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"Being Healthy": The Discursive Construction of Health in New Zealand Children's Responses to the National Education Monitoring Project  

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In this paper we examine the discursive resources that year 4 and year 8 students draw on to construct meanings for health. Drawing on students' responses to tasks in the New Zealand National Monitoring Project (Crooks & Flockton, "Health & Physical Education", University of Otago Educational Assessment Research Unit, 1999) we examine what…

Wright, Jan; Burrows, Lisette

2004-01-01

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Discursive Construction of the Images of U.S. Classrooms.  

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Examines how classroom cultures in the United States and Asia are discursively constructed by researchers in applied linguistics and education. Suggests that the literature of applied linguistics and some in education compares idealized perspectives of U.S. classrooms with more typical images of classrooms in Asia. (Author/VWL)

Kubota, Ryuko

2001-01-01

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Commemorating the past: the discursive construction of official narratives about the `Rebirth of the Second Austrian Republic'  

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This article analyses the discursive construction of collective and individual memories and the functions of commemorative events for the discursive construction of national identities through the example of Austrian post-war commemorative events. Thus, the various attempts to come to terms with the Nazi past in post-war Austria are illustrated in detail. The article will first summarize the socio-political contexts relating

Ruth Wodak; Rudolf de Cillia

2007-01-01

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Commemorating the past: the discursive construction of official narratives about the 'Rebirth of the Second Austrian Republic  

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This article analyses the discursive construction of collective and individual memories and the functions of commemorative events for the discursive construction of national identities through the example of Austrian post-war commemorative events. Thus, the various attempts to come to terms with the Nazi past in post-war Austria are illustrated in detail. The article will first summarize the socio-political contexts relating

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‘We’re not ethnic, we’re Irish!’: Oral histories and the discursive construction of immigrant identity  

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This article examines how national and immigrant identities are discursively constructed through the use of oral histories, using a corpus of 15 oral-history interviews (25 hours of transcribed talk) collected from members of the Irish Association of Manitoba. Using a simplified discourse-historical approach, the analysis focuses on content, constructive strategies of assimilation and dissimilation, and the linguistic means by which

Jennifer Clary-Lemon

2010-01-01

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(2014) In Julia Bamford, Franca Poppi & Davide Mazzi (eds), Space, Place and the Discursive Construction of Identity.  

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(2014) In Julia Bamford, Franca Poppi & Davide Mazzi (eds), Space, Place and the Discursive, published in "Space, Place and the Discursive Construction of Identity, Julia Bamford, Franca Poppi & Davide

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Experiencing emotional labor: an analysis of the discursive construction of emotional labor  

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This study analyzes how employees at a university recreation center discursively construct their experiences of emotional labor, how they conceptualize such behavior in terms of displaying unfelt emotions and faking in good and bad faith, and what...

Haman, Mary Kathryn

2007-04-25

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New Technologies, Ancient Archetypes: The Boston Globe's Discursive Construction of Internet Connectivity in Africa  

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This article analyzed the Boston Globe's discursive construction of Internet connectivity in Africa in its series entitled “The Wiring of a Continent: Africa Goes Online.” The study was carried out within the theoretical framework of journalism as mythic narrative. It was found that the Boston Globe constructed the reality of the Internet in Africa within the framework of the primeval

Lyombe Eko

2010-01-01

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Latin American Education: Perceptions of Linearities and the Construction of Discursive Space.  

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A review of eight books on Latin American education, published after 1995, analyzes the process by which Latin American "discursive space" is constructed in the educational literature. Similarities in the principles dominating recent educational reforms and the main perspectives in the literature that "explain" these similarities are indicative of…

Beech, Jason

2002-01-01

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Confessions of the flesh and biopedagogies: discursive constructions of obesity on Nip\\/Tuck  

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Informed by the work of Michel Foucault, the authors discuss the Nip\\/Tuck episode entitled “Momma Boone” and how it discursively constructs “obesity”. They show how this popular media text can be understood as a crystallisation of the dominant discourse surrounding fat bodies. In the process, how the episode can be seen as a “biopedagogy” that instructs its viewers in how

G Rail; M Lafrance

2009-01-01

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Contesting the 'national interest' and maintaining 'our lifestyle': a discursive analysis of political rhetoric around climate change.  

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The release of the fourth United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report in February 2007 prompted a flood of responses from political leaders around the globe. Perhaps nowhere was this more apparent than in Australia, where its release coincided with the first sitting week of the Australian Parliament, in an election year. The current study involves a discursive analysis of climate change rhetoric produced by politicians from the major Australian political parties in the period following the release of the IPCC leading up to the national election. Data include both transcripts of parliamentary debate and statements directly broadcast in the media. The analysis focuses on the various ways in which the issue of climate change was invoked and rhetorically managed by each of the two parties in the lead up to the election. In particular, it focuses on the ways in which appeals to the 'national interest' and 'lifestyle maintenance', both regular features of political rhetoric, were mobilized by both parties to discursively manage their positions on the climate change issue. Implications of the ways in which such appeals were constructed are discussed in relation to the discursive limits of the ways in which the issue of climate change is constructed in public debate. PMID:20163767

Kurz, Tim; Augoustinos, Martha; Crabb, Shona

2010-09-01

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On the Discursive Construction of "The Chinese Learner"  

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Characterisations of "the Chinese learner" in education and applied linguistics have frequently taken a "large culture" approach, which involves describing the values, attitudes and learning practices of individuals in terms of fixed, homogeneous, reified national cultures. A shared Confucian cultural heritage is offered by way of explanation for…

Clark, Rose; Gieve, S. N.

2006-01-01

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The language of "Circule": discursive construction of false referral in Iranian teaching hospitals.  

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This article explores the practice of false patient out-referral by medical students in Iranian teaching hospital emergency departments. Drawing on participant-observations and interviews during eight months in six hospitals in Tehran, we investigate how discourse is appropriated to construct and legitimate out-referrals through four general strategies of sympathy, mystification, intimidation, and procrastination. Based on a critical approach to false out-referral discourse, we revisit the medical and educational functioning of teaching hospitals in Iran: Focusing on medical students involved in false out-referrals, their discursive reproduction of deception is examined along with their legitimate challenges to institutional structures. Moreover, focusing on the institution of hospital, institutional corruption is discussed along with the problematic of covert cultural defiance faced by a modernist organizational construct in a nonmainstream cultural context. Finally, we argue that the discourse of false out-referral calls for more profound public awareness in dealing with health institutions. PMID:20949838

Mirhosseini, Seyyed-Abdolhamid; Fattahi, Hossein

2010-09-01

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Worldviews and discursive construction of GMO-related risk perceptions in Turkey.  

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This paper analyses the discursive construction of the genetically modified organisms (GMOs) issue in the Turkish political arena following the public debate on the pending legislation on biosecurity. The study proposes an operational approach to semiotic/actor network theory (Latour) applied to public representations of a new technology within the theoretical frameworks of social representation theory and cultural theory of risks. It aims to highlight how different worldviews produce different risk discourses of GMOs in Turkey. Using cluster analysis to inductively extract evaluative categories, we use these to identify themes by human coding. Lastly, we apply formal concept analysis to link themes to actors and their worldviews, establishing their semantic networks. Formal concept analysis revealed four discourse networks reflecting nationalist, Islamist, progressive (left) and neo-liberal worldviews. Finally, these structures will be grounded back in the articles for a richer interpretive analysis. PMID:23833021

Veltri, Giuseppe A; Suerdem, Ahmet K

2013-02-01

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MEN'S ADULTERY AS SICKNESS: METAPHOR, GENDER CATEGORIES AND THE DISCURSIVE CONSTRUCTION OF GENDER DIFFERENCES ON JAPANESE TELEVISION CONSULTATION PROGRAMS  

Microsoft Academic Search

This article describes how Japanese TV programs adopting a consultation framework construct different realities for women and men concerning a specific social phenomenon, namely adultery. To do so, two perspectives, the theory of metaphor promoted by George Lakoff and membership category analysis, are combined toward a discursive analysis which reveals that, in the case of men's adultery, advice givers typically

Scott Saft; Yumiko Ohara

2009-01-01

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Comments on Ryuko Kubota's "Discursive Construction of the Images of U.S. Classrooms." A Reader Reacts . . .  

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Reacts to an article published in an earlier issue of this journal (Vol. 35, No. 1, Spr 2001) on discursive construction of the images of U.S. classrooms. Suggests that the author of the article misrepresents the work of others and challenges her to present her arguments ethically in future research. (Author/VWL)

Atkinson, Dwight

2002-01-01

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A reasonable grief—discursive constructions of grief in a public conversation on raising the shipwrecked M\\/S Estonia  

Microsoft Academic Search

The paper uses a debate in Swedish newspapers about the fate of the corpses from the shipwrecked M\\/S Estonia as a case study, in order to demonstrate how different discourses on grief construct a normative way of mourning. The theoretical vantage point is a discursive perspective on grief where different discourses are regarded as resources and limitations for how to

Eva Reimers

2003-01-01

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School Leaders' Discursive Constructions of Low-Income and Minority Families Identities: A Marketplace Racism/Classism  

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Informed by Foucault's analytics of power, this critical discourse analysis focuses upon the discursive construction of minority and low-income family identities, primarily using text from interviews of Texas school leaders within the neoliberal context of No Child Left Behind (NCLB). Qualitative content analysis was used to discover whether the…

Briscoe, Felecia M.; De Oliver, Miguel

2012-01-01

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Heroic frames: discursive constructions around the requested death movement in Australia in the late-1990s.  

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This paper focuses on a critical development in the life of the requested death movement [McInerney, F. (2000). "Requested Death": A new social movement. Social Science & Medicine, 50(1), 137-54.], that being the passage of the Northern Territory of Australia's Rights of the Terminally Ill (ROTI) Act 1995. This legislation, for the first time anywhere in the world, allowed for lawful euthanasia and physician-assisted suicide, thereby fulfilling key requirements of the movement. Taking a constructionist perspective, I analyzed discursive representations of dying, death and medicine in selected Australian print media during this time period (1995-1997). The media's predilection for reporting dramatic and unusual death coincided with the movement's construction of contemporary dying as horrific, intractable, and intolerable. Across all analyzed publications and genres, an heroic discourse was found to be a dominant influence, couched within a dramatic framing that served to reinforce many of the claims of the requested death movement. The framing of requested death activists as heroes, and of requested death itself as a redeeming and transforming act for those seeking it, were preeminent in press portrayals. The dominance of this heroic discourse suggests that such media and movement frames worked in tandem to both resonate with and reinforce popular Australian notions of terminal illness and dying in the late 20th century. PMID:16046040

McInerney, Fran

2006-02-01

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"Us" and "Them": The Discursive Construction of "the Other" in Greenmarket Square, Cape Town  

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This paper is based on research done on intercultural communication at Greenmarket Square in the heart of Cape Town, South Africa. The Square is well known as a market for informal traders (mainly from other parts of Africa), local people and tourists from all over the world. Using originally collected discursive evidence from market traders, the…

Dyers, Charlyn; Wankah, Foncha John

2012-01-01

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Affordability as a discursive accomplishment in a changing National Health Service.  

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Health systems worldwide face the challenges of rationing. The English National Health Service (NHS) was founded on three core principles: universality, comprehensiveness, and free at the point of delivery. Yet patients are increasingly hearing that some treatments are unaffordable on the NHS. We considered affordability as a social accomplishment and sought to explore how those charged with allocating NHS resources achieved this in practice. We undertook a linguistic ethnography to examine the work practices of resource allocation committees in three Primary Care Trusts (PCTs) in England between 2005 and 2012, specifically deliberations over 'individual funding requests' (IFRs)--requests by patients and their doctors for the PCT to support a treatment not routinely funded. We collected and analysed a diverse dataset comprising policy documents, legal judgements, audio recordings, ethnographic field notes and emails from PCT committee meetings, interviews and a focus group with committee members. We found that the fundamental values of universality and comprehensiveness strongly influenced the culture of these NHS organisations, and that in this context, accomplishing affordability was not easy. Four discursive practices served to confer legitimacy on affordability as a guiding value of NHS health care: (1) categorising certain treatments as only eligible for NHS funding if patients could prove 'exceptional' circumstances; (2) representing resource allocation decisions as being not (primarily) about money; (3) indexical labelling of affordability as an ethical principle, and (4) recontextualising legal judgements supporting refusal of NHS treatment on affordability grounds as 'rational'. The overall effect of these discursive practices was that denying treatment to patients became reasonable and rational for an organisation even while it continued to espouse traditional NHS values. We conclude that deliberations about the funding of treatments at the margins of NHS care have powerful consequences both for patients and for redrawing the ideological landscape of NHS care. PMID:23103349

Russell, Jill; Greenhalgh, Trisha

2012-12-01

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"Judging a body by its cover": young Lebanese-Canadian women's discursive constructions of the "healthy" body and "health" practices.  

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Our interest stems from the dramatic increase in the number of obesity studies, which expose Canadian women to a huge amount of information that links health to weight. Using feminist poststructuralist and postcolonial lenses, this paper investigates young Lebanese-Canadian women's constructions of the body and "health" practices within the context of the dominant obesity discourse. Participant-centered conversations were held with 20 young Christian Lebanese-Canadian women. A thematic analysis was first conducted and was followed by a poststructuralist discourse analysis to further our understanding of how the participants construct themselves as subjects within various discourses surrounding health, obesity, and the body. Our findings reveal that most participants conflate the "healthy" body and the "ideal" body, both of which they ultimately portray as thin. The young women construct the "healthy"/"ideal" body as a solely individual responsibility, thus reinforcing the idea of "docile bodies." The majority of participants report their frequent involvement in disciplinary practices such as rigorous physical activity and dietary restrictions, and a few young women mention the use of other extreme forms of bodily monitoring such as detoxes, dieting pills, and compulsive exercise. We discuss the language employed by participants to construct their multiple and shifting subjectivities. For instance, many of these Lebanese-Canadian women use the term "us" to dissociate themselves from Lebanese women ("them"), whom they portray as overly focused on thinness and beauty and engaged in physical activity and other bodily practices for "superficial" purposes. The participants also use the "us/them" trope to distance themselves from "Canadian" women (read: white Euro-Canadian women), whom they portray as very physically active for purposes beyond the improvement of the physical appearance of the body. We discuss the impacts of the young Christian Lebanese-Canadian women's hybrid cultural identities and diasporic spaces on their discursive constructions of the body and "health" practices. Finally, we examine the participants' fluid subject-positions: On one hand, they construct themselves as neoliberal subjects re-citing elements of dominant neoliberal discourses (self-responsibility for health, traditional femininity, and obesity) but, on the other hand, they at times construct themselves as "timid" poststructuralist subjects expressing awareness of, and "micro-resistance" to such discourses. PMID:23340805

Abou-Rizk, Zeina; Rail, Geneviève

2014-02-01

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Chinese Students' Constructive Nationalism  

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Last June the author, a teacher of political theory at Tsinghua University, was asked by a Canadian television crew to get hold of some students for a special on modern China. During the discussion, the author observed that his Chinese students express a thoughtful and informed nationalism, and a distrust of Western-style democracy. Some of the…

Bell, Daniel A.

2008-01-01

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Beyond Antagonism? The Discursive Construction of "New" Teachers in the United Arab Emirates  

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The UAE, which celebrated independence in 1971, is a rapidly changing environment where aspects of traditional Bedouin culture co-exist with the immense changes being wrought by the forces of globalization and the wealth brought about by the development of the oil industry. Emirati nationals are a minority within the UAE, comprising approximately…

Clarke, Matthew

2006-01-01

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The Discursive Construction of (A)Moral Names: Religion versus Language  

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Bangla, as spoken in Bangladesh, is inseparable from the nation itself. The language movement of 1952, where several people died, played a significant role in the independence and the birth of Bangladesh. In fact, on 17th November 1999, UNESCO immortalized the movement by proclaiming 21st February as the International Mother Language Day. Bangla,…

Haque, Muhammed Shahriar; Abedin, Zainul

2011-01-01

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Politics and Pedagogy: Discursive Constructions in the IB "Theory of Knowledge--Guide"  

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The International Baccalaureate (IB) curriculum is increasingly popular in both national and international secondary education settings. The "Theory of knowledge" (TOK) course is cast as the prime example of the international globalised values the IB Diploma represents. This article argues that such a positioning is contested within the TOK…

Smith, Nigel V.; Morgan, Mandy

2010-01-01

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National Construction Safety Teams Annual Report  

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National Construction Safety Teams Annual Report Fiscal Year 2006 Introduction In October 2002, the President signed into law the National Construction Safety Team (NCST) Act (P.L. 107-231), which authorized the Director of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) to establish National Construction

Magee, Joseph W.

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National Construction Safety Team Act Annual Report  

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National Construction Safety Team Act Annual Report Fiscal Year 2007 Introduction In October 2002, the President signed into law the National Construction Safety Team (NCST) Act (P.L. 107-231), which authorized the Director of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) to establish

Magee, Joseph W.

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National Construction Safety Team Act Annual Report  

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National Construction Safety Team Act Annual Report Fiscal Year 2008 Summary This annual report to Congress for FY 2008 is required by the National Construction Safety Team Act. NIST completed its federal throughout the United States. In addition, the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) membership also

Magee, Joseph W.

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A New Universal Mean Girl: Examining the Discursive Construction and Social Regulation of a New Feminine Pathology  

Microsoft Academic Search

This article examines recent sensationalist media attention to mean girls. Popular constructions of the mean girl are argued to be rooted in a developmental psychology debate on girls as indirectly and relationally aggressive. The developmental psychology model of feminine aggression is analyzed as a postfeminist discourse, illustrated to pathologize girls through universalizing, essentializing and context-devoid models of girlhood, which contribute

Jessica Ringrose

2006-01-01

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Co-Constructing Representations of Culture in ESL and EFL Classrooms: Discursive Faultlines in Chile and California  

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Based on qualitative research conducted in 3 university English as a foreign language classrooms in Chile and 3 community college English as a second language classrooms in California, this article examines the approaches used in teaching culture in these classrooms, the differences in how particular cultures (usually national cultures) were…

Menard-Warwick, Julia

2009-01-01

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The discursive negotiation of international student identities  

Microsoft Academic Search

Research about identity has undergone a discursive turn in recent years, with a shift from conceptualising identity as an essentialistic, pre-existing construct that drives social interaction, to a more fluid and hybrid construct that is constituted through discourse. As a result, a number of recent studies investigating the construction of international student identities have supposedly adhered to this latter, postmodernist-inspired

Michael Haugh

2008-01-01

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‘Lesbian community’ in Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA) spaces  

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This paper explores the investment in the discursive and spatial construct of ‘lesbian community’. This ‘community’ is identifiable through the social spaces of the Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA), where sport and community are connected descriptively and interpretively. To do so, this paper discursively examines fan comments that define WNBA spaces as sites of community. This conversation is situated within

Tiffany Muller

2007-01-01

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Chapter Four: Discursive Resources  

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In this chapter, the focus of attention moves from the contexts described in chapter 3 to the verbal, nonverbal, and interactional resources that participants employ in discursive practices. These resources are discussed within the frame of participation status and participation framework proposed by Goffman. Verbal resources employed by…

Young, Richard F.

2008-01-01

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National Construction Safety Team Advisory Committee National Institute of Standards and Technology  

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National Construction Safety Team Advisory Committee National Institute of Standards Annual Report of the National Construction Safety Team Advisory Committee (NCSTAC) of the National of the National Construction Safety Team (NCST) Act (P.L. 107-231) and our report reflects our views

Magee, Joseph W.

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Accounting for the hero: a critical psycho-discursive approach to children's experience of domestic violence and the construction of masculinities.  

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This article employs a critical psycho-discursive approach to social identity processes and subjectivity in an important and under-researched area; the psychological impact of domestic violence on children. We use a case study of interview interaction with two teenage brothers talking about their father's past violent behaviour to show that a highly idealised, dominant form of hegemonic masculinity--'heroic protection discourse' (HPD)--was a major organising principle framing both brothers' understandings of events. However, significant differences occurred in how each boy identified and made sense of self and others within this discourse. We discuss our findings in terms of (1) the destructive power of HPD to position sons as responsible for a father's violent behaviour and (2) the utility of our approach for developing a better understanding of when, if or why psychological and behavioural problems associated with domestic violence are likely to develop in a particular child. In so doing, we hope to contribute to theoretical debates in social psychology on identity and subjectivity by showing how it is possible to make sense of the 'collision' between structure and agency through the study of social interaction. PMID:19433010

Dryden, Caroline; Doherty, Kathy; Nicolson, Paula

2010-03-01

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National Institute of Standards and Technology National Construction Safety Team Act  

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1 National Institute of Standards and Technology National Construction Safety Team Act Annual by the National Construction Safety Team (NCST) Act. NIST Director Pat Gallagher established a team under the NCST Joplin, MO on May 22, 2011. According to the National Weather Service (NWS) and the Federal Emergency

Magee, Joseph W.

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National Construction Safety Team Advisory Committee National Institute of Standards & Technology  

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National Construction Safety Team Advisory Committee National Institute of Standards & Technology to submit the 2006 Annual Report of the National Construction Safety Team Advisory Committee (NCSTAC) of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). The Committee serves as NIST's advisor

Magee, Joseph W.

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The Discursive Construction of Gender in Physical Education in Sweden, 1945-2003: Is Meeting the Learner's Needs Tantamount to Meeting the Market's Needs?  

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This study focuses on the subject of PE in state texts and how the PE teacher and gender are constructed. The study is based on discourse analysis of state reports and curricula. Three teacher positions are identified: the body, the character and the lifestyle constructor. At the beginning of the studied period the state explicitly designed the PE…

Olofsson, Eva

2005-01-01

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The discursive construction of gender in physical education in Sweden, 1945ñ2003: is meeting the learnerís needs tantamount to meeting the marketís needs?  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study focuses on the subject of PE in state texts and how the PE teacher and gender are constructed. The study is based on discourse analysis of state reports and curricula. Three teacher positions are identified: the body, the character and the lifestyle constructor. At the beginning of the studied period the state explicitly designed the PE teacher as

Eva Olofsson

2005-01-01

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Sense-making Frameworks: Dominant, Discursive Constructions of Learners and Communities by Teachers in the Context of Intersecting Barriers to Basic Education  

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This article examines the complex ways in which teacher constructions of their experiences of teaching in a rural, disadvantaged context shape their taken-for-granted understandings of barriers to basic education. This article attempts to deconstruct these value-laden understandings of barriers to education. We draw on Foucault's notion of…

Muthukrishna, Nithi; Ramsuran, Anitha; Pennefather, Jane; Naidoo, Jacqueline; Jugmohan, Pete

2007-01-01

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New Teachers, Mentoring and the Discursive Formation of Professional Identity  

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This paper considers the implications of mentoring for the discursive formation of professional identities of newly graduated teachers. The site for this analysis is the Teacher Mentoring and Induction Program, in Victoria, Australia. The paper draws attention to the effects of mentoring as conceived in this context on the construction of new…

Devos, Anita

2010-01-01

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Utilising Discursive Positioning in Counselling  

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Foucault's concern with the production of subjectivity has led to the development of positioning theory, as it has been called by Bronwyn Davies, Rom Harr and Luk van Langenhve. The concept of discursive positioning has particular value for counselling because it shows how people are positioned in discourse in particular moments by their own and…

Winslade, John M.

2005-01-01

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Positioning and the discursive construction of categories.  

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Psychological phenomena are semiotic, so the best model for understanding them must be 'conversation'. Psychiatric conversations are dominated by complaints. In dealing with them the structure of the consequential conversation must be subjected to 'positioning analysis' to reveal the dynamics of rights and duties among the speakers. PMID:16145271

Harré, Rom

2005-01-01

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The Discursive Production of Classroom Mathematics  

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School mathematics is a function of its discursive environment where the language being used formats mathematical activity. The paper explores this theme through an extended example in which the conduct of mathematical teaching and learning is restricted by regulative educational policies. It considers how mathematics is discursively produced by…

Smith, Kim; Hodson, Elaine; Brown, Tony

2013-01-01

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48 CFR 801.602-80 - Legal and technical review-Office of Construction and Facilities Management and National Cemetery...  

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...review-Office of Construction and Facilities Management and National Cemetery Administration...review-Office of Construction and Facilities Management and National Cemetery Administration...Office of Construction and Facilities Management or National Cemetery...

2011-10-01

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National Association of Women in Construction St. Louis Missouri Chapter 38  

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in the construction industry which Promotes that industry and supports the Advancement of women within it1 NAWIC National Association of Women in Construction St. Louis Missouri Chapter 38 THE ST. LOUIS MISSOURI CHAPTER NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF WOMEN IN CONSTRUCTION is accepting applications for our ANNUAL

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77 FR 43018 - Updating OSHA Construction Standards Based on National Consensus Standards; Head Protection...  

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...OSHA-2011-0184] RIN 1218-AC65 Updating OSHA Construction Standards Based on National Consensus Standards...proposed rulemaking (NPRM) with regard to the construction industry head protection standards to eliminate...

2012-07-23

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77 FR 42988 - Updating OSHA Construction Standards Based on National Consensus Standards; Head Protection...  

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...OSHA-2011-0184] RIN 1218-AC65 Updating OSHA Construction Standards Based on National Consensus Standards...correcting a direct final rule (DFR) with regard to the construction industry head protection standards to eliminate...

2012-07-23

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Construction safety program for the National Ignition Facility  

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The Construction Safety Program (CSP) for NIF sets forth the responsibilities, guidelines, rules, policies and regulations for all workers involved in the construction, special equipment installation, acceptance testing, and initial activation and operation of NIF at LLNL during the construction period of NIF. During this period, all workers are required to implement measures to create a universal awareness which promotes safe practice at the work site, and which will achieve NIF`s management objectives in preventing accidents and illnesses. Construction safety for NIF is predicated on everyone performing their jobs in a manner which prevents job-related disabling injuries and illnesses. The CSP outlines the minimum environment, safety, and health (ES&H) standards, LLNL policies and the Construction Industry Institute (CII) Zero Injury Techniques requirements that all workers at the NIF construction site shall adhere to during the construction period of NIF. It identifies the safety requirements which the NIF organizational Elements, construction contractors and construction subcontractors must include in their safety plans for the construction period of NIF, and presents safety protocols and guidelines which workers shall follow to assure a safe and healthful work environment. The CSP also identifies the ES&H responsibilities of LLNL employees, non-LLNL employees, construction contractors, construction subcontractors, and various levels of management within the NIF Program at LLNL. In addition, the CSP contains the responsibilities and functions of ES&H support organizations and administrative groups, and describes their interactions with the NIF Program.

Cerruti, S.J.

1997-01-01

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Construction safety program for the National Ignition Facility  

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The Construction Safety Program (CSP) for NIF sets forth the responsibilities, guidelines, rules, policies and regulations for all workers involved in the construction, special equipment installation, acceptance testing, and initial activation and operation of NIF at LLNL during the construction period of NIF.

Cerruti, S.J.

1997-06-26

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History education and the construction of national identity in Iran  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study examined the representation of national and religious dimensions of Iranian history and identity in Iranian middle school history textbooks. Furthermore, through a qualitative case study in a school in the capital city of Tehran, teachers' use of textbooks in classrooms, students' response, their perceptions of the country's past, and their definitions of national identity is studied. The study

Maryam Soltan Zadeh

2012-01-01

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History Education and the Construction of National Identity in Iran  

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This study examined the representation of national and religious dimensions of Iranian history and identity in Iranian middle school history textbooks. Furthermore, through a qualitative case study in a school in the capital city of Tehran, teachers’ use of textbooks in classrooms, students’ response, their perceptions of the country’s past, and their definitions of national identity is studied. The study

Maryam Soltan Zadeh

2012-01-01

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Techno-Nationalism and the Construction of University Technology Transfer  

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Our historical study of Canada's main research university illuminates the overlooked influence of national identities and interests as forces shaping the institutionalization of technology transfer. Through the use of archival sources we trace the rise and influence of Canadian technological nationalism--a response to Canada's perceived…

Sá, Creso; Kretz, Andrew; Sigurdson, Kristjan

2013-01-01

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LIFE IN THE (MEDIATED) FAUST LANEBen Johnson, National Affect and the 1988 Crisis of Canadian Identity  

Microsoft Academic Search

Narratives surrounding the career of former Canadian sprinter Ben Johnson offer a unique site for examining the political and discursive formation of national identity. Focusing on media discourses, this study examines the nature and extent to which a crisis of Canadian identity was constructed, negotiated and, at times, challenged in 1988. More specifically, the analysis (a) locates the discussion of

Steven J. Jackson

1998-01-01

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Technological determinism and discursive closure in  

E-print Network

Organizational change, Acquisitions and mergers, Narratives Abstract In times of organizational change leadersTechnological determinism and discursive closure in organizational mergers Paul M. Leonardi are always political in nature and often reflect the motives of the storyteller. We observe how leaders

Leonardi, Paul

57

Undisciplined beginnings, academic success, and discursive psychology.  

PubMed

This paper reflects on the conditions under which Discourse and social psychology, Common knowledge, and the author's Arguing and thinking were written. These books, which were independently conceived, were not specifically written as contributions to 'discursive psychology', for discursive psychology did not exist at that time. Their authors were rejecting conventional approaches to doing psychological research. The paper discusses what it takes for a new academic movement, such as discursive psychology, to be successfully established in the current climate of 'academic capitalism'. Two requirements are particularly mentioned: the necessity for a label and the necessity for adherents to be recruited. Of the three books, only Discourse and social psychology was outwardly recruiting its readers to a new way of doing social psychology. Arguing and thinking, with its celebration of ancient rhetoric, was much more ambiguous in its aims. It was turning away from present usefulness towards the past. By claiming to be 'an antiquarian psychologist' the author was rejecting disciplinary thinking. The paper also considers the intellectual costs of establishing a new specialism or sub-discipline. The 'first generation' may have freedom, but success can bring about a narrowing of perspectives and the development of orthodoxies for subsequent academic generations. This applies as much to the development of experimental social psychology as to discursive psychology. These processes are particular enhanced in the present socio-economic situation of contemporary universities, which make it more difficult for young academics to become, in the words of William James, 'undisciplinables'. PMID:22283746

Billig, Michael

2012-09-01

58

National Vocational Qualifications and the Construction Craft Industry.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Training and education in the construction craft industry for the 1990s and beyond will be affected by changes in industry, qualifications, and education and training provision. A shift away from apprenticeship programs toward shorter periods of training and further education has been accompanied by an increasing emphasis on the demonstration of…

Further Education Unit, London (England).

59

Construction Pre-Apprenticeship Programs: Results from a National Survey  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This publication shares findings from a WSI-conducted survey of pre-apprenticeship programs in the construction trades. Based on responses from 260 programs nationwide, the report presents information about program size, services offered, populations served, funding sources, and successes and challenges in placing trainees in apprenticeships or…

Conway, Maureen; Gerber, Allison

2009-01-01

60

An Approach for Measuring Reductions in Operations, Maintenance, and Energy Costs: Baseline Measures of Construction Industry Practices for the National Construction Goals.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Construction and Building Subcommittee of the National Science and Technology Council (NSTC) has established seven National Construction Goals for the construction industry and is developing baseline measures for current practices and progress with respect to each goal. This document provides a detailed set of baseline measures for the NSTC…

Chapman, Robert E.; Rennison, Roderick

61

Construction safety program for the National Ignition Facility, Appendix A  

SciTech Connect

Topics covered in this appendix include: General Rules-Code of Safe Practices; 2. Personal Protective Equipment; Hazardous Material Control; Traffic Control; Fire Prevention; Sanitation and First Aid; Confined Space Safety Requirements; Ladders and Stairways; Scaffolding and Lift Safety; Machinery, Vehicles, and Heavy Equipment; Welding and Cutting-General; Arc Welding; Oxygen/Acetylene Welding and Cutting; Excavation, Trenching, and Shoring; Fall Protection; Steel Erection; Working With Asbestos; Radiation Safety; Hand Tools; Electrical Safety; Nonelectrical Work Performed Near Exposed High-Voltage Power-Distribution Equipment; Lockout/Tagout Requirements; Rigging; A-Cranes; Housekeeping; Material Handling and Storage; Lead; Concrete and Masonry Construction.

Cerruti, S.J.

1997-06-26

62

Romantic Scotland, tragic England, ambiguous Britain: constructions of 'the Empire' in post-devolution national accounting  

Microsoft Academic Search

This article compares the ways in which references to 'the (British) Empire' were constructed and used in interview accounts of national identity and domestic politics in Scotland and in England. In Scotland, spontaneous accounts of Empire were typically formulated in conjunction with nationalist moral meta-narra- tives. Respondents variously inferred heroic national character from Scotland's role in Empire, or cast Scottish

SUSAN CONDOR; JACKIE ABELL

2006-01-01

63

The Construction of National Identity through Primary School History: The Irish Case  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Much recent sociological work on education makes reference to gender, sexual, ethnic, local and political "project" identities, yet there remains a need to bring the nation, and the state, back in; to also question the way in which "national" identities are constructed in a context of globalisation and localisation. Through an analysis of Irish…

Tormey, Roland

2006-01-01

64

NATIONALISM AND ARCHAEOLOGY: On the Constructions of Nations and the Reconstructions of the Remote Past  

Microsoft Academic Search

Abstract Nationalism requires the elaboration of a real or invented remote past. This review considers how archaeological data are manipulated for nationalist purposes, and it discusses the development of archaeology during the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries and the relationship of archaeology to nation-building, particularly in Europe. Contrastive conceptions of nationality and ethnicity are presented, and it is argued that

Philip L. Kohl

1998-01-01

65

"Before I Didn't Understand Anything about White People, but Now, I Speak English": Negotiating Globally Mediated Discourses of Race, Language, and Nation  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article explores the ways in which Mexican transmigrants in the USA discursively construct national identities in relation to the mediated message of a television advertisement for an English-language self-study program marketed to Spanish speakers, called "Ingles Sin Barreras." Using narrative analysis of the advertisement and critical…

Ullman, Char

2012-01-01

66

Rhetorical Response to the Homeless Movement: Adopting Discursive Units in Counter-Frames  

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Response to the Homeless Movement Adopting Discursive Units in Counter-Frames. (May 2009) Kristin Summer Mathe, B.A., Saint Mary?s College of California Chair of Advisory Committee: Dr. James Arnt Aune American cities have a combination of policies... homeless people self identify. Snow and Anderson found that homeless people construct their identities through talk, and that identity talk takes the form of distancing from other homeless people, embracing the homeless identity, or fictive story telling...

Mathe, Kristin S.

