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The Discursive Construction and (Ab)uses of a "German Childhood" in Primers during the Time of National Socialism 1933-1945  

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Recent studies on primers from the time of the Third Reich in Germany show surprisingly little evidence of ideologisation. In comparison with other textbooks, national socialist contents were found to be present to a very limited degree. Rather than presenting the ideology, the books encouraged identification of the children with the presented…

Heinze, Carsten

2012-01-01

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The Discursive Construction of the "Competent" Learner-Worker: From Key Competencies to "Employability Skills"  

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The subjectivity of workers, articulated in terms of the personal attributes required in ongoing conditions of economic change, has been at the forefront of current discussions of generic skills in Australia. This article explores the discursive construction and reconstruction of the "competent" learner-worker from its initial elaboration in the…

Williams, Carolyn

2005-01-01

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Preservice elementary teachers' use of a discursive model of meaning making in the co-construction of science understanding  

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This research investigates how three preservice elementary teachers were prepared to teach science using a Discursive Model of Meaning Making. The research is divided into two parts. The first consists of the nature of the participants’ learning experiences in a science methods course within a school-university Professional Development School partnership. This part of the investigation used Constant Comparative Analysis of field notes gathered through participant observation of the methods course. The analysis investigated how the methods instructors employed productive questioning, talk moves, and a coherent research based Teaching Science as Argument Framework. The second part of the study consisted of an investigation into how the participants applied what they experienced during the methods course in their initial science teaching experiences, as well as how the participants made sense of their initial science teaching. Data consisted of teaching videos of the participants during their initial science teaching experiences and self-analysis videos created by the participants. This part of the research used Discourse Analysis of the teaching and self-analysis videos. These inquiries provide insight into what aspects of the methods course were taken up by the participants and how they made sense of their practices. Findings are: 1) Throughout the methods course, instructors modeled how the Teaching Science as Argument Framework can be used to negotiate scientific understanding by employing a Discursive Model of Meaning Making. 2) During lesson plan conferences the Discursive Model was emphasized as participants planned classroom discussion and explored possible student responses enabling them to anticipate how they could attempt to increase student understanding. 3) Participants displayed three distinct patterns of adoption of the Teaching Science as Argument Framework (TSAF), involving different discursive practices. They were, • Detached Discursive Approach: Use of some discursive strategies without an apparent connection to the TSAF. • Connected Approach with a Focus on Student Thinking: Intentional use of the Discursive Model informed by aspects of the TSAF. • TSAF Approach: Priority is given to the TSAF supported by substantial application of the Discursive Model. 4) The evidence participants chose to highlight in their self-analysis videos is reflective of their patterns of adoption of the Teaching Science as Argument Framework and their differing discursive practices. Analysis led to the formation of the middle theory that when learning to teach science in the elementary school, teacher commitment to the discourse and practices of science is constructed through participation in a learning community where a discursive model of meaning making is the norm. Curricular and methodological implications, as well as implications for future research are presented.

Boyer, Elisebeth C.

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

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

Atkinson, Dwight

2002-01-01

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Redefining Entrepreneurship: The Discursive Constructions and Dialectics of Women's Sole-Proprietorship, Business-Ownership and Direct Sales Business-Ownership  

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This study examines the discursive constructions of women entrepreneurs related to their roles as sole-proprietors, business-owners and direct sales business-owners as well as the communicative contradictions experienced by these women...

Jacocks, Cara Whitney

2014-08-11

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Discourses on Violence in Costa Rica, El Salvador and Nicaragua: National Patterns of Attention and Cross-border Discursive Nodes  

Microsoft Academic Search

It has become common to state that youth gangs and organized crime have seized Central America. For theories on contemporary Central American violence, Costa Rica, El Salvador and Nicaragua present important test cases, demonstrating the need to differentiate the diagnosis. First, national discourses on violence differ from country to country, with varying threat levels, patterns of attention, and discursive leitmotivs.

Anika Oettler

2007-01-01

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Exploring the Discursively Constructed Identities of a Teacher-Writer Teaching Writing  

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In the light of international interest in teachers' literate identities and practices, this paper addresses the under-researched area of teachers' writing identities. It examines the multimodal interactive discursive practices at play in the writing classroom of a teacher in the UK who, in order to support the pupils, consciously…

Cremin, Teresa; Baker, Sally

2014-01-01

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The American Society's Constructed Image of Deaf People as Drawn from Discursive Constructions of Deaf People in Major U.S. Newspaper Articles on Cochlear Implantation  

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This study will explore the constructed image of deaf people in the American society as drawn through analyses of discursive structures in articles on cochlear implantation in major U.S. newspapers published between 2006-2009. To analyze discursive structures of newspaper articles, the approach of Critical Discourse Analysis (CDA) will be…

Fleischer, Flavia Samella

2011-01-01

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Guada-narco-lupe, Maquilarañas and the Discursive Construction of Gender and Difference on the US–Mexico Border in Mexican Media Representations  

Microsoft Academic Search

This article explores the ways in which Mexican media works to construct gender and difference in relation to the US–Mexico border. Through a discourse analysis of one Mexican newspaper, I argue that discursive violence, ‘narratives of eviction’ and silences are implicated in the construction of women as weak, sexualized objects, and Mexicans as raced, backward ‘others’. In so doing, I

Margath A. Walker

2005-01-01

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"It's Actually Very Normal That I'm Different". How Physically Disabled Youth Discursively Construct and Position Their Body/Self  

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In this paper, we explore how physically disabled youth who participate in mainstream education discursively construct and position themselves in relation to dominant discourses about sport and physicality that mark their bodies as "abnormal" and "deviant". We employ a feminist poststructuralist perspective to analyze the…

van Amsterdam, Noortje; Knoppers, Annelies; Jongmans, Marian

2015-01-01

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

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

Abou-Rizk, Zeina; Rail, Geneviève

2014-02-01

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The Discursive Construction of College English Learners' Identity in Cross-Cultural Interactions  

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There are abundant studies on second/foreign language learners' identities. However, there appears to be insufficient longitudinal research on the construction of learners' L2 identities in systematic interactions between fixed dyads in an out-of-class context. Adopting a critical discourse analysis framework (Fairclough, 2003) and suitably…

Gu, Michelle Mingyue

2010-01-01

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The Implicated Advocate: The Discursive Construction of the Democratic Practices of School Principals in the USA  

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Changes in the public service sector during the last stages of the twentieth century contributed to an international reconfiguration of state-centric governance. Supported by the discourses of individualism, marketization, national governance, and competition, this (re)shaping of governance presents a specific dilemma for the political identity of…

Carpenter, Bradley W.; Brewer, Curtis

2014-01-01

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

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

Haque, Muhammed Shahriar; Abedin, Zainul

2011-01-01

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

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

Smith, Nigel V.; Morgan, Mandy

2010-01-01

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Discursive Hierarchical Patterning in Economics Cases  

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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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Resisting, reproducing, resigned? Low-income pregnant women's discursive constructions and experiences of health and weight gain.  

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In this article, we use qualitative methodology to explore how 15 low-income women of diverse sociocultural location construct and experience health and weight gain during pregnancy, as well as how they position themselves in relation to messages pertaining to weight gain, femininity and motherhood that they encounter in their lives. Discussing the findings through a feminist poststructuralist lens, we conclude that the participants are complex, fragmented subjects, interpellated by multiple and at times conflicting subject positions. While the discourse of maternal responsibility (i.e. managing personal behaviours for the baby's health) is very much in evidence in their narratives, embodied experiences of pregnancy, lived experiences of financial constraints and religious beliefs provided some with an alternative discourse and resistant subject position. Participants also had mixed emotions about weight gain; they recognized the need to gain weight in order to have a healthy pregnancy, but weight gain was also not welcome as participants reproduced the dominant discourse of obesity and the discourse of 'feminine' bodily norms. Based on our results, we advocate for change to recent clinical guidelines and social discourses around pregnancy and weight gain, as well as for policies that provide pregnant women with a range of health-promoting resources. PMID:24330165

Jette, Shannon; Rail, Geneviève

2014-09-01

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Food for talk: discursive identities, food choice and eating practices  

Microsoft Academic Search

This thesis focuses on the construction and use of identities in food interaction. Insights from discursive psychology and conversation analysis are drawn upon to examine the interactional functions of identities in online food talk.<\\/span>Discursive psychology (DP) explores how psychological themes, such as identity, are handled and managed in discourse, by participants themselves. The main principle of this approach is that

P. W. J. Sneijder

2006-01-01

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Diagnosis of famine: a discursive contribution.  

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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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Chapter Four: Discursive Resources  

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

Young, Richard F.

2008-01-01

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Foxes, green fields and Britishness: on the rhetorical construction of place and national identity.  

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This paper explores an accepted but under researched feature of national categories: their complex relationship with social constructions of place. We argue that social psychological work on national identification and mobilization would benefit from closer attention to this relationship. In order to develop this argument, we analyse a series of newspaper accounts published on behalf of the Countryside Alliance, a coalition formed to preserve rural 'ways of life' in the UK and, more specifically, to defend extant practices of hunting. Applying a discourse analytic method, we show how the Alliance has exploited the rhetoric of place in order to portray the preservation of hunting as an issue of national significance. By associating British identity with the 'rural idyll' of the English countryside, the organization has appealed to a place construction in which hunting and its associated activities become cast as essential expressions of the national character. Building on relevant work in geography and discursive psychology, we trace some wider implications of this process for social psychological research on category construction, reification and collective mobilization. PMID:15035696

Wallwork, Jodi; Dixon, John A

2004-03-01

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46. Photocopy of microfiched construction drawing by Yosemite National Park, ...  

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

46. Photocopy of microfiched construction drawing by Yosemite National Park, California, date unknown. (Microfiched drawing located at the Denver Service Center, #104/5048). ELECTRIC DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM (SHEET 1 OF 2, Eastern Section). - Yosemite Hydroelectric Power Plant, Highways 120 & 140, Yosemite Village, Mariposa County, CA

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47. Photocopy of microfiched construction drawing by Yosemite National Park, ...  

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47. Photocopy of microfiched construction drawing by Yosemite National Park, California, date unknown. (Microfiched drawing located at the Denver Service Center, #104/5048). ELECTRIC DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM (SHEET 2 OF 2, Weastern Section). - Yosemite Hydroelectric Power Plant, Highways 120 & 140, Yosemite Village, Mariposa County, CA

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The Discursive Production of Classroom Mathematics  

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

Smith, Kim; Hodson, Elaine; Brown, Tony

2013-01-01

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Language, Metaphor, and Creativity in Discursive Prose.  

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Traces the denigration of discursive prose back through the "New Criticism" to Romanticism and Samuel Taylor Coleridge, who saw poetry as special and separate from other rhetoric. Notes that discursive prose can be just as creative and interesting as poetry. Urges composition teachers to shift their point of view accordingly. (RL)

Ross, William T.

1978-01-01

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Mobilizing support for the extreme right: a discursive analysis of minority leadership.  

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This study uses a tripolar model of minority influence to investigate social category constructions of extreme right politicians. The analysis focuses on Geert Wilders, leader of the extreme right Party For Freedom (PVV) in the Netherlands. It is examined how this popular politician construes the interdependent relations between himself, the population, and mainstream politicians, and discursively manages his controversial standpoints and proposals. Four parliamentary debates are analysed. The analysis shows that by defining national identity, Wilders invokes a self-image as a prototypical member of the population. Furthermore, and in contrast to other politicians, Wilders works up a self-image of a responsible and realistic politician who is group oriented. In addition, the analysis suggests that being a minority can be of strategic political value and therefore a position to foster. The relevance of the analysis for social psychological approaches to leadership and political minorities is discussed. PMID:22435847

Rooyackers, Ilse N; Verkuyten, Maykel

2012-03-01

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Scientific literacy and discursive identity: A theoretical framework for understanding science learning  

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In this paper we propose the construct of discursive identity as a way to examine student discourse. We drew from the work of Gee (2001, Review of Research in Education, 25, 99-125) and Nasir and Saxe (2003, Educational Researcher, 32(5), 14-18) to consider the multiple contexts and developmental timescales of student discursive identity development. We argue that theories of scientific literacy need to consider the sociocultural contexts of language use in order to examine fully affiliation and alienation associated with appropriation of scientific discourse. As an illustrative case, we apply discursive identity to series of short exchanges in a fifth-grade classroom of African-American students. The discussion examines potential co-construction of student identity and scientific literacy.

Brown, Bryan A.; Reveles, John M.; Kelly, Gregory J.

2005-09-01

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75 FR 9392 - National Institute of Standards and Technology Construction Grant Program  

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...National Institute of Standards and Technology RIN 0693-ZA95 [Docket No...National Institute of Standards and Technology Construction Grant Program AGENCY...National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), Department of...

2010-03-02

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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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Ethnicity and Education in China and Vietnam: Discursive Formations of Inequality  

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This article aims to understand how ethnicity is discursively framed in national policies in China and Vietnam and argues that policy discourses affect how the "problem" of ethnicity and educational inequalities is framed and how these inequalities can be addressed. The analysis shows how both Marxist and market-economy governing…

DeJaeghere, Joan; Wu, Xinyi; Vu, Lisa

2015-01-01

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

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

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Chapter One: What Is Discursive Practice?  

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Practice is not meant to be understood as the opposite of theory, DeKeyser wrote; instead, practice involves specific activities in an L2 that learners engage in, deliberately, with the goal of developing knowledge of and skills in the L2. In the book "Discursive Practice in Language Learning and Teaching," by "practice" the author means something…

Young, Richard F.

2008-01-01

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Equal education, unequal identities: children’s construction of identities and Taiwanese nationalism in education   

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Children have been marginalised in nationalism studies, particularly in the discussion of education. The process of education was taken for granted while children’s agency and their construction of national discourses ...

Chang, Hung-Chieh

2012-11-28

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Elkmont Vehicle Bridge, Construction PeelAway Great Smoky Mountains National ...  

