Challenges for Supply Chain Management

23 Mar 2015 06 Dec 2017

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introduction The biggest challenge facing the Vancouver manufacturing plant was that for the rest of Hewlett Packard, there was no "problem"; "When it comes to real dollars, inventory costs do not enter into the P & L statements, but losses hurt our revenues. Don't talk to us about inventory-service trade-offs. Period." Vancouver was held up as a model of efficiency (Kanban) and the DeskJet printer range was ...

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Environmental Impact Assessment Regulations

23 Mar 2015 04 Dec 2017

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Introduction This chapter will provide a review of the development process of Environmental Impact Assessment Programs (EIAP) for buildings for different countries and different regions of the world as a reflection on the continuing evolution of building environmental assessment tools. This chapter includes two sections: the first section will present the initial structure and types for EIAP and will also compare some programs on their categories and ...

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Quality Assurance in Construction Projects

24 Feb 2017 04 Dec 2017

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ABSTRACT: The main aim of this research is to let readers know how useful quality assurance is and its benefit to the community. To guide construction industries on how they can assure quality in their constructions and also how building industry to can achieve minimum loses and avoid risk on site. Furthermore, to also let contractors satisfy the need of their clients. KEY WORDS: Quality assurance, implementation, ...

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Jørn Utzon's House in Hellebæk

23 Mar 2015 04 Dec 2017

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The "Architect's house" in Hellebæk, Denmark, fifty kilometres north of Copenhagen, was built in 1953 on the designs of the great architect, Jørn Utzon, aimed to be his own home in one of his most loved areas of his country. Small, yet spacious, this dwelling is hidden in the green Danish forests not far away from the place he grew up and loved so much. This house ...

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Community Planning Model for Sustainability

23 Mar 2015 04 Dec 2017

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Narrative In the West, Twentieth Century urban planning policies and rapid urbanisation; characterised by single use zoning; low density land use and car dependent communities; have often separated people from traditional community interaction. For many this individualistic existence can be perceived as dystopia. What if people were given the opportunity to respond to such dystopia assisted by the further development of cooperative community model that facilitated sustainable ...

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Postmodernism in London Architecture

18 Oct 2017

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London as many Cities in one City Reflective Summary Urban Space and Society Ezekiel S. Stewart Contents (Jump to) 1.0 Reflective Summary 2.0 References 1.0 Reflective Summary The video was produced to critically examine the concept and spatial pattern of London as many cities in one. We took ...

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What is Architecture?

03 Oct 2016 21 Sep 2017

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‘We shape our buildings, and afterwards they shape us’ [1] Architecture, like history, is unreliable, subjective, selective, rewritten, continues to be influenced by rich or powerful individuals or institutions, and is rarely a reflection of the common man. The vernacular aesthetic of a country has been carefully curated and developed over many years, to the point where it is no longer a true reflection of the ...

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What Influenced Georgian Style and its Features?

03 Oct 2016 21 Sep 2017

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Introduction Georgian style is a style in the architecture, interior design, and decorative arts of Britain during the 17th and 18th centuries. The term “Georgian” gets its name from four kings of England who reigned in Britain from 1714-1830. All of them were named George. (DesignIntuit, 2001) Although the George did not have an impact on the style, they perpetuated a movement that is different from ...

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Use of Wood as a Building Material

03 Oct 2016 21 Sep 2017

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Wood is quite unique when compared to most building materials used today given that its material makeup is a result of naturally grown biological tissue (ill.18). Thus, the material makeup and structure of wood is significantly different than that of most industrially produced, isotropic materials. Upon close examination, wood can be described as an anisotropic natural fiber composite. In contrast to isotropy, which constitutes identical properties ...

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Use of Sustainable Materials in Construction

03 Oct 2016 21 Sep 2017

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Introduction Belum Eco Resort or better known as the Belum Rainforest Resort is one of the hundred islands located in the Tasik Belum, Perak. It is located very near to the famous Royal Belum National Park. Belum Rainforest is an island free from air and noise pollution. It is also the largest manmade lake in Perak and it is15, 200 hectares big. Belum-Temenggor Forest ...

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Use of Porosity in Public Spaces

03 Oct 2016 21 Sep 2017

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Introduction The connection between the built and the unbuilt / between the “indoor” and the “outdoor”/ between the mass and the void is a very sensitive and debatable topic. The experience of a space can be severely affected by the ways its edges are treated, i.e. by controlling how a person enters/exits the space. Transitional experience plays a vital role in overall feel and experience of ...

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The Relationship Between Architecture and Human Well Being

03 Oct 2016 21 Sep 2017

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ISSUE. The issue of today society on the relationship of architecture and built environment towards human well being is that the architect which is also the builder and the designer often neglected some proper considerations when they designed too egoistically until they have forgotten that architecture and its built environment has the direct impact on human well being. Too often the designer forgets that they design ...

