Asbestos In Buildings: Types and Health Effects

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Asbestos in buildings - current status Introduction Asbestos has been used for more than 2,000 years. It was named by the Ancient Greeks, its name meaning "inextinguishable". Even then the Greeks noted the harmful affects of asbestos, as they noticed the slaves that wove the asbestos into cloth form had developed respiratory problems after studying their lungs. (asbestosresource) The asbestos fibres fall into two types, amphiboles and ...

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Issues of the Development of Brownfield Sites

23 Mar 2015 09 Jan 2018

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Introduction: Brownfield land, or previously developed land (PDL), “... is that which is or was occupied by a permanent structure, including the curtilage of the developed land and any associated fixed surface infrastructure.” This is the definition given in Planning Policy Statement 3 (PPS3) Housing, by the British Government, however in the United States the definition has been notably tweaked over time. The US Environment Protection Agency ...

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Problem of Oversupply in the Office Market: Solutions

23 Mar 2015 09 Jan 2018

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Proposed Office oversupply solution. Businesses are developing very quickly in the UK and around the world; the shapes of businesses in the world are changing and evolving very quickly. In this assignment we will try to find out long-term and short-term solutions to the problem of oversupply in the office market. Before we can propose the solutions we need to understand how the problem has evolved and ...

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A Study of Building Obsolescence in Standard Design

24 Feb 2017 09 Jan 2018

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  Abstract Once the building is obsolete cause by the defect of varying physical deterioration an ageing of various component and building of various age. The primary objective of this dissertation is to find out life cycle of building element and obsolescence and the effect for the building obsolescence. The definition and differentiation between obsolescence and depreciation, as well as explanation for all different types of obsolescence ...

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Intellectual Property Rights And Traditional Knowledge

23 Mar 2015 09 Jan 2018

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Traditional knowledge encompasses the beliefs, knowledge, practices, innovations, arts, spirituality, and other forms of cultural practices that belong to indigenous communities worldwide. The intergovernmental board on rational property and inherent resources, customary awareness and tradition has met ten times since 2001 and the Tenth Session took place in Geneva, 30 November-8 December 2006. The committee has been discussing intellectual property issues as they arise in relation to ...

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Factors that Influence Buyer Decision for Property

23 Mar 2015 09 Jan 2018

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CHAPTER 1: INTRODUCTION   1.0 Introduction of Study Nowadays, the demands for houses increase every year. In Malaysia, housing demands include all sorts of houses which are low cost houses, medium cost houses and also high cost houses. All the demands for the houses come from all kind of income groups based on their income. The supply of the houses sometimes over than demands that makes the ...

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Ireland Building Costs - Shipping Container House vs House

26 Jul 2017 07 Sep 2017

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Chapter 1 An outline of aim and objectives. A review of the research undertaken by others. An outline of what will be discussed throughout the thesis. 1.1 Thesis Structure Chapter One Introduction This section introduces the thesis topic, outlines aims and objectives and briefly explains the current housing situation in Dublin. Chapter Two Literature Review ...

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Ireland Social Housing History and Evolution

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I. List of tables and Figures Table 1 Number of Private Families in Occupation of Tenements of One-Room (1911-1936) Table 2 Characteristics of Tenure among Irish Households Table 3 List of The top 10 AHBs by size Table 4 Vacancy rate ...

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Land Property Rights

23 Mar 2015 19 May 2017

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A number of prominent cases concerning land and property rights, which have mainly involved women, have been addressed throughout the previous few decades. The above scenario states fundamental principles within the rule of law that have been raised in past cases. In consequence, this paper will be considering various different outcomes of important court decisions, along with the relevant Acts and law that accompany such proceedings. In ...

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What is property management?

23 Mar 2015 18 May 2017

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This essay aims to define Property Management, Facilities Management and Asset management as well as comparing and contrasting the three management sectors. It begins with a description of the three management sectors, and then goes on to differentiate between them. The essay then goes on to draw conclusions based on the comparisons. WHAT IS PROPERTY MANAGEMENT? In order to fully understand the term property management we need ...

