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Foraging For The Curriculum: Sourcing Local Projects For An Integrated Understanding Of Issues Central To Practice, Caryn Brause 2015 University of Massachusetts Amherst

Foraging For The Curriculum: Sourcing Local Projects For An Integrated Understanding Of Issues Central To Practice, Caryn Brause

Caryn Brause

Historically, the profession has relied on the period of architectural internship to enable graduates to integrate professional practice issues into their design-thinking. However, as the profession looks for ways to shorten the licensure process, eliminating the timeline between graduation and licensure, it is necessary to examine how these issues may be addressed in a more multi-dimensional manner within the academy. This paper documents pedagogical research, supported by the 2013 NCARB Award, that investigates an experiential, hybrid classroom and field-based model for integrating issues central to practice in curricula. Original course objectives focused on introducing students to the relationship between concept ...


The Lived Experience Of Online Educators: Insights From Construction Management, Willy Sher, Anthony Williams, Maria T. Northcote 2015 University of Newcastle

The Lived Experience Of Online Educators: Insights From Construction Management, Willy Sher, Anthony Williams, Maria T. Northcote

Administration and Research Papers and Journal Articles

Academics in higher education institutions often experience the conflicting demands of teaching, research and administration. With the growth of online education these staff are frequently required to design, develop, teach, facilitate and, in some cases, administer online courses. Cumulatively these additional tasks challenge academics, not only in terms of the personal professional development but also in accommodating the range of tasks expected of them. This paper reports the findings of a study which investigated the lived experience of construction management academics teaching at universities in Australia. The study adopted a lived experience research approach that enabled the lives of construction ...


Placial Identity, Garrett Keyes Nelli 2015 University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Placial Identity, Garrett Keyes Nelli

University of Tennessee Honors Thesis Projects

No abstract provided.


Chhs May 2015 E-Newsletter,, Dr. John Bonaguro, Dean, VaShone S. Wells, College of Health and Human Services 2015 Western Kentucky University

Chhs May 2015 E-Newsletter,, Dr. John Bonaguro, Dean, Vashone S. Wells, College Of Health And Human Services

Ogden College of Science & Engineering Publications

No abstract provided.


Ogden College Of Science And Engineering Newsletter, Cheryl Stevens, Dean, Ogden College of Science and Engineering 2015 Western Kentucky University

Ogden College Of Science And Engineering Newsletter, Cheryl Stevens, Dean, Ogden College Of Science And Engineering

Ogden College of Science & Engineering Publications

No abstract provided.


Assessing Gait And Postural Stability Of Construction Workers Using Wearable Wireless Sensor Networks, Houtan Jebelli 2015 University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Assessing Gait And Postural Stability Of Construction Workers Using Wearable Wireless Sensor Networks, Houtan Jebelli

Construction Systems -- Dissertations & Theses

Falling accidents are a leading cause of fatal and nonfatal injuries in the construction industry. This fact demonstrates the need for a comprehensive fall-risk analysis that incorporates the effects of construction workers’ physiological characteristics. In this context, the objective of the thesis is to investigate and validate the usefulness of the gait- and postural-stability metrics in assessing construction workers’ fall risks. Diverse metrics that assess the capability to keep the body balanced and maintain coordination of body segments during locomotion (gait stability) and stationary postures (postural stability) have been introduced and used in clinical applications. However, their usefulness in the ...


Intern Architects In The Academy: Preparing For Future Practice, Caryn Brause 2015 University of Massachusetts Amherst

Intern Architects In The Academy: Preparing For Future Practice, Caryn Brause

Caryn Brause

In the summer of 2014, the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB) announced its intention to provide a structured path to licensure upon graduation to qualified candidates. As the period of internship becomes embedded in the academic curriculum, with students eligible to become licensed upon graduation, identifying pedagogical methods that navigate the relationships among theory, design, construction, and practice becomes essential.

This paper documents pedagogical research, supported by the 2013 NCARB Award, that investigates an experiential, field-based model for integrating issues central to architectural practice in curricula to better prepare architectural students for future practice. The paper considers coursework ...


Ogden College Of Science And Engineering Newsletter, Cheryl Stevens, Dean, Ogden College of Science and Engineering 2015 Western Kentucky University

Ogden College Of Science And Engineering Newsletter, Cheryl Stevens, Dean, Ogden College Of Science And Engineering

Ogden College of Science & Engineering Publications

No abstract provided.


