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Implementing Bluebeam Software In Architectural Engineering Design Courses, Michael James Deigert, Anahid A. Behrouzi, Pamalee A. Brady 2020 California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo

Implementing Bluebeam Software In Architectural Engineering Design Courses, Michael James Deigert, Anahid A. Behrouzi, Pamalee A. Brady

Architectural Engineering

A critical aspect of structural engineering education is helping students develop effective electronic graphical communication skills to convey their design solutions. Many undergraduate civil and architectural engineering programs address this at the document creation stage by teaching Autodesk AutoCAD or Revit to create 2-D or 3-D structural design files. However, students tend to have limited exposure to commercial software for document management and markup that allows for coordination between the engineer, architect, and contractor teams. Bluebeam Revu is one such software that has emerged as an industry standard for annotation and markup of engineering design documents.

Previous educational studies on ...


Promoting Graduate And Professional Attributes By Coordinating Kolbian Reflections For Industrial Design., Mani Mina, J. Cowan, Nicholas D. Fila, Wei S. Theh 2020 Iowa State University

Promoting Graduate And Professional Attributes By Coordinating Kolbian Reflections For Industrial Design., Mani Mina, J. Cowan, Nicholas D. Fila, Wei S. Theh

Industrial Design Conference Presentations, Posters and Proceedings

This work features challenges of using integrated reflections in undergraduate Industrial Design and Engineering. Reflection activities can be challenging for the students and hard to implement in design and engineering classes. This report has two goals. The first is to introduce a process for more successful engagement for the students in problem solving and design. The second is to show that the process has validity and usefulness for Industrial Design students who are in a College of Design.


The Benefits Of Acue Training: Effective Teaching Practices, jessica Vierra 2020 California State University, San Bernardino

The Benefits Of Acue Training: Effective Teaching Practices, Jessica Vierra

Q2S Enhancing Pedagogy

The following paper is an outline and reflection of lessons I learned throughout my time on canvas; ACUE training. Thanks to CSUSB’s TRC program they offer effective trainings to create a positive learning environment. I also include different challenges I experienced while implementing these lessons.


Investigations Of Mycelium As A Low-Carbon Building Material, Kevin Yang 2020 Dartmouth College

Investigations Of Mycelium As A Low-Carbon Building Material, Kevin Yang

ENGS 88 Honors Thesis (AB Students)

With the building industry being responsible for 39% of global carbon emissions, there is an imperative need for low-carbon solutions that can decarbonize the built environment. This thesis aimed to address whether mycelium, the hyphal body of fungi, can be used as a building material. The first part of research involved developing a protocol for creating and testing mycelium samples. Mycelium composites were created by inoculating strains of mycelium onto agricultural substrates such as walnut shells, rice hulls, and a commercially available mix from Ecovative Design LLC. Mechanical compression and tensile tests, as well as thermal conductivity and fire resistance ...


Assessment Of Healthcare Waste Management In Hospitals Of South Lebanon, Mona Tfaily, Salim Moussa 2020 Master student Faculty of Health Sciences, Beirut Arab University, Beirut, Lebanon

Assessment Of Healthcare Waste Management In Hospitals Of South Lebanon, Mona Tfaily, Salim Moussa

BAU Journal - Health and Wellbeing

Healthcare wastes (HCW) are produced in any healthcare setting during diagnosis, medical care, operation or injection process or during research studies. The management of such wastes is becoming a great issue since they pose many health risks and environmental damage. Hence, this study was carried out to assess the level of healthcare waste management in hospitals of South Lebanon. A cross sectional study was conducted in five hospitals located in South Lebanon (A, B, C, D and E). The Individualized Rapid Assessment Tool (I-RAT) developed in 2009 as part of the UNDP GEF Global Project on Healthcare Waste, was the ...


Hospital-Acquired Infection Role In Unplanned Extubation Of Endotracheal Tubes In Critical Care Units In Lebanon, Ahmad El Tassi 2020 Assistant professor of Nursing, Departmentof Nursing, Faculty of Health Sciences, Beirut Arab University. Beirut, Lebanon

Hospital-Acquired Infection Role In Unplanned Extubation Of Endotracheal Tubes In Critical Care Units In Lebanon, Ahmad El Tassi

BAU Journal - Health and Wellbeing

Controlling Hospital-acquired Infections remains the cornerstone for improving patient safety during hospitalization. It continues one of the most common and costly problems facing critically ill patients in intensive care units. Disrupting mechanical ventilation, commonly performed in the intensive care unit, via unplanned extubation, whether deliberate or accidental, is a nightmare to any critical care practitioner. The main purpose of this study was to investigate the role of Hospital-acquired Infections on unplanned extubation in adult critical care units at a Lebanese university hospital. A Case-control design was implemented. All medical records of patients admitted to critical care units over the last ...


