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An Introduction To Green Walls: Living Walls, Mehdi Rakhshandehroo 2015

An Introduction To Green Walls: Living Walls, Mehdi Rakhshandehroo

mrakhshandehroo@yahoo.com

In the challenge of urban expansion and environmental preservation, sustainable development is a significant response to our century’s requirements. Although vertical greening (green walls) are not a new concept but flourished during the last decade as one of the approaches to sustainability. Vertical gardens, vertical farms, balcony gardens, containers or planter boxes greening, green or eco-buildings, wall planters, and green envelops are all different types of green walls. Planners and designers can look for enhanced solutions where the facades are more than tinted glass barrier; greening the building envelope with vegetation can be used as a mean to restore ...


An Introduction To Green Walls: Green Facade, Mehdi Rakhshandehroo 2015

An Introduction To Green Walls: Green Facade, Mehdi Rakhshandehroo

mrakhshandehroo@yahoo.com

Although green wall is not a new concept and date back to hanging gardens of Babylonia in 600 BC, but flourished in current decades. In the age of sustainable development planners and architects look for solutions to green the buildings envelops and restore environmental conditions. A variety of different terminology in this area indicates the importance of issue: Hanging or vertical gardens, balcony gardens, vertical farms, containers or planter boxes greening, green roofs or rooftop gardens, green or eco buildings, green walls, wall planters, green envelops and green facades. They can be applied to increase bio diversity and ecological value ...


(Θ,Φ)*-Derivations On Complex Semi-Prime Banach *-Algebras, Ismail Nikoufar, A. Ebadian, M. Eshaghi 2015 Payame Noor University

(Θ,Φ)*-Derivations On Complex Semi-Prime Banach *-Algebras, Ismail Nikoufar, A. Ebadian, M. Eshaghi

Ismail Nikoufar

In this paper, we prove that (θ, φ)∗-derivations on complex semi–prime ∗-algebras can be represented by double (θ, φ) -centralizers. As an application, we prove a result in automatic continuity of (θ, φ)∗-derivations and α-derivations.


Dispute Resolution Under The Principal Irish Forms Of Building Contract, Tony Cunningham 2015 Dublin Institute of Technology

Dispute Resolution Under The Principal Irish Forms Of Building Contract, Tony Cunningham

Other Resources

The construction industry is known to be litigious (Latham, 1994). This is hardly surprising given the industry’s fragmented nature in which project teams comprising an extensive network of employers, designers and constructors are brought together to deliver once-off projects, following which, the organisation is almost always disbanded. The short term objectives of the various groupings are often competing and occasionally incompatible. For example, many employers will wish to minimise costs in developing a project, designers may resist pressures on budgets in order to safeguard their ‘brand’, and the commercial imperative of maximising profit will drive contractors towards charging what ...


Risk Allocation Under The Principal ‘Traditional’ Irish Forms Of Building Contract, Tony Cunningham 2015 Dublin Institute of Technology

Risk Allocation Under The Principal ‘Traditional’ Irish Forms Of Building Contract, Tony Cunningham

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Construction projects are risky ventures. Risks are inevitable and cannot be entirely eliminated but they can be transferred through appropriate wording in the clauses of a contract. Construction contracts allocate particular risks between the parties in order to identify who bears the cost if a particular risk comes to pass.

This study examines how contractual risks are allocated to the contracting parties under the Royal Institute of Architects in Ireland Form, 2012 version, where quantities form part of the contract, commonly known as ‘the Yellow Form’, and the Public Works Contract PW CF1 Form v 1.10, 2014 where the ...


Discomfort Glare From Small, High Luminance Light Sources In Outdoor Nighttime Environments, Yulia I. Tyukhova 2015 University of Nebraska – Lincoln

Discomfort Glare From Small, High Luminance Light Sources In Outdoor Nighttime Environments, Yulia I. Tyukhova

Architectural Engineering -- Dissertations and Student Research

The overarching goal of this research was to examine humans’ subjective and physiological responses to small, high luminance light sources in outdoor nighttime environments. Currently, discomfort glare is rarely calculated in lighting practice (Remaking Cities Institute (RCI) 2011), partly, because it is not known which metric predicts glare most accurately in the given application.

This dissertation describes a parametric experiment evaluating the effects of three glare source luminances (20,000; 205,000; 750,000 cd/m2), two source positions (0°, 10°), two source sizes (10-5, 10-4 sr), and three background luminances (0.03; 0.3; 1 cd ...


Tron 2.0 - The Experience, Alecsandro G. Vitale, Alexander W. Billings, Jordan Delfino, William Beechinor, Kelly Rorden 2015 California Polytechnic State University- San Luis Obispo

Tron 2.0 - The Experience, Alecsandro G. Vitale, Alexander W. Billings, Jordan Delfino, William Beechinor, Kelly Rorden

Architectural Engineering

The goal of this senior project was to come up with a structural-engineering-related schematic design for a roller coaster to be installed in Disneyland called TRON 2.0: The Experience. This involved looking at both design processes that we had already learned through our curriculum as well as researching concepts that were previously foreign to us, namely the dynamic application of loads and the effects of fatigue stresses.

