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The purpose of this paper is the analysis of the business environment in the coastal area of Tulcea county, by administrative-territorial units, with the help of a synthetic indicator to appreciate the economic-financial performance, the profit rate. The analysis was performed for year 2018, the economic phenomena and processes being captured at the spatial level. The results obtained from this work support the strategy for the rehabilitation of the coastal zone in order to increase the economic performances by adopting policies corresponding to the new realities.

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In order for a project to be built with respect to quality, budget compliance and execution time - all required conditions, a professional management of site-level operations is required. The technical complexity, the importance of performing the work on the set deadline, the resource constraints and the substantial costs require the planning, programming and rigorous control of all the works.

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The coastline of Zemmouri Bay on the northeast coast of Algeria with about 50 km of shoreline has been eroding since 1970. Changes of the sandy shoreline are continuous and occur at diverse spatial and temporal scales. This erosion is a major crisis and it potentially impacts the coastal population and natural environment. In order to understand and predict these morphological changes, an accurate description of sediment transport by waves and currents and shoreline change is important. This paper presents a comprehensive study of wave refraction, current-driven sediment transport and shoreline change. Results show that the study area exhibits a great variety of shoreline evolution trends, with erosion prevailing in the eastern and central sectors and stability or even accretion in the Western area.

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This paper presents a synthesis of research carried out by authors on local materials used in construction over time in South Eastern Romania. The earth in various forms and technologies has been a perfectible building material that by technologies and specific procedures confers resistance and structural stability. For the research the authors have selected a few specific types of buildings detailing on structural compliance, their sustainability and the factors that led to the depreciation of the building.

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Every firm today is facing significant problems which are a consequence of the influence of external and internal factors. This necessitates strategic changes in its activities, which focus on the development of the basic elements of intangible assets - people, knowledge and system, whose effective combination allows building competitive advantage and company growth. The main, specific intangible resource of the company is the business model itself, which is the economic basis of the strategic behavior of the company. From this point of view the purpose of the study is: 1) developing a sustainable business model for the construction firm, 2) analyzing the mechanism by which the manager creates and/or develops his own sustainable business model, taking into account the specifics of the construction market.

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The dynamic changes in the external (and often inside) environment place every firm in front of serious new and unknown challenges and make it more difficult to adapt to them. Under these conditions known traditional short-term models of corporate behavior have an increasingly limited role and a chance for success. The main problem and goal of the company should be a clearly defined long-term strategy that allows building competitive advantages and performance. Therefore, the purpose of the study is to analyze the impact of a dynamic external environment (market) on strategic behavior by developing a conceptual model: “Dynamics of the external environment (market) - Strategic behavior - Competitive advantages” to be applied and tested in the activity of the construction firm.

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This paper deals with effect of number and position of friction dampers on seismic response of 2D steel frame. For the present study four structures with six storeys are subjected to a time history analysis. For each story are using two, four and six friction dampers with different positions keeping slip load and stiffness constant. To study the effect of number and position of dampers in structures, are analysed the time period, top roof displacement, maximum base shear and percentage energy dissipated in accordance with energy induced in the frame. The results indicate that number and placement of damper affects the structural response. A large number of dampers do not always lead to best benefit in terms of energy dissipation.

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The aim of this work is to study and explore the causes of the landslide in different locations using Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) technology. GPR uses the electromagnetic method related the high-frequency pulse that used widely in various field. The experimental study focused on the investigation of the landslide in the road by GPR method with antenna 200 MHz. The landslides become serious problems and required various technique and methods to investigate it in several places. GPR measurements present a useful technique for studies and investigation of the problem. The GPR can be categorized in the first place as an experimental method surveys landslide depths were recognized at 1-10 m below the natural terrain level. The results obtained revealed the causes of landslides on the road.

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From ancient times, mankind needed organization and coordination to be able to carry out its projects. Thus, over time, as requirements grew larger, it naturally emerged the necessity, development and improvement, of the skills of manager, coordinator, of a project team.

The paper develops the integrated management concept and tries to apply it for quality system management in construction.

This paper uses the method of the synthesis of the studied documents to demonstrate the necessity to implement integrated management.