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Roman vs. Greek Civilization

- Roman vs. Greek Civilization Although both Roman and Greek civilizations shared similarities in the areas of art and literature, their differences were many and prominent. Their contrasting aspects rest mainly upon political systems and engineering progress, but there are also several small discrepancies that distinguish between these two societies. This essay will examine these differences and explain why, ultimately, Rome was the more advanced civilization of the two. Greece, originally ruled by an oligarchy ("rule of the few"), operated under the premise that those selected to rule were selected based not upon birth but instead upon wealth....   [tags: Persuasive, Argumentative, History]

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Homelessness

- Homelessness As a Product Of Society Or as The Fault Of The Individual Homelessness in the UK had reached astronomical figures. Something has to be done to aid the situation before it spirals out of control. But who is to blame for the situation. Some may say the kids themselves. Believe it or not, one side of this debate blames the young people who live through the hell of street life every day. Suggesting that it is their fault for falling out with their families. They stereotype every homeless person as a drug dealer who has run away from home....   [tags: Persuasive, Social Issues]

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Flowers For Algernon

- The story Flowers for Algernon depicts the meaning of intelligence in a very deep sense. The narrow definition intelligence is the capacity to learn, to understand, or to deal with new or trying situations. It is a concrete definition in such a way that it also means the ability to apply knowledge to manipulate one’s environment or to think abstractly as measured by objective criteria as tests. Yet the story goes beyond this concrete explanation of what intelligence really is. It shows a whole new perspective of the meaning intelligence....   [tags: essays research papers]

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San Francisco - Oakland Bay Bridge

- In the early 1900's, settlers of the San Francisco Bay Area considered the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge, which spans over eight miles long and 500 feet above the water at its highest point, an impossible feat. However, with only a few complications, the bridge was completed by November, 1936. The San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge consists of two bridge types. The east section is a cantilever bridge, and the west, a suspension bridge. The 1.78 mile western span of the bridge between San Francisco and Yerba Buena Island presented the first obstacle....   [tags: Engineering]

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Jean Piaget

- Jean Piaget · He was famous for working out a universal sequence of stages of cognitive development · Notable for his idea that children (and adults) are continually generating theories about the external world · He set out stages for when certain new aspects of generating theories; 1. Sensorimotor stage: which occurs from birth to age two (Children experience through their senses) 2. Preoperational stage: which occurs from ages two to seven (motor skills are acquired) 3....   [tags: Papers]

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Hydrosphere of the Mississippi River

- Hydrosphere of the Mississippi River A Case Study of * River management * People interfering in the hydrosphere * A flood management scheme River Basin / Catchment area The source of the river is the eastern side of the Rocky Mountains and the Appalachian Mountains to the north. There are many hundreds of tributaries including the Red River, Missouri river and the river Ohio. The mountains form the river's watershed. From Minneapolis the river flows South-East into Iowa where it flows south as far as Davenport....   [tags: Papers]

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Analysis of The Waterbowl by Michael S. Harper

- Analysis of The Waterbowl by Michael S. Harper I have selected the poem titled "The Waterbowl" by Michael S. Harper from his collection Dear John, Dear Coltrane. Part of the reason why I have selected this poem is for its simplicity. Simplicity is a quality that I truly value in poem. I feel that poetry is left much more to the unsaid and the senses which the words of the poem trigger. In "The Waterbowl," the simplicity of the poem can be seen through the elementary vocabulary used in each short line....   [tags: Free Essays]

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The Images of Full Fathom Five

- The Images of Full Fathom Five In the world of seafaring men, William Shakespeare may not be particularly celebrated. It can't, however, be said that he didn't try his hand at a dirge for such sailors in his poem, "Full Fathom Five." In this poem, the use of concrete images and onomatopoeia brings to life the poem, bringing the reader closer to the bottom of the sea where the poem is set. On the seafloor, we are told, a corpse of "thy father" (Imogen) lies (l. 1). The poem instantly then begins to paint the setting of his watery grave with images that the reader is then almost able to see....   [tags: Full Fathom Five Essays]

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Architecture of the 1920s

- ARCHITECTURE IN THE TWENTIES For the United States the Twenties was a time to flourish and enjoy the common wealth, but unlike everything else, architecture was in a creative slump. many artists were having difficulty in depicting a "style" for the new era. Many new technological advances were occuring through the steel industry and the discovery of glass. The architects of this period wanted to incorporate those advances in their designs, thus bringing forth an experimental period. With architects from different backgrounds and cultures working to produce a masterpiece the International Style was created....   [tags: Architecture]

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A Civil Engineering Success

- Civil Engineering History and Heritage U.S. 20 Iowa River Bridge The Iowa River Bridge on Highway U.S.20 was built in such a way that it not only was able to expand the once two lane blacktop roads into a four lane highway, but also to keep environmental impacts of construction and existence of the bridge to a minimum. The $21 million dollar bridge consists of two 12.0 m wide deck structures that each contain five spans of 92 m. These deck structures are made from erecting a weathering steel I-Girder superstructure....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Measuring a Hotel's Quality of Customer Service

