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Rheological Characterization Of Ultra-High Performance Concrete For 3d Printing, Arun R. Arunothayan, Behzad Nematollahi, Kamal Khayat, Akilesh Ramesh, Jay G. Sanjayan Feb 2023

Rheological Characterization Of Ultra-High Performance Concrete For 3d Printing, Arun R. Arunothayan, Behzad Nematollahi, Kamal Khayat, Akilesh Ramesh, Jay G. Sanjayan

Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering Faculty Research & Creative Works

The authors recently developed a 3D-printable ultra-high performance fiber-reinforced concrete (3DP-UHPFRC) for additive construction of structural members with significantly reduced reliance on steel bars. This study investigates the rheological behavior of the developed 3DP-UHPFRC. The effects of two major factors affecting the performance of 3DP-UHPFRC, namely steel fiber volume (0, 1%, and 2%) and nano-clay (NC) content (0, 0.1%, and 0.2% by binder mass) on workability, static yield stress, dynamic yield stress, and apparent viscosity were determined. Test results showed that the inclusion of steel fibers and NC reduced the workability and led to a significant increase in the static …


Homogeneous Flow Performance Of Steel-Fiber Reinforced Self-Consolidating Concrete For Repair Application: A Biphasic Approach, Naimeh Nouri, Masoud Hosseinpoor, Ammar Yahia, Kamal Khayat Feb 2023

Homogeneous Flow Performance Of Steel-Fiber Reinforced Self-Consolidating Concrete For Repair Application: A Biphasic Approach, Naimeh Nouri, Masoud Hosseinpoor, Ammar Yahia, Kamal Khayat

Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering Faculty Research & Creative Works

In this study, fiber-reinforced self-consolidating concrete (FR-SCC) was considered as a diphasic suspension of fiber and coarse aggregate (F-A ≥ 5 mm) skeleton in mortar suspension with solid particles finer than 5 mm. The coupled effect of the volumetric content of fibers, coarse aggregate particle-size distribution, and rheological properties of the mortar on the passing ability and dynamic stability of various FR-SCC mixtures was investigated. Nine high-strength and 10 conventional-strength FR-SCC mixtures for repair application were proportioned with water-to-binder ratios (W/B) of 0.35 and 0.42, respectively, and macro steel fibers of 0.1%–0.5% volumetric contents. The dosages of high-range water-reducer (HRWR) …


Estimating Solar Energy Production In Urban Areas For Electric Vehicles, Shaimaa Ahmed Jan 2023

Estimating Solar Energy Production In Urban Areas For Electric Vehicles, Shaimaa Ahmed

Theses and Dissertations

Cities have a high potential for solar energy from PVs installed on buildings' rooftops. There is an increased demand for solar energy in cities to reduce the negative effect of climate change. The thesis investigates solar energy potential in urban areas. It tries to determine how to detect and identify available rooftop areas, how to calculate suitable ones after excluding the effects of the shade, and the estimated energy generated from PVs. Geographic Information Sciences (GIS) and Remote Sensing (RS) are used in solar city planning. The goal of this research is to assess available and suitable rooftops areas using …


Bakerville: Floorplans For Main House Jan 2023

Bakerville: Floorplans For Main House

Documentation

Floorplans with labelled rooms for the Main House at 670 Drift Road.


Bakerville: Anne Baker's Descriptions For Print Archive Folders Jan 2023

Bakerville: Anne Baker's Descriptions For Print Archive Folders

Documentation

Archive Folder Descriptions. Baker wrote a detailed description for each Bakerville building on these folder sheets including original locations.


Bakerville: Tripp House Ownership Dates Jan 2023

Bakerville: Tripp House Ownership Dates

Documentation

Ownership dates of Tripp House built c1721.