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

Elkmont Vehicle Bridge, Construction Peel-Away - Great Smoky Mountains National Park Roads & Bridges, Elkmont Vehicle Bridge, Spanning Little River at Elkmont Campground, Gatlinburg, Sevier County, TN

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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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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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National Spherical Torus Experiment (NSTX) Construction, Commissioning, and Initial Operations  

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University Plasma Physics Laboratory* P.O. Box 451, Princeton, NJ 08543 * Under USDOE Contract #DE-AC02 to the realization of a practical fusion power source. Engineering design began in October 1995. Installation of 1999, the construction project has been declared complete, and the machine has been restarted

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

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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  

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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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Rhetorical Theory and the Critique of National Identity Construction  

Microsoft Academic Search

A striking feature of scholarship on national identity is the relative absence of rhetorical theory, or theory related to the persuasive dimensions of discourse, especially given the fact that rhetorical theorists have been concerned with the manufacturing of public opinion and collective identity for over two millennia. To address this absence, this article discusses how rhetorical theories dealing with narrative

2005-01-01

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National Construction Safety Team (NCST) Advisory Committee (Committee) Meeting  

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. Joplin Tornado Report A. Overview Dr. Marc Levitan, Lead, National Windstorm Impact Reduction Program, 2011, Tornado in Joplin, Missouri(http://www.nist.gov/el/disasterstudies/ncst/upload/NCSTACmtgDec2013LevitanJoplin.pdf). The draft Joplin tornado report is available for public comment at: http

Perkins, Richard A.

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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

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National wind energy construction program: its energy and economic impact  

Microsoft Academic Search

Developing the 1.7 quad wind energy portion of the 18.5 quad (20 percent) National Renewable Energy Coal translates into 500,000 million kWh\\/year of electrical power generation. If, for example, wind dynamos that produced 10 million kWh\\/year were used, 50,000 large wind machines would be required. A Near-Term Goal of 5000 MW by 1989 is needed to develop the manufacturing industry

1980-01-01

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

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

Tormey, Roland

2006-01-01

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

SUSAN CONDOR; JACKIE ABELL

2006-01-01

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Philip L. Kohl

1998-01-01

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The Transcendence and Non-Discursivity of the Lifeworld  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper points to two little-discussed interrelated features—among sociologists—about the nature of the lifeworld (Lebenswelt): that the experience of transcendence is an essential component of human actions, and that lived experience (Erlebnis) is founded on the non-discursivity of the lifeworld, i.e., the pre-predicative background expectancies from which the discursive\\u000a arises. I examine the intellectual route of Alfred Schutz who developed

Wing-Chung Ho

2008-01-01

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

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

Waugh, Linda R.

2010-01-01

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The construction of a building capable of hosting the nation's supercomputers for the next decades  

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The construction of a building capable of hosting the nation's supercomputers for the next decades, one for the offices and one for the supercomputers. The five-storey of- fice block has been built by which the energy efficiency of a supercomputer centre is measured is the PUE rating (power usage

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1 http://www.nist.gov/el/disasterstudies/ncst/ National Construction Safety Team (NCST)  

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1 http://www.nist.gov/el/disasterstudies/ncst/ National Construction Safety Team (NCST) Advisory "buildings" in the last sentence of the first paragraph under the new "Background" section. The entire affecting pre-disaster mitigation and post-disaster response. The Committee agreed to change the sentence

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

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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

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http://www.nist.gov/el/disasterstudies/ncst/index.cfm National Construction Safety Team (NCST)  

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-go decision criteria in place for launching NCST studies? 2. Is the study of the Joplin, Missouri tornado investigation team The initiation of a project to create a data repository The investigation of the Joplin, MO tornado Background In October 2002, the President signed into law the National Construction Safety Team

Magee, Joseph W.

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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

55

National Institute of Standards and Technology National Construction Safety Team Act  

E-print Network

, a massive tornado impacted Joplin, MO. The tornado was rated EF5, the most powerful on the Enhanced Fujita Act to study the building performance and emergency communications during the tornado that struck Joplin, MO on May 22, 2011. According to the National Weather Service (NWS) and the Federal Emergency

Magee, Joseph W.

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National 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

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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

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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

59

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Linda R. Waugh

2010-01-01

60

Accounting for Success and Failure: A Discursive Psychological Approach to Sport Talk  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In recent years, constructionist methodologies such as discursive psychology (Edwards & Potter, 1992) have begun to be used in sport research. This paper provides a practical guide to applying a discursive psychological approach to sport data. It discusses the assumptions and principles of discursive psychology and outlines the stages of a…

Locke, Abigail

2004-01-01

61

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

62

The Modulation of Discursive Functions. Melanges Pedagogiques, 1974.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Discursive functions are seldom expressed in an absolutely neutral way. In most cases, various colorings - expressive, affective or social - are superimposed on the utterance by which a function is conveyed. In so far as these colorings are not random shades, but can be regarded as graded nuances within given ranges, selected in order to fit the…

Roussel, F.

63

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

64

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

65

Discursive Work for Educational Administrators: Tensions in Negotiating Partnerships  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article draws on a case study of a school-university partnership negotiation to focus on the discursive practices at work. Two questions form the central focus of this article. Firstly, how do different discourses function in educational partnership negotiations? This highlights observations about which discourses are evident in individuals'…

Fenwick, Tara J.

2004-01-01

66

The Discursive Practice of Participation in an Elementary Classroom Community  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study examines the discursive practice of participation in an elementary classroom community aiming towards collective meaning-making and joint creation of knowledge. The theoretical and methodological basis of the study is shaped by the sociocultural and socio-linguistic approaches. Through examining the communicative practices and…

Kovalainen, Minna; Kumpulainen, Kristiina

2005-01-01

67

The Discursive Performance of Leadership in Schools  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Department for Children, Schools and Families (now the Department for Education) and the National College for School Leadership (now the National College for Leadership of Schools and Children's Services) have been active participants in framing and shaping discourse in relation to leadership in schools in England. This paper is based upon…

Hall, Dave; Gunter, Helen M.; Bragg, Joanna

2011-01-01

68

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

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

1994-10-01

69

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

SciTech Connect

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

Brunckhorst, K

2009-04-21

70

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

71

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2013-01-01

72

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

73

Technical documentation in support of the project-specific analysis for construction and operation of the National Ignition Facility  

SciTech Connect

This document provides information that supports or supplements the data and impact analyses presented in the National Ignition Facility (NIF) Project-Specific Analysis (PSA). The purposes of NIF are to achieve fusion ignition in the laboratory for the first time with inertial confinement fusion (ICF) technology and to conduct high- energy-density experiments ins support of national security and civilian application. NIF is an important element in the DOE`s science-based SSM Program, a key mission of which is to ensure the reliability of the nation`s enduring stockpile of nuclear weapons. NIF would also advance the knowledge of basic and applied high-energy- density science and bring the nation a large step closer to developing fusion energy for civilian use. The NIF PSA includes evaluations of the potential environmental impacts of constructing and operating the facility at one of five candidate site and for two design options.

Lazaro, M.A.; Vinikour, W. [Argonne National Lab., IL (United States). Environmental Assessment Div.; Allison, T. [Argonne National Lab., IL (United States). Decision and Information Sciences Div.] [and others

1996-09-01

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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

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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, 2014

...Institutes of Health Construction Grants Summary...the Office of Management and Budget...Institutes of Health Construction GrantsB42 CFR...request at the job site. Section 52b...reports at the job site. Frequency...grants in the construction phase, is estimated...Office of Management...

2011-10-27

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

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

...Institutes of Health Construction Grants SUMMARY...the Office of Management and Budget...Institutes of Health Construction Grants 42 CFR...request at the job site. Section 52b...reports at the job site. Frequency...grants in the construction phase, is estimated...Office of Management...

2011-08-17

77

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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Graduate Studies Construction Engineering  

E-print Network

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

Jacobs, Laurence J.

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Xavier, Christine Anita; Alsagoff, Lubna

2013-01-01

80

Nation, nationalism, and the rhetoric of praying for Nigeria in distress  

Microsoft Academic Search

This article explores the discursive practice of praying for a postcolonial nation that is undergoing political and economic distress. The principal objective is to show that praying, as a verbal act, is also a form of narrative rhetoric on the condition of nation, and means of reconstructing nationalism as a spiritual obligation. Nevertheless, praying for the nation in distress, as

Obododimma Oha

2005-01-01

81

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

82

Nationality of a World State: (Re)constructions of England in utopian fiction   

E-print Network

This thesis examines the utopian writings of Robert Hugh Benson, H. G. Wells and Aldous Huxley in the context of contemporary and modern nationally conscious discourses. Focusing on the period of 1910-1939, the present ...

Shadurski, Maxim

2013-11-26

83

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

84

Performing Identities in Speaking Tests: Co-Construction Revisited  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Poststructuralist perspectives on the discursive construction of identity and critical approaches to linguistics, discourse analysis, and language testing have contributed to a growing awareness of the complex social nature of performance in speaking tests. In this article, I explore how the concept of co-construction is useful to understand how…

Norton, Julie

2013-01-01

85

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

PubMed Central

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

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

2012-01-01

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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

87

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Brashears, Matthew E.

2008-01-01

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

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

...Construction Approval to Energy Fuels for Tailings Cell A and the Phase I Evaporation Ponds at the proposed Pi[ntilde]on Ridge Uranium Mill. Tailings Cell A and the Phase I Evaporation Ponds are regulated under 40 CFR part 61, subpart W. The...

2012-03-21

89

Constructing National and European Identities: The Case of Greek-Cypriot Pupils  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The European Union's increasing attention to social and cultural matters has been expressed through the notions of European citizenship and identity which are to be developed among children, adolescents and adults. Whether, and if so, how, children perceive a European identity to coexist with national identities is a challenging and relatively…

Philippou, Stavroula

2005-01-01

90

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Manz, Stefan

2004-01-01

91

Alterity and construction of national identity in three Kristen Bjorn films.  

PubMed

In the gay pornographic films Manly Beach (1991), Call of the Wild (1992) and Paradise Plantation (1994), director Kristen Bjorn capitalises on the appeal of alterity, or "otherness." By using exotic locations and national stereotypes, he provides North American viewers with idealised sexual scenarios that are different, but not too different, from that with which they are familiar. PMID:15451711

Westcott, Clare N

2004-01-01

92

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

E-print Network

exercise agency in colonialism through their homes. Historical Context My project focuses on British colonialism in India between the years 1857? 1947. England began colonizing India in the early 1600s when the British East India Company was given... part purely innocent and based out of a mutual respect and love for Bimala, Sandip*s desires to "enlighten" Bimala prove to actually be part of his larger tyrannical self-love which he has manifested into his extremist Swadeshi nationalism...

Miller, Erin Michelle

2013-02-22

93

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

American Inst. of Architects, Washington, DC.

94

Inspection of alleged design and construction deficiencies in the Nuclear Materials Storage Facility at the Los Alamos National Laboratory  

SciTech Connect

On June 8, 1994, the Office of Inspections, Office of Inspector General (OIG), Department of Energy (DOE), received a letter dated May 31, 1994, from a complainant concerning the Nuclear Materials Storage Facility (NMSF) at the Los Alamos National Laboratory. The complainant alleged that the NMSF, completed in 1987, was so poorly designed and constructed that it was never usable and that DOE proposed to gut the entire facility and sandblast the walls. According to the complainant, ``these errors are so gross as to constitute professional malpractice in a commercial design setting.`` The complainant further stated that ``DOE proposes to renovate this facility to store large amounts of plutonium (as much as 30 metric tons, by some accounts), and it is imperative that the public receive some assurance that this waste will not recur and that the facility will be made safe.`` The purpose of our inspection was to determine if the allegations regarding the design and construction of the NMSF were accurate, and if so, to determine if the Government could recover damages from the Architect/Engineer and/or the construction contractor. We also reviewed the Department`s proposed actions to renovate the NMSF.

NONE

1997-01-16

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

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

Thiel, Andreas

2010-07-01

96

Constructing a strategic, national resource: European policies and the up-scaling of water services in the Algarve, Portugal.  

PubMed

Water management has been significantly reshaped throughout recent decades in Europe and worldwide. Vivid examples of this restructuring include Southern European coastal zones which have been transformed into the European "pleasure periphery" over the last 40 years, requiring significant changes in water service provision. Taking it as an illustrative case of the Southern European coastal freshwater crisis and the way different European Member States have dealt with it, the article provides an account of the Algarve, indicative of typical Portuguese dynamics, and compares it with developments in other European countries. Expanding demands on water services in this region led to a crisis situation throughout the nineties, which was resolved by shifting physical infrastructures and competencies to the supra-local level. The re-scaling of water management was instrumental to expanding national control over the sector at the expense of local authorities and privatization. The national level used European funds and regulations to re-configure the institutional and infrastructure set-up in order to provide for tourism and agricultural expansion. Quality tourism was constructed as a decentral, hegemonic state spatial project, with the Algarvian's entire water resource base being put at its disposal. The solution found illustrates a modified version of the supply side and surface water oriented "hydraulic paradigm" in Portugal: geared towards tourism and urban areas and the maintenance of irrigation agriculture. Delays in infrastructures, ideological preferences, maintaining national control over strategic water services and territoriality contributed towards the construction of water services as part of this hegemonic state spatial strategy for tourism expansion. PMID:20458480

Thiel, Andreas

2010-07-01

97

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

98

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

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

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1997-06-05

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Zvi Bekerman

2002-01-01

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

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

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

2012-05-01

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(Construction and operation of SUNY facilities at the National Synchrotron Light Source): Progress report, December 1, 1987-November 30, 1988  

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The SUNY PRT was formed in 1980 to give SUNY researchers and their associates access to advanced facilities in Materials Research at the National Synchrotron Light Source. The beamline which we have constructed during the past years allows a large variety of novel experiments, and will achieve its full potential when NSLS resumes operation. It is open to all PRT members, which include non-SUNY faculty, and in addition provides access to general users during 25% of beamtime. The PRT has designed and constructed a multi-disciplinary facility, initially located at port X21, and more recently moved to X3. The first branch, X21A, became operational in January 1985 at the start-up of the x-ray ring. By the end of the Phase 1 experimental period, four ports were being used or in advanced states of commissioning. Modifications and additions are being made during the move to X3 which will result in five experimental stations, of which three will have independent optics, and two timeshare a mirror/monochromator combination. A description of the present status of the stations and a summary of recent results are given. Since no beamtime was available during the past 14 months, these mainly reflect analysis of data collected in the preceding year. A full list of PRT publications since the inception of the project is included. The large number of papers presented at conferences during the 1986-1989 period attest to the productivity of our facility.

Coppens, P.

1988-01-01

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

USGS Publications Warehouse

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

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

2011-01-01

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

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

Joyce, Carmel; Stevenson, Clifford; Muldoon, Orla

2013-09-01

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

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

Catalano, Theresa

2011-01-01

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Anime tourism: discursive construction and reception of the Studio Ghibli Art Museum  

Microsoft Academic Search

Anime tourism has been an important phenomenon within Japanese culture for the past decade. The signs of this global tourism can be read in the growing number of museums and theme parks in Japan dedicated to the history, and contemporary global success, of anime culture. However, the reputed aims and forms of these entertainment venues varies wildly, with some anime

Rayna Denison

2010-01-01

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The professional construction of 'paranoia' and the discursive use of diagnostic criteria.  

