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Need For Aeromedical Evacuation High-Level Containment Transport Guidelines, Shawn G. Gibbs, Jocelyn J. Herstein, Aurora B. Le, Elizabeth L. Beam, Theodore J. Cieslak, James V. Lawler, Joshua L. Santarpia, Terry L. Stentz, Kelli R. Kopocis-Herstein, Chandran Achutan, Gary W. Carter, John J. Lowe 2019 Indiana University School of Public Health

Need For Aeromedical Evacuation High-Level Containment Transport Guidelines, Shawn G. Gibbs, Jocelyn J. Herstein, Aurora B. Le, Elizabeth L. Beam, Theodore J. Cieslak, James V. Lawler, Joshua L. Santarpia, Terry L. Stentz, Kelli R. Kopocis-Herstein, Chandran Achutan, Gary W. Carter, John J. Lowe

Architectural Engineering -- Faculty Publications

Circumstances exist that call for the aeromedical evacuation high-level containment transport (AE-HLCT) of patients with highly hazardous communicable diseases. A small number of organizations maintain AE-HLCT capabilities, and little is publicly available regarding the practices. The time is ripe for the development of standards and consensus guidelines involving AE-HLCT.


A Practitioner’S Guide To Small Unmanned Aerial Systems For Bridge Inspection, Sattar Dorafshan, Robert J. Thomas, Calvin Coopmans, Marc Maguire 2019 Turner-Fairbank Highway Research Center

A Practitioner’S Guide To Small Unmanned Aerial Systems For Bridge Inspection, Sattar Dorafshan, Robert J. Thomas, Calvin Coopmans, Marc Maguire

Architectural Engineering -- Faculty Publications

Small unmanned aerial system(s) (sUAS) are rapidly emerging as a practical means of performing bridge inspections. Under the right condition, sUAS assisted inspections can be safer, faster, and less costly than manned inspections. Many Departments of Transportation in the United States are in the early stages of adopting this emerging technology. However, definitive guidelines for the selection of equipment for various types of bridge inspections or for the possible challenges during sUAS assisted inspections are absent. Given the large investments of time and capital associated with deploying a sUAS assisted bridge inspection program, a synthesis of authors experiences will ...


Benchmarking Image Processing Algorithms For Unmanned Aerial System-Assisted Crack Detection In Concrete Structures, Sattar Dorafshan, Robert J. Thomas, Marc Maguire 2019 Turner-Fairbank Highway Research Center

Benchmarking Image Processing Algorithms For Unmanned Aerial System-Assisted Crack Detection In Concrete Structures, Sattar Dorafshan, Robert J. Thomas, Marc Maguire

Architectural Engineering -- Faculty Publications

This paper summarizes the results of traditional image processing algorithms for detection of defects in concrete using images taken by Unmanned Aerial Systems (UASs). Such algorithms are useful for improving the accuracy of crack detection during autonomous inspection of bridges and other structures, and they have yet to be compared and evaluated on a dataset of concrete images taken by UAS. The authors created a generic image processing algorithm for crack detection, which included the major steps of filter design, edge detection, image enhancement, and segmentation, designed to uniformly compare dierent edge detectors. Edge detection was carried out by six ...


Remotely Testing Whether A Climate Control System Controller Is Correctly Installed, Fadi M. Alsaleem 2019 Andover, KS

Remotely Testing Whether A Climate Control System Controller Is Correctly Installed, Fadi M. Alsaleem

Architectural Engineering -- Faculty Publications

Disclosed are exemplary embodiments of apparatus and methods for remote testing of controllers such as thermostats, to detect incorrect climate control system configuration parameters . In an exemplary embodiment, a computer wirelessly connects with a remote thermostat and sends signal (s) to the thermostat instructing the thermostat to perform climate control function (s) in predefined sequence (s). The computer receives signal (s) from the thermostat indicating whether the thermostat is performing the climate control function (s) in accordance with the sent signal (s). Based on the signal (s) received from the thermostat, the computer determines whether the thermostat is configured with ...


Hvac System Remote Monitoring And Diagnosis, Jeffrey N. Arensmeier, Gregg M. Hemmelgarn, Fadi M. Alsaleem, Priotomo Abiprojo 2019 Fenton, MO

Hvac System Remote Monitoring And Diagnosis, Jeffrey N. Arensmeier, Gregg M. Hemmelgarn, Fadi M. Alsaleem, Priotomo Abiprojo

Architectural Engineering -- Faculty Publications

A monitoring system for an HVAC system of a building includes a monitoring server located remotely from the building. The monitoring server receives, from a device installed at the building, (i) time-domain current data based on a measured aggregate current supplied to a plurality of components of the HVAC system, and (ii) data based on frequency-domain current data of the measured aggregate current. Based on the received data, the monitoring server accesses (i) whether a failure has occurred in a first com ponent of the plurality of components and (ii) generates a preliminary advisory in response to determining that the ...


