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Whose Literacy? Discursive Constructions of Life and Objectivity  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Drawing from literature in the social studies of science, this paper historicizes two pivotal concepts in science literacy: the definition of life and the assumption of objectivity. In this paper we suggest that an understanding of the historical, discursive production of scientific knowledge affects the meaning of scientific literacy in at least…

Fendler, Lynn; Tuckey, Steven F.

2006-01-01

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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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Subjects of Western Education: Discursive Practices in Western Postgraduate Studies and the Construction of International Student Subjectivities  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper focuses on discursive practices of postgraduate research as a crucial element in constructs of international student subjectivities when they undertake postgraduate studies in Australian universities. As such, it focuses on a discursive field emerging within domains of internationalisation, globalisation, and resistance. It examines…

Barron, Deirdre; Zeegers, Margaret

2006-01-01

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Bio-Psycho-Social Reasoning in GPs’ Case Narratives: The Discursive Construction of ME Patients’ Identities  

Microsoft Academic Search

This article takes a discursive psychology approach to the analysis of medical case narratives. An analysis of interview extracts on the topic of ME (CFS) shows how GPs use bio-psycho-social reasoning to construct the patient’s identity and to define their illness as mental or physical. Patients’ identities are ‘talked up’ using bio-psycho-social ‘evidence’; they are constructed in the process of

Mary Horton-Salway

2002-01-01

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On the Discursive Construction of ‘The Chinese Learner’  

Microsoft Academic Search

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 supposedly consistent Chinese behaviours in Western classrooms. This paper examines some features

Rose Clark; S. N. Gieve

2006-01-01

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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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The Discursive Construction of the Fathers' Positioning within Family Participation Frameworks  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The aim of this paper is to analyze how fathers position themselves within their everyday discursive practices at home. We consider the shift from a traditional father figure, defined and perceived as a provider, to an emerging collaborative one in order to explore the discursive acts of fathers' positioning through the observation of the everyday…

Arcidiacono, Francesco; Pontecorvo, Clotilde

2010-01-01

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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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La construcción mediática de lo ecológico. Estrategias discursivas en la información de actualidad ? The Medias Construction of Ecological Issues. Discursive Strategies in the News Reports  

Microsoft Academic Search

This work analyses the discursive strategies involved in the treatment of environmental information in the daily press. Special attention is given to the processes by which such strategies lend meaning to complex environmental tensions and disorders.? A semiotic-pragmatic approach is applied to the analysis of meaning construction processes in newscasts discourses. Agenda setting, framing, and priming procedures employed to delimit

José Ignacio Lorente

2009-01-01

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Accounting as discursive construction: The relationship between statement of financial accounting standards no. 106 and the dismantling of retiree health benefits  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study explores reductions in benefits that occurred coincident with the passage of Statement of Financial Accounting Standard 106 requiring companies to accrue a liability for unfunded retiree health benefits. Congressional hearings and the business press reveal two competing discursive constructions of the retiree health benefits crisis. The first portrayed them as moral obligations that firms were attempting to avoid,

L. S. Oakes

1998-01-01

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Non-discursive expressive elements and their role in the construction of meaning in the analytical situation. A clinical discussion.  

PubMed

The author discusses the role of non-discursive expressive elements in the construction of the analytical situation, using three examples to illustrate the problems with which he is concerned. His claim is that the issue in question necessarily involves the subject of affects, and he proceeds to discuss the difficulties associated with this subject. In addition, he considers the contributions of Green and Imbasciati, and Kleinian developments of this theme, including also the contributions of Bion--in particular the latter's theories concerning thought, in which emotion comes to assume an essential place in the origin of thinking. The author resumes the discussion by taking up his clinical examples, using them to put forward the view that non-discursive expressive elements may well play a decisive role in the construction of meaning in the analytical situation. He suggests also that the meaning of an emotional experience may be thought of as a construction contributed to by a number of symbolic forms which both interfere with and interact with the symbolic system of language. Following examination of his third example, the author reflects on 'musicality', a notion sometimes referred to informally in clinical data in connection with the 'emotional climate' of the session. He proposes that the complex problem of meaning in music be extended to cover the construction of meaning in the psychoanalytic setting, and in so doing returns to ideas put forward by Suzanne Langer. His underlying view here is that essential elements of the musical phenomenon and essential elements of particular forms of emotional life give rise to the same emotional matrices--perhaps to what Meltzer calls 'musical deep grammar'. Finally, the author considers various symbolic forms that contribute to the particular configuration of analytical situations, suggesting that the mental condition of 'free-floating attention' requires the broad availability to the analyst's mind of a multiplicity of symbolic forms, his conversion of these into new expressions of meaning, and the possibility of their verbal communication by him to the patient. PMID:11915127

De Lima, Estevam Vaz

2002-02-01

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

PubMed

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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Discursive Constructions of Language and Identity: Parents' Competing Perspectives in London Turkish Complementary Schools  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In this paper, I draw on interview data to explore parents' constructions of language and identity in two London Turkish complementary schools. I examine parents' evaluative talk about standard Turkish, Cypriot-Turkish and other regional varieties of Turkish, the cultural values they attach to them and images of personhood these invoke. I…

Lytra, Vally

2012-01-01

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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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Discursive Hierarchical Patterning in Economics Cases  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper attempts to apply Lung's (2008) model of the discursive hierarchical patterning of cases to a closer and more specific study of Economics cases and proposes a model of the distinct discursive hierarchical patterning of the same. It examines a corpus of 150 Economics cases with a view to uncovering the patterns of discourse construction.…

Lung, Jane

2011-01-01

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Discursive Hierarchical Patterning in Law and Management Cases  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper investigates the differences in the discursive patterning of cases in Law and Management. It examines a corpus of 271 Law and Management cases and discusses the kind of information that these two disciplines call for and how discourses are constructed in discursive hierarchical patterns. A discursive hierarchical pattern is a model…

Lung, Jane

2008-01-01

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Who Is Responsible for Educating English Language Learners? Discursive Construction of Roles and Responsibilities in an Inquiry Community  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In many English as a Second Language (ESL) programs across the United States classroom teachers, ESL specialists, and bilingual paraprofessional share responsibility for teaching English language learners. Expectations of "shared responsibility" are constructed and negotiated through local discourses. This study explores how the roles and…

English, Bonnie

2009-01-01

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Diagnosis of famine: a discursive contribution.  

PubMed

This paper recommends the incorporation of an additional discursive dimension in famine diagnosis that draws on the number of reports referring to famine in the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA)'s ReliefWeb database. Present-day diagnostic tools already apply the principle of triangulation with multiple indicators; the addition of a discursive diagnostic dimension would enable even more refined analysis, allowing more forcefully for the incorporation of the aspect of change. The newly devised discursive famine indices are used both to identify famines--in Ethiopia (2000), Malawi (2002), and Somalia (2011)--and to analyse key socioeconomic determinants of famine. The study finds that income (or poverty) together with state fragility appear to be the major determinants of cross-country variations in famine reporting, while political regimes do not appear to have any independent effect. The indices appear largely robust with regard to concerns about cross-country, semantic, and temporal biases. PMID:24325236

Rubin, Olivier

2014-01-01

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National Ignition Facility wet weather construction plan  

SciTech Connect

This report presents a wet weather construction plan for the National Ignition Facility (NIF) construction project. Construction of the NIF commenced in mid- 1997, and excavation of the site was completed in the fall. Preparations for placing concrete foundations began in the fall, and above normal rainfall is expected over the tinter. Heavy rainfall in late November impacted foundation construction, and a wet weather construction plan was determined to be needed. This wet weather constiction plan recommends a strategy, techniques and management practices to prepare and protect the site corn wet weather effects and allow construction work to proceed. It is intended that information in this plan be incorporated in the Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP) as warranted.

Kugler, A N

1998-01-01

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Chapter Four: Discursive Resources  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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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12. HISTORIC PHOTOGRAPH OF CONSTRUCTION OF FIRST NATIONAL BANK BUILDING. ...  

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

12. HISTORIC PHOTOGRAPH OF CONSTRUCTION OF FIRST NATIONAL BANK BUILDING. PHOTOGRAPHER AND DATE UNKNOWN. (First National Bank Archives) - First National Bank, 1206 Eleventh Avenue, Altoona, Blair County, PA

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Analysis of Discourse Accent and Discursive Practices I&W.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This effort was initiated to explore the phenomenon of characteristic 'in group' and 'out group' discursive patterns which link to future behaviors further, to assess how in-groups and out-groups are indexed and constructed in texts. Specifically, the goa...

A. Hartman L. Kuznar P. Toman T. Baker

2010-01-01

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Discursive Recontextualization in a Public Health Setting  

Microsoft Academic Search

The authors discuss discursive recontextualization as a process of discursive change in which stable referents may be recombined. As such, discursive recontextualization recognizes the interplay of both stability and instability without necessarily privileging the latter. Drawing on intertextual document analysis of a series of public reports published in the wake of a major health policy initiative in Victoria, Australia— Health

Julie Wolfram Cox; John Hassard

2010-01-01

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Utilising Discursive Positioning in Counselling  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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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SUSTAINABILITY INDICATORS AS DISCURSIVE ELEMENTS  

Microsoft Academic Search

0. Abstract The objective of this paper is to analyse the role of sustainability indicators when considered as discursive elements of the sustainability discourse. Sustainability indicators have the particularity of having a scientific-objective appearance, and we argue that this allows their users to link sustainability utterances with the scientific discourse, which is one today’s main sources of legitimacy. Thanks to

Miquel Ortega-Cerdà

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Approach for Measuring Reductions in Delivery Time: Baseline Measures of Construction Industry Practices for the National Construction Goals.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The Construction and Building Subcommittee of the National Science and Technology Council is developing baseline measures of current construction industry practices and measures of progress with respect to each of the seven National Construction Goals. Th...

R. Rennison R. E. Chapman

1998-01-01

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National Construction Sector Goals: Industry Strategies for Implementation.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The strategy outlined in this report is an important first step towards the success of this bold national construction goals initiative for public works infrastructure. The process has begun with this initial strategy; it will be continued through the mon...

1995-01-01

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Drawing on three discursive modes in learning disability nurse education.  

PubMed

This article presents ideas generated by a qualitative study exploring the complexities of the social construction of learning disability/intellectual disability. The ideas are based upon a larger doctoral study which investigated the social construction of learning disability as seen through the discourses and discursive devices used by nurse teachers in classroom teaching in particular during story telling activities to students. The investigations centred upon the stories and were supported by subsequent interviews with the teachers and observations of teaching sessions. The findings highlight three discursive devices which I call discursivemodes used in the social construction of learning disability/intellectual disability by nurse educators and help to explain the personal and professional tensions experienced by nurses faced with the dominant discourses of today. PMID:18829142

Shaw, Susan A

2009-02-01

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Positioning and the discursive construction of categories.  

PubMed

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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Approach for Measuring Reductions in Construction Worker Illnesses and Injuries: Baseline Measures of Construction Industry Practices and Measures of Progress for the National Construction Goals.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The Construction and Building Subcommittee of the National Science and Technology Council is developing baseline measures of current construction industry practices and measures of progress with respect to each of the seven National Construction Goals. Th...

R. E. Chapman

2000-01-01

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The NIOSH Construction Program: research to practice, impact, and developing a National Construction Agenda.  

PubMed

The U.S. National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) conducts research to improve and protect the health and safety of workers. This paper describes the experience of the NIOSH Construction Program with two recent program planning initiatives intended to improve the program: (a) an independent external review of work over the past decade and (b) the development of strategic goals organized into a "National Construction Agenda" to guide a decade of future work. These goals, developed with input from construction industry stakeholders and researchers, are a part of the NIOSH National Occupational Research Agenda (NORA) initiative. The NORA goals are intended to provide an ambitious set of goals for all construction stakeholders to work together on. Both efforts relate to insuring the relevance and impact of research, reflecting an emerging policy perspective that research programs should be judged not just by the quality and quantity of science produced, but by the industry impact and tangible benefit resulting from the research. This paper describes how views on research planning have evolved to incorporate lessons learned about how research leads to improved safety and health for workers. It also describes the process used to develop the goals and the resulting strategic and intermediate goals that comprise the National Construction Agenda. PMID:20630280

Gillen, Matt

2010-06-01

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The discursive production of classroom mathematics  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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 student teachers within an employment-based model of teacher education in England where there is a low university input. It is argued that teacher reflections on mathematical learning and teaching within the course are patterned discursively in line with formal curriculum framings, assessment requirements and the local demands of their placement school. Both teachers and students are subject to regulative discourses that shape their actions and as a consequence this regulation influences the forms of mathematical activity that can take place. It is shown how university sessions can provide a limited critical platform from which to interrogate these restrictions and renegotiate them.

Smith, Kim; Hodson, Elaine; Brown, Tony

2013-09-01

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Balancing Power: The Discursive Maintenance of Gender Inequality by Wo\\/Men at University  

Microsoft Academic Search

There is a substantial and growing critical and pro\\/feminist literature examining the interrelated topics of the discursive construction of masculinities, gender relations and gender inequality. However, despite discourse theory generally promoting an anti-essentialist view of gender and a turn to the text, there is a tendency towards focusing research on a particular biological sex -for example, research on `men and

Paul Peace

2003-01-01

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The sustainably managed forest heats up: discursive struggles over forest management and climate change in Germany  

Microsoft Academic Search

In this article, we introduce an empirical case study of the German forest policy subsystem in order to understand how the concept of sustainable forest management has been discursively constructed, challenged, and changed over time. As a theoretical basis, we use an idea-based coalition approach, drawing on both the Advocacy Coalition Framework and Hajer's Argumentative Discourse Analysis. We show that

Georg Winkel; Johanna Gleißner; Till Pistorius; Metodi Sotirov; Sabine Storch

2011-01-01

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Owner Involvement in Construction at a National Laboratory  

SciTech Connect

In a construction project, the contractor and the owner each have a responsibility for ensuring the health and safety of personnel on a project site. The contractor has the responsibility for ensuring that the provisions of OSHA'S safety and health regulations are followed and that the work is conducted in a safe and well thought out manner (Kohn 1996). The owner has a responsibility for disclosing to the contractor those owner-controlled hazards that are present in the work area due to ongoing and past operations (OSHA 1997). With the owner taking an active role in disclosing the potential hazards, the contractor is able to account for, plan, and mitigate potential health and safety issues during the performance phase of the project. At Sandia National Laboratories, this disclosure is made early in the project through the use of processes developed specifically for this purpose.

Lipka, G.

1999-03-08

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The National Ignition Facility: alignment from construction to shot operations  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The National Ignition Facility in Livermore, California, completed it's commissioning milestone on March 10, 2009 when it fired all 192 beams at a combined energy of 1.1 MJ at 351nm. Subsequently, a target shot series from August through December of 2009 culminated in scale ignition target design experiments up to 1.2 MJ in the National Ignition Campaign. Preparations are underway through the first half of of 2010 leading to DT ignition and gain experiments in the fall of 2010 into 2011. The top level requirement for beam pointing to target of 50?m rms is the culmination of 15 years of engineering design of a stable facility, commissioning of precision alignment, and precise shot operations controls. Key design documents which guided this project were published in the mid 1990's, driving systems designs. Precision Survey methods were used throughout construction, commissioning and operations for precision placement. Rigorous commissioning processes were used to ensure and validate placement and alignment throughout commissioning and in present day operations. Accurate and rapid system alignment during operations is accomplished by an impressive controls system to align and validate alignment readiness, assuring machine safety and productive experiments.

Burkhart, S. C.; Bliss, E.; di Nicola, P.; Kalantar, D.; Lowe-Webb, R.; McCarville, T.; Nelson, D.; Salmon, T.; Schindler, T.; Villanueva, J.; Wilhelmsen, K.

2010-08-01

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

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...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...

2013-10-01

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Discursive Usage of Six Chinese Punctuation Marks  

Microsoft Academic Search

Both rhetorical structure and punctuation have been helpful in discourse processing. Based on a corpus annotation project, this paper reports the discursive usage of 6 Chinese punctuation marks in news commentary texts: Colon, Dash, Ellipsis, Exclamation Mark, Question Mark, and Semicolon. The rhetorical patterns of these marks are compared against patterns around cue phrases in general. Results show that these

YUE Ming

2006-01-01

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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

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

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Request: National Institutes of Health Construction Grants Summary: Under the provisions...Title: National Institutes of Health Construction GrantsB42 CFR part 52b (Final Rule...awarded by NIH and its components for construction of new buildings and the...

2011-10-27

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Nurses and medication error: a discursive reading of the literature.  

PubMed

Medication management is a part of everyday nursing practice. In carrying out this aspect of their role, nurses are subject to a range of practices and procedures, which are dictated through legal, management and medical requirements to ensure safe administration of medications. The literature addresses a range of areas related to the nurse's role in medication management, including knowledge required by nurses, practices and procedures related to administration, procedures for identifying and reducing errors and measuring error rates, and professional and ethical issues. The literature is a part of the discursive ensemble of nursing - as a written text it contributes to how nurses and colleagues construct and view nursing practice. This paper presents a discursive reading of that literature, exploring how nurses are positioned in relation to medication errors. I argue that the voice of nursing is mostly heard through discourses of biomedical science, law and management and draw on the work of Michel Foucault to illustrate some of the ways in which these discourses shape nursing practice. PMID:11882209

Gibson, T

2001-06-01

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Construction safety program for the National Ignition Facility.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

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 operati...

S. J. Cerruti

1997-01-01

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Construction safety program for the National Ignition Facility  

SciTech Connect

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  

SciTech Connect

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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Beyond the nation: Issues of identity in the contemporary narrative of Cuban women writing (in) the Diaspora  

Microsoft Academic Search

This dissertation traces the narrative of contemporary Cuban women writers from their early work published in Cuba through their Diaspora narratives. It explores the discursive and narrative techniques that contemporary Cuban women deploy in their narratives to challenge Cuba's dominant cultural constructions of national and gendered identity. I posit that contemporary Cuban women's narratives produced on and off the island

Yvette Fuentes

2002-01-01

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Expressivism and the Layer Cake Picture of Discursive Practice  

Microsoft Academic Search

Robert Brandom defends the intelligibility of the notion of a fully discursive practice that does not include any kind of\\u000a logical vocabulary. Logical vocabulary, according to his account, should be understood as an optional extra to discursive\\u000a practice, not as a necessary ingredient. Call this the Layer Cake Picture of the relation of logical to non-logical discursive\\u000a practices. The aim

David Lauer

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Safety and environmental process for the design and construction of the National Ignition Facility  

SciTech Connect

The National Ignition Facility (NIF) is a U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) laser fusion experimental facility currently under construction at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL). This paper describes the safety and environmental processes followed by NIF during the design and construction activities.

Brereton, S.J., LLNL

1998-05-27

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The construction of national identity among minorities and its manifestation in organisations : The case of Latvia  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – This paper aims to test assumptions made in previous research about the consequences of an identity threat in the construction of national identity among minority populations in Latvia and to discover how their approach(es) to constructing national identity is (are) reflected in their attitudes and in organisations. Design\\/methodology\\/approach – The study applies a survey method and uses the

Rebekka Vedina; Ilona Baumane

2009-01-01

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National Voluntary Laboratory Accreditation Program Construction Materials Testing, August 2005.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

NIST Handbook 150-5 specifies technical requirements and provides guidance for NVLAP accreditation of laboratories that provide construction materials testing. This handbook supplements the NVLAP procedures and general requirements found in NIST Handbook ...

B. A. Torres

2005-01-01

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"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

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Fonctions Discursives et Communication Ecrite (Discursive Functions and Written Communication). Melanges Pedagogiques, 1974.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article describes discursive functions in the three major areas of non-literary written communication: (1) official or personal correspondence; (2) technical reading or editing; and (3) the press. Illocutionary acts are examined under their three aspects: graphic, lexical, enunciative. This description is intended to result in training…

Duda, R.

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The Face of Mourning: Deploying Grief To Construct a Nation.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Argues the predilection for sharing speech that informs the study of rhetoric does not fully address the haunted sense of psychic and embodied displacement that can accompany connections made to imagined social constructs to satisfy desires for affiliation. Focuses on media representations of the shootings at Columbine High School and two cases of…

Wiederhold, Eve

2002-01-01

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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

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Discursive imbalance and deficiency in intercultural news communication  

Microsoft Academic Search

Intercultural news communication has become increasingly common in our current era of globalization. But why are certain topics and certain modes of speech adopted in news making rather than others, leading to discursive imbalance? Why are alternative modes of communication often excluded when news travels from one culture to another, causing discursive deficiency? We take a constructivist approach in this

Bo Shan; Lijun Wan

2008-01-01

56

Discursive Psychology and Educational Technology: Beyond the Cognitive Revolution  

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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

57

Discursive strategies in Chavez's political discourse: voicing, distancing, and shifting  

Microsoft Academic Search

I present a new theoretical model to analyze political speeches to account for discursive strategies. This innovative method systematically traces voices in political discourse and correlates their discursive goals with their linguistic and paralinguistic means of realization. I demonstrate, following Goffman's idea of footing, and Bakhtin's ideas of heteroglossia and double voicing, that the speaker's role can be consistently traced

Antonio Reyes-Rodríguez

2008-01-01

58

Emotion in School Mathematics Practices: A Contribution from Discursive Perspectives.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study uses discursive perspectives to study emotion in school mathematics. The researchers regard emotion as distinct but inseparable from cognition: the organizing metaphor portrays emotion as a charge attached to ideas or (chains of) signifiers. Based in language, emotions are seen as discursively formed, culturally constituted, and…

Morgan, Candia; Evans, Jeff; Tsatsaroni, Anna

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Philosophy of medical practice: a discursive approach.  