PubMed

This study examined the ways in which five mental health professionals talked about paranoia. A discourse analysis (Potter & Wetherell, 1987) suggested that interviewees positioned themselves, and were themselves positioned, by a number of discourses, or systematic ways of talking, in relation to this topic. These discourses appeared to serve a number of functions including the maintenance of professional legitimacy. Interviewees used a number of rhetorical strategies (including exploiting the range and ambiguity of diagnostic definitions, criteria and theories) in order to meet challenges, for example that paranoid beliefs might be true. PMID:7918208

Harper, D J

1994-06-01

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

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to experience intense stress, emotional numbness, and burnout. Waldron and Krone (1991) found that suppressing emotions heightened corrections officers? tension and stress levels and damaged their interpersonal relationships. On the other hand, Shuler... personal training, Yoga, Pilates, Tai Chi, self-defense, massage therapy, intramurals, and outdoor trips. To oversee all of these activities, the SRC keeps a large number of staff on hand. The building contains two main levels, and the second floor...

Haman, Mary Kathryn

2007-04-25

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Mathematics and the Flight from the Feminine: The Discursive Construction of Gendered Subjectivity in Mathematics Textbooks  

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There is a widespread awareness in the American culture that women do not pursue careers in mathematics-related fields in equal numbers to men. Efforts to address this disparity by reforming mathematics education have met with some success; recent research shows that girls' achievements in mathematics stay on par with those of boys through…

Hottinger, Sara

2010-01-01

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

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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

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Constructing Outsiders: The Discursive Framing of Access in University Diversity Policies  

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This article investigates how discourses circulating in diversity policies reflect and produce perceptions about diversity in higher education. This study, utilizing the method of policy discourse analysis, examines 21 diversity action plans issued at 20 U.S. land-grant universities to understand how these policy documents frame diversity.…

Iverson, Susan V.

2012-01-01

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Outsiders in Their Homeland: Discursive Construction of Aboriginal Women and Citizenship  

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Confrontations between urban neighborhoods and activist organizations seeking affordable housing and shelter for the homeless are attracting the increased attention of academics and policy makers. Perceived as a problem to be resolved, and constituted as a "syndrome," the social phenomenon "not in my backyard" (NIMBY) is positioned as a response…

Fiske, Jo-Anne; Belanger, Yale D.; Gregory, David

2010-01-01

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Educational Psychologists' Constructions of Sexuality and the Implications for Practice  

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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

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The Construction of Author Voice by Editorial Board Members  

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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

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Leadership and communication: discursive evidence of a workplace culture change  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Janet Holmes; Stephanie Schnurr; Meredith Marra

2007-01-01

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Reclaiming the space of entrepreneurship in society: geographical, discursive and social dimensions  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper seeks to explore and to reflect upon the implications of how to conceive entrepreneurship when considered as a societal rather than an economic phenomenon. To conceive and reclaim the space in which entrepreneurship is seen at work in society, we point at the geographical, discursive and social dimensions from where we develop three crucial and connected questions that

Chris Steyaert; Jerome Katz

2004-01-01

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

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

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

2010-01-01

118

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

119

Analyzing modal and enunciative discursive heterogeneity: how to combine semantic resources and a syntactic parser analysis  

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Analyzing modal and enunciative discursive heterogeneity: how to combine semantic resources and a syntactic parser analysis Delphine Battistelli Marine Damiani Université Paris Sorbonne, STIH, EA 4509 variations in enunciative and modal commitment in a text. We first present the theoretical background

Boyer, Edmond

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

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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

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Unequal Power Relations and Inclusive Education Policy Making: A Discursive Analytic Approach  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In order to challenge individual deficit imperatives and discursive binaries of "normality and abnormality," which have traditionally held sway over the education of children with presumed special educational needs (SEN), it is crucial to provide alternative and, hence, liberating, theorizations of special education. These new theorizations should…

Liasidou, Anastasia

2011-01-01

122

Aiming for the discursive high ground: Monsanto and the biotechnology controversy  

Microsoft Academic Search

The past several years have seen the publication of a great deal of exciting theoretical work on ideology and discourse. There has, however, been much less empirical work in the area. In this essay, we undertake a study of a specific set of discursive products developed by Monsanto Corporation in its efforts to shape public opinion and the terms of

Daniel Lee Kleinman; Jack Kloppenburg

1991-01-01

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The discursive regime of European participative governance and the neoliberal ideology  

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

Boyer, Edmond

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

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

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

2013-01-01

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Spaces for Geometric Work: Figural, Instrumental, and Discursive Geneses of Reasoning in a Technological Environment  

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The main goal of this research was to assess the effect of a dynamic environment on relationships between the three geneses (figural, instrumental, and discursive) of Spaces for Geometric Work. More specifically, it was to determine whether the interactive geometry program GeoGebra could play a specific role in the geometric work of future…

Gómez-Chacón, Inés Ma; Kuzniak, Alain

2015-01-01

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Sean Zdenek

2003-01-01

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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

128

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

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

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

2011-01-01

129

Seasonal abundance and the re-establishment of iwana charr Salvelinus leucomaenis f. pluvius after excessive sediment loading by road construction in the Hakusan National Park, central Japan  

Microsoft Academic Search

Synopsis  Seasonal abundance and the re-establishment of stocks of iwana charr, Salvelinus leucomaenis f. pluvius were studied in the Jadani Stream, Hakusan National Park, central Japan, between 1984 and 1989 after the introduction of\\u000a a moratorium on fishing. Stream conditions were severely damaged by dumped materials from the construction of a mountain road\\u000a between 1967 and 1977. The densities of iwana

Tomoyuki Nakamura; Takashi Maruyama; Eikichi Nozaki

1994-01-01

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78 FR 58270 - Cleveland National Forest, California, SDG&E Master Special Use Permit and Permit To Construct...  

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...DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Forest Service Cleveland National Forest, California, SDG&E Master Special Use Permit...Power Line Replacement Projects EIR/EIS AGENCY: Forest Service, USDA. ACTION: Notice of intent...

2013-09-23

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

E-print Network

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

Der-Grigorian, Talin, 1972-

1998-01-01

132

Young African American Children Constructing Identities in an Urban Integrated Science-Literacy Classroom  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This is a qualitative study of identities constructed and enacted by four 3rd-grade African American children (two girls and two boys) in an urban classroom that engaged in a year-long, integrated science-literacy project. Juxtaposing narrative and discursive identity lenses, coupled with race and gender perspectives, I examined the ways in which…

Kane, Justine M.

2009-01-01

133

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Adair-Hauck, Bonnie; Troyan, Francis J.

2013-01-01

134

"Cooking Lunch, That's Swiss": Constructing Hybrid Identities Based on Socio-Cultural Practices  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study looks at the discursive construction and negotiation of hybrid identities within binational couples. I analyze conversations produced by Anglophones married to German-speaking Swiss residing in central Switzerland. I employ Bucholtz & Hall's sociocultural linguistic model (2004, 2005, 2010), which views identity as emergent in…

Gonçalves, Kellie

2013-01-01

135

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Fincham, Kathleen

2012-01-01

136

Norwegian Religious Education Workbooks after World War II: Exploring Teachers' Workbook Constructions by Interpreting Traces of Textbooks and National Curricula  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Twenty religious education (RE) workbooks covering half a century were examined in a search for RE teachers' typical patterns of workbook construction. Three chronological main types were distinguished: "the biblical workbook," "the workbook of Christian cultural nurture," and "the RE workbook of diversity." Of greater interest, however, were the…

Haakedal, Elisabet

2010-01-01

137

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

138

National Council on Schoolhouse Construction. Proceedings of the NCSC 42nd Annual Meeting, Lincoln, Nebraska (October 4-7, 1965).  

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Discussions of education and the requirements of educational facilities are recorded in the minutes of these meetings. Highlights of the session are--(1) a discussion of demographic factors in schoolhouse construction, (2) creativity and school design, (3) performance and educational specifications, (4) total energy systems, (5) research in school…

National Council on Schoolhouse Construction.

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Eugenicism: The Construction of Queer Space in the Works of Octavia Butler and Samuel Delany  

Microsoft Academic Search

Late nineteenth century and early twentieth century United States eugenic history is saturated with nature-nurture debates concerning human character and social development in relation to the institutionalization and popularization of genetics and biology. By interrogating eugenic testing and experimentation on those identified as sexual, racial, and national others this work will utilize eugenicism, an analytical and discursive tool developed from

Freda Fair

2006-01-01

140

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

141

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

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

Rassool, Naz

2004-01-01

142

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2014-01-01

143

Free Jazz and black nationalism: A rhetoric of musical style  

Microsoft Academic Search

A central element in black nationalist rhetoric was its development of the identity and self?image of the black American community. It sought to define this community by stressing its unity with Third World peoples, creating a world majority out of a national minority. Paralleling this discursive strategy, the Free Jazz Movement exhorted its listeners to have a greater awareness of,

Robert Francesconi

1986-01-01

144

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

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

Ryu, Minjung

2013-09-01

145

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

146

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Garvin, Tabitha Ann

2011-01-01

147

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Zanoni, Patrizia; Mampaey, Jelle

2013-01-01

148

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Nudzor, Hope Pius

2013-01-01

149

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2009-01-01

150

A Meta-Discursive Analysis of Online Comments of Chinese Netizens on Huang Xiaoming's Appropriation of English  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper explores the ideologies of English in China through a meta-discursive analysis of Chinese netizens' comments on the performance of English by Huang Xiaoming, a famous Chinese actor. By applying Park and Wee's framework for analysing ideological evaluations of appropriation (i.e. ideologies of allegiance, competence, and…

Yan, Xi

2014-01-01

151

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  

SciTech Connect

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

152

2014 GRADUATE STUDIES CONSTRUCTION ENGINEERING  

E-print Network

and Management funded by the National Science Foundation, Construction Industry Institute, Georgia Department2014 GRADUATE STUDIES CONSTRUCTION ENGINEERING RESEARCH AREAS SELECTED COURSES FACILITIES The Construction Engineering program at the Georgia Institute of Technology focuses on methods of building civil

Wang, Yuhang

153

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

154

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

155

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

156

From authoritative discourse to internally persuasive discourse: discursive evolution in teaching and learning the language of science  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Learning science interpreted in existing theoretical frameworks often means that students are assimilated, accommodated or enculturated from the entity of the vernacular world to the entity of the scientific world. However, there are some unsolved questions as to how students can best learn purely a new language or new knowledge of science. The purpose of this study is to conduct microanalysis of moment-to-moment interactions in order to understand how science language is taught and learned in details. Informed by Bakhtin's dialogism, the analysis indicates that learning science is a process of appropriating authoritative discourse into internally persuasive discourse. Based on our analysis and findings, we propose the framework of discursive evolution to describe the process of teaching and learning the language of science. Four different stages of discursive evolution are identified to demonstrate the discursive changes during the course of science teaching and learning discourse: (a) using deictic references to connect scientific terminologies, (b) understanding science terminologies through its derivatives, (c) communicating science practices conventionally through science terminologies, and (d) communicating science practices innovatively through mutated science terminologies. The findings suggest that science teaching and learning comprise a heterogeneous process which draws on both science and non-science language and is a constantly evolving process. Understanding teaching and learning as a heterogeneous and constantly evolving process allows us to reunite the roles of teachers and students as mutually responsible collaborators rather than science knowledge givers and consumers.

Hsu, Pei-Ling; Roth, Wolff-Michael

2014-09-01

157

Reframing caring as discursive practice: a critical review of conceptual analyses of caring in nursing.  

PubMed

This study critically examines the way in which the concept of caring is presented in the nursing literature through conceptual analytic approaches. A critical reflection on the potential consequences of representing a concept of caring as vague and ambiguous, yet central to ontology and epistemology in professional nursing is presented drawing on comparisons between the conceptual analyses of caring, and of structuralist perspectives of language, and how this potentially limits scholarship in this area. A search of the literature revealed nine conceptual papers. These papers highlight the self-referential characteristics of the concept of caring, and of analytical methods in general. It is proposed that this is the result of a systematic adherence to a rigid, structuralist view of language, whereby stable relationships between words and their meanings are assumed. An alternative perspective is offered by viewing caring as a discursive practice rather than a fixed conceptual entity, calling into question the role that the concept plays in nursing practice. A poststructuralist perspective requires caring to be perceived as a discourse of nursing that is fluid and contingent, rather than a central and guiding concept, opening up a new orientation for nursing scholarship in caring research. PMID:22530861

Sargent, Andrew

2012-06-01

158

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

159

The deep play of medicine: discursive and collaborative processing of evidence in medical problem solving.  

PubMed

Ethnographic research was conducted in the thoracic ward of a Norwegian university hospital in order to study collaborative medical problem solving. As a general principle, evidence-based medicine is supposed to lead the process of medical problem solving. However, medical problem solving also requires evidence of a different kind. This is the more concrete form of evidence, such as X rays and other representations, that guides medical practice and makes sure that decisions are grounded in sound empirical facts and knowledge. In medicine, 'evidence' is on the one hand an abstract category; on the other hand, it is a tool that is practically enacted during the problem-solving work. Medical evidence does not 'show itself'. As such it has an emergent quality. Medical evidence has to be established and made practically useful in the collaborative settings by the participants in order to make conclusions about diagnoses and treatment. Hence, evidence is an interactional product; it is discursively generated and its applicability requires discourse. In addition, the production of medical evidence requires more than medical discourse and professional considerations. This paper looks at the production processes and use of medical evidence and the ambiguous meaning of this term in practical medicine. PMID:16808424

Måseide, Per

2006-01-01

160

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

PubMed

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

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

2014-01-01

161

He Votes or She Votes? Female and Male Discursive Strategies in Twitter Political Hashtags  

PubMed Central

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

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

2014-01-01

162

British National Party representations of Muslims in the month after the London bombings: homogeneity, threat, and the conspiracy tradition.  

