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Review Of Gregory Clancey, Earthquake Nation: The Cultural Politics Of Japanese Seismicity, 1868-1930, Don Choi Nov 2006

Review Of Gregory Clancey, Earthquake Nation: The Cultural Politics Of Japanese Seismicity, 1868-1930, Don Choi

Architecture

No abstract provided.


A Multi-University Planning Studio In Mexico City, Summer Of 2006: A Successful Experiment In The 2nd World Planning Congress, Hemalata C. Dandekar, Francisco Lara-Valencia, Carlos Balsas Nov 2006

A Multi-University Planning Studio In Mexico City, Summer Of 2006: A Successful Experiment In The 2nd World Planning Congress, Hemalata C. Dandekar, Francisco Lara-Valencia, Carlos Balsas

City and Regional Planning

No abstract provided.


Traver Urban Design Plan, Fall 2006, Crp 341 Urban Design Studio Oct 2006

Traver Urban Design Plan, Fall 2006, Crp 341 Urban Design Studio

City & Regional Planning Studios and Projects

The following report presents the result of eleven weeks of a collaborative effort taken by a Cal Poly undergraduate planning class (CRP 341 – Community Design Studio; Fall 2006) to create a vision for future development in the community of Traver. This work continues a process started during the Summer of 2006, when a special group of our department’s faculty and students held a series of community workshops designed to develop a participatory concept plan for Traver.


Program Assessment The Easy Way: Using Embedded Indicators To Assess Program Outcomes, Karl Fred Meyer, Allen C. Estes, Ronald W. Welch, David G. Winget Jun 2006

Program Assessment The Easy Way: Using Embedded Indicators To Assess Program Outcomes, Karl Fred Meyer, Allen C. Estes, Ronald W. Welch, David G. Winget

Architectural Engineering

The culminating design experience for civil engineering majors at the United States Military Academy (USMA) is CE492, Design of Structural Systems. CE492 serves as a “capstone” experience or one in which students are faced with a multi-disciplinary design project incorporating facets from all previous civil engineering courses. Previous capstone experiences have required students to design structures planned for construction or currently under construction at the Academy, thus providing an opportunity for site visitations and active participation with key players in the project development process. Since CE492 provides a multi-disciplinary experience, it also provides an ideal opportunity for the application of ...


"Putting A Fence Around" Architectural Engineering Undergraduate Research Projects, Edmond P. Saliklis Jun 2006

"Putting A Fence Around" Architectural Engineering Undergraduate Research Projects, Edmond P. Saliklis

Architectural Engineering

The purpose of this paper is to provide practical suggestions of how to design and most importantly, how to limit the scope of proposed projects such that that an architectural engineering student can successfully participate in undergraduate research. Throughout the paper, the pedagogical benefits of such research projects will be emphasized. This paper will provide ideas and encouragement to faculty who may be hesitant to undertake research with undergraduate students. The paper closes with several successful case studies.


The Civil Engineering Faculty Of The Future, Allen C. Estes, Ronald Welch Jun 2006

The Civil Engineering Faculty Of The Future, Allen C. Estes, Ronald Welch

Architectural Engineering

The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) has published the Civil Engineering Body of Knowledge (BOK) for the 21st Century that attempts to define the knowledge, skills and attitudes required of a civil engineer. A section of that document addresses who should teach this body of knowledge. It concludes that civil engineering faculty must be scholars, effective teachers, practitioners, and role models. While true, there are a number of complex issues that arise such as whether it is possible for one person to possess all of these attributes, whether such a model best serves the projected trends in civil engineering ...


Two Alternative System Reliability Approaches To The Serviceability Condition Assessment Of Spillway Gate Systems On Dams, Allen C. Estes, Stuart D. Foltz May 2006

Two Alternative System Reliability Approaches To The Serviceability Condition Assessment Of Spillway Gate Systems On Dams, Allen C. Estes, Stuart D. Foltz

Architectural Engineering

Two competing methods were introduced for analyzing the condition of a structural system. The results produced by both were very different. In the weighted average approach, the system condition index will always be somewhere between the condition of the best and worst component in the system. In the traditional reliability approach, the condition index will always be lower than the condition of the worst member in a series system and higher than the condition of the best member in a parallel system. A traditional reliability approach works extremely well for a strength-based system where the importance factors of the components ...


