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Sample records for design procurement construction

  1. Generation of Tissue Constructs for Cardiovascular Regenerative Medicine: From Cell Procurement to Scaffold Design

    PubMed Central

    Tandon, Vishal; Zhang, Boyang; Radisic, Milica

    2012-01-01

    The ability of the human body to naturally recover from coronary heart disease is limited because cardiac cells are terminally differentiated, have low proliferation rates, and low turnover rates. Cardiovascular tissue engineering offers the potential for production of cardiac tissue ex vivo but is currently limited by several challenges: (i) Tissue engineering constructs require pure populations of seed cells, (ii) Fabrication of 3-D geometrical structures with features of the same length scales that exist in native tissue is non-trivial, and (iii) Cells require stimulation from the appropriate biological, electrical and mechanical factors. In this review, we summarize the current state of microfluidic techniques for enrichment of subpopulations of cells required for cardiovascular tissue engineering, which offer unique advantages over traditional plating and FACS/MACS-based enrichment. We then summarize modern techniques for producing tissue engineering scaffolds that mimic native cardiac tissue. PMID:22951918

  2. Energy-Performance-Based Design-Build Process: Strategies for Procuring High-Performance Buildings on Typical Construction Budgets: Preprint

    SciTech Connect

    Scheib, J.; Pless, S.; Torcellini, P.

    2014-08-01

    NREL experienced a significant increase in employees and facilities on our 327-acre main campus in Golden, Colorado over the past five years. To support this growth, researchers developed and demonstrated a new building acquisition method that successfully integrates energy efficiency requirements into the design-build requests for proposals and contracts. We piloted this energy performance based design-build process with our first new construction project in 2008. We have since replicated and evolved the process for large office buildings, a smart grid research laboratory, a supercomputer, a parking structure, and a cafeteria. Each project incorporated aggressive efficiency strategies using contractual energy use requirements in the design-build contracts, all on typical construction budgets. We have found that when energy efficiency is a core project requirement as defined at the beginning of a project, innovative design-build teams can integrate the most cost effective and high performance efficiency strategies on typical construction budgets. When the design-build contract includes measurable energy requirements and is set up to incentivize design-build teams to focus on achieving high performance in actual operations, owners can now expect their facilities to perform. As NREL completed the new construction in 2013, we have documented our best practices in training materials and a how-to guide so that other owners and owner's representatives can replicate our successes and learn from our experiences in attaining market viable, world-class energy performance in the built environment.

  3. BIM-Based E-Procurement: An Innovative Approach to Construction E-Procurement

    PubMed Central

    2015-01-01

    This paper presents an innovative approach to e-procurement in construction, which uses building information models (BIM) to support the construction procurement process. The result is an integrated and electronic instrument connected to a rich knowledge base capable of advanced operations and able to strengthen transaction relationships and collaboration throughout the supply chain. The BIM-based e-procurement prototype has been developed using distinct existing electronic solutions and an IFC server and was tested in a pilot case study, which supported further discussions of the results of the research. PMID:26090518

  4. 48 CFR 52.223-2 - Affirmative Procurement of Biobased Products Under Service and Construction Contracts.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-10-01

    ... false Affirmative Procurement of Biobased Products Under Service and Construction...223-2 Affirmative Procurement of Biobased Products Under Service and Construction...clause: Affirmative Procurement of Biobased Products Under Service and...

  5. 48 CFR 52.223-2 - Affirmative Procurement of Biobased Products Under Service and Construction Contracts.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-10-01

    ... false Affirmative Procurement of Biobased Products Under Service and Construction...223-2 Affirmative Procurement of Biobased Products Under Service and Construction...clause: Affirmative Procurement of Biobased Products Under Service and...

  6. 48 CFR 52.223-2 - Affirmative Procurement of Biobased Products Under Service and Construction Contracts.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-10-01

    ... false Affirmative Procurement of Biobased Products Under Service and Construction...223-2 Affirmative Procurement of Biobased Products Under Service and Construction...clause: Affirmative Procurement of Biobased Products Under Service and...

  7. 48 CFR 52.223-2 - Affirmative Procurement of Biobased Products Under Service and Construction Contracts.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-10-01

    ... false Affirmative Procurement of Biobased Products Under Service and Construction...223-2 Affirmative Procurement of Biobased Products Under Service and Construction...clause: Affirmative Procurement of Biobased Products Under Service and...

  8. 48 CFR 52.223-2 - Affirmative Procurement of Biobased Products Under Service and Construction Contracts.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-10-01

    ... false Affirmative Procurement of Biobased Products Under Service and Construction...223-2 Affirmative Procurement of Biobased Products Under Service and Construction...clause: Affirmative Procurement of Biobased Products Under Service and...

  9. 78 FR 20783 - Designation of Product Categories for Federal Procurement; Withdrawal

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2013-04-08

    ...amended the Guidelines for Designating Biobased Products for Federal Procurement, to...designate product categories within which biobased products will be afforded Federal procurement...amending the Guidelines for Designating Biobased Products for Federal Procurement,...

  10. 75 FR 6795 - Designation of Biobased Items for Federal Procurement

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2010-02-10

    ...The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is proposing to amend the Guidelines for Designating Biobased Products for Federal Procurement (Guidelines) to add nine sections that will designate the following items within which biobased products would be afforded Federal procurement preference: Disposable tableware; expanded polystyrene foam recycling products; heat transfer fluids; ink removers......

  11. 44 CFR 150.6 - Design and procurement of awards.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-10-01

    ... 44 Emergency Management and Assistance 1 2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false Design and procurement of awards. 150.6 Section 150.6 Emergency Management and Assistance FEDERAL EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY, DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY FIRE PREVENTION AND CONTROL PUBLIC SAFETY AWARDS TO PUBLIC SAFETY OFFICERS § 150.6 Design and procurement of awards....

  12. 76 FR 56883 - Designation of Product Categories for Federal Procurement

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2011-09-14

    ...The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is proposing to amend the Guidelines for Designating Biobased Products for Federal Procurement (Guidelines) to add 13 sections that will designate the following product categories within which biobased products would be afforded Federal procurement preference: Air fresheners and deodorizers; asphalt and tar removers; asphalt restorers; blast media;......

  13. 76 FR 53113 - Guidelines for Designating Biobased Products for Federal Procurement

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2011-08-25

    ...AGRICULTURE Guidelines for Designating Biobased Products for Federal Procurement AGENCY...collection, Guidelines for Designating Biobased Products for Federal Procurement. DATES...205-4008. Information regarding the Federal biobased preferred procurement program (one...

  14. 77 FR 69381 - Designation of Product Categories for Federal Procurement

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2012-11-19

    ... in the Federal Register (FR) for the purpose of designating a total of 12 product categories for the preferred procurement of biobased products by Federal agencies (referred to hereafter in this FR notice as the ``preferred procurement program''). This proposed rule can be found at 77 FR 33270....

  15. 75 FR 63695 - Designation of Biobased Items for Federal Procurement

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2010-10-18

    ... rule in the Federal Register (FR) for the purpose of designating a total of nine items for the preferred procurement of biobased products by Federal agencies (referred to hereafter in this FR notice as the ``preferred procurement program''). This proposed rule can be found at 75 FR 6795. This...

  16. Procuring Low-Energy Design and Consulting Services

    SciTech Connect

    Prowler, D.

    1999-03-02

    Dozens of Federal agencies design, construct, renovate, and maintain thousands of offices, warehouses, and dwelling units in a wide range of climates and conditions. As the world's largest consumer of energy (1.2 quadrillion British thermal units [Btu] delivered to the point of use in fiscal year 1994), the Federal government has a tremendous opportunity to save vast amounts of money each year in energy costs. Executive Order 12902, which was passed in 1994, challenges Federal building managers to reduce the energy consumption of these facilities (30% from 1985 levels by the year 2005). To meet this challenge, they have been directed to incorporate energy efficiency, renewable energy, and specifically, passive solar design into all major projects when it is technically and economically feasible. But how can they do it? The information presented here will help them initiate and manage the procurement and design process and answer many of their questions. This is a Guide for Federal Building Managers, Architects, and Engineers.

  17. Building a Construction Procurement Negotiation Training Game Model: Learning Experiences and Outcomes

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Dzeng, Ren-Jye; Lin, Ken-Yu; Wang, Pei-Ru

    2014-01-01

    Game-based education is a promising method for encouraging student learning. Although learning construction procurement and negotiation require hands-on practice, in most construction management courses at the college level, this subject is taught by using lectures and case studies. In this study, a construction procurement and negotiation game…

  18. 76 FR 43808 - Designation of Biobased Items for Federal Procurement

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2011-07-22

    ..., on November 23, 2010, a proposed rule in the Federal Register (FR) for the purpose of designating a... hereafter in this FR notice as the ``preferred procurement program''). This proposed rule can be found at 75 FR 71492. This rulemaking is referred to in this preamble as Round 7 (RIN 0503-AA36). In the...

  19. 75 FR 71491 - Designation of Biobased Items for Federal Procurement

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2010-11-23

    ... organizations including the National Industries for the Blind (NIB) and the National Institute for the Severely... first six items designated for preferred procurement (71 FR 13686, March 16, 2006), USDA stated that it... environmentally preferable cleaning products, many Federal agencies specify that products must meet Green...

  20. 77 FR 20281 - Designation of Product Categories for Federal Procurement

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2012-04-04

    ..., a proposed rule in the Federal Register (FR) for the purpose of designating a total of 13 product... this final rule as the ``preferred procurement program''). The proposed rule can be found at 76 FR...--black); inks used in photocopying and laser machines (printer toner-- =25 ppm); and inks used...

  1. Procurement Auction with Supplier Coalitions: Validity Requirements and Mechanism Design

    E-print Network

    Wu, David

    Auctions, Mechanism Design #12;2 1. Introduction Business-to-business electronic commerce, the use-Tech and Electronics, Oil and Gas, and Consumer Goods. These companies report an average investment of $6.57M coalition structure. Keywords: Supply Chain Management, Coalition Structures, e-Commerce, Procurement

  2. 78 FR 19393 - Designation of Product Categories for Federal Procurement

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2013-04-01

    ... published, on December 5, 2012, a proposed rule in the Federal Register (FR) for the purpose of designating... this FR notice as the ``preferred procurement program''). This proposed rule can be found at 77 FR... (FR DOC 2012-10420, published May 1, 2012). The preamble to that proposed rule explains the...

  3. 44 CFR 150.6 - Design and procurement of awards.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-10-01

    ... 44 Emergency Management and Assistance 1 2011-10-01 2011-10-01 false Design and procurement of awards. 150.6 Section 150.6 Emergency Management and Assistance FEDERAL EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY, DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY FIRE PREVENTION AND CONTROL PUBLIC SAFETY AWARDS TO PUBLIC SAFETY...

  4. 48 CFR 52.223-2 - Affirmative Procurement of Biobased Products Under Service and Construction Contracts.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-10-01

    ... application covered by a USDA categorical exemption (see 7 CFR 3201.3(e)). For example, all USDA-designated... CONTRACT CLAUSES Text of Provisions and Clauses 52.223-2 Affirmative Procurement of Biobased Products...

  5. 48 CFR 52.223-2 - Affirmative Procurement of Biobased Products Under Service and Construction Contracts.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-10-01

    ... application covered by a USDA categorical exemption (see 7 CFR 3201.3(e)). For example, all USDA-designated... CONTRACT CLAUSES Text of Provisions and Clauses 52.223-2 Affirmative Procurement of Biobased Products...

  6. 48 CFR 52.223-2 - Affirmative Procurement of Biobased Products Under Service and Construction Contracts.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-10-01

    ... application covered by a USDA categorical exemption (see 7 CFR 3201.3(e)). For example, all USDA-designated... CONTRACT CLAUSES Text of Provisions and Clauses 52.223-2 Affirmative Procurement of Biobased Products...

  7. Design finalization and material qualification towards procurement of the ITER vacuum vessel

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Ioki, K.; Barabash, V.; Bachmann, C.; Chappuis, P.; Choi, C. H.; Cordier, J.-J.; Giraud, B.; Gribov, Y.; Heitzenroeder, Ph.; Her, N.; Johnson, G.; Jones, L.; Jun, C.; Kim, B. C.; Kuzmin, E.; Loesser, D.; Martin, A.; Merola, M.; Pathak, H.; Readman, P.; Sugihara, M.; Terasawa, A.; Utin, Yu.; Wang, X.; Wu, S.; Yu, J.; ITER Organization; ITER Parties

    2011-10-01

    Procurement arrangements for ITER key components including the vacuum vessel (VV) have been signed and the ITER activities are now fully devoted towards construction. Final design reviews have been carried out for the main vessel and ports. One of the design review topics is the selection of materials, material procurement, and assessment of material performance during operation. The width of the inner shell splice plates was increased from 120 mm to 160 mm to minimize risk during the assembly of the Thermal shields and the VV. Instead of facet shaping, 3D shaping was introduced for the outboard inner shell. The material qualification procedures have been started for VV structural materials such as 316L(N) IG for licensing as a nuclear pressure equipment component. In accordance with the regulatory requirements and quality requirements for operation, common material specifications have been prepared in collaboration with the domestic agencies.

  8. CHAPTER 4 NOAA PROCuREMENT, ACQuISITION, & CONSTRuCTION NOAA's Procurement, Acquisition, and Construction (PAC) account

    E-print Network

    that will have a major impact on NOAA's ability to monitor and to forecast weather and climate change on a global basis; (2) "Construction," which includes projects involv- ing new construction or major modification construction, major modification to existing assets, or long-term acquisition of capacity from third parties

  9. 76 FR 6366 - Designation of Biobased Items for Federal Procurement

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2011-02-04

    ...for Federal Procurement, to be consistent...signed into law on June 18...will accept public comments...Office of Procurement and Property...Planning and Review B. Executive...Intergovernmental Review of Federal...products, Procurement. For the...FSRIA), Public Law...

  10. 7 CFR 1942.126 - Planning, bidding, contracting, constructing, procuring.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-01-01

    ... implemented by the General Services Administration regulations 41 CFR 101-19.6 and section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (Pub. L. 93-112) as implemented by 7 CFR parts 15 and 15b. (d) Construction contracts... established goals were not met. (B) Analysis and explanation of cost overruns or high unit costs and...

  11. 7 CFR 1942.126 - Planning, bidding, contracting, constructing, procuring.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-01-01

    ... implemented by the General Services Administration regulations 41 CFR 101-19.6 and section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (Pub. L. 93-112) as implemented by 7 CFR parts 15 and 15b. (d) Construction contracts... established goals were not met. (B) Analysis and explanation of cost overruns or high unit costs and...

  12. 7 CFR 1942.126 - Planning, bidding, contracting, constructing, procuring.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-01-01

    ... implemented by the General Services Administration regulations 41 CFR 101-19.6 and section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (Pub. L. 93-112) as implemented by 7 CFR parts 15 and 15b. (d) Construction contracts... established goals were not met. (B) Analysis and explanation of cost overruns or high unit costs and...

  13. 7 CFR 1942.126 - Planning, bidding, contracting, constructing, procuring.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-01-01

    ... implemented by the General Services Administration regulations 41 CFR 101-19.6 and section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (Pub. L. 93-112) as implemented by 7 CFR parts 15 and 15b. (d) Construction contracts... established goals were not met. (B) Analysis and explanation of cost overruns or high unit costs and...

  14. 7 CFR 1942.126 - Planning, bidding, contracting, constructing, procuring.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-01-01

    ... implemented by the General Services Administration regulations 41 CFR 101-19.6 and section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (Pub. L. 93-112) as implemented by 7 CFR parts 15 and 15b. (d) Construction contracts... established goals were not met. (B) Analysis and explanation of cost overruns or high unit costs and...

  15. 23 CFR 636.109 - How does the NEPA process relate to the design-build procurement process?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-04-01

    ...the design-build procurement process? The...NEPA process, that public officials...the design-build procurement process: (a...general status of NEPA review; (2) Issue...related environmental laws and regulations...agency coordination, public...

  16. 23 CFR 636.109 - How does the NEPA process relate to the design-build procurement process?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-04-01

    ...the design-build procurement process? The...NEPA process, that public officials...the design-build procurement process: (a...general status of NEPA review; (2) Issue...related environmental laws and regulations...agency coordination, public...

  17. 23 CFR 636.109 - How does the NEPA process relate to the design-build procurement process?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-04-01

    ...the design-build procurement process? The...NEPA process, that public officials...the design-build procurement process: (a...general status of NEPA review; (2) Issue...related environmental laws and regulations...agency coordination, public...

  18. 23 CFR 636.109 - How does the NEPA process relate to the design-build procurement process?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-04-01

    ...the design-build procurement process? The...NEPA process, that public officials...the design-build procurement process: (a...general status of NEPA review; (2) Issue...related environmental laws and regulations...agency coordination, public...

  19. 23 CFR 636.109 - How does the NEPA process relate to the design-build procurement process?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-04-01

    ...the design-build procurement process? The...NEPA process, that public officials...the design-build procurement process: (a...general status of NEPA review; (2) Issue...related environmental laws and regulations...agency coordination, public...

  20. 7 CFR 1942.126 - Planning, bidding, contracting, constructing, procuring.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-01-01

    ...just prior to or during the placement of concrete footings or monolithic footings and floor...forms or trenches and steel are ready for concrete placement and the subsurface installation...the building design does not include concrete footings the initial inspection...

  1. 7 CFR 1942.126 - Planning, bidding, contracting, constructing, procuring.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-01-01

    ...just prior to or during the placement of concrete footings or monolithic footings and floor...forms or trenches and steel are ready for concrete placement and the subsurface installation...the building design does not include concrete footings the initial inspection...

  2. 7 CFR 1942.126 - Planning, bidding, contracting, constructing, procuring.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-01-01

    ...just prior to or during the placement of concrete footings or monolithic footings and floor...forms or trenches and steel are ready for concrete placement and the subsurface installation...the building design does not include concrete footings the initial inspection...

  3. 7 CFR 1942.126 - Planning, bidding, contracting, constructing, procuring.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-01-01

    ...just prior to or during the placement of concrete footings or monolithic footings and floor...forms or trenches and steel are ready for concrete placement and the subsurface installation...the building design does not include concrete footings the initial inspection...

  4. 7 CFR 1942.126 - Planning, bidding, contracting, constructing, procuring.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-01-01

    ...just prior to or during the placement of concrete footings or monolithic footings and floor...forms or trenches and steel are ready for concrete placement and the subsurface installation...the building design does not include concrete footings the initial inspection...

  5. Quantifying improvements in the Engineering-Procurement-Construction (EPC) process from the implementation of information management strategies within materials management 

    E-print Network

    Toon, Jeffrey Lee

    1997-01-01

    the process, 4) to improve product quality, and 5) to attain a competitive advantage. This study quantifies time and cost impacts on the Engineering Procurement-Construction (EPC) process due to the implementation of information management strategies within...

  6. 76 FR 6319 - Designation of Biobased Items for Federal Procurement

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2011-02-04

    ...Regulatory Planning and Review This rule has been...preempt State or local laws, is not intended...Intergovernmental Review of Federal Programs...Biobased products, Procurement. For the reasons...2002 (FSRIA), Public Law 107-171, 116...

  7. 78 FR 34867 - Designation of Product Categories for Federal Procurement

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2013-06-11

    ... BioPreferred Program, USDA published, on December 5, 2012, a proposed rule in the Federal Register (FR... agencies (referred to hereafter in this FR notice as the ``preferred procurement program''). This proposed rule can be found at 77 FR 72654. This rulemaking is referred to in this preamble as Round 10 (RIN...

  8. Glider construction and design

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Gymnich, Alfried

    1927-01-01

    The endeavor to draw a strict line between gliders and soarers as been recently abandoned and the following classification adopted: 1) gliders controlled by shifting the weight of the body; 2) gliders controlled by rudders; 3) gliders controlled by wings. The different classes are discussed as well as materials and parts used in construction.

  9. 48 CFR 52.223-2 - Affirmative Procurement of Biobased Products Under Service and Construction Contracts.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-10-01

    ... application covered by a USDA categorical exemption (see 7 CFR 2902.10 et seq.). For example, some USDA... CONTRACT CLAUSES Text of Provisions and Clauses 52.223-2 Affirmative Procurement of Biobased Products...

  10. 48 CFR 52.223-2 - Affirmative Procurement of Biobased Products Under Service and Construction Contracts.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-10-01

    ... application covered by a USDA categorical exemption (see 7 CFR 2902.10 et seq.). For example, some USDA... CONTRACT CLAUSES Text of Provisions and Clauses 52.223-2 Affirmative Procurement of Biobased Products...

  11. Facility design, construction, and operation

    SciTech Connect

    1995-04-01

    France has been disposing of low-level radioactive waste (LLW) at the Centre de Stockage de la Manche (CSM) since 1969 and now at the Centre de Stockage de l`Aube (CSA) since 1992. In France, several agencies and companies are involved in the development and implementation of LLW technology. The Commissariat a l`Energie Atomic (CEA), is responsible for research and development of new technologies. The Agence National pour la Gestion des Dechets Radioactifs is the agency responsible for the construction and operation of disposal facilities and for wastes acceptance for these facilities. Compagnie Generale des Matieres Nucleaires provides fuel services, including uranium enrichment, fuel fabrication, and fuel reprocessing, and is thus one generator of LLW. Societe pour les Techniques Nouvelles is an engineering company responsible for commercializing CEA waste management technology and for engineering and design support for the facilities. Numatec, Inc. is a US company representing these French companies and agencies in the US. In Task 1.1 of Numatec`s contract with Martin Marietta Energy Systems, Numatec provides details on the design, construction and operation of the LLW disposal facilities at CSM and CSA. Lessons learned from operation of CSM and incorporated into the design, construction and operating procedures at CSA are identified and discussed. The process used by the French for identification, selection, and evaluation of disposal technologies is provided. Specifically, the decisionmaking process resulting in the change in disposal facility design for the CSA versus the CSM is discussed. This report provides` all of the basic information in these areas and reflects actual experience to date.

  12. 77 FR 72653 - Designation of Product Categories for Federal Procurement

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2012-12-05

    ... product category designated in Round 2 (73 FR 27954, May 14, 2008) and a subcategory for wheel bearing and chassis grease to the greases product category designated in Round 3 (73 FR 27974, May 14, 2008). In.... Because the submission of product samples for biobased content testing is on a strictly voluntary...

  13. 75 FR 63695 - Designation of Biobased Items for Federal Procurement

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2010-10-18

    ... preclude businesses from modifying their product lines to meet new requirements for designated biobased... businesses from modifying their product lines to meet new specifications or solicitation requirements for... private sector development of new technologies, creating business and employment opportunities...

  14. MAINTENANCE (Purchasing Department) CONSTRUCTION (Design & Construction Services Department)

    E-print Network

    MAINTENANCE (Purchasing Department) vs. CONSTRUCTION (Design & Construction Services Department of components of equipment or building systems ( roof , flooring, HVAC, etc.) if replacement is performed Renewal Model ) Examples of facilities systems would be an HVAC system comprised of circulating pumps

  15. Embodied Design: Constructing Means for Constructing Meaning

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Abrahamson, Dor

    2009-01-01

    Design-based research studies are conducted as iterative implementation-analysis-modification cycles, in which emerging theoretical models and pedagogically plausible activities are reciprocally tuned toward each other as a means of investigating conjectures pertaining to mechanisms underlying content teaching and learning. Yet this approach, even…

  16. 77 FR 53802 - Procurement, Management, and Administration of Engineering and Design Related Services

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2012-09-04

    ...the quality of the human and natural environment because this rule...equitable qualifications-based selection procurement process, that...means qualifications-based selection procurement procedures complying...factors for the ranking/selection of a consultant; (2)...

  17. Problem Based Learning in Constructed Textile Design

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Sayer, Kate; Wilson, Jacquie; Challis, Simon

    2006-01-01

    Staff observing undergraduate students enrolled on the BSc Hons Textile Design and Design Management programme in The School of Materials, The University of Manchester, identified difficulties with knowledge retention in the area of constructed textile design. Consequently an experimental pilot was carried out in seamless knitwear design using a…

  18. Construction Procurement Handbook for Texas School Districts and Institutions of Higher Education.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Ford, Jeffrey A.; Salazar, Terry L.; White, Gary L.

    Texas legislation allows public school districts to use a variety of contracting methods to obtain the "best value" for their construction projects. This resource document provides some of the basic framework regarding laws governing the award of construction contracts by school districts and institutions of higher education. Also provided are…

  19. 22 CFR 228.17 - Special procurement rules for construction and engineering services.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-04-01

    ... engineering services. 228.17 Section 228.17 Foreign Relations AGENCY FOR INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT RULES FOR... construction and engineering services. Advanced developing countries, as defined in § 228.01, which USAID has... engineering services are not eligible to furnish USAID-financed construction and engineering services...

  20. 22 CFR 228.17 - Special procurement rules for construction and engineering services.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-04-01

    ... engineering services. 228.17 Section 228.17 Foreign Relations AGENCY FOR INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT RULES FOR... construction and engineering services. Advanced developing countries, as defined in § 228.01, which USAID has... engineering services are not eligible to furnish USAID-financed construction and engineering services...

  1. 22 CFR 228.17 - Special procurement rules for construction and engineering services.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-04-01

    ... engineering services. 228.17 Section 228.17 Foreign Relations AGENCY FOR INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT RULES FOR... construction and engineering services. Advanced developing countries, as defined in § 228.01, which USAID has... engineering services are not eligible to furnish USAID-financed construction and engineering services...

  2. Design of a Web-based Tendering System for e-Government Procurement

    E-print Network

    Fong, Chi Chiu "Simon"

    would be on G2B where government departments procure goods or services from supplier via open tendering procurer and supplier. The goal is to improve the productivity and effectiveness for various business on facilitating information search, tender creating, tendering process, bids evaluation and selection etc

  3. Using an Energy Performance Based Design-Build Process to Procure a Large Scale Low-Energy Building: Preprint

    SciTech Connect

    Pless, S.; Torcellini, P.; Shelton, D.

    2011-05-01

    This paper will review a procurement, acquisition, and contract process of a large-scale replicable net zero energy (ZEB) office building. The owners developed and implemented an energy performance based design-build process to procure a 220,000 ft2 office building with contractual requirements to meet demand side energy and LEED goals. We will outline the key procurement steps needed to ensure achievement of our energy efficiency and ZEB goals. The development of a clear and comprehensive Request for Proposals (RFP) that includes specific and measurable energy use intensity goals is critical to ensure energy goals are met in a cost effective manner. The RFP includes a contractual requirement to meet an absolute demand side energy use requirement of 25 kBtu/ft2, with specific calculation methods on what loads are included, how to normalize the energy goal based on increased space efficiency and data center allocation, specific plug loads and schedules, and calculation details on how to account for energy used from the campus hot and chilled water supply. Additional advantages of integrating energy requirements into this procurement process include leveraging the voluntary incentive program, which is a financial incentive based on how well the owner feels the design-build team is meeting the RFP goals.

  4. NASA procurement report, FY 1992

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    1992-01-01

    This report presents summary data on all NASA procurement actions and detailed information on contracts, grants, agreements, and other procurements over $25,000 awarded by NASA during the first six months of Fiscal Year 1992. The dollar value on procurements over $25,000 amounted to 98 percent of the total dollar value of procurement actions completed during the first six months of Fiscal Year 1992. However, these larger procurements accounted for only 29 percent of the total actions. Procurement action, as used in this report, means contractual actions to obtain supplies, services, or construction which increase or decrease funds. A procurement action thus may be a new procurement, or modifications such as supplementary agreements, change orders, or terminations to a contract that change the total amount of funds obligated.

  5. NASA procurement report, FY 1993

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    1993-01-01

    Summary data on all NASA procurement actions and detailed information on contracts, grants, agreements, and other procurements over $25,000 awarded by NASA during fiscal year 1993. The dollar value on procurements over $25,000 amounted to 97 percent of the total dollar value of procurement actions completed during fiscal year 1993. However, these larger procurements accounted for only 29 percent of the total actions. Procurement action, as used in this report, means contractural actions to obtain supplies, services, or construction which increase or decrease funds. A procurement action thus may be a new procurement, or modifications such as supplemental agreements, change orders, or terminations to an existing contract that change the total amount of funds obligated. An obligation is a contractual commitment to pay for supplies or services that are specified in the contract.

  6. Array Design and Construction Motion System

    E-print Network

    With Support Pipe Guide Rail Electronics Data Analysis ±12/24V Electric Motor Rotary Optical Encoder BoronArray Design and Construction Motion System Probes Bellows Ball Screw 32-Pin Circular Connector 25 Nitride Bearing Mechanical Design Placement - Goals are to be rigid and light - Minimized flex from

  7. 7 CFR 1726.19 - Use of competitive procurement.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-01-01

    ...Department of Agriculture (Continued) RURAL UTILITIES SERVICE, DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE ELECTRIC SYSTEM CONSTRUCTION POLICIES AND PROCEDURES General § 1726.19 Use of competitive procurement. RUS borrowers' procurement...

  8. A lunar construction shack vehicle: Final design

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    1988-01-01

    A lunar construction shack vehicle is a critical component in most of the plans proposed for the construction of a permanent base on the moon. The Selene Engineering Company (SEC) has developed a concept for this vehicle which is both innovative and practical. The design makes use of the most advanced technology available to meet the goals for a safe, versatile and durable habitat that will serve as a starting point for the initial phase of the construction of a permanent lunar base. This document outlines SEC's proposed design for a lander vehicle which will be fully self-sufficient and will provide for all necessary life support, including consumables and radiation protection, needed by the construction crew until they can complete the assembly of a more permanent habitat. Since it is highly likely that it will take more than one crew to complete the construction of a permanent lunar base, the design emphasis is on systems which can be easily maintained and resupplied and which will take a minimum of start up preparation by succeeding crews.

  9. Design and construction of an impulse turbine

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Hernández, E.

    2013-11-01

    Impulse turbine has been constructed to be used in the program of Hydraulic Machines, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering at the Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana, sede Bucaramanga. For construction of the impulse turbine (Pelton) detailed plans were drawn up taking into account the design and implementation of the fundamental equations of hydraulic turbomachinery. From the experimental data found maximum mechanical efficiency of 0.6 ± 0.03 for a water flow of 2.1 l/s. The maximum overall efficiency was 0.23 ± 0.02 for a water flow of 0.83 l/s. The design parameter used was a power of 1 kW, as flow regulator built a needle type regulator, which performed well, the model of the bucket or vane is built on a machine type CNC (Computer Numerical Control). For the construction of the impeller and blades was used aluminium because of chemical and physical characteristics and the casing was manufactured in acrylic.

  10. Landscape Design, Construction and Management Concentration

    E-print Network

    Isaacs, Rufus

    plant production, landscape design, construction and maintenance, marketing, management 401 (3) Advanced Horticultural Crop Physiology HRT 407(3) Horticulture Marketing HRT 415 (3) Natural Landscapes, Native Plants and Landscape Restoration HRT 460 (1) Green Roofs and Walls LA 140 (4

  11. Constructions for Children: Projects in Design Technology.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Eichelberger, Barbara; Larson, Connie

    This book helps children develop the capability and confidence to design, construct, and evaluate working models. Projects in this book are suitable for students in grades K-4, but may be adapted for older students. Step-by-step explanations for each project are meant as guidelines and completion of the project is not limited to a single correct…

  12. Critical Path Method (CPM) Scheduling, Basic Engineering, and Project Approach for Typical Substation Engineering-Procurement-Construction (EPC) Project

    E-print Network

    Jamir, Dewan R.

    2006-05-19

    individual activities. ________________________________________ 1. Jeffrey L. Beard, Michael C. Loulakis sr., and Edward C. Wundram, ?Design Build ? Planning through Development?, 2001. 2. Michael T. Callahan, Daniel G... agreement forms, licensing requirements, registration requirements, and professional codes of ethics. This book was helpful for this field project. Construction Project Scheduling. Michael T. Callahan, Daniel G. Quackenbush, and James E. Rowings, 1992...

