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Book Review: The Strip. Las Vegas And The Architecture Of The American Dream., Marta Soligo Nov 2018

Book Review: The Strip. Las Vegas And The Architecture Of The American Dream., Marta Soligo

UNLV Gaming Research & Review Journal

Book Review: The Strip. Las Vegas and the Architecture of the American Dream


Coir Fiber Reinforced Concrete, Jose De La Serna, Moses Karakouzian Sep 2018

Coir Fiber Reinforced Concrete, Jose De La Serna, Moses Karakouzian

AANAPISI Poster Presentations

This poster exhibits the testing and research done on general Portland Cement Concrete with the addition of coir (coconut) fibers as reinforcement. Using the fundamental constituents of cement (water, cement, fine and coarse aggregate) and processed coir fiber, concrete specimens were batched to test for compressive and flexural strengths (per appropriate ASTM standards). Cylindrical and rectangular beam specimens were subjected to loadings until failure occurred. The capacity and modes of failures of the specimens were observed. It was determined that:

• The addition of processed coir fibers decreases the overall strength of general Portland Cement Concrete. • The tested concrete’s mode ...


Design Guidelines And Strategies For Thermal Solar Management Of Fenestration In The Desert Climate, David Mccredo May 2018

Design Guidelines And Strategies For Thermal Solar Management Of Fenestration In The Desert Climate, David Mccredo

UNLV Theses, Dissertations, Professional Papers, and Capstones

This research evaluates the effects of varying thermal properties of windows in

residential energy use for the moderate altitude and 36'N latitude climate of southern

Nevada, which has a distinct cooling season. A selection of windows across different

shading conditions and total window areas were studied using BEopt energy simulation.

Findings demonstrate that for the specific climate, latitude, and altitude of Las Vegas,

Nevada, the most expensive “high performance” windows are not always the best

option in terms of total site energy use, and can be outperformed by properly shaded

less advanced windows. Under certain conditions, shading was found ...


Assessing The Potential For A Backfire Effect On Citizen Perceptions: A Test Of Hot Spot Policing In Las Vegas, Steven Andrew Pace May 2018

Assessing The Potential For A Backfire Effect On Citizen Perceptions: A Test Of Hot Spot Policing In Las Vegas, Steven Andrew Pace

UNLV Theses, Dissertations, Professional Papers, and Capstones

Objects: In this dissertation, I explore whether the use of motorized police saturation patrol in high crime neighborhoods negatively impacts citizen perceptions of police activity, opinions about the police, and perceived safety level. This research focuses on evaluating

whether or not any backfire effects were attributed to the use of the hot spot policing tactic. Methods: I report on survey data from the Smart Policing Initiative (SPI), which entailed face-to face interviews in 12 hot spot neighborhoods (n=1,005) (6 paired locations) as part of an evaluation from the SPI on the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department Mobile Crime ...


Cohousing Design Strategies For Active Aging, Marisela Thompson May 2018

Cohousing Design Strategies For Active Aging, Marisela Thompson

UNLV Theses, Dissertations, Professional Papers, and Capstones

Objective:

Evaluate and identify approaches to the physical design, with emphasis on the interior design, of a cohousing model can be adapted to support the physical, cognitive and social health aspects of active aging.

Background:

Housing models evolve with the needs of society. Today, the societal practice of living in traditional nuclear-family based housing is challenged by the lack of financial resources(Blanchard 2017) and the need to care for an aging population. This project attempts to identify a housing model that promotes multigenerational co-housing as a means to ensure the health, safety, and welfare of the elder population.

One ...


Vertex: A Compendium Of Research And Design, Alberto De Salvatierra, Alfredo Fernandez-Gonzalez, Samantha Solano, Josh Vermillion, Attila Lawrence, Dak Kopec, Phillip Zawarus, Glenn Nowak, Eric Weber, Rafael Armendariz, Nancy J. Uscher Apr 2018

Vertex: A Compendium Of Research And Design, Alberto De Salvatierra, Alfredo Fernandez-Gonzalez, Samantha Solano, Josh Vermillion, Attila Lawrence, Dak Kopec, Phillip Zawarus, Glenn Nowak, Eric Weber, Rafael Armendariz, Nancy J. Uscher

UNLV School of Architecture VERTEX

From the foreword: Vertex was organized to showcase some of the UNLV School of Architecture’s most prominent areas of strength. Our multidisciplinary design foundation program is the initial building block that instills in students an ethos of systematic inquiry through making. Appropriately structured processes of experimentation and production using a variety of tools and media help students develop significant spatial understandings through the sequential act of drawing and making. The spatial understandings developed in the design foundation, supplemented by a culture of inquiry through making that is cultivated in our design studios, prepare our students to creatively engage in ...