A story was established based on the source material: the TRON movies produced by Walt Disney Studios. Thematic elements from the story were used as the basis for design implications that would ...


Estimation On Gibbs Entropy For An Ensemble, Lekhya Sai Sake 2015 Lekhya Sai Sake

Estimation On Gibbs Entropy For An Ensemble, Lekhya Sai Sake

Electronic Theses, Projects, and Dissertations

In this world of growing technology, any small improvement in the present scenario would create a revolution. One of the popular revolutions in the computer science field is parallel computing. A single parallel execution is not sufficient to see its non-deterministic features, as same execution with the same data at different time would end up with a different path. In order to see how non deterministic a parallel execution can extend up to, creates the need of the ensemble of executions. This project implements a program to estimate the Gibbs Entropy for an ensemble of parallel executions. The goal is ...


"Defining Job Titles And Career Paths In Bim", Malachy Mathews 2015 Dublin Institute of Technology

"Defining Job Titles And Career Paths In Bim", Malachy Mathews

Conference papers

Ireland is undergoing a digital transformation. Some industries particularly in the areas of travel and retail have been radically transformed. However many industries are facing their biggest challenge in their existence already weakened by the economic crisis and constrained by their legacy business, it will be difficult for them to adapt and embrace the new rules dictated by digital change. Irelands design and construction industry is on the cusp of a digital transformation with early adopters now deriving some benefits from a move to a building information modeling (BIM) process. Digital transformation cannot happen unless there are personnel with the ...


Interactive Pavillions: Responsive Transformation Of Structure Systems, Xiangru Chen 2015 Syracuse University

Interactive Pavillions: Responsive Transformation Of Structure Systems, Xiangru Chen

Architecture Thesis Prep

With the personal interest in tectonic design and kinetic structure arts. This study is aimed to explore the application of interactive technology in the transformation of the structure system in a tectonic architecture design--- to cross the gap between static tectonic design and kinetic structure in small scale. The responsive pavilion will sense and respond to the verification of gravity loads (for occupancy detection) and lights (for solar energy), with the spatial transformation of the entire structure system. As a result, the form of the architecture will follow the function. The responsive pavilion will spatially respond to the varied occupancy ...


Umass Amherst Campus Green Building Resources, Ludmilla D. Pavlova-Gillham 2015 University of Massachusetts - Amherst

Umass Amherst Campus Green Building Resources, Ludmilla D. Pavlova-Gillham

Campus Planning Community and Conference Presentations

UMass Amherst is a STARS Gold institution that has received numerous awards for its sustainability efforts in higher education. To celebrate the physical elements of the campus sustainability achievements, and to inform campus staff, faculty and students how to support green building projects, Campus Planning and Design & Construction sponsored a presentation to the campus community on Campus Green Building Resources: LEED and Beyond. Ludmilla Pavlova-Gillham, Senior Campus Planner reviews the commitment UMass Amherst has made to sustainable design and construction and the range of sustainability/LEED resources available to campus staff, faculty and students as they work on planning, designing ...


Umass Amherst Campus Green Building Resources, Ludmilla Pavlova-Gillham 2015 University of Massachusetts - Amherst

Umass Amherst Campus Green Building Resources, Ludmilla Pavlova-Gillham

Ludmilla D Pavlova

UMass Amherst is a STARS Gold institution that has received numerous awards for its sustainability efforts in higher education. To celebrate the physical elements of the campus sustainability achievements, and to inform campus staff, faculty and students how to support green building projects, Campus Planning and Design & Construction sponsored a presentation to the campus community on Campus Green Building Resources: LEED and Beyond. Ludmilla Pavlova-Gillham, Senior Campus Planner reviews the commitment UMass Amherst has made to sustainable design and construction and the range of sustainability/LEED resources available to campus staff, faculty and students as they work on planning, designing ...


Umass Amherst Green Building Guidelines 2013, Ludmilla Pavlova-Gillham, Ted Mendoza, Ezra Small, Patricia O'Flaherty, Nariman Mostafavi, Mohamed Farzinmoghadam, Somayeh Pozveh 2015 University of Massachusetts - Amherst

Umass Amherst Green Building Guidelines 2013, Ludmilla Pavlova-Gillham, Ted Mendoza, Ezra Small, Patricia O'Flaherty, Nariman Mostafavi, Mohamed Farzinmoghadam, Somayeh Pozveh

Ludmilla D Pavlova

Facilities & Campus Services, Sustainable UMass and Campus Planning support sustainability and energy conservation initiatives by providing in-house resources to campus staff as well as designers and contractors working with the University. The UMass Amherst Green Building Guidelines provide a framework for approaching new construction and major renovation projects at UMass Amherst that are undergoing LEED certification by focusing the conversation on green building aspects that are most important to the campus. They are intended to be the beginning of a dynamic conversation between designers, environmental consultants and constructors, university stakeholders, and users of new high performance buildings.


