MTS Journal

2002  •  Volume 18  •  Issue 3

The MTS Journal is the LEADING voice for Machinery and Technical Specialties valuers. Published by ASAʼs MTS Committee, the MTS Journal is written both for the appraiser who values equipment and for those who have a professional interest in the subject.
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Articles from this Issue

Editor's Corner

A special note from the Editor of ASA’s MTS Journal.
PAGE 2 Leroy L. Ackermann, ASA

Chairman's Perspective

News from ASA’s Machinery and Technical Specialties Committee.
PAGE 4 Melvin I. Fineberg, ASA

Appraising Machinery And Equipment Art Or Science?

...or perhaps a mystery according to one judge? This article dives deep into this controversial topic.
PAGE 6 Leslie H. Miles, Jr., ASA

The Valuation of Hydroelectric Generating Facilities

This article examines the valuation process as applied to hydroelectric generating facilities.
PAGE 9 Richard K. Ellsworth, ASA

Cyber Links Of Value To M&Ts Appraisers

This article discusses the different sites hosted by various organizations that in turn provide links to a number of sites offering price and cost information.
PAGE 15 Leroy L. Ackermann, ASA - Editor

Maritime Experts And The Federal Rules Of Evidence

This article discusses the two U.S. Supreme Court cases and the recent amendment of Rule 702 of the Federal Rules of Evidence have significantly changed the perspective and position in federal court cases of all testifying experts.
PAGE 18 Capt. E.S. Geary, M.Sc, P.Eng(UK)

Use Of Survivor Curves For Appraisal Purposes

This article discusses survivor cures highlighting the expectancy life factors (ELF) concept.
PAGE 22 John S. Ferguson, ASA