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Independence: Building a New Nation 1947-1977 - Independence: Building a New Nation 1947-1977 In 1942, after the considerable pressure of Mahatma Gandhi's "Quit India" campaign and needing to maintain Indian support against Japanese troops advancing on India's Eastern border, Sir Stafford Cripps proposed a new constitution to the Indian National Congress, including the right of the new government to secede from the Commonwealth. The proposal was rejected but the arena of independence had been opened and, in 1946, after the defeat of the Japanese in Hiroshima and Nagasaki, local and provincial elections were held....   [tags: Essays Papers] 416 words
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Building Foundations for Friendships- Personal Narrative - Building Foundations for Friendships- Personal Narrative From the time that we are very small children, we begin to build our foundations for friendships. Clearly, friendships are an important part of life, whether it exists in childhood, adolescence, or adulthood. However, many people travel through life without the benefit of a true friend. Fortunately, I own the privilege of having two best friends, Angie and Kelvin. Despite the fact that they are complete opposites, Angie and Kelvin are of equally vital importance in my life....   [tags: Papers] 434 words
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August Wilson's Fences - Building Fences - August Wilson's Fences - Building Fences The first time I read August Wilson's Fences for english class, I was angry. I was angry at Troy Maxson, angry at him for having an affair, angry at him for denying his son, Cory, the opportunity for a football scholarship.I kept waiting for Troy to redeem himself in the end of the play, to change his mind about Cory, or to make up with Ruth somehow. I wanted to know why, and I didn't, couldn't understand. I had no intention of writing my research paper on this play, but as the semester continued, and I immersed myself in more literature, Fences was always in the back of my mind, and, more specifically, the character of Troy Maxson....   [tags: August Wilson Fences Essays]
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My Field of Engineering in Australia - ... Building Surveyors can also act as a consultant. This will usually occur on large construction projects where they will provide the design and construction team with regulatory advice. As Building Surveyors possess a wealth of knowledge, their role in the building industry can be ever changing. It is now common to see a Building Surveyor to become project managers, facility managers, access compliance consultants, fire and essential services compliance and other specialised areas. There are two types of Building Surveyor; Municipal Building Surveyors (local council) and Private Building Surveyors....   [tags: building surveyers, property, construction]
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Recycling of Waste Buildings - Introduction In nature there is a system, which operates, in such a way that there is no waste. Nutrients and metabolisms go through a cycle, going through different transformations. One simple cycle is the process of exhalation of carbon dioxide. Animals and human beings exhale carbon dioxide, which is taken in by plants, as it is an important component for its food making process called photosynthesis. Leaves that fall to the ground are naturally broken down into nutrients for the soil and fertilisers for trees....   [tags: Buildings as Living Organisms]
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System Failure with India Building Callapse and French Rail Crash - ... 2.4. CONSEQUENCES Apart from the apparent cost of lives the incident and others beforehand have not cost the India or Mumbai Government much apart from a tarnished reputation which was already somewhat tainted. This caused those looking for a new home disruption and those with family members that had passed away were left with a sever sense of injustice. The main consequence from this series of disasters is that India has gained a reputation of not caring for those that are less fortunate. By not giving them the same respect and due care that is given to those who are more financially secure....   [tags: incident, prevention, consequences] 1348 words
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Advanced Diploma of Building Surveying Assignment 2 CPCCSV6005A Services Residential and Commercial - Advanced Diploma of Building Surveying Assignment 2 CPCCSV6005A Services Residential and Commercial TABLE OF CONTENTS Chapter Page COVER PAGE BUILT ENVIRONMENT ASSIGNMENT TITLE ASSIGNMENT PAGE.......................................................................................................1. TABLE OF CONTENTS........................................................................................................2....   [tags: Design]
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The 69th Regiment Armory- A Multifaceted Building in New York City - Throughout the semester I have grown accustomed to my surroundings. Well, at least for the most part. There is still one building that intrigues me to this very day. As I’d walk past it on my journey to Baruch College, I’d stare the entire time. The building seems like a simple rectangular building. However, some aspect of the architectural design captivates me. Strangely enough, army trucks are always parked alongside the building. However, upon attempting to research the building, I could not find it....   [tags: military] 1595 words
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Encouraging Leadership Energy and Envrionmental Design by Green Building Technology - ... L.E.E.D. certification is the recognized standard for measuring building sustainability. For most projects, there are four levels of LEED certification, depending on how many points the project has earned: certified, silver, gold or platinum. According to the USGBC, there are nine key areas measured by LEED including; Sustainable Sites, Water Efficiency, Energy and Atmosphere, Materials and Resources, Indoor Environmental Quality, Location and Linkages, Awareness and Education, Innovation in Design , and Regional Priority....   [tags: architects, real estates, managers] 1001 words
