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Construction Professional Service Firm Management: A Longitudinal Study Of Strategic Planning In Irish Quantity Surveying Practices, Roisin Murphy 2016 Dublin Institute of Technology

Construction Professional Service Firm Management: A Longitudinal Study Of Strategic Planning In Irish Quantity Surveying Practices, Roisin Murphy

Conference papers

This paper reports on the ongoing investigation of strategic planning in Irish Quantity Surveying practices. The construction industry in Ireland has undergone a period of significant change in the last five years fuelling a shift in focus from tactical to strategic planning in professional service firms operating within the sector. A previous paper identified the type, scope and extent of strategic planning within Quantity Surveying (QS) practices in Ireland in the years up to and during the economic downturn. The current paper expands on the previous research by identifying changes in approach to strategic management within these professional service firms ...


Proposal Of Hybrid Damping Package Design, Qi Zhang, Katsuhiko Saito, Katsushige Nagaoka 2016 Graduate School of Maritime Sciences, Kobe University

Proposal Of Hybrid Damping Package Design, Qi Zhang, Katsuhiko Saito, Katsushige Nagaoka

Journal of Applied Packaging Research

To protect products from shock and vibration during transport, Cushioning Packaging Design is implemented. The cushioning performance and anti-vibration performance of a package is tested by a drop test and a vibration test. The effectiveness of the cushioning during a drop test is predictable because the cushioning material`s thickness and bearing area are determined by the cushion curves which are plotted based on the results of the tests. However, an effective package-design method which can predict the package vibration of all the static stresses that are suitable for cushioning package design has not been established yet.thus, it remains ...


Designing And Building An Automatic Chamfer Grinder, William Johnson 2016 Western Kentucky University

Designing And Building An Automatic Chamfer Grinder, William Johnson

Honors College Capstone Experience/Thesis Projects

Modern day manufacturing is a demanding environment with a constant need for process improvement. As automation becomes more advanced, there are fewer jobs that must be completed by a human. In the case of Stupp Bridge Company, a local manufacturer of steel bridge girders, their workforce is highly skilled, so replacing mundane tasks with automation allow the skilled workers to focus on the difficult jobs. One such task is grinding a chamfer onto every leading edge of each girder flange, eight edges in total, ranging from 20 to 200 feet long. The purpose of this project was to design an ...


Abstracts From The 2016 Ahac Conference, Erick Agrimson 2016 DePaul University

Abstracts From The 2016 Ahac Conference, Erick Agrimson

2016 Academic High Altitude Conference

This is a listing of Abstracts from AHAC 2016


Optimization Of A High-Speed X-Ray Imaging System For Studying Sprays, Lane E. Schultz, Mikhail N. Slipchenko, Terrence R. Meyer, Wilbert C. Slowman 2016 Fort Lewis College

Optimization Of A High-Speed X-Ray Imaging System For Studying Sprays, Lane E. Schultz, Mikhail N. Slipchenko, Terrence R. Meyer, Wilbert C. Slowman

The Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) Symposium

Spray-based liquid atomization and liquid mixing is critical for development of efficient combustors and drug delivery systems as well as multiple coating-related applications. While optical methods allow characterization of low density regions of sprays, the scattering of optical photons hinders the characterization of a dense core. Unlike optical photons, higher-energy X-ray photons have the capability to penetrate and image the core structure of sprays. Here we characterized temporal and spatial resolution of an X-Ray imaging system based on a commercially available tube source with an anode size of 0.6 mm. For high-speed imaging, a phosphor screen in combination with ...


Apply Agile Methodology For Automation And Upgradation To Enhance Performance, Nikhil Karella 2016 St. Cloud State University

Apply Agile Methodology For Automation And Upgradation To Enhance Performance, Nikhil Karella

Culminating Projects in Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering

The following report titled “APPLY AGILE METHODOLOGY FOR AUTOMATION AND UPGRADATION TO ENHANCE PERFORMANCE” clearly elaborates about the process, technical design and flow of the Migration project. The whole processed is carried out at ABC Inc., which is a client of XYZ. Inc.

Company ABC, established in 1940, has headquarters in Bellevue, WA. Company ABC offers a wide range of Health Insurance services that are needed. ABC Insurance Company grew out of two Indianapolis, Indiana based mutual insurance companies, Mutual Hospital Insurance Inc. and Mutual Medical Insurance Inc. formed in 1944 and 1946.

ABC, Inc. instituted a policy of saving ...


Predicting The Effect Of Gaps Between Pallet Deckboards On The Compression Strength Of Corrugated Boxes, Matthew Baker, Laszlo Horvath, Marshall S. White 2016 Virgina Polytechnic Institute & State University, USA

Predicting The Effect Of Gaps Between Pallet Deckboards On The Compression Strength Of Corrugated Boxes, Matthew Baker, Laszlo Horvath, Marshall S. White

Journal of Applied Packaging Research

The majority of corrugated boxes are transported and stored on pallets where the reduced support area due to deckboard gaps has an adverse effect on the strength of the corrugated boxes Therefore, an adjustment factor is used to adjust the box compression strength to account for the lack of support, but these factors were developed for a limited range of deckboard gaps, box sizes, and box orientations. In addition, there is no predictive model that can estimate the reduction in compression strength based on the size of the box and the size of the gap. The main objective of this ...


