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The Sacral Museum: An Analysis And Application Of Design Within Museum Architecture, Derek Shultz 2023 Lindenwood University

The Sacral Museum: An Analysis And Application Of Design Within Museum Architecture, Derek Shultz

Theses

This research focuses on the similarities between museum architecture and architecture found in religious, spiritual, and sacred structures around the world. Personal experience and academic research will be used to help convey and understand the effects of architecture on its occupants. This thesis examines how architectural design can facilitate a profound internal journey through learning, contemplation, and connection. Through analysis of the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, it is shown that traditional and contemporary architectural elements can achieve these effects by creating a sacred, ritualistic experience, thereby enriching the cultural, educational, and emotional value of the museum visit.


Stakeholder Perceptions Of Community Garden Features, Samantha Trajcevski 2023 University of Dayton

Stakeholder Perceptions Of Community Garden Features, Samantha Trajcevski

Content presented at the Roesch Social Sciences Symposium

The presentation discusses the study currently being conducted on stakeholder perceptions and attitudes towards greenspaces. This is completed through the identification of different uses and features to maximize use of the space and stakeholder engagement in the community garden. To better understand stakeholder opinions, we utilized a creative qualitative research method combining photovoice and interviews/focus groups. We conducted eight in-depth semi-structured interviews and four focus groups. Multiple interviewees agreed that the Dayton View Triangle lacks access to a green space. Most believed that a garden would offer social cohesion. Understandably, most participants were concerned about who would manage the garden …


Classifying Diseases Affecting Gait With Body Acceleration-Based Machine Learning Models, Mohammad Ali Takallou 2023 University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Classifying Diseases Affecting Gait With Body Acceleration-Based Machine Learning Models, Mohammad Ali Takallou

Dissertations and Doctoral Documents from University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 2024–

This Ph.D. dissertation introduces a comprehensive framework designed to harness acceleration data as a uniquely valuable tool for early disease classification, specifically focusing on gait-related diseases. In the modern healthcare landscape, timely and accurate classification of such diseases is paramount, as it can significantly impact treatment outcomes and patient quality of life. As a compelling case study, we conducted a meticulous experiment to identify individuals afflicted with peripheral artery disease (PAD) and classify them from those without PAD. Our framework leverages acceleration data extracted from strategically placed anatomical reflective markers, including locations such as the sacrum, to train sophisticated classification …


Assessment Of Top-Down Adaptation Measures To Sea Level Rise Risk In Kafr Elsheikh Governorate, Egypt, Sara Khalil Elmorsy 2023 Architectural Department, Faculty of Engineering, Kafr El Sheikh University, Address: El Geish Rd., Kafr Al Sheikh First, Kafr El Sheikh Governorate, Egypt. 33516

Assessment Of Top-Down Adaptation Measures To Sea Level Rise Risk In Kafr Elsheikh Governorate, Egypt, Sara Khalil Elmorsy

Mansoura Engineering Journal

Egypt is considered one of the top five countries expected to be most impacted with a 1m SLR by the year 2100. This paper discusses top-down adaptation measures and efforts to protect Kafr Elsheikh Governorate from SLR risk, by reviewing several national environmental plans and frameworks. It reviews how the national adaptation plans are implemented on a local level and the overlaps and gaps between them. It shows many adaptation measures conducted in the area, most of them are to face beach erosion and inundation. It has been noted that there are no studies or governmental efforts to protect the …


Critical Review Of Building Usability In Historic Cairo, Ahmad Salah El-Din, Mohand Ali Foda, Sherif A. Sheta, Lamis El Gizawi 2023 Teaching Assistant, Architectural Engineering Department, Faculty of Engineering, Mansoura University

Critical Review Of Building Usability In Historic Cairo, Ahmad Salah El-Din, Mohand Ali Foda, Sherif A. Sheta, Lamis El Gizawi