2010-07-14

67

U.S. National Security Discourse and the Political Construction of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge  

Microsoft Academic Search

The controversy concerning oil development in the federally protected Arctic National Wildlife Refuge of Alaska is constituted by actors with multiple perspectives on security. Development of the region is often claimed by the Bush Administration as a national security imperative, necessary to alleviate U.S. dependence on foreign oil. Other participants in the debate, including environmentalists, oil companies, the Alaskan state

Kolson L. Schlosser

2006-01-01

68

Arabian Nights, Naruto, and Romances—Discursive Practices and Identity of a Female Malaysian Student in the US  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study examines the discourse practices of a Malaysian international undergraduate student in the US. It adopts a constructed view of language and identity emphasizing their dynamic and emerging nature, and believes that identities are formed in the linguistic performance rather than pregiven (Pen- nycook, 2004) and generated through the learning and use of certain discursive practices (Davies & Harré,

Yunli Gao

69

The social and discursive construction of computing skills  

Microsoft Academic Search

In this article a social constructionist approach to information technology (IT) literacy is introduced. This approach contributes to the literature on IT literacy by introducing the concept of IT self as a description of the momentary, context-dependent, and multilayered nature of interpretations of IT competencies. In the research lit- erature, IT literacy is often defined as sets of basic skills

Sanna Talja

2005-01-01

70

The morality of caring: The discursive construction of informal care  

Microsoft Academic Search

In most Western countries 'traditional' family arrangements are in decline. Mainly due to demographic reasons, the need for care for the elderly is increasing. However, despite the shifting nature of familial situations, care needs for elderly people or people with disabilities are, to a large extent, still met in informal settings. This paper investigates the underlying mechanisms which secure the

Bernhard Weicht

2009-01-01

71

Partly primitive: discursive constructions of the domestic surfer  

Microsoft Academic Search

Various studies highlight the importance of discourses in consumer culture, yet fewer explore the historical development of these phenomena. This paper examines a long-view of the meanings and uses of primitive discourse in consumer culture. An investigation of the changing representation of indigenous Hawaiian surfing within Euro-American culture between the late-eighteenth and mid-twentieth century illustrates the ambiguous and malleable articulations

Robin Canniford; Eminegül Karababa

2012-01-01

72

Discursive Psychology and Educational Technology: Beyond the Cognitive Revolution  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

As an alternative to dominant cognitive-constructivist approaches to educational technology, this article makes the case for what has been termed a discursive, or postcognitive, psychological research paradigm. It does so by adapting discursive psychological analyses of conversational activity to the study of educational technology use. It applies…

Friesen, Norm

2009-01-01

73

Children’s construction and experience of racism and nationalism in Greek-Cypriot primary schools  

Microsoft Academic Search

This article presents findings that highlight children’s construction and experience of racism and nationalism among a sample of Greek-Cypriot (the majority) and Turkish-speaking (the minority) children in Greek-Cypriot schools through the lens of intersectionality theory. The article first reviews previous work in relation to children, racism and nationalism and describes the theoretical framework that is grounded in intersectionality theory. The

Michalinos Zembylas

2010-01-01

74

Us and Them: Young People's Constructions of National Identity in Cyprus  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of this article is to explore young people's constructions of national identity in Cyprus. The article is based on focus group discussions with 20 Greek-speaking and 20 Turkish-speaking young people between 13 and 15 years of age, drawn from two schools in the divided capital city of Nicosia. The article explores both the ways in which…

Leonard, Madeleine

2012-01-01

75

Power and Prejudice: Their Effects on the Co-Construction of Linguistic and National Identities  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article addresses how different types of, and differences in, power affect the micro-processes of face-to-face interaction as they contribute to the dynamic co-construction of identity of the interactants. The specific focus will be on linguistic and national identity when a French L1 speaker who is bilingual in American English and lives in…

Waugh, Linda R.

2010-01-01

76

Children's Construction and Experience of Racism and Nationalism in Greek-Cypriot Primary Schools  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article presents findings that highlight children's construction and experience of racism and nationalism among a sample of Greek-Cypriot (the majority) and Turkish-speaking (the minority) children in Greek-Cypriot schools through the lens of intersectionality theory. The article first reviews previous work in relation to children, racism and…

Zembylas, Michalinos

2010-01-01

77

Construction quality assurance for Pit 6 landfill closure, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Site 300  

SciTech Connect

Golder Construction Services, Inc. (GCS), under contract to the Regents of the University of California, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), provided the construction quality assurance (CQA) observation and testing during the construction of the Site 300, Pit 6 landfill closure cover. The cap construction was performed as a CERCLA non-time-critical removal action from June 2 to August 29, 1997. the project site is located 18 miles east of Livermore on Tesla Road and approximately 10 miles southwest of Tracy on Corral Hollow Road in San Joaquin County, California. This report certifies that the LLNL, Site 300, Pit 6, Landfill Closure was constructed in accordance with the construction specifications and design drawings. This report documents construction activities and CQA monitoring and testing for construction of the Pit 6 Landfill Closure. Golder Associates, Inc. of Oakland, California was the design engineering firm responsible for preparation of the drawings and specifications. CQA services were provided by GCS, of Roseville, California, under supervision of a California registered civil Engineer.

NONE

1997-10-30

78

Temporality and collectivity: diversity, history and the rhetorical construction of national entitativity.  

PubMed

Vernacular representations of nationhood collected in England differed from canonical accounts of social categorization in three respects. First, nations were not typically constructed as simple person categories, but rather as hybrid collectivities of human beings, objects and geographical locations. Second, national representation was not confined to the present tense, but was typically conveyed through temporal distinctions and narratives. Third, speakers displayed a reflexive concern over the rationality and morality of national categorization and stereotyping. Speakers could manage the tension between the need to recognize both national diversity and entitativity by forging a distinction between Englishness (identified with homogeneity, ethnic nationalism and the past) and Britishness (identified with pluralism, civic nationalism and historical progress). However, accounts had a dilemmatic quality. The strategies speakers used to promote images of contemporary national in-group diversity often implicitly presupposed a normal moral order of national cultural homogeneity. The association of pluralism with values of progressive social change meant that accounts of 'our' distinctive lack of national character could carry tacit implications of relative superiority. General implications for social identity approaches to social categorization are discussed. PMID:17393874

Condor, Susan

2006-12-01

79

Constructing the 'Self' of Self-Determination: Liberal and Anti-Liberal Tensions in Modern Irish Nationalism  

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of constructing a national "self" as the legitimate benefactor of that sovereignty often embraces very anti-liberal ideas. This paper explores this tension through a case study modern Irish nationalism. Although born out of the dictates of British liberalism...

Swart, William J.

1999-04-01

80

Evolving Grounded Theory Methodology: towards a discursive approach.  

PubMed

Grounded Theory Methodology (GTM) is a widely cited research approach based upon symbolic interaction with a focus on interaction, action and processes. Relatively recently, Discursive Psychology; a language-based interaction research approach also based on symbolic interaction, emerged. At present Discursive Psychology is principally cited in the social sciences literature. Given Discursive Psychology's symbolic interaction foundations, what relevance does this approach have for evolving GTM? A number of methodological challenges were posed by a study looking at humour in Clinical Nurse Specialist-patient interactions. This paper will use the phenomenon of spontaneous humour in healthcare interactions to illustrate the potential for a new form of GTM drawing on discursive approaches; Discursive GTM. First, the challenges presented by a study looking at spontaneous humour in Clinical Nurse Specialist-patient interactions are presented. Second, the research approach adopted to meet these challenges - Discursive GTM (DGTM) - is explicated and the results of the study are outlined. Third, the different GTM approaches and Discursive Psychology are compared and contrasted in relation to the DGTM approach adopted. Finally, the challenges and tensions of using DGTM as well as the opportunities afforded by the use of naturally occurring data are reviewed. The authors contend that a DGTM approach may be appropriate in analyzing certain phenomena. In particular, we highlight the potential contribution of naturally occurring data as an adjunct to researcher-elicited data. Thus, when exploring particular phenomena, a DGTM approach may address the potentially under-developed symbolic interaction tenet of language. PMID:19962698

McCreaddie, May; Payne, Sheila

2010-06-01

81

Construction safety program for the National Ignition Facility Appendix A: Safety Requirements  

SciTech Connect

These rules apply to all LLNL employees, non-LLNL employees (including contract labor, supplemental labor, vendors, personnel matrixed/assigned from other National Laboratories, participating guests, visitors and students) and construction contractors/subcontractors. The General Safety and Health rules shall be used by management to promote accident prevention through indoctrination, safety and health training and on-the-job application. As a condition for contracts award, all contractors and subcontractors and their employees must certify on Form S & H A-1 that they have read and understand, or have been briefed and understand, the National Ignition Facility OCIP Project General Safety Rules.

Cerruti, S.J.

1997-01-14

82

POWER AND PREJUDICE: THEIR EFFECTS ON THE CO-CONSTRUCTION OF LINGUISTIC AND NATIONAL IDENTITIES  

Microsoft Academic Search

This article addresses how different types of, and differences in, power affect the micro-processes of face-to-face interaction as they contribute to the dynamic co-construction of identity of the interactants. The specific focus will be on linguistic and national identity when a French L1 speaker who is bilingual in American English and lives in the United States interacts with French speakers

Linda R. Waugh

2010-01-01

83

Construction and operation of an improved radiation calibration facility at Brookhaven National Laboratory. Environmental assessment  

SciTech Connect

Calibration of instruments used to detect and measure ionizing radiation has been conducted over the last 20 years at Brookhaven National Laboratory`s (BNL) Radiation Calibration Facility, Building 348. Growth of research facilities, projects in progress, and more stringent Department of Energy (DOE) orders which involve exposure to nuclear radiation have placed substantial burdens on the existing radiation calibration facility. The facility currently does not meet the requirements of DOE Order 5480.4 or American National Standards Institute (ANSI) N323-1978, which establish calibration methods for portable radiation protection instruments used in the detection and measurement of levels of ionizing radiation fields or levels of radioactive surface contaminations. Failure to comply with this standard could mean instrumentation is not being calibrated to necessary levels of sensitivity. The Laboratory has also recently obtained a new neutron source and gamma beam irradiator which can not be made operational at existing facilities because of geometry and shielding inadequacies. These sources are needed to perform routine periodic calibrations of radiation detecting instruments used by scientific and technical personnel and to meet BNL`s substantial increase in demand for radiation monitoring capabilities. To place these new sources into operation, it is proposed to construct an addition to the existing radiation calibration facility that would house all calibration sources and bring BNL calibration activities into compliance with DOE and ANSI standards. The purpose of this assessment is to identify potential significant environmental impacts associated with the construction and operation of an improved radiation calibration facility at BNL.

NONE

1994-10-01

84

Discourse and Identity Construction  

Microsoft Academic Search

\\u000a We describe and discuss discursive approaches emerging over the last 50 years that in one way or another have contributed\\u000a to identity studies. Approaching identities as constructed in and through discourse, we start by differentiating between two competing views of construction: one that moves progressively\\u000a from existing “capital-D” social discourses to the domain of identity and sense of self and

Michael Bamberg; Anna De Fina; Deborah Schiffrin

85

Constructing a Wild Mushroom Panopticon: The Extension of Nation-State Control over the Forest Understory in Oregon, USA  

Microsoft Academic Search

Constructing a Wild Mushroom Panopticon: The Extension of Nation-State Control over the Forest Understory in Oregon, USA. For most of the 20th century, wild mushrooms on national forests in the United States fell under a de facto open-access management regime. As\\u000a consumer demand for wild mushrooms increased, a nation-state wild mushroom management regime based on the use of disciplinary\\u000a power

Rebecca J. McLain

2008-01-01

86

Mediated Patriot GamesThe Construction and Representation of National Identities in the British Television Production of Euro ’96  

Microsoft Academic Search

This article explores the relationship between national identity and media sport, focusing specifically on the construction and representations of national identities in the television coverage of the (men’s) 1996 European Football Championships (Euro ’96). While Anderson’s and Hobsbawm’s respective concepts of ‘imagined communities’ and ‘invented traditions’ are useful in this regard, the process-sociological perspective is also particularly helpful. National habitus

Emma Poulton

2004-01-01

87

Construction of a photovoltaic power system at Natural Bridges National Monument  

SciTech Connect

In 1979, MIT Lincoln Laboratory, in conjunction with the US Department of Energy and of the Interior, built a 100-kW-peak photovoltaic (PV) power system at Natural Bridges National Monument in Utah. At present, this system is the largest of its kind in the world. The construction phases of the program are described, and a chronological history of the events and problems encountered when such a large and complex task is undertaken in a remote area with very limited fabrication facilities is given. This experiment will demonstrate the application of solar energy to the variety of loads found in a small and remote community. This solar energy system was designed to meet all electrical requirements when there is no utility grid, with only occasional back-up from an existing diesel generator.

Benoit, A.E.

1980-12-01

88

Design and construction of models for the National Transonic Facility, part 1  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The design and construction of models for the National Transonic Facility (NTF) has resulted in significant technology developments in many areas. This lecture covers the development of design criteria and major research and development work that has contributed to the successful design and fabrication models for testing at full scale Reynolds number the NTF. Emphasis is placed on the materials aspect of the design and fabrication proces, including metallic materials, mechanical properties characterization, new steel alloy development, fracture toughness enhancement, and identification of fillers and solders suitable for use in cryogenic models. Quantitative data are provided which will be of value to the potential user of NTF or for application to the design and fabrication of model systems for other cryogenic wind tunnels.

Young, C. P., Jr.

1985-01-01

89

Submission of Notice of Termination of Coverage Under the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System General Permit No. CAS000002 for WDID No. 201C349114, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory Ignition Facility Construction Project  

SciTech Connect

This is the completed Notice of Termination of Coverage under the General Permit for Storm Water Discharges Associated with Construction Activity. Construction activities at the National Ignition Facility Construction Project at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory are now complete. The Notice of Termination includes photographs of the completed construction project and a vicinity map.

Brunckhorst, K

2009-04-21

90

Denying racism: Discursive strategies used by the South African media  

Microsoft Academic Search

In 1999 the South African media was the subject of a South African Human Rights Commission inquiry into racism. This article explores the discursive practices deployed by mainstream newspapers in response to these accusations of racism. It shows how several interlocking strategies of denial were used to remodel the field of racist practices and representations into a terrain suited to

Kevin Durrheim; Michael Quayle; Kevin Whitehead; Anita Kriel

2005-01-01

91

A Discourse Approach to Theorising HRD: Opening a Discursive Space  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to discuss how a discourse approach to theorising human resource development (HRD) can open a "discursive space" to challenge dominant discourses within the field; enabling a more critical discourse to emerge. Design/methodology/approach: Discusses two approaches to discourse analysis, a "practice" and a…

Lawless, Aileen; Sambrook, Sally; Garavan, Tom; Valentin, Claire

2011-01-01

92

Discursive Strategies that Individualize: CVs and Appraisal Interviews  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Professionals in education must increasingly speak of themselves through an individualizing discourse that commits them to a lifelong and life-encompassing learning and working project. By means of techniques like CVs and appraisal interviews, post-signifying regimes conjure up discursive spaces that thrive on the language of commitment, love and…

Krejsler, John

2007-01-01

93

Graffiti as communication: Exploring the discursive tensions of anonymous texts  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study views graffiti as a communicative opportunity to gather insights into the discursive tensions associated with how marginalized groups treat each other through anonymous text. Graffiti are considered anonymous texts that enact identity, resistance, and oppression. Specifically, this study explores graffiti at a predominantly Black university in order to explore how marginalized members of society enact or react to

Amardo Rodriguez; Robin Patric Clair

1999-01-01

94

A Process-Discursive Approach to Community Economic Development.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

When market-based growth fails to improve community economic development, an alternative approach to economic analysis is a process-discursive method, which considers the roles of human agents and importance of information about reality as experienced by individuals. The process model of community-sensitive transformation is participatory and can…

Walter, G. R.

2003-01-01

95

The Organic Foods System: Its Discursive Achievements and Prospects  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Taking the emergence of the organic foods system as a case study, the authors aim to demonstrate both how the discursive richness of the organic foods system offers a challenge to the traditional operations of the market and how activity systems theory as understood in English studies can productively be tied to and enriched by theories of social…

Nowacek, David M.; Nowacek, Rebecca S.

2008-01-01

96

Disruptive Events: Elite Education and the Discursive Production of Violence  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper considers the discursive production of violence in the context of educational markets. Drawing on a larger study of sexually violent incidents that occurred in an elite private boys' school in Sydney, Australia, in 2000, the paper examines disciplinary traditions and communicative practices surrounding these events. Insights from Michel…

Saltmarsh, Sue

2008-01-01

97

Design, construction, and initial operation of the Los Alamos National Laboratory salt-gradient solar pond  

SciTech Connect

A 232 m/sup 2/ solar pond was constructed at Los Alamos National Laboratory for the purpose of studying pond hydrodynamics on a large scale and to complement the flow visualization and one-dimensional pond simulator experiments that are ongoing at the Laboratory. Design methods and construction techniques, some of which are unique to this pond, are described in detail. The pond was excavated from a soft volcanic rock known as tuff; such rock forms a large fraction of the Los Alamos area surface geology. Because tuff has a small thermal conductivity, little insulation was required to reduce perimeter energy losses. In addition, the strength of tuff permitted the pond to be built with vertical side walls; this design eliminated local side wall convection in the gradient zone that is possible with sloping side walls. Instrumentation in the pond consists of traversing and fixed rakes of thermometers and salinity probes, an underwater pyranometer, and a weather station. The traversing rake is a wheeled trolley driven vertically on a rectangular rail. Installed on the trolley are coplanar platinum RTDs, a point conductivity probe, and an induction salinometer. The stationary rake supports 28 thermocouples and 28 sample-fluid withdrawal taps located every 10 cm. About 127 T of sodium chloride has been introduced and is nearly dissolved. A 120-cm-thick salinity gradient was established and the pond is heating. Preliminary results indicate a lower-convective-zone heating rate of 1.2/sup 0/C/day during the pond's first month of operation. Recommendations on pond design, construction, and instrumentation are presented.

Jones, G.F.; Meyer, K.A.; Hedstrom, J.C.; Dreicer, J.S.; Grimmer, D.P.

1983-01-01

98

[Processes in the construction of the Brazilian National Health Promotion Policy].  

PubMed

We investigated the processes involved in the construction of the Brazilian National Health Promotion Policy (PNPS) through the analysis of three documents produced by the Ministry of Health from 2002 to 2005 and the final text of the National Health Promotion Policy, approved in 2006. We interviewed five subjects who participated in drafting the PNPS, three of whom were Ministry of Health administrators, plus two researchers. The documents were explored with discourse analysis. The article contributes to the debate on the development of the PNPS. Health promotion showed various points of disagreement, which led to the delay in the document's final approval. International induction via funding proved to be a crucial element for defining the final wording of the PNPS, reestablishing the emphasis (subject to criticism) on lifestyle changes in its "Actions". The article highlights the negotiated consensus that led to the creation of the PNPS Management Committee, with participation by various sub-sectors, an innovative structure within the Ministry of Health. PMID:24127094

Ferreira Neto, João Leite; Kind, Luciana; Resende, Maria Carolina Costa; Colen, Natália Silva

2013-10-01

99

Model analysis of effects on water levels at Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore caused by construction dewatering  

USGS Publications Warehouse

The computer models were developed to investigate possible hydrologic effects within the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore caused by planned dewatering at the adjacent Bailly Nuclear Generator construction site. The model analysis indicated that the planned dewatering would cause a drawdown of about 4 ft under the westernmost pond of the Lakeshore and that this drawdown would cause the pond to go almost dry--less than 0.5 ft of water remaining in about 1 percent of the pond--under average conditions during the 18-month dewatering period. When water levels are below average, as during late July and early August 1974, the pond would go dry in about 5.5 months. However, the pond may not have to go completely dry to damage the ecosystem. If the National Park Service 's independent study determines the minimum pond level at which ecosystem damage would be minimized, the models developed in this study could be used to predict the hydrologic conditions necessary to maintain that level. (Woodard-USGS)

Marie, James R.

1976-01-01

100

National Construction of Global Education: A Critical Review of the National Curriculum Standards for South Korean Global High Schools  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In this paper, the authors investigate what global visions of education are reflected in the selected national curriculum standards, with special reference to two seemingly contradictory forces: globalization and nationalism. This paper examines the socio-economic and cultural foundations of the curriculum and explains how the national curriculum…

Sung, Youl-Kwan; Park, Minjeong; Choi, Il-Seon

2013-01-01

101

Forever productive: the discursive shaping of later life workers in contemporary Canadian newspapers.  

PubMed

Increasingly, ;productive aging' is promoted within government policies and reports in several Western nations, as well as those of international organizations. The ways in which ;productive aging' comes to be shaped within texts, that is, its discursive shaping, influences what aging individuals view as possible and ideal ways to be and do in later life, as well as what collectivities view as required services and programs to support such identities and occupations. Drawing on governmentality theory, in concert with occupational science, a critical discourse analysis of 72 Canadian newspaper articles pertaining to work and retirement published in 2006 was conducted to examine how 'productive aging' is shaped within such print media texts and the possibilities for identity and occupation promoted. This work critically analyzes ways 'later life workers' have come to be discursively shaped within neoliberal sociopolitical contexts, characterized by emphases on fostering individual responsibility, decreasing state dependency, and increasing privatization. The authors raises concerns related to occupational injustice, arguing for continuing vigilance regarding the ways 'productive aging' discourses might be drawn on to justify further state and workplace retreat from policies and programs that support those who face challenges to continued engagement in work or who cannot, or chose not to, be 'forever productive'. PMID:19478410

Rudman, Debbie Laliberte; Molke, Daniel

2009-01-01

102

Discursive Power and Creativity in Inter-Professional Work  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper discusses how discursive power and creativity are found to be inter-related in a context not traditionally associated\\u000a with creative work; the operating theatre of a hospital. Here, it is proposed that creativity relies on socio-cultural factors\\u000a emphasizing the practical nature of creativity, and highlighting the fact that a large part of our creativity connects with\\u000a our everyday social

Susanna Paloniemi; Kaija Collin

103

Therapist Positioning and Power in Discursive Therapies: A Comparative Analysis  

Microsoft Academic Search

The “discursive turn” in therapy gave the therapeutic relationship its deserved significance, which was implied but never\\u000a fully recognized in traditional therapy literature. The exception would be the writing of Rogers, Satir, and Whitaker. Therapists’\\u000a actions in relation to clients became the topic of critical analysis and reflection rather than a resource for addressing some underlying inter- or intra-psychic forces

Olga Sutherland

2007-01-01

104

Construction and Maintenance Practices for Permeable Friction Courses, National Cooperative Highway Research Program.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This report recommends design, construction, and maintenance guidelines for permeable friction courses (PFC). It presents recommended practices for (1) design and construction of PFC and (2) PFC maintanence and rehabilitation. The report will be of immedi...

G. Hicks, J. W. Brumfield, L. A. Cooley, M. Partl, R. B. Mallick, W. S. Mogawer

2009-01-01

105

The Morality of Maria Toet: Gender, Citizenship and the Construction of the Nation-State  

Microsoft Academic Search

Until 1964, Dutch women who married a foreign national automatically lost their Dutch nationality. Until 1985 they could not pass on their Dutch nationality to their children. This article analyses political debates on the dependent status of women in nationality law. The development of the position of women in citizenship law cannot only be explained by patriarchal thinking; it was

Betty de Hart

2006-01-01

106

Rethinking public health: promoting public engagement through a new discursive environment.  

PubMed

I reexamine the notion of public health after reviewing critiques of the prevalent individualistic conception of health. I argue that public health should mean not only the health of the public but also health in the public and by the public, and I expound on the social contingency of health and highlight the importance of the interpersonal dimensions of health conditions and health promotion efforts. Promoting public health requires activating health-enhancing communicative behaviors (such as interpersonal advocacy and mutual responsibility taking) in addition to individual behavioral change. To facilitate such communicative behaviors, it is imperative to first construct a new discursive environment in which to think and talk about health in a language of interdependence and collective efforts. PMID:24228674

Sun, Ye

2014-01-01

107

Changes in the Vegetation Cover in a Constructed Wetland at Argonne National Laboratory, Illinois  

SciTech Connect

Wetlands are valuable resources that are disappearing at an alarming rate. Land development has resulted in the destruction of wetlands for approximately 200 years. To combat this destruction, the federal government passed legislation that requires no net loss of wetlands. The United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) is responsible for regulating wetland disturbances. In 1991, the USACE determined that the construction of the Advanced Photon Source at Argonne National Laboratory would damage three wetlands that had a total area of one acre. Argonne was required to create a wetland of equal acreage to replace the damaged wetlands. For the first five years after this wetland was created (1992-1996), the frequency of plant species, relative cover, and water depth was closely monitored. The wetland was not monitored again until 2002. In 2003, the vegetation cover data were again collected with a similar methodology to previous years. The plant species were sampled using quadrats at randomly selected locations along transects throughout the wetland. The fifty sampling locations were monitored once in June and percent cover of each of the plant species was determined for each plot. Furthermore, the extent of standing water in the wetland was measured. In 2003, 21 species of plants were found and identified. Eleven species dominated the wetland, among which were reed canary grass (Phalaris arundinacea), crown vetch (Coronilla varia), and Canada thistle (Cirsium arvense). These species are all non-native, invasive species. In the previous year, 30 species were found in the same wetland. The common species varied from the 2002 study but still had these non-native species in common. Reed canary grass and Canada thistle both increased by more than 100% from 2002. Unfortunately, the non-native species may be contributing to the loss of biodiversity in the wetland. In the future, control measures should be taken to ensure the establishment of more desired native species.

Bergman, C.L.; LaGory, K.

2004-01-01

108

The Construction of National(ist) Subject: Applying the Ideals of Louis Althusser and Michel Foucault to Nationalism  

E-print Network

embody the nationalist ideal and carry out nationalist projects. The present analysis shows that nationalist subjectivities are built on multi-layered inclusions, exclusions and intended to reproduce nationalist politics. Similarly to Barbara Cruikshank... of the present analysis is in theorizing the creation of the national subject(ivity) using perspectives that have not been employed to study nationalism before, but have significant theoretical advantages to offer. Specifically, I employ certain elements...

Zake, Ieva

2002-04-01

109

Away from home: Domestic constructions of national identity in imperial India  

E-print Network

to their national identities in various ways - British citizens attempted to re-create England in India and Indian citizens attempted to defend their nationality against British invasion. Current research in postcolonial studies has focused on the symbolic value...

Miller, Erin Michelle

2013-02-22

110

Graduate Studies Construction Engineering  

E-print Network

funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF), Construction Industry Institute (CII), Georgia engineering, building construction, and industrial and systems engineering. SELECTED COURSES · ConstructionGraduate Studies Construction Engineering CONSTRUCTION ENGINEERING The construction engineering

Jacobs, Laurence J.

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The experience of burnout among future construction professionals: a cross?national study  

Microsoft Academic Search

A survey of undergraduate students in Australia and Hong Kong revealed that a specially adapted version of the Maslach Burnout Inventory (the MBI?SS) possesses good internal consistency reliability among construction students. A three?component model of student burnout, comprising emotional exhaustion, cynicism and personal efficacy was supported in both the Australian and Hong Kong samples. Burnout levels among construction students were

Helen Clare Lingard; Brenda Yip; Steve Rowlinson; Thomas Kvan

2007-01-01

112

76 FR 51042 - Proposed Collection; Comment Request; National Institutes of Health Construction Grants  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...existing facilities, and cost of remodeling, renovating...grantees to maintain daily construction logs and monthly status...The annualized cost to the public, based...active grants in the construction phase, is estimated...There are no Capital Costs to report. There...

2011-08-17

113

76 FR 66723 - Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request: National Institutes of Health Construction Grants  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...existing facilities, and cost of remodeling, renovating...grantees to maintain daily construction logs and monthly status...The annualized cost to the public, based...active grants in the construction phase, is estimated...There are no Capital Costs to report. There...

2011-10-27

114

Constructing "World-Class" as "Global": A Case Study of the National University of Singapore  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article investigates the ways in which newly-established higher education institutions (HEIs) position themselves as "world-class" through constructing themselves as "global". With the escalating "free market" and competitive forces arising from the marketization of education, most universities see a construction

Xavier, Christine Anita; Alsagoff, Lubna

2013-01-01

115

Construction and development of IGP DMC of China National Seismological Network  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

In 2003, CEA (China Earthquake Administration) commenced the construction of China Digital Seismological Observation Network. By the end of 2007, a new-generation digital seismological observation system had been established, which consists of 1 National Seismic Network, 32 regional seismic networks, 2 small-aperture seismic arrays, 6 volcano monitoring networks and 19 mobile seismic networks, as well as CENC (China Earthquake Network Center) DMC (Data Management Centre) and IGP (Institute of Geophysics) DMC. Since then, the seismological observation system of China has completely entered a digital time. For operational, data backup and data security considerations, the DMC at the Institute of Geophysics (IGP), CEA was established at the end of 2007. IGP DMC now receives and archives waveform data from more than 1000 permanent seismic stations around China in real-time. After the great Wenchuan and Yushu earthquakes, the real-time waveform data from 56 and 8 portable seismic stations deployed in the aftershock area are added to IGP DMC. The technical system of IGP DMC is designed to conduct data management, processing and service through the network of CEA. We developed and integrated a hardware system with high-performance servers, large-capacity disc arrays, tape library and other facilities, as well as software packages for real-time waveform data receiving, storage, quality control, processing and service. Considering the demands from researchers for large quantities of seismic event waveform data, IGP DMC adopts an innovative "user order" method to extract event waveform data. Users can specify seismic stations, epicenter distance and record length. In a short period of 3 years, IGP DMC has supplied about 350 Terabytes waveform data to over 200 researches of more than 40 academic institutions. According to incomplete statistics, over 40 papers have been published in professional journals, in which 30 papers were indexed by SCI. Now, IGP DMC has become an important platform of promoting seismological researches in China. In the future, IGP DMC will continue to improve its technical system with powerful ability of waveform data processing, management and service, and to provide better and more data service to the research community. We expect IGP DMC to become an exchange and collaboration platform for geo-scientific researchers around the world.

Zheng, X.; Zheng, J.; Lin, P.; Yao, Z.; Liang, J.

2011-12-01

116

Design and construction of a water target system for harvesting radioisotopes at the National Superconducting Cyclotron Laboratory  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

A liquid water target system for harvesting radioisotopes at the National Superconducting Cyclotron Laboratory (NSCL) was designed and constructed as the initial step in proof-of-principle experiments to harvest useful radioisotopes from the Facility for Rare Isotope Beams (FRIB). FRIB will be a new national user facility for nuclear science, to be completed in 2020, at which radioisotopes will be collected synergistically from the water in cooling-loops for the primary beam dump that cycle the water at flow rates in excess of hundreds of gallons per minute. As part of the development of radiochemical expertise required to harvest long-lived radioisotopes of interest in this environment, the water target system described here was constructed and successfully used to collect a test beam of relativistic 24Na ions produced at the NSCL. Future studies will involve collecting interesting transition metal isotopes such as 67Cu from less purified secondary projectile fragment beams.

Pen, Aranh; Mastren, Tara; Peaslee, Graham F.; Petrasky, Kelly; DeYoung, Paul A.; Morrissey, David J.; Lapi, Suzanne E.

2014-05-01

117

Utilising a construct of teacher capacity to examine national curriculum reform in mathematics  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

This study involving 120 Australian and Chinese teachers introduces a construct of teacher capacity to analyse how teachers help students connect arithmetic learning and emerging algebraic thinking. Four criteria formed the basis of our construct of teacher capacity: knowledge of mathematics, interpretation of the intentions of official curriculum documents, understanding of students' thinking, and design of teaching. While these key elements connect to what other researchers refer to as mathematical knowledge for teaching, several differences are made clear. Qualitative and quantitative analyses show that our construct was robust and effective in distinguishing between different levels of teacher capacity.

Zhang, Qinqiong; Stephens, Max

2013-12-01

118

The Decolonizing National Imaginary: Promotional Media Constructions During the 2005 Lions Tour of Aotearoa New Zealand  

Microsoft Academic Search

This article explores the representational politics of postcolonial national identity in New Zealand\\/Aotearoa. Specifically, it interrogates the promotional media surrounding the 2005 British and Irish Lions rugby tour as a site in which narratives of nation were enacted. Symptomatic of the emergence of \\

Mark Falcous

2007-01-01

119

Rallying Around the FlagJournalistic Constructions of a National Mediascape in a Global Era  

Microsoft Academic Search

\\/ This study employs Anderson’s thesis of the imagined community as a heuristic to explain the formation of a national media sphere in the journalistic domain. Based on the argument that nationalistic sentiment continues to serve as an identity anchor in the contemporary global era during times of crisis, this study maps the emergence of a national ‘mediascape’ in The

Sujatha Sosale

2010-01-01

120

Relevance of Baldrige constructs in an international context: A study of national culture  

Microsoft Academic Search

Because of the wide acclaim received by the Malcolm Baldrige Award, it has served as a model for national quality awards by many countries throughout the world. Some countries have adopted both the MBNQA criteria and weights, while others have adapted the criteria categories or weights somewhat. The relevance of this conceptual framework across national cultures has yet to be

Barbara B. Flynn; Brooke Saladin

2006-01-01

121

‘Now that's a fair dinkum academic debate, but this affects people's lives’: a discursive analysis of arguments for and against the provision of warnings about potential side effects of SSRIs in a public debate  

Microsoft Academic Search

In recent years increasing media attention has highlighted the possibility that antidepressants may cause many disturbing side effects, including suicide. However, coverage of these issues has been criticised as negatively affecting people who suffer from depression. Employing the methods of discursive psychology, this paper examines how arguments are constructed for and against providing information about the full range of side

Anita Williams; Ngaire Donaghue

2010-01-01

122

Reconsidering the Concept of Hegemonic Masculinity: Discursive Psychology, Conversation Analysis and Participants’ Orientations  

Microsoft Academic Search

This article provides a critical review of Wetherell and Edley’s (1999) discursive reformulation of the concept of ‘hegemonic masculinity’. While I retain some familiar features from Wetherell and Edley’s approach, I develop a discursive perspective that is located more firmly in the technical, conversation analytic tradition - as outlined in the recent exchange between Schegloff (1997, 1998) and Wetherell (1998).

Susan A. Speer

2001-01-01

123

Trapped in Our Own Discursive Formations: Toward an Archaeology of Library and Information Science.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Introduces Michel Foucault's "Archaeology of Knowledge" as a way of addressing Wayne Wiegand's charges of problems in the discipline of library and information science. Highlights include a discussion of discursive formations, or the ways in which a collection of texts are organized with respect to each other; and history as a discursive

Radford, Gary P.

2003-01-01

124

Rhetorical representations of masculinities in South Africa: moving towards a material-discursive understanding of men  

Microsoft Academic Search

A material-discursive perspective holds advantage in understanding male realities. It seeks to inte- grate dominant approaches that appear anaemic in their failure to capture the interplay between the material and discursive realms of human existence. Three dominant metaphorical themes in the rhetorical representation of South African masculinities are described in an attempt to illustrate the complexity of embodied masculine experience.

Russell Luyt

2003-01-01

125

There’s No Place Like Home: The Discursive Creation of Homelessness  

Microsoft Academic Search

In this article, the author examines the cultural production of homelessness in the United States, with particular concern for the intimate connection between discursive practices and material conditions. Drawing from poststructural discourse analysis, the author traces the discursive development of homelessness and homeless people between 1982 and 1996 in The New York Times, The Washington Post, and Los Angeles Times.

Celine-Marie Pascale

2005-01-01

126

The National Landslide Database and GIS for Great Britain: construction, development, data acquisition, application and communication  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The National Landslide Database has been developed by the British Geological Survey (BGS) and is the focus for national geohazard research for landslides in Great Britain. The history and structure of the geospatial database and associated Geographical Information System (GIS) are explained, along with the future developments of the database and its applications. The database is the most extensive source of information on landslides in Great Britain with over 16,500 records of landslide events, each documented as fully as possible. Data are gathered through a range of procedures, including: incorporation of other databases; automated trawling of current and historical scientific literature and media reports; new field- and desk-based mapping technologies with digital data capture, and crowd-sourcing information through social media and other online resources. This information is invaluable for the investigation, prevention and mitigation of areas of unstable ground in accordance with Government planning policy guidelines. The national landslide susceptibility map (GeoSure) and a national landslide domain map currently under development rely heavily on the information contained within the landslide database. Assessing susceptibility to landsliding requires knowledge of the distribution of failures and an understanding of causative factors and their spatial distribution, whilst understanding the frequency and types of landsliding present is integral to modelling how rainfall will influence the stability of a region. Communication of landslide data through the Natural Hazard Partnership (NHP) contributes to national hazard mitigation and disaster risk reduction with respect to weather and climate. Daily reports of landslide potential are published by BGS through the NHP and data collected for the National Landslide Database is used widely for the creation of these assessments. The National Landslide Database is freely available via an online GIS and is used by a variety of stakeholders for research purposes.