Bakerville: Baker's Handwritten Draft Of The About 670 Drift Document Jan 2023

Bakerville: Baker's Handwritten Draft Of The About 670 Drift Document

Documentation

Anne Baker's handwritten draft of the About 670 Drift Road Document. Describes the history of the house and each of its rooms,


Bakerville: Anne Baker's Letter To Elizabeth Marcus With Room Descriptions And History Jan 2023

Bakerville: Anne Baker's Letter To Elizabeth Marcus With Room Descriptions And History

Documentation

Anne Baker's Letter to Elizabeth Marcus describing each room in the Main House as well as the outbuildings. Includes the origins of architectural features and components of the house. Historical dates are provided. Elizabeth Marcus purchased the 670 Drift Road property from Baker in 1984.


Bakerville: Anne Baker's Description Of 670 Drift Road Jan 2023

Bakerville: Anne Baker's Description Of 670 Drift Road

Documentation

Baker's narrative about Bakerville including a description of the house and its outbuildings. Baker describes the history of the Tripp House and includes information on the origins of many of the house's structural components. Dated October 3, 1996.


A Survey Of Universal Design At Museums: Current Industry Practice And Perceptions, Jennifer K. Fortuna, Kayleigh Thomas, Jenna Asper, Laura Matney, Kyra Chase, Stephanie Ogren, Julia Vandermolen Jan 2023

A Survey Of Universal Design At Museums: Current Industry Practice And Perceptions, Jennifer K. Fortuna, Kayleigh Thomas, Jenna Asper, Laura Matney, Kyra Chase, Stephanie Ogren, Julia Vandermolen

The Open Journal of Occupational Therapy

Background: Museums are key educational and cultural resources in the community, yet many are not accessible to visitors with disabilities. Universal design promotes products and environments usable to the greatest extent possible by all people, regardless of ability. This study explores current industry practice and perceptions of accessibility and universal design in a small sample of American museums. Suggestions for how occupational therapists can help museums go above and beyond ADA guidelines are provided.

Method: An 17-item cross-sectional survey was used to collect data. Twenty-five museum associations assisted with recruitment. A descriptive numerical summary and qualitative analysis were …


Physiochemical Characterization Of Coptic Jesus Christ Icon, Church Of Saint Mercurius, Egypt, Neven Kamal, Shaaban Abdelaal, Emil Henin Jan 2023

Physiochemical Characterization Of Coptic Jesus Christ Icon, Church Of Saint Mercurius, Egypt, Neven Kamal, Shaaban Abdelaal, Emil Henin

Journal of the General Union of Arab Archaeologists

التوصيف الفيزيو كيميائي لايقونة السيد المسيح ، كنيسة ابى سيفين ،جمهورية مصر العربية [Ar]قدم هذا البحث التوصيف الفيزوكيميائى لأيقونة قبطية من القرن التاسع عشر من كنيسة القديس مرقوريوس، حيث تمثل مثال فريد من هذة الايقونات التى تعود الى العصر القبطى. ولكى يتحقق الغرض من الدراسة تم استخدام بعض الوسائل الفحص والتحليل لشرح وايضاح كل مظاهر التلف مما يساعد في التوثيق الأثري للأيقونة ، وقد يعطي ذلك تفسير عن ميكانيكة تلف الأيقونات الأثرية . كشف الفحص البصري أن الأيقونة القبطية تتكون من أربع طبقات: دعامة لوح خشبي ، وطبقة تحضير ، وطبقة طلاء ، وبقية طبقة الورنيش ، وقد عانت …


Diagnosis Of The Current State Of The Granite Columns Remnants And Suggesting The Treatment Methods In The Area Of Merit Amun, Akhmim, Egypt, Dr. Elashmawy Abd -Elkareem Ahmed Jan 2023

Diagnosis Of The Current State Of The Granite Columns Remnants And Suggesting The Treatment Methods In The Area Of Merit Amun, Akhmim, Egypt, Dr. Elashmawy Abd -Elkareem Ahmed

Journal of the General Union of Arab Archaeologists

تشخيص الحالة الحالية لأعمدة الجرانيت المتبقية وطرق العلاج المقترحة في منطقة ميريت آمون ، أخميم ، مصر [AR]