Mansoura Engineering Journal

The value of heritage buildings and their surroundings has developed due to the change of the first functional purpose for which they were built. Many old heritage areas as well as the urban surroundings of the old Seat of Government such as Salah El-Din Citadel in Cairo suffer from neglect and increasing deterioration of its urban settings. The study aims to formulate an integrated urban strategy to help conservation of the historic seats of government buildings and their surroundings to adapt with new functions and developed land use. The selected case of the study is Salah El-Din square in Historic …


An Analysis Of Racially Disparate Impacts On Housing For The City Of Tukwila, Washington, Neil Tabor 2023 University of Nebraska-Lincoln

An Analysis Of Racially Disparate Impacts On Housing For The City Of Tukwila, Washington, Neil Tabor

Community and Regional Planning Program: Professional Projects

The housing crisis within the Pacific Northwest of the United States has prompted action from Washington legislators, resulting in Governor Inslee identifying housing as a key priority and the legislature passing a number of forward-thinking bills in the last half decade, requiring the allocation of more resources, and asking more of jurisdictions to address current housing needs and anticipated future growth. Layered within the planning efforts for future growth are concerns and considerations for the potential of new housing development to perpetuate and exacerbate societal inequities built on discriminatory housing policies and practices of generations past and present. In an …


International Information Management And Bim Best Practice Report, Ted McKenna, Davitt Lamon 2023 Build Digital

International Information Management And Bim Best Practice Report, Ted Mckenna, Davitt Lamon

Reports

In order to inform the Digital Leadership and Cultural Change pillar of the Build Digital, a study of international best practice in digital adoption within the built environment sector globally was undertaken and is presented here-in. In order to identify key learnings for Ireland in the context of digital transformation, eight countries were included in this study, namely, Denmark, Finland, Netherlands, Germany, United Kingdom (UK), New Zealand, Australia and Singapore. These countries were selected for various reasons, including the level of digital maturity, the scale of the built environment sector and geographic spread. Key data for each country is included …


Digital Construction Annual Survey 2022 Report, Davitt Lamon, Ted McKenna 2023 Technological University Dublin

Digital Construction Annual Survey 2022 Report, Davitt Lamon, Ted Mckenna

Reports

The Annual Survey 2022 was conducted to assess the state of digital transformation in the Irish construction and built environment sector. This report presents the analysis of survey data, with a focus on implications for the Build Digital project and Build Digital’s five pillars: Digital Leadership & Cultural Change, Digital Standards, Digital Education & Training, Digital Procurement, and Sustainability & Circular Economy. Key findings from the survey indicated that a significant number of organisations have started their digital transformation journey, with many identifying themselves as proactive and possessing a clear business-focused strategy. However, a considerable cohort of respondents are keen …


Sustainability And Circular Economy Horizon Scan And Needs Analysis, Sadaf Dalirazar, Mark Kelly, Derek Sinnott, James O'Donnell 2023 University College Dublin

Sustainability And Circular Economy Horizon Scan And Needs Analysis, Sadaf Dalirazar, Mark Kelly, Derek Sinnott, James O'Donnell

Reports

The construction industry plays a crucial role in addressing the climate crisis as it is the largest global consumer of raw materials and contributes significantly to global energy consumption and emissions. Considering the world’s continuous population growth and the imperative to address infrastructure and housing demands the construction sector needs to adopt further sustainable strategies in its activities to reduce the pressure on natural resources. In addition, the Architecture, Engineering, and Construction (AEC) sector is responsible for generating substantial amount of waste known as Construction and Demolition Waste (CDW), which is projected to increase due to the future construction developments. …


Information Management And Bim Standards And Supports Inventory, Ryan Dempsey, Barry McAuley, David Burke 2023 Technological University Dublin

Information Management And Bim Standards And Supports Inventory, Ryan Dempsey, Barry Mcauley, David Burke

Tools

The Digital Standards pillar consists of industry experts who champion the benefits of common rules, guidelines, and workflows that facilitate the improvement of information flow and information management across asset life cycles. Digital standards provide a common language that can be translated to technical specifications enabling clients, designers, contractors, and facilities managers, irrespective of their preferred tools, to communicate efficiently and reduce cost, rework, and disputes. Working closely with the Digital Procurement and Digital Education and Training pillars, this pillar is developing and delivering Irish Information Management/BIM (Digital Construction) guidelines for the sector.