- Measuring a Hotel's Quality of Customer Service It is quite difficult to measure the quality of a service, because the satisfaction of the customer depends on many intangible factors and psychological features. The principal methods to evaluate services are: SERVQUAL, Gap Analysis, Tolerance zone and Walking Audits. We are going to explain this methods and study if we could apply them to the hotel. § SERVQUAL It is a multiple-item scale named SERVQUAL, which measures the five dimensions of service quality.9 The dimensions are: - Reliability....   [tags: Papers]

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The Empty Concrete

- The Empty Concrete Throughout the adventures of Concrete there are many times where he shows his loneliness in a story. The one story that I find this most evident in is "next Best". In this story Concrete goes through a number of let downs during the course of his day. The story starts off with Concrete having a surreal dream, a fantasy of Maureen and him being together. He admits his love to her. He is transformed into a human being by a god like structure that I believe was the Senator. Setting him free....   [tags: Papers]

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The House on Mango Street

- The House on Mango Street At the novel's end, Esperanza declares that she is too strong for Mango Street to keep her forever. What is the nature of her strength. How does Cisneros establish this characteristic elsewhere in the book. Esperanza feels she is too strong to live on Mango Street. She feels her life would be better if she lived somewhere else. She wants to leave Mango Street so that she can find herself. Esperanza knows that she is not like the others on Mango Street, and she wants to move to a place "with trees around it, a big yard and grass growing without a fence" (page 4)....   [tags: House Mango Street]

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The Language of Eudora Welty's Losing Battles

- The Language of Eudora Welty's Losing Battles In his essay, "The Languages of Losing Battles", Mr. Bass contends that the form of language used by two major characters in Eudora Welty's Losing Battles, Julia Mortimer and Granny Vaughn, serves as a challenge to the "male-authored decrees" (Bass) found throughout the book. Julia's idioms are "teaching, writing, and books," (Bass)while Granny Vaughn, on the other hand, uses oral language to transmit family history. While Julia's province is one of ideas and abstraction in the written word, Granny Vaughn's stories are concrete, empirical, and rooted in actual events and real people....   [tags: Eudora Welty Losing Battles]

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Bridge Structures

- Bridge Structures and The Use of Geometry in Their Design What is a bridge. A bridge is a structure providing continuous passage over a body of water, roadway, or valley. Every bridge looks different from the another. Their bridge structure is different. There are nine types of main bridges. Bridge engineers use a lot of geometry to help them design the different bridges. Without geometry, the bridges would not be safe. Bridges have been around for a long time. The earliest bridges were probably formed by laying one or more logs across a brook or by stretching ropes or cables across a narrow valley....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Good and Evil in Quinn's Ishmael

- Human beings are destroying the world. It's a fact we all know. Pollution is abundant, we chop down rain forests, we kill our own kind, we steal, lie, and cheat, and the list could go on and on. Daniel Quinn believes that this destruction comes from something more extreme than just the notion to survive. In his novel, Ishmael, Quinn believes that the problems facing humanity are do to man's knowledge of good and evil.      Man's knowledge of good and evil gives us the power to rule the world any way we please....   [tags: Daniel Quinn essays research papers]

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Kolb's Experiential Learning Cycle

- David Kolb published his learning styles theory, in 1984, after many years of development. His theory stated that people learn in two different steps, inputting information and processing information. How people do this is also different. Think of inputting information on a vertical line, one person may prefer concrete examples at the top and abstract concepts at the bottom. Processing information is on a horizontal line with active experimentation on the left and reflective observation on the right....   [tags: Learning Styles]

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Roman and Islamic Art and Architecture

- When walking around a city, you may notice that the architecture and art look similar to other works. Many of these designs have changed along the course of history and time whilst others have not. The designs that many people still see in society and day to day living is from two of the many cultures of the old civilizations, Roman and Islamic. The art and architecture forms from the Islamic and Roman cultures have many comparisons and contrasts between them. They, the Islamic and Roman nations, have both adopted from other cultures and have made their own discoveries in the art and architecture worlds....   [tags: culture, adopted, traditions, society, concrete]

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The Physics of Bridges

- ... The further the supports become due to the stretching of the bridge, the weaker the beam bridge becomes, so they only span to approximately 76.2 meters on average. Therefore, this type of bridge must be able to resist twisting and bending when a heavy load is on it. Reinforced concrete and steel beams are most commonly used to make these bridges. The reinforced concrete which is strong in compression is combined with the steel beams, which strengthen the concrete in tension. These bridges can hold anything from people to cars; despite their simplicity, they can still be useful and inexpensive to build....   [tags: beam, truss, arch, suspension]

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Traditional and Cyber Terrorism

- ... One of the best examples of cyber terrorism is murder committed in 1998 in one of the hospitals of the U.S , where under the confidential security of FBI was very important witness, terrorist gained access to the hospital through the internet and transformed cardio stimulation machine, as a result of what patient died. Very often in contrast with traditional terrorist, cyber terrorists commit some acts for their own interest. While ordinary terrorists who commit acts for their country and nation and are considered to be heroes for their deeds....   [tags: bombs, modern technology weapon]

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The Presentations of the Mother and the Father in Seamus Deane's Reading in the Dark