Sustainability And Interdisciplinary Education: Planning And The Caed Sustainable Environments Program, Paul Wack Apr 2006

Sustainability And Interdisciplinary Education: Planning And The Caed Sustainable Environments Program, Paul Wack

City and Regional Planning

For the past fifteen years, through an interdepartmental effort, the College of Architecture and Environmental Design has been offering an interdisciplinary minor on Sustainable Environments. CRP professor Paul Wack, a devoted co-founder and one of its most popular instructors, writes about this unique and popular initiative which recently received a national educational award from the American Institute of Architects.


Ubc 97 And Aci 318-02 Code Comparison - Summary Report, Chukwuma Ekwueme, John Lawson, Mehran Pourzanjani, James S. Lai, Bob Lyon Jan 2006

Ubc 97 And Aci 318-02 Code Comparison - Summary Report, Chukwuma Ekwueme, John Lawson, Mehran Pourzanjani, James S. Lai, Bob Lyon

Architectural Engineering

Introduction

Recognizing there have been questions on the differences between the alternate slender wall design procedures in 1997 UBC and in ACI 318-02, the SEAOSC Board authorized a Task Group to provide a comprehensive review of the two design procedures. The ACI procedure was adopted by IBC 2000 and subsequent code editions. As quoted in ACI 318R-02 Commentary Section R14.8, Section 14.8 is based on the corresponding requirements in the UBC and experimental research of the Test Report by SCCACI-SEAOSC.

This summary report includes review of source documents, code comparison, and background of the design provisions under UBC ...


"Tilt-Up Building" And "Tilt-Up Wall Panel With Openings", John W. Lawson Jan 2006

"Tilt-Up Building" And "Tilt-Up Wall Panel With Openings", John W. Lawson

Architectural Engineering

No abstract provided.


Cinematic Representation: Jardín El Carmen, Cesar Torres Bustamante Jan 2006

Cinematic Representation: Jardín El Carmen, Cesar Torres Bustamante

Landscape Architecture

No abstract provided.


Guide To The Julia Morgan-Sara Holmes Boutelle Collection, 1877-1958, Nancy E. Loe, Denise Fourie Jan 2006

Guide To The Julia Morgan-Sara Holmes Boutelle Collection, 1877-1958, Nancy E. Loe, Denise Fourie

Special Collections Finding Aids

Julia Morgan practiced architecture in California during the first half of the twentieth century. The architectural drawings and plans, office records, photographs, correspondence, project files, student work, and personal papers created by or belonging to Julia Morgan in this collection were gathered by Morgan’s biographer, Sara Holmes Boutelle, in the course of her research on the architect over a period of more than 25 years. At Boutelle’s death in 1999, her collection was given to California Polytechnic State University.


Guide To The Sara Holmes Boutelle Papers, 1972–1999, Nancy E. Loe, Denise Fourie Jan 2006

Guide To The Sara Holmes Boutelle Papers, 1972–1999, Nancy E. Loe, Denise Fourie

Special Collections Finding Aids

This collection contains the papers of architectural historian Sara Holmes Boutelle, including extensive correspondence, research notes, photographs, interview notes, book drafts, articles, book reviews, presentation notes, and newspaper clippings, primarily relating to California architect Julia Morgan, women in American architecture, and historic preservation in the Bay Area, donated by her heirs in 2000. Original Julia Morgan materials found in Boutelle’s papers have been processed separately as the Julia Morgan-Sara Holmes Boutelle Collection (MS 27).


Guide To The Charles E. Butner Papers, 1911-1957, Nancy E. Loe, Ken Kenyon, Catherine Trujillo Jan 2006

Guide To The Charles E. Butner Papers, 1911-1957, Nancy E. Loe, Ken Kenyon, Catherine Trujillo

Special Collections Finding Aids

The Charles Edgar Butner Papers contain sketches and drawings from the architect’s travels in California and Europe; newspaper clippings, photographs, ephemera, and a scrapbook on his service as an aviator in World War I and a limited number of Butner’s commissions in the San Joaquin Valley and Monterey Bay area in California in the early decades of the twentieth century. Purchased by Cal Poly in 1986.


Guide To The Julia Morgan Papers, 1835 – 1958, Nancy E. Loe, Denise Fourie Jan 2006

Guide To The Julia Morgan Papers, 1835 – 1958, Nancy E. Loe, Denise Fourie

Special Collections Finding Aids

This collection contains architectural drawings and plans, office records, photographs, correspondence, project files, student work, family correspondence, and personal papers from the estate of California architect Julia Morgan, who practiced in San Francisco during the first half of the twentieth century. The bulk of the collection extends from 1896, when Morgan left for Paris to study architecture at the Beaux-Arts, to 1945 when her practice began to wind down. A persistent misperception exists that she destroyed records from her fifty-year practice when she retired in 1951. In fact, she carefully preserved many original architectural drawings and other business records, which ...


