2DB=5×1.2×1+0.2×528=6.2 Use a quarter of area, thus B'=14m, L'=14m Z/B'=10/14=0.71, which gives η0=0.21. Thus, qu net=120×6.2×10.21×4=885.7kPa On clay layer, FS=885.725=35.4. For medium dense silty sand layer Use Terzaghi equation of square foundation qu net=1.2cNc+P0'Nq-1+0.4BγeffNγ P0'=95kPa. For sand, c=0, thus the first term could be eliminated. For φ'=35°, Nq=Nγ=40. γeff=20-10=10kN/m3. Thus, qu net=95×39+0.4×28×10×40=8185kPa. On sand layer, FS=818525=327.4 For dense gravel layer It follows that the stiff silty clay layer is more critical. Settlement calculation Immediate settlement for clay layer Consider 14 of area, B'=14m, L'=14m, H=10m. L'B'=1, HB'=0.71. From chart of influence values, F1=0.1, F2=0.075. Iρ=F1+1-2v1-vF2=0.1+1-2×0.51-0.5×0.075=0.1 ρi=qB(1-v2)EIρ q=120kPa, Eu=45MPa, vu=0.5 Thus, ρi=4×120×14×1-0.2545×0.1=11.2mm Consolidation settlement in clay layer Initial effective stress at midpoint of the layer: σo'=10×19=190kPa Z(m)...

Words: 723 - Pages: 3

Quality Associates

...Hypothesis Quality Associates, Inc. is a consulting firm that advises its clients about sampling and statistical procedures that can be used to control manufacturing processes. In one case, a client provided Quality Associates with a sample of 800 observations that were taken during a time when the client's process was operating satisfactorily. The sample standard deviation for these data was .21, hence, the population standard deviation was assumed to be .21. Quality Associates then suggested that random samples of size 30 be taken periodically to monitor the process on an ongoing basis. By analyzing the new samples, the client could quickly learn whether the process was operating satisfactorily. When the process was not operating satisfactorily, corrective action could be taken to eliminate the problem. The design specification indicated that the mean for the process should be 12. The hypothesis test suggested by Quality Associates follows: H0: μ=12 Ha: μ≠ 12 Corrective action will be taken when H0 is rejected. Samples collected during the first day of operation of the new statistical process-control procedure are in the file Quality.xls. The URL to this dataset is A. Conduct a hypothesis test for each sample at the .01 level of significance and determine what action, if any should be taken, Answer H0: μ=12 Ha: μ≠ 12 Test Statistic used is Z test Decision rule: Reject null hypothesis, if the value of test statistic is greater the critical value...

Words: 880 - Pages: 4

Request for an Associate

...am writing to you to make a request for a church associate from the field trainees of our esteemed school who are scheduled to be deployed this coming summer of 2016. The reason for my need of an associate is that of my growing responsibilities as a District Superintendent due to the affiliation of General Santos City churches in Fatima, Bawing and its daughter churches. Moreover, I am simultaneously handling two (2) churches, Kusan and our pioneering church in Tacurong. Thus, a need for an associate is necessary. Specifically, if you can grant this favor, I would like Mr. Daryll Jan P. Movida to be my assistant and helpmate in doing God’s work in both churches and district matters in all duration of his internship. As his mentor, I will do my best to assure you that his training with me would provide him a good exposure in the ministry. I would also work with him in sincere dedication to give him the opportunity of learning the actual practice of his calling. I am hoping for your positive response regarding this matter. Sincerely Yours, Rev. Jimmy P. Vasquez South District Superintendent For: The School Board Anchor Bay College of Theological Studies Malamote, Kabacan. North Cotabato From: Rev. Jimmy P. Vasquez South District Anchor Bay Evangelistic Church Kusan, Banga, South Cotabato +639124730272 March 20, 2016 Sir/Madam: Greetings! I am writing to you to make a request to grant the Kusan church an associate who will be of great help to my growing sphere......

Words: 461 - Pages: 2

Associate E

...Associate Level Material Appendix E Collaboration Worksheet Write a 100- to 150-word response to each of the following questions: • What are the advantages of having diversity in a collaborative learning environment? Collaborating helps each individual learn from different interests. Sheltering yourself from diversity can actually harm you than help you. You can learn so much from the different cultures, ethnicity, race, and even religion. Diversity in general is good for any learning environment. The interaction with others will let you experience a little bit of their upbringing. Each person is their own little world that has so much to offer if we only sit and listen to their opinions. Each one has different life styles and learning from one and other is a huge accomplishment. • How might factors such as diversity, attitude, learning, and work styles affect collaboration? Some aspects in diversity that may affect collaboration are language barriers. Some people that do not speak the English language and write it as well as others might feel intimated. Being multicultural is one that might cause others to look at a person with a judgmental view. Even though we should not react in a racial way, there are still a lot of people that discriminate due to their race, sexual preferences, gender and even height. • How does personal responsibility influence the work and success of a group? Personal responsibility in a......

Words: 276 - Pages: 2

Quality Associates

...Quality Associates, Ins. Quality Associates, Ins., a consulting firm, advises its clients about sampling and statistical procedures that can be used to control their manufacturing processes. In one particular application, a client gave Quality Associates a sample of 800 observations taken during a time in which that client’s process was operating satisfactorily. The sample standard deviation for these data was .21; hence, with so much data, the population standard deviation was assumed to be .21. Quality Associates then suggested that random samples of size 30 be taken periodically to monitor the process on an ongoing basis. By analyzing the new samples, the client could quickly learn whether the process was operating satisfactorily. When the process was not operating satisfactorily, corrective action could be taken to eliminate the problem. The design specification indicated the mean for the process should be 12. The hypothesis test suggested by Quality Associates follows. Ho: = 12 Ha: 12 Corrective action will be taken any time Ho rejected. The following samples were collected at hourly intervals during the first day of operation of the new statistical process control procedure. These data are available in the data set Quality. Sample 1 | Sample 2 | Sample 3 | Sample 4 | Sample 1 | Sample 2 | Sample 3 | Sample 4 | 11.55 | 11.62 | 11.91 | 12.02 | 11.93 | 12.00 | 12.01 | 12.35 | 11.62 | 11.69 | 11.36 | 12.02 | 11.85 | 11.92 | 12.06 | 12.09 | 11.52 |......

Words: 593 - Pages: 3