- The Presentations of the Mother and the Father in Seamus Deane's Reading in the Dark The presentations of the mother and father in Seamus Deane's 'Readingin the dark' are very different and the author appears to have set them in contrast to each other. Their roles with regards to their children appear through their relationships with them, especially with the narrator himself, as his relationship with his parents is at the heart of the novel, much like the young boy in Frank McCourt's 'Angela's Ashes'....   [tags: Papers]

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Using Lunar Soil for Construction in Space

- It is a well known fact that concrete is considered as the globally accepted construction material on earth. On the other hand, concrete in space was still mysterious when the researchers wrote this paper. However, some prior research indicated that there is possibility of lunar soil could be utilized as a construction material in space. A team of Master Builders, Inc. and Students for the Exploration and Development of Space (SEDS), a student group at the University of Alabama in Huntsville instigated such unique, ongoing, fundamental research program for concrete in space, particularly in moon....   [tags: materials, concrete, sources, environment]

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My School Activity: Chalk the Block

- ... I turned and there they were; both of my partners staring flabbergasted at my work, not making a single move to collaborate. I wondered how long they had been there, just staring blankly at my working hands. After a few seconds of frowning at their clueless faces, I stood up, gathered a couple pieces of chalk, and handed each a chunk. The original design on paper was resting right in the middle of the tile, so they got to work. I kept my focus on the specific segment of the painting I had already started, oblivious to what the other girls were doing until I finished my part and looked at the rest....   [tags: chalk painiting on concrete tiles]

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Thermography: How Does It Work?

- ... This technology can even be used to detect poor connections and internal damage in circuits, which can potentially lead to a fire starting. Furthermore this technique has a number of applications in condition assessment of structures, locating the source of distress, identifying moisture ingress and flow through pipes and assessment of damage potential in concrete and masonry structures. Thermal images are also widely used in computer systems where it can be used to locate components of excessive heat generation....   [tags: anomalies in machines, infrared cameras]

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Alkali Aggregate Reaction

- ASR is one example of a more general problem known as Alkali Aggregate Reaction [AAR]. ASR is a chemical process in which alkalis, usually predominantly from the cement, combine with certain types of silica in the aggregate when moisture is present. This reaction produces an alkali-silica gel that can absorb water and expand to cause cracking and disruption of the concrete. For damaging reaction to take place the following need to be present in sufficient quantities. High alkali cement Reactive aggregate [e.g....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Concrete

- According to major supplies, “Use of synthetic fibers for reinforcing concrete is continuously, increasing. The increase has been considerable since 1980, but slowed somewhat in 1990, a year of substantial construction cutbacks. Apparently the construction community believes there are advantages in the use of synthetic fibers in concrete.” (Schupack) Synthetic fibers are used to improve crack control in concrete. Some reports say that synthetic fiber reinforced concrete (SFRC) would replace welded wire fabric in many slab-on-grade applications....   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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Deep Foundation: Bored Pile Construction

- DEEP FOUNDATION Deep-foundation elements comprise piles and piers and are like slender columns buried in the ground. They are prevented from buckling because they are confines by the soil. Piles and piers transfer the load either to bedrock or to soil of high bearing capacity while passing through unsuitable soil. As previously stated, deep foundation are used where shallow foundation cannot be used because the topsoil is expansive or has a low bearing capacity or where the frost line is deep. They are also used in buildings that house items or instrumentation sensitive to settlement of shallow foundations....   [tags: civil engineering]

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Note to Educators: Hope Required when Growing Roses in Concrete

- We live in a world that is always changing and as such creates inequality and suffering. Many people feel the need to change this and hope for a better world. Even though people have different religions and beliefs, we all have some hope,which motivates us to wake up everyday and make a difference in this world. Hope is what brings us together to fight for a common cause. As Duncan-Andrade explains throughout his article, “Note to Educators: Hope Required When Growing Roses in Concrete,” it is not enough to hope for a better future, especially for young people of color because hoping will not bring the needed change we expect....   [tags: Duncan-Andrade article analysis]

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Roman Engineering

- Roman Engineering The ancient Romans were skilled engineers and have left lasting contributions in this field. The Romans built a great network of roads connecting cities throughout their empire. They also built aqueducts and bridges using arches for support. The Roman arch design was by far the most important innovation of their time. The arch, however, would have been useless without the discovery of concrete. The Romans had many other such discoveries that would make their engineering skills known throughout the world....   [tags: Papers]

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Problem-Based Learning in the Construction Field

- Problem-Based Learning Problem-based learning is a student centered approach to learning (Evans, 2006). This learning style is trying to get the student to apply knowledge to a situation in which is new to them (Learning-Theories, 2013). The teacher takes more of a facilitator approach, this is to basically guide the student and help the student stay on track and to suggest resources that the students may use to help them through the problem-solving (Evans, 2006). To simplify this approach is to help students learn through experiencing the problem and solving the problem....   [tags: excavation, settlement, quality]

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Legal Responsability of Civil Engineers in Hong Kong

- Building structure and bridge structure, though built with well-considered design, may still have structural problem or even collapse with time. In this regard, the designer of the structure, which is the civil engineer, may have to bear of responsibility of professional negligence. Nonetheless, most of the engineers should be professional and have followed good control of structure quality, code of practice and good on-site supervision, despite the structure built may fail after the construction....   [tags: codes of practice for building & bridge structures]