  13. Annual Procurement Report, Fiscal Year 1997

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    1997-01-01

    This report presents summary data on all NASA procurement actions and detailed information on contracts, grants, agreements, and other procurements over $25,000 awarded by NASA during Fiscal Year 1997. The dollar value on procurements over $25,000 amounted to 98 percent of the total dollar value of procurement actions completed during Fiscal Year 1997. However, these larger procurements accounted for only 43 percent of the total actions. Procurement action, as used in this report means contractual actions to obtain supplies, services or construction which increase or decrease funds. A procurement action thus may be a new procurement or modifications such as supplemental agreements, change orders, or termination's to an existing contract that change the total amount of funds obligated. An obligation is a contractual commitment to pay for supplies or services that are specified in the contract. The Annual Procurement Report is also available via the internet on the Procurement homepage.

  14. Design and construction of shielded lunar outpost

    SciTech Connect

    Jolly, S.D.; Happel, J.; Sture, S.

    1994-10-01

    The construction of an outpost on the Moon in which humans can live and work for periods exceeding six months will require special countermeasures to adapt to the hostile environment present at the lunar surface. Various inherent dangers such as meteoroids, galactic cosmic radiation, solar proton events, and large thermal extremes will drive the design configuration of the outpost. Other considerations such as lunar soil mechanics, equipment performance, mass delivery, risk, reliability, and tele-operability act strongly as constraints that shape and control the design alternatives. Analysis of these fundamental relationships have resulted in lunar civil engineering guidelines, which are unique to this domain, and these in turn have pointed to research areas needing further attention. A preliminary design is presented for a lunar outpost shelter. Additionally, the design methodology is explored, and early enabling technologies are identified to facilitate an understanding of lunar shelter designs from an integrated system standpoint. 17 refs.

  15. UGA DESIGN & CONSTRUCTION SUPPLEMENTAL GENERAL REQUIREMENTS & STANDARDS TABLE OF CONTENTS

    E-print Network

    Arnold, Jonathan

    UGA DESIGN & CONSTRUCTION SUPPLEMENTAL GENERAL REQUIREMENTS & STANDARDS TABLE OF CONTENTS JANUARY 16, 2015 PAGE 1 OF 7 UGA DESIGN & CONSTRUCTION SUPPLEMENTAL GENERAL REQUIREMENTS Website 01 32 16 ­ Construction Progress Schedule 01 33 00 ­ Submittal Procedures * 01 35 13

  16. 77 FR 25632 - Guidelines for Designating Biobased Products for Federal Procurement

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2012-05-01

    ... implementing this preferred procurement program on December 19, 2003 (68 FR 70730-70746). The Guidelines were promulgated on January 11, 2005 (70 FR 1792), and are contained in 7 CFR part 3201, ``Guidelines for... numerous comments by stakeholders, USDA previously amended Sec. 3201.8 (76 FR 6322) to eliminate...

  17. 24 CFR 100.205 - Design and construction requirements.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-04-01

    ... 2013-04-01 false Design and construction requirements...ACT Prohibition Against Discrimination Because of Handicap § 100.205 Design and construction requirements...following features of adaptable design: (i) An accessible...

  18. 24 CFR 100.205 - Design and construction requirements.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-04-01

    ... 2011-04-01 false Design and construction requirements...ACT Prohibition Against Discrimination Because of Handicap § 100.205 Design and construction requirements...following features of adaptable design: (i) An accessible...

  19. 24 CFR 100.205 - Design and construction requirements.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-04-01

    ... 2012-04-01 false Design and construction requirements...ACT Prohibition Against Discrimination Because of Handicap § 100.205 Design and construction requirements...following features of adaptable design: (i) An accessible...

  20. 76 FR 28333 - Electric Engineering, Architectural Services, Design Policies and Construction Standards

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2011-05-17

    ...1726 RIN 0572-AC20 Electric Engineering, Architectural Services...under Executive Order 12988, Civil Justice Reform. RUS has determined...construction, procurement, engineering services and architectural...follows: PART 1724--ELECTRIC ENGINEERING, ARCHITECTURAL SERVICES...

  1. Design and construction of an astrometric astrograph

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Vukobratovich, Daniel; Valente, Tina M.; Shannon, Robert R.; Hooker, Roger A.; Sumner, Richard E.

    1992-12-01

    The Optical Sciences Center, University of Arizona, has designed and constructed a unique 'red corrected' astrometric astrograph objective lens for the United States Naval Observatory. A five element design, with an integral Schott OG550 filter, was developed to meet the requirement for a 2060 mm focal length, f/10 system. The lens provides a nearly zero distortion flat field of 5 by 5 degrees in the sky. A weight limit of 55 kg led to the use of a titanium lens barrel. Assembly tolerances are satisfied through the use of elastomeric subcell mounting of the individual elements, and an adjustable final element. The lens is hermetically sealed and uses a filter/dessicator system to insure the long term cleanliness of the optics.

  2. Detailed project plan: Design, construction and operation of pilot scale Charfuel{reg_sign} process. Topical report, Task 2

    SciTech Connect

    Not Available

    1993-09-01

    In this project, a pilot-scale facility for the flash hydropyrolysis of coal will be designed, built and operated to demonstrate the integrated operation of critical components of the CHARFUEL process and to obtain scale-up data for subsequent demonstration facility for the production of a clean coal slurry fuel. This report presents project plans which includes detailed construction plan; procurement of materials and equipment; construction, test and start-up; potential problems and solutions during operations; data collection and analysis; and feasibility analysis.

  3. 49 CFR 230.66 - Design, construction, and maintenance.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-10-01

    ... ADMINISTRATION, DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION STEAM LOCOMOTIVE INSPECTION AND MAINTENANCE STANDARDS Steam Locomotives and Tenders § 230.66 Design, construction, and maintenance. The steam locomotive owner and operator are responsible for the general design, construction and maintenance of the steam locomotives...

  4. 49 CFR 230.66 - Design, construction, and maintenance.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-10-01

    ... ADMINISTRATION, DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION STEAM LOCOMOTIVE INSPECTION AND MAINTENANCE STANDARDS Steam Locomotives and Tenders § 230.66 Design, construction, and maintenance. The steam locomotive owner and operator are responsible for the general design, construction and maintenance of the steam locomotives...

  5. 49 CFR 230.66 - Design, construction, and maintenance.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-10-01

    ... ADMINISTRATION, DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION STEAM LOCOMOTIVE INSPECTION AND MAINTENANCE STANDARDS Steam Locomotives and Tenders § 230.66 Design, construction, and maintenance. The steam locomotive owner and operator are responsible for the general design, construction and maintenance of the steam locomotives...

  6. 49 CFR 230.66 - Design, construction, and maintenance.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-10-01

    ... ADMINISTRATION, DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION STEAM LOCOMOTIVE INSPECTION AND MAINTENANCE STANDARDS Steam Locomotives and Tenders § 230.66 Design, construction, and maintenance. The steam locomotive owner and operator are responsible for the general design, construction and maintenance of the steam locomotives...

  7. 49 CFR 230.66 - Design, construction, and maintenance.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-10-01

    ... ADMINISTRATION, DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION STEAM LOCOMOTIVE INSPECTION AND MAINTENANCE STANDARDS Steam Locomotives and Tenders § 230.66 Design, construction, and maintenance. The steam locomotive owner and operator are responsible for the general design, construction and maintenance of the steam locomotives...

  8. 46 CFR 58.05-1 - Material, design and construction.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-10-01

    ... MAIN AND AUXILIARY MACHINERY AND RELATED SYSTEMS Main Propulsion Machinery § 58.05-1 Material, design and construction...design, construction, workmanship, and arrangement of main propulsion machinery and of each auxiliary, directly...

  9. 46 CFR 58.05-1 - Material, design and construction.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-10-01

    ... MAIN AND AUXILIARY MACHINERY AND RELATED SYSTEMS Main Propulsion Machinery § 58.05-1 Material, design and construction...design, construction, workmanship, and arrangement of main propulsion machinery and of each auxiliary, directly...

  10. Y-12 Sustainable Design Principles for Building Design and Construction

    SciTech Connect

    Jackson, J. G.

    2008-11-01

    B&W Y-12 is committed to modernizing the Y-12 complex to meet future needs with a sustainable and responsive infrastructure and to integrating sustainability principles and practices into Y-12 work (Y72-001, B&W Y-12 Environmental, Safety and Health Policy). This commitment to sustainability and specifically sustainable design of buildings is also incorporated into Presidential Executive Orders (EO), DOE Orders (DOE O), and goals. Sustainable building design is an approach to design, construct, and operate facilities in an efficient and environmentally sound manner that will produce a healthful, resource-efficient and productive working environment that is inherently protective of the environment. The DOE has established the following 5 Guiding Principles for High Performance Sustainable Building (HPSB), and has issued directives that require Y-12 to incorporate the principles and a number of supporting specific practices and techniques into building design, construction and renovation projects: (1) Employ Integrated Design Principles; (2) Optimize Energy Performance; (3) Protect and Conserve Water; (4) Enhance Indoor Environmental Quality; and (5) Reduce Environmental Impact of Materials. The purpose of this document is to present the required sustainable building principles, practices and techniques, summarize the key drivers for incorporating them into Y-12 projects, and present additional recommendations and resources that can be used to support sustainable buildings to enhance the environmental and economic performance of the Y-12 Complex.

  11. 24 CFR 100.205 - Design and construction requirements.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-04-01

    ... 24 Housing and Urban Development 1 2014-04-01 2014-04-01 false Design and construction... Because of Handicap § 100.205 Design and construction requirements. (a) Covered multifamily dwellings for first occupancy after March 13, 1991 shall be designed and constructed to have at least one...

  12. Some Reflections on Designing Construction Kits for Kids Mitchel Resnick

    E-print Network

    Resnick, Mitchel

    Some Reflections on Designing Construction Kits for Kids Mitchel Resnick MIT Media Lab 20 Ames@playfulinvention.com ABSTRACT In this paper, we present ten guiding principles for designing construction kits for kids of construction kits, we believe that they could be useful for everyone who designs new technologies for kids

  13. CAMPUS PLANNING, DESIGN & CONSTRUCTION Sixth Avenue and Grant Street

    E-print Network

    Maxwell, Bruce D.

    University Facilities Services Campus Planning, Design and Construction Approved byCAMPUS PLANNING, DESIGN & CONSTRUCTION Sixth Avenue and Grant Street P.O. Box 172760 Bozeman of MSU Campus Planning, Design and Construction, Plew Building, 6th & Grant, Bozeman, Montana, for

  14. CAMPUS PLANNING, DESIGN & CONSTRUCTION Sixth Avenue and Grant Street

    E-print Network

    Maxwell, Bruce D.

    of Montana - Montana State University Facilities Services Campus Planning, Design and Construction ApprovedCAMPUS PLANNING, DESIGN & CONSTRUCTION Sixth Avenue and Grant Street P.O. Box 172760 Bozeman of MSU Campus Planning, Design and Construction, Plew Building, 6th & Grant, Bozeman, Montana, for: North

  15. Summary data on all NASA procurement actions

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    1992-01-01

    This report presents summary data on all NASA procurement actions and detailed information on contracts, grants, agreements, and other procurements over $25,000 awarded by NASA during Fiscal Year 1992 (FY-92). The dollar value on procurements over $25,000 amounted to 97 percent of the total dollar value of procurement actions completed during FY-92. However, these larger procurements accounted for only 28 percent of the total actions. Procurement action, as used in this report, means contractual actions to obtain supplies, services, or construction which increase or decrease funds. A procurement action thus may be a new procurement or modifications such as supplemental agreements, change orders, or terminations to an existing contract that change the total amount of funds obligated. An obligation is a contractual commitment to pay for supplies or services that are specified in the contract.

  16. 29 CFR 1926.1433 - Design, construction and testing.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-07-01

    ... 29 Labor 8 2013-07-01 2013-07-01 false Design, construction and testing. 1926.1433 Section 1926... Construction § 1926.1433 Design, construction and testing. The following requirements apply to equipment that... locomotive cranes manufactured prior to November 8, 2010 must meet the applicable requirements for...

  17. 29 CFR 1926.1433 - Design, construction and testing.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-07-01

    ... 29 Labor 8 2014-07-01 2014-07-01 false Design, construction and testing. 1926.1433 Section 1926... Construction § 1926.1433 Design, construction and testing. The following requirements apply to equipment that... locomotive cranes manufactured prior to November 8, 2010 must meet the applicable requirements for...

  18. 29 CFR 1926.1433 - Design, construction and testing.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-07-01

    ... 29 Labor 8 2012-07-01 2012-07-01 false Design, construction and testing. 1926.1433 Section 1926... Construction § 1926.1433 Design, construction and testing. The following requirements apply to equipment that... locomotive cranes manufactured prior to November 8, 2010 must meet the applicable requirements for...

  19. 29 CFR 1926.1433 - Design, construction and testing.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-07-01

    ... 29 Labor 8 2011-07-01 2011-07-01 false Design, construction and testing. 1926.1433 Section 1926... Construction § 1926.1433 Design, construction and testing. The following requirements apply to equipment that... locomotive cranes manufactured prior to November 8, 2010 must meet the applicable requirements for...

  20. ATST Enclosure final design and construction plans

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Murga, Gaizka; Marshall, Heather; Ariño, Javier; Lorentz, Tom

    2012-09-01

    The Advanced Technology Solar Telescope (ATST) is a 4-m class solar telescope to be built at the Haleakal' High Altitude Observatory Site in Maui, Hawai'i. It will be the largest solar telescope in the world, with unprecedented abilities to view details of the Sun. Using adaptive optics technology, ATST will be able to provide the sharpest views ever taken of the solar surface. It is expected that the 4-meter class telescope will have a significant impact on the study of stellar magnetic fields, plasma physics and astronomy, allowing scientists to learn even more about the Sun and solarterrestrial interactions. The ATST enclosure is unique in its functionality, as not only it provides protection from adverse weather conditions when not in operation, but it also positions the telescope Aperture Stop which must be accurately aligned so that the primary mirror is fully illuminated, while insolation in other telescope equipment is prevented. The proposed design is based on a multi-sector shutter system arrangement with an innovative crawler drive system (patent pending) assembled on two steel fabricated arch girders. These arch girders are stiffened by a secondary structure and supported on a steel fabricated base ring. The base ring rests on an azimuth mechanism composed of several driven/idling bogies. The outer shape of the enclosure is configured by the secondary structure which supports the cladding and has been selected so as to minimize the solar irradiated surface and reduce shell seeing in early morning hours when the seeing is the best. This paper describes the work performed by AEC IDOM and ATST team to define both the final design of the Enclosure and the construction plan to erect it at the Observatory Site.

  1. ORNL engineering design and construction reengineering report

    SciTech Connect

    McNeese, L.E.

    1998-01-01

    A team composed of individuals representing research and development (R and D) divisions, infrastructure support organizations, and Department of Energy (DOE)-Oak Ridge Operations was chartered to reengineer the engineering, design, and construction (ED and C) process at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL). The team recognized that ED and C needs of both R and D customers and the ORNL infrastructure program have to be met to maintain a viable and competitive national laboratory. Their goal was to identify and recommend implementable best-in-class ED and C processes that will efficiently and cost-effectively support the ORNL R and D staff by being responsive to their programmatic and infrastructure needs. The team conducted process mapping of current and potential ED and C approaches, developed idealized versions of ED and C processes, and identified potential barriers to an efficient ED and C process. Eight subteams were assigned to gather information and to evaluate the significance of potential barriers through benchmarking, surveys, interviews, and reviews of key topical areas in order to determine whether the perceived barriers were real and important and whether they resulted from laws or regulations over which ORNL has no control.

  2. 21 CFR 129.20 - Plant construction and design.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-04-01

    21 Food and Drugs 2 2012-04-01...2012-04-01 false Plant construction and design... Section 129.20 Food and Drugs FOOD...SERVICES (CONTINUED) FOOD FOR HUMAN CONSUMPTION...Facilities § 129.20 Plant construction and...

  3. 21 CFR 129.20 - Plant construction and design.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-04-01

    21 Food and Drugs 2 2011-04-01...2011-04-01 false Plant construction and design... Section 129.20 Food and Drugs FOOD...SERVICES (CONTINUED) FOOD FOR HUMAN CONSUMPTION...Facilities § 129.20 Plant construction and...

  4. 21 CFR 129.20 - Plant construction and design.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-04-01

    21 Food and Drugs 2 2010-04-01...2010-04-01 false Plant construction and design... Section 129.20 Food and Drugs FOOD...SERVICES (CONTINUED) FOOD FOR HUMAN CONSUMPTION...Facilities § 129.20 Plant construction and...

  5. 21 CFR 129.20 - Plant construction and design.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-04-01

    21 Food and Drugs 2 2014-04-01...2014-04-01 false Plant construction and design... Section 129.20 Food and Drugs FOOD...SERVICES (CONTINUED) FOOD FOR HUMAN CONSUMPTION...Facilities § 129.20 Plant construction and...

  6. 21 CFR 129.20 - Plant construction and design.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-04-01

    21 Food and Drugs 2 2013-04-01...2013-04-01 false Plant construction and design... Section 129.20 Food and Drugs FOOD...SERVICES (CONTINUED) FOOD FOR HUMAN CONSUMPTION...Facilities § 129.20 Plant construction and...

  7. 21 CFR 211.42 - Design and construction features.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-04-01

    ... 21 Food and Drugs 4 2014-04-01 2014-04-01 false Design and construction features. 211.42 Section... § 211.42 Design and construction features. (a) Any building or buildings used in the manufacture... drug products through the building or buildings shall be designed to prevent contamination....

  8. 23 CFR 652.13 - Design and construction criteria.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-04-01

    ... 23 Highways 1 2011-04-01 2011-04-01 false Design and construction criteria. 652.13 Section 652.13... PEDESTRIAN AND BICYCLE ACCOMMODATIONS AND PROJECTS § 652.13 Design and construction criteria. (a) The... design of bicycle routes. Copies of the AASHTO Guide may be obtained from the American Association...

  9. 18 CFR 2.13 - Design and construction.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-04-01

    ... 18 Conservation of Power and Water Resources 1 2010-04-01 2010-04-01 false Design and construction... Interpretations Under the Federal Power Act § 2.13 Design and construction. (a) The Commission recognizes the... for the Protection of Natural, Historic, Scenic, and Recreational Values in the Design and Location...

  10. 16 CFR 1505.5 - Electrical design and construction.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-01-01

    ... 16 Commercial Practices 2 2012-01-01 2012-01-01 false Electrical design and construction. 1505.5... USE BY CHILDREN Regulations § 1505.5 Electrical design and construction. (a) Switches. (1) Switches... permitting access to the lamp. Such door(s) or cover(s) of the enclosure shall be so designed and...

  11. 24 CFR 941.402 - Project design and construction.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-04-01

    ... 24 Housing and Urban Development 4 2012-04-01 2012-04-01 false Project design and construction... URBAN DEVELOPMENT PUBLIC HOUSING DEVELOPMENT Project Development § 941.402 Project design and.... A PHA may certify that its proposed design and construction plans for the development are...

  12. 21 CFR 211.42 - Design and construction features.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-04-01

    ... 21 Food and Drugs 4 2012-04-01 2012-04-01 false Design and construction features. 211.42 Section... § 211.42 Design and construction features. (a) Any building or buildings used in the manufacture... drug products through the building or buildings shall be designed to prevent contamination....

  13. 24 CFR 100.205 - Design and construction requirements.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-04-01

    ... 24 Housing and Urban Development 1 2013-04-01 2013-04-01 false Design and construction... Because of Handicap § 100.205 Design and construction requirements. (a) Covered multifamily dwellings for... premises within covered multifamily dwelling units contain the following features of adaptable design:...

  14. CAMPUS PLANNING, DESIGN & CONSTRUCTION Sixth Avenue and Grant Street

    E-print Network

    Maxwell, Bruce D.

    in the contract documents. State of Montana - Montana State University Facilities Services Campus Planning, DesignCAMPUS PLANNING, DESIGN & CONSTRUCTION Sixth Avenue and Grant Street P.O. Box 172760 Bozeman in the offices of MSU Campus Planning, Design and Construction, Plew Building, 6th & Grant, Bozeman, Montana, for

  15. Design, construction, operation and evaluation of a prototype Culm Combustion Boiler/Heater Unit

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    1982-01-01

    Progress in the development and testing of a prototype culm combustion boiler is reported. The engineering design, component testing, and environmental assessment of the culm-fuel fluidized-bed combustor were completed previously. During December 1981 the following items were accomplished: the exhaust gas visual emission/opacity monitoring system, procured from Datatest in accordance with Specification E-90140, Rev. A, was delivered to the site, and should be installed during the next reporting period. The magnetic tape storage facility as an addition to the AFBB process computer was ordered with a scheduled delivery date of 1/25/82. The prototype boiler construction, installation, checkout, and acceptance, and documentation is completed. Start-up and operation has been scheduled.

  16. DETAIL OF PLAQUE WITH ADDITIONAL DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION INFORMATION, SOUTHEAST ...

    Library of Congress Historic Buildings Survey, Historic Engineering Record, Historic Landscapes Survey

    DETAIL OF PLAQUE WITH ADDITIONAL DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION INFORMATION, SOUTHEAST ABUTMENT - Connecticut Avenue Bridge, Spans Rock Creek & Potomac Parkway at Connecticut Avenue, Washington, District of Columbia, DC

  17. 40 CFR 35.936-10 - Federal procurement regulations.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-07-01

    ... GRANTS AND OTHER FEDERAL ASSISTANCE STATE AND LOCAL ASSISTANCE Grants for Construction of Treatment Works-Clean Water Act § 35.936-10 Federal procurement regulations. Regulations applicable to direct Federal procurement...

  18. 40 CFR 35.936-10 - Federal procurement regulations.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-07-01

    ... GRANTS AND OTHER FEDERAL ASSISTANCE STATE AND LOCAL ASSISTANCE Grants for Construction of Treatment Works-Clean Water Act § 35.936-10 Federal procurement regulations. Regulations applicable to direct Federal procurement...

  19. INTERIOR DUCT SYSTEM DESIGN, CONSTRUCTION, AND PERFORMANCE

    SciTech Connect

    Janet E.R. Mcllvaine; David Beal; Philip Fairey

    2001-10-10

    By removing air distribution and conditioning equipment from unconditioned spaces, homeowners stand to benefit substantially with respect to both energy savings and indoor air quality. Duct leakage introduces: Greater heating and cooling loads from air at extreme temperatures and humidity levels; Outside air and air from unconditioned spaces that may contain air borne contaminants, combustion gases, pollen, mold spores, and/or particles of building materials; and Higher whole-house infiltration/exfiltration rates. Exemplary studies conducted since 1990 have demonstrated the prevalence of duct leakage throughout the United States and measured energy savings of approximately 20% during both heating and cooling seasons from leakage reduction. These all dealt with duct leakage to and/or from unconditioned spaces. In the building science community, leakage within the conditioned space is generally presumed to eliminate the negative consequences of duct leakage with the exception of possibly creating pressure imbalances in the house which relates to higher infiltration and/or exfiltration. The practical challenges of isolating ducts and air handlers from unconditioned spaces require builders to construct an air-tight environment for the ducts. Florida Solar Energy Center researchers worked with four builders in Texas, North Carolina, and Florida who build a furred-down chase located either in a central hallway or at the edges of rooms as an architectural detail. Some comparison homes with duct systems in attics and crawl spaces were included in the test group of more than 20 homes. Test data reveals that all of the duct/AHU systems built inside the conditioned space had lower duct leakage to unconditioned spaces than their conventional counterparts; however, none of the homes was completely free of duct leakage to unconditioned spaces. Common problems included wiring and plumbing penetrations of the chase, failure to treat the chase as an air tight space, and misguided fresh air inlet design. Improvements were implemented by the Texas builder and retested in July. Results showed a 36% reduction in duct leakage, significant enough to warrant the builder adopting the new sealing procedure.

  20. Progress in Design and Construction of the Optical Communications Laser Laboratory

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    Wilson, K. E.; Britcliffe, M.; Golshan, N.

    1999-01-01

    The deployment of advanced hyperspectral imaging and other Earth sensing instruments on board Earth observing satellites is driving the demand for high-data-rate communications. Optical communications meet the required data rates with small, low mass, and low-power communications packages. JPL, as NASA's lead center in optical communications, plans to construct a 1-m Optical Communications Telescope Laboratory (OCTL) at its Table Mountain Facility (TMF) complex in the San Gabriel Mountains of Southern California. The design of the building has been completed, and the construction contractor has been selected. Ground breaking is expected to start at the beginning of the 1999 TMF construction season. A request for proposal (RFP) has been issued for the procurement of the telescope system. Prior to letting the RFP we conducted a request for information with industry for the telescope system. Several vendors responded favorably and provided information on key elements of the proposed design. These inputs were considered in developing the final requirements in the RFP. Keywords: Free space optical communications, lasercom, telescopes, ground stations, adaptive optics, astrometry, Table Mountain Facility

  1. 24 CFR 941.402 - Project design and construction.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-04-01

    24 Housing and Urban Development 4 2010-04-01...2010-04-01 false Project design and construction. ...941.402 Housing and Urban Development Regulations...DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT PUBLIC...941.402 Project design and...

  2. Parametric constructs : computational designs for digital fabrication

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    Araya Goldberg, Sergio

    2006-01-01

    This thesis explores strategies for building design toolchains in order to design, develop and fabricate architectural forms. The hipothesys of this research is that by embedding ruled based procedures addressing generative, ...

  3. An Algorithmic Approach to Constructing Supersaturated Designs

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    Nguyen, Nam-Ky

    design for this test is a Hadamardmatrix of order 56 that requires 56 runs (car prototypes). The question is what type of design is to be used when the researchand developmentof the car manufacturerallows at most half of the number of required cars for this test. Designs suitable for this example are called

  4. 21 CFR 129.20 - Plant construction and design.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-04-01

    ... 21 Food and Drugs 2 2010-04-01 2010-04-01 false Plant construction and design. 129.20 Section 129.20 Food and Drugs FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION, DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES (CONTINUED... § 129.20 Plant construction and design. (a) The bottling room shall be separated from other...

  5. 21 CFR 129.20 - Plant construction and design.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-04-01

    ... 21 Food and Drugs 2 2014-04-01 2014-04-01 false Plant construction and design. 129.20 Section 129.20 Food and Drugs FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION, DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES (CONTINUED... § 129.20 Plant construction and design. (a) The bottling room shall be separated from other...

  6. 21 CFR 129.20 - Plant construction and design.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-04-01

    ... 21 Food and Drugs 2 2013-04-01 2013-04-01 false Plant construction and design. 129.20 Section 129.20 Food and Drugs FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION, DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES (CONTINUED... § 129.20 Plant construction and design. (a) The bottling room shall be separated from other...

  7. 21 CFR 129.20 - Plant construction and design.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-04-01

    ... 21 Food and Drugs 2 2012-04-01 2012-04-01 false Plant construction and design. 129.20 Section 129.20 Food and Drugs FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION, DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES (CONTINUED... § 129.20 Plant construction and design. (a) The bottling room shall be separated from other...

  8. 30 CFR 74.7 - Design and construction requirements.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-07-01

    ... 30 Mineral Resources 1 2012-07-01 2012-07-01 false Design and construction requirements. 74.7 Section 74.7 Mineral Resources MINE SAFETY AND HEALTH ADMINISTRATION, DEPARTMENT OF LABOR COAL MINE SAFETY AND HEALTH COAL MINE DUST SAMPLING DEVICES Requirements for Continuous Personal Dust Monitors § 74.7 Design and construction requirements....

  9. 24 CFR 100.205 - Design and construction requirements.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-04-01

    24 Housing and Urban Development 1 2010-04-01...2010-04-01 false Design and construction requirements...100.205 Housing and Urban Development Regulations...DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT FAIR HOUSING...Handicap § 100.205 Design and construction...

  10. 24 CFR 941.203 - Design and construction standards.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-04-01

    24 Housing and Urban Development 4 2010-04-01...2010-04-01 false Design and construction standards...941.203 Housing and Urban Development Regulations...DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT PUBLIC...Requirements § 941.203 Design and construction...

  11. UGA DESIGN & CONSTRUCTION SUPPLEMENTAL GENERAL REQUIREMENTS & STANDARDS FOUNTAINS

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    Arnold, Jonathan

    UGA DESIGN & CONSTRUCTION SUPPLEMENTAL GENERAL REQUIREMENTS & STANDARDS FOUNTAINS JANUARY 16, 2015 not connect to the storm sewer system. #12; UGA DESIGN & CONSTRUCTION SUPPLEMENTAL GENERAL REQUIREMENTS ENVIROMENTAL ROOMS 1. GENERAL A. Related sections: i. 23 00 00 General Mechanical Requirements (HVAC) ii

  12. 33 CFR 263.17 - Planning, design and construction procedures.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-07-01

    ... 33 Navigation and Navigable Waters 3 2012-07-01 2012-07-01 false Planning, design and construction procedures. 263.17 Section 263.17 Navigation and Navigable Waters CORPS OF ENGINEERS, DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY, DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE CONTINUING AUTHORITIES PROGRAMS General § 263.17 Planning, design and construction procedures. This...

  13. 16 CFR 1505.5 - Electrical design and construction.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-01-01

    ... 16 Commercial Practices 2 2014-01-01 2014-01-01 false Electrical design and construction. 1505.5... USE BY CHILDREN Regulations § 1505.5 Electrical design and construction. (a) Switches. (1) Switches... flexible cord from being transmitted to terminals, splices, or interior wiring. (2) If suitable...

  14. 16 CFR 1505.5 - Electrical design and construction.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-01-01

    ... 16 Commercial Practices 2 2013-01-01 2013-01-01 false Electrical design and construction. 1505.5... USE BY CHILDREN Regulations § 1505.5 Electrical design and construction. (a) Switches. (1) Switches... flexible cord from being transmitted to terminals, splices, or interior wiring. (2) If suitable...

  15. www.facilities.ufl.edu BUSINESS AFFAIRS PLANNING DESIGN & CONSTRUCTION

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    Slatton, Clint

    www.facilities.ufl.edu BUSINESS AFFAIRS PLANNING DESIGN & CONSTRUCTION PDC PROJECT MANAGEMENT GUIDE applications for Construction Management (CM) or Design Build (DB) builders and Professional Invoices including are available on the PDC website. The PM and CA shall use the PDC pay application checklist as a means

  16. Design and Construction of an Automated Community Bicycle Loan/

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    Goadrich, Mark

    Design and Construction of an Automated Community Bicycle Loan/ Return System Richard Lopez design and construct an automated community bike share system in-house in a cost efficient manner $20 Box $50 Solar Power Panels $50 CPU $200 Total Per Unit $432 #12;Conclusion and Future · Lessons

  17. www.facilities.ufl.edu BUSINESS AFFAIRS PLANNING DESIGN & CONSTRUCTION

    E-print Network

    Slatton, Clint

    www.facilities.ufl.edu BUSINESS AFFAIRS PLANNING DESIGN & CONSTRUCTION PDC PROJECT MANAGEMENT GUIDE of the corporation. PDC REVISED JANUARY 2014 PAGE 1 OF 4 #12;www.facilities.ufl.edu BUSINESS AFFAIRS PLANNING DESIGN PMG-E12: ON-CAMPUS FRATERNITY/SORORITY PLANNING AND CONSTRUCTION GUIDELINES PURPOSE: The following

  18. Designer Support for Online Collaboration and Knowledge Construction

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    Gao, Hong; Baylor, Amy L.; Shen, E.