تم استخدام الجرانيت في المسلات والمباني والتماثيل في مصر القديمة ، وتمت دراسة أعمدة الجرانيت باستخدام [PLM] و [XRD] و XRF]] و [SEM]، وأظهرت نتائج الدراسة أن المياه الأرضية الممزوجة بمياه الصرف الصحي تسببت في تلف الجرانيت ، و يعتمد الضرر أيضًا على قدرة المياه الأرضية على الارتفاع من خلال مسام وشقوق الجرانيت نتيجة عوامل التلف السابقة وعند الارتفاع يكون منسوب المياه الجوفية -0. 5 م والنشاط الإشعاعي في الهواء والماء والتربة والصخور وأشعة الشمس في الموقع الأثري له دور مهم في …


The Geometric Kufic Inscriptions On The Late Mamluk Architecture And Artifacts: A New Perspective Through Some Artifacts, Waleed Ahmed Salah Al-Din Jan 2023

The Geometric Kufic Inscriptions On The Late Mamluk Architecture And Artifacts: A New Perspective Through Some Artifacts, Waleed Ahmed Salah Al-Din

Journal of the General Union of Arab Archaeologists

الخط الكوفي الهندسي على العمارة والتحف الفنية من العصر المملوكي الجركسي. منظور جديد من خلال بعض التحف الفنية. [Ar]

لقد أظهر الفنانون المسلمون براعتهم في إنتاج العديد من التحف الفنية بأشكالها وزخارفها العديدة والمميزة التي لازال الكثير منها بحاجة ماسة للدراسة والفحص. وقد أطنب فنانو العصر المملوكي في زخرفة تحفهم الفنية بالعديد من الزخارف المختلفة ومن أبرز هذه الزخارف هو الخط الكوفي الهندسي الذي لعب دورا حيوياً وبارزا في الفن المملوكي. ظهر الخط الكوفي الهندسي على العديد من المباني الأثرية التي ترجع إلى العصر المملوكي، ومن الملاحظ ندرة وجوده على الفنون والتحف التي ترجع إلى تلك الحقبة من الزمن، لذا …


New Lights On A Rare Abbasid Dirham In The Name Of The Caliph Hārūn Al-Rašīd Minted In Al-Muḥammadīya, 173 Ah, Othman Salama Attia Jan 2023

New Lights On A Rare Abbasid Dirham In The Name Of The Caliph Hārūn Al-Rašīd Minted In Al-Muḥammadīya, 173 Ah, Othman Salama Attia

Journal of the General Union of Arab Archaeologists

أضواء جديدة على درهم عباسي نادر باسم الخليفة هارون الرشيد ضرب المحمـدية سنة 173هـ [Ar] تُلقي هذه الدراسة الضوء على درهم عباسي نادر، ضرب المحمدية، مؤرخ بسنة 173هـ، يحمل اسم الخليفة العباسي هارون الرشيد ويحيى وبهلول. وفي الحقيقة، أن هذا الدرهم سبق وأن تم نشره من قبل، إلا أن المؤلفات والدراسات السابقة التي تناولت هذا الدرهم اكتفت بنشر نصوص كتاباته فحسب، دون الغوص في تحليل الكتابات المسجلة عليه وذلك من أجل التعرف والوقوف على ماهية وحقيقة أسماء تلك الشخصيتين الواردتين ضمن نصوص كتاباته، وهما يحيى وبهلول، وما الوظيفة التي خولت لهم تسجيل أسمائهم بجانب اسم الخليفة هارون الرشيد على هذا …


Two Coptic Inscriptions In The Abou El-Goud Storage Magazine, Ahmed Taleb Abdeldayem Khalil Jan 2023

Two Coptic Inscriptions In The Abou El-Goud Storage Magazine, Ahmed Taleb Abdeldayem Khalil

Journal of the General Union of Arab Archaeologists

إثنان من النقوش القبطية المحفوظة بالمخزن المتحفي بمنطقة أبو الجود [Ar]

تتناول هذه المقالة نشر إثنان من النقوش القبطية المحفوظة بالمخزن المتحفي بمنطقة أبو الجود، أحدهما تم تسجيله في مجموعة تحمل عنوان البرت تاوضروس، واﻵخر هو جزء من مجموعة بعنوان زيادات معبد الأقصر. هذان النقشان كتبا باللهجة الصعيدية. وعلى الرغم من عدم وجود أي بيانات عن موقعهما الأصلي. إلا أنه من المحتمل أنه تم العثور عليهما في جبانات تقع بالقرب من أديرة.