PubMed

This study presents an analysis of articles written by prominent members of the British National Party. Each of these articles discussed Muslims and Islam in the aftermath of the 7 July 2005 London bombings. Two prominent discursive themes are discussed here. The first concerned the writers' constructions of the threat that Muslims and Islam pose to Britain. Central to this theme were constructions of Muslims as 'fascists', anti-white racists, and all potentially dangerous, although there was variability in this. Using the Koran as evidence, the articles present a vision of a faith which intends to take over the country; in this way, a homogenous, culturally essentialist version of Muslims is worked up. The second theme illustrates how the writers challenge those who believe that creating a British multicultural society is possible, and in doing so construct liberals and multiculturalists as also posing a threat to the country. The ways in which this represents a variety of conspiracy theory, and the implications of these constructions for social action, are discussed. PMID:18070375

Wood, C; Finlay, W M L

2008-12-01

163

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

164

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Marjo E. Siltaoja

2012-01-01

165

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

166

An Analysis of Written Discourse of North Korean Second Language Speakers of English: Its Linguistic Features and Their Discursive Functions with Pragmatic Implications  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This dissertation examined linguistic and pragmatic characteristics of written discourse of North Korean second language speakers of English comparing it with that of North American native speakers of English by analyzing linguistic features used in the two sets of texts and their discursive functions based on Biber's (1995) and Hinkel's…

Kim, Seung Hwa

2011-01-01

167

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

168

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.

169

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

USGS Publications Warehouse

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

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

2014-01-01

170

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

Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

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

2014-10-01

171

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.

172

Definition and analysis of the rules and procedures for the construction of a national model for sustainable development, with indicators of attraction of the area  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study focused on issues of major industry consortia members to FICE (Italian Federation of Public Associations Industrialization) and selected by the association as a national case studies of excellence in order to answer research questions. The analysis of cases, together with the detection of a statistical nature already available, provided the information necessary to determine, albeit in a non-deterministic,

Maurizio Turina; Giuseppe Confessore; Sandro Turina; Andrea Vignoli

2011-01-01

173

Construction and maintenance of SUNY facilities at the National Synchrotron Light Source. Progress report, 1 July 1982-1 July 1983  

SciTech Connect

Experimental facilities on the X-21 beam line at the National Synchrotron Light Source are described, and synchrotron radiation experiments performed by PRT members are discussed. The report includes a description of the beam line development stages and the experimental equipment. (GHT)

Bigeleisen, J.

1983-01-01

174

Resurrecting the Past, Constructing the Future: A Historical Investigation on the Formation of a Greek National Identity in Schools, 1834-1913  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This dissertation research combines archival data and historical methods and analyzes how schooling and education in Greece between 1834 and 1913 sought to shape a Greek national identity. The goal of this project is to present a historical analysis, that has thus far been absent from scholarship on the subject, and to convey how the adoption of a…

Zervas, Theodore George

2010-01-01

175

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

176

CONNET: A GATEWAY TO EUROPE'S CONSTRUCTION INFORMATION  

E-print Network

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

Amor, Robert

177

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

178

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

179

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

180

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

181

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Thomson, Pat; Hall, Christine; Jones, Ken

2013-01-01

182

Status report on the design and construction of the Superconducting Source for Ions at the National Superconducting Cyclotron Laboratory/Michigan State University  

SciTech Connect

A status report of the design and fabrication of a new, fully superconducting electron cyclotron resonance ion source will be presented. The Superconducting Source for Ions (SuSI) first will operate at 18+14.5 GHz microwave frequencies. A short description of the magnet structure and the injection and extraction hardware will be presented. Several innovative solutions are described, which will allow maximum flexibility in tuning SuSI in order to match the acceptance of the coupled cyclotrons. Details of an ultrahigh temperature inductive oven construction are given as well as a description of the low-energy beam transport line.

Zavodszky, P.A.; Arend, B.; Cole, D.; DeKamp, J.; Machicoane, G.; Marti, F.; Miller, P.; Moskalik, J.; Ottarson, J.; Vincent, J.; Zeller, A.; Kazarinov, N.Yu. [National Superconducting Cyclotron Laboratory, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan 48824 (United States); Joint Institute for Nuclear Research, Dubna, Moscow Region, 141980 (Russian Federation)

2006-03-15

183

Status report on the design and construction of the Superconducting Source for Ions at the National Superconducting Cyclotron Laboratory/Michigan State University  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

A status report of the design and fabrication of a new, fully superconducting electron cyclotron resonance ion source will be presented. The Superconducting Source for Ions (SuSI) first will operate at 18+14.5GHz microwave frequencies. A short description of the magnet structure and the injection and extraction hardware will be presented. Several innovative solutions are described, which will allow maximum flexibility in tuning SuSI in order to match the acceptance of the coupled cyclotrons. Details of an ultrahigh temperature inductive oven construction are given as well as a description of the low-energy beam transport line.

Zavodszky, P. A.; Arend, B.; Cole, D.; DeKamp, J.; Machicoane, G.; Marti, F.; Miller, P.; Moskalik, J.; Ottarson, J.; Vincent, J.; Zeller, A.; Kazarinov, N. Yu.

2006-03-01

184

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

185

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

186

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

187

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

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

Kjeldsen, Tinne Hoff; Petersen, Pernille Hviid

2013-08-01

188

50 CFR 29.21-5 - Construction.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...UNITED STATES FISH AND WILDLIFE SERVICE, DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (CONTINUED) THE NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE SYSTEM LAND USE MANAGEMENT Rights-of-Way General Regulations § 29.21-5 Construction. (a) If construction is...

2010-10-01

189

Construction Technologies.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Columbus State Community Coll., OH.

190

Quality assurance plan for the design and construction of Waste Area Grouping 6 Closure at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, Tennessee  

SciTech Connect

The WAG 6 Closure Quality Assurance Plan establishes the procedures and requirements to be implemented for control of quality-related activities for the WAG 6 Closure project that are subject to the application of the Martin Marietta Energy Systems, Inc. (Energy Systems) QA Program, the Environmental Restoration Division QA Program, and other quality requirements. These activities may be performed by Energy Systems organizations, a subcontractor to Energy Systems, an architect-engineer (A-E) under prime contract to the Department of Energy (DOE), and/or a construction manager under prime contract to DOE. This plan specifies the overall Energy Systems Engineering quality requirements for the project. The WAG 6 Closure QA Plan will be supplemented by subproject QA plans that will identify additional requirements pertaining to each subproject.

Not Available

1992-03-01

191

Quality assurance plan for the design and construction of Waste Area Grouping 6 Closure at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, Tennessee. Environmental Restoration Program  

SciTech Connect

The WAG 6 Closure Quality Assurance Plan establishes the procedures and requirements to be implemented for control of quality-related activities for the WAG 6 Closure project that are subject to the application of the Martin Marietta Energy Systems, Inc. (Energy Systems) QA Program, the Environmental Restoration Division QA Program, and other quality requirements. These activities may be performed by Energy Systems organizations, a subcontractor to Energy Systems, an architect-engineer (A-E) under prime contract to the Department of Energy (DOE), and/or a construction manager under prime contract to DOE. This plan specifies the overall Energy Systems Engineering quality requirements for the project. The WAG 6 Closure QA Plan will be supplemented by subproject QA plans that will identify additional requirements pertaining to each subproject.

Not Available

1992-03-01

192

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

193

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

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

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

2013-12-01

194

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

195

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

196

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

197

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

198

Space Construction  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The purpose was to present to the aerospace community an in-depth review of Experimental Assembly of Structures on EVA (EASE)/Assembly Concept for Construction of Erectable Space Structures (ACCESS) space flight experiments and to present the status of activities regarding future space flight experiments and accompanying technology developments that will demonstrate the capability of on-orbit construction required for the Space Station.

Hagaman, Jane A. (editor)

1987-01-01

199

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

200

"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

201

Geologic mapping as a method for the construction of a detailed and testable lithostratigraphic model for the Upper Triassic Chinle Formation of Petrified Forest National Park, Arizona  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The Upper Triassic Chinle Formation in Petrified Forest National Park represents some of the most intensively studied Upper Triassic strata in western North America. Five stratigraphic members are exposed within the park, from oldest to youngest: the Mesa Redondo, Blue Mesa, Sonsela, Petrified Forest, and Owl Rock Members. Despite numerous stratigraphic studies of the Chinle Formation and two attempts at mapping the park over the past sixty years, sandstone marker beds in the Sonsela Member at the north and south ends of the park were still poorly mapped and correlated. Studies in the years 2002 and 2006 claimed that two sandstones which previous workers had considered to lie at different stratigraphic levels (the Jasper Forest Bed and the Flattops One sandstones in the Martha’s Butte beds) were actually correlative. This correlation resulted in a three-part division of the Sonsela Member and had a major impact on vertebrate biostratigraphy. In a recent attempt to resolve confusions regarding Chinle Formation lithostratigraphy and biostratigraphy, we have completely walked out lithologic contacts through most of the park. The resulting new geologic map, revised lithostratigraphic model, and associated data resolves the 2002 and 2006 miscorrelations by demonstrating that the Jasper Forest Bed capping Blue Mesa and Agate Mesa and Flattops One sandstones (Martha’s Butte beds) are stratigraphically distinct, resulting in a thicker and more complex five-part model for the Sonsela Member, and considerably modifying the vertebrate biostratigraphy. New geologic mapping also resulted in a detailed lithostratigraphic framework for the northern park which has previously been poorly understood, and several important new marker beds, including a purple-gray bed that represents the base of the Owl Rock Member. The revised geologic map is an ArcGIS product that includes an updated lithostratigraphic model for the Chinle Formation, fossil localities, and hyperlinks to labeled photographs of measured sections. A pre-existing ArcGIS product created by workers at Northern Arizona University was used for the creation of this map and thus the final product includes some mapping, mostly Quaternary alluvium, dunes, and sandsheets, from that study. The cumulative effect of these revisions is to emphasize the importance of thoroughly exploring stratigraphic contacts, extensively documenting lithostratigraphic models, making georeferenced GIS maps, and accurately locating critical fossil localities. These methods and the new map make lithostratigraphic, biostratigraphic, and paleoecologic and paleoclimate models scientifically testable to future researchers at this classic Chinle Formation location.

Skinner, L. A.; Martz, J. W.; Parker, W.; Raucci, J.; Umhoefer, P. J.

2010-12-01

202

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

203

Prising open the 'black box': An epistemological critique of discursive constructions of scaling up the provision of mental health care in Africa.  

PubMed

Global mental health research is increasingly highlighting the high levels of untreated mental illness in Africa and calling for the scaling-up of services in order to redress this situation. A particular model of care is being strongly advocated for such scale-up, and a recent explosion of research is providing guidelines for its implementation. This article seeks to open up the 'black box' of international research on scaling up the provision of mental health care in Africa, unearthing the hidden assumptions and power dynamics underpinning the knowledge produced. It insists that gaining a better understanding of care provision demands that we not only fill the gaps in knowledge but also problematize the assumptions upon which existing knowledge is based. This article demonstrates how two interrelated paradigms are strongly mediating research in this area - those of 'scientific evidence' and 'human rights'. Drawing on recent research within the sociology of scientific knowledge, and strands of postcolonial thought, it demonstrates how these paradigms are both underpinned by several contentious epistemological assumptions, assumptions which are deeply inserted within the epistemological order of Western modernity. The main argument is that through their shared ideological undertones of 'objectivity', 'universalism' and 'rationalism', these paradigms are potentially marginalizing other possibly important ways of thinking about care in Africa, ways which might not originate from modernist forms of consciousness. This article makes a plea for a more inclusive and plural archive of knowledge on scaling up mental health care in Africa, one which is more hospitable to diverse epistemological politics and moral landscapes. PMID:25406137

Cooper, Sara

2014-11-17

204

constructing realization  

E-print Network

Johannes Kepler University Linz SFB \\Numerical and Symbolic Scienti#12;c Computing" A principle for constructing parallel AMG and its realization II Michael Kuhn, Gundolf Haase Johannes Kepler University Linz. Wolfgang, Upper Austria #12; Johannes Kepler University Linz SFB \\Numerical and Symbolic Scienti#12;c

205

Worldwide construction  

SciTech Connect

Tables list major construction projects for refineries, petrochemical plants, sulfur plants, natural gas processing plants, and gas and oil pipelines. Data are compiled by country, company name, project type, added capacity, status of the project, expected completion date, contractor and contract type. Gas processes include LPG recovery, cryogenic separation, turboexpanders, LNG, liquefaction, desulfurization, NGL recovery, dehydration, hydrogen plants, and fractionators.

Radler, M.

1998-04-13

206

Constructive Interaction.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

To identify conditions that make a conversational interaction constructive--in the sense that the participants can find the way toward the success of what they wanted to accomplish--two situations were examined. In one, a professional researcher explained her data to a statistician. In the other, three groups of two people cooperated with each…

Miyake, Naomi

207

Metal Construction  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The future development of aerial navigation is closely connected with the condition of obtaining airplanes of great stability and sufficient strength. Different construction materials such as wood, aluminum, iron, and alloys are examined to determine which materials or combination of materials provides a greater coefficient of safety.

Verduzio, Rodolfo

1922-01-01

208

76 FR 78234 - Medicine Bow-Routt National Forests and Thunder Basin National Grassland, Campbell County, WY...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

...National Forests and Thunder Basin National Grassland, Campbell County, WY; Mackey Road...NFS) land on Thunder Basin National Grassland. The proposal comprises new construction...National Forests and Thunder Basin National Grassland, 2250 East Richards Street,...

2011-12-16

209

Airship construction  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

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

Roda, J.

1975-01-01

210

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

211

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

212

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

213

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

214

phenogram construction  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

Dan Stephen

215

Bridging nanotechnological opportunities and construction needs A survey of nanoinnovation in Danish Construction  

E-print Network

in Danish Construction Risø-R-1602 (EN) Risø National Laboratory Technical University of Denmark Roskilde in Danish construction Department: Systems Analysis Department Risø-R-1602 (EN) May 2007 ISSN 0106-2840 ISBN +45 46774013 #12;NanoByg A survey of nanoinnovation in Danish Construction ­ May 2007 3 Preface Nano

216

Handbook of energy use for building construction  

SciTech Connect

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

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

1980-03-01

217

Cost escalation and schedule delays in road construction projects in Zambia  

Microsoft Academic Search

The wealth of any nation is gauged by its performance in infrastructure provision through its construction industry. The construction industry is large, volatile, and requires tremendous capital outlays. For developing economies, road construction constitutes a major component of the construction industry. This means that much of the national budget on infrastructure development is channelled to road construction projects. The aim

Chabota Kaliba; Mundia Muya; Kanyuka Mumba

2009-01-01

218

General overview of the Nigerian construction industry  

E-print Network

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

Dantata, Sanusi (Sanusi A.)

