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ABILITY - Visualizing the Unimaginable - TU Delft OCW
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Students and professionals in science, design and technology have to develop and communicate concepts that are often difficult to comprehend for the public, their peers and even themselves.

IMAGE | ABILITY – Visualizing the Unimaginable, will help you enhance your communication and interpersonal skills and provide insight, tips and tricks to make such complex and seemingly unimaginable concepts and ideas imaginable.

After finishing this course you will be more skilled in finding the right visual language to convey your ideas, thoughts and vision. You will be able to illustrate units and quantities, concepts and themes and you will know how to unravel complexity by using diagrams and schemes.

Subject:
Architecture and Design
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Full Course
Provider:
Delft University of Technology
Provider Set:
Delft University OpenCourseWare
Author:
Dr.ir. M.C. Stellingwerff
Date Added:
08/01/2018
After Katrina, Health Care Facility's Infrastructure Planned to Withstand Future Flooding
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After catastrophic flooding in New Orleans destroyed two hospitals, the Southeast Louisiana Veterans Health Care System is planning a replacement facility that will incorporate resilience against future extreme events.

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Architecture and Design
Material Type:
Case Study
Provider:
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Provider Set:
U.S. Climate Resilience Toolkit
Date Added:
08/09/2016
After Record-Breaking Rains, a Major Medical Center's Hazard Mitigation Plan Improves Resilience
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Widespread damage from flooding at the Texas Medical Center in Houston revealed the complex's vulnerabilities. Implementing a long-term hazard mitigation plan is reducing future risks.

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Architecture and Design
Material Type:
Case Study
Provider:
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Provider Set:
U.S. Climate Resilience Toolkit
Date Added:
08/29/2016
Anteprima del volume "I BACINI CULTURALI E LA PROGETTAZIONE SOCIALE ORIENTATA ALL’HERITAGE-MAKING, TRA POLITICHE GIOVANILI, INNOVAZIONE SOCIALE, DIVERSITÀ CULTURALE"
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Anteprima del volume "I BACINI CULTURALI E LA PROGETTAZIONE SOCIALE ORIENTATA ALL’HERITAGE-MAKING, TRA POLITICHE GIOVANILI, INNOVAZIONE SOCIALE, DIVERSITÀ CULTURALE. Il framework del Progetto ABACUS – Attivazione dei Bacini Culturali Siciliani, alla luce della Convenzione Quadro del Consiglio d'Europa sul valore del Patrimonio culturale per la società"

Subject:
Architecture and Design
Computer Science
Environmental Science
Information Science
Arts and Humanities
Art History
Languages
Performing Arts
World Cultures
Management
Public Relations
Agriculture
Education
History
Law
Hydrology
Physical Geography
Social Science
Anthropology
Archaeology
Political Science
Psychology
Social Work
Sociology
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Author:
ABACUS Project Activation of Cultural Basins
Date Added:
12/22/2020
Architectural Design 1 Model
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Architectural and Structural Engineering provides learning opportunities for students interested in preparing for careers in such areas as architecture, industrial design, and civil engineering.

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Architecture and Design
Engineering
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Lesson Plan
Provider:
Butte County Office of Education
Provider Set:
CTE Online
Date Added:
07/15/2013
Art Appreciation and Techniques
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This course is an exploration of visual art forms and their cultural connections for the student with little experience in the visual arts. It includes a brief study of art history and in depth studies of the elements, media, and methods used in creative processes and thought. Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to: interpret examples of visual art using a five-step critical process that includes description, analysis, context, meaning, and judgment; identify and describe the elements and principles of art; use analytical skills to connect formal attributes of art with their meaning and expression; explain the role and effect of the visual arts in societies, history, and other world cultures; articulate the political, social, cultural, and aesthetic themes and issues that artists examine in their work; identify the processes and materials involved in art and architectural production; utilize information to locate, evaluate, and communicate information about visual art in its various forms. Note that this course is an alternative to the Saylor FoundationĺÎĺ_ĺĚĺ_s ARTH101A and has been developed through a partnership with the Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges; the Saylor Foundation has modified some WSBCTC materials. This free course may be completed online at any time. (Art History 101B)

Subject:
Architecture and Design
Arts and Humanities
Art History
Visual Arts
World Cultures
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Provider:
The Saylor Foundation
Date Added:
04/16/2012
Basic Concepts of Structural Design for Architecture Students
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This book aims to narrate fundamental concepts of structural design to architecture students such that they have minimum involvement with math problem-solving. Within this book, students learn about different types of loads, forces and vector addition, the concept of equilibrium, internal forces, geometrical and material properties of structural elements, and rules of thumb for estimating the proportion of some structural systems such as catenary cables and arches, trusses, and frame structures.

Subject:
Architecture and Design
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
Portland State University
Author:
Anahita Khodadadi
Date Added:
11/18/2021
Bio Inspired Design
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The course Bio-Inspired Design gives an overview of non-conventional mechanical approaches in nature and shows how this knowledge can lead to more creativity in mechanical design and to better (simpler, smaller, more robust) solutions than with conventional technology. The course discusses a large number of biological organisms with smart constructions, unusual mechanisms or clever sensing and processing methods and presents a number of technical examples and designs of bio-inspired instruments and machines.

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Architecture and Design
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Reading
Provider:
Delft University of Technology
Provider Set:
Delft University OpenCourseWare
Author:
Dr.ir. P. Breedveld
Date Added:
10/09/2014
Building Information - Representation and Management: Principles and Foundations for the Digital Era
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The book presents a coherent theory of building information, focusing on its representation and management in the digital era. It addresses issues such as the information explosion and the structure of analogue building representations to propose a parsimonious approach to the deployment and utilization of symbolic digital technologies like BIM. It also considers the matching representation of AECO processes in terms of tasks, so as to connect to information processing and support both information management and decision taking.

Subject:
Architecture and Design
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
Delft University of Technology
Author:
Alexander Koutamanis
Date Added:
02/21/2022
CON 371, mechanical and plumbing systems
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Contains a PDF version of lecture slides for a construction course on mechanical and plumbing systems. Also contains in-class exercises used in the course.

Subject:
Architecture and Design
Career and Technical Education
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Activity/Lab
Lecture Notes
Provider:
Colorado State University
Provider Set:
Mountain Scholar
Author:
Harper Christofer
Date Added:
02/02/2021
Cambodian Art and Architecture
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This is a unit I created for a section of my art history course.  Our community college has a sizeable population of Cambodian immigrants with an interest in learning about their heritage.   Most art history survey courses in the United States do not sufficiently expose students to the culture of Southeast Asia.  

Subject:
Architecture and Design
Arts and Humanities
Art History
Visual Arts
Material Type:
Module
Provider:
Middlesex Community College
Author:
Shelley Hawks, Ph.D.
Date Added:
08/01/2019
Circular Economy for a Sustainable Built Environment
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Building construction is one of the most waste producing sectors. In the European Union, construction alone accounts for approximately 30% of the raw material input. In addition, the different life-cycle stages of buildings, from construction to end-of-life, cause a significant environmental impact related to energy consumption, waste generation and direct and indirect greenhouse gas emissions.

The Circular Economy model offers guidelines and principles for promoting more sustainable building construction and reducing the impact on our environment. If you are interested in taking your first steps in transitioning to a more sustainable manner of construction, then this course is for you!

In this course you will become familiar with circularity as a systemic, multi-disciplinary approach, concerned with the different scales, from material to product, building, city, and region.

Some aspects of circularity that will be included in this course are maximizing reuse and recycle levels by closing the material loops. You will also learn how the Circular Economy can help to realign business incentives in supply chains, and how consumers can be engaged and contribute to the transition through new business models enabling circular design, reuse, repair, remanufacturing and recycling of building components.