PubMed

In spite of the seminal work A Philosophical Basis of Medical Practice, the debate on the task and goals of philosophy of medicine still continues. From an European perspective it is argued that the main topics dealt with by Pellegrino and Thomasma are still particularly relevant to medical practice as a healing practice, while expressing the need for a philosophy of medicine. Medical practice is a discursive practice which is highly influenced by other discursive practices like science, law and economics. Philosophical analysis of those influences is needed to discern their effect on the goals of medicine and on the ways in which the self-image of man may be changed. The nature of medical practice and discourse itself makes it necessary to include different philosophical disciplines, like philosophy of science, of law, ethics, and epistemology. Possible scenario's of euthanasia and the human genome project in the USA and Europe are used to exemplify how philosopy of medicine can contribute to a realistic understanding of the problems which are related to the goals of medicine and health care. PMID:9129395

Van Leeuwen, E; Kimsma, G K

1997-01-01

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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

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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

The crooked timber of identity: Integrating discursive, critical, and psychosocial analysis.  

PubMed

This paper seeks to contribute to the growing band of constructionist approaches within the field of identity studies (Wetherell & Moharty, 2010). First, it will review the developments that have taken place since the emergence of these approaches in the 1980s, identifying a state of fragmentation into local discursive, political-moral, and psychosocial levels of analysis. Second, and in order to challenge this fragmentation, it will present a rhetorical psychological (Billig, 1987, 1999a) analysis of the classic exchange of public letters between Israeli historian of Judaism Gershom Scholem and American political theorist Hannah Arendt in the wake of the latter's book Eichmann in Jerusalem (Arendt, 1994a). The analysis will proceed from local discursive action, through political-moral frameworks, to the nature of the writers' investment in these constructions. It will show that while the participants' implicitly occasioning of extreme identity categories (such as the 'Jewish anti-Semite' and the totalitarian-style religious Zionist ideologue) is a function of apparently incommensurable political-moral discourses, the nature of investment into such constructions may be understood in a mutual commitment to the absolute inalienability of Jewishness. Third, therefore, the paper will conclude that, rather than constituting separate 'levels', local discursive action, political-moral intelligibilities, and psychosocial qualities are mutually constitutive of each other. It is only through recognizing their inter-dependent nature that the complexity of identity may properly be addressed. PMID:22032477

Kaposi, David

2013-06-01

63

Men's experiences of sexuality after cancer: a material discursive intra-psychic approach.  

PubMed

Men can experience significant changes to their sexuality following the onset of cancer. However, research on men's sexuality post-cancer has focused almost exclusively on those with prostate and testicular cancer, despite evidence that the diagnosis and treatment for most cancers can impact on men's sexuality. This Australian qualitative study explores the experiences of changes to sexuality for 21 men across a range of cancer types and stages, sexual orientations and relationship contexts. Semi-structured interviews were analysed with theoretical thematic analysis guided by a material discursive intra-psychic approach, recognising the materiality of sexual changes, men's intrapsychic experience of such changes within a relational context and the influence of the discursive construction of masculine sexuality. Material changes included erectile difficulty, decreased desire, and difficulty with orgasm. The use of medical aids to minimise the impact of erectile difficulties was shaped by discursive constructions of 'normal' masculine sexuality. The majority of men reported accepting the changes to their sexuality post-cancer and normalised them as part of the natural ageing process. Men's relationship status and context played a key role managing the changes to their sexuality. We conclude by discussing the implications for clinical practice. PMID:23656602

Gilbert, Emilee; Ussher, Jane M; Perz, Janette; Wong, W K Tim; Hobbs, Kim; Mason, Catherine

2013-01-01

64

Cultural Resources Reconnaissance of Construction Project Areas of Wassaw National Wildlife Refuge, Georgia. Volume I.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

An archaeological survey of portions of Wassaw National Wildlife Refuge, Georgia located few archaeological sites. None of these sites will be adversely affected by proposed construction projects in the Refuge. The limited site data recovered substantiate...

C. E. Pearson S. G. Pearson

1978-01-01

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

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...Administration 29 CFR Part 1926 [Docket No. OSHA-2011-0184] RIN 1218-AC65 Updating OSHA Construction Standards Based on National Consensus...Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Department of Labor. ACTION: Direct...

2012-07-23

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

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...Administration 29 CFR Part 1926 [Docket No. OSHA-2011-0184] RIN 1218-AC65 Updating OSHA Construction Standards Based on National Consensus...Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Department of Labor. ACTION: Notice...

2012-07-23

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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

68

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

69

Our National Monument of Art: Constructing and Debating the National Body at the Library of Congress  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

It is not surprising that the Library of Congress would be defined as our national monument of art given the scale of the project, its federal sponsorship, and its posture as a public library with access to all Americans. Paralleling the assumption of the Library of Congress as not merely a building for housing books but a ritualistic center of…

Moore, Sarah J.

2010-01-01

70

Literacy, Imagined Nations, and Imperialism: Frontier College and the Construction of British Canada, 1899-1933.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Frontier College, founded to provide literacy and citizenship education for immigrant men in Canada, embodied Anglo-Canadian nation-building. Analysis of archival documents reveals the nature of the imagined community that was constructed and the conception of race, class, and gender in that community. (Contains 34 references.) (SK)

Walter, Pierre

2003-01-01

71

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

72

Construction  

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The Biomedical Research Extension Act of 1977 (P.L. 95-83) No statutory changes or report language affecting construction. The Health Program Extension Act of 1980 (P.L. 96-538) No statutory changes or report language affecting construction. The Health Omnibus Program Extension of 1988 (P.L. 100-607) There were no statutory changes to the construction provisions.

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Traffic Tests of Expedient Airfield Construction Concepts for Possible Application in the National Petroleum Reserve Alaska (NPRA).  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This study was conducted to evaluate several different concepts of runway construction for possible application at the National Petroleum Reserve Alaska (NPRA) drilling sites. The runways are to be constructed during the winter months on permafrost and be...

C. D. Burns

1979-01-01

74

A picture is worth a thousand words: constructing (non-) athletic bodies  

Microsoft Academic Search

In this article we explore body norms Dutch youth create in their discursive constructions of athletic and (non-)athletic bodies and how these norms are enforced by the Panopticon and the Synopticon. Our methodology consisted of auto-driven photo elicitation group interviews with 42 secondary school students. The results indicate the complexity of the discursive constructions that youth use. We created seven

Noortje van Amsterdam; Annelies Knoppers; Inge Claringbould; Marian Jongmans

2011-01-01

75

A picture is worth a thousand words: constructing (non-) athletic bodies  

Microsoft Academic Search

In this article we explore body norms Dutch youth create in their discursive constructions of athletic and (non-)athletic bodies and how these norms are enforced by the Panopticon and the Synopticon. Our methodology consisted of auto-driven photo elicitation group interviews with 42 secondary school students. The results indicate the complexity of the discursive constructions that youth use. We created seven

Noortje van Amsterdam; Annelies Knoppers; Inge Claringbould; Marian Jongmans

2012-01-01

76

National Commercial Construction Characteristics and Compliance With Building Energy Codes: 1999-2007  

SciTech Connect

As States adopt the latest energy standards which continue to be developed with more stringent requirements, a better understanding of actual compliance with standards and construction practice can be important. Claims are made that energy-related standards impose excessive burdens on building owners and the construction industry. Other claims indicate that many energy-codes requirements are common practice and will have little impact on the building community. Analysis of code effects as well as energy efficiency projects and programs are also more important than ever. These energy realities create a need for better information on the current state of new commercial construction. Regional and national studies exist that provide primarily survey data for only selections of buildings in specific locations. This paper presents an assessment of how current new commercial construction complies with applicable energy codes on a national basis for a range of code levels represented by buildings designed in the 1999 – 2007 timeframe. This analysis makes use of a recently updated commercial buildings database with more than 130 energy-related building characteristics from over 340 new commercial buildings across the United States. Energy code compliance of the buildings in this sample is assessed using the COMcheck™ energy standard compliance software tool to determine how closely new construction across the nation is to meeting current and recently adopted energy codes such as ASHRAE/IESNA 90.1. The results present an interesting look at where code requirements stand with respect to current construction and provide insights into the challenges faced by the building community to meet these standards.

Richman, Eric E.; Rauch, Emily M.; Phillips, Jaclyn N.; Petty, Kimberly A.; Knappek, Jessica; Lopez-Rangel, Priscilla L.

2008-04-30

77

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

78

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

79

Environmental Education in Action: A Discursive Approach to Curriculum Design  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Why do the designers of environmental education do what they do towards the environment through education? More importantly, how do they account for their design decisions (plans and actions)? Using the theoretical and methodological framework of discourse analysis, we analyse environmental education designers' discourse in terms of the discursive

Reis, Giuliano; Roth, Wolff-Michael

2007-01-01

80

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

81

Blitz: discursive bombardments in 'the war on terror'  

Microsoft Academic Search

This is a composite thesis realised in a sound installation titled Blitz: Discursive bombardments in ‘the war on terror’ with a supporting exegesis. The exegesis offers a context for the project in sound art theory and practice, focussing specifically on the history of experimental ‘electrovocal’ expressive forms. It provides an account of the artist’s perspectives on the topic itself: contemporary

Jennifer M Brown

2008-01-01

82

Disruptive events: elite education and the discursive production of violence  

Microsoft Academic Search

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 Foucault and Michel de Certeau inform the analysis of market?inflected

Sue Saltmarsh

2008-01-01

83

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

84

Les designations de la personne bilingue: approche linguistique et discursive (Designations of a Bilingual Person: Linguistic and Discursive Approach).  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

How people define themselves or others as bilingual or not depends on their notions and social representations of bilingualism. Language provides different possibilities in order to make such designations: the use of lexical words (like "bilingual" in English), but also paraphrasing or other discursive strategies. This article examines…

Duchene, Alexandre

2000-01-01

85

A discursive approach to disinhibition theory: the normalization of unsafe sex among gay men.  

PubMed

HIV research and prevention commonly cite disinhibition theory as an explanation for HIV infection among gay men. Analyzing qualitative interview data in which men talk about recreational substance use and their safer sex practices, we interrogate the concept of disinhibition theory from a discursive perspective. From this perspective, we treat talk not as a route or resource to something presumed to lie beyond the talk, but as a form of action designed for its interactional context. We demonstrate how the men normalize unsafe sex through constructions of disinhibition as common and widespread. In doing so, the men manage accountability for their own experiences with foregoing condom use while using substances. Our analysis demonstrates the men's displayed concerns to avoid individualized explanations for having engaged in unprotected sex. This may explain why some gay men may resist HIV prevention campaigns, based on these very individualized explanations. PMID:18216337

Aguinaldo, Jeffrey P; Myers, Ted

2008-02-01

86

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

87

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

88

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

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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

90

Discursive Modes and Their Pedagogical Functions in Model-Based Inquiry (MBI) Classrooms  

Microsoft Academic Search

This research investigated the emergent discursive modes and their pedagogical functions found in model-based inquiry (MBI) science classrooms. A sample of four high school physics classrooms was video-recorded and analysed using a newly established discourse mode analysis framework. Qualitative methods were employed to identify the most salient types and sequences of discursive modes and to interpret their pedagogical functions in

Todd Campbell; Phil Seok Oh; Drew Neilson

2012-01-01

91

Instances of Ideology in Discursive Practice: Implications for Library and Information Science.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Explores the application of hermeneutics to the analysis of discourse. A set of examples of discursive practice in library and information science (LIS) is examined for ideological intent. The aim is to demonstrate that some discourse is ideological in nature and purpose, and to point out implications of such discursive practice for knowledge…

Budd, John M.

2001-01-01

92

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

93

The Conduct of Concern: Exclusionary Discursive Practices and Subject Positions in Academia  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Drawing on material collected amongst Danish and Australian humanities and social science academics, the article illustrates and problematises a particular and recurring discursive practice amongst academics: "the conduct of concern". Conceptualising the conduct of concern as an exclusionary and de-legitimising discursive practice, the article…

Petersen, Eva Bendix

2008-01-01

94

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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)

Shakofsky

1995-01-01

95

‘A Geography of Racism’: Internal Orientalism and the Construction of American National Identity in the Film Mississippi Burning  

Microsoft Academic Search

This article examines the contribution of the film Mississippi Burning to the construction of American national identity within the context of the discourse of internal orientalism. This discourse consists of a tradition of representing the American South as fundamentally different from the rest of the United States, and an important strand of this tradition involves construing ‘the South’ as a

David R. Jansson

2005-01-01

96

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

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...and its components for construction of new buildings and the alteration...necessary to make the buildings (or applicable part of the buildings) suitable for the purpose...approved copy of the construction schedule prior to...

2011-08-17

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Construction data and retrieval procedures for selected wells drilled from 1985 through 1987 at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Tennessee  

USGS Publications Warehouse

Twenty-eight wells were constructed by the U. S. Geological Survey for use in describing the groundwater flow system in Melton Valley, at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory in eastern Tennessee. The wells were installed at 18 locations in Melton Valley and along the Clinch River during the period 1985 through 1987. During the same period, 19 wells were constructed by Oak Ridge National Laboratory at 7 locations in or near radioactive-waste burial grounds in Melton Valley. Construction data for all 47 wells are in the U.S. Geological Survey Groundwater Site Inventory data system, where information is also stored for 450 wells that were completed at the laboratory in earlier years. The data can be electronically retrieved by personnel who have access to the U.S. Geological Survey Prime computer located in Nashville, Tennessee, and retrieval procedures are given in the report. (USGS)

Zehner, H. H.

1989-01-01

98

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

99

Immigration discourses and their impact on multiculturalism: a discursive and experimental study.  

PubMed

The present research examines discourses about immigration and their consequences for the evaluation of multiculturalism. It discusses two studies that were conducted among native Dutch people. The first study uses interviews and examines the discursive construction of categories of immigrants, and the rhetorical consequences of these constructions for the way people evaluate cultural diversity and the assimilation of immigrants. Immigration was found to be defined in relation to the repertoires of 'personal choice' or 'lack of choice', and the distinction between these repertoires provided the ideological arguments about rights and responsibilities. Furthermore, and for the participants themselves, an interpretative framework in terms of 'personal choice' involved a plea in the direction of assimilation, whereas 'lack of choice' involved arguments for cultural diversity. These consequences were examined further in a second experimental study. In this study, the endorsement of multiculturalism was found to depend on whether the notion of 'personal choice' or that of 'lack of choice' was elicited. The endorsement of multiculturalism was greater in the latter condition than in the former. By using different methods, the research tries to combine different theoretical approaches to social psychology. PMID:16004647

Verkuyten, Maykel

2005-06-01

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The role of discursive resources in science talk  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Tao, Oliver, and Venville's paper addresses a debate between two hypotheses of children's development of conceptual understandings of the Earth. The authors aim to investigate whether culture influences students' conceptions of the Earth. However, one questionable assumption shared among conception and conceptual change studies is that researchers can identify children's mental models, through their discourse, to explain their conceptions of scientific phenomena. In this commentary, I challenge this assumption by looking closely at various interview data and examining different dimensions of interview discourse about the Earth. Based on my findings, I suggest that instead of seeing science talk as representations of mental models, we look at children's science talk as discursive practices mediated by the immediate social situation and the broader social milieu.

Hsu, Pei-Ling

2013-06-01

101

The proposal about constructing the National Disaster Monitoring, Forecast and Control System  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

It is known that different kinds of natural disaster cause big loss in people's lives and damage in properties every year in many countries, and the monitoring, forecast and control to prevent as mitigate the harm is very important indeed. Some kinds of disasters might be foreseen and the developing trend may be understood from the observation facilities under management of professional department. Here we suggest that the existing domestic and foreign monitoring systems, especially the space systems already in use, should be utilized for disaster mitigation purpose before some new system being developed specially for it. The information collection part of the Disaster Monitoring, Forecast and Control System (DMFCS) may be composed of three layers of sensing implements, the earth observing satellites, the remote sensing airplanes and the local ground sensing instruments whose data could be sent to the centers concerned through the data collcetion system (DCS) of various kinds of satellits. In coordination with the monitoring systems, the position fixing satellite system, the Global Positioning System (GPS/GLONASS) or the Radiodetermination Satellite Service (RDSS) which in China was named the Bisatellite Position Determination System (BPDS) under developing is also indispensable. In DMFCS the nucleus is the Control Center (DMFCC). It is connected with the centers of the existing professional organizations and the Regional Disaster Control Centers (RDCC). In this paper we pay more attention to the construction of DMFCC. The center should be led by the department particularly concerned with disaster prevention, preparedness and relief (as it has been announced by the United Nations). The Centers will fully utilize the real time information from the monitoring means and the information stored in the data base to display the state of the disasters, to help the decision of the department leader to issue instructions to the Regional Centers to take measures for controlling, rescue and salvation. It is also pointed out that the fundamental research works are necessary for the study of the cause, prediction and the social effect of natural disasters and the accumulation of data is important for further use too.

Chen, Fang-yun; Tong, Kai; Yang, Jia-chi

102

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

103

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

104

South Africa's illegal aliens: constructing national boundaries in a post-apartheid state  

Microsoft Academic Search

One of the many challenges facing the new South Africa is the need to build a national identity and community distinct from the racial, ethnic and cultural cleavages of its apartheid past. This analysis examines the contemporary nation-building project with a specific focus on immigration. Since the first all-race elections in April 1994, South Africa has reportedly experienced a massive

Sheila Croucher

1998-01-01

105

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

106

Constructing the practice of 'spatial planning': a national spatial planning framework for Wales  

Microsoft Academic Search

The National Assembly for Wales is engaged in the preparation of a national spatial planning framework to provide a context for sustainable development and environmental quality. This paper reports on research undertaken for the Assembly on the preparation of the spatial planning framework and identifies the initial stages in that process. The research itself draws upon a study of policy

Neil Harris; Alan Hooper; Kevin Bishop

2002-01-01

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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

108

Developing an ethical code for engineers: the discursive approach.  

PubMed

From the Hippocratic Oath on, deontological codes and other professional self-regulation mechanisms have been used to legitimize and identify professional groups. New technological challenges and, above all, changes in the socioeconomic environment require adaptable codes which can respond to new demands. We assume that ethical codes for professionals should not simply focus on regulative functions, but must also consider ideological and educative functions. Any adaptations should take into account both contents (values, norms and recommendations) and the drafting process itself. In this article we propose a process for developing a professional ethical code for an official professional association (Colegio Oficial de Ingenieros Industriales de Valencia (COIIV) starting from the philosophical assumptions of discursive ethics but adapting them to critical hermeneutics. Our proposal is based on the Integrity Approach rather than the Compliance Approach. A process aiming to achieve an effective ethical document that fulfils regulative and ideological functions requires a participative, dialogical and reflexive methodology. This process must respond to moral exigencies and demands for efficiency and professional effectiveness. In addition to the methodological proposal we present our experience of producing an ethical code for the industrial engineers' association in Valencia (Spain) where this methodology was applied, and we evaluate the detected problems and future potential. PMID:16609712

Lozano, J Félix

2006-04-01

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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

110

Reframing the National Football League: An organizational analysis of the construction of a modern spectacle  

Microsoft Academic Search

Popular and consumer cultures share a similar trajectory in the United States with spectacle and money being key ingredients in the construction of both. This is most apparent in the sports industry in America with billions of dollars in revenue generated every year. During the first half of the twentieth century sports like baseball and boxing commanded a significant amount

Scott Charles Lewis

2005-01-01

111

77 FR 16547 - Radionuclide National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants; Notice of Construction...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...for Radon Emissions from Operating Mill Tailings (Subpart W). EPA Region 8 issued three...Construction Approval to Energy Fuels for Tailings Cell A and the Phase I Evaporation Ponds...Pi[ntilde]on Ridge Uranium Mill. Tailings Cell A and the Phase I Evaporation...

2012-03-21

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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.

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

2012-01-01

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Using collaborative web technology to construct the health information national trends survey.  

PubMed

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 created a web-based tool called HINTS-GEM, which 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 noninstitutionalized adult population. This article 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; Finney Rutten, Lila J; Blake, Kelly; Hesse, Bradford W

2012-01-01

114

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.

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

2011-01-01

115

Cultural Resources Reconnaissance of Construction Project Areas of Wassaw National Wildlife Refuge, Georgia. Volume II.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Included in the report are site forms and a map showing the location of sites recorded during the course of a survey of portions of Wassaw National Wildlife Refuge, Georgia, in July 1978. Also included is a map showing all known sites in the Refuge drawn ...

C. E. Pearson S. G. Pearson

1978-01-01

116

Preliminary Analysis Report: Construct Validity Study of the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study examined (1) whether students taught by National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS)-certified teachers would produce higher quality work than students of teachers who attempted NBPTS certification but were not certified; (2) whether the observed classroom behaviors of NBPTS-certified teachers would be demonstrably…

Bond, Lloyd; Smith, Tracy; Baker, Wanda K.

117

The confection of a nation: the social invention and social construction of the Pavlova  

Microsoft Academic Search

Both Australians and New Zealanders claim the Pavlova (a large meringue cake, covered in cream and fruit) as their national dish. The historical record does not settle its birthplace. On the contrary, published recipes reveal the complex process of social invention through the swapping of practical experience across both countries. The illusion of a singular creation can be explained by

Michael Symons

2010-01-01

118

What Does It Mean to Be Irish? Children's Construction of National Identity  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Ideas relating to identity and belonging are central to the public discourse around citizenship that has emerged in Ireland and internationally in recent years. One thread of that discourse relates to the role of national identity in societies that are increasingly diverse and multicultural. In view of the growing importance of citizenship…

Waldron, Fionnuala; Pike, Susan

2006-01-01

119

Deconstructing national leadership: politicians' accounts of electoral success and failure in the Irish Lisbon Treaty referenda.  

