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Transcend Onsen - Hakone, Japan, Nicholas Michael Horaney, James Blanchard, Lillian Cao, Cory Peterman, Hunter Mosier 2018 California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo

Transcend Onsen - Hakone, Japan, Nicholas Michael Horaney, James Blanchard, Lillian Cao, Cory Peterman, Hunter Mosier

Architectural Engineering

No abstract provided.


Transcend: A Thin-Shell Japanese Onsen Experience, James Douglas Blanchard, Nicholas Michael Horaney, Hunter Thomas Mosier, Lillian Cao, Cory Peterman 2018 California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo

Transcend: A Thin-Shell Japanese Onsen Experience, James Douglas Blanchard, Nicholas Michael Horaney, Hunter Thomas Mosier, Lillian Cao, Cory Peterman

Architectural Engineering

This project is an interdisciplinary architectural design of a funicular Japanese onsen utilizing the compressive strength of thin-shell concrete. A section of this project was also built to scale on the Cal Poly campus in the Architectural Engineering department's High Bay facility. This project was designed utilizing Rhinoceros and analyzed using SAP 2000 19.


Procunier Remodel Project, Chris Chinn, Jeret Buerger, Brooke Lipsey 2018 California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo

Procunier Remodel Project, Chris Chinn, Jeret Buerger, Brooke Lipsey

Architectural Engineering

The Procunier Remodel Project report summarizes the preconstruction process for a single-family home remodel in the city of Walnut Creek. Key aspects of the report involve architectural design, structural design, interaction with the city, and interaction with the client.


Portland Pacific, Hunter David Caldwell, Kelly Louise Clancy, Kevin T. Khieu, Shaina Pak Kim, George Suarez 2018 California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo

Portland Pacific, Hunter David Caldwell, Kelly Louise Clancy, Kevin T. Khieu, Shaina Pak Kim, George Suarez

Architectural Engineering

Interdisciplinary senior project by Hunter Caldwell, Kelly Clancy, Kevin Theodore Khieu, Shaina Kim, and George Suarez. Project involves architectural design, engineering analysis, and construction of a thin-shelled concrete structure.


The Riai Standard Form Of Contract 2017 Version:An Overview, Tony Cunningham 2018 Dublin Institute of Technology

The Riai Standard Form Of Contract 2017 Version:An Overview, Tony Cunningham

Other Resources

The RIAI ‘Yellow’ and ‘Blue’ Forms of Contracts have been recently amended and published as the 2017 edition. This paper supersedes an earlier paper of the same title and reviews and synopsises the provisions of the 2017 RIAI ‘Yellow’ Form of Contract and identifies the principle changes that have been made to the superseded 2012 edition.


Analyses Of Crowd-Sourced Sound Levels Of Restaurants And Bars In New York City, Gregory S. Farber, Lily M. Wang 2018 SoundPrint

Analyses Of Crowd-Sourced Sound Levels Of Restaurants And Bars In New York City, Gregory S. Farber, Lily M. Wang

Architectural Engineering -- Faculty Publications

For several decades, there has been a significant need to better educate the public about noise pollution. A small number of small-scale studies have focused on the sound levels of restaurants and their impact on health and hearing. There have also been an increasing number of media articles stating that eating and drinking venues are getting increasingly loud making it more difficult for people to connect with others in conversation. This study reports on an exploratory large-scale noise survey of sound levels of 2,376 restaurants and bars in New York City using a novel smart-phone application and categorized them ...


Ua1c2/1 Diddle Arena Photos, WKU Archives 2018 Western Kentucky University

Ua1c2/1 Diddle Arena Photos, Wku Archives

WKU Archives Collection Inventories

Artificial collection created by WKU Archives to Diddle Arena images together. The majority of the photos are from WKU sources, but some donated by individuals.


Effects Of Fire On Wood Frame Construction, Jacqueline Rock, Olivia Pepe-Phelps 2018 California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo

Effects Of Fire On Wood Frame Construction, Jacqueline Rock, Olivia Pepe-Phelps

Architectural Engineering

No abstract provided.


Development Of A Methodology For Fast Optimization Of Building Retrofit And Decision Making Support, Pengyuan Shen 2018 University of Pennsylvania

Development Of A Methodology For Fast Optimization Of Building Retrofit And Decision Making Support, Pengyuan Shen

Publicly Accessible Penn Dissertations

The condition of current building stock in the United States raises the question of whether the energy performance of existing buildings can ever be environmentally sustainable. In the United States, buildings accounted for 39% of total energy consumption and 72% of total electricity consumption (USEPA 2009). In addition, current building energy use is projected to increase by 1.7% annually until 2025 (J.D. Ryan 2004). The great potential for energy reduction in existing buildings has created opportunities in building energy retrofit projects (Noris et al. 2013). A building renovation project must not only be affordable, taking into account factors ...