Effectiveness Of A Health Education Intervention About Influenza And Vaccine In Secondary Schools In South Lebanon, Israa Assaf, Salim Moussa 2020 Master student, Faculty of Health Sciences, Beirut Arab University, Beirut, Lebanon

Effectiveness Of A Health Education Intervention About Influenza And Vaccine In Secondary Schools In South Lebanon, Israa Assaf, Salim Moussa

BAU Journal - Health and Wellbeing

Seasonal influenza is an intense respiratory illness caused by influenza viruses that circulate all around the world. In Lebanon, there is a lack of national flu awareness campaigns. Schools’ students are truly outstanding and viable sources to spread the awareness and strive for the conduct change in the general population. Hence, this study was carried out to test the effectiveness of a health education intervention in improving the knowledge, attitudes, and practices (KAP) toward influenza and its vaccine among secondary schools’ students in South Lebanon. This is a Pre/Post research study conducted in four schools located in South Lebanon ...


Concept Mapping Versus Traditional Teaching Method On Health Sciences’ Students’ Score, Mirna Fawaz, Ayman El Khatib, Germine El Kassas, Said El Shamieh 2020 Assistant Professor, Faculty of Health Sciences, Beirut Arab University, Beirut, Lebanon

Concept Mapping Versus Traditional Teaching Method On Health Sciences’ Students’ Score, Mirna Fawaz, Ayman El Khatib, Germine El Kassas, Said El Shamieh

BAU Journal - Health and Wellbeing

In the recent years, health care systems have been dynamically changing which demanded modifications in health care education. Current educational models are becoming more and more obsolete in enhancing the professional level of both teachers and students. Concepts maps are effective tools in processing large amounts of information, comprehending new concepts, as well as in generating information and amplifying creativity levels. The aim of this study is to compare the concept mapping versus traditional teaching method on Health Sciences’ students’ score. A Quasi-experimental design was implemented in the study. The study revealed that there was a significant difference between learning ...


Assessment Of The Occlusal Characteristics Of The Primary Dentition Among Lebanese Pre-School Children: A Base Line Study Cross-Sectional Study, Sherine B.Y. Badr, Sara H.Yahfoufi 2020 Associate Professor of Pediatric Dentistry, Faculty of Dentistry, Beirut Arab University, Beirut, Lebanon

Assessment Of The Occlusal Characteristics Of The Primary Dentition Among Lebanese Pre-School Children: A Base Line Study Cross-Sectional Study, Sherine B.Y. Badr, Sara H.Yahfoufi

BAU Journal - Health and Wellbeing

One of the most important goals in pediatric dentistry is to achieve and maintain a normal occlusion throughout the development of the child. Any deviation from the normal dentofacial growth pattern might lead to esthetic and functional problems in the future. These changes can be noticed during regular dental checkups, and actions can be taken to reduce their effect on the developing dentition. The aim of this study is to assess the occlusal characteristics of primary dentition in children under 6 years of age, attending the BAU output dental clinics and a number of private schools. This cross-sectional study was ...


Pain Detection Threshold And Pain Tolerance Threshold In Shisha Smokers In Lebanon - A Health Hazard, Nariman Salem, Sara El Rawas, Rima Abou Chahine, Zouhour Alwan, Rouba Halime, Lara Chehade, Mohammad Abdallah 2020 Senior Lecturer of Physiology, Faculty of Medicine, Beirut Arab University, Beirut, Lebanon

Pain Detection Threshold And Pain Tolerance Threshold In Shisha Smokers In Lebanon - A Health Hazard, Nariman Salem, Sara El Rawas, Rima Abou Chahine, Zouhour Alwan, Rouba Halime, Lara Chehade, Mohammad Abdallah

BAU Journal - Health and Wellbeing

Shisha smoking is a common method of tobacco smoking in the Mediterranean Region with prevalence ranging between 20% and 70%. Actually, shisha smoking is becoming increasingly popular method of tobacco smoking worldwide. Pain is a subjective experience influenced by genetic, developmental, familial, psychological, social and cultural variables. An increase in pain tolerance threshold (Ptt) ,which is defined as the highest intensity of painful stimulation that a tested subject is able to tolerate, was noticed with cigarette smoking. However, the relation between shisha smoking and pain detection threshold (Pdt), defined as the lowest intensity of a painful stimulus at which the ...


