Evaluation Of Construction Contractor Performance: A Critical Analysis Of Some Recent Research, Rick Best, Craig Langston
International comparisons of construction industry performance are notoriously difficult. A recent comparative study, extensive in scope and using an innovative approach, is reviewed and questions raised regarding various aspects of the methodology adopted, the validity of the conclusions drawn and manner in which outcomes were reported. Particular areas of concern include the unequivocal statement of conclusions that are based on a small sample, and the use of data from that sample that are, in fact, no more than estimates of project performance. Attention is drawn to the limitations of the research reported and the reliability of the methods used, and ...
La Violencia Hoy, 2010 FLACSO, Facultad Latinoamericana de Ciencias Sociales. Sede Ecuador
La Violencia Hoy, Fernando Carrión Mena
Fernando Carrión Mena
Hoy, con la modernización de la violencia existe una clara 'división espacial del trabajo' a escala mundial
A mediados de la década de los años ochenta se percibe la generalización, crecimiento y diversificación de la violencia, produciendo impactos mundiales y configurando lo que podría considerarse una mega tendencia global. La violencia crece y se multiplica a escala internacional, convirtiéndose en el problema más importante de este principio de siglo: el crimen tiene la posibilidad de organización y capacidad de actuación a escala planetaria, porque sus actores se han globalizado, son adinerados y políticamente más influyentes.
La violencia es un tema ...
A+D Studio Project_The Acsa Re-Ligare Competition, 2010 University of Massachusetts - Amherst
A+D Studio Project_The Acsa Re-Ligare Competition, Kathleen Lugosch
Kathleen R. Lugosch
This publication follows the design work of an undergraduate studio taught by Professors Lugosch and Schreiber in the Program of Architecture + Design. The studio started with an exploration of natural light in architecture and culminated in a design for the ACSA Steel Competition, the “Re-Ligare Institute”; the design of a retreat that would afford a time and place to reconnect mind and body.
Barrio Capital De Analco: A Living Capitol Neighborhood For Santa Fe, New Mexico, 2010 Andrews University
Barrio Capital De Analco: A Living Capitol Neighborhood For Santa Fe, New Mexico, The 2009 Urban Design Studio, Andrew C. Von Maur, Paula Dronen, Daniel Acevedo
Diverse cultures and the high desert have always defined the unique American story of Santa Fe. For centuries Santa Feans have shaped their city’s buildings and spaces for economic opportunity while conserving the precious natural resources of northern New Mexico. This history of continuous change and preservation has yielded the distinctive identity of Santa Fe. Its spirit and values are manifested in its people and culture, its art and architecture, and its health-giving natural beauty. Within this context, Santa Fe seeks to cultivate a Living Tradition, rooted in its past and anticipating the future. Restored and improved for the ...
Managing An Unstable Housing Market, 2010 University College Dublin
Managing An Unstable Housing Market, Brendan Williams, Brian Hughes, Declan Redmond
In this paper it is intended to place the recent experience of the Irish housing market in the context of economic and property market cycles, how these interact over a property cycle and lessons from recent policy experience including interventions in the housing area. In spatial terms the current
housing market can be seen as the result of an ad-hoc development led urban growth pattern which contributed to a dispersed development pattern with problems in oversupply. It is clear that alternative options exist to this approach and that evidence based management systems in terms of planning, development and financial ...
Beneficial Additions: Addressing Brutalist Architecture To Create A Financial And Spatial Synergy Between Historic Places Of Worship With Secular Mix-Use Building Additions, 2010 University of Pennsylvania
Beneficial Additions: Addressing Brutalist Architecture To Create A Financial And Spatial Synergy Between Historic Places Of Worship With Secular Mix-Use Building Additions, Johanna Luise Lofstrom
Theses (Historic Preservation)
Rather than demolishing a historic house of worship due to lack of maintenance funding, this thesis proposes a design solution that preserves the structure while addressing the congregation's fundraising and programming needs. The goal is to design an example of how different identities of program can be combined while preserving the integrity of the historic structure. The thesis will assert that new additions can be beneficial as means of income for structures listed on the D.C. Landmark list that are exempt from federal funding and tax incentives. The end goal is to give structures that were not self-nominated ...