PubMed

The Self Categorization approach to national leadership proposes that leaders rhetorically construct national identity as essentialized and inevitable in order to consensualize and mobilize the population. In contrast, discursive studies have demonstrated how national politicians flexibly construct the nation to manage their own accountability in local interactions, though this in turn has neglected broader leadership processes. The present paper brings both approaches together to examine how and when national politicians construct versions of national identity in order to account for their failure as well as success in mobilizing the electorate. Eight semi-structured conversational style interviews were conducted with a strategic sample of eight leading Irish politicians on the subject of the 2008/2009 Irish Lisbon Treaty referenda. Using a Critical Discourse Psychology approach, the hegemonic repertoire of the 'settled will' of the informed and consensualized Irish nation was identified across all interviews. Politicians either endorsed the 'settled will' repertoire as evidence of their successful leadership, or rejected the repertoire by denying the rationality or unity of the populace to account for their failure. Our results suggest national identity is only constructed as essentialized and inevitable to the extent that it serves a strategic political purpose. PMID:21988737

Burns, Michele; Stevenson, Clifford

2013-03-01

120

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

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Constructing Illness: How the Public in Eight Western Nations Respond to a Clinical Description of "Schizophrenia"  

PubMed Central

According to classic and contemporary social theory, the community is crucial to how individuals respond to the onset of health problems. Cultural response to symptoms provides the foundation for lay diagnosis; offers a gauge for marking individual and societal health literacy; and reflects the cultural embeddedness of modern medical knowledge. Using data collected between 2004 and 2007 from the Stigma in Global Context – Mental Health Study (SGC-MHS) on the recognition of schizophrenia from vignettes describing individuals meeting DSM-IV criteria, we examine the nature and correlates of lay diagnosis. Focusing on Western societies in the SGC-MHS, we ask three questions regarding problem recognition in Bulgaria (N=255), Cyprus (N=253), Germany (N=382), Hungary (N=352), Iceland (N=291), Spain (N=327), Great Britain (N=289), and the United States (N=449). What is the cross-national variation in recognition of schizophrenia as a mental illness? Is lay diagnosis associated with individuals’ socio-demographic characteristics and/or their evaluation of underlying causes? Are lay diagnoses likely to shape the nature and direction of the illness career? We find lay diagnosis of “mental illness” to be high across these Western nations with some, though modest, difference across countries. Variation for the more specific diagnosis of “schizophrenia” is greater, though fairly consistent in country ordering. Lay diagnoses are shaped most consistently by attributions, inconsistently by socio-demographics, and generally associated with respondents’ treatment recommendations and expected outcomes. In light of assumptions about public beliefs and knowledge that often underlie research, community efforts, clinical programs, and health policy, these findings suggest that a greater understanding of the complexities of lay diagnosis is warranted.

Olafsdottir, Sigrun; Pescosolido, Bernice A.

2011-01-01

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Design and Construction of a Gamma Reaction History Diagnostic for the National Ignition Facility  

SciTech Connect

Gas Cherenkov detectors have been used to convert fusion gammas into photons to achieve gamma reaction history (GRH) measurements. These gas detectors include a converter, pressurized gas volume, relay optics, and a photon detector. A novel design for the National Ignition Facility (NIF) using 90º Off-Axis Parabolic mirrors efficiently collects signal from fusion gammas with 8-ps time dispersion.1 Fusion gammas are converted to Compton electrons, which generate broadband Cherenkov light (our response is from 250 to 700 nm) in a pressurized gas cell. This light is relayed into a high-speed detector using three parabolic mirrors. The detector optics collect light from a 125-mm-diameter by 600-mm-long interchangeable gas (CO2 or SF6) volume. Because light is collected from source locations throughout the gas volume, the detector is positioned at the stop position rather than at an image position. The stop diameter and its position are independent of the light-generation locations along the gas cell. This design incorporates a fixed time delay that allows the detector to recover from prompt radiation. Optical ray tracings demonstrate how light can be collected from different angled trajectories of the Compton electrons as they traverse the gas volume. A Monte Carlo model of the conversion process from gammas to Cherenkov photons is used to generate photon trajectories. The collection efficiencies for different gamma energies are evaluated. At NIF, a cluster of four channels will allow for increased dynamic range, as well as different gamma energy thresholds. This GRH design is compared to a gas Cherenkov detector that utilizes a Cassegrain reflector now used at the OMEGA laser facility. 1. R. M. Malone, H. W. Herrmann, W. Stoeffl, J. M. Mack, C. S. Young, “Gamma bang time/reaction history diagnostics for the National Ignition Facility using 90º off-axis parabolic mirrors,” Rev. Sci. Instrum. 79, 10E532 (2008).

R.M. Malone, B.C. Cox, B.C. Frogget, M.I. Kaufman, T.W. Tunnell; H.W. Herrmann, S.C. Evans, J.M. Mack, C.S. Young; W. Stoeffl

2009-06-05

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[Form is substance: the construction of national statistical apparatuses (1800-1945)].  

PubMed

The present paper surveys the discussions conducted by official statisticians regarding the ideal structure according to which a national data collection system should have been designed if it was to meet the challenges put up by the various transformation Western countries have undergone since the beginning of the 19th century. Arguments in favour of coordination, centralization, or decentralization have emerged for the first time in 1832 Britain, when the Statistical Bureau of the Board of Trade was created. Up to 1945, this debate went on, the industrial take-off, the economic crises, and the world wars all being occasions for its protagonists to put forward their preferred view. The perspective we take here is original in two respects: on the one hand, instead of confining ourselves to the major statistical systems (those of France, Britain, and the USA), we intend to evoke a large number of cases and, from this comparative standpoint, propose a general account of the drive towards centralization; on the other hand, instead of restraining our-selves to the 19th century, we cover the entire time-frame extending from 1800 to 1945. PMID:11625303

Beaud, J P; Prévost, J G

1997-01-01

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"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

125

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

126

The Languages of Childhood: The Discursive Construction of Childhood and Colonial Policy in French West Africa  

Microsoft Academic Search

In spite of the deceptive familiarity of the terrain, childhood, that stage of life that we are all supposed to experience, resists easy definition.1 Our fascination with childhood experiences has created an international boom in autobiographies and children's literature, as well as in self-help manuals and in discourses, programs and policies concerning child abuse and child crime.2 The images of

LISA MCNEE

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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

128

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, Jr. , O. S.; Etnier, D. A.; Ruiter, D.; Dewalt, R. E.; Jacobus, L. M.; Hebert, P. D. N.

2011-01-01

129

The Construction of Author Voice by Editorial Board Members  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Studies of blind manuscript review have illustrated that readers often form impressions of or speculate about unknown authors' identities in the manuscript review task. In this article, the authors extend that work by examining the discursive and nondiscursive features that play a role in readers' active construction of author voice. Through a…

Tardy, Christine M.; Matsuda, Paul Kei

2009-01-01

130

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

131

Discursive Practices, Genealogies, and Emotional Rules: A Poststructuralist View on Emotion and Identity in Teaching  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper invokes a poststructuralist lens--and, in particular, Foucauldian ideas--in conceptualizing teacher emotions as "discursive practices." It is also argued that within this theoretical framework, teacher identity is theorized as constantly becoming in a context embedded in power relations, ideology, and culture. In terms of the…

Zembylas, Michalinos

2005-01-01

132

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

133

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

134

Discursive Authority and Sociocultural Positioning in the Mathematics Classroom: New Directions for Teacher Professional Development  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article discusses findings from a two-day teacher conference focusing on discursive authority and sociocultural positioning in mathematics classrooms. The conference was designed to study how research on classroom discourse could be transformed into effective professional development activities. We describe how the focus on discourse,…

De Freitas, Elizabeth; Wagner, David; Esmonde, Indigo; Knipping, Christine; Lunney Borden, Lisa; Reid, David

2012-01-01

135

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

136

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

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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

137

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

138

Homophobic Slurs and Public Apologies: The Discursive Struggle over "Fag/Maricon" in Public Discourse  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A handful of recent incidents hints at an ideological struggle over the use of the English word "fag(got)" and the Spanish word "maricon" in public discourse. This article examines the discursive and ideological struggle over the terms through the comparison of two cases in which Spanish/English bilingual Latinos in the U. S. use what might be…

Cashman, Holly R.

2012-01-01

139

Discursive Modes and Their Pedagogical Functions in Model-Based Inquiry (MBI) Classrooms  

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This research investigated the emergent discursive modes and their pedagogical functions found in model-based inquiry (MBI) science classrooms. A sample of four high school physics classrooms was video-recorded and analysed using a newly established discourse mode analysis framework. Qualitative methods were employed to identify the most salient…

Campbell, Todd; Oh, Phil Seok; Neilson, Drew

2012-01-01

140

The politics of recontextualization: discursive competition over claims of Iranian involvement in Iraq  

Microsoft Academic Search

The representation of issues, especially those that are highly contested or ambiguous, is an ongoing process always subject to challenge and new re-presentations. This article explores the discursive competition between journalists and White House officials over the recontextualization of words spoken by General Peter Pace, which seemingly cast doubt on White House claims of Iranian involvement in Iraq. Pace's words,

Adam Hodges

2008-01-01

141

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

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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

142

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

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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

143

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

USGS Publications Warehouse

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 semi-arid 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. M.

1995-01-01

144

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

145

Simulations as Rhetorical and Discursive Exercises: Memories of Guetzkow  

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This article describes some of the highlights of the author's work with Harold Guetzkow while he was a doctoral student in political science at Northwestern University in the mid-1960s. Harold was a model of professionalism and the author had the great opportunity to learn about the profession during their publication of the "Inter-Nation

Cherryholmes, Cleo H.

2011-01-01

146

Biobanking, public consultation, and the discursive logics of deliberation: five lessons from British Columbia.  

PubMed

Genomics-related "deliberative" public consultations are all the rage. Drawing from theories of deliberative democracy, run by social scientists, governments and non-profit organizations globally, these events can produce valuable insights and governance solutions. There is a danger, however, of "deliberation" being viewed by its new practitioners as a homogenous "tool" due to a marked lack of analysis of the discursive processes at play. This paper addresses this gap, employing the discourse theory of Laclau to analyze small and large group deliberation at a public consultation on biobanking in British Columbia (BC), Canada, during 2007. Ethnographic and transcript analysis reveals small group deliberation to be a two-stage process, operating according to two different discursive logics. The paper concludes with five lessons for theorists and practitioners of deliberative public engagement with science. PMID:20977183

Walmsley, Heather

2010-07-01

147

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

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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

148

Hold the sex, please: the discursive politics between national and local abstinence education providers  

Microsoft Academic Search

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 conceive of AOUM education and understand their work in the broader spectrum of sex

Amie Hess

2010-01-01

149

Emerging Technologies for Construction Delivery. National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP) Synthesis 372. A Sythesis of Highway Practice.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This synthesis study provides information on the use of five emerging technologies by transportation agencies for construction projects. The technologies explored are: 1. Global positioning systems (GPS) for layout, machine guidance, and quantity tracking...

J. J. Hannon

2008-01-01

150

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

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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

151

The Problem of "Choice" and the Construction of the Demand for English in Cambodia  

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This paper uses Cambodia as a case study to problematise the notion of choice in the spread of English. I explore specific historical contexts which were central to the construction of the demand for English and English language teaching (ELT) in Cambodia. The actions of a range of external agencies resulted in the close discursive articulation of…

Clayton, Stephen

2008-01-01

152

Positioning Proficiency: How Students and Teachers (De)Construct Language Proficiency at School  

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This study examines the social construction of proficiency and the discursive practices prevalent in linguistically diverse schools that afford or constrain participation in language learning communities. Drawing from discourse studies, positioning theory and a sociocultural framework, this study analyzed data from audio recordings and…

Martin-Beltran, Melinda

2010-01-01

153

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

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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

154

Re-Visiting Hiroshima: The Role of US and Japanese History Textbooks in the Construction of National Memory  

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This paper originates from the perspective that school textbooks are crucial organs in the process of constructing legitimated ideologies and beliefs and are a reflection of the values considered important by powerful groups in society. This claim is explored through investigating the manner in which a selection of history textbooks in use in US…

Crawford, Keith

2003-01-01

155

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

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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

156

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

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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

157

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

158

Mapping the Mythical: A Geopolitics of National Sporting Stereotypes  

Microsoft Academic Search

This article examines a number of stereotypes of national character which appear regularly in the sports reporting of 15 European countries. Having documented the major stereotypes, it argues that, though apparently independent, they should be seen as local entry-points into a much larger discursive network. This network constitutes a macrodiscourse which is geopolitical in scope, its ideological function being to

Hugh ODonnell

1994-01-01

159

Cognitive distortions as social practices: an examination of cognitive distortions in sex offender treatment from a discursive psychology perspective  

Microsoft Academic Search

This article presents a critique of the concept of cognitive distortion as it has been developed within the domain of sex-offender treatment programme theory and practice. Drawing upon a discursive psychology perspective, it is argued that cognitive distortions should not be considered as mental entities but as social practices. This argument is illustrated by closely examining how offenders’ accounts of

Timothy Auburn

2010-01-01

160

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

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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

161

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

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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

162

Advancing the human right to housing in post-Katrina New Orleans: discursive opportunity structures in housing and community development  

Microsoft Academic Search

In post-Katrina New Orleans, housing and community development (HCD) advocates clashed over the future of public housing. This case study examines the evolution of and limits to a human right to housing frame introduced by one non-governmental organization (NGO). Ferree's concept of the discursive opportunity structure and Bourdieu's social field ground this NGO's failure to advance aradical economic human rights

Leigh Graham

2012-01-01

163

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

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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

164

School Knowledge, Cross-Curricularity and Teamwork Teaching in the Greek Primary School: Mathematics Education as Discursive Practice  

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Through analysis of exercises offered in mathematics textbooks, this article investigates the discursive practice of cross-curricularity and group work teaching that was advocated in the 2007 reform of mathematics education in Greek primary schools. The conclusion of the research is that the organisation of school knowledge is vertical, and strong…

Nikolakaki, Maria; Dossa, Katerina; Moraiti, Tzeni

2012-01-01

165

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

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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

166

The Cancer Patient Experiences Questionnaire (CPEQ): reliability and construct validity following a national survey to assess hospital cancer care from the patient perspective  

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Objectives Patient experience questionnaires have been criticised owing to the lack of supporting psychometric evidence. The objective of this study was to describe the development and psychometric evaluation of the Cancer Patient Experiences Questionnaire (CPEQ) in Norway. Design Questionnaire development was based on a literature review of existing questionnaires, patient interviews, expert-group consultations, pretesting of questionnaire items and a national survey. Psychometric evaluation included exploratory and confirmatory factor analysis, and tests of internal consistency reliability and test–retest reliability. Setting Data were collected using a postal survey of cancer patients attending 54 hospitals in all 4 health regions. The subjects were 14?227 adult cancer patients who had attended an outpatient clinic or who had been discharged from an inpatient ward. Patients with all types of cancer were included. Data quality, internal consistency reliability and construct validity were assessed. Results Of the 13?846 patients who received the CPEQ, 7212 (52%) responded. Exploratory factor analysis identified six scales of outpatient experiences relating to nurse contact, doctor contact, information, organisation, patient safety and contact with next of kin, and seven scales of inpatient experiences, with the addition of hospital standard to the aforementioned scales. All but two of the scales met the criterion of 0.70 for Cronbach's ? testing, and test–retest correlations ranged from 0.57 to 0.85. Confirmatory factor analysis supported the interpretation of six and seven scales for outpatients and inpatients, respectively. Statistically significant associations based on explicit hypotheses provided evidence for the construct validity of the scales. One additional scale measuring the hospital level was identified (?=0.85). Conclusions The CPEQ is a self-report instrument that includes the most important aspects of patient experiences with cancer care at hospitals. The instrument was tested following a national survey in Norway; good evidence is provided herein for the internal consistency reliability, test–retest reliability and construct validity.

Iversen, Hilde Hestad; Holmboe, Olaf; Bjertnaes, ?yvind Andresen

2012-01-01

167

Contextualising experiences of depression in women from South Asian communities: a discursive approach.  

PubMed

The aim of this paper is to present an interpretation of the accounts of depression provided by women from South Asian communities. The paper presents the findings from a qualitative study, conducted in the UK, which explored women from South Asian communities and their experiences of depression. It is argued here, through examples of women's accounts of their experiences, that depression is 'embodied', that is, grounded in the materiality of the body which is also immersed in subjective experiences and in the social context of women's lives. Qualitative data were collected from four focus groups and ten individual interviews with women. The analysis involved a discursive approach. Analysis revealed how women made strategic choices in how they presented their symptoms as legitimate and for gaining access to what they perceived to be appropriate healthcare. This is not to argue that this is a culturally specific phenomenon but one which is a feature of all healthcare negotiations. PMID:15268700

Burr, Jennifer; Chapman, Tom

2004-05-01

168

Environmental Assessment for Leasing Land for the Siting, Construction and Operation of a Commercial AM Radio Antenna at Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, NM  

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The United States (U.S.) Department of Energy (DOE) proposes to lease approximately 3 acres of land at the Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) on the southeast tip of Technical Area (TA) 54 for the siting, construction and operation of an AM radio broadcasting antenna. This Environmental Assessment (EA) has been developed in order to assess the environmental effects of the Proposed Action and No Action alternative. The Proposed Action includes the lease of land for the siting, construction and operation of an AM radio broadcasting antenna in TA-54, just north of Pajarito Road and State Highway 4. The No Action Alternative was also considered. Under the No Action Alternative, DOE would not lease land on LANL property for the siting and operation of an AM radio broadcasting antenna; the DOE would not have a local station for emergency response use; and the land would continue to be covered in native vegetation and serve as a health and safety buffer zone for TA-54 waste management activities. Other potential sites on LANL property were evaluated but dismissed for reasons such as interference with sensitive laboratory experiments. Potential visual, health, and environmental effects are anticipated to be minimal for the Proposed Action. The radio broadcasting antenna would be visible against the skyline from some public areas, but would be consistent with other man-made objects in the vicinity that partially obstruct viewsheds (e.g. meteorological tower, power lines). Therefore, the net result would be a modest change of the existing view. Electromagnetic field (EMF) emissions from the antenna would be orders or magnitude less than permissible limits. The proposed antenna construction would not affect known cultural sites, but is located in close proximity to two archaeological sites. Construction would be monitored to ensure that the associated road and utility corridor would avoid cultural sites.

N /A

2000-02-16

169

Effects of a constructional intervention on airborne and deposited particulate matter in the Portuguese National Tile Museum, Lisbon.  

PubMed

In the 1970s, a large ambulatory of the National Tile Museum, Lisbon, was closed with glass panes on both ground and first floor. Although this design was meant to protect the museum collection from ambient air pollutants, small openings between the glass panes remain, creating a semi-enclosed corridor. The effects of the glass panes on the indoor air quality were evaluated in a comparative study by monitoring the airborne particle concentration and the extent of particle deposition at the enclosed corridor as well as inside the museum building. Comparison of the indoor/outdoor ratio of airborne particle concentration demonstrated a high natural ventilation rate in the enclosed corridor as well as inside the museum building. PM(10) deposition velocities on vertical surfaces were estimated in the order of 3?×?10(-4) m s(-1) for both indoor locations. Also, the deposition rates of dark-coloured and black particles in specific were very similar at both indoor locations, causing visual degradation. The effectiveness of the glass panes in protecting the museum collection is discussed. PMID:22828924

Anaf, Willemien; Horemans, Benjamin; Madeira, Teresa I; Carvalho, M Luisa; De Wael, Karolien; Van Grieken, René

2013-03-01

170

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.

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2002-02-26

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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

172

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

173

Creating Catch 22: Zooming in and Zooming out on the Discursive Constructions of Teachers in a News Article  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The media regularly present negative news articles about teachers and teaching. This paper focuses particularly on one such news article. Using reflective analytic practices, first we zoom in to conduct a detailed analysis of the text. We find that complex and contradictory moral categories of teachers are assembled within and through the text. We…

Keogh, Jayne; Garrick, Barbara

2011-01-01

174

From One "I" to Another: Discursive Construction of Self-Representation in English and Castilian Spanish Research Articles  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The notion that academic writing is not only a conventional entity but also carries the representation of the writer has been supported by several researchers. Few studies have explored identity representation in language across two written cultures, such as English and Spanish, although Spanish might be a language of interest for non-native…

Sheldon, Elena

2009-01-01

175

The Discursive Construction of Identity: An Analysis of Positioning in the Conversational Narratives of Japanese Preservice Teachers of English  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Contemporary research suggests that forming a professional identity is crucial to the process of becoming a teacher. Furthermore, a "narrative turn" has emerged as a major methodological influence for the study of identity in research on teaching. A guiding assumption of traditional narrative research is that stories act as "retrospectives,"…

Rugen, Brian David

2009-01-01

176

Becoming a Character for Commerce: Emotion Labor, Self-Subordination, and Discursive Construction of Identity in a Total Institution.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Examines the ways in which emotion labor and burnout are interwoven with issues of societal and organizational norms, power, identity, resistance, and self-control in the context of the job of cruise ship activities director. Discusses theoretical and practical implications. (NH)

Tracy, Sarah J.

2000-01-01

177

[The construction of the 'SUS problem' in the newspaper Folha de S. Paulo].  