Method Of Monitoring Charge Condition Of Heat Pump System, Fadi M. Alsaleem, Gregg M. Hemmelgarn 2019 Omaha, NE

Method Of Monitoring Charge Condition Of Heat Pump System, Fadi M. Alsaleem, Gregg M. Hemmelgarn

Architectural Engineering -- Faculty Publications

A heat-pump circuit may include an indoor heat exchanger, an outdoor heat exchanger, a compressor adapted to circulate a working fluid between the indoor and outdoor heat exchangers, and an expansion device disposed between the indoor and outdoor heat exchangers. A monitor for the heat-pump system may include a return-air temperature sensor, a supply-air temperature sensor, and a processor. The return-air temperature sensor may be adapted to measure a first air temperature of air upstream of the indoor heat exchanger. The supply-air temperature sensor may be adapted to measure a second air temperature of air down stream of the indoor ...


Heat Pump And Air Conditioning Grading Systems And Methods, Fadi Mohammad Alsaleem 2019 Troy, OH

Heat Pump And Air Conditioning Grading Systems And Methods, Fadi Mohammad Alsaleem

Architectural Engineering -- Faculty Publications

An expectation module determines an expected average power consumption of a heat pump for a predetermined period as a function of indoor and outdoor temperatures of the building during the predetermined period. A difference module determines a power difference between an average power consumption of the heat pump during the predeter mined period and the expected average power consumption of the heat pump for the predetermined period. A grade determination module determines a grade of the heat pump for the predetermined period based on the power difference of the predetermined period. A reporting module generates a displayable report including the ...


Building Envelope And Interior Grading Systems And Methods, Fadi Mohammad Alsaleem 2019 Troy, OH

Building Envelope And Interior Grading Systems And Methods, Fadi Mohammad Alsaleem

Architectural Engineering -- Faculty Publications

A difference module determines differences between an outdoor ambient temperature and an indoor temperature, determines a first average of the differences , and determines a second average of the differences. A storing module stores a first data point, the first data point including the first average and a first total run time of a heating, ventilation, and/or air conditioning (HVAC) system, and stores a second data point, the second data point including the second average and a second total run time of the HVAC system. A fitting module fits a line to the first and second data points. An envelope ...


Vivienda Rural Sustentable A Través De Un Módulo Productivo En La Vereda El Destino, Juan Diego Angarita Rivera 2019 Universidad de La Salle, Bogotá

Vivienda Rural Sustentable A Través De Un Módulo Productivo En La Vereda El Destino, Juan Diego Angarita Rivera

Arquitectura

El presente trabajo de grado desarrolla una investigación y propuesta con base a los análisis realizados en la zona conurbada del sur de la ciudad, se plantea generar un concepto de “Territorio sustentable”, con el fin de rescatar y preservar las dinámicas económicas, sociales y culturales del sector campesino históricamente afectado por el conflicto armado en Colombia. Con base a lo anterior, se plantean unos lineamientos de intervención bajo un modelo de territorio alternativo, que articule el sistema de producción agropecuaria del borde sur, fortaleciendo las relaciones urbano-rurales. Como posible solución al modelo expansivo y al crecimiento urbano informal sobre ...


Centro De Innovación Para El Reciclaje Transformando El Archipiélago, Paula Fernanda Barrios Torres 2019 Universidad de La Salle, Bogotá

Centro De Innovación Para El Reciclaje Transformando El Archipiélago, Paula Fernanda Barrios Torres

Arquitectura

No abstract provided.


Nodos Urbanos Como Estrategia Para El Desarrollo Local En El Distrito De Buenaventura, Kevin Steven Montoya Vargas, Mauricio Alejandro Cerón Gualteros 2019 Universidad de La Salle, Bogotá

Nodos Urbanos Como Estrategia Para El Desarrollo Local En El Distrito De Buenaventura, Kevin Steven Montoya Vargas, Mauricio Alejandro Cerón Gualteros

Arquitectura

No abstract provided.


Territorio Sinérgico Centro Productivo Y De Integración Territorial Para Población Víctima Del Conflicto Armado Mocoa - Putumayo, Andres Felipe Morales Gómez, Óscar Javier Gutierrez Peña 2019 Universidad de La Salle, Bogotá

Territorio Sinérgico Centro Productivo Y De Integración Territorial Para Población Víctima Del Conflicto Armado Mocoa - Putumayo, Andres Felipe Morales Gómez, Óscar Javier Gutierrez Peña

Arquitectura

Territorio sinérgico, es un proyecto con sentido social que forma parte del sentido y de la reflexión sobre las diferentes situaciones desfavorables, en las que se encuentran los asentamientos rurales conformados por la población víctima del conflicto en el municipio de Mocoa, Putumayo, y como atreves de proyectos de la reparación colectiva se puede potencializar estos territorios que parten de las características humanas de sus pobladores, que están en función a la productividad agrícola y pecuaria se puede mitigar diferentes problemas problemáticos. El proyecto se divide en cuatro escalas, la primera, municipal que tiene como objetivo potencializar el sector rural ...