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Building Information Modeling Protocol Exhibit by the American Institute of Architects - ... Lastly, an as built model can be finalized so as to represent the model as it has been physically constructed by the contractor. This is also an important responsibility because an as built model would provide important information for future reference and to the possible operation and maintenance of the dormitory. Overall, the importance of establishing the responsibilities of each model element is clearly shown within the Protocol Exhibit and specifically shown through levels of development within the model element table....   [tags: compliance, dormitory, model, development] 2408 words
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What Happens When Relationship Building Strategies Do Not Work - Relationship Building When in a leadership position, building relationships is an important aspect. These relationships create a network that can be used in times of need, creating change, and increase overall confidence between yourself and your peers, clients, leaders, and subordinates. Throughout this week’s reading we learned about the many relationship building strategies. This journal will outline my relationship building strategies, both within and outside work situations, and what happens when my strategies do not work....   [tags: leadership strategies, politicians]
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Article Review of John Bersin's article, 5 Keys to Building a Learning Organization - ... Bersin begins by stating that businesses should not revert back to 1980s in building corporate universities, given that this could be expensive, with the cost of the corporate training industry is approximately $135 billion, indicating how expensive the training is. So, how do organizations minimize these costs. (Bersin, 2012). To assist in avoiding the training costs and still incorporate a learning organization Bersin developed five key points, the five key points are: 1. Corporate learning is “informal” and HR does not own it – most business leaders know that learning is “on the job.” Organizations with “formalized informal learning” create environments supporting on-the-job learning...   [tags: employees, training, management]
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Building Trust In Your Leadership Among Your Subordinates: A Personal Approach - “The glue that holds all relationships together - including the relationship between; the leader and the led is trust, and trust is based on integrity.” This wise statement from Brian Tracey embodies the synergistic relationship between leaders and followers that this paper will focus on. According to the course textbook, leadership can be defined as “the process of influencing an organized group toward accomplishing its goals.” (Hughes, Ginnett & Curphy, 2009, p.4) Although this statement is valid, it is my firm belief that it is a leader’s responsibility to do make a positive impact in a subordinate’s life....   [tags: Human Resources]
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Building Face Composites Can Harm Lineup Identification Performance - ... These applicants were randomly assigned to three groups known as the control group, composite-building group and a yoked composite-exposure group. Within these groups, the participants were randomly assigned to view 1 of 50 target faces. These 50 target photos were of 29 white men and 21 white women fluctuating in age from 18 to 27 years. For each of those 50 photos, 5 “filler” photos were carefully chosen that matched each target photo on the characteristics of gender, race, age, hair colour, height and weight....   [tags: research evaluation assignment, psychology] 1106 words
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Architecture in the United States: Professor Dell Upton - Dell Upton is a historian and renowned professor of architecture and Urbanism at the University of California. He has published several books on architecture; one of them is “Architecture in the United States”, published in 1998. In this book, Upton analyzes the architecture of the United States in different aspects, such as nature, money and art, thus depicting the great variety in architectural forms, and how throughout the decades, different interests have lead communities to different ways of building, different purposes and materials, thus reflecting their way of thinking and their relationship with the environment....   [tags: american architecture, building techniques]
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The Concept of Structural Steel Framing - ... Yet, other practical considerations may influence the selection of framing style such as occupancy where interior structural obstructions are undesirable. Structural steel framing must be comprised with a fire resistant property owing to the fact that metallic materials melts away at intensive temperatures which can cause the building to collapse. Meanwhile for column beams, it is usually done by coating and encapsulating them in a form of fire resistant material such as masonry, concrete or plasterboard....   [tags: building techniques, civil engineering] 1970 words
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British Politics: Same Building, Same Politics, New World - 16th October 1834, London: UK. The banks of the river Thames are lined amass with crowds gloating, cheering and relishing the astonishing view that prevails before their eyes. One of the most significant events in the history of British political architecture and my opening statement portrays a celebration. However, It was on this evening that the Palace of Westminster was victim to a great fire, causing the huge gathering to look on and revel in the physical downfall of the political establishment....   [tags: government, cameron, uk parliament]