Behavioral Health Services Use Among Heads Of Homeless And Housed Poor Families, 2010 University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Behavioral Health Services Use Among Heads Of Homeless And Housed Poor Families, Jung Min Park, Stephen Metraux, Dennis P. Culhane
Departmental Papers (SPP)
Objectives. This study compares the use of and cost for behavioral health services among heads of homeless and housed poor families. Methods. Medicaid records for 59,135 heads of families receiving Temporary Assistance to Needy Families benefits were matched with data from Philadelphia’s municipal shelter system. Propensity score matching was used to select a matched control group to those identified as having been homeless between 1997 and 2003. Behavioral health services utilization was then assessed based on Medicaid claims records. Results. Substantially higher levels of behavioral health services use and corresponding costs were found among heads of families with ...
Edra 41: Bibliography Of Books On Display, 2010 Andrews University
Edra 41: Bibliography Of Books On Display, Kathleen Demsky
edra 41 | Policy & The Environment | Washington, DC
Polish Influence On American Synagogue Architecture, 2010 Syracuse University
Polish Influence On American Synagogue Architecture, Samuel D. Gruber
Hundreds of thousands of Jews from Poland came to America after 1880. Many built synagogues with details recalling synagogues in their homeland. Immigrant artisans brought motifs and methods of Poland. Many of these synagogues were small, so the relationship to Polish art was on the inside in the painted and carved decoration. Established architects also had access to Polish synagogues as sources. With publication of the Jewish Encyclopedia (1901-06) images of Polish synagogues, such as the Warsaw’s Tlomackie Street Synagogue, became part of many Jewish libraries. More Polish influence came in the 1950s. Most architects were building modern synagogues ...
The Architect As Expert Witness: A Survival Guide, 2010 University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee
The Architect As Expert Witness: A Survival Guide, Robert Greenstreet
Architecture Faculty Articles
Despite the challenges of deposition and courtroom pressures, expert witness work is both professionally interesting and financially rewarding, and many architects excel in the field. Being an expert does take you into the field of law, however, so it is advisable to sharpen up your skills of communication and presentation and thereby enhance your credibility and ultimate success.
"The Urban Praetor's Tribunal" In Spaces Of Justice In The Roman World, 2010 Western Kentucky University
"The Urban Praetor's Tribunal" In Spaces Of Justice In The Roman World, Eric Kondratieff
History Faculty Publications
"Book abstract: Despite the crucial role played by both law and architecture in Roman culture, the Romans never developed a type of building that was specifically and exclusively reserved for the administration of justice: courthouses did not exist in Roman antiquity. The present volume addresses this paradox by investigating the spatial settings of Roman judicial practices from a variety of perspectives. Scholars of law, topography, architecture, political history, and literature concur in putting Roman judicature back into its concrete physical context, exploring how the exercise of law interacted with the environment in which it took place, and how the spaces ...
Following Industry's Leed : Municipal Adoption Of Private Green Building Standards, 2010 University of Maine School of Law
Following Industry's Leed : Municipal Adoption Of Private Green Building Standards, Sarah B. Schindler
Local governments are beginning to require new, privately constructed and funded buildings to be “green” buildings. Instead of creating their own, locally-derived definitions of green buildings, many municipalities are adopting an existing private standard created by members of the building industry: LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design). This Article explains and assesses the privately promulgated LEED standards. It argues that the translation of LEED standards, which were intended to be voluntary, into law raises several theoretical and practical problems. Specifically, private green building ordinances that rely on LEED do not ensure a reduction in the negative local environmental impacts ...
Construction To Begin On Uga Special Collections Library Building, 2010 Kennesaw State University
Construction To Begin On Uga Special Collections Library Building
Georgia Library Quarterly
The article reports on the start of the construction for the University of Georgia Special Collections Library in Athens in January 2010. It will reportedly house the Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library on Georgia history and culture, the Walter J. Brown Media Archive and Peabody Awards Collection, which has more than 100,000 audio and video recordings and the Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies. The building's use of state-of-the-art storage and security is also discussed.