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The Importance of Having a Concrete Concept in Product Advertising

- ... Aside from the concept, more than any factors of advertising, what we look at first about the information of the advertisement is the usage of the color. But, not to overlook the importance to having the concrete concept, every person has a different idea to decide which product to buy. For example, those who are more conscious about the grade or rank of the product would never choose the one which looks more reasonable but the other one which looks like more luxurious and vice versa. For this reason, selecting colors with the clear concept like who to sell or features which sellers really want to emphasize is also vital for them....   [tags: color, text, consumers]

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Innovative Seismic Retrofitting of Bridge: A Perspective Study

- In recent year, Shape Memory Alloy (SMA) emerged as innovative material and has gain popularity due to its unique properties to the field of structural retrofitting. Shape Memory Alloy (SMA) is a special class of alloys, which can provide structures with smart self-centering capabilities to return to their original positions after large inelastic deformation. SMA will undergo with two phases under different temperatures: Austenite in the high-temperature phase while Martensite in the low-temperature phase....   [tags: Shape Memory Alloy (SMA)]

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Use of Diction in Thomas Hardy's The Man He Killed

- Use of Diction in Thomas Hardy's The Man He Killed         Poems are typically written in a distinctive way to convey a specific message to the reader. The words or diction construct a poem by depicting ideas, feelings, setting, and characters. Therefore, a poet must chose his/her words with great care to create the appropriate message and to allow the reader to comprehend the general meaning. Thomas Hardy composed The Man He Killed, a poem demonstrating the effect war has upon soldiers and how war changes friend into a foe....   [tags: Thomas Hardy The Man He Killed]

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Challenges and Possibilities for BIM Supply Chain Management

- This paper could identify the strategic areas related to the construction challenges and possibilities for BIM established supply chain management between a main project stakeholder such like the Client, contractor and product suppliers. First of the areas is design management, where it is essential to clarify how the model based design provided by a product supplier is linked to the architectural and structural design of the construction project. Furthermore, there are also possibilities to improve monitoring and management of design status information with help of BIM and SCM so that delays in design could be recognized as early as possible to avoid discrepancies on construction work at si...   [tags: construction, contractors, parts]

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Precast, Prestressed Contrete in Beam Design

- Beam design: The design selected for the beam element encompasses the use of precast prestressed concrete. Two symmetrical beams supporting a cast in-situ slab was used so as to provide longitudinal torsional restraint. All in-situ concrete and formwork shall be carried out in accordance to SANS 10100 specifications as described by the calculations attached herein. Precast design was selected since the beam can be produced under factory conditions and not necessarily cast on-site. Quality can be controlled and costs reduced since there is no need for complex scaffolding, and hence erection time and labour is lowered....   [tags: construction, support, calculations]

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Measuring Thickness of Concrete

- Measuring Thickness of Concrete Measuring Thickness of Concrete Elements Using Drilled Concrete Cores When doing construction one of the major concerns is that the work being done complies with the design specifications. In this ASTM test, C 174M-97, the thickness of a concrete pavement, slab, or structural element is determined by measuring the length of a core drilled from a concrete structure. This allows the contractor, as well as the owner, to see that the concrete is being poured to meet the requirements....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Concrete 5: A simple CMS to Cement Your Website

- Summary: Concrete 5 can be considered as one of the best CMS after Joomla and Drupal, when it comes to PHP based CMS. This article would be discussing about Concrete 5 in a vivid manner. The website development in today’s world is highly dependent on frameworks. The developers of our times take open source content management system to be the magic wand which can help their clients to update, manage as well upload content without taking any external help. Concrete 5 is the new kid in the block when it comes to PHP framework....   [tags: Joomla, Drupal, website development]

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Piaget and Cognitive Development

- Piaget and Cognitive Development Piaget saw cognitive development as an adaptive process. They gradually learn more about their environment and adapt. Children go through four stages. The preoperational stage is the second stage, and children go through this stage between the ages of two to seven. Children's representational thought grows in this stage, but they have problems with logic. The concrete operational stage is the third stage, and children go through this stage between the ages of seven to 11....   [tags: Papers]

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Dopplar Radar

- Doppler Radar The Social realm of Doppler radar relates to many different things we do in everyday life, anytime you are going outdoors anywhere in the world you can find out what it is going to be like before you even step outside. This is made possible with the use of Doppler Radar. In this section I am going to discuss the social realm of Doppler radar in the local, regional, national and global areas. First we must know what is Doppler radar. Doppler radar is a device that measures the Doppler shift in a radar beam reflected from an object’s motion towards or away from the radar aerial....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The History of Concrete

- It is common knowledge that steel structures revolutionized building design during the early 20th century. It is less well known, however, the impact concrete has had on building design - particularly in skyscrapers. Concrete is an old building material, dating well back into prehistoric times. Yet its application for building tall structures was only truly begun to realized in the early 20th century. Concrete systems in skyscrapers are a unique brand of structure. They incorporate many different elements, and have a variety of different requirements....   [tags: ancient romans, building design]