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The Roles of Communication Skills in the Student Guidance Profession - Communication skills are the most basic but also important skills anyone need, especially for the counselling professions. This essay will look at two of these specific skills and how it impacts on one of the most seen counselling professions, the Student Guidance Officers. These two skills will be active listening and rapport building which will be defined and described while referring to a sample video of the Student Guidance profession. The Skill of Active Listening Active listening, as opposed to listening, is when the listener tries to understand the speaker by contributing to the conversation....   [tags: active listening, rapport building]
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The Construction of the Skyscraper Burj Khalifa - ... This ensured that any structural weaknesses would be detected before disaster strikes. All the construction workers and engineers are also sufficiently qualified and trained to work on such a difficult project and in turn this lowers the chance of safety issues arising during construction. Overall, the sustainability and efficiency of the building was planned and documented thoroughly, including the process of construction in addition to the benefits of the final product. It is a given that no engineering project, regardless of big or small, is without its problems and dilemmas....   [tags: design, second tallest building] 2258 words
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The Benefits of Building a Green House on Western's La Crosse Campus - Presenting the benefits of building a green house facility on Western’s La Crosse campus. First student benefits will be explored ,second the campus’s benefits, and third the environmental benefits will be discussed. Images of the recommended design and a map outlining the proposed location are presented, and the estimated costs of the proposed kit are included as well. This project will have a positive impact including supporting Western’s efforts toward meeting the needs of the present without compromising the needs of future generations or in other words being sustainable (Western, Web)....   [tags: Environmental Issues]
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Rena’s Concept of Nation Building Based on Chavez and Morales - ... By doing this, he is satisfying the part where Renan said that people need to work together to unify the nation. Moreover, the book mentioned about the accumulation of wealth through the oil companies and this was used to create jobs, health care, and education for the poor. As well, we see how Chavez uses the past to bring consciousness to the people about the sacrifices that its ancestors have made as Renan noted like is the case of Simon Bolivar. Chavez made Simon Bolivar his icon for his effort of freeing South America and for challenging the United State influence....   [tags: language, race, collaboration, unify] 562 words
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Ritualistic Elements of the Frank Auerbach London Building Sites Exhibition - In this essay i will be discussing my experience of the Frank Auerbach London building sites exhibition at somerset house in reference to carol duncans essay the art museum as a ritual, focusing on the idea that the experience of the art museum even though seemingly secular and so adjunct from religion, has ritualistic elements that are comparable to those of much older ceremonial practices and buildings. I begin by addressing this initial assessment based on the facade of the museum, and its surroundings which are key to this sense of escapism from the mundanity of the everyday world, and entry into a realm of enlightenment i.e....   [tags: Frank Auerbach, London, architecture, ]
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Taking a Look at the Britannia Panopticon - ... Unblemished or nearly intact purpose-built theatres from an early age are extremely rare in Britain. This is due to the fact that theatres that were failing financially were razed by the dozens in order to sell the land. Even financially successful theatres were razed so that they could be rebuilt bigger and better. Consequently, Britannia Music Hall, one of the few remaining examples of a nineteenth-century music hall, is worth restoration and preservation. Other historic theatre buildings, like the Hackney Empire in London, which have been reopened after a £15m two-year restoration, give hope to experts like archaeologist Ms....   [tags: a type of institutional building] 761 words
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FedEx’s Value Creation Frontier and Building Blocks of Competitive Advantage - ... Efficiency helps a firm attain a low-cost competitive advantage. Employee productivity can also be a key to efficiency. The impact of high product quality on competitive advantage is the creation of a brand name reputation, greater efficiency, and thus, lower cost (Star, 2012). FedEx has a strong brand image. FedEx is one of the world’s largest express transportation companies, offering time-certain delivery to more than 220 countries and territories, connecting markets that comprise more than 90% of the world’s gross domestic product....   [tags: business model, partners, stakeholders] 1628 words
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Understanding Thermal or Solar Heat Gain Coefficients - ... We have to be notice that if a window is place facing the unsuitable direction such as west or east, it will have an adverse effect towards the thermal comfort of a house especially terraced house in Malaysia that cant undergoes renovation due to the limitation of space. So, most people will choose to install a window that is tempered and tinted with a sheet of film that reject the heat that came from sunlight but allow certain amount of light for lighting purposes. Solar heat gain is the measurement of coefficient that ranged from 0 to 1 that explains about the fraction of solar heat penetrates through or lies upon windows....   [tags: energy, measurement, building] 844 words