In addition, you will learn how architecture and urban design can be adapted according to the principles of the Circular Economy and ensure that construction is more sustainable. You will also learn from case studies how companies already profitably incorporate this new theory into the design, construction and operation of the built environment.

Subject:
Architecture and Design
Engineering
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
Delft University of Technology
Provider Set:
Delft University OpenCourseWare
Author:
A. Sabbe
Dipl.ing. U. Hackauf
Dr. A. Wandl
Dr.ing. M. Bilow
Dr.ing. T. Konstantinou
Dr.ir. E. Leclercq
Ir. M. Smit
Prof.dr.ir. T. Klein
Date Added:
04/30/2020
Citizens Co-creating Sustainable Cities
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Around the world, major challenges of our time such as population growth and climate change are being addressed in cities. Here, citizens play an important role amidst governments, companies, NGOs and researchers in creating social, technological and political innovations for achieving sustainability.

Citizens can be co-creators of sustainable cities when they engage in city politics or in the design of the urban environment and its technologies and infrastructure. In addition, citizens influence and are influenced by the technologies and systems that they use every day. Sustainability is thus a result of the interplay between technology, policy and people’s daily lives. Understanding this interplay is essential for creating sustainable cities. In this MOOC, we zoom in on Amsterdam, Beijing, Ho Chi Minh City, Nairobi, Kampala and Suzhou as living labs for exploring the dynamics of co-creation for sustainable cities worldwide. We will address topics such as participative democracy and legitimacy, ICTs and big data, infrastructure and technology, and SMART technologies in daily life.

Subject:
Architecture and Design
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
Delft University of Technology
Provider Set:
Delft University OpenCourseWare
Author:
Huub Rijnaarts
Date Added:
07/18/2018
CityScope: New Orleans
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Do you want to think about ways to help solve New Orleans' problems? CityScope is a project-based introduction to the contemporary city. “Problem solving in complex (urban) environments” is different than “solving complex problems.” As a member of a team, you will learn to assess scenarios for the purpose of formulating social, economic and design strategies to provide humane and sustainable solutions. A visit to New Orleans is planned for spring break 2007.

Subject:
Architecture and Design
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
MIT
Provider Set:
MIT OpenCourseWare
Author:
Cherie Miot Abbanat
John Fernandez
J. Phillip Thompson
Date Added:
02/16/2011
Colosseum
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This art history video discussion looks at the Colosseum (Amphitheatrum Flavium), c. 70-80 C.E., Rome.

Subject:
Architecture and Design
Art History
Material Type:
Diagram/Illustration
Lecture
Provider:
Khan Academy
Provider Set:
Smarthistory
Author:
Beth Harris
Julia Avra Ugoretz
Steven Zucker
Valentina Follo
Date Added:
11/07/2012
Commercial Solar Electric Systems
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AE 868 examines the theories and design practices of solar electric systems in the context of utility and commercial-scale applications. An important goal of the course is to equip solar professionals with skills to follow the impact of hardware trends in industry on feasibility, design, and the commissioning of such systems. Students will learn how to design solar electric systems as well as the processes required for permitting, construction, and commissioning. Topics include conceptual design of solar electric systems, solar electric technologies, inverter and power management technologies, design theory and economic analysis tools, system design processes for grid-tied and off-grid systems, integration of energy storage and demand response systems, construction project management, permitting, safety and commissioning, system monitoring, and maintenance.

Subject:
Architecture and Design
Engineering
Communication
Atmospheric Science
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Full Course
Provider:
Penn State's College of Earth and Mineral Sciences
Author:
Mohamed Amer Chaaban
Date Added:
10/07/2019
DOCTRINA LOGISTICA
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El propósito de este manual es determinar procedimientos generales para el oficial y personal militar que ejerce la función logística, con el fin de que se administren los medios o recursos de tal forma que pueda ejecutar un apoyo logístico integral eficiente como oportuno al personal y unidades militares en el teatro de operaciones. 

Subject:
Architecture and Design
Environmental Science
Information Science
Material Type:
Data Set
Lecture Notes
Author:
Xavier Fonseca
Date Added:
10/04/2021
DOORS AND ITS TYPES
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A door is an accessible barrier which is provided in a wall opening to give an access to the inside of a room or a building. There are various types of doors and their materials are mentioned in it.

Subject:
Architecture and Design
Material Type:
Module
Author:
ATHIRSTAM J
Date Added:
05/02/2020
Design Expedition Guide: Experiment
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An experiment expedition allows you to test and refine solution(s)/intervention(s) and question underlying assumptions. There are typically many stages of prototyping before determining your ultimate intervention. Mark your current understanding of your stage of testing for this expedition (What are you testing?)

Subject:
Architecture and Design
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Author:
Naomi Roumani
Thomas Both
Date Added:
01/31/2020
Design Practice in Business
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Are you a design practitioner eager to become more strategic? Are you a business professional who wants to become more innovative? In this course, made by the world’s first strategic design school, you’ll follow the lead of big successful companies who already create new business opportunities and spark innovation by practicing design.

This course will introduce you to a hands-on design approach for finding new business opportunities. You will experience first-hand how design can be of value for your organisation. You’ll be challenged to create your own concepts that generate new business opportunities.

This course is produced by the same team that created the Strategic Product Design master programme at TU Delft, one of the oldest and most established programmes of strategic design in the world. Moreover, industry experts will help bridging design practice and business theory in a way that is unique in the present educational landscape.

Subject:
Architecture and Design
Engineering
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
Delft University of Technology
Provider Set:
Delft University OpenCourseWare
Author:
Dr. G. Calabretta
Prof.dr. H.M.J.J. Snelders
Date Added:
08/01/2018
Designing for All
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The goal of the Designing for All: A Toolkit for Maximum Digital impact is to provide resources for instructors at Vancouver Island University to create digitally accessible courses for their students. It focuses on the suite of tools supported by the Centre for Innovation and Excellence in Learning (CIEL). A giant thank you to BCcampus and their Accessibility Toolkit - 2nd Edition. We were able to rely heavily on the content provided in that publication in the creation of our own version. Thank you for your hard work.

Subject:
Architecture and Design
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
British Columbia/Yukon Open Authoring Platform
Author:
Anwen Burk
Kathleen Bortolin
Sylvie Lafrenière
Date Added:
12/16/2020
Elementary Ergonomics
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Elementary Ergonomics is an introduction to basic physical ergonomics theory and practice for students of other - than Industrial Design Engineering of Delft University of Technology - institutes for higher learning, such as Dutch universities, universities of EU and non-EU countries, and universities of applied sciences. The course consists of the following topics: anthropometry (1D, 2D, 3D including digital human modelling), biomechanics, and comfort.

Furthermore, the role of user involvement in the design process (evaluation of existing products and environments and of created concepts, models and prototypes) will be explained. Moreover, the meaning and representation of use cues in product design will be highlighted.

Subject:
Architecture and Design
Material Type:
Homework/Assignment
Lecture
Lecture Notes
Reading
Provider:
Delft University of Technology
Provider Set:
Delft University OpenCourseWare
Author:
ir M.C. Dekker
Date Added:
02/26/2016
Elevated Rehabilitation Facility Functions Flawlessly Through Hurricane Sandy
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During Hurricane Sandy, as the storm surge incapacitated buildings all along the New York and New Jersey coasts, Seagate Seagate Rehabilitation & Nursing Center functioned precisely as planned. At the peak of the storm, floodwaters filled the parking area and reached the lobby door, but did not enter the building. Emergency power generators remained safe and supplied backup power for four days despite an area-wide power outage. The nursing home’s emergency plans for food and medical supplies enabled staff and patients to shelter in place despite limited transportation for incoming supplies. Seagate not only provided continuous care to its residents during and after Sandy, it also assisted local community members seeking food and shelter.