Pennington, Catherine; Dashwood, Claire; Freeborough, Katy

2014-05-01

127

The Societal Construction of "Boys' Underachievement" in Educational Policies: A Cross-National Comparison  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Through the example of what is now known in a large part of the Anglo-saxon world as the boys' underachievement debate, this paper explores the construction of gender issues, which underpins educational policies in England and France. It argues that the formation of particular questions as "policy issues" bears limited relation to what happens on…

Moreau, Marie-Pierre

2011-01-01

128

Sex, Society, and Association: A Cross-National Examination of Status Construction Theory  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Status construction theory (SCT) has established a set of sufficient conditions for the formation of status characteristics that define informal hierarchies. However, while it has proven successful in explaining the development of status-laden personal characteristics in the laboratory, relatively less attention has been devoted to its predictions…

Brashears, Matthew E.

2008-01-01

129

POVERTY, INFANT MORTALITY, AND HOMICIDE RATES IN CROSS-NATIONAL PERPSECTIVE: ASSESSMENTS OF CRITERION AND CONSTRUCT VALIDITY*  

PubMed Central

This paper assesses the extent to which the infant mortality rate might be treated as a “proxy” for poverty in research on cross-national variation in homicide rates. We have assembled a pooled, cross-sectional time-series dataset for 16 advanced nations over the 1993–2000 period that includes standard measures of infant mortality and homicide and also contains information on two commonly used “income-based” poverty measures: a measure intended to reflect “absolute” deprivation and a measure intended to reflect “relative” deprivation. With these data, we are able to assess the criterion validity of the infant mortality rate with reference to the two income-based poverty measures. We are also able to estimate the effects of the various indicators of disadvantage on homicide rates in regression models, thereby assessing construct validity. The results reveal that the infant mortality rate is more strongly correlated with “relative poverty” than with “absolute poverty,” although much unexplained variance remains. In the regression models, the measure of infant mortality and the relative poverty measure yield significant positive effects on homicide rates, while the absolute poverty measure does not exhibit any significant effects. Our analyses suggest that it would be premature to dismiss relative deprivation in cross-national research on homicide, and that disadvantage is best conceptualized and measured as a multidimensional construct. PMID:21643432

Messner, Steven F.; Raffalovich, Lawrence E.; Sutton, Gretchen M.

2011-01-01

130

Using Collaborative Web Technology to Construct the Health Information National Trends Survey (HINTS)  

PubMed Central

Scientists are taking advantage of web-based technology to work in new collaborative environments, a phenomenon known as Science 2.0. The National Cancer Institute (NCI) created a web-based tool called HINTS-GEM that allows a diverse group of stakeholders to collaborate in a virtual environment by providing input on content for the Health Information National Trends Survey (HINTS). This involved stakeholders providing new suggested content and commenting and rating on existing content. HINTS is a nationally-representative survey of the US non-institutionalized adult population (see Finney Rutten et al. [this journal] for more information about the HINTS program). This paper describes the conceptual development of HINTS-GEM and provides results of its use by stakeholders in creating an improved survey instrument. PMID:23020764

MOSER, RICHARD P.; BECKJORD, ELLEN BURKE; RUTTEN, LILA J. FINNEY; BLAKE, KELLY; HESSE, BRADFORD W.

2012-01-01

131

Constructing a Normative National Identity: The "Leitkultur" Debate in Germany, 2000/2001  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In recent years, public discourse about German national identity has increasingly focussed on the large foreign population within Germany's borders. Whilst right-wing politicians such as Edmund Stoiber foster fears of identity loss ("Uberfremdung"), more liberal observers, and indeed the ruling red-green coalition, acknowledge that multiethnicity…

Manz, Stefan

2004-01-01

132

Construct Equivalence of a National Certification Examination that Uses Dual Languages and Audio Assistant.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study examined the comparability of scores on the National Nurses Aides Assessment Program (NNAAP) test across language and administration condition groups for calibration and validation samples that were randomly drawn from the same population. A sample of 20,568 candidate responses to 1 test form was used. This examination is given in…

Wang, Shudong; Wang, Ning; Hoadley, David

133

A Comparative Study of Post -Ottoman Political Influences on Bulgarian National Identity Construction and Conflict  

E-print Network

of binary oppositions in language (Slavic/Turkic or Greek/Slavic), religion (Christian/Muslim), or physical geography (Balkans/Europe, Europe/Asia, or West/East). Maria Todorova serves to identify two primary interpretations of the Ottoman legacy.../West oppositional frameworks by examining neglected examples of imagined nationalist heterogenizing and homogenizing influences during the periods under consideration, such as perceived threats to the Bulgarian nation by Greek, Macedonian, and Serbian identities...

Stith, Spencer Scott

2008-08-15

134

Moving beyond the blame game: toward a discursive approach to negotiating conflict within couple relationships.  

PubMed

The concept of discourse is an important tool in negotiating conflict and facilitating conversations within therapy. This article offers a useful framework for negotiating conflict in a couple relationship by highlighting the manner in which individual's expectations are mutually emergent from particular discursive positions. Specific discursive practices and approaches that make more visible the cultural production of conflicts are presented via a case illustration. These practices provide more freedom to couples in relationships to explore conflicts with less totalizing descriptions of the other as blameworthy. In addition, a discursive analysis of conflict invites therapists to be more intentional, reflexive, and socially responsible in their work. PMID:15293651

Sinclair, Stacey L; Monk, Gerald

2004-07-01

135

Constructing a Strategic, National Resource: European Policies and the Up-Scaling of Water Services in the Algarve, Portugal  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Water management has been significantly reshaped throughout recent decades in Europe and worldwide. Vivid examples of this restructuring include Southern European coastal zones which have been transformed into the European “pleasure periphery” over the last 40 years, requiring significant changes in water service provision. Taking it as an illustrative case of the Southern European coastal freshwater crisis and the way different European Member States have dealt with it, the article provides an account of the Algarve, indicative of typical Portuguese dynamics, and compares it with developments in other European countries. Expanding demands on water services in this region led to a crisis situation throughout the nineties, which was resolved by shifting physical infrastructures and competencies to the supra-local level. The re-scaling of water management was instrumental to expanding national control over the sector at the expense of local authorities and privatization. The national level used European funds and regulations to re-configure the institutional and infrastructure set-up in order to provide for tourism and agricultural expansion. Quality tourism was constructed as a decentral, hegemonic state spatial project, with the Algarvian’s entire water resource base being put at its disposal. The solution found illustrates a modified version of the supply side and surface water oriented “hydraulic paradigm” in Portugal: geared towards tourism and urban areas and the maintenance of irrigation agriculture. Delays in infrastructures, ideological preferences, maintaining national control over strategic water services and territoriality contributed towards the construction of water services as part of this hegemonic state spatial strategy for tourism expansion.

Thiel, Andreas

2010-07-01

136

Constructions of Girls in Preschool Parent-Teacher Conferences  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The article investigates the discursive constructions of preschool girls and points to how girls are positioned, assessed and constructed by adults in parent-teacher conferences in Swedish preschools. Using transcripts of audio-taped episodes from parent-teacher conferences, the analysis reveals that gender is an important aspect of the adults'…

Markstrom, Ann-Marie; Simonsson, Maria

2011-01-01

137

Design and construction of models for the National Transonic Facility, part 2  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

This lecture presents the results of fastener load and retention systems tests which were carried out as a part of the cryogenic models technology development program a the NASA Langley Research Center (LaRC). Various design concepts for the National Transonic Facility (NTF) developmental and production models are discussed. A number of NTF models are described with emphasis on materials used, uniqueness of design and design drivers. Design and fabrication experience is presented in terms of the primary thermal and mechanical considerations required for design as well as fabrication. Cost considerations are addressed in terms of factors influencing costs for NTF models and cost data comparisons which are taken from both NASA Langley and industry experience.

Young, C. P., Jr.

1985-01-01

138

Office of Inspector General report on audit of renovation and new construction projects at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory  

SciTech Connect

The Oakland Operations Office (Oakland) is responsible for acquiring facilities needed to satisfy mission needs and to do so at the least cost to the Department of Energy (Department). The objective of the audit was to determine if proposed renovation and new construction projects at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (Livermore) met mission needs while minimizing cost to the Government. In pursuing three projects, estimated to cost over $78 million, Livermore had not demonstrated that it had selected the best alternatives for meeting the Department`s needs while minimizing cost. Livermore was able to pursue these projects because Oakland did not ensure that the laboratory had performed cost and benefit analyses of all alternatives. Further, Oakland did not establish benchmarks to assess the reasonableness of the total costs of designing, constructing, and managing these projects. As a result, it was likely that the Department was spending more than necessary on renovation and new construction projects at Livermore. Although the projects met mission needs, it was recommended that the Manager, Oakland: (1) require Livermore to perform analyses of expected costs and benefits for alternatives; (2) evaluate the adequacy of Livermore`s cost and benefit analyses of alternatives; (3) establish benchmarks based on industry and other government agency cost data to assess the reasonableness of Livermore`s total design, construction, and project management costs; and (4) select the alternative that meets established needs at the least cost to the Government. Oakland agreed with the recommendations and will implement them starting with the Fiscal Year 1999 project submission and validation.

NONE

1997-06-05

139

A MODEL BUILDING CODE ARTICLE ON FALLOUT SHELTERS WITH RECOMMENDATIONS FOR INCLUSION OF REQUIREMENTS FOR FALLOUT SHELTER CONSTRUCTION IN FOUR NATIONAL MODEL BUILDING CODES.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A MODEL BUILDING CODE FOR FALLOUT SHELTERS WAS DRAWN UP FOR INCLUSION IN FOUR NATIONAL MODEL BUILDING CODES. DISCUSSION IS GIVEN OF FALLOUT SHELTERS WITH RESPECT TO--(1) NUCLEAR RADIATION, (2) NATIONAL POLICIES, AND (3) COMMUNITY PLANNING. FALLOUT SHELTER REQUIREMENTS FOR SHIELDING, SPACE, VENTILATION, CONSTRUCTION, AND SERVICES SUCH AS ELECTRICAL…

American Inst. of Architects, Washington, DC.

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Construction Work  

USGS Multimedia Gallery

Construction work taking place at the Theodore Roosevelt National Park in North Dakota. Funding for the road project at Theodore Roosevelt National Park comes from the $170 million appropriated for the Federal Highway Administration to spend on roads in national parks....

2009-07-24

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Constructing Seasonal Climograph Overlap Envelopes from Holocene Packrat Midden Contents, Dinosaur National Monument, Colorado  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Five Neotoma spp. (packrat) middens are analyzed from Sand Canyon Alcove, Dinosaur National Monument, Colorado. Plant remains in middens dated at approximately 9870, 9050, 8460, 3000, and 0 14C yr B.P. are used to estimate Holocene seasonal temperature and precipitation values based on modern plant tolerances published by Thompson et al. (1999a, 1999b). Early Holocene vegetation at the alcove shows a transition from a cool/mesic to a warmer, more xeric community between 9050 and 8460 14C yr B.P. Picea pungens, Pinus flexilis, and Juniperus communis exhibit an average minimum elevational displacement of 215 m. Picea pungens and Pinus flexilis are no longer found in the monument. Estimates based on modern plant parameters (Thompson et al., 1999a) suggest that average temperatures at 9870 14C yr B.P. may have been at least 1° to 3°C colder in January and no greater than 3° to 10°C colder in July than modern at this site. Precipitation during this time may have been at least 2 times modern in January and 2 to 3 times modern in July. Discrepancies in estimated temperature and precipitation tolerances between last occurrence and first occurrence taxa in the midden record suggest that midden assemblages may include persisting relict vegetation.

Sharpe, Saxon E.

2002-05-01

142

Cyanobacterial construction of hot spring siliceous stromatolites in Yellowstone National Park.  

PubMed

Living stromatolites growing in a hot spring in Yellowstone National Park are composed of silica-encrusted cyanobacterial mats. Two cyanobacterial mat types grow on the stromatolite surfaces and are preserved as two distinct lithofacies. One mat is present when the stromatolites are submerged or at the water-atmosphere interface and the other when stromatolites protrude from the hot spring. The lithofacies created by the encrustation of submerged mats constitutes the bulk of the stromatolites, is comprised of silica-encrusted filaments, and is distinctly laminated. To better understand the cyanobacterial membership and community structure differences between the mats, we collected mat samples from each type. Molecular methods revealed that submerged mat cyanobacteria were predominantly one novel phylotype while the exposed mats were predominantly heterocystous phylotypes (Chlorogloeopsis HTF and Fischerella). The cyanobacterium dominating the submerged mat type does not belong in any of the subphylum groups of cyanobacteria recognized by the Ribosomal Database Project and has also been found in association with travertine stromatolites in a Southwest Japan hot spring. Cyanobacterial membership profiles indicate that the heterocystous phylotypes are 'rare biosphere' members of the submerged mats. The heterocystous phylotypes likely emerge when the water level of the hot spring drops. Environmental pressures tied to water level such as sulfide exposure and possibly oxygen tension may inhibit the heterocystous types in submerged mats. These living stromatolites are finely laminated and therefore, in texture, may better represent similarly laminated ancient forms compared with more coarsely laminated living marine examples. PMID:22356555

Pepe-Ranney, Charles; Berelson, William M; Corsetti, Frank A; Treants, Merika; Spear, John R

2012-05-01

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Accelerated construction of a regional DNA-barcode reference library: Caddisflies (Trichoptera) in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park  

USGS Publications Warehouse

Deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) barcoding is an effective tool for species identification and life-stage association in a wide range of animal taxa. We developed a strategy for rapid construction of a regional DNA-barcode reference library and used the caddisflies (Trichoptera) of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park (GSMNP) as a model. Nearly 1000 cytochrome c oxidase subunit I (COI) sequences, representing 209 caddisfly species previously recorded from GSMNP, were obtained from the global Trichoptera Barcode of Life campaign. Most of these sequences were collected from outside the GSMNP area. Another 645 COI sequences, representing 80 species, were obtained from specimens collected in a 3-d bioblitz (short-term, intense sampling program) in GSMNP. The joint collections provided barcode coverage for 212 species, 91% of the GSMNP fauna. Inclusion of samples from other localities greatly expedited construction of the regional DNA-barcode reference library. This strategy increased intraspecific divergence and decreased average distances to nearest neighboring species, but the DNA-barcode library was able to differentiate 93% of the GSMNP Trichoptera species examined. Global barcoding projects will aid construction of regional DNA-barcode libraries, but local surveys make crucial contributions to progress by contributing rare or endemic species and full-length barcodes generated from high-quality DNA. DNA taxonomy is not a goal of our present work, but the investigation of COI divergence patterns in caddisflies is providing new insights into broader biodiversity patterns in this group and has directed attention to various issues, ranging from the need to re-evaluate species taxonomy with integrated morphological and molecular evidence to the necessity of an appropriate interpretation of barcode analyses and its implications in understanding species diversity (in contrast to a simple claim for barcoding failure). ?? 2011 The North American Benthological Society.

Zhou, X.; Robinson, J.L.; Geraci, C.J.; Parker, C.R.; Flint, O.S., Jr.; Etnier, D.A.; Ruiter, D.; DeWalt, R.E.; Jacobus, L.M.; Hebert, P.D.N.

2011-01-01

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High Resolution 3d Imaging during the Construction of National Radioactive Waste Repository from BÁTAAPÁTI, Hungary  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The Hungarian National Radioactive Waste Repository is being built in the neighborhood of the village called Bátaapáti. The program of the new disposal facility for the low- and intermediate-level wastes (L/ILW) is conducted by PURAM (Public Limited Company for Radioactive Waste Management). The Bátaapáti underground research program began in February 2005, with the excavation of the two inclined exploratory tunnels. These tunnels have 30 m distance between their axes, 10% inclination and 1.7 km length, and have reached the 0 m Baltic sea-level in the Mórágy Granite Formation. The safety of nuclear repository mainly is influenced by the ground behaviour and its fracturing hence mapping of the geological features has a great importance. Because of the less stable ground, the cavern walls were shotcreted after every tunnelling advance. The site geologists were required to make the tunnel mapping after every drill and blast cycle. The time interval was short and the documenting work was unrepeatable due to the shotcrete supported walls, so it was very important to use a modern, precise system to create 3D photorealistic models of the rock surfaces on the excavated tunnel walls. We have chosen the photogrammetric method, because it has adequate resolution and quality for the photo combined 3D models. At the beginning, we had used the JointMetriX3D (JMX) system and subsequently ShapeMetriX3D (SMX) in the repository chamber excavation phase. From the acquired 3D images through geological mapping is performed as the system allows directly measuring geometric information on visible discontinuities such as dip and dip direction. Descriptive rock mass parameters such as spacing, area, roughness are instantly available. In this article we would like to continue that research having made by JMX model of a tunnel face of "TSZV" access tunnel and using SMX model of a tunnel face from "DEK" Chamber. Our studies were carried out by field engineering geologists on further investigation of the photorealistic 3D models reproducibility in the both cases JMX and SMX. Regularly geotechnical rock mass classifications (Q, RMR and GSI) were used on the basis of the 3D models without field experience of the given tunnel faces. All documentations were analysed with statistical methods considering the circumstances of scanning and picturing. The orientation of main characteristic discontinuities were defined by each geologist, but also some differences occured. These discrepancies had not occurred in the results of geotechnical evaluation. Due to several cases the information provided by the 3D modelling systems could be very useful in different phases of excavation works. These information were applied in geoscience researches for example in surface roughness determination, fracture system modelling of the host rock and geological or technical objects findings behind the shotcrete layer. Beside the above mentioned advanteges we have to emphasize that JMX and SMX systems provide contact free acqusition and assessment of rock and terrain surfaces by metric high resolution 3D images in very short time period.

Gaich, A.; Deák, F.; Pötsch, M.

2012-12-01

145

Promoting girls' participation in sports: discursive constructions of girls in a sports initiative  

Microsoft Academic Search

What does it mean to promote girls' participation in sports and which girls are seen as needing support? In this article we focus a government-financed sports venture and scrutinize the frames governing what is possible to say about girls and their participation in sports. By analyzing project applications from local sport clubs we investigate how the category of girls is

Jenny Svender; Håkan Larsson; Karin Redelius

2012-01-01

146

Promoting Girls' Participation in Sports: Discursive Constructions of Girls in a Sports Initiative  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

What does it mean to promote girls' participation in sports and which girls are seen as needing support? In this article we focus a government-financed sports venture and scrutinize the frames governing what is possible to say about girls and their participation in sports. By analyzing project applications from local sport clubs we investigate how…

Svender, Jenny; Larsson, Hakan; Redelius, Karin

2012-01-01

147

'New Kids on the Block': The Discursive Construction oftwo New Premiers bv the Mass Media  

Microsoft Academic Search

TIle study focuses on news reports relating to Malaysia's Prime Minister Abdullah Badawi and Singapore's Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, who were given extensive media coverage during the handover period. The transition of both premiers was considered an event as Abdullah's leadership style is viewed as differentfT'Om his pr'edecessor, while Lee's ascension is expected since he is the son ofthe

Ll LEAN

148

Xeno-Racism and Discursive Construction of "Us" vs. "Them": Cosa Nostra, Wall Street, and Immigrants  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In this dissertation, the denaturalization of migrants in the US and Italy as represented in newspaper crime reports was identified and compared to the opposing naturalization of Italian crime organizations in Italy and Wall Street/corporate criminals in the US. This was accomplished through careful, multidisciplinary, scientific analysis of over…

Catalano, Theresa

2011-01-01

149

"I Didn't Do Nothin'": The Discursive Construction of School Suspension.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Conducted observations, interviews, and videotaped lessons at a multiethnic high school to investigate sociocultural factors influencing school suspension. Suspensions frequently occurred in the absence of physical violence or blatant verbal abuse. Suspensions were generally preceded by a series of nonviolent events, with one disruptive event…

Vavrus, Frances; Cole, KimMarie

2002-01-01

150

Promoting girls’ participation in sports: discursive constructions of girls in a sports initiative  

Microsoft Academic Search

What does it mean to promote girls’ participation in sports and which girls are seen as needing support? In this article we focus a government-financed sports venture and scrutinize the frames governing what is possible to say about girls and their participation in sports. By analyzing project applications from local sport clubs we investigate how the category of girls is

Jenny Svender; Håkan Larsson; Karin Redelius

2011-01-01

151

Heroic frames: discursive constructions around the requested death movement in Australia in the late-1990s  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper focuses on a critical development in the life of the requested death movement [McInerney, F. (2000). “Requested Death”: A new social movement. Social Science & Medicine, 50(1), 137–54.], that being the passage of the Northern Territory of Australia's Rights of the Terminally Ill (ROTI) Act 1995. This legislation, for the first time anywhere in the world, allowed for

Fran McInerney

2006-01-01

152

National emissions standards for hazardous air pollutants application for approval of construction SP-100 Ground Engineering System Test Site  

SciTech Connect

The following Application for Approval of Construction is being submitted by the US Department of Energy --- Richland Operations Office, for the SP-100 Ground Engineering System Test Site, which will provide a new source of radioactive emissions to the atmosphere. The US Department of Energy, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, and the US Department of Defense have entered into an agreement to jointly develop space nuclear reactor power system. A ground test of a reactor is necessary to demonstrate technology readiness of this major subsystem before proceeding with the flight system development and demonstration. It is proposed that the SP-100 test reactor be tested in the existing decommissioned Plutonium Recycle Test Reactor containment building (309 Building). The reactor will be operated for at least three months and up to 2 yr. Following the test, the 309 Building will be decontaminated for potential use in other programs. It is projected that this new source of emissions will contribute approximately 0.05 mrem/yr dose to the maximally exposed offsite individual. This application is being submitted in response to those projected emissions that would provide the described offsite dose. 8 refs., 9 figs., 2 tabs.

Not Available

1990-04-01

153

Changes in soil hydraulic properties caused by construction of a simulated waste trench at the Idaho National Engineering Laboratory, Idaho  

SciTech Connect

In order to assess the effect of filled waste disposal trenches on transport-governing soil properties, comparisons were made between profiles of undisturbed soil and disturbed soil in a simulated waste trench. The changes in soil properties induced by the construction of a simulated waste trench were measured near the Radioactive Waste Management Complex at the Idaho National Engineering Laboratory (INEL) in the semiarid southeast region of Idaho. The soil samples were collected, using a hydraulically-driven sampler to minimize sample disruption, from both a simulated waste trench and an undisturbed area nearby. Results show that the undisturbed profile has distinct layers whose properties differ significantly, whereas the soil profile in the simulated waste trench is, by comparison, homogeneous. Porosity was increased in the disturbed cores, and, correspondingly, saturated hydraulic conductivities were on average three times higher. With higher soil-moisture contents (greater than 0.32), unsaturated hydraulic conductivities for the undisturbed cores were typically greater than those for the disturbed cores. With lower moisture contents, most of the disturbed cores had greater hydraulic conductivities. The observed differences in hydraulic conductivities are interpreted and discussed as changes in the soil pore geometry.

Shakofsky, S.

1995-03-01

154

Developing an online learning community for mental health professionals and service users: a discursive analysis  

PubMed Central

Background There is increasing interest in online collaborative learning tools in health education, to reduce costs, and to offer alternative communication opportunities. Patients and students often have extensive experience of using the Internet for health information and support, and many health organisations are increasingly trying out online tools, while many healthcare professionals are unused to, and have reservations about, online interaction. Methods We ran three week-long collaborative learning courses, in which 19 mental health professionals (MHPs) and 12 mental health service users (MHSUs) participated. Data were analysed using a discursive approach to consider the ways in which participants interacted, and how this contributed to the goal of online learning about using Internet technologies for mental health practice. Results MHSUs and MHPs were able to discuss issues together, listening to the views of the other stakeholders. Discussions on synchronous format encouraged participation by service users while the MHPs showed a preference for an asynchronous format with longer, reasoned postings. Although participants regularly drew on their MHP or MHSU status in discussions, and participants typically drew on either a medical expert discourse or a "lived experience" discourse, there was a blurred boundary as participants shifted between these positions. Conclusions The anonymous format was successful in that it produced a "co-constructed asymmetry" which permitted the MHPs and MHSUs to discuss issues online, listening to the views of other stakeholders. Although anonymity was essential for this course to 'work' at all, the recourse to expert or lay discourses demonstrates that it did not eliminate the hierarchies between teacher and learner, or MHP and MHSU. The mix of synchronous and asynchronous formats helped MHSUs to contribute. Moderators might best facilitate service user experience by responding within an experiential discourse rather than an academic one. PMID:22436597

2012-01-01

155

Politics Perceptions as Moderator of the Political Skill-Job Performance Relationship: A Two-Study, Cross-National, Constructive Replication  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

We developed a two-study, cross-national, constructive replication to examine the role of organizational politics perceptions as a contextual moderator of the political skill-job performance relationship. Specifically, we hypothesized that high levels of political skill would demonstrate its strongest positive effects on job performance when…

Kapoutsis, Ilias; Papalexandris, Alexandros; Nikolopoulos, Andreas; Hochwarter, Wayne A.; Ferris, Gerald R.

2011-01-01

156

Discourse Function of Grammar Rules: Topic Construction in German.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

German offers a good example of how syntax meets the discursive needs of speakers/hearers and writers/readers. A pedagogic grammar should put the emphasis on the ways the foreign language conceptualizes reality and on the syntactic realization of those concepts for construction of discourse. (Author/MSE)

Kramsch, Claire J.

1983-01-01

157

Educational Psychologists' Constructions of Sexuality and the Implications for Practice  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Despite an underlying inclusion agenda, sexuality equality remains a low priority in education. Review of literature suggests the marginalization of sexual minority young people (SMYP) in schools. This study explores educational psychologists' (EPs') constructions of sexuality and the implications for practice. Discursive psychology was used to…

Marks, Chloe

2012-01-01

158

Constructing Mental Illness as Dangerous: A Pilot Study  

Microsoft Academic Search

Objective: There is a dearth of studies examining how dangerousness is constructed in media depictions of mentally ill individuals who are frequently portrayed as acting violently. The aim of the present study was to identify the contribution of diverse technical, semiotic and discursive resources utilised in portraying a character with a mental illness in a prime-time drama as dangerous.Method: Discourse

Claire Wilson; Raymond Nairn; John Coverdale; Aroha Panapa

1999-01-01

159

Leadership and communication: discursive evidence of a workplace culture change  

Microsoft Academic Search

Communication is an important component in the construction of workplace identities, including leader and group identities. Micro-level analysis of everyday workplace discourse provides valuable insights into the way leadership is constructed and how workplace culture is created, maintained, and changed. In this context, leaders and managers are inevitably significant and influential participants, with a crucial impact on workplace culture. Drawing

Janet Holmes; Stephanie Schnurr; Meredith Marra

2007-01-01

160

The discourse of nation and culture: Its impact on Palestinian—Jewish encounters in Israel  

Microsoft Academic Search

The purpose of this study is to examine the discursive resources which shape national majority–minority rhetoric used in the context of the Nation State, as manifested in the case study of Arab–Jewish intergroup encounters in Israel. By discursive resources, I mean the deep-rooted cultural schemes that organize the way we interpret our environments in verbal communication.The research method adopted is

Zvi Bekerman

2002-01-01

161

Claiming and displaying national identity: Irish travellers' and students' strategic use of 'banal' and 'hot' national identity in talk.  

PubMed

Two complementary explanations have been offered by social psychologists to account for the universal hold of national identity, first that national identity is ideologically assumed, as it forms the 'banal' background of everyday life, and second that national identity is 'hotly' constructed and contested in political and everyday settings to great effect. However, 'banal' and 'hot' aspects of national identity have been found to be distributed unevenly across national and subnational groups and banality itself can be strategically used to distinguish between different groups. The present paper develops these ideas by examining possible reasons for these different modes and strategies of identity expression. Drawing upon intergroup theories of minority and majority relations, we examine how a group who see themselves unequivocally as a minority, Irish Travellers, talk about their national identity in comparison to an age and gender-matched sample of Irish students. We find that Travellers proactively display and claim 'hot' national identity in order to establish their Irishness. Irish students 'do banality', police the boundaries and reputation of Irishness, and actively reject and disparage proactive displays of Irishness. The implications for discursive understandings of identity, the study of intra-national group relations and policies of minority inclusion are discussed. PMID:22506872

Joyce, Carmel; Stevenson, Clifford; Muldoon, Orla

2013-09-01

162

National Curriculum Standards and Social Studies Education: Dewey, Freire, Foucault, and the Construction of a Radical Critique.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper examines the issue of national curriculum standards within the context of social studies education. The paper explores both the recent "conservative-liberal" consensus in favor of (at least) the idea(l) of national curriculum standards and the nascent opposition movements to national curriculum standards growing within both the…

Vinson, Kevin D.

163

[The narratives and images of German travelers to nineteenth-century Brazil: the construction of an imagination about indigenous peoples, history, and the nation].  

PubMed

This analysis of the accounts and iconographic production of German travelers Wied-Neuwied (1815-1817), Karl Friedich von Martius (1817-1820), and Johann Moritz Rugendas (1822-1825) explores the construction of an imagination about indigenous peoples, history, and nation. It shows the relationship between the ideas and images produced by these voyagers and the debate on nature in the New World. Most importantly, it examines their endeavors as a process of constructing a history of Brazil and its people, uncovering the meanings and possibilities relevant to the civilizing process underway and their role in this context. PMID:21461477

Sallas, Ana Luisa Fayet

2010-06-01

164

Discursively Complex Identities of New Zealand Teachers of Writing in Times of Contestation and Change  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Changes in political, social and educational curriculum policies over the past four decades have created discursive shifts in writing theory and practice for New Zealand primary teachers. While these policies have historically privileged a particular view of writing over others, very little is known as to how teachers engage with experienced…

Dix, Stephanie

2012-01-01

165

"A Visible/Invisible Binary": Visuality and Sexuality in the Discursive Figuration of the Child  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Juxtaposing scholarly studies of flogging and anti-flogging treatises with a study of educational reform in eighteenth century Europe, I offer a conceptual montage in which the discursive formation of the "child" becomes splintered, disclosing, I suggest, degraded forms of desire in adult fears of caretakers' seduction of children. "Study"…

Pinar, William F.

2005-01-01

166

Discursive Obstruction and Elite Opposition to Environmental Activism in the Czech Republic  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Extant research on social movements has highlighted activists' discursive tactics to challenge the state, yet little analytical attention focuses on elite efforts to dominate the discourse arena through the deployment of oppositional frames. This paper analyzes elite oppositional framing surrounding the placement of a highway bypass in the Czech…

Shriver, Thomas E.; Adams, Alison E.; Cable, Sherry

2013-01-01

167

Inoculating Against Prejudice: A Discursive Approach to Homophobia and Sexism in Adolescent Male Talk  

Microsoft Academic Search

This article uses a discursive psychological approach to examine the subtle ways that adolescent boys attempt to position themselves as both normatively heterosexual and unprejudiced as they manage homophobia and sexism in their talk. It is argued that homophobia and sexism are given meanings within social interaction, meanings that involve negotiating competing ideological and normative dilemmas. The analysis examines the

Neill Korobov

2004-01-01

168

Parallels in Academic and Nonacademic Discursive Styles: An Analysis of a Mexican Woman's Narrative Performance  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article presents a rhetorical analysis of a Mexican woman's oral narrative performance using a discourse studies and interactional sociolinguistics framework. The results of the analysis suggest that the discursive practice of the oral narrative and that of academic discourse share certain rhetorical features. These features are (a) the…

Barajas, E. Dominguez

2007-01-01

169

Beyond Motivation: History as a Method for Learning Meta-Discursive Rules in Mathematics  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In this paper, we argue that history might have a profound role to play for learning mathematics by providing a self-evident (if not indispensable) strategy for revealing meta-discursive rules in mathematics and turning them into explicit objects of reflection for students. Our argument is based on Sfard's theory of "Thinking as Communicating",…

Kjeldsen, Tinne Hoff; Blomhoj, Morten

2012-01-01

170

Sociology as a Discursive Space - The Coming Age of a New Orthodoxy?  

Microsoft Academic Search

The field of sociology can be described as a triangle, the apexes of which are represented by the structure of social organisation (Spencer's theory of the division of labour), the structure of cultural codes (Saussure's theory of lan guage and semiology) and social action (Weber's methodological individu alism) This becomes a three-dimensional discursive space when underneath it we place, as

Risto Heiskala

1990-01-01

171

The Discursive Positioning of Teachers: Native-Speaking English Teachers and Educational Discourse in Hong Kong  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article reports on a qualitative study that explored the discursive positioning of native-speaking English teachers (NETs) in schools in Hong Kong. It draws on insights from discourse theory to examine NETs' self-positioning, and their positioning by other stakeholders, as part of a dynamic process of identity formation. The participants were…

Trent, John

2012-01-01

172

Artificial intelligence as a discursive practice: the case of embodied software agent systems  

Microsoft Academic Search

In this paper, I explore some of the ways in which Artificial Intelligence (AI) is mediated discursively. I assume that AI is informed by an “ancestral dream” to reproduce nature by artificial means. This dream drives the production of “cyborg discourse”, which hinges on the belief that human nature (especially intelligence) can be reduced to symbol manipulation and hence replicated

Sean Zdenek

2003-01-01

173

Interrupting Gendered Discursive Practices in Classroom Talk about Texts: Easy to Think About, Difficult to Do  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study focused on us — a group of university — and school-based teacher researchers and observers — as we attempted to alter or interrupt certain gendered discursive practices that threatened to reproduce some of the same inequities in classroom talk about texts that we had noted in the past, but had not challenged. A feminist theoretical framework guided our

Donna E. Alvermann; Michelle Commeyras; Josephine P. Young; Sally Randall; David Hinson

1997-01-01

174

Performing Academic Practice: Using the Master Class to Build Postgraduate Discursive Competences  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

How can we find ways of training PhD students in academic practices, while reflexively analysing how academic practices are performed? The paper's answer to this question is based on evaluations from a British-Nordic master class. The paper discusses how master classes can be used to train the discursive skills required for academic discussion,…

Baerenholdt, Jorgen Ole; Gregson, Nicky; Everts, Jonathan; Granas, Brynhild; Healey, Ruth L.

2010-01-01

175

Making Believe: Institutional and Discursive Barriers to Sustainable Transport in Two Australian Cities  

Microsoft Academic Search

The main focus of this paper is the complex of 'storylines' justifying transport infrastructure policy. We use the term 'discourse network' to describe the specific set of storylines and arguments that coordinate action in a particular policy domain. The 'knots' in the network are the related discursive threads of argument, the 'nodes' are institutional structures binding people together, sometimes in

Nicholas Low; Brendan Gleeson; Emma Rush

2003-01-01

176

The discursive regime of European participative governance and the neoliberal ideology  

E-print Network

1 The discursive regime of European participative governance and the neoliberal ideology Emanuel of participative governance and the neoliberal ideology. This participative governance discourse may be understood in a historical phase of domination of the neoliberal ideology in Europe. halshs-01048571,version1-25Jul2014

Boyer, Edmond

177

End of life care: a discursive analysis of specialist palliative care nursing  

Microsoft Academic Search

End of life care: a discursive analysis of specialist palliative care nursing Aim. The aim of this paper is to consider alternative approaches to service delivery for patients with chronic life-limiting illnesses other than cancer. It will also discuss the issues that arise when considering specialist palliative care services within a broader public health context in the United Kingdom. Background.

Julie K. Skilbeck; Sheila Payne

2005-01-01

178

Discursive, Prosodic and Gestural Marking of Focalisation Pauses in British English  

E-print Network

Discursive, Prosodic and Gestural Marking of Focalisation Pauses in British English Gaëlle Ferré corpus of British conversation. Our analysis will be three-dimensional : we will first describe the pauses appear. 1. Introduction We work on a videotape corpus of British English (described below

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

179

Police Status, Conformity and Internal Pressure: A Discursive Analysis of Police Culture  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper provides a discursive analysis of interviews with eight police officers about a range of contemporary issues concerning the police force. Officers drew on three common linguistic resources (police status, conformity, and internal pressure) which are identified, illustrated and discussed in terms of their social consequences and rhetorical effectiveness. We suggest that these discourses operate collectively to maintain the

Karen Frewin; Keith Tuffin

1998-01-01

180

Talking about taste: using a discursive psychological approach to examine challenges to food evaluations.  