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A Day in School Life

- A Day in School Life The day begins with a high-pitched yell, "moooooooorninnnnng" from my mother. I wake up tired with a headache as I think I have a cold. I rush to leave the house, my father complains about the lack of urgency in my movement by shouting out the time every five minutes. There is not enough time to drink my tea; the tea burns my tongue as I gulp it down my throat, leaving a nasty taste. I ran as fast as I can towards my bus stop. Upon arriving I realize that despite the hectic hurry of mornings I am actually early....   [tags: Papers]

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Anicent Roman Buildings and There Affect on Modern Day Architecture

- When people travel to government buildings you may notice that they look like european works, that is because they were influenced by Ancient Rome. The Romans developed unique techniques on buildings which were used in some of the most greatest achievements in Ancient Rome. One of the most influential buildings was the Pantheon which remained durable and lasted for years. Roman works are adapted from Greek architecture and made a major impact on modern buildings....   [tags: architecture, concrete, framework]

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Social Responsabilities of Civil Engineers

- To someone, the job of civil engineers may just be designing how to build a building or an infrastructure. To civil engineers, however, their works are far beyond that point. In fact, engineers do not only construct a building. As a civil engineering project has close relationship with the people and environment, engineers should be considerate and responsible to the above sectors. This essay will discuss the social responsibilities of civil engineers. The foremost purpose of a civil engineering project is probably to serve human, to whom engineers have to responsible....   [tags: professional codes of practice]

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First Impressions May Be Deceiving

- First Impressions May Be Deceiving Michael Jordan For many years now, people have been fool by appearances. Someone may look at the exterior of an object and expect one thing when actually the exact opposite is waiting inside for them. For example, an unexpecting person picks off a grape from the bunch and bites into the fruit while dreaming of a mouthful of juicy, sweet grape but in reality receives a surprisingly bitter splash with the first bite. Or when a person first looks at a power vision 3-D picture they only see mass chaos until a few short seconds later a sailboat evolves out of the picture floating among the earlier seen chaos....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Concrete Bridge Project

- In the past, it is not much pedestrian traffic along the street because of the lower population. However, due to the population increasing in 1960-70s.The government considerate that the number of pedestrian traffic such as footbridge is so important, so the government have to increase the total number of all pedestrian traffic like footbridge. With the time changed, the safety and technical of bridge structure form has also changed and improved. Nowadays, almost footbridge in Hong Kong is made by concrete including prestressed concrete bridge....   [tags: Pedestrians, Tension, Architecture]

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How the Stucture of Skyscrapers Was Started

- Supertall buildings are a relatively recent addition to the history of the cities around the world. Technology of the nineteenth century made their development possible. Steel, concrete and masonry materials have existed for a long time in the history of civilization but not in such a configuration. Masonry is the oldest material. Concrete in its present form is the youngest of these three basic structural materials of construction. Research shows that early societies used lime as a binding element in mortar....   [tags: framework, skill, materials, build, steel]

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The Theories of Jean Piaget

- The Theories of Jean Piaget This essay is about Jean Piaget's theory. Piaget's theory has two main strands: first, an account of the mechanisms by which cognitive development takes place; and second, an account of the four main stages of cognitive development through which children pass. Piaget suggested that there are four main stages in the cognitive development of children. In the first two years, children pass through a sensory-motor stage during which they progress from cognitive structures dominated by instinctual drives and undifferentiated emotions to more organized systems of concrete concepts, differentiated emotions, and their first external affective...   [tags: Papers]

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The Importance of Clear and Precise Writing

- To gain understanding, the path from sender to receiver must be straight, clear, and concrete. If one clouds this path, the sender can state anything to the naivete of the receiver. A distrust builds between the receiver and the sender to a point at which the receiver will not believe anything that comes from the sender, or the sender puts himself above and no longer wants to be a part of the receiver's world. This happens all to frequently in the political world. The members of parliament use jargon to not offend as many people as possible....   [tags: Papers]

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Rivers of Bangladesh

- Rivers of Bangladesh Meghna, Ganges, Brahmaputra The Drainage Basin Extensive, covering much of Bangladesh, parts of India, Nepal and China. The Himalayas and Tibetan Plateau form the rivers' watershed. The river Brahmaputra detours over a thousand kilometres as the river has not been able to cut a valley through the resistant rock of the Himalayas. The flood plain covers about 50% of Bangladesh's land area. The river erodes material in its upper course in China, India and Nepal, carrying huge amounts of sediment to be deposited as the river slows crossing the floodplain and delta of Bangladesh....   [tags: Papers]

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The Human Preception of Reality in Borges' The Library of Babel

- Reality is something that we humans have a hard time comprehending. We don’t know the exact reason why we live and why we exist but we have many theories that could be the reason. For example, Christians believe that God made the world in six days and that we live as his creations, to worship and adore him. Jose Luis Borges likes to conduct thought experiments with his stories and one theme he uses quite often is the nature of reality. Borges created a perplexing universe in “The Library of Babel” that plays with the idea of never being able to grasp certain concepts because of the limit of what one can perceive....   [tags: philosophy, mysticism, idealism]