PubMed

The article examines the process of discursive construction of the 'SUS problem' in reports published in the newspaper Folha de S. Paulo in 2008. Through an online search of the Folha archives, 667 news items were selected and then studied from the perspectives of critical discourse analysis and contributions from social constructionism. In methodological terms, at the text practice level of analysis, the investigation sought to determine what linguistic resources had been used to construct the SUS problem. At the discursive practice level of analysis, it further explored how the newspaper medium and the journalistic style influenced the production of these meanings. The article concludes that as this production constructs the SUS problem, it fosters a limited, negative view of the the Sistema Único de Saúde (Unified Healthcare System, or SUS) based on mistrust and on the notion that it is impossible to improve the system. PMID:23970172

Silva, Gabriela Martins; Rasera, Emerson Fernando

2014-01-01

178

Caught between freedom and control: ‘ordinary’ people’s discursive positioning on an Israeli prime-time talk show  

Microsoft Academic Search

The article discusses the democratizing potential of the talk show genre by exploring the discursive positioning of anonymous lay participants in the Israeli prime-time talk show Live. Quantitative analyses of three measures of participation reveal that anonymous guests take fewer turns, intervene less and self-select less than famous and semi-famous guests on the show. Qualitative analyses reveal a dialectical response

Michal Hamo

2006-01-01

179

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

180

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

181

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

182

From Sickness to Cure and Further: Construction of "Quality" in Finnish Higher Education Policy from the 1960s to the Era of the Bologna Process  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article looks into the discursive construction of "quality" and "assessment" in Finnish higher education policy from the 1960s onwards. The theoretical assumption is that the discourse of "quality" not only describes the developments in Finnish higher education policy, but also produces and reproduces our views on that policy and on the…

Saarinen, Taina

2005-01-01

183

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

184

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

185

Construction Workforce 2000.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This report explores the effect that demographics will have on the nation as a whole and the construction industry in particular. Topics include the effect demographics will have on society and the workforce, age and composition, projections for the const...

M. E. Van Vleck

1991-01-01

186

Preventing Construction Falls  

MedlinePLUS

... t stable on the ladder. More Information In English: The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health ( ... The Center for Construction Research and Training (CPWR) [English only] Hollywood, Health, and Society, a project of ...

187

The linguistic construction of expert identity in professor-student discussions of science  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

This study examines how participation in a verbal exchange during an inquiry-based classroom activity allows three college students and their science instructor to use linguistic signs (choices of words, grammatical structures, discursive structures, prosody and poetic discourse) to construct authority and expertise. Our work explores linguistic and interactional processes of identification (the dynamic construction and transaction of expert identity) and examines how discursive strategies adopted by the professor at different moments of the verbal exchange influence the students' subsequent discursive practices and perceptions of authority. We adopt a dialogic, socio-constructivist perspective on identity, viewing personal identities as being partially constructed via interactional positioning. Our findings reveal that the attainment of expertise involves two different types of language-mediated processes: the transmission of a professional vision or intension and the emergence of a perception of agency among students. The former is centered on referential-denotative meanings of speech (elicitation of standard account and operational definition) while the latter requires effective use of pragmatic-performative functions of speech (non-evaluative and more than minimal recipient practices). Consideration is given to the need for science instructors to be able to utilize pragmatic functions of language strategically to encourage students to position themselves within the identity of science expertise.

Oliveira, Alandeom W.; Sadler, Troy D.; Suslak, Daniel F.

2007-01-01

188

Sensitizing events as trigger for discursive renewal and institutional change in Flanders' environmental health approach, 1970s-1990s  

PubMed Central

Background Sensitizing events may trigger and stimulate discursive renewal. From a discursive institutional perspective, changing discourses are the driving force behind the institutional dynamics of policy domains. Theoretically informed by discursive institutionalism, this article assesses the impact of a series of four sensitizing events that triggered serious environmental health concerns in Flanders between the 1970s till the 1990s, and led onto the gradual institutionalization of a Flemish environmental health arrangement. Methods The Policy Arrangement Approach is used as the analytical framework to structure the empirical results of the historical analysis based on document analysis and in-depth interviews. Results Until the 1990s, environmental health was characterized as an ad hoc policy field in Flanders, where agenda setting was based on sensitizing events – also referred to as incident-driven. Each of these events contributed to a gradual rethinking of the epistemological discourses about environmental health risks and uncertainties. These new discourses were the driving forces behind institutional dynamics as they gradually resulted in an increased need for: 1) long-term, policy-oriented, interdisciplinary environmental health research; 2) policy coordination and integration between the environmental and public health policy fields; and 3) new forms of science-policy interactions based on mutual learning. These changes are desirable in order to detect environmental health problems as fast as possible, to react immediately and communicate appropriately. Conclusions The series of four events that triggered serious environmental health concerns in Flanders provided the opportunity to rethink and re-organize the current affairs concerning environmental health and gradually resulted into the institutionalization of a Flemish environmental health arrangement.

2013-01-01

189

‘If anything is to be done with the Indian, we must catch him very young’: colonial constructions of Aboriginal children and the geographies of Indian residential schooling in British Columbia, Canada  

Microsoft Academic Search

Although not fully conceptualized as such by geographers, children and concepts of childhood were focal points of colonialism. Well into the twentieth century, Aboriginal peoples in Canada were discursively constructed by colonists as child-like subjects in need of colonial intervention in order that they ‘grow up’ into de-Indigenized Canadian citizens. Further, an important aspect of the colonial project entailed confining

Sarah de Leeuw

2009-01-01

190

Religion and American Adolescent Delinquency, Risk Behaviors and Constructive Social Activities. A Research Report of the National Study of Youth and Religion.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study used data from the Monitoring the Future Survey of high school seniors to examine the impact of religion on U.S. adolescents' participation in constructive youth activities. Overall, religion positively related to participation in constructive activities. Students who participated in religious activities tended to be less likely to…

Smith, Christian; Faris, Robert

191

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

192

Design and Construction of a French Drain for Groundwater Diversion in Solid Waste Storage Area Six at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Engineering modifiations or engineered barriers have been suggested as a possible means of improving the performance of low-level waste disposal sites located in the humid eastern United States. Design and construction of a passive French drain, located i...

E. C. Davis R. G. Stansfield

1984-01-01

193

Construction documents.  

PubMed

Contractors base their bids on construction documents and use them as their daily "nuts and bolts" guide in constructing the building. They are the owner's legal instrument to insure that the building they want is constructed as they intended. This article defines and examines the vital significance of construction documents. Of particular interest is the discussion of owner and architect responsibilities during the construction documents (CD) phase, contractual agreements on these responsibilities, and how to minimize potential problems. PMID:10291622

Diaz, J R

1988-01-01

194

Construction aggregates  

USGS Publications Warehouse

Part of the 1994 Industrial Minerals Review. The production, consumption, and applications of construction aggregates are reviewed. In 1994, the production of construction aggregates, which includes crushed stone and construction sand and gravel combined, increased 7.7 percent to 2.14 Gt compared with the previous year. These record production levels are mostly a result of funding for highway construction work provided by the Intermodal Surface Transportation Efficiency Act of 1991. Demand is expected to increase for construction aggregates in 1995.

Tepordei, V. V.

1995-01-01

195

Girls' Education and Discursive Spaces for Empowerment: Perspectives from Rural India  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article examines a national girls' education program and its role in addressing gender inequality in the Indian state of Gujarat. In 2004, the Ministry of Education, Government of India, enacted the Kasturba Gandhi Balika Vidyala (KGBV) program. As a national program designed to increase educational access for the most marginalized girls, the…

Shah, Payal P.

2011-01-01

196

Glossary of Construction Terms  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Need to know what a cantilever is? Curious about screeding and Type II Moderate cement or cape chisels? Look no further than the Glossary of Construction Terms, provided by the National/California Contractor Referral and License Bureau. While by no means a definitive collection of construction terms, the glossary is fairly comprehensive in terms of the basics, offering short, clear explanations of tools, materials, and concepts. Topics include Carpentry, Concrete, Electrical, Heating and Air Conditioning, Painting, Plumbing, and Roofing, among others.

1999-01-01

197

Construction 2004.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Partial Contents: Portland Cement Concrete Pavements (Stringline Effects on Concrete Pavement Construction, Assessment of Profiler Performance for Construction, Quality Control with Simulated Profilograph index, Active Crack Control for Continuously Reinf...

2004-01-01

198

Construction, 2006.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Contents: Part 1-Construction Management: Quantification of Risk Cost Associated with Short-Term Warranty-Based Specifications for Pavements; Visually Improving Construction Contract Administration; and Quantity-Based Approach to Preliminary Cost Estimate...

2006-01-01

199

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

200

National Shipbuilding Research Program. Proceedings of the REAPS Technical Symposium. Paper No. 21: Computer Aided Ship Design and Construction in the Navy.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The paper discusses a number of facets of Computer-Aided Ship Design and Construction (CASDAC) in which the writer has been involved. A brief history of computers in the Navy is given, some notes on the CASDAC project, the flavor of two recent programs, N...

T. Corin

1977-01-01

201

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.

202

Lunulichnus Tuberosus Ichnogen. and Ichnosp. Nov. from the Early Eocene Wasatch Formation, Fossil Butte National Monument, Wyoming: An Arthropod-Constructed Trace Fossil Associated with Alluvial Firmgrounds  

Microsoft Academic Search

A new trace fossil, Lunulichnus tuberosus, is described from fluvial deposits of the Wasatch Formation (early Eocene) at Fossil Butte National Monument, southwestern Wyoming, USA. L. tuberosus are straight, vertical to obliquely oriented, unlined cylindrical burrows with pronounced crescent-shaped wall sculptings. In situ examples of these trace fossils are most commonly preserved as sand-filled casts emanating from the erosional bases

John-Paul Zonneveld; Jason M. Lavigne; William S. Bartels; Gregg F. Gunnell

2006-01-01

203

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

204

Discursive Positioning in a Fifth-Grade Writing Lesson: The Making of a "Bad, Bad Boy"  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In this article the author draws on the concept of positioning to examine how language is used during one particular fifth-grade writing lesson to construct both the lesson and the participants. The author's analysis of the classroom interactions makes visible how participants colluded to position one student in particular, Larnell, as a "bad, bad…

Collins, Kathleen M.

2011-01-01

205

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

206

Meaning-Making Lenses in Counselling: Discursive, Hermeneutic-Phenomenological, and Autoethnographic Perspectives  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Counselling can be seen as a context or process for meaning-making where clients and counsellors actively interpret and construct meaning. We examine meaning-making in counselling through the lenses of three research methods: (a) discourse analysis, (b) hermeneutic-phenomenology, and (c) autoethnography. Specifically, we relate the process and…

Strong, Tom; Pyle, Nathan R.; deVries, Cecile; Johnston, Dawn N.; Foskett, Allison J.

2008-01-01

207

Critical Teacher Education in Urban Contexts: Discursive Dance of a Middle School Teacher  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper explores whether an urban school teacher's participation in an inquiry based Master's degree programme contributes to any shifts in her understanding of her non-dominant students and her own teaching. In the first section I define the theoretical constructs of critical education and dialogic discourse. The second section, through a…

Harman, Ruth

2007-01-01

208

Discursive Contention: Palestinian Media Discourse and the Inception of the “First” Intifada  

Microsoft Academic Search

The framing process of political opportunity to act contentiously is examined as a unique type of interaction between news media and social movements, where media institutions act as a forum for reflecting and constructing oppositional views to unfolding political processes. The case of Palestinian contention during the run-up to the “first” Intifada is employed to illustrate the role of “mobilized

Eitan Alimi

2007-01-01

209

The discursive tactics of neoliberal development in small Third World countries  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper draws from the regulation approach and from discourse analysis to contextualize and evaluate current trends in the industrial development policies of small Third World countries. The investment promotion guidebooks of eight economically-weak states of the Caribbean Basin and littoral Africa provide evidence for the construction of Third World mediascapes. Through promises of a pro-investor climate, images of scientific

Thomas Klak; Garth Myers

1997-01-01

210

Capitalizing on Change: The Discursive Framing of Diversity in U.S. Land-Grant Universities  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Using policy discourse analysis, the author analyzed 21 diversity action plans issued at 20 U.S. land-grant universities over a five-year period to identify images of diversity and the problems and solutions represented in diversity action plans. Discourses of marketplace, excellence, managerialism, and democracy emerged and served to construct

Iverson, Susan V.

2008-01-01

211

Communicating across Cultures: Discursive Challenges and Racial Identity Formation in Narratives of Middle School Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article examines the ways in which discourse and social context lead to identity construction in relationships between Black and White students in a large (Grades 6-8) urban middle school. Looking at issues of cross-cultural communication through focus group discussions among Grade 8 students at this school provides an opportunity for the…

Stoughton, Edy Hammond; Sivertson, Connie

2005-01-01

212

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

213

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

214

Construction aggregates  

USGS Publications Warehouse

Part of a special section on industrial minerals in 1993. The 1993 production of construction aggregates increased 6.3 percent over the 1992 figure, to reach 2.01 Gt. This represents the highest estimated annual production of combined crushed stone and construction sand and gravel ever recorded in the U.S. The outlook for construction aggregates and the issues facing the industry are discussed.

Tepordei, V. V.

1994-01-01

215

Construction aggregates  

USGS Publications Warehouse

Construction aggregates consist primarily of crushed stone and construction sand and gravel. Total estimated production of construction aggregates increased in 1999 by about 2% to 2.39 Gt (2.64 billion st) compared with 1998. This record production level continued an expansion that began in 1992. By commodities, crushed stone production increased 3.3%, while sand and gravel production increased by about 0.5%.

Langer, W. H.; Tepordei, V. V.; Bolen, W. P.

2000-01-01

216

Construction aggregates  

USGS Publications Warehouse

Part of the Annual Commodities Review 1995. Production of construction aggregates such as crushed stone and construction sand and gravel showed a marginal increase in 1995. Most of the 1995 increases were due to funding for highway construction work. The major areas of concern to the industry included issues relating to wetlands classification and the classification of crystalline silica as a probable human carcinogen. Despite this, an increase in demand is anticipated for 1996.

Tepordei, V. V.

1996-01-01

217

Multiculturalism, Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) and the Shifting Discursive Landscape of Social Inclusion  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Australia has a long and sometimes turbulent relationship with the migrant Other. This paper examines a component of this relationship via the window of contemporary multicultural policy. The paper begins with an analysis of the political and social conditions that enabled a national and bipartisan policy of multiculturalism to emerge as…

Burnett, Bruce; McArdle, Felicity

2011-01-01

218

Constructing the collective unconscious.  

PubMed

Innovative attempts at collating Jungian analytical psychology with a range of 'post-modern' theories have yielded significant results. This paper adopts an alternative strategy: a Lacanian vantage point on Jungian theory that eschews an attempt at reconciling Jung with post-structuralism. A focused Lacanian gaze on Jung will establish an irreducible tension between Jung's view of archetypes as factors immanent to the psyche and a Lacanian critique that lays bare the contingent structures and mechanisms of their constitution, unveiling the supposed archetypes'a posteriori production through the efficacy of a discursive field. Theories of ideology developed in the wake of Lacan provide a powerful methodological tool allowing to bring this distinction into focus. An assembly of Lacan's fragmentary accounts of Jung will be supplemented with an approach to Jungian theory via Žižek's Lacan-oriented theory of the signifying mechanism underpinning 'ideology'. Accordingly, the Jungian archetype of the self, which is considered in some depth, can begin to be seen in a new light, namely as a 'master signifier', not only of Jung's academic edifice, but also -and initially-of the discursive strategies that establish his own subjectivity. A discussion of Jung's approach to mythology reveals how the 'quilting point' of his discourse comes to be coupled with a correlate in the Real, a non-discursive 'sublime object' conferring upon archetypes their fascinating aura. PMID:20961321

Gullatz, Stefan

2010-11-01

219

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

220

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

221

Worldwide construction  

Microsoft Academic Search

The paper lists major construction projects in worldwide processing and pipelining, showing capacities, contractors, estimated costs, and time of construction. The lists are divided into refineries, petrochemical plants, sulfur recovery units, gas processing plants, pipelines, and related fuel facilities. This last classification includes cogeneration plants, coal liquefaction and gasification plants, biomass power plants, geothermal power plants, integrated coal gasification combined-cycle

1994-01-01

222

Constructing quarks  

SciTech Connect

The book Constructing Quarks, by Andrew Pickering is reviewed. Constructing Quarks consists of two parts. The introductory and final chapters concern sociological and philosophical aspects of high energy physics and the intervening chapters present a history of its development. The reviewer takes exception with some ideas presented by Pickering.

Pickering, A.

1984-01-01

223

Systematically reviewing and synthesizing evidence from conversation analytic and related discursive research to inform healthcare communication practice and policy: an illustrated guide  

PubMed Central

Background Healthcare delivery is largely accomplished in and through conversations between people, and healthcare quality and effectiveness depend enormously upon the communication practices employed within these conversations. An important body of evidence about these practices has been generated by conversation analysis and related discourse analytic approaches, but there has been very little systematic reviewing of this evidence. Methods We developed an approach to reviewing evidence from conversation analytic and related discursive research through the following procedures: • reviewing existing systematic review methods and our own prior experience of applying these • clarifying distinctive features of conversation analytic and related discursive work which must be taken into account when reviewing • holding discussions within a review advisory team that included members with expertise in healthcare research, conversation analytic research, and systematic reviewing • attempting and then refining procedures through conducting an actual review which examined evidence about how people talk about difficult future issues including illness progression and dying Results We produced a step-by-step guide which we describe here in terms of eight stages, and which we illustrate from our ‘Review of Future Talk’. The guide incorporates both established procedures for systematic reviewing, and new techniques designed for working with conversation analytic evidence. Conclusions The guide is designed to inform systematic reviews of conversation analytic and related discursive evidence on specific domains and topics. Whilst we designed it for reviews that aim at informing healthcare practice and policy, it is flexible and could be used for reviews with other aims, for instance those aiming to underpin research programmes and projects. We advocate systematically reviewing conversation analytic and related discursive findings using this approach in order to translate them into a form that is credible and useful to healthcare practitioners, educators and policy-makers.

2013-01-01

224

Theory and language: locating agency between free will and discursive marionettes.  

PubMed

This article outlines a research methodology that embraces individual narratives, yet recognizes that individual narratives are nested within a backdrop of broader social and cultural understandings of who we are and how we come to understand our world. This dialectical move requires an epistemological shift, focusing on the utility of reconceptualizing the 'environment', not only as the social, political, or economic conditions in society, but also as language. Reconceptualizing the environment as language makes it epistemologically possible to construct a bridge between varying levels of analysis, namely, between individual accounts and life stories and the cultural, social, and historical worlds from which those accounts emerge. PMID:11882195

Hardin, P K

2001-03-01

225

Construction aggregates  

USGS Publications Warehouse

The estimated production during 2000 of construction aggregates, crushed stone, and construction sand and gravel increased by about 2.6% to 2.7 Gt (3 billion st), compared with 1999. The expansion that started in 1992 continued with record production levels for the ninth consecutive year. By commodity, construction sand and gravel production increased by 4.5% to 1.16 Gt (1.28 billion st), while crushed stone production increased by 1.3% to 1.56 Gt (1.72 billion st).

Bolen, W. P.; Tepordei, V. V.

2001-01-01

226

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

227

Construction 2003  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Partial Contents: Portland Cement Concrete Pavements (Use of a Ride Quality Index for Construction Quality Control and Acceptance Specifications); Bituminous Pavements (Application of Infrared Imaging and Ground-Penetrating Radar to Detect Segregation in ...

2003-01-01

228

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

229

Worldwide construction  

SciTech Connect

The paper lists major construction projects in worldwide processing and pipelining, showing capacities, contractors, estimated costs, and time of construction. The lists are divided into refineries, petrochemical plants, sulfur recovery units, gas processing plants, pipelines, and related fuel facilities. This last classification includes cogeneration plants, coal liquefaction and gasification plants, biomass power plants, geothermal power plants, integrated coal gasification combined-cycle power plants, and a coal briquetting plant.

Williamson, M.

1994-10-17

230

Construction aggregates  

USGS Publications Warehouse

Construction aggregates, primarily stone, sand and gravel, are recovered from widespread naturally occurring mineral deposits and processed for use primarily in the construction industry. They are mined, crushed, sorted by size and sold loose or combined with portland cement or asphaltic cement to make concrete products to build roads, houses, buildings, and other structures. Much smaller quantities are used in agriculture, cement manufacture, chemical and metallurgical processes, glass production and many other products.

Nelson, T. I.; Bolen, W. P.

2007-01-01

231

Construction aggregates  

USGS Publications Warehouse

Part of a special section on the market performance of industrial minerals in 1992. Production of construction aggregates increased by 4.6 percent in 1992. This increase was due, in part, to the increased funding for transportation and infrastructure projects. The U.S. produced about 1.05 Gt of crushed stone and an estimated 734 Mt of construction sand and gravel in 1992. Demand is expected to increase by about 5 percent in 1993.

Tepordei, V. V.

1993-01-01

232

Time for Education: Ontology, Epistemology and Discursiveness in Teaching Fundamental Scientific Topics  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Science has the character of construction of explicative normative models, whose semantic value is assessed instrumentally, through the quantified corroboration of predictions, or their compliance with the facts, constituting a separate world. But we oppose to its approach as a ``logistic'' activity, depraved of any ontological substantiation, since, this would ignore the meditative or interpretive features salient in it. The ontological appropriation of the world is a multidisciplinary task, which cannot be integrated without a form that combines argumentation with a meaningful discourse, open to culture.The view of learning science as culture acquisition affords an intuitive, holistic, and rich appreciation of students' experiences in a science classroom. Common cultural mediators in science education are narratives. McClosky and Bruner have been long-time advocates of the use of narrative in education. As a case study, we applied a both cultural and ontological approach to the teaching of time in primary education.