PubMed

This study is concerned with developing the interdisciplinary nature of food research, and with examining eating practices as they occur in everyday situations. The aim is to demonstrate how discursive approaches may contribute to eating research using a specific analytical example. A discursive psychological approach is used to examine mealtime conversations from 10 families with the analysis focusing on how food evaluations are challenged in interaction-for example, asking someone to justify what they think is 'wrong' with the food. Data are presented with 7 examples of the 30 challenges that were found within the data corpus. The analysis demonstrates how people may be held accountable for their expressed taste preferences when being challenged, and how this contributes to our understanding of eating as primarily an individual and embodied experience. It is argued that a specific and detailed analysis of eating interactions provides an alternative way of conceptualising food evaluations as discursive rather than mentalistic concepts. A discursive approach also opens up practical ways in which the social and familial aspects of eating may be examined as they occur as part of food practices. PMID:15262015

Wiggins, Sally

2004-08-01

181

Organisational Learning in the "Knots": Discursive Capacities Emerging in a School-University Collaboration  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Purpose: Drawing from findings of a case study of inter-organisational collaboration, this paper aims to employ organisational theory to examine the potential learning that opens between educational organisations. The focus is discursive practices. Two questions guide the analysis. What (unique) practices are implicated in the "knotworking" of…

Fenwick, Tara

2007-01-01

182

Becoming a Woman: The Construction of Female Subjectivities and Its Relationship with School  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In this article we analyse the construction processes of female subjectivities by studying the self-descriptions that various young women give about their own image, their satisfactions and dissatisfactions and their project for life. A conclusion is drawn that the construction of these female identities cannot be separated from the discursive

Susinos, Teresa; Calvo, Adelina; Rojas, Susana

2009-01-01

183

Framing, Discursive Recontextualizations, and Scientific Topoi: Representing a Study of \\  

Microsoft Academic Search

Critical Discourse Analysts investigate how ideology and power are instantiated in language. Rhetoricians of science investigate the role of persuasion in the construction of scientific knowledge. I show how these approaches can be integrated. As a case study, I use media representations of a study presented to the American Psychiatric Association that concluded that \\

Craig O. Stewart

184

Grieving online: newcomers' constructions of grief in an online support group.  

PubMed

Research into peer conversations in online grief support groups remains scarce. The authors used discourse analysis to examine 107 initial posts to one such group to examine how newcomers constructed their initial posts to display their eligibility for membership. The authors identified three discursive features: formulating unusual stories of loss, describing uncontrollable emotional and physical states, and engaging in "troubles telling." These discursive patterns illustrate how grief is constructed in ways that may simultaneously conform to and resist norms around grief that exist offline. Implications for practitioners include the need to support individuals through validation of their "nonnormal" grief. PMID:24758214

Varga, Mary Alice; Paulus, Trena M

2014-08-01

185

Socio-political context and accounts of national identity in adolescence.  

PubMed

Psychological research into national identity has considered both the banal quality of nationalism alongside the active, strategic construction of national categories and boundaries. Less attention has been paid to the conflict between these processes for those whose claims to national identity may be problematic. In the present study, focus groups were conducted with 36 Roman Catholic adolescents living in border regions of Ireland, in which participants were asked to talk about their own and others' Irish national identity. Discursive analysis of the data revealed that those in the Republic of Ireland strategically displayed their national identity as obvious and 'banal', while those in Northern Ireland proactively claimed their Irishness. Moreover, those in Northern Ireland displayed an assumption that their fellow Irish in the Republic shared their imperative to assert national identity, while those in the Republic actively distanced themselves from this version of Irishness. These results suggest that for dominant ethnic groups, 'banality' may itself provide a marker of national identity while paradoxically the proactive display of national identity undermines minority groups claims to national identity. PMID:19891823

Stevenson, Clifford; Muldoon, Orla T

2010-09-01

186

Construction of history : Mohammad-Reza Shah revivalism, nationalism, and monumental architecture of Tehran, 1951-1979  

E-print Network

This Master's thesis focuses on modem Iranian national/revival architecture under the Pahlavi royal dynasty, in particular the reigning period of Mohammad-Reza Shah. I analyze and interpret three specific monuments: the ...

Der-Grigorian, Talin, 1972-

1998-01-01

187

Making Sense of Judicial Sensemaking: A Study of Rhetorical Discursive Interaction at the Supreme Court of the United States.  

E-print Network

Sensemaking as a new model of judicial decision making, and discussing the legal and cultural impact of justices' rhetorical discursive interaction in Morse v. Frederick, Kennedy v. Louisiana, and District of Columbia v. Heller. In contrast to the aggregate...

Malphurs, Ryan Allen

2011-08-08

188

National Numbers in Context: Maps and Stats in Representations of the Post-Yugoslav Wars  

Microsoft Academic Search

This article critically examines and contextualises the role of nationality statistics and maps in representations of the post-Yugoslav wars. Approaching these wars, a conflict involving competing nationalisms centred upon modern technologies of power\\/knowledge, I deploy the term “national numbers” to refer to the discursive node where numerical data about the nationality of the population and territorial mappings converge. Drawing on

Stef Jansen

2005-01-01

189

Learning the Nation in Exile: Constructing Youth Identities, Belonging and "Citizenship" in Palestinian Refugee Camps in South Lebanon  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper examines the ways in which "Palestine" and "Palestinianess" are culturally, socially and symbolically produced and regulated through formal and non-formal institutional sites in Palestinian camps in south Lebanon. It argues that although institutional power, processes and outcomes help to construct shared notions of "Palestinianess",…

Fincham, Kathleen

2012-01-01

190

Constructing Identities: The Ethno-National and Nationalistic Identities of White and Turkish Students in Two English Secondary Schools  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article investigates how 15-year-old white and Turkish students in two Inner London comprehensive schools, one in a predominantly working-class area (Millroad School) and the other in a more middle-class environment (Darwin School), construct their identities. Drawing on mainly qualitative data from documentary sources, focus groups and…

Faas, Daniel

2008-01-01

191

Pulp and Paper Fiction: On the Discursive Legitimation of Global Industrial Restructuring  

Microsoft Academic Search

Abstract Despite the central role of legitimacy in social and organizational life, we know little of the subtle meaning-making processes through which organizational phenomena, such as industrial restructuring, are legitimated in contemporary society. Therefore, this paper examines,the discursive legitimation strategies used,when,making,sense of global industrial restructuring in the media. Based on a critical discourse analysis of extensive media coverage of a

Eero Vaara; Janne Tienari; Juha Laurila

2006-01-01

192

Effects of seepage from fly-ash settling ponds and construction dewatering on ground-water levels in the Cowles unit, Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore, Indiana  

USGS Publications Warehouse

Part of the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore shares a common boundary with the Northern Indiana Public Service Company (NIPSCO). This area is underlain by unconsolidated deposits approximately 180 feet thick. NIPSCO accumulates fly ash from the burning of coal in electric-power generating units in settling ponds. Seepage from the ponds has raised ground-water levels above natural levels approximately 15 feet under the ponds and more than 10 feet within the Lakeshore. NIPSCO is presently (1977) constructing a nuclear powerplant, and construction activities include pumping ground water to dewater the construction site. The company has installed a slurry wall around the site to prevent lowering of ground-water levels within the Lakeshore. Plans call for continuous pumping through at least December 1979. A multilayered digital flow model was constructed to simulate the ground-water system. The model was used to demonstrate the effects of seepage from the fly-ash ponds on ground-water levels. Also, the model indicated a decline of 3 feet or less in the upper sand unit and 5 feet or less in the lower sand unit within the Lakeshore. (Woodard-USGS).

Meyer, William R.; Tucci, Patrick

1979-01-01

193

An Assessment of Scales Measuring Constructs in Tests of Criminological Theory Based on National Youth Survey Data  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Researchers have utilized the National Youth Survey (NYS) data to test a variety of theoretical explanations of criminal behavior. Here, the authors offer an assessment of scales used in tests of criminological theory based on NYS data. The authors conducted this assessment to provide results informing future tests of theory. Their analyses focus…

Armstrong, Todd A.; Lee, Daniel R.; Armstrong, Gaylene S.

2009-01-01

194

Explanation-Construction in Fourth-Grade Classrooms in Germany and the USA: A Cross-National Comparative Video Study  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

To help explain the differences in students' performance on internationally administered science assessments, cross-national, video-based observational studies have been advocated, but none have yet been conducted at the elementary level for science. The USA and Germany are two countries with large formal education systems whose students…

Forbes, Cory; Lange, Kim; Möller, Kornelia; Biggers, Mandy; Laux, Mira; Zangori, Laura

2014-01-01

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Exploring the Construction of Social Class in Educational Discourse: The Rational Order of the Nation State versus Global Uncertainties  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article aims to create intellectual space in which issues of social inequality and education can be analyzed and discussed in relation to the multifaceted and multi-levelled complexities of the modern world. It is divided into three sections. Section One locates the concept of social class in the context of the modern nation state during the…

Rassool, Naz

2004-01-01

196

Exploring the construction of social class in educational discourse: the rational order of the nation state versus global uncertainties  

Microsoft Academic Search

This article aims to create intellectual space in which issues of social inequality and education can be analyzed and discussed in relation to the multifaceted and multi-levelled complexities of the modern world. It is divided into three sections. Section One locates the concept of social class in the context of the modern nation state during the period after the Second

Naz Rassool

2004-01-01

197

Hold the Sex, Please: The Discursive Politics between National and Local Abstinence Education Providers  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

There are many assumptions made about the beliefs behind abstinence-only until marriage (AOUM) sex education, yet comparatively little research examining the views of abstinence education providers. Drawing on in-depth interviews with 21 abstinence grantees throughout New York State, I examine how individuals working in abstinence organizations…

Hess, Amie

2010-01-01

198

Design and construction of a 115 kW photovoltaic/hybrid system for Dangling Rope Marina, Glen Canyon National Recreation Area  

SciTech Connect

The largest photovoltaic (solar electric) renewable energy power system ever undertaken by the National Park Service is now installed and operating at the Dangling Rope Marina on Lake Powell in the Glen Canyon National Recreation Area. The Dangling Rope photovoltaic system replaced diesel generators as the primary source of electrical power for the facility. The new system consists of a 115 KW array of advanced design large area photovoltaic modules, manufactured by ASE Americas, a 250 KW Kenetech power conditioning unit and a 2.4 Megawatt hour C and D battery storage bank. Automatic controls and software provide unmanned system operation and remote monitoring and control. Despite the remoteness of the site, which posed significant construction challenges, the system was installed on time and budget with a total installed cost below $12/watt.

Ball, T.J. [Applied Power Corp., Lacey, WA (United States)

1997-12-31

199

A Descriptive and Co-Constructive Approach to Integrated Performance Assessment Feedback  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article presents a descriptive and Co-Constructive Approach to feedback related to performance in the interpersonal mode of communication on the Integrated Performance Assessment (IPA). The goal of this research study was to describe the discursive features of effective IPA feedback. To this end, critical discourse analysis of a feedback…

Adair-Hauck, Bonnie; Troyan, Francis J.

2013-01-01

200

Public Space, Private Face: Audience Construction at a Noncommercial Radio Station.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Examines the discursive construction of audience identity at a public radio station in New Mexico by investigating listener letters printed in the radio station's newsletter. Shows how the letters frame the audience in particular ways. Discusses listener letters as an ongoing text, and spatial discourse as metacommunication. (SR)

Bareiss, Warren

1998-01-01

201

"Our Common World" Belongs to "Us": Constructions of Otherness in Education for Sustainable Development  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The aim of this article is to analyse how good intentions in Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) discursively construct and maintain differences between "Us" and "Them". The empirical material consists of textbooks about sustainable development used in Swedish schools. An analysis of how "Us" and…

Ideland, Malin; Malmberg, Claes

2014-01-01

202

Verbal Abuse in School. Constructions of Gender among 14- to 15-Year-Olds  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Verbal abuse has been identified as a common element in the life of children in school. This paper explores how this discursive practice is used in the construction of masculinities and femininities among children aged 14-15 through observations and interviews in classes in two schools in Stockholm. Verbal abuse, often with sexual content,…

Eliasson, Miriam A.; Isaksson, Kerstin; Laflamme, Lucie

2007-01-01

203

"I'm Gonna Sound like a Drunk Here": Constructions of Volume of Consumption  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Discursive psychology was used as a means of increasing our understanding of the way young people may talk about volume of consumption in relation to their drinking behaviour. Analysis of the audio recording and transcript of a pilot focus group discussion with four young people revealed that participants employed varying constructions of volume…

Mancini-Pena, Ester; Tyson, Graham A.

2007-01-01

204

Constructing licensure exams: a reliability study of case-based questions on the National Board Dental Hygiene Examination.  

PubMed

Patient cases with associated questions are a method for increasing the clinical relevance of licensure exams. This study used generalizability theory to assess changes in score reliability when the number of questions per case varied in the National Board Dental Hygiene Examination (NBDHE). The experimental design maintained the same total number of case-based items, while varying the number of cases and items within cases to assess changes in score reliability. Using generalizability theory, the amounts of error variance within cases and between cases on the NBDHE were assessed. Impact on score reliability (generalizability) was computed. The data were from the responses of 4,528 candidates who took the paper-pencil version of the NBDHE in spring 2009. Results showed that the minimum value of generalizability occurred when fourteen cases with ten items each were used in the examination. The maximum value of generalizability occurred when fifty cases with three items each were used in the examination. The research findings support the development of more cases with fewer items per case on the NBDHE in order to enhance test score reliability and validity. Practical constraints should be considered if more cases with fewer items per case are developed for future examinations. PMID:24319130

Tsai, Tsung-Hsun; Dixon, Barbara Leatherman; Littlefield, John H

2013-12-01

205

Environmental Assessment for the Proposed Construction and Operations of a Biosafety Level 3 Facility at Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, New Mexico  

SciTech Connect

The ''National Environmental Policy Act of 1969'' (NEPA) requires Federal agency officials to consider the environmental consequences of their proposed actions before decisions are made. In complying with NEPA, the United States (U.S.) Department of Energy (DOE), National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) follows the Council on Environmental Quality regulations (40 ''Code of Federal Regulations'' [CFR] 1500-1508) and DOE's own NEPA implementing procedures (10 CFR 1021). The purpose of an environmental assessment (EA) is to provide Federal decision-makers with sufficient evidence and analysis to determine whether to prepare an Environmental impact statement (EIS) or issue a Finding of No Significant Impact. This EA has been prepared to assess environmental consequences resulting from the construction and operation of a Biosafety Level 3 (BSL-3) laboratory facility within the boundaries of the Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL). LANL is one of the national security laboratories under the authority of the Under Secretary for Nuclear Security of the NNSA who serves as the Administrator for Nuclear Security and Head of the NNSA (50 USC Chapter 41, Section 2402(b)). The objectives of this EA are to (1) describe the underlying purpose and need for NNSA action; (2) describe the Proposed Action and identify and describe any reasonable alternatives that satisfy the purpose and need for NNSA action; (3) describe baseline environmental conditions at LANL; (4) analyze the potential indirect, direct, and cumulative effects to the existing environment from implementation of the Proposed Action and other reasonable alternatives; and (5) compare the effects of the Proposed Action with the No Action Alternative and other reasonable alternatives. For the purposes of compliance with NEPA, reasonable alternatives are identified as being those that meet NNSA's purpose and need for action by virtue of timeliness, appropriate technology, and applicability to LANL. The EA process also provides NNSA with environmental information that can be used in developing mitigative actions, if necessary, to minimize or avoid adverse effects to the quality of the human environment and natural ecosystems should NNSA decide to proceed with implementing the construction and operation of a BSL-3 facility at LANL. Ultimately, the goal of NEPA and this EA is to aid NNSA officials in making decisions based on an understanding of environmental consequences and taking actions that protect, restore, and enhance the environment.

N /A

2002-02-26

206

Construction Diagrams, Geophysical Logs, and Lithologic Descriptions for Boreholes USGS 126a, 126b, 127, 128, 129, 130, 131, 132, 133, and 134, Idaho National Laboratory, Idaho  

USGS Publications Warehouse

This report summarizes construction, geophysical, and lithologic data collected from ten U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) boreholes completed between 1999 nd 2006 at the Idaho National Laboratory (INL): USGS 126a, 126b, 127, 128, 129, 130, 131, 132, 133, and 134. Nine boreholes were continuously cored; USGS 126b had 5 ft of core. Completion depths range from 472 to 1,238 ft. Geophysical data were collected for each borehole, and those data are summarized in this report. Cores were photographed and digitally logged using commercially available software. Digital core logs are in appendixes A through J. Borehole descriptions summarize location, completion date, and amount and type of core recovered. This report was prepared by the USGS in cooperation with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE).

Twining, Brian V.; Hodges, Mary K. V.; Orr, Stephanie

2008-01-01

207

Construction diagrams, geophysical logs, and lithologic descriptions for boreholes USGS 103, 105, 108, 131, 135, NRF-15, and NRF-16, Idaho National Laboratory, Idaho  

USGS Publications Warehouse

This report, prepared in cooperation with the U.S. Department of Energy, summarizes construction, geophysical, and lithologic data collected from about 4,509 feet of core from seven boreholes deepened or drilled by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), Idaho National Laboratory (INL) Project Office, from 2006 to 2009 at the INL. USGS 103, 105, 108, and 131 were deepened and cored from 759 to 1,307 feet, 800 to 1,409 feet, 760 to 1,218 feet, and 808 to 1,239 feet, respectively. Boreholes USGS 135, NRF-15, and NRF-16 were drilled and continuously cored from land surface to 1,198, 759, and 425 feet, respectively. Cores were photographed and digitally logged by using commercially available software. Borehole descriptions summarize location, completion date, and amount and type of core recovered.

Hodges, Mary K.V.; Orr, Stephanie M.; Potter, Katherine E.; LeMaitre, Tynan

2012-01-01

208

This Little Piggy Went to Press: The American News Media's Construction of Animals in Agriculture  

Microsoft Academic Search

This textual analysis examines the representations of farmed animals in national print and broadcast news discourse in over 100 stories published from 2000 to 2003. Findings show these American news media largely support the speciesist status quo by favoring elite viewpoints and failing to provide balance. Although exceptions are provided, news media often objectify nonhuman animals discursively through: 1) commodification,

Carrie Packwood Freeman

2009-01-01

209

45 CFR 1151.23 - New construction.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...NATIONAL FOUNDATION ON THE ARTS AND THE HUMANITIES NATIONAL ENDOWMENT FOR THE ARTS NONDISCRIMINATION ON THE...New construction. (a) Design, construction, and alteration...as of January 18, 1991, design, construction,...

2010-10-01

210

45 CFR 1170.33 - New construction.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...Continued) NATIONAL FOUNDATION ON THE ARTS AND THE HUMANITIES NATIONAL ENDOWMENT...1170.33 New construction. (a) Design, construction, and alteration...1) Effective as of January 18, 1991, design, construction, or alteration...

2010-10-01

211

A discursive psychology analysis of emotional support for men with colorectal cancer.  

PubMed

Recent research into both masculinity and health, and the provision of social support for people with cancer has focused upon the variations that may underlie broad assumptions about masculine health behaviour. The research reported here pursues this interest in variation by addressing the discursive properties of talk about emotional support, by men with colorectal cancer - an understudied group in the social support and cancer literature. Semi-structured interviews were conducted with eight men with colorectal cancer, and the transcripts were analysed using an intensive discursive psychology approach. From this analysis, two contrasting approaches to this group of men's framing of emotional support in the context of cancer are described. First, talk about cancer was positioned as incompatible with preferred masculine identities. Second, social contact that affirms personal relationships was given value, subject to constraints arising from discourses concerning appropriate emotional expression. These results are discussed with reference to both the extant research literature on masculinity and health, and their clinical implications, particularly the advice on social support given to older male cancer patients, their families and friends. PMID:23799270

Rennoldson, Michael; Brennan, James; Tolosa, Inigo; Ismail, Tariq

2013-11-01

212

"But at school … I became a bit shy": Korean immigrant adolescents' discursive participation in science classrooms  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

In reform-based science curricula, students' discursive participation is highly encouraged as a means of science learning as well as a goal of science education. However, Asian immigrant students are perceived to be quiet and passive in classroom discursive situations, and this reticence implies that they may face challenges in discourse-rich science classroom learning environments. Given this potentially conflicting situation, the present study aims to understand how and why Asian immigrant students participate in science classroom discourse. Findings from interviews with seven Korean immigrant adolescents illustrate that they are indeed hesitant to speak up in classrooms. Drawing upon cultural historical perspectives on identity and agency, this study shows how immigrant experiences shaped the participants' othered identity and influenced their science classroom participation, as well as how they negotiated their identities and situations to participate in science classroom and peer communities. I will discuss implications of this study for science education research and science teacher education to support classroom participation of immigrant students.

Ryu, Minjung

2013-09-01

213

Discursive Policy Webs in a Globalisation Era: A Discussion of Access to Professions and Trades for Immigrant Professionals in Ontario, Canada  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article explores the link between discourse and policy using a discursive web metaphor. It develops the notion of policy as a discursive web based on a post-positivist framework that recognises the way multiple discourses from multiple voices interact in a complex web of power relationships to influence reality. Using Ontario's Access to…

Goldberg, Michelle P.

2006-01-01

214

The use of Grounded Theory and of Arenas\\/Social Worlds Theory in Discourse Studies: A Case Study on the Discursive Adaptation of Information Systems  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper exemplifies the combined use of Grounded Theory and of the Arenas\\/Social Worlds Theory in a study of the discursive interaction amongst middle managers at a UK University administration and academic computing services. This study aimed at exploring the role of discursive interaction and negotiation in the organisational adaptation of information systems, by defining the premises upon which discourses

Ana C. Vasconcelos

215

Proceedings of the CIB W-65 Symposium on Organization and Management of Construction, 19-20 May 76, U.S. National Academy of Sciences, Washington, D. C.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The 51 papers presented in these proceedings describe three facets of the organization and management of construction: (1) the organizational forms for construction, (2) an evaluation of organizational forms, and (3) management methods in construction. (A...

1976-01-01

216

Achieving Ethnic Minority Students’ Inclusion: A Flemish School’s Discursive Practices Countering the Quasi-Market Pressure to Exclude  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of this paper is to identify how ethnically diverse schools can discursively maintain a good reputation. Reputation allows attracting the mixed student population necessary to achieve inclusion or closing the gap between the attainment of ethnic majority and minority students. In semi-market educational systems where students are free…

Zanoni, Patrizia; Mampaey, Jelle

2013-01-01

217

Undue burden: A Feminist Analysis of the Discursive and Material Realities of Breast Cancer and Obesity in the United States  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper considers the material and semiotic realities in the lives of those whose bodies deviate from the female norms of thinness and symmetricality. I argue that the discursive formations of both obesity and breast cancer are a biopolitical practice, producing particular bodies as excessive, ill, or deficient in juxtaposition to normative notions of the moral citizen\\/consumer. For example, both

Hannah Q Rivenburgh

2010-01-01

218

Learning as Acquiring a Discursive Identity through Participation in a Community: Improving Student Learning in Engineering Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In this paper, we propose that learning in engineering involves taking on the discourse of an engineering community, which is intimately bound up with the identity of being a member of that community. This leads to the notion of discursive identity, which emphasises that students' identities are constituted through engaging in discourse. This view…

Allie, Saalih; Armien, Mogamat Noor; Burgoyne, Nicolette; Case, Jennifer M.; Collier-Reed, Brandon I.; Craig, Tracy S.; Deacon, Andrew; Fraser, Duncan M.; Geyer, Zulpha; Jacobs, Cecilia; Jawitz, Jeff; Kloot, Bruce; Kotta, Linda; Langdon, Genevieve; le Roux, Kate; Marshall, Delia; Mogashana, Disaapele; Shaw, Corrinne; Sheridan, Gillian; Wolmarans, Nicolette

2009-01-01

219

Unearthing the Discursive Shift in the "fCUBE" Policy Implementation in Ghana: Using Critical Discourse Analysis  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article analyses selected texts from documents on the Free Compulsory Universal Basic Education (fCUBE) policy implementation in Ghana to unearth the discursive shift in policy (i.e. from predominantly socialist/social democratic towards neo-liberal ideological policy direction) in recent time. The methodological approach involves the…

Nudzor, Hope Pius

2013-01-01

220

Talk in Blended-Space Speech Communities: An Exploration of Discursive Practices of a Professional Development Group  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study is an exploration of alternative teacher professional development. While using symbolic interactionism for a research lens, it characterizes the discursive practices commonly found in formal, informal, and blended-space speech communities based on the talk within a leadership-development program comprised of five female, church-based…

Garvin, Tabitha Ann

2011-01-01

221

From Protector to Producer: The Role of the State in the Discursive Shift from Minority Rights to Economic Development  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper explores the challenges that neoliberalism and the globalized new economy present to the politics of linguistic minority movements by ethnographically examining language policy as a discursive process, rooted in political economy. Following the post-WWII period, as most Western States restructured from welfarism to neoliberalism, there…

da Silva, Emanuel; Heller, Monica

2009-01-01

222

Biopolitics and the Baby Bonus: Australia's national identity, fertility, and global overpopulation  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper explores some recent issues impacting on Australia's public imagination of a national identity. Utilizing an analysis that draws on Foucault's concept of biopolitics as a mechanism of governance, the paper examines how notions of Australian national identity develop through distinct but discursively-related fields: (1) policies and public discourse on the Australian Commonwealth Government's promotion of fertility through the

2011-01-01

223

Discursive Deployments: Mobilizing Support for Municipal and Community Wireless Networks in the U.S.  

SciTech Connect

This paper examines Municipal Wireless (MW) deployments in the United States. In particular, the interest is in understanding how discourse has worked to mobilize widespread support for MW networks. We explore how local governments discursively deploy the language of social movements to create a shared understanding of the networking needs of communities. Through the process of"framing" local governments assign meaning to the MW networks in ways intended to mobilize support anddemobilize opposition. The mobilizing potential of a frame varies and is dependent on its centrality and cultural resonance. We examine the framing efforts of MW networks by using a sample of Request for Proposals for community wireless networks, semi-structured interviews and local media sources. Prominent values that are central to a majority of the projects and others that are culturally specific are identified and analyzed for their mobilizing potency.

Alvarez, Rosio; Rodriguez, Juana Maria

2008-08-16

224

The potential use of storm water and effluent from a constructed wetland for re-vegetating a degraded pyrite trail in Queen Elizabeth National Park, Uganda  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

During the operation of the Kilembe Mines (copper mining) a cobaltiferous stockpile was constructed, which began to erode after the closure of the mines in the early 1970s. The erosion of the pyrite stockpile resulted in a large acid trail all the way to Lake George (a Ramsar site). The acid trail contaminated a large area of Queen Elizabeth National Park (QENP) resulting in the death of most of the shallow-rooted vegetation. Processes and conditions created by storm water and effluent from a constructed wetland were assessed for vegetation regeneration in the degraded QENP pyrite trail. Cynodon dactylon, Imperata cylindrica and Hyparrhenia filipendula dominated the regeneration zone (RZ) where storm water and effluent from a constructed wetland was flowing; and the adjacent unpolluted area (UP) with importance value indices of 186.4 and 83.3 respectively. Typha latifolia and C. dactylon formed two distinct vegetation sub-zones within the RZ with the former inhabiting areas with a higher water table. Soil pH was significantly higher in the RZ, followed by UP and bare pyrite trail (BPT) at both 0-15 cm and 16-30 cm depths. Soil electrical conductivity was not significantly different in the RZ and BPT but significantly higher than that in UP for both depths. For 0-15 cm depth, RZ had significantly higher concentrations of copper than BPT and UP which had similar concentrations. Still at this depth (0-15 cm), the unpolluted area had significantly higher concentrations of total phosphorus and total nitrogen than the regeneration zone and the bare pyrite trail which had similar concentrations. The RZ dominated by Typha had significantly higher concentrations of TP and TN compared to the RZ dominated by Cynodon. The concentrations of NH 4-N were significantly lower in Typha regeneration zone than in CRZ at 0-15 cm depth but similar at 16-30 cm depth. At 16-30 cm depth, concentrations of copper were significantly higher in the regeneration zone followed by the bare pyrite trail and the unpolluted zone. The concentration of lead in the regeneration zone and bare pyrite trail were similar but significantly higher in the unpolluted zone. Concentrations of TP and TN were significantly higher in unpolluted zone, followed by regeneration zone and bare pyrite trail. Storm water and effluent from a constructed wetland enhanced the revegetation process by modifying soil pH, making plant growth nutrients available and by providing a steady supply of moisture necessary for plant growth. T. latifolia and C. dactylon which seem to have tolerance of high concentrations of metals were the dominant species in the regeneration zone. If storm water and effluent supply continues, the aforementioned vegetation will colonize the pyrite trail and will eventually protect QENP and Lake George from metal contamination.

Osaliya, R.; Kansiime, F.; Oryem-Origa, H.; Kateyo, E.

225

Using constructed analogs to improve the skill of National Multi-Model Ensemble March–April–May precipitation forecasts in equatorial East Africa  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

In this study we implement and evaluate a simple ‘hybrid’ forecast approach that uses constructed analogs (CA) to improve the National Multi-Model Ensemble’s (NMME) March–April–May (MAM) precipitation forecasts over equatorial eastern Africa (hereafter referred to as EA, 2°S to 8°N and 36°E to 46°E). Due to recent declines in MAM rainfall, increases in population, land degradation, and limited technological advances, this region has become a recent epicenter of food insecurity. Timely and skillful precipitation forecasts for EA could help decision makers better manage their limited resources, mitigate socio-economic losses, and potentially save human lives. The ‘hybrid approach’ described in this study uses the CA method to translate dynamical precipitation and sea surface temperature (SST) forecasts over the Indian and Pacific Oceans (specifically 30°S to 30°N and 30°E to 270°E) into terrestrial MAM precipitation forecasts over the EA region. In doing so, this approach benefits from the post-1999 teleconnection that exists between precipitation and SSTs over the Indian and tropical Pacific Oceans (Indo-Pacific) and EA MAM rainfall. The coupled atmosphere-ocean dynamical forecasts used in this study were drawn from the NMME. We demonstrate that while the MAM precipitation forecasts (initialized in February) skill of the NMME models over the EA region itself is negligible, the ranked probability skill score of hybrid CA forecasts based on Indo-Pacific NMME precipitation and SST forecasts reach up to 0.45.

Shukla, Shraddhanand; Funk, Christopher; Hoell, Andrew

2014-09-01

226

Genocide or a Failure to Gel? Racism, History and Nationalism in Australian Talk  

Microsoft Academic Search

In a context of wide media attention to public debates about the social, political and epistemic entitlements of different groups within Australian society, an understanding of the rhetorical resources and the discursive work doen by differing constructions of `race', has become an important local issue. This article examines data from discussions between two groups of (non-indigenous) university students on a

MARTHA AUGOUSTINOS; KEITH TUFFIN; MARK RAPLEY

1999-01-01

227

He votes or she votes? Female and male discursive strategies in Twitter political hashtags.  

PubMed

In this paper, we conduct a study about differences between female and male discursive strategies when posting in the microblogging service Twitter, with a particular focus on the hashtag designation process during political debate. The fact that men and women use language in distinct ways, reverberating practices linked to their expected roles in the social groups, is a linguistic phenomenon known to happen in several cultures and that can now be studied on the Web and on online social networks in a large scale enabled by computing power. Here, for instance, after analyzing tweets with political content posted during Brazilian presidential campaign,we found out that male Twitter users, when expressing their attitude toward a given candidate, are more prone to use imperative verbal forms in hashtags, while female users tend to employ declarative forms. This difference can be interpreted as a sign of distinct approaches in relation to other network members: for example, if political hashtags are seen as strategies of persuasion in Twitter, imperative tags could be understood as more overt ways of persuading and declarative tags as more indirect ones. Our findings help to understand human gendered behavior in social networks and contribute to research on the new fields of computer-enabled Internet linguistics and social computing, besides being useful for several computational tasks such as developing tag recommendation systems based on users' collective preferences and tailoring targeted advertising strategies, among others. PMID:24489832

Cunha, Evandro; Magno, Gabriel; Gonçalves, Marcos André; Cambraia, César; Almeida, Virgilio

2014-01-01

228

Dialectical constraints to the discursive practices of a high school physics community  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The study investigates how the discursive practices in a physics class were constrained by social forces associated with the larger context in which teaching and learning were situated. The teacher understood teacing and learning in terms of constructivism, believed that students should have more autonomy in the classroom, and structured activities to involve students actively in the learning process. However, despite his efforts to enact the curriculum in a manner that was consistent with constructivism, the emphasis still was on goals such as learning to use formulas to perform calculations and memorizing facts. In addition to constructivism, belief sets that shaped the enacted curriculum related to time being scarce, content coverage being a primary concern, and students needing to be prepared for examinations. A characteristic of the classroom community was a relative imbalance between the voices of science and common sense. Even though the teacher was concerned with students making sense of physics, examples are provided of students accepting the viability of scientific claims despite contradictions with their common sense notions.

Tobin, Kenneth; Anderson, David; Mcrobbie, Campbell

2005-11-28

229

Narrative strategies in medical discourse: constructing the psychiatric 'case' in a non-western setting.  

PubMed

The organizing goal of the present study was to analyze and understand the 'discursive presentation' of the Egyptian psychiatric patient through the texts, or narratives, contained within the patient medical charts. It is argued that the medical record, as a written document blending overt medical imperatives with more unexamined cultural assumptions about self-hood and abnormality, is an unusually rich source of discursive data concerning the 'cultural negotiations' implicit in the construction of the patient according to the two (often competing) world views represented by western biomedicine and traditional Egyptian culture. Psychiatry in Egypt is much more than a 'foreign transplant'; to assume this is to deny the culturally constructed nature of western biomedicine and psychiatry, which have their roots in historical and cultural notions of self, society, the individual, and normality versus abnormality (Transcultural Psychiat. 35(3) (1998) 352). Egyptian psychiatry is the product of an ongoing active blending of two very different conceptualizations of these issues. PMID:12850115

Coker, Elizabeth M

2003-09-01

230

Value Engineering in Federal Construction Agencies. The Report of a Conference Convened by the Federal Construction Council, Building Research Advisory Board, at the National Academy of Sciences (Washington, D.C., May 27, 1969).  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A series of papers and deliberations of the conference are presented which--(1) identify the policies, practices, and procedures of the various agencies, (2) identify and discuss unresolved problems related to value engineering, and (3) derive conclusions regarding the future course of value engineering programs in federal construction agencies.…

National Academy of Sciences - National Research Council, Washington, DC. Building Research Advisory Board.

231

Reassessment of the effects of construction dewatering on ground-water levels in the Cowles Unit, Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore, Indiana : Supplement to Geological Survey Water Resources Investigations 78-138  

USGS Publications Warehouse

A revised dewatering plan for the construction of a nuclear power plant at the Northern Indiana Public Service Company 's (NIPSCO) Bailly Generating Station and evidence that suggests that a change in the characteristics of the confining unit 2 in and near Cowles Bog National Landmark may exist have resulted in a reassessment of the effects of construction dewatering on ground-water levels in the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore. Model results indicate that the revision in the dewatering plan produces water-level declines that do not differ significantly from those described previously. However, when the change in the confining unit beneath Cowles Bog is considered, simulations of the simultaneous decline of a seepage mound after sealing of the fly-ash-ponds and the second phase of construction dewatering indicate that the simulated water-level declines in the aquifer unit 1 at Cowles Bog may be below the water levels tolerated by the National Park Service after 18 months. The water levels may even decline below the tolerable levels in spite of NIPSCO 's proposed plan of artificially recharging the aquifer unit 1 near the excavation site at 400 gal/min. The magnitude of the simulated water-level declines in unit 1 within the Lakeshore, caused by pumping from the excavation, depends on the relation in time between the second phase of dewatering and the decline of the seepage mound after sealing of the fly-ash-ponds, but not on the duration of dewatering beyond 18 months. (USGS)

Gillies, Daniel C.; Lapham, Wayne W.