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Developmental Psychology Theoretical Approaches

- Overview Four theoretical approaches to cognitive development Piaget’s theory Information processing theories Core knowledge theories Sociocultural theories (Vygotsky) General Themes Nature and nurture Continuity vs. discontinuity Active vs passive child Nurture (environment, learning) John Locke (1632-1704) –Infant’s mind as “tabula rasa” Behaviorism (e.g. Watson, Skinner) Nurture (environment, learning) 'A child's mind is a blank book. During the first years of his life, much will be written on the pages....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Fire Protective System and Products

- ... Right from construction of wall, bulkheads, ceilings of concrete to creating systems for timber roof or floors, horizontal or vertical fire barriers, if appropriate products and construction methodologies are used it can provide excellent protection against fire. When thinking of fire protection systems for buildings, only one name comes to mind – LAF Group (www.lafgroup.com/), leading specialist manufacturer and installer of elements of passive fire protection systems for buildings in Australia....   [tags: safety, hazards, code, construction]

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The Millau Viaduct and The Hampden Bridge

- ... One of the great engineering feats when building this bridge was the use of steel. Despite its maximum height of 343m span of 2.46km, 280m above the valley floor, the bridge is actually quite light. 242,000 tonnes seems like a lot but without the use of steel on the structure, this bridge would have been more than twice as heavy. Steel is a much stronger material than concrete, so can support more weight with less mass. The actual road deck, which is comprised almost entirely of steel, only weighs 36,000 tonnes....   [tags: tallest suspension bridge, wagga]

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The Construction Process of Bored Piles

- BORED PILES CONSTRUCTION Bored piles construction is done using the suitable rotary drills depending on the diameter, depth, condition of the soil and construction method. Usually bore-holes are stabilized with a temporary or permanent casing. The common material used for the casing is steel and it is also normal called as steel casing. The length of the steel casing is also determined from the soil conditions that are discovered at the actual site. SETTING OUT The location of the bored piles must be set out and marked by the subcontractor’s surveyor according to the approved setting out drawings given by the Consultant....   [tags: civil engineering techniques]

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The Real History Behind Rome: Julius Caesar

- ... This love of conquering led to Rome becoming one of the most talked about empires of the year. Since this is a report on Rome, it’s only natural that I pick apart every little aspect of it, starting with innovations. Rome was one of the more technologically advanced empires when compared to other empires, and their innovations proved just how nerdy the Romans could really be. They basically set the trend for aqueducts, water transportation systems used for “enjoying many amenities for their day, including public toilets, underground sewage systems, fountains, and ornate public baths.” (Evan Andrews, History.com) Yeah, they were total pansies who made fountains and whatnot....   [tags: romulus, rome, god, war]

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Soto's Black Hair

- Soto's Black Hair The title of Soto’s “Black Hair” is very ordinary. The image that forms from the color “black” serving as an adjective to describe the common noun “hair” paints a mundane picture that does not allow for any analysis beneath this concrete image. But in cases where the title is not an attention getter, the content of the poem is usually more of a challenge and Soto’s “Black Hair” is a perfect example. As the title suggests, there are many concrete images and figures presented throughout the poem, but after a close reading it is apparent that the underlying themes of family and culture lay beneath these tangible images through the poetic elements of the metonymy, the metapho...   [tags: Soto Black Hair Essays]

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What´s Offshore Engineering?

- Offshore engineering is a new and rapidly developing field. Even though the main interest is still oil production related, offshore structures are also widely used for energy production from ocean waves, mining, port structure and other similar fields. By definition an offshore structure can be defined as the structure or a facility which is being installed in marine environment, mainly in the sea in order to produce and transmit electricity, gas, oil and also other resources. Offshore structure can be classified into two major group; floating and fixed structures....   [tags: oil production, gravity structures]

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Coastal Erosion

- Coastal Erosion [IMAGE][IMAGE]Coastal erosion presents a problem along the coastlines of Britain. One of the many areas affected by this is Walton-on-the-Naze, situated in the Southeast coast of England, about sixty-five miles from London. Walton-on-the-Naze is a dated tourist resort with a pier, which has an end shut off due to unsafe structure. There is an area of cliffs further up coast, which are suffering from erosion and cliff collapse. The government has erected a number of different sea defence mechanisms including groynes, rip rap and wooden revetments....   [tags: Papers]

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Technological Advancements

- Technological Advancements On November 7, 1940 the Tacoma Narrows Bridge was hit by winds of up to 40mph. The bridge began to twist and flutter. Some cables snapped and a six-hundred foot section of the bridge fell into Puget Sound. ^Wind is but one disaster, earthquakes are another^ (Jay Stuller 36). Disasters like this one and others could have been avoided if the proper precautions had been taken. Due to the disasters in the world the structures of today and tomorrow are much safer. Today most of these catastrophes are avoided because of the up to date technology, like architecture, predicting the disasters before hand and new techniques used by emergency rescue teams....   [tags: essays papers]

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Fiber Reinforced Concrete and Its Application

