The Lived Experience Of Online Educators: Insights From Construction Management, 2016 University of Newcastle
The Lived Experience Of Online Educators: Insights From Construction Management, William Sher, Anthony Williams, Maria T. Northcote
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 ...
Solar Urban Planning: Addressing Barriers And Conflicts Specific To Renewable Energy Policy And The Current Field And Practice Of Urban Planning Within The Context Of A Changing Climate, 2016 SIT Graduate Institute
Solar Urban Planning: Addressing Barriers And Conflicts Specific To Renewable Energy Policy And The Current Field And Practice Of Urban Planning Within The Context Of A Changing Climate, Toryl P. Hanna
The world is in a period of rapid urbanization while experiencing unprecedented rise in global temperature as a result of climate change. Questions have been raised as to how strategies for urbanization will be able to address the fetish for energy, while halting carbon emissions produced by traditional energy sources for urban inhabitants around the world. First, this paper seeks to look to cities, at the intersection of solar energy and the field of urban planning, looking into the opportunities and challenges that are currently surfacing. Conflicts and barriers in traditional urban land use patterns emerge as a topic of ...
The Acoustical Divergence Of The Cathedral, 2016 Loyola Marymount University
The Acoustical Divergence Of The Cathedral, Daniel A. Ostrander
Research & Exhibition
No abstract provided.
Santry River Greenway Feasibility Appraisal, 2016 Dublin Institute of Technology
Santry River Greenway Feasibility Appraisal, David O'Connor, Matthias Borscheid, Odran Reid, Meadhbh Ni Lochlainn
The North East Dublin area has been identified for the development of a plan addressing health inequality and promoting a Healthy Community (WTO 2011) by the Northside Partnership (NSP), a local development company established in 1991 to address social exclusion, and the Dublin North Health Promotion Department. Poor health has been identified as an issue for people who live in areas affected by structural disadvantage and social exclusion in North East Dublin. A community survey in 2008 and a health needs assessment in 2003 both highlighted risk factors for high levels of chronic disease risks in the surveyed neighbourhoods and ...
Pre-Implementation Report - Hope School Dormitory Project, 2016 University of Wyoming
Pre-Implementation Report - Hope School Dormitory Project, Adam Block, George Andrikopoulos, Andrew Apodaka, Lindsey Ehinger, Katie Johnson, Duncan Kline, David Mukai, Brett Prettyman, Erin Radosevich, Traci Reusser, Joseph Roseno, Brandon Wilde, Zachary Witters
Honors Theses AY 16/17
The University of Wyoming Chapter of Engineers Without Borders (EWB-WYO) traveled to Kenya this past summer to complete the chapter’s largest project to date – the construction of a 60-bed dormitory. Over the past four years, EWB-WYO has been partnering with a primary school in Mbita, Kenya that serves orphaned and vulnerable children (OVC) to develop a program that will provide a safe living and learning environment for the children who attend the school. Two assessment trips were conducted in the summers of 2014 and 2015 to evaluate the needs of the community, conduct a preliminary technical assessment and gather ...
Calculator.Zip, 2016 St. John's University
Calculator.Zip, Farid Osuli
An Introduction To Building Contracts: An Irish Context, 2016 Dublin Institute of Technology
An Introduction To Building Contracts: An Irish Context, Tony Cunningham
A contract is an agreement which is capable of being enforced at law and whose essential characteristic is that of a bargain. Contract law focuses predominantly on commercial transactions and in the construction context these range from simple every-day transactions such as purchasing a box of nails to procuring multi-million euro building facilities. In Ireland construction clients typically engage designers and quantity surveyors to formulate designs and they subsequently contract with building contractors to construct the designs. The contractors, in turn, typically outsource much of the work to subcontractors and order materials from numerous suppliers. All of these activities involve ...
Cobaqq.Jpg, 2016 Selected Works
Cobaqq.Jpg, West Luka
Spatial Translations And Embodied Bilingualism: Defining The Migrant's Experience From An Architectural Perspective, 2016 Chelsea College of Arts (UAL) / AA School of Architecture
Spatial Translations And Embodied Bilingualism: Defining The Migrant's Experience From An Architectural Perspective, Caroline Rabourdin
CALL: Irish Journal for Culture, Arts, Literature and Language
As a bilingual writer and architect, my research is practice-based and multidisciplinary. In pulling together theories and practices about Space, Language and the Body, my aim is to develop a notion of Embodied Bilingualism. If the word ‘translate’ is to move something from one place to another, as architectural historian Robin Evans explains, then one needs to understand its pure and unconditional existence as a geometrical construct in the first place in order to fully appreciate the workings of linguistic translation. In this paper, language is considered as an embodied practice, which for the bilingual migrant leads to considerations about ...
Aftermarket Supermarket | A Speculative Retrospective, 2016 Syracuse University
Aftermarket Supermarket | A Speculative Retrospective, Alexander Kim
Architecture Senior Theses
In the preface to Delusive Spaces: Essays on Culture, Media and Technology, media theorist Eric Kluitenberg writes that “the delusion of the new”1 pollutes our theorizations of new media. This sort of technocratic fetishization of emergent technologies can only amount to a surfatial investigation of its effects or capabilities. Architectural investigations of virtual reality and other new media systems suffer from this tendency as well. Content-based experimentation and criticism obsess over the simultaneously exciting and daunting prospects of what we can now do or make with recent digital developments. There’s definite value in such endeavors, but frankly, in ...