1980-01-01

232

Citizenship Education under Discourses of Nationalism, Globalization, and Cosmopolitanism: Illustrations from China and the United States  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The authors, one from China and one from the United States, present a theoretical framework for understanding the discursive fields of citizenship education as composed, in large part, of the discourses of nationalism, globalization, and cosmopolitanism. The framework is illustrated by examples from citizenship education in China and the United…

Camicia, Steven P.; Zhu, Juanjuan

2011-01-01

233

Wringing Life from the Dead: Rhetoric of the Nation in the Eulogies for Miguel de Cervantes  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

An analysis of three eulogies (1876-1916) given for Miguel de Cervantes to commemorate the day of his death demonstrates the ways in which the discursive qualities of the eulogy--mourning, celebration, and resurrection--align with regenerative discourses regarding the Nation at particular moments in Spanish history. The eulogized depictions of…

Kelly, Megan L.

2011-01-01

234

Digital Dissonances: Structuring Absences in National Discourses on Equity and Educational Technologies  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study traces discursive formations surrounding educational technology, equity, and inclusion that have emerged or have been amplified through national policies and initiatives in the U.S., including the Preparing Tomorrow's Teachers to Use Technology (PT3) research grant program, the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB), the Ed Tech state funding program, the Partnership for 21st Century Skills, and the 2005

Rick Voithofer; Alan Foley

2007-01-01

235

TEACHER KNOWLEDGE IN ENGLISH LANGUAGE TEACHING: AN ANALYSIS OF ITS SOCIO-HISTORICAL CONSTRUCTION IN THE WESTERN CENTRAL REGION OF COSTA RICA SABER DOCENTE EN PROFESORES DE INGLÉS: UN ANÁLISIS SOBRE SU CONSTRUCCIÓN SOCIO-HISTÓRICA EN LA REGIÓN CENTRAL OCCIDENTAL DE  

Microsoft Academic Search

This article results from a research project developed in Costa Rica, specifically, in the central western region. Its main objective is of findings that shed light on the socio-historical principles and construction of teacher knowledge of English language teaching. Teacher knowledge is approached as a discursive and everyday life construction whose historical antecedents influence its constitution and perception. Therefore, an

Karla Araya Araya; Gustavo Córdoba González

236

The ‘Habsburg Dilemma’ Today: Competing Discourses of National Identity in Contemporary Austria  

Microsoft Academic Search

This article analyses discourses of Austrian national identity. It discusses the reproduction (and contestation) of national identities on the levels of everyday language, political debate and policy. Three discursive formations of the nation—and their histories—are discussed: a nowadays marginal and de-legitimated discourse of pan-Germanic ethnicism; the hegemonic paradigm of ‘Austrian-ness’, which itself comprises a range of ideological positions and constitutes

Christian Karner

2005-01-01

237

Electrochemical construction  

DOEpatents

An electrochemical cell construction features a novel co-extruded plastic electrode in an interleaved construction with a novel integral separator-spacer. Also featured is a leak and impact resistant construction for preventing the spill of corrosive materials in the event of rupture.

Einstein, Harry (Springfield, NJ); Grimes, Patrick G. (Westfield, NJ)

1983-08-23

238

42 CFR 137.328 - Must a construction project proposal incorporate provisions of Federal construction guidelines...  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

...Self-Governance Tribe in the preparation of its construction project proposal. If Tribal construction codes and standards (including national...State, or Tribal building codes or construction industry standards) are consistent with or...

2012-10-01

239

42 CFR 137.328 - Must a construction project proposal incorporate provisions of Federal construction guidelines...  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...Self-Governance Tribe in the preparation of its construction project proposal. If Tribal construction codes and standards (including national...State, or Tribal building codes or construction industry standards) are consistent with or...

2013-10-01

240

42 CFR 137.328 - Must a construction project proposal incorporate provisions of Federal construction guidelines...  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

...Self-Governance Tribe in the preparation of its construction project proposal. If Tribal construction codes and standards (including national...State, or Tribal building codes or construction industry standards) are consistent with or...

2011-10-01

241

42 CFR 137.328 - Must a construction project proposal incorporate provisions of Federal construction guidelines...  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...Self-Governance Tribe in the preparation of its construction project proposal. If Tribal construction codes and standards (including national...State, or Tribal building codes or construction industry standards) are consistent with or...

2010-10-01

242

Moral panic, moral regulation and essentialization of identities: Discursive struggle over unethical business practices in the Finnish national media  

Microsoft Academic Search

The study sheds light on the language of moral panic and moral regulation in the Finnish news media over a 9-year period on the subject of cartels and cartel agreements. What makes the case particularly interesting is that the object of the most explicit moral panic was the introduction of new laws (leniency programmes) designed to regulate illegal cartel behaviour.

Marjo E. Siltaoja

2012-01-01

243

National Fire Codes. A Compilation of NFPA Codes, Standards, Recommended Practices, and Manuals. Volume 4: Building Construction and Facilities. 1969-70.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A selected group of NFPA codes and standards pertaining to building construction and facilities is presented. The recommendations are phrased in terms of performance or objectives, the intent being to permit the utilization of any methods, devices or materials which will produce the desired results. The major topics included are--(1) building…

National Fire Protection Association, Boston, MA.

244

Construction, water-level, and water-quality data for multiple-well monitoring sites and test wells, Fort Irwin National Training Center, San Bernardino County, California, 2009-12  

USGS Publications Warehouse

Because of increasing water demands at the U.S. Army Fort Irwin National Training Center, the U.S. Geological Survey in cooperation with the U.S. Army carried out a study to evaluate the water quality and potential groundwater supply of undeveloped basins within the U.S. Army Fort Irwin National Training Center. In addition, work was performed in the three developed basins—Langford, Bicycle, and Irwin—proximal to or underlying cantonment to provide information in support of water-resources management and to supplement monitoring in these basins. Between 2009 and 2012, the U.S. Geological Survey installed 41 wells to expand collection of water-resource data within the U.S. Army Fort Irwin National Training Center. Thirty-four monitoring wells (2-inch diameter) were constructed at 14 single- or multiple-well monitoring sites and 7 test wells (8-inch diameter) were installed. The majority of the wells were installed in previously undeveloped or minimally developed basins (Cronise, Red Pass, the Central Corridor area, Superior, Goldstone, and Nelson Basins) proximal to cantonment (primary base housing and infrastructure). Data associated with well construction, water-level monitoring, and water-quality sampling are presented in this report.

Kjos, Adam R.; Densmore, Jill N.; Nawikas, Joseph M.; Brown, Anthony A.

2014-01-01

245

Constructing and Critiquing Arguments  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article reports that as the need for students to be able to construct and critique scientific argumentation as emphasized in "A Framework for K-12 Science Education" (National Research Council 2012), teachers are wondering how to support students in this process. Scientific argumentation is defined as the interplay between…

Chen, Ying-Chih; Park, Soonhye; Hand, Brian

2013-01-01

246

Cost and schedule estimate to construct the tunnel and shaft remedial shielding concept, Los Alamos Meson Physics Facility, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, New Mexico. Final report  

SciTech Connect

The report provides an estimate of the cost and associated schedule to construct the tunnel and shaft remedial shielding concept. The cost and schedule estimate is based on a preliminary concept intended to address the potential radiation effects on Line D and Line Facilities in event of a beam spill. The construction approach utilizes careful tunneling methods based on available excavation and ground support technology. The tunneling rates and overall productivity on which the cost and project schedule are estimated are based on conservative assumptions with appropriate contingencies to address the uncertainty associated with geological conditions. The report is intended to provide supplemental information which will assist in assessing the feasibility of the tunnel and shaft concept and justification for future development of this particular aspect of remedial shielding for Line D and Line D Facilities.

NONE

1993-11-30

247

CONNET: A GATEWAY TO EUROPE'S CONSTRUCTION INFORMATION  

E-print Network

European gateway for the construction industry which provides a "virtual technology park", accessible information services for the construction industry, and to establish national gateways to services which can to the European construction industry and the possibilities they offer in terms of ensuring national services

Amor, Robert

248

Construction Technologies.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This document contains materials developed for and about the construction technologies tech prep program of the South-Western City Schools in Ohio. Part 1 begins with a map of the program, which begins with a construction technologies program in grades 11 and 12 that leads to entry-level employment or one of five 2-year programs at a community…

Columbus State Community Coll., OH.

249

Construction and installation summary for fiscal year 1992 of the hydraulic head monitoring stations at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, Tennessee. Environmental Restoration Program  

SciTech Connect

During FY 1992, as part of the Hydraulic Head Monitoring Station (HHMS) Project, three multiport wells (HHMS 12, 13, and 14) were constructed along or near the boundaries of Waste Area Grouping (WAG) 2 at Haw Ridge water gap. The purpose of this report is to document well construction and multiport component installation activities. The hydraulic head monitoring stations (HHMS) are well clusters and single multiport wells that provide data required for evaluation of the transition between shallow and deep groundwater systems and of the nature of these systems. This information is used for required characterization of the hydrologic framework as dictated by state and federal regulatory agencies. Groundwater contaminants may move laterally across WAG boundaries or offsite; they may also move in a vertical direction. Because the HHMS Project was designed to address otential contamination problems, the project provides a means for defining the bounds of the uppermost aquifer; identifying potential pathways for offsite contamination for shallow; intermediate, and deep groundwater flow; and evaluating the capacity for contaminant transport in intermediate and deep groundwater flow systems.

Dreier, R.B.; Switek, J.; Couzens, B.A.

1992-12-01

250

Construction and installation summary for fiscal year 1992 of the hydraulic head monitoring stations at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, Tennessee  

SciTech Connect

During FY 1992, as part of the Hydraulic Head Monitoring Station (HHMS) Project, three multiport wells (HHMS 12, 13, and 14) were constructed along or near the boundaries of Waste Area Grouping (WAG) 2 at Haw Ridge water gap. The purpose of this report is to document well construction and multiport component installation activities. The hydraulic head monitoring stations (HHMS) are well clusters and single multiport wells that provide data required for evaluation of the transition between shallow and deep groundwater systems and of the nature of these systems. This information is used for required characterization of the hydrologic framework as dictated by state and federal regulatory agencies. Groundwater contaminants may move laterally across WAG boundaries or offsite; they may also move in a vertical direction. Because the HHMS Project was designed to address otential contamination problems, the project provides a means for defining the bounds of the uppermost aquifer; identifying potential pathways for offsite contamination for shallow; intermediate, and deep groundwater flow; and evaluating the capacity for contaminant transport in intermediate and deep groundwater flow systems.

Dreier, R.B.; Switek, J.; Couzens, B.A.

1992-12-01

251

Creating Policy from Discursive Exchanges on Compulsory Education and Schooling in Sweden  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The paper first introduces the national and local framework for compulsory-level "undervisning pa annat satt" [teaching/education otherwise than in school] education in Sweden. According to national statistics in Sweden, every year an average of 100 children are registered as receiving their education at home, arranged in some cases by school…

Villalba, Cynthia M.

2003-01-01

252

Constructing Phylogenies.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Introduces a method for constructing phylogenies using molecular traits and elementary graph theory. Discusses analyzing molecular data and using weighted graphs, minimum-weight spanning trees, and rooted cube phylogenies to display the data. (DDR)

Bilardello, Nicholas; Valdes, Linda

1998-01-01

253

Construction crane  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

People who operate construction cranes carrying heavy loads must be coordinated. The load on the crane must not injure any workers or anyone else near the site. They must be careful to maneuver heavy loads around buildings without hitting them.

N/A N/A (None;)

2007-07-25

254

Constructing a near-continuous suspended-sediment budget using acoustic instrumentation on the Rio Grande in Big Bend National Park, USA  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The Rio Grande in the Big Bend region of Texas, USA, and Chihuahua and Coahuila, Mexico, is in disequilibrium. The river in this reach rapidly narrows during low-flow years, and widens during rare, large magnitude floods. One management strategy to improve in-channel habitat for the native ecosystem is to limit the rate and magnitude of channel narrowing during low-flow years through water releases from re-operated upstream dams. The proposed purpose of these dam re-operations is to maximize fine-sediment transport downstream, thereby limiting fine-sediment deposition and channel narrowing. This management strategy requires extensive knowledge of the quantity of fine-sediment supplied to the river channel, the predominant source areas of the supplied sediment, and the suspended-sediment transport dynamics over a range of flow magnitudes and durations. To address these issues, a near-continuous suspended-sediment monitoring program consisting of two suspended-sediment gages was established at two sites in Big Bend National Park, Texas. Suspended-sediment gages consist of two single-frequency sideways-looking acoustic-Doppler profilers that collect data at 15-minute intervals. Acoustic attenuation is used to calculate silt-and-clay concentration, and acoustic backscatter adjusted for silt-and-clay concentration is used to calculate sand concentration in two size classes. Acoustic attenuation and backscatter are calibrated using standard depth-integrated samples and cross-section-calibrated automatic pump samples. Two types of floods affect the sediment budgets of the Rio Grande in Big Bend National Park, long-duration releases from upstream dams and short-duration flash floods originating in tributaries upstream or between the gages. Initial analyses of suspended-sediment dynamics during long-duration dam releases show that dam releases have the potential to export fine sediment from the national park reach. Dam releases transported approximately 8% of the total silt and clay load that passed the downstream gage over the period of record. Dam releases may cause either erosion or deposition of sand, depending on the local supply of sand on the channel bed upstream from the gages. Large sediment concentrations (often >40,000 mg/L) occur during short-duration flash floods, and concentration peaks attenuate quickly and much of the suspended-load is deposited, thereby contributing to channel narrowing. Additional work is being conducted to constrain sediment inputs from two large ephemeral tributaries and to further partition the sediment budget for other source areas. Sediment contributions from various source areas will be quantified, and these data will be used to develop an environmental flow program in order to maximize the export of accumulated fine sediment from the study reach.

Dean, D. J.; Topping, D. J.; Griffiths, R. E.; Sabol, T. A.; Schmidt, J. C.; Bennett, J. B.

2013-12-01

255

Trail Construction  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

In this highly physical outdoor activity, learners construct and compare experimental trail sections to select the best trail-construction technique for their site. As they measure, evaluate and build, they must consider factors including erosion, slope, materials, labor, cost, human effort, and various environmental impacts. The slope measuring component not only involves mathematical problem-solving, but can incorporate measurement of human health performance, since one way of measuring slope in this activity can be having learners check their pulse as they climb a hill. This activity can be well combined with the "Hold a Hill" and "Cardiac Hill" activities from the same resource.

Science, Lawrence H.

1982-01-01

256

Youth Voice and HIV Prevention: Discursive Opportunities, Limitations and Productive Impossibilities  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper draws on engagements with "voice" in youth studies and "student voice" work in order to interrogate the limits and opportunities of the call to "youth voice" in HIV prevention discourses. Building on the limitations and opportunities within the debates of the "who", "what" and "how" of speaking and the construction of the youth subject,…

Gacoin, Andree

2010-01-01

257

Discursive negotiation of face via email: Professional identity development in school counseling supervision  

Microsoft Academic Search

This article examines email exchanges between eight Master's-level school counseling student interns and their internship supervisor to investigate how politeness strategies contribute to professional identity development in supervisory discourse. Our analysis demonstrates how identity development occurs via collaborative facework accomplished through multiple strategies: reported speech or “constructed dialogue” (Tannen, 2007), first person plural pronouns, the discourse marker “that being said,”

Cynthia Gordon; Melissa Luke

258

Identification and Safety Assessment of the Hazardous Zones (Unwanted Energy Flows) in an Construction Project at the National Petrochemical Company by Application of ET and BA Method  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

In this study, the safety assessment has been conducted qualitatively with the goal of determining the potential existing hazards in construction sites, with the application of ET and BA technique and assessment of the identified risks. In other words, in order to determine the risk factor, the possibilities of conversion of potential hazards into accidents and the risk factor standards were classified qualitatively. For this purpose, the risk matrix presented in MIL-STD-882E standard (The 5th Version of US Military Standard) was used. According to the results of this study, a total of 144 hazardous zones were identified. Based on the MIL-STD-882E standard, 68% of the cases were in the high-risk zone, 30% were in the important risk zone and 2% were in the average risk zone. Meanwhile, working on scaffoldings has had the most number of high risks (23 cases) and the other sections including excavation, electrical, welding and cutting operations are placed in the next level of importance with, respectively 21, 13 and 11 high-risk cases. With due to the results, nearly the majority of identified points are in the high-risk zone (68%) and important zone (30%), which is unacceptable according to the MIL-STD-822E. Hence, the necessity of conducting appropriate controlling measures including the establishment of supervision and inspection systems, preventive repairing and applying standard and safe techniques and methods are some of the proposals which leads to a drop in the possible risks. By comparing the results of this research with other similar projects, including the study which was conducted by the Ugandan Employment Office in 2005, one can realize similar results in developing countries, especially regarding high risks and control-related priorities.

Zarra Nezhad, Abbas; Bagher Mortazavi, Seyed; Asilian Mahabadi, Hassan; Khavanin, Ali

259

CONSTRUCTION PROFESSIONAL  

E-print Network

CONSTRUCTION Management HUMAN RESOURCE Management NEW! PROFESSIONAL SOCIAL MEDIA Certificate NEW about this program go to: http://www.sonoma.edu/exed/htp/ PROFESSIONAL SOCIAL MEDIA CERTIFICATE The Professional Social Media Certificate provides participants with training and experience developing a social

Ravikumar, B.

260

Women's collective constructions of embodied practices through memory work: Cartesian dualism in memories of sweating and pain.  

PubMed

The research presented in this paper uses memory work as a method to explore six women's collective constructions of two embodied practices, sweating and pain. The paper identifies limitations in the ways in which social constructionist research has theorized the relationship between discourse and materiality, and it proposes an approach to the study of embodiment which enjoins, rather than bridges, the discursive and the non-discursive. The paper presents an analysis of 25 memories of sweating and pain which suggests that Cartesian dualism is central to the women's accounts of their experiences. However, such dualism does not operate as a stable organizing principle. Rather, it offers two strategies for the performance of a split between mind and body. The paper traces the ways in which dualism can be both functional and restrictive, and explores the tensions between these two forms. The paper concludes by identifiying opportunities and limitations associated with memory work as a method for studying embodiment. PMID:15035700

Gillies, Val; Harden, Angela; Johnson, Katherine; Reavey, Paula; Strange, Vicki; Willig, Carla

2004-03-01

261

In Pursuit of Excellence? Discursive Patterns in European Higher Education Research  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

European higher education is awash with educational reform initiatives that purport to transform universities into better-managed higher quality organizations that more directly contribute to national development. This exploratory study examines patterns of research discourse in higher education in Europe. We argue that these patterns are changing…

Ramirez, Francisco O.; Tiplic, Dijana

2014-01-01

262

Moral and discursive geographies in the war for biodiversity in Africa  

Microsoft Academic Search

Since the 1980s, several African governments have responded to declining wildlife populations by issuing shoot-on-sight orders for “poachers” found within national parks. War is now a common model and metaphor for conceptualizing and planning biodiversity protection in Africa. Consequently, there is a new moral geography wherein parks and protected areas have become spaces of deadly violence. This article seeks to

Roderick P. Neumann

2004-01-01

263

Discursive psychology: An alternative conceptual foundation to means-end chain theory  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study investigates how means - end chain theory and laddering can be used to represent consumers' reasons for supporting or not supporting abstract marketing products such as ideas, goals, or perceptions. The specific empirical context used to illustrate the approach was the public's perceptions of President Clinton. Six hundred and three respondents in a national random sample of the

Richard P. Bagozzi; Pratibha A. Dabholkar

2000-01-01

264

Towards Educational Change Leadership as a Discursive Practice--or Should All School Leaders Read Foucault?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

While educational policy-makers bemoan the ways in which educational reforms falter, they both valorize and punish leaders for their key role in change. In this paper, using a national study funded by the English Creative Partnerships programme, we suggest that it may be helpful to understand the limits to change by seeing change leadership as…

Thomson, Pat; Hall, Christine; Jones, Ken

2013-01-01

265

Medicine as discursive resource: legitimation in the work narratives of midwives.  

PubMed

This article examines the work narratives of midwives practicing in the United States, specifically in the State of Florida. We focus analytic attention on how the discourse of medicine is used as a resource in constructing a sense of legitimation for midwifery. Data are drawn from in-depth interviews with 26 direct-entry, licensed midwives and certified nurse-midwives. Historically, social scientific literature on midwifery has placed a midwifery, or a holistic, model of childbirth in polar opposition to a technocratic or medical model. In practical work, however, midwives demonstrate knowledge of, and make use of, a discourse of medicine to serve their purpose-at-hand. In these 'narratives of legitimation', the medical model does not emerge as an entity definable as separate and necessarily at odds with the midwifery model. Rather, the medical model is a resource through which midwives work narratively to construct the validity of their profession. The midwives interviewed use the discourse of medicine in three specific ways. First, they draw upon it as a contrast device, setting themselves and their work apart from the medical establishment. Second, midwives use the medical model to communicate necessary daily aspects of their work. Finally, they construct a story of medical collaboration to equate their work with that of physicians. PMID:14498938

Foley, Lara; Faircloth, Christopher A

2003-03-01

266

Airship construction  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Forty-four years ago the first successful metal airship was completed and delivered to the United States Navy, the ZMC-2. Between those years and the present, very little effort or serious consideration has been given to the manufacture, design, construction, or economic impact of airships. It is important to retain and exploit the small but continually diminishing pool of airship talent that will expedite the success of the United States in what is now a pioneering venture. The relative simplicity of airship construction, utilizing the tremendous technical advances of the last 44 years, leads to the conclusion that this form of transportation holds great promise for reducing costs of military missions and improving the international competitive position of the United States in commercial applications.

Roda, J.

1975-01-01

267

Sandwich construction  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

A form of composites known as structural sandwich construction is presented in terms of materials used, design details for solving edging and attachment problems, and charts of design material analysis. Sandwich construction is used in nearly all commercial airliners and helicopters, and military air and space vehicles, and it is shown that this method can stiffen a structure without causing a weight increase. The facing material can be made of 2024 or 7075 aluminum alloy, titanium, or stainless steel, and the core material can be wood or foam. The properties of paper honeycomb and various aluminum alloy honeycombs are presented. Factors pertaining to adhesive materials are discussed, including products given off during cure, bonding pressure, and adaptability. Design requirements and manufacturing specifications are resolved using numerous suggestions.

Marshall, A.

268

Construction measurements  

SciTech Connect

This text/reference on construction measurements contains material concerning electronic surveying and remote sensing. New to this edition is coverage of the GPS satellite positioning system, electronic distance measurement (EDM), laser sweep, calculator techniques, radial surveying and tracking, Loran-C, inertial navigation surveying, 3-point resection, computer software, and electronic fieldbooks. It covers the difference of elevation, angle measurements and directions, coordinate surveying and layout, offshore measurements, and random field and office techniques.

Barry, B.A.

1988-01-01

269

Legitimating do-not-resuscitate orders: a discursive study of cancer patients' speech.  

PubMed

This article examines how patients with cancer construct and legitimate do-not-resuscitate (DNR) orders. Semi-structured interviews with 23 outpatients attending an oncology clinic were tape-recorded, transcribed, and analyzed in accordance with discourse-analytic methodology. Results indicate some variability for participants regarding the meaning of DNR orders, which were nonetheless viewed as appropriate and desirable. The patient's subsequent death was legitimated primarily through the invocation of highly valorized discourses within Western society: nature, autonomy, and compassion. Non-compliance with DNR orders, or the instigation of CPR was seen as violating nature, infringing autonomy, and as uncompassionate. The combined effect was to construct dying as a natural event which is the concern of the individual patient and their family, endorsing medical non-intervention in the process. This research provides support, from the patients' viewpoint, for a policy of non-intervention when death is imminent and inevitable, and for those questioning the wisdom of a default policy of initiating CPR on any hospitalized patient, especially those patients inevitably in the process of dying. PMID:12955926

Eliott, Jaklin A; Olver, Ian N

2003-01-01

270

Bridging History of the Concept of Function with Learning of Mathematics: Students' Meta-Discursive Rules, Concept Formation and Historical Awareness  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

In this paper we present a matrix-organised implementation of an experimental course in the history of the concept of a function. The course was implemented in a Danish high school. One of the aims was to bridge history of mathematics with the teaching and learning of mathematics. The course was designed using the theoretical frameworks of a multiple perspective approach to history, Sfard's theory of thinking as communicating, and theories from mathematics education about concept image, concept definition and concept formation. It will be explained how history and extracts of original sources by Euler from 1748 and Dirichlet from 1837 were used to (1) reveal students' meta-discursive rules in mathematics and make them objects of students' reflections, (2) support students' learning of the concept of a function, and (3) develop students' historical awareness. The results show that it is possible to diagnose (some) of students' meta-discursive rules, that some of the students acted according to meta-discursive rules that coincide with Euler's from the 1700s, and that reading a part of a text by Dirichlet from 1837 created obstacles for the students that can be referenced to differences in meta-discursive rules. The experiment revealed that many of the students have a concept image that was in accordance with Euler's rather than with our modern concept definition and that they have process oriented thinking about functions. The students' historical awareness was developed through the course with respect to actors' influence on the formation of mathematical concepts and the notions of internal and external driving forces in the historical development of mathematics.

Kjeldsen, Tinne Hoff; Petersen, Pernille Hviid

2013-08-01

271

Construction of the DHCAL  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Particle Flow Algorithms (PFAs) have been proposed as a method of improving the jet energy resolution of future colliding beam detectors. PFAs require calorimeters with high granularity to enable three-dimensional imaging of events. The Calorimeter for the Linear Collider Collaboration (CALICE) is developing and testing prototypes of such highly segmented calorimeters. In this context, a large prototype of a Digital Hadron Calorimeter (DHCAL) was developed and constructed by a group led by Argonne National Laboratory. The DHCAL consists of 52 layers, instrumented with Resistive Plate Chambers (RPCs) and interleaved with steel absorber plates. The RPCs are read out by 1 x 1 cm2 pads with a 1-bit resolution (digital readout). The DHCAL prototype has approximately 480,000 readout channels. This talk reports on the design, construction and commissioning of the DHCAL. The DHCAL was installed at the Fermilab Test Beam Facility in fall 2010 and data was collected through the summer 2011.

Francis, Kurt; On Behalf Of Calice Collaboration

272

phenogram construction  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Prior to this exercise, I introduce some fundamental concepts regarding systematics and phylogenetic reconstruction. I do it early in the semester because I like to have the students thinking about these things while we are discussing the major fossil groups later in the semester. The exercise is simple: students construct a phenogram using a collection of objects â could be fossils, or toy animals, or whatever. I use about ten things. At first, students think it'll be easy. They soon realize how difficult it is to identify characters that group some taxa but exclude others. Obviously, the particular taxa you choose can make the exercise more or less difficult. I should also mention that I require the students to produce a dendrogram with strictly dichotomous branching. I explicitly refer to it as a phenogram because I allow students to use whatever characters they wish, and it isn't even necessary that they be able to recognize the organisms. Inevitably, this exercise leads to discussions about the importance of phylogenetically informative characters.

Stephen, Dan

273

Construction research  

SciTech Connect

The papers in this volume report information on fast-track paving, statistically based specifications, bridge rehabilitation, contracts management, and automation in hot in-place asphalt pavement recycling. Hossain and Wojakowski discuss the construction and performance of a fast-track concrete pavement in Kansas. Weed presents the use of composite pay equations as a means of eliminating the confusion and difficulty in administering the acceptance testing of various quality characteristics. He uses an example based on portland cement concrete pavement to illustrate the practicality of this method. Taavoni describes the upgrading and recycling of an 1879 wrought-iron pin connected truss bridge by replacing the pins. Abdul-Malak and Abou-Assaly investigate innovative concepts of contract management to improve the execution of contracts in Lebanon. They present an integrated contract management approach directed toward understanding the interactions, interrelationships, and interdependencies that exist among candidate concepts and strategies. Pagdadis and Ishai discuss the use of automated equipment used for hot in-place asphalt resurfacing and the breakthroughs that have been achieved toward improving this particular site process through real-time data handling.

NONE

1994-12-31

274

Handbook of energy use for building construction  

SciTech Connect

The construction industry accounts for over 11.14% of the total energy consumed in the US annually. This represents the equivalent energy value of 1 1/4 billion barrels of oil. Within the construction industry, new building construction accounts for 5.19% of national annual energy consumption. The remaining 5.95% is distributed among new nonbuilding construction (highways, ralroads, dams, bridges, etc.), building maintenance construction, and nonbuilding maintenance construction. The handbook focuses on new building construction; however, some information for the other parts of the construction industry is also included. The handbook provides building designers with information to determine the energy required for buildings construction and evaluates the energy required for alternative materials, assemblies, and methods. The handbook is also applicable to large-scale planning and policy determination in that it provides the means to estimate the energy required to carry out major building programs.

Stein, R.G.; Stein, C.; Buckley, M.; Green, M.

1980-03-01

275

Constructing Aligned Assessments Using Automated Test Construction  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

We describe an innovative automated test construction algorithm for building aligned achievement tests. By incorporating the algorithm into the test construction process, along with other test construction procedures for building reliable and unbiased assessments, the result is much more valid tests than result from current test construction

Porter, Andrew; Polikoff, Morgan S.; Barghaus, Katherine M.; Yang, Rui

2013-01-01

276

Nationalism, the Nation and Migration: Searching for Purity and Diversity  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper adds to debates on the double-edged and contested nature of nationalism and its relationships with migration and diaspora. It does this by focusing on the notion of purity and highlights the ways in which national identities can be based on homogenising constructions of the nation. In an age where the nation-state system and migration are both important and

Elizabeth Mavroudi

2010-01-01

277

APPLICATION CONSTRUCTION LEADERSHIP COURSE  

E-print Network

in the construction industry 5) If your GPA . Include experience in construction industry. Recommendation from an Instructor Provide instructorAPPLICATION CONSTRUCTION LEADERSHIP COURSE RECOMMENDATION FORM CON464 Construction Leadership

Stephens, Graeme L.

278

General overview of the Nigerian construction industry  

E-print Network

The purpose of this study is to investigate and provide a general overview of the Nigerian construction industry, its role in the national economy, the main participants in the industry, the problems that they face, and ...

Dantata, Sanusi (Sanusi A.)

2008-01-01

279

DNA Assembly Line for Nano-Construction  

ScienceCinema

Building on the idea of using DNA to link up nanoparticles scientists at Brookhaven National Lab have designed a molecular assembly line for high-precision nano-construction. Nanofabrication is essential for exploiting the unique properties of nanoparticl

Oleg Gang

2010-01-08

280

DNA Assembly Line for Nano-Construction  

SciTech Connect

Building on the idea of using DNA to link up nanoparticles scientists at Brookhaven National Lab have designed a molecular assembly line for high-precision nano-construction. Nanofabrication is essential for exploiting the unique properties of nanoparticl

Oleg Gang

2009-03-25

281

23. CONSTRUCTION PROGRESS VIEW LOOKING TOWARD EAST SHOWING CONCRETE BLOCK ...  

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

23. CONSTRUCTION PROGRESS VIEW LOOKING TOWARD EAST SHOWING CONCRETE BLOCK CONSTRUCTION. INEEL PHOTO NUMBER NRTS-59-4305. - Idaho National Engineering Laboratory, Old Waste Calcining Facility, Scoville, Butte County, ID

282

Construction. Industry Training Monograph No. 5.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Australia's construction industry employs nearly 600,000 workers, over 7% of total national employment. The industry is heavily dominated by males (nearly 88%) and full-time workers (86%). Much of the work in this industry involves subcontracting and is cyclical. Construction employers provided much less structured training than the average…

Dumbrell, Tom

283

Native American Discursive Tactic  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This essay derives from a course called ‘"The Rhetoric of Native America,’" which is a historical-critical survey of Native American primary texts. The course examines the rhetoric employed by Natives to enact social change and to build community in the face of exigencies. The main goal of exploring a native text (particularly, Simon Pokagon's…

Black, Jason Edward

2013-01-01

284

24. CONSTRUCTION PROGRESS VIEW TO NORTHWEST, SHOWING BLOWER BUILDING. INEEL ...  

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

24. CONSTRUCTION PROGRESS VIEW TO NORTHWEST, SHOWING BLOWER BUILDING. INEEL PHOTO NUMBER NRTS-60-4407. - Idaho National Engineering Laboratory, Old Waste Calcining Facility, Scoville, Butte County, ID

285

The limitations of trust in intimate relationships: constructions of trust and sexual risk taking.  

PubMed

This paper challenges the assumption that trust is a generally desirable, static, measurable attitude of the individual. A reconceptualization of trust as situationally specific, negotiated and purposeful social action is proposed. Data presented in this paper are based on a series of semi-structured interviews with 16 heterosexual individuals. The interview agenda included questions about respondents' sexual behaviour within the context of HIV/AIDS. All interviews were tape-recorded and transcribed. Parker's (1992) version of the discourse analytic method guided the analysis of the transcripts. Three discursive constructions of trust were identified: trust-as-security, trust-as-symbolic-practice and trust-as-social-regulation. All of these were employed by respondents in order to justify sexual risk taking. The paper traces the ways in which these constructions are deployed and discusses their implications for relationship dynamics. Further research into the ways of 'doing trust', both publicly and privately, is called for. PMID:9208469

Willig, C

1997-06-01

286

Residential Thermal Mass Construction  

E-print Network

completely shied away from high mass construction practices. In an attempt to revitalize the use of high mass in residential construction, we have designed a special "Thermal Mass Block." This new block incorporates the use of modern construction techniques...

Thieken, J. S.

1988-01-01

287

Team work: Construction  

E-print Network

teamwork outside the classroom as well. Construction Management at Wayne StateTeam work: Construction Management The Division of Engineering Technology! Your coursework is just the beginning. Construction management students work

Berdichevsky, Victor

288

Queering Taiwan: in search of nationalism's other.  

PubMed

This article deals with the formation of Taiwan’s homosexual cultural politics in the 1990s, the impact and implications of which are yet to be examined within the larger context of Taiwan’s cultural and political development and ethnic relationships. It is argued that the rise of this cultural politics is both a reflection and a source of a growing sense of identity crisis on the island. By examining the configurations of “queer” in various discursive domains, this interdisciplinary study seeks to delineate the cross-referencing ideological network of this cultural movement and its entanglement with the complexity of Taiwan’s nationalism. At the same time, to the extent that this movement tends to present itself as a radical politics from a privileged epistemological and cultural standpoint, this claimed radicalism is also scrutinized for its problematics and ironies. PMID:21966703

Chen, Li-fen

2011-01-01

289

ConstructionWebLinks.com  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Compiled by Thelen Reid & Priest LLP, a construction law practice, this metasite bills itself as "the nation's most comprehensive guide to architecture, engineering, and construction resources on the Internet," with annotated links to over 3,000 sites. the links are organized by topic under four broad headings: organizations, industry topics, resources, and prior issues. Some of the topics break down further to help users find the relevant resources more quickly. Useful offerings include sites for building codes and industry standards, licensing information, research resources at colleges and universities, job and career information, and professional organizations for engineers, among many others. Well-organized and easy to use, this is the most comprehensive site for architecture, engineering, and construction resources that the Scout Project has ever come across.

290

78 FR 11981 - Special Regulations; Areas of the National Park System, Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Areas of the National Park System, Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, Bicycling...SUMMARY: This rule designates the Sleeping Bear Heritage Trail currently under construction within Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore as a...

2013-02-21

291

77 FR 62476 - Special Regulations; Areas of the National Park System, Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Areas of the National Park System, Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, Bicycling...Park Service proposes to designate the Sleeping Bear Heritage Trail currently under construction within Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore as a...