Subject:
Architecture and Design
Material Type:
Case Study
Provider:
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Provider Set:
U.S. Climate Resilience Toolkit
Date Added:
08/09/2016
Engineering: Building with Nature
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If you’re interested in the concept of building with nature, then this is the engineering course for you. This course explores the use of natural materials and ecological processes in achieving effective and sustainable hydraulic infrastructural designs. You will learn the Building with Nature ecosystem-based design concept and its applications in water and coastal systems. During the course, you will be presented with a range of case studies to deepen your knowledge of ecological and engineering principles.

You’ll learn from leading Dutch engineers and environmental scientists who see the Building with Nature integrated design approach as fundamental to a new generation of engineers and ecologists.

Subject:
Architecture and Design
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
Delft University of Technology
Provider Set:
Delft University OpenCourseWare
Author:
Prof.dr. J.H. Slinger
prof.dr. M. Stive
Date Added:
08/01/2018
Engineering Design for Circular Economy
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Products and equipment all around us are made of materials: look around you and you will see phones, computers, cars, and buildings. We face challenges in securing the supply of materials and the impact this has on the planet. Innovative product design can help us find solutions to these challenges. This course will explore new ways of designing products.

The design of products is an important aspect of a circular economy. The circular economy approach addresses material supply challenges by keeping materials in use much longer and eventually returning materials for new use. The principle is that waste must be minimized. Products will be designed to last longer. They will be easier to Reuse, Repair, and Remanufacture. The product will eventually be broken down and Recycled. This is Design for R and is the focus of this course.

Experts from leading European universities and research organizations will explain the latest strategies in product design. Current design approaches lead to waste, loss of value and loss of resources. You will learn about the innovative ways in which companies are creating value, whilst securing their supply chains, by integrating Design for R.

This course is suitable for all learners who have an interest in product design, innovative engineering, new business activity, entrepreneurship, sustainability, circular economy and everyone who thinks that the current way we do things today needs a radical rethink.

Subject:
Architecture and Design
Engineering
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
Delft University of Technology
Provider Set:
Delft University OpenCourseWare
Author:
David Peck
Dr. A. Lohrengel
Dr. E. van der Voet
Drs. Max Prumbohm
Date Added:
02/21/2019
Essential Mechanics - Statics and Strength of Materials with MATLAB and Octave
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Essential Mechanics - Statics and Strength of Materials with MATLAB and Octave
P. Venkataraman

Essential Mechanics - Statics and Strength of Materials with MATLAB and Octave combines two core engineering science courses - “Statics” and “Strength of Materials” - in mechanical, civil, and aerospace engineering. It weaves together various essential topics from Statics and Strength of Materials to allow discussing structural design from the very beginning. The traditional content of these courses are reordered to make it convenient to cover rigid body equilibrium and extend it to deformable body mechanics.The e-book covers the most useful topics from both courses with computational support through MATLAB/Octave. The traditional approach for engineering content is emphasized and is rigorously supported through graphics and analysis. Prior knowledge of MATLAB is not necessary. Instructions for its use in context is provided and explained. It takes advantage of the numerical, symbolic, and graphical capability of MATLAB for effective problem solving. This computational ability provides a natural procedure for What if? exploration that is important for design. The book also emphasizes graphics to understand, learn, and explore design. The idea for this book, the organization, and the flow of content is original and new. The integration of computation, and the marriage of analytical and computational skills is a new valuable experience provided by this e-book. Most importantly the book is very interactive with respect to the code as it appears along with the analysis.

Subject:
Architecture and Design
Engineering
Material Type:
Full Course
Interactive
Lecture Notes
Simulation
Textbook
Provider:
Rochester Institute of Technology
Author:
P Venkataraman
Date Added:
01/14/2020
Evolving Design
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Ontwerpen is een combinatie van logisch redeneren en het creatief combineren van bestaande technieken om tot nieuwe, innovatieve ideeen te komen. Een goede werktuigkundig ontwerper put zijn creativiteit uit kennis van een groot aantal bestaande werktuigbouwkundige systemen. Hoe groter die kennis, hoe groter de kans dat nieuwe, innovatieve ontwerpconcepten ontstaan. Vooral kennis over niet-conventionele techniek bevordert dit creatieve ontwerpproces.

Het doel van het vak Evolving Design is om studenten de onderhavige werkprincipes te tonen van een grote hoeveelheid niet-conventionele werktuigbouwkundige systemen. Er wordt hierbij zowel gekeken naar bijzondere ontdekkingen uit het verleden als uit het heden, met een blik op de toekomst. De ontwerpprincipes worden niet simpelweg opgesomd, maar geplaatst in hun fascinerende, historische ontwikkeling om te laten zien hoe de ontwerpers hun creativiteit en vernuft gebruik(t)en om goedwerkende oplossingen te vinden binnen de beperkingen van de beschikbare fabricageprocessen en beschermingsmogelijkheden (patenten). Veel oplossingen uit het verleden zijn klaar om te worden toegepast in de technologie van de toekomst!

Het vak richt zich primair op het kwalitatief beschrijven van de werkprincipes van bestaande technologieen, met de nadruk op bewegende mechanische constructies. Hoewel het kwantatief, in detail uitwerken van de kracht-bewegingsvergelijkingen niet het hoofddoel van het vak is, zijn mechanische vergelijkingen wel essentieel als zij leiden tot een beter begrip.

Subject:
Architecture and Design
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Assessment
Lecture Notes
Provider:
Delft University of Technology
Provider Set:
Delft University OpenCourseWare
Author:
Dr. ir. P. (Paul) Breedveld
Date Added:
02/16/2016
Experimentation and Innovation: Building the Hale Telescope
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The primary sources in this project, drawn from the collections at the Rockefeller Archive Center, include correspondence and diagrams that document the process of fabricating what became a 200-inch Pyrex telescope mirror. These sources can be used to strengthen critical reading skills, to support inquiry-based learning exercises, and to expose students to the stories of trial and error that lie behind most scientific or engineering breakthroughs. Students are encouraged to annotate in the margins in order to support the development of document analysis and critical thinking skills. This project contains a suggested exercise that builds on the themes of the primary source documents.

Subject:
Architecture and Design
Information Science
Higher Education
Reading Informational Text
U.S. History
Mathematics
Physical Science
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lesson Plan
Module
Primary Source
Student Guide
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Author:
The Rockefeller Archive Center
Date Added:
08/24/2020
Exploring a Romano-african City: Thugga
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From Rome to Pompeii and Ephesus the excavation of Roman remains is well known, but what of Roman remains in Africa? This unit looks at the Roman city of Thugga and examines the influence that Roman architecture and art had on Africa and its people.

Subject:
Architecture and Design
Arts and Humanities
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Reading
Syllabus
Provider:
The Open University
Provider Set:
Open University OpenLearn
Date Added:
02/16/2011
FORESTS
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This image is a indicator of the importancE of protecting our forest resources. Illegal cutting of trees for urban expnasion, agricultural or any other huan activities should not be condonded. Forests should be protected as they have an important role in soil and water conservation.

Subject:
Architecture and Design
Environmental Science
Material Type:
Case Study
Author:
Patricia Mwangi
Date Added:
01/29/2022
GORGON TESSELLATION ------->  BRENIKOU TESSELLATIONs
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LINEAR TRANSFORMATIONs ON THE PLAIN .
INTRODUCTION TO ISOHEDRALS , BASIC BLOCKS TO SYMMETRIC TILING.
TESSELLATIONs (PERIODIC & APERIODIC)
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BRENIKOU , MACEDONIA EAST , HELLAS (GREECE).ARTIST (PAINTER & SCULPTOR) : EFSTRATOPOULOS NIKOLAOS ( efstrato71@gmail.com )MUSIC : Εύελδωρ - Λυρογηθής (ANCIEN...

