These forces are manifested outside of markets but often work in conjunction with them; I refer to them as nonmarket forces. The nonmarket environment consists of the social, political, and legal arrangements that structure interactions among companies and their public. For many companies, nonmarket forces have a major impact on performance; hence these forces warrant the same high level of attention in business strategy as do market forces. A business strategy must help a company navigate in both its market and nonmarket environments and is composed of a market or competitive component and a nonmarket or public component. Managers may understand the market environment relatively well but often see the nonmarket environment as posing different, often more difficult, challenges.
Presenter: Baron Breisch and Thomas W. Broderick, PE, MClaren EngineeringDescription: Deicing salts have been used on roadways since the 1940s. Salt storage facilities have been in use for many decades by municipal agencies in an effort to protect bulk salt from the elements as well as prevent runoff into the environment. Long-term performance of these structures is essential to ensuring that public safety is maintained and municipal investments are protected. The corrosive nature of deicing salts challenges the use of conventional materials of construction.Additionally, these facilities are routinely impacted by heavy equipment (payloaders, etc.) during the normal course of business. This presentation examines the performance of a variety of commercially available salt storage facilities through in- depth condition investigations and implementation of renovation, retrofit and replacement schemes to extend the performance of these crucial facilities. The audience will learn about options in salt storage facilities, how to maintain and repair them, and, as a last resort, when to replace them.Download Presentation 2b1af7f3a8