2012-10-15

292

Hymenaea courbaril Marine construction, heavy construction,  

E-print Network

decision-making rights to economic, social and environmental interests in its governing structure Fraxinus spp. (European Ash, Fraxinus excelsior) Interior construction, furniture European timbers Most

293

Professional Certifications in Construction in the USA  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Professional certification is a voluntary process that recognizes the holder as possessing specialized or professional knowledge, competencies, and skills necessary to render professional services that will ensure public protection and safety. Given the wide range of expertise areas in the construction field coupled with the evolution in practice and acute shortage of trained personnel, opportunity abound for unqualified individuals to practice in the field endangering public protection and safety. There is therefore an urgent need for professional certification in the construction field in the USA. Construction industry in the USA is one of the nations largest industries employing nearly 10 million people that represent about 10% of the gross national product.1 Some workers in the construction industry had different initial career choices and hence were not educated or trained in construction. Other workers started out in the trades and worked their way into management positions. Certification as a construction professional recognizes someone as possessing proven skills and the technical knowledge to professionally perform in the chosen expertise area. Organizations such as American Institute of Constructors (AIC)2, Construction Manager Certification Institute (CMCI)3, Construction Specifications Institute (CSI)4, and many others offer certification programs to the construction professionals. This paper will cover issues assorted with professional certification and identify various organizations, their certification programs, and requirements.

Alungbem, Gabriel; Li, Xiaolong; Stepp, Jason; Zargari, Ahmad

2009-11-03

294

MODULAR CONSTRUCTION SYSTEM EVALUATION  

SciTech Connect

The purpose of this study is to respond to U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Technical Direction Letter (TDL) 02-003 (Waisley 2001), which directs Bechtel SAIC Company, LLC (BSC) to complete a design study to recommend repository design options to support receipt and/or emplacement of any or all of the following: commercial spent nuclear fuel (CSNF), high-level radioactive waste (HLW), DOE-managed spent nuclear fuel (DSNF) (including naval spent nuclear fuel [SNF]), and immobilized plutonium (if available), as soon as practicable, but no later than 2010. From the possible design options, a recommended approach will be determined for further evaluation to support the preliminary design of the repository. This study integrates the results of the repository Design Evolution Study (Rowe 2002) with supporting studies concerning national transportation options (BSC 2002b) and Nevada transportation options (Gehner 2002). The repository Design Evolution Study documents the processes used to reevaluate the design, construction, operation, and cost of the repository in response to TDL 02-003 (Waisley 2001), and to determine possible repository conceptual design options. The transportation studies evaluate the national and Nevada transportation options that support the repository conceptual design options. An evaluation methodology was established, based on Program-level requirements developed for the study in reference BSC 2001a, to allow the repository and system design options to be evaluated on a consistent basis. The transportation options and the design components were integrated into system design implementation options, which were evaluated using receipt and emplacement scenarios. The scenarios tested the ability of the design concept to adapt to changes in funding, waste receipt rate, and Nevada rail transportation availability. The results of the evaluation (in terms of system throughput, cost, and schedule) were then compared to the Program-level requirements, and recommendations for design alternatives, requirements changes, or further evaluation were developed.

S. Gillespie

2002-08-08

295

Building and ConstruCtion  

E-print Network

Construction Management - Professional Education showcase If you are in the construction industry or any goals. As the construction industry becomes more complex, construction professionals need businessBuilding and ConstruCtion fall 2012 Construction Management Sustainability Studies & Green Building

California at Davis, University of

296

CTE Students See the Green in New Construction Jobs  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The construction industry has long been a leader in predicting economic prosperity and in responding to customers' needs. In the last few years, the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) has managed to assemble the only ANSI-approved standards for green construction in the nation. During this time and with an eye toward the future, NAHB and…

Kramer, Steven; Foster, John

2010-01-01

297

Romantic Agrarianism and Movement Education in the United States: Examining the Discursive Politics of Learning Disability Science  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The learning disability construct gained scientific and political legitimacy in the United States in the 1960s as an explanation for some forms of childhood learning difficulties. In 1975, federal law incorporated learning disability into the categorical system of special education. The historical and scientific roots of the disorder involved a…

Danforth, Scot

2011-01-01

298

"The Only Problem Is, Children Will Like Their Chips": Education and the Discursive Production of Ill-Health  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

On 16 January 2002, the United Kingdom House of Commons Select Committee published a report entitled "Tackling Obesity in England". Drawing on insights from the work of Bernstein, Bourdieu and Foucault, this article will suggest that the report provides an example "par excellence" of the way in which "the body" (our bodies) are being constructed,…

Evans, John; Evans, Bethan; Rich, Emma

2003-01-01

299

Bamboo Reinforced Concrete Construction.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This report has been prepared to assist field personnel in the design and construction of bamboo reinforced concrete. Comments on the selection and preparation of bamboo for reinforcing are given. Construction principles for bamboo reinforced concrete are...

F. E. Brink, P. J. Rush

1966-01-01

300

Construction work process management  

E-print Network

(TQM) has received considerable attention in the construction industry. A major tenet of TQM is process improvement. In this study, the work process (or process) concept is used as a means to investigate the effect of TQM on construction...

Soares, Jorge Barbosa

2012-06-07

301

The generalized Tate construction  

E-print Network

The purpose of this work is give some field notes on exploring the idea that a generalized Tate construction tk reduces chromatic level in stable homotopy theory. The first parts introduce the construction and discuss ...

Stroilova, Olga (Olga Y.)

2012-01-01

302

Validating MEDIQUAL Constructs  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

In this paper, we validate MEDIQUAL constructs through the different media users in help desk service. In previous research, only two end-users' constructs were used: assurance and responsiveness. In this paper, we extend MEDIQUAL constructs to include reliability, empathy, assurance, tangibles, and responsiveness, which are based on the SERVQUAL theory. The results suggest that: 1) five MEDIQUAL constructs are validated through the factor analysis. That is, importance of the constructs have relatively high correlations between measures of the same construct using different methods and low correlations between measures of the constructs that are expected to differ; and 2) five MEDIQUAL constructs are statistically significant on media users' satisfaction in help desk service by regression analysis.

Lee, Sang-Gun; Min, Jae H.

303

Geometry Construction Reference  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The basics of compass and straightedge construction, with notes about The Instruments and What is a construction? Construct the perpendicular bisector or the midpoint of a line segment; given a point on a line, construct a perpendicular line through the given point; given a point not on a line, construct a perpendicular line through the given point; construct the bisector of an angle; an angle congruent to a given angle; a line through a given point, parallel to a given line; an equilateral triangle or a 60-degree angle; divide a line segment into n congruent line segments; construct a line through a given point tangent to a given circle; construct the center point of a given circle; a circle through three given points; circumscribe a circle about a given triangle; inscribe a circle in a given triangle.

Forum, Math

2001-01-01

304

Eye Injuries in Construction  

MedlinePLUS

... and training arm of the Building and Construction Trades Dept., AFL-CIO: CPWR, Suite 1000, 8484 Georgia ... Sullivan is president of the Building and Construction Trades Dept. and of CPWR and Sean McGarvey is ...

305

The Maternal Nurturance Trap: Discursive Practices of "Social Justice" in Gender Equity Pedagogy in a Swedish Compulsory School.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In this paper the archeology of social justice is described as discourses of practices concerning Swedish ways of dealing with gender equality in compulsory school. The paper begins with some recent developments in Sweden that are important for the theme; it continues with the rhetoric in some relevant acts, government bills, and national

Berg, Britt-Marie

306

Constructing communication by hand  

Microsoft Academic Search

I focus here on how children construct communication, looking in particular at places where the language model of the community exerts less influence on the child. I first describe the gesture systems constructed by deaf children who are unable to acquire speech and have not been exposed to a sign language. These children are constructing their communication systems in large

Susan Goldin-Meadow

2002-01-01

307

Building Technology: Under Construction.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Discusses a number of community college-based training concepts for the construction trades. These programs integrate classroom, lab, and work experience, and some offer credits toward applied sciences or other degrees. Describes the Florida Construction Institute at Florida Community College, Jacksonville, and other construction education…

Weltman, June

2002-01-01

308

The Social Construction of a Serial Killer  

Microsoft Academic Search

Much psychological research examining the serial killer has adopted an essentialist theoretical focus concentrating on the `nature' of the individual who commits the murder. This study, in contrast, aims to analyse the talk of a serial killer using principles taken from discursive psychology. A courtroom transcript concerning the confession to 10 murders by the serial killer, Dennis Rader, was analysed.

Ross Bartels; Ceri Parsons

2009-01-01

309

Space construction activities  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The Center for Space Construction at the University of Colorado at Boulder was established in 1988 as a University Space Engineering Research Center. The mission of the Center is to conduct interdisciplinary engineering research which is critical to the construction of future space structures and systems and to educate students who will have the vision and technical skills to successfully lead future space construction activities. The research activities are currently organized around two central projects: Orbital Construction and Lunar Construction. Summaries of the research projects are included.

1991-01-01

310

Sustainable construction: construction and demolition waste reconsidered.  

PubMed

Construction activity in Europe has increased substantially in the past decade. Likewise, there has also been a commensurate rise in the generation of construction and demolition waste (C&DW). This, together with the fact that in many European countries the rate of recycling and reuse of C&DW is still quite low has engendered a serious environmental problem and a motivation to develop strategies and management plans to solve it. Due to its composition, there is a significant potential to reuse and/or recycle C&DW, and thereby, contribute to improving the sustainability of construction and development, but practical procedures are not yet widely known or practiced in the construction industry. This article (a) summarizes the different applications that are presently practiced to optimize the recovery and/or application of C&DW for reuse, and (b) proposes various measures and strategies to improve the processing of this waste. The authors suggest that to enhance environmental effectiveness, a conscious and comprehensive C&DW management plan should be implemented in each jurisdiction. More precisely, this study presents a holistic approach towards C&DW management, through which environmental benefits can be achieved through the application of new construction methods that can contribute to sustainable growth. PMID:19723824

del Río Merino, Mercedes; Izquierdo Gracia, Pilar; Weis Azevedo, Isabel Salto

2010-02-01

311

A look at construction aggregates production  

USGS Publications Warehouse

Construction aggregates are defined as the combination of crushed stone and construction sand and gravel. Aggregates are one of the most accessible natural resources on Earth and one of the fundamental building blocks of our society. They have been used from the earliest times of our civilization for a variety of applications that have increased in number and complexity with time and technological progress. Despite the relatively low but increasing unit value of its basic products, the construction aggregates industry is a major contributor to and an indicator of the economic well-being of the nation.

Willett, Jason Christopher

2009-01-01

312

Building, Using, and Maximizing the Impact of Concept Inventories in the Biological Sciences: Report on a National Science Foundation-sponsored Conference on the Construction of Concept Inventories in the Biological Sciences  

PubMed Central

The meeting “Conceptual Assessment in the Biological Sciences” was held March 3–4, 2007, in Boulder, Colorado. Sponsored by the National Science Foundation and hosted by University of Colorado, Boulder's Biology Concept Inventory Team, the meeting drew together 21 participants from 13 institutions, all of whom had received National Science Foundation funding for biology education. Topics of interest included Introductory Biology, Genetics, Evolution, Ecology, and the Nature of Science. The goal of the meeting was to organize and leverage current efforts to develop concept inventories for each of these topics. These diagnostic tools are inspired by the success of the Force Concept Inventory, developed by the community of physics educators to identify student misconceptions about Newtonian mechanics. By working together, participants hope to lessen the risk that groups might develop competing rather than complementary inventories. PMID:18056297

Klymkowsky, Michael; Elrod, Susan

2007-01-01

313

CONSTRUCTION ALERT For On going Construction Project  

E-print Network

, Campus Security, and Fire Safety. SUBJECT: Moore Hall Replace Fire Alarm System CONTRACTOR: Kokami Electric Service, Inc. SCOPE OF WORK: Testing of new fire alarm system DURATION OF PROJECT: Wednesday and understanding are requested as the inconveniences inherent to construction (noise, dust, odors and debris

Dong, Yingfei

314

Constructed wetlands for livestock wastewater management  

Microsoft Academic Search

In 1995, the Gulf of Mexico Program (GMP) sponsored efforts by the Alabama Soil and Water Conservation Committee and the National Council of the Pulp and Paper Industry for Air and Stream Improvement (NCASI) to conduct a review of the literature concerning the use of constructed wetlands for treating concentrated livestock wastewaters. The scope of the literature review and summary

Robert L Knight; Victor W. E Payne; Robert E Borer; Ronald A Clarke; John H Pries

2000-01-01

315

Proposed Construction Site at Audubon NWR  

USGS Multimedia Gallery

This is a view of the plot of land at Audubon National Wildlife Refuge selected for the Headquarters and Visitor Center that will be built with Recovery Act funding. Related to the R6BB ? Construct Headquarters Visitor Building ? Audubon NWR project....

2009-07-15

316

18th Annual Residence Hall Construction Report  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

It is said that "home is where the heart is." Many colleges and universities are keeping that in mind as they continue to invest in building residential facilities to attract students to on-campus living. Residence hall construction at the nation's higher-education institutions remains strong, as the benefits to students, parents, and the college…

Agron, Joe

2007-01-01

317

Construct-a-Boat  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Construct-a-Boat deepens students' knowledge of principles of mass, buoyancy, friction, and acceleration. Working with a simple model powered by a battery-driven fan, students get a feel for the forces involved in moving a boat through water. To improve performance, students use their understanding of physics to analyze parameters and design a faster boat.This immersion in learning-by-doing translates abstract concepts into tangible objectives and teaches students lessons in modeling and design. The other books in the series are Construct-a-Glove, Construct-a-Catapult, and Construct-a-Greenhouse.

Press, Nsta; Terc; Baroway, William

2000-01-01

318

Understanding Construction Project Relationships  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Throughout history major construction projects have been designed and built using many different project delivery approaches. Thus, it is important that students studying to be in construction related professions understand various project delivery options and how they may impact the design and construction of their projects. I will attempt to provide an introduction to each of the three most commonly used project delivery approaches. This information could also serve as a simple guide to help construction professionals assist owners as they decide on the approach best suited for their particular project. One objective is to make the point that there is no perfect delivery approach; each has advantages and disadvantages.

Davis, Daniel

2009-10-16

319

Space construction technology needs  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Space construction systems made feasible by an operational Space Shuttle are discussed with a view toward assembly, installation and construction support equipment. The level of construction capability will be reflected in the number of launches to accomplish a certain mission, either in terms of the mission time line or on the density of packaging in the Orbiter payload bay. It is noted that the development of construction support equipment in zero-gravity simulations should be the most productive initial activity. Crew EVAs, as well as the beam builder, cherrypicker and power distribution buses are covered in detail.

Jenkins, L. M.

1981-01-01

320

1 Reconfiguring the national constellation  

Microsoft Academic Search

The influence of the state on the trajectory of human lives is more comprehensive and sustained than that of any other organizational construct. We provide a definition of the modern nation-state in four intersecting dimensions resources, law, legitimacy, and welfare and review the history and status of each dimension, focusing on the fusion of nation and state in the 19th

MICHAEL Z RN; STEPHAN LEIBFRIED

2005-01-01

321

Constructing with movement: kinematics  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper describes Kinematics: a novel construction toy for children consisting of both active (shape-changing or rotating) and passive building blocks. In comparison to similar systems, the active components of Kinematics do not require programming or recording. This allows children to focus on reassembly and direct observation of the resulting movement from simple changes made to a constructed structure. The

Leonhard Oschuetz; Daniel Wessolek; Wolfgang Sattler

2010-01-01

322

Strategy Reduces Construction Costs.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Reveals how a Florida school district had success when switching from a design-bid-build approach for school construction to a construction management (CM) at risk. The CM at risk process involving project delivery options, maximum price guarantees, and the school district's benefits in cost savings accrued are addressed. (GR)

Flynn, Jim; Petters, Walt

2000-01-01

323

Constructive Artificial Intelligence Probability  

E-print Network

referenced. Constructive Artificial Intelligence #12;Probabilities Motivation History: theory of gamblingConstructive Artificial Intelligence Probability Daniel Polani School of Computer Science Intelligence #12;Scenario Dice Game Assume: A die is thrown. Possible outcomes are 1,2. . . 6. How much should

Polani, Daniel

324

Construction Print Reading.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Developed as part of the Marine Corps Institute (MCI) correspondence training program, this course on construction print reading is designed to provide Marines of all ranks and Military Occupation Specialities with the basic information to recognize the terms and symbols used in construction prints; it is adaptable for nonmilitary instruction.…

Marine Corps Inst., Washington, DC.

325

Acquisition of Comparison Constructions  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article presents a study on the time course of the acquisition of comparison constructions. The order in which comparison constructions (comparatives, measure phrases, superlatives, degree questions, etc.) show up in English- and German-learning children's spontaneous speech is quite fixed. It is shown to be insufficiently determined by…

Hohaus, Vera; Tiemann, Sonja; Beck, Sigrid

2014-01-01

326

Curriculum Guide Construction Cluster.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

As part of a model construction cluster curriculum development project, this guide was developed and implemented in the Beaverton (Oregon) School District. The curriculum guide contains 16 units covering the following topics: introduction to construction jobs; safety and first aid; blueprint readings; basic mathematics; site work; framing; roofing…

Kline, Ken

327

Construction Trades Curriculum.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This competency-based curriculum is designed to be a handbook for the construction trades. It includes all competencies a student will acquire in the course of building a complete house. Based on a survey of Alaskan construction employers and employees, the handbook stresses both principles and skills. The 23 units are presented in the sequence…

Alaska State Dept. of Education, Juneau. Div. of Adult and Vocational Education.

328

ENVIRONMENTAL CONSTRUCTABILITY IN  

E-print Network

Conference Session 25, Storm Water Management May 25, 2011 Crowne Plaza Riverfront Hotel, St Paul MN Dwayne Engineering Storm Water Quality #12;Linear Construction Flux · Natural resource protection is a design needs · Treating turbid waters from dewatering and construction operations · Active storm water

Minnesota, University of

329

Basic Construction Course Syllabus  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This course syllabus provides an outline of a basic construction course. Students in this course learned "basic residential construction techniques with an emphasis on framing." The syllabus includes a basic course description and information on some class projects. This document may be downloaded in PDF file format.

Dickover, Jon

2011-12-07

330

Rhetoric as Reality Construction.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This essay provides an analytic development of a philosophy of rhetoric which focuses its concern on social reality. According to this philosophy, the activity of the human mind invents symbolic constructions of reality. Primary socialization is interpreted as a rhetorical process which tends to maintain prevailing reality constructions.…

Kneupper, Charles W.

331

VENTILATION NEEDS DURING CONSTRUCTION  

SciTech Connect

The purpose of this analysis is to determine ventilation needs during construction and development of the subsurface repository and develop systems to satisfy those needs. For this analysis, construction is defined as pre-emplacement excavation and development is excavation that takes place simultaneously with emplacement. The three options presented in the ''Overall Development and Emplacement Ventilation Systems'' analysis (Reference 5.5) for development ventilation will be applied to construction ventilation in this analysis as well as adding new and updated ventilation factors to each option for both construction and development. The objective of this analysis is to develop a preferred ventilation system to support License Application Design. The scope of this analysis includes: (1) Description of ventilation conditions; (2) Ventilation factors (fire hazards, dust control, construction logistics, and monitoring and control systems); (3) Local ventilation alternatives; (4) Global ventilation options; and (5) Evaluation of options.

C.R. Gorrell

1998-07-23

332

75 FR 78978 - Record of Decision for the 158th Fighter Wing's Proposed Realignment of National Guard Avenue and...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Realignment of National Guard Avenue and New Main Gate Construction, Vermont Air National Guard...Realignment of National Guard Avenue and New Main Gate Construction, Vermont Air National Guard...Realignment of National Guard Avenue and New Main Gate Construction, inputs from the public...

2010-12-17

333

Maglev guideway cost and construction schedule assessment  

SciTech Connect

A summary of construction cost and scheduling information is presented for four maglev guideway designs on an example route from Baltimore, MD to Newark, NJ. This work results from the National Maglev Initiative (NMI), a government-industry effort from 1989 to 1994. The system design concepts used as a basis for developing cost and construction scheduling information, were submitted by four industry consortia solely for this analysis, and represent their own unpublished designs. The detailed cost and construction schedule analyses cover the main guideway only. A summary estimate was made for stations, power distribution systems, maintenance facilities, and other types of infrastructure. The results of the analyses indicate a number of design aspects which must receive further consideration by future designers. These aspects will affect the practical and economic construction and long-term maintenance of a high-speed maglev guideway.

Plotkin, D.; Kim, S. [Army Construction Engineering Research Lab., Champaign, IL (United States)

1997-05-01

334

Sexuality after gynaecological cancer: a review of the material, intrapsychic, and discursive aspects of treatment on women's sexual-wellbeing.  

PubMed

Research in the area of gynaecological cancer has increasingly examined changes to women's sexuality, with the impact of treatment on sexual wellbeing considered particularly important. The objective of this paper is to review research on gynaecological cancer and sexuality from the years 1990 to 2011. Research has documented a range of post-treatment anatomical and physical changes to women's sexual wellbeing, including changes to sexual desire, pleasure, orgasm, vaginal lubrication, genital sensitivity, arousal, and frequency of sex. Women's intrapsychic experiences of changes to sexuality include anxiety, depression, distress, and negative perceptions of sexual identity and body image. Socially constructed discourses surrounding gender and sexuality also shape women's experiences of their sexual wellbeing post-gynaecological cancer and treatment, with many women feeling a loss of womanhood and femininity with the removal of, or changes to, their reproductive organs. Finally, women's relationship context, pattern of couple communication, and partner support are associated with women's ability to cope with changes to sexuality post-gynaecological cancer. Given that sexuality is an important part of quality of life, it is important that health professionals actively communicate information to women and their partner about the effects of treatment on sexual wellbeing, in order to legitimate and normalise sexuality in this context. It is concluded that research in the area of gynaecological cancer and sexuality needs to acknowledge not only the physical/anatomical/material effects of cancer treatments, but also women's intrapsychic experiences of changes to sexuality, her relationship context, and the role of gendered discourses in shaping women's experiences of sexuality post-gynaecological cancer and treatment. PMID:21764229

Gilbert, Emilee; Ussher, Jane M; Perz, Janette

2011-09-01

335

15. Newfound Gap parking area with construction scar looking W. ...  

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

15. Newfound Gap parking area with construction scar looking W. - Great Smoky Mountains National Park Roads & Bridges, Newfound Gap Road, Between Gatlinburg, TN & Cherokee, NC, Gatlinburg, Sevier County, TN

336

Overseas projects finance by international institutions for Japanese construction firms  

E-print Network

This thesis analyzes the relationships between Japanese construction firms, and overseas projects financed by international institutions, such as the World Bank Group, United Nations, ADB, IDB, JBIC, and JICA. Japanese ...

Kojima, Masashi, 1968-

2004-01-01

337

20. CONSTRUCTION PROGRESS PHOTO OF INSTRUMENT PANEL IN PLACE IN ...  

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

20. CONSTRUCTION PROGRESS PHOTO OF INSTRUMENT PANEL IN PLACE IN OPERATING CORRIDOR. INEEL PHOTO NUMBER NRTS-59-6091. - Idaho National Engineering Laboratory, Old Waste Calcining Facility, Scoville, Butte County, ID

338

15. CONSTRUCTION PROGRESS PHOTO SHOWING FORMS GOING UP ON ACCESS ...  

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

15. CONSTRUCTION PROGRESS PHOTO SHOWING FORMS GOING UP ON ACCESS CORRIDOR. INEEL PHOTO NUMBER NRTS-59-336. - Idaho National Engineering Laboratory, Old Waste Calcining Facility, Scoville, Butte County, ID

339

19. CONSTRUCTION PROGRESS PHOTO SHOWING (TYPICALLY COMPLEX) WASTE HOLDING CELL ...  

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

19. CONSTRUCTION PROGRESS PHOTO SHOWING (TYPICALLY COMPLEX) WASTE HOLDING CELL PIPING. INEEL PHOTO NUMBER NRTS-59-3212. - Idaho National Engineering Laboratory, Old Waste Calcining Facility, Scoville, Butte County, ID

340

21. CONSTRUCTION PROGRESS VIEW OF CALCINER VESSEL ON LOW BOY ...  

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

21. CONSTRUCTION PROGRESS VIEW OF CALCINER VESSEL ON LOW BOY EN ROUTE TO FACILITY. INEEL PHOTO NUMBER NRTS-60-2487. - Idaho National Engineering Laboratory, Old Waste Calcining Facility, Scoville, Butte County, ID

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25. CONSTRUCTION PROGRESS AERIAL VIEW OF WASTE CALCINING FACILITY TAKEN ...  

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

25. CONSTRUCTION PROGRESS AERIAL VIEW OF WASTE CALCINING FACILITY TAKEN WHEN STRUCTURE WAS 99 PERCENT COMPLETE. INEEL PHOTO NUMBER NRTS-60-5409. - Idaho National Engineering Laboratory, Old Waste Calcining Facility, Scoville, Butte County, ID

342

22. CONSTRUCTION PROGRESS PHOTO SHOWING WORKERS LOWERING CALCINER VESSEL INTO ...  

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

22. CONSTRUCTION PROGRESS PHOTO SHOWING WORKERS LOWERING CALCINER VESSEL INTO CELL THROUGH THE HATCH. INEEL PHOTO NUMBER NRTS-60-2485. - Idaho National Engineering Laboratory, Old Waste Calcining Facility, Scoville, Butte County, ID

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16. CONSTRUCTION PROGRESS PHOTO SHOWING SURPLUS GUN BARREL BEING LOWERED ...  

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

16. CONSTRUCTION PROGRESS PHOTO SHOWING SURPLUS GUN BARREL BEING LOWERED INTO PLACE FOR USE AS PIPE TUNNEL. INEEL PHOTO NUMBER NRTS-59-709. - Idaho National Engineering Laboratory, Old Waste Calcining Facility, Scoville, Butte County, ID

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18. CONSTRUCTION PROGRESS PHOTO SHOWING SURPLUS GUN BARRELS IN PLACE ...  

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

18. CONSTRUCTION PROGRESS PHOTO SHOWING SURPLUS GUN BARRELS IN PLACE TO BE USED AS PIPE TUNNELS. INEEL PHOTO NUMBER NRTS-59-925. - Idaho National Engineering Laboratory, Old Waste Calcining Facility, Scoville, Butte County, ID

345

Productivity Roadmap for the Architecture/Engineering/Construction Industry  

E-print Network

The construction industry is one of the largest industries in the United States and has major influence on the nation's economy. While there is information about industry-wide labor productivity, there has been very little specifically aimed...

Zunaira, Saher

2012-10-19

346

Sustainability Base Construction Update  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Construction of the new Sustainability Base Collaborative support facility, expected to become the highest performing building in the federal government continues at NASA's Ames Research Center, Moffet Field, Calif. The new building is designed to achieve a platinum rating under the leadership in Energy and Environment Design (LEED) new construction standards for environmentally sustainable construction developed by the U. S. Green Building Council, Washington, D. C. When completed by the end of 2011, the $20.6 million building will feature near zero net energy consumption, use 90 percent less potable water than conventionally build buildings of equivalent size, and will result in reduced building maintenance costs.

Mewhinney, Michael

2012-01-01

347

Passive solar construction handbook  

SciTech Connect

Many of the basic elements of passive solar design are reviewed. The unique design constraints presented in passive homes are introduced and many of the salient issues influencing design decisions are described briefly. Passive solar construction is described for each passive system type: direct gain, thermal storage wall, attached sunspace, thermal storage roof, and convective loop. For each system type, important design and construction issues are discussed and case studies illustrating designed and built examples of the system type are presented. Construction details are given and construction and thermal performance information is given for the materials used in collector components, storage components, and control components. Included are glazing materials, framing systems, caulking and sealants, concrete masonry, concrete, brick, shading, reflectors, and insulators. The Load Collector Ratio method for estimating passive system performance is appended, and other analysis methods are briefly summarized. (LEW)

Levy, E.; Evans, D.; Gardstein, C.

1981-08-01

348

Preventing Construction Falls  

MedlinePLUS

... I worked construction for 10 years before my fall. It shattered my body and my livelihood. Work safely. Use the right equipment. Safety Pays. Falls Cost. www.osha.gov/stopfalls/ disconnect from the ...

349

De-/Constructing situations  

E-print Network

My thesis is inhabited by reflections on interweaving the constructive and the destructive development of situations. During the last year, I experimented with the observation of circumstances and their subsequent ...

Caprez, Annatina

2008-01-01

350

Lyme Disease in Construction  

MedlinePLUS

... on Long Island, New York, tested 396 building trades workers and found 43 had Lyme disease. Three ... and training arm of the Building and Construction Trades Dept., AFL-CIO: CPWR, Suite 1000, 8484 Georgia ...

351

How Do We Use Research To Improve the Engineering and Construction Industry?  

E-print Network

How Do We Use Research To Improve the Engineering and Construction Industry? Final Report NSF Contract #9700436 CMS Workshop Co-Sponsored by the Construction Industry Institute and National Science of the Construction Industry Institute discussed the need to address new issues related to construction research as we

Tommelein, Iris D.

352

3D Bridge Construction  

Microsoft Academic Search

In the field of architecture, tangible virtual reality interfaces allow architects to design and construct large complex structures in a three-dimensional space, and interact with the 3D models using the most natural means of computer human interaction: the two-handed system. The main goal of this project is to design and create an interactive, tangible, virtual reality interface for constructing various

Yuan Xie; Peter Schröder; Steven Schkolne

353

Primates' constructional abilities.  

PubMed

In this paper we propose a model of early constructional abilities of human and nonhuman Primates and show how the model applies to the data available in the relative literature, that we review. We also compare our model with primatological models of object combination and tool use. We finally consider what the archaeological record on structures allows us to hypothesize about the evolution of constructional abilities in the Homo species. PMID:23648692

Potí, Patrizia; Parenti, Fabio

2013-01-01

354

Everything about Construction Equipment  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Children can learn about bulldozers, hydraulic excavators, and other construction equipment at this fun Web site. Cartoon animations show the operation of the main systems in these vehicles. The interactive applications give the user an operator's view of the machines and even show the location and function of several controls. While keeping a fairly simplistic perspective, the material explains some more advanced concepts such as hydraulic cylinders. Three methods used in construction to transform unwanted materials into something useful are also highlighted.

355

a Social Construction  

Microsoft Academic Search

Male homosexuality has been viewed by evolutionary psychologists as a Darwinian paradox, and by other social scientists as a social construction.We argue that it is better understood as an evolutionary social construction. Male homosexuality as we now know it is an 18th-century invention, but nonexclusive same-sex sexual behavior has a long evolutionary history. According to the alliance-formation hypoth- esis, same-sex

Pieter R. Adriaens; Andreas De Block

2006-01-01

356

Orbital construction demonstration study  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

A conceptual design and program plan for an Orbital Construction Demonstration Article (OCDA) was developed that can be used for evaluating and establishing practical large structural assembly operations. A flight plan for initial placement and continued utility is presented as a basic for an entirely new shuttle payload line-item having great future potential benefit for space applications. The OCDA is a three-axis stabilized platform in low-earth orbit with many structural nodals for mounting large construction and fabrication equipments. This equipment would be used to explore methods for constructing the large structures for future missions. The OCDA would be supported at regular intervals by the shuttle. Construction experiments and consumables resupply are performed during shuttle visit periods. A 250 kw solar array provides sufficient power to support the shuttle while attached to the OCDA and to run construction experiments at the same time. Wide band communications with a Telemetry and Data Relay Satellite compatible high gain antenna can be used between shuttle revisits to perform remote controlled, TV assisted construction experiments.

1976-01-01

357

40 CFR 63.42 - Program requirements governing construction or reconstruction of major sources.  

...2014-07-01 2014-07-01 false Program requirements governing construction or...ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (CONTINUED) AIR PROGRAMS (CONTINUED) NATIONAL EMISSION STANDARDS...112(g) and 112(j) § 63.42 Program requirements governing construction...

2014-07-01

358

226. Early construction on section 2A1. This was the site ...  

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

226. Early construction on section 2-A-1. This was the site of the first construction on the Blue Ride Parkway. - Blue Ridge Parkway, Between Shenandoah National Park & Great Smoky Mountains, Asheville, Buncombe County, NC

359

Guide Specification for Highway Construction Texturing Concrete Pavement for  

E-print Network

Guide Specification for Highway Construction Texturing Concrete Pavement for Reduced Tire/Pavement Noise using Diamond Grinding Designation: CPSCP GS 1-11 (rev 3/1/2011) National Concrete Pavement for Highway Construction Texturing Concrete Pavement for Reduced Tire/Pavement Noise using Diamond Grinding

360

3D Engineered Models for Construction Support & Available Tools  

E-print Network

3D Engineered Models for Construction Support & Available Tools #12;3D Engineered Models for Construction � New web page www.fhwa.dot.gov/3d (search "fhwa 3D") � Specs, Standards, Details, Tech Briefs � Provides initial response within 24 hours of inquiry National Website and TSSC 2 #12;3D Engineered Models

361

6. CONSTRUCTION PROGRESS VIEW (EXTERIOR) OF TANK, CABLE CHASE, AND ...  

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

6. CONSTRUCTION PROGRESS VIEW (EXTERIOR) OF TANK, CABLE CHASE, AND MOUNDED BUNKER. CONSTRUCTION WAS 99 PERCENT COMPLETE. CAMERA IS FACING WEST. INEL PHOTO NUMBER 65-5435, TAKEN OCTOBER 20, 1965. - Idaho National Engineering Laboratory, Advanced Reentry Vehicle Fusing System, Scoville, Butte County, ID

362

CONSTRUCTION The construction management associate of applied science degree  

E-print Network

meets the growing needs of the construction industry for preparation of entry-level construction. The construction management program was developed with input from Alaskan contractors and professional industryCONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT The construction management associate of applied science degree program

Hartman, Chris

363

Engineering Accomplishments in the Construction of NCSX  

SciTech Connect

The National Compact Stellarator Experiment (NCSX) was designed to test a compact, quasiaxisymmetric stellarator configuration. Flexibility and accurate realization of its complex 3D geometry were key requirements affecting the design and construction. While the project was terminated before completing construction, there were significant engineering accomplishments in design, fabrication, and assembly. The design of the stellarator core device was completed. All of the modular coils, toroidal field coils, and vacuum vessel sectors were fabricated. Critical assembly steps were demonstrated. Engineering advances were made in the application of CAD modeling, structural analysis, and accurate fabrication of complex-shaped components and subassemblies. The engineering accomplishments of the project are summarized

G. H. Neilson; P.J. Heitzenroeder; B.E. Nelson; W.T. Reiersen; A. Brooks; T.G. Brown; J.H. Chrzanowski; M.J. Cole; F. Dahlgren; T. Dodson; L.E. Dudek; R.A. Ellis; H.M. Fan; P.J. Fogarty; K.D. Freudenberg; P.L. Goranson; J.H. Harris; M.R. Kalish; G. Labik; J.F. Lyon; N. Pomphrey; C.D. Priniski; S. Raftopoulos; D.J. Rej; W.R. Sands; R.T. Simmons; B.E. Stratton; R.L. Strykowsky; M.E. Viola; D.E. Williamson; M.C. Zarnstorff

2008-09-01

364

Innovation performance of construction enterprises : An empirical assessment of the German and Singapore construction enterprises  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – The complex interactions between firm- and industry-specific factors within a national context and their impacts on innovation often hinder construction enterprises' efforts in optimising their innovation performance. The purpose of this paper is to employ the Cobb-Douglas empirical production model to develop an innovation production function that illustrates the input and output factors relating to the innovation performance

Jay Na Lim; Frank Peltner

2011-01-01

365

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory EH&S Orientation for  

E-print Network

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory EH&S Orientation for Non-Construction Subcontractors, Vendors, and safety (EH&S) requirements at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) for subcontractors, vendors-construction subcontractors, vendors, and guests who plan to work at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory are required

Knowles, David William

366

Reliability of poles in NESC grade C construction  

Microsoft Academic Search

The reliabilities of steel and wood poles designed according to the 1997 National Electric Safety Code provisions for Grade C construction were evaluated. It was found that the reliability of steel poles may be significantly higher than that of wood poles. Reasons for the discrepancy relate to the historical development of the deterministic design approach used in the National Electric

H. J. Dagher

2001-01-01

367

EOC construction update  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Work on Stennis Space Center's new Emergency Operations Center is progressing on schedule, according to Robert Perkins, construction manager with Jacobs Technology. At the turn of the New Year, construction contractors had completed the pervious paving for the north and west parking lots. Part of the facility's `green' design, pervious paving allows water to pass through and be absorbed directly into the ground below, preventing erosion from runoff. Through January, workers concentrated on installing the roof, sprinkler piping and overhead cable trays for electrical and communication lines. The next step will be interior work, erecting wallboard and installing electrical equipment. Perkins said NASA seeks to earn a Silver LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Rating for the project's environmentally-friendly and sustainable design, construction and operation. The facility has a projected completion date of February 2009.