Subject:
Architecture and Design
Computer Science
Graphic Arts
Geometry
Material Type:
Assessment
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Author:
GEORGAKAS NIKOLAOS (BRENIKOU)
Date Added:
04/01/2021
Remix
Graphic Design
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The main content of this topic is to teach graphic design by focusing on the eight design methods.Original Resource: aurthor, Xiaoyun Lu title, Graphic Design: 8 Types of Graphic Design Creative Commons Attribution  website, https://www.oercommons.org/courseware/lesson/87204/overview. The OER was titled "Graphic Design: 8 types of graphic design", but only spoke on the common four. I researched all eight, added added my findings, and put them into a breif introductory infographic study tool. Additional reference, Cann, M. J. (2020, March 2). The 8 types of graphic design. 99designs. Retrieved February 11, 2022, from https://99designs.com/blog/tips/types-of-graphic-design/

Subject:
Architecture and Design
Material Type:
Unit of Study
Author:
MonaLisa Curry
Date Added:
02/10/2022
Greening the Ghetto
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In an emotionally charged talk, MacArthur-winning activist Majora Carter details her fight for environmental justice in the South Bronx -- and shows how minority neighborhoods suffer most from flawed urban policy. A quiz, thought provoking question, and links for further study are provided to create a lesson around the 18-minute video. Educators may use the platform to easily "Flip" or create their own lesson for use with their students of any age or level.

Subject:
Architecture and Design
Material Type:
Lecture
Provider:
TED
Provider Set:
TED-Ed
Author:
Majora Carter
Date Added:
01/06/2006
I Bacini Culturali e la progettazione sociale orientata all’Heritage-Making, tra Politiche giovanili, Innovazione sociale, Diversità culturale
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Il volume rappresenta la tappa finale della prima stagione di implementazione del Progetto ABACUS (giugno 2019 - settembre 2020), sostenuta dal finanziamento pubblico garantito dalla Regione Siciliana e dalla Presidenza del Consiglio dei Ministri. In tal senso, la pubblicazione raccoglie sia una sezione di materiali di discussione critica sul percorso progettuale e sui primi esiti maturati, sia una ricca parte di contributi tematici offerti da referenti istituzionali, studiosi ed esperti, docenti accademici e ricercatori, professionisti e rappresentanti di organismi del Terzo settore Sono state così affrontate ed esaminate differenti tematiche e problematiche socio-culturali e socio-economiche, e prospettive e approcci metodologico-operativi tra loro affini e convergenti, che si sviluppano a cavallo delle politiche sociali, giovanili e culturali, della progettazione sociale e culturale, dell'innovazione sociale e della diversità culturale, in differenti contesti socio-territoriali siciliani e italiani, con una particolare attenzione per quelle iniziative che rappresentano casi paradigmatici in cui le istanze istituzionali, della ricerca, dell'educazione e della formazione si incontrano con le aspettative dei pubblici differenziati e, specialmente, delle giovani generazioni, anche sull'orizzonte della innovazione dell'occupazione giovanile.

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Architecture and Design
Computer Science
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World Cultures
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Alessandra Caravale
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Andrea De Tommasi
Andrea Messina
Angela Vitale
Antonija Netolicki
Antonio Grasso
Antonio Sutera
Carlo Volpe
Caterina Mulè
Claudio La Rocca
Daniele Tulone
Davide Silvestri
Eleonora Giovene di Girasole
Elisabetta Di Stefano
Erika Coco
Fabio Pagano
Federica Lamonaca
Filippo Gravagno
Francesca Piazza
Francesca Rita Cerami
Francesco Iacono Quarantino
Gabriela Del Rosario Abate
Gabriella Paolini
Giorgia Leoni
Giovanna Sedita
Giuseppe Bivona
Giusi Carioto
Giusy Pappalardo
Ilaria Vitellio
Lucia Piastra
Luisella Pavan-Woolfe
Maria Chiara Falcone
Maria Laura Scaduto
Massimo Clemente
Matteo Tedo Fici
Mirella Serlorenzi
Riccardo Pozzo
Rossella Mancini
Sabrina Tomassini
Salvatore Aurelio Bruno
Stefania Picciola
Stefan Luca Mangione
Susanna Gristina
Tiziana Bonsignore
Ugo Arioti
Vanessa Mantia
Vania Virgili
Vilislava Metodieva
Yoanna Yordanova
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Ideation Workshop
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This workshop is focused on developing several different Ideation approaches for problem investigating and concept creation:Why-why diagramsBrainstormingMash-upsAffinity diagramsIncluded are two introduction videos for review by students online in advance, a pre-workshop exercise and a slide deck with facilitator notes for running a face-to-face workshop.

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Architecture and Design
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John Dickinson
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Immersive Virtual Reality (VR) Technology to Teach Construction, Materials, and Methods In Landscape Architecture
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Explore landscape architecture construction materials, methods, and implementation practices through an interactive and simulated environment. Launch the link to view the desktop version or use a virtual reality device. The user can select a particular construction element to view real-life construction videos, 2D construction drawings, and construction phases through 3D representations. Be sure and notice the stormwater drainage animation located at the center of the courtyard with realistic sounds of rain and thunder. Videos and 2D construction drawings combined with the VR environment will allow users to get a realistic experience without physically being at a specific site.

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Architecture and Design
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Laurie Gyalog
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Instructional Guide: Our Communities after COVID-19
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This guide is intended to support you in adapting the State of Innovation’s “Our Communities after COVID-19” Challenge case into a lesson plan to implement with your students. It includes background information on the case, problem solving questions for students to work on, and suggested activities to use with your students. It also explains how you can get support during the Challenge, including helping your students connect with industry leaders throughout the Challenge.

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Architecture and Design
Business and Communication
Career and Technical Education
Manufacturing
Biology
Forestry and Agriculture
Social Science
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Julia Reed
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Databases are all over the place and we interact with them in various ways. Consider the banking services, supermarkets, mobile operators, airline reservation systems, medical records, student records and even employment records. This course will provide students with a general overview of databases, introducing you to database history, modern database systems, the different models used to design a database, and Structured Query Language (SQL), which is the standard language used to access and manipulate databases. The course is taught as a Topic within the Computer Science degree.

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Architecture and Design
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Thomas Hauck
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Databases are all over the place and we interact with them in various ways. Consider the banking services, supermarkets, mobile operators, airline reservation systems, medical records, student records and even employment records. This course will provide students with a general overview of databases, introducing you to database history, modern database systems, the different models used to design a database, and Structured Query Language (SQL), which is the standard language used to access and manipulate databases. The course is taught as a Topic within the Computer Science degree.

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Architecture and Design
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Thomas Hauck
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Introduction to Design Equity – Open Textbook
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Why do affluent, liberal, and design-rich cities like Minneapolis have some of the biggest racial disparities in the country? How can designers help to create more equitable communities? Introduction to Design Equity, an open access book for students and professionals, maps design processes and products against equity research to highlight the pitfalls and potentials of design as a tool for building social justice.

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Architecture and Design
Graphic Design
Sociology
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Kristine Miller
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01/16/2019
Introduction to Drafting and AutoCAD 2D
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The AutoCAD 2D eBook was written as a tool to guide and teach you to master AutoCAD. No two students learn at the same pace, therefore the eBook was written with competency-based modules. The competency-based modules are bite-size pieces that allow you to work at your own pace. They can be used to learn by distance education, correspondence, online, instructor-lead classes, or by individuals teaching themselves to use AutoCAD in their own home or office.

