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Architecture Essay Examples

Regency Plaza Case Study - Risk Management Process, Review of the Options

...Moving the Millers to a higher floor would buy more time so the cost of the changes can be assessed and approved by the Millers. As there’s no interior work done on units on the higher floors there won’t be any requirements to demolish anything or to put construction of other units/floors on hold, which would content the general contractor and also Millers can achieve the changes they want after approving the cost. There will be no wasted materials also. This option is more advantages becaus...

Chapter 10 Review Questions

...This question is designed to generate discussion rather than a definitive answer. Most students will pick either emotional intelligence, systems thinker, skillful politician, or personal integrity. Having students debate their choices can lead to a spirited discussion, especially between those who picked skillful politician and personal integrity. The key is to get students to think about how these traits relate to being an effective project manager. For example, personal integrity is important ...

The Golden Bear

...Knapp, Michael C. (2013). Contemporary Auditing: Real Issues and Cases. Independence, KY: Cengage Learning. Lilly, J. Robert, Cullen, Francis T., & Ball, Richard A. (2007). Criminological Theory: Context and Consequences. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publication, Inc. Rezaee, Zabihollah (2010). Financial Statement Fraud: Prevention and Detection. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & sons, Inc. Crumbley, D. Larry, Heitger, Lester, & Smith, Stevenson (2011). Forensic and Investigative Accounting. Chic...

The Differences between Realism, Modernism and Postmodernism

...All of them: realism, modernism, and postmodernism had essential effects on arts, culture, music, and literature. Debates between Realism, Modernism vs. Postmodernism, have always existed between scholars and art lovers. Some of them say that Realism is no more than a dead weight now, while various others believe that Modernism has been long ago taken over Post-Modernism trends. This essay is not the full answer to all the depth of literature directions, to learn more you have to read popular no...

Landscape Architecture

...Becoming a landscape architect is not an easy task. One must acquire the know-how to determine preference, knowledge of accepted motifs, and the ability to draw. It is most crucial that the landscape architect knows how to draw because without it, there would be no illustration of design, blueprint, or anything to base your work off of to make the best there can be. Overall, after the many years of schooling, a landscape architect will never stop learning for s/he will always need to stay up to ...

Building a High Performance Project Team

...Anantatmula, V. (2010). Project Manager leadership role in improving project performance. Engineering Management Journal , 22 (1), 13-22. DiTullio, L. (2010). Project Team Dynamics: enhancing Performance, Improving Results. Management concepts. Katzenbach, J., & Smith, D. (1993). The Wisdom of Teams: Creating the High-Performance Organization. Boston, MA: Havard Business School Press. Kezsbom, D. (1989). Managing the Chaos: Conflict among project teams. American Association of Coast Engineer...

Task dependencies in developing project network diagram

...‘There is no flexibility when the technical constraint links the tasks- they must be completed in a certain sequence. The tasks linked by the technical constraint usually create a critical path of the project.’(Verillon Advisory 2011) Management constraints arise when the leadership of the organization undertaking the project or client decides to drag a process in anticipation of changes, pending decisions, or events in relation to the task. Constraints of this manner are reversible Interpro...

Project Management Life Cycle

...Gray, C. F., & Larson, E. W. (2000). Project Management: The Managerial Process. Boston: Irwin/McGraw-Hill, c2000. Project Life Cycle. (2010). Retrieved from http://wiki.mbalib.com/wiki/%E9%A1%B9%E7%9B%AE%E7%94%9F%E5%91%BD%E5%91%A8%E6%9C%9F Dong, W., & Wang, J. (2010). The Project Management Life Cycle of Urban Construction Based on Parallel Engineering. Urban Construction. 4(69). 161-162. Retrieved from http://doc.mbalib.com/view/72774efdf93f3360debc6fa5f66edfd8.html Miao, Z. (2012). Th...

Foreign worker in malaysia

...Department of Statistics and Ministry of Human Resources shows that number of labour force has increased 6.3 per cent from 10.24 million in 2003 to 10.89 million in 2007 while Statistics from Immigration Department of Malaysia shows that foreign workers in Malaysia continued to increase from 2001 to 2007. Indonesia accounted for the highest number of registered foreign workers in Malaysia at 50.9% followed by Bangladesh was second highest, accounting for 17% of the total foreign workers in Malay...

