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A Construction Workforce Training Partnership Between The State Of Wyoming, Industry, And University During Covid-19, Francois Jacobs, Renxiang Lu 2021 University of Wyoming

A Construction Workforce Training Partnership Between The State Of Wyoming, Industry, And University During Covid-19, Francois Jacobs, Renxiang Lu

Online Journal for Workforce Education and Development

Objective: To illustrate the development and implementation of a statewide construction workforce training program between the state, industry, and university during the COVID-19 pandemic. Background: Over the last 20 years, there has been a statewide construction workforce shortage, which not only creates an imbalance on the demands in this sector but impairs the profitability of Wyoming-based construction companies. Method: The team developed and implemented an online training platform, consisting of five modules, in support of training for construction companies and their workers across the state. Results: 149 successful learners received certificates of completion for the online training modules. The success ...


Epics Lakota: Promoting Food Sovereignty On Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, Samantha Bijonowski, Kathleen Johnson, Jonathan Damon 2021 Purdue University

Epics Lakota: Promoting Food Sovereignty On Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, Samantha Bijonowski, Kathleen Johnson, Jonathan Damon

Purdue Journal of Service-Learning and International Engagement

EPICS Team Lakota was started as a way for students to help promote food sovereignty and combat loss of cultural knowledge as felt by the residents of Pine Ridge Reservation, which is located in one of the poorest counties in the United States and is a food desert. In partnership with EPICS students at Oglala Lakota College (OLC) and South Dakota School of Mines (SDSM), students at Purdue came up with the idea of putting up a greenhouse on the Rapid City Campus of OLC. This greenhouse was meant not as a direct solution to food scarcity, but as a ...


A Case Study On Change Order Tracking And Claim Management In Construction Projects, Betül Temel, Gurkan Emre Gurcanli, Senem Bilir Mahçiçek 2021 Istanbul Technical University

A Case Study On Change Order Tracking And Claim Management In Construction Projects, Betül Temel, Gurkan Emre Gurcanli, Senem Bilir Mahçiçek

Dicle University Journal of Engineering

Construction projects have great importance in the world economy and they have been becoming more complex every day due to the advancement of technology, the growth of the project scales, the proliferation of the parties, the diversification and increase of the demands. In particular, changes in construction projects throughout project duration due to change orders or other reasons have a great impact on the project duration, budget and quality, which characterize the success of construction projects, and pose a great threat to the completion of construction projects with the desired performance. Different change requests and the claims arising from them ...


Building Services Engineering September/October 2021, 2021 Technological University Dublin

Building Services Engineering September/October 2021

Building Services Engineering

No abstract provided.


Assessment Of Key Imperatives For Enhancing Precast Adoptability In Egypt, Mostafa Sameh 2021 American University in Cairo

Assessment Of Key Imperatives For Enhancing Precast Adoptability In Egypt, Mostafa Sameh

Theses and Dissertations

Precast Concrete’s modular application concept is a major construction method that has been used historically seen in various shapes, forms, and with a wide range of constituents. Examples include Ancient Egypt and China among several impressive structures in old civilizations. The major advantages of precast concrete lie in its adaptability, resilience, and versatility which makes precast concrete one of the most agile building materials. Precast concrete as we know it today has been introduced to our markets over the past several decades. Having similar advantages to that of old precast building methods, the road has been paved for wider ...


Construction Disputes And Associated Contractual Knowledge Discovery Using Unstructured Text-Heavy Data: Legal Cases In The United Kingdom, JeeHee Lee, Youngjib Ham, June-Seong Yi 2021 University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Construction Disputes And Associated Contractual Knowledge Discovery Using Unstructured Text-Heavy Data: Legal Cases In The United Kingdom, Jeehee Lee, Youngjib Ham, June-Seong Yi

Civil & Environmental Engineering and Construction Faculty Publications

Construction disputes are one of the main challenges to successful construction projects. Most construction parties experience claims—and even worse, disputes—which are costly and time-consuming to resolve. Lessons learned from past failure cases can help reduce potential future risk factors that likely lead to disputes. In particular, case law, which has been accumulated from the past, is valuable information, providing useful insights to prepare for future disputes. However, few efforts have been made to discover legal knowledge using a large scale of case laws in the construction field. The aim of this paper is to enhance understanding of the ...