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Architecture and Design
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British Columbia/Yukon Open Authoring Platform
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Wally Baumback
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Introduction to Human Osteology
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This text was designed for use in the human osteology laboratory classroom. Bones are described to aid in identification of skeletonized remains in either an archaeological or forensic anthropology setting. Basic techniques for siding, aging, sexing, and stature estimation are described. Both images of bone and drawings are included which may be used for study purposes outside of the classroom. The text represents work that has been developed over more than 30 years by its various authors and is meant to present students with the basic analytical tools for the study of human osteology.

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Architecture and Design
Anatomy/Physiology
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Textbook
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Grand Valley State University
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ScholarWorks@GVSU
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Georg Neumann
Gwyn Madden
Holm Neumann
Kenneth Beals
Roberta Hall
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05/14/2012
LRMI Metadata Terms (RDF)
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The LRMI specification is a collection of classes and properties for markup and description of educational resources. The specification builds on the extensive vocabulary provided by Schema.org and other standards. LRMI terms not included in schema.org may nevertheless be used to augment and enrich Schema.org markup.

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Architecture and Design
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Dublin Core Metadata Initiative
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Land Use and Zoning
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This course looks at zoning and zoning regulation alternatives as they have been applied throughout the United States. The course focuses specifically on urban planning, which is a subset of land-use law. Other areas of land-use law, such as those affecting mineral extraction, natural resources and environmental regulation, are covered by other LawShelf courses.

This is an introductory level course and no prior knowledge of real property law or land-use law is required.

The first module introduces the student to regulation of land-use and distinguishes urban planning from other aspects of land-use regulation. We will look at the development and goals of urban planning in the United States and focus on its benefits and how municipalities seek to achieve those benefits.

Modules two and three cover zoning laws. We will start by discussing the authorities under which municipalities may regulate their zoning and the constitutional and practical limitations on municipalities’ abilities to regulate. Limitations include environmental regulations, constitutional limitations and antidiscrimination laws.

Module three moves to the nuts and bolts of zoning ordinances by focusing on the types of zones typical in “Euclidian” zoning systems and the additional zoning types typical of zoning regulations today. We also look at types of zoning regulations that incentivize certain types of developments and lifestyles.

Module four covers the land-use process. We will look at the steps by which developers must prepare their zoning applications and initial reviews and the factors under which their applications will be scrutinized. We’ll look at preliminary reviews, the hearings and appeals or requests for reconsideration. We will also discuss the role of eminent domain and the famous (or infamous) Supreme Court decision in Kelo v. City of New London that allowed governments to seize private property to redevelop depressed districts.

Finally, module five looks at alternatives to traditional zoning laws, such as the “smart growth” paradigm, which often features urban growth boundaries. We will look at the relative advantages and disadvantages of each type of land-use regulation and focus on the example of Houston, Texas, which is, far and away, the largest American city with no comprehensive zoning code.

When you complete this course, you will possess a substantial bird’s-eye view of how zoning and land-use works in the United States and the goals that it seeks to achieve. By combining this course with our courses on environmental regulation and natural resource law, you can secure a comprehensive grasp of land development laws and restrictions in the United States.

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Architecture and Design
General Law
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Assessment
Full Course
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Lesson Plan
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Stephen Haas
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12/11/2019
Legal Aspects of MAS Design
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Runway extension, construction of works in protected areas, subsidizing sustainable projects... they all happen within a design space, limited amongst others by legal rules and requirements. To make optimal use of the design space, you have to know about these rules and requirements. When does a contract have to be tendered out, what rules are then applicable, what can be subsidized and what are the restrictions, how to comply with air quality requirements and can a frog really block a project? What alternative designs can be given in order to avoid legal problems? These and other problems will be addressed in this course.

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Architecture and Design
Law
General Law
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Assessment
Homework/Assignment
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Delft University of Technology
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Mr.drs. N. Saanen
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Lecture slides developed to accompany ARTID 569A: Inclusive Environments, an Interior Design course offered at Iowa State University. These slides cover the history of disability rights in the United States, design standards, and more. Questions are included within the slides for assessment.

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Architecture and Design
Material Type:
Lecture Notes
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Iowa State University
Author:
Julie E N Irish
Julie Irish
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03/09/2020
Managing Building Adaptation: a Sustainable Approach
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Do you have a passion for buildings and want to contribute to a sustainable environment? Then this is your chance to make a difference! The biggest sustainability challenge for cities worldwide is adapting existing obsolescent buildings and making them future-proof. In this course, you will learn about adapting buildings for sustainability.

This course first introduces you to the challenging management task of redeveloping buildings for future use. Then you will learn how different management tools can be used to convert old buildings for sustainable reuse.

Prior experience with studies or jobs related to the built environment is not essential for this course, but will be a great advantage.

This MOOC is especially relevant for students who are interested in Real Estate, Project Management, Urban Planning, Architecture, Construction, Engineering, and Sustainability.

The course is taught by a multi-disciplinary team of instructors and professors with relevant practical and theoretical experience. You can use the practical knowledge you obtain during this course to tackle many challenges related to the built environment.

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Architecture and Design
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Full Course
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Delft University of Technology
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Author:
Erwin Heurkens
Gerard van Bortel
Hilde Remoy
Jelle Koolwijk
John Heints
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08/09/2019
Manufacturing CAD I
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This course introduces computer-aided design (CAD) software. Students develop an understanding of the commands needed to produce a two-dimensional drawing. Topics include drawing setup, geometry creating, editing functions, layer techniques, dimensioning, model and paper space, title block creation, and plotting a completed drawing. Other related topics include multi-view drawings, selection and arrangement of orthographic views, section and auxiliary views, and isometric and oblique drawings. Students gain proficiency in the operation of a PC-based CAD system and a functional understanding of basic computer-aided drafting techniques.

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Architecture and Design
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Full Course
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Quinsigamond Community College
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Damian Kieran
Date Added:
03/28/2019
Models in Architecture – Design through Physical & Digital Models
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Physical and digital design skills are key to practitioners in art, design, and engineering, as well as many other creative professions. Models are essential in architecture. In design practice all kinds of physical scale models and digital models are used side by side.

In this architecture course, you will gain experience that will help and inspire you to advance in your personal and professional development. You will attain skills in a practical way. First, we will focus on sketch models for the early stages of a design process, then we will continue with virtual representations for design communication and finally more precise and detailed models will be used for further development of the ideas.

In the theoretical part of the course, you will learn about many different sorts of models: how architects use these and how they are essential in the design process.

The practical part of the course addresses a number of challenges. In small steps we will guide you through technical and creative difficulties in exciting, playful, and pleasant ways.

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Architecture and Design
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Delft University of Technology
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Martijn Stellingwerff
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08/09/2019
Nature Based Metropolitan Solutions
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How can ecosystems contribute to quality of life and a more livable, healthier and more resilient urban environment?

Have you ever considered all the different benefits the ecosystem could potentially deliver to you and your surroundings? Unsustainable urbanization has resulted in the loss of biodiversity, the destruction of habitats and has therefore limited the ability of ecosystems to deliver the advantages they could confer.

This course establishes the priorities and highlights the direct values of including principles based on natural processes in urban planning and design. Take a sewage system or a public space for example. By integrating nature-based solutions they can deliver the exact same performance while also being beneficial for the environment, society and economy.

Increased connectivity between existing, modified and new ecosystems and restoring and rehabilitating them within cities through nature-based solutions provides greater resilience and the capacity to adapt more swiftly to cope with the effects of climate change and other global shifts.

This course will teach you about the design, construction, implementation and monitoring of nature-based solutions for urban ecosystems and the ecological coherence of sustainable cities. Constructing smart cities and metropolitan regions with nature-based ecosystems will secure a fair distribution of benefits from the renewed urban ecology.