The Vasa Case Study

...Effective communication is the lifeblood of a project. There has to be clear channels of communication between the team members, the project manager, and the stakeholders. The absence of information-sharing by the master shipbuilder, occasional breakdowns in information flow among the project manager, Admiral Flemming, and the shipbuilder and the king, were critical factors resulting in the failure of the project. The lesson to be learnt here is how absolutely essential a communications plan is ...

National building code

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Is the rookie ready

...He also chose Kristen as the Project manager only on the basis that she proved herself technically strong in her previous projects. It is also mentioned in the case that he was concerned about handling over the project to a rookie who had no prior experience leading a team and was considering whether to call Alessandra or not. Another mistake which Tim committed was that he agreed to carry out the project on a holiday season when most of the team would be on a planned leave. He should have consi...

Safety on a construction site

...Even a simple safety sign can penetrate the windshield or roof of a car if hit from certain angles. The majority of death in construction are caused by hazards relating to construction activity. However, many deaths are also caused by non construction activities, such as electrical hazards. A notable example of this occurred when Andy Roberts, a father of four, was killed while changing a light bulb at a construction site when he came into contact with a loose bare wire that was carrying two tho...

Traditional Project Delivery Method

...The time available for the project is such that the detailed design of the project is completed or may be substantially completed before construction commences. Few variations to the project design are expected to be required during construction. AS2124 general conditions of contract have been selected as a benchmark however the latest revision to AS2124 has been renumbered as AS4000 and is a substantial change to the style and format of the recent editions of AS2124. Also AS2545 is the companio...

Project Risk Management Plan

...Cooper, D.F., Grey, S., Raymond, G, & Walker, P. (2005). Project risk management guidelines. Retrieved from The University of Phoenix eBook Collection database. eHow. (2014). Qualitative risk assessment tools. Retrieved from http://www.ehow.com/info_8511684_qualitative-risk-assessment-tools.html Simon Wallace. (2007). Risk Management: Assessing risks at the start of a project. Retrieved from http://www.epmbook.com/risk.htm University of Phoenix. (2014). Baderman Island Resort Casino Proposal...

Project Management Research Paper

...Barkley, B. (2006). Integrated project management. New York, NY: McGraw-Hill. ISBN 9780390319944 Collins, J., & Rowe, J. (2005). Management challenges unique to transit projects. AACE International Transactions, , PM151-PM156. Retrieved from Douglas,Edward E., I.,II. (2000). Project trends and change control. AACE International Transactions, , C10.1-C10.5. Retrieved from http://search.proquest.com/docview/208184374?accountid=32521 Jiang, B., & Heiser, D. R. (2004). The eye diagram: A new...

Project Firecracker Case Study

...A lot of time was wasted because there was no one heading the project from the top and making all departments work under the same priority system. If nothing is done, National may become infamous among the clients for its reputation of late deliveries. National could have received the contract. Although at the end of the 6th week National’s prototype was not in specification, in terms of design it was better than those from the competitors. Therefore, if from the very outset all the processes ...

Case Study: Lakes Automotive

...7. Should a singular methodology for project management have a process for the prioritization of projects or should some committee external to the methodology accomplish this? Answer: There should be a singular methodology for project management to have a process for the prioritization of projects because as a project manager, you are responsible for the planning, execution, and closing of the project. Therefore, the prioritization falls under the planning phase, which falls under the project ma...

Lafarge Tarmac

...Carttar, P., 2014. Strategic Planning and Evaluation: Tools for Realizing Results. [Online] Available at: http://www.ssireview.org/blog/entry/strategic_planning_and_evaluation_tools_for_realizing_results [Accessed 14 November 2014]. Doucet, G., 2010. TOOLS FOR STRATEGIC EVALUATION: TOOLS AND METHODS THE COHERENCY ARCHITECT SHOULD APPLY. [Online] Available at: http://coherencyarchitect.com/2010/03/15/tools-for-strategic-evaluation-tools-and-methods-the-coherency-architect-should-apply/ [Accessed ...

