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    Louis Kahn Architecture

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    short of fully grasping the visionary and profound qualities they possess. Kahn’s poetry allows the reader to begin to understand his theories and the major elements that he held essential in the study of architecture. Some architects may think that the goal of being an architect is to merely deliver good design, but this is shown to be just a factor through the lenses of Kahn’s writings. Louis Kahn reveals that architecture is not fulfilled unless it is centered around the humans that use it.…

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    globalization. Since 1980s, because of the deregulation of the London market, the company of architectural practice has followed the same pattern as other business organizations, created the “building boom” and attracted the American’s investors and architects. The well-established corporations in America started to open the branch in London; subsequently they expanded branch office rapidly in the other global regions. “The liberalization of trading led to expansion of international…

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    The average ranking is done by considering mean RII of the different level of impact on pre-construction, construction and post-construction stage. Table 4 also shows mean RII of all stages and ranked overall causes of delay. From the zoning idea the top ten key causes of delay were investigated and ranked as corruption, unavailability of utilities in site, inflation or price increases in materials, lack of quality materials, late design and design documents, slow delivery of material, late in…

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    attention. Well that one person happens to become an architect. An architect is the one responsible for the remarkable places, they’re the ones who designed the Leaning Tower of Pisa, Empire State building, Sydney Opera House, or the best one of all, the Burj Al Arab Hotel. All these amazing buildings were designed by architects, and man, don’t they get paid for it. Homes that families live in, schools students learn in, malls people shop in, etc., architects are the fantastic Einstein for these…

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    3. Uses of Building information Modeling (BIM) BIM is a 3-D model process used in the engineering, architecture and construction with tools to manage the project effectively in planning, designing, constructing and operational phase. At every stage of project development, BIM plays a vital role, in planning BIM is used for cost estimation; phase planning, site analysis and programming. In the design phase, BIM used for structural analysis, lightning analysis, mechanical analysis, LEED evaluation…

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    According to the results of the study survey (Safety Management in the Construction Industry Report by McGraw Hill Construction 2013) and similarly to jobsite workers, On-the-job-training is reported to have the greatest value among foremen. This is consistent across all firm types and sizes. Classroom training recorded a high value of 55% of the respondents especially large firms that can afford the investment of off-site training. Online training is considered a great value by only 26% of…

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    a. Consider authorization of a contract with San Benito Heating and Sheet Metal for roof repairs to the Community Services Building. (NTE $5,184): E.D. Flores reached out to Steel Solutions for an additional proposal but was not provided a proposal. E.D. Flores requested authorization to issue the contract to San Benito Heating. A motion was made to approve the contract with San Benito Heating. If Royce does respond back to CSDC please let board know. M/ Diaz S/ Wright V/U b. Consider…

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    Rickley Cottage Case Study

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    This will make sure the project is completed on time, on budget and to the satisfaction of our client. The project will include gathering information, architectural design plans, materials list and required permits. Communicating updates with architects, venders, contractors, Mr. Rickley, the Island Home Club (IHC) and other stakeholders. The project will incorporate the interests of all stakeholders…

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    On October 19th, Bill Wuellner from CGC came to class to discuss Geotechnical Engineering. Bill has 40 years are experience and has been with CGC for 20 years. To get projects, CGC will bid competitively, have private landowners come to them, and have competitive or negotiated requests for proposals. The typical steps in a geotechnical engineering project begins with acquiring the work. After this, a proposal is submitted, and the tasks are coordinated. During the drilling phase the bore holes…

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    Urban Clash At Park Hill

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    Park Hill was opened in 1961 and designed by architects Jack Lynn (1926- 2013) and Ivor Smith (born 1926). Their design was very ambitious for the era, 1,000 new homes were to be built. The homes were organised as three types of apartments to replace the poor quality terraces. It was said to be the first effective action to remove a community from the horrific and poor terraces. The unique shared walkways were tribute to Le Corbusier’s principle on residential housing design, Unité d'Habitation.…

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