This course forms a part of the educational programme of the AMS Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Metropolitan Solutions and will present the state-of-the-art theories and methods developed by the Delft University of Technology and Wageningen University & Research, two of the founding universities of the AMS Institute.

Instructors, with advanced expertise in Urban Ecology, Environmental Engineering, Urban Planning and Design, will equip designers and planners with the skills they need for the sustainable management of the built environment. The course will also benefit stakeholders from both private and public sectors who want to explore the multiple benefits of restored ecosystems in cities and metropolitan regions. They will gain the knowledge and skills required to make better informed and integrated decisions on city development and urban regeneration schemes.

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Architecture and Design
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Full Course
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Delft University of Technology
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Author:
Dr.ir. T. Bacchin
Filippo Lafleur
Geert van der Meulen
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08/09/2019
The Once and Future City
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What is a city? What shapes it? How does its history influence future development? How do physical form and institutions vary from city to city and how are these differences significant? How are cities changing and what is their future? This course will explore these and other questions, with emphasis upon twentieth-century American cities. A major focus will be on the physical form of cities—from downtown and inner-city to suburb and edge city—and the processes that shape them.

These questions and more are explored through lectures, readings, workshops, field trips, and analysis of particular places, with the city itself as a primary text. In light of the 2016 centennial of MIT’s move from Boston to Cambridge, the 2015 iteration of the course focused on MIT’s original campus in Boston’s Back Bay, and the university’s current neighborhood in Cambridge. Short field assignments, culminating in a final project, will provide students opportunities to use, develop, and refine new skills in “reading” the city.

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Architecture and Design
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Full Course
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MIT
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MIT OpenCourseWare
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Anne Whiston Spirn
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02/16/2011
Photographic Visual Diary: Visual Elements of Art and Principles of Composition in Your Daily Life
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This is an introductory project that addresses identifying the Elements of Art and Principles of Composition in immediate surroundings and provides these terms a real-time life application. The project is interactive and exploratory, requiring individual observation of a students' physical world. This project can be modified to include more images, changes in grid template and combined to include both Elements and Principles together; incluiding identifying other terms in art such as mediums. The project can be used in an online formatted course or a face to face environment. Including Art Appreciation, Art Orientation, Two-Dimensional Design and Three-Dimensional Design studio courses. 

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Architecture and Design
Art History
Graphic Arts
Visual Arts
Graphic Design
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Xuchi Eggleton
Date Added:
11/07/2020
Quizizz for Quiz in Classroom
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"Quizizz is a free tool. It works on any device: web browser, iOS, Android and Chrome apps. You can access hundreds of ready-made learning quizzes or create your own. Join as a teacher, pick a quiz, and use the code for a virtual room to give to your students."

The way you make a quiz, you host it and then you see them playing it on their mobile phones/tablets or laptops with the Scoreboard Seen Live on the Screen/Projector in the Class makes it a real happy classroom. The extra-edge comes with the Music that is being played by the App or the Website during the quiz.

The additional features about creating a quiz are more beneficial and good with the Quizizz. You can download an excel sheet from Quizizz and enter the questions as guided in this format. While using the desktop version, you can upload this .csv and the quiz is generated. Another excellent feature is to TELEPORT the questions from Pre-made quizzes. Click on teleport after cresting name of the quiz. On the right side of the screen you see that there are many quizzes opened and you can add a question to your quiz, just by clicking ADD.

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Applied Science
Architecture and Design
Computer Science
Information Science
Arts and Humanities
Languages
Literature
Business and Communication
Management
Career and Technical Education
Education
English Language Arts
Social Science
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Assessment
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EklavyaParv
Parveen Sharma
Quizizz
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06/05/2020
Rethink the City: New Approaches to Global and Local Urban Challenges
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You’ll learn about today’s urban challenges focusing on developing countries, referred to as the global south. We will debate the benefits of three pathways, going beyond traditional urban strategies and policies:

1. Spatial justice

Spatial justice is undoubtedly one of the greatest challenges of urban contexts in emerging economies.

2. Housing Provision and Management

Increasing demand in the global south calls for alternative approaches in housing provision and management.

3. Urban Resilience

Understanding resilience not as a mere struggle for survival, but as an opportunity to build better urban environments.

We will discuss question such as:

Is the just city framework applicable in cities with extreme socio-economic inequality?
Can community-led housing initiatives provide effective solutions for households in need?
How can resilience support development instead of perpetuating a disadvantaged condition?

Subject:
Architecture and Design
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Full Course
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Delft University of Technology
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Delft University OpenCourseWare
Author:
Dr. Darinka Czischke Ljubetic
Dr. Dominic Stead
Dr. Roberto Rocco
Igor Pessoa
Luz Maria Vergara d’Alençon
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08/09/2019
Retrofitting a Children's Hospital with a Hurricane-Resistant Shell
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After conducting an assessment that showed their building’s vulnerability to wind damage, the Nicklaus Children’s Hospital in Miami looked for a way to improve safety for patients and staff.

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Architecture and Design
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Case Study
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National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
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U.S. Climate Resilience Toolkit
Date Added:
08/29/2016
Sensory Space Design: Framing Awareness
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In this space planning module we are going to explore taking our open learning environments to the next step beyond technology, to a richer higher level of mindfulness.  It is a step away from the ledge that is catapulting students into robotic mindlessness and a lack of cognitive control.  In our eagerness to connect students with technology we forget the human side of learning.  Our brains function with either a perception-action, bottom-up learning cycle or a more advanced top-down goal, attention setting process. “The perception-action cycle is fed by sensory inputs from the environment—sights, sounds, smells, and tactile sensations, whose signals enter the brain via an expansive web or specialized nerves.” (21 Gazzaley) There has always been a role for our senses to play not only in learning but in survival.  Enriching the sensory environment should be a goal in space design. But our ability to control the perception-action cycle or pause it is critical.  “During this pause, highly evolved neural processes that underlie our goal-setting abilities come into play, the executive functions.  These abilities of evaluation, decision making, organization, and planning disrupt the automaticity of the cycle and influence both perception and actions via associations, reflections, expectations and emotional weighting.  This synthesis is the true pinnacle of the human mind, the creation of high level goals.” (23 Gazzaley)  Creating a space for students to use all their sensory perceptions should be filled with energy.  They are the spaces we have been designing in recent course modules.  Now we should ask does that environment also encourage a pause; allow the individual to focus, be mindful of themselves, and learn cognitive control?We will start by looking at the scope of information and environmental overload,” the clutter”,  we have dropped learners into in our schools.  When technology came into libraries very little was taken out.  As technology has expanded expeditiously, libraries hesitate to remove aging equipment or under used print resources allowing the environment to become dense, difficult to navigate, simply cluttered.   Excessive clutter impends cognitive control and our ability to focus on finishing a goal. Before you can see the potential of a new library space we have to de-clutter, remove what is not contributing to student learning every day, and open the space to possibilities.  The environment can be a partner in learning, but first obsolete elements, not contributing to K-12 learners, need to be removed. In Adam Gazzaley and Larry Rosen’s research driven book, The Distracted Mind, they explore neutral processing and how easily young minds become addicted to distractions, especially when using digital devices while rapidly scanning through text, graphics, images and auditory sounds.  …three out of four K-12 teachers asserted that student use of entertainment media (including communication tools such as social media) has hurt students’ attention spans a lot or somewhat, 87 percent of teachers reported that the use of technologies is creating “an easily distracted generation with short attention spans” and 64 percent felt that “digital media do more to distract students than to help them academically”. (145, Gazzaley, Rosen)  The question now becomes: Have we introduced technology too pervasively without understanding its neurological side effects to developing minds?   Are our learning environments become a noisy distraction and if so how do we create more balance? We will look at design elements that can be added into the environment to shift attention back to sensory awareness and reflection. The inclusion of sensory design elements, like nature can add richness and focus to learning.  Contemporary learning environments should support active, collaborative learning but also invite quiet, reflection.  A “whole person” is coming into our schools and our learning spaces need to support that “wholeness.”  The next evolution of educational space planning, specially libraries, should focus on linking the physical, neurological and emotional well being of the learner.  We have designed educational spaces for pedagogy, for efficiency, for all the traditional educational tools and for all the new digital tools.  Now it is time to focus on the whole user and our need to encourage innovative thinkers through matching innovative environments.  Ellen J. Langer”s argues that “behavior depends on context.”  If we want students to be creative,  innovative thinkers we should pay more attention to the “context” through which they are learning.  This includes the tools and the pedagogy of their learning but also the environment.   We will explore Langer's concept of “sideways learning” which includes openness to novelty, alertness to distinction, sensitivity to different contexts, implicit, if not explicit, awareness of multiple perspectives and orientation in the present.  Being mindful of the present, moving beyond the comfortable categories of our past and what those two concepts mean for space planning.  