[EN] In this article, two inscriptions preserved in the Abou El-Goud storage magazine are published. One of them was registered in a collection entitled «Albert …


Rainmaking Through The Rock Art In East And South Africa: A Comparison With Current Traditional Tribes, Zainab Khamis Jan 2023

Rainmaking Through The Rock Art In East And South Africa: A Comparison With Current Traditional Tribes, Zainab Khamis

Journal of the General Union of Arab Archaeologists

رموز صناعة المطر من خلال الفن الصخري في شرق وجنوب أفريقيا: مقارنة بالقبائل البدائية الحالية [AR]

تعد صناعة المطر واحدة من أهم الطقوس الحياتية منذ عصور ما قبل التاريخ لا سيما خلال العصر الحجري الحديث، وذلك بسبب تحول الطقس إلى الجاف في ذلك الوقت، فأصبح للمطر دور مهم في الحياة، ومن ثم يحاول البحث توضيح أهمية طقوس صناعة المطر كمصدر للمياه ودور صانع المطر ومكانته المميزة فى مجتمعات شرق وجنوب إفريقيا خلال عصور ما قبل التاريخ، وذلك من خلال دراسة مناظر صناعة المطر ورموزه فى الفن الصخرى آنذاك. تباينت رموز صناعة المطر فى الفن الصخري ما بين الرموز الحيوانية والهندسية …


The Worshipping Formulae Of Royal Adoration Scenes In Ancient Egyptian Temples From The Old Kingdom Till The End Of The Late Period, Rabee Eissa Jan 2023

The Worshipping Formulae Of Royal Adoration Scenes In Ancient Egyptian Temples From The Old Kingdom Till The End Of The Late Period, Rabee Eissa

Journal of the General Union of Arab Archaeologists

الصيغ المعنونة لمناظر التعبد الملكية في المعابد المصرية القديمة منذ عصر الدولة القديمة حتى نهاية العصر المتأخر [AR]

يتناول هذا البحث عرض ودراسة ست صيغ لغوية قام الباحث بتصنيفها خلال حصره مناظر تعبد الملوك في المعابد المصرية منذ عصر الدولة القديمة حتى نهاية العصر المتأخر. وقد ظهرت هذه الصيغ كعنوان لمناظر التعبد الملكية حيث أظهرت الدراسة اختلاف الصيغ الست في المعنى، كما اقتصر ظهور بعضها في مناظر ملوك بعينهم. وتهدف الدراسة إلى مناقشة وتحليل التطورات والتغييرات التي طرأت على صيغ التعبد محل الدراسة في مصر القديمة.

[EN] This paper aims to discuss the adoration formulae that appear as titles …


The Titles Of Ahmose [The Owner Of Theban Tomb Nº. 224], Nelli Boraei Jan 2023

The Titles Of Ahmose [The Owner Of Theban Tomb Nº. 224], Nelli Boraei

Journal of the General Union of Arab Archaeologists

[Ar]

ألقاب أحمس، صاحب المقبرة الطيبية رقم 224

تهدف هذه الورقة إلى دراسة ألقاب أحمس ، المشرف على المخازن، الذي عمل خلال عهد تحتمس الثالث (الأسرة 18) . وهو صاحب المقبرة رقم 224 التي تقع في جبانة شيخ عبد القرنة بطيبة الغربية . وتسلط مزيدًا من الضوء على أهمية صاحب المقبرة ومكانته الاجتماعية بناءً على ألقابه، سواء تلك التي ظهرت على بعض مقتنياته (بقايا تماثيل طيبية، ومخروط جنائزي مشكوك فى انتسابه أو تلك الألقاب الموجودة في مقابر أبنائه، وكذلك اقتفاء أثرها في نقوش مقبرته .