2008-01-01

219

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

220

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

221

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

222

47. Spring 1935 Harold J. Cook, photographer "Summit Road construction. ...  

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

47. Spring 1935 Harold J. Cook, photographer "Summit Road construction. Early stage of road tunnel construction, while tunnel was being driven on Summit Road, Scotts Bluff National Monument." - Scotts Bluff Summit Road, Gering, Scotts Bluff County, NE

223

78 FR 34347 - Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; the Building Construction Technology Extension...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

...National Institute of Standards and Technology Proposed Information Collection...Request; the Building Construction Technology Extension Pilot Client Impact...National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), Commerce....

2013-06-07

224

Composing a Nation: French Nationalism, a Cultural Perspective  

Microsoft Academic Search

For many, France is a paradigmatic case of how a nation is forged. This process has been seen primarily as determined by historical and institutional (e.g., linguistic, religious, and state-building bureaucratic) forces. Some have noted that French appreciation of the arts has influenced their conception of national identity and that the construction of the French nation influenced what was appreciated

Andria Black; Richard Haesly

225

APPLICATION CONSTRUCTION LEADERSHIP COURSE  

E-print Network

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

Stephens, Graeme L.

226

How Zulu-speaking youth with physical and visual disabilities understand love and relationships in constructing their sexual identities.  

PubMed

Popular socio-medical discourses surrounding the sexuality of disabled people have tended to subjugate young people with disabilities as de-gendered and asexual. As a result, very little attention has been given to how young people with disabilities in the African context construct their sexual identities. Based on findings from a participatory research study conducted amongst Zulu-speaking youth with physical and visual disabilities in KwaZulu-Natal, this paper argues that young people with disabilities are similar to other non-disabled youth in the way they construct their sexual identities. Using a post-structural framework, it outlines how the young participants construct discursive truths surrounding disability, culture and gender through their discussions of love and relationships. In this context, it is argued that the sexual identities' of young people with physical and visual disabilities actually emerges within the intersectionality of identity discourses. PMID:25036419

Chappell, Paul

2014-01-01

227

40 CFR 61.96 - Applications to construct or modify.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 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...

2012-07-01

228

40 CFR 61.96 - Applications to construct or modify.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 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...

2011-07-01

229

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

230

40 CFR 61.96 - Applications to construct or modify.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 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...

2010-07-01

231

40 CFR 61.96 - Applications to construct or modify.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 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...

2014-07-01

232

Construction. Industry Training Monograph No. 5.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Dumbrell, Tom

233

Virtual site - Visualizing the Construction Process  

Microsoft Academic Search

Virtualsite is a learning resource funded by the National Teaching Fellowship Scheme (NTFS) that offers a range of on-line construction-related educational materials for use in schools and Higher Education Institutions (HEIs). Using the latest media technologies, photorealistic virtual tours of building projects are being created. Not only can users navigate each site, viewing projects at different stages of construction, but

Robert Ellis; Ian Dickinson; Christopher Gorse

2005-01-01

234

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

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

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

235

Solid State Oak Ridge National  

E-print Network

The Solid State Division Oak Ridge National Laboratory A Brief History 1952­1995 #12;Cover for over 45 years of outstanding service to the Solid State Division and Oak Ridge National Laboratory of Clinton Laboratories, later designated the Oak Ridge National Laboratory. Construction of the Laboratory

236

'Please don't put the whole dang thing out there!': a discursive analysis of internet discussions around infant feeding.  

PubMed

The promotion of breastfeeding is an important focus of intervention for professionals working to improve infant health outcomes. Literature in this area focuses largely on 'choices' and 'barriers to breastfeeding'. It is our argument, however, that women's cultural context plays a key role in infant feeding 'choices'. In this article, we explore contested representations of infant feeding and infant feeding choices in public debates conducted on a large British parenting website. To sample dominant representations of infant feeding circulating in UK culture, two threads were chosen from the debating board of a busy online parenting community (105 and 99 individual posts, respectively). Participants on the threads were largely women. A feminist informed Foucauldian discourse analysis was used to deconstruct the intersecting constructions of gender, childhood and motherhood implicit in public discussions about infant feeding choices. We identify dominant constructions of women who breastfeed or bottle feed, social representations of both forms of infant feeding, and explore the relationship between constructions of infant feeding choices and constructions of 'good' or 'bad' motherhood. This analysis functions to trouble the individualist assumptions underpinning the notion of infant feeding 'choices', considering the cultural context within which British mothers 'choose' how to feed their babies. PMID:22165901

Callaghan, Jane E M; Lazard, Lisa

2012-01-01

237

Compass & Straight Edge Constructions  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Use compass & straight edge to do basic constructions. Follow the directions to construct a segment bisector. construct midpoint or segment bisector Now, follow the directions to construct a perpendicular line through a point on a line. Construct a perpendicular line through a point on a line Another perpendicular line to construct is one through a point not on a line. Construct a perpendicular line through a point not on the line Now we\\'ve constructed perpendicular lines, let\\'s construct a parallel line. ...

Silotti, Mrs.

2007-06-12

238

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.

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Final Research Report Owners' Role in Facilitating Designing for Construction Safety  

E-print Network

of national construction associations and organizations in 2009 and 2010. The industry survey data indicate ............................................................................. 8 Government and Industry Activities on Designing for Construction SafetyFinal Research Report Owners' Role in Facilitating Designing for Construction Safety T. Michael

Toole, T. Michael

240

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

241

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

242

"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

243

Constructing an Identity: Environmental Educators in Mexico  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The environmental education field in Mexico is a relatively new social space characterized by wide discursive proliferation and organized by regional hegemonies. In this context, a plurality of identification processes has taken place. There is not a singular environmental educator identity but a multiplicity of local definitions. In this paper, I…

Amaya, Silvia Fuentes

2004-01-01

244

MODULAR CONSTRUCTION SYSTEM EVALUATION  

SciTech Connect

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

S. Gillespie

2002-08-08

245

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

246

Building and ConstruCtion  

E-print Network

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

California at Davis, University of

247

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

PubMed Central

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

Klymkowsky, Michael; Elrod, Susan

2007-01-01

248

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

249

The generalized Tate construction  

E-print Network

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

Stroilova, Olga (Olga Y.)

2012-01-01

250

Construction work process management  

E-print Network

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

Soares, Jorge Barbosa

2012-06-07

251

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

252

Construction & Therapy Vertical Integration  

E-print Network

Construction & Therapy Vertical Integration Pilot Project Collaboration Partners Department to work with a local population to realize direct construction. Titled Construction & Therapy the studio will be documented and developed as a therapeutic exercise. The production of the welcome building will be delivered

Strathclyde, University of

253

The Return of Constructions.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Describes the cornerstone of traditional descriptive grammars as the construction (a recurrent patterns of linguistic elements that serves a communicative function), examining argument structure constructions, verbs and constructions, and implications for studying language development. Discusses Adele Goldberg's recent book, which develops the…

Tomasello, Michael

1998-01-01

254

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

255

The nurse educator as teacher: exploring the construction of the 'reluctant instructor'.  

PubMed

This paper explores the discursive construction of the category of teacher identified as the 'reluctant instructor'. Data are drawn from my doctoral study, an ethnography of a school of nursing located in the higher education sector in which I was employed. This study explored the question: What shapes nurse educators and what do they, in turn, shape? Participants included nurse educators who taught a pre-registration programme. Data were gathered through interview and observations of classroom teaching. Analysis focused on the discursive constitution of participants' sense of being a nurse educator and on the implications of their ways of 'knowing and doing' for students. The analysis suggests that the dominant subject positions adopted by participants were those of 'academic' and 'victim'. They employed an ideal/real dichotomy to give a sense of coherence to the inconsistencies or contradications that they saw as structuring their daily activities. Being an academic entailed being an educator, specifically a facilitator, as being competent and having some degree of autonomy. However, participants saw the reality of their situation as markedly different from their ideal; as exhibiting traits of the 'outmoded', oppressive, hospital system of nurse training. Within this context most participants positioned themselves as a 'reluctant instructor'. The implications of their practices for the creation of the 'passive student' are suggested in the paper. In this analysis the nurse educator is viewed as implicated in the formation and maintenance of the context in which she or he is located. Such a view challenges the neutrality that is implicated in understandings of the nurse educator that inform nursing texts and that helped constitute participants' sense of self. PMID:9146277

Bruni, N

1997-03-01

256

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

257

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

258

Construct Validity and Factor Structure of the Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index and Epworth Sleepiness Scale in a Multi-National Study of African, South East Asian and South American College Students  

PubMed Central

Background The Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index (PSQI) and the Epworth Sleepiness Scale (ESS) are questionnaires used to assess sleep quality and excessive daytime sleepiness in clinical and population-based studies. The present study aimed to evaluate the construct validity and factor structure of the PSQI and ESS questionnaires among young adults in four countries (Chile, Ethiopia, Peru and Thailand). Methods A cross-sectional study was conducted among 8,481 undergraduate students. Students were invited to complete a self-administered questionnaire that collected information about lifestyle, demographic, and sleep characteristics. In each country, the construct validity and factorial structures of PSQI and ESS questionnaires were tested through exploratory and confirmatory factor analyses (EFA and CFA). Results The largest component-total correlation coefficient for sleep quality as assessed using PSQI was noted in Chile (r?=?0.71) while the smallest component-total correlation coefficient was noted for sleep medication use in Peru (r?=?0.28). The largest component-total correlation coefficient for excessive daytime sleepiness as assessed using ESS was found for item 1 (sitting/reading) in Chile (r?=?0.65) while the lowest item-total correlation was observed for item 6 (sitting and talking to someone) in Thailand (r?=?0.35). Using both EFA and CFA a two-factor model was found for PSQI questionnaire in Chile, Ethiopia and Thailand while a three-factor model was found for Peru. For the ESS questionnaire, we noted two factors for all four countries Conclusion Overall, we documented cross-cultural comparability of sleep quality and excessive daytime sleepiness measures using the PSQI and ESS questionnaires among Asian, South American and African young adults. Although both the PSQI and ESS were originally developed as single-factor questionnaires, the results of our EFA and CFA revealed the multi- dimensionality of the scales suggesting limited usefulness of the global PSQI and ESS scores to assess sleep quality and excessive daytime sleepiness. PMID:25551586

Gelaye, Bizu; Lohsoonthorn, Vitool; Lertmeharit, Somrat; Pensuksan, Wipawan C.; Sanchez, Sixto E.; Lemma, Seblewengel; Berhane, Yemane; Zhu, Xiaotong; Vélez, Juan Carlos; Barbosa, Clarita; Anderade, Asterio; Tadesse, Mahlet G.; Williams, Michelle A.

2014-01-01

259

National Environmental Performance Track  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has launched the new National Environmental Performance Track program, designed to "reward companies which exceed minimum regulatory requirements and take extra steps to reduce and prevent pollution." Potential award recipients include private and public companies or facilities that have performed beyond legal environmental/ health compliance requirements. The National Environmental Performance Track homepage briefly describes the new program, including requirements, benefits, and current participants. Although some sections of the site are still under construction, most of the critical information is provided here, including application forms. Note that companies/ facilities interested in attaining special Charter Membership status have until September 30 to apply.

260

ConstructionConstruction EngineeringEngineering  

E-print Network

industry dur- ing the last two decades demands a new generation of modern construction profes- sionals and Envi- ronmental Engineering area is ranked #4, Industrial and Systems Engineering/ Logistics area Engineering, Building Construc- tion, and Industrial and Systems Engineer- ing. OPPORTUNITIESOPPORTUNITIES

Wang, Yuhang

261

Fast tracking hospital construction.  

PubMed

Hospital leaders should consider four factors in determining whether to fast track a hospital construction project: Expectations of project length, quality, and cost. Whether decisions can be made quickly as issues arise. Their own time commitment to the project, as well as that of architects, engineers, construction managers, and others. The extent to which they are willing to share with the design and construction teams how and why decisions are being made. PMID:23513759

Quirk, Andrew

2013-03-01

262

40 CFR 49.4164 - Construction and operational control measures.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...and Natural Gas Well Production Facilities; Fort Berthold Indian Reservation (mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara Nation), North Dakota § 49.4164 Construction and operational control measures. (a) Each owner or operator must operate and...

2013-07-01

263

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

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

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

264

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

265

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

266

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

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

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

267

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

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

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

268

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

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

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

269

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

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

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

270

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

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

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

271

Construct-a-Boat  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

Press, Nsta; Terc; Baroway, William

2000-01-01

272

Space construction technology needs  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

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

Jenkins, L. M.

1981-01-01

273

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

274

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

275

23 CFR 1235.7 - Parking space design, construction, and designation.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

23 Highways 1 2010-04-01...false Parking space design, construction, and...Section 1235.7 Highways NATIONAL HIGHWAY...ADMINISTRATION AND FEDERAL HIGHWAY ADMINISTRATION...7 Parking space design, construction,...

2010-04-01

276

Construction & Basic Skills.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Basic skills education has become a pressing need in the construction industry as jobs become more complex and fewer workers have needed skills. However, the construction industry lags in spending on training for entry-level workers. The Home Builders Institute (HBI) is testing a pilot basic skills program that it hopes will prove useful to the…

BCEL Newsletter for the Business and Literacy Communities, 1991

1991-01-01

277

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

278

Constructed wetlands: a review  

Microsoft Academic Search

The first aim of this invited literature review is critically to review and evaluate hydrological, physical and biochemical processes within natural and constructed wetlands. The second aim is to contribute the thoughts of the authors to the discussion with the help of a case study focusing on gully pot liquor treatment. The performances of constructed treatment wetlands with and without

Miklas Scholz

2005-01-01

279

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.

280

Solar panel construction  

Microsoft Academic Search

A solar panel construction is described including an elongated, sealed, flat, polygonal case or receptacle within which is supported a metal solar energy collector panel on rigid permeable insulation material and also relatively soft yieldable permeable insulation material. A radiant energy transmitting means is spaced above the collector panel, the construction being hermetically sealed and dehumidified and particularly arranged to

Grossman

1977-01-01

281

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

282

construction Road for six  

E-print Network

MAX construction to close Prospect Road for six weeks INSIDE: CSU'S AFRICAN CONNECTION p.4 and 5 Road between College and Center avenues on either side of the BNSF railroad tracks. e closure of the existing infrastructure during construction of the MAX bus rapid transit system. Updates include new water

Rutledge, Steven

283

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

E-print Network

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

Tommelein, Iris D.