Subject:
Architecture and Design
Higher Education
Material Type:
Module
Author:
Margaret Sullivan
Date Added:
07/19/2017
Southwestern College LNT 100: Plant & Horticulture Science Laboratory Manual
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This lab manual was created for LNT 100: Plant and Horticulture Science at Southwestern College in Chula Vista, CA by Professor of Horticulture and Design, Holly McMullen.  

Subject:
Architecture and Design
Environmental Science
Agriculture
Biology
Botany
Ecology
Forestry and Agriculture
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Activity/Lab
Author:
Holly McMullen
Date Added:
01/04/2021
Stability of Ships and Other Bodies - ver 0.5.2
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This book, Stability of Ships and Other Bodies, describes the fundamentals when and why floating bodies are stable. In addition, it describes steps that transforms un–stable bodies to stable. This book is designed to replace all the other books and inseminate that recent developed technology and advances. The material in standard books is so entrenched, old, and outdated material that one can be only amazed. For example, concept like potential stability is not discussed or even mentioned in any of all the books that this author review.

This book written from physical point of view rather then construction point of view like all the books review by this author on stability. It is hoped that the book could be used as a reference book for people who have at least some basics knowledge of science areas such as algebra, basic physics, etc. Even without deep understating the graphs in this book can be used to find necessarily quantities needed to understand if to fix your vessel.

Subject:
Architecture and Design
Engineering
Material Type:
Textbook
Author:
Genick Bar-Meir
Date Added:
11/18/2021
Sun, Wind, Water, Earth, Life, Living
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The course aims is to understand the relation between urban design and planning and the aspects of: - sun, energy and plants - wind, sound and noise - water, traffic and other networks - earth, soil and site preparation - life, ecology and nature preservation - living, human density, economy and environment These themes in sustainable urban engineering are related to legends for design, described in a wide variety of lecture papers (720 pages, 1000 figures, 200 references, 5000 key words, 400 questions), accompanied by interactive Excel computer programmes to get quantitative insight. The assignment is an evaluation of an own earlier and future design work integrating sun, plantation, wind, noise, water, traffic, earth, land preparation, cables and pipes, life, natural differentiation, living, density, environment and proposing new legends for design. Study Goals The student: - is able to link urban interventions to urban development technology and within that interrelate urban designers to relevant technical specialists - is able to integrating sun, plantation, wind, noise, water, traffic, earth, land preparation, cables and pipes, life, natural differentiation, living, density, environment - is able to develop new legends for design from the perspective of sustainable urban engineering

Subject:
Architecture and Design
Environmental Science
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Full Course
Provider:
Delft University of Technology
Provider Set:
Delft University OpenCourseWare
Author:
T.M. de Jong
Date Added:
02/02/2016
Sustainable Packaging in a Circular Economy
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It has become almost impossible to imagine what our lives would be like without the many benefits of packaging – just think about the different packaging and single-use items you use on a daily basis. Yet as our global population grows in size and affluence, both our collective demand for packaging materials and the waste we generate as a result will increase dramatically.

Currently, large amounts of packaging waste escape formal collection and recycling systems and eventually end up polluting the environment. Moreover, their material value is forever lost to the economy. The Ellen MacArthur Foundation estimates that uncollected plastic packaging waste alone is worth somewhere between 80 to 120 billion dollars a year.

So how can we improve packaging systems in order to capture this wasted potential? Clearly, the way we currently design, recover, and reuse packaging urgently needs a rethink!

In this course, you will learn about the design of sustainable packaging systems. To do so we will explore the design and business strategies of the circular economy.

Contrary to our current industrial model, which extracts, uses and ultimately disposes of resources, a circular economy is regenerative by design. This means that products and services are reimagined from a systems perspective in order to minimize waste, maximize positive economic, environmental and social impacts, and keep resources locked in a cycle of restoration.

This course is for you if you are interested in learning about sustainable packaging design. You’ll also benefit if you are a professional in the packaging industry and want to learn how to find circular opportunities in your work. Students – particularly in design – will be able to broaden their knowledge of circular design and business strategies.

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Architecture and Design
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Full Course
Provider:
Delft University of Technology
Provider Set:
Delft University OpenCourseWare
Author:
Ir. J. De Hoop
Ir. J. Nelissen
Ir. J. Vlugter
Prof.dr. A.R. Balkenende
Prof.dr.ir. C.A. Bakker
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08/16/2019
Sustainable Urban Development
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Did you know that cities take up less than 3% of the earth’s land surface, but more than 50% of the world’s population live in them? And, cities generate more than 70% of the global emissions? Large cities and their hinterlands (jointly called metropolitan regions) greatly contribute to global urbanization and sustainability challenges, yet are also key to resolving these same challenges.

If you are interested in the challenges of the 21st century metropolitan regions and how these can be solved from within the city and by its inhabitants, then this Sustainable Urban Development course is for you!

There are no simple solutions to these grand challenges! Rather the challenges cities face today require a holistic, systemic and transdisciplinary approach that spans different fields of expertise and disciplines such as urban planning, urban design, urban engineering, systems analysis, policy making, social sciences and entrepreneurship.

This MOOC is all about this integration of different fields of knowledge within the metropolitan context. The course is set up in a unique matrix format that lets you pursue your line of interest along a specific metropolitan challenge or a specific theme.

Because we are all part of the challenges as well as the solutions, we encourage you to participate actively! You will have the opportunity to explore the living conditions in your own city and compare your living environment with that of the global community.

Subject:
Architecture and Design
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
Delft University of Technology
Provider Set:
Delft University OpenCourseWare
Author:
Arjan van Timmeren
Huub Rijnaarts
Mariette Overschie
Date Added:
07/18/2018
Tay Bridge Disaster
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The sudden collapse of Scotland's Tay Bridge in 1879 killed more than 70 rail passengers and shocked the population. An extensive inquiry was carried out, including numerous witnesses, experts and reports. Were the high winds that night to blame, or were

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Architecture and Design
Material Type:
Reading
Syllabus
Provider:
The Open University
Provider Set:
Open University OpenLearn
Date Added:
07/31/2008
Technical Project Management in Living and Geometric Order: A Practical Perspective
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Technical Project Management in Living and Geometric Order demonstrates that even the best-laid project plans can be undone by new technologies, financial upheavals, or resource scarcity, to name just a few disruptors. It encourages project managers to focus on learning throughout a project, with the understanding that what they learn could necessitate major changes in midstream. This adaptive, flexible, living-order approach is inspired by Lean in construction projects and Agile in software development. Technical Project Management in Living and Geometric Order explains how today’s projects unfold in dynamic environments in response to unexpected events. With its practical tips, detailed graphics, links to additional resources, and interviews with engineering professionals, it’s an accessible introduction to the living order for aspiring project managers.