    2005-01-01

    Designer support is critical for facilitating collaboration and knowledge construction in an online learning environment. Designer support in this paper refers to the mechanisms that a designer builds in a technology-mediated environment to facilitate online learning. This paper focuses on two aspects of designer support: 1) creating a shared…

  19. Constructing Design Methodologies Using Multi-agent Systems

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    Brown, David C.

    considerations into the product design. Integration reduces process failures by facili- tating information is applied to analyzing the design process instead of the design product. A computational model, in the form1 Constructing Design Methodologies Using Multi-agent Systems Cirrus Shakeri Dassault Systemes, KTI

  20. Designing a Networked-Sharing Construction Environment.

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    Lin, Sunny; Sun, Chuen-Tsai; Kao, Gloria

    2002-01-01

    Discusses group learning on the Internet and problems of unequal participation and describes the development of a Web-based learning system called NetShare (Networked Sharing Construction Environment) that uses a cooperative-competitive learning strategy to facilitate participants' equal contributions. Reports preliminary results of a study with…

  1. An inexpensive, charge-balanced rodent deep brain stimulation device: a step-by-step guide to its procurement and construction

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    Ewing, Samuel G.; Lipski, Witold J.; Grace, Anthony A.; Winter, Christine

    2013-01-01

    Background Despite there being a relatively large number of methods papers which detail specifically the development of stimulation devices, only a small number of reports involve the application of these devices in freely moving animals. To date multiple preclinical neural stimulators have been designed and described but have failed to make an impact on the methods employed by the majority of laboratories studying DBS. Thus, the overwhelming majority of DBS studies are still performed by tethering the subject to an external stimulator. We believe that the low adoption rate of previously described methods is a result of the complexity of replicating and implementing these methods. New Method Here were describe both the design and procurement of a simple and inexpensive stimulator designed to be compatible with commonly used, commercially available electrodes (Plastics 1). Results This system is initially programmable in frequency, pulsewidth and current amplitude, and delivers biphasic, charge-balanced output to two independent electrodes. Comparison with Existing Method(s) It is easy to implement requiring neither subcutaneous implantation or custom-made electrodes and has been optimized for either direct mounting to the head or for use with rodent jackets. Conclusions This device is inexpensive and universally accessible, facilitating high throughput, low cost, long-term rodent deep brain stimulation experiments. PMID:23954265

  2. The Engineering Process in Construction & Design

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    Stoner, Melissa A.; Stuby, Kristin T.; Szczepanski, Susan

    2013-01-01

    Recent research suggests that high-impact activities in science and math classes promote positive attitudinal shifts in students. By implementing high-impact activities, such as designing a school and a skate park, mathematical thinking can be linked to the engineering design process. This hands-on approach, when possible, to demonstrate or…

  3. The Design and Construction of the Advanced Mixed Waste Treatment Facility

    SciTech Connect

    Harrop, G.

    2003-02-27

    The Advanced Mixed Treatment Project (AMWTP) privatized contract was awarded to BNFL Inc. in December 1996 and construction of the main facility commenced in August 2000. The purpose of the advanced mixed waste treatment facility is to safely treat plutonium contaminated waste, currently stored in drums and boxes, for final disposal at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP). The plant is being built at the Idaho National Engineering and Environmental Laboratory. Construction was completed in 28 months, to satisfy the Settlement Agreement milestone of December 2002. Commissioning of the related retrieval and characterization facilities is currently underway. The first shipment of pre-characterized waste is scheduled for March 2003, with AMWTP characterized and certified waste shipments from June 2003. To accommodate these challenging delivery targets BNFL adopted a systematic and focused construction program that included the use of a temporary structure to allow winter working, proven design and engineering principles and international procurement policies to help achieve quality and schedule. The technology involved in achieving the AMWTP functional requirements is primarily based upon a BNFL established pedigree of plant and equipment; applied in a manner that suits the process and waste. This technology includes the use of remotely controlled floor mounted and overhead power manipulators, a high power shredder and a 2000-ton force supercompactor with the attendant glove box suite, interconnections and automated material handling. The characterization equipment includes real-time radiography (RTR) units, drum and box assay measurement systems, drum head space gas sampling / analysis and drum venting, drum coring and sampling capabilities. The project adopted a particularly stringent and intensive pre-installation testing philosophy to ensure that equipment would work safely and reliably at the required throughput. This testing included the complete off site integration of functional components or glove boxes, with the attendant integrated control system and undertaking continuous, non-stop, operational effectiveness proof tests. This paper describes the process, plant and technology used within the AMWTP and provides an outline of the associated design, procurement, fabrication, testing and construction.

  4. 42 CFR 486.320 - Condition: Participation in Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-10-01

    ...2013-10-01 false Condition: Participation in Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network. 486...Certification and Designation and Conditions for Coverage: Organ Procurement Organizations Organ Procurement Organization Process Performance...

  5. 42 CFR 486.320 - Condition: Participation in Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-10-01

    ...2012-10-01 false Condition: Participation in Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network. 486...Certification and Designation and Conditions for Coverage: Organ Procurement Organizations Organ Procurement Organization Process Performance...

  6. 42 CFR 486.320 - Condition: Participation in Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-10-01

    ...2014-10-01 false Condition: Participation in Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network. 486...Certification and Designation and Conditions for Coverage: Organ Procurement Organizations Organ Procurement Organization Process Performance...

  7. Price competition in procurement

    SciTech Connect

    Keisler, J.M.; Buehring, W.A.

    1996-07-01

    When creating a private market to provide a public good, government agencies can influence the market`s competitive characteristics. Markets have predictable, but often counterintuitive, behaviors. To succeed in applying available controls, and thereby reduce future costs, agencies must understand the behavior of the market. A model has been constructed to examine some issues in establishing competition for a structure in which there are economies of scale and government is obligated to purchase a fixed total quantity of a good. This model is used to demonstrate a way to estimate the cost savings from several alternative plans for a buyer exploring competitive procurement. The results are not and cannot be accurate for budgeting purposes; rather, they indicate the approximate magnitude of changes in cost that would be associated with changes in the market structure within which procurement occurs.

  8. Design and Construction of a Microwave Plasma Ion Source

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    Ç?nar, Kamil

    2011-01-01

    This thesis is about the designing and constructing a microwave ion source. The ions are generated in a thermal and dense hydrogen plasma by microwave induction. The plasma is generated by using a microwave source with a frequency of 2.45 GHz and a power of 700 W. The generated microwave is pulsing with a frequency of 50 Hz. The designed and constructed microwave system generates hydrogen plasma in a pyrex plasma chamber. Moreover, an ion extraction unit is designed and constructed in order to extract the ions from the generated hydrogen plasma. The ion beam extraction is achieved and ion currents are measured. The plasma parameters are determined by a double Langmuir probe and the ion current is measured by a Faraday cup. The designed ion extraction unit is simulated by using the dimensions of the designed and constructed ion extraction unit in order to trace out the trajectories of the extracted ions.

  9. A quantitative methodology for mapping project costs to engineering decisions in naval ship design and procurement

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    Netemeyer, Kristopher David

    2010-01-01

    Alternative methods for cost estimation are important in the early conceptual stages of a design when there is not enough detail to allow for a traditional quantity takeoff estimate to be performed. Much of the budgeting ...

  10. The Norne production ship -- Topside design and construction strategy

    SciTech Connect

    Solberg, L.; Urdahl, P.

    1995-12-31

    Development of the Norne field at 380 m of water depth was dependent of a floating structure with the production capacity to meet the need of 27,500 Sm3/SDAY (170,000 bLS/day), and a storage capacity of 115,000 m3. This challenge was met by the selection of the Tentech 850 monohull design and the development of a topside design that meets these requirements. The critical element in selection of the chosen concept, was the solution for the turret and swivel area. Particularly the swivel concept is at the borderline of proven technology so far in the industry, and need special attention during the development phases in 1995--1996. The contracting philosophy in the development of the production ship was to make use of the industries know how in the most efficient way, and design and procure the topside based on a system approach. Thus benefit from utilizing the best know-how and experience in the industry. This paper describes how this is done based on functional specifications, and with a design and layout of the topside to make this system approach possible.

  11. How to design and construct multielement ultrasonic transducers

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Burrier, R. A.; Claus, R. O.

    1984-01-01

    The practical 'how to' design and construction of multielement ultrasonic transducers are described. First, design procedures based on direct calculations of the desired acoustic field are reviewed. Second, techniques for implementing these designs using piezoelectric active elements are discussed. Finally, optical and acoustic test methods for transducer calibration are indicated.

  12. UGA DESIGN & CONSTRUCTION SUPPLEMENTAL GENERAL REQUIREMENTS & STANDARDS GENERAL PLUMBING REQUIREMENTS

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    Arnold, Jonathan

    ­ Emergency Plumbing Fixtures viii. 23 05 53 ­ Identification for HVAC Piping and Equipment B. The Design plumbing systems. D. Design Professional shall refer to 23 05 53 Identification for HVAC PipingUGA DESIGN & CONSTRUCTION SUPPLEMENTAL GENERAL REQUIREMENTS & STANDARDS GENERAL PLUMBING

  13. School Design Handbook. For All Dallas Public Schools Construction Projects.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Dallas Independent School District, TX.

    The Dallas Independent School District provides this handbook presenting administrative, planning, design, and technical guidelines for those involved in the design and construction process of new school facilities, and expansions or renovations of existing schools. It focuses on the design specifications and administrative guidelines for the…

  14. Buffalo district heating system design and construction

    SciTech Connect

    Oliker, I.

    1987-11-01

    This report addresses the introduction of district heating in Buffalo, NY from feasibility study to implementation. The reemergence of district heating in the US and associated advantages are reviewed. Advanced piping technology which has enabled district heating to compete economically with alternative technologies is summarized. Identification and analysis of the customer heat load considered in downtown Buffalo for the pilot system and future expansion is discussed. Various options for initiating construction of a district heating system were considered as exemplified by the configuration for the pilot system which was selected to serve five downtown buildings. A conceptual plan is presented which permits the system to expand in an economically viable manner. The report concludes with an economic analysis which simulates the operation and expansion of the system. 4 figs., 8 tabs.

  15. RHIC AC DIPOLE DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION.

    SciTech Connect

    BAI,M.; METH,M.; PAI,C.; PARKER,B.; PEGGS,S.; ROSER,T.; SANDERS,R.; TRBOJEVIC,D.; ZALTSMAN,A.

    2001-06-18

    Two ac dipoles with vertical and horizontal magnetic field have been proposed at RHIC for applications in linear and non-linear beam dynamics and spin manipulations. A magnetic field amplitude of 380 Gm is required to produce a coherent oscillation of 5 times the rms beam size at the top energy. We take the ac dipole frequency to be 1.0% of the revolution frequency away from the betatron frequency. To achieve the strong magnetic field with minimum power loss, an air-core magnet with two seven turn winding of low loss Litz wire resonating at 64 kHz is designed. The system is also designed to allow one to connect the two magnet winding in series to resonate at 37 kHz for the spin manipulation. Measurements of a half length prototype magnet are also presented.

  16. 7 CFR 1780.70 - Owner's procurement regulations.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-01-01

    ... 7 Agriculture 12 2011-01-01 2011-01-01 false Owner's procurement regulations. 1780.70 Section 1780..., Contracting, Constructing and Inspections § 1780.70 Owner's procurement regulations. Owner's procurement... other interest in the firm selected for the award. (1) The owner's officers, employees or agents...

  17. 30 CFR 33.20 - Design and construction.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-07-01

    ...ADMINISTRATION, DEPARTMENT OF LABOR TESTING, EVALUATION, AND APPROVAL OF MINING PRODUCTS DUST COLLECTORS FOR USE IN CONNECTION WITH ROCK DRILLING IN COAL MINES Dust-Collector Requirements § 33.20 Design and construction. (a) MSHA will...

  18. 30 CFR 33.20 - Design and construction.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-07-01

    ...ADMINISTRATION, DEPARTMENT OF LABOR TESTING, EVALUATION, AND APPROVAL OF MINING PRODUCTS DUST COLLECTORS FOR USE IN CONNECTION WITH ROCK DRILLING IN COAL MINES Dust-Collector Requirements § 33.20 Design and construction. (a) MSHA will...

  19. 30 CFR 33.20 - Design and construction.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-07-01

    ...ADMINISTRATION, DEPARTMENT OF LABOR TESTING, EVALUATION, AND APPROVAL OF MINING PRODUCTS DUST COLLECTORS FOR USE IN CONNECTION WITH ROCK DRILLING IN COAL MINES Dust-Collector Requirements § 33.20 Design and construction. (a) MSHA will...

  20. 30 CFR 33.20 - Design and construction.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-07-01

    ...ADMINISTRATION, DEPARTMENT OF LABOR TESTING, EVALUATION, AND APPROVAL OF MINING PRODUCTS DUST COLLECTORS FOR USE IN CONNECTION WITH ROCK DRILLING IN COAL MINES Dust-Collector Requirements § 33.20 Design and construction. (a) MSHA will...

  1. 30 CFR 33.20 - Design and construction.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-07-01

    ...ADMINISTRATION, DEPARTMENT OF LABOR TESTING, EVALUATION, AND APPROVAL OF MINING PRODUCTS DUST COLLECTORS FOR USE IN CONNECTION WITH ROCK DRILLING IN COAL MINES Dust-Collector Requirements § 33.20 Design and construction. (a) MSHA will...

  2. REQUIREMENTS FOR HAZARDOUS WASTE LANDFILL DESIGN, CONSTRUCTION AND CLOSURE

    EPA Science Inventory

    This publication contains edited versions of the material presented at ten Technology Transfer seminars conducted in 1988 on this subject. Sections are included on design of clay and flexible membrane liners, leachate collector systems, and landfill covers. Construction quality a...

  3. 39 CFR 776.6 - Design requirements for construction.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-07-01

    ...POSTAL SERVICE ENVIRONMENTAL REGULATIONS FLOODPLAIN AND WETLAND PROCEDURES Floodplain Management § 776.6 Design requirements...are located in, or support development in a floodplain, construction must conform, at a...

  4. 39 CFR 776.6 - Design requirements for construction.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-07-01

    ...POSTAL SERVICE ENVIRONMENTAL REGULATIONS FLOODPLAIN AND WETLAND PROCEDURES Floodplain Management § 776.6 Design requirements...are located in, or support development in a floodplain, construction must conform, at a...

  5. 39 CFR 776.6 - Design requirements for construction.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-07-01

    ...POSTAL SERVICE ENVIRONMENTAL REGULATIONS FLOODPLAIN AND WETLAND PROCEDURES Floodplain Management § 776.6 Design requirements...are located in, or support development in a floodplain, construction must conform, at a...

  6. 39 CFR 776.6 - Design requirements for construction.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-07-01

    ...POSTAL SERVICE ENVIRONMENTAL REGULATIONS FLOODPLAIN AND WETLAND PROCEDURES Floodplain Management § 776.6 Design requirements...are located in, or support development in a floodplain, construction must conform, at a...

  7. 39 CFR 776.6 - Design requirements for construction.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-07-01

    ...POSTAL SERVICE ENVIRONMENTAL REGULATIONS FLOODPLAIN AND WETLAND PROCEDURES Floodplain Management § 776.6 Design requirements...are located in, or support development in a floodplain, construction must conform, at a...

  8. DESIGN, CONSTRUCTION, AND EVALUATION OF A CHAMBER FOR AEROBIOLOGY

    EPA Science Inventory

    A chamber was designed and constructed for aeromicrobiology applications. An ultraviolet (UV) radiation source was incorporated to sterilize the chamber between trials. Twelve bacterial species originally isolated from air samples and obtained from the American Type Culture Colle...

  9. UGA DESIGN & CONSTRUCTION SUPPLEMENTAL GENERAL REQUIREMENTS & STANDARDS GENERAL CONCRETE REQUIREMENTS

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    Arnold, Jonathan

    UGA DESIGN & CONSTRUCTION SUPPLEMENTAL GENERAL REQUIREMENTS & STANDARDS GENERAL CONCRETE REQUIREMENTS JANUARY 16, 2015 03 00 001 03 00 00 GENERAL CONCRETE REQUIREMENTS 1. GENERAL A. Related exposed concrete surfaces are not vandalized prior to the concrete initial setting. If refinishing

  10. UGA DESIGN & CONSTRUCTION SUPPLEMENTAL GENERAL REQUIREMENTS & STANDARDS DOOR AND FRAMES

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    Arnold, Jonathan

    finish: medium density fiberboard overly (MDO/MDF). #12;UGA DESIGN & CONSTRUCTION SUPPLEMENTAL GENERAL. Best Access Systems ships the cylinders directly to the UGA FMD Key Shop. The FMD Key Shop finalizes

  11. DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION OF COVERS FOR SOLID WASTE LANDFILLS

    EPA Science Inventory

    The report provides guidelines in selection, design, and construction of cover for management of municipal, industrial, and hazardous solid wastes (with the exception of radioactive waste). Natural soils as cover are the principal subject; however, synthetic membranes, chemicals,...

  12. UGA DESIGN & CONSTRUCTION SUPPLEMENTAL GENERAL REQUIREMENTS & STANDARDS INTRODUCTION

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    Arnold, Jonathan

    Standards. The Office of University Architects for Facilities Planning (OUA) and the Facilities Management forward any comments to: Gwynne Darden Office of University Architects for Facilities Planning REQUIREMENTS & STANDARDS INTRODUCTION The design and construction or renovation of a facility

  13. 7 CFR 3560.559 - Design and construction requirements.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-01-01

    ... are away from their residence, may be constructed in accordance with Exhibit I of 7 CFR part 1924... implementing regulations published by the Department of Labor at 29 CFR parts 1, 3, and 5. ... 7 Agriculture 15 2014-01-01 2014-01-01 false Design and construction requirements....

  14. Breaking Down Brick Walls: Design, Construction, and Prototype Fabrication

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    Lieberman, Henry

    device: a "pick and place" articulating robot arm for constructing architectural models, the IRB-140, the robotic arm picks and stacks brick-sized blocks. Conventional software design tools do not exhibit in architecture is the use of industrial robots to automatically construct 3D prototype architectural models

  15. 39 CFR 776.6 - Design requirements for construction.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-07-01

    ... Section 776.6 Postal Service UNITED STATES POSTAL SERVICE ENVIRONMENTAL REGULATIONS FLOODPLAIN AND WETLAND PROCEDURES Floodplain Management § 776.6 Design requirements for construction. If structures impact, are located in, or support development in a floodplain, construction must conform, at a minimum, to...

  16. 39 CFR 776.6 - Design requirements for construction.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-07-01

    ... Section 776.6 Postal Service UNITED STATES POSTAL SERVICE ENVIRONMENTAL REGULATIONS FLOODPLAIN AND WETLAND PROCEDURES Floodplain Management § 776.6 Design requirements for construction. If structures impact, are located in, or support development in a floodplain, construction must conform, at a minimum, to...

  17. 39 CFR 776.6 - Design requirements for construction.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-07-01

    ... Section 776.6 Postal Service UNITED STATES POSTAL SERVICE ENVIRONMENTAL REGULATIONS FLOODPLAIN AND WETLAND PROCEDURES Floodplain Management § 776.6 Design requirements for construction. If structures impact, are located in, or support development in a floodplain, construction must conform, at a minimum, to...

  18. 39 CFR 776.6 - Design requirements for construction.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-07-01

    ... Section 776.6 Postal Service UNITED STATES POSTAL SERVICE ENVIRONMENTAL REGULATIONS FLOODPLAIN AND WETLAND PROCEDURES Floodplain Management § 776.6 Design requirements for construction. If structures impact, are located in, or support development in a floodplain, construction must conform, at a minimum, to...

  19. 39 CFR 776.6 - Design requirements for construction.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-07-01

    ... Section 776.6 Postal Service UNITED STATES POSTAL SERVICE ENVIRONMENTAL REGULATIONS FLOODPLAIN AND WETLAND PROCEDURES Floodplain Management § 776.6 Design requirements for construction. If structures impact, are located in, or support development in a floodplain, construction must conform, at a minimum, to...

  20. www.facilities.ufl.edu BUSINESS AFFAIRS PLANNING DESIGN & CONSTRUCTION

    E-print Network

    Slatton, Clint

    www.facilities.ufl.edu BUSINESS AFFAIRS PLANNING DESIGN & CONSTRUCTION PDC PROJECT MANAGEMENT GUIDE completion delay or cost of rented facility necessary to conduct scheduled events Temporary Facilities Owner's temporary facilities costs for the duration of construction completion delay or the cost of an extension

  1. Strategies for Designing Transgenic DNA Constructs

    PubMed Central

    Liu, Chengyu

    2013-01-01

    Generation and characterization of transgenic mice are important elements of biomedical research. In recent years, transgenic technology has become more versatile and sophisticated, mainly because of the incorporation of recombinase-mediated conditional expression and targeted insertion, site-specific endonuclease-mediated genome editing, siRNA-mediated gene knockdown, various inducible gene expression systems, and fluorescent protein marking and tracking techniques. Site-specific recombinases (such as PhiC31) and engineered endonucleases (such as ZFN and Talen) have significantly enhanced our ability to target transgenes into specific genomic loci, but currently a great majority of transgenic mouse lines are continuingly being created using the conventional random insertion method. A major challenge for using this conventional method is that the genomic environment at the integration site has a substantial influence on the expression of the transgene. Although our understanding of such chromosomal position effects and our means to combat them are still primitive, adhering to some general guidelines can significantly increase the odds of successful transgene expression. This chapter first discusses the major problems associated with transgene expression, and then describes some of the principles for using plasmid and bacterial artificial chromosomes (BACs) for generating transgenic constructs. Finally, the strategies for conducting each of the major types of transgenic research are discussed, including gene overexpression, promoter characterization, cell-lineage tracing, mutant complementation, expression of double or multiple transgenes, siRNA knockdown, and conditional and inducible systems. PMID:23912987

  2. Design and construction of large capacitor banks

    SciTech Connect

    Whitham, K.; Gritton, D.G.; Holloway, R.W.; Merritt, B.T.

    1983-01-01

    Over the past 12 years, the Laser Program at LLNL has actively pursued laser fusion, using a series of large, solid-state lasers to develop target data leading to reactor designs using the concept of inertial confinement fusion. These lasers are all linear chains of flashlamp driven, Nd-doped glass amplifiers with a master oscillator at the front end. Techniques have been developed during this time to scale the lasers to an arbitrarily large size. A table shows the series of lasers and their parameters that have been developed to date.

  3. 23 CFR 172.5 - Methods of procurement.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-04-01

    ... to 23 U.S.C. 112(b)(2) in accordance with 49 CFR part 26. (c) Compensation. The cost plus a... ENGINEERING AND DESIGN RELATED SERVICE CONTRACTS § 172.5 Methods of procurement. (a) Procurement. The procurement of Federal-aid highway contracts for engineering and design related services shall be...

  4. 42 CFR 482.100 - Condition of participation: Organ procurement.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-10-01

    ... false Condition of participation: Organ procurement. 482.100 Section 482...482.100 Condition of participation: Organ procurement. The transplant center...has a written agreement for the receipt of organs with an OPO designated by the...

  5. 42 CFR 482.100 - Condition of participation: Organ procurement.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-10-01

    ... false Condition of participation: Organ procurement. 482.100 Section 482...482.100 Condition of participation: Organ procurement. The transplant center...has a written agreement for the receipt of organs with an OPO designated by the...

  6. 42 CFR 482.100 - Condition of participation: Organ procurement.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-10-01

    ... false Condition of participation: Organ procurement. 482.100 Section 482...482.100 Condition of participation: Organ procurement. The transplant center...has a written agreement for the receipt of organs with an OPO designated by the...

  7. 42 CFR 482.100 - Condition of participation: Organ procurement.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-10-01

    ... false Condition of participation: Organ procurement. 482.100 Section 482...482.100 Condition of participation: Organ procurement. The transplant center...has a written agreement for the receipt of organs with an OPO designated by the...

  8. 42 CFR 482.100 - Condition of participation: Organ procurement.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-10-01

    ... false Condition of participation: Organ procurement. 482.100 Section 482...482.100 Condition of participation: Organ procurement. The transplant center...has a written agreement for the receipt of organs with an OPO designated by the...

  9. The constructal law and the evolution of design in nature.

    PubMed

    Bejan, Adrian; Lorente, Sylvie

    2011-10-01

    The constructal law accounts for the universal phenomenon of generation and evolution of design (configuration, shape, structure, pattern, rhythm). This phenomenon is observed across the board, in animate, inanimate and human systems. The constructal law states the time direction of the evolutionary design phenomenon. It defines the concept of design evolution in physics. Along with the first and second law, the constructal law elevates thermodynamics to a science of systems with configuration. In this article we review the more recent work of our group, with emphasis on the advances made with the constructal law in the natural sciences. Highlighted are the oneness of animate and inanimate designs, the origin of finite-size organs on animals and vehicles, the flow of stresses as the generator of design in solid structures (skeletons, vegetation), the universality and rigidity of hierarchy in all flow systems, and the global design of human flows. Noteworthy is the tapestry of distributed energy systems, which balances nodes of production with networks of distribution on the landscape, and serves as key to energy sustainability and empowerment. At the global level, the constructal law accounts for the geography and design of human movement, wealth and communications. PMID:21683663

  10. The constructal law and the evolution of design in nature

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Bejan, Adrian; Lorente, Sylvie

    2011-10-01

    The constructal law accounts for the universal phenomenon of generation and evolution of design (configuration, shape, structure, pattern, rhythm). This phenomenon is observed across the board, in animate, inanimate and human systems. The constructal law states the time direction of the evolutionary design phenomenon. It defines the concept of design evolution in physics. Along with the first and second law, the constructal law elevates thermodynamics to a science of systems with configuration. In this article we review the more recent work of our group, with emphasis on the advances made with the constructal law in the natural sciences. Highlighted are the oneness of animate and inanimate designs, the origin of finite-size organs on animals and vehicles, the flow of stresses as the generator of design in solid structures (skeletons, vegetation), the universality and rigidity of hierarchy in all flow systems, and the global design of human flows. Noteworthy is the tapestry of distributed energy systems, which balances nodes of production with networks of distribution on the landscape, and serves as key to energy sustainability and empowerment. At the global level, the constructal law accounts for the geography and design of human movement, wealth and communications.

  11. Design of an autonomous Lunar construction utility vehicle

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Ash, Robert L.; Chew, Mason; Dixon, Iain (editor)

    1990-01-01

    In order to prepare a site for a manned lunar base, an autonomously operated construction vehicle is necessary. A Lunar Construction Utility Vehicle (LCUV), which utilizes interchangeable construction implements, was designed conceptually. Some elements of the machine were studied in greater detail. Design of an elastic loop track system has advanced to the testing stage. A standard coupling device was designed to insure a proper connection between the different construction tools and the LCUV. Autonomous control of the track drive motors was simulated successfully through the use of a joystick and computer interface. A study of hydrogen-oxygen fuel cells has produced estimates of reactant and product size requirements and identified multi-layer insulation techniques. Research on a 100 kW heat rejection system has determined that it is necessary to house a radiator panel on a utility trailer. The impact of a 720 hr use cycle has produced a very large logistical support lien which requires further study.

  12. 33 CFR 127.101 - Design and construction: General.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-07-01

    ... 33 Navigation and Navigable Waters 2 2014-07-01 2014-07-01 false Design and construction: General. 127.101 Section 127.101 Navigation and Navigable Waters COAST GUARD, DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY... HAZARDOUS GAS Waterfront Facilities Handling Liquefied Natural Gas § 127.101 Design and...

  13. 33 CFR 127.101 - Design and construction: General.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-07-01

    ... 33 Navigation and Navigable Waters 2 2012-07-01 2012-07-01 false Design and construction: General. 127.101 Section 127.101 Navigation and Navigable Waters COAST GUARD, DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY... HAZARDOUS GAS Waterfront Facilities Handling Liquefied Natural Gas § 127.101 Design and...

  14. 46 CFR 58.05-1 - Material, design and construction.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-10-01

    ... equivalent to the standards established by the ABS Steel Vessel Rules (incorporated by reference, see 46 CFR... 46 Shipping 2 2012-10-01 2012-10-01 false Material, design and construction. 58.05-1 Section 58.05... AUXILIARY MACHINERY AND RELATED SYSTEMS Main Propulsion Machinery § 58.05-1 Material, design...

  15. 7 CFR 3575.42 - Design and construction requirements.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-01-01

    ... applicable Department of Labor regulations (41 CFR part 60-1). The borrower and lender are responsible for... 7 Agriculture 15 2014-01-01 2014-01-01 false Design and construction requirements. 3575.42 Section..., DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE GENERAL Community Programs Guaranteed Loans § 3575.42 Design and...

  16. 33 CFR 127.101 - Design and construction: General.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-07-01

    ... 33 Navigation and Navigable Waters 2 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Design and construction: General. 127.101 Section 127.101 Navigation and Navigable Waters COAST GUARD, DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY... HAZARDOUS GAS Waterfront Facilities Handling Liquefied Natural Gas § 127.101 Design and...

  17. Under Construction: An Experiential Exercise Illustrating Elements of Work Design

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Donovan, Kimberly M.; Fluegge-Woolf, Erin R.

    2015-01-01

    The Under Construction Exercise was developed by the authors to highlight key factors of work design that when implemented among the work group or entire organization can lead to an environment conducive to fostering satisfaction and motivation. In the exercise, groups are assigned to one of four different conditions that are designed to emulate…

  18. UGA DESIGN & CONSTRUCTION SUPPLEMENTAL GENERAL REQUIREMENTS & STANDARDS PROJECTION SCREENS

    E-print Network

    Arnold, Jonathan

    UGA DESIGN & CONSTRUCTION SUPPLEMENTAL GENERAL REQUIREMENTS & STANDARDS PROJECTION SCREENS JANUARY Audio-Visual Systems Requirements B. Tension projection screens are prohibited. #12;UGA DESIGN Requirements (HVAC) B. As a minimum, conform to the current Board of Regents of the University System

  19. Landfill Instability and Its Implications Operation, Construction, and Design

    E-print Network

    on geotechnical and stability analyses for the design of landfills and remedial closures. It is the mostLandfill Instability and Its Implications for Operation, Construction, and Design By: W. Douglas landfill waste slide, a 300,000 cubic yard landfill failure involving a geosynthetic clay liner, and a 100

  20. UGA DESIGN & CONSTRUCTION SUPPLEMENTAL GENERAL REQUIREMENTS & STANDARDS ACCESS CONTROL

    E-print Network

    Arnold, Jonathan

    is typically located in a building telecom room (TR) or designated building network location such as an MDF a direction connection between the ACS field panel and a campus network switch. E. Students, faculty UGA DESIGN & CONSTRUCTION SUPPLEMENTAL GENERAL REQUIREMENTS & STANDARDS ACCESS CONTROL JANUARY

  1. The design and construction of the CAD-1 airship

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Kleiner, H. J.; Schneider, R.; Duncan, J. L.

    1975-01-01

    The background history, design philosophy and Computer application as related to the design of the envelope shape, stress calculations and flight trajectories of the CAD-1 airship, now under construction by Canadian Airship Development Corporation are reported. A three-phase proposal for future development of larger cargo carrying airships is included.

  2. Design and Construction Guidance for Community Shelters. FEMA 361.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Federal Emergency Management Agency, Washington, DC.

    This manual presents guidance to engineers, architects, building officials, and prospective shelter owners concerning the design and construction of community shelters that will provide protection during tornado and hurricane events. The manual covers two types of community shelters: stand-alone shelters designed to withstand high winds and the…

  3. CHARIS Construction Status, Design, and Future Science

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Groff, Tyler Dean; Kasdin, N. Jeremy; Peters, Mary Anne; Galvin, Michael; Knapp, Gillian R.; Brandt, Timothy; Loomis, Craig; Carr, Michael; Mede, Kyle; Jarosik, Norman; McElwain, Michael W.; Guyon, Olivier; Jovanovic, Nemanja; Takato, Naruhisa; Hayashi, Masahiko

    2015-01-01

    Princeton University is funded by the National Astronomical Observatory of Japan to build an integral field spectrograph (IFS) dubbed the Coronagraphic High Angular Resolution Imaging Spectrograph (CHARIS). CHARIS is part of the ongoing exoplanet science effort at the Subaru Telescope, and will serve as the science imager for the Subaru Coronagraphic Extreme Adaptive Optics (SCExAO) and AO188 systems. The principal science goals are disk imaging and high contrast spectra of brown dwarfs and hot Jovian planets across J, H, and K bands. SCExAO is a coronagraphic and wavefront control system that will be capable of extreme adaptive optics and quasi-static speckle suppression. Speckle suppression is meant to reduce the residual speckle to a level that makes it possible to detect planets at very low inner working angles (~80 mas). Even so, CHARIS must mitigate spectral contamination from the residual speckle halo due to crosstalk between the closely packed spectra of the image. CHARIS mitigates crosstalk via an array of field stops behind the lenslet array and carefully toleranced relay optics. This reduces uncertainty in the measured spectrum of the exoplanets by increasing robustness of the spectrograph to nearby bright speckles. Mitigating crosstalk in hardware both improves science and reduces computational overhead. Combined with a detailed wavefront budget this improves the utility of CHARIS in the speckle control loop. Another defining feature of CHARIS is its disperser design. In addition to imaging in individual J, H, and K bands, CHARIS has a fourth mode that images across all three simultaneously. This required an improvement in the linearity of dispersion from 1.15 to 2.38 microns. To do so the CHARIS project has chosen a new high-index dispersing material and characterized its properties at cryogenic temperatures. We present the build status of the spectrograph, including status and viability of operating an H2RG detector directly using a SAM card via gigabit Ethernet over Linux. In addition to the stated and as-built specifications of the instrument hardware, we discuss the future of science impacts of CHARIS at the Subaru telescope.