The Shenzhen Activist Program`, 2016 Syracuse University
The Shenzhen Activist Program`, Hyunggyu Kim, Jae Hyun Kim
Architecture Senior Theses
There is a gap between being an architecture student in western countries and working as an architect in underrepresented communities. Architect Teddy Cruz defines the role of an activist architect as "expanded mode of practice", and the task of "deigning the protocols or the interfaces between communities and spaces".
This thesis contends that architecture schools need to continue to embrace the widely-accepted norm of studios studying abroad and working in an international studio. Current study abroad programs tend to skew towards being touristic field trips and there is not a curriculum or programmatic investment in cultivating relationships between the visiting ...
A Generic Benchmark For A Mini-Split Heat Pump System, 2016 University of Nebraska-Lincoln
A Generic Benchmark For A Mini-Split Heat Pump System, Yuchen Wang
Architectural Engineering -- Dissertations and Student Research
Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning (HVAC) accounts for half of the building energy consumption in the U.S where Mini-Split Heat Pumps (MSHPs) are an emerging type of HVAC system. Their utilization has greatly increased by 34% from 2009 to 2013 and high potential EER is recognized for MSHPs. However, there is limited research involving MSHPs systems, and there is no generic benchmark for system testing and modeling. The available simulation tools such as VapCyc, GreatLab, and CYCLE_D are either too complicated, difficult to access, or not freely available. Therefore, an accurate and public share generic benchmark is essential and ...
An Investigation Of Dx Cooling Coil Inherent Characteristics, 2016 University of Nebraska-Lincoln
An Investigation Of Dx Cooling Coil Inherent Characteristics, Krittima Santiwattana
Architectural Engineering -- Dissertations and Student Research
DX cooling coil (DCC) systems have dominated light commercial and household applications in the U.S for several decades. Approximately 14.5% of energy use is consumed by space cooling in commercial buildings, whereas 87% of households are installed with air-conditioners. Improper installation, poor design, and lack of optimized control/operations incur faults in HVAC systems causing 25% to 50% energy waste in a building. These consequences are subject to inefficient equipment modelling of which is developed from: (1) insufficient understanding in equipment characteristics, (2) uncertainties in testing environment and data, and (3) access and cost limitations. Therefore, in this ...
The Mustang Sculpture, 2016 California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo
The Mustang Sculpture, Natalie Gibbons, Jordan Gates
No abstract provided.
Where Should Students Live? A Student Housing Site Suitability Analysis In Ames, Iowa, 2016 Iowa State University
Where Should Students Live? A Student Housing Site Suitability Analysis In Ames, Iowa, Laurelin Haas
Honors Projects and Posters
In Ames, Iowa, the growing student population has placed new demands on the city’s housing, and urban planners are challenged to meet the needs of the current student population while also planning for the continued demand for student housing in the future. In order to determine appropriate locations for further student housing development, a site suitability analysis based on five spatial criteria was conducted using Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and spatial statistics. Specifically spatial criteria included clusters of student population, zoning, public transportation, bikeways, and flood hazard. Three scenarios of development were explored, including an equal weight scenario, a ...
Small Housesholds Left Out In Cold By One-Size-Fits-All Policy, 2016 Dublin Institute of Technology
Small Housesholds Left Out In Cold By One-Size-Fits-All Policy, Lorcan Sirr
In Ireland, homeowners can pay up to 31% of their after-tax income on their mortgage, and the situation is worse if you are a single-person mortgage holder. That’s according to figures released by AIB mortgage brand EBS and DKMEconomic Consultants last month.
Pivot Dublin: A Discussion On The Bid For Dublin To Become World Design Capital, 2016 Dublin Institute of Technology
Pivot Dublin: A Discussion On The Bid For Dublin To Become World Design Capital, Barry Sheehan, Ali Grehan
In this article, Barry Sheehan interviews Dublin City Architect, Ali Grehan, about PIVOT Dublin, the bid for World Design Council, how and why it came about, what happened to the bid and where PIVOT Dublin is now.
Long Beach Remodel, 2016 California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo
Long Beach Remodel, John Hinrichs
No abstract provided.
How Do Designers Of The Built Environment Attempt To Make Ecological Sustainability Sensory Legible?, 2016 University of Arkansas, Fayetteville
How Do Designers Of The Built Environment Attempt To Make Ecological Sustainability Sensory Legible?, Carly L. Bartow
Architecture Undergraduate Honors Theses
This paper attempts to provide a theoretical framework for making ecosystem function and ecologically sustainable design more perceptible or sensible to people through architecture and the built environment. Design features of the Bertschi School Science Wing and the Bullitt Center in Seattle, Washington are incorporated to illustrate the sensory legibility of ecological sustainability criteria.The criteria are available to designers to help educate a building's occupants on environmentally sustainable design and motivate more sustainable behavior.
The Use Of Personality Type To Improve Team Collaboration Within Design Studios, 2016 Western Michigan University
The Use Of Personality Type To Improve Team Collaboration Within Design Studios, Beth Rolston Jarl
This study surveyed third year interior design students on satisfaction levels after participating in a 7-week team project where the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator® (MBTI®) personality assessment was used to help inform team formation. The literature review explored all aspects of team collaboration, the difference between group work, team work and collaborative work, common barriers found in team work, team development processes, successful team building strategies, and the design studio collaborative project in regards to student perceptions of learning. The portion of this study explored and measured in-depth is how students perceived their collaborative team experience using the MBTI to inform ...