Structural Simulations And Conservation Analysis -Historic Building Information Model (Hbim), Maurice Murphy, Conor Dore, Sean McthyCar, Florin Berechet, Conor Casidy, Evelien Dirix 2015 Dublin Institute of Technology

Structural Simulations And Conservation Analysis -Historic Building Information Model (Hbim), Maurice Murphy, Conor Dore, Sean Mcthycar, Florin Berechet, Conor Casidy, Evelien Dirix

Maurice Murphy

In this paper the current findings to date of the Historic Building Information Model (HBIM) of the Four Courts in Dublin are presented. The Historic Building Information Model (HBIM) forms the basis for both structural and conservation analysis to measure the impact of war damage which still impacts on the building. The laser scan survey was carried out in the summer of 2014 of the internal and external structure. After registration and processing of the laser scan survey, the HBIM was created of the damaged section of the building and is presented as two separate workflows in this paper. The ...


Ua1c11/73 C. Haskel Mccauley Photo Collection, WKU Archives 2015 Western Kentucky University

Ua1c11/73 C. Haskel Mccauley Photo Collection, Wku Archives

WKU Archives Collection Inventories

Photographs by C. Haskel McCauley


Speed And Resolution In The Age Of Technological Reproducibility, SHAWN TAYLOR 2015 Virginia Commonwealth University

Speed And Resolution In The Age Of Technological Reproducibility, Shawn Taylor

Theses and Dissertations

The rate of acceleration of the biologic and synthetic world has for a while now, been in the process of exponentially speeding up, maxing out servers and landfills, merging with each other, destroying each other. The last prehistoric relics on Earth are absorbing the same oxygen, carbon dioxide and electronic waves in our biosphere as us. A degraded .jpeg enlarged to full screen on a Samsung 4K UHD HU8550 Series Smart TV - 85” Class (84.5” diag.). Within this composite ecology, the ancient limestone of the grand canyon competes with the iMax movie of itself, the production of Mac pros ...


Umass Amherst Campus Master Plan Sustainability Chapter, Ludmilla Pavlova-Gillham, Nariman Mostafavi, Soroush Farzinmoghadam, Kylie A. Landrey, Somayeh Tabatabaee Pozveh, Ezra Small, Ted Mendoza, Jason J. Burbank, Robert Ryan, Dennis Swinford, Niels la Cour, Alexander Stepanov 2015 University of Massachusetts - Amherst

Umass Amherst Campus Master Plan Sustainability Chapter, Ludmilla Pavlova-Gillham, Nariman Mostafavi, Soroush Farzinmoghadam, Kylie A. Landrey, Somayeh Tabatabaee Pozveh, Ezra Small, Ted Mendoza, Jason J. Burbank, Robert Ryan, Dennis Swinford, Niels La Cour, Alexander Stepanov

Campus Planning Master Plans

The UMass Amherst Campus Master Plan Sustainability Chapter articulates the manner in which the Campus Master Plan 2012 principles translate into specific recommendations for campus systems development in support of future smart growth. It summarizes the current physical campus-scale planning projects that Facilities & Campus Services have completed during and after the Master Plan process, and incorporates other operational and educational initiatives that have engaged our campus community as we plan for sustainability.

The CMP Chapter is organized in three major sections: i) sustainability overview; ii) campus master plan systems; iii) current initiatives; and iv) next steps. The first section provides the context for sustainability planning at UMass Amherst and summarizes key drivers, such as the Climate Action Plan of 2012 and our approach to greenhouse gas emissions accounting. The second section articulates the Campus Master Plan 2012 systems approach to sustainability ...