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The Principles of Green Design in Architecture

03 Oct 2016 21 Sep 2017

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In modern communities, healthy environment is the foundation of our daily lives. However, environmental problems are becoming serious. Much research illustrate that the pollution from architecture, from construction to operation, is one of the main contributors of these problems. The world famous design theorist Victor Papanek claimed in the 1960s, that designers should consider the limited resources around the world to protect the planet. This was the ...

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The Nature of Construction Problems: Past and Present

03 Oct 2016 21 Sep 2017

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ABSTRACT: This paper aims at deriving a comprehensive understanding pertaining to the different construction difficulties that have been faced in the past and are being faced now in the present also. It provides a vivid analysis of why the problems were faced, the nature of the problems and how they were dealt with. It has been a long time since the first inception of architectural ideas ...

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Influence of the Modernist Ideal City

03 Oct 2016 21 Sep 2017

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The influence of the modernist ideal city, on urban design and master planning Introduction This essay will focus on the influence of Modernist Ideal City movement. At first showing that understanding of social, political and economic background is necessary, along with contemporary technological influences. Secondly, the purpose, principles and results of the movement will be illustrated. Then using the case study-Brasilia demonstrates the influence of the ...

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Influence of Public Health and Safety Matters in the City

03 Oct 2016 21 Sep 2017

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Towns are and were always associated with trade and power[R1]. Although towns as well as humans have to develop. They were formed and shaped by numbers of various factors. This essay would show how have public health and safety matters in the past influenced the invention of the city? One of the very first and obvious that come to mind are strict British fire regulations, clearly ...

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The Importance of the Great Exhibition of 1851

03 Oct 2016 21 Sep 2017

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Provide some details of the Great Exhibition of 1851, and say why it was so important. The Great Exhibition of 1851 was the world’s first world exposition. The Great Exhibition of 1851 was an international exhibition that took place in Hyde Park, London. The 1851 was means the years and The Great Exhibition of 1851 was from 1 May to 11 October 1851. The Great Exhibition ...

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Masculine and Feminine Spaces Within the Home

03 Oct 2016 21 Sep 2017

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This essay will analyse the historical relevance of the idea of masculine and feminine spaces within the home and whether these ideas are still apparent in a 21st century South African context. This analysis will be done by using the ideals placed on the Victorian Household and the psychological gender of the spaces, through looking into key spaces within the De Villiers family home and how ...

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The Highland Towers Collapse and Ramp Construction

03 Oct 2016 21 Sep 2017

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Introduction The purpose of this essay is to find out from a field, a building that experienced construction catastrophe, study its short comings and come up with solutions and recommendations of what could be done to ensure the same problem doesn’t happen in the future. The building upon which the research is based in this assignment is called the Highland tower, a building in Selangor Malaysia ...

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The Evolution of Interior Design

03 Oct 2016 21 Sep 2017

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Question: Discuss the work James Stirling; Norman Foster; Ettore Sottsass; Richard Rogers; David Hicks; Philippe Starck. Post- Modernism period is from the1950s to 21th century. Post-modern style leadership at 1970s influenced today architecture and product design even graphic design. Apart of influence to architecture design, it also has culture, literature, art, philosophy, history, economics, architecture, fiction, and literary criticism. Post-modern style make more same style building ...

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Effects of Architecture on Public Behaviour in India

03 Oct 2016 21 Sep 2017

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INTRODUCTION India and its cities is often associated with poverty and disorder in the eyes of both foreigners and nationals alike. The roads and streets are littered, walls are indiscriminately scared by blood red paan, old and unmaintained infrastructure is found vandalized as though its sole purpose was to act as a medium of defiance towards the government’s inefficiency; and any dark niche becomes a place ...

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Difference Between Greek and Roman Architecture of Antiquity

03 Oct 2016 21 Sep 2017

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Introduction The purpose of this essay is to identify the differences between the Greek and Roman architecture of Antiquity. Although Greek and Roman architecture have various similarities, it is important to identify the differences and the ways the Romans chose to adapt their influences. The five architectural orders were highly favoured in both Greek and Roman architecture. Greek Architecture Greek architecture is a very influential and ...

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Design Factors in a Modern Living or Working Space

03 Oct 2016 21 Sep 2017

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Executive summary The aim of this report is to outline the factors which should be taken into account in the design of a modern living or working space. The report discusses three factors related to design of an ideal office, Specifically Environmental, Affective and Practical factors. The report gives a number of recommendations, the main ones being: Allow natural airflow by using a cross ventilation ...

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Contributions of Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux

03 Oct 2016 21 Sep 2017

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To what extent Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux have contributed to the professional practice of Landscape Architecture? Both Frederick Law and Calvert Vaux are actively participating in Landscape Architectural projects in the 19th century. Calvert Vaux was a young Architect in the year 1857. He collaborated with Frederick Law in the Central Park competition. Apart from landscape projects Vaux also committed himself as an architect ...