Factors Affecting Metformin And Clomiphene’S Reproductive Efficacy In Pcos Women, Rita J. Poushuju, Ahmed I. El-Mallah, Lama T. Soubra, Lina N. Jarrah 2020 Pharm.D, Faculty of Pharmacy, Beirut Arab University, Beirut, Lebanon

Factors Affecting Metformin And Clomiphene’S Reproductive Efficacy In Pcos Women, Rita J. Poushuju, Ahmed I. El-Mallah, Lama T. Soubra, Lina N. Jarrah

BAU Journal - Health and Wellbeing

Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) is a heterogeneous multifactorial disorder in which the ovarian dysfunction is the main cause of an ovulatory infertility. Metformin and Clomiphene Citrate (CC) are two effective drugs to induce ovulation in these patients. The study aimed to ascertain the effect of obesity, serum insulin and free testosterone levels on fertility success with metformin and CC as first line approaches in PCOS. This clinical study was a retrospective multicenter cohort study conducted in nine gynecology and endocrinology clinics. It included (61) PCOS women, aged (18-32) years, having desire to conceive, and free from the study medications for ...


Effect Of Segmental Vibration On Hand And Pinch Grip Strengths In Healthy Subjects, Rami L. Abbas, Ayman El Khatib, Ibtissam M. Saab 2020 Associate Professor of physical therapy for cardiopulmonary disorders and geriatrics, Faculty of Health Sciences, Beirut Arab University, Beirut, Lebanon

Effect Of Segmental Vibration On Hand And Pinch Grip Strengths In Healthy Subjects, Rami L. Abbas, Ayman El Khatib, Ibtissam M. Saab

BAU Journal - Health and Wellbeing

Handgrip and pinch strengths are important markers in many sports as well as in determining health status. Many interventions have been proposed for increasing hand muscle strength. The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of segmental hand vibration on hand and pinch grip strengths. Ninety-two healthy university students were randomly assigned into two equal groups. By the end of the study, Group (A) and (B) consisted of 40 and 37 participants, respectively. The measurements consisted of the hand grip and pinch grip strengths using electronic dynamometer, measured in Kg, before, after three weeks, and after six weeks ...


In Vitro Equivalence Study Of Generic Metformin Hydrochloride Tablets Under Biowaiver Conditions, Ruaa H. AL Arwadi, Azza A. K. Gazy, Lama Soubra, Rola D. Ajami 2020 Pharm D, Faculty of Pharmacy, Beirut Arab University, Beirut, Lebanon

In Vitro Equivalence Study Of Generic Metformin Hydrochloride Tablets Under Biowaiver Conditions, Ruaa H. Al Arwadi, Azza A. K. Gazy, Lama Soubra, Rola D. Ajami

BAU Journal - Health and Wellbeing

Background: Generic drugs are smarter alternative to expensive brands, it is bio- equivalent formula of any branded drug. FDA approved that generic drugs are the safest to consume, the medicines meet the similar manufacturing standards followed while producing an innovator drug, however, the color, shape, taste and packaging of generics is different from the innovator product. In short, a generic drug should be bioequivalent to its brand counterpart. Metformin was initially marketed under the name of Glucophage®, and now the market is loaded by generics of different origin, and price variability. Method: Our study was conducted to determine whether metformin ...


Para(Noia)Metric: Architecture Beyond The Edge Of Rationality, Marwan Halabi 2020 Associate Professor, Faculty of Architecture - Design and Built Environment, Beirut Arab University, Lebanon

Para(Noia)Metric: Architecture Beyond The Edge Of Rationality, Marwan Halabi

Architecture and Planning Journal (APJ)

Nowadays, efforts are being tremendously put in order to facilitate opportunities for the fourth industrial revolution to play a real role in the destiny of architectural design and construction. Parametric design and digital fabrication are some of the tools that have been contributing in this uprising for the last two decades. The amount of solutions developed so far has, sometimes out of curiosity, been used in alternative ways that occasionally lead to highly appreciated outcomes, and sometimes immersed us in worlds of rationally controlled complexities that might be not so useful. Some of the highly sophisticated computational design processes strengths ...


Optimum Windbreaker To Reduce Wind Tunnel Effect On Occupant Comfort At Pedestrian Level (A Case Study Of Bau Building In Tripoli), Dima Khoder Merhy, Nabil Mohareb, Mostafa R. A. Khalifa 2020 PhD Candidate, Faculty of Architecture - Design and Built Environment, Beirut Arab University, Lebanon

Optimum Windbreaker To Reduce Wind Tunnel Effect On Occupant Comfort At Pedestrian Level (A Case Study Of Bau Building In Tripoli), Dima Khoder Merhy, Nabil Mohareb, Mostafa R. A. Khalifa

Architecture and Planning Journal (APJ)

Shape, size, building orientation and its interaction with the surrounding buildings can cause wind tunnel that affect the pedestrian comfort. This paper aims to select the optimum windbreaker height and thickness for reducing the effect of wind tunnels on pedestrian comfort, by selecting the building of Beirut Arab University (BAU)-Tripoli campus as a case study. Different alternative designs have been simulated and compared with the comfort criteria of pedestrians to conclude the optimum solution that can be adapted on the selected building and on any other cases that have similar characteristics.


