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Van der Veen, R.A.C. (author)
master thesis 2007
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Bijlsma, E. (author)
In September 2007 two prototype pilot tests were constructed along the Dutch coast with an experimental, polymer based revetment. An area of 490 m2 was put on a dike slope in the Eastern-Scheldt basin, and another 385 m2 on the horizontal surface of a beach groyne near the Pettemer Zeewering along the North-Sea coast. The revetment consists of...
master thesis 2008
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Schaepman, M. (author)
A key factor in making a shopping center a success, one that should be considered from the start of the development, is the management. The shopping center management is responsible for carrying out the concept of the shopping center and adjusting it, if necessary, to the needs of changing society. The internationalisation and strong shopping...
master thesis 2008
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Terra, D. (author)
The present study was aimed at comparing traditional input using keyboard and mouse to the direct stylus input for 9 to 11 years old children in a Brazilian (N=48) and a Dutch (N=48) primary school. The ultimate goal was to improve child education with the aid of computers. A structured experiment was designed and performed to empirically...
master thesis 2010
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Boon, A. (author)
As the field of eParticipation is in the experimentation phase with a wide range of experiments and projects occurring, these efforts need to be converged and analyzed in order to provide a more complete evaluation of the current status of eParticipation within municipalities. Specifically, an overview is needed of the direction municipal...
master thesis 2010
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Jabri, T. (author)
Environmental problems and the dependence on fossil fuels led to increasing interest in renewable energy sources. Photovoltaic (PV) technologies can convert the light emitted by the sun directly into electrical energy. Therefore PV technologies are very promising and the expectations are high worldwide. Compared to neighboring countries like...
master thesis 2011
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Mannaerts, A. (author)
With a sizeable expected growth of demand for rail transport in the Netherlands the coming decades, and limited resources for expansion of the rail network, intensified utilization of the infrastructure is to be expected. To adequately manage this growth a ppropriate tools for policy analysis are needed. Because of the unstructuredness of many...
master thesis 2013
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Van den Houdt, S.T.A. (author)
Contractors in the Dutch civil construction industry are adopting Systems Engineering (SE) into their work processes, to manage the increasingly complex and multi-disciplinary nature of their projects. The implementation rate of SE is low due to unknown problems caused by multiple factors. Currently, there is no overview of the factors affecting...
master thesis 2013
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Roosjen, J.M. (author)
Recently, in the construction industry a shift is taking place from conventional contracts models, in which the client has the responsibility for the (re)design of an asset, to integrated contract models in which the role of the client is much more limited. Further, in integrated models for road infrastructure, projects are contracted for the...
master thesis 2013
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Park Lee, E. (author)
The aim of this thesis is to define the specifications of an agent-based model to study the adoption and diffusion of solar PV in the Netherlands, accounting for consumer preferences and social influences. The conceptualization of the model is based on five pillars: agent-based modeling, the theory of planned behavior, choice modeling, dif-...
master thesis 2013
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Kibrit, B. (author)
Introduction While the world moves towards modern renewable energy sources, these sources are not always available which makes them unreliable. At the same time, problems of balancing the daily peak-demand is still performed with expensive fossil fueled units. Sitting perfectly in between supply and demand is a solution with the potential of...
master thesis 2013
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Van der Kamp, M.V. (author)
Strategic maintenance planning in the field of high-speed railway infrastructure maintenance is currently performed inefficiently. It is an important topic, since high-speed railway many kilometers of infrastructure will be constructed in the next twenty years. Interviewed experts state that the actual problem statements consists of five groups...
master thesis 2014
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Witlox, M.J.C. (author)
The functioning of a shopping area in the city centre is often determined by the amount of vacant square meters of retail space. The Netherlands is experiencing a strong increase of vacant shops. With the project called Living in Retail is tried to give a new interpretation for the current rise of retail vacancy in historical inner cities in the...
master thesis 2014
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Van Berchum, E.C. (author)
The current Dutch electricity market is changing rapidly. New energy agreements demand 40% of Dutch electricity to be produced by renewable sources. This will complicate the link between supply and demand. Where demand used to be the only unknown, also a large part of the electricity supply will become less certain. It is necessary to be able to...
master thesis 2014
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Gondrie, N. (author)
Upgrading the existing housing stock to a more sustainable and less energy demanding sector is a current issue. With a view to the European 20-20-20 target and the increasing energy prices, the sustainability and energy performance of people’s dwellings become indispensable. Until today still a significant portion of the housing portfolio has a...
master thesis 2015
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Abdul Muhaimin, T. (author)
Recent developments in the demand response (DR) arena (PowerMatcher platform, Google’s NEST device, FAN communication standard, ENDAX platform etc.) indicate that the world is not becoming simpler. A complex set of interactions and mixtures at different levels of demand response aggregation can be expected in the near future. Given the goal of ...
master thesis 2015
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Marchand, F.I. (author)
This study compares the growth-patterns and behaviour of crowdfunding real estate in the United States and Netherlands. An institutional approach is adopted to find dominant and favourable factors that require stimulation in the Netherlands. Empirical data is gathered through a twofold mechanism of document analysis and semi-structured...
master thesis 2016
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Broersen, T. (author)
The Netherlands is characterised by mostly low lying, flat, and engineered agricultural lands, which are sensitive to flooding. To protect against floods, a correct network characterisation is of the utmost importance. A Dutch water resources management company, the HDSR, wishes to have a highly automated method to characterise the water course...
master thesis 2016
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Bening, G. (author)
When Sietze Wopkes Wierda designed the Wesfort Leprosy Asylum he was building on his own and the collective Dutch building experience regarding Closed institutions. The influence of the Reformed Church Mental hospitals of the Christian Organization for the Care of Nervous and Mental Patients and their system of building village like closed...
master thesis 2016
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Meeuwsen, S.H. (author)
First time buyers have an important role on the housing market. First time buyers namely determine a large proportion of the movements on the owner occupied market (Marwijk, Pellenbarg, & Ruiter, 2014, p. 7) and are necessary to create liquidity at the lower end of the owner occupied market (Neuteboom & Brounen, 2007). Currently first time...
master thesis 2017
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