Housing And Urban Development Home Development And The Future Of The Industry: Case Study, Nolan J. Binkele 2021 California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo

Housing And Urban Development Home Development And The Future Of The Industry: Case Study, Nolan J. Binkele

Construction Management

A HUD home is a 1-4 unit residential property acquired by HUD (Housing and Urban Development) as a result of a foreclosure action. These homes tend to be priced slightly below market value in order to regain past losses. The Department of Housing and Urban Development has developed a building code to classify manufactured homes as HUD. Although manufactured homes are typically sold to single property owners, I hypothesize that building them in a tract form can benefit a community by providing affordable, adequate housing for low income families and single families. I also hypothesize that HUD home development will ...


Reasons And Remedies To The Dying Plant Walls, Hayley Q. McGough 2021 California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo

Reasons And Remedies To The Dying Plant Walls, Hayley Q. Mcgough

Construction Management

Sustainability in construction has been increasingly popular and detrimental with the state of the planet and climate change. One of the more popular solutions is the addition of plant façades to a building, which are plants that are put on the vertical of a building. The benefits that come with plant facades include and are not limited to: Reduction of the urban heat island effect, improved air quality, local job creation, improved energy efficiency, building structure protection, noise reduction, increased biodiversity, urban agriculture. These benefits are not reaching their full potential because these plant façades keep dying creating a bigger ...


The Preconstruction Work For The Shaded Structure At Growing Grounds, Grace GV Brekke 2021 California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo

The Preconstruction Work For The Shaded Structure At Growing Grounds, Grace Gv Brekke

Construction Management

When beginning a project, one must take vast consideration into the plan. For a construction project, this means considering how long the project will take, how much it will cost, what materials will be used, who will build it, where the money will come from, and who will utilize the space. This paper analyzes all this preconstruction work for a shaded structure at Growing Grounds. The Growing Grounds shared community space in San Luis Obispo, California, provides incredible resources and opportunities to the people in the area that struggle with mental health. Through horticulture, the volunteers must work hard to ...


‘Serene Classroom’ Minimizes Noise For More Conducive Learning, Zaiton Haron, Khairulzan Yahya, Nadirah Darus, Rafidah Mohd Yussup, Abdullah Zawawi Awang, Norelyza Hussien, Ain Naadia Mazlan, Rozana Zakaria, Mohammad Ismail, Noramera Nabila Amir Nizam, Ahmad Syakir Farhan A Kassim, Nur Syalyana Malek, Rifa Rafida Rifki, Helmi Kamaludin, Syamsul Hafiz Yaakob, Zaliza Haron, Sheikh Izat Azhar Sheikh Ahmad 2021 Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

‘Serene Classroom’ Minimizes Noise For More Conducive Learning, Zaiton Haron, Khairulzan Yahya, Nadirah Darus, Rafidah Mohd Yussup, Abdullah Zawawi Awang, Norelyza Hussien, Ain Naadia Mazlan, Rozana Zakaria, Mohammad Ismail, Noramera Nabila Amir Nizam, Ahmad Syakir Farhan A Kassim, Nur Syalyana Malek, Rifa Rafida Rifki, Helmi Kamaludin, Syamsul Hafiz Yaakob, Zaliza Haron, Sheikh Izat Azhar Sheikh Ahmad

ASEAN Journal of Community Engagement

Noise pollution can be categorized as a danger in silence. In school, noise pollution inhibits the focus of learning, impairs learning and cognitive development, for example, students' skills to think and understand both oral and written comprehension may be hampered by noise. Many schools in Malaysia experience excessive noise pollution as their locations are very near busy roads. This will be one factor that hinders the implementation of the education system in producing holistic students in order to prepare for the 4IR era. Knowing the importance of this problem, a group of researchers from UTM GREENPrompt, School of Civil Engineering ...


Análisis Del Manejo De Residuos De Construcción Y Demolición Rcd Y Sostenibilidad En La Construcción En Bogotá D.C., Karen Lizeth Trujillo Vargas, Angie Paola Quintero Vargas 2021 Universidad de La Salle, Bogotá

Análisis Del Manejo De Residuos De Construcción Y Demolición Rcd Y Sostenibilidad En La Construcción En Bogotá D.C., Karen Lizeth Trujillo Vargas, Angie Paola Quintero Vargas

Ingeniería Civil

En el área de la ingeniería civil se generan grandes cantidades de Residuos de Construcción y Demolición, RCD, los cuales generan un grave impacto medio ambiental si no se tratan de manera adecuada siguiendo la normatividad legal vigente para el territorio colombiano. Según el Ministerio de Ambiente y Desarrollo sostenible, en Colombia los Residuos de Construcción y Demolición (RCD), constituyen en promedio el 40% de los residuos sólidos, y la producción media de RCD es de 22’270.338 toneladas de los cuales entre el 60% y el 90% se disponen en lugares autorizados; y el restante es dispuesto en ...


Integration Management: A Bibliometric Study Of Research Trends, Shabir Hussain Khahro, Ayaz Babar, Fida Hussain Siddiqui, Tauha Hussain Ali, Ali Raza Khoso 2021 Prince Sultan University

Integration Management: A Bibliometric Study Of Research Trends, Shabir Hussain Khahro, Ayaz Babar, Fida Hussain Siddiqui, Tauha Hussain Ali, Ali Raza Khoso

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

Integration management has always been a topic of interest for researchers. It plays a significant role in the success of the projects. Integration management effectively incorporates all the aspects of projects and provides a roadmap towards their success. Based on the significance of the term, this paper assesses the research output of integration management since 1970 in different fields of the application using the Scopus database. The data was collected and analyzed through Microsoft Excel to analyze the research publications trend line, publication types and their access to the audience, organizations and countries involved, languages of publications, authors participating, and ...


An Improved Earned Value Management Method Integrating Quality And Safety, Brian Briggs 2021 Louisiana State University and Agricultural and Mechanical College

An Improved Earned Value Management Method Integrating Quality And Safety, Brian Briggs

LSU Doctoral Dissertations

The construction industry invests significant time and money to improve quality and safety while reducing cost and schedule impacts. The industry has a sincere desire to improve construction project management methods to improve efficiency. Historically, quality and safety underperformances result from undermanaged quality control and safety activities. The cost and schedule impacts associated with poor quality work have always had an impact on construction operations. The unprecedented challenges and uncertainties of COVID-19 highlighted the need to improve the Earned Value Management (EVM) method within construction to reflect these quality and safety activities. The central goal of this dissertation is to ...


Impact Of Personality Traits And Team Criteria On Construction Team Performance, Arlys Silva Payne 2021 Louisiana State University

Impact Of Personality Traits And Team Criteria On Construction Team Performance, Arlys Silva Payne

LSU Doctoral Dissertations

This dissertation investigated how personality traits and team criteria influence team performance in real construction projects. Though personality influence on team performance has been significantly investigated in other business sectors, the literature revealed that the construction industry lacks investigations regarding personality influencing team performance. The existing literature revealed that the Big Five Factors (BFF) was the most popular assessment tool for personality. Thus, this dissertation adopted the 50-Item Personality questionnaire developed by Goldberg, which consited of extraversion, aggreeableness, conscientiousness, neuroticism, and openness to experience. The literature also revealed several common team criteria to evaluate team performance: team member satisfaction, shared ...


Propositions For A Resilient, Post-Covid-19 Future For The Aec Industry, Hala Nassereddine, Kyung Wook Seo, Zofia K. Rybkowski, Christian Schranz, Harald Urban 2021 University of Kentucky

Propositions For A Resilient, Post-Covid-19 Future For The Aec Industry, Hala Nassereddine, Kyung Wook Seo, Zofia K. Rybkowski, Christian Schranz, Harald Urban

Civil Engineering Faculty Publications

The coronavirus outbreak has challenged and continues to challenge every aspect of the supply chain within the AEC industry, forcing stakeholders to cope with increasing uncertainties and continuous change. The notion of resilience is especially salient now. While the need for the AEC industry to focus on resilience has been highlighted in recent articles, there is a need for a comprehensive discussion on what resilience means for the AEC industry and how companies can create built-in resilience. This paper takes the form of a high-level overview of where the industry is headed and aims to establish eleven propositions for a ...


Novel Eco-Friendly, Recycled Composites For Improved Ca Road Surfaces, Daniel Whisler, Rafael Gomez Consarnau, Ryan Coy 2021 California State University, Long Beach

Novel Eco-Friendly, Recycled Composites For Improved Ca Road Surfaces, Daniel Whisler, Rafael Gomez Consarnau, Ryan Coy

Mineta Transportation Institute Publications

The continued use of structural plastics in consumer products, industry, and transportation represents a potential source for durable, long lasting, and recyclable roadways. Costs to dispose of reinforced plastics can be similar to procuring new asphalt with mechanical performance exceeding that of the traditional road surface.

This project examines improved material development times by leveraging advanced computational material models based on validated experimental data. By testing traditional asphalt and select carbon and glass reinforced composites, both new and recycled, it is possible to develop a finite element simulation that can predict the material characteristics under a number of loads virtually ...


Performance Testing Of Hot Mix Asphalt Modified With Recycled Waste Plastic, Shadi Saadeh, Pritam Katawał 2021 California State University, Long Beach

Performance Testing Of Hot Mix Asphalt Modified With Recycled Waste Plastic, Shadi Saadeh, Pritam Katawał

Mineta Transportation Institute Publications

Plastic pollution has become one of the major concerns in the world. Plastic waste is not biodegradable, which makes it difficult to manage waste plastic pollution. Recycling and reusing waste plastic is an effective way to manage plastic pollution. Because of the huge quantity of waste plastic released into the world, industries requiring a large amount of material, like the pavement industry, can reuse some of this mammoth volume of waste plastics. Similarly, the use of reclaimed asphalt pavement (RAP) has also become common practice to ensure sustainability. The use of recycled waste plastics and RAP in HMA mix can ...


Building Services Engineering July/August 2021, 2021 Technological University Dublin

Building Services Engineering July/August 2021

Building Services Engineering

No abstract provided.


Properties Of Concrete Containing Crushed Limestone As Total Replacement Of Natural Sand And Recycled Engine Oil, Mohammad El Bast M. El Bast, Jamal Khatib, Oussama Baalbaki, Adel Elkordi 2021 MS candidate, Faculty of Engineering, Beirut Arab University

Properties Of Concrete Containing Crushed Limestone As Total Replacement Of Natural Sand And Recycled Engine Oil, Mohammad El Bast M. El Bast, Jamal Khatib, Oussama Baalbaki, Adel Elkordi

BAU Journal - Science and Technology

The rapid growth in the construction industry at the global level has made concrete the most widely used construction material throughout the world. Accordingly, the consumption of natural sand which is one the main raw material constituent of concrete is continuously growing. The demand for river sand is highly increasing due to its scarcity in the market. Manufactured sand produced by crushed rock is being considered as an appropriate alternative to replace river sand in concrete. In recent years, there is a growing interest in the use of crushed sand obtained from limestone quarries in some countries where river sand ...


Enhancing A Building Information Model For An Existing Building With Data From A Sustainable Facility Management Database, Ryan Loeh, Jess Everett, William Riddell, Douglas Cleary 2021 Rowan University

Enhancing A Building Information Model For An Existing Building With Data From A Sustainable Facility Management Database, Ryan Loeh, Jess Everett, William Riddell, Douglas Cleary

Henry M. Rowan College of Engineering Faculty Scholarship

This study investigates the feasibility and benefits of transferring data between Autodesk Revit (used for building information modeling (BIM)) and BUILDER SMS (used for sustainable facility management (SFM)). Two data transfer methods were evaluated using a case study; one involved entirely manual data transfer, the other a combination of manual and automatic. Of the data transfer methods evaluated, the manual/automated hybrid was determined to be the best option, especially when regular updates are envisioned. The case study produced an enhanced BIM model that can be used to support sustainable facility management, called here an SFM-enhanced BIM model. An integration ...


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