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Public Acceptance Of Vertical Farming In Urban High-Density Area Of Kuala Lumpur, Fatemeh Kalantari, Osman Mohd Tahir 2016 Universiti Putra Malaysia

Public Acceptance Of Vertical Farming In Urban High-Density Area Of Kuala Lumpur, Fatemeh Kalantari, Osman Mohd Tahir

No Title

The world is fronting three main issues, most notably population growth, food insecurity, and environmental degradation. The population of the people in the world is beings 9 billion people in 2050. Approximately 80 percent of world population will living in urban centers. However, for feed these huge population need more agricultural activity and more land to cultivate the agricultural product. But, the quantity of arable land on earth is limited. In addition, around 80 Percent of the suitable land for cultivate the food production is in use throughout the world. The main purpose of research is to influence of public ...


Adapting Architectural Models For Visualization Using Virtual Reality Headsets, Bernardo Martinez 2015 Andrews University

Adapting Architectural Models For Visualization Using Virtual Reality Headsets, Bernardo Martinez

Honors Theses

Business contracts represent a main source of income for Architects. Acquiring these contracts requires the latest and most immersive technology that improves their sales against competitors. Virtual reality provides an in-depth experience that allows clients to have a reasonable assurance that the building meets their physical expectations. Videos and photos are detached and mundane; while they provide some visual representation they will not allow the user to compare his physical characteristics (height, length, width) with a 3D model. In this paper, I describe a procedure for automatically importing 3D models from Revit into Unreal4. I also describe the workflow required ...


The Gamification Of Conflation Of Practices Of Fable And Game, Lisa Chan 2015 Syracuse University

The Gamification Of Conflation Of Practices Of Fable And Game, Lisa Chan

Architecture Thesis Prep

This thesis contends that urban planning as a mass-multiplayer game will create counter narratives through the mechanisms of projection, amplification and reorganizations of and spatial systems.


Towards A Pedagogy Of Comparative Visualization In 3d Design Disciplines, James Birt, Jonathan Nelson, Dirk Hovorka 2015 Bond University

Towards A Pedagogy Of Comparative Visualization In 3d Design Disciplines, James Birt, Jonathan Nelson, Dirk Hovorka

Faculty of Society and Design Publications

Spatial visualization and interpretation are important skills for designers. However, these skills generally require significant experiential development over the course of years. Visualizations allow the human brain to convey complex spatial concepts in intuitive, navigable and manipulable forms improving learner outcomes and perceptions. But often these visualizations are studied as single modality solutions. Dual modality and multimedia presentation studies show positive improvements in learner outcomes but dual modality is often difficult to compare. This paper presents ongoing research in the use of comparative multimodal visualizations produced with emerging technology solutions in 3D Design classrooms. Presented are previous findings from multimedia ...


"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 ...


Designing Work: A Study Of Collaboration And Concentration In Open-Plan Offices, John Walsh 2015 Dublin Institute of Technology

Designing Work: A Study Of Collaboration And Concentration In Open-Plan Offices, John Walsh

Academic Articles

This article looks at the design of open-plan offices, particularly in relation to the impact of spatial design on different work-modes. It examines the history of the open-plan office, looking at how the open-plan workplace has evolved. It reports the findings of a survey on office design of 150 office workers across multiple industry sectors, job types and age categories. Finally, assuming there will not be a return en masse to the traditional, space hungry, cellular office for most knowledge workers this article considers what have we learned so far, and how spaces can be designed to support different work-modes ...


P-04 Cavan Burren 2015 Project, Rhonda Root, Robin Johnson, Ariel Solis, Abelardo Rivas 2015 Andrews University

P-04 Cavan Burren 2015 Project, Rhonda Root, Robin Johnson, Ariel Solis, Abelardo Rivas

Celebration of Research and Creative Scholarship Programs

The Cavan Burren is a plantation forest within the Marble Arch Caves UNESCO Global Geopark overlay along the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland border. The exposure of Cavan Burren’s "relict landscape" resulted from a 2012 partial clear fell. Our multidisciplinary team of researchers in architecture, technology, ecology, fine arts, and archaeology investigated domestic architecture reflected in three stone configurations: circular/semicircular sites, rectangular sites, and tomb structures. We also investigated human action on pedestal boulders (PBs), which had been modified by sculpting, splitting, and cutting away. Our first goal was to show human action on structures by using ...


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.


Umass Amherst Building Measurement, Verification, Coordination And Template Plan, Nariman Mostafavi, Ted Mendoza, Jeffrey Quackenbush, Sandy Beauregard, Jason Burbank, Mohamad Farzinmoghadam, Ludmilla Pavlova-Gillham, Kylie Landrey, Patricia O'Flaherty 2015 University of Massachusetts - Amherst

Umass Amherst Building Measurement, Verification, Coordination And Template Plan, Nariman Mostafavi, Ted Mendoza, Jeffrey Quackenbush, Sandy Beauregard, Jason Burbank, Mohamad Farzinmoghadam, Ludmilla Pavlova-Gillham, Kylie Landrey, Patricia O'Flaherty

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 Building Measurement, Verification, Coordination and Template Plan was begun in 2013 and finalized in 2015 as a resource to project teams that undertake the measurement and verification of building systems during the first year of occupancy of a new building and renovation project, particularly projects undergoing LEED certification.


University Of Massachusetts Amherst 2012-2021 Capital Improvement Projects, Douglas Vigneau, Juanita Holler, John Mathews, Ludmilla Pavlova-Gillham, Ezra Small 2015 VHB

University Of Massachusetts Amherst 2012-2021 Capital Improvement Projects, Douglas Vigneau, Juanita Holler, John Mathews, Ludmilla Pavlova-Gillham, Ezra Small

Ludmilla D Pavlova

In 2013 the University of Massachusetts, on behalf of the University of Massachusetts Building Authority and Massachusetts Division of Capital Asset Management and Maintenance (DCAMM), submitted an Expanded Environmental Notification Form for the University's 2012 - 2021 Capital Improvement Plan to the Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs (EOEEA) Massachusetts Environmental Policy Act Office (MEPA).

