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BIM Planning for Facility Owners
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This Guide has been developed for facility owner organizations, along with designers, contractors, operators, and consultants who advise owners. We assume that the reader has a fundamental understanding of BIM concepts. For those readers who are not familiar with BIM, it is recommended, that you review BIM literature such as BIG BIM little bim by Jernigan (2008), the BIM Handbook by Eastman et al. (2011), or other BIM resources from the GSA, US Department of Veterans Affairs, US Army Corp of Engineers, and others. This Guide is not intended to convince an organization to use BIM, but rather how to implement it. If the organization has determined that BIM can add value to the organization, this Guide will lead them through the steps to integrate BIM into the organization. However, if the organization is unsure about implementing BIM, it may be necessary to further research the benefits and risks of BIM to make a business case for implementing BIM.

Subject:
Engineering
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
Penn State University
Author:
Ashwin Ramesh
Chimay Anumba
Dan Weiger
Eric Nulton
John Messner
Kim Price
Ralph Kreider
Robert Leicht
Date Added:
12/01/2020
BIM Project Execution Planning Guide, Version 3.0
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This BIM Project Execution Planning Guide is a product of the BIM Project Execution Planning Project within the buildingSMART alliance™ (bSa), a council within the National Institute of Building Sciences. The bSa is charged with developing the National Building Information Modeling Standard – United States™ (NBIMS-US). This Guide was developed to provide a practical manual that can be used by project teams to design their BIM strategy and develop a BEP. The core modeling and information exchange concepts have been designed to complement the long-term goals of the bSa in the development of a standard that can be implemented throughout the AECOO Industry to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of BIM implementation on projects.

Subject:
Engineering
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
Penn State University
Author:
Chimay Anumba
Chitwan Saluja
Colleen Kasprzak
Craig Dubler
John Messner
Nevena Zikic
Ralph Kreider
Robert Leicht
Sagata Bhawani
Sean Goodman
Date Added:
04/21/2021
CRIMJ 100
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Welcome to the First Edition of an OER textbook for Penn State's CRIMJ 100 Course. This text was developed with the assistance of an Affordable Course Transformation grant from The Pennsylvania State University.

Subject:
Criminal Justice
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Textbook
Provider:
Penn State University
Author:
Ronald Kelly
Date Added:
08/03/2021
Cultural Intelligence
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GEOG 571 explores the relationships between culture and civil security and the process of geographically analyzing social, political, economic, and demographic information to understand human history, institutions, and behaviors. It is an elective course in the Geospatial Intelligence Certificate, the Intercollege Master of Professional Studies (iMPS-HLS), and the Master of Geographic Information Systems degree program that is offered exclusively through Penn State's World Campus. It is also one of the optional capstone courses that leads to Penn State's Postbaccalaureate Certificate in GIS. The course consists of projects, associated readings, and exams.

Subject:
Cultural Geography
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
Penn State University
Provider Set:
Penn State's College of Earth and Mineral Sciences (http:// e-education.psu.edu/oer/)
Author:
George Van Otten
Date Added:
09/18/2018
Energy and Sustainability in Society
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Experiential learning, yes! But...online? at a distance? independent undergraduate research? This capstone course in Energy and Sustainability Policy is a novel approach to exactly this. Each student follows the same overarching structure: a four-part written research report, weekly journals, group discussions, a LinkedIn presence, an in-person presentation and a video submission. Along the way, the student has numerous personal interactions with real world stakeholders and gives an in-person presentation to an interested local audience. Proven over many semesters now, this engaged scholarship model serves senior students well, guiding and building confidence and professional opportunities.

Subject:
Environmental Studies
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
Penn State University
Provider Set:
Penn State's College of Earth and Mineral Sciences (http:// e-education.psu.edu/oer/)
Author:
Brandi Robinson
Vera Cole
Date Added:
06/26/2015
GPS and GNSS
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Today GPS is critical to positioning, navigation, and timing. The smooth functioning of financial transactions, air traffic, ATMs, cell phones and modern life in general around the world depend on GPS. This very criticality requires continuous modernization. The oldest satellites in the current constellation were launched in the 1990s. If you imagine using a computer of that vintage today, it is not surprising that the system is being substantially updated. Global Positioning System (GPS) is now a part of a growing international con?text-the Global Navigation Satellite System, GNSS. This course dives into how GPS and other GNSS systems are designed, how they operate, and the impacts they have on spatial analysis and spatially-enabled systems.

Subject:
Computer Science
Information Science
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
Penn State University
Provider Set:
Penn State's College of Earth and Mineral Sciences (http:// e-education.psu.edu/oer/)
Author:
Jan Van Sickle
Date Added:
09/18/2018
An Introduction to Medical Documentation for the Physical Therapist Assistant
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An introduction to medical documentation for the physical therapist assistant. Includes reflection activities as well as documentation exercises and activities.

Subject:
Health, Medicine and Nursing
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
Penn State University
Author:
ACCE
DPT
jmm49 and Dan Dandy PT
Date Added:
04/23/2021
Introductory Psychology
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This textbook is an introduction to Psychology. It covers how psychologists think, principles of memory, learning, and thinking; human nature, human development, the social world, and wellbeing.

Subject:
Statistics and Probability
Psychology
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
Penn State University
Author:
Josh Wede
Date Added:
05/28/2021
Social Psychology
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This course will provide you an overview of various concepts related to the field of social psychology. In this course, we focus on a variety of factors that influence our behaviors. We will review concepts such as attraction and relationships and discuss factors that lead someone to be attracted to another. We review the influence of persuasive techniques that may be used in advertisements or sales. We also discuss the factors that can influence helping behavior and reliability of eyewitness testimony.

Subject:
Psychology
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
Penn State University
Author:
Jennifer Croyle
Date Added:
12/01/2020
Techniques of Calculus 1
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The study of calculus is the study of change. Since change is all around us, calculus is one of the most applied topics in mathematics. In this course, we will use calculus methods to investigate many topics in economics, physical and biological sciences and social science fields. After a brief pre-calculus review, we will cover derivatives and rates of change, followed by a discussion of integration. Real world applications will be emphasized to allow us to see the use of calculus methods to solve examples from business, management, social science, etc. From these two basic concepts of differentiation and integration, calculus techniques can be applied to solve advanced problems in many fields.

Subject:
Mathematics
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
Penn State University
Author:
Larry Musolino
Date Added:
07/28/2021