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Building the World Fair in The Devil in the White City by Erik Larson - ... They start small construction in 1891 but it stops shortly after. The problem is that of unions might rally against the fair. Burnham is beginning to be frustrated by needing everything approved by the committee. In the spring of 1891, Burnham is encountering many problems and one including the weight limit of soil in Jackson Park. Burnham is also getting frustrated as the architects are not getting their prints in so they can start construction. A new character is introduced here, Sol Bloom, and he is supposed to create the Midway for the fair....   [tags: chicago, architects, structures] 2535 words
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More than just a graphic: The role of a logo in brand building - Symbols mark their existence from the early man’s era. Used as a mode of expression and communication, symbols have educated the modern man a lot, which has eventually led to evolution with time. With those symbols causing evolutions, the concept of symbols itself has evolved with time. Symbols are now brought into play by organizations, to express the idea of a business and to communicate about it with the market. These evolved symbols are known as logos. Today every organization needs a logo and with time the importance of this need has risen and still continues to rise....   [tags: Business]
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Nonverbal Forms of Communication that Can Be Used in Building a Thearpeutic Relationship - ... Tensed shoulders, clenched fists, narrowed eyes, and a clenched jaw are good indicators of anger and/or stress. These are just a few examples of paying attention to nonverbal cues from a client. By paying attention to these nonverbal cues, and including them with verbal expressions from the child, helpers will gain a better understanding of their needs, and be better able to judge how to move forward with treatment. Once the interpretation of basic nonverbal communication is learned, it becomes easier and easier to “read” the nonverbal expressions....   [tags: Art and Play therapies] 1235 words
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Adoption and Implementation of BIM by Small and Medium Enterprises - ... Why should BIM be implemented. What are the barriers to the successful implementation of BIM for SME’s. Chapter 3 RESEARCH METHODOLOGY Research Introduction This research paper looks to ensure that the aim and objectives are reached with as much factual, impartial and relevant data as possible. The objectives set within this research paper take root in the Construction Industry and its evolving ‘BIM Culture’: 1) To understand what Building Information Modelling (BIM) is. 2) To understand what SMEs are....   [tags: Building information modelling] 2001 words
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The Link in Bringing the City and People Together with Urban Design - ... Cyber space is a new mode of place. It eliminates distance and as a result has minimized the importance and meaning of place (Sepe & Pitt, 2014). There are three conditions that must be met in order to allow for public interaction: (1) open persons, the accessibility for an encounter with others, (2) Open regions/ locales, a situated place which is mutually accessible to all, and (3) triangulation, external stimulates that creates opportunities for strangers to talk to each other (Aelbrechy, 2010)....   [tags: building, cyberspace, infrastructure]
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What Are Personality Traits in the Work Environment? - The dynamics of this team building sifted immensely when the entire group went to the right side, except Mr. Nogood stayed on the left side. It was still noticeable that the team still was not completely interconnected. The group appeared presently surprised, almost like they just realized a self-fulfilling prophecy occurred in front of them. It was obvious Mr. Nogood was taken back and shocked by the scenario that just played out in front of the group, and it didn’t go unnoticed by Mr. Wellversed and or Mr....   [tags: team building, business strategy]
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Statement of Purpose for Education Leading to a Career as Construction Project Manager - ... I had high academic profile in the course of my schooling. A year after opting Civil Engineering in M.J. College of Engineering and Technology, I realized the importance of two major aspects of study-practicality of knowledge and work skill. Since then, the former aspect was explored by reinforcing my theoretical knowledge with the help of frequent visits to construction sites in my country as well as in Middle East. Furthermore, I also visited different dams and water supply and sewage works wherein I understood the sub-disciplines:- Environmental and Water Resource Engineering I strengthened my fundamentals through subjects like Structural Analysis, Design of Concrete and Steel Struct...   [tags: civil engineer, entrepreneurs, building] 698 words
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The Unity 3D Engine: Building Interactive Scenes Using GameObjects - ... Projection transformation – The 3D world coordinates are transformed into the cameras 2d view, in order to calculate the perspective sizes of objects at different distances to the camera the X and Y coordinates of every vertex must be divided by the Z coordinate of its own primitive. Clipping – all primitives that are not within the view are discarded. Rasterization – The pixel values of the scene are calculated by converting the 2D representation of the scene to a raster format. Texturing and shading – Fragments of the scene are assigned colour values from a saved texture, a shader or the vertices during Rasterization....   [tags: graphics, transformation, scenes] 729 words