Ir-Based Estimation Of Velocities Above Flames Spreading Over Different Fuels, Lulu Sun, Xiangyang Zhou, David R. Weise, Shankar Mahalingam 2016 Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University - Daytona Beach

Ir-Based Estimation Of Velocities Above Flames Spreading Over Different Fuels, Lulu Sun, Xiangyang Zhou, David R. Weise, Shankar Mahalingam

Lulu Sun

Wildfire spread in living vegetation such as chaparral in California and eucalyptus forests in Australia often causes significant damage to infrastructure and ecosystems. A physically based empirical model to predict fire spread rate is used in the United States to assist in a variety of fire management operations. The spread model does not adequately describe the chemical processes of combustion in live fuels.

Prior to describing and modeling the chemical processes of combustion in wildland fuels using computational fluid dynamics, we are investigating a technique to non-intrusively measure flame gas velocities using thermal imagery. By tracing "hot" pixels through successive ...


Deterministic Finite State Model Of Heart Cycle: Modeling And Simulation, Christine K. Mulunda, Andrew I. Svitenkov 2016 University of Nairobi

Deterministic Finite State Model Of Heart Cycle: Modeling And Simulation, Christine K. Mulunda, Andrew I. Svitenkov

Christine K Mulunda

Heart cycle model explores the deterministic finite state of heart cycle whereby the transition of blood is dependent of the state of the source and the input. Blood flowing in human body is a series of complex networks working together in a logic circuit. This research describes the complex mechanisms of heart cycle in relation to the inter-relationship between the chambers and valves, in a logical and one dimensional structure. Logical operators and tristate buffer are used to map the states of the chamber and valves as it relaxes/contracts and open/close respectively, in truth tables. Mathematical analysis is ...


Lifelong Housing Design: User Feedback Evaluation Of Smart Objects And Accessible Houses For Healthy Ageing, Matteo Zallio, Niccolò Casiddu 2016 Dublin Institute of Technology

Lifelong Housing Design: User Feedback Evaluation Of Smart Objects And Accessible Houses For Healthy Ageing, Matteo Zallio, Niccolò Casiddu

Conference Papers

According to the latest research by the European Community and ISTAT (Italian National Institute of Statistics) surveys, Europe has the highest average age for its population. According to those data, in the near future, it could be necessary to move from a welfare model based on the centralization of care systems, to a system based on the distribution of certain healthcare facilities [1]. This means that the ageing population is ever increasing, thanks to better lifestyles, innovative medical care and wider access to different services. This work seeks to observe and analyse key implications of architectural and interior design features ...


Practical Application Of A Densitometer For Measuring Drill Cuttings Returns, Jamie Veis 2016 Montana Tech of the University of Montana

Practical Application Of A Densitometer For Measuring Drill Cuttings Returns, Jamie Veis

Graduate Theses & Non-Theses

No abstract provided.


Investigation Of Fate And Migration Of Hexavalent Chromium At The Mouat Industries Site, Columbus, Montana, Harwood Jeremy 2016 Montana Tech of the University of Montana

Investigation Of Fate And Migration Of Hexavalent Chromium At The Mouat Industries Site, Columbus, Montana, Harwood Jeremy

Graduate Theses & Non-Theses

Human impacts to water resources occur in a variety of instances and are often associated with, but not limited to, nor always a result of, industrial processes. Manufacturing of Cr compounds for use as a corrosion inhibitor require the transformation of Cr into a toxic state, requiring extreme safety and caution during processing and handling.

Historical processing of chromite ore at the Mouat Industries site led to Cr-contaminated groundwater within the city limits of Columbus, MT. After the site was listed on the Environmental Protection Agency’s National Priority List in 1986, soil remediation was conducted at the site in ...


Numerical Simulation Of Live Chaparral Fire Behavior Using Firetec, Lulu Sun, Xiangyang Zhou, Shankar Mahalingam, Jesse Canfield, Rodman Linn 2016 Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University - Daytona Beach

Numerical Simulation Of Live Chaparral Fire Behavior Using Firetec, Lulu Sun, Xiangyang Zhou, Shankar Mahalingam, Jesse Canfield, Rodman Linn

Lulu Sun

Fire spread through chaparral fuels is a significant feature of wildland fire in southern California. In order to study the detailed physical processes involved during fire spread, FIRETEC, a coupled atmosphere/wildfire behavior model was refined to examine chaparral fire behavior. FIRETEC combines a sophisticated fine-scale model to simulate a three- dimensional wildfire, moving over a terrain-following finite volume grid, with the motions of the local atmosphere. It accounts for the microscopic details of a fire with macroscopic resolution by dividing quantities into mean and fluctuating parts and the resulting transport equations are solved by using a finite difference method ...