Plakitsi, Katerina; Kokkotas, Vasilis

2010-01-01

233

Ideologies of moral exclusion: a critical discursive reframing of depersonalization, delegitimization and dehumanization.  

PubMed

This paper focuses on some of the issues that arise when one treats notions such as depersonalization, delegitimization and dehumanization as social practices. It emphasizes the importance of: (a) understanding depersonalizing, delegitimizing and dehumanizing constructions as embedded in descriptions of located spatial activities and moral standings in the world and (b) invoking and building a socio-moral order linked to notions of lesser humanity or non-humanity, (spatial) transgression and abjection. These concerns are illustrated by taking talk on Romanies as a case in point from interviews with Romanian middle-class professionals. It is argued that a focus on description rather than explanation might be more effective in understanding the dynamics of ideologies of moral exclusion. PMID:17535456

Tileag?, Cristian

2007-12-01

234

Discursive meaning of hope for older persons with advanced cancer and their caregivers.  

PubMed

This study used van Dijk's critical-discourse approach to explore the current societal discourse on hope and to explore the hope of older terminally ill cancer patients, their significant others and primary nurse. Forty-three newspaper articles dealing with hope and cancer were collected and analyzed to explore how hope is socially constructed by print media. Individual face-to-face, qualitative, open-ended interviews were conducted with three triads, each consisting of an older palliative cancer patient, a significant other, and a primary nurse. The predominant discourse of hope and cancer in the newspaper articles was considered ageist, conveying the message that only one legitimate hope existed for persons with cancer: hope for a cure. The study findings suggested that this message caused confusion and distress for the patients, significant others, and their primary nurses because their own discourses of hope were focused on comfort, peace, and maintaining relationships at the end of life. PMID:20731889

Duggleby, Wendy; Holtslander, Lorraine; Steeves, Megan; Duggleby-Wenzel, Shanda; Cunningham, Shannon

2010-09-01

235

"What's the problem?": Australian public policy constructions of domestic and family violence.  

PubMed

The campaign of feminists to have domestic violence formally acknowledged as a key issue affecting Australian women succeeded in the early 1980s when governments began developing policy seeking to address the problem. Far from simply adopting feminist gendered understandings of domestic violence, however, the development of contemporary policy responses to this issue has been influenced by a number of competing discourses about the problem, its causes, and possible solutions. Drawing on Bacchi's policy analysis approach, the authors compare the discursive constructions of domestic violence inherent in how the issue is named, framed, and defined across contemporary Australian policy documents. PMID:19208919

Murray, Suellen; Powell, Anastasia

2009-05-01

236

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

237

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

238

Abstract Constructions.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Describes a lesson designed to culminate a year of eighth-grade art classes in which students explore elements of design and space by creating 3-D abstract constructions. Outlines the process of using foam board and markers to create various shapes and optical effects. (DSK)

Pietropola, Anne

1998-01-01

239

Constructive Criticism.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Many crucial questions need to be answered before a college embarks on a construction project and makes a substantial financial commitment. Computer modeling techniques can be used to make even complex project feasibility analyses. Available from Peat, Marwick, Mitchell & Co., 345 Park Avenue, New York, NY 10154. (MSE)

Lieberfeld, Lawrence

1982-01-01

240

Construction block  

US Patent & Trademark Office Database

A construction block is provided that includes at least one base member that includes a plurality of lower side wall receptacles. The construction block further includes a plurality of side wall assemblies. Each of the side wall assemblies includes a plurality of interconnected panels. Each of the panels is hingedly connected to each adjacent one of the panels of the respective one of the side wall assemblies. Each of the side wall assemblies defines a hollow load chamber having an open top and an open bottom. At least some of the panels of each of the side wall assemblies are angled relative to one another. Each of the lower side wall receptacles receives one of the side wall assemblies.

2010-08-03

241

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

242

Construct It!  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Students use simple household materials, such as PVC piping and compact mirrors, to construct models of laser-based security systems. The protected object (a "mummified troll" or another treasure of your choosing) is placed "on display" in the center of the modeled room and protected by a laser system that utilizes a laser beam reflected off mirrors to trigger a light trip sensor with alarm.

VU Bioengineering RET Program, School of Engineering,

243

Boom Construction  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Student teams design their own booms (bridges) and engage in a friendly competition with other teams to test their designs. Each team strives to design a boom that is light, can hold a certain amount of weight, and is affordable to build. Teams are also assessed on how close their design estimations are to the final weight and cost of their boom "construction." This activity teaches students how to simplify the math behind the risk and estimation process that takes place at every engineering firm prior to the bidding phaseâwhen an engineering firm calculates how much money it will take to build the project and then "bids" against other competitors.

AMPS GK-12 Program,

244

Constructing Public Schooling Today: Derision, Multiculturalism, Nationalism  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In this article, Walter Parker brings structure and agency to the foreground of the current tumult of public schooling in the United States. He focuses on three structures that are serving as rules and resources for creative agency. These are a discourse of derision about failing schools, a broad mobilization of multiculturalism, and an enduring…

Parker, Walter C.

2011-01-01

245

35th Annual Official Education Construction Report  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Spending on construction by the nation's education institutions increased in 2008, reversing four years of declines in total annual expenditures, according to "American School & University"'s 35th annual Official Education Construction Report. One of the reasons for the increase in spending was the fact that the majority of the construction

Agron, Joe

2009-01-01

246

75 FR 5888 - Federal Manufactured Home Construction and Safety Standards and Other Orders: HUD Statements That...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...2502-AI77 Federal Manufactured Home Construction and Safety Standards and Other Orders...The National Manufactured Housing Construction and Safety Standards Act of 1974 provides...Background The National Manufactured Housing Construction and Safety Standards Act of...

2010-02-05

247

EBIS preinjector construction status  

SciTech Connect

A new heavy ion preinjector is presently under construction at Brookhaven National Laboratory. This preinjector uses an Electron Beam Ion Source (EBIS), and an WQ and IH Linac, both operating at 100.625 MHz, to produce 2 MeV/u ions of any species for use, after further acceleration, at the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider, and the NASA Space Radiation Laboratory. Among the increased capabilities provided by this preinjector are the ability to produce ions of any species, and the ability to switch between multiple species in 1 second, to simultaneously meet the needs of both physics programs. Fabrication of all major components for this preinjector is in process, with testing of the EBIS and WQ starting this year. The status of this construction is presented.

Alessi,J.; Barton, D.; Beebe, E.; Bellavia, S.; Gould, O.; Kponou, A.; Lambiase, R.; Lessard, E.; Lockey, R.; LoDestro, V.; Mapes, M.; McCafferty, D.; McNerney, A.; Okamura, M.; Pendzick, A.; Phillips, D.; Pikin, A.; Raparia, D.; Ritter, J.; Scaduto, J.; Snydstrup, L.; Wilinski, M.; Zaltsman, A.; et al.

2008-09-29

248

Handbook of energy use for building construction  

Microsoft Academic Search

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, railroads, dams, bridges, etc.), building maintenance

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

1980-01-01

249

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

250

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 -- 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

251

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

252

Constructing Patriotism: Teaching History and Memories in Global Worlds. Advances in Cultural Psychology: Constructing Human Development  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Memory construction and national identity are key issues in our societies, as well as it is patriotism. How can we nowadays believe and give sense to traditional narrations that explain the origins of nations and communities? How do these narrations function in a process of globalization? How should we remember the recent past? In the construction

Carretero, Mario

2011-01-01

253

Sewage and Water Works Construction.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This annual report of 'Sewage and Water Works Construction 1966' is published to provide a continuing and ready source of information and reference as to how successfully the national needs in municipal water supply and pollution control are being met thr...

1966-01-01

254

[From violence to bonding: constructing new meanings for attention to the crisis].  

PubMed

This study aimed to know the meanings present in the discursive practices of the Centers for Psychosocial Care's professionals, produced by new ways to cope and relate to the subject in severe psychological crisis. This is a qualitative research, based on the theoretical perspective of social constructionism. It was analyzed 27 interviews of professionals from the identification of interpretative repertoires and construction of Association of Ideas Maps. Data were organized into themes: Difficulties of contention in service; Senses built around this practice; Professionals placements regarding that practice; Participation of the Military Police in the care of the crisis; Sense of responsibility of the nursing staff in caring for the crisis. It was demonstrated the need for discussion and construction of crisis care practices that are more collective and contract based on solid relationships that respect the uniqueness and subjectivity of the subject. PMID:24676075

Willrich, Janaína Quinzen; Kantorski, Luciane Prado; Antonacci, Milena Hohmann; Cortes, Jandro Moraes; Chiavagatti, Fabieli Gopinger

2014-01-01

255

Improving rural labourers' status in China's construction industry  

Microsoft Academic Search

The state of human resources in China's construction industry presents significant problems for the national economy and for the efficiency of the construction industry. This paper considers policy and practical questions for improving the quality and efficiency of the large rural workforce in construction. Labourers from rural areas form 90% of the national workforce, yet 90% of them lack any

Kaixun Sha; Zhenjian Jiang

2003-01-01

256

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

257

Construct validity: Construct representation versus nomothetic span  

Microsoft Academic Search

Presents a new approach to construct validation research: construct modeling. A paradigm shift from functionalism to structuralism in psychology permits 2 types of research to be separated. Construct representation is concerned with identifying the theoretical mechanisms that underlie responses, such as information processes, strategies, and knowledge stores. Three approaches to assessing construct representation are presented: (1) mathematical modeling, particularly as

Susan E. Whitely

1983-01-01

258

English airplane construction  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

English airplane construction is presented with a particular emphasis on metal construction techniques. Steel rib and fuselage construction are discussed as well as the use of duralumin in construction.

Schwencke, D

1930-01-01

259

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

260

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

261

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

262

Construction Quality Guarantee System of Power Transmission and Transformation Project  

Microsoft Academic Search

Quality of power transmission and transformation project is important to the development of national economy and people's life. The construction quality guarantee is much more difficult with the project becoming more and more complex. So this paper tries to form a perfect construction quality guarantee system. It mainly contains the construction quality objectives, the plan of construction quality, the thought

Wang Qin; He Yabo

2009-01-01

263

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

264

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

265

"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

266

FELIX construction status and experimental program  

SciTech Connect

FELIX (Fusion Electromagnetic Induction Experiment) is an experimental test facility being constructed at Argonne National Laboratory (ANL) for the study of electromagnetic effects in the first wall/blanket/shield (FWBS) systems of fusion reactors. The facility design, construction status, experimental program, instrumentation, and associated computer-code comparisons are described.

Turner, L.R.; Praeg, W.F.; Knott, M.J.; Lari, R.J.; McGhee, D.G.; Wehrle, R.B.

1983-01-01

267

34th Annual Official Education Construction Report  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

According to American School & University's 34th annual Official Education Construction Report, spending on construction by the nation's school districts and colleges slowed in 2007, representing the fourth consecutive year total expenditures dropped from the year before and setting a low point in spending so far this decade. A difficult economy…

Agron, Joe

2008-01-01

268

42 CFR 137.280 - Construction Definitions.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

...NEPA means the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 [42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq. ]. NHPA means the National Historic Preservation Act [16 U.S.C. 470 et seq. ]. Planning phase is the phase of a construction project...

2012-10-01

269

40 CFR 61.96 - Applications to construct or modify.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...NATIONAL EMISSION STANDARDS FOR HAZARDOUS AIR POLLUTANTS National Emission Standards for Emissions of Radionuclides Other Than Radon From Department of Energy Facilities § 61.96 Applications to construct or modify. (a) In addition to any...

2013-07-01

270

Final Environmental Impact Statement for the Construction and Operation of an Independent Spent Fuel Storage Installation to Store the Three Mile Island Unit 2 Spent Fuel at the Idaho National Engineering and Environmental Laboratory. Docket No. 72-20.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) was prepared by the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission in accordance with the requirements of 10 CFRPart 51. The FEIS contains an assessment of the potential environmental impacts of the construction and op...

1998-01-01

271

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.

272

Construction of illness: Deconstructing the social  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper relates the discursive practices of teaching the concept of illness to some of the underlying metaphysical assumptions that secure an unproblematic sense of the subjective meaning of illness as a course of action. The paper explicates the normative character of the structures that form the subjectivity of theorist and patient by theorizing these statuses as qualitative relations to

Stephen G. Karatheodoris

1985-01-01

273

"This area has been declared a prostitution free zone": discursive formations of space, the state, and trans "sex worker" bodies.  

PubMed

The mayorally instituted and police-enforced Prostitution Free Zones in Washington, DC, serve as a tool of nation-state disciplinarity, wherein many transgender women of color, viewed as ideologically suspect, are profiled as "sex workers," facing police harassment and arrest. This article explores here how this process is not merely about sex work but rather about discourses that are evoked in the displacement of the always-already displaced-racial, sexed, and gendered "others" through interviews with activists and trans community members, as well as District of Columbia government publications. PMID:21740214

Edelman, Elijah Adiv

2011-01-01

274

42 CFR 52b.12 - What are the minimum requirements of construction and equipment?  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...What are the minimum requirements of construction and equipment? 52b.12 Section... NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH CONSTRUCTION GRANTS § 52b.12 What are the minimum requirements of construction and equipment? (a)...

2013-10-01

275

Evolutionary Constructive Induction  

Microsoft Academic Search

Feature construction in classification is a preprocessing step in which one or more new attributes are constructed from the original attribute set, the object being to construct features that are more predictive than the original feature set. Genetic programming allows the construction of nonlinear combinations of the original features. We present a comprehensive analysis of genetic programming (GP) used for

Mohammed A. Muharram; George D. Smith

2005-01-01

276

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

277

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

278

Space construction data base  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Construction of large systems in space is a technology requiring the development of construction methods to deploy, assemble, and fabricate the elements comprising such systems. A construction method is comprised of all essential functions and operations and related support equipment necessary to accomplish a specific construction task in a particular way. The data base objective is to provide to the designers of large space systems a compendium of the various space construction methods which could have application to their projects.

1979-01-01

279

Energy and labor in the construction sector.  

PubMed

An energy input-output model was used to investigate energy and employment in the construction industry. The model covered nearly 400 industrial sectors and was used to determine the impact of construction activities on total national energy consumption in 1967 and to study the patterns of total energy use and employment within various construction categories. For the construction of new buildings, total energy consumption could be reduced by 20 percent by selecting less energy-intensive building materials and assemblies for fixed programmatic requirements, by expending energy in construction to minimize the total lifetime energy cost of buildings, and by energy conservation in industries that supply direct and indirect inputs to the construction sector of the economy. PMID:17752444

Hannon, B; Stein, R G; Segal, B Z; Serber, D

1978-11-24

280

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

281

National Disease and Therapeutic Index.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The report describes the National Disease and Therapeutic Index constructed by IMS America, Ltd. NDTI is a statistical compilation of current data on drugs prescribed by physicians in private practice in the United States. The Consumer Safety Statistics S...

J. B. Gatrell

1974-01-01

282

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.

Klymkowsky, Michael; Elrod, Susan

2007-01-01

283

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

284

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.

285

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

286

Aerial Plant Construction.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This bulletin replaces RUS Telecommunications Engineering & Construction Manual (TE&CM) Section 635, Construction of Aerial Cable Plant, Issue 3, dated February 1962; Addenda 2, 3, and 4, dated October 1966, March 1979, and August 1979; respectively.

1996-01-01

287

Avoiding Construction Snafus.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Discusses risk management planning tips that help schools avoid project-delaying construction problems. Preconstruction planning topics explored include the type of construction method to use, contract selection, and the need for efficient project management. (GR)

Rochefort, Mark; Gosch, Jerry

2001-01-01

288

Construction Engineering Definition.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

In the interest of continuing our efforts to improve project estimates in our construction program, a team was set up to (1) review our current history of construction engineering costs, (2) identify significant factors influencing these costs and (3) mak...

1996-01-01

289

Project Finance during Construction.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The report addresses the issues of financing the construction of transit and bus facilities. It is shown that cash flow management and financing strategies can have a profound effect on the ultimate cost and effectiveness of particular construction projec...

T. Au C. Hendrickson D. Martinelli

1986-01-01

290

National Park Service Careers.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This booklet provides profiles of career opportunities in the National Park Service. Careers profiled include park ranger, park police, guard, administrator, design and construction, and maintenance, trade and craft positions, and other opportunities. Each career description includes information on some or all of the following: duties; location;…

National Park Service (Dept. of Interior), Washington, DC.

291

Metal airplane construction  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

It has long been thought that metal construction of airplanes would involve an increase in weight as compared with wood construction. Recent experience has shown that such is not the case. This report describes the materials used, treatment of, and characteristics of metal airplane construction.

1926-01-01

292

Construction of Educational Facilities.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This issue paper discusses principles of good management of construction and some options Georgia may use in the future to manage school construction and control costs. The paper begins by providing some background on common forms of construction management and delivery. Then the paper discusses principles of good contracts. The background section…

Georgia Governor's Office, Atlanta.

293

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

294

Proof Constructions and Evaluations  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In this article, we focus on a group of 39 prospective elementary (grades K-6) teachers who had rich experiences with proof, and we examine their ability to construct proofs and evaluate their own constructions. We claim that the combined "construction-evaluation" activity helps illuminate certain aspects of prospective teachers' and presumably…

Stylianides, Andreas J.; Stylianides, Gabriel J.

2009-01-01

295

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

296

Construction Quality Control System of Key Water-Control Project  

Microsoft Academic Search

The quality of key water-control project is important to the improvement of national prosperity, stability and economic development. The quality control in the construction of the key water-control project is much a difficult work. So this paper tries to form a construction quality control system. It mainly contains construction quality pre-control system, construction quality process control system, optimization of the

Wang Qin; He Yabo

2010-01-01

297

Lunar base construction requirements  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The following viewgraph presentation is a review of the Lunar Base Constructibility Study carried out in the spring and summer of 1990. The objective of the study was to develop a method for evaluating the constructibility of Phase A proposals to build facilities on orbit or on extraterrestrial surfaces. Space construction was broadly defined as all forms of assembly, disassembly, connection, disconnection, deployment, stowage, excavation, emplacement, activation, test, transportation, etc., required to create facilities in orbit and on the surfaces of other celestial bodies. It was discovered that decisions made in the face of stated and unstated assumptions early in the design process (commonly called Phase A) can lock in non-optimal construction methods. Often, in order to construct the design, alterations must be made to the design during much later phases of the project. Such 'fixes' can be very difficult, expensive, or perhaps impossible. Assessing constructibility should thus be a part of the iterative design process, starting with the Phase A studies and continuing through production. This study assumes that there exists a minimum set of key construction requirements (i.e., questions whose answers form the set of discriminators) that must be implied or specified in order to assess the constructibility of the design. This set of construction requirements constitutes a 'constructibility filter' which then becomes part of the iterative design process. Five inherently different, dichotomous design reference missions were used in the extraction of these requirements to assure the depth and breath of the list.

Jolly, Steve; Helleckson, Brent

1990-01-01

298

Construct Validity of Three Clerkship Performance Assessments  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study examined construct validity of three commonly used clerkship performance assessments: preceptors' evaluations, OSCE-type clinical performance measures, and the NBME [National Board of Medical Examiners] medicine subject examination. Six hundred and eighty-six students taking the inpatient medicine clerkship from 2003 to 2007…

Lee, Ming; Wimmers, Paul F.

2010-01-01

299

Reducing environmental pollution caused by construction plant  

Microsoft Academic Search

Quantifiable data produced in a national report by the Environment Agency of England and Wales entitled Water Pollution Incidents in England and Wales 1997 and published by the Stationery Office in 1998, identifies over 3,723 substantiated pollution incidents across England and Wales in 1997. Within the generic sector classed as “Industry” the construction industry was the most frequent polluter responsible

Roy Morledge; Frank Jackson

2001-01-01

300

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

301

Data Bases on Residential Construction Practices.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Data available from the US Bureau of the Census (i.e., housing statistics, construction reports) and from the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) on residential structures will be the main focus of this report. These data sources will be describe...

K. M. Novak E. A. Coveney M. R. Torpey F. W. Lipfert

1984-01-01

302

Risk management in construction enterprises development  

Microsoft Academic Search

With rapid economic development and the progressively more intense competition, building industries are facing the constant change, and these will bring risk to the enterprise development. Risk management is needed in the manufacturing course and has become the indispensable part of the national lash-up system. Based on the analysis of risk management situation of construction firms, the connotations of risk

Duan Xiang; Zhu Mingqiang

2010-01-01

303

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

304

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

305

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

306

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.

307

Problems of Thesaurus Construction  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Assumptions of different thesaurus construction methods are analyzed from an epistemological point of view as well as from the information retrieval needs of users. Thesaurus construction for social sciences is difficult because of inherent ambituities of terminology. An empirical study of the semantic differential of different sociological groups…

Ghose, Amitabha; Dhawle, Anand S.