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Which Community Building Strategy Did You Implement This Week? - ... I am (your name). I am ______ years old. I am good at __________. When I grow up, I want to be a(n) __________. • I had an idea on what the results would be but I didn't expect the students to be so interested in one another that much. The students asked important questions and wrote positive qualities they saw in one another. • Next time I do this activity I would like to do it at the beginning of the year as a way to straighten the concept of community and friendship. Then, I would repeat the activity towards the end of the year to see how much their perceptions of each other has changed or reminds the same....   [tags: creating mini-biographies] 570 words
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Companies Must Mentor Relationships and Manage Conflicts - ... Subsequently, “workplace diversity is increasingly viewed as an essential success factor to be competitive in today's marketplace” (Lockwood). The next leadership competency focuses on an employee’s ability to develop others. Developing others “aims to increase the ability of others to perform and contribute to the organization by providing ongoing feedback and by providing opportunities to learn through formal and informal methods. This leadership competency directly relates to the mentor-mentee relationship....   [tags: leadership, team building, career] 1168 words
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The Suez Canal: The Past, Present and Future - The Suez Canal was one of the first artificial canals built in the world used for trade and travel. This essay will show us about the history, the canal today and the future plans. The construction of the canal dates back to 1854, when the Egyptian viceroy Said Pasha was persuaded by a French diplomat and an engineer, Ferdinand de Lesseps, to support the building of a canal. The idea was to build a canal through 100 miles of desert in Egypt connecting the Red Sea and the Mediterranean Sea. A Few years later, in 1858 a new company was formed known as the Universal Suez Ship Canal Company owned by both Egyptians and French....   [tags: construction, building, transportation]
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Newton´s Third Law of Motion - Introduction Newton’s Third Law of Motion, The Law of Action and Reaction states…”For every action there is an equal and opposite reaction. I work in the construction industry and Newton’s Third Law of Motion, The Law of Action and Reaction is an important aspect of construction building process. The Third Law helps us determine how much weight or load a structure can hold; and without the Third Law, we would not have the towering structures and bridges we have in place today. I will address how Newton’s Law applies on the bearing loads of a structure, the weight transfer of loads throughout the structure, the consequences of a mistake in calculating the load a structure can hold and how th...   [tags: construction, engineering, architecht, building]
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Wood Vs. Steel: Which Is More Environmentally Friendly? - ... This being, it is easier to work with steel and to make sure you get the best use of it. When you cut a piece of wood it is very different from when you cut steel. The scrap that falls off of steel can be melted down and used to make a new steel post. when you cut off wood you can reuse it but it will not be exactly the same as the material you cut it off of, it would be plywood. The price for steel lowers the more people use it for construction. In residential construction steel is gaining popularity....   [tags: renewable building materials] 517 words
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New Old Dominium Universtity Stadium Hits Road Block: Review - New ODU Stadium Hits Road Block: Review Old Dominion University Athletic Program is undergoing a big change. This change is mainly caused by the extreme growth in the universities football program. In five years’ time the program was able to start from scratch and become a powerhouse in the Football Championship Subdivision (FCS). Now the program is moving on to become contenders in Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) the highest level in college football and the Monarchs are members of Conference USA....   [tags: building athletic program]
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What I Did for 17 Days in Late May - The Stirling engine, is a engine that uses heat displacement and cooling to drive a piston that drives a flywheel. Very similar concept to a steam engine just a different power source. The Stirling engine was first, “invented and patented by Robert Stirling in 1816,(1). It followed earlier attempts at making an air engine but was probably the first to be put to practical use when in 1818 an engine built by Stirling was employed pumping water in a quarry,” (2). Unfortunately, the Stirling engine never made into full-scale production, nor into the race for alternative power....   [tags: building a Stirling engine]
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The Emerging Prevelence of Early Contractor Involvement - ... The contractor’s attempts to assess the risk involved and prices accordingly are inhibited. Insufficient time or information usually results in additional cost to cover potential risk. This is just one reason ECI,s were developed. Also the adversarial environment in traditional contracts stifles innovation and communications, proving to be detrimental to the professional relationships, ultimately affecting the clients objectives (Pullen) Creating a team A famous industrialist once said, “Coming together is a beginning, staying together is progress and working together is success”, this probably sums up the ECI main strength in a nutshell....   [tags: cost, building, risks] 1588 words
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Architechture of Fredericton: Ionic and Corinthian Orders - ... These characteristics would become a regular sight in Greek architecture. There are many features that define the Ionic order. These range from bases and columns to friezes and pediments. Perhaps the most easily identifiable aspect of the order is its capital. In the form of an inverted scroll, it is an iconic symbol of ancient Greek architecture (Gates 2007, 220). On top of the capital is a square abacus (Gates 2007, 220). Another defining feature of the Ionic order is the fluting along the column’s shaft....   [tags: presence, city, building, style] 1191 words
