Construction Papers

  • Report For Rfid Evaluation

    2413 words, 10 pages

    Table of Contents 1. P. Elliott Company 3 2. Description and advantages of RFID technology 3 3. Suggested uses of RFID in P. Elliott & Company 4 3.1. Asset management 5 3.2. Concrete Maturity 5 3.3. Document tracking 6 3.5. Control of tools in tool room 6 3.6. Health and safety issues 7 3.6.1. Access control 8 3.6.2. Product life cycle tracking 8 3.7. Progress measurement and management 8 4. Conclusions 9 5. Bibliography 11 . 2. Description and advantages of RFID technology RFID, which stands for Radio Frequency Identification, is described as “any system

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    Green Construction For The Future

    1450 words, 6 pages

    In a time when reserves are decreasing at a significant rate, dangers to climate change are continuously growing, and buildings continue to play a rather important role in carbon dioxide emissions, new ideas and processes for constructing buildings must be adopted. A study performed by McKinsey, an international consulting firm, found that changes in the design and construction of buildings “could offset up to 6 billion tons of carbon emissions annually through measures with a zero or negative net life-cycle cost” (Yudelson 2008, 1). This measure, which figures to be a significant reducer fo

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    2467 words, 10 pages

    FRANK CROWE (1882-1946) Crowning Achievement A civil engineer who went from public to private employment just for the chance to build Hoover Dam realized his dream and put Las Vegas and Boulder City on the map. BY DENNIS MCBRIDE For the Review-Journal Frank Crowe, nicknamed "Hurry Up," for his driven insistence on completing projects on schedule or earlier, was construction superintendent on Hoover Dam. When a construction speed-up was ordered, the man and his moment had met. Courtesy Dennis McBride An inspection party accompanying Secretary of the Int

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    Negotiation In The Construction Industry

    2990 words, 12 pages

    Source, Strategy, and Tactics Analysis Author: DMF 2/26/2011 HR595 Negotiation Skills Abstract The construction industry makes its mark as a significant participant in business and development worldwide. Negotiation is a commonplace activity for construction project managers on a daily basis. The purpose of this analysis essay is to provide an informative source to prepare construction managers for negotiation. The nature of the construction industry provides the causes for the need for negotiation over conflicts and disputes and for the creation of better business practices. The i

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    Green Building Construction Bonds

    1860 words, 8 pages

    Green Building and Construction bonds have been a construction practice in use for many years. Only now has it gained so much momentum that construction bonds have to be re-evaluated to ensure there still performing in the same way. Because of the new technologies and how fast there being put into use, bond companies are questioning if the bonds in place cover all aspects of the new technologies. Green building is changing the way construction bonds are used and written. Green building is the practice of creating structures and using processes that are environmentally responsibl

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    Cmb Plasmids

    5094 words, 21 pages

    Lecture 2 Bacterial Plasmids What are plasmids, and why are they so useful? [pic] What is a plasmid? |  |A plasmid is an extra-chromosomal element, often a circular DNA. The plasmids we will use in this class| | |typically have three important elements: | | |A cloning site (a place to insert foreign DNAs) | | |An origin of replication

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    Pm 592

    1097 words, 5 pages

    Instructions: Please complete all 3 multi-part problems for this week's assignment. 2-1 Basic Estimating Problem Your company is installing a new piece of machining equipment and a robotic arm. Your manager asks for the project costs by cost category as well as the total amount. Given the following information, develop a base cost estimate by grouping costs by Equipment / Material (items 1 – 4), Installation / Labor (items 5 and 6), and Overhead (items 7-9). 1. Two pieces of equipment costing $ 15,000 and $ 35,000 2. Material required for electrical hook-u

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    Amwaj Islands

    5036 words, 21 pages

    AMWAJ ISLANDS CONSTRUCTED WITH GEOTUBES, BAHRAIN Jack Fowler, Ph.D., PE1, Thomas C. Stephens2, Mario Santiago3, and Pieter de Bruin4 ABSTRACT The Amwaj Islands Project, Venice style resort involves the development of a new island off the northeast shore of Muharraq Island in Bahrain. The key element in the successful design, construction and completion of the Amwaj Island development project was the use of sand filled Geotubes to form the island perimeter for containment of 12 million cubic meter of dredged sand that formed the basic platform for the development project