Enhancing Pedestrian Flow In Public Space Through User Segregation, Ali Sedki, Farah Iaali 2020 Assistant professor, Faculty of Architecture - Design & Built Environment, Beirut Arab University, Lebanon

Enhancing Pedestrian Flow In Public Space Through User Segregation, Ali Sedki, Farah Iaali

Architecture and Planning Journal (APJ)

This paper attempts to improve the pedestrian flow in the public space of Yaacoub El-Labban Square in El-Mina district, Triopoli, North Lebanon. The new understanding of urban planning aimed to promoting pedestrian movement while restricting the unnecessary use of vehicles. It is presumed that the presence or absence of vehicular activity can affect the motion and mobility of pedestrians in a certain zone. Consequently, this study, first, run a Space Syntax interpretation using DepthMap analyses for the chosen case study in order to understand how pedestrian movement can be promoted and increased through user segregation, and, additionally, restrictive use of ...


Employing Sustainable Development Concepts To Revitalize The Historic Urban Quarter Of Al-Muizz Street, Cairo, Egypt, Baher Ismail Farahat 2020 Associate Professor, Faculty of Architecture - Design & Built Environment, Beirut Arab University, Lebanon

Employing Sustainable Development Concepts To Revitalize The Historic Urban Quarter Of Al-Muizz Street, Cairo, Egypt, Baher Ismail Farahat

Architecture and Planning Journal (APJ)

Historical preservation helps keep communities beautiful, vibrant and livable, and gives people a stake in their surroundings, for the fact that such historical and valuable places provide a sense of stability and a tangible link with the past (historichawaii.org Feb.2020). Historical places constitute a valuable front for cities with a well-known identity that lasted for centuries. Focusing on developing these places to ensure their sustainability and preserving their history constitutes a mission that has impact not only on the urban environment but also on people using it. Fundamentally, cities bring creative and productive people together helping them to ...


Saving The Memories In The Framework Of Social Heritage Conservation In Egyptian Villages, Dalia Shebl Said 2020 Assistant Professor in Architecture Department, Faculty of Engineering, Kafr Elshiekh University, Egypt

Saving The Memories In The Framework Of Social Heritage Conservation In Egyptian Villages, Dalia Shebl Said

Architecture and Planning Journal (APJ)

Social memories is a part of our heritage. One of the complex challenges which facing our intangible heritage is how to deal to various forms of social meaning, special memories that form a distinguished culture in our community. Social heritage is heavily related to three factors; time, place and human. The research takes a case study Al-Shakluba village that focuses on the non-materialistic aspects of social and culture heritage that increases recognition with intangible values and plays an important role that how people interact with social and cultural environments and the importance of these values that impact on the ways ...


Techno-Economic Analysis Of Using Pv Curtain Walls In Hot Arid Environmentcase Study; Mixed-Use Building, Jeddah, Ksa, Abdelaziz Farouk A. Mohamed, Ahmed T. Elfakgarany 2020 Assistant Professor, Department of Architectural Engineering and Environmental Design, Arab Academy for Science, Technology & Maritime Transport, Egypt

Techno-Economic Analysis Of Using Pv Curtain Walls In Hot Arid Environmentcase Study; Mixed-Use Building, Jeddah, Ksa, Abdelaziz Farouk A. Mohamed, Ahmed T. Elfakgarany

Architecture and Planning Journal (APJ)

Nowadays the world no longer has a choice to reduce the dependency of non-renewable energy resources, especially in buildings. This type of energy like fossil fuel is responsible for global warming and the climate change phenomenon. The construction industry has to depend on renewable energy to improve environmental impacts while operating the buildings. The most promising technologies for buildings are photovoltaic panels system which converts solar radiation into electricity without harming the environment. PV system is not only used as top-roof panels but also it can play an important role in the exterior building cladding and in curtain wall system ...


Experiential Learning Based Biophilic Design, Marwa Charkas 2020 Assistant Professor, Faculty of Engineering, Pharos University, Alexandria, Egypt

Experiential Learning Based Biophilic Design, Marwa Charkas

Architecture and Planning Journal (APJ)

Capturing nature-related values is the cornerstone in postmodern theories of architecture. Approaches like, sustainable, ecological, environmental, green …. etc, are labeling most of architectural interventions now. However, ‘Biophilic Architecture’ stands as one of these concepts that reflects a new perspective for linking the nature to architecture. The applications of this concept are accelerating among different building types and it has profound impacts on articulating the vocabulary of the used architecture. Schools are among building types that witness profound changes in architectural expressions due to radical developments in pedagogical theories. Experiential learning is one of the emerging approaches for preschoolers. It exploits ...


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