284

36. From Final Construction Report on the Haleakala Road ProjectNR7, ...  

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

36. From Final Construction Report on the Haleakala Road Project--NR-7, Hawaii National Park, Island of Maui, Territory of Hawaii. TYPICAL RUBBLE MASONRY HEADWALL AND BOX CULVERT. - Haleakala National Park Roads, Pukalani, Maui County, HI

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50 CFR 259.33 - Constructive deposits and withdrawals; ratification of withdrawals (as qualified) made without...  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

...Section 259.33 Wildlife and Fisheries NATIONAL MARINE FISHERIES SERVICE, NATIONAL OCEANIC...DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE AID TO FISHERIES CAPITAL CONSTRUCTION FUND...together with sufficient supporting data to enable the...

2014-10-01

286

National Intelligence and National Prosperity  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

What is the relation between the cognitive competence of a national population that nation's economic prosperity? Lynn and Vanhanen [Lynn, R. & Vanhanen, T. (2002). "IQ and the wealth of nations." Westport, CT: Praeger.] presented data pointing to an exceptionally strong relationship between IQ scores and Gross Domestic Product per capita (GDP/c).…

Hunt, Earl; Wittmann, Werner

2008-01-01

287

3D Engineered Models for Construction Support & Available Tools  

E-print Network

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

288

Guide Specification for Highway Construction Texturing Concrete Pavement for  

E-print Network

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

289

Content and Construct Validity of Norm-Referenced Tests.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Basic skills tests in which measurement of growth is defined in the context of national norms are discussed. An integral part of the construction of norms is the production of a trait or ability score which is normed. Test publishers define a multidimensional trait by including items which measure it. The trait as a construct is a distinct…

Green, Donald Ross; Yen, Wendy M.

290

Constructions of Anti-racist Education in Britain and Canada.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Compares constructions of antiracist education and its emergence and growth in Canada (particularly Ontario) and Great Britain (particularly England and Wales). Argues that differing ideological characteristics of antiracism were shaped by particular national and local discourses of "racial," national, and political identity. Identifies key…

Bonnett, Alastair; Carrington, Bruce

1996-01-01

291

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

292

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

293

76 FR 5595 - National Cancer Institute; Notice of Closed Meetings  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

...Committee: National Cancer Institute Special Emphasis...Detecting Low Abundance Cancer-Related Proteins/ Peptides. Date: April...Activities, National Cancer Institute, NIH, 6116...Construction; 93.393, Cancer Cause and Prevention...

2011-02-01

294

Passive solar construction handbook  

SciTech Connect

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

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

1981-08-01

295

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

296

Preventing Construction Falls  

MedlinePLUS

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

297

De-/Constructing situations  

E-print Network

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

Caprez, Annatina

2008-01-01

298

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. ...

299

Constructing Scientific Knowledge.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Presents activities in which students explore the conditions necessary for a candle to stay lit. Enables students to construct an accurate concept to explain their observation of water rising inside a tube in which a candle has burned out. (JRH)

Ward, Kathleen; And Others

1996-01-01

300

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

301

INDOT Construction Inspection Priorities  

Microsoft Academic Search

In the last decade, the Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) has experienced an increase in their construction projects (e.g., INDOT’s construction spending was $789 million in 2006 and increased to $1,081.4 million in 2010); while the level of its in-house inspection staff and resources has either remained the same or declined. There are different strategies to deal with the need

Ali Mostafavi; Dulcy M Abraham

2012-01-01

302

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.

303

a Social Construction  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Pieter R. Adriaens; Andreas De Block

2006-01-01

304

Construction of the BNL EBIS preinjector  

SciTech Connect

A new heavy ion preinjector, consisting of an Electron Beam Ion Source (EBIS), an RFQ, and IH linac, is under construction at Brookhaven National Laboratory. This preinjector win provide ions of any species at an energy of 2 MeV/u, resulting in increased capabilities for the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider, and the NASA Space Radiation Laboratory programs. The RF'Q has been commissioned with beam, and most of the remaining elements are either installed or being assembled.

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. I.; Raparia, D.; Ritter, J.; Scaduto, J.; Snydstrup, L.; Wilinski, M.; Zaltsman, A. et al.

2009-05-04

305

National Parks  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

306

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

307

Annual generation construction survey  

SciTech Connect

A survey of actual construction planned and underway by electric utilities draws on data from the NUS Corp., the Atomic Industrial Forum, the North American Electric Reliability Counsul (NERC), and direct inquiries of every US utility with conventional generating units. Result summaries are grouped under the nine NERC regions (omitting Canada), with further subdivisions tabulating nuclear, fossil-fuel, hydro, and combustion-turbine projects. There is a positive improvement in nuclear and combustion turbine construction, but postponements and cancellations at some fossil plants may cause reserve problems after the economy recovers. Hydroelectric projects show an equal number (13) of completions and cancellations. 1 figure, 4 tables. (DCK)

Friedlander, G.D.; Going, M.C.

1984-01-01

308

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

309

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

310

Constructive Artificial Intelligence Information Theory  

E-print Network

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

Polani, Daniel

311

National Spherical Torus Experiment (NSTX) Construction, Commissioning, and Initial Operations  

E-print Network

University Plasma Physics Laboratory * P.O. Box 451, Princeton, NJ 08543 * Under USDOE Contract #DE­AC02 a pathway to the realization of a practical fusion power source. Engineering design began declared complete, and the machine has been restarted. Operation of the machine, and production

312

Korean Artists in Transcultural Spaces: Constructing New National Identities  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Park, Jeong-Ae

2014-01-01

313

National wind energy construction program: its energy and economic impact  

Microsoft Academic Search

Wind energy may be the most economical solar-electric technology. With an aggressive development program, electricity could be produced at costs below that of oil-fired electric plants. Key facts which support this optimism are: the wind reservoir is very large; the technology is proven; and megawatt-scale wind machines are available.

1980-01-01

314

77 FR 68103 - National Construction Safety Team Advisory Committee Meeting  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

...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

315

78 FR 67120 - National Construction Safety Team Advisory Committee Meeting  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

...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

316

78 FR 58521 - National Construction Safety Team Advisory Committee Meeting  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

...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

317

76 FR 64326 - National Construction Safety Team Advisory Committee Meeting  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

...recent tornados, wildland-urban interface fires, and earthquakes. The agenda may change to accommodate Committee business...recent tornados, wildland-urban interface fires, and earthquakes. The final agenda will be posted on the NIST Web site...

2011-10-18

318

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Susan Runkle

2004-01-01

319

National Construction Safety Team (NCST) Advisory Committee (Committee) Meeting  

E-print Network

of sheltering and designated shelters was deleted, because the Joplin tornado investigation is currently examining that issue. After the Joplin findings are reported, the Committee can discuss (perhaps at its next meeting) whether additional investigative work on sheltering is warranted in relation to Joplin or other

Magee, Joseph W.

320

Two Causative Constructions in Korean  

E-print Network

Two types of causative constructions in Korean behave differently both syntactically and semantically. This paper presents the syntactic differences between syntactic causative constructions and morphological causative ...

Choi, Dong-Ik

1993-01-01

321

Construction of Bow  

USGS Multimedia Gallery

Two new additions to the U.S. Geological Survey Great Lakes Science Center's fleet of large research vessels are currently being constructed. The two new USGS research vessels will replace the aging vessels on lakes Erie and Ontario. They will provide safe and reliable platforms for scientists,...

322

Construction of Keel  

USGS Multimedia Gallery

Two new additions to the U.S. Geological Survey Great Lakes Science Center's fleet of large research vessels ;are currently being constructed. The two new USGS research vessels will replace the aging vessels on lakes Erie and Ontario. They will provide safe and reliable platforms for scientists...

323

Construction of Bow Section  

USGS Multimedia Gallery

Two new additions to the U.S. Geological Survey Great Lakes Science Center's fleet of large research vessels are currently being constructed. The two new USGS research vessels will replace the aging vessels on lakes Erie and Ontario. They will provide safe and reliable platforms for scient...

324

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

325

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.

The Wisconsin Fast Plants Program

326

Traditional Construction in Burma  

USGS Multimedia Gallery

Traditional construction throughout Burma utilizes bamboo and other lightweight building materials, resulting in structures that are not generally durable but are quite earthquake-safe.  As traditional structures such as this house give way to more modern masonry buildings, seismic risk will in...

327

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.

328

BUILDING AND CONSTRUCTION  

E-print Network

Program REQUIRED COURSES UNITS Estimating and Bidding 3 Project Scheduling and Management 3 Construction, explore the dynamics of the process through contracts, schedules, change orders and claims. Discuss useful public works projects, change orders and claims gain a clear sense of how to improve their management

Schladow, S. Geoffrey

329

Survey overview Instrument Construction  

E-print Network

#12;Outline Survey overview Instrument Construction Survey Logistics Response Rates Uses of Survey, to develop new initiatives for faculty on campus. University of Wisconsin Survey Center 630 W. Mifflin, Room. University of Wisconsin Survey Center 630 W. Mifflin, Room 174 Madison, WI 53703-2636 #12;Survey Overview

Sheridan, Jennifer

330

Energy efficient skylight construction  

Microsoft Academic Search

An energy efficient skylight construction is described. A skylight cover is secured by a frame to a curbing comprised of an insulating core, the interior and exterior surfaces of which are covered by non-combustible shields separated along the upper and lower surfaces of the curbing by a gap which serves as a ''thermal break'' between the highly conductive inner and

A. P. Jentoft; P. A. Couture

1978-01-01

331

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

332

New Construction in Burma  

USGS Multimedia Gallery

Burma's most populous city, Rangoon, is underlain by a thick blanket of soft sediments that will significantly amplify earthquake shaking. With a period of economic expansion on the horizon, new construction such as these buildings in the capital city will be potentially vulnerable to earthquak...

333

Construction Superintendent Skill Sets  

Microsoft Academic Search

This is the first of a series of articles reviewing the results of an ongoing qualitative research project designed to document construction superintendent skill sets and develop postsecondary curricula to support superintendent education. Varying views of the role of the superintendent and an historical perspective are presented in a review of literature. The research methodology for the entire project, as

David E. Gunderson; Philip L. Barlow; Allan J. Hauck

334

KSC Construction Cost Index  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

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

Brown, J. A.

1983-01-01

335

School Construction Summer Slam  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Jensen, Richard F.

2012-01-01

336

Skyrmions - Construction and Applications  

SciTech Connect

Skyrmions are topologically stabilised solutions in a field theory of pions, and are used to model protons, neutrons and larger nuclei. They have been constructed by a combination of numerical methods and geometrical insight. Ideas to extend the range of known solutions are discussed.

Manton, Nicholas S. [Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics, University of Cambridge, Wilberforce Road, Cambridge CB3 0WA (United Kingdom)

2011-09-22

337

Women, Equality and Construction.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2001-01-01

338

Glider construction and design  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

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

Gymnich, Alfried

1927-01-01

339

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

340

Indigenous lunar construction materials  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

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

Rogers, Wayne P.; Sture, Stein

1991-01-01

341

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.

342

National Biobanks  

PubMed Central

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

Mitchell, Robert

2010-01-01

343

Department of Construction Management COLLEGE OF COMPUTING, ENGINEERING AND CONSTRUCTION  

E-print Network

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

Asaithambi, Asai

344

Constructing Practitioner Research  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The authors draw on a case study evaluation of two networked cohorts of practitioner-researchers in a children's services national social work agency in one of the home countries of the United Kingdom. The aim of the present study was to understand the meaning of practitioner research for social work professionals through an exploration of how…

Shaw, Ian; Lunt, Neil

2012-01-01

345

PROMOTING SAFER BUILDING CONSTRUCTION  

Microsoft Academic Search

The maximum loss to life and property in the Asian Region, due to f requent occurrence of natural disasters, dictates the need for the evolution of safer habitats, which can respond and resist the loads, forces and effects due to the natural disasters. This becomes imperative in the context of huge socio- economic losses to nations. Therefore, all efforts are

V. Suresh

346

Constructions of Early Childhood Education and Care Provision: Negotiating Discourses  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Drives to increase the number of early childhood education and care places in England have relied on a mixed economy of providers. Yet this is not a free market as policy makers have sought to create a discursive truth of an entrepreneurial provider in order to secure their initial pump priming investment. However, there remain sustainability…

Campbell-Barr, Verity

2014-01-01

347

Constructing Time Machines  

E-print Network

The existence of time machines, understood as spacetime constructions exhibiting physically realised closed timelike curves (CTCs), would raise fundamental problems with causality and challenge our current understanding of classical and quantum theories of gravity. In this paper, we investigate three proposals for time machines which share some common features: cosmic strings in relative motion, where the conical spacetime appears to allow CTCs; colliding gravitational shock waves, which in Aichelburg-Sexl coordinates imply discontinuous geodesics; and the superluminal propagation of light in gravitational radiation metrics in a modified electrodynamics featuring violations of the strong equivalence principle. While we show that ultimately none of these constructions creates a working time machine, their study illustrates the subtle levels at which causal self-consistency imposes itself, and we consider what intuition can be drawn from these examples for future theories.

G. M. Shore

2002-10-15

348

On constructing folding heteropolymers.  

PubMed Central

Simplified models of the protein-folding process have led to valuable insights into the generic properties of the folding of heteropolymers. On the basis of theoretical arguments, Shakhnovich and Gutin [(1993) Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 90, 7195-7199] have proposed a specific method to generate folding sequences for one of these. Here we present a model of folding in heteropolymers that is comparable in simplicity but different in spirit to the one studied by Shakhnovich and Gutin. In our model, the proposed recipe for constructing folding sequence fails. We find that, as a rule, the construction of folding sequences is impossible to achieve by looking at the native conformation only. Rather, competing conformations have to be taken into account too. An evolutionary algorithm that generates folding sequences by optimizing both stability of the native state and folding time is described. Remarkably, this algorithm produces, among others, sequences that fold reproducibly to metastable states. PMID:7568020

Ebeling, M; Nadler, W

1995-01-01

349

The construction of meaning.  

PubMed

We argue that word meanings are not stored in a mental lexicon but are generated in the context of working memory from long-term memory traces that record our experience with words. Current statistical models of semantics, such as latent semantic analysis and the Topic model, describe what is stored in long-term memory. The CI-2 model describes how this information is used to construct sentence meanings. This model is a dual-memory model, in that it distinguishes between a gist level and an explicit level. It also incorporates syntactic information about how words are used, derived from dependency grammar. The construction of meaning is conceptualized as feature sampling from the explicit memory traces, with the constraint that the sampling must be contextually relevant both semantically and syntactically. Semantic relevance is achieved by sampling topically relevant features; local syntactic constraints as expressed by dependency relations ensure syntactic relevance. PMID:25164299

Kintsch, Walter; Mangalath, Praful

2011-04-01

350

Construct a phylogenetic tree  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

Brian White

2012-06-28

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Building and ConstruCtion  

E-print Network

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

California at Davis, University of

352

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

353

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

354

Constructing priors in synesthesia.  