This report summarises existing digital construction standards, …


Energy Analysis Of The Integration Of Hrv And Direct Evaporative Cooling For Energy Efficiency In Buildings: A Case Study In Iraq, Husham Al-Naseri, Robert Fryer, Ali Samir 2023 Thomas Jefferson University

Energy Analysis Of The Integration Of Hrv And Direct Evaporative Cooling For Energy Efficiency In Buildings: A Case Study In Iraq, Husham Al-Naseri, Robert Fryer, Ali Samir

College of Architecture and the Built Environment Faculty Papers

Responding to climate change and adapting to global warming requires creative solutions. In Iraq, the most reliable and popular tool to have buildings cooled is airconditioning units (AC). While an evaporative cooler is not enough to achieve thermal comfort in a very hot climate, AC units consume a lot of energy which causes a significant load on the grid in Iraq resulting in increasing the emissions of CO2. This paper investigates the potential energy-saving associated with adopting a new arrangement of heat recovery ventilation (HRV) unit and evaporative cooler to achieve thermal comfort with far less energy. Two sets of …


Urban Flood And Its Correlation With Built-Up Area In Semarang, Indonesia, Risty Khoirunisa, Bambang Darmo Yuwono 2023 University of Indonesia

Urban Flood And Its Correlation With Built-Up Area In Semarang, Indonesia, Risty Khoirunisa, Bambang Darmo Yuwono

Smart City

The expansion of urban areas is closely related to environmental problems such as changes in land use, flooding, and land subsidence. Semarang is a city with reasonably rapid development and a high land change experiencing floods and land subsidence. This paper will discuss land transformation caused by urban growth and its implications. It uses a combination of geospatial techniques and cloud computing Google Earth Engine (GEE) to carry out mapping over a large area without being constrained by computer capabilities. This study found that the built-up area in 2010 occupied 36.27% of the city, and it went up to 59.79% …


The Impact Of Smart Architecture Technologies On The Architectural Education System In Facing Crises, Marwa Ahmed Kamer Eldawla, Azza Sobhi Elsakka 2023 Associate professor, Department of Architectural Engineering, Tanta University, Egypt.

The Impact Of Smart Architecture Technologies On The Architectural Education System In Facing Crises, Marwa Ahmed Kamer Eldawla, Azza Sobhi Elsakka

Mansoura Engineering Journal

Countries have been exposed to many crises during the last five years, starting with the spread of the Corona epidemic and the subsequent epidemics in the world, and the recurrence of economic crises and others, which affected the architectural education system and with technological progress in all fields, especially in the field of architecture, it has appeared Smart architecture applications in its various aspects (the environmental aspect - the technical aspect - the economic aspect - the social aspect - the formative aspect), which can be used in the development of the architectural education system (physical equipment - human elements …


Draft State Legislation: "Cycle-Based Adoption Of The International Code Council’S Model Building And Energy Conservation Codes", Hailey M. Mattingly 2023 University of Louisville

Draft State Legislation: "Cycle-Based Adoption Of The International Code Council’S Model Building And Energy Conservation Codes", Hailey M. Mattingly

Commonwealth Policy Papers

This draft state legislation crafted with nonprofit partners is created in order to update building codes across the Commonwealth of Kentucky with uniform professional standards also adopted by surrounding states which are provided by the ICC, in order to improve resilience to natural disasters. This bill draft is accompanied with a short brief published in the same volume.