American Colonial Period

...His first work, the Ideal Theater (now replaced by another building) on Rizal Avenue, Manila, built in 1933, was notable for its strong, rectangular masses and minimum decoration. Antonio could afford to be daring. He was one architect who from early experience was familiar with the rich possibilities of materials and the practical side of construction. The main building of the Far Eastern University (FEU) on Quezon Boulevard was another exercise in architectural virility. Boldly projecting pier...

Behavioral Aspects of Project Management

...CONCLUSION:In this paper we have addressed the influence organizational culture can have on successful project management. The organizational mission, vision, and value statements shape the expected ethical behavior of individuals. Leadership is an integral part of successful project completion. Effective leadership can influence the moral of a dysfunctional team by building trust within a team. In building an effective project team, the project manager needs to set established principles and ho...

Research proposal for Risk Management

...Interviews will enable me to do most of the qualitative part of my research, and the information gained here is usually more realistic. I plan to interview some engineers, some project management team and some experienced project managers as well. In addition, Individual interviews by a way of structured questionnaire will also be used to collect information about the risk management perception. The interview is especially important for some proposed examining questions. I will also attempt to i...

Scope Creep Project Management

...It has been said that you can often detect if a project is going to fail in its first two months. Projects are normally approved and initiated with unrealistic expectations and with an excess of optimism. These expectations can inflate beyond reasonability during the execution of a project, often resulting in what is called 都cope creep It's important to manage expectations, particularly to those stakeholders that are not heavily involved in the project. This issue is going to be addressed in t...

Green Computing Research Project

...For every development activities, sponsors play vital role because they have to provide complete support to take the project ahead and create better opportunities for all major stake holders. It may not be correct to say that sponsors always look for the success because their investment does not allow them to look for failure situation; based on that they try to find out the resources to lead the project activity. For “Green Computing Research Project” Ben has taken the major sponsors role, ...

Do We Learn from our Mistakes?

...Actually, turning down bad clients that only want the latest fad is ultimately the most economical thing that you can do for your practice. Once you do a bad building you will lose potentially good clients who will see your bad buildings and will not come to you to be their architect! You will have to seek clients for the rest of your life, and one client tends to be like the one before him. But if your first buildings are works of integrity, clients will seek you out; they will find you; and, ...

Moss and McAdams Accounting Firm

...Project managers are ultimately responsible for performance. Therefore it is Palmer’s responsibility to ensure that appropriate protocol is made between the time, cost and performance requirements of the project. In addition, the project manager is also responsible for the aspects of Leadership, such as problem solving, teamwork, negative politics and customer expectations. To avoid losing Olds, Palmer should have realized the struggles Olds was faced with, such as working extra hours to accom...

Greendale Stadium Case

...It is quite possible for G&E to finish this project on time. One drawback is that the roof construction gives G&E some challenges in terms of technology. However, the tasks related to roof construction (task 16, 17,18, 19) do not have much slack. Overall, when considering the high return of this project in terms of profit and reputation coupled with the high possibility of finishing this project on time, we recommend G&E to pursue this contract. The company should pay high attention ...

Naum Gabo

...He also had to balance out the steel rod so that the wave would be staying in the same dimensions and not jump out and divide itself into two waves. He solved the problem by fastening to the rod two balancing gadgets, one at the bottom of the rod and one at the top. At the bottom Gabo made a ring, fixed into a particular point at the base of the rod, which produced the beginning of the wave. At the top of the rod, two small triangular pieces of plastic regulated the height of the wave. Later on,...

The Oval Temple at Khafaje

...The whole complex was planned as one architectural unit complete with utilitarian buildings, priests’ quarters, courtyards and the sanctuary itself. In the architecture of the time, a general rule of construction was the corners of the site were to coincide with the cardinal points of the Earth; 2 possibly pertaining to the same religious beliefs that affected other aspects of the building. Religion was a great influence in Mesopotamia architecture. Large imposing doors among the upper levels ...

Project Success Factors

...Successfully managing a project can improve the likelihood of project success but it is not necessarily directly related. Nevertheless the key factor often changes through the whole project lifecycle. In addition, social environment affects project success in a certain degree and sometimes it plays an important role. Consequently, critical success factors are often ignored in practice these difficulties. Having flexibility and adaptability is crucial for managers to make adjustment in doing prac...