1977-01-01

308

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

309

Constructions, Instructions, Interactions  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In this paper we consider geometrical construction problems and their role in mathematical education. Owing to the main features of construction problems (accuracy in making conclusions, strict structure, rigorous language and constructivistic nature), they can be fruitfully used in teaching mathematics and computer science. We shall try to shed…

Djoric, Mirjana; Janicic, Predrag

2004-01-01

310

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

311

Constructional and Conceptual Composition  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Goldberg's (1995) recognition that, in addition to various word-level constructions, sentences also instantiate meaningful argument structure constructions enables a non-polysemy-based analysis of various verb 'alternations' (Levin 1993). In such an analysis, meaning variations associated with the use of the same verb in different argument…

Dodge, Ellen Kirsten

2010-01-01

312

CONSTRUCTION GRANTS TRACKING  

EPA Science Inventory

Resource Purpose: During the 1970s and 1980s, the Construction Grants program was a major source of Federal funds, providing more than $60 billion for the construction of public wastewater treatment projects. These projects, which constituted a significant contribution to ...

313

Mold-Resistant Construction.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Asserts that one of the surest ways to prevent indoor air quality and mold issues is to use preventive construction materials, discussing typical resistance to dealing with mold problems (usually budget-related) and describing mold-resistant construction, which uses concrete masonry, brick, and stone and is intended to withstand inevitable…

Huckabee, Christopher

2003-01-01

314

Peak Oil: Diverging Discursive Pipelines  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Peak oil is the claimed moment in time when global oil production reaches its maximum rate and henceforth forever declines. It is highly controversial as to whether or not peak oil represents cause for serious concern. My thesis explores how this controversy unfolds but brackets the ontological status of the reality indexed by the peakoil concept. I do not choose a side in the debate; I look at the debate itself. I examine the energy outlook documents of ExxonMobil, Shell, BP, Chevron, Total and the International Energy Agency (IEA) as well as academic articles and documentaries. Through an in-depth analysis of peak-oil controversy via tenets of actor-network theory (ANT), I show that what is at stake are competing framings of reality itself, which must be understood when engaging with the contentious idea of peak oil.

Doctor, Jeff

315

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

316

177. Photographic copy of original construction drawing dated June 15, ...  

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

177. Photographic copy of original construction drawing dated June 15, 1931 (from Record Group 115, Denver Branch of the National Archives, Denver). OWYHEE DAM; CONCRETE COOLING TESTS FOR HOOVER DAM. - Owyhee Dam, Across Owyhee River, Nyssa, Malheur County, OR

317

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

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

169. 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. - Owyhee Dam, Across Owyhee River, Nyssa, Malheur County, OR

318

Maritime Administration Guideline Specifications for Merchant Ship Construction.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The Maritime Administration Guideline Specifications for Merchant Ship Construction are intended to provide assistance to the maritime industry as a service provided through the National Maritime Resource and Education Center (NMREC). It is intended that ...

1995-01-01

319

IET. Exhaust stack foundation under construction. Reinforced concrete footings for ...  

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

IET. Exhaust stack foundation under construction. Reinforced concrete footings for duct at right of stack. Foundation is in octagonal shape. Date: October 29, 1954. INEEL negative no. 12711 - Idaho National Engineering Laboratory, Test Area North, Scoville, Butte County, ID

320

176. Photographic copy of original construction drawing dated February 10, ...  

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

176. Photographic copy of original construction drawing dated February 10, 1933 (from Record Group 115, Denver Branch of the National Archives, Denver). OWYHEE DAM; LOCATION OF THERMOMETER GROUPS. - Owyhee Dam, Across Owyhee River, Nyssa, Malheur County, OR

321

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

322

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

323

CONSTRUCTION PROGRESS PHOTO SHOWING EXCAVATION PIT FOR MAIN PROCESSING BUILDING ...  

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

CONSTRUCTION PROGRESS PHOTO SHOWING EXCAVATION PIT FOR MAIN PROCESSING BUILDING (CPP-601) LOOKING SOUTH. INL PHOTO NUMBER NRTS-50-693. Unknown Photographer, 1950 - Idaho National Engineering Laboratory, Idaho Chemical Processing Plant, Fuel Reprocessing Complex, Scoville, Butte County, ID

324

14. DRAGLINE BEGINNING CONSTRUCTION OF THE BYPASS CHANNEL CONNECTING THE ...  

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

14. DRAGLINE BEGINNING CONSTRUCTION OF THE BY-PASS CHANNEL CONNECTING THE DIVERSION GATE ALONG THE OUTLET CHANNEL WITH THE ORIGINAL CHANNEL OF THE SOURIS RIVER - Upper Souris National Wildlife Refuge, Dam 83, Souris River Basin, Foxholm, Ward County, ND

325

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

326

Identity construction in the Guinean Rivers of Cape Verde1  

Microsoft Academic Search

The article analyses the historical process of identity construction in the Guinean Rivers area of Cape Verde. The author uses the concept of power relations and the desires for inclusion\\/exclusion to help him define the evolving phenomena of identity construction in the region.The author analyses the concepts of ethnicity, culture, language, nation\\/nationalism, state, territory and space and how they pertain

Carlos Lopes

2005-01-01

327

On Curriculum Construction  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The significant objective of education must spring from a comprehensive theory of education. Curriculum construction involves a large question of direction or purpose, which our zeal for activity analysis is disposed to overlook. (Author/MLF)

Bode, Boyd H.

1975-01-01

328

Lyme Disease in Construction  

MedlinePLUS

... doctor about the vaccine.) (Please turn the page.) Lyme Disease in Construction Hazard Alert Check for tick bites ... carefully. Only 12 of the workers who had Lyme disease on Long Island knew they had been bitten. ...

329

Photovoltaic roof construction  

Microsoft Academic Search

In a batten-seam roof construction employing at least one photovoltaic cell module, the electrical conduits employed with the at least one photovoltaic cell module are disposed primarily under the battens of the roof.

Hawley

1980-01-01

330

Orbital construction support equipment  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Approximately 200 separate construction steps were defined for the three solar power satellite (SPS) concepts. Detailed construction scenarios were developed which describe the specific tasks to be accomplished, and identify general equipment requirements. The scenarios were used to perform a functional analysis, which resulted in the definition of 100 distinct SPS elements. These elements are the components, parts, subsystems, or assemblies upon which construction activities take place. The major SPS elements for each configuration are shown. For those elements, 300 functional requirements were identified in seven generic processes. Cumulatively, these processes encompass all functions required during SPS construction/assembly. Individually each process is defined such that it includes a specific type of activity. Each SPS element may involve activities relating to any or all of the generic processes. The processes are listed, and examples of the requirements defined for a typical element are given.

1977-01-01

331

Automated Home Construction  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Contour Crafting (CC) is a layered fabrication technology developed by Dr. Behrokh Khoshnevis of the University of Southern California. Contour Crafting technology has great potential for automating the construction of whole structures as well as sub-components. Using this process, a single house or a colony of houses, each with possibly a different design, may be automatically constructed in a single run, embedded in each house all the conduits for electrical, plumbing and air-conditioning.

Khoshnevis, Behrokh

2008-11-21

332

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.

333

36 CFR 51.53 - When may the Director authorize the construction of a capital improvement?  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...construction of a capital improvement? 51.53 Section... NATIONAL PARK SERVICE, DEPARTMENT OF...concessioner of visitor services, including, without...construction of capital improvements necessary for the conduct of visitor...

2013-07-01

334

32 CFR 1906.151 - Program accessibility: New construction and alterations.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...Chapter Xix - CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY] [Part 1906 - ENFORCEMENT...National Defense CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY ENFORCEMENT OF NONDISCRIMINATION...construction and alterations. Each building or part of a building that is constructed...

2009-07-01

335

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

336

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

337

Review of Constructed Subsurface Flow vs. Surface Flow Wetlands  

Microsoft Academic Search

The purpose of this document is to use existing documentation to review the effectiveness of subsurface flow and surface flow constructed wetlands in treating wastewater and to demonstrate the viability of treating effluent from Savannah River Site outfalls H-02 and H-04 with a subsurface flow constructed wetland to lower copper, lead and zinc concentrations to within National Pollutant Discharge Elimination

Nancy V. Halverson

2004-01-01

338

IT Governance of Construction Information Based on COBIT Model  

Microsoft Academic Search

\\u000a The construction industry plays a decisive role in the development of national economy, which runs unique characteristics.\\u000a IT Governance is built based on COBIT model in this paper to promote the progress of construction information smoothly.

Xiao Chen; Yanzhong Wang

339

A Spanish model for quantification and management of construction waste  

Microsoft Academic Search

Currently, construction and demolition waste (C&D waste) is a worldwide issue that concerns not only governments but also the building actors involved in construction activity. In Spain, a new national decree has been regulating the production and management of C&D waste since February 2008. The present work describes the waste management model that has inspired this decree: the Alcores model

Jaime Solís-Guzmán; Madelyn Marrero; Maria Victoria Montes-Delgado; Antonio Ramírez-de-Arellano

2009-01-01

340

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

341

Linking construction fatalities to the design for construction safety concept  

Microsoft Academic Search

Research and practice have demonstrated that decisions made upstream from the construction site can influence construction worker safety. The design for construction safety concept is defined as the consideration of construction site safety in the design of a project. Globally, the concept has gained momentum as an intervention to improve worker safety. However, in the US construction industry, numerous barriers

Michael Behm

2005-01-01

342

Facility design, construction, and operation  

SciTech Connect

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

NONE

1995-04-01

343

45 CFR 1706.151 - Program accessibility: New construction and alterations.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...Continued) NATIONAL COMMISSION ON LIBRARIES AND INFORMATION SCIENCE ENFORCEMENT OF NONDISCRIMINATION ON THE BASIS OF HANDICAP...CONDUCTED BY NATIONAL COMMISSION ON LIBRARIES AND INFORMATION SCIENCE § 1706.151 Program accessibility: New construction...

2013-10-01

344

Summary and Analysis of Construction Costs of Ten Solar Energy Systems on Commercial Buildings.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

As part of the National Solar Data Program, construction cost data for ten operational and instrumented national solar energy demonstration systems on commercial buildings have been collected, analyzed and reported. Cost data were obtained during visits t...

1978-01-01

345

Improving Construction. The CII (Construction Industry Institute) Recommendations,  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

A decrease in construction industry productivity over the past 20 years led the Business Roundtable To establish the Construction Industry Cost Effectiveness (CICE) Project and the Construction Industry Institute (CII) to address its problems and propose ...

T. L. Neve W. B. Moore

1987-01-01

346

Innovative Bridge Design/Construction Techniques to Expedite Construction.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This project examined various methods of innovative bridge design and construction techniques to expedite construction. The following methods have been identified as possible methods of reducing the time needed for bridge construction: (a) Precast substru...

R. A. Miller

2005-01-01

347

Ice barrier construction  

SciTech Connect

A method is provided for constructing spray ice barriers to protect offshore structures in a frigid body of water from mobile ice, waves and currents. Water is withdrawn from the body of water and is sprayed through ambient air which is below the freezing temperature of the water so that a substantial amount of the water freezes as it passes through the air. The sprayed water is directed to build up a mass of ice having a size and shape adapted to protect the offshore structure. Spray ice barriers can also be constructed for the containment of pollutant spills.

Finucane, R. G.; Jahns, H. O.

1985-06-18

348

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

349

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

350

Mechanical construction of the 22 Nova laser  

SciTech Connect

The Nova laser system for Inertial Confinement Fusion studies at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory is under construction and will be completed October 1984 with first operations scheduled for 1985. This system is the largest precision opto-mechanical engineering system ever built. Major engineering and subsystems are mechanical, optical, and electrical power. A series of system technologies include alignment, diagnostics, target, frequency conversion, and controls. This paper will only discuss the mechanical system.

Hurley, C.A.; Frick, F.A.; Patton, H.G.; Bradley, G.; Martos, A.

1983-11-22

351

National Science Foundation Facility Plan  

NSF Publications Database

Our investments range from modest laboratory instruments and information technology (IT) resources to the sorts of world- class projects that make up a special category of NSF funding designated as Major Research Equipment and Facilities Construction (MREFC). To that end, the National Science Board (NSB) and the Director, in their joint report Setting Priorities for Large Research Facility Projects Supported by the National Science Foundation, define the process used by the NSF for developing...

352

State New Construction Technologies-1963.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The report gives a detailed explanation of the methodology used to estimate for each State 1963 input coefficients for new construction. This report deals only with new construction since data on maintenance and repair construction is fragmentary. The stu...

O. Dixon J. V. Wells

1970-01-01

353

Constructing Stable Grasps  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper shows how all force-closure grasps can be made stable by constructing virtual springs at the contacts, such that the grasped object has a desired stiffness matrix about its stable equilibrium. The paper develops a simple geometric relation between the stiffness of the grasp and the spatial configuration of the virtual springs at the contacts. The stiff ness of

Van-duc Nguyen

1989-01-01

354

General Construction. Instructor Manual.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This guide contains materials for a general construction course. Introductory materials include a list of videos, schedule for the 10-day course, and tools and material list. The course is divided into 10 sections. Each section consists of some or all of these components: list of trainee objectives, instructor notes, instructor outline,…

Laborers-AGC Education and Training Fund, Pomfret Center, CT.

355

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

356

Construction Cluster Skills Standards.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Twelve construction cluster skill standards and associated benchmarks were developed as part of a federally funded school-to-work initiative that included the following parties: the Chicago Public Schools; City Colleges of Chicago; and business, labor, and community organizations. The standards, which include core academic, generic workplace…

DePaul Univ., Chicago, IL. Built Environment Partnership.

357

Building Construction Technology Syllabus  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This document is a course syllabus for Kirk Garrison's building construction technology class, taught at Portland Community College. The class focuses on interpreting code language, tables, illustrations, and navigating the building codes book. This syllabus includes a course schedule, including concepts to be covered each week. This document may be downloaded in PDF file format.

Garrison, Kirk

2012-01-12

358

File Construction Using FAMULUS.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Describes the use of FAMULUS, a database management system, to teach library science students at Case Western Reserve University indexing, computerized file construction, and online information retrieval. The special features of FAMULUS and their use in course instruction are outlined and evaluated. A 19-item reference list is attached. (Author/JL)

Pao, Miranda Lee

1982-01-01

359

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.

360

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.

361

Sewage Facilities Construction 1969.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The annual report of 'Sewage Facilities Construction 1969' is published as one part of the basic data program required and authorized in Public Law 680. The data published in the report provide a continuing and ready source of information and reference as...

K. H. Jenkins J. L. Lewis T. Pandolfi

1974-01-01

362

Knowledge Construction Awareness.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Presents information about Knowledge Construction Awareness (KCA) and the design of a software tool that allows users to capture information about group work and evaluate how this kind of awareness affects the collaborative work process in computer-mediated interactions. Discusses exploratory study of 10 groups who used software. Contains 29…

Collazos, Cesar A.; Guerrero, Luis A.; Pino, Jose A.

2003-01-01

363

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

364

Construction Diver Lift Systems.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

A diver-operated lift system has been developed for underwater construction divers. The system consists of three different open-bottom lift bags with the following lift ranges: 200 to 550 pounds, 500 to 1,250 pounds, and 1,000 to 3,000 pounds. The system ...

H. G. Thomson

1993-01-01

365

Construction Management: Planning Ahead.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Explains that preconstruction planning is essential when undertaking the challenges of a school building renovation or expansion, focusing on developing a detailed estimate, creating an effective construction strategy, conducting reviews and value-engineering workshops, and realizing savings through effective risk analysis and contingency…

Arsht, Steven

2003-01-01

366

Social Construction of Illness  

Microsoft Academic Search

There is no question that a diagnosis of cancer has a significant impact on anyone, however, certain aspects of American culture and particularly the medical culture exacerbate the impact. This article supports the notion that a woman's experience of cancer is, at least in part, socially constructed, political in nature, and therefore, uniquely disempowering to women. Those cultural forces affecting

Suni Petersen; Lois A. Benishek

2001-01-01

367

76 FR 72904 - National Construction Safety Team Advisory Committee Meeting  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Eric Letvin, Disaster and Failure Studies Program...20899-8611. Mr. Letvin's email address is eric.letvin@nist.gov and his phone number...request detailed instructions by contacting Eric Letvin on how to dial in from a...

2011-11-28

368

77 FR 74828 - National Construction Safety Team Advisory Committee Meeting  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Eric Letvin, Disaster and Failure Studies Program...20899-8604. Mr. Letvin's email address is eric.letvin@nist.gov and his phone number...request detailed instructions by contacting Eric Letvin on how to dial in from a...

2012-12-18

369

1975 Labor Rates for the Construction Industry. City, State, National.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The report contains hourly wage rates for more than 250 U.S., Canadian cities for up to 45 trades. Data includes base hourly rates plus fringe package costs, and includes wage increases, effective dates and termination dates for contracts for 1975 and 197...

R. S. Godfrey

1975-01-01

370

CONSTRUCTING THE IRON CAGE: THE 1947 NATIONAL SECURITY ACT 1  

Microsoft Academic Search

Proponents and critics of sociologically-informed approaches to the study of international relations agree on one thing: There is a need for more empirical research on the circumstances under which \\

Douglas Stuart

371

Construction safety program for the National Ignition Facility, Appendix B  

SciTech Connect

This Appendix contains material from the LLNL Health and Safety Manual as listed below. For sections not included in this list, please refer to the Manual itself. The areas covered are: asbestos, lead, fire prevention, lockout, and tag program confined space traffic safety.

Cerruti, S.J.

1997-06-26

372

78 FR 58521 - National Construction Safety Team Advisory Committee Meeting  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...progress of the NIST Technical Investigation of the May 22, 2011 Tornado in Joplin, MO, and gather information for the Committee's...progress of the NIST Technical Investigation of the May 22, 2011 Tornado in Joplin, MO, and gather information for the...

2013-09-24

373

78 FR 67120 - National Construction Safety Team Advisory Committee Meeting  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...progress of the NIST Technical Investigation of the May 22, 2011 Tornado in Joplin, MO, and gather information for the Committee's...progress of the NIST Technical Investigation of the May 22, 2011 Tornado in Joplin, MO, and gather information for the...

2013-11-08

374

77 FR 68103 - National Construction Safety Team Advisory Committee Meeting  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...progress of the NIST Technical Investigation of the May 22, 2011 Tornado in Joplin, MO, and gather information for the Committee's...progress of the NIST Technical Investigation of the May 22, 2011 Tornado in Joplin, MO, and gather information for the...

2012-11-15

375

Quality Accomplishments Report: National Quality Initiative Demonstration Project 89.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

With impetus from the National Quality Initiative (NQI) and Demonstration Project 89 (DP-89)--Quality Management, members of the highway community have undertaken a concerted effort to improve the design, construction, and maintenance of the nation's high...

1997-01-01

376

National Ignition Facility: The World's Largest Optical System.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The National Ignition Facility (NIF), a 192-beam fusion laser, is presently under construction at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory with an expected completion in 2008. The facility contains 7,456 meter-scale optics for amplification, beam steeri...

C. J. Stolz

2007-01-01

377

76 FR 18749 - National Fuel Gas Supply Corporation; Notice Application  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...National Fuel Gas Supply Corporation...National Fuel Gas Supply Corporation...section 7(c) of the Natural Gas Act and Part 157...and operate its Northern Access Project...Construct a new compressor station in East...

2011-04-05

378

PHOTOGRAPHIC COPY OF PHOTOGRAPH (FROM GIFFORD PINCHOT NATIONAL FOREST COLLECTION, ...  

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

PHOTOGRAPHIC COPY OF PHOTOGRAPH (FROM GIFFORD PINCHOT NATIONAL FOREST COLLECTION, COPYRIGHT COLUMBIA NATIONAL FOREST. PHOTOGRAPHER UNKNOWN, DECEMBER 13, 1935. TROUT CREEK DAM FISHWAY UNDER CONSTRUCTION - Trout Creek Dam, River Mile 1.8 on Trout Creek, Carson, Skamania County, WA

379

The Narrative Construction of Cyberspace: Reading "Neuromancer," Reading Cyberspace Debates.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Suggests that William Gibson offers a way to negotiate the conventional discursive elements used within online communication. Notes that cyberspace discourse appears to be at its best not when it tries to minimize the effects of the conventional narratives from which it is built, but instead when it exploits those discourses most fully to reveal…

Punday, Daniel

2000-01-01

380

National Dry Store Laser Scanning Camera,  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

A laser scanning camera was designed and constructed suitable for use in the proposed 'National Dry Store'. Designed to be installed in the 'Container Handling Machine (CHM)', the camera is required to provide information for automatic alignment of the CH...

R. S. Adrain J. H. Bach A. Clothier G. Jervis-Hunter R. Glanville

1987-01-01

381

Ignitor Prototype Construction Program  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The design solutions adopted for Ignitor have been validated by a comprehensive engineering R&D program. The prototype construction program has been conducted by the industrial Consortium CITIF (ANSALDO and FIAT, with ABB as the main subcontractor). The manufacturing of full size prototypes of the most important components of the machine as well as tests on the adopted materials and on critical component interfaces have been carried out and have provided all the information necessary to continue the construction of the machine with the necessary confidence. In particular, an extensive test program has been launched to identify the mechanical properties of the ETP cold rolled copper plates produced for the toroidal field magnet. Tests under combined compressive/shear loads to evaluate the copper-insulation bonding shear strength have given positive results.

Galas-So, G.; Lanzavecchia, L.; Dalmut, G.; Dra-Go, G.; Laurenti, A.; Marabotto, R.; Ghia, G.; Munaro, G.; Pirozzi, M.; Destefanis, L.; Andreani, R.; Crescenzi, C.; Cucchiaro, A.; Gasparotto, M.; Pizzuto, A.; Coppi, B.

1997-11-01

382

Modular cleanroom construction success.  