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    Assessment Of The Financial Health Of Malaysian Construction Firms Using Financial Ratio Analysis

    5280 words, 22 pages

    A recent study by Enshassi et al. (2006) shows that dependency on bank loan and payment of high interest (i.e., cost of capital) is the main factor behind the failure of contracting firms. As suggested by Edum-Fotwe (1996), construction firms must undertake regular performance evaluation to ensure the adoption of timely and appropriate strategies to sustain their businesses. Kangari (1992) suggests that understanding the causes and symptoms of business failure would help identify early warnings of an impending financial crisis. Cannon and Hillebrandt (1991) emphasize that the financial aspect,

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    1854 words, 8 pages

    19 Pinckney St. Edward Alexander has $80,000 of his own equity, which he hopes to leverage through investment in real estate. He found a 4-unit building on 19 Pickney St. in Boston. Our analysis showed he should obtain $450,000 through a 20-year mortgage at 8%, as was offered to him by Sarah Harris, in order to invest in this property. The Property The property is located at 19 Pinckney St. in the back slope of the historical neighborhood of Beacon Hill in Boston. It is a 4-unit residential building, which a fire has destroyed in 2003, and thereafter only the str

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    Lowe Carbon Concrete

    1002 words, 5 pages

    Introduction Concrete is the most commonly used building material on the planet and most of the infrastructure for modern civilization has been built using concrete in some form or other. Concrete is a very versatile and stable building material. For this reason, it is the second most widely used resource in the world after water .Concrete has a low embodied energy and a significant number of inherent characteristics which contribute to sustainablity of concrete structures. Concrete production accounts for approximately 5% of worldwide greenhouse gas emissions. The

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    Advanced Taxation

    1023 words, 5 pages

    TUTORIAL 4 – C5: INDUSTRIAL BUILDING ALLOWANCE TUTORIAL QUESTION 1: AAN Sdn Bhd (financial year-end 30 September), a manufacturing company, purchased a factory from SAF Sdn Bhd on 23 October 2010 and incurred expenditure as follows: | RM ‘000 | Purchase price (including land cost RM450,000) | 2,500 | Stamp duties | 50 | Legal fees | 15 | Total | 2,565 | The SAF Sdn Bhd had used the factory for the purpose of its business up to 15 September 2010. The residual expenditure as at 31 December 2009 was RM1,020,500. The factory was constructed in 2009

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    Sustainability Of London Olympics

    1011 words, 5 pages

    One of the primary reasons London won the bid for the Summer 2012 Olympics was because of the emphasis game planners placed on creating the most sustainable games in history. In today’s society, words and phrases like “sustainable”, “eco-friendly”, and “green” are tossed around often. Some people have deemed the shift towards a more environment-conscious society a fad and dismissed it, while others don’t thoroughly understand what it means to be green. The London games served to shed light on sustainability in a very tangible, holistic way. While most Olympic games focu

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    Case Study Barhale Construction Plc

    1260 words, 6 pages

    Health and Safety Executive Barhale Construction plc Worker engagement case study 8 This case study is part of a series of case studies, which give examples of best practice when engaging workers to improve health and safety in the workplace. Introduction In 1999 Barhale identi?ed the need to focus resources on the front line, where site team members were exposed to risk, and where the majority of accidents occur. So, along with a series of initiatives to improve two-way communication with its workforce, the company introduced the safety coach. The safety coach Safety coaches have played

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    Burj Khalifa

    1502 words, 7 pages

    Essay on an Engineer or an Engineering Accomplishment Burj Khalifa XYZ Contents Abstract 3 1. Background 3 2. Technical Accomplishments of Engineer 4 3. Impact of Accomplishment on Society 5 4. Impact on Advances in the Field 6 References 7 Abstract As a result of efforts implanted by William Frazier Baker an efficient building in terms of its functionality, structural system, and response to wind, while still maintaining the integrity of the initial design concept grabbed the interests of people all over the world. Burj Khalifa Tower has passed all the previous hei