Interior Architecture’S Use Of Rotating Teams, Dak Kopec Jan 2018

Interior Architecture’S Use Of Rotating Teams, Dak Kopec

UNLV Best Teaching Practices Expo

The inclusion of health conditions within the process of environmental modification for design students requires concurrent learning outcomes related to research, brainstorming, and ideation that can only be achieved through team projects.


Las Vegas: Engineering Jury Feedback, Solar Decathlon Jury Jan 2017

Las Vegas: Engineering Jury Feedback, Solar Decathlon Jury

Sinatra Living: Competition Materials

A document containing the evaluation and feedback of the Team Las Vegas project house (Sinatra Living) by the Engineering Jury. The Engineering Jury is responsible for determining the winners of the Engineering category for the 2017 Solar Decathlon.


Las Vegas: Communications Jury Feedback, Solar Decathlon Jury Jan 2017

Las Vegas: Communications Jury Feedback, Solar Decathlon Jury

Sinatra Living: Competition Materials

No abstract provided.


Sinatra Living: Budget Justification, University Of Nevada, Las Vegas. Solar Decathlon Team. Jan 2017

Sinatra Living: Budget Justification, University Of Nevada, Las Vegas. Solar Decathlon Team.

Sinatra Living: Competition Materials

This is an Excel document that contains the detailed budget information for the Sinatra Living project.


Sinatra Living: Application For Federal Assistance Sf-424, University Of Nevada, Las Vegas. Solar Decathlon Team. Jan 2017

Sinatra Living: Application For Federal Assistance Sf-424, University Of Nevada, Las Vegas. Solar Decathlon Team.

Sinatra Living: Competition Materials

This document is a copy of the application for federal assistance completed by Team Las Vegas. This document requests funding assistance for participating teams the Solar Decathlon competition.


Sinatra Living: Team Las Vegas Proposal (Full Packet), University Of Nevada, Las Vegas. Solar Decathlon Team. Jan 2017

Sinatra Living: Team Las Vegas Proposal (Full Packet), University Of Nevada, Las Vegas. Solar Decathlon Team.

Sinatra Living: Competition Materials

This packet is the final proposal for the Team Las Vegas project, containing a number of project overview documents.


Sinatra Living: Team Las Vegas Doe Solar Decathlon 2017 Application Summary, University Of Nevada, Las Vegas. Solar Decathlon Team. Jan 2017

Sinatra Living: Team Las Vegas Doe Solar Decathlon 2017 Application Summary, University Of Nevada, Las Vegas. Solar Decathlon Team.

Sinatra Living: Competition Materials

This document is the summary of the Team Las Vegas project, as submitted to the 2017 Solar Decathlon competition.


Sinatra Living: Project Overview, University Of Nevada, Las Vegas. Solar Decathlon Team. Jan 2017

Sinatra Living: Project Overview, University Of Nevada, Las Vegas. Solar Decathlon Team.

Sinatra Living: Competition Materials

This is a draft document that contains the project overview, including the revision history.


Sinatra Living: Letter Of Intent, University Of Nevada, Las Vegas. Solar Decathlon Team. Jan 2017

Sinatra Living: Letter Of Intent, University Of Nevada, Las Vegas. Solar Decathlon Team.

Sinatra Living: Competition Materials

This document is a letter of intent to enter the Solar Decathlon 2017 contact. Letter contains information about Team Las Vegas and the project abstract.


Unlv Solar Decathlon 2017: Team Charter And Mission Statement, University Of Nevada, Las Vegas. Solar Decathlon Team. Jan 2017

Unlv Solar Decathlon 2017: Team Charter And Mission Statement, University Of Nevada, Las Vegas. Solar Decathlon Team.

Sinatra Living: Competition Materials

This document has the Mission Statement for Team Las Vegas, as well as the goals (Team Charter) for the Solar Decathlon 2017 project.


Las Vegas: Water Jury Feedback, Solar Decathlon Jury Jan 2017

Las Vegas: Water Jury Feedback, Solar Decathlon Jury

Sinatra Living: Competition Materials

A document containing the evaluation and feedback of the Team Las Vegas project house (Sinatra Living) by the Water Jury. The Water Jury is responsible for determining the winners of the Water category for the 2017 Solar Decathlon.


Sinatra Living: Sd 2017 Project Proposal, University Of Nevada, Las Vegas. Solar Decathlon Team. Jan 2017

Sinatra Living: Sd 2017 Project Proposal, University Of Nevada, Las Vegas. Solar Decathlon Team.

Sinatra Living: Competition Materials

This document is the final proposal packet for the Team Las Vegas Sinatra Living project house. Proposal contains final drawings and images of the house, a written description of the vision for the house and its components, a list of the features and a layout for each of the three available floor plans or house configurations.


