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Bles, T. (author), Stoevelaar, R. (author), de Jong, E. (author)
In the Netherlands research has been performed on the Observational Method, aiming at a wider use of the method in the design of underground and infrastructural construction works. This paper summarizes the guideline that was output of the research, providing a clear definition, an overview of obstacles and pre-conditions, practical...
conference paper 2015
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Katsigiannis, G. (author), Schweiger, H.F. (author), Ferreira, P. (author), Fuentes, R. (author)
This paper focuses on the derivation of design prop loads for supported excavations in stiff clay with increasing excavation depth and number of prop levels. For multi-propped walls there are a number of empirical graphs to obtain the design prop forces. CIRIA C517 (Twine & Roscoe, 1999) enhancing Terzaghi & Peck's work (Terzaghi & Peck (1967)...
conference paper 2015
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Honjo, Y. (author), Moro, H. (author), Ishihara, M. (author), Otake, Y. (author)
The ministry of land, infrastructures, transportation and tourism (MLIT) of the Japanese government maintains governmental managed river levee for the safety against flood whose total length is more than 10,000 km. The design standard of river levee had been traditionally done based on so called shape based specification, where levee is judged...
conference paper 2015
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Miranda, C. (author), Teixeira, A. (author), Huber, M. (author), Schweckendiek, T. (author)
The traditional Dutch way to deal with piping failure in river dikes is the implementation of piping berms. The disadvantage of such a measure is the required inland space. Relief wells, on the other hand, require less or no inland space representing an attractive alternative solution. The aims of this paper are first, to show how reliability...
conference paper 2015
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Attia, S. (author)
Building performance simulation (BPS) is the basis for informed decision-making of Net Zero Energy Buildings (NZEBs) design. This paper aims to investigate the use of building performance simulation tools as a method of informing the design decision of NZEBs. The aim of this study is to evaluate the effect of a simulationbased decision aid, ZEBO...
conference paper 2013
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Fisher-Gewirtzman, D. (author)
Reviving neglected existing urban fabrics is one of the main frame-work for our future. A contemporary theory of conservation regarding architectural intervention and buildings subsequent re-use, has been developed to address a growing number of tired and neglected buildings. Rehabilitation is required for buildings that are no longer fit to...
conference paper 2011
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Tarhan, C. (author), Deniz, D. (author)
GIS integrated 3D modelling is crucial for the city planning and design processes because urban modelling is a tool used in virtual environments, and provides convenience to work. Although, the creation and display of 3D city models for large regions is difficult it is vital for planning and designing safer cities, as well as public places....
conference paper 2011
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Brusov, V. (author), Petruchik, V. (author)
A reasonable selection of wing airfoil is very important part of aerodynamic design process for micro-UAVs. The selected airfoil predetermines substantially performances of the designed UAV. This reason causes us to pay attention to the problem of UAV wing airfoil selection taking into account properties specific for micro-UAVs. A concept of...
conference paper 2011
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Brusov, V. (author), Grzybowski, J. (author), Petruchik, V. (author)
Flight investigations of aerodynamics and flight dynamics for micro-UAVs and mini-UAVs stimulate us to use automatic data acquisition systems to obtain valid estimations for UAV performances and characteristics. There exist many kinds of microprocessor-based and microcontroller-based data acquisition systems but all of them do not satisfy...
conference paper 2011
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Thipyopas, C. (author), Intaratep, N. (author)
Obtaining accurate aerodynamic characteristics of in-flight Micro Air Vehicles (MAVs) was viewed as difficult, due to the nature of very low Reynolds number, 3D complex flow, and strong influence from propulsion slipstream. This paper presents the study of the tailless, fixed-wing MAV, KuMAV-001, performed at Kasetsart University. The team...
conference paper 2011
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Montazer Hojjat, H.R. (author)
In the design of Micro Aerial Vehicles, decreasing the size is one of the most common challenging aims and to approach this aim, the weight of the whole aircraft shall decrease and structure is the second part which has the most weight [13]. In this paper, the use of a shell structure made from Nylon 6/6 is studied. Nylon was chosen because of...
conference paper 2011
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Huovinen, P. (author)
The on-going literature review has revealed a platform of the 62 construction-related business management (BM) concepts, published mainly via the journals between the years 1990-2009. The aim of this paper is to enhance the managing of construction-related businesses in highly environmentally sustainable ways. A focused review resulted in the...
conference paper 2011
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Garcia-Erviti, F. (author), Valverde, L.R. (author)
This paper is presented in CIB: Management and Innovation Sustainable Built Environment 2011, as the study and analysis of the residential model of a rural area from the Iberian Peninsula, specifically applied to the case of the province of Cáceres, in the autonomous region of Extremadura, in Spain. To this end, from a database made up of...
conference paper 2011
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Huovinen, P. (author)
The background involves the multiplication of Porter's (1980) five forces framework and the prior design of the 8-arena framework for capturing complexity of managing businesses within each of hundreds of (inter)national construction markets. In turn, the aim of this theoretical paper is to advance environmental sustainability as part of...
conference paper 2011
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Raisbeck, P. (author)
What are the organisational paradoxes that beset the design process in architectural firms? As innovative knowledge workers and system integrators architects are often called upon to produce innovative and custom designed buildings. Architects can be characterized as knowledge intensive professionals who help to lead innovation. However, most of...
conference paper 2011
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Flach, F. (author), Reschke Pires, J. (author), Stumpf Gonzalez, M.A. (author), Parisi Kern, A. (author)
This study proposes a method and presents a proposal to re-qualify social housing complexes, with diversification and expansion of units. The construction of large social housing condominiums can be criticized from several points of view. These projects has limited financial resources and there is a gap among the project and user’ requirements,...
conference paper 2011
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Lindley, J. (author)
This paper shares the experiences of delivering dedicated curriculum in sustainable design (BA & MA Programmes at the University for the Creative Arts) and integrating sustainability into already congested Product Design Programmes (BA & BSc Programmes at the University of Hertfordshire). With the former sustainability is the key driver for...
conference paper 2010
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Sminia, O. (author), Vogtländer, J. (author), Brezet, H. (author)
The European Coastal Islands around the North sea, are joined together in a project that stimulates sustainable development. Within this 'Cradle-to-Cradle Islands' project, some islands were selected as breading grounds for potentially sustainable projects. One of these projects was the development of a device for transport: the “Vrachtfiets”. A...
conference paper 2010
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Reubens, R. (author), Brezet, H. (author), Christiaans, H. (author)
There is a growing demand globally for products which impact sustainability positively. Bamboo fulfills these criteria, since it is a highly renewable timber replacement material which does not cause deforestation. It simultaneously has the potential to create livelihood opportunities for both the urban and rural poor. The eco-friendly potential...
conference paper 2010
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Zachrisson, J. (author), Boks, C. (author)
Increased focus in research on the environmental consequences of behaviour and product usage the last decade has resulted in a number of different design strategies. The strategies are meant to stimulate desired behavioural patterns or to avoid undesired ones. Although this provides understanding of how behaviour may be changed, there has been...
conference paper 2010
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