2007-01-01

368

Weatherford Inclined Wellbore Construction  

SciTech Connect

The Rocky Mountain Oilfield Testing Center (RMOTC) has recently completed construction of an inclined wellbore with seven (7) inch, twenty-three (23) pound casing at a total depth of 1296 feet. The inclined wellbore is near vertical to 180 feet with a build angle of approximately 4.5 degrees per hundred feet thereafter. The inclined wellbore was utilized for further proprietary testing after construction and validation. The wellbore is available to other companies requiring a cased hole environment with known deviation out to fifty degrees (50) from vertical. The wellbore may also be used by RMOTC for further deepening into the fractured shales of the Steele and Niobrara formation.

Schulte, R.

2002-08-19

369

Bipolar battery construction  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

A lightweight, bipolar battery construction for lead acid batteries in which a plurality of thin, rigid, biplates each comprise a graphite fiber thermoplastic composition in conductive relation to lead stripes plated on opposite flat surfaces of the plates, and wherein a plurality of nonconductive thermoplastic separator plates support resilient yieldable porous glass mats in which active material is carried, the biplates and separator plates with active material being contained and maintained in stacked assembly by axial compression of the stacked assembly. A method of assembling such a bipolar battery construction.

Rippel, Wally E. (Inventor); Edwards, Dean B. (Inventor)

1981-01-01

370

Constructive Artificial Intelligence Information Theory  

E-print Network

Constructive Artificial Intelligence Information Theory Daniel Polani School of Computer Science referenced. Constructive Artificial Intelligence #12;Coin Weighing Problem (after Denker 2004) Problem Given (minimax principle) Constructive Artificial Intelligence #12;Considerations Note in a measurement, left

Polani, Daniel

371

A brief review of the construction aggregates market  

USGS Publications Warehouse

The U.S. Geological Survey defines the construction aggregates industry as those companies that mine and process crushed stone and/or construction sand and gravel. Aggregates have been used from the earliest times of our civilization for a variety of purposes - construction being the major use. As construction aggregates, crushed stone and construction sand and gravel are the basic raw materials used to build the foundation for modern society. The widespread use of construction aggregates is the result of their general availability throughout the country and around the world along with their relatively low cost. Although construction aggregates have a low unit value, their widespread use makes them major contributors to, and indicators of, the economic well-being of the nation.

Willett, Jason Christopher

2012-01-01

372

Plant Light Box Construction  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

These instructions describe how to construct a plant light box from two stackable plastic file crates that are cut, lined with aluminum foil and lit with a 40/42-watt CFL bulb. This 3-page document includes a complete materials list and 12-step assembly instructions with photographs that illustrate each step. This light box works well for growing Fast Plants.

Program, The W.

373

KSC Construction Cost Index  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Kennedy Space Center cost Index aids in conceptual design cost estimates. Report discusses development of KSC Cost Index since January 1974. Index since January 1974. Index provides management, design engineers, and estimators an up-to-data reference for local labor and material process. Also provides mount and rate of change in these costs used to predict future construction costs.

Brown, J. A.

1983-01-01

374

On analysing relevance constructively  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper lays out a program for analysing relevance constructively. It begins with a summary of results concerning the system C of Pottinger [197a] which has entailment, relevant implication, S4 strict implication, and intuitionist implication among its connectives. A full working out of the motivation for C will require formal analysis of informal concepts derived from the usual explanation of

Garrel Pottinger

1979-01-01

375

Constructing Cooperative Logic Problems  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The complexities involved in writing mathematics problems and a cooperative learning activity that gives students the challenge of writing mathematical logic problems for their peers is discussed. Making students construct mathematics problems taps into several important skills in mathematics and students are asked to consider what it means to…

Munakata, Mika

2005-01-01

376

Construction Mechanic 1 & C.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This Rate Training Manual and Nonresident Career Course (RTM/NRCC) form a self-study package that will enable Naval Construction Mechanics First and Chief to fulfill the requirements of their rating. (Persons holding these ratings direct and coordinate efforts of individuals and crews in maintaining, repairing, and overhauling automotive,…

Seitz, Thomas E.

377

Interlanguage Passive Construction  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Because the appearance of the passive construction varies cross linguistically, differences exist in the interlanguage (IL) passives attempted by learners of English. One such difference is the widely studied IL pseudo passive, as in "*new cars must keep inside" produced by Chinese speakers. The belief that this is a reflection of L1 language…

Simargool, Nirada

2008-01-01

378

Constructive Function Approximation1  

Microsoft Academic Search

The problem of automatically constructing features for use in a learned evaluation function is visited. Issues of feature overlap, independence, and coverage are addressed. Three algorithms are applied to two tasks, measuring the error in the approximated function as learning proceeds. The issues are discussed in the context of their apparent effects on the function approximation pro cess.

Paul E. Utgoff; Doina Precup

379

Engineering tubular bone constructs  

Microsoft Academic Search

Cell-sheet techniques have been proven effective in various soft tissue engineering applications. In this experiment, we investigated the feasibility of bone tissue engineering using a hybrid of mesenchymal stem cell (MSC) sheets and PLGA meshes. Porcine MSCs were cultured to a thin layer of cell sheets via osteogenic induction. Tube-like long bones were constructed by wrapping the cell sheet on

Fulin Chen; Yefang Zhou; Saey Tuan Barnabas; Maria Ann Woodruff; Dietmar W. Hutmacher

2007-01-01

380

Compiler Construction Ryan Stansifer  

E-print Network

CSE 4251 Compiler Construction Ryan Stansifer Department of Computer Sciences Florida Institute of Technology Melbourne, Florida USA 32901 ryan@cs.fit.edu January 26, 2005 Formal Languages See my notes to enocde the absence of an edge. int edges[][] = { /* ... 0 1 2 ... e f g h i j ... */ /* state 0 */ {0

Stansifer, Ryan

381

Glider construction and design  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

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.

Gymnich, Alfried

1927-01-01

382

Soils as Construction Materials  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This geotechnical project will introduce you with the concept of using soils as construction materials.This project involves characterizing soils using various laboratory analyses and applying the Unified Soil Classification System in naming the soil. Keywords: Geotechnical, Mass Wetness, Grain Size Analysis, Atterberg Limits

Kowalewski, Douglas

383

Constructing Asylum Seeking Families  

Microsoft Academic Search

In this paper I show how families of asylum seekers are constructed by members of the public. A discourse analysis is conducted on a UK internet message board where members of the public were asked to comment on councils' decisions not to implement Section nine of the 2004 Asylum and Immigration Act. This is a ruling which allows children to

Simon Goodman

384

Center for Space Construction  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The Center for Space Construction (CSC) at University of Colorado at Boulder is one of eight University Space Engineering Research Centers established by NASA in 1988. The mission of the Center is to conduct research into space technology and to directly contribute to space engineering education. The Center reports to the Department of Aerospace Engineering Sciences and resides in the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences. The College has a long and successful track record of cultivating multi-disciplinary research and education programs. The Center for Space Construction represents prominent evidence of this record. The basic concept on which the Center was founded is the in-space construction of large space systems, such as space stations, interplanetary space vehicles, and extraterrestrial space structures. Since 1993, the scope of CSC research has evolved to include the design and construction of all spacecraft, large and small. With the broadened scope our research projects seek to impact the technological basis for spacecraft such as remote sensing satellites, communication satellites and other special-purpose spacecraft, as well as large space platforms. A summary of accomplishments, including student participation and degrees awarded, during the contract period is presented.

Su, Renjeng

1998-01-01

385

Women, Equality and Construction.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Focus groups in the British construction industry revealed that women face such barriers as employment conditions, lack of training, image and reputation, age criteria, male networks, and negative attitudes. Increasing awareness of opportunities, improving training, implementing flexible hours and childcare, and providing networking and mentoring…

Fielden, Sandra L.; Davidson, Marilyn J.; Gale, Andrew; Davey, Caroline L.

2001-01-01

386

School Construction Summer Slam  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Every school has a list of renovations, upgrades and repairs that need attention, but many are too distracting and disruptive to carry out during the school year. Often, the best time to address these nagging construction projects is during the summer when students are on break and the campus is quieter. Although these "summer slammers" often are…

Jensen, Richard F.

2012-01-01

387

Indigenous lunar construction materials  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The utilization of local resources for the construction and operation of a lunar base can significantly reduce the cost of transporting materials and supplies from Earth. The feasibility of processing lunar regolith to form construction materials and structural components is investigated. A preliminary review of potential processing methods such as sintering, hot-pressing, liquification, and cast basalt techniques, was completed. The processing method proposed is a variation on the cast basalt technique. It involves liquification of the regolith at 1200-1300 C, casting the liquid into a form, and controlled cooling. While the process temperature is higher than that for sintering or hot-pressing (1000-1100 C), this method is expected to yield a true engineering material with low variability in properties, high strength, and the potential to form large structural components. A scenario for this processing method was integrated with a design for a representative lunar base structure and potential construction techniques. The lunar shelter design is for a modular, segmented, pressurized, hemispherical dome which could serve as habitation and laboratory space. Based on this design, estimates of requirements for power, processing equipment, and construction equipment were made. This proposed combination of material processing method, structural design, and support requirements will help to establish the feasibility of lunar base construction using indigenous materials. Future work will refine the steps of the processing method. Specific areas where more information is needed are: furnace characteristics in vacuum; heat transfer during liquification; viscosity, pouring and forming behavior of molten regolith; design of high temperature forms; heat transfer during cooling; recrystallization of basalt; and refinement of estimates of elastic moduli, compressive and tensile strength, thermal expansion coefficient, thermal conductivity, and heat capacity. The preliminary design of the lunar shelter showed us that joining is a critical technology needed for building a structure from large segments. The problem of joining is important to the design of any structure that is not completely prefabricated. It is especially important when the structure is subjected to tensile loading by an internal pressure. For a lunar shelter constructed from large segments the joints between these large segments must be strong, and they must permit automated construction. With a cast basalt building material which is brittle, there is the additional problem of connecting the joint with the material and avoiding stress concentration that would cause failure. Thus, a well-defined project which we intend to pursue during this coming year is the design of joints for cast basalt structural elements.

Rogers, Wayne P.; Sture, Stein

1991-01-01

388

Department of Construction Management COLLEGE OF COMPUTING, ENGINEERING AND CONSTRUCTION  

E-print Network

Construction Management INTERNSHIP MANUAL The construction industry's leaders are at University of North, supporting intellectual contributions by faculty, and assisting the construction industry. The Internship. The training of a young man or woman for a successful career in the construction industry requires the combined

Asaithambi, Asai

389

Culinary nationalism.  

PubMed

Culinary consciousness raisers, cooking texts often serve as vehicles of national identification. From Pampille (Marthe Allard Daudet) and her cookbook, Les Bons Plats de France, in 1913 to the international culinary competitions of today such as the Bocuse d'or, culinary distinction promotes national interests. In contrast to the strident nationalism of the early twentieth century, culinary nationalism today operates in an increasingly globalized world. National culinary distinction defines the nation and sells its products in a highly competitive international arena. A recent culinary text, the South Korean film Le Grand Chef [Sik Gaek ] (2007), illustrates the phenomenon, subsuming national culinary promotion in a mega culinary competition, all in the service of Korean culinary achievement. PMID:21539054

Ferguson, Priscilla Parkhurst

2010-01-01

390

Discourse, Identity, and “Homeland as Other” at the Borderlands  

Microsoft Academic Search

A critical reading of the relationships between social identity theory and the shifting national identities of immigrants residing in a borderland region illustrates the processes involved in linking identity construction, international migration, and context. This spatially grounded discursive study builds on the notion that identities are constructed not only as attachments to particular places or nations, and an eagerness to

Susan W. Hardwick; Ginger Mansfield

2009-01-01

391

Construct a phylogenetic tree  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This web page will construct a phylogenetic tree of the creatures you select below. It will use the protein sequences of the protein cytochrome c from each of these organisms to construct the tree. Select the desired creatures from the lists below. To select more than one in the same list, hold down the apple key (on Macs); the control key (on PCs); on the Suns, you just click. If you want to clear your selections and start over, click the "Clear all selections" button. You must also choose one and only one outgroup organism so that your tree will have a root. This is especially important for the parsimony analysis. The outgroup organism should not be closely related to the other organisms. When you have made the selections you want, click the "calculate tree" button. Your request will then be processed. This may take a while, so please be patient.

White, Brian

2012-06-28

392

Constructing computer virus phylogenies  

SciTech Connect

There has been much recent algorithmic work on the problem of reconstructing the evolutionary history of biological species. Computer virus specialists are interested in finding the evolutionary history of computer viruses--a virus is often written using code fragments from one or more other viruses, which are its immediate ancestors. A phylogeny for a collection of computer viruses is a directed acyclic graph whose nodes are the viruses and whose edges map ancestors to descendants and satisfy the property that each code fragment is ``invented`` only once. To provide a simple explanation for the data, we consider the problem of constructing such a phylogeny with a minimal number of edges. In general, this optimization problem cannot be solved in quasi-polynomial time unless NQP=QP; we present positive and negative results for associated approximated problems. When tree solutions exist, they can be constructed and randomly sampled in polynomial time.

Goldberg, L.A. [Warwick Univ., Coventry (United Kingdom) Dept. of Computer Science; Goldberg, P.W. [Aston Univ., Birmingham (United Kingdom) Dept. of Applied Mathematics; Phillips, C.A. [Sandia National Labs., Albuquerque, NM (United States); Sorkin, G.B. [International Business Machines Corp., Yorktown Heights, NY (United States). Thomas J. Watson Research Center

1996-03-01

393

Temporary Construction Dewatering  

E-print Network

MAG910000, this letter submits a Notice of Intent (NOI) and the applicable documentation as required by the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for temporary construction site dewatering under the RGP. Temporary dewatering is planned in support of the proposed site development which includes construction of a 12-story building with two to six levels of below grade parking or imaging space located in Boston, Massachusetts as shown on Figure 1 – Project Locus. The Site is bordered to the north by Fenwood Road beyond which is the BWH Shapiro Center, to the east by Vining Street, to the south by Vining Street beyond which is the Roxbury Tenants of Harvard Tower, and to the west by a parking lot beyond which is the Riverway. The Site is generally flat ranging in elevation from El. 22 to El. 26 (Boston City Base, BCB datum). A Subsurface Exploration Location Plan is included as Figure 2.

Post Office Square

2013-01-01

394

Constructing Racism in Australia  

Microsoft Academic Search

There is a dearth of empirical evidence on the extent of racist attitudes, broadly defined, in Australia. A telephone survey of 5056 residents in Queensland and NSW examined attitudes to cultural difference, perceptions of the extent of racism, tolerance of specific groups, ideology of nation, perceptions of Anglo-Celtic cultural privilege, and belief in racialism, racial separatism and racial hierarchy. The

James Forrest; Ian Burnley

395

Korean Artists in Transcultural Spaces: Constructing New National Identities  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article reports research on New York-based Korean artists' dynamic processes of identity-shaping and the implications that these processes have for art education. The study uses postcolonial theories that illuminate the dialectical process of hybrid cultural production in the global dimension. The artists' identities narrated…

Park, Jeong-Ae

2014-01-01

396

Making ‘Miss India’. Constructing gender, power and the nation  

Microsoft Academic Search

This article, based upon the author's intensive participant observation at the 2003 Miss India pageant's month?long training programme for contestants, addresses how the pageant has emerged as a site for the creation of a new kind of woman in the post?liberalisation sphere. Under the guidance of leaders of the Indian fashion, film and beauty industries, Miss India contestants learn how

Susan Runkle

2004-01-01

397

Geometry Construction: Polyhedral Playthings  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

In this activity, learners create 3D geometric shapes using straws and pipe cleaners. Learners will discover that only certain combinations of two-dimensional shapes make polyhedrons, or regular three-dimensional shapes. This lesson guide includes step-by-step instructions with photos and various methods for constructing a variety of shapes. Learners can make elaborate shapes including: stellated dodecahedron; stellated cube; and stellated tetrahedron.

Workshop, Watsonville E.

2011-01-01

398

Construct Arguments: Pumpkin Seeds  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This professional development video clip shows students engaged in the Common Core Practice Standard #3âConstruct viable arguments for conclusions reached and critique the reasoning of others. In this lesson, learners work in groups to discuss and revise their estimates of how many seeds are in a small pumpkin. Additional resources include a video transcript, teaching tips, and a link to a professional development reflection activity based upon the video.

Boston, Wghb

2013-01-01

399

Project Name: Construction Period  

E-print Network

Project Name: Construction Period Date 13-Jan 14-Jan 15-Jan 16-Jan 17-Jan 18-Jan 19-Jan 20-Jan 21 Sat Sun Balancing the systems X X X X X X X X X X Carpet 780 offices X X X X X X X X X duct insulation and pipe insulation X X X X X Demo and reinstall plumbing fixtures X X X X X Cabinet reinstall on the walls

Levinson, David M.

400

Constructing priors in synesthesia.  

PubMed

A new theoretical framework (PPSMC) applicable to synesthesia has been proposed, in which the discrepancy between the perceptual reality of (some) synesthetic concurrents and their subjective non-veridicality is being explained. The PPSMC framework stresses the relevance of the phenomenology of synesthesia for synesthesia research-and beyond. When describing the emergence and persistence of synesthetic concurrents under PPSMC, it is proposed that precise, high-confidence priors are crucial in synesthesia. I discuss the construction of priors in synesthesia. PMID:24702569

van Leeuwen, Tessa M

2014-01-01

401

Constructibility in Quantum Mechanics  

E-print Network

We propose a set theoretical foundation including an axiom of constructibility and derive a generalized quantum mechanics by postulating symmetry of action. The Schroedinger equation proves to be a special case of a nonlinear sigma model. Quantum mechanics is obtained here without the requirement for presupposing the statistical interpretation of the wave function; thus this derivation becomes continuous with prior physics. In this theory we also see space-time as relational and the fields as free of singularities.

D. J. Bendaniel

2008-06-06

402

A Social Semiotic Analysis of the Discursive Construction of Teacher Identity in the "Book of Rules and Customs" of the Australian Sisters of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Up until the 1960s, Catholic schools throughout most of the English-speaking world were dominated by members of religious teaching orders, including female religious. For over a century following their establishment in 1866, one of the most prominent female religious teaching orders in Australia was that of the Sisters of St Joseph of the Most…

O'Donoghue, Tom; Chapman, Anne

2011-01-01

403

Building and ConstruCtion  

E-print Network

Program Enhance your knowledge of the construction industry and expand your capacity for leadership of experience in the construction industry. For 11 of those years, he was the construc- tion inspectorBuilding and ConstruCtion summer 2012 Construction Management Sustainability Studies & Green

California at Davis, University of

404

Pipeline construction costs flatten  

SciTech Connect

The pipeline cost moderation trend that started in 1983 continued through third quarter 1985. During this period the composite construction cost rose only 3.6%, as compared to an increase of 6.7% in the previous 2 years: 1981-1983. Perhaps the strongest force contributing to the stagnation of construction costs in 1985 can be found in the labor market. Unions grappling with open-shop competition generally settled for moderate wage increases. Competition in the pipeline construction materials market also prevailed through the summer, helping to keep the materials components of the OGJ-Morgan cost index to a 0.27% annual gain in third quarter 1985. In addition, the cost of financing pipeline projects in the 3-month period has remained stable, with many rates on various loan instruments at their lowest level in years. For example, yields on high-grade municipal bonds at the end of September stood at 9.2%, well below 1984's level.

Morgan, J.M.

1986-05-12

405

Toward a constructive physics  

SciTech Connect

We argue that the discretization of physics which has occurred thanks to the advent of quantum mechanics has replaced the continuum standards of time, length and mass which brought physics to maturity by counting. The (arbitrary in the sense of conventional dimensional analysis) standards have been replaced by three dimensional constants: the limiting velocity c, the unit of action h, and either a reference mass (eg m/sub p/) or a coupling constant (eg G related to the mass scale by hc/(2..pi..Gm/sub p//sup 2/) approx. = 1.7 x 10/sup 38/). Once these physical and experimental reference standards are accepted, the conventional approach is to connect physics to mathematics by means of dimensionless ratios. But these standards now rest on counting rather than ratios, and allow us to think of a fourth dimensionless mathematical concept, which is counting integers. According to constructive mathematics, counting has to be understood before engaging in the practice of mathematics in order to avoid redundancy. In its strict form constructive mathematics allows no completed infinities, and must provide finite algorithms for the computation of any acceptable concept. This finite requirement in constructive mathematics is in keeping with the practice of physics when that practice is restricted to hypotheses which are testable in a finite time. In this paper we attempt to outline a program for physics which will meet these rigid criteria while preserving, in so far as possible, the successes that conventional physics has already achieved.

Noyes, H.P.; Gefwert, C.; Manthey, M.J.

1983-06-01

406

Constructed wetlands as biofuel production systems  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Clean biofuel production is an effective way to mitigate global climate change and energy crisis. Progress has been made in reducing greenhouse-gas (GHG) emissions and nitrogen fertilizer consumption through biofuel production. Here we advocate an alternative approach that efficiently produces cellulosic biofuel and greatly reduces GHG emissions using waste nitrogen through wastewater treatment with constructed wetlands in China. Our combined experimental and literature data demonstrate that the net life-cycle energy output of constructed wetlands is higher than that of corn, soybean, switchgrass, low-input high-diversity grassland and algae systems. Energy output from existing constructed wetlands is ~237% of the input for biofuel production and can be enhanced through optimizing the nitrogen supply, hydrologic flow patterns and plant species selection. Assuming that all waste nitrogen in China could be used by constructed wetlands, biofuel production can account for 6.7% of national gasoline consumption. We also find that constructed wetlands have a greater GHG reduction than the existing biofuel production systems in a full life-cycle analysis. This alternative approach is worth pursuing because of its great potential for straightforward operation, its economic competitiveness and many ecological benefits.

Liu, Dong; Wu, Xu; Chang, Jie; Gu, Baojing; Min, Yong; Ge, Ying; Shi, Yan; Xue, Hui; Peng, Changhui; Wu, Jianguo

2012-03-01

407

Imagining the Singapore "Nation" and "Identity": The Role of the Media and National Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article presents an analysis of two state ideological apparatuses in Singapore to understand how the city-state constructs its sense of nationhood and national identity. The analysis shows how Singapore uses the media to represent its impoverished national identity, and through a state-led curriculum intervention, uses National Education to…

Koh, Aaron

2005-01-01

408

Must Criticism Be Constructive?  

E-print Network

or bringing about a state of affairs that is better (improved, not subject to criticism etc.) Think of the example: The world is overpopulated and resources are scare. In addition, current policies of consumption are squandering existing resources, and also... national or world figure to speak on “Values of Living” -- just as the late Chancellor proposed to do in his courses “The Human Situation” and “Plan for Living.” In the following June Mr. Roberts circulated a letter on behalf of the Committee, proposing...

Geuss, Raymond

2012-10-01

409

Construct-a-Catapult  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Catapult into physics and technology with the heavy weaponry of the Middle Ages. Construct-a-Catapult integrates history, physics, mathematics, and technology in its challenge to high school students to design and build a working catapult system. They engage in a hands-on application of concepts such as torsion and elasticity as they learn the physics behind overcoming gravity and hurling objects through the air--SAFELY. In addition, students investigate elasticity, projectile launching, and learn about frequency distribution while working through the process of product design.

Pulis, Lee; Press, Nsta; Terc

2000-01-01

410

Construct Arguments: Ladybug Counting  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This professional development video clip shows students in a bilingual classroom engaged in the Common Core Practice Standard #3-Construct viable arguments for conclusions reached and critique the reasoning of others. Students observe ladybugs and collect data in order to answer quantitative questions-What is the the number of antennae, heads, mouths, feet, and wings. The individual data is compiled into a class chart and the learners compare and discuss data as a class. Additional resources include a video transcript, teaching tips, and a link to a professional development reflection activity based upon the video.

Boston, Wghb

2013-01-01

411

Construction and Destruction  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

In this three/four-day lesson, learners calculate perimeters and areas and draw the castle plan to scale. They develop a timeline outlining the construction of a castle and build catapults, a primary weapon of castle destruction. They understand the skill and effort involved not only in building castles but also in destroying them. This activity is featured on pp.42-44 (part of a lesson that begins on page 35) of the "LEGO® Castle Adventure" unit of study for grades K-6.

Reitsma, Beverly A.; Keene, Sue; Mercer, Tonya; Kiplinger, Angie; Indianapolis, The C.; Group, The L.

2009-01-01

412

National Parks  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This online directory focuses on national parks throughout the country that offer educational opportunities. Where possible, it includes the following information for each: the type of support offered, including educational materials, access to a naturalist or specialists, and classes/workshops; and mailing address and contact information. In addition, a link to the National Park Service's Web site is included.

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39. TUNNEL BORE UNDER CONSTRUCTION. VIEW SHOWS LIGHT CONSTRUCTION RAILWAY ...  

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

39. TUNNEL BORE UNDER CONSTRUCTION. VIEW SHOWS LIGHT CONSTRUCTION RAILWAY FOR HAULING MUCK AND SPOIL - Zion-Mount Carmel Highway, Tunnel, Two miles east of Zion Canyon Scenic Drive, Springdale, Washington County, UT

414

Constructions: Parallel Through A Point  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

After review of Construction Basics, the technique of constructing a parallel line through a point not on the line will be learned. Let's review the basics of Constructions in Geometry first: Constructions - General Rules Review of how to copy an angle is helpful; please review that here: Constructions: Copy a Line Segment and an Angle Now, using a paper, pencil, straight edge, and compass, you will learn how to construct a parallel through a point. A video demonstration is available to help you. (Windows Media ...

Neubert, Mrs.

2010-12-31

415

Innovations in nuclear concrete constructions  

SciTech Connect

The technical requirements and scope of concrete work on nuclear projects present significant engineering and construction challenges. These demands represent the extremes in many areas of construction operations. In meeting these challenges, engineering and construction forces have developed several innovations which can be beneficially applied to other types of construction. Innovative approaches in the general categories of engineering scope, construction input to engineering, work planning, special methods and techniques, and satisfaction of quality assurance requirements are given in this paper. The transfer of this technology to other segments of the construction industry will improve overall performance by avoiding the problem areas encountered on nuclear projects.

Tatum, C.B.

1983-06-01

416

Naming the ‘other’: children’s construction and experience of racisms in Irish primary schools  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper considers the construction and experience of racisms among a sample of primary school children in Ireland during a period of intensive immigration. Placing children’s voices at the centre of the analysis, it explores how children’s constructions draw upon discourses of ‘norm’ and ‘other’ in relation to national identity and cultural belonging. Constructions of minority ethnic groups are located

Dympna Devine; Mairin Kenny; Eileen Macneela

2008-01-01

417

Lunar construction utility vehicle  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The lunar construction utility vehicle (LCUV) is an all-purpose construction vehicle which will aid in the robotic assembly of a lunar outpost. The LCUV will have the following capabilities: (1) must be self supporting including repairs; (2) must offload itself from a lunar lander; (3) must be telerobotic and semi-autonomous; (4) must be able to transport one space station common module; (5) must allow for man-rated operation; and (6) must be able to move lunar regolith for site preparation. This study recommends the use of an elastic tracked vehicle. Detailed material analyses of most of the LCUV components were accomplished. The body frame, made of pinned truss elements, was stress analyzed using NASTRAN. A track connection system was developed; however, kinematic and stress analyses are still required. This design recommends the use of hydrogen-oxygen fuel cells for power. Thermal control has proven to be a problem which may be the most challenging technically. A tentative solution has been proposed which utilizes an onboard and towable radiator. Detailed study of the heat dissipation requirements is needed to finalize radiator sizing. Preliminary work on a man-rated cabin has begun; however, this is not required during the first mission phase of the LCUV. Finally, still in the conceptual phases, are the communication, navigation and mechanical arm systems.

1989-01-01

418

Fundamentals of Construction. Instructor Edition. Introduction to Construction Series.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This instructor's guide contains the materials required to teach a competency-based introductory course in the fundamentals of construction to students who have chosen to explore careers in construction. The following topics are covered in the course's 10 instructional units: industry orientation (exploring the construction industry and starting a…

Oklahoma State Dept. of Vocational and Technical Education, Stillwater. Curriculum and Instructional Materials Center.

419

CONSTRUCTION METROLOGY STANDARDS IN ORBITAL FACILITY CONSTRUCTION, MAINTENANCE, AND OPERATION  

Microsoft Academic Search

Space based construction metrology has a great potential for monetary and effort savings through the creation and use of open industry standards to support construction automation in space. Current technology for construction automation in space requires either one vendor to provide an entire solution, or an organization, such as NASA, to coordinate the efforts of vendors in tightly integrated projects

DeWitt T. Latimer

420

www.engineering.unl.edu l www.const.unl.edu l http://cm.unl.edu construction  

E-print Network

of Architectural Engineering and Construction. Construction is the largest and most diversified industry in the nation. The key professionals in this vast enterprise are construction managers: industry leaders who to Construction Industry ENGL 151 3 cr English Composition ENGR 010 0 cr Freshman Engineering Seminar GEOL 101 4

Farritor, Shane

421

A comparative analysis of tender sums and final costs of public construction and supply projects in Nigeria  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – The purpose of this study is to investigate the relationship between tender figures, consultants' figures and final construction costs of construction projects under competitive bidding in the Nigerian construction industry, as guided by the due process policy, a national public procurement reform program. Design\\/methodology\\/approach – A total of 13 construction professionals and public contract administrators were interviewed. Their

Oluwole Alfred Olatunji

2008-01-01

422

National Institutes of Health Current National Institute  

E-print Network

National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases National Institute on Alcohol Abuse National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and Alcoholism National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases _______________ ..............n

Baker, Chris I.

423

Univalent Foundation and Constructive Mathematics  

E-print Network

Univalent Foundation and Constructive Mathematics Thierry Coquand Luminy, April 7, 2014 #12;Univalent Foundation and Constructive Mathematics References on univalent foundation V. Voevodsky Univalent foundation home page and "Experimental library of univalent foundation of mathematics" B. Ahrens. C. Kapulkin

Coquand, Thierry

424

Construction of an Inexpensive Planetarium  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Describes the use of a faceted geodesic structure in place of the true spherical dome in the construction of an effective and modestly priced planetarium. Indicates that the construction can be undertaken as a student group project. (CC)

Schade, Herbert C.; Boyt, Richard

1973-01-01

425

The 4-dimensional masonry construction  

E-print Network

This design-research thesis - The 4-Dimensional Masonry Construction - presents innovation in the design and construction of thin-shell tile vaulted structures. The core research contributions of this thesis are: #1 Testing ...

Davis, Lara K. (Lara Katherine)

2010-01-01

426

Personal constructs in anorexia.  

PubMed

A repertory grid of 12 elements and 12 constructs was presented to 15 female subjects suffering from primary anorexia nervosa and 15 matched control subjects. Cluster analysis, as used by Makhlouf-Norris and Norris (1973) revealed that the anorexic group had a prevalence of segmented and monolithic structures and the normal group a prevalence of articulated structures. The relationships between the elements was examined and the anorexic group showed significantly more "ideal self" isolation, "social" and "present self" alienation than the control group. The average distance between the elements was significantly greater in the anorexic group than in the control group. Analysis of the first two components showed that the first component accounted for more variance than the second when compared to the normals. It is concluded that the repertory grid is a valid method of investigating the conceptual disturbance in anorexia nervosa. PMID:4045746

Mottram, M A

1985-01-01

427

Orbiter based construction equipment  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Many orbiter based activities need equipment to hold a payload steady while it is being worked on. This work may be construction, updating, repair, services, check out, or refueling operations in preparation for return to Earth. The Handling and Positioning Aid (HPA) is intended for use as general purpose equipment. The HPA provides a wide choice of work station positions, both immediately above the orbiter cargo bay and beyond. It can act in a primary docking role and, if required, can assist actively in the berthing process. From an analysis of ten reference missions, it was determined that two types of HPA mobility are needed; a tilt table, which simply swings out of the cargo bay, pivoting about an athwartships y axis, and an articulated arm. Illustration of the aid are provided.

Goodwin, C. J.

1982-01-01

428

Construction of oscillatory singularities  

E-print Network

One way to understand more about spacetime singularities is to construct solutions of the Einstein equations containing singularities with prescribed properties. The heuristic ideas of the BKL picture suggest that oscillatory singularities should be very common and give a detailed picture of how these could look. The more straightforward case of singularities without oscillations is reviewed and existing results on that subject are surveyed. Then recent theorems proving the existence of spatially homogeneous solutions with oscillatory singularities of a specific type are presented. The proofs of these involve applications of some ideas concerning heteroclinic chains and their stability. Some necessary background from the theory of dynamical systems is explained. Finally some directions in which this research might be generalized in the future are pointed out.

Rendall, Alan D

2012-01-01

429

Material Science and Construction  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

We will review the new materials and technologies that are being applied in the construction of high performance (green) buildings to improve energy efficiency, Indoor Air and Environmental Quality, water conservation and reclamation, and resource conservation. We present an introduction to state-of-the-art building concepts, including ``Net-Zero'' buildings, which generate as much energy as they use, reclaim water, and minimize waste; and ``Waste as Resource,'' including waste to energy plants, biofuels, materials reclamation and recycling. The role of advanced materials and technologies, such as spectrally selective glazing, photocatalytic concrete, solar heating and cooling, and organic solar collectors will be discussed. We also give an overview of advanced analytic tools used in building design, including Computational Fluid Dynamics, energy, and lighting/daylighting computer-based simulation programs.

Traugott, Alan

2009-03-01

430

Groundswell: Constructing Contemporary Landscape  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Navigate from a map at this MoMA Web site to explore 23 urban landscape projects located all around the world. There are gardens, parks, and museum campuses, intended for public use, often reclaiming abandoned or degraded industrial land. Basic information is provided for all 23 sites. For example, the entries for the Shanghai Carpet, a plaza above underground parking, with stone, brick, and timber construction, or Lurie Garden in Millennium Park in Chicago, Ill., consist of a drawing or model, the project description and credits, and photographs. Six of the entries give additional information: a lengthier project section, with descriptions and credits; a site section with schematic plans; and an animated experience section, allowing visitors to see the site from different angles and in different conditions. For example, see the Schouwburgplein, (Theater Square) in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, from an aerial view, night view in the rain, or as if seated on a bench outside.

431

Contingency planning and emergency response in construction activities: Training the construction worker  

SciTech Connect

Construction activities have the potential for environmental and/or health impacts at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) particularly as site cleanup and restoration plans are initiated. ORNL has instituted special training for all construction workers and related contractors. Individuals learn how construction activities at ORNL can potentially have adverse effects on the environment and their health, and to learn how to respond to potential chemical and radiation hazards. Workers are given a review of basic information on radiation and chemicals in a framework that emphasizes the situations in which workers or the environment may be exposed to potential risk. Specific instructions are presented on what to do when contamination is suspected, with identification of emergency procedures and response personnel. 5 refs., 1 fig.

Jones, E.