Sinatra Living: Elevation North, University Of Nevada, Las Vegas. Solar Decathlon Team. Jan 2017

Sinatra Living: Elevation North, University Of Nevada, Las Vegas. Solar Decathlon Team.

Sinatra Living: Planning and Design

An architectural drawing plan of the Sinatra Living house.


Sinatra Living: Ada Tour Route (Preliminary), University Of Nevada, Las Vegas. Solar Decathlon Team. Jan 2017

Sinatra Living: Ada Tour Route (Preliminary), University Of Nevada, Las Vegas. Solar Decathlon Team.

Sinatra Living: Planning and Design

This document contains the preliminary drawing for the ADA compliant route through the Sinatra Living project house.


Sinatra Living: Ada Compliant Garage Diagram, University Of Nevada, Las Vegas. Solar Decathlon Team. Jan 2017

Sinatra Living: Ada Compliant Garage Diagram, University Of Nevada, Las Vegas. Solar Decathlon Team.

Sinatra Living: Planning and Design

This document is a diagram showing the ADA compliant garage for the Sinatra Living project house.


Sinatra Living: Work Breakdown Structure (Wbs), University Of Nevada, Las Vegas. Solar Decathlon Team. Jan 2017

Sinatra Living: Work Breakdown Structure (Wbs), University Of Nevada, Las Vegas. Solar Decathlon Team.

Sinatra Living: Planning and Design

This document is a table, called Work Breakdown Structure, that is a timeline for each phase of the project and high level tasks that need to be completed.


Sinatra Living: Workplan, University Of Nevada, Las Vegas. Solar Decathlon Team. Jan 2017

Sinatra Living: Workplan, University Of Nevada, Las Vegas. Solar Decathlon Team.

Sinatra Living: Planning and Design

This document, labeled as project document 3 Workplan, contains the plan for the project including budgeting and fundraising plans.


Sinatra Living: Go/No-Go Decision Points, University Of Nevada, Las Vegas. Solar Decathlon Team. Jan 2017

Sinatra Living: Go/No-Go Decision Points, University Of Nevada, Las Vegas. Solar Decathlon Team.

Sinatra Living: Planning and Design

This document, labeled as project document 3.5.3 Go/No-Go Decision Points, contains the outline for two period of the project that have specific requirements needed before proceeding to the next phase.


Sinatra Living: Technical Scope Summary, University Of Nevada, Las Vegas. Solar Decathlon Team. Jan 2017

Sinatra Living: Technical Scope Summary, University Of Nevada, Las Vegas. Solar Decathlon Team.

Sinatra Living: Planning and Design

This document, labeled as project document 3.4 Technical Scope Summary, contains the scope of technical aspects for the project house.


Sinatra Living: Project Structure, University Of Nevada, Las Vegas. Solar Decathlon Team. Jan 2017

Sinatra Living: Project Structure, University Of Nevada, Las Vegas. Solar Decathlon Team.

Sinatra Living: Planning and Design

This document contains the project structure organizational chart for the Team Las Vegas leadership.


Sinatra Living: Project Flow Chart, University Of Nevada, Las Vegas. Solar Decathlon Team. Jan 2017

Sinatra Living: Project Flow Chart, University Of Nevada, Las Vegas. Solar Decathlon Team.

Sinatra Living: Planning and Design

This document contains the Team Las Vegas project flowchart and overall timeline for the planning, design, and execution of the Sinatra Living project house.


Sinatra Living: Concept 3 Set, University Of Nevada, Las Vegas. Solar Decathlon Team. Jan 2017

Sinatra Living: Concept 3 Set, University Of Nevada, Las Vegas. Solar Decathlon Team.

Sinatra Living: Planning and Design

An architectural drawing showing Concept 3, which is one of three available floor plans. This document contains drawings for the interior and exterior of the Sinatra Living house.


Sinatra Living: Concept 2 Set, University Of Nevada, Las Vegas. Solar Decathlon Team. Jan 2017

Sinatra Living: Concept 2 Set, University Of Nevada, Las Vegas. Solar Decathlon Team.

Sinatra Living: Planning and Design

An architectural drawing showing Concept 2, which is one of three available floor plans. This document contains drawings for the interior and exterior of the Sinatra Living house.


Sinatra Living: Concept 1 Set, University Of Nevada, Las Vegas. Solar Decathlon Team. Jan 2017

Sinatra Living: Concept 1 Set, University Of Nevada, Las Vegas. Solar Decathlon Team.

Sinatra Living: Planning and Design

An architectural drawing showing Concept 1, which is one of three available floor plans. This document contains drawings for the interior and exterior of the Sinatra Living house.