  4. Construction of an Instructional Design Model for Undergraduate Chemistry Laboratory Design: A Delphi Approach

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Bunag, Tara

    2012-01-01

    The purpose of this study was to construct an instructional systems design model for chemistry teaching laboratories at the undergraduate level to accurately depict the current practices of design experts. This required identifying the variables considered during design, prioritizing and ordering these variables, and constructing a model. Experts…

  5. 40 CFR 35.936 - Procurement.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-07-01

    ... GRANTS AND OTHER FEDERAL ASSISTANCE STATE AND LOCAL ASSISTANCE Grants for Construction of Treatment Works-Clean Water Act § 35.936 Procurement. (a) Sections 35.936 through 35.939 set forth policies and minimum...

  6. 7 CFR 1780.72 - Procurement methods.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-01-01

    ... procurement method for construction contracts. (a) Small purchase procedures. Small purchase procedures are... this method the following shall apply: (1) The invitation for bids shall be publicly advertised at...

  7. Procurement Card Program Guide

    E-print Network

    Doering, Tamara

    Procurement Card Program Guide Updated 5/11/10, Effective 6/1/10 #12;Procurement Card Program Guide with the Procurement Card Program: Cardholder, Reviewer, and Approver. Program participants may perform more than one role; however, adequate separation of duties must be maintained. Cardholder Role Procurement card usage

  8. The constructal law of design and evolution in nature.

    PubMed

    Bejan, Adrian; Lorente, Sylvie

    2010-05-12

    Constructal theory is the view that (i) the generation of images of design (pattern, rhythm) in nature is a phenomenon of physics and (ii) this phenomenon is covered by a principle (the constructal law): 'for a finite-size flow system to persist in time (to live) it must evolve such that it provides greater and greater access to the currents that flow through it'. This law is about the necessity of design to occur, and about the time direction of the phenomenon: the tape of the design evolution 'movie' runs such that existing configurations are replaced by globally easier flowing configurations. The constructal law has two useful sides: the prediction of natural phenomena and the strategic engineering of novel architectures, based on the constructal law, i.e. not by mimicking nature. We show that the emergence of scaling laws in inanimate (geophysical) flow systems is the same phenomenon as the emergence of allometric laws in animate (biological) flow systems. Examples are lung design, animal locomotion, vegetation, river basins, turbulent flow structure, self-lubrication and natural multi-scale porous media. This article outlines the place of the constructal law as a self-standing law in physics, which covers all the ad hoc (and contradictory) statements of optimality such as minimum entropy generation, maximum entropy generation, minimum flow resistance, maximum flow resistance, minimum time, minimum weight, uniform maximum stresses and characteristic organ sizes. Nature is configured to flow and move as a conglomerate of 'engine and brake' designs. PMID:20368252

  9. The constructal law of design and evolution in nature

    PubMed Central

    Bejan, Adrian; Lorente, Sylvie

    2010-01-01

    Constructal theory is the view that (i) the generation of images of design (pattern, rhythm) in nature is a phenomenon of physics and (ii) this phenomenon is covered by a principle (the constructal law): ‘for a finite-size flow system to persist in time (to live) it must evolve such that it provides greater and greater access to the currents that flow through it’. This law is about the necessity of design to occur, and about the time direction of the phenomenon: the tape of the design evolution ‘movie’ runs such that existing configurations are replaced by globally easier flowing configurations. The constructal law has two useful sides: the prediction of natural phenomena and the strategic engineering of novel architectures, based on the constructal law, i.e. not by mimicking nature. We show that the emergence of scaling laws in inanimate (geophysical) flow systems is the same phenomenon as the emergence of allometric laws in animate (biological) flow systems. Examples are lung design, animal locomotion, vegetation, river basins, turbulent flow structure, self-lubrication and natural multi-scale porous media. This article outlines the place of the constructal law as a self-standing law in physics, which covers all the ad hoc (and contradictory) statements of optimality such as minimum entropy generation, maximum entropy generation, minimum flow resistance, maximum flow resistance, minimum time, minimum weight, uniform maximum stresses and characteristic organ sizes. Nature is configured to flow and move as a conglomerate of ‘engine and brake’ designs. PMID:20368252

  10. Design of an autonomous lunar construction utility vehicle

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    1990-01-01

    In order to prepare a site for a lunar base, an autonomously operated construction vehicle is necessary. Discussed here is a Lunar Construction Utility Vehicle (LCUV), which uses interchangeable construction implements. Design of an elastic loop track system has advanced to the testing stage. A standard coupling device has been designed to insure a proper connection between the different construction tools and the LCUV. Autonomous control of the track drive motors was simulated successfully through the use of a joystick and a computer interface. A study of hydrogen-oxygen fuel cells produced estimates of reactant and product requirements and identified multilayer insulation needs. Research on the 100-kW heat rejection system determined that it is necessary to transport the radiator panel on a utility trailer. Extensive logistical support for the 720 hour use cycle requires further study.

  11. Design and construction of the astronautics refrigerator magnet

    SciTech Connect

    Dresner, L.

    1994-05-01

    This document reports on the design, construction, and testing of a 7-Tesla, 4-in. bore superconducting magnet for use in the Astronautics Refrigerator Experiment. The magnet is a single-strand, layer-wound, potted solenoid wound with Formvar-insulated SSC strands. The magnet was constructed by American Magnetics, Inc. of Oak Ridge and has been installed in the Astronautics Refrigerator Experiment at the Astronautics Technology Center in Madison, Wisconsin.

  12. 48 CFR 23.204 - Procurement exemptions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-10-01

    ... PROGRAMS ENVIRONMENT, ENERGY AND WATER EFFICIENCY, RENEWABLE ENERGY TECHNOLOGIES, OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY, AND DRUG-FREE WORKPLACE Energy and Water Efficiency and Renewable Energy 23.204 Procurement exemptions. An agency is not required to procure an ENERGY STAR® or FEMP-designated product if the head of the...

  13. 48 CFR 23.204 - Procurement exemptions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-10-01

    ... PROGRAMS ENVIRONMENT, ENERGY AND WATER EFFICIENCY, RENEWABLE ENERGY TECHNOLOGIES, OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY, AND DRUG-FREE WORKPLACE Energy and Water Efficiency and Renewable Energy 23.204 Procurement exemptions. An agency is not required to procure an ENERGY STAR ® or FEMP-designated product if the head of the...

  14. 48 CFR 23.204 - Procurement exemptions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-10-01

    ... PROGRAMS ENVIRONMENT, ENERGY AND WATER EFFICIENCY, RENEWABLE ENERGY TECHNOLOGIES, OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY, AND DRUG-FREE WORKPLACE Energy and Water Efficiency and Renewable Energy 23.204 Procurement exemptions. An agency is not required to procure an ENERGY STAR ® or FEMP-designated product if the head of the...

  15. 41 CFR 102-76.10 - What basic design and construction policy governs Federal agencies?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-07-01

    ... 2010-07-01 false What basic design and construction policy governs Federal...MANAGEMENT REGULATION REAL PROPERTY 76-DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION General Provisions § 102-76.10 What basic design and construction policy governs...

  16. 41 CFR 102-76.15 - What are design and construction services?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-07-01

    ...2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false What are design and construction services? 102-76.15 Section...FEDERAL MANAGEMENT REGULATION REAL PROPERTY 76-DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION Design and Construction § 102-76.15 What are...

  17. Green Buildings: Construction Design Firms' Implementation of Sustainable Design Standards

    E-print Network

    Malone, Nathan

    2008-12-19

    there that will be openly critical of the USGBC and LEED. With that being said it is not as if LEED is perfect. First, the process for applying for LEED certification is not an inexpensive one. It has been argued that the money spent on attaining this recognition... system manufacturers, and government agencies (About USGBC 2008). The USGBC’s mission is to transform the way buildings and communities are designed, built and operated, enabling an environmentally and socially responsible, healthy, and prosperous...

  18. Greening Operations Management: An Online Sustainable Procurement Course for Practitioners

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Walker, Helen L.; Gough, Stephen; Bakker, Elmer F.; Knight, Louise A.; McBain, Darian

    2009-01-01

    In the Operations Management field, sustainable procurement has emerged as a way to green the purchasing and supply process. This paper explores issues in sustainable procurement training. The authors formed an interdisciplinary team to design, deliver and evaluate a training programme to promote and develop sustainable procurement in the United…

  19. The Advanced Technology Solar Telescope: design and early construction

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    McMullin, Joseph P.; Rimmele, Thomas R.; Keil, Stephen L.; Warner, Mark; Barden, Samuel; Bulau, Scott; Craig, Simon; Goodrich, Bret; Hansen, Eric; Hegwer, Steve; Hubbard, Robert; McBride, William; Shimko, Steve; Wöger, Friedrich; Ditsler, Jennifer

    2012-09-01

    The National Solar Observatory’s (NSO) Advanced Technology Solar Telescope (ATST) is the first large U.S. solar telescope accessible to the worldwide solar physics community to be constructed in more than 30 years. The 4-meter diameter facility will operate over a broad wavelength range (0.35 to 28 ?m ), employing adaptive optics systems to achieve diffraction limited imaging and resolve features approximately 20 km on the Sun; the key observational parameters (collecting area, spatial resolution, spectral coverage, polarization accuracy, low scattered light) enable resolution of the theoretically-predicted, fine-scale magnetic features and their dynamics which modulate the radiative output of the sun and drive the release of magnetic energy from the Sun’s atmosphere in the form of flares and coronal mass ejections. In 2010, the ATST received a significant fraction of its funding for construction. In the subsequent two years, the project has hired staff and opened an office on Maui. A number of large industrial contracts have been placed throughout the world to complete the detailed designs and begin constructing the major telescope subsystems. These contracts have included the site development, AandE designs, mirrors, polishing, optic support assemblies, telescope mount and coudé rotator structures, enclosure, thermal and mechanical systems, and high-level software and controls. In addition, design development work on the instrument suite has undergone significant progress; this has included the completion of preliminary design reviews (PDR) for all five facility instruments. Permitting required for physically starting construction on the mountaintop of Haleakal?, Maui has also progressed. This paper will review the ATST goals and specifications, describe each of the major subsystems under construction, and review the contracts and lessons learned during the contracting and early construction phases. Schedules for site construction, key factory testing of major subsystems, and integration, test and commissioning activities will also be discussed.

  20. EIA and green procurement: Opportunities for strengthening their coordination

    SciTech Connect

    Uttam, Kedar; Faith-Ell, Charlotta; Balfors, Berit

    2012-02-15

    EIA plays an important role in enhancing the environmental performance of the construction sector. In recent years, the construction sector has been developing green procurement practices. Green procurement is a process that involves the incorporation of environmental requirements during the procurement of services and products. However, discussion on green procurement is rarely seen during the EIA phase. This paper addresses possible opportunities for improving the coordination between EIA and green procurement within the construction sector. The linking of EIA and green procurement has been postulated in the paper as an aid to strengthen the coordination between project planning and implementation. The paper is based on a literature review and is an outcome of an on-going research project concerning EIA and green procurement. This study indicated that it would be appropriate to introduce green procurement during the pre-decision phase of an EIA. In the present study, the opportunities for integrating green procurement at the stage of EIA are associated with the integration of project planning and EIA. Future research should investigate the mechanism through which the link can be established. - Highlights: Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer This paper identifies opportunities to link EIA and green procurement. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Pre-decision phase of EIA could be appropriate for planning green procurement. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Future research should investigate the mechanism for establishing the link.

  1. Design Criteria and Construction of a Capillary Barrier Cover System: The Rocky Mountain Arsenal Experience

    E-print Network

    Zornberg, Jorge G.

    Design Criteria and Construction of a Capillary Barrier Cover System: The Rocky Mountain Arsenal Systems were recently designed and constructed over contaminated materials at the Rocky Mountain Arsenal

  2. Transitioning from conceptual design to construction performance specification

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Jeffers, Paul; Warner, Mark; Craig, Simon; Hubbard, Robert; Marshall, Heather

    2012-09-01

    On successful completion of a conceptual design review by a funding agency or customer, there is a transition phase before construction contracts can be placed. The nature of this transition phase depends on the Project's approach to construction and the particular subsystem being considered. There are generically two approaches; project retention of design authority and issuance of build to print contracts, or issuance of subsystem performance specifications with controlled interfaces. This paper relates to the latter where a proof of concept (conceptual or reference design) is translated into performance based sub-system specifications for competitive tender. This translation is not a straightforward process and there are a number of different issues to consider in the process. This paper deals with primarily the Telescope mount and Enclosure subsystems. The main subjects considered in this paper are: • Typical status of design at Conceptual Design Review compared with the desired status of Specifications and Interface Control Documents at Request for Quotation. • Options for capture and tracking of system requirements flow down from science / operating requirements and sub-system requirements, and functional requirements derived from reference design. • Requirements that may come specifically from the contracting approach. • Methods for effective use of reference design work without compromising a performance based specification. • Management of project team's expectation relating to design. • Effects on cost estimates from reference design to actual. This paper is based on experience and lessons learned through this process on both the VISTA and the ATST projects.

  3. 24 CFR 941.203 - Design and construction standards.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-04-01

    ... minimum property standards (e.g., 24 CFR part 200, subpart S, and § 941.208). (c) Projects for families... 24 Housing and Urban Development 4 2012-04-01 2012-04-01 false Design and construction standards... URBAN DEVELOPMENT PUBLIC HOUSING DEVELOPMENT PHA Eligibility and Program Requirements § 941.203...

  4. 24 CFR 941.203 - Design and construction standards.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-04-01

    ... minimum property standards (e.g., 24 CFR part 200, subpart S, and § 941.208). (c) Projects for families... 24 Housing and Urban Development 4 2011-04-01 2011-04-01 false Design and construction standards... URBAN DEVELOPMENT PUBLIC HOUSING DEVELOPMENT PHA Eligibility and Program Requirements § 941.203...

  5. UGA DESIGN & CONSTRUCTION SUPPLEMENTAL GENERAL REQUIREMENTS & STANDARDS GENERAL ELECTRICAL REQUIREMENTS

    E-print Network

    Arnold, Jonathan

    ELECTRICAL REQUIREMENTS JANUARY 16, 2015 26 00 002 supply and install 15 kVa cables and associated UGA DESIGN & CONSTRUCTION SUPPLEMENTAL GENERAL REQUIREMENTS & STANDARDS GENERAL ELECTRICAL REQUIREMENTS JANUARY 16, 2015 26 00 001 26 00 00 GENERAL ELECTRICAL REQUIREMENTS 1. GENERAL A

  6. Information on the Planning, Design, and Construction of Recreational Facilities

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Shipman, John S.

    1977-01-01

    The Technical Unit for Recreational Facilities of the Ontario Ministry of Culture and Recreation counsels practitioners, sports governing bodies, educational institutions, and the private sector on the planning, design, and construction of recreational facilities. Its operations and publications are noted and access to its document collection is…

  7. 18 CFR 2.13 - Design and construction.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-04-01

    ... 18 Conservation of Power and Water Resources 1 2014-04-01 2014-04-01 false Design and construction. 2.13 Section 2.13 Conservation of Power and Water Resources FEDERAL ENERGY REGULATORY COMMISSION, DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY GENERAL RULES GENERAL POLICY AND INTERPRETATIONS Statements of General Policy...

  8. 18 CFR 2.13 - Design and construction.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-04-01

    ... 18 Conservation of Power and Water Resources 1 2012-04-01 2012-04-01 false Design and construction. 2.13 Section 2.13 Conservation of Power and Water Resources FEDERAL ENERGY REGULATORY COMMISSION, DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY GENERAL RULES GENERAL POLICY AND INTERPRETATIONS Statements of General Policy...

  9. 18 CFR 2.13 - Design and construction.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-04-01

    ... 18 Conservation of Power and Water Resources 1 2013-04-01 2013-04-01 false Design and construction. 2.13 Section 2.13 Conservation of Power and Water Resources FEDERAL ENERGY REGULATORY COMMISSION, DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY GENERAL RULES GENERAL POLICY AND INTERPRETATIONS Statements of General Policy...

  10. 24 CFR 100.205 - Design and construction requirements.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-04-01

    ... 24 Housing and Urban Development 1 2010-04-01 2010-04-01 false Design and construction requirements. 100.205 Section 100.205 Housing and Urban Development Regulations Relating to Housing and Urban Development OFFICE OF ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR EQUAL OPPORTUNITY, DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN...

  11. 30 CFR 33.20 - Design and construction.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-07-01

    ... 30 Mineral Resources 1 2013-07-01 2013-07-01 false Design and construction. 33.20 Section 33.20 Mineral Resources MINE SAFETY AND HEALTH ADMINISTRATION, DEPARTMENT OF LABOR TESTING, EVALUATION, AND APPROVAL OF MINING PRODUCTS DUST COLLECTORS FOR USE IN CONNECTION WITH ROCK DRILLING IN COAL MINES...

  12. 30 CFR 33.20 - Design and construction.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-07-01

    ... 30 Mineral Resources 1 2014-07-01 2014-07-01 false Design and construction. 33.20 Section 33.20 Mineral Resources MINE SAFETY AND HEALTH ADMINISTRATION, DEPARTMENT OF LABOR TESTING, EVALUATION, AND APPROVAL OF MINING PRODUCTS DUST COLLECTORS FOR USE IN CONNECTION WITH ROCK DRILLING IN COAL MINES...

  13. 30 CFR 33.20 - Design and construction.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-07-01

    ... 30 Mineral Resources 1 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Design and construction. 33.20 Section 33.20 Mineral Resources MINE SAFETY AND HEALTH ADMINISTRATION, DEPARTMENT OF LABOR TESTING, EVALUATION, AND APPROVAL OF MINING PRODUCTS DUST COLLECTORS FOR USE IN CONNECTION WITH ROCK DRILLING IN COAL MINES...

  14. 30 CFR 33.20 - Design and construction.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-07-01

    ... 30 Mineral Resources 1 2011-07-01 2011-07-01 false Design and construction. 33.20 Section 33.20 Mineral Resources MINE SAFETY AND HEALTH ADMINISTRATION, DEPARTMENT OF LABOR TESTING, EVALUATION, AND APPROVAL OF MINING PRODUCTS DUST COLLECTORS FOR USE IN CONNECTION WITH ROCK DRILLING IN COAL MINES...

  15. 30 CFR 33.20 - Design and construction.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-07-01

    ... 30 Mineral Resources 1 2012-07-01 2012-07-01 false Design and construction. 33.20 Section 33.20 Mineral Resources MINE SAFETY AND HEALTH ADMINISTRATION, DEPARTMENT OF LABOR TESTING, EVALUATION, AND APPROVAL OF MINING PRODUCTS DUST COLLECTORS FOR USE IN CONNECTION WITH ROCK DRILLING IN COAL MINES...

  16. 24 CFR 941.402 - Project design and construction.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-04-01

    ... 24 Housing and Urban Development 4 2010-04-01 2010-04-01 false Project design and construction. 941.402 Section 941.402 Housing and Urban Development Regulations Relating to Housing and Urban Development (Continued) OFFICE OF ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR PUBLIC AND INDIAN HOUSING, DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT PUBLIC HOUSING...

  17. Trust Me: Design Patterns for Constructing Trustworthy Trust Indicators

    E-print Network

    Trust Me: Design Patterns for Constructing Trustworthy Trust Indicators Serge Egelman April 2009 automatically detect all security threats and then block access to high risk websites. Because there are many threats, concerns about privacy threats are nuanced; not everyone cares what a website may do

  18. University of Leeds Sustainable buildings design, construction and refurbishment

    E-print Network

    Haase, Markus

    used in the development Improve and enhance existing buildings and design for long life, low practices For the development to have a positive impact on the economic, social and environmental well opportunities and impacts inherent in the construction process, to the future life of the new building

  19. 24 CFR 100.205 - Design and construction requirements.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-04-01

    ... 24 Housing and Urban Development 1 2012-04-01 2012-04-01 false Design and construction requirements. 100.205 Section 100.205 Housing and Urban Development Regulations Relating to Housing and Urban Development OFFICE OF ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR EQUAL OPPORTUNITY, DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT FAIR HOUSING DISCRIMINATORY CONDUCT...

  20. 21 CFR 211.42 - Design and construction features.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-04-01

    ... 21 Food and Drugs 4 2010-04-01 2010-04-01 false Design and construction features. 211.42 Section 211.42 Food and Drugs FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION, DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES (CONTINUED) DRUGS: GENERAL CURRENT GOOD MANUFACTURING PRACTICE FOR FINISHED PHARMACEUTICALS Buildings and...

  1. 21 CFR 211.42 - Design and construction features.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-04-01

    ... 21 Food and Drugs 4 2011-04-01 2011-04-01 false Design and construction features. 211.42 Section 211.42 Food and Drugs FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION, DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES (CONTINUED) DRUGS: GENERAL CURRENT GOOD MANUFACTURING PRACTICE FOR FINISHED PHARMACEUTICALS Buildings and...

  2. The Development, Design and Construction of Gliders and Sailplanes

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Lippisch, A

    1931-01-01

    This report explains and details the history of glider design and construction through the impetus of the Rhon Sailplane contests. Some of the topics considered include: whether the longitudinal stability (dynamic and static) is sufficient in the tailless typo and a consideration that the structural weight of sweptback wings would be greater than that of a corresponding normal wing.

  3. Student Understanding and Learning from an Interpretation Construction Design.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Black, John B.; And Others

    This study is a key concept in making design more fruitful in education. It is proposed that what students are doing when they construct knowledge is studying. For several years, Teachers College, Columbia University and the Dalton School (an independent school in New York City), have been collaborating on the Dalton Technology Project. The goal…

  4. Design and construction of a deep slurry trench barrier

    SciTech Connect

    Deming, P.W.

    1997-12-31

    A 24 m (80 ft) deep slurry trench surrounding a former chromium manufacturing facility on the Patapsco River in Baltimore, Maryland was constructed in 1995 to contain groundwater and site Soils, and to reduce the volume of groundwater extracted to maintain an inward gradient. In 1992, an embankment made of crushed stone was constructed in the Patapsco River to make land for barrier construction outboard of the bulkheads, and to protect the barrier. Stability of the slurry-supported trench excavation in the embankment required construction from an elevated work platform. An extended reach backhoe was used to excavate the deep slurry trench and to clean the trench bottom. Soil-Bentonite backfill was prepared at a central mixing area and transported by truck to the perimeter barrier. A synthetic membrane was inserted partially into the backfill for connection to a multimedia cap, and for redundancy and erosion control in the tidal zone. Hydraulic testing of the aquitard contained by the barrier demonstrated excellent performance of the barrier and bottom closure. Detailed definition of subsurface conditions and the closure stratum was necessary for the design and successful construction of the barrier, and is recommended for comparable slurry trench construction projects.

  5. Design and construction status of the energy system for the ZTH experiment

    SciTech Connect

    Boenig, H.J.; Gribble, R.F.; Melton, J.G.; Hammer, C.F.; Huddleston, S.W.; Konkel, H.E.; Reass, W.A.; Rogers, J.D.; Rosev, B.J.; Schillig, J.B.

    1989-01-01

    A large scale reversed-field pinch fusion experiment, called ZTH, is being designed and built at Los Alamos. Initially, the machine will be operating at a 1.7 MA plasma current, however, the machine can be upgraded to a 4 MA current with many of the components, such as the torus, coil system and electrical power source already having the 4 MA capability. The first plasma discharges are expected to take place in the spring of 1993. Major electrical power equipment components, such as a 1430 MVA generator, controlled power supplies, isolation and opening switches, current interrupter, capacitor banks and transfer resistor are being designed and procured for this experiment. The design philosophy of the electrical system is explained. Test results of in-house research are described and the procurement status of the major components are summarized. 6 refs., 2 figs.

  6. Procurement Career Management Handbook.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Department of the Treasury, Washington, DC.

    This handbook is the result of the Treasury Department's efforts to increase professionalism among its procurement employees nationwide through its Procurement Career Management Program. First, the scope and objectives of the Procurement Career Management Program are discussed. The remaining sections of the handbook deal with the following program…

  7. 7 CFR 3201.4 - Procurement programs.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-01-01

    ...AGRICULTURE GUIDELINES FOR DESIGNATING BIOBASED PRODUCTS FOR FEDERAL PROCUREMENT General...which will assure that items composed of biobased products will be purchased to the maximum...composed of the highest percentage of biobased product practicable except when...

  8. 7 CFR 3201.4 - Procurement programs.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-01-01

    ...AGRICULTURE GUIDELINES FOR DESIGNATING BIOBASED PRODUCTS FOR FEDERAL PROCUREMENT General...which will assure that items composed of biobased products will be purchased to the maximum...composed of the highest percentage of biobased product practicable except when...

  9. 7 CFR 2902.4 - Procurement programs.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-01-01

    ...AGRICULTURE GUIDELINES FOR DESIGNATING BIOBASED PRODUCTS FOR FEDERAL PROCUREMENT General...which will assure that items composed of biobased products will be purchased to the maximum...composed of the highest percentage of biobased product practicable except when...

  10. 7 CFR 2902.4 - Procurement programs.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-01-01

    ...AGRICULTURE GUIDELINES FOR DESIGNATING BIOBASED PRODUCTS FOR FEDERAL PROCUREMENT General...which will assure that items composed of biobased products will be purchased to the maximum...composed of the highest percentage of biobased product practicable except when...

  11. 7 CFR 3201.4 - Procurement programs.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-01-01

    ...AGRICULTURE GUIDELINES FOR DESIGNATING BIOBASED PRODUCTS FOR FEDERAL PROCUREMENT General...which will assure that items composed of biobased products will be purchased to the maximum...composed of the highest percentage of biobased product practicable except when...

  12. 10 CFR 436.43 - Procurement planning.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-01-01

    ...for buildings or equipment, including build-to-lease contracts; (b) Agencies should require the procurement of ENERGY STAR and FEMP designated products in new service contracts and other existing service contracts as they are recompeted and...

  13. 10 CFR 436.43 - Procurement planning.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-01-01

    ...for buildings or equipment, including build-to-lease contracts; (b) Agencies should require the procurement of ENERGY STAR and FEMP designated products in new service contracts and other existing service contracts as they are recompeted and...

  14. Design and construction of the fibre system for FMOS

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Murray, Graham J.; Dodsworth, George N.; Content, Robert; Tamura, Naoyuki

    2008-07-01

    A consortium of Japanese, Australian and UK groups has developed a fibre-fed near IR (J & H band) multi-object spectrographic facility (FMOS) for the Subaru telescope. In this second-generation instrument, a novel prime focus 400-fibre multi-object positioning system, ECHIDNA, is optically linked via twin cables to dual IR spectrographs. The spectrographs are located some distance away, on a dedicated platform two levels above Nasmyth. The Centre for Advanced Instrumentation at Durham University oversaw the design and construction of the optical fibre system linking ECHIDNA to the spectrographs. A modularised connector within the cable scheme and an integral back illumination unit additionally featured as part of the Durham work-package. At the time of writing (mid 2008) FMOS, including the fibre system, is installed and functional on-telescope, with commissioning currently underway. This paper provides an overview of the design and construction of the optical fibre system.

  15. Design, construction and evaluation of a simulated geothermal flow system

    SciTech Connect

    Mackanic, J.C.

    1980-07-28

    A system was designed and built to simulate the flow from a geothermal well. The simulated flow will be used to power a Lysholm engine, the performance of which will then be evaluated for different simulated geothermal flows. Two main subjects are covered: 1) the design, construction and evaluation of the behavior of the system that simulates the geothermal flow; included in that topic is a discussion of the probable behavior of the Lysholm engine when it is put into operation, and 2) the investigation of the use of dynamic modeling techniques to determine whether they can provide a suitable means for predicting the behavior of the system.

  16. SPALLATION NEUTRON SOURCE RING-DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION SUMMARY.

    SciTech Connect

    WEI,J.

    2005-05-16

    After six years, the delivery of components for the Spallation Neutron Source (SNS) accumulator ring (AR) and the transport lines was completed in Spring 2005. Designed to deliver 1.5 MW beam power (1.5 x 10{sup 14} protons of 1 GeV kinetic energy at a repetition rate of 60 Hz), stringent measures were implemented in the fabrication, test, and assembly to ensure the quality of the accelerator systems. This paper summarizes the design, R&D, and construction of the ring and transport systems.

  17. The Newark Bay Cogeneration Project design, construction, startup, and testing

    SciTech Connect

    Pilgrim, J.E.

    1994-12-31

    The Newark Bay Cogeneration Project is a turnkey installation consisting of two combustion turbines utilizing waste heat boilers to produce steam for industrial uses and a steam turbine. In addition approximately 132 MW of electric power is produced for sale to the local utility. This project was a progressive development of project management and design from other turnkey projects and is also the basis for this class of reference plant. This paper will discuss design and physical features of the plant. Construction management and the installation sequence will be described. Experience during startup will be reviewed. Site test results for performance, availability, and environmental compliance will be presented and compared against predicted values.

  18. Design and construction of mounds for breakwaters and coastal protection

    SciTech Connect

    Bruun, P.

    1985-01-01

    This book provides coverage of the subject indicated by the title, embracing all aspects from design criteria over design to construction. Basic wave research, wave structure interaction, hydrodynamics, hydraulics, modeling, solid mechanics, soil mechanics, materials execution, maintenance and equipment are all paid equal attention. Of particular interest are the sections on: the history of breakwaters, wave research, data collection and analyses including time series and groupings, hydrodynamic and hydraulic aspects of the interaction process, design criteria, model laws, scale effects, design of all structural details, and execution and maintenance of works. Risk analyses and probabilistic approach are dealt with extensively, and there is also a presentation of all aspects of coastal protection including structures, artificial nourishment and up-to-date methods of execution.

  19. Design with constructal theory: Steam generators, turbines and heat exchangers

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Kim, Yong Sung

    This dissertation shows that the architecture of steam generators, steam turbines and heat exchangers for power plants can be predicted on the basis of the constructal law. According to constructal theory, the flow architecture emerges such that it provides progressively greater access to its currents. Each chapter shows how constructal theory guides the generation of designs in pursuit of higher performance. Chapter two shows the tube diameters, the number of riser tubes, the water circulation rate and the rate of steam production are determined by maximizing the heat transfer rate from hot gases to riser tubes and minimizing the global flow resistance under the fixed volume constraint. Chapter three shows how the optimal spacing between adjacent tubes, the number of tubes for the downcomer and the riser and the location of the flow reversal for the continuous steam generator are determined by the intersection of asymptotes method, and by minimizing the flow resistance under the fixed volume constraints. Chapter four shows that the mass inventory for steam turbines can be distributed between high pressure and low pressure turbines such that the global performance of the power plant is maximal under the total mass constraint. Chapter five presents the more general configuration of a two-stream heat exchanger with forced convection of the hot side and natural circulation on the cold side. Chapter six demonstrates that segmenting a tube with condensation on the outer surface leads to a smaller thermal resistance, and generates design criteria for the performance of multi-tube designs.

  20. 40 CFR 125.99 - What are approved design and construction technologies?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-07-01

    ...What are approved design and construction technologies? 125.99 Section 125.99 Protection...What are approved design and construction technologies? (a) The following technologies constitute approved design and...