PubMed

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

van Leeuwen, Tessa M

2014-01-01

355

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

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

E-print Network

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

Farritor, Shane

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NCSX Construction Progress and Research Plans  

SciTech Connect

Stellarators use 3D plasma and magnetic field shaping to produce a steady-state disruption-free magnetic confinement configuration. Compact stellarators have additional attractive properties — quasi-symmetric magnetic fields and low aspect ratio. The National Compact Stellarator Experiment (NCSX) is being constructed at the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) in partnership with the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) to test the physics of a high-beta compact stellarator with a lowripple, tokamak-like magnetic configuration. The engineering challenges of NCSX stem from its complex geometry requirements. These issues are addressed in the construction project through manufacturing R&D and system engineering. As a result, the fabrication of the coil winding forms and vacuum vessel are proceeding in industry without significant technical issues, and preparations for winding the coils at PPPL are in place. Design integration, analysis, and dimensional control are functions provided by system engineering to ensure that the finished product will satisfy the physics requirements, especially accurate realization of the specified coil geometries. After completion of construction in 2009, a research program to test the expected physics benefits will start.

Neilson, G. H.; Heitzenroeder, P.; Lyon, J.; Nelson, B.; Reiersen, W.; Zarnstorff, M.; Brooks, A.; Brown, T.; Cole, M.; Chrzanowski, J.; Fogarty, P.; Gettelfinger, G.; Goranson, P.; Raftopoulos, S.; Schmidt, J.; Stratton, B.; Simmons, R.; Strykowsky, R.; Viola, M.; Williams, M.; Williamson, D.

2005-09-26

358

Young African American children constructing identities in an urban integrated science-literacy classroom  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

This is a qualitative study of identities constructed and enacted by four 3rd-grade African American children (two girls and two boys) in an urban classroom that engaged in a year-long, integrated science-literacy project. Juxtaposing narrative and discursive identity lenses, coupled with race and gender perspectives, I examined the ways in which the four children saw and performed themselves as students and as science students in their classroom. Interview data were used for the narrative analysis and classroom Discourse and artifacts were used for the discursive analysis. A constructivist grounded theory framework was adopted for both analyses. The findings highlight the diversity and richness of perspectives and forms of engagement these young children shared and enacted, and help us see African American children as knowers, doers, and talkers of science individually and collectively. In their stories about themselves, all the children identified themselves as smart but they associated with smartness different characteristics and practices depending on their strengths and preferences. Drawing on the children's social, cultural, and ethnolinguistic resources, the dialogic and multimodal learning spaces facilitated by their teacher allowed the children to explore, negotiate, question, and learn science ideas. The children in this study brought their understandings and ways of being into the "lived-in" spaces co-created with classmates and teacher and influenced how these spaces were created. At the same time, each child's ways of being and understandings were shaped by the words, actions, behaviors, and feelings of peers and teacher. Moreover, as these four children engaged with science-literacy activities, they came to see themselves as competent, creative, active participants in science learning. Although their stories of "studenting" seemed dominated by following rules and being well-behaved, their stories of "sciencing" were filled with exploration, ingenuity, risk taking, and thinking. The study calls for (a) research that is positioned within children's perspectives and give voice to the experiences of African American children in urban schools, (b) teacher education that supports teachers' efforts to help urban school students become academically successful, and (c) policy that foregrounds identity development along with subject-matter learning.

Kane, Justine M.

359

Oak Ridge National Laboratory National Security Programs  

E-print Network

Oak Ridge National Laboratory National Security Programs Dr. Michael A. Kuliasha, Chief Scientist National Security Technologies Oak Ridge National Laboratory #12;2 OAK RIDGE NATIONAL LABORATORY U. S Security Challenges #12;3 OAK RIDGE NATIONAL LABORATORY U. S. DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY How Will Our Enemies

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Considerations in Construction Sequence Scheduling Pre-Construction Evaluation: Before construction, evaluate, mark, and protect trees,  

E-print Network

to the stabilized entrance. Stabilize all roads to be used during construction. Sediment Barriers: Install. (source:http://joyce-road.blogspot.com/ 2011/05/pad-construction-day-45.html) This brochure createdConsiderations in Construction Sequence Scheduling Pre-Construction Evaluation: Before

California at Santa Cruz, University of

361

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.

362

Nations Within.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Karen Gayton Swisher (Sioux), chair of teacher education at Haskell Indian Nations University (Kansas), discusses the history of American Indian education, its effects on Indian families and cultures, overcoming stereotypes, how teachers can teach Indian children more effectively, the importance of Indian interpretations of Indian education and…

Sheets, Rosa Hernandez

1998-01-01

363

Constructive points of powerlocales  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Results of Bunge and Funk and of Johnstone, providing constructively sound descriptions of the global points of the lower and upper powerlocales, are extended here to describe the generalized points and proved in a way that displays in a symmetric fashion two complementary treatments of frames: as suplattices and as preframes. Also described here are the points of the Vietoris powerlocale.In each of two special cases, an exponential D ( being the Sierpinski locale) is shown to be homeomorphic to a powerlocale: to the lower powerlocale when D is discrete, and to the upper powerlocale when D is compact regular.

Vickers, Steven

1997-09-01

364

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

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Constructing optimal entanglement witnesses  

SciTech Connect

We provide a class of indecomposable entanglement witnesses. In 4x4 case, it reproduces the well-known Breuer-Hall witness. We prove that these witnesses are optimal and atomic, i.e., they are able to detect the 'weakest' quantum entanglement encoded into states with positive partial transposition. Equivalently, we provide a construction of indecomposable atomic maps in the algebra of 2kx2k complex matrices. It is shown that their structural physical approximations give rise to entanglement breaking channels. This result supports recent conjecture by Korbicz et al. [Phys. Rev. A 78, 062105 (2008)].

Chruscinski, Dariusz; Pytel, Justyna; Sarbicki, Gniewomir [Institute of Physics, Nicolaus Copernicus University, GrudziaPdzka 5/7, 87-100 Torun (Poland)

2009-12-15

366

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

367

Annual generation construction survey  

SciTech Connect

Results of the third annual survey covering nuclear, fossil, hydro, and combustion-turbine generation are divided into the nine North American Electric Reliability Council (NERC) regions. Nuclear power continues to receive setbacks, but 57 units are still scheduled to begin commercial generation by the early 1900s. Suppliers are looking to foreign buyers to make up for a lack of new domestic orders. Cancellations of nuclear plants will mean an increase in fossil plants. There is also an increase in oil-to-coal conversions. Potential sites for small-hydro units are still under study. No new combustion turbines are under construction. 1 figure, 31 tables. (DCK)

Friedlander, G.D.; Going, M.C. (eds.)

1983-01-01

368

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

369

Lunar construction utility vehicle  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

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

1989-01-01

370

DCCPS: Health Behavior Constructs: Theory, Measurement, & Research  

Cancer.gov

When the NEWS was administered to a national sample of both urban and rural residents through telephone interviews the test-retest reliability across a period of one to three weeks, calculated by a 1-way intraclass correlation coefficient (ICC), was at the moderate level or higher (0.4 to 0.6 agreement) for all major constructs. Reliability was highest for land use mix-diversity (0.93) and lowest for street connectivity (0.41). Detailed information on ICC and % observed agreement are presented in Brownson et al.

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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.

372

The 4-dimensional masonry construction  

E-print Network

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

Davis, Lara K. (Lara Katherine)

2010-01-01

373

Mojo Nation  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

You may be in love with Napster and Gnutella, or you may feel that they are evil incarnate, but in either case it's hard to ignore their impact on the Internet world. However, both harbor a serious flaw: they have no provision to help insure some balance between those who are providing resources (i.e., offering files for download) and those who are consuming resources. This problem, a particular case of what biologist Garrett Hardin called "the tragedy of the commons," has already reared its head on both services, resulting in slower and slower download speeds, server crashes, and a general decrease in usability. Of course, as with any problem on the Internet people are working on a solution, and one company, Evil Geniuses for a Better Tomorrow, has come up with a new alternative, Mojo Nation. Mojo Nation provides more or less the same set of capabilities that Napster and Gnutella provide, but with an added twist: those who are uploading files (actually those providing network resources for uploading files) are awarded "mojo," and those who are downloading files are required to contribute "mojo." This ad hoc system of currency recognizes that network storage and bandwidth are a big part of the cost of such a service, and thereby effectively eliminates the problem of freeloaders who consume endless bandwidth downloading files without giving anything back to the community as a whole. Will this ultimately solve the problem? It's hard to tell, but with its micropayment system, in its own way Mojo Nation does push the bounds of e-commerce a little bit further, and in the end that may prove to be a much more significant contribution than providing yet another new way to swap MP3 files. Mojo Nation software is available for Linux and Windows 98, ME, NT, and 2000. Macintosh support is likely to be added once OS X is released.

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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.

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Possible Impacts of Nanoparticles on Children of Thai Construction Industry  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

A possible impact of nanoparticles on human health becomes a concerned issue especially among children who probably lack of self protection. For Thai construction workers, their pre-school children are more likely to expose such the fine particles due to they have to spend their lives in construction site. This study points out the health problems related to nanoparticles exposition among pre-school children of Thai construction workers. The finding indicated that children who reside and play in construction site are more likely to expose to chemical particles and left behind toxic materials during pre and post construction process than others. Thus, urgent policy is strongly recommended for this vulnerable group since all children are very important as the main source of the national productivity in the future, especially in the aging society.

Musikaphan, W.; Kitisriworaphan, T.

376

Regulating Constructed Wetlands in Scotland  

E-print Network

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

Heal, Kate

377

The National Ignition Facility Project  

SciTech Connect

The mission of the National Ignition Facility is to achieve ignition and gain in ICF targets in the laboratory. The facility will be used for defense applications such as weapons physics and weapons effect testing, and for civilian applications such as fusion energy development and fundamental studies of matter at high temperatures and densities. This paper reviews the design, schedule and costs associated with the construction project.

Paisner, J.A.; Campbell, E.M.; Hogan, W.J.

1994-06-16

378

Constructive Calabi-Yau manifolds  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

A smoothing theorem for normal crossings to Calabi-Yau manifolds was proved by Y. Kawamata and Y. Namikawa ([KaNa]). This thesis is a study of the observation that the Picard groups and Chern classes of these Calabi-Yau manifolds are constructible from the normal crossings in such smoothings. We provide and prove the formula for the construction in its full generality and various applications are discussed, including the construction of many new examples of Calabi-Yau 3-folds with Picard number one. With this construction as a starting point, we hope to convince readers that smoothing normal crossings is a promising method of constructing Calabi-Yau manifolds.

Lee, Nam-Hoon

379

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.

380

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

386

Teachers, Teaching and the Social Construction of Gender Relations  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

John Evans; Brian Davies; Dawn Penney

1996-01-01

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172. Photographic copy of original construction drawing dated September 19, ...  

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

172. Photographic copy of original construction drawing dated September 19, 1930 (from Record Group 115, Denver Branch of the National Archives, Denver). OWYHEE DAM AND SPILLWAY; SPIRAL STAIRWAYS; ASSEMBLIES ADN TOP PLATFORM. - Owyhee Dam, Across Owyhee River, Nyssa, Malheur County, OR

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

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

181. 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; LOCATION OF TERMINAL BOARDS AND CONDUCTS. - Owyhee Dam, Across Owyhee River, Nyssa, Malheur County, OR

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

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

184. 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 RESEARCH FOR HOOVER DAM; LAYOUT OF CONTRACTION JOINT MEASURING DEVICES. - Owyhee Dam, Across Owyhee River, Nyssa, Malheur County, OR

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179. Photographic copy of original construction drawing dated July, 1932 ...  

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

179. Photographic copy of original construction drawing dated July, 1932 (from Record Group 115, Denver Branch of the National Archives, Denver). VOLUME CHANGE IN MASS CONCRETE; OWYHEE DAM CONCRETE RESEARCH FOR HOOVER DAM; TERMINAL BOARD FOR PANEL DEVICES. - Owyhee Dam, Across Owyhee River, Nyssa, Malheur County, OR

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

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

186. 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; MISCELLANEOUS VERTICAL SECTIONS; THROUGH PANELS. - Owyhee Dam, Across Owyhee River, Nyssa, Malheur County, OR

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

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

182. 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; LAYOUT OF INTERNAL STRAIN MEASURING DEVICES. - Owyhee Dam, Across Owyhee River, Nyssa, Malheur County, OR

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Integrated Materials and Construction Practices (IMCP) for Concrete Pavement  

E-print Network

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

402

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

403

Occupational deaths and injuries in the construction industry  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study concerned with the characteristics of occupational deaths and injuries in the construction industry of South Korea. The national statistics of industrial accidents in the years 1991–1994 were extracted from the annual publications of the Ministry of Labor. These data were analyzed in terms of the size of company, age of injured person, work experience, accident type, injury type,

Byung Yong Jeong

1998-01-01

404

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

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

89. AVALON DAM - Photographic copy of construction drawing dated February 15, 1912 (from Record Group 115, Box 17, Denver Branch of the National Archives, Denver) GUIDES, GIRDERS AND DUST GUARDS FOR 21 FT. DIA. GATES - Carlsbad Irrigation District, Avalon Dam, On Pecos River, 4 miles North of Carlsbad, Carlsbad, Eddy County, NM

405

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

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

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

406

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

407

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

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

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

408

81. PHOTOCOPY OF PHOTOGRAPH SHOWING NEW CREEK CHANNEL UNDER CONSTRUCTION ...  

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

81. PHOTOCOPY OF PHOTOGRAPH SHOWING NEW CREEK CHANNEL UNDER CONSTRUCTION AT P STREET BEND, FROM 1940 REPORT ON PROPOSED DEVELOPMENT OF ROCK CREEK AND POTOMAC PARKWAY, SECTION II (ROCK CREEK AND POTOMAC PARKWAY FILE, HISTORY DEPARTMENT ARCHIVES, NATIONAL PARK SERVICE, WASHINGTON, DC). - Rock Creek & Potomac Parkway, Washington, District of Columbia, DC

409

National Institute of Standards and Technology National Construction Safety Team Act  

E-print Network

Joplin, MO, on May 22, 2011. The primary objectives of the Team's investigation of the Joplin tornado. Investigations Conducted by Teams During FY 2012 On May 22, 2011, a massive tornado impacted Joplin, MO (NIST) Director Patrick Gallagher established a Team under the NCST Act to study the tornado that struck

Magee, Joseph W.