Maximize “West End Opportunity” In America: Alternative Policy Options To Address Perceived Drawbacks Of Tax Increment Financing (Tif) & Opportunity Zones, Justin Avert, Samuel C Kessler 2023 The Pennsylvania State University

Maximize “West End Opportunity” In America: Alternative Policy Options To Address Perceived Drawbacks Of Tax Increment Financing (Tif) & Opportunity Zones, Justin Avert, Samuel C Kessler

Commonwealth Policy Papers

In March 2021, the Kentucky General Assembly passed House Bill 321 (Acts Chapter 203) authorizing the creation of a tax increment finance (TIF) district within the West End of Louisville. Designed to spur community-wide economic development, it set up a public-private nonprofit partnership. Known as the West End Opportunity Partnership (WEOP), this 21-seat board include community representatives and has sole control over any fund disbursement. Funds can be used towards a broad array of investments including small business loans, financing affordable housing units, home improvements, etc.

Residents within the district have expressed opposition to the TIF, skepticism towards the board …


Performance Evaluation Of Millimeter Wave – Mimo System Based On Hybrid Precoding And Combining, Youstina.N. Samir, Fayez .W. Zaki, Hala .B. Nafea 2023 Faculty of Engineering, Mansoura University, Egypt

Performance Evaluation Of Millimeter Wave – Mimo System Based On Hybrid Precoding And Combining, Youstina.N. Samir, Fayez .W. Zaki, Hala .B. Nafea

Mansoura Engineering Journal

In 5G wireless communication network, the mmwave used in most applications to provides high data rates, low latency, high system capacity, and huge available bandwidths, but in multiuser case in mmwave frequency range occurs high path loss and decreasing the system performance. The efficient way to achieve high performance large antenna arrays is hybrid precoding techniques that shall be applied at the base stations (BS) and Mobile Stations (MS). It's found that the full digital precoding with large antenna arrays consumes high power and high hardware cost. In this paper, the current work presents low complexity hybrid precoding and combining …


Cement-Based Materials With Solid-Gel Phase Change Materials For Improving Energy Efficiency Of Building Envelope, Zhuo Liu, Jiang Du, Ryan Steere, Joshua P. Schlegel, Kamal Khayat, Weina Meng 2023 Missouri University of Science and Technology

Cement-Based Materials With Solid-Gel Phase Change Materials For Improving Energy Efficiency Of Building Envelope, Zhuo Liu, Jiang Du, Ryan Steere, Joshua P. Schlegel, Kamal Khayat, Weina Meng

Nuclear Engineering and Radiation Science Faculty Research & Creative Works

This paper evaluated the cement-based materials incorporated with novel solid-gel phase change materials (PCMs) for improving the energy efficiency of building envelopes. This novel PCM is form-stable, which will not leak as solid-liquid PCMs do and not need encapsulation, and it features high energy-storage capacity. Experimental results showed that the thermal properties of cement-based materials were improved as the increase of PCM content. A 30% replacement of sand by volume with PCM can increase the latent heat of the mixture from around 0 to 7 J/g and decrease the thermal conductivity of PCM mortar based on the generalized self-consistent (GSC) …


Continuous Time Recurrent Network For Human Activity Detection, Abdallah Al Zubi 2023 University of Nebraska–Lincoln

Continuous Time Recurrent Network For Human Activity Detection, Abdallah Al Zubi

Durham School of Architectural Engineering and Construction: Dissertations, Thesis, and Student Research

Human activity detection is crucial to personalize the control of the building environment. For example, understanding certain human activities (e.g., walking, sitting, etc.) for an occupant in a building helps provide the proper thermal comfort control. However, these applications require large-scale neural networks that are challenging to implement and train.

In this thesis, we implemented a continuous-time recurrent neural network implementation (CTRNN) network that can solve real-time human activity detection with a smaller-size network. The CTRNN uses differential equations with a time constant to describe the neuron equations. It was implemented and trained for the first time using TensorFlow. Specifically, …


2023 - The Fourth Annual Fall Symposium Of Student Scholars, 2023 Kennesaw State University

2023 - The Fourth Annual Fall Symposium Of Student Scholars

Symposium of Student Scholars Program Books

The full program book from the Fall 2023 Symposium of Student Scholars, held in November 2023. Includes abstracts from the presentations and posters.


Building Services Engineering September/October 2023, 2023 Technological University Dublin

Building Services Engineering September/October 2023

Building Services Engineering

No abstract provided.


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