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Importance of intellectual property rights

23 Mar 2015 17 May 2017

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IMPORTANCE OF INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS- Intellectual property rights are accepted all over the world due to some important reasons. They were essentially recognized for the acceptations of these rights are:- Provides incentive to the individual for new creations. Providing due recognition to the creators and inventors. Ensuring the material reward for intellectual property. Ensuring the availability of the original products. ...

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Purchase decision of apartments in metropolitan India

23 Mar 2015 09 May 2017

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Factors affecting the purchase decision of apartments in metropolitan India Abstract Purpose - The purpose of this paper is to provide an insight into the motivation behind Indian buyers when looking to purchase an apartment. The factors driving demand preferences for apartments are not well established and are difficult to measure, and often builders may not have an insight into what buyers are looking for. Design/methodology/approach - ...

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Refurbishment vs redevelopment

23 Mar 2015 03 May 2017

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Chapter 1 Refurbishment vs redevelopment Malaysia property market has experienced a drastic change in 2008. The property market moved from a boom at the end of 2007 to uncertainties due to increasing construction cost. Finally, the property market moved into a relatively quiet market towards the end of 2008. With all the banks trying to tighten their loan terms, obtaining loans for development of all types of ...

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What is a mortgage?

23 Mar 2015 02 May 2017

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Real Estate in Barcelona How to get a Mortgage What is a Mortgage? A mortgage is a loan or lien for a property/house which has to be paid within a specified period of time. It is usually a loan of money. A mortgage is a security for the loan that the lender makes to the borrower. Mortgage has many different shapes and sizes each with its own ...

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A real estate investment trust

23 Mar 2015 01 May 2017

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Chapter 1: Introduction 1.1 Introduction A Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT) is a mode of indirect investment which buys, sells, develops and manages property investments. REITs have an advantage in that they experience gains from certain taxation rules. Before REITs were introduced in the UK in 2007 listed property companies suffered from double taxation, with corporation and investors tax being paid on their dividends. With direct property ...

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Management Law Tenants

23 Mar 2015 23 Jun 2015

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Property management as defined in wikipedia is the operation of commercial and/or residential real estate. The duties of property management includes accepting rent, responding to and addressing maintenance issues, advertising vacancies for landlords, and doing credit and background checks on tenants. One important role of property management is that of liaison between the landlord and tenant. There are several definition of property management, one is that property ...

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Removing Bubbles From Wallpaper

23 Mar 2015

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The most important and the useful thing in decorating your house is the wallpaper. There are several wallpapers available in the market that you can apply on your own. However there are several problems that the person normally faces while applying wallpaper. The biggest problem is of the wallpaper bubble and so most of the people want to know the tips for getting a bubble out of ...

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Overview of facilities management

23 Mar 2015

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"Facilities management is the integration of processes within an organisation to maintain and develop the agreed services which support and improve the effectiveness of its primary activities" (BIFM 2010) Becker 1990 says "facilities management is responsible for co-coordinating all efforts related to planning, designing and managing buildings and their systems, equipment and furniture to enhance the organisation's ability to compete successfully in a rapidly changing world." Only ...

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Affordable Family Housing

23 Mar 2015

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Introduction This dissertation determines how current trends in housing in the South East will impact on the future of affordable housing for families. The dissertation is divided in to five main Chapters. Chapter 1 provides an outline of two main facets of the dissertation: i) defining the methodology to be used in the course of the dissertation, through outlining how the Literature Review, which forms the basis ...

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Property investment decision making

23 Mar 2015

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Introduction and background Within the process of property investment decision-making, increasing attention to the relationship between sustainability and business growth. The terms ‘sustainability' refers to the relationship between environment protection and the economic development related with the industry society (Ratcliffe et al, 2009). As well as, property industry is considering of the business development with responsibility of social and environment. Furthermore, the increasing demands for property assts ...