The Enhancement Of Learning Through The Design Proccess: Renovating The Fort River Elementary School In Amherst, Ma, Reyhaneh Bassamtabar 2018 University of Massachusetts Amherst

The Enhancement Of Learning Through The Design Proccess: Renovating The Fort River Elementary School In Amherst, Ma, Reyhaneh Bassamtabar

Masters Theses

The purpose of my thesis is to discover a logical way to connect the ideas of Rudolf Steiner, developer of the Waldorf Education Method, and current theories of education and psychology with the architectural design of an educational facility while maintaining Massachusetts Department of Education standards. With this purpose in mind, I studied a school, built in 1973 in Amherst: the Fort River Elementary School. The current school structure is in architectural conflict with many of the ideas extolled by the Waldorf Method. Among the questions, I wish to address in my thesis are: “What is the role of architecture ...


Evaluating The Value Of Intelligent Building Systems: A Review And Case Study, Cory Mosiman 2018 University of Colorado at Boulder

Evaluating The Value Of Intelligent Building Systems: A Review And Case Study, Cory Mosiman

Civil Engineering Graduate Theses & Dissertations

The overall goal of this thesis is to provide a high level framework and motivation for intelligent building development by using data available in typical base building systems and finding synergies between these data streams to evaluate questions progressing beyond the traditional building operational metrics. This is done by exploiting a highly underutilized data point in buildings, the occupants, and relating this to the business objectives of tenants, property managers, and other key stakeholders to develop more interesting and valuable key performance indicators.

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This framework is then deployed in a living laboratory, commercial office environment in Boulder, CO ...


Simultaneous Electrical And Mechanical Resonance Drive For Large Signal Amplification Of Micro Resonators, M. H. Hasan, Fadi M. Alsaleem, N. Jaber, M. A. A. Hafiz, M. I. Younis 2018 University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Simultaneous Electrical And Mechanical Resonance Drive For Large Signal Amplification Of Micro Resonators, M. H. Hasan, Fadi M. Alsaleem, N. Jaber, M. A. A. Hafiz, M. I. Younis

Architectural Engineering -- Faculty Publications

Achieving large signal-noise ratio using low levels of excitation signal is key requirement for practical applications of micro and nano electromechanical resonators. In this work, we introduce the double electromechanical resonance drive concept to achieve an order-of-magnitude dynamic signal amplification in micro resonators. The concept relies on simultaneously activating the micro-resonator mechanical and electrical resonance frequencies. We report an input voltage amplification up to 15 times for a micro-resonator when its electrical resonance is tuned to match the mechanical resonance that leads to dynamic signal amplification in air (Quality factor enhancement). Furthermore, using a multi-frequency excitation technique, input voltage and ...


Development Of K-12 Lessons Plans That Integrate Construction Engineering And Mathematics And Align With Educational Standards, Nancy Nicho 2018 Iowa State University

Development Of K-12 Lessons Plans That Integrate Construction Engineering And Mathematics And Align With Educational Standards, Nancy Nicho

Creative Components

This research project works towards the integration of the fields of (a) math education, (b) construction engineering and (c) architecture for the Interdisciplinary Graduate Study program. These three topic areas are integrated into a single project which involves the development of several lesson plans, with the goal of teaching K-12 students, through hands-on interactive activities, about the design, construction, and operation of buildings within the built environment. These lessons plans serve several purposes, specifically (1) to introduce students to the concepts of architecture and construction engineering, particularly how these fields encourage sustainability and comfort in the built environment, and (2 ...


Building Information Modeling (Bim) Impact On Construction Performance, David D. John 2018 Georgia Southern University

Building Information Modeling (Bim) Impact On Construction Performance, David D. John

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

This study is designed to address the need for having a measure for Construction Performance on BIM-assisted construction projects. Through this study a new Construction Key Performance Indicator (CKPI) matrix is identified and created by the author. The CKPI could be used to assess BIM-assisted projects. Utilizing a sequential mixed methodology approach, academic and practitioner perspectives are assessed. A qualitative content analysis and quantitative descriptive analysis based on demographics are conducted to establish a better understanding of BIM and Construction Performance. The academic perspective is used to assess the relevance of BIMM and CKPI indicators, and the practitioner perspective is ...