1987-01-01

432

NIF conventional facilities construction health and safety plan  

SciTech Connect

The purpose of this Plan is to outline the minimum health and safety requirements to which all participating Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) and non-LLNL employees (excluding National Ignition Facility [NIF] specific contractors and subcontractors covered under the construction subcontract packages (e.g., CSP-9)-see Construction Safety Program for the National Ignition Facility [CSP] Section I.B. ''NIF Construction Contractors and Subcontractors'' for specifics) shall adhere to for preventing job-related injuries and illnesses during Conventional Facilities construction activities at the NIF Project. For the purpose of this Plan, the term ''LLNL and non-LLNL employees'' includes LLNL employees, LLNL Plant Operations staff and their contractors, supplemental labor, contract labor, labor-only contractors, vendors, DOE representatives, personnel matrixed/assigned from other National Laboratories, participating guests, and others such as visitors, students, consultants etc., performing on-site work or services in support of the NIF Project. Based upon an activity level determination explained in Section 1.2.18, in this document, these organizations or individuals may be required by site management to prepare their own NIF site-specific safety plan. LLNL employees will normally not be expected to prepare a site-specific safety plan. This Plan also outlines job-specific exposures and construction site safety activities with which LLNL and non-LLNL employees shall comply.

Benjamin, D W

1998-05-14

433

Regulating Constructed Wetlands in Scotland  

E-print Network

23/05/2012 1 Regulating Constructed Wetlands in Scotland Andy Hemingway Constructed wetlands for Industry & Commerce 21st May 2012 Content · Types of wetland from regulatory perspective · Main regulatory regimes · Regulatory considerations and case studies of constructed wetlands ­ Sewage ­ Industrial

Heal, Kate

434

Geotextiles in Flexible Pavement Construction  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

People everywhere in the developed world regularly drive on paved roads. Learning about the construction techniques and materials used in paving benefits technology and construction students. This article discusses the use of geosynthetic textiles in pavement construction. It presents background on pavements and describes geotextiles and drainage…

Alungbe, Gabriel D.

2004-01-01

435

National Anthem  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

A montage of video clips over the years, footage shows the spacecrews, launch, and landing for different orbiters and missions. Clips include the Endeavour and Atlantis Orbiters and are shown to the music of the American National Anthem.

1991-01-01

436

Globalization Nationalized  

E-print Network

Globalism and globalization have been seen as competitors to other allegiances, namely regionalism and nationalism. A look at recent efforts at reconceptualizing global history in China, Korea and the U.S., however, suggests ...

Mazlish, Bruce

437

The construction of fun in food advertisements targeting children  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – This paper aims to explore how the discursive strategies used in advertising contribute to bringing food products into the children's world, to transforming them into children's food – fun food in particular. Design\\/methodology\\/approach – The analysis focuses on a sample of advertisements on food products that appeared from 1950 to 2005 in Le Journal de Mickey (France), Micky

Simona De Iulio

2010-01-01

438

Cartographically constructing Kurdistan within geopolitical and orientalist discourses  

Microsoft Academic Search

Maps are powerful geopolitical tools, which are widely used to represent conflicts over territory, boundaries, citizens, and resources. But maps do more than represent. They are also discursive tools, which reflect, express, and help create geographic knowledge, political agendas, and social stereotypes. Through a longitudinal study of American journalistic cartography of Kurdistan – an ambiguously defined region that has often

Karen Culcasi

2006-01-01

439

Researchers' Descriptions and the Construction of Mathematical Thinking  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Research in mathematics education is a discursive process: It entails the analysis and production of texts, whether in the analysis of what learners say, the use of transcripts, or the publication of research reports. Much research in mathematics education is concerned with various aspects of mathematical thinking, including mathematical knowing,…

Barwell, Richard

2009-01-01

440

National Biobanks  

PubMed Central

The development of genomics has dramatically expanded the scope of genetic research, and collections of genetic biosamples have proliferated in countries with active genomics research programs. In this essay, we consider a particular kind of collection, national biobanks. National biobanks are often presented by advocates as an economic “resource” that will be used by both basic researchers and academic biologists, as well as by pharmaceutical diagnostic and clinical genomics companies. Although national biobanks have been the subject of intense interest in recent social science literature, most prior work on this topic focuses either on bioethical issues related to biobanks, such as the question of informed consent, or on the possibilities for scientific citizenship that they make possible. We emphasize, by contrast, the economic aspect of biobanks, focusing specifically on the way in which national biobanks create biovalue. Our emphasis on the economic aspect of biobanks allows us to recognize the importance of what we call clinical labor—that is, the regularized, embodied work that members of the national population are expected to perform in their role as biobank participants—in the creation of biovalue through biobanks. Moreover, it allows us to understand how the technical way in which national biobanks link clinical labor to databases alters both medical and popular understandings of risk for common diseases and conditions. PMID:20526462

Mitchell, Robert

2010-01-01

441

Construction Site Storm Water Sampling California's New Construction Sampling and Analysis Requirements  

SciTech Connect

The California State Water Resources Control Board (State Board) originally issued a National Pollutant Discharge System (NPDES) permit for storm water discharges associated with construction activities in 1992. This NPDES permit was issued as a general permit, applicable throughout the state (with certain exceptions). The general construction permit was made site-specific by a discharger-developed Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP). As with most NPDES construction storm water permits, monitoring requirements were limited to inspections. Sampling and analysis of discharges was not specifically required, but a Regional Water Quality Control Board (Regional Board) could require additional monitoring. In 1999, the State -Board revised and reissued its construction general permit. While the 1999 permit significantly enhanced the erosion and sediment control descriptions and requirements, and expanded the inspection program, sampling and analysis was still not required. Environmental advocacy groups took exception to the absence of sampling requirements and sought relief in court to add sampling and analysis. In 2001, the State Board in response to the court order adopted a resolution requiring sampling and analysis of construction site runoff under two conditions. Turbidity and/or sediment sampling is required when construction site runoff enters water bodies determined to impaired for sediment or turbidity. Sampling for non-visible pollutants is required when construction operations expose materials to storm water. Sampling construction site runoff is relatively new concept for NPDES permits. Only a few permits throughout the country require sampling and analysis for sediment-related pollutants, and California is one of the only permitting entities to require sampling for non-visible pollutants in construction site runoff. The added complexity of sampling runoff requires construction operators and erosion and sediment control professionals to expand their skill set. The bottom line of the new California sampling and analysis requirements is a renewed emphasis on erosion and sediment control as well as proper materials management. In the instance of the non-visible pollutants, the requirements provide incentives for projects that eliminate exposure of construction materials management by reducing sampling requirements.

Forrest, C.L.; Mathews, S.

2002-04-02

442

Volcanic Glasses: Construction Materials  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Natural glass is the product of rapidly cooled molten rock. Two natural sources of the melt are volcanic eruption and meteoritic impact. Pure glass is an amorphous aggregate. Volcanic glass is a material that could be utilized in the construction of extraterrestrial outposts. Pumice and perlite are volcanic glasses currently used in the building industry. Samples of natural volcanic glass found in the lunar regolith were returned to Earth as part of the Apollo and Luna programs. An alpha proton X-ray spectrometer onboard the Pathfinder recently examined martian rocks located in the vicinity of the lander craft. Preliminary results of chemical composition by weight of SiO2 50-55%, Al203 11-13%, K20 1-2%, Na20 2-5%, CaO 4-6%, MgO 3-7%, FeO 12-14%, S03 2-5%, and MnO <1% were given for two rocks. Parenthetically, the values for K and Mn were perhaps too high, and the analysis was based on X-ray data only. The appreciable amount of silica already found on Mars and empirical evidence to support the hypothesis that the planet once had water sufficient to rapidly cool magma imply the possibility of discovering natural glass of volcanic origin in subsequent missions.

Moskowitz, Samuel E.

1998-01-01

443

Class in construction: London building workers, dirty work and physical cultures.  

PubMed

Descriptions of manual employment tend to ignore its diversity and overstate the homogenizing effects of technology and industrialization. Based on ethnographic research on a London construction site, building work was found to be shaped by the forms of a pre-industrial work pattern characterized by task autonomy and freedom from managerial control. The builders' identities were largely free from personal identification as working class, and collective identification was fractured by trade status, and ethnic and gender divisions. Yet the shadow of a class-based discursive symbolism, which centered partly on the division of minds/bodies, mental/manual, and clean/dirty work, framed their accounts, identities and cultures. The builders displayed what is frequently termed working-class culture, and it was highly masculine. This physical and bodily-centered culture shielded them from the possible stigmatization of class and provided them with a source of localized capital. 'Physical capital' in conjunction with social capital (the builders' networks of friends and family) had largely guided their position in the stratification system, and values associated with these forms of capital were paramount to their public cultures. This cultural emphasis offered a continuing functionality in the builders' lives, not having broken free from tradition or becoming an object of reflexive choice. PMID:17610621

Thiel, Darren

2007-06-01

444

Construction Safety Forecast for ITER  

SciTech Connect

The International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor (ITER) project is poised to begin its construction activity. This paper gives an estimate of construction safety as if the experiment was being built in the United States. This estimate of construction injuries and potential fatalities serves as a useful forecast of what can be expected for construction of such a major facility in any country. These data should be considered by the ITER International Team as it plans for safety during the construction phase. Based on average U.S. construction rates, ITER may expect a lost workday case rate of < 4.0 and a fatality count of 0.5 to 0.9 persons per year.

cadwallader, lee charles

2006-11-01

445

Superheroes in Shanghai: constructing transnational Western men's identities  

Microsoft Academic Search

This article examines the ‘superhero’ phenomenon, in which Western masculinity is constructed differently in East Asia than in Western countries. This produces an imagined, Occidentalist ‘authenticity’ that frames expectations about the performances and identities of Western men in the context. As a result, sojourning Western men in Asia may feel, and be treated, like ‘superheroes’, because their gendered national identities

2011-01-01

446

Superheroes in Shanghai: constructing transnational Western men's identities  

Microsoft Academic Search

This article examines the ‘superhero’ phenomenon, in which Western masculinity is constructed differently in East Asia than in Western countries. This produces an imagined, Occidentalist ‘authenticity’ that frames expectations about the performances and identities of Western men in the context. As a result, sojourning Western men in Asia may feel, and be treated, like ‘superheroes’, because their gendered national identities

2012-01-01

447

AERIAL VIEW OF MAIN PROCESSING BUILDING SHOWING CONSTRUCTION PROGRESS AND ...  

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

AERIAL VIEW OF MAIN PROCESSING BUILDING SHOWING CONSTRUCTION PROGRESS AND EXCAVATION FOR LABORATORY ON LEFT. INL PHOTO NUMBER NRTS-51-1759. Unknown Photographer, 3/28/1951 - Idaho National Engineering Laboratory, Idaho Chemical Processing Plant, Fuel Reprocessing Complex, Scoville, Butte County, ID

448

170. Photographic copy of original construction drawing dated October 24, ...  

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

170. Photographic copy of original construction drawing dated October 24, 1930 (from Record Group 115, Denver Branch of the National Archives, Denver). 48 INTERNAL DIFFERENTIAL NEEDLE VALVE, SPLIT LONG BODY TYPE-EXTENDED CONTROL, GENERAL ASSEMBLY-LIST OF PARTS. - Owyhee Dam, Across Owyhee River, Nyssa, Malheur County, OR

449

Negotiating "Us" and "Them": Children's Constructions of Collective Identity.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Surveyed English, German, and Turkish children to discover transnational elements in Western European children's constructions of collective identity and in their conceptions of "us" and "them." Found that a complex web of factors is involved in children's beliefs about being the same versus being foreign, and that actual national origin is only…

Hengst, Heinz

1997-01-01

450

4. CONSTRUCTION PROGRESS VIEW OF EQUIPMENT IN FRONT PART OF ...  

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

4. CONSTRUCTION PROGRESS VIEW OF EQUIPMENT IN FRONT PART OF CONTROL BUNKER (TRANSFORMER, HYDRAULIC TANK, PUMP, MOTOR). SHOWS UNLINED CORRUGATED METAL WALL. CAMERA FACING EAST. INEL PHOTO NUMBER 65-5433, TAKEN OCTOBER 20, 1965. - Idaho National Engineering Laboratory, Advanced Reentry Vehicle Fusing System, Scoville, Butte County, ID

451

Constructing a Cooperative Distance Learning System: The CORAL Experience.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Describes the development of the Cooperative Remotely Accessible Learning (CORAL) system on the Internet at National Chiao Tung University (Taiwan) that promotes cooperative constructive distance learning and provides the first comprehensive and networked courseware written in Chinese. Results of formative evaluation are described and future…

Chou, Chien; Sun, Chuen-Tsai

1996-01-01

452

Live Virtual Constructive Distributed Test Environment Characterization Report  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

This report documents message latencies observed over various Live, Virtual, Constructive, (LVC) simulation environment configurations designed to emulate possible system architectures for the Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Integration in the National Airspace System (NAS) Project integrated tests. For each configuration, four scenarios with progressively increasing air traffic loads were used to determine system throughput and bandwidth impacts on message latency.

Murphy, Jim; Kim, Sam K.

2013-01-01

453

152. Photographic copy of original construction drawing dated October 24, ...  

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

152. Photographic copy of original construction drawing dated October 24, 1930 (from Record Group 115, Denver Branch of the National Archives, Denver). 60 x 12 RING GATE CONTROL; FLOAT WELL ASSEMBLY AND COVER HOIST STEM-CONNECTION ROD-SLEEVE. - Owyhee Dam, Across Owyhee River, Nyssa, Malheur County, OR

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7. CONSTRUCTION PROGRESS VIEW (INTERIOR) OF CONTROL ROOM PANEL INSIDE ...  

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

7. CONSTRUCTION PROGRESS VIEW (INTERIOR) OF CONTROL ROOM PANEL INSIDE BUNKER. SHOWS OPENING TO CABLE CHASE, FOUR PULLEY DEVICES, POWER OUTLET, CONDUIT, AND EAST END WALL OF BUNKER. INEL PHOTO NUMBER 65-5441, TAKEN OCTOBER 20, 1965. - Idaho National Engineering Laboratory, Advanced Reentry Vehicle Fusing System, Scoville, Butte County, ID

455

Integrated Materials and Construction Practices (IMCP) for Concrete Pavement  

E-print Network

Integrated Materials and Construction Practices (IMCP) for Concrete Pavement Workshop Participant Handbook Prepared for Prepared by Federal Highway Administration National Concrete Pavement Technology Center Office of Pavement Technology at Iowa State University 400 7th Street AW 2711 South Loop Drive

456

Virtual WiFi Network Database Construction for Positioning Services  

E-print Network

Virtual WiFi Network Database Construction for Positioning Services Jinyoung Han Seoul National Internet. In WiFi networks, a virtual network database (VNDB), which main- tains the estimated locations- not be maintained since many private users may install their own APs personally. Therefore, a virtual NDB (VNDB

457

SEARCHING PROCESS MODELING OF INTERNATIONAL CONSTRUCTION MARKET SEGMENTS  

Microsoft Academic Search

The development of globalisation processes has influenced all the countries of the world and all areas of human activity. In terms of globalisation, there is increasing inter- national cooperation between companies and development of construction markets be- come more rapid. This stimulates competition between contractors and forces them to review their operation strategies. Taking the decision upon entering markets abroad

Arvydas JUODIS; Ala SISKINA; Povilas STALIORAITIS

2005-01-01

458

13. Photographic copy of original construction drawing dated May 5, ...  

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

13. Photographic copy of original construction drawing dated May 5, 1935, from the files at the Office of the Chief Engineer, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Regional Office, Denver. STRUCTURAL DETAILS GATE STRUCTURE 320 - J. Clark Salyer National Wildlife Refuge, Dam 320, Along Lower Souris River, Kramer, Bottineau County, ND

459

6. Photographic copy of original construction drawing, no date, from ...  

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

6. Photographic copy of original construction drawing, no date, from files in the Office of the Chief Engineer, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Regional Office, Denver. GATE CONTROL STRUCTURE (generic drawing used for all five dams in refuge) - J. Clark Salyer National Wildlife Refuge Dams, Along Lower Souris River, Kramer, Bottineau County, ND

460

5. CONSTRUCTION PROGRESS VIEW OF ASSEMBLY USED TO RAISE AND ...  

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

5. CONSTRUCTION PROGRESS VIEW OF ASSEMBLY USED TO RAISE AND LOWER FUEL ELEMENTS. TAKEN FROM TOP OF SHIELDING TANK WITH CAMERA POINTING TOWARDS BOTTOM OF TANK. SHOWS LADDER, SQUARE LIFTING FRAME, FUEL ELEMENT HOLDERS, AND CABLE CYLINDERS. INEL PHOTO NUMBER 65-5434, TAKEN OCTOBER 20, 1965. - Idaho National Engineering Laboratory, Advanced Reentry Vehicle Fusing System, Scoville, Butte County, ID

461

8. CONSTRUCTION PROGRESS EXTERIOR VIEW OF NEARLYCOMPLETED FACILITY. SHOWS COVER ...  

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

8. CONSTRUCTION PROGRESS EXTERIOR VIEW OF NEARLY-COMPLETED FACILITY. SHOWS COVER OVER SHIELDING TANK, FRAMEWORK ASSEMBLY WITH GUY WIRES, FENCE AROUND TANK AREA, DANGER SIGNS, AND MOUNDED BUNKER IN BACKGROUND. INEL PHOTO NUMBER 65-5442, TAKEN OCTOBER 20, 1965. - Idaho National Engineering Laboratory, Advanced Reentry Vehicle Fusing System, Scoville, Butte County, ID

462

Teachers, Teaching and the Social Construction of Gender Relations  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper centres attention on the study of teaching in Physical Education (PE) and the social construction of gendered identities. Empirically it considers whether the Education Reform Act (ERA) 1988 and the introduction of a National Curriculum Physical Education (NCPE) in England and Wales in 1991 have presaged changes in the way in which teachers teach PE in the direction

John Evans; Brian Davies; Dawn Penney

1996-01-01

463

42. Photocopy of original print construction drawing by General Electric ...  

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

42. Photocopy of original print construction drawing by General Electric Company, Schenectady, N.Y., dated Jan. 10, 1917 (original print located at Yosemite National Park 104/60264) OUTLINE - GENERATOR, EXCITER & MACHINE - Yosemite Hydroelectric Power Plant, Highways 120 & 140, Yosemite Village, Mariposa County, CA

464

190. Photographic copy of original construction drawing dated November 7, ...  

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

190. Photographic copy of original construction drawing dated November 7, 1932 (from Record Group 115, Denver Branch of the National Archives, Denver). TUNNEL NO. 1 CONTROLLING WORKS; MODEL OF VENTURE METER-FILMS. - Owyhee Dam, Across Owyhee River, Nyssa, Malheur County, OR

465

Occupational deaths and injuries in the construction industry  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study concerned with the characteristics of occupational deaths and injuries in the construction industry of South Korea. The national statistics of industrial accidents in the years 1991–1994 were extracted from the annual publications of the Ministry of Labor. These data were analyzed in terms of the size of company, age of injured person, work experience, accident type, injury type,

Byung Yong Jeong

1998-01-01

466

ConstructMyFuture.com  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Construct My Future is designed to help people "explore and learn about the interesting and varied careers in the construction industry." With resources for students, teachers, and parents, the site has significant depth in its content and serves as an excellent starting point for learning about this dynamic field. A couple informative videos can be viewed online, as well as several articles about industry news and trends. Profiles of many different job positions in construction are given for students to get an impression of the options available to them. A very interesting section highlights ten of the most important construction projects of the past century.

467

Constructive AccessConstructive Access Control:Control  

E-print Network

Constructive AccessConstructive Access Control:Control: Revisited?Revisited? Valeria de Paiva, CSL)(Joint work with Jessica Staddon, CSL) #12;11/09/09 OutlineOutline Motivation: access control: no expert, a talk to logicians interested in the problem... #12;11/09/09 Why the buzz about access control

Cheng, Eugenia

468

NATIONAL RESEARCH COUNCIL OF THE NATIONAL ACADEMIES  

E-print Network

, the National Marine Fisheries Service, and the Columbia River Indian Tribes appoint ISAB members. Rather than.nwcouncil.org/fw/isab/nrc.pdf. THE NATIONAL ACADEMIES Advisers to the Nation on Science, Engineering, and Medicine NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCES · NATIONAL ACADEMY OF ENGINEERING · INSTITUTE OF MEDICINE · NATIONAL RESEARCH COUNCIL #12;The ISAB

469

Celebrating a Nation’s heritage on music stamps: Constructing an international community  

Microsoft Academic Search

Stamps convey important visible messages about a state’s heritage and worldview. They are images or official visible products\\u000a seen by those living within the state’s borders and those beyond. They also can be considered as “imagined communities,” as\\u000a like festivals, holidays, or WWW pages, they represent attachments to and images of place. We investigate stamps as elements\\u000a of visual culture

Kate Covington; Stanley D. Brunn

2006-01-01

470

Construction of the Keck Observatory  

Microsoft Academic Search

The W. M. Keck Observatory and Ten Meter Telescope is a joint project of the California Institute of Technology and the University of California to build a new ground-based telescope for astronomical research. The observatory and telescope are currently under construction. The authors briefly describe the design and status of the construction.

J. E. Nelson; T. S. Mast

1988-01-01

471

Constructive and Unconstructive Repetitive Thought  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The author reviews research showing that repetitive thought (RT) can have constructive or unconstructive consequences. The main unconstructive consequences of RT are (a) depression, (b) anxiety, and (c) difficulties in physical health. The main constructive consequences of RT are (a) recovery from upsetting and traumatic events, (b) adaptive…

Watkins, Edward R.

2008-01-01

472

The Syntax of Existential Constructions  

Microsoft Academic Search

This article outlines an account of the syntax of existential constructions (e.g., There are [too many problems]) based on a view of the postcopular NPas a predicate. This NPfigures as the predicate in an embedded clausal complement of be with expletivethere as its subject. There consequently moves to the higher Spec, IPposition for Case-theoretic reasons. Existential constructions and existential interpretation

Ilan Hazout

2004-01-01

473

CONSTRUCTION OF NUCLEAR POWER PLANTS  

E-print Network

CONSTRUCTION OF NUCLEAR POWER PLANTS A Workshop on "NUCLEAR ENERGY RENAISSANCE" Addressing OF ST. LUCIE-2 at FLORIDA POWER & LIGHT COMPANY · Robert E. Uhrig 1974-1986 ­ Vice President, Nuclear IN CONSTRUCTION OF ST. LUCIE-2 #12;LESSONS LEARNED FROM St. Lucie-2 NUCLEAR POWER PLANTS CAN BE BUILT

474

First Lunar Outpost construction analysis  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The topics are presented in viewgraph form and include the following: the construction problem with the radiation shielding; preliminary construction analysis; the feasibility analysis of a small lunar tractor-scraper vehicle (LTSV); the scraper preliminary power analysis; LTSV feasibility; a small lunar dragline crane (LDC); a lunar superstructure arch (LSA); and the feasibility analysis of a lunar self-offloading lander crane.

Grasso, Chris; Happel, John; Helleckson, Brent; Jolly, Steve; Mikulas, Martin; Pavlich, Jane; Su, Renjeng; Taylor, Rob

1992-01-01

475

Building Construction Estimating, Carpentry: 901897.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The curriculum guide outlines a course for grades 11 and 12 in carpentry designed to provide instructions in mathematics and its application to determining construction costs. Students completing the course will be expected to have the skills and knowledge of building construction plans, concrete forms, walls, roofs, doors and stairs, in addition…

Dade County Public Schools, Miami, FL.

476

Interdisciplinary Approach to Building Construction.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The paper discusses the interdisciplinary approach used by the Amity High School House Construction Project to develop a construction cluster in a small high school, to give students on-the-job training, and to teach them the relevancy of academic education. The project's monthly plan of action is briefly described. Suggested activities,…

Armstrong, Harry

477

Robotic excavation in construction automation  

Microsoft Academic Search

This article presents some results of the autonomous excavation project conducted at the Australian Centre for Field Robotics (ACFR) with a focus on construction automation. The application of robotic technology and computer control is one key to construction industry automation. Excavation automation is a multidisciplinary task, encompassing a broad area of research and development. The ultimate goal of the ACFR

Quang Ha; M. Santos; Quang Nguyen; D. Rye; H. Durrant-Whyte

2002-01-01

478

OTEC large systems construction techniques  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Requirements for the construction and installation of various types of 400 MWe OTEC commercial size platforms and cold water pipes are presented. The capability of the state of the art in technologies and facilities, to satisfy the requirements of OTEC commercial plant construction and installation are assessed.

479

Innovative Construction and Demolition Initiatives  

Microsoft Academic Search

UC Merced will address how to incorporate waste management practices into construction projects. UC Merced has successfully reached a diversion rate of 95% waste diversion on new construction projects. At UC Berkeley, staff worked together to diagram the process for moving, excess\\/salvage programs, and demolition work scope. Students worked with the project team to expedite the removal and reuse of

Mark A. Maxwell; Emily DeCremer

2008-01-01

480

Build up: ESOL for Construction  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Build Up: ESOL for Construction course was developed by Louise Cottom at Peterborough Regional College as part of the Basic Skills Agency's contribution to the ASSET UK Project. The course was designed to provide the students with a 60-hour general introduction to the construction industry in the UK and to develop the English language skills…

Basic Skills Agency, 2005

2005-01-01

481

Video Nation  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The British have long been interested in studying and documenting various forms of social organization and human interaction, and their much-revered BBC has also been involved in letting residents have their say on a number of programs, including the notable âÂÂVideo NationâÂÂ. The program started in the early 1990s, and with the rise of the Internet many of these short vignettes have been folded into this very informative and engaging website. With eighteen regional centers, visitors can view videos from such locations as Kent, Birmingham, and Manchester. Visitors looking for videos on certain topics can delve into the Archive section and look through headings such as Africa, football, lomography, and summer. Other sections of the site allow users to learn more about making a short film and the history of the Video Nation program.

482

Mojo Nation  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

You may be in love with Napster and Gnutella, or you may feel that they are evil incarnate, but in either case it's hard to ignore their impact on the Internet world. However, both harbor a serious flaw: they have no provision to help insure some balance between those who are providing resources (i.e., offering files for download) and those who are consuming resources. This problem, a particular case of what biologist Garrett Hardin called "the tragedy of the commons," has already reared its head on both services, resulting in slower and slower download speeds, server crashes, and a general decrease in usability. Of course, as with any problem on the Internet people are working on a solution, and one company, Evil Geniuses for a Better Tomorrow, has come up with a new alternative, Mojo Nation. Mojo Nation provides more or less the same set of capabilities that Napster and Gnutella provide, but with an added twist: those who are uploading files (actually those providing network resources for uploading files) are awarded "mojo," and those who are downloading files are required to contribute "mojo." This ad hoc system of currency recognizes that network storage and bandwidth are a big part of the cost of such a service, and thereby effectively eliminates the problem of freeloaders who consume endless bandwidth downloading files without giving anything back to the community as a whole. Will this ultimately solve the problem? It's hard to tell, but with its micropayment system, in its own way Mojo Nation does push the bounds of e-commerce a little bit further, and in the end that may prove to be a much more significant contribution than providing yet another new way to swap MP3 files. Mojo Nation software is available for Linux and Windows 98, ME, NT, and 2000. Macintosh support is likely to be added once OS X is released.

483

25 CFR 700.467 - Construction costs.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

... 2013-04-01 2013-04-01 false Construction costs. 700.467 Section 700.467 Indians...PROCEDURES Discretionary Funds § 700.467 Construction costs. Construction costs and costs relating to construction such as...

2013-04-01

484

25 CFR 700.467 - Construction costs.  

... 2014-04-01 2014-04-01 false Construction costs. 700.467 Section 700.467 Indians...PROCEDURES Discretionary Funds § 700.467 Construction costs. Construction costs and costs relating to construction such as...

2014-04-01

485

25 CFR 700.467 - Construction costs.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

... 2011-04-01 2011-04-01 false Construction costs. 700.467 Section 700.467 Indians...PROCEDURES Discretionary Funds § 700.467 Construction costs. Construction costs and costs relating to construction such as...

2011-04-01

486

25 CFR 700.467 - Construction costs.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

... 2010-04-01 2010-04-01 false Construction costs. 700.467 Section 700.467 Indians...PROCEDURES Discretionary Funds § 700.467 Construction costs. Construction costs and costs relating to construction such as...

2010-04-01

487

25 CFR 700.467 - Construction costs.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

... 2012-04-01 2012-04-01 false Construction costs. 700.467 Section 700.467 Indians...PROCEDURES Discretionary Funds § 700.467 Construction costs. Construction costs and costs relating to construction such as...

2012-04-01

488

Nation branding and sustainable competitiveness of nations  

Microsoft Academic Search

Considering the importance of explaining how a nation brand is effectively\\u000amanaged and how nation branding aligns the nation's brand with country management\\u000aso as to gain competitiveness, this research aims to assess the role of nation branding\\u000aand to create a strategic management tool for nation branding to achieve sustainable\\u000acompetitiveness of nations. Focusing on performance in nation branding,

Kyung Mi Lee

2009-01-01

489

How Known Constructions Influence the Acquisition of Other Constructions: The German Passive and Future Constructions  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article suggests evidence for and reasons why prior acquisition may either facilitate or inhibit acquisition of a new construction. It investigates acquisition of the German passive and future constructions which contain a lexical verb with either the auxiliary sein "to be" or werden "to become," and are related through these to potential…

Abbot-Smith, Kirsten; Behrens, Heike

2006-01-01

490

CONSTRUCTION ALERT For On-going Construction Project  

E-print Network

, Campus Security, and Fire Safety. SUBJECT: Various Buildings Water Conservation Upgrades, Phase I, UHM 08 are requested as the inconveniences inherent to construction (noise, dust, odors and debris) are generated

491

Space construction system analysis. Part 2: Space construction experiments concepts  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Technology areas in the orbital assembly of large space structures are addressed. The areas included structures, remotely operated assembly techniques, and control and stabilization. Various large space structure design concepts are reviewed and their construction procedures and requirements are identified.

Boddy, J. A.; Wiley, L. F.; Gimlich, G. W.; Greenberg, H. S.; Hart, R. J.; Lefever, A. E.; Lillenas, A. N.; Totah, R. S.

1980-01-01

492

Reuse and recycle--considering the soil below constructions.  

PubMed

The European Construction Products Regulation provides a life cycle based framework for the environmental assessment of construction products. Harmonised European standards for the assessment of the release of dangerous substances and for declaration of environmental performance are in progress. Risk based limit values for the protection of soil and groundwater below construction works will still bet set nationally. In this paper we review the possibilities to expand the ongoing harmonisation to include risk assessment and life cycle assessment (LCA). Based on reviews of national European limit value models (LMVs) for assessment of release to soil and groundwater, two areas for harmonisation emerge: 1- The toxicological criteria. Toxicological endpoints to protect human health and environment are similar, and data from the same toxicological data sets are used to establish acceptance criteria. 2- The emission part of LMVs. We extracted six generic construction works for granular materials. These encompass the most common choices and span the different release scenarios applied. Harmonised emission models would also facilitate LCA and environmental product declaration (EPD). The immission or transport part of the LVMs is less promising for harmonisation. Locating the acceptance criteria point of compliance close to the construction works is advantageous from many aspects and would facilitate harmonisation of assessments. We have identified two different strategies to include recycling in the assessments: 1- Tiered procedure where assessment and declaration of performance are made for the intended primary use of the product only and renewed assessments are made whenever the construction works are demolished and the product is recovered. 2- Scenario based procedure where future recycling scenarios, into new products and construction works, are forecasted. In this case the initial assessment and declaration of environmental performance of a construction product is performed both for the intended primary use of the product and for the recycling scenarios. PMID:24694938

Suer, Pascal; Wik, Ola; Erlandsson, Martin

2014-07-01

493

Passive-solar construction handbook  

SciTech Connect

Many of the basic elements of passive solar design are reviewed. Passive solar construction is covered according to system type, each system type discussion including a general discussion of the important design and construction issues which apply to the particular system and case studies illustrating designed and built examples of the system type. The three basic types of passive solar systems discussed are direct gain, thermal storage wall, and attached sunspace. Thermal performance and construction information is presented for typical materials used in passive solar collector components, storage components, and control components. Appended are an overview of analysis methods and a technique for estimating performance. (LEW)

Levy, E.; Evans, D.; Gardstein, C.

1981-02-01

494

National Geographic Magazine: Photosynth  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

It would be pretty great to fly close by over the ponderous 16th century castle of El Morro in San Juan, but it could be a pricey proposition, and you might garner some unwanted attention from Puerto Rican officials. Well, there is another option, and that is to take in El Morro (and many other world landmarks) via the National Geographic Magazine's Photosynth website. The site draws on technology developed by Microsoft, and essentially takes a large collection of photos, analyzes them for similarities, and stitches them together to create a rather fine immersive experience. Visitors are also welcome to submit their own photos for inclusion in this project, and landmarks currently under construction include Petra, the Sydney Opera House, and Seattle's Space Needle. Also, visitors will need to download the free Photosynth software to take full advantage of the site.

495

Focus the Nation  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This website is the homepage of an educational initiative that is coordinating teams of faculty, students and staff at more than a thousand colleges, universities and high schools in the United States to engage in a nationwide, interdisciplinary discussion centered on the theme of "Stabilizing the Climate in the 21st Century". The project will culminate January 31, 2008, in a one-day, national symposia held simultaneously on campuses across the country. The goal of this project is to explore a new model of collaborative, interdisciplinary education, while turning the conversation about global warming from fatalistic to constructive. The site features links to science and solutions resources, as well as resources for educators.

Network, Green H.; Nation, Focus T.

496

BUILD -- A System Construction Tool  

E-print Network

BUILD is a proposed tool for constructing systems from existing modules. BUILD system descriptions are composed of module declarations and assertions of how modules refer to each other. An extensible library of information ...

Robbins, Richard E.

497

Images constructed from computed flowfields  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

A method for constructing interferograms, schlieren, and shadowgraphs from ideal- and real-gas, two- and three-dimensional computed flowfileds is described. The computational grids can be structured or unstructured, and multiple grids are an option. The constructed images are compared to experimental images for several types of flow, including a ramp, a blunt-body, a nozzle, and a reacting flow. The constructed images simulate the features observed in the experimental images. They are sensitive to errors in the flowfield solutions and can be used to identify solution errors. In addition, techniques for obtaining phase shifts from experimental finite-fringe interferograms and for removing experimentally induced phase-shift errors are discussed. Both the constructed images and calculated phase shifts can be used for validation of computational fluid dynamics (CFD) codes.

Yates, Leslie A.

1992-01-01

498

Sandwich Construction Solar Structural Facets  

SciTech Connect

Silver/glass mirrors have excellent optical properties but need a method of support in order to be used in concentrating solar thermal systems. In collaboration with the Cummins dish/Stirling development program, they started investigating sandwich construction as a way to integrate silver/glass mirrors into solar optical elements. In sandwich construction, membranes such as sheet metal or plastic are bonded to the front and back of a core (like a sandwich). For solar optical elements, a glass mirror is bonded to one of the membranes. This type of construction has the advantages of a high strength-to-weight ratio, and reasonable material and manufacturing cost. The inherent stiffness of sandwich construction mirror panels also facilitates large panels. This can have cost advantages for both the amount of hardware required as well as reduced installation and alignment costs. In addition, by incorporating the panels into the support structure reductions in the amount of structural support required are potentially possible.

Diver, R. B.; Grossman, J.W.

1998-12-22

499

Fsusy and Field Theoretical Construction  

E-print Network

Following our previous work on fractional spin symmetries (FSS) \\cite{6, 7}, we consider here the construction of field theoretical models that are invariant under the $D=2(1/3,1/3)$ supersymmetric algebra.

Sedra, M B

2009-01-01

500

Fsusy and Field Theoretical Construction  

E-print Network

Following our previous work on fractional spin symmetries (FSS) \\cite{6, 7}, we consider here the construction of field theoretical models that are invariant under the $D=2(1/3,1/3)$ supersymmetric algebra.

M. B. Sedra; J. Zerouaoui

2009-12-18