- ...  The role of fibers in concrete is to bridge across the cracks that develop some post cracking ductility and to increase it toughness and types of loading. The uses of reinforced concrete help to increase the strength and ductility but it requires skilled labour.  BODY: Concrete is known as the most widely used structural materials in the world, because of this reasons concrete get cracked. The reason while concrete get cracked is because of the Economical , Structural or Environmental factors, but most of the cracks are formed because they can resist the tensile forces due to the weakness of the material....   [tags: construction materials, resistance]

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roman architecture

- The city of Rome has many of the great architectural feats of the ancient world. Many of these buildings and other assorted structures, although they were built around 2000 years ago, are still standing and even in use. At the start of Roman history, they imported their marble from another great ancient city; Greece. However, they did eventually find quarries in northern Italy that held an abundance of white marble. This marble helped them become the great architectural city that we see even in present times....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Understanding Construction Good Practices

- ... The wave is include some prominent milestones and the supreme of this milestones are: first, more than 350 berth Al Mouj marina, it can taking yachts up to 65 m, it considers largest Oman's private marina and home to Oman Sail. Second, 22 residents and children's activity park available in apartment complex. Third, 4 & 5 stars luxurious hotels and the supreme one is Oman's first Kempinski – Wave Muscat. Fourth, Café and restaurant, vibrant retail center comprising shops, medical and commercial units....   [tags: construction materials, major, engineering]

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Advanced Techniques in Construction in Sri Lanka

- ... Pre-stressing is where the slab is stressed before concreting and post tensioning is where the slab is stressed after the concreting. Over the last few years, post tension concrete has taken the world by storm. Most developed countries have already started using this technology and developing countries are slowly getting into the trend. Post tensioning promotes higher loading concentrations, longer spans, thinner slabs, lighter structures and rapid constructions. With the help of post tensioning, engineers can minimize, if not eliminate, shrinkage cracking....   [tags: concrete, engineers, tension]

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The Collapse of the Westgate Bridge, Located in Melbourne, Australia

- ... II. HISTORY The first time that a bridge was considered to cross the Yarra River was as early as 1957 to replace the Williamstown ferry service. Between then and 1961, there was lots of discussion, up until the Lower Yarra Crossing Company was founded. Discussions with the government about a new bridge across the Yarra River were held, but not much was agreed upon, until 1965, the Lower Yarra Crossing Company went bankrupt, and thus emerged the Lower Yarra Crossing Authority, whom in 1967 entered into an agreement with Melbourne based Maunsell & Partners, as well as London based Freeman Fox & Partners to be joint consulting engineers....   [tags: poor communication, engineering]

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History and Construction of the Roman Colosseum

- Introduction The Roman Colosseum is one of the most familiar and notable constructions in the world. It was given the name The Colosseum during the middle ages. This wonderful construction remains standing nearly 2 century’s after it had been originally constructed. One of the noticeable thing behind the Colosseum's charm is its architectural design. In this report I will look at the history of the The Colosseum, how it constructed and what is happening to it today. The History Construction of The Colosseum was authorized by the emperor Vespasian in 70 A.D, and finished by his son Titus about 10 years later in 80 A.D....   [tags: ancient mega-structures]

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Levee Break during Hurricanes in New Orleans

- Louisiana is known for being an area prone to hurricanes, and millions of dollars of damage have been caused in this state almost every year. A major concern for a way to prevent future and major damage then started in the early 2000’s. The levees were designed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and they had to decide how to build these levees to withstand hurricane forces. Although they were built for hurricane forces, it could not stand up to Katrina in 2005, when they broke and flooded the entire city....   [tags: levee, hurricane katrina, louisiana]

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Art and Architectural History

- 1) The Parthenon was built to replace earlier temples of Athena which were famous during that period of time. The structure of the Parthenon consists of a rectangular floor with a series of low steps on every side, and a colonnade of columns extended around the entire construction. It has more than one entrance in which each one has an addition of six columns in the front. The Parthenon has two large rooms inside. The larger of the two interior rooms named ‘’The Naos’’, has a statue inside. The smaller room was practically used to save treasures....   [tags: Parthenon, Roman style]

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Light and Sight in The Good-Morrow

- Light and Sight in The Good-Morrow John Donne’s poetry deals with themes of creation and discovery. In his work "The Good-Morrow," these issues are discussed through the use of poetic symbols. Donne gives major emphasis to the sense of sight as a way of discovering pure love. The first stanza contains images of sleep and, more generally, the ways in which one’s eyes can be closed to the world. Donne uses phrases like "not weaned" (2), "childishly" (3), and "dream" (7), to suggest the idea that when one’s eyes are closed, there is more than light that is denied from the sense of sight....   [tags: Good-Morrow Essays]

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Marx and Engel’s View on History

- ... Kant also believes that the means with which to attain perfect reason is the inherent antagonism inherent in human nature. This antagonism, which is referred to as men’s unsocial sociability, is a concept whereby men have a clashing tendency either to be drawn to each other or to be repelled from each other. Men are social, because they cannot develop their capabilities in isolation. At the same time, they are unsocial, because they also want everything to go according to their own desires. Nature requires men to enter into society, but men enter with a resistance that threatens to break up the society....   [tags: humans, history, kantian philosophy]

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Building and the Environemnt