Remaking Hazelwood, Remaking Pittsburgh, Elise Gatti, Luis Rico-Gutierrez 2015 Carnegie Mellon University

Remaking Hazelwood, Remaking Pittsburgh, Elise Gatti, Luis Rico-Gutierrez

Luis Rico-Gutierrez

In 2006, the RCI convened and facilitated the interaction of a select group of technology visionaries to discuss the future of the Pittsburgh region. Hazelwood was their focus, a community located along the Monongahela River in Pittsburgh’s southeast end and home to one of Pittsburgh's largest remaining riverfront brownfield sites, the 178-acre ALMONO site. The result of a two-year investigation by the RCI into the history, conditions and future of Hazelwood, the book outlines a comprehensive and sustainable approach to the revitalization of Hazelwood through the redevelopment of the ALMONO site. The recommendations incorporated ideas produced by students ...


Performance Of No Vibration / No Admixture Masonry Grout Containing High Replacement Of Portland Cement With Fly Ash And Ground Granulated Blast Furnace Slag, James Mwangi, Craig Baltimore, Eric Bateman 2015 California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo

Performance Of No Vibration / No Admixture Masonry Grout Containing High Replacement Of Portland Cement With Fly Ash And Ground Granulated Blast Furnace Slag, James Mwangi, Craig Baltimore, Eric Bateman

Craig V. Baltimore

When hollow concrete masonry is used for construction in high seismic regions, structural designs typically require fully grouted walls. For a fully grouted 203x203x406 mm (8x8x16) concrete masonry unit (CMU), 52 percent of total volume is grout. Grouting process is labor-intensive, time consuming and has a high energy demand due to requirements of consolidation in each and subsequent grout lifts. Self-consolidating grout with admixtures has been successfully used without segregation in walls of up to 3.86 m (12.67 ft.) in height. Investigation of self-consolidating grout mixes without admixtures has potential for sustainability improvement. This paper reports on the ...


Bim; Postgraduate Multidisciplinary Collaborative Education, Malachy Mathews 2015 Dublin Institute of Technology

Bim; Postgraduate Multidisciplinary Collaborative Education, Malachy Mathews

Conference papers

BIM Technologies and Process are steadily increasing in the design and construction industry. The amount of undergraduate courses delivering BIM based applied and theory courses is also on the rise. These students will be entering a job market where their skillsets in digital modelling and collaborative practice will be in demand. However, existing AEC (architectural, engineering, construction) professionals are recognising the changes happening in the industry. Each domain is influenced and challenged by BIM. The traditional process and workflows will change as BIM adoption grows. Tobin [1] states the long-term impact of any innovation is often not understood when it ...


Pigs Feet, Jesse W. Standlea 2015 St. Margaret's

Pigs Feet, Jesse W. Standlea

The STEAM Journal

My sculpture “Pigs Feet” has literal foundations upon casts of live pig’s feet. I locally sourced the pig’s feet before casting them. My sculpture makes use of a once cutting edge casting technology, alginate. Alginate molds were once the standard in dentistry. Alginate is an appealing casting material as it is refined from brown seaweeds, is both food and skin safe, it is suitable for educators, for artists and engineers alike.


Tilt-Up Buildings, John Lawson 2015 SEAOC Seismology Committee 2008

Tilt-Up Buildings, John Lawson

amertz@mymail.vcu.edu

No abstract provided.


Approximately Algebraic Tensor Products, Ismail Nikoufar, Th. M. Rassias, Ismail Nikoufar, Th. M. Rassias 2015 Payame Noor University

Approximately Algebraic Tensor Products, Ismail Nikoufar, Th. M. Rassias, Ismail Nikoufar, Th. M. Rassias

Ismail Nikoufar

Let $X$ and $Y$ be normed spaces over a complete field $\Bbb{F}$ with dual spaces $X'$ and $Y'$ respectively. Under certain hypotheses, for given $x\in X$, $y\in Y$ and a mapping $u$ from $X'\times Y'$ to $\Bbb{F}$, we apply Hyers--Ulam approach to find a unique bounded bilinear mapping $v$ near to $u$ such that $||v||=||x\otimes y||$.


Superstability Of M-Additive Maps On Complete Non--Archimedean Spaces, Ismail Nikoufar, Ismail Nikoufar 2015 Payame Noor University

Superstability Of M-Additive Maps On Complete Non--Archimedean Spaces, Ismail Nikoufar, Ismail Nikoufar

Ismail Nikoufar

The stability problem of the functional equation was conjectured by Ulam and was solved by Hyers in the case of additive mapping. Baker et al. investigated the superstability of the functional equation from a vector space to real numbers. In this paper, we exhibit the superstability of m-additive maps on complete non--Archimedean spaces via a fixed point method raised by Diaz and Margolis.


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