PubMed

The completion of a 408 m2 major new aseptic pharmacy unit for the St George's Hospital NHS Trust, London, is a significant example of the benefits of using modern modular construction techniques compared to a traditional cleanroom build. At every stage from concept through project planning to final completion, the use of modules proved to be the most appropriate for the task. PMID:17892061

Möllmann, Markus

2007-09-01

383

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

384

Bayesian Feature Construction  

Microsoft Academic Search

\\u000a The present paper discusses the issue of enhancing classification performance by means other than improving the ability of\\u000a certain Machine Learning algorithms to construct a precise classification model. On the contrary, we approach this significant\\u000a problem from the scope of an extended coding of training data. More specifically, our method attempts to generate more features\\u000a in order to reveal the

Manolis Maragoudakis; Nikos Fakotakis

2006-01-01

385

Lunar concrete for construction  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Feasibility of using concrete for lunar base construction was discussed recently without relevant data for the effects of vacuum on concrete. Our experimental studies performed earlier at Los Alamos have shown that concrete is stable in vacuum with no deterioration of its quality as measured by the compressive strength. Various considerations of using concrete successfully on the Moon are provided in this paper, along with specific conclusions from the existing database.

Cullingford, Hatice S.; Keller, M. Dean

1992-01-01

386

Lunar concrete for construction  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Feasibility of using concrete for lunar-base construction has been discussed recently without relevant data for the effects of vacuum on concrete. Experimental studies performed earlier at Los Alamos have shown that concrete is stable in vacuum with no deterioration of its quality as measured by the compressive strength. Various considerations of using concrete successfully on the moon are provided in this paper along with specific conclusions from the existing data base.

Cullingford, Hatice S.; Keller, M. Dean

1988-01-01

387

INFINITY construction contract signed  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Key state and community leaders celebrated April 6 with the signing of a construction contract for the state-of-the-art INFINITY Science Center planned near John C. Stennis Space Center in south Mississippi. Gulfport Mayor George Schloegel (l to r), chair of non-profit INFINITY Science Center Inc., was joined for the signing ceremony at the Hancock Bank in Gulfport by Virginia Wagner, sister of late Hancock Bank President Leo Seal Jr.; and Roy Anderson III, president and CEO of Roy Anderson Corp. Seal was the first chair of INFINITY Science Center Inc., which has led in development of the project. Roy Anderson Corp. plans to begin construction on the 72,000-square-foot, $28 million science and education center in May. The Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) also is set to begin construction of a $2 million access road to the new center. The April 6 ceremony was attended by numerous officials, including former Stennis Space Center Directors Jerry Hlass and Roy Estess; Mississippi Senate President Pro Tempore Billy Hewes, R-Gulfport; Mississippi Rep. Diane Peranich, D-Pass Christian; and MDOT Southern District Commissioner Wayne Brown.

2010-01-01

388

National Legislative and Regulatory Activities  

Microsoft Academic Search

Brazil Resolution of the National Council on Energy Policy on the Resumption of Construction of a Thermonuclear Plant (2007) France Decree on Technical Enquiries in the Event of Incidents or Accidents Relating to Nuclear Activities (2007) Order on the Organisation of the General Directorate of Enterprises (GDE) within the Ministry of Industry (2007) Decree on the Listing of Basic Nuclear

2007-01-01

389

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

390

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.

Mitchell, Robert

2010-01-01

391

National Hydrography Dataset (NHD)  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Spearheaded by the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the US Geological Survey (USGS), the National Hydrography Dataset (NHD) is "a comprehensive set of digital spatial data that encodes information about naturally occurring and constructed bodies of water, paths through which water flows, and related entities." The dataset is useful in the creation of maps, in geocoding observations (i.e., linking data to water features), and in modeling the flow of water and water-borne materials. To make the data more accessible to potential users, the USGS has developed a series of National Hydrography Dataset Tutorials, describing database components such as Feature Classes, Reach Flow, and Event Tables. A series of internal links points users to a wealth of additional information.

392

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

393

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

394

Nanoscale construction with DNA  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The programmability of DNA makes it an attractive material for constructing intricate nanoscale shapes. One method for creating these structures is DNA origami, in which a multiple-kilobase single-stranded ``scaffold'' is folded into a custom nanoscale shape by interacting with hundreds of short oligonucleotide ``staple'' strands. I will talk about our efforts to realize demand-meeting applications of this method, including our recent development of nanoscale devices to mimic cell-signaling stimulation carried out by our own immune systems.

Douglas, Shawn

2013-03-01

395

Constructing priors in synesthesia.  

PubMed

Abstract 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

2014-06-01

396

Green Bank (National Radio Astronomical Observatory)  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Located in Green Bank, Pocahontas County, West Virginia. The site of the world's largest fully steerable radio telescope, which was under construction during 1999 and 2000. The National Radio Astronomy Observatory (NRAO) is a facility of the US National Science Foundation, and is operated under a cooperative agreement by Associated Universities, Inc. (AUI)....

Murdin, P.

2000-11-01

397

THE CONSTRUCTION COST ESTIMATE SYSTEM THAT UTILIZES TECHINICAL PROPOSALS IN THE IMPROVEMENT CONSTRUCTION OF THE RAILWAY STRUCTURES  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

JR East has been made start as a new railway company in line with the reform policy of the Japan national railway in 1987. Along with it, JR have beam required the management emphasizing on the efficiency and quickness as a private enterprise. On the other hand, construction companies have remarkably made progress on the construction technology in recent years. Under the circumstance, we tried to establish the construction cost estimates of the railway improvements utilizing the technical proposals based on high technologies by innovative construction companies. In conclusion, we obtained a construction cost reduction and process speeded by the number of technical proposals and we also had acquired the effect of quality and efficiency in the construction cost estimates.

Seki, Yutaka

398

Construction project management in the Persian Gulf: inter-cultural communication  

Microsoft Academic Search

In an increasingly international construction market, communication problems will emerge as one of the most significant contemporary challenges facing construction project managers. An understanding of cultural diversity and the means of managing it will provide the ability to meet this challenge. This paper investigates the communication problems associated with cultural diversity between UK and Persian Gulf nationals on international construction

M. Loosemore; H. S. Al. Muslmani

1999-01-01

399

20. GENERAL VIEW OF CONSTRUCTION LOOKING NORTHEAST SHOWING THE CONSTRUCTION ...  

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

20. GENERAL VIEW OF CONSTRUCTION LOOKING NORTHEAST SHOWING THE CONSTRUCTION BRIDGE, GANTRY CRANE AND STRUCTURAL PIERS. - Wilson Dam & Hydroelectric Plant, Spanning Tennessee River at Wilson Dam Road (Route 133), Muscle Shoals, Colbert County, AL

400

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

401

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.

402

7. Copy of construction drawing, dated June 10, 1931, Construction ...  

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

7. Copy of construction drawing, dated June 10, 1931, Construction Division, Office of the Construction Quartermaster, in possession of Selfridge Base Museum, Mt. Clemens, Michigan. BOILER HOUSE - BG DETAILS, PLAN NO. 695-300. DRAWING F33A. - Selfridge Field, Building No. 122, North of Wilbur Wright Boulevard between Walnut & Birch Streets, Mount Clemens, Macomb County, MI

403

National Ignition Facility monthly status report-January 2000  

Microsoft Academic Search

The Project provides for the design, procurement, construction, assembly, installation, and acceptance testing of the National Ignition Facility (NIF), an experimental inertial confinement fusion facility intended to achieve controlled thermonuclear fusion in the laboratory by imploding a small capsule containing a mixture of the hydrogen isotopes deuterium and tritium. The NIF will be constructed at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

Moses

2000-01-01

404

National Ignition Facility monthly status report--February 2000  

Microsoft Academic Search

The Project provides for the design, procurement, construction, assembly, installation, and acceptance testing of the National Ignition Facility (NIF), an experimental inertial confinement fusion facility intended to achieve controlled thermonuclear fusion in the laboratory by imploding a small capsule containing a mixture of the hydrogen isotopes deuterium and tritium. The NIF will be constructed at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

Moses

2000-01-01

405

IET. Coupling station and track foundations under construction. Camera facing ...  

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

IET. Coupling station and track foundations under construction. Camera facing northerly. Four-rail track foundations lead to coupling station. Service leads from there will go through opening for "quick connects" below. Retaining wall under construction will separate earthen shielding of control building (out of view to right) from coupling station and track. Date: October 20, 1954. INEEL negative no. 12550 - Idaho National Engineering Laboratory, Test Area North, Scoville, Butte County, ID

406

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

407

Construction Engineering Research Laboratory  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The Construction Engineering Research Laboratory (CERL) research facility is part of the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center (USAERDC) of the Army Corps of Engineers' research and development organization. CERL "conducts research and development in infrastructure and environmental sustainment." New technologies that the lab develops are used "to help military installations provide and maintain quality training lands and facilities for soldiers and their families." Some applications are also found in the private sector. The research is organized into numerous themes, including the study of enduring buildings, ecosystem management, land use planning, and seismic engineering. The website describes each of the themes and offers a link to its database of publications and products/capabilities. Visitors can also search the database by keyword. Another section of the website describes the portal software used to develop and maintain the website.

408

Ringless piston construction  

US Patent & Trademark Office Database

An improved ringless piston construction having particular use in a closed fluid system. The piston includes a metal core, which is attached to a piston rod, and a resilient outer member is secured to the core and is formed from a material, such as nitrile rubber. The outer member includes an outer peripheral surface and at least one of the axial ends of the outer surface is provided with a tapered lip. The resilient outer member also includes an inner flange that is spaced radially inward of the base of the lip, and the lip and flange, in combination, define an annular recess having outwardly diverging walls. When subjected to fluid pressure, the lip will be deformed outwardly into sealing engagement with the inner wall of the cylinder, while the flange acts to deflect the fluid toward the lip to increase the sealing pressure.

1989-03-21

409

Constructing a Barometer  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This experimental activity is designed to develop a basic understanding of the relationship between temperature and pressure and that a barometer can be constructed to detect this relationship. Resources needed to build a simple barometer include a canning jar with metal lid ring, large balloon, a block of wood, ruler, a nail, wood glue, hammer and a screwdriver. The resource includes background information, teaching tips and questions to guide student discussion. This is chapter 6 of Meteorology: An Educator's Resource for Inquiry-Based Learning for Grades 5-9. The guide includes a discussion of learning science, the use of inquiry in the classroom, instructions for making simple weather instruments, and more than 20 weather investigations ranging from teacher-centered to guided and open inquiry investigations.

410

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.

411

Comparisons show construction management's benefits.  

PubMed

Analysis of competitive bid, design-build, and construction management approaches shows that construction management offers owners substantial advantages regarding project cost and quality and substantial involvement and control throughout the process. PMID:110667

Payette, T M

1979-09-01

412

Creative Scheduling Speeds School Construction.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Continuous overlapping of design, bid, and construction activities, as well as changing the construction sequence of an inner city Baltimore (Maryland) school resulted in financial savings. (Author/MLF)

American School and University, 1981

1981-01-01

413

A Note on Angle Construction  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The author investigates the construction of angles (using Euclidean tools) through a numerical approach. He calls attention to the surprising impossibility of constructing the conventional units of angle measure--the degree, minute, second, radian, and mil. (MN)

Francis, Richard L.

1978-01-01

414

Improving Grassing Construction and Maintenance.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

A grassing task force was assigned to take a completely objective look at grassing construction and maintenance using as guidelines the following priority order: (1) Reduce maintenance costs; (2) beautify roadsides; and (3) improve construction grassing. ...

E. L. Whittington P. B. Middlebrooks J. Wall

1977-01-01

415

Industrializing the Residential Construction Site.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This report examines the means and methods available for integrating and industrializing the housing construction site and the housing industry. Historically, governmental leadership in the development of advanced materials and construction techniques for...

M. O'Brien R. Wakefield Y. Beliveau

2000-01-01

416

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

417

78 FR 14447 - Special Regulations; Areas of the National Park System, Chattahoochee River National Recreation...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...acquisition, planning, design, construction, and...areas, and designated routes, noting that this regulation...will use sustainable design principles including...National Recreation Area as routes for bicycle use (77...biking will increase tourism and benefit local...

2013-03-06

418

Science Nation  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

An online magazine examining the breakthroughs and the possibilities for new discoveries about our planet, our universe and ourselves. Each week, Science Nation takes a dynamic, entertaining look at the research--and the researchers-- that will change our lives. The articles include text and video.

419

CONDITIONAL CONSTRUCTIONS AS RHETORICAL STRUCTURES  

Microsoft Academic Search

In this paper I will look into conditional constructions as rhetorical constructions used in discourse. Conditionality is almost tantamount to unassertability (Comrie 1986, Dancygier 1998), and hence one would naturally think that in discourse conditional constructions would not have a great role to play in cases in which epistemic distance is not required. While accepting this generally held view in

Eliza Kitis

420

Building trust in construction projects  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – The objective of this paper is to present different perspectives on building “trust” among supply chain participants working on construction projects. Design\\/methodology\\/approach – A case study methodology was adopted; with five construction projects selected as five case studies for the trust in construction project on the basis a selection criteria devised for the research project. Over 40 interviews

Malik M. A. Khalfan; Peter McDermott; Will Swan

2007-01-01

421

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

422

National Science Foundation: Science Nation  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Billed as "The Online Magazine That's All About Science for the People", the online magazine Science Nation reports on important science breakthroughs. Created by the National Science Foundation, the site reports on scientific and technological developments by using video clips, first-hand reporting, and well-written articles. On the homepage, visitors can take in their latest report, and then move on down to the "Science Nation Topics" area. Here they will find reports on tornadoes, new technologies for the visually handicapped, and the effect that climate change will have on Emperor penguin populations in Antarctica. Each topic is accompanied by related images and links to additional websites of note. Finally, visitors can also sign up to receive updates from the site via email and they are welcome to send along their feedback.

423

78 FR 18360 - Prospective Grant of Start-Up Exclusive License: Manual Device for Constructing Tissue Micro...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...SERVICES National Institutes of Health Prospective Grant of Start-Up Exclusive License: Manual Device for Constructing Tissue Micro Arrays and Methods for Making Cryo Arrays for Use in Association With the Device AGENCY: National Institutes of Health,...

2013-03-26

424

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.

425

Space construction system analysis. Part 2: Construction analysis  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The construction methods specific to the end to end construction process for building the ETVP in low Earth orbit, using the space shuttle orbiter as a construction base, are analyzed. The analyses concerned three missions required to build the basic platform. The first mission involved performing the fabrication of beams in space and assembling the beams into a basic structural framework. The second mission was to install the forward support structure and aft support structure, the forward assembly, and a TT&C antenna. The third mission plan was to complete the construction of the platform and activate it to begin operations in low Earth orbit. The integration of the activities for each mission is described along with the construction requirements and construction logic.

Roebuck, J. A.; Buck, P. A.; Gimlich, G. W.; Greenberg, H. S.; Hart, R. J.; Indrikis, J.; Lefever, A. E.; Lillenas, A. N.; Mcbaine, C. K.

1980-01-01

426

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

427

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

428

15. DETAIL VIEW OF SAWMILL POWER HOUSE FOUNDATION (CONSTRUCTED IN ...  

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

15. DETAIL VIEW OF SAWMILL POWER HOUSE FOUNDATION (CONSTRUCTED IN 1909) SHOWING THE WIRE-ROPE AND RAILROAD RAILS USED AS REINFORCEMENT IN THE CONCRETE. THIS SAME MODE OF REINFORCEMENT WAS USED IN THE DAM. - Hume Lake Dam, Sequioa National Forest, Hume, Fresno County, CA

429

185. Photographic copy of original construction drawing dated March 28, ...  

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

185. Photographic copy of original construction drawing dated March 28, 1932 (from Record Group 115, Denver Branch of the National Archives, Denver). VOLUME CHANGE IN MASS CONCRETE; OWYHEE DAM CONCRETE RESEARCH FOR HOOVER DAM; CONTRACTION JOINT METER INSTALLATION. - Owyhee Dam, Across Owyhee River, Nyssa, Malheur County, OR

430

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

431

180. Photographic copy of original construction drawing dated March 28, ...  

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

180. Photographic copy of original construction drawing dated March 28, 1932 (from Record Group 115, Denver Branch of the National Archives, Denver). VOLUME CHANGE IN MASS CONCRETE; OWYHEE DAM CONRETE RESEARCH FOR HOOVER DAM; INVAR METER DETAILS. - Owyhee Dam, Across Owyhee River, Nyssa, Malheur County, OR

432

Model Spacecraft Construction, Units for Secondary School Industrial Arts.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This publication provides twelve model spacecraft construction plans for use by secondary school teachers in industrial arts classes. These models were adopted and developed from plans supplied by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration and are representative selections from the many spacecraft used in space exploration programs. Some…

Dean, C. Thomas; And Others

433

On Constructing Ageing Rural Populations: "Capturing" the Grey Nomad  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The world's population is ageing, with forecasts predicting this ageing is likely to be particularly severe in the rural areas of more developed countries. These forecasts are developed from nationally aggregated census and survey data and assume spatial homogeneity in ageing. They also draw on narrow understandings of older people and construct

Davies, Amanda

2011-01-01

434

15. Historic view, Marine Railway construction. View to southeast, May ...  

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

15. Historic view, Marine Railway construction. View to southeast, May 28, 1919. Photographic copy of photo. Boston National Historical Park Archives, Charlestown Navy Yard. BOSTS 8962, USN #5046, 5/29/19 - Charlestown Navy Yard, Marine Railway, Between Piers 2 & 3, on Charlestown Waterfront at west end of Navy Yard, Boston, Suffolk County, MA

435

16. Historic view, Marine Railway construction. View to southeast, May ...  

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

16. Historic view, Marine Railway construction. View to southeast, May 29, 1919. Photographic copy of photo. Boston National Historical Park Archives, Charlestown Navy Yard. BOSTS 8962, USN #5049, 5/29/19 - Charlestown Navy Yard, Marine Railway, Between Piers 2 & 3, on Charlestown Waterfront at west end of Navy Yard, Boston, Suffolk County, MA

436

12. Historic view, Marine Railway construction. View to southeast, September ...  

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

12. Historic view, Marine Railway construction. View to southeast, September 8, 1918. Photographic copy of photo. Boston National Historical Park Archives, Charlestown Navy Yard. BOSTS 8962, USN #4229, 9/6/18 - Charlestown Navy Yard, Marine Railway, Between Piers 2 & 3, on Charlestown Waterfront at west end of Navy Yard, Boston, Suffolk County, MA

437

13. Historic view, Marine Railway construction. View to southeast, March ...  

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

13. Historic view, Marine Railway construction. View to southeast, March 9, 1919. Photographic copy of photo. Boston National Historical Park Archives, Charlestown Navy Yard. BOSTS 8962, USN #4801, 3/9/19 - Charlestown Navy Yard, Marine Railway, Between Piers 2 & 3, on Charlestown Waterfront at west end of Navy Yard, Boston, Suffolk County, MA

438

11. Historic view, Marine Railway construction. View to southeast, July ...  

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

11. Historic view, Marine Railway construction. View to southeast, July 5, 1918. Photographic copy of photo. Boston National Historical Park Archives, Charlestown Navy Yard. BOSTS 8962, USN #3988, 7/5/18 - Charlestown Navy Yard, Marine Railway, Between Piers 2 & 3, on Charlestown Waterfront at west end of Navy Yard, Boston, Suffolk County, MA

439

14. Historic view, Marine Railway construction. View to southeast, May ...  

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

14. Historic view, Marine Railway construction. View to southeast, May 5, 1919. Photographic copy of photo. Boston National Historical Park Archives, Charlestown Navy Yard. BOSTS 8962, USN #4930, 5/5/19 - Charlestown Navy Yard, Marine Railway, Between Piers 2 & 3, on Charlestown Waterfront at west end of Navy Yard, Boston, Suffolk County, MA

440

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

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

156. Photographic copy of original construction drawing dated October 24, 1930 (from Record Group 115, Denver Branch of the National Archives, Denver). OWYHEE DAM SPILLWAY; 60 X 12 RING GATE-CONTROL; SCALE FRAME AND SCALES. - Owyhee Dam, Across Owyhee River, Nyssa, Malheur County, OR

441

Construction of an unyielding target for large horizontal impacts  

Microsoft Academic Search

Sandia National Laboratories has constructed an unyielding target at the end of its 2000-foot rocket sled track. This target is made up of approximately 5 million pounds of concrete, an embedded steel load spreading structure, and a steel armor plate face that varies from 10 inches thick at the center to 4 inches thick at the left and right edges.

Douglas James Ammerman; Neil Thomas Davie; Robert J. Kalan

2010-01-01

442

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

443

Developmentally Appropriate Practice and Implications for Knowledge Construction.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This interpretative study explored the view of how children construct knowledge as proposed by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) in its position paper "Developmentally Appropriate Practices in Early Childhood Programs Serving Children from Birth through Age 8, Expanded Edition" (DAP-DOC) (Bredekamp, 1987) to the…

Davis, Lola S.

444

168. Photographic copy of original construction drawing dated April 10, ...  

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

168. Photographic copy of original construction drawing dated April 10, 1928 (from Record Group 115, Denver Branch of the National Archives, Denver). OWYHEE DAM; EMERGENCY GATE AND NEEDLE VALVE ASSEMBLY; 3-4X4 GATES AND 48 VALVES. - Owyhee Dam, Across Owyhee River, Nyssa, Malheur County, OR

445

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

446

95. AVALON DAM Photographic copy of construction drawing dated ...  

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

95. AVALON DAM - Photographic copy of construction drawing dated January 19, 1911 1912? (from Record Group 115, Box 17, Denver Branch of the National Archives, Denver) BALANCING DEVICE FOR 21 FT. DIA. CYLINDER GATE - Carlsbad Irrigation District, Avalon Dam, On Pecos River, 4 miles North of Carlsbad, Carlsbad, Eddy County, NM

447

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

448

The inequality-adjusted human development index: A constructive proposal  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper proposes a method to incorporate a concern for distributional inequalities of income, education, and longevity into the framework of the Human Development Index (HDI), as it is presently designed by the United Nations Development Programme. The paper constructs Gini coefficients, for a set of 20 developing countries, measuring inequalities in annual income, educational attainment, and life-span attainment. These

Douglas A. Hicks

1997-01-01

449

CONSTRUCTION PROGRESS PHOTO SHOWING EXCAVATION PIT FOR MAIN PROCESSING BUILDING ...  