[En] This paper investigates the titles of Ahmose, the granaries' superintendent during Thutmose III's reign …


Some Remarks On The Execution Place Xbt In Ancient Egypt, Mona Abou El Maati El Nadi Jan 2023

Some Remarks On The Execution Place Xbt In Ancient Egypt, Mona Abou El Maati El Nadi

Journal of the General Union of Arab Archaeologists

بعض الملاحظات عن مكان الاعدام (xbt) في مصر القديمة [AR]

فى هذه المقالة ، تحاول الباحثة إلقاء الضوء على أحد أماكن العقاب في مصر القديمة ، ألا وهو مكان الإعدام الذى يسمى Xbt . ومن خلال الدراسة، نلاحظ أنه وعلي الرغم من تعدد أماكن العقاب وتنوعها فى مصر القديمة ، إلا أن التفاصيل قليلة فى وصف هذه الأماكن ، ولم ينتشر تصويرها سواء فى المناظر أو فى كتب العالم الآخر. وقد كان الإعدام بقطع الرأس موجود فى التصاوير منذ العصور المبكرة، وكان عقابا لأعداء الملك كما سجل على بعض الصلايات من العصور المبكرة وبصفة خاصة صلاية الملك نعرمر، ولكن عقوبة …


Royal Tamga-Signs Of Bosporus Ii-Iii Centuries As A Result Of The Barbarization, Evgeny Vdovchenkov Jan 2023

Royal Tamga-Signs Of Bosporus Ii-Iii Centuries As A Result Of The Barbarization, Evgeny Vdovchenkov

Journal of the General Union of Arab Archaeologists

علامات التامغا الملكية فى مضيق البوسفور خلال القرنين الثاني والثالث [AR]

تُقدم هذه الدراسة تحليل استعمال «التامغا» الملكية على مضيق البوسفور. ويرتبط ظهور التامغا الملكية كتأثير لقبائل سارماتيا القاطنة حول مضيق البوسفور مع النخبة الحاكمة الأصلية في المنطقة. ويحلل المقال العلامات الملكية على اللوحات والأواني الفخارية. «التامغا» تم نحتها على ألواح رسمية عليها نقوش يونانية، ويُعتقد أن «لتامغا» على الألواح تم استبدالها باسم الملك. ويمكن صنع «التامغا» من مواد برونزية، بالإضافة إلى المطبوعات الذهبية المصنوعة في ورش الصناعة في البوسفور، وهي شبيهة بتلك في أحزمة ملوك البوسفور. وقد أصبحت هذه العلامات مميزة للغاية للدلالة علي الانتماء إلى عناصر الجيش أو …


Stela Of Padiamun From ʿAyn-Terghi [Inv. Nº. 1320], Ahmed Younes Mohammed, Sabry Youssef Abd El-Rahman Jan 2023

Stela Of Padiamun From ʿAyn-Terghi [Inv. Nº. 1320], Ahmed Younes Mohammed, Sabry Youssef Abd El-Rahman

Journal of the General Union of Arab Archaeologists

لوحة بادي آمون من جبانة عين ترغي، تحمل رقم 1320 [AR]

يهدف هذا المقال إلى دراسة لوحة "بادي آمون" التي عثر عليها في منطقة عين ترغي. وهى محفوظة حاليًا في المخزن المتحفي لأحمد عبد الحميد يوسف بواحة الداخلة تحت رقم تسجيلي 1320. وقد تبين من هذه الدراسة أن الأسلوب الفني وسمات التهجئة وأشكال العلامات تؤرخ اللوحة بالأسرة السادسة والعشرين.

[EN] This article aims to publish and study the stela of Padiamun, discovered at aAyn-Terghi and currently stored in the Ahmed Abdul Hamid Youssef Museum in the Dakhla Oasis under the inventory number 1320. The artistic style, the orthographic and palaeographic …


Black, Bob, Photographs, 1978, Special Collections, Leonard H. Axe Library Jan 2023

Black, Bob, Photographs, 1978, Special Collections, Leonard H. Axe Library

Finding Aids

The Bob Black Photographs are polaroid photographs showing the immediate aftermath of the July 1978 fire in Girard, Kansas which destroyed the former Haldeman-Julius Publishing Company building.