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Concept of Flexibility in Architectural Design

03 Oct 2016 21 Sep 2017

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1.0 Introduction An Overview Of The Terminology And The Conceptual Framework This chapter aims to define the meaning of the term ‘flexibility’, ”Adaptability’ and ‘typological variety’ are the other concepts that related to ‘flexibility’. Both N.John Habraken(2008) and Tatjana Schneider and Jeremy Till(2007) mention that flexibility and adaptability have overlapping meanings,but the colloquial and the technical meaning can provide a departure point for their clarification and ...

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The Architectural Theory of Semiotics

03 Oct 2016 21 Sep 2017

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This essay will examine the architectural theory of semiotics and its relationship to the built work of Peter Eisenman, specifically his project titled House VI. This essay will define the theory of semiotics from Saussure through to Chomsky. It will then go on to describe how Peter Eisenman, influenced by the writings of Noam Chomsky would apply semiotic linguistic principles to his design process namely those ...

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Role of Institutions in Architecture and Quantity Surveying

03 Oct 2016 21 Sep 2017

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Introduction In the construction industry used to follow the professional body’s instruction and maintain the ethics and code of conduct to evaluate the function of the industry. So that client always expect the advice from the professionals and imitate the professionalism to gain the high quality end product, today world is globalizing very fast. Because of that it is directly effect to the construction industry. In ...

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Role of Nature in the Evolution of Modern Cities

03 Oct 2016 21 Sep 2017

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3.0 LITERATURE REVIEW My dissertation aims to explore the importance of nature to an urbanite living the fast pace yet numbingly routine life in this concrete jungle. There is no one definition to the relationship of man & nature in the urban context of a city and requires a multi-fold exploration to arrive at any conclusion. My exploration begins with a study of the history and ...

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Project Proposal for an All In One Development in Malaysia

03 Oct 2016 21 Sep 2017

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Project Proposal: Restaurant & Convention Table of Content TITLE   Introduction…..................................................................................... 2 Background Project Proposed Site Location …………………………………………………………… Principal Reasons For Undertaking The Proposed Project ………. Principal Function and Scale of the Building ………………………….. Problem Statement ……………………………………………………………….. 2-3 3 4 4-6 ...

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Postmodernity and Hyper-Reality in Architecture

03 Oct 2016 21 Sep 2017

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Introduction This essay will address architecture’s position in a consumer society. Consumer society can be described as the outcome of modernism where consuming material goods is the paramount feature of its balance and values. It is the result of the escalation in manufacturing and rapid industrial developments. It is also the outcome of the immense pace of diversification and growth of culture, creativity, technology and urbanism ...

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Peckham Library: A Case Study

03 Oct 2016 20 Sep 2017

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Introduction. Peckham Library is a library and community building situated in Peckham, southeast London. Peckham Library opened to the public on 8 March 2000, with an official opening by Mr. Chris Smith, secretary of State for culture, media and sport. The library was designed by Mr. Will Alsop from Alsop & Stormer Company and it received the 2000 Stirling Award for architectural innovation. It also won ...

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Deconstruction in Museum Architecture Design

03 Oct 2016 20 Sep 2017

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“Architecture is understood as a representation of deconstruction, the material representation of an abstract idea”.[1] Architecture is the art of space: its visual form, its dimensions and scale, the quality of its light- all of these qualities depend on our perception of the spatial boundaries defined by elements of form. As space begins to be captured, enclosed, molded and organized by the elements of mass, architecture ...

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Increasing Porosity in Public Spaces

03 Oct 2016 20 Sep 2017

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Introduction The connection between the built and the unbuilt / between the “indoor” and the “outdoor”/ between the mass and the void is a very sensitive and debatable topic. The experience of a space can be severely affected by the ways its edges are treated, i.e. by controlling how a person enters/exits the space. Transitional experience plays a vital role in overall feel and experience of ...

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How We Build: The Parts and the Whole

03 Oct 2016 20 Sep 2017

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How We Build: The Parts and the Whole - Precedent Case Studies The two philosophies introduced above, mechanism and systems thinking, have influenced many aspects of our lives. One can arguably note their influences in our built environment, as can be seen in the variety of design methodologies present in architectural design. Both academics and practitioners in the design field have often argued that the architectural ...

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History of All Saints, Margaret Street

03 Oct 2016 20 Sep 2017

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1.0 INTRODUCTION Figure 1: All Saints Margaret Street Source: available on http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/All_Saints,_Margaret_Street, accessed on 3th May 2015, 4:07pm    All Saints Margaret Street,(1849-59) a almost hidden beautiful church that luckily had pointed out by Hengry-Russell Hitchcock more than 40 years ago and now the church had listed Grade 1 Anglican Church in London, England(1).William Butterfield was the architect who designed this building and this church ...

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