The Business Value Of Buildings, An Exploratory Study, Morgan J. Westbrook 2018 University of Colorado at Boulder

The Business Value Of Buildings, An Exploratory Study, Morgan J. Westbrook

Civil Engineering Graduate Theses & Dissertations

This paper examines current methods for determining the value associated with building investments. The purpose of this research is to model the current practice of value creation as it applies to buildings. Specifically, the research aims to explore how agents of value deliver financial returns from building investments. Analysis of interviews with current decision makers shows a Simple Payback analysis to be the determining factor for most decisions. Along with exploration into current practice, this thesis presents a potential model, developed with a group of both industry and academic members, for building valuation that incorporates a more holistic view of ...


A Life Cycle Assessment And Life Cycle Cost Analysis Of Colorado Department Of Transportation Concrete Mixtures, Morgan Talmage 2018 University of Colorado at Boulder

A Life Cycle Assessment And Life Cycle Cost Analysis Of Colorado Department Of Transportation Concrete Mixtures, Morgan Talmage

Civil Engineering Graduate Theses & Dissertations

This thesis presents a comprehensive life cycle assessment of all 1262 pre-approved Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) concrete mixture designs and compares the results with the published National Ready Mix Concrete Association (NRMCA) sustainability national and regional benchmarks. This thesis provides a cradle-to-gate comparative life cycle assessment (LCA), which accounts for impacts occurring during raw material supply, transportation, and manufacturing of the concrete mixtures. The environmental impacts compared in this LCA are global warming potential, ozone depletion potential, acidification potential, eutrophication potential, smog potential, total primary energy consumption, and non-renewable energy consumption. In addition, a life cycle cost analysis is ...


City Of Faith Vertical File Finding Aid, Holy Spirit Research Center, Oral Roberts University 2018 Oral Roberts University

City Of Faith Vertical File Finding Aid, Holy Spirit Research Center, Oral Roberts University

City of Faith

A finding aid for the City of Faith file in the Holy Spirit Vertical File located in the Holy Spirit Research Center at Oral Roberts University.


Impact Of Owners’ Early Decisions On Project Performance And Dispute Occurrence In Public Highway Projects, Sogand Hasanzadeh, Behzad Esmaeili, Ghada M. Gad, Douglas D. Gransberg 2018 University of Nebraska - Lincoln

Impact Of Owners’ Early Decisions On Project Performance And Dispute Occurrence In Public Highway Projects, Sogand Hasanzadeh, Behzad Esmaeili, Ghada M. Gad, Douglas D. Gransberg

Architectural Engineering -- Faculty Publications

Disputes are common in the construction industry and lead to unnecessary cost and schedule overruns in projects. It is commonly believed that owners’ early decisions regarding the selection of delivery methods, procurement methods, and contract types impact the frequency and severity of project disputes; however, no previous study has empirically tested this hypothesis, particularly in highway public projects. Therefore, this study empirically investigated the impact of owners’ early decisions regarding project organization (i.e., delivery methods, procurement, and contract types) on performance measures (e.g., cost and schedule growth), specifically dispute performance metrics (e.g., frequency and severity of disputes ...


The Hutongs Blooming 08, L Khawn Din 2018 James Madison University

The Hutongs Blooming 08, L Khawn Din

Senior Honors Projects, 2010-current

China’s rapid development has altered the city’s landscape on a massive scale, continually eroding the delicate urban tissue of old Beijing. Such dramatic changes have forced an aging architecture to rely on chaotic, spontaneous renovations to survive the ever-changing neighborhood. In addition, poor standards of hygiene have turned unique living space and potential thriving communities into a serious urban problem. Hutongs are gradually becoming the local inhabitants’ dumpster and the haven for the wealthy. The hutongs blooming 08, will be inserted into the urban fabric, structure like clouds, attracting new people, activities, and resources to reactivate entire neighborhoods ...


Thermal, Energy And Daylight Analysis Of Different Types Of Double Skin Façades In Various Climates, Ajla Aksamija 2017 University of Mass

Thermal, Energy And Daylight Analysis Of Different Types Of Double Skin Façades In Various Climates, Ajla Aksamija

Ajla Aksamija

This article explores the thermal, energy, and daylighting performance of double skin façades (DSFs) in different climate types, specifically focusing on three typologies: box window, corridor, and multi-storey DSFs.  These systems were investigated and analysed to determine how different DSFs perform in comparison to each other, as well as a typical curtain wall (single skin glazed façade used as a baseline), in a multitude of climate applications. The utilised research methods included two-dimensional heat transfer analysis (Finite Element Method analysis), Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) analysis, energy modelling, and daylight simulations. Heat transfer analysis was used to determine heat transfer coefficients ...


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