Guide To The Edward G. Trinkkeller Papers, 1896-1999, Denise Fourie Jan 2006

Guide To The Edward G. Trinkkeller Papers, 1896-1999, Denise Fourie

Special Collections Finding Aids

Gustaf Edward Trinkkeller was born in Germany in 1872 and immigrated to the United States about 1890 where he began a successful career in Los Angeles as a craftsman in decorative wrought ironwork. This collection of family papers, office records, and photographs documents his artistry and his extensive client list. This included producing ironwork for publisher William Randolph Hearst at his San Simeon estate where Trinkkeller collaborated with architect Julia Morgan; correspondence and photographs within the collection document their work together. Other noteworthy clients were oil magnate Edward Doheny; comedian Will Rogers; movie producer Cecil B. DeMille; and other well ...


Planning For Water Quality: Implementation Of The Npdes Phase Ii Stormwater Program In California And Kansas, Stacey Swearingen White, Michael R. Boswell Jan 2006

Planning For Water Quality: Implementation Of The Npdes Phase Ii Stormwater Program In California And Kansas, Stacey Swearingen White, Michael R. Boswell

City and Regional Planning

In the United States, the federal government is increasingly relying on local governments to implement policies that address the nation's lingering environmental problems. Yet, little is known about the factors that influence local level implementation of a federal mandate. This paper explores local government response to the NPDES Phase II Stormwater Program in California and Kansas by investigating local conditions, perceptions of the federal program, and implementer characteristics. The study found that fiscal resources, a well-educated public, positive perceptions of' the federal policy, and co-operative planning efforts lead to better compliance with the mandate and a higher quality response.


Light Motion Machines, Thomas Fowler, Iv Jan 2006

Light Motion Machines, Thomas Fowler, Iv

Architecture

Students worked in four teams of three to four each and were assigned the construction of a light motion machine. Teams developed devices, which were an interpretation of László Moholy-Nagy’s 1930’s Space Light Modular Machine. These machines had to have moving parts for the purpose of studying light and shadow projections in motion. László Moholy-Nagy’s Space Light Modular Machine was a mechanically driven rotating kaleidoscope projecting ever-changing patterns of light, shadow, and color. Students were provided information on Moholy-Nagy’s machine and also shown a range of interpretations students developed in a previous studio.


Technique As Method, Mark Cabrinha Jan 2006

Technique As Method, Mark Cabrinha

Architecture

No abstract provided.


Intimate And Transparent Production Of Space, Thomas Fowler, Iv Jan 2006

Intimate And Transparent Production Of Space, Thomas Fowler, Iv

Architecture

This paper illustrates the design work from an integrated third-year Architecture Design Studio and a Professional Practice (a.k.a., project constructability) Studio. There are two parts to this paper. The first part shows how students were involved in a collaborative interdisciplinary project with New Media Arts students in the Liberal Arts Department on campus. Students in collaborative teams designed and constructed a temporary pneumatic structure to house a virtually interactive technology called “Intimate Transactions”. Lessons learned from this design build collaboration in working with the inventor of this technology system, along with the reading of a range of essays ...


A Teacher's View, Thomas Fowler, Iv Jan 2006

A Teacher's View, Thomas Fowler, Iv

Architecture

No abstract provided.


The Space Of The Masque, From Stage To Ridotto, Marc J. Neveu Jan 2006

The Space Of The Masque, From Stage To Ridotto, Marc J. Neveu

Architecture

No abstract provided.


Cost Per User As Key Factor In Project Prioritization: A Case Study Of The San Francisco Bay Area, Cornelius K. Nuworsoo, Kamala Parks, Elizabeth Deakin Jan 2006

Cost Per User As Key Factor In Project Prioritization: A Case Study Of The San Francisco Bay Area, Cornelius K. Nuworsoo, Kamala Parks, Elizabeth Deakin

City and Regional Planning

Efforts to accommodate increasing and dispersed demand for travel in the face of mounting traffic congestion, escalating construction costs, limited rights of way, and diminished air quality have caused planning agencies to adopt plans that would enhance transit choices. Faced with fiscal limitations, the need to prioritize the ever-growing list of improvement projects is paramount. To meet this need in the development of the Bay Area System Plan for Regional Express Bus Service in California, a survey of existing literature on capital investment prioritization in transportation was conducted. This review led to development of a simple prioritization methodology with which ...