An Integrated approach for 3D simulation of construction sequence
In order to eliminate design-related problems and to ease planning difficulties, a new integrated approach is required to manage and present design and construction information. This paper examines the feasibility of integrating design and construction scheduling information produced by 'industry standard' software. It describes the structure of a prototype which has been developed to generate a 3D simulation model for the cons
Author(s): Alshawi, M. and Budeiri, M.J.

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BIM.BON . A BIM system for architectural practice in Brazil
This article discusses the difficulties faced by the BIM (Building Information Modeling) systems to be widely adopted among most part of architecture and engineering professionals in Brazil. A revision of the issue and investigation of possibilities for improving the practice of architecture were made by creating a new model of BIM software addressed to a wider audience. It lists the main critical points in the usability of BIM software, based on a survey made with 300 professionals. The analysi
Author(s): Ara?jo, Leandro; Andr?s, Roberto

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Performative architecture as a guideline for transformation: Defense Line of Amsterdam
Performance as an architectural design paradigm has been emerging during the recent years. We have developed an understanding that we formalized as a taxonomy for performative architecture that considers performance from three points of view: health, safety and security performance; functional and efficiency performance; and psychological, social, cultural, and esthetic performance. This paper focuses on a design project that explores these ideas as a performative architecture proposal. The proj
Author(s): Albayrak, Canan; Tun?er, Bige

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Methodological Approach for the Integration of Material Information and Performance in the Design Co
As computational design processes have moved from representation to simulation, the focus has shifted towards advanced integration of performance as a form defining measure. Performance, though, is often assessed purely on the level of geometry and stratified between hierarchically independent layers. When looking at tension-active membrane systems, performance is integrated across multiple levels and with only the membrane material itself, defining the structural, spatial and atmospheric qualit
Author(s): Ahlquist, Sean; Menges, Achim

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HyperStudio, with executive director Kurt Fendt

Fendt: What's really exciting about the work we do in HyperStudio is to explore the possibility -- the potential -- of digital media for learning and research in the humanities and social sciences. [...] In the humanities, we have to be the ones who influence the technical development because we want the tools that are helpful for us. We want specific humanities tools that work in a digital environment so that we can actually do the research and the teaching and the
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Maken van een bureaulamp
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Deze oefening is ontwikkeld voor het eerste leerjaar van de tweede graad basismechanica. De handleiding is voorzien van duidelijke doetekeningen in combinatie met technische tekeningen. De cursus is opgesteld voor leerlingen die een …


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Tattoos not just skin deep for young Chinese
Sept. 12 - The 2011 Beijing Tattoo Convention sees the skin art gaining popularity among young people in China where older generations tend to relate it to evil. Tara Cleary reports.
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Meeting the opposition in Myanmar
Sept. 12 - The new United States special envoy to Myanmar holds talks with Myanmar's democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi. Deborah Lutterbeck reports.
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Recovering the bodies in Kenya
Sept. 12 - Kenyan officials visit hospitals as workers recover bodies after a deadly pipeline fire in Nairobi. Deborah Lutterbeck reports.
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Super Committee savings goal inadequate: think-tank director
Sept. 12 - President of the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget Maya MacGuineas says the congressional Super Committee's mission to find $1.5 trillion in deficit savings should be multiplied by three.
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U.S. Day Ahead: Deficit in focus as Super Committee convenes
Sept. 12 - The Congressional Super Committee on Deficit Reduction holds its first public hearing Tuesday with the goal of saving at least $1.2 trillion in government spending over the next 10 years.
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Bank of America should follow GM's lead, says analyst Whalen
Sept. 12 - The Congressional Super Committee on Deficit Reduction holds its first public hearing Tuesday with the goal of saving at least $1.2 trillion in government spending over the next 10 years. Chris Whalen, Reuters blogger and co-founder of Institutional Risk Analytics, says Bank of America should file for chapter 11 bankruptcy, similar to GM, with the support of the FDIC and the Fed.
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Slicing and dicing at BofA
Sept. 12 - Bank of America unveils a new plan to eliminate 30,000 jobs and cut $5 billion in yearly costs, as it struggles to deal with a glut of branches and continued problems related to the mortgage mess. Bobbi Rebell reports.
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A National Memorial for 9/11
Sept. 12 - The National September 11 Memorial opens in New York. Deborah Lutterbeck reports.
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Holiday shopping may not be merry
Sept. 12 - Summary of business headlines: About a quarter of American shoppers expect to spend less this holiday season according to a poll conducted exclusively for Reuters; Bank of America puts 30,000 jobs on chopping block; U.S. stocks close up after speculation of Italian-Chinese debt deal, but Euro stocks tumble. Conway G. Gittens reports.
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Cuba's music schools jazzed up
Sept. 12 - American musicians from the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra give lessons and donate instruments to Cuba's music students. Tara Cleary reports.
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3-D printing with variable densities
The MIT Media Lab's Neri Oxman and Steven Keating discuss their work on 3-D printing, a technique that originated at MIT.

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Thanks to Timothy Cooke and Dr. John Fernández for collaboration in producing the concrete samples.

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Haunted Memories and Complex Loyalties
This Maguire Public Scholar Lecture by William Abraham, SMU's Albert Cook Outler Professor of Wesley Studies, focused on terrorism's ties to religion and other causes. It was given September 8, 2011, as part of a series of SMU events commemorating the 10th anniversary of the September 11, 2001, terrorists attacks.
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Lesson 310 — Brazil and its geography
In this lesson you will learn about Brazil and its geography and will practice sentence building. This is a continuation and an English version of lesson 269

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