Bob Black was born in 1943 in Nashville, Tennessee, to John and Mary (Collins) Black. Bob graduated from Ottawa High School (Kansas) in 1961 and went on to earn a Computer Science degree from Kansas State University in 1972. In 1972 he began his career at Missouri Pacific as a programmer analyst. Shortly after this, he moved to Pittsburg, Kansas to start the first ServiceMaster franchise in Pittsburg. He later formed Alternate Systems, …


Blue Carbon Science, Management And Policy Across A Tropical Urban Landscape, Daniel A. Friess, Yasmine M. Gatt, Tze Kwan Fung, Jahson B. Alemu I, Natasha Bhatia, Rebecca Case, Siew Chin Chua, Danwei Huang, Valerie Kwan, Kiah Eng Lim, Yudhishthra Nathan, Yan Xiang Ow, Daniel Saavedra-Hortua, Taylor M. Sloey, Erik S. Yando, Hassan Ibrahim, Lian Pin Koh, Jun Yu Puah, Serena Lay-Ming Teo, Karenne Tun, Lynn Wei Wong, Siti Maryam Yaakub Jan 2023

Blue Carbon Science, Management And Policy Across A Tropical Urban Landscape, Daniel A. Friess, Yasmine M. Gatt, Tze Kwan Fung, Jahson B. Alemu I, Natasha Bhatia, Rebecca Case, Siew Chin Chua, Danwei Huang, Valerie Kwan, Kiah Eng Lim, Yudhishthra Nathan, Yan Xiang Ow, Daniel Saavedra-Hortua, Taylor M. Sloey, Erik S. Yando, Hassan Ibrahim, Lian Pin Koh, Jun Yu Puah, Serena Lay-Ming Teo, Karenne Tun, Lynn Wei Wong, Siti Maryam Yaakub

Biological Sciences Faculty Publications

The ability of vegetated coastal ecosystems to sequester high rates of “blue” carbon over millennial time scales has attracted the interest of national and international policy makers as a tool for climate change mitigation. Whereas focus on blue carbon conservation has been mostly on threatened rural seascapes, there is scope to consider blue carbon dynamics along highly fragmented and developed urban coastlines. The tropical city state of Singapore is used as a case study of urban blue carbon knowledge generation, how blue carbon changes over time with urban development, and how such knowledge can be integrated into urban planning alongside …


Building Services Engineering January/February 2023 Jan 2023

Building Services Engineering January/February 2023

Building Services Engineering

No abstract provided.


Assessing The Predictive Capability Of The Nno Ballistic Limit Equation For Low-Density Projectile Impact, William P. Schonberg Jan 2023

Assessing The Predictive Capability Of The Nno Ballistic Limit Equation For Low-Density Projectile Impact, William P. Schonberg

Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering Faculty Research & Creative Works

The design of nearly all Earth-orbiting spacecraft includes some sort of added shielding that protects the spacecraft against impacts by meteoroids and orbital debris. The effectiveness of the shielding is typically assessed using ballistic limit equations (BLEs) that are developed using data from high-speed impact tests on key spacecraft components and elements. These equations predict whether or not a particular system or structural element will sustain a critical failure following a specific impact event. As such, they are essential components of spacecraft system design as well as any quantitative spacecraft risk assessments that may need to be performed as part …


Prediction Of Dynamic Mechanical Behaviors Of Coral Concrete Under Different Corrosive Environments And Its Enhancement Mechanism, Jingjie Wei, Boyuan Cheng, Lixiao Li, Wu Jian Long, Kamal Khayat Jan 2023

Prediction Of Dynamic Mechanical Behaviors Of Coral Concrete Under Different Corrosive Environments And Its Enhancement Mechanism, Jingjie Wei, Boyuan Cheng, Lixiao Li, Wu Jian Long, Kamal Khayat

Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering Faculty Research & Creative Works