Campus Planners' Preferences For Residence Hall Project Delivery Methods, Paul E. Riel 2015 University of North Florida

Campus Planners' Preferences For Residence Hall Project Delivery Methods, Paul E. Riel

UNF Theses and Dissertations

This research determined the preferred project delivery method utilized by campus planners when building student housing on a university campus. Four key performance indicators were also evaluated to determine if they influenced the campus planner to select a particular project delivery method. The four key performance indicators were: owner input, cost, safety, and on-time completion. Campus planners identified though the Society for Campus and University Planners (SCUP), were invited to participate in this survey research method. Five research questions were explored in this study. They were:

1. What is the preferred project delivery method (PDM) when building a residence hall ...


House As Mediator: Integrative Typology As Connector Between Land And Sea, Samantha Kudish 2014 Syracuse University

House As Mediator: Integrative Typology As Connector Between Land And Sea, Samantha Kudish

Architecture Thesis Prep

Rather than the water being an obstacle to coastal residential communities, water can act as an opportunity. Instead of barricading these areas from the water, integrating it with the area would create communities that are capable of living in unison with the ocean. This can introduce new typologies of housing that can withstand the continuing rise of sea levels. Blurring the line between land and sea by living with the sea will allow coastal regions to stay afloat, benefiting from ever-changing water conditions. A proposed new housing typology would introduce a new program to coastal neighborhoods, rather than putting up ...


Ogden College Of Science And Engineering Newsletter, Cheryl Stevens, Dean 2014 Ogden College of Science & Engineering

Ogden College Of Science And Engineering Newsletter, Cheryl Stevens, Dean

Ogden College of Science & Engineering Publications

No abstract provided.


Building Envelope For Energy-Efficient Residential Homes, A Case Study For The U.S. Department Of Energy Challenge Home Student Design Competition, Milica Tajsic 2014 University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Building Envelope For Energy-Efficient Residential Homes, A Case Study For The U.S. Department Of Energy Challenge Home Student Design Competition, Milica Tajsic

UNLV Theses/Dissertations/Professional Papers/Capstones

With the continuous rise of population and expansion of urban areas, the need for additional housing and infrastructure is growing rapidly. Building sector is consuming a vast majority of the natural resources to meet the needs of urbanization and is in need of efficient, sustainable solutions that are viable for the customer, the economy and the environment. The building sector is both the problem and the solution to the issues of the carbon footprint of our society (Architecture 2030, 2011).

The envelope (roofs, walls, and foundations) and windows typically account for 36% of overall energy use, or about 14.3 ...


Coastal Defenses, U.S., Bert Chapman 2014 Purdue University

Coastal Defenses, U.S., Bert Chapman

Libraries Faculty and Staff Scholarship and Research

Provides an overview of U.S. military coastal defenses during the period up to and including the War 1812.


An Emerging Vocabulary: Architecture Of Performance, Jeremy H. Stock 2014 University of Kentucky

An Emerging Vocabulary: Architecture Of Performance, Jeremy H. Stock

Kaleidoscope

Re-chartered at the University of Kentucky in 2005, the Triangle Fraternity – a brotherhood of students studying Architecture, Engineering, and Sciences – now seeks to establish a visible presence by building a new fraternity house on-campus. To enable this investigation, professors Gregory Luhan, Peyman Jahed, and Bruce Walcott developed a design + energy studio experience that provided a framework for an integrated design team to use a systems-thinking approach to generate a range of scalable, net-zero energy prototypes. These prototypes can be applied in a variety of contexts and have the potential to address larger issues, such as energy efficiency and environmental stewardship ...


Cooperative Construction In Schools In California, John Mauck Donley 2014 California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo

Cooperative Construction In Schools In California, John Mauck Donley

Master's Theses and Project Reports

Cooperative Construction in Schools in California

John M. Donley

The construction industry has lost efficiency since 1964, while becoming increasingly more litigious. Schools in California can ill afford the time to allow the construction industry time to fully evolve. It may take years or decades to fully improve the efficiency of, and reduce the conflict within the construction industry.

At the same time, the construction industry has developed new processes to improve efficiency and reduce conflict. These processes are beginning to be broadly embraced by the industry. They all contain cooperative elements. Taken together they represent a new organizing principle ...


Lean Construction, Jonathan Howell 2014 Bond University

Lean Construction, Jonathan Howell

Public Infrastructure Bulletin

Traditional project delivery and procurement methodology has evolved into an inherently inefficient and adversarial process. Lean construction provides an approach to modern construction that significantly improves collaboration, innovation, delivery, control and quality within projects. Lean construction is based on fundamentals such as maximum value generation, flows of activities, pull demand systems and perfection in execution at every level of the project. For this reason identification of the real value of lean construction within the construction industry is required.

An analysis of traditional methods has revealed significant deficiencies in current delivery methods and efficiency standards. This has subsequently illuminated the key ...


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