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Taking a Look at Islamic Architecture - ... The second thing is the mihrab which is a semicircle niche in the wall of a mosque that indicates the qibla. The third thing is sahn which is a courtyard combine with ablution area. The fourth feature is the minaret which is a visual focal point is used for the call of prayer and usually it is at the very top of the moseque and also in old times used to announce that an enemy is coming so that people are ready. The fifth feature is the dome which is a focal point which covers the main prayer hall and could be seen from inside while you are sitting in the main prayer hall or from the outside....   [tags: building traditions of Muslim populations] 1016 words
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The Case of Margaret and Andrew at the Welcoming Party - As Margaret and Andrew move through the welcoming party to meet his friends and family, they interact with each other and Andrew's dad and ex-girlfriend through various facets of interpersonal communication in an attempt to make their relationship believable. Their failure is a result of lacking in both verbal and non-verbal communication. While they intend for those around them to believe they are madly in love, they do not excerpt key methods of communication such as listening, self-disclosure and body language....   [tags: building interpersonal communication skills]
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A Career in the Construction Industry - ... Through training and experience, helpers may potentially move into construction craft occupations. For an example, experience as a helper can lead to becoming a tile setter. The more you know and/or achieve, the higher you move, it's all still physical labor. The very most important qualities are one, Color vision. Workers most definitely need to be able to distinguish colors to do their job. For an example, an electrician’s helper needs to be able to distinguish different colors of wire to help the lead electrician do his job....   [tags: building materials, temporary structures] 691 words
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CES Courses: Forming Effective and Efficient Leaders - The CES courses are definitely courses that identify motivation, leadership abilities, team performance aspects of everyone attending. The courses have the purposes of forming and informing on effective and efficient leadership, which can only be realized by identifying the different roles and capabilities of the individuals in a group setting. For example, according to Daniel Goleman, many other factors contribute to effective leadership such as emotional intelligence which is a leadership quality that greatly influences success and satisfaction among employees....   [tags: team motivation and building]
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The Great Mystery of the Pyramids - The Great pyramids of Egypt are undoubtedly one of the most recognized and admired landmarks in the world. Built to pay tribute to gods and pharaohs, the pyramids were of great importance to the Egyptians, and the mystery of their construction continues to amaze us today. Many theories pertaining to how the pyramids were built have been suggested, however, none are as well supported or intelligible as the heave-ho method of quarrying and cutting limestone. Joseph Davidovits’ theory disproving this, in which states the pyramids were moulded, is not plausible....   [tags: History, Building and Construction] 1812 words
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Leadership, A Key Aspect in a Healthy Organizational Culture - Leadership, no doubt, is one the key aspects of creating a culture and climate that extracts the best performance from employees. It is a significant contributor to long term sustained employee engagement and satisfaction. It is a key building block to creating a high performing organization. When a trained and successful leader from one culture attempts to use these same skill sets and experience, which made them successful, on employees of different cultures or cultural backgrounds and fails; is he now a bad leader....   [tags: effective team building]
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The Interest and Prevalence in Body Modification - The interest and prevalence in body modification seems to have resurfaced from the past and growing to be noticeably prevalent in many societies, especially in the West. In recent years, there has been a noticeable emphasis with modern consumer culture shifting away from the more conservative past – from concealing the body with heavy clothing to highlighting the contours of the body with as little clothing as possible, along with the exposure of flesh (Body and Society, 1999). Similarly, the evolution of tattoos and scarification practices by indigenous tribes of the past compared to tattoos as a current day hobby or fashion statement....   [tags: gymnastics, body building, anorexia] 523 words
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Personal Experience: Fate is a Cruel Mistress - ... For me as a writer, I have to learn to look outside of myself and critically apply thought. Is this perfect. Have I stated my points, defended, and defined them. Or Does it truly need one more revision, and if so why. By placing myself in the mindset of my audience I can start to overcome these fears and find the voice that wants to be written down. To work towards my next great source of unease – an audience. I think a fear most people can associate with is that of public speaking and, to me, having another person read what I write has that same trepidation....   [tags: critic and supporter, building confidence] 644 words
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