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    Suzdal Goldring Of Russia

    1106 words, 5 pages

    Suzdal has appeared on pages of Russian annals in 1024 and has defined (determined) the whole period in development of Russian national statehood and culture. In XI century Suzdal - large city in northeast of powerful Kiev power, in the middle of XI century Suzdal reaches(achieves) the highest blossoming: it(he) becomes capital of the Ростово-Suzdal princedom, large shopping center-craft. It was in days of reigning son Vladimir Monomakha Jury Dolgorukogo who has become(begun) by the first independent Suzdal prince. In 1152 in a country princely residence in village Kideksha on coast Nerl

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    How To Plan A Laboratory

    1518 words, 7 pages

    Medical technologists are almost always seen in a laboratory, not only medical technologists but also different medical teams. Laboratory is their workplace where they spend a lot of time doing scientific experiments and tests. You can see a lot of things inside a laboratory. These include different equipments, specimens, work benches and power operations. There are a lot of things that you need to consider when you plan a laboratory. It is not as easy as ABC when you construct this kind of facility. In regards with that, you need to consider first the cost. How much money will you allot in t

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    Organizational Communication

    1498 words, 6 pages

    B&W Communication Issues Case Study Fundamentals of Organizational Communication Section 6 Dr. Steven Seay Introduction “Babcock and Wilcox has been a preferred global industry leader excelling in the delivery of advanced energy and operational solutions”.( The Technical Services Group is a smaller subsidiary of the Babcock and Wilcox Company that employs 300 to 400 people in Idaho, New York and Pennsylvania. This paper will focus specifically on the organizational communication issues that are prevalent on the Kesselring New York site contr

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    Burj Khalifa

    1753 words, 8 pages

    Burj Khalifa, a single place where tourism, hospitality, professionalism and leisure come together. Home to more than 1000 residences, Burj Khalifa accommodates a hotel, an observation deck, a restaurant, fitness and recreation club and also 37 floors of corporate offices. It brings in a concept of a vertical city with all the luxurious amenities made available on the top of the world. For the tourists and visitors coming to see this marvel, it is a long and a memorable journey of a lifetime ( Burj in Arabic means ‘Tower’ and Khalifa stands for the name of the President of

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    Concrete Construction

    1773 words, 8 pages

    Con - 162 Throughout the course of time we have seen many changes occur in the construction industry. The industry has changed completely in its construction methods and one such field which is very important in learning about in the construction industry is concrete construction. The history of concrete is very important to know as well as understanding the process of making and placing concrete. Also, the introduction of steel reinforcing bars in concrete has definitely changed the game of the construction industry in concrete construction. Concrete is the most widely used material on e

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    Construction Essay

    2405 words, 10 pages

    Thesis: The U.S. construction industry is very vast and diverse. It includes a cross section of activities and people who ranges from electricians, plumbers etc. working all by themselves on residential as well as small commercial complexes to marketing professionals who work for huge construction and engineering organizations involved in designing and building enormous projects. Introduction: The construction sector encompasses associations primarily involved in the construction of buildings and various other structures, heavy construction apart from buildings, along with renovations, modi

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    Enviromental Analysis

    2676 words, 11 pages

    A Comprehensive Analysis of the Construction Industry in Dubai Introduction At the end of 2006, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) celebrated the completion of its first 35 years as an independent federal state. Over the period since it is formal creation on 2nd December 1971, the country has witnessed dramatic changes as the revenues from its oil and gas production has been put to good use in the building of a modern infrastructure, while the population has grown by over ten fold. That process of change has taken place against a backdrop of social stability and political continuity that is

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    Technical Report On The Integrated Approach To The Supply Chains

    2181 words, 9 pages

    A technical report into describing how the building process has benefited from an integrated approach to the supply chain process is potentially the means by which the building industry will prosper in the twenty first century. My two recently completed major projects featured in the construction industry are the BBC’s ‘West One’ part of broadcasting house, and the new Pinewood Studios’ studio which has been completed for the new shooting of the highly popular James Bond film. These two new constructions both had there own different problems which had to be over come, which gave a unique chall

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