Fire Behavior Of Some Southern California Live Chaparral Fuels, Lulu Sun, Xiangyang Zhou, Shankar Mahalingam, David R. Weise 2016 Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University - Daytona Beach

Fire Behavior Of Some Southern California Live Chaparral Fuels, Lulu Sun, Xiangyang Zhou, Shankar Mahalingam, David R. Weise

Lulu Sun

Wildfire spread in living vegetation, such as chaparral in southern California, often causes significant damage to infrastructure and ecosystems. In order to study wildfire spread in living vegetation, four of the most common chaparral in southern California, chamise, manzanita, scrub oak and ceanothus, were burned and compared. The observed fire behavior included mass loss rate, flame height, temperature structure and velocity field above the burning fuel bed. It was observed that flame height increases mainly with heat release rate. By using successive images of the temperature field, a recently developed thermal particle image velocity (TPIV) algorithm was applied to estimate ...


Final Project Report: Motorized "Hover Board", Gabriele Pregadio 2016 California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo

Final Project Report: Motorized "Hover Board", Gabriele Pregadio

Biomedical Eng/General Eng.

No abstract provided.


Office High Rise Building- Fire Protection And Life Safety Analysis, Fabio Renato Zocal Mazza 2016 California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo

Office High Rise Building- Fire Protection And Life Safety Analysis, Fabio Renato Zocal Mazza

Culminating Experience Project Reports in Fire Protection Engineering

This project developed the traditional prescriptive-based design analysis of the fire protection features of an existing office high rise building in the city of Sao Paulo, in Brazil. The analysis was then complemented by performance-based analysis of the building. The building is a high rise office located in a metropolitan area, provided also with underground car parking garages and a small theater. The fire protection analysis was conducted based on the local Sao Paulo state fire codes, mainly the Sao Paulo State enactment (Decreto Nº56.819/2011) and Sao Paulo Fire Department Technical Instructions; and, in addition to the local ...


Sheraton Hotel- Life Safety Report, Raul M. Farfan 2016 California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo

Sheraton Hotel- Life Safety Report, Raul M. Farfan

Culminating Experience Project Reports in Fire Protection Engineering

This report evaluates the prescriptive life safety requirements for levels one (1) through four (4) of the Sheraton Hotel in downtown Phoenix. In addition, this report discusses two fire scenarios that evaluate the tenability during egress the in pre-function area on level two (2) and in the main ballroom on level three (3) of the hotel.

The prescriptive standards/codes used to evaluate the hotel are the International Building Code (IBC), International Fire Code (IFC), and applicable standards from the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA). Performance based analysis were conducted using Pathfinder, CFast, and Fire Dynamic Simulator (FDS). Two fire ...


3-Bay Aircraft General Maintenance Hangar- United States Air Force, Zach Ataiyan 2016 California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo

3-Bay Aircraft General Maintenance Hangar- United States Air Force, Zach Ataiyan

Culminating Experience Project Reports in Fire Protection Engineering

This report contains a prescriptive design analysis and a performance based design analysis for a newly constructed United States Air Force 3-Bay Aircraft General Maintenance Hangar and support spaces.

The prescriptive design analysis reviews the code requirements for fire suppression, fire alarm, life safety, and structural fire protection. Additionally, the hydraulic demands of the fire suppression system, and the voltage drop and power supply requirements of the fire alarm systems were calculated. The results of the analysis portray a compliant prescriptive design of the fire protection systems.

The performance based design analysis evaluates the hazards in the 3-bay facility for ...


Analysis Of The Seattle Customer Delivery Center, Cynthia Wernet 2016 California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo

Analysis Of The Seattle Customer Delivery Center, Cynthia Wernet

Culminating Experience Project Reports in Fire Protection Engineering

The purpose of this analysis is to assess how the Customer Delivery Center (CDC) satisfies prescriptive design requirements of the 2012 International Building Code (IBC) for fire exiting, structural design, smoke detection, alarm notification and communication and water-based fire suppression. A performance-based analysis is then performed using hand calculations and computer-based models to determine if the available safe egress time exceeds the required safe egress time from the building. In order to complete this analysis, the issued-for-construction design and the contractor submittals were made accessible by the owner’s fire protection engineer and the project management group overseeing construction. These ...


Henderson Engineers Building- Fire Protection, Life Safety Code Compliance, And Key Issues Report, Alex Ataiyan 2016 California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo

Henderson Engineers Building- Fire Protection, Life Safety Code Compliance, And Key Issues Report, Alex Ataiyan

Culminating Experience Project Reports in Fire Protection Engineering

A fire protection and life safety analysis of the Henderson Engineers, Inc. (HEI) building in Lenexa, KS (Kansas City) is performed. Both prescriptive and performance-based methods have been used to evaluate the building against the codes and standards of the 2012 International Building Code (IBC).

The following prescriptive fire protection and life safety systems were analyzed: Occupancy Classification, Building Construction Type, Fire Protection Features, Structural Fire Protection, Fire Barriers, Automatic Fire Sprinkler System, Fire Alarm System, and Means of Egress

During the prescriptive approach, the following deficiencies were identified: 1) As-builts indicate a horizontal assembly fire-resistance rating of only 1-hour ...


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