Solar & Rain Catching Canopy "Urban Oasis 2", Afolabi Ibitoye, Cheriyah Wilmot, Alexander Aptekar, Grzegorz Kosieradzki, Kaiyrgul Sultanova, Jude Vallon 2018 CUNY New York City College of Technology

Solar & Rain Catching Canopy "Urban Oasis 2", Afolabi Ibitoye, Cheriyah Wilmot, Alexander Aptekar, Grzegorz Kosieradzki, Kaiyrgul Sultanova, Jude Vallon

Publications and Research

The accumulation of water runoff during rain storms is a major problem in New York City’s combination water systems, forcing water treatment plants to release untreated excess water. To avoid overfilling of the sewer system by this grey water, pocket parks and gardens will be used to absorb the excess rainfall. We will be harnessing nature’s resources with current technologies such as: solar panels combined with rain catching canopies, to beautify the environment, educate the public about sustainability, stimulate growth to local businesses through increased foot traffic and bringing social awareness on environmental issues.

The canopies are designed ...


Unexpected Setbacks When Excavating – Using Gpr For Mitigating Risk: A Case Study, Samuel L. Marcum 2018 California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo

Unexpected Setbacks When Excavating – Using Gpr For Mitigating Risk: A Case Study, Samuel L. Marcum

Construction Management

Whether constructing on undeveloped land or on an existing developed site, there is a risk of encountering unexpected objects when excavating. With today’s technology in Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR), this risk can generally be mitigated. Using Whiting-Turner’s construction of Stanford University’s new ChEM-H & SNI Building as an example, this case study discusses the use of GPR for underground mapping, as well as various ways to implement GPR technology. The ChEM-H & SNI site had many underground utilities that required precise pot-holing to verify locations. Although pot-holing is widely used, it is a destructive method, it is time and ...


Clt Shearwall Dovetail Connection, Alexander Eduardo Esser, August Messano 2018 California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo

Clt Shearwall Dovetail Connection, Alexander Eduardo Esser, August Messano

Architectural Engineering

As cross-laminated timber has become an increasingly popular construction material, its use as a shear wall element has also demanded attention. Primary obstructions to the use of CLT shear walls have been the lack of an economic connection type that does not compromise the structural integrity and has the robustness that CLT shear wall panels deserve. Dovetail connections provide a great option for the connection of CLT shear walls. With more experimentation, the optimal dovetail geometry can be further developed. The small-scale testing done in conjunction with this report proved that very deep pins and tails will result in bearing ...


Proposed Framework For Teaching The Ethics Of Professional Practice For Architecture Colleges In Saudi Arabia, Abdulaziz Alhrabi, Tariq Alsolman 2018 Qassim University

Proposed Framework For Teaching The Ethics Of Professional Practice For Architecture Colleges In Saudi Arabia, Abdulaziz Alhrabi, Tariq Alsolman

Emirates Journal for Engineering Research

The problem of this paper lies in the weakness of teaching ethical professional practices in the academic programs of architecture colleges. Students have some shortcomings in the knowledge of professional ethical deviations that occur in building construction projects, and how they are handled, because of the lack of inclusion and coverage of professional ethics in the curricula of the current architecture taught to students. This could result in falling in the lapses that disturb work, whether intentionally or unintentionally. The paper reviewed an analysis of the programs and plans of architecture colleges in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.The search ...


An Investigation Of Sustainability Issue For Building Construction In North Cyprus, Hasan Samih Kalwry M.Sc., Halil Zafer Alibaba Associate Professor 2018 Eastern Mediterranean University

An Investigation Of Sustainability Issue For Building Construction In North Cyprus, Hasan Samih Kalwry M.Sc., Halil Zafer Alibaba Associate Professor

Journal of Environmental Sustainability

The action of construction it is perceived to have a significant influence on the environmental assessment. In spite of the confession that environmental issues are significant in the construction field, and is slow to alteration the conventional way to combine environmental issue as part of the decision process. With increased information and awareness about these influence, among these sustainable building construction and material issues. In this article was began with investigate these issues in the North Cyprus, a questionnaire survey was conducted to investigate the scale of awareness, learning and implementation of sustainability in practices between architect’s perception and ...


Bs News November/December, 2018 Technological University Dublin

Bs News November/December

Building Services News

No abstract provided.


The Adoption Of A Design Build Approach In Retrofit Projects – A Descriptive Case Study, Lloyd Scott 2018 Technological University Dublin

The Adoption Of A Design Build Approach In Retrofit Projects – A Descriptive Case Study, Lloyd Scott

Conference papers

The delivery Design Build projects across the built environment in Ireland has begun to take significant shape. There are many examples of the traditional are moving towards more collaborative practices. There exists support for the integration of a design build project approach in the retrofit realm where designer, client and developer can work collaboratively. As with the regular design build process the intent behind this collaborative approach is to encourage those associated with the built environment to consider how retrofit design and construction can contribute positively to addressing elements of climate change and the design build process. The opportunity to ...


Bs News September/October, 2018 Technological University Dublin

Bs News September/October

Building Services News

No abstract provided.


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