  1. 40 CFR 125.99 - What are approved design and construction technologies?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-07-01

    ...What are approved design and construction technologies? 125.99 Section 125.99 Protection...What are approved design and construction technologies? (a) The following technologies constitute approved design and...

  2. 40 CFR 125.99 - What are approved design and construction technologies?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-07-01

    ...What are approved design and construction technologies? 125.99 Section 125.99 Protection...What are approved design and construction technologies? (a) The following technologies constitute approved design and...

  3. 40 CFR 125.99 - What are approved design and construction technologies?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-07-01

    ...What are approved design and construction technologies? 125.99 Section 125.99 Protection...What are approved design and construction technologies? (a) The following technologies constitute approved design and...

  4. 40 CFR 125.99 - What are approved design and construction technologies?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-07-01

    ...What are approved design and construction technologies? 125.99 Section 125.99 Protection...What are approved design and construction technologies? (a) The following technologies constitute approved design and...

  5. 46 CFR 195.11-10 - Design and construction of portable vans.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-10-01

    ...2010-10-01 false Design and construction of portable...CONTINUED) OCEANOGRAPHIC RESEARCH VESSELS VESSEL CONTROL...Tanks § 195.11-10 Design and construction of portable vans. (a) The design and material...

  6. 29 CFR 1910.36 - Design and construction requirements for exit routes.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-07-01

    ...Design and construction requirements for exit routes. 1910.36 Section 1910.36 Labor...Design and construction requirements for exit routes. (a) Basic requirements. Exit routes must meet the following design and...

  7. 7 CFR 1792.103 - Seismic design and construction standards for new buildings.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-01-01

    ... 7 Agriculture 12 2011-01-01 2011-01-01 false Seismic design and construction standards for new..., REGULATIONS, AND EXECUTIVE ORDERS Seismic Safety of Federally Assisted New Building Construction § 1792.103 Seismic design and construction standards for new buildings. (a) In the design and construction...

  8. 7 CFR 1792.103 - Seismic design and construction standards for new buildings.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-01-01

    ... 7 Agriculture 12 2013-01-01 2013-01-01 false Seismic design and construction standards for new..., REGULATIONS, AND EXECUTIVE ORDERS Seismic Safety of Federally Assisted New Building Construction § 1792.103 Seismic design and construction standards for new buildings. (a) In the design and construction...

  9. 7 CFR 1792.103 - Seismic design and construction standards for new buildings.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-01-01

    ... 7 Agriculture 12 2012-01-01 2012-01-01 false Seismic design and construction standards for new..., REGULATIONS, AND EXECUTIVE ORDERS Seismic Safety of Federally Assisted New Building Construction § 1792.103 Seismic design and construction standards for new buildings. (a) In the design and construction...

  10. 7 CFR 1792.103 - Seismic design and construction standards for new buildings.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-01-01

    ... 7 Agriculture 12 2014-01-01 2013-01-01 true Seismic design and construction standards for new..., REGULATIONS, AND EXECUTIVE ORDERS Seismic Safety of Federally Assisted New Building Construction § 1792.103 Seismic design and construction standards for new buildings. (a) In the design and construction...

  11. 7 CFR 1792.103 - Seismic design and construction standards for new buildings.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-01-01

    ... 7 Agriculture 12 2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false Seismic design and construction standards for new..., REGULATIONS, AND EXECUTIVE ORDERS Seismic Safety of Federally Assisted New Building Construction § 1792.103 Seismic design and construction standards for new buildings. (a) In the design and construction...

  12. Procurement of Architectural and Engineering Services for Sustainable Buildings: A Guide for Federal Project Managers

    SciTech Connect

    Not Available

    2004-06-01

    This guide was prepared to be a resource for federal construction project managers and others who want to integrate the principles of sustainable design into the procurement of professional building design and consulting services. To economize on energy costs and improve the safety, comfort, and health of building occupants, building design teams can incorporate daylighting, energy efficiency, renewable energy, and passive solar design into all projects in which these elements are technically and economically feasible. The information presented here will help project leaders begin the process and manage the inclusion of sustainable design in the procurement process. The section on establishing selection criteria contains key elements to consider before selecting an architectural and engineering (A/E) firm. The section on preparing the statement of work discusses the broad spectrum of sustainable design services that an A/E firm can provide. Several helpful checklists are included.

  13. 46 CFR 111.05-3 - Design, construction, and installation; general.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-10-01

    ...HOMELAND SECURITY (CONTINUED) ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING ELECTRIC SYSTEMS-GENERAL REQUIREMENTS Equipment Ground, Ground Detection...construction, and installation; general. (a) An electric apparatus must be designed, constructed, and...

  14. Boat Building Design and Construction Techniques in the Architectural Design Studio.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Smith, Richard A.

    1982-01-01

    Describes a model boat building project for architectural design studios. Working from traditional sailboat designs, students study the "lines" drawings of boats, make full-size drawings from scale drawings, and then construct model wooden boats. Available from Carfax Publishing Company, P.O. Box 25, Abindgon, Oxfordshire OX14 1RW England. (AM)

  15. Design and construction of a prototype ACTS propagation terminal

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Stutzman, Warren; Pratt, Tim; Nunnally, Charles; Nealy, Randall; Remaklus, Will; Sylvester, Bill; Predoehl, Andrew; Gaff, Doug

    1993-01-01

    The launch schedule for the Advanced Communication Technology Satellite (ACTS) spacecraft did not leave sufficient time for completion of the prototype ACTS Propagation Terminals (APT) prior to initiation of the APT production phase. In fact, the approach used was to construct and test all subassemblies of the terminal with special emphasis on the technically challenging portions. These include the RF front end that uses a state-of-the-art down converter which integrates a low noise amplifier, mixer, post amplifier, filter, and local oscillator port frequency doubler into a single small package. In addition, a new digital receiver that uses the latest DSP technology was developed. Both of these subassemblies were thoroughly tested. The highest risk technology in the APT program was the digital receiver. Several candidate algorithms and DSP chips were investigated early on, primarily under JPL sponsorship. A receiver was constructed based on Texas Instruments chip. The final prototype digital receiver was one based on an Analog Devices chip. The design and test results are documented in a report prepared for this grant. A Primary Design Review (PDR) was conducted 30 May 1991, and a Critical Design Review was held 7 Jul. 1992. Final complete documentation of the APT's will appear in the form of three reports: a hardware description report, a report on the data collection code (ACTS VIEW), and a report on the preprocessing code.

  16. The Gemini Planet Imager: From Science to Design to Construction

    SciTech Connect

    Macintosh, B; Graham, J R; Palmer, D; Doyon, R; Dunn, J; Gavel, D; Larkin, J; Oppenheimer, B; Saddlemyer, L; Sivaramakrishnan, A; Wallace, J K; Bauman, B; Erickson, D; Marois, C; Poyneer, L; Soummer, R

    2008-07-01

    The Gemini Planet Imager (GPI) is a facility instrument under construction for the 8-m Gemini South telescope. It combines a 1500 subaperture AO system using a MEMS deformable mirror, an apodized-pupil Lyot coronagraph, a high-accuracy IR interferometer calibration system, and a near-infrared integral field spectrograph to allow detection and characterization of self-luminous extrasolar planets at planet/star contrast ratios of 10{sup -7}. I will discuss the evolution from science requirements through modeling to the final detailed design, provide an overview of the subsystems and show models of the instrument's predicted performance.

  17. Dynamical decoupling sequence construction as a filter-design problem

    E-print Network

    Biercuk, M J

    2010-01-01

    Over the past decade we have seen an explosion of demonstrations of quantum coherence in atomic, optical, and condensed matter systems. These developments have placed a new emphasis on the production of robust and optimal quantum control techniques in the presence of environmental noise. We discuss the use of dynamical decoupling as a form of open-loop quantum control capable of suppressing the effects of decoherence in quantum coherent systems. We introduce the concept of dynamical decoupling pulse-sequence construction as a filter-design problem, making connections with radiofrequency filter design from electrical engineering in the analysis of pulse-sequence performance. Our work takes this perspective in addressing both "standard" sequences derived from nuclear magnetic resonance and novel optimized sequences developed in the context of quantum information. We describe the physics underlying the functionality of various sequences, and compare their relative capabilities. Additionally, we review new techni...

  18. Magnetostatics Analysis, Design, and Construction of a Loudspeaker

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Galeriu, Calin

    2010-11-01

    Making a loudspeaker is a very rewarding hands-on activity that can be used to teach about electro-magnetism and sound waves. Several loudspeaker designs have been described in this magazine.1-4 The simplest loudspeaker4 has only a magnet, a coil, and three plastic cups. The simpler devices3,4 require a powerful amplified output, e.g., from a boom box. The more complex devices1,2 can operate using the smaller electric current from a CD player earphone output. Unfortunately, the procedure to make a more efficient loudspeaker is lengthy and less recommended to some high school students, involving a hot glue gun, a safety razor, five-minute epoxy, etc. Our loudspeaker, a variation of Heller's,2 is both simple in construction and efficient in operation. An analysis of the magnetic field distribution helped us in the design of this loudspeaker.

  19. Dynamical decoupling sequence construction as a filter-design problem

    E-print Network

    M. J. Biercuk; A. C. Doherty; H. Uys

    2011-04-23

    Over the past decade we have seen an explosion of demonstrations of quantum coherence in atomic, optical, and condensed matter systems. These developments have placed a new emphasis on the production of robust and optimal quantum control techniques in the presence of environmental noise. We discuss the use of dynamical decoupling as a form of open-loop quantum control capable of suppressing the effects of dephasing in quantum coherent systems. We introduce the concept of dynamical decoupling pulse-sequence construction as a filter-design problem, making connections with filter design from control theory and electrical engineering in the analysis of pulse-sequence performance for the preservation of the phase degree of freedom in a quantum superposition. A detailed mathematical description of how dephasing and the suppression of dephasing can be reduced to a linear control problem is provided, and used as motivation and context for studies of the filtration properties of various dynamical decoupling sequences. Our work then takes this practical perspective in addressing both "standard" sequences derived from nuclear magnetic resonance and novel optimized sequences developed in the context of quantum information. Additionally, we review new techniques for the numerical construction of optimized pulse sequences using the filter-design perspective. We show how the filter-design perspective permits concise comparisons of the relative capabilities of these sequences and reveals the physics underlying their functionality. The use of this new analytical framework allows us to derive new insights into the performance of these sequences and reveals important limiting issues, such as the effect of digital clocking on optimized sequence performance.

  20. Constructing Design Rainfall Hyetographs Using Trivariate Plackett Family of Copulas

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Kao, S.; Govindaraju, R. S.

    2007-12-01

    Multivariate stochastic analyses via copulas are receiving increasing attention in the hydrologic literatures due to the flexibility they offer in construction of joint distributions with various combinations of marginals and dependence structures. Among the many choices of dependence models, the Frank family of Archimedean copulas has been popular for many bivariate problems. However, there are limitations to extending the application of copulas to trivariate and higher dimensions, namely difficulties in preserving all lower-level mutual dependencies and the compatibility problem in multivariate statistics. In this study, we examine a non- Archimedean copula from the Plackett family that is founded on the theory of constant cross product ratio. It is found that the Plackett family not only performs well at the bivariate level, but also allows a hierarchical multivariate stochastic analysis where the lower-level dependencies between variables can be fully preserved. The feasible range of Plackett parameters that would result in valid (compatible) 3-copulas is determined numerically. This trivariate Plackett family of copulas is then applied to construct the design rainfall hyetograph for several stations in Indiana where the estimated parameters lie in the feasible region. Based on a given design rainfall depth and duration, conditional expectations of rainfall features such as expected peak intensity, time to peak, and percentage cumulative rainfall at 10% cumulative time increments are estimated. The results of this study suggest that the constant cross product ratio theory can be extended to continuous random variables, and that it provides further flexibility for multivariate stochastic analyses of rainfall.

  1. Cross-national research on contractor evaluation procedures in public works procurement

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Kinoshita, Seiya; Sato, Naoyoshi; Matsumoto, Naoya

    Contractor evaluation methods in Japan's public works procurement, beginning with construction business licensure, going through biennial preliminary firm rating, up to project-by-project prequalification and comprehensive point rating, were developed during the period when public works were mostly procured through designated competitive bidding. It is essential to focus attention on contractor evaluation methods for introducing different types of procurement procedures which enhance the use of technological capabilities held by private businesses. An overall review of contractor evaluation procedures should be conducted in view of the present situation, where the open competitive bidding has become mainly used in combination with comprehensive evaluation, as well as to allow for further diversification of procurement methods. In Western countries, improvements have been made for the past several years in contractor evaluation procedures with more emphasis on "Value for Money." Advanced efforts made by these countries will be useful as a reference for overhauling Japan's contractor evaluation system. This study conducts a comparative review of contractor evaluation procedures for public procurement in Western countries such as the United States, the United Kingdom and France by identifying similarities and differences between those of Japan and the above mentioned countries. This reveals that a contractor's technical or professional ability is looked at separately from its economic and financial standing in those countries studied, and there is no case like Japan in which those two factors are integrated into one for evaluation.

  2. Partnering as Success Factor: Optimal Design Quality Through The Early Integration of Construction and Operation Competences 

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    Simsch, G.

    2008-01-01

    Nearly all designs can be optimized. Today, this realization is familiar to all those in the construction and real-estate industries who take into consideration all five of the lifecycle phases of a property (development, design, construction...

  3. 49 CFR 192.476 - Internal corrosion control: Design and construction of transmission line.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-10-01

    ...2011-10-01 2011-10-01 false Internal corrosion control: Design and construction of transmission...FEDERAL SAFETY STANDARDS Requirements for Corrosion Control § 192.476 Internal corrosion control: Design and construction of...

  4. 49 CFR 192.476 - Internal corrosion control: Design and construction of transmission line.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-10-01

    ...2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false Internal corrosion control: Design and construction of transmission...FEDERAL SAFETY STANDARDS Requirements for Corrosion Control § 192.476 Internal corrosion control: Design and construction of...

  5. CHAPTER 3NOAA Procurement, Acquisition, & Construction The latest NOAA Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite (GOES-O) rotating on a stand for blanket inspection

    E-print Network

    impact on NOAA's ability to monitor and to forecast weather and climate change on a global basis; (2) "Construction," which includes projects involving new construction or major modification of existing facilities of ships and aircraft either through new construction, major modification to existing assets, or long

  6. Design, construction and evaluation of solarized airlift tubular photobioreactor

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Bahadur, A.; Zubair, M.; Khan, M. B.

    2013-06-01

    An innovative photobioreactor is developed for growing algae in simulated conditions. The proposed design comprises of a continuous tubular irradiance loop and air induced liquid circulation with gas separation through air lift device. The unique features of air lift system are to ensure the shear free circulation of sensitive algal culture and induce light/dark cycles to the photosynthetic micro-organisms. The design strategy employs to model and construct a 20-liter laboratory scale unit using Boro-silicate glass tubing. The material is selected to ensure maximum photon transmission. All components of the device are designed to have flexibility to be replaced with an alternative design, providing fair chance of modification for future investigators. The principles of fluid mechanics are applied to describe geometrical attributes of the air lift system. Combination of LEDs and Florescent tube lights (Warm white) were used to illuminate the photosynthesis reaction area providing a possibility to control both illumination duration and light intensity. 200 Watt Solar PV system is designed to power up the device which included air pump (100 Watt) and illumination system (100 Watt). Algal strain Chlorella sp was inoculated in photobioreactor which was sparged with air and carbon dioxide. The growth was sustained in the batch mode with daily monitoring of temperature, pH and biomass concentration. The novel photobioreactor recorded a maximum experimental average yield of 0.65 g/l.day (11.3 g/m2.day) as compared to theoretical modeled yield of 0.82 g/l.day (14.26 g/m2.day), suggesting the device can be efficiently and cost-effectively employed in the production of algal biomass for biofuels, concomitantly mitigating CO2.

  7. 23 CFR 172.5 - Methods of procurement.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-04-01

    ...PAYMENT PROCEDURES ADMINISTRATION OF ENGINEERING AND DESIGN RELATED SERVICE CONTRACTS...of Federal-aid highway contracts for engineering and design related services shall...competitive negotiation for the procurement of engineering and design related services...

  8. 23 CFR 172.5 - Methods of procurement.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-04-01

    ...PAYMENT PROCEDURES ADMINISTRATION OF ENGINEERING AND DESIGN RELATED SERVICE CONTRACTS...of Federal-aid highway contracts for engineering and design related services shall...competitive negotiation for the procurement of engineering and design related services...

  9. Design and construction of a solar-electric vehicle

    SciTech Connect

    Bhavnani, S.H. . Dept. of Mechanical Engineering)

    1994-02-01

    Recent concerns relating to global warming caused by greenhouse gases, coupled with a growing awareness of the limited available resources of fossil fuels, have spurred an interest in alternative energy powered vehicles. This paper describes the analysis, development, and testing of an aerodynamic vehicle powered by photovoltaic cells. The primary components of the vehicle are the composite material body, the aluminum space frame, the wheel hubs and front suspension assembly, the drive train, and the electrical system. The frame was designed using finite element analysis with the components of the frame modeled as beam elements. The body, designed to have a very high strength-to-weight ratio, was of graphite/Kevlar/Nomex sandwich construction. Testing was carried out using the three-point bend test to determine the optimal sandwich cross-sectional configuration. The design of the front suspension, the wheel hubs, and the power transmission are also discussed. The electrical system, based on a monocrystalline photovoltaic cell assembly, and silver-zinc storage cells, is also described. Finally, results of the optimization routine developed are also described.

  10. MSU Instructions to Bidders 01/02/14 Page 1 of 6 CAMPUS PLANNING, DESIGN & CONSTRUCTION

    E-print Network

    Maxwell, Bruce D.

    These additional forms can be found on our website or will be provided upon request: http://www.montana.edu/us/pdc/arch/DesignConstructionMSU Instructions to Bidders 01/02/14 Page 1 of 6 CAMPUS PLANNING, DESIGN & CONSTRUCTION Sixth, Design & Construction within #12;MSU Instructions to Bidders 01/02/14 Page 2 of 6 ten (10) calendar days

  11. The Design and Construction of an Electrohydrodynamic Cartesian Robot for the Preparation of Tissue Engineering Constructs

    PubMed Central

    Hashimdeen, Shaikh Hafeez; Miodownik, Mark; Edirisinghe, Mohan J.

    2014-01-01

    In this work we bring together replicating rapid prototyping technology with electrohydrodynamic phenomena to develop a device with the ability to build structures in three-dimensions while simultaneously affording the user a degree of designing versatility and ease that is not seen in conventional computer numerically controlled machines. An attempt at reproducing an actual human ear using polycaprolactone was pursued to validate the hardware. Five different polycaprolactone solution concentrations between 7–15 wt% were used and printing was performed at applied voltages that ranged from 1 to 6 kV and at flow rates from 5µl/min to 60µl/min. The corresponding geometrical and aesthetic features of the printed constructs were studied to determine the effectiveness of the device. The 15 wt% concentration at 60µl/min under an applied electric field of 6 kV was identified as the best operating parameters to work with. PMID:25405473

  12. The design and construction of an electrohydrodynamic cartesian robot for the preparation of tissue engineering constructs.

    PubMed

    Hashimdeen, Shaikh Hafeez; Miodownik, Mark; Edirisinghe, Mohan J

    2014-01-01

    In this work we bring together replicating rapid prototyping technology with electrohydrodynamic phenomena to develop a device with the ability to build structures in three-dimensions while simultaneously affording the user a degree of designing versatility and ease that is not seen in conventional computer numerically controlled machines. An attempt at reproducing an actual human ear using polycaprolactone was pursued to validate the hardware. Five different polycaprolactone solution concentrations between 7-15 wt% were used and printing was performed at applied voltages that ranged from 1 to 6 kV and at flow rates from 5 µl/min to 60 µl/min. The corresponding geometrical and aesthetic features of the printed constructs were studied to determine the effectiveness of the device. The 15 wt% concentration at 60 µl/min under an applied electric field of 6 kV was identified as the best operating parameters to work with. PMID:25405473

  13. 48 CFR 23.204 - Procurement exemptions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-10-01

    ...agency is not required to procure an ENERGY STAR® or FEMP-designated product if the...determines in writing that— (a) No ENERGY STAR® or FEMP-designated product is reasonably...requirements of the agency; or (b) No ENERGY STAR® or FEMP-designated product is...

  14. 48 CFR 23.204 - Procurement exemptions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-10-01

    ...agency is not required to procure an ENERGY STAR ® or FEMP-designated product if the head...determines in writing that— (a) No ENERGY STAR ® or FEMP-designated product is reasonably...requirements of the agency; or (b) No ENERGY STAR ® or FEMP-designated product is...

  15. 48 CFR 23.204 - Procurement exemptions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-10-01

    ...agency is not required to procure an ENERGY STAR® or FEMP-designated product if the...determines in writing that— (a) No ENERGY STAR® or FEMP-designated product is reasonably...requirements of the agency; or (b) No ENERGY STAR® or FEMP-designated product is...

  16. 48 CFR 23.204 - Procurement exemptions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-10-01

    ...agency is not required to procure an ENERGY STAR ® or FEMP-designated product if the...determines in writing that— (a) No ENERGY STAR ® or FEMP-designated product is reasonably...requirements of the agency; or (b) No ENERGY STAR ® or FEMP-designated product is...

  17. 48 CFR 23.204 - Procurement exemptions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-10-01

    ...agency is not required to procure an ENERGY STAR ® or FEMP-designated product if the head...determines in writing that— (a) No ENERGY STAR ® or FEMP-designated product is reasonably...requirements of the agency; or (b) No ENERGY STAR ® or FEMP-designated product is...

  18. White Oak Creek embayment sediment retention structure design and construction

    SciTech Connect

    Van Hoesen, S.D.; Kimmell, B.L.; Page, D.G.; Wilkerson, R.B.; Hudson, G.R.; Kauschinger, J.L.; Zocolla, M.

    1994-12-31

    White Oak Creek is the major surface water drainage throughout the Department of Energy (DOE) Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL). Samples taken from the lower portion of the creek revealed high levels of Cesium 137 and lower level of Cobalt 60 in near surface sediment. Other contaminants present in the sediment included: lead, mercury, chromium, and PCBs. In October 1990, DOE, US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) agreed to initiate a time critical removal action in accordance with the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) to prevent the transport of the contaminated sediments into the Clinch River system. This paper discusses the environmental, regulatory, design, and construction issues that were encountered in conducting the remediation work.

  19. Heavy ion fusion (HIF) impulse injector design, construction, and checkout

    SciTech Connect

    Wilson, M. J., LLNL

    1998-05-04

    The following report describes the design, construction, and checkout of a high-voltage (HV) impulser built for the heavy ion fusion (HIF) project. The purpose of this impulser is to provide an adjustable diode voltage source of sufficient quality and level to allow the optimization of beam transport and accelerator sections of HIF. An elegant, low-impedance, high-energy storage capacitor circuit has been selected for this application. A retrofit to the diode region has been included to provide additional beam stability and a controlled rise time. The critical part of this circuit that is common to all candidates is the impedance matching component. The following report provides a description of the implemented circuit, the basic circuit variables for wave shaping, component screening techniques, resulting operating parameters, diode modifications, operating considerations, and fault protection.

  20. 42 CFR 486.320 - Condition: Participation in Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-10-01

    ...Condition: Participation in Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network. 486.320 Section 486.320 Public Health CENTERS...Condition: Participation in Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network. After being designated, an OPO must become a member...

  1. 42 CFR 486.320 - Condition: Participation in Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-10-01

    ...Condition: Participation in Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network. 486.320 Section 486.320 Public Health CENTERS...Condition: Participation in Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network. After being designated, an OPO must become a member...

  2. Safeguards design strategies: designing and constructing new uranium and plutonium processing facilities in the United States

    SciTech Connect

    Scherer, Carolynn P; Long, Jon D

    2010-09-28

    In the United States, the Department of Energy (DOE) is transforming its outdated and oversized complex of aging nuclear material facilities into a smaller, safer, and more secure National Security Enterprise (NSE). Environmental concerns, worker health and safety risks, material security, reducing the role of nuclear weapons in our national security strategy while maintaining the capability for an effective nuclear deterrence by the United States, are influencing this transformation. As part of the nation's Uranium Center of Excellence (UCE), the Uranium Processing Facility (UPF) at the Y-12 National Security Complex in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, will advance the U.S.'s capability to meet all concerns when processing uranium and is located adjacent to the Highly Enriched Uranium Materials Facility (HEUMF), designed for consolidated storage of enriched uranium. The HEUMF became operational in March 2010, and the UPF is currently entering its final design phase. The designs of both facilities are for meeting anticipated security challenges for the 21st century. For plutonium research, development, and manufacturing, the Chemistry and Metallurgy Research Replacement (CMRR) building at the Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) in Los Alamos, New Mexico is now under construction. The first phase of the CMRR Project is the design and construction of a Radiological Laboratory/Utility/Office Building. The second phase consists of the design and construction of the Nuclear Facility (NF). The National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) selected these two sites as part of the national plan to consolidate nuclear materials, provide for nuclear deterrence, and nonproliferation mission requirements. This work examines these two projects independent approaches to design requirements, and objectives for safeguards, security, and safety (3S) systems as well as the subsequent construction of these modern processing facilities. Emphasis is on the use of Safeguards-by-Design (SBD), incorporating Systems Engineering (SE) principles for these two projects.

  3. 23 CFR 636.109 - How does the NEPA process relate to the design-build procurement process?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-04-01

    ... TRANSPORTATION ENGINEERING AND TRAFFIC OPERATIONS DESIGN-BUILD CONTRACTING General § 636.109 How does the NEPA... there is an objective NEPA process, that public officials and citizens have the necessary environmental... preliminary design; (2) The contracting agency may permit any design and engineering activities to...

  4. 23 CFR 636.109 - How does the NEPA process relate to the design-build procurement process?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-04-01

    ... TRANSPORTATION ENGINEERING AND TRAFFIC OPERATIONS DESIGN-BUILD CONTRACTING General § 636.109 How does the NEPA... there is an objective NEPA process, that public officials and citizens have the necessary environmental... preliminary design; (2) The contracting agency may permit any design and engineering activities to...

  5. SUBJECT: Procurement Instruction Letter (PIL) 2011-01, USACE Policy Relating to the Use of Project Labor Agreements (PLAs) for Federal Construction Projects

    E-print Network

    US Army Corps of Engineers

    (PLAs) for Federal Construction Projects 3 laws and regulations governing safety and health, equal of Project Labor Agreements (PLAs) for Federal Construction Projects 2 Each Task Order may be evaluated that the structure and organization of a contracting agency's review team, the agency or external resources consulted

  6. Lessons Learned from the 200 West Pump and Treatment Facility Construction Project at the US DOE Hanford Site - A Leadership for Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold-Certified Facility - 13113

    SciTech Connect

    Dorr, Kent A.; Freeman-Pollard, Jhivaun R.; Ostrom, Michael J.

    2013-07-01

    CH2M Hill Plateau Remediation Company (CHPRC) designed, constructed, commissioned, and began operation of the largest groundwater pump and treatment facility in the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) nationwide complex. This one-of-a-kind groundwater pump and treatment facility, located at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation Site (Hanford Site) in Washington State, was built to an accelerated schedule with American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) funds. There were many contractual, technical, configuration management, quality, safety, and Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) challenges associated with the design, procurement, construction, and commissioning of this $95 million, 52,000 ft groundwater pump and treatment facility to meet DOE's mission objective of treating contaminated groundwater at the Hanford Site with a new facility by June 28, 2012. The project team's successful integration of the project's core values and green energy technology throughout design, procurement, construction, and start-up of this complex, first-of-its-kind Bio Process facility resulted in successful achievement of DOE's mission objective, as well as attainment of LEED GOLD certification (Figure 1), which makes this Bio Process facility the first non-administrative building in the DOE Office of Environmental Management complex to earn such an award. (authors)

  7. Lessons Learned from the 200 West Pump and Treatment Facility Construction Project at the US DOE Hanford Site - A Leadership for Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold-Certified Facility

    SciTech Connect

    Dorr, Kent A.; Ostrom, Michael J.; Freeman-Pollard, Jhivaun R.

    2013-01-11

    CH2M Hill Plateau Remediation Company (CHPRC) designed, constructed, commissioned, and began operation of the largest groundwater pump and treatment facility in the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) nationwide complex. This one-of-a-kind groundwater pump and treatment facility, located at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation Site (Hanford Site) in Washington State, was built to an accelerated schedule with American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) funds. There were many contractual, technical, configuration management, quality, safety, and Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) challenges associated with the design, procurement, construction, and commissioning of this $95 million, 52,000 ft groundwater pump and treatment facility to meet DOE’s mission objective of treating contaminated groundwater at the Hanford Site with a new facility by June 28, 2012. The project team’s successful integration of the project’s core values and green energy technology throughout design, procurement, construction, and start-up of this complex, first-of-its-kind Bio Process facility resulted in successful achievement of DOE’s mission objective, as well as attainment of LEED GOLD certification, which makes this Bio Process facility the first non-administrative building in the DOE Office of Environmental Management complex to earn such an award.

  8. Lessons Learned From The 200 West Pump And Treatment Facility Construction Project At The US DOE Hanford Site - A Leadership For Energy And Environmental Design (LEED) Gold-Certified Facility

    SciTech Connect

    Dorr, Kent A.; Ostrom, Michael J.; Freeman-Pollard, Jhivaun R.

    2012-11-14

    CH2M Hill Plateau Remediation Company (CHPRC) designed, constructed, commissioned, and began operation of the largest groundwater pump and treatment facility in the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) nationwide complex. This one-of-a-kind groundwater pump and treatment facility, located at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation Site (Hanford Site) in Washington State, was built in an accelerated manner with American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) funds and has attained Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) GOLD certification, which makes it the first non-administrative building in the DOE Office of Environmental Management complex to earn such an award. There were many contractual, technical, configuration management, quality, safety, and LEED challenges associated with the design, procurement, construction, and commissioning of this $95 million, 52,000 ft groundwater pump and treatment facility. This paper will present the Project and LEED accomplishments, as well as Lessons Learned by CHPRC when additional ARRA funds were used to accelerate design, procurement, construction, and commissioning of the 200 West Groundwater Pump and Treatment (2W P&T) Facility to meet DOE's mission of treating contaminated groundwater at the Hanford Site with a new facility by June 28, 2012.

  9. 7 CFR 277.14 - Procurement standards.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-01-01

    ... procedures for procurement of architectural/engineering professional services whereby competitors... Labor regulations (29 CFR part 60). (4) All contracts and subcontracts for construction or repair shall... in Department of Labor regulations (29 CFR part 3). This Act provides that each contractor...

  10. 7 CFR 277.14 - Procurement standards.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-01-01

    ... Procurement Policy, Office of Management and Budget. (1) These standards do not relieve the State agency of... Labor regulations (29 CFR part 60). (4) All contracts and subcontracts for construction or repair shall... in Department of Labor regulations (29 CFR part 3). This Act provides that each contractor...

  11. 7 CFR 1753.38 - Procurement procedures.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-01-01

    ... 7 Agriculture 11 2011-01-01 2011-01-01 false Procurement procedures. 1753.38 Section 1753.38 Agriculture Regulations of the Department of Agriculture (Continued) RURAL UTILITIES SERVICE, DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE TELECOMMUNICATIONS SYSTEM CONSTRUCTION POLICIES AND PROCEDURES Purchase and Installation of Central Office Equipment §...

  12. PROCUREMENT POLICY GUIDE TO PROCEDURES

    E-print Network

    Neri, Peter

    Review Date: Sep 2016 (Last updated: 5 March 2012) #12;2 Procurement Policy and Guide to Procedures INDEX1 PROCUREMENT POLICY and GUIDE TO PROCEDURES Version: Oct 2011 Approved by Court: Mar 2012 Full Contents Page Index 2 Section 1 Procurement Policy 3 Section 2 Guide to Procedures: Preface 5 Procurement 2

  13. The design of a panelized roof system for residential construction

    E-print Network

    Dentz, Jordan Lewis

    1991-01-01

    The cost of housing in the U.S. continues to rise faster than household income. Innovative building materials and construction technologies have the potential to reduce housing construction costs. One strategy to do this ...