410

Construction and operation costs of constructed wetlands treating wastewater.  

PubMed

Design data from nine constructed wetlands (CW) facilities of various capacities (population equivalent (PE)) are used to estimate construction and operation costs, and then to derive empirical equations relating the required facility land area and the construction cost to PE. In addition, comparisons between the costs of CW facilities based on various alternative construction materials, i.e., reinforced concrete and earth structures (covered with either high density polyethylene or clay), are presented in relation to the required area. The results show that earth structures are economically advantageous. The derived equations can be used for providing a preliminary cost estimate of CW facilities for domestic wastewater treatment. PMID:25225926

Gkika, Dimitra; Gikas, Georgios D; Tsihrintzis, Vassilios A

2014-01-01

411

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

412

Second Language Socialization in a Bilingual Chat Room: Global and Local Considerations  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper considers how global practices of English on the Internet intersect with local practices of English in the territorial or national sphere in constructing the language experiences of immigrant learners. Using a multi-contextual approach to language socialization, this paper examines the social and discursive practices in a…

Lam, Wan Shun Eva

2004-01-01

413

Inclusive Education Policies: Discourses of Difference, Diversity and Deficit  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper provides an analysis of inclusive education policies across international, and Anglo-American national and provincial/state jurisdictions to reveal how policies discursively construct inclusion under current, increasingly neoliberal conditions. In making this case, the paper draws upon primary UNESCO and Organisation for Economic…

Hardy, Ian; Woodcock, Stuart

2015-01-01

414

What Is Best for the Child? Early Childhood Education and Care for Children under 3 Years of Age in Brazil and in Finland  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Early Childhood Education and Care (ECEC) policies and practices are local, historically and socially context-specific constructions. In addition to local ideals and policies, discursive practices concerning ECEC are influenced by universal ideals that are described and assigned by the member states of the United Nations Convention on the Rights…

Rutanen, Niina; de Souza Amorim, Katia; Colus, Katia Miguel; Piattoeva, Nelli

2014-01-01

415

SECOND LANGUAGE SOCIALIZATION IN A BILINGUAL CHAT ROOM: GLOBAL AND LOCAL CONSIDERATIONS  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper considers how global practices of English on the Internet intersect with local practices of English in the territorial or national sphere in constructing the language experiences of immigrant learners. Using a multi-contextual approach to language socialization, this paper examines the social and discursive practices in a Chinese\\/English bilingual chat room and how this Internet chat room provides an

Wan Shun; Eva Lam

2004-01-01

416

Stratification of Environmental Education and Education for Sustainable Development in Australia: An Analysis of Positions Vacant Advertisements  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Positions vacant advertisements discursively construct employment sectors, employers and employees. This paper uses content analysis, systemic functional linguistics and critical discourse analysis to investigate the discursive construction of environmental education and education for sustainable development through positions vacant advertisements…

Hardy, Joy

2008-01-01

417

Tech Nation  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

With thousands of websites and blogs dedicated to providing the latest technology news, it can be difficult to find a place that contains intelligent and thoughtful conversations about the impact of technology on society. TechNation is a weekly public radio program that fills the bill quite nicely, and visitors can listen to the show on this website. On the site, visitors can learn about the program's host, Dr. Moira Gunn, and also listen to past shows. Some of the compelling topics in recent months have included explorations of gene therapy and related biotechnology developments and the latest innovations in brain surgery. Overall, the program is a fine way to keep up to date with some of the developments in the world of technology and their broader implications for the general public.

418

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

419

The Construction of Wavelet Sets  

Microsoft Academic Search

\\u000a Sets ? in d-dimensional Euclidean space are constructed with the property that the inverse Fourier transform of the characteristic function\\u000a 1\\u000a \\u000a ?\\u000a of the set ? is a single dyadic orthonormal wavelet. The iterative construction is characterized by its generality, its computational\\u000a implementation, and its simplicity. The construction is transported to the case of locally compact abelian groups G with

John J. Benedetto; Robert L. Benedetto

420

1 CFR 500.151 - Program accessibility: New construction and alterations.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

...ENFORCEMENT OF NONDISCRIMINATION ON THE BASIS OF HANDICAP IN PROGRAMS OR ACTIVITIES CONDUCTED BY THE NATIONAL COMMISSION FOR EMPLOYMENT POLICY § 500.151 Program accessibility: New construction and alterations. Each building or part of a...

2011-01-01

421

1 CFR 500.151 - Program accessibility: New construction and alterations.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...ENFORCEMENT OF NONDISCRIMINATION ON THE BASIS OF HANDICAP IN PROGRAMS OR ACTIVITIES CONDUCTED BY THE NATIONAL COMMISSION FOR EMPLOYMENT POLICY § 500.151 Program accessibility: New construction and alterations. Each building or part of a...

2010-01-01

422

14 CFR 1251.551 - Program accessibility: New construction and alterations.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

14 Aeronautics and Space 5 2011-01-01 2010-01-01 true...construction and alterations. 1251.551 Section 1251.551 Aeronautics and Space NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION NONDISCRIMINATION ON BASIS...

2011-01-01

423

14 CFR 1251.551 - Program accessibility: New construction and alterations.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

14 Aeronautics and Space 5 2014-01-01 2014-01-01 false...construction and alterations. 1251.551 Section 1251.551 Aeronautics and Space NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION NONDISCRIMINATION ON BASIS...

2014-01-01

424

14 CFR 1251.551 - Program accessibility: New construction and alterations.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

14 Aeronautics and Space 5 2012-01-01 2012-01-01 false...construction and alterations. 1251.551 Section 1251.551 Aeronautics and Space NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION NONDISCRIMINATION ON BASIS...

2012-01-01

425

14 CFR 1251.551 - Program accessibility: New construction and alterations.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

14 Aeronautics and Space 5 2013-01-01 2013-01-01 false...construction and alterations. 1251.551 Section 1251.551 Aeronautics and Space NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION NONDISCRIMINATION ON BASIS...

2013-01-01

426

14 CFR 1251.551 - Program accessibility: New construction and alterations.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

14 Aeronautics and Space 5 2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false...construction and alterations. 1251.551 Section 1251.551 Aeronautics and Space NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION NONDISCRIMINATION ON BASIS...

2010-01-01

427

76 FR 5649 - Tongue River Railroad Company, Inc.-Construction and Operation-Western Alignment  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

...revision would take into consideration the designation of the Wolf Mountain Battlefield as a National Historic Landmark on October...impacts related to the rail line construction and operation on Wolf Mountain Battlefield. The alignment approved by the Board...

2011-02-01

428

Phylogeny of Mycobacterium tuberculosis Beijing Strains Constructed from Polymorphisms in Genes Involved in  

E-print Network

Phylogeny of Mycobacterium tuberculosis Beijing Strains Constructed from Polymorphisms in Genes University, Shanghai, China, 3 Tuberculosis Reference Laboratory, National Institute for Public Health, Brussels, Belgium, 6 NRF Centre of Excellence in Biomedical Tuberculosis Research/MRC Centre for Molecular

Paris-Sud XI, Université de

429

A&M. Hot liquid waste building (TAN616) under construction. Camera facing ...  

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

A&M. Hot liquid waste building (TAN-616) under construction. Camera facing northeast. Date: November 25, 1953. INEEL negative no. 9232 - Idaho National Engineering Laboratory, Test Area North, Scoville, Butte County, ID

430

77 FR 66639 - Advisory Committee on Construction Safety and Health (ACCSH)  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

... Directorate of Construction update on rulemaking projects; Discussion on the Request for Information on Reinforced Concrete/Post Tensioning and Backing Operations; National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)...

2012-11-06

431

National Forest Land Scheme  

E-print Network

National Forest Land Scheme Guidance #12;National Forest Land Scheme National Forest Land Scheme | 32 | National Forest Land Scheme Contents National Forest Land Scheme 3 Community Acquisition 7 Land national forest land a community can use its rights under Community Right to Buy to apply to buy it

432

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.

433

CONSTRUCTION The construction management associate of applied science degree  

E-print Network

Management · Project Planning and Scheduling · Construction Safety · Civil Technology · Structural Technology & methods and schedules. They monitor work progress to ensure compliance with architectural and engineering · Civil Construction Cost Estimating · Beginning CAD · Trigonometry · Physics Students entering

Hartman, Chris

434

Constructive AccessConstructive Access Control:Control  

E-print Network

Constructive AccessConstructive Access Control:Control: Revisited?Revisited? Valeria de PaivaValeria and from different entities. A single policy may be easy to understand e.g. user Valeria may want ­ Admin says owns (Valeria, file) -> may_delete(Valeria, file) Express authorization questions ­ Does

Cheng, Eugenia

435

17. Steam construction trains along construction of sublevel rightofway through ...  

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

17. Steam construction trains along construction of sub-level right-of-way through east side of Cleveland, just west of Shaker Square (Moreland Circle): 'Working in cut of Shaker Boulevard East of Woodhill Road; Steam Shovel filling train of dump cars'. 1915 - Shaker Heights Rapid Transit Line, Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, OH

436

42 CFR 137.280 - Construction Definitions.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

...a construction project agreement...construction, project administration... Construction management services (CMS) means activities limited to administrative support services...Self-Governance Tribe's project agreement;...

2011-10-01

437

46 CFR 160.054-3 - Construction.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

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

2010-10-01

438

46 CFR 160.054-3 - Construction.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

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

2011-10-01

439

42 CFR 137.280 - Construction Definitions.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...planning, design, construction, project administration...the President. Construction management services (CMS...planning, design, and construction process. CMS activities...build the project. Site investigation,...

2010-10-01

440

Apprenticeship Report Card: Workforce Challenges for 2013 Page 1 Who's Training Milwaukee's Future Builders? Race/Ethnicity of Construction  

E-print Network

in supporting training for the future construction industry workforce and in investments in increased participation of minorities, and particularly African American and Latino males, in the construction industry. The construction industry continues to suffer substantial job losses as the nation, state, and local communities

Saldin, Dilano

441

Optical specification -- Their Role in the National Ignition Facility  

SciTech Connect

The National Ignition Facility (NIF) has completed its design phase and is well into construction. In this talk, we review the optic specification rationale, along with examples of particular specifications and measurements.

Lawson, J K; Aikens, D M; Wang, D Y; Williams, W H

2000-03-01

442

Small Optical Components for the National Ignition Facility  

SciTech Connect

The National Ignition Facility will be the largest laser system in the world. The facility, currently under construction, requires over 25,000 small optical components. The small-optics requirements and latest procurement strategy will be presented.

Taylor, J R; Chow, R; Bissinger, H D

2000-02-15

443

BUILDING PERFORMANCE ENGINEERING DURING CONSTRUCTION  

E-print Network

1 BUILDING PERFORMANCE ENGINEERING DURING CONSTRUCTION T. Michael Toole1 and Matthew Hallowell2 of building performance engineering tasks on design-bid-build projects are typically provided by entities building construction projects. Twenty four building performance engineering tasks were required

Toole, T. Michael

444

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

445

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

446

Compositions of constructed microbial mats  

DOEpatents

Compositions and methods of use of constructed microbial mats, comprising cyanobacteria and purple autotrophic bacteria and an organic nutrient source, in a laminated structure, are described. The constructed microbial mat is used for bioremediation of different individual contaminants and for mixed or multiple contaminants, and for production of beneficial compositions and molecules.

Bender, Judith A. (Atlanta, GA); Phillips, Peter C. (Decatur, GA)

1999-01-01

447

4, 37233798, 2007 construction in  

E-print Network

BGD 4, 3723­3798, 2007 pH model construction in aquatic systems A. F. Hofmann et al. Title Page. Biogeosciences Discussions Biogeosciences Discussions is the access reviewed discussion forum of Biogeosciences #12;BGD 4, 3723­3798, 2007 pH model construction in aquatic systems A. F. Hofmann et al. Title Page

Boyer, Edmond

448

Constructions with Obstructions Involving Arcs.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Presents six construction problems in which key parts of the figure are made inaccessible, that is, a lake or an obstruction is inserted. Encourages creative thinking while improving problem-solving skills. Students are to show the construction, describe the solution, and verify correctness of the solution. (LDR)

Wood, Dick A.

1993-01-01

449

The Social Construction of Ethics.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

While some social constructionists are unprepared to confront the role of ethics in the process of communication, the fact must be faced that as a person constructs reality, he or she makes judgments about that reality. Here are four situational perceptions that affect how decisions are socially constructed as ethical or not ethical within…

Lulofs, Roxane S.

450

Constructing Self-Dual Strings  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

We present an ADHMN-like construction which generates self-dual string solutions to the effective M5-brane worldvolume theory from solutions to the Basu-Harvey equation. Our construction finds a natural interpretation in terms of gerbes, which we develop in some detail. We also comment on a possible extension to stacks of multiple M5-branes.

Sämann, Christian

2011-07-01

451

Constructing Genograms with Lesbian Clients.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The intergenerational family therapy method of genogram construction may be a useful technique for increasing levels of differentiation in clients with a lesbian sexual orientation. Provides a description, rationale, and illustration of how genogram construction may be used by family counselors to treat lesbian clients. (JBJ)

Magnuson, Sandy; And Others

1995-01-01

452

Build up: ESOL for Construction  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Build Up: ESOL for Construction course was developed by Louise Cottom at Peterborough Regional College as part of the Basic Skills Agency's contribution to the ASSET UK Project. The course was designed to provide the students with a 60-hour general introduction to the construction industry in the UK and to develop the English language skills…

Basic Skills Agency, 2005

2005-01-01

453

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...

454

Building Construction Estimating, Carpentry: 901897.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The curriculum guide outlines a course for grades 11 and 12 in carpentry designed to provide instructions in mathematics and its application to determining construction costs. Students completing the course will be expected to have the skills and knowledge of building construction plans, concrete forms, walls, roofs, doors and stairs, in addition…

Dade County Public Schools, Miami, FL.

455

Reuse and recycle--considering the soil below constructions.  

PubMed

The European Construction Products Regulation provides a life cycle based framework for the environmental assessment of construction products. Harmonised European standards for the assessment of the release of dangerous substances and for declaration of environmental performