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Utah Salt Storage Facilities Guidelines And Best Management Practices, Weston Bellon 2018 Utah State University

Utah Salt Storage Facilities Guidelines And Best Management Practices, Weston Bellon

All Graduate Plan B and other Reports

An environmental analysis was conducted at the Utah Water Research Laboratory of samples gathered from Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT) salt storage facilities retention ponds across the state. The analysis indicated high levels of TSS largely made up of minerals directly associated with the deicing solution currently used by UDOT in roadway applications. As a companion to that analysis, best management practices have been identified and compiled to provide a resource for the proper management of salt storage facilities in the state of Utah. Topics included as best management practices include locating new storage facilities, proper salt storage, proper salt ...


Solar And Rain Catching Canopy. Urban Oasis, Afolabi Ibitoye, Langston Clark, Elena Zimareva, Evan Banks, Alexander Aptekar 2018 CUNY New York City College of Technology

Solar And Rain Catching Canopy. Urban Oasis, Afolabi Ibitoye, Langston Clark, Elena Zimareva, Evan Banks, Alexander Aptekar

Publications and Research

The Urban Oasis is designed to work within existing “pocket parks” in New York City as a combined rainwater collector, personal electronics charging station and resting designation for New Yorkers. Intended to not only lessen the demand on the city power grid by using renewable energy to charge devices, the urban oasis is also intended to mitigate grey water overfill in New York’s combined sewer system and, in general, serve as a model for responsible environmental stewardship in urban areas.

The important technical aspects of the canopy specifically analyzed were:

a) how much rainwater could the canopy be expected ...


An Engineer’S Rules For Running A Business, Singapore Management University 2018 Singapore Management University

An Engineer’S Rules For Running A Business, Singapore Management University

Perspectives@SMU

Peter Ho sold everything he had to make his business a success; 10 rules guide his thinking

On a lobby wall of Singapore engineering firm HOPE Technik are 10 company rules that set the organisational tone. Co-founder and CEO Peter Ho describes them as “very personal”, none perhaps more so than the first two:

1. It is a passion and a career, not a job.

2. We are engineering commandos. Small in number, strong in force.


Journeyman International: Virunga Coffee Co-Op In Rwanda, Africa, Tanner Frikovich 2018 California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo

Journeyman International: Virunga Coffee Co-Op In Rwanda, Africa, Tanner Frikovich

Construction Management

This project-based senior project is an interdisciplinary collaboration between students from the College of Architecture and Environmental Design at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo and a non-profit organization, Journeyman International. The goal of this collaborative effort is to build a coffee cooperative per the request of Empowering Villages, an organization with the mission of empowering rural parts of eastern Africa with socio-economic development solutions. The project will include a community center, restroom, warehouse, and welcome center. The students from the Architecture, Architectural Engineering, and Construction Management programs designed the project and created its associated preconstruction package. The preconstruction package includes ...


Effects Of Tension On Resonant Frequencies Of Strings, Blake Burnett 2018 Linfield College

Effects Of Tension On Resonant Frequencies Of Strings, Blake Burnett

Senior Theses

This project tests and explores resonance of strings. Since all materials and mechanisms are affected by vibrations, it is important to know the frequencies at which resonance occurs. To explore this subject, strings were used as a model material to test the effect tension has on resonance. The fundamental frequencies and the corresponding modes of resonance were used to analyze the data. The results of this experiment show that increasing tension on a string increases its resonance frequency. Understanding the physics behind resonance frequency allows systems to be designed to take advantage of resonance properties, or to avoid resonance where ...


Additional Business Courses In The Cm Curriculum, Jordan A. Thrailkill 2018 California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo

Additional Business Courses In The Cm Curriculum, Jordan A. Thrailkill

Construction Management

With the growing size of the Construction Industry, an increased knowledge and understanding of the business side of the operation is becoming more important. This study attempts to look at construction management student’s interest in adding more business topic courses into the CM curriculum and if adding more business topic courses will better prepare students for industry. Students were asked to answer six questions -five survey and one free response. These questions were designed to provide quantitative and qualitative data that would allow for an increased understanding of student interest in regards to business.

Conclusion: Results indicated that students ...


Professional Certifications Implemented Into The Cal Poly Slo Cm Curriculum, Dixie Bronec 2018 California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo

Professional Certifications Implemented Into The Cal Poly Slo Cm Curriculum, Dixie Bronec

Construction Management

The California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo has a well-recognized and prestigious program in the Construction Management Department. In a few of the labs, professional certifications or introductory courses to obtain the certification are offered. Professional certifications are viewed highly in the construction industry and encourage students to gain more skills and distinguish themselves in various sectors. Demand has risen for specialized knowledge in professional credentials. Both faculty and industry members view that certain professional certifications should be essential to work in construction. The possibility of implementing these certifications in Cal Poly’s Construction Management program could set the ...


Case Study: Proven Benefits Of Insurance Backed Stretch And Flex Programs With Cdm Smith, Colin Dzubnar 2018 California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo

Case Study: Proven Benefits Of Insurance Backed Stretch And Flex Programs With Cdm Smith, Colin Dzubnar

Construction Management

Safety is the most important aspect of the construction industry. Due to daily strenuous physical activities that occur on a construction jobsite, having your body warmed up, pain-free and ready to perform labor intensive tasks is critical. This case study will examine the correlation between the past and present daily stretching format at the construction jobsite with CDM Smith and Insurance Company. For continuity, it will include an interview with the same CDM Smith Region H&S Manager as well as similar surveys to find out the construction workers thoughts and reactions to stretching prior to work. Although IO to 20 minutes of labor is taken away from actual work and is dedicated to implementing stretching programs, when properly performed, the benefits outweigh the costs. Some of the obvious benefits from properly stretching have not changed, for example; increased flexibility, reduced stress, increased circulation, enhanced coordination, and an increase in energy. What has changed is the realization that there are many unforeseen ...


Archaeology And Conservation Of The Middle Phrygian Gate Complex At Gordion, Turkey, Semih Gönen, Richard F. Liebhart, Naomi F. Miller, Elspeth Dusinberre 2018 Boğaziçi Üniversitesi

Archaeology And Conservation Of The Middle Phrygian Gate Complex At Gordion, Turkey, Semih Gönen, Richard F. Liebhart, Naomi F. Miller, Elspeth Dusinberre

Classics Faculty Contributions

In 2016, a project was undertaken at Gordion, Turkey, to stabilize and conserve the remains of a rubble platform built early in the Middle Phrygian period (ca. 800–700 b.c.e.) under the vast Gate Complex leading to the megarons on the Citadel Mound. In the process, aspects of Middle Phrygian building strategies came to light that enhanced our understanding gained from the original excavation in the 1950s. This article outlines the archaeology of the Middle Phrygian Gate Complex and the sophisticated internal structures that lent stability to the rubble platform upon which it was built, and examines the ...


A Comparative Study Of The Leed And Well Building Standards, Brent J. Zavada 2018 California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo

A Comparative Study Of The Leed And Well Building Standards, Brent J. Zavada

Construction Management

Our current environmental and public health conditions have led our industry to create sustainability standards that address both of these current problems. With the addition of the WELL Building Standard, the first standard to solely focus on human health and wellness, it is now possible to promote public health, environmental conservation, and owner profits all in one project. This study looks to overlap the well-known LEED Certification standards with the new WELL standards to assist project teams in fully understanding what needs to be accomplished in order for their project to be on track for both certifications. It is meant ...


Determining Interest For A Subcontractor Career Fair, Jesseka Zappe 2018 California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo

Determining Interest For A Subcontractor Career Fair, Jesseka Zappe

Construction Management

Companies look to Cal Poly Construction Management as a great place to come and recruit for summer interns and new full time positions. But of the 141 companies that recruit at Cal Poly, only 16% of them are subcontractors. With so many general contractors, subcontractors often get passed over. This study looks at the interests from both students and industry to hold a separate recruiting event for subcontractors. It also investigates the best type of event to hold and other logistics.


Implementing An On-Site Concrete Batch Plant On A Large Construction Project In The Bay Area, Gabe Zagorski 2018 California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo

Implementing An On-Site Concrete Batch Plant On A Large Construction Project In The Bay Area, Gabe Zagorski

Construction Management

The demand for ready mix concrete in the San Francisco Bay Area continues to grow with the booming development and construction industry. Concrete is a very common construction material with a wide range of use on projects ranging from parking garages all the way to high-rise buildings. The typical method of ready mix concrete delivery is to order concrete from a ready mix supplier who trucks the concrete to the project from a nearby batch plant. Concrete is a perishable commodity that demands timely batching and delivery to meet customer requested specifications. The small number of batch plants and congested ...


Recommendations To Implement A Potential Case Study Module To All Cm Labs, Donald Wong 2018 California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo

Recommendations To Implement A Potential Case Study Module To All Cm Labs, Donald Wong

Construction Management

California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo [Cal Poly for short] is notable for having one of the best undergraduate Construction Management programs in the nation. From winning consecutive regional competitions, such as the ASC Competition in Reno, to incorporating a “learn-by-doing” philosophy in all its classrooms, Cal Poly’s CM curriculum truly distinguishes itself from other CM programs nationwide. From the Cal Poly Construction Management website, it’s noted that upon graduation, “the department has virtually 100% placement in the construction industry” (“Cal Poly Construction Management”). However, while the CM program at Cal Poly truly excels in preparing its ...


Student Led Service-Learning Initiative: Installation Of Photovoltaic Water-Pump Systems In The Ecuador Amazon Rainforest, Kelly M. Williams 2018 California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo

Student Led Service-Learning Initiative: Installation Of Photovoltaic Water-Pump Systems In The Ecuador Amazon Rainforest, Kelly M. Williams

Construction Management

The National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA) student chapter at California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo, California was selected by an association called ELECTRI International to participate in their Student Community Service Initiative program. The goal of the program is to “Encourage construction management and electrical engineering students to take an active role in improving access to electricity in developing communities” (“Student Passport Program”). This paper summarizes the findings of a student-led project made possible by ELECTRI International’s program. The project included coordinating, funding, and executing a project to facilitate the installation of photovoltaic water pump systems to ...


Students Perception Of Health And Safety Training Practices In The Construction Industry, Adam Will 2018 California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo

Students Perception Of Health And Safety Training Practices In The Construction Industry, Adam Will

Construction Management

Since its inception in 1970, the Occupational Safety and Health Act has steadily decreased the rate in which construction injuries, illnesses, and deaths occur in the industry. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) helps enforce these new standards yet some research suggests that safety performance appears to be a response to safety initiatives beyond compliance. Identifying workers’ perceptions of the training they receive is critical to the design and development of effective workplace safety programs. Utilizing a quantitative survey, data was collected from the Cal Poly Construction Management student body to find out how they were taught jobsite safety ...


Creating A Training Guide For First-Time Bluebeam 2018 Users, Ryan M. Weir 2018 California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo

Creating A Training Guide For First-Time Bluebeam 2018 Users, Ryan M. Weir

Construction Management

The use of technology is constantly increasing in the construction industry. Bluebeam is commonly used in both industry and the Cal Poly Construction Management program. The goal of this project based project is to create a training guide for first time Bluebeam users. The guide takes users through the steps of opening the program, becoming accustomed with the user interface, and step by step through a basic takeoff to the submission stage.


An Evaluation Of The Current State Of Unions In The Construction Industry And Their Future, Cheyne Walsh 2018 California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo

An Evaluation Of The Current State Of Unions In The Construction Industry And Their Future, Cheyne Walsh

Construction Management

Over the past fifty years, the United States has seen a tremendous decline in the amount of union members in the workforce. The trade unions in the construction industry have been no exception. Recently, the percentage of union members compared to the amount of employees have reached an all-time low. There has been a slight boost in members with the current climate of increased construction projects underway. But, unions still need to once again grow in strength to stay viable within the industry. Construction trade unions, especially the United Brotherhood of Carpenters, International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, and Iron Workers ...


Journeyman International – Kalisher Multi-Purpose Center, Chelsea Trumbull 2018 California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo

Journeyman International – Kalisher Multi-Purpose Center, Chelsea Trumbull

Construction Management

The Kalisher Multi-Purpose Center in Rwanda was completed through a non-profit organization, Journeyman International. Dan and Frances Klinck created a vision for a master plan in the Sunzu Yacu Village in Rwanda and teamed up with Journeyman International to accomplish it. The Kalisher Multi-Purpose Center is the next step in completing their master plan. This center will serve as a place of gathering and community for the locals. It will house various events including, but not limited to: community meetings, private ceremonies, performances, church gatherings, learning opportunities and a space for growth. This project was interdisciplinary and combined efforts from ...


Weed Cohort Panelized Housing, John Michael E. Theofanides 2018 California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo

Weed Cohort Panelized Housing, John Michael E. Theofanides

Construction Management

This study analyzed how students took on primary design and contractor roles with real projects. It is focused on the feasibility of getting students heavily involved with projects that are meant to be built for real clients. This study will review a specific project that multiple Cal Poly interdisciplinary teams undertook that heavily emphasized panelization strategies and working-class family affordability. First the paper introduces the initial goals the clients set out for the project. Next, it gives an overall background of the design process using integrated project delivery. It studies the interactions between students and the client in a short ...


Standardized Testing Tolerances For Auger Pressure Grouted Piles Additive "Panacea", Brian C. Spurgeon 2018 California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo

Standardized Testing Tolerances For Auger Pressure Grouted Piles Additive "Panacea", Brian C. Spurgeon

Construction Management

Panacea is an admixture for auger pressure grouted piles in deep foundation construction which was created by Berkel and Company Contractors, a design build corporation. The admixture is designed to increase workability time and increase water retention to avoid seepage into surrounding soils and allow for the insertion of reinforcing steel after the grout has been placed. The objective of this research was to correlate initial set times with internal temperatures over time for scheduling purposes. Multiple batches with varying amounts of the additive were observed. The research also served to create a standardized set of tolerances for various variables ...


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