Taken individually, the majority of the Projects, comprising of 13 building/space, 7 site/landscape, and 5 facility/ utility scale improvement projects, do not require MEPA review as most of the Project sites are confined to infill areas on campus that are currently or ...


Innovations In Architecture: Materials, Design And Technology (Keynote Presentation), Ajla Aksamija 2015 University of Massachusetts - Amherst

Innovations In Architecture: Materials, Design And Technology (Keynote Presentation), Ajla Aksamija

Ajla Aksamija

Design professionals are currently faced with many challenges—rapid technological changes, necessity to innovate and raise the bar in building performance, and paradigm shift in architecture with the wider adoption of BIM-based design. There are a number or reasons why progressive practices must continuously invest in research and implementation of advanced technologies, but the need to improve design processes and services is typically the overarching drive. This presentation focuses on innovations in architecture, new materials and design methods, advances in computational design practices and innovations in building technologies. It is based on the presenter’s upcoming book, Integrating Innovations in ...


Impediments To Integration: The Divergent Intentions And Convergent Expressions Of The Dymaxion House And Demountable Space Structural Designs, Rob Whitehead 2015 Iowa State University

Impediments To Integration: The Divergent Intentions And Convergent Expressions Of The Dymaxion House And Demountable Space Structural Designs, Rob Whitehead

Rob Whitehead

During an intense and consolidated period of time in the 1940s, the architecture and construction industry underwent a massive paradigm shift. Postwar projects needed to have an elevated concern for creating large quantities of affordable, quality spaces with an inherent level of efficiency and affordability in their designs. Synergistic relationships between modern industrial production and overall construction methodologies were formed, new innovative products and processes that could improve building performance and constructability were invented, and eventually a new focus for the design industry emerged.


The Application Of Gage R&R Analysis In S Six Sigma Case Of Improving And Optimizing An Automotive Die Casting Product’S Measurement System, Qizheng Ren 2015 Western Kentucky University

The Application Of Gage R&R Analysis In S Six Sigma Case Of Improving And Optimizing An Automotive Die Casting Product’S Measurement System, Qizheng Ren

Masters Theses & Specialist Projects

With the rapid development of automation technology in automotive manufacturing processes, massive and efficient production is a current trend. Therefore, measurement systems with accurate and automated measuring instruments are sought by automotive companies and suppliers. However, the problematic measuring instruments with unreliable accuracy and stability lead to erroneous measurements and wrong quality decisions that cause manufacturers huge profit losses. An effective method called “measurement system analysis” can be applied to define and eliminate erroneous measurements to ensure adequate reliability. An automotive transmission die casting parts supplier called company T was suffering a serious profit loss due to the erroneous measurements ...


Hand To Mouse: Integrated Technology Laboratory In Undergraduate Architectural Education, Ulrike Passe, Kristin Nelson 2015 Iowa State University

Hand To Mouse: Integrated Technology Laboratory In Undergraduate Architectural Education, Ulrike Passe, Kristin Nelson

Ulrike Passe

The undergraduate building technology sequence (uBTS) seeks to impart a broad understanding of environmental systems through a variety of research and simulation techniques including direct observation, traditional calculations and scientific method, and advanced modeling and evaluation software. The integration of the uBTS sequence with studio project work and engagement with the larger inter-institutional research efforts encourages strong student engagement and early mastery of advanced skills. This paper will discuss the above general themes through specific laboratory case studies which are tied to key points in the three year uBTS.


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 ...


Victoria Harbour In Hong Kong: 150 Years, Vivian Ngo 2015 Claremont Colleges

Victoria Harbour In Hong Kong: 150 Years, Vivian Ngo

The STEAM Journal

The image depicts the changes to the coastline of Victoria Harbour in Hong Kong in the past 150 years. The historic photo shows a developing commercial harbour during the colonial time; overlaid with a sketch of the current skyscraper filled metropolitan city after 150 years of land reclamation.


Green School, Healthy School? The Role Of Children In Post-Occupancy Evaluation To Determine Indoor Air Quality In Classrooms, Andrea Wheeler 2015 Iowa State University

Green School, Healthy School? The Role Of Children In Post-Occupancy Evaluation To Determine Indoor Air Quality In Classrooms, Andrea Wheeler

Andrea S. Wheeler

Issues of internal and external air pollution, common diseases afflicting children, and concerns for optimizing learning potential are all important factors to consider in post-occupancy evaluations of air quality in schools. However, children’s perspectives on air quality are largely overlooked. Developing an appropriate methodology to include children is both important and institutionally difficult. This paper examines child-friendly methods of conducting post-occupancy examination of indoor air quality in school settings. It proposes interdisciplinary work on post-occupancy methodologies, engaging with social-science literature on research with children. The paper identifies barriers to the development of an inclusive post-occupancy methodology that can collect ...


The Pyramids Of Egypt, Fathi Habashi 2015 Laval University, Quebec City, Canada

The Pyramids Of Egypt, Fathi Habashi

Fathi Habashi

The Great Pyramid in Egypt built about two thousand years BC is not just a pile of stones. It is a grave containing a burial chamber, passages, and ventilation ducts, etc. It is an engineering feat. It took many centuries of experimentation till it was possible to build a true pyramid. There are about one hundred pyramids in Egypt. After about 500 years when the Egyptians stopped building pyramids, the Nubans who occupied Egypt around 1000 BC, built in Meroe another two hundred pyramids but far much smaller than those at Memphis.


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