- Building and the Environemnt Introduction A berm house is a house that is banked with earth. The design and building methods that are used aid the building to require less energy being put into the building when construction is complete and the building is being used as its intended. Construction The Caer Llan berm house was “designed to be “massive” rather than “lightweight”. The use of vast quantities of block, concrete, etc, is intended to act as a stabiliser, both structurally and thermally....   [tags: Papers]

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Alkali Reactive Aggregates. What Happens When Alkali Cement is Low

- Considerable bad experience has been encountered when alkali reactive aggregates have been used.Low alkali cement is normally required to protect against disruptive Expansion of concrete which occurs generally due to alkali-aggregate reaction.(a chemical reaction between alkali’s in the cement and reactive aggregates.Another means of of controlling alkali-aggregate reactions is by the use of suitable fly ash or natural pozzolan.If a highly reactive aggregate have to be used then it is necessary to use a low alkali cement and a pozzolan....   [tags: type 2 cement, concrete, uniformity]

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Case Brief

- Case Citation The case I chose to do was Patrick Joseph Potter, Appellant, v. Green Meadows, Par 3, Appellee. The case was found in the Southern Reporter, volume 510 starting on page 1225. The District Court of Appeal of Florida, First District heard the case and made its decision on August 13, 1987; 510 So. 2d 1225 (Fla. App. 1 Dist. 1987). Summary of Facts The original case in question consisted of golfer being injured and filing charges of neglect against the owner of the Green Meadows Par 3 golf course for neglecting to maintain the “tee box” areas and this neglect resulted in the golfer receiving a serious eye injury....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Piaget's Developmental Stages

- Piaget’s developmental stages are ways of normal intellectual development. There are four different stages. The stages start at infant age and work all the way up to adulthood. The stages include things like judgment, thought, and knowledge of infants, children, teens, and adults. These four stages were names after Jean Piaget a developmental biologist and psychologist. Piaget recorded intellectual abilities and developments of infants, children, and teens. The four different stages of Piaget’s developmental stages are sensorimotor, preoperational, concrete operational, and formal operational....   [tags: Intellectual Development, Stages]

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Water Carrying Concrete Core

- ... As for discharging, it happens in a complete passive way without any external influence as 60% of energy is transferred by radiations and 40% by convection. Structure of concrete core Water pipes are directly casted in the concrete core of the slabs generally in the center of the concrete slab to benefit from the concrete thermal capacity characteristics or near to the ceiling as around two third of heat transfer occurs through the ceiling and the rest through the floor. Generally heat flows from the water pipes in the direction of the slab surface in case of heating and opposite in case of cooling....   [tags: pipes, efficient system]

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History of the US Since 1865

- ... He formed his group "The Duke's Serenaders" during this time, which consisted of childhood friend Otto Hardwick, who started on string bass, then moved to C-melody sax and finally settled on alto saxophone; Arthur Whetsol on trumpet; Elmer Snowden on banjo; and Sonny Greer on drums. His group was a rarity in the sense that they were hired by African American and Caucasian cliental. Duke would continue to do this until his drummer Sonny Greer got an offer to move to Harlem and play, which persuaded Duke to quit his painting job and join him in Harlem....   [tags: renaissance, sacred concrets]

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Climate Change: Turning Carbon Dioxide in Cement

- ... This process is intended to mimic sea cement. Sea cement is produced by coral when making their reefs and shells by taking the calcium and magnesium in seawater and using it to form carbonates at normal temperatures and pressures. The process is turning the CO2 carbonic acid and then making carbonate, which means that water and pollution are the basic necessities of turning the CO2 emissions into cement. Figure 2 shows the process of converting Carbon Dioxide into self-cement and other chemicals....   [tags: calcium silicales, limestone]

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The Salk Institute

- The Salk Institute Dr. Jonas Salk commissioned Louis Kahn to design the Salk Institute of Biological Research near La Jolla, California. Salk believes that medical research should not be confined to science alone. In response to Salk's view, Kahn saw the possibility of uniting art and architecture with the functional aspect of the design. He agrees with Salk that someone with a mind in art, like himself, could contribute in creating a mental environment of scientific research. Kahn's pursue of this vision is apparent in his design process....   [tags: essays papers]

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Educational Philosophy

- Educational Philosophy An educational philosophy is a conceptual framework of personal and professional beliefs. Experiences both inside and outside of the classroom will alter this philosophy. An educator’s philosophy is ever changing and should be reviewed and rethought periodically. However, at this philosophies core some elements should never change. This paper will attempt to shed light on what I believe to be concrete elements of any good teacher’s philosophy. While investigating my personal thoughts and desires as to how I hope to achieve maximum learning....   [tags: Education Teaching Teachers Essays]

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Alternatives to Concrete

- Concrete today is considered by many modern engineers and architects as a more efficient and effective alternative to steel n regards to the creation of buildings, ranging from low-story apartments to neck-breaking skyscrapers. Through the rapid growth and development of the world's major metropolises and growing cities, concrete today has become one of the most important building materials to date. According to the World Business Counsel for Sustainable Development (WBCSD), “it has become the most consumed substance on earth, only superseded by water, with three tons for each person used annually” (World)....   [tags: Recycled Waste, Carbon Emissions]

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