  14. 41 CFR 102-76.30 - What seismic safety standards must Federal agencies follow in the design and construction of...

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-07-01

    ...safety standards must Federal agencies follow in the design and construction of Federal facilities? 102-76...FEDERAL MANAGEMENT REGULATION REAL PROPERTY 76-DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION Design and Construction § 102-76.30 What...

  15. DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION OF A FORCE-REFLECTING TELEOPERATION SYSTEM

    SciTech Connect

    M.A. Ebadian, Ph.D.

    1999-01-01

    For certain applications, such as space servicing, undersea operations, and hazardous material handling tasks in nuclear reactors, the environments can be uncertain, complex, and hazardous. Lives may be in danger if humans were to work under these conditions. As a result, a man-machine system--a teleoperator system--has been developed to work in these types of environments. In a typical teleoperator system, the actual system operates at a remote site; the operator located away from this system usually receives visual information from a video image and/or graphical animation on the computer screen. Additional feedback, such as aural and force information, can significantly enhance performance of the system. Force reflection is a type of feedback in which forces experienced by the remote manipulator are fed back to the manual controller. Various control methods have been proposed for implementation on a teleoperator system. In order to examine different control schemes, a one Degree-Of-Freedom (DOF) Force-Reflecting Manual Controller (FRMC) is constructed and integrated into a PC. The system parameters are identified and constructed as a mathematical model. The Proportional-Integral-Derivative (PID) and fuzzy logic controllers are developed and tested experimentally. Numerical simulation results obtained from the mathematical model are compared with those of experimental data for both types of controllers. In addition, the concept of a telesensation system is introduced. A telesensation system is an advanced teleoperator system that attempts to provide the operator with sensory feedback. In this context, a telesensation system integrates the use of a Virtual Reality (VR) unit, FRMC, and Graphical User Interface (GUI). The VR unit is used to provide the operator with a 3-D visual effect. Various commercial VR units are reviewed and features compared for use in a telesensation system. As for the FRMC, the conceptual design of a 3-DOF FRMC is developed in an effort to make the system portable, compact, and lightweight. A variety of design alternatives are presented and evaluated. Finally, a GUI software package is developed to interface with several teleoperation unit components. These components include an industrial robot, electric motor, encoder, force/torque sensor, and CCD camera. The software includes features such as position scaling, force scaling, and rereferencing and is intended to provide a sound basis for the development of a multi-DOF FRMC system in the future.

  16. Construction Methods and Materials. School Buildings Planning, Design, and Construction Series No. 5.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Odell, John H.

    A school construction guide offers key personnel in school development projects information on the complex task of master planning and construction of schools in Australia. This chapter of the guide provides advice on the various types of construction that may be used, the materials available, and some elementary aspects of the services required…

  17. 40 CFR 125.99 - What are approved design and construction technologies?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-07-01

    ... construction technologies? 125.99 Section 125.99 Protection of Environment ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY...) of the Act § 125.99 What are approved design and construction technologies? (a) The following technologies constitute approved design and construction technologies for purposes of § 125.94(a)(4):...

  18. 40 CFR 125.99 - What are approved design and construction technologies?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-07-01

    ... construction technologies? 125.99 Section 125.99 Protection of Environment ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY...) of the Act § 125.99 What are approved design and construction technologies? (a) The following technologies constitute approved design and construction technologies for purposes of § 125.94(a)(4):...

  19. 40 CFR 125.99 - What are approved design and construction technologies?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-07-01

    ... construction technologies? 125.99 Section 125.99 Protection of Environment ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY...) of the Act § 125.99 What are approved design and construction technologies? (a) The following technologies constitute approved design and construction technologies for purposes of § 125.94(a)(4):...

  20. 40 CFR 125.99 - What are approved design and construction technologies?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-07-01

    ... construction technologies? 125.99 Section 125.99 Protection of Environment ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY...) of the Act § 125.99 What are approved design and construction technologies? (a) The following technologies constitute approved design and construction technologies for purposes of § 125.94(a)(4):...

  1. Design and Construction of an Inexpensive Homemade Plant Growth Chamber

    PubMed Central

    Katagiri, Fumiaki; Canelon-Suarez, Dario; Griffin, Kelsey; Petersen, John; Meyer, Rachel K.; Siegle, Megan; Mase, Keisuke

    2015-01-01

    Plant growth chambers produce controlled environments, which are crucial in making reproducible observations in experimental plant biology research. Commercial plant growth chambers can provide precise controls of environmental parameters, such as temperature, humidity, and light cycle, and the capability via complex programming to regulate these environmental parameters. But they are expensive. The high cost of maintaining a controlled growth environment is often a limiting factor when determining experiment size and feasibility. To overcome the limitation of commercial growth chambers, we designed and constructed an inexpensive plant growth chamber with consumer products for a material cost of $2,300. For a comparable growth space, a commercial plant growth chamber could cost $40,000 or more. Our plant growth chamber had outside dimensions of 1.5 m (W) x 1.8 m (D) x 2 m (H), providing a total growth area of 4.5 m2 with 40-cm high clearance. The dimensions of the growth area and height can be flexibly changed. Fluorescent lights with large reflectors provided a relatively spatially uniform photosynthetically active radiation intensity of 140–250 ?moles/m2/sec. A portable air conditioner provided an ample cooling capacity, and a cooling water mister acted as a powerful humidifier. Temperature, relative humidity, and light cycle inside the chamber were controlled via a z-wave home automation system, which allowed the environmental parameters to be monitored and programmed through the internet. In our setting, the temperature was tightly controlled: 22.2°C±0.8°C. The one-hour average relative humidity was maintained at 75%±7% with short spikes up to ±15%. Using the interaction between Arabidopsis and one of its bacterial pathogens as a test experimental system, we demonstrate that experimental results produced in our chamber were highly comparable to those obtained in a commercial growth chamber. In summary, our design of an inexpensive plant growth chamber will tremendously increase research opportunities in experimental plant biology. PMID:25965420

  2. Progress In NCSX and QPS Design and Construction

    SciTech Connect

    Reiersen, W.; Heitzenroeder, P.; Neilson, G. H.; Nelson, B.; Zarnstorff, M.; Brown, T.; Cole, M.; Chrzanowski, J.; Fogarty, P.; Goranson, P.; Lyon, J.; Schmidt, J.; Strykowsky, R.; Viola, M.; Williamson, D.

    2005-10-20

    The National Compact Stellarator Experiment (NCSX) is being constructed at the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) in partnership with the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL). The stellarator core is designed to produce a compact 3-D plasma that combines stellarator and tokamak physics advantages. The engineering challenges of NCSX stem from its complex geometry. From the project's start in April, 2003 to September, 2004, the fabrication specifications for the project's two long-lead components, the modular coil winding forms and the vacuum vessel, were developed. An industrial manufacturing R&D program refined the processes for their fabrication as well as production cost and schedule estimates. The project passed a series of reviews and established its performance baseline with the Department of Energy. In September 2004, fabrication was approved and contracts for these components were awarded. The suppliers have completed the engineering and tooling preparations and are in production. Meanwhile, the project completed preparations for winding the coils at PPPL by installing a coil manufacturing facility and developing all necessary processes through R&D. The main activities for the next two years will be component manufacture, coil winding, and sub-assembly of the vacuum vessel and coil subsets. Machine sector sub-assembly, machine assembly, and testing will follow, leading to First Plasma in July 2009.

  3. Design and Construction of a Modular Lunar Base

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Grandl, Dipl. Ing Werner

    DESIGN and CONSTRUCTION of a MODULAR LUNAR BASE Purpose: The Lunar Base Design Study is a concept for the return of humans from 2020 to the end of the century. Structure: The proposed lunar station is built of 6 cylindrical modules, each one 17 m long and 6 m in diameter. Each module is made of aluminium sheets and trapezoidal aluminium sheeting and has a weight (on earth) of approx.10.2 tonnes, including the interior equipment and furnishing. The outer wall of the cylinders is built as a double-shell system, stiffened by radial bulkheads. 8 astronauts or scientists can live and work in the station, using the modules as follows: -1 Central Living Module -2 Living Quater Modules, with private rooms for each person -1 Laboratory Module for scientific research and engineering -1 Airlock Module, containing outdoor equipment, space suits, etc. -1 Energy Plant Module, carrying solar panels a small nuclear reactor and antennas for communication. Shielding: To protect the astronauts micrometeorites and radiation, the caves between the two shells of the outer wall are filled with a 0.6 m thick layer or regolith in situ by a small teleoperated digger vehicle. Using lunar material for shielding the payload for launching can be minimized. Launch and Transport: For launching a modified ARIANE 5 launcher or similar US, Russian, Chinese or Indian rockets can be used. For the flight from Earth Orbit to Lunar Orbit a "Space-Tug", which is deployed in Earth Orbit, can be used. To land the modules on the lunar surface a "Teleoperated Rocket Crane" has been developed by the author. This vehicle will be assembled in lunar orbit and is built as a structural framework, carrying rocket engines, fuel tanks and teleoperated crawlers to move the modules on the lunar surface. To establish this basic stage of the Lunar Base 11 launches are necessary: -1 Lunar Orbiter, a small manned spaceship (3 astronauts) -1 Manned Lander and docking module for the orbiter -1 Teleoperated Rocket Crane -6 Lunar Base Modules -1 machinery, teleoperated digger and excavator vehicle, etc. -1 scientific equipment, Lunar Rover, etc. Future: Due to its modular design the LUNAR BASE can be enlarged in stages, finally becom-ing an "urban structure" for dozens of astronauts, scientists and even tourists, always using similar launchers and machinery with current technoloy. Werner Grandl

  4. Lessons learned in procuring a laser optical disk system

    SciTech Connect

    Berndt, V.L.

    1993-05-01

    This paper describes an effort to procure an optical disk storage system for the Hanford Radiological Records Program. The project manager evaluated technologies available and compatible to the existing computers. A feasibility study was initiated that incorporates special needs and system costs. A requirements analysis, system design, vendor selection and system implementation and testing are documented. Recommendations applicable to procurement in general are given.

  5. Space station system analysis study. Part 3: Documentation. Volume 2: Technical report. [structural design and construction

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    1977-01-01

    An analysis of construction operation is presented as well as power system sizing requirements. Mission hardware requirements are reviewed in detail. Space construction base and design configurations are also examined.

  6. FINANCIAL & BUSINESS SERVICES Procurement &

    E-print Network

    Tipple, Brett

    FINANCIAL & BUSINESS SERVICES Procurement & Payment Summary Accounts Payable Perry H. Hull #12;FINANCIAL & BUSINESS SERVICES Agenda · Accounts Payable: Who we are...what we do... · Accounts Payable;FINANCIAL & BUSINESS SERVICES Financial & Business Services #12;FINANCIAL & BUSINESS SERVICES Accounts

  7. Piecewise truckload network procurement

    E-print Network

    Huang, Jefferson

    2011-01-01

    Faced with procuring transportation over its freight network, a shipper can either bid out all of its lanes at once, or somehow divide up the network and bid it out in pieces. For large shippers, practical concerns such ...

  8. Reimagining Game Design: Exploring the Design of Constructible Authentic Representations for Science Reasoning

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Holbert, Nathan Ryan

    Video games have recently become a popular space for educational design due to their interactive and engaging nature and the ubiquity of the gaming experience among youth. Though many researchers argue video games can provide opportunities for learning, educational game design has focused on the classroom rather than the informal settings where games are typically played. Educational games have been moderately successful at achieving learning gains on standardized items, but have failed to show improvements on related but distal problems. In this dissertation I develop and assess a new design principle, called constructible authentic representations for creating informal gaming experiences that players will actively draw on when reasoning in formal and real world contexts. These games provide players with opportunities to engage in meaningful construction with components that integrate relevant concepts to create in-game representations that visually and epistemologically align with related tools and representations utilized in the target domain. In the first phase of the dissertation, I observed children playing popular video games to better understand what in-game representations children attend to and how interactions with these representations contribute to intuitive ideas of encountered STEM content. Results from this study fed into the iterative design of two prototype video games, FormulaT Racing and Particles!, intending to give players useful knowledge resources for reasoning about kinematics and the particulate nature of matter respectively. Designed games encourage players to utilize and refine intuitive ideas about target content through the construction of domain relevant representations. To assess the effectiveness of these designs I conducted two studies of children ages 7-14 playing prototype games in informal settings. An analysis of pre- and post-game clinical interviews, domain specific tasks, and video and logging data of gameplay suggests players developed useful knowledge resources, likely gained and/or refined from experiences in-game, that are employed to solve non-game problems and tasks. Furthermore, players utilized in-game representations as objects-to-think-with when explaining real world phenomena and formal concepts. The results suggest that games designed to include constructible authentic representations can provide players with powerful and useful knowledge resources accessible when thinking and reasoning in a variety of contexts.

  9. 28 31 00 -FIRE ALARM AND SIGNALING DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION STANDARD

    E-print Network

    Pillow, Jonathan

    28 31 00 - FIRE ALARM AND SIGNALING DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION STANDARD Design & Construction designs for buildings and structures at The University of Texas at Austin. B. This standard is to apply of the following building systems or components: 1. Fire Suppression Systems. 2. HVAC, fire, smoke, and combination

  10. BASICS OF DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION OF A HUMAN POWERED SUBMARINE 'CharlesR. Lockert

    E-print Network

    Wood, Stephen L.

    BASICS OF DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION OF A HUMAN POWERED SUBMARINE 'CharlesR. Lockert Florid used by the author on the design and construction of the human powered submarine "Sea Panther Though there may The design procedure for the human powered submarine I1SeaPanther" is best represented

  11. 46 CFR 195.11-10 - Design and construction of portable vans.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-10-01

    ... 46 Shipping 7 2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false Design and construction of portable vans. 195.11-10... VESSELS VESSEL CONTROL AND MISCELLANEOUS SYSTEMS AND EQUIPMENT Portable Vans and Tanks § 195.11-10 Design and construction of portable vans. (a) The design and material selection shall...

  12. 46 CFR 195.11-10 - Design and construction of portable vans.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-10-01

    ... 46 Shipping 7 2014-10-01 2014-10-01 false Design and construction of portable vans. 195.11-10... VESSELS VESSEL CONTROL AND MISCELLANEOUS SYSTEMS AND EQUIPMENT Portable Vans and Tanks § 195.11-10 Design and construction of portable vans. (a) The design and material selection shall...

  13. 46 CFR 195.11-10 - Design and construction of portable vans.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-10-01

    ... 46 Shipping 7 2013-10-01 2013-10-01 false Design and construction of portable vans. 195.11-10... VESSELS VESSEL CONTROL AND MISCELLANEOUS SYSTEMS AND EQUIPMENT Portable Vans and Tanks § 195.11-10 Design and construction of portable vans. (a) The design and material selection shall...

  14. Genetic Algorithms Can Improve the Construction of D-Optimal Experimental Designs

    E-print Network

    Zell, Andreas

    Genetic Algorithms Can Improve the Construction of D-Optimal Experimental Designs J. POLAND, A better results. Key-Words: - Genetic Algorithm, Memetic Algorithm, Design of Experiments, DOE, D-Optimal algorithms for constructing D- optimal designs are Monte Carlo algorithms, heuristics, that base on the idea

  15. 33 CFR 148.725 - What are the design, construction and operational criteria?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-07-01

    ... 33 Navigation and Navigable Waters 2 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false What are the design, construction... Criteria for Deepwater Ports § 148.725 What are the design, construction and operational criteria? In... the basis of how well they: (a) Reflect the use of best available technology in design,...

  16. 33 CFR 148.725 - What are the design, construction and operational criteria?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-07-01

    ... 33 Navigation and Navigable Waters 2 2012-07-01 2012-07-01 false What are the design, construction... Criteria for Deepwater Ports § 148.725 What are the design, construction and operational criteria? In... the basis of how well they: (a) Reflect the use of best available technology in design,...

  17. 33 CFR 148.725 - What are the design, construction and operational criteria?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-07-01

    ... 33 Navigation and Navigable Waters 2 2011-07-01 2011-07-01 false What are the design, construction... Criteria for Deepwater Ports § 148.725 What are the design, construction and operational criteria? In... the basis of how well they: (a) Reflect the use of best available technology in design,...

  18. Project FIRES - Firefighters Integrated Response Equipment System. Volume 3: Protective Ensemble Design and Procurement Specification, Phase 1B

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Abeles, F. J.

    1980-01-01

    Each of the subsystems comprising the protective ensemble for firefighters is described. These include: (1) the garment system which includes turnout gear, helmets, faceshields, coats, pants, gloves, and boots; (2) the self-contained breathing system; (3) the lighting system; and (4) the communication system. The design selection rationale is discussed and the drawings used to fabricate the prototype ensemble are provided. The specifications presented were developed using the requirements and test method of the protective ensemble standard. Approximate retail prices are listed.

  19. Construction to start on dual lines across NW Siberian bay. [Construction and design of Siberian gas pipeline

    SciTech Connect

    Not Available

    1995-01-01

    This paper reviews the construction and design criteria of a new natural gas pipeline which will run a distance of approximately from the Bovanenkovskoye gas field to Russia's central gas transport system. It sill include a 45 mile crossing beneath Baydaratskaya Bay. The paper discusses the technical solutions to this subsea crossing to prevent ice scour. It discusses construction methods for trenching the pipelines in the offshore areas. Information on pipe specifications for thermal insulation and corrosion protection is also provided.

  20. 24 CFR 100.205 - Design and construction requirements.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-04-01

    ...with the accessibility requirements of paragraph (c) of this section. Example (2): A developer plans to construct 30 garden apartments in a three story building. The building will not have an elevator. The building will have one accessible...

  1. Design and construction techniques of an American vernacular architect : the work of Dr. Henry Chapman Mercer

    E-print Network

    Eichenberger, Kurt Frederick

    1982-01-01

    The design and building process of Dr. Henry Chapman Mercer is explored for its relationship to vernacular design. The vehicle for this exploration is 'Fonthill,' the home of Dr. Mercer constructed by him in 1908. Complete ...

  2. 46 CFR 98.25-10 - Design and construction of cargo tanks.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-10-01

    ... Anhydrous Ammonia in Bulk § 98.25-10 Design and construction of cargo tanks. (a) The cargo tanks shall meet... the liquid ammonia is maintained below the normal atmospheric temperatures, shall be designed for...

  3. 46 CFR 98.25-10 - Design and construction of cargo tanks.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-10-01

    ... Anhydrous Ammonia in Bulk § 98.25-10 Design and construction of cargo tanks. (a) The cargo tanks shall meet... the liquid ammonia is maintained below the normal atmospheric temperatures, shall be designed for...

  4. 46 CFR 98.25-10 - Design and construction of cargo tanks.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-10-01

    ... Anhydrous Ammonia in Bulk § 98.25-10 Design and construction of cargo tanks. (a) The cargo tanks shall meet... the liquid ammonia is maintained below the normal atmospheric temperatures, shall be designed for...

  5. IMPROVING MIX DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION OF PERMEABLE FRICTION COURSE MIXTURES 

    E-print Network

    Alvarez Lugo, Allex Eduardo

    2012-02-14

    as a surrogate of the total AV content for mix design and evaluation. The improved mix design method also includes verification of drainability, durability, and stone-on-stone contact. Computation of the expected value of permeability (E...

  6. 46 CFR 162.060-20 - Design and construction requirements.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-10-01

    ...ENGINEERING EQUIPMENT Ballast Water Management Systems § 162.060-20 Design...Commandant, each ballast water management system (BWMS) must be designed and...the vessel is inclined under dynamic, rolling conditions...

  7. 46 CFR 162.060-20 - Design and construction requirements.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-10-01

    ...ENGINEERING EQUIPMENT Ballast Water Management Systems § 162.060-20 Design...Commandant, each ballast water management system (BWMS) must be designed and...the vessel is inclined under dynamic, rolling conditions...

  8. 46 CFR 162.060-20 - Design and construction requirements.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-10-01

    ...ENGINEERING EQUIPMENT Ballast Water Management Systems § 162.060-20 Design...Commandant, each ballast water management system (BWMS) must be designed and...the vessel is inclined under dynamic, rolling conditions...

  9. Construct-a-Glove. Science by Design Series.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Pulis, Lee

    This book is one of four books in the Science-by-Design Series created by TERC and funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF). It offers high school students a challenging, hands-on opportunity to compare the function and design of many types of handwear from a hockey mitt to a surgical glove, and design and test a glove to their own…

  10. Construct-a-Greenhouse. Science by Design Series.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Lee, Felicia

    This book is one of four books in the Science-by-Design Series created by TERC and funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF). This series presents directed instruction on how to successfully formulate and carry out product design. Students learn and apply concepts in science and technology to design and build a pair of insulated gloves, a…

  11. Utah Procurement Code Purchasing Training

    E-print Network

    the small purchase law is guilty of a: ­ Class B misdemeanor if the total value of the divided procurements · Enforces a contract Interested Person · A person who is interested in any way in the sale of a procurement

  12. Processes in construction of failure management expert systems from device design information

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Malin, Jane T.; Lance, Nick

    1987-01-01

    This paper analyzes the tasks and problem solving methods used by an engineer in constructing a failure management expert system from design information about the device to te diagnosed. An expert test engineer developed a trouble-shooting expert system based on device design information and experience with similar devices, rather than on specific expert knowledge gained from operating the device or troubleshooting its failures. The construction of the expert system was intensively observed and analyzed. This paper characterizes the knowledge, tasks, methods, and design decisions involved in constructing this type of expert system, and makes recommendations concerning tools for aiding and automating construction of such systems.

  13. 15-17 2546 Design and Construction of Rubber Pneumatic Artificial Muscles

    E-print Network

    Laksanacharoen, Sathaporn

    17 15-17 2546 Design and Construction of Rubber Pneumatic Artificial Muscles 1 2 1 1518 Abstract The purpose of this research work is to design and construct the rubber artificial muscles and lateral displacement of the rubber artificial muscle. This research work is divided into two sections

  14. Designing I*CATch: A Multipurpose, Education-Friendly Construction Kit for Physical and Wearable Computing

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Ngai, Grace; Chan, Stephen C. F.; Leong, Hong Va; Ng, Vincent T. Y.

    2013-01-01

    This article presents the design and development of i*CATch, a construction kit for physical and wearable computing that was designed to be scalable, plug-and-play, and to provide support for iterative and exploratory learning. It consists of a standardized construction interface that can be adapted for a wide range of soft textiles or electronic…

  15. 1 Imbedded Heat Pipe Prototype Modelling, Design, and Construction for Particle Ac-

    E-print Network

    Cinabro, David

    1 Imbedded Heat Pipe Prototype Modelling, Design, and Construction for Particle Ac- celerator for predicting heat pipe performance has been generated and a design based on the results of that model has been implemented. A prototype heat pipe is under construction to test the validity of the model. The prototype

  16. 46 CFR 160.066-5 - Design, construction, and manufacturing requirements.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-10-01

    ... 46 Shipping 6 2011-10-01 2011-10-01 false Design, construction, and manufacturing requirements. 160.066-5 Section 160.066-5 Shipping COAST GUARD, DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY (CONTINUED... Boats, Red Aerial Pyrotechnic Flare § 160.066-5 Design, construction, and manufacturing requirements....

  17. 46 CFR 160.066-5 - Design, construction, and manufacturing requirements.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-10-01

    ... 46 Shipping 6 2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false Design, construction, and manufacturing requirements. 160.066-5 Section 160.066-5 Shipping COAST GUARD, DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY (CONTINUED... Boats, Red Aerial Pyrotechnic Flare § 160.066-5 Design, construction, and manufacturing requirements....

  18. 46 CFR 160.066-5 - Design, construction, and manufacturing requirements.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-10-01

    ... 46 Shipping 6 2012-10-01 2012-10-01 false Design, construction, and manufacturing requirements. 160.066-5 Section 160.066-5 Shipping COAST GUARD, DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY (CONTINUED... Boats, Red Aerial Pyrotechnic Flare § 160.066-5 Design, construction, and manufacturing requirements....

  19. 46 CFR 160.066-5 - Design, construction, and manufacturing requirements.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-10-01

    ... 46 Shipping 6 2013-10-01 2013-10-01 false Design, construction, and manufacturing requirements. 160.066-5 Section 160.066-5 Shipping COAST GUARD, DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY (CONTINUED... Boats, Red Aerial Pyrotechnic Flare § 160.066-5 Design, construction, and manufacturing requirements....

  20. 46 CFR 160.066-5 - Design, construction, and manufacturing requirements.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-10-01

    ... 46 Shipping 6 2014-10-01 2014-10-01 false Design, construction, and manufacturing requirements. 160.066-5 Section 160.066-5 Shipping COAST GUARD, DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY (CONTINUED... Boats, Red Aerial Pyrotechnic Flare § 160.066-5 Design, construction, and manufacturing requirements....

  1. 10 CFR 433.6 - Sustainable principles for siting, design and construction. [Reserved

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-01-01

    ... 10 Energy 3 2011-01-01 2011-01-01 false Sustainable principles for siting, design and construction. 433.6 Section 433.6 Energy DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY ENERGY CONSERVATION ENERGY EFFICIENCY STANDARDS FOR THE DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION OF NEW FEDERAL COMMERCIAL AND MULTI-FAMILY HIGH-RISE RESIDENTIAL...

  2. 10 CFR 433.6 - Sustainable principles for siting, design and construction. [Reserved

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-01-01

    ... 10 Energy 3 2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false Sustainable principles for siting, design and construction. 433.6 Section 433.6 Energy DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY ENERGY CONSERVATION ENERGY EFFICIENCY STANDARDS FOR THE DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION OF NEW FEDERAL COMMERCIAL AND MULTI-FAMILY HIGH-RISE RESIDENTIAL...

  3. 29 CFR 1910.36 - Design and construction requirements for exit routes.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-07-01

    ... 29 Labor 5 2011-07-01 2011-07-01 false Design and construction requirements for exit routes. 1910... ADMINISTRATION, DEPARTMENT OF LABOR OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH STANDARDS Means of Egress § 1910.36 Design and construction requirements for exit routes. (a) Basic requirements. Exit routes must meet the following...

  4. 33 CFR 148.725 - What are the design, construction and operational criteria?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-07-01

    ... 33 Navigation and Navigable Waters 2 2014-07-01 2014-07-01 false What are the design, construction... Criteria for Deepwater Ports § 148.725 What are the design, construction and operational criteria? In... evaluated on the basis of how well they: (a) Reflect the use of best available technology in...

  5. 33 CFR 148.725 - What are the design, construction and operational criteria?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-07-01

    ... 33 Navigation and Navigable Waters 2 2013-07-01 2013-07-01 false What are the design, construction... Criteria for Deepwater Ports § 148.725 What are the design, construction and operational criteria? In... evaluated on the basis of how well they: (a) Reflect the use of best available technology in...

  6. Mini-columns for Conducting Breakthrough Experiments. Design and Construction

    SciTech Connect

    Dittrich, Timothy M.; Reimus, Paul William; Ware, Stuart Douglas

    2015-06-11

    Experiments with moderately and strongly sorbing radionuclides (i.e., U, Cs, Am) have shown that sorption between experimental solutions and traditional column materials must be accounted for to accurately determine stationary phase or porous media sorption properties (i.e., sorption site density, sorption site reaction rate coefficients, and partition coefficients or Kd values). This report details the materials and construction of mini-columns for use in breakthrough columns to allow for accurate measurement and modeling of sorption parameters. Material selection, construction techniques, wet packing of columns, tubing connections, and lessons learned are addressed.

  7. UGA DESIGN & CONSTRUCTION SUPPLEMENTAL GENERAL REQUIREMENTS & STANDARDS GENERAL MECHANICAL REQUIREMENTS (HVAC)

    E-print Network

    Arnold, Jonathan

    before beginning design. C. HVAC Design i. On schedules specify basis of design by make and model UGA DESIGN & CONSTRUCTION SUPPLEMENTAL GENERAL REQUIREMENTS & STANDARDS GENERAL MECHANICAL REQUIREMENTS (HVAC) JANUARY 16, 2015 23 00 001 23 00 00 GENERAL MECHANICAL REQUIREMENTS (HVAC) 1

  8. 41 CFR 102-76.15 - What are design and construction services?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-07-01

    ... construction services are— (a) Site planning and landscape design; (b) Architectural and interior design; and... 41 Public Contracts and Property Management 3 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false What are design and... Management Regulations System (Continued) FEDERAL MANAGEMENT REGULATION REAL PROPERTY 76-DESIGN...

  9. 41 CFR 102-76.15 - What are design and construction services?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-01-01

    ... construction services are— (a) Site planning and landscape design; (b) Architectural and interior design; and... 41 Public Contracts and Property Management 3 2014-01-01 2014-01-01 false What are design and... Management Regulations System (Continued) FEDERAL MANAGEMENT REGULATION REAL PROPERTY 76-DESIGN...

  10. 41 CFR 102-76.15 - What are design and construction services?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-07-01

    ... construction services are— (a) Site planning and landscape design; (b) Architectural and interior design; and... 41 Public Contracts and Property Management 3 2013-07-01 2013-07-01 false What are design and... Management Regulations System (Continued) FEDERAL MANAGEMENT REGULATION REAL PROPERTY 76-DESIGN...

  11. DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION OF A MOBILE ACTIVATED CARBON REGENERATOR SYSTEM

    EPA Science Inventory

    Activated carbon adsorption has become a standard procedure for the cleanup of contaminated water streams. To facilitate such cleanup at hazardous waste and spill sites, mobile carbon adsorption units have been constructed and are now in use. Their primary drawback is the logisti...

  12. Design, Construction and Use of the FISH Server

    E-print Network

    Kågström, Bo

    Identification with Structure anchored Hidden Markov models, saHMMs) server lies the midnight ASTRAL set ASTRAL set. The algorithm that limits the number of structural comparisons is about an order of magnitude it produces slightly fewer domains in the set. We use the midnight ASTRAL set to construct the structure

  13. Agent Technologies Designed to Facilitate Interactive Knowledge Construction

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Graesser, Arthur C.; Jeon, Moongee; Dufty, David

    2008-01-01

    During the last decade, interdisciplinary researchers have developed technologies with animated pedagogical agents that interact with the student in language and other communication channels (such as facial expressions and gestures). These pedagogical agents model good learning strategies and coach the students in actively constructing knowledge…

  14. Chemistry and Biology Laboratories. Design--Construction--Equipment.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Schramm, Werner

    Guidelines for planning, building, and equipping the biological and chemical laboratory are revealed, along with construction methods for the modernization or building of new academic or industrial type laboratories. Building equipment, services, utilities, and materials data are given with rules concerning the dimensions and services of…

  15. Syllabus Design and Construction in Criminal Justice Education.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Culbertson, Robert G.; Carr, Adam F.

    Undergraduate course syllabi on law enforcement, courts-law, corrections, and general criminal justice-criminology were assessed, based on 759 usable submissions from 193 junior, community, and senior colleges and universities. Based on the analysis, a set of syllabi to represent the core of a criminal justice curriculum was constructed. Course…

  16. Mary Aylesworth Director, Procurement Services

    E-print Network

    Procurement Services Internal Responsibilities EDCO Rep Sustainability Lily Li Major Procurement Contracts Network Faculty of Applied Sciences Computing Science Engineering Science Faculty of Communication, Art of the President Office of VP Academic Office of VP Research Procurement Services Internal Responsibilities MERX

  17. 7 CFR 2902.3 - Applicability to Federal procurements.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-01-01

    ...AGRICULTURE GUIDELINES FOR DESIGNATING BIOBASED PRODUCTS FOR FEDERAL PROCUREMENT General...items composed of highest percentage of biobased products. FSRIA section 9002(c...composed of the highest percentage of biobased products practicable or such...

  18. 7 CFR 3201.3 - Applicability to Federal procurements.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-01-01

    ...AGRICULTURE GUIDELINES FOR DESIGNATING BIOBASED PRODUCTS FOR FEDERAL PROCUREMENT General...composed of the highest percentage of biobased content. Section 9002(a)(2...composed of the highest percentage of biobased content practicable or such...