Forsyth's Hampton Park Library To Open Early In 2010, 2010 Kennesaw State University
Forsyth's Hampton Park Library To Open Early In 2010
Georgia Library Quarterly
The article features the opening of the Forsyth County Public Library branch in Hampton Park, southern Forsyth County, Georgia in February 2010. The 23,500 square-foot building will reportedly house a collection of 60,000 items including books, children's and adult educational digital video discs (DVDs), music compact discs (CDs) and multimedia programs. It is stated that the facility is environment friendly and has programmable thermostats for heating and cooling control.
Tifton Library Comes Home After Three-Year Renovation, 2010 Kennesaw State University
Tifton Library Comes Home After Three-Year Renovation
Georgia Library Quarterly
The article features the rededication of the Tifton-Tift County Public Library in Georgia on November 1, 2009 after three years of renovation. A new building was reportedly built up and 1,830 square feet of space was added. It is stated that the old circular desk was divided for children's use and for reference and that the library features a new radio frequency identification system (RFID) system for circulation functions and a board room with Internet, kitchenette and restrooms.
Moultrie Tech To Renovate, Add Library, 2010 Kennesaw State University
Moultrie Tech To Renovate, Add Library
Georgia Library Quarterly
The article features the renovation plan for Moultrie Technical College's Turner County Campus in Georgia. The present break room will reportedly be reformed into areas for coffee break and vending systems and a computer-equipped library. It is stated that books on business administrative technology, early childhood care and education and industrial electrical construction will be made available in the library to students and community members.
Newnan's Original Public Library Celebrates Grand Reopening, 2010 Kennesaw State University
Newnan's Original Public Library Celebrates Grand Reopening
Georgia Library Quarterly
The article features the reopening of the Carnegie Library in Newnan, Georgia in 2009. The original facility in 1904 reportedly epitomized early 20th century neoclassical architecture which is marked by symmetrical paired brick pilasters across the facade and evenly-spaced, paneled and stained columns in the interior. It is stated that the new library will offer popular and current printed material, computer stations, an art gallery and meeting rooms.
Deep East Texas Grave Markers: Types, Styles, And Motifs, 2010 Stephen F Austin State University
Deep East Texas Grave Markers: Types, Styles, And Motifs, Nancy Adgent, Perky Beisel, George Avery
Grave markers are often the only physical evidence of a person’s existence and offer opportunities for even ordinary people to ‘speak’ from the grave. Sometimes the deceased selects the marker or leaves instructions for its composition.
In modern times, the grieving family typically chooses the type, style, motif, and inscription according to commercial availability, aesthetic appeal, and budgetary constraints. A cemetery visitor will likely have no idea of the actual circumstances that caused a particular marker to have its shape, design, and decorative elements.
Like other possessions, markers are subject to fashion trends and since the advent of mass ...
Umass Amherst Framework Plan: Preliminary Observations Of Existing Conditions, 2010 Division of Capital Asset Management and Maintenance
Umass Amherst Framework Plan: Preliminary Observations Of Existing Conditions, Ayers Saint Gross, Wilson Architects, Ann Storer, Susan Personette, Andrew Soles
Campus Planning Master Plans
This report is the first step in the planning process for the development of a Framework Plan for the University of Massachusetts Amherst Campus Master Plan 2012. It provides preliminary observations of existing conditions by integrating information from existing studies and reports and collecting critical findings from many sources in one document, so that they can be reviewed comprehensively. The report provides insight regarding campus natural and built systems so that future planning decisions can be made with informed data revealing challenges and opportunities.
“21st Century Makeover”, 2010 Western Kentucky University
“21st Century Makeover”, Jonathan Jeffrey
DLSC Faculty and Staff Publications
Van Meter Hall was the first building constructed atop College Hill for the fledgling Western Kentucky University. Designed by Louisville architect Brinton B. Davis, the imposing structure was dedicated on May 5, 1911 after numerous delays. The building contained the university’s administrative offices as well as a large auditorium suitable for chapel services and a public space for speakers and other performance events. One hundred years later, the building was renovated, providing the campus with an outstanding public events venue.