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The role of building surveyors

23 Mar 2015

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Surveying, and its related disciplines, have been in existence for thousands of years. Ancient Egyptians used the methods of surveying to create the geometrically perfect Pyramids Of Giza, Stonehenge was created using peg and rope geometry, and surveying was even incorporated into the ideas of the Doomsday book (which recorded land use and ownership throughout the UK). A subsidiary of surveying is the role of the building ...

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Land Vegetation Ethiopia

23 Mar 2015

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1. Project Summary Land cover/use Study projects provide policy makers, industry and community interest groups, and landholders with accurate information on woody vegetation cover, information on changes in the cover, mapping and providing statistical information. In earlier times the northern Ethiopian highlands were characterized by humid climate and denser vegetation (Bard et al., 2000). Significant human impact on the land resource resulted in 65 per cent of the ...

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Social Housing Policy

23 Mar 2015

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In their article ‘Welfare Safety Net or Tenure of Choice? The Dilemma Facing Social Housing Policy In England', Fitzpatrick and Pawson (2007) explain and reflect upon the changing environment of social housing in England. This essay will provide a summary of the article before analysing the position of social housing in Scotland compared to that described in England. Key similarities and differences between the two countries with ...

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Intellectual Traditional Rights

23 Mar 2015

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Introduction Intellectual property which creates property rights over intangibles such as ideas, inventions and signs differs from conventional property that establishes rights over tangible resources. Compared with the traditional property rights in land and tangible resources, the legitimacy of which is based on the scarcity or limited availability of such resources and the impossibility of sharing, intellectual creations are non-rivalrous, meaning that they can be invented, possessed ...

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Uk housing market

23 Mar 2015

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1.INTRODUCTION 1.1Introduction 1.2A brief history of the UK housing market 1.3Aims The aim of this research project is to compare and evaluate the variables that affected the FTBs accessibility to the housing market over the last 40 years. 1.4Objectives The first objective is to establish the factors' that have affected the rise in house prices other the last 40 years. The second objective is to review ...

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Property management, asset management and facilities management

23 Mar 2015

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An examination of Property Management, Asset Management and Facilities Management in the context of the management of real property by investors and occupiers Your essay must include a review of the generic property, facilities and asset management literature that addresses these topics and you are required to reach your own structured conclusions as to the make-up of these aspects of real property management, and the differences and ...

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Investment Appraisal Reading

23 Mar 2015

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Section 1 Introduction 1.1 This report is an investment appraisal for the property Pink Plaza. Pink Plaza is a 17 year old six storey office building located in the centre of Reading. 1.2 The report includes both a short and long term appraisal of Pink Plaza. The short term appraisal assumes a five year holding period, whilst the long term appraisal assumes a major refurbishment of the ...

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The facilities management

23 Mar 2015

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The late 1980s saw a growing awareness and increased recognition for facilities management both in the public and private sectors. Corporate strategies for competitiveness have caused businesses to relook at all their processes and restructure them in a way that decreases costs and improves efficiency. (Alexander, 1994) Definitions of Facilities Management There are many varying definitions of facilities management. The British Institute of Facilities Management perceives it ...

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Residential property investing

23 Mar 2015

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Residential Property Investing :- Information on Investing in Residential Property When you think of investing, residential property is one of the most lucrative options that you may consider. To make the most of your investment, you must follow the rule of strategic planning and look forward to enjoy the long-term gains. Like all other investments, you must do enough research and take time to choose the right ...

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Right Buy Tenants

23 Mar 2015

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Right to buy, the dominant form of housing tenure in the Britain for council tenants, competes against private and mixed economy ownership housing- provided by private initiatives - and private rented accommodation. Right to Buy was famously encouraged by Margaret Thatcher (Prime Minister from 1979-1990) through the 1980 Housing Act and the notion of a 'property-owning democracy'. Whilst it brings many advantages, Right to Buy is not ...

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Advantages and disadvantages of consultant office

23 Mar 2015

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Background An office generally a room which provide a space which business, clerical, or professional activities are conducted. An office building, also known as office block is a form of commercial building which contained spaces mainly designated to be used for offices purposed. This study will focuses on the consultancy office. Consultancy office is a service industry that giving expert advice in a particular field such as ...

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