  19. 7 CFR 2902.3 - Applicability to Federal procurements.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-01-01

    ...AGRICULTURE GUIDELINES FOR DESIGNATING BIOBASED PRODUCTS FOR FEDERAL PROCUREMENT General...items composed of highest percentage of biobased products. FSRIA section 9002(c...composed of the highest percentage of biobased products practicable or such...

  20. 7 CFR 3201.3 - Applicability to Federal procurements.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-01-01

    ...AGRICULTURE GUIDELINES FOR DESIGNATING BIOBASED PRODUCTS FOR FEDERAL PROCUREMENT General...composed of the highest percentage of biobased content. Section 9002(a)(2...composed of the highest percentage of biobased content practicable or such...

  1. MINIMIZING THE ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT OF CONSTRUCTION MATERIALS IN PLAYGROUND DESIGN

    EPA Science Inventory

    We are a playground design team at Louisiana State University that has been involved with playground design projects for the past seven years. Playgrounds are extremely important to society because they promote the physical, mental, and social well being of children. ...

  2. Construct-a-Boat. Science by Design Series.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Baroway, William

    This book is one of four books in the Science-by-Design Series created by TERC and funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF). It challenges high school students to investigate the physics of boat performance and work with systems and modeling. Through research, design, testing, and evaluation of a model boat, students experience the…

  3. www.facilities.ufl.edu BUSINESS AFFAIRS PLANNING DESIGN & CONSTRUCTION

    E-print Network

    Slatton, Clint

    ­ for example, energy modeling at three stages and life cycle cost analyses. 5. Program Director and contractor in advanced schematic design and Design Development. 2. The Program Director shall update and review the LEED LEED Program Director Act as an administrator of the implementation of high performance building

  4. Construct-a-Catapult. Science by Design Series.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Pulis, Lee

    This book is one of four books in the Science-by-Design Series crated by TERC and funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF). It integrates history, physics, mathematics, and technology in its challenge to high school students to design and build a working catapult system. Students investigate elasticity, projectile launching, and learn about…

  5. Construction of a 21-Component Layered Mixture Experiment Design

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    Piepel, Gregory F.; Cooley, Scott K.; Jones, Bradley

    2004-09-22

    This paper describes the solution to a unique and challenging mixture experiment design problem involving: (1) 19 and 21 components for two different parts of the design, (2) many single-component and multi-component constraints, (3) augmentation of existing data, (4) a layered design developed in stages, and (5) a no-candidate-point optimal design approach. The problem involved studying the liquidus temperature of spinel crystals as a function of nuclear waste glass composition. The statistical objective was to develop an experimental design by augmenting existing glasses with new nonradioactive and radioactive glasses chosen to cover the designated nonradioactive and radioactive experimental regions. The existing 144 glasses were expressed as 19-component nonradioactive compositions and then augmented with 40 new nonradioactive glasses. These included 8 glasses on the outer layer of the region, 27 glasses on an inner layer, 2 replicate glasses at the centroid, and one replicate each of three existing glasses. Then, the 144 + 40 = 184 glasses were expressed as 21-component radioactive compositions and augmented with 5 radioactive glasses. A D-optimal design algorithm was used to select the new outer layer, inner layer, and radioactive glasses. Several statistical software packages can generate D-optimal experimental designs, but nearly all require a set of candidate points (e.g., vertices) from which to select design points. The large number of components (19 or 21) and many constraints made it impossible to generate the huge number of vertices and other typical candidate points. JMP(R) was used to select design points without candidate points. JMP uses a coordinate-exchange algorithm modified for mixture experiments, which is discussed in the paper.

  6. Designing and constructing cardboard chair inserts for young handicapped children

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    Horn, Eva; Millen, Caren E.; Cavanaugh, Christie Lee; Komisar, Shelley

    1987-01-01

    Chair Inserts for Preschoolers Eva Horn Caren E. Millen Christie Lee Cavanaugh Shelley Komisar J- • *4 Cardboard chair inserts can be constructed in a minimal amount of time for a nominal expense. •Preschool children with physical im- pairments... of building adaptive chairs using double-walled cardboard. Their effort resulted in inexpensive chair inserts that can either be placed in commercially made cube chairs or attached to other types of preschool chairs. The physical posi- tioning...

  7. Conceptual Design Report. Footprint Gallery Upgrade - Civil Construction, May 1988

    SciTech Connect

    1988-05-01

    The Footprint Gallery Complex will be enlarged and modified. The basic outline of the project will be to add 68,100 square feet of new construction, remodel 20,600 square feet of existing space, and retire by removal 17 ,500 square feet. The principal items to be addressed are: the creation of larger Main Control Rooms and Central Control Computer Rooms, the replacement of several temporary structures with permanent facilities, the provision for a growth in population of 132 people, and the creation of an intermediate sized meeting/lecture room facility. Disjointed second floor areas will be connected and made accessible to the handicapped, secure and informative viewing for visitors will be provided, and parking will be increased to match the expected growth. The new construction will provide for a more centralized concentration of systems and support personnel of the Fermilab Accelerator Division, reflecting the growth of these organizations during the last 15 years. Experiments, such as the D-Zero detector and antiproton deceleration (E760), have been assigned to the Accelerator Division for support. The associated physicists and experimenters make up the most significant component of the growth in population for which this construction will provide additional space.

  8. 46 CFR 38.05-2 - Design and construction of cargo tanks-general-TB/ALL.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-10-01

    ... 46 Shipping 1 2012-10-01 2012-10-01 false Design and construction of cargo tanks-general-TB/ALL. 38.05-2 Section 38.05-2 Shipping COAST GUARD, DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY TANK VESSELS LIQUEFIED FLAMMABLE GASES Design and Installation § 38.05-2 Design and construction of cargo tanks—general—TB/ALL. (a) The maximum allowable temperature of...

  9. 46 CFR 38.05-2 - Design and construction of cargo tanks-general-TB/ALL.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-10-01

    ... 46 Shipping 1 2014-10-01 2014-10-01 false Design and construction of cargo tanks-general-TB/ALL. 38.05-2 Section 38.05-2 Shipping COAST GUARD, DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY TANK VESSELS LIQUEFIED FLAMMABLE GASES Design and Installation § 38.05-2 Design and construction of cargo tanks—general—TB/ALL. (a) The maximum allowable temperature of...

  10. 46 CFR 38.05-2 - Design and construction of cargo tanks-general-TB/ALL.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-10-01

    ... 46 Shipping 1 2013-10-01 2013-10-01 false Design and construction of cargo tanks-general-TB/ALL. 38.05-2 Section 38.05-2 Shipping COAST GUARD, DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY TANK VESSELS LIQUEFIED FLAMMABLE GASES Design and Installation § 38.05-2 Design and construction of cargo tanks—general—TB/ALL. (a) The maximum allowable temperature of...

  11. Opportunities for building design and construction resulting from local resources

    E-print Network

    Weathers, Thomas A. (Thomas Anthony)

    2007-01-01

    Current and future generations of architects must learn to operate effectively in an era of unprecedented resource constraints if they want to achieve their design intentions. This thesis addresses the architect's role in ...

  12. Design, construction and analysis of an LED strobe controller

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    Villalva, Nicholas E

    2012-01-01

    In this thesis, I describe an LED strobe controller that I designed and built. With the advent of much brighter LEDs, it is possible to create stroboscopes with both high intensity output and high maximum flash rates. ...

  13. 22 00 00 PLUMBING GENERAL DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION STANDARD

    E-print Network

    Pillow, Jonathan

    that the University may achieve a level of quality and consistency in the plumbing design of their facilities utilities (domestic water, sanitary sewer, natural gas, etc.) with the University. I. Provide sufficient

  14. Recharging the facade : designing and constructing novel BIPV assemblies

    E-print Network

    Keller, Alexander Freimark

    2013-01-01

    Building Integrated Photovoltaics (BIPV) have been the subject of research and design applications for several decades. While some large-scale applications have been realized, prohibitively high costs and multiple technical ...

  15. New head gradient coil design and construction techniques

    PubMed Central

    Handler, William B; Harris, Chad T; Scholl, Timothy J; Parker, Dennis L; Goodrich, K Craig; Dalrymple, Brian; Van Sass, Frank; Chronik, Blaine A

    2013-01-01

    Purpose To design and build a head insert gradient coil to use in conjunction with body gradients for superior imaging. Materials and Methods The use of the Boundary Element Method to solve for a gradient coil wire pattern on an arbitrary surface has allowed us to incorporate engineering changes into the electromagnetic design of a gradient coil directly. Improved wire pattern design has been combined with robust manufacturing techniques and novel cooling methods. Results The finished coil had an efficiency of 0.15 mT/m/A in all three axes and allowed the imaging region to extend across the entire head and upper part of the neck. Conclusion The ability to adapt your electromagnetic design to necessary changes from an engineering perspective leads to superior coil performance. PMID:24123485

  16. 49 CFR 192.163 - Compressor stations: Design and construction.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-10-01

    ...OF NATURAL AND OTHER GAS BY PIPELINE: MINIMUM...Components § 192.163 Compressor stations: Design and...pressure; or (2) Gas handling equipment other than gas utilization equipment...operating floor of a main compressor building must...

  17. Design and construction of the EBT-P development coils

    SciTech Connect

    Ballou, J.K.; McManamy, T.J.; Brown, R.L.; Gray, W.H.; Lubell, M.S.

    1981-01-01

    The ELMO Bumpy Torus Proof-of-Principle (EBT-P) plasma physics device is a large mirror fusion machine scheduled to begin operation in 1985. It will have 36 superconducting mirror magnets arranged in a bumpy torus on a 4.5 m radius. Presented here are several of the design parameters and supporting design/analysis that have not been published until now due to contractural arrangements between ORNL and the EBT-P subcontractors.

  18. Reassessing Residential Design in Hawaii: Design Construction Building Analysis and Publishing Design Guidelines for a Passive-Design Model Home on Hawaiian Homeland 

    E-print Network

    Meder, S.

    2006-01-01

    stream_source_info ESL-HH-06-07-05.pdf.txt stream_content_type text/plain stream_size 18888 Content-Encoding UTF-8 stream_name ESL-HH-06-07-05.pdf.txt Content-Type text/plain; charset=UTF-8 REASSESSING RESIDENTIAL DESIGN... IN HAWAII Design, Construction, Building Analysis and Publishing Design Guidelines for a Passive-Design, Model Home on Hawaiian Homelands Stephen Meder Director Center for Smart Building and Community Design Honolulu...

  19. Audit Report The Procurement of Safety Class/Safety-Significant Items at the Savannah River Site

    SciTech Connect

    2009-04-01

    The Department of Energy operates several nuclear facilities at its Savannah River Site, and several additional facilities are under construction. This includes the National Nuclear Security Administration's Tritium Extraction Facility (TEF) which is designated to help maintain the reliability of the U.S. nuclear stockpile. The Mixed Oxide Fuel Fabrication Facility (MOX Facility) is being constructed to manufacture commercial nuclear reactor fuel assemblies from weapon-grade plutonium oxide and depleted uranium. The Interim Salt Processing (ISP) project, managed by the Office of Environmental Management, will treat radioactive waste. The Department has committed to procuring products and services for nuclear-related activities that meet or exceed recognized quality assurance standards. Such standards help to ensure the safety and performance of these facilities. To that end, it issued Departmental Order 414.1C, Quality Assurance (QA Order). The QA Order requires the application of Quality Assurance Requirements for Nuclear Facility Applications (NQA-1) for nuclear-related activities. The NQA-1 standard provides requirements and guidelines for the establishment and execution of quality assurance programs during the siting, design, construction, operation, and decommissioning of nuclear facilities. These requirements, promulgated by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, must be applied to 'safety-class' and 'safety-significant' structures, systems and components (SSCs). Safety-class SSCs are defined as those necessary to prevent exposure off site and to protect the public. Safety-significant SSCs are those whose failure could irreversibly impact worker safety such as a fatality, serious injury, or significant radiological or chemical exposure. Due to the importance of protecting the public, workers, and environment, we initiated an audit to determine whether the Department of Energy procured safety-class and safety-significant SSCs that met NQA-1 standards at the Savannah River Site. Our review disclosed that the Department had procured and installed safety-class and safety-significant SSCs that did not meet NQA-1 quality standards. Specifically, we identified multiple instances in which critical components did not meet required quality and safety standards. For example: (1) Three structural components were procured and installed by the prime contractor at Savannah River during construction of the MOX Facility that did not meet the technical specifications for items relied on for safety. These substandard items necessitated costly and time consuming remedial action to, among other things, ensure that nonconforming materials and equipment would function within safety margins; (2) In six instances, items used in the construction of TEF failed to satisfy quality standards. In one of these situations, operating procedures had to be modified to ensure that the problem item did not compromise safety; and (3) Finally, at the ISP, one component that did not meet quality standards was procured. The failure of the item could have resulted in a spill of up to 15,000 gallons of high-level radioactive waste. Based on an extensive examination of relevant internal controls and procurement practices, we concluded that these failures were attributable to inadequate attention to quality assurance at Savannah River. Simply put, Departmental controls were not adequate to prevent and/or detect quality assurance problems. For example, Federal and prime contractor officials did not expressly require that subcontractors or lower-tiered vendors comply with quality assurance requirements. Additionally, management did not effectively communicate quality assurance concerns between the several Departmental program elements operating at Savannah River. The procurement and installation of these nonconforming components resulted in cost increases. For example, as of October 2008, the MOX Facility had incurred costs of more than $680,000 due to problems associated with the procurement of $11 million of nonconforming safety-class reinforcing steel.

  20. Recurrent mistakes in power plant design, construction, and operation

    SciTech Connect

    Kautz, H.R.

    1995-12-31

    The mistakes made during planning and design (calculation), erection, and operation of power plants will be discussed in detail. The erection time, state of the regulatory guides and of the art are decisive for plant design. Errors with respect to materials selection, manufacturing, and welding are critical for the service life. Frequently, errors during examinations for maintenance purposes and for assessing the remaining life are due to mistakes at the beginning of the service life of a component. Last, but not least, plant cycle chemistry errors and operating errors will be discussed by examples.

  1. TEXT ANALYSIS FOR CONSTRUCTING DESIGN REPRESENTATIONS ANDY DONG, ALICE M AGOGINO

    E-print Network

    Agogino, Alice M.

    1 TEXT ANALYSIS FOR CONSTRUCTING DESIGN REPRESENTATIONS ANDY DONG, ALICE M AGOGINO University on terminological patterns in the design text. In the first stage, we create a "dictionary" of noun-phrases found product design and manufacturing is the federation of workgroups across traditional functional "silos

  2. ITER Construction--Plant System Integration

    SciTech Connect

    Tada, E.; Matsuda, S.

    2009-02-19

    This brief paper introduces how the ITER will be built in the international collaboration. The ITER Organization plays a central role in constructing ITER and leading it into operation. Since most of the ITER components are to be provided in-kind from the member countries, integral project management should be scoped in advance of real work. Those include design, procurement, system assembly, testing, licensing and commissioning of ITER.

  3. UGA DESIGN & CONSTRUCTION SUPPLEMENTAL GENERAL REQUIREMENTS & STANDARDS GENERAL UTILITIES REQUIREMENTS

    E-print Network

    Arnold, Jonathan

    drawings of all utilities to be installed on campus (steam, chilled water electrical duct bank, sewer Systems vi. 33 60 00 ­ Hydronic and Steam Energy Utilities vii. 33 71 19 ­ Electrical Underground Ducts be designed and installed so that two backflow preventers are in parallel. This will allow for annual

  4. 24 CFR 905.312 - Design and construction.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-04-01

    ...modest design, comfort, and livability (see also § 905.202(c) of this part...1-2010 (both incorporated by reference, see § 905.110 of this part), for multifamily...shall purchase appliances that are Energy Star products or Federal Energy Management...

  5. Design and construction of a magnetic force microscope 

    E-print Network

    Khandekar, Sameer Sudhakar

    2005-08-29

    A magnetic force microscope (MFM) is a special type of scanning force microscope which measures the stray field above a ferromagnetic sample with the help of a ferromagnetic cantilever. The aim of this project was to design and build a MFM head...

  6. Construction of Parallel Test Forms Using Optimal Test Designs.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Dirir, Mohamed A.

    The effectiveness of an optimal item selection method in designing parallel test forms was studied during the development of two forms that were parallel to an existing form for each of three language arts tests for fourth graders used in the Connecticut Mastery Test. Two listening comprehension forms, two reading comprehension forms, and two…

  7. Magnetostatics Analysis, Design, and Construction of a Loudspeaker

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Galeriu, Calin

    2010-01-01

    Making a loudspeaker is a very rewarding hands-on activity that can be used to teach about electro-magnetism and sound waves. Several loudspeaker designs have been described in this magazine. The simplest loudspeaker has only a magnet, a coil, and three plastic cups. The simpler devices require a powerful amplified output, e.g., from a boom box.…

  8. Literature Related to Planning, Design and Construction of Science Facilities.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.

    A list of the articles and papers in the science facilities collection of the Architectural Services Staff is presented. It has been prepared to serve as a bibliography that may be useful to persons searching for data on the design of science facilities, and as a means of informing such persons of the material available for reference in the…

  9. Design and construction of the UCN facility at TRIUMF

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Martin, Jeffery

    2014-09-01

    The future ultracold neutron (UCN) source at TRIUMF will employ a new spallation source of neutrons coupled to a cryogenic UCN converter containing superfluid helium. Its flagship experiment will be a measurement of the neutron electric dipole moment (EDM). The UCN facility at TRIUMF began its installation in earnest in January 2014. Key components of a new proton beamline, and substantial modifications to the radiation shielding for the facility were completed this year. The installation will be completed in 2016. This presentation will cover the status of the design and installation, and plans for the facility's successful completion. This will include design studies for a high-intensity cold source to surround the He-II bottle of the super-thermal UCN converter being developed in Japan, and studies of UCN transport from the source to the experiment. The future ultracold neutron (UCN) source at TRIUMF will employ a new spallation source of neutrons coupled to a cryogenic UCN converter containing superfluid helium. Its flagship experiment will be a measurement of the neutron electric dipole moment (EDM). The UCN facility at TRIUMF began its installation in earnest in January 2014. Key components of a new proton beamline, and substantial modifications to the radiation shielding for the facility were completed this year. The installation will be completed in 2016. This presentation will cover the status of the design and installation, and plans for the facility's successful completion. This will include design studies for a high-intensity cold source to surround the He-II bottle of the super-thermal UCN converter being developed in Japan, and studies of UCN transport from the source to the experiment. Supported by the Canada Foundation for Innovation, the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada, and the Canada Research Chairs program.

  10. High-Turnaround and Flexibility in Design and Construction of Mass Housing Proceedings IGLC-7 181

    E-print Network

    Tommelein, Iris D.

    ), flexible manufacturing systems (FMS), and lean manufacturing coupled with innovative ideas can hope erection of apartment housing units that have architectural flexibility, manufacturing flexibility and objectives of flexible and lean construction. OBJECTIVES The objectives are simply to design manufacturing

  11. Design and construction of a cyclotron capable of accelerating protons to 2 MeV

    E-print Network

    Dewan, Leslie

    2007-01-01

    This thesis describes the design and construction of a cyclotron capable of accelerating protons to 2 MeV. A cyclotron is a charged particle accelerator that uses a magnetic field to confine particles to a spiral flight ...

  12. Robotic design construction : digital fabrication strategies for freeform masonry casting and mobile assembly

    E-print Network

    Liu, Yuchen, S.M. Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    2009-01-01

    The paradigm shift of digital fabrication encourages architects to incorporate the knowledge of using innovative materials and novel tools to solve problems in design and construction. However, the application of digital ...

  13. The design and construction of interactive architectural environments : the digital mile, Zaragoza, Spain

    E-print Network

    Chai, Shutsu K. (Shutsu Kindness)

    2006-01-01

    As a part of a master plan for the Digital Mile, a park in Zaragoza, Spain, this thesis will undertake the mechanical design and construction of a responsive and rearrangeable system of walls and doors for increasing the ...

  14. Development of a research methodology to study lumber waste due to design causes in residential construction 

    E-print Network

    Vyas, Ashok Madhusudan

    1999-01-01

    Residential Construction faces problems regarding inefficiencies of material usage. Builders pay twice for the lumber that is wasted. Once when it is purchased and once when it is disposed. Part of the lumber waste is generated due to the design...

  15. 49 CFR 195.132 - Design and construction of aboveground breakout tanks.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-10-01

    ...and with internal vapor space pressures that are approximately atmospheric must be designed and constructed...welded steel tanks with internal pressures at the tank top approximating atmospheric pressures (i.e., internal vapor...

  16. 49 CFR 195.132 - Design and construction of aboveground breakout tanks.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-10-01

    ...and with internal vapor space pressures that are approximately atmospheric must be designed and constructed...welded steel tanks with internal pressures at the tank top approximating atmospheric pressures (i.e., internal vapor...

  17. 49 CFR 195.132 - Design and construction of aboveground breakout tanks.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-10-01

    ...and with internal vapor space pressures that are approximately atmospheric must be designed and constructed...welded steel tanks with internal pressures at the tank top approximating atmospheric pressures (i.e., internal vapor...

  18. 49 CFR 195.132 - Design and construction of aboveground breakout tanks.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-10-01

    ...and with internal vapor space pressures that are approximately atmospheric must be designed and constructed...welded steel tanks with internal pressures at the tank top approximating atmospheric pressures (i.e., internal vapor...

  19. 49 CFR 195.132 - Design and construction of aboveground breakout tanks.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-10-01

    ...and with internal vapor space pressures that are approximately atmospheric must be designed and constructed...welded steel tanks with internal pressures at the tank top approximating atmospheric pressures (i.e., internal vapor...

  20. Applying engineering principles to the design and construction of transcriptional devices

    E-print Network

    Shetty, Reshma P. (Reshma Padmini)

    2008-01-01

    The aim of this thesis is to consider how fundamental engineering principles might best be applied to the design and construction of engineered biological systems. I begin by applying these principles to a key application ...

  1. Applying engineering principles to the design and construction of transcriptional devices

    E-print Network

    Shetty, Reshma P

    2008-05-27

    The aim of this thesis is to consider how fundamental engineering principles might best be applied to the design and construction of engineered biological systems. I begin by applying these principles to a key application ...

  2. 46 CFR 98.25-10 - Design and construction of cargo tanks.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-10-01

    ...PROVISIONS FOR CERTAIN DANGEROUS CARGOES IN BULK Anhydrous Ammonia in Bulk § 98.25-10 Design and construction of cargo...Refrigerated cargo tanks, in which the temperature of the liquid ammonia is maintained below the normal atmospheric...

  3. 46 CFR 98.25-10 - Design and construction of cargo tanks.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-10-01

    ...PROVISIONS FOR CERTAIN DANGEROUS CARGOES IN BULK Anhydrous Ammonia in Bulk § 98.25-10 Design and construction of cargo...Refrigerated cargo tanks, in which the temperature of the liquid ammonia is maintained below the normal atmospheric...

  4. 46 CFR 98.25-10 - Design and construction of cargo tanks.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-10-01

    ...PROVISIONS FOR CERTAIN DANGEROUS CARGOES IN BULK Anhydrous Ammonia in Bulk § 98.25-10 Design and construction of cargo...Refrigerated cargo tanks, in which the temperature of the liquid ammonia is maintained below the normal atmospheric...

  5. 46 CFR 98.25-10 - Design and construction of cargo tanks.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-10-01

    ...PROVISIONS FOR CERTAIN DANGEROUS CARGOES IN BULK Anhydrous Ammonia in Bulk § 98.25-10 Design and construction of cargo...Refrigerated cargo tanks, in which the temperature of the liquid ammonia is maintained below the normal atmospheric...

  6. 46 CFR 98.25-10 - Design and construction of cargo tanks.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-10-01

    ...PROVISIONS FOR CERTAIN DANGEROUS CARGOES IN BULK Anhydrous Ammonia in Bulk § 98.25-10 Design and construction of cargo...Refrigerated cargo tanks, in which the temperature of the liquid ammonia is maintained below the normal atmospheric...

  7. Towards a post-industrial architecture : design and construction of houses for the information age

    E-print Network

    Demchak, Gregory L. (Gregory Leonard), 1974-

    2000-01-01

    The design and construction of modern residential architecture, which came into critical focus by architects of the Machine Age, continues to be a priority in the architectural discourse. For Modern architects, the desire ...

  8. (approved by Scott Witter on April 12, 2013) SCHOOL OF PLANNING, DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION

    E-print Network

    (approved by Scott Witter on April 12, 2013) SCHOOL OF PLANNING, DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION Statement to encourage, improve, and facilitate diversity at our graduate and #12;(approved by Scott Witter on April 12

  9. Building information : means and methods of communication in design and construction

    E-print Network

    Lobel, Joshua M

    2008-01-01

    Architects are trained and practiced in the means and methods of design. These are distinct from the physical means and methods of construction, which have traditionally been in the hands of contractors. The successful ...

  10. Constructive Design of a Hierarchy of Semantics of a Transition System by Abstract Interpretation

    E-print Network

    Cousot, Patrick

    1 Constructive Design of a Hierarchy of Semantics of a Transition System by Abstract Interpretation 05, France, Patrick.Cousot@ens.fr, http://www.di.ens.fr/~cousot We construct a hierarchy of semantics by successive abstract interpretations. Starting from the maximal trace semantics of a transition system, we

  11. 49 CFR 192.476 - Internal corrosion control: Design and construction of transmission line.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-10-01

    ... construction of transmission line. 192.476 Section 192.476 Transportation Other Regulations Relating to... of transmission line. (a) Design and construction. Except as provided in paragraph (b) of this section, each new transmission line and each replacement of line pipe, valve, fitting, or other...

  12. 49 CFR 192.476 - Internal corrosion control: Design and construction of transmission line.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-10-01

    ... construction of transmission line. 192.476 Section 192.476 Transportation Other Regulations Relating to... of transmission line. (a) Design and construction. Except as provided in paragraph (b) of this section, each new transmission line and each replacement of line pipe, valve, fitting, or other...

  13. Knowledge Construction and Knowledge Representation in High School Students' Design of Hypermedia Documents

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Chen, Pearl; McGrath, Diane

    2003-01-01

    This study documented the processes of knowledge construction and knowledge representation in high school students' hypermedia design projects. Analysis of knowledge construction in linking and structural building yielded distinct types and subtypes of hypermedia documents, which were characterized by four features of knowledge representation: (a)…

  14. 21 CFR 111.20 - What design and construction requirements apply to your physical plant?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-04-01

    ...construction requirements apply to your physical plant? 111.20 Section 111.20 Food...OPERATIONS FOR DIETARY SUPPLEMENTS Physical Plant and Grounds § 111.20 What design...construction requirements apply to your physical plant? Any physical plant you use in...

  15. 21 CFR 111.20 - What design and construction requirements apply to your physical plant?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-04-01

    ...construction requirements apply to your physical plant? 111.20 Section 111.20 Food...OPERATIONS FOR DIETARY SUPPLEMENTS Physical Plant and Grounds § 111.20 What design...construction requirements apply to your physical plant? Any physical plant you use in...

  16. 21 CFR 111.20 - What design and construction requirements apply to your physical plant?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-04-01

    ...construction requirements apply to your physical plant? 111.20 Section 111.20 Food...OPERATIONS FOR DIETARY SUPPLEMENTS Physical Plant and Grounds § 111.20 What design...construction requirements apply to your physical plant? Any physical plant you use in...

  17. Melka Kunture Virtual Museum Report on the design & construction of the

    E-print Network

    Köbben, Barend

    Melka Kunture Virtual Museum Report on the design & construction of the Website & WebGIS Wim & construction 13-09-2007 1.4 Barend Köbben final version WebGIS & CMS 05-10-2007 #12;Melka Kunture Website page. #12;Melka Kunture Website page 2 (of 51) International Institute for Geo-Information Science and Earth

  18. 21 CFR 111.20 - What design and construction requirements apply to your physical plant?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-04-01

    ...construction requirements apply to your physical plant? 111.20 Section 111.20 Food...OPERATIONS FOR DIETARY SUPPLEMENTS Physical Plant and Grounds § 111.20 What design...construction requirements apply to your physical plant? Any physical plant you use in...

  19. Alliance Lean Design/Construct on a Small High Tech Project Proceedings IGLC `98

    E-print Network

    Tommelein, Iris D.

    theses: That the Owner can be convinced to try Lean practice for the first time, based upon the "sellingAlliance Lean Design/Construct on a Small High Tech Project Proceedings IGLC `98 ALLIANCE LEAN that Lean Production will largely influence a lasting Lean change in the construction industry not from

  20. Low energy architecture in the tropics: from design to building construction

    E-print Network

    Harry Boyer; Frédéric Miranville; François Payet

    2012-12-23

    This paper presents a realization of passive construction in Reunion, French Department in the Indian Ocean (southern hemisphere) submitted to a wet tropical climate. Aspects of passive construction were integrated at the design stage and this house does not present additional costs towards classical ones. This project was awarded a prize for architecture climate.

  1. Quality of Slab Track Construction - Track Alignment Design and Track Geometry

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Šestáková, Janka

    2015-05-01

    The slab track superstructure design (without ballast) is a perspective construction especially for building tunnels and bridges in the modernized sections of railway tracks in Slovakia. Monitoring of the structure described in this article is focused on the transition areas between standard structure with ballast and slab track construction.

  2. Design and construction of an urban runoff research facility.

    PubMed

    Wherley, Benjamin G; White, Richard H; McInnes, Kevin J; Fontanier, Charles H; Thomas, James C; Aitkenhead-Peterson, Jacqueline A; Kelly, Steven T

    2014-01-01

    As the urban population increases, so does the area of irrigated urban landscape. Summer water use in urban areas can be 2-3x winter base line water use due to increased demand for landscape irrigation. Improper irrigation practices and large rainfall events can result in runoff from urban landscapes which has potential to carry nutrients and sediments into local streams and lakes where they may contribute to eutrophication. A 1,000 m(2) facility was constructed which consists of 24 individual 33.6 m(2) field plots, each equipped for measuring total runoff volumes with time and collection of runoff subsamples at selected intervals for quantification of chemical constituents in the runoff water from simulated urban landscapes. Runoff volumes from the first and second trials had coefficient of variability (CV) values of 38.2 and 28.7%, respectively. CV values for runoff pH, EC, and Na concentration for both trials were all under 10%. Concentrations of DOC, TDN, DON, PO??P, K(+), Mg(2+), and Ca(2+) had CV values less than 50% in both trials. Overall, the results of testing performed after sod installation at the facility indicated good uniformity between plots for runoff volumes and chemical constituents. The large plot size is sufficient to include much of the natural variability and therefore provides better simulation of urban landscape ecosystems. PMID:25146420

  3. Design and construction of a compact portable pulsed power generator

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Wang, Chuan; Zheng, Xia; Zou, Jian; Wang, Jian-zhong; Zhang, Tian-jue; Jiang, Xing-dong

    2011-12-01

    The low impedance compact pulsed power generators are considered as potential drivers for X-pinch based phase contrast imaging and extreme ultraviolet (EUV) source for lithography. The designed pulsed power generator should provide square-like wave on low impedance load (1-2 ?) with current amplitude of 100 kA in burst mode. The pulse width of the current wave is 60 ns, and the rise time of the wave should be less than 30 ns. The dimensions of the machine are restricted to be no larger than ˜2 × 1 × 1.5 m, according to the specific potential application of the machine. We adopted a solution based on Marx generator combined with low impedance pulse forming line and V/N type gas switch technology to obtain the required high intensity and fast rise-time current wave. Special efforts have been made to reduce the inductance of V/N switch and low impedance load section, and thus to obtain fast rise time and high peak current, during both physical and mechanical design stages. The high power transient signal diagnostic system, consisting of a capacitive voltage divider and a metal film based current monitor, and the calibration of the diagnostic system are also outlined.

  4. Design and construction status of the TPM-1U tokamak

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    Nieto-Perez, M.; Hernandez-Arriaga, D.; Ceballos-Soto, F.