Project Oversight

...There can be days off, extra pay or bonus money for schedule adherence or for cost savings. These incentives make staff members feel positive about their contributions and spurs additional effort in the future ("Creating Positive Incentives For Project Management Oversight", 2014). The importance of project oversight in our organization for future project is substantial. We need the oversight of projects and our post mortem process to evaluate what’s not working, what needs to be tweeted or mo...

Self Praise Essay

...The United Kingdom is well ahead in construction technologies and advancements, its myriad of iconic buildings stand as proof to this testament. An opportunity to be a part of such booming industry will put me well ahead and prepared in contributing to my nation. The knowledge gained from a country like United Kingdom, is indispensable and valuable especially to a young and eager student like me. I believe my strong drive and passion fused with my skills make me an ideal candidate for this cours...

Porter's Diamond

...Potter diamond theory is able to analyze a country's international competitive advantage very well; however, it also ignores a number of important factors. In some small countries or developing countries, Porter's Diamond Theory will reflect a lot of inadequacies. The Porter Diamond Theory is a very unique and very advanced theory, but the theory is incomplete and needs to be improved. After this, the article use the Porter Diamond Theory to the construction industry in China, analyzed the curre...

Woody Contruction Company

...Another reason they should have communicated is because after they realize the price and time of the project they should have relook their approach. In conclusion the biggest problem that I see with Woody’s 2000 project is the planning and communication phase. They did not effectively plan and implement what they wanted to do and there was no communication between department heads and contractors. If they had planned properly and involved the right personnel they would have been more successfu...

Introduction to Bim

...BIM can be seen as a companion to product life-cycle management as in the product development domain, since it goes beyond geometry and addresses issues such as cost management, project management and provides a way to work concurrently on most aspects of building life cycle process. It requires changes to the definition of traditional architectural phases and more data sharing than most architects and engineers are used to. The representations modeled in the BIM process are integrated to the ac...

Constructivism Learning Theory

...5. Constructivist learning environments provide learning environments such as real-world settings or case-based learning instead of predetermined sequences of instruction. 6. Constructivist learning environments encourage thoughtful reflection on experience. 7. Constructivist learning environments"enable context- and content- dependent knowledge construction." 8. Constructivist learning environments support "collaborative construction of knowledge through social negotiation, not competition amo...

A Manifesto for Sustainable Design

...Jencks, Charles, Le Corbusier and the Continental Revolution in Architecture, New York: The Monacelli Press, 2000 Maddex, Diane, Frank Lloyd Wright: Inside and Out, London: Pavilion, 2002 Middleton, Haydn, Frank Lloyd Wright, New York: Heinemann, 2001 McLennan, Jason, The Philosophy of Sustainable Design, New York: Ecotone Publishing, 2004 Pallasmaa, Juhani, The Eyes of the Skin: Architecture and the Senses, Wiley-Academy, 2005 Pearson, Paul David, Alvar Aalto and the International Style, New Yo...

Architecture and Environment Paper

...The ecosystem will be unable to restore itself and make it impossible for future generations to survive on this planet. According to the U.S. Department of Energy constructing and maintaining manmade environment is responsible for half of all greenhouse gas emissions and more than half of annual energy consumption in North America (Moore, 2009). This news is shocking and definitely requires a major change in the way future architecture develops. Fortunately, research agrees and it is progressing...

The Significance of Indigenous Materials

...Chudley, R., & Greeno, R.(2010). Building systems. Building Construction Handbook, 98. Coinan, H., & Smith, P.(1983). Vernacular architecture. Environmental Systems, 14-17. Howard, K.(2007). Instruments for basic research. Writing your Winning Dissertation, 78. Joriillo, P.A., & Shimizu, G. (2000). Coir fiber reinforced cement based composite: Size effect of flexural properties of fiber-mortar. Compendium, 8, 21. Key, J.P.(1997). Descriptive research. Research Design in Occupational ...


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...I consider MBA a comprehensive career as even the traits of leadership, financial management, and the entire business world is intertwined with any career, architecture included. I have a good time in UK Cambridge University because of the teaching q ...

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