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

CONSTRUCTION PROGRESS PHOTO SHOWING EXCAVATION PIT FOR MAIN PROCESSING BUILDING (CPP-601) LOOKING NORTHWEST. INL PHOTO NUMBER NRTS-50-885. Unknown Photographer, 10/30/1950 - Idaho National Engineering Laboratory, Idaho Chemical Processing Plant, Fuel Reprocessing Complex, Scoville, Butte County, ID

450

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

451

REACTIVITY MEASUREMENT FACILITY, UNDER CONSTRUCTION OVER MTR CANAL IN BASEMENT ...  

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

REACTIVITY MEASUREMENT FACILITY, UNDER CONSTRUCTION OVER MTR CANAL IN BASEMENT OF MTR BUILDING, TRA-603. WOOD PLANKS REST ON CANAL WALL OBSERVABLE IN FOREGROUND. INL NEGATIVE NO. 11745. Unknown Photographer, 8/20/1954 - Idaho National Engineering Laboratory, Test Reactor Area, Materials & Engineering Test Reactors, Scoville, Butte County, ID

452

10. Historic view, Central Power Plant (Building 108) construction. View ...  

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

10. Historic view, Central Power Plant (Building 108) construction. View to northwest, 1904. Photographic copy of photo. Boston National Historical Park Archives, Charlestown Navy Yard. BOSTS 9760, USM #F108N10, 6/1/04 - Charlestown Navy Yard, Central Power Plant, Attached to northeast end of Building 107 at intersection of Third Avenue & Ninth Street, Boston, Suffolk County, MA

453

11. Historic view, Central Power Plant (Building 108) construction. View ...  

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

11. Historic view, Central Power Plant (Building 108) construction. View to northwest, 1916. Photographic copy of photo. Boston National Historical Park Archives, Charlestown Navy Yard. BOSTS9761, USN #2438, 11/2/16 - Charlestown Navy Yard, Central Power Plant, Attached to northeast end of Building 107 at intersection of Third Avenue & Ninth Street, Boston, Suffolk County, MA

454

9. Historic view, Central Power Plant (Building 108) construction. View ...  

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

9. Historic view, Central Power Plant (Building 108) construction. View to northwest, 1903. Photographic copy of photo. Boston National Historical Park Archives, Charlestown Navy Yard. BOSTS 9760, USN #F108N9, 12/1/03 - Charlestown Navy Yard, Central Power Plant, Attached to northeast end of Building 107 at intersection of Third Avenue & Ninth Street, Boston, Suffolk County, MA

455

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

456

An Investigation of Classroom Factors That Influence Proof Construction Ability.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper on classroom factors influencing students' proof construction ability reports findings from the data collected in the first two years of a three-year National Science Foundation (NSF)-funded project. Four different classrooms, two from each participating school, were involved in the project. Data sources included videotaped classroom…

McCrone, Sharon Soucy; Martin, Tami S.; Dindyal, Jaguthsing; Wallace, Michelle L.

457

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.

458

Agricultural Construction Volume I. Arc Welding Project Construction. Instructor's Guide.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This guide contains instructor's materials for teaching a secondary agricultural construction course consisting of instructional units on arc welding (8 lessons) and project construction (14 lessons). The materials for each unit include student objectives, a list of competencies from which the objectives were derived, suggestions for motivating…

Brzozowski, Dick; Admire, Myron

459

National Atlas  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Guess what: On the National Atlas website you can find and make thousands of maps. It's just as interesting as it sounds to let these maps "tell their own stories." This work began as part of an effort to create a new national atlas back in 1997, and since that time it has grown exponentially to include participatory mapping, fact sheets, and much more. Its "father" atlas was created in 1970 and was priced at $100. First-time visitors should use the various sections (Biology, Boundaries, and so on) to learn about the different layers of map data that can be viewed via this digital atlas. Moving on, the Dynamic Maps area includes dozens of maps such as Volcanoes, Vegetation Growth, and Wildlife Mortality. After that, visitors should move on to Map Maker to create their own maps using dozens of thematic map layers contained within topical areas such as geology, history, and government. Half a dozen visits wouldn't do this site justice and it's a valuable resource for geographers, policy-makers, and those in private industry.

460

46 CFR 160.054-3 - Construction.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...SECURITY (CONTINUED) EQUIPMENT, CONSTRUCTION, AND MATERIALS: SPECIFICATIONS AND APPROVAL LIFESAVING EQUIPMENT Kits, First-Aid, for Inflatable Liferafts § 160.054-3 Construction. (a) Construction. The container...

2013-10-01

461

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.

462

Sandia National Laboratories participation in the National Ignition Facility project  

SciTech Connect

The National Ignition Facility is a $1.1B DOE Defense Programs Inertial Confinement Fusion facility supporting the Science Based Stockpile Stewardship Program. The goal of the facility is to achieve fusion ignition and modest gain in the laboratory. The NIF project is responsible for the design and construction of the 192 beam, 1.8 MJ laser necessary to meet that goal. - The project is a National project with participation by Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL), Sandia National Laboratory (SNL), the University of Rochester Laboratory for Laser Energetics (URLLE) and numerous industrial partners. The project is centered at LLNL which has extensive expertise in large solid state lasers. The other partners in the project have negotiated their participation based on the specific expertise they can bring to the project. In some cases, this negotiation resulted in the overall responsibility for a WBS element; in other cases, the participating laboratories have placed individuals in the project in areas that need their individual expertise. The main areas of Sandia`s participation are in the management of the conventional facility design and construction, the design of the power conditioning system, the target chamber system, target diagnostic instruments, data acquisition system and several smaller efforts in the areas of system integration and engineering analysis. Sandia is also contributing to the technology development necessary to support the project by developing the power conditioning system and several target diagnostics, exploring alternate target designs, and by conducting target experiments involving the ``foot`` region of the NIF power pulse. The project has just passed the mid-point of the Title I (preliminary) design phase. This paper will summarize Sandia`s role in supporting the National Ignition Facility and discuss the areas in which Sandia is contributing. 3 figs.

Boyes, J.; Boyer, W.; Chael, J.; Cook, D.; Cook, W.; Downey, T.; Hands, J.; Harjes, C.; Leeper, R.; McKay, P.; Micano, P.; Olson, R.; Porter, J.; Quintenz, J.; Roberts, V.; Savage, M.; Simpson, W.; Seth, A.; Smith, R.; Wavrik, M.; Wilson, M.

1996-08-01

463

The Merits of Construction Management.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Fulton County (Georgia) is using construction management for all of its school construction jobs. This strategy allows the board to select a manager purely on the basis of merit and to have more control over subcontractor selection (including selection of more minority contractors) and management. (MLF)

Wright, Dorothy

1996-01-01

464

OTEC large systems construction techniques  

SciTech Connect

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.

Not Available

1981-01-01

465

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

466

The social construction of Personhood  

Microsoft Academic Search

The current abortion controversy revolves around the opposing issues of a woman's self?determination vs. the right of a fetus to be born. The thesis of this paper is that whether a fetus is aborted or delivered depends to a great degree on how social groups and individuals construct its nature. If the fetus is “constructed” as a person it will

Julia Burkhart

1989-01-01

467

Niche Construction and Cognitive Evolution  

Microsoft Academic Search

Despite the fact that animal behavior involves a particularly powerful form of niche construction, few researchers have considered how the environmental impact of behavior may feed back to influence the evolution of the cognitive underpinnings of behavior. I explore a model that explicitly incorporates niche construction while tracking cognitive evolution. Agents and their stimuli are modeled as coevolving populations. The

Benjamin Kerr

2007-01-01

468

Conceptual Complexity and Construct Validity  

Microsoft Academic Search

Despite a century of methodological and conceptual advances in the technology of psychosocial measurement, poor correspondence between indicators and the constructs they are intended to represent remains a limiting factor to the accumulation of scientific knowledge. Longstanding conventions in measurement may contribute to the failure to develop optimal cri- teria. These conventions include the focus on complex over simple constructs

Robert E. McGrath

2005-01-01

469

Duality Construction of Moduli Spaces  

Microsoft Academic Search

The duality of moduli spaces of coherent sheaves on curves and surfaces gives a GIT free construction of these spaces. It is a suitable generalization for topics as: strange duality, jumping lines of vector bundles on projective space, and Faltings' construction of the moduli space of semistable vector bundles on a complex curve given in his article ‘Stable G-bundles and

Georg Hein

1999-01-01

470

New Ideas for School Construction.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Present educators, architects, engineers, and building product manufacturers with a medium of common interest for discussion of mutual school construction problems, objectives, needs, ideas, capabilities and limitations. Contents include--(1) modern wood construction, (2) school room in a steel mill, (3) masonry in new school design, (4) the…

Producers' Council, Inc., Washington, DC.

471

Risk management in construction industry  

Microsoft Academic Search

Construction industry is highly risk prone, with complex and dynamic project environments creating an atmosphere of high uncertainty and risk. The industry is vulnerable to various technical, sociopolitical and business risks. The track record to cope with these risks has not been very good in construction industry. As a result, the people working in the industry bear various failures, such

Nadeem Ehsan; Ebtisam Mirza; Mehmood Alam; Azam Ishaque

2010-01-01

472

Simulation applied to construction projects  

Microsoft Academic Search

The paper describes the uncertain environment in which construction activity occurs, and in particular the variability in productivity and the occurrence of external interferences. The paper then describes a suite of computer programs known as the Construction Project Simulator (CPS) whose features include: a hierarchy of linked bar charts, ‘preliminaries schedule’, weather data, direct costs, and resources for costing and\\/or

John Bennett; Richard N. Ormerod

1984-01-01

473

CONSTRUCTED WETLANDS IN THE USA  

EPA Science Inventory

Constructed wetlands are becoming increasingly popular for wastewater treatment around the world. his interest has been due to their low construction and maintenance costs and their appeal as natural treatment systems. etlands have been used to treat a wide variety of wastewaters...

474

Circumspection, Preemption and Personal Constructs.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Compared grid measures of logically inconsistent construction and preemptive or reductionistic construction with scores from the Sixteen Personality Factor Questionnaire. Logical inconsistency correlated with traits suggesting neuroticism. Preemption correlated with traits suggesting an incredulous approach to life, in agreement with the…

Chambers, William

1983-01-01

475

How to Construct Tetris Configurations  

Microsoft Academic Search

In this paper we show that every (reasonable) TETRIS configu- ration can be constructed from an initially empty game board using a suitable sequence of pieces. On game boards of even width a simple parity condition has to be fulfilled. The paper provides an explicit construction. This problem is connected to the NP-completeness of certain TETRIS related decision problems.

Hendrik Jan Hoogeboom; Walter A. Kosters

2004-01-01

476

23 CFR 635.305 - Physical construction.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

...2011-04-01 2011-04-01 false Physical construction. 635.305 Section 635...OPERATIONS CONSTRUCTION AND MAINTENANCE Physical Construction Authorization § 635.305 Physical construction. For purposes of this...

2011-04-01

477

23 CFR 635.305 - Physical construction.  

...2014-04-01 2014-04-01 false Physical construction. 635.305 Section 635...OPERATIONS CONSTRUCTION AND MAINTENANCE Physical Construction Authorization § 635.305 Physical construction. For purposes of this...

2014-04-01

478

23 CFR 635.305 - Physical construction.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

...2012-04-01 2012-04-01 false Physical construction. 635.305 Section 635...OPERATIONS CONSTRUCTION AND MAINTENANCE Physical Construction Authorization § 635.305 Physical construction. For purposes of this...

2012-04-01

479

23 CFR 635.305 - Physical construction.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...2013-04-01 2013-04-01 false Physical construction. 635.305 Section 635...OPERATIONS CONSTRUCTION AND MAINTENANCE Physical Construction Authorization § 635.305 Physical construction. For purposes of this...

2013-04-01

480

23 CFR 635.305 - Physical construction.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...2010-04-01 2010-04-01 false Physical construction. 635.305 Section 635...OPERATIONS CONSTRUCTION AND MAINTENANCE Physical Construction Authorization § 635.305 Physical construction. For purposes of this...

2010-04-01

481

49 CFR 1101.3 - Construction.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...2009-10-01 2009-10-01 false Construction. 1101.3 Section 1101.3 Transportation...DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION RULES OF PRACTICE DEFINITIONS AND CONSTRUCTION § 1101.3 Construction. The rules of construction...

2009-10-01

482

49 CFR 1101.3 - Construction.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false Construction. 1101.3 Section 1101.3 Transportation...DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION RULES OF PRACTICE DEFINITIONS AND CONSTRUCTION § 1101.3 Construction. The rules of construction...

2010-10-01

483

49 CFR 1101.3 - Construction.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...2013-10-01 2013-10-01 false Construction. 1101.3 Section 1101.3 Transportation...DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION RULES OF PRACTICE DEFINITIONS AND CONSTRUCTION § 1101.3 Construction. The rules of construction...

2013-10-01

484

National Building Museum  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

National Building Museum in Washington, D.C., has developed Educator Resource Packets, which it makes available for download free of charge from this website. The three packets available at the time of this report were: Patterns that Thump, Bump, and Jump; City by Design; and Bridge Basics. The first packet is intended for students in pre-kindergarten through second grade and aims to increase students' awareness of patterns, their ability to predict patterns, and understanding of ways "to examine and interpret patterns that are found in the built environment." The City by Design packet is intended for kindergarten through sixth-grade students and aims to increase students' awareness of the communities in which they live, promote an understanding for how people's use of land and buildings affects the environment, and to explore the implications of various transportation options. Finally, the packet on Bridge Basics provides instructional ideas for teaching students in grades four through eight about bridge construction and the environmental impact of bridges. Each packet offers a review of key concepts, suggests a few activities and offers some resources for further exploration, along with information on visiting the National Building Museum. Hard copies of the packets are available upon request.

485

CONSTRUCTION VIEW FUEL STORAGE BUILDING (CPP603) LOOKING EAST SHOWING ASBESTOS ...  

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

CONSTRUCTION VIEW FUEL STORAGE BUILDING (CPP-603) LOOKING EAST SHOWING ASBESTOS SIDING. INL PHOTO NUMBER NRTS-51-1543. Unknown Photographer, 2/28/1951 - Idaho National Engineering Laboratory, Idaho Chemical Processing Plant, Fuel Reprocessing Complex, Scoville, Butte County, ID

486

Refugee Camp Planning And Construction Handbook - Air Force Handbook 10- 222, Volume 22.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This handbook describes the range of planning and construction activities associated with the contingency refugee operations. It is designed to augment Air Force Instructions, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) Handbook for Emergenc...

2000-01-01

487

32 CFR 1906.151 - Program accessibility: New construction and alterations.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...National Defense CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY ENFORCEMENT OF...ACTIVITIES CONDUCTED BY THE CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY § 1906.151 Program...construction and alterations. Each building or part of a building that is...

2010-07-01

488

32 CFR 22.310 - Statutes concerning certain research, development, and facilities construction grants.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...research, development, and facilities construction grants. 22.310 Section 22.310 National Defense...Defense OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY OF DEFENSE DoD GRANT AND AGREEMENT REGULATIONS DoD GRANTS AND AGREEMENTS-AWARD AND ADMINISTRATION...

2013-07-01

489

6. 1930's revetment wall next to 1886 constructed revetment wall ...  

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

6. 1930's revetment wall next to 1886 constructed revetment wall on Laurel Creek Road looking SSW. - Great Smoky Mountains National Park Roads & Bridges, Cades Cove Road & Laurel Creek Road, From Townsend Wye to Cades Cove, Gatlinburg, Sevier County, TN

490

CONSTRUCTION PROGRESS PHOTO SHOWING MAIN PROCESSING BUILDING (CPP601) LOOKING NORTH. ...  

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

CONSTRUCTION PROGRESS PHOTO SHOWING MAIN PROCESSING BUILDING (CPP-601) LOOKING NORTH. INL PHOTO NUMBER NRTS-51-1387. Unknown Photographer, 1/31/1951 - Idaho National Engineering Laboratory, Idaho Chemical Processing Plant, Fuel Reprocessing Complex, Scoville, Butte County, ID

491

CONSTRUCTION VIEW OF MAIN PROCESSING BUILDING (CPP601) LOOKING NORTHWEST. INL ...  

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

CONSTRUCTION VIEW OF MAIN PROCESSING BUILDING (CPP-601) LOOKING NORTHWEST. INL PHOTO NUMBER NRTS-51-1390. Unknown Photographer, 1/31/1951 - Idaho National Engineering Laboratory, Idaho Chemical Processing Plant, Fuel Reprocessing Complex, Scoville, Butte County, ID

492

CONSTRUCTION VIEW OF MAIN PROCESSING BUILDING (CPP601) LOOKING EAST. INL ...  

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

CONSTRUCTION VIEW OF MAIN PROCESSING BUILDING (CPP-601) LOOKING EAST. INL PHOTO NUMBER NRTS-51-1547. Unknown Photographer, 2/28/1951 - Idaho National Engineering Laboratory, Idaho Chemical Processing Plant, Fuel Reprocessing Complex, Scoville, Butte County, ID

493

Synthesis of Warm Mix Asphalt Paving Strategies for Use in Montana Highway Construction.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Warm Mix Asphalt (WMA) used as an alternative to conventional Hot Mix Asphalt (HMA) has gained national prominence. WMA uses technological advances that reduce the temperature needed to produce and compact asphalt for the construction of pavements, which ...

S. W. Perkins

2009-01-01

494

National Nursing Home Survey  

MedlinePLUS

... Publications and Products Listserv Related Sites Surveys and Data Collection Systems National Home and Hospice Care Survey National ... Long-Term Care Providers NCHS Home Surveys and Data Collection Systems National Health Care Surveys The National Nursing ...

495

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

496

Thailand: Architecture/Engineering/Construction/Services: Building Construction.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The market survey covers the building construction services market in Thailand. The analysis contains statistical and narrative information on projected market demand, end-users; receptivity of Thai consumers to U.S. products; the competitive situation, a...

S. Sinmoo

1992-01-01

497

National transuranic program plan  

SciTech Connect

As a result of various program initiatives, the U.S. generated and will continue to generate waste contaminated with radioactive materials. Because of increased awareness of the risks and special requirements to safely manage long-lived alpha-emitting radionuclides, a new category of radioactive waste, transuranic (TRU) waste, was adopted in 1970. Heads of Field Elements can determine that other alpha-contaminated wastes, peculiar to a specific site, must be managed as transuranic waste{close_quotes}. TRU waste is generated and stored at various DOE sites around the country. In December 1993, the National Transuranic Program Office (NTPO) was established as part of the Carlsbad Area Office (CAO) to integrate and coordinate the diverse organizational elements that contribute to the complex-wide management of TRU waste. Numerous sites with small TRU waste inventories are also part of the national TRU waste system. The majority of TRU waste is also contaminated with hazardous materials and is thus considered mixed waste. Mixed waste must be managed in compliance with all federal, state, and local regulations that are applicable to the radioactive and/or hazardous component of the waste. Each generator site is responsible for the management of its respective waste. Sites must plan and implement programs to minimize, characterize, package, treat, store, ship, and dispose of all TRU waste; construct required waste management facilities and equipment; obtain permits; perform site-specific National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) analyses; conduct environmental studies; perform laboratory analyses; and certify that waste meets appropriate disposal facility criteria. Due to the toxicity and long half-lives of TRU radionuclides, TRU waste must be disposed in a manner that offers greater confinement than shallow land burial.

Not Available

1994-10-11

498

Passive-solar construction handbook  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

An identification and explanation of pertinent considerations in the construction of passively solar heated buildings are presented. Toward that end, the handbook discusses solar design principles, site planning and access, system components, construction details, financial considerations and other items which are essential considerations in passive solar design. The handbook was designed for a multitude of uses: as an instructional tool in workshops and seminars; as a compendium of passive solar design elements; and, as a reference guide to building trade professionals entering passive solar construction.

1981-09-01

499

Spectral tetris fusion frame constructions  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

A fusion frame is a collection of subspaces in a Hilbert space, generalizing the idea of a frame for signal representation. A tool to construct fusion frames is the spectral tetris algorithm, a flexible and elementary method to construct unit norm frames with a given frame operator having all of its eigenvalues greater than or equal to two. We discuss how spectral tetris can be used to construct fusion frames with prescribed eigenvalues for its fusion frame operator and with prescribed dimensions for its subspaces.

Casazza, Peter G.; Fickus, Matthew; Heinecke, Andreas; Wang, Yang; Zhou, Zhengfang

2011-09-01

500

Decommissioning plan for the National Ignition Facility  

SciTech Connect

The National Ignition Facility (NIF) is a US Department of Energy inertial confinement laser fusion experimental facility currently under construction at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL). To ensure that decontamination and decommissioning (D&D) issues at the end-of-life are manageable, this subject has received attention from an early stage. This paper summarizes the NIF D&D issues, and the status of the D&D plan.

Brereton, S., LLNL

1998-05-27