The marine structures are usually exposed to dynamic loadings within short periods and chemical attacks, resulting in severe dynamical damage or failure to concrete structures. The study of the time-dependent changes in the dynamic mechanical behavior of coral concrete under different corrosive environments and low-frequency waves is limited. For the safety and reliable use of coral concrete in the marine environment, different corrosion environments (chloride ions, sulfate ions, and mixed chloride-sulfate ions) and low-frequency waves (0.5–2.0 Hz) were designed to evaluate the dynamic properties of concrete. A model considering the effect of corroded age is formulated to predict the damping …


Key Factors Affecting Labor Productivity In Offsite Construction Projects, Rayan H. Assaad, Islam H. El-Adaway, Makarand Hastak, Kim Lascola Needy Jan 2023

Key Factors Affecting Labor Productivity In Offsite Construction Projects, Rayan H. Assaad, Islam H. El-Adaway, Makarand Hastak, Kim Lascola Needy

Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering Faculty Research & Creative Works

Offsite construction has been shown to possess many advantages and benefits in dealing with the construction industry's challenges, which include poor labor productivity. Nevertheless, all previous productivity-related research studies have focused mainly on factors impacting labor productivity in traditional stick-built construction methods. This paper filled this knowledge gap by following a multistep interrelated research methodology. First, a research team of 19 construction professionals and academics developed and distributed an industry survey to (1) quantify the likelihood of occurrence and relative impact of risk factors that adversely impact labor productivity in offsite construction projects; (2) identify and prioritize key risk factors …


Identifying Design-Build Decision-Making Factors And Providing Future Research Guidelines: Social Network And Association Rule Analysis, Ramy Khalef, Islam H. El-Adaway Jan 2023

Identifying Design-Build Decision-Making Factors And Providing Future Research Guidelines: Social Network And Association Rule Analysis, Ramy Khalef, Islam H. El-Adaway

Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering Faculty Research & Creative Works

There is a dire need to rebuild existing infrastructure with strategic and efficient methods. Design-build (DB) becomes a potential solution that provides fast-tracked delivery as a more time and cost-efficient project delivery method. Past research studied factors influencing DB but without providing a holistic analytic approach. This paper fills this knowledge gap. First, a systematic literature review is performed using the preferred reporting items for systematic reviews and meta-analyses techniques, and a set of factors affecting DB projects are then identified and clustered, using k-means clustering, based on the whole literature discussions. Second, a graph theory approach, social network analysis …


The Future Of The Urban Street In The United States: Visions Of Alternative Mobilities In The Twenty-First Century, Esther Zipori Dec 2022

The Future Of The Urban Street In The United States: Visions Of Alternative Mobilities In The Twenty-First Century, Esther Zipori

Dissertations

This dissertation is concerned with the present and future of urban streets in the United States. The goal is to document and analyze current visions, policies, and strategies related to the form and use of American urban streets. The dissertation examines current mobility trends and offers a framework for organizing visions of the future of urban streets, evaluating them through three lenses: safety, comfort, and delight: assessing physical conditions in accordance with livability standards toward sustainable development. At the same time, it demonstrates the way 12 scenarios (NACTO Blueprint for Autonomous Urbanism, Sidewalk Labs: Quayside Project, Public Square by FXCollaborative, …


Challenges To Building Sustainability; Case Study Of Green Building Implementation In Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University Bauchi, Nigeria, Sani Inusa Milala, Audu Danladi, Shuaibu H. Manga, Inusa Ibrahim Dec 2022

Challenges To Building Sustainability; Case Study Of Green Building Implementation In Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University Bauchi, Nigeria, Sani Inusa Milala, Audu Danladi, Shuaibu H. Manga, Inusa Ibrahim

Journal of Environmental Science and Sustainable Development

Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University (ATBU) has become the tip of the iceberg since technology globalization has created a welcoming environment for green construction. However, there are several roadblocks to overcome, this includes barriers to technology. Dependence on technology stifles the autonomous growth of one's technology. This implementation of sustainable green building has been implemented in ATBU such as green construction, financing, among others. The study has the primary aim of assessing the impediment to the sustainable implementation of green building practices in ATBU. Quantitative research design is adopted in this study where questionnaire survey strategy was used to collect data. …