Subject:
Architecture and Design
Computer Science
Engineering
Information Science
Electronic Technology
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
University of Wisconsin
Author:
Jeffrey Russell
John Nelson
Wayne Pferdehirt
Date Added:
10/27/2018
Tour the White House in 360 Degrees
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Welcome to the White House 360 Virtual Tour! This immersive experience will bring you inside the halls of the White House and provide access to all the public rooms on the Ground and State Floors. It will also allow you to examine the rooms and objects even closer than you would in person.

This feature was made possible in part by the National Endowment for the Humanities: Exploring the human endeavor.

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Architecture and Design
Art History
U.S. History
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Primary Source
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White House Historical Association
Date Added:
03/11/2021
Tutorials of Visual Graphic Communication Programs for Interior Design
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This book is for the beginning level of both architecture and interior design students who learn computer graphic communication software. The author developed multiple tutorials to teach three computer graphic applications, AutoCAD, Revit, and Enscape. AutoCAD is an essential computer drafting software which is 2D drawing software. Revit is a Building Information Modeling software, which is 3D based modeling software. Lastly, Enscape is a real-time rendering, animation, and virtual reality plug-in for users' 4D experiences.

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Architecture and Design
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
Iowa State University
Author:
Yongyeon Cho
Date Added:
11/12/2021
Urban Design Studio: Providence
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This studio discusses in great detail the design of urban environments, specifically in Providence, RI. It will propose strategies for change in large areas of cities, to be developed over time, involving different actors. Fitting forms into natural, man-made, historical, and cultural contexts; enabling desirable activity patterns; conceptualizing built form; providing infrastructure and service systems; guiding the sensory character of development: all are topics covered in the studio. The course integrates architecture and planning students in joint work and requires individual designs and planning guidelines as a final product.

Subject:
Architecture and Design
Arts and Humanities
Finance
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Full Course
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MIT
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MIT OpenCourseWare
Author:
Greg Morrow
MIchael Dennis
Date Added:
02/16/2011
Urban Design for the Public Good: Dutch Urbanism
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Are you an urban planner, designer, policy maker or involved or interested in the creation of good living environments?

This course will broaden your scope and diversify your take on the field of urban planning and design. We will focus on a unique Dutch approach and analyze how it can help those involved with urban planning and design to improve the physical environment in relation to the public good it serves, including safety, wellbeing, sustainability and even beauty.

You will learn some of the basic traits of Dutch Urbanism, including its:

contextual approach;
balance between research and design;
simultaneous working on multiple scale levels.
You will practice with basic techniques in spatial analysis and design pertaining to these points. You will also carry out these activities in your own domestic environment.

This course is taught by the Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment at TU-Delft, ranked no. 4 in Architecture/Built Environment on the QS World University Rankings (2016).

All the material in this course is presented at entry level. But since the course has an integral perspective, combining planning and design aspects, it can still be relevant for trained professionals who feel they lack experience in either field.

Subject:
Architecture and Design
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Full Course
Provider:
Delft University of Technology
Provider Set:
Delft University OpenCourseWare
Author:
Leo van den Burg
Remon Rooij
Rients Dijkstra
Date Added:
07/18/2018
Urban planning: Ecofying Cities
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TED Studies, created in collaboration with Wiley, are curated video collections — supplemented by rich educational materials — for students, educators and self-guided learners. In Ecofying Cities, speakers reveal ideas about sustainable development (and redevelopment) that aren't all about setting limits, going without or preparing for the worst. Rather, they find solutions in resourceful, hopeful, beautiful communities.

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Architecture and Design
Material Type:
Lecture
Reading
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
TED
Provider Set:
TED Studies
Author:
Andy van den Dobbelsteen
Pierre Filion
Terri Peters
Date Added:
01/06/2017
Use of Underground Space
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Students obtain basic knowledge of the multidisciplinary aspects of the use of undergrounds space. Based on knowledge about the characteristics of several construction technologies they are able to asses their applicability in different situations. This may be different geological or physical conditions. They are able to analyze and structure the complex decision making process that is related to the use of underground space and define an integral approach

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Architecture and Design
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Full Course
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Lecture Notes
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Delft University of Technology
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Delft University OpenCourseWare
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J.W. Bosch
Date Added:
02/05/2016
The Uses of BIM
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This document presents a system for the classification of the Uses of BIM. This classification system provides a common language for the Uses of Building Information Modeling (or BIM Uses) that can be leveraged to communicate the precise purpose and context of implementing BIM on a capital facility project. A BIM Use is defined as a method of applying Building Information Modeling during a facility’s lifecycle to achieve one or more specific objectives. The BIM Project Execution Planning Guide provides a structured method to plan the implementation of Building Information Modeling on a project.

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Architecture and Design
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
Penn State Pressbooks
Author:
John Messner
Ralph Kreider
Date Added:
12/01/2020
Welding Technology Department: Architectural and Ornamental Metals
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Basic skill development in hand-forging steel, forge welding, scroll-forming, shaping, and joinery utilizing hammers, anvils, and coal and gas forges. Emphasis on techniques and processes to demonstrate versatility and skill.

Subject:
Architecture and Design
Visual Arts
Manufacturing
Welding
Material Type:
Lecture Notes
Author:
Daniel Smith
Betsy Young
Date Added:
04/30/2020
White House 101 Lecture Recording & More: Day 1 of the 2021 Three Branches Institute
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Recording of Day 1 of the Three Branches Institute, featuring a condensed version of WHHA's "White House 101" lecture, exploration of WHHA's 360 Virtual Tour of the White House, and some discussion.

Please note that there will be "dead air" during the mid program break as well as the second half breakout rooms.

Subject:
Architecture and Design
Engineering
Arts and Humanities
History
U.S. History
Material Type:
Lecture
Author:
White House Historical Association
Date Added:
07/23/2021
White House 101 - Slides PDF
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White House 101: Over 200 Years of the Executive Mansion

This PDF contains copies of the slides used by the White House Historical Association's K-12 Education staff during their White House 101 lecture during Day 1 of the 2021 Three Branches Institute. A link to a video recording of this session is also available on the Hub.

Subject:
Architecture and Design
Engineering
Art History
U.S. History
Material Type:
Lecture
Author:
White House Historical Association
Date Added:
07/23/2021
The White House: A Video Tour
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Join White House Historical Association historians Dr. Matthew Costello and Lina Mann as they tour the history of the White House in this collection of short videos, made possible in part by the National Endowment for the Humanities: Exploring human endeavor.

Subject:
Architecture and Design
Art History
Language, Grammar and Vocabulary
U.S. History
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Activity/Lab
Primary Source
Author:
White House Historical Association
Date Added:
03/11/2021
Wind-Resistant Construction Key to Rebuilding for Resilience
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After most of the city was flattened by a tornado, Joplin, Missouri’s Mercy Hospital built a new facility, incorporating features to reinforce its resistance to wind.

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Architecture and Design
Material Type:
Case Study
Provider:
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Provider Set:
U.S. Climate Resilience Toolkit
Date Added:
08/29/2016
The campus library: supporting research and scholarship since 1886
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Material created for an exhibition curated by the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga Special Collections.

Since 1886, there has been a library serving the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga campus and metropolitan area. As the campus has grown and changed over the years, so too has the library, responding to the needs of the university. Although many of the library resources available to current students, faculty, staff, and community members look different than those of years past, this exhibition celebrates the library’s commitment to supporting information discovery and providing infrastructure for learning that have been a part of its mission from day one.

Subject:
Architecture and Design
U.S. History
Material Type:
Diagram/Illustration
Provider:
University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
Date Added:
07/19/2021