    2012-06-01

    TPM-1U is a small size tokamak, with a vacuum vessel of 0.15 m minor radius and 0.4 m major radius, with an expected magnetic field in the torus centre of 0.5 T and a plasma current above 150 kA. One of the goals of the TPM-1U is to establish the scientific and technological base for the study of magnetically confined high temperature plasmas in Mexico, and help bring cohesion to the efforts in this field that have been scattered to date. Another goal is to contribute to the generation of high level human resources that can help the community grow in size. In addition to these two strategic goals, the machine will also have technical and scientific goals such as plasma-wall interaction studies, development of new diagnostics and exploration of new magnetic topologies. In this work, the design for the pulsed power system that will be used to feed the set of toroidal coils and design considerations for the central solenoid will be presented. Calculations for the dimensioning of the central solenoid used for ohmic heating are also presented, as well as preliminary considerations for the implementation of microwave power injection into the plasma.

  5. 10 CFR Appendix N to Part 50 - Standardization of Nuclear Power Plant Designs: Permits To Construct and Licenses To Operate...

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-01-01

    ...Standardization of Nuclear Power Plant Designs: Permits To Construct...Standardization of Nuclear Power Plant Designs: Permits To Construct...provide for the holding of hearings on particular issues separately from other issues involved in hearings in licensing...

  6. 10 CFR Appendix N to Part 50 - Standardization of Nuclear Power Plant Designs: Permits To Construct and Licenses To Operate...

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-01-01

    ...Standardization of Nuclear Power Plant Designs: Permits To Construct...Standardization of Nuclear Power Plant Designs: Permits To Construct...provide for the holding of hearings on particular issues separately from other issues involved in hearings in licensing...

  7. 10 CFR Appendix N to Part 50 - Standardization of Nuclear Power Plant Designs: Permits To Construct and Licenses To Operate...

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-01-01

    ...Standardization of Nuclear Power Plant Designs: Permits To Construct...Standardization of Nuclear Power Plant Designs: Permits To Construct...provide for the holding of hearings on particular issues separately from other issues involved in hearings in licensing...

  8. 10 CFR Appendix N to Part 50 - Standardization of Nuclear Power Plant Designs: Permits To Construct and Licenses To Operate...

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-01-01

    ...Standardization of Nuclear Power Plant Designs: Permits To Construct...Standardization of Nuclear Power Plant Designs: Permits To Construct...provide for the holding of hearings on particular issues separately from other issues involved in hearings in licensing...

  9. 10 CFR Appendix N to Part 50 - Standardization of Nuclear Power Plant Designs: Permits To Construct and Licenses To Operate...

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-01-01

    ...Standardization of Nuclear Power Plant Designs: Permits To Construct...Standardization of Nuclear Power Plant Designs: Permits To Construct...provide for the holding of hearings on particular issues separately from other issues involved in hearings in licensing...

  10. 48 CFR 227.7107-1 - Architectural designs and data clauses for architect-engineer or construction contracts.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-10-01

    ...Architectural designs and data clauses for architect-engineer or construction contracts...Architectural designs and data clauses for architect-engineer or construction contracts...in solicitations and contracts for architect-engineer services and for...

  11. Advances on MHD superconducting magnets design and construction in Italy

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    Negrini, F.; Blasio, P.; Martinelli, G.; Molfino, P.

    1993-12-31

    The paper illustrates the activities developed in the frame of the Progetto Finalizzato {open_quotes}Superconducting and Cryogenic Technologies: superconducting magnets for MHD{close_quotes}. This five years Italian national program on MHD superconducting magnets is near the completions. Many important targets have been obtained in very good agreement with the initial hypotheses. The MHD s.c. prototype is now under fabrication at the Ansaldo workshop in Genova. One of the main effort of the project is the development and production of the 8800 metres of NbTi copper stabilised cable in conduit ({open_quotes}rope in a pipe{close_quotes} type) in single lengths of 300 m average. This cable is now under production at Europa Metalli (Fornaci di Barga, Italy). In the present contribution the main problems that had to be solved after and during the production by the designer and the manufacturer, are described.

  12. Design and construction of an ambulatory surgery center.

    PubMed

    Lindeman, William E

    2008-09-01

    The regulatory climate in which an ambulatory surgery center (ASC) must operate is complex. Seemingly contradictory regulations at the federal, state, and local levels can be resolved by using the "greatest requirement" approach to facilitate flexibility in the long-term use of an ASC. A well-designed ASC should be profitable, flexible, and attractive to both surgeons and patients. The development team must keep the ultimate goal in mind: a high-performance facility with maximum efficiency, high patient satisfaction, and minimal staff turnover, resulting in lower operating costs and correspondingly higher profit potential. Planning a new facility can be accomplished most effectively through a series of ordered steps for decision making. The ultimate success of an ASC will lie in its ability to meet both initial expectations and longer-term demands for operational flexibility and financial integrity. PMID:18790100

  13. Design and Construction of Prototype Dark Matter Detectors

    SciTech Connect

    Peter Fisher

    2012-03-23

    The Lepton Quark Studies (LQS) group is engaged in searching for dark matter using the Dark Matter Time Projection Chamber (DMTPC) at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) (Carlsbad, NM). DMTPC is a direction-sensitive dark matter detector designed to measure the recoil direction and energy deposited by fluorine nuclei recoiling from the interaction with incident WIMPs. In the past year, the major areas of progress have been: #15; to publish the #12;first dark matter search results from a surface run of the DMTPC prototype detector, #15; to build and install the 10L prototype in the underground laboratory at WIPP which will house the 1 m{sup 3} detector, and #15; to demonstrate charge and PMT readout of the TPC using prototype detectors, which allow triggering and #1;{Delta}z measurement to be used in the 1 m{sup 3} detector under development.

  14. The Design and Construction of the MICE Spectrometer Solenoids

    SciTech Connect

    Wang, Bert; Wahrer, Bob; Taylor, Clyde; Xu, L.; Chen, J. Y.; Wang, M.; Juang, Tiki; Zisman, Michael S.; Virostek, Steve P.; Green, Michael A.

    2008-08-02

    The purpose of the MICE spectrometer solenoid is to provide a uniform field for a scintillating fiber tracker. The uniform field is produced by a long center coil and two short end coils. Together, they produce 4T field with a uniformity of better than 1% over a detector region of 1000 mm long and 300 mm in diameter. Throughout most of the detector region, the field uniformity is better than 0.3%. In addition to the uniform field coils, we have two match coils. These two coils can be independently adjusted to match uniform field region to the focusing coil field. The coil package length is 2544 mm. We present the spectrometer solenoid cold mass design, the powering and quench protection circuits, and the cryogenic cooling system based on using three cryocoolers with re-condensers.

  15. Design, Construction, Alignment, and Calibration of a Compact Velocimetry Experiment

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    Kaufman, Morris I.; Malone, Robert M.; Frogget, Brent C.; Esquibel, David L.; Romero, Vincent T.; Lare, Gregory A.; Briggs, Bart; Iverson, Adam J.; Frayer, Daniel K.; DeVore, Douglas; Cata, Brian

    2007-09-21

    A velocimetry experiment has been designed to measure shock properties for small cylindrical metal targets (8-mm-diameter by 2-mm thick). A target is accelerated by high explosives, caught, and retrieved for later inspection. The target is expected to move at a velocity of 0.1 to 3 km/sec. The complete experiment canister is approximately 105 mm in diameter and 380 mm long. Optical velocimetry diagnostics include the Velocity Interferometer System for Any Reflector (VISAR) and Photon Doppler Velocimetry (PDV). The packaging of the velocity diagnostics is not allowed to interfere with the catchment or an X-ray imaging diagnostic. A single optical relay, using commercial lenses, collects Doppler-shifted light for both VISAR and PDV. The use of fiber optics allows measurement of point velocities on the target surface during accelerations occurring over 15 mm of travel. The VISAR operates at 532 nm and has separate illumination fibers requiring alignment. The PDV diagnostic operates at 1550 nm, but is aligned and focused at 670 nm. The VISAR and PDV diagnostics are complementary measurements and they image spots in close proximity on the target surface. Because the optical relay uses commercial glass, the axial positions of the optical fibers for PDV and VISAR are offset to compensate for chromatic aberrations. The optomechanical design requires careful attention to fiber management, mechanical assembly and disassembly, positioning of the foam catchment, and X-ray diagnostic field-of-view. Calibration and alignment data are archived at each stage of the assembly sequence.

  16. Use Of Infrared Thermography For The Identification Of Design And Construction Faults In Buildings

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Seeber, Stephen A.

    1984-03-01

    Many design and construction details can affect building energy consumption in unex-pected ways. Further, design and construction errors can increase building energy consumption, result in discomfort to building occupants and cause structural damage to the building. Infrared inspections can easily evaluate the energy efficiency of various aspects of a building's design and identify flaws that might otherwise be detected as a result of occupants' complaints or damage to the building's mechanical or structural systems. Infrared thermography can be used by the architect to evaluate his designs and by the contractor to control the quality of construction. This paper discusses a number of issues that can help determine the effectiveness of infrared building surveys. Following this, three case stud-ies will be presented to illustrate design flaws that were detected through infrared build-ing surveys.

  17. A Theoretical Construct of Serious Play and the Design of a Tangible Social Interface

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Jennings, Pamela L.

    To construct is to creatively invent one's world by engaging in creative decision-making, problem solving, and negotiation. The metaphor of construction is used to demonstrate how a simple artifact - a building blockw can be used to facilitate the exploration of personal narratives. This chapter presents an argument for the development of tangible social interfaces and interaction design practices that are informed by the premises of twentieth century philosophical and cultural theories. Specifically, this chapter explores the historical notion of the role of play in constructing a civic society. The constructed narratives' electronic construction kit is introduced as an example of research and development of a critical creative technology built on a wireless ad hoc 802.15.4 network platform. The game is designed to support collaborative play and learning.

  18. Spiral 2 cryogenic system overview: Design, construction and performance test

    SciTech Connect

    Deschildre, C.; Bernhardt, J.; Flavien, G.; Crispel, S.; Souli, M.; Commeaux, C.

    2014-01-29

    The new particle accelerator project Spiral 2 at GANIL (“Grand Accélérateur d’Ions Lourds, i.e. National Large Heavy Ion Accelerator) in Caen (France) is a very large installation, intended to serve fundamental research in nuclear physics. The heart of the future machine features a superconductor linear accelerator, delivering a beam until 20Mev/A, which are then used to bombard a matter target. The resulting reactions, such as fission, transfer, fusion, etc. will generate billions of exotic nuclei. To achieve acceleration of the beam, 26 cavities which are placed inside cryomodules at helium cryogenic temperature will be used. AL-AT (Air Liquide Advanced Technologies) takes part to the project by supplying cryogenic plant. The plant includes the liquefier associated to its compressor station, a large dewar, a storage tank for helium gas and transfer lines. In addition, a helium recovery system composed of recovery compressor, high pressure storage and external purifier has been supplied. Customized HELIAL LF has been designed, manufactured and tested by AL-AT to match the refrigeration power need for the Spiral 2 project which is around 1300 W equivalent at 4.5 K.

  19. Using Quality Function Deployment (QFD) in the Design Phase of an Apartment Construction Project Proceedings IGLC-7 357

    E-print Network

    Tommelein, Iris D.

    Using Quality Function Deployment (QFD) in the Design Phase of an Apartment Construction Project Proceedings IGLC-7 357 USING QUALITY FUNCTION DEPLOYMENT (QFD) IN THE DESIGN PHASE OF AN APARTMENT construction, building design, building construction, the house of quality. 1 Assistant Professor and Research

  20. Constructal law of design and evolution: Physics, biology, technology, and society

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Bejan, Adrian; Lorente, Sylvie

    2013-04-01

    This is a review of the theoretical and applied progress made based on the Constructal law of design and evolution in nature, with emphasis on the last decade. The Constructal law is the law of physics that accounts for the natural tendency of all flow systems (animate and inanimate) to change into configurations that offer progressively greater flow access over time. The progress made with the Constructal law covers the broadest range of science, from heat and fluid flow and geophysics, to animal design, technology evolution, and social organization (economics, government). This review presents the state of this fast growing field, and draws attention to newly opened directions for original research. The Constructal law places the concepts of life, design, and evolution in physics.

  1. 7 CFR 220.16 - Procurement standards.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-01-01

    ...this title, or the procurement standards for...may use its own procurement procedures which...State and local laws and regulations, provided that procurements made with nonprofit...Pre-issuance review requirement....

  2. 38 CFR 49.44 - Procurement procedures.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-07-01

    ...appropriate for the particular procurement and for promoting the best interest...and conditions of the proposed procurement. Consideration shall be given...awarding agency, pre-award review and procurement documents, such as...

  3. 38 CFR 49.44 - Procurement procedures.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-07-01

    ...appropriate for the particular procurement and for promoting the best interest...and conditions of the proposed procurement. Consideration shall be given...awarding agency, pre-award review and procurement documents, such as...

  4. 38 CFR 49.44 - Procurement procedures.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-07-01

    ...appropriate for the particular procurement and for promoting the best interest...and conditions of the proposed procurement. Consideration shall be given...awarding agency, pre-award review and procurement documents, such as...

  5. 38 CFR 49.44 - Procurement procedures.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-07-01

    ...appropriate for the particular procurement and for promoting the best interest...and conditions of the proposed procurement. Consideration shall be given...awarding agency, pre-award review and procurement documents, such as...

  6. 7 CFR 220.16 - Procurement standards.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-01-01

    ...this title, or the procurement standards for...may use its own procurement procedures which...State and local laws and regulations, provided that procurements made with nonprofit...Pre-issuance review requirement....

  7. 38 CFR 49.44 - Procurement procedures.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-07-01

    ...appropriate for the particular procurement and for promoting the best interest...and conditions of the proposed procurement. Consideration shall be given...awarding agency, pre-award review and procurement documents, such as...

  8. University of Toronto Business Affairs Division -Procurement Services Sole or Single Source Certification

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    Prodiæ, Aleksandar

    and Provincial laws that govern competitive bidding practices in Canada and to protect both the University or warranties To procure a prototype To fulfill lease requirements The procurement is for construction materials and the individual purchaser from liability that could result from a challenge to a contract award. Therefore

  9. Design and Construction of Simple, Nitrogen-Laser-Pumped, Tunable Dye Lasers

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Hilborn, Robert C.

    1978-01-01

    The basic physical principles of dye lasers are discussed and used to analyze the design and operation of tunable dye lasers pumped by pulsed nitrogen lasers. Details of the design and construction of these dye lasers are presented. Some simple demonstration experiments are described. (BB)

  10. RADON PREVENTION IN THE DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION OF SCHOOLS AND OTHER LARGE BUILDINGS

    EPA Science Inventory

    The paper discusses radon prevention in the design and construction of schools and other large buildings. ased on studies in progress for the past 3 years, the U.S. EPA's Office of Research and Development (ORD) has started incorporating radon control measures into the design and...

  11. Design-Construct Method Saves Time and Money in New School Building

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Modern Schools, 1972

    1972-01-01

    Describes the Lottie M. Schmidt Elementary School in New Baltimore, Michigan, completed in 154 days. Designed to a price rather than priced to a design, the school was built at considerable savings over modular approaches -- and the modest price also covered furniture, electric heating/cooling, carpeting, full masonry construction, concrete slab…

  12. 49 CFR 192.476 - Internal corrosion control: Design and construction of transmission line.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-10-01

    ... 49 Transportation 3 2013-10-01 2013-10-01 false Internal corrosion control: Design and... STANDARDS Requirements for Corrosion Control § 192.476 Internal corrosion control: Design and construction... the risk of internal corrosion. At a minimum, unless it is impracticable or unnecessary to do so,...

  13. 49 CFR 192.476 - Internal corrosion control: Design and construction of transmission line.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-10-01

    ... 49 Transportation 3 2014-10-01 2014-10-01 false Internal corrosion control: Design and... STANDARDS Requirements for Corrosion Control § 192.476 Internal corrosion control: Design and construction... the risk of internal corrosion. At a minimum, unless it is impracticable or unnecessary to do so,...

  14. 49 CFR 192.476 - Internal corrosion control: Design and construction of transmission line.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-10-01

    ... 49 Transportation 3 2012-10-01 2012-10-01 false Internal corrosion control: Design and... STANDARDS Requirements for Corrosion Control § 192.476 Internal corrosion control: Design and construction... the risk of internal corrosion. At a minimum, unless it is impracticable or unnecessary to do so,...

  15. Constructible Authentic Representations: Designing Video Games that Enable Players to Utilize Knowledge

    E-print Network

    Wilensky, Uri

    Constructible Authentic Representations: Designing Video Games that Enable Players to Utilize+Business Media Dordrecht 2014 Abstract While video games have become a source of excitement for educational of six children (ages 7­13) playing a racing video game of our own design. Players that struggled

  16. Design Rationale for Construction and Monitoring of Unsaturated Soil Covers at the Rocky Mountain Arsenal

    E-print Network

    Zornberg, Jorge G.

    Design Rationale for Construction and Monitoring of Unsaturated Soil Covers at the Rocky Mountain.greg@epa.gov) ABSTRACT: Unsaturated soil covers were designed for contaminated areas of the Rocky Mountain Ar- senal an alternative approach for waste containment within the US regulatory framework. The Rocky Mountain Arsenal (RMA

  17. Cyclone-Resistant Rural Primary School Construction - A Design Guide. Educational Building Report 7.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Sinnamon, Ian T.; Loo, G. A. van't

    One of a series of documents on design of disaster-resistant buildings, this publication treats construction of rural primary schools to resist destruction by wind and water from cyclones. Also appropriate for other buildings, material is aimed at rural primary schools because they are less likely to be professionally designed or supervised; the…

  18. DESIGN AND IMPLEMENTATION OF OPTIMISTIC CONSTRUCTS FOR LATENCY MASKING IN ONLINE VIDEO GAMES

    E-print Network

    Katchabaw, Michael James

    inconsistencies or time paradoxes that can break immersion in the game quite easily (Blow 2004). ConsequentlyDESIGN AND IMPLEMENTATION OF OPTIMISTIC CONSTRUCTS FOR LATENCY MASKING IN ONLINE VIDEO GAMES Shayne, optimistic execution, software design patterns for games. ABSTRACT To achieve interactive experiences

  19. 2011 by Andrew Allen Mills. All rights reserved. DESIGN, CONSTRUCTION, AND CHARACTERIZATION OF AN

    E-print Network

    McCall, Benjamin J.

    © 2011 by Andrew Allen Mills. All rights reserved. #12;DESIGN, CONSTRUCTION, AND CHARACTERIZATION Scheeline Professor Martin Gruebele Professor Gary Eden #12;Abstract This dissertation details the design/neutral discrimination, the spectrometer employed in this dissertation provides a rigorous, spatial discrimination

  20. Design, construction and testing of a liquid-heating flat-plate solar collector

    SciTech Connect

    Tuttle, R E

    1980-02-01

    The purpose of this study was to design, construct, and test a liquid-heating flat-plate solar collector. From the literature search, information was gathered concerning the basic components of the collector, the different processes and materials that can be used in the construction of these components, and their advantages and disadvantages. The literature search also revealed a method used to measure the performance of the collector in terms of efficiency and heat output. Design considerations were then listed for each of the major components as well as the collector as a single unit. Then, each component was designed, taking into consideration the final assembly of the completed unit. Detailed designs were required for the absorber plate and the box and frame assembly because of their complexity in construction and assembly. Once the components were designed, the construction details were arranged in a logical sequence, again considering the final assembly of the unit. The collector was then carefully constructed and assembled following the design details. After the solar collector was assembled completely, tests were made, data were obtained and recorded, and a collector performance curve was developed.

  1. 7 CFR 2902.17 - Plastic insulating foam for residential and commercial construction.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-01-01

    ... Comprehensive Procurement Guideline, 40 CFR 247.12. EPA provides recovered materials content recommendations for... provide a sealed thermal barrier for residential or commercial construction applications. (b) Minimum..., overlap with the EPA-designated recovered content product: Building Insulation. USDA is requesting...

  2. 7 CFR 3201.17 - Plastic insulating foam for residential and commercial construction.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-01-01

    ... 7 Agriculture 15 2014-01-01 2014-01-01 false Plastic insulating foam for residential and commercial construction. 3201.17 Section 3201.17 Agriculture Regulations of the Department of Agriculture (Continued) OFFICE OF PROCUREMENT AND PROPERTY MANAGEMENT, DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE GUIDELINES FOR DESIGNATING BIOBASED PRODUCTS FOR FEDERAL...

  3. 7 CFR 1942.18 - Community facilities-Planning, bidding, contracting, constructing.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-01-01

    ...of the technical requirements, a “brand name or equal” description may be used...procurement. The specific features of the named brands which must be met by offerors shall be...such as design/build or construction management) may be used with FmHA or its...

  4. Design and construction of septum magnets at the 7-GeV APS.

    SciTech Connect

    Gorski, A.

    1999-04-20

    The mechanical design, construction, and assembly procedure of six different septum magnet designs used in the Advanced Photon Source (APS) facility will be described. This will include a positron accumulator ring (PAR) AC septum magnet, a synchrotrons thin injection septum AC thin and thick extraction septa, and storage ring AC thick and thin injection septum magnets. Design parameters, material selection, assembly procedures, and operational results will be presented.

  5. Design and construction of a remote piloted flying wing. B.S. Thesis

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Costa, Alfred J.; Koopman, Fritz; Soboleski, Craig; Trieu, Thai-Ba; Duquette, Jaime; Krause, Scott; Susko, David; Trieu, Thuyba

    1994-01-01

    Currently, there is a need for a high-speed, high-lift civilian transport. Although unconventional, a flying wing could fly at speeds in excess of Mach 2 and still retain the capacity of a 747. The design of the flying wing is inherently unstable since it lacks a fuselage and a horizontal tail. The project goal was to design, construct, fly, and test a remote-piloted scale model flying wing. The project was completed as part of the NASA/USRA Advanced Aeronautics Design Program. These unique restrictions required us to implement several fundamental design changes from last year's Elang configuration including wing sweepback and wingtip endplates. Unique features such as a single ducted fan engine, composite structural materials, and an electrostatic stability system were incorporated. The result is the Banshee '94. Our efforts will aid future projects in design and construction techniques so that a viable flying wing can become an integral part of the aviation industry.

  6. Design and Construction of the 3.2 Mev High Voltage Column for Darht II

    E-print Network

    C. Peters; B. Elliott; S. Yu; S. Eylon; E. Henestroza

    2000-09-28

    A 3.2 MeV injector has been designed and built for the Darht II Project at Los Alamos Lab. The installation of the complete injector system is nearing completion at this time. The requirements for the injector are to produce a 3.2 MeV, 2000 ampere electron pulse with a flattop width of at least 2-microseconds and emittance of less than 0.15 p cm-rad normalized. A large high voltage column has been built and installed. The column is vertically oriented, is 4.4 meters long, 1.2 meters in diameter, and weights 5700 kilograms. A novel method of construction has been employed which utilizes bonded mycalex insulating rings. This paper will describe the design, construction, and testing completed during construction. Mechanical aspects of the design will be emphasized.

  7. Design and Construction of the 3.2 Mev High Voltage Column for Darht II

    E-print Network

    Peters, C; Yu, S; Eylon, S; Henestroza, E

    2000-01-01

    A 3.2 MeV injector has been designed and built for the Darht II Project at Los Alamos Lab. The installation of the complete injector system is nearing completion at this time. The requirements for the injector are to produce a 3.2 MeV, 2000 ampere electron pulse with a flattop width of at least 2-microseconds and emittance of less than 0.15 p cm-rad normalized. A large high voltage column has been built and installed. The column is vertically oriented, is 4.4 meters long, 1.2 meters in diameter, and weights 5700 kilograms. A novel method of construction has been employed which utilizes bonded mycalex insulating rings. This paper will describe the design, construction, and testing completed during construction. Mechanical aspects of the design will be emphasized.

  8. Design and Construction Solutions in the Accurate Realization of NCSX Magnetic Fields

    SciTech Connect

    Heitzenroeder, P.; Dudek, Lawrence E.; Brooks, Arthur W.; Viola, Michael E.; Brown, Thomas; Neilson, George H.; Zarnstorff, Michael C.; Rej, Donald; Cole,Michael J.; Freudenberg, Kevin D.; Harris J. H.; McGinnis, Gary

    2008-09-29

    The National Compact Stellarator Experiment, NCSX, is being constructed at the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) in partnership with the Oak Ridge national Laboratory. The goal of NCSX is to provide the understanding necessary to develop an attractive, disruption free, steady state compact stellaratorbased reactor design. This paper describes the recently revised designs of the critical interfaces between the modular coils, the construction solutions developed to meet assembly tolerances, and the recently revised trim coil system that provides the required compensation to correct for the “as built” conditions and to allow flexibility in the disposition of as-built conditions. In May, 2008, the sponsor decided to terminate the NCSX project due to growth in the project’s cost and schedule estimates. However significant technical challenges in design and construction were overcome, greatly reducing the risk in the remaining work to complete the project.

  9. Design and construction of the X-2 two-stage free piston driven expansion tube

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Doolan, Con

    1995-01-01

    This report outlines the design and construction of the X-2 two-stage free piston driven expansion tube. The project has completed its construction phase and the facility has been installed in the new impulsive research laboratory where commissioning is about to take place. The X-2 uses a unique, two-stage driver design which allows a more compact and lower overall cost free piston compressor. The new facility has been constructed in order to examine the performance envelope of the two-stage driver and how well it couple to sub-orbital and super-orbital expansion tubes. Data obtained from these experiments will be used for the design of a much larger facility, X-3, utilizing the same free piston driver concept.

  10. The design, construction and testing of a scour monitoring system using magnetostrictive materials

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Day, Steven Richard

    A system for the continuous monitoring of scour has been designed, constructed and implemented. The system detects the level of scour by attaching flow to a buried post at known depths, and detecting when individual sensors become unearthed. Two bio-inspired flow sensors were designed and constructed for use on the post. The first, resembling a seal whisker, utilized the magnetostrictive materials Alfenol and Galfenol and was optimized for >0.15m/s flow. The second, resembling seaweed, used a conventional permanent magnet and was optimized for <0.15m/s flow. A small, low powered data acquisition system was designed and constructed to monitor and record the data from the sensors. A total of four scour posts were installed at two different sites; two vertically to monitor conventional scour and two horizontally to monitor lateral riverbed migration. Data from the posts was analyzed and presented and lessons learned were documented.

  11. 42 CFR 486.304 - Requirements for designation.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-10-01

    ...Designation and Conditions for Coverage: Organ Procurement Organizations Requirements...under the Medicare and Medicaid programs for organ procurement costs attributable to payments...an agreement with CMS in order for the organ procurement costs attributable to the...

  12. 42 CFR 486.304 - Requirements for designation.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-10-01

    ...Designation and Conditions for Coverage: Organ Procurement Organizations Requirements...under the Medicare and Medicaid programs for organ procurement costs attributable to payments...an agreement with CMS in order for the organ procurement costs attributable to the...

  13. 42 CFR 486.304 - Requirements for designation.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-10-01

    ...Designation and Conditions for Coverage: Organ Procurement Organizations Requirements...under the Medicare and Medicaid programs for organ procurement costs attributable to payments...an agreement with CMS in order for the organ procurement costs attributable to the...

  14. 42 CFR 486.304 - Requirements for designation.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-10-01

    ...Designation and Conditions for Coverage: Organ Procurement Organizations Requirements...under the Medicare and Medicaid programs for organ procurement costs attributable to payments...an agreement with CMS in order for the organ procurement costs attributable to the...

  15. 42 CFR 486.304 - Requirements for designation.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-10-01

    ...Designation and Conditions for Coverage: Organ Procurement Organizations Requirements...under the Medicare and Medicaid programs for organ procurement costs attributable to payments...an agreement with CMS in order for the organ procurement costs attributable to the...

  16. Design and implementation of an identification system in construction site safety for proactive accident prevention.

    PubMed

    Yang, Huanjia; Chew, David A S; Wu, Weiwei; Zhou, Zhipeng; Li, Qiming

    2012-09-01

    Identifying accident precursors using real-time identity information has great potential to improve safety performance in construction industry, which is still suffering from day to day records of accident fatality and injury. Based on the requirements analysis for identifying precursor and the discussion of enabling technology solutions for acquiring and sharing real-time automatic identification information on construction site, this paper proposes an identification system design for proactive accident prevention to improve construction site safety. Firstly, a case study is conducted to analyze the automatic identification requirements for identifying accident precursors in construction site. Results show that it mainly consists of three aspects, namely access control, training and inspection information and operation authority. The system is then designed to fulfill these requirements based on ZigBee enabled wireless sensor network (WSN), radio frequency identification (RFID) technology and an integrated ZigBee RFID sensor network structure. At the same time, an information database is also designed and implemented, which includes 15 tables, 54 queries and several reports and forms. In the end, a demonstration system based on the proposed system design is developed as a proof of concept prototype. The contributions of this study include the requirement analysis and technical design of a real-time identity information tracking solution for proactive accident prevention on construction sites. The technical solution proposed in this paper has a significant importance in improving safety performance on construction sites. Moreover, this study can serve as a reference design for future system integrations where more functions, such as environment monitoring and location tracking, can be added. PMID:22664682

  17. Design, Construction and Test of Cryogen-Free HTS Coil Structure

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    Hocker, H.; Anerella, M.; Gupta, R.; Plate, S.; Sampson, W.; Schmalzle, J.; Shiroyanagi, Y.

    2011-03-28

    This paper will describe design, construction and test results of a cryo-mechanical structure to study coils made with the second generation High Temperature Superconductor (HTS) for the Facility for Rare Isotope Beams (FRIB). A magnet comprised of HTS coils mounted in a vacuum vessel and conduction-cooled with Gifford-McMahon cycle cryocoolers is used to develop and refine design and construction techniques. The study of these techniques and their effect on operations provides a better understanding of the use of cryogen free magnets in future accelerator projects. A cryogen-free, superconducting HTS magnet possesses certain operational advantages over cryogenically cooled, low temperature superconducting magnets.

  18. Review of Qualitative Approaches for the Construction Industry: Designing a Risk Management Toolbox

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    Spee, Ton; Gillen, Matt; Lentz, Thomas J.; Garrod, Andrew; Evans, Paul; Swuste, Paul

    2011-01-01

    Objectives This paper presents the framework and protocol design for a construction industry risk management toolbox. The construction industry needs a comprehensive, systematic approach to assess and control occupational risks. These risks span several professional health and safety disciplines, emphasized by multiple international occupational research agenda projects including: falls, electrocution, noise, silica, welding fumes, and musculoskeletal disorders. Yet, the International Social Security Association says, "whereas progress has been made in safety and health, the construction industry is still a high risk sector." Methods Small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) employ about 80% of the world's construction workers. In recent years a strategy for qualitative occupational risk management, known as Control Banding (CB) has gained international attention as a simplified approach for reducing work-related risks. CB groups hazards into stratified risk 'bands', identifying commensurate controls to reduce the level of risk and promote worker health and safety. We review these qualitative solutions-based approaches and identify strengths and weaknesses toward designing a simplified CB 'toolbox' approach for use by SMEs in construction trades. Results This toolbox design proposal includes international input on multidisciplinary approaches for performing a qualitative risk assessment determining a risk 'band' for a given project. Risk bands are used to identify the appropriate level of training to oversee construction work, leading to commensurate and appropriate control methods to perform the work safely. Conclusion The Construction Toolbox presents a review-generated format to harness multiple solutions-based national programs and publications for controlling construction-related risks with simplified approaches across the occupational safety, health and hygiene professions. PMID:22953194

  19. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration PAC Procurement, Acquisition and

    E-print Network

    4-1 National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration PAC Chapter 4 Procurement, Acquisition and Construction #12;4-2 National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration PAC FY2007 Enacted FY2008 Enacted FY2009 will be determined through the annual budget process. #12;4-4 National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration PAC

  20. 40 CFR 35.936-21 - Delegation to State agencies; certification of procurement systems.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-07-01

    ... GRANTS AND OTHER FEDERAL ASSISTANCE STATE AND LOCAL ASSISTANCE Grants for Construction of Treatment Works-Clean Water Act § 35.936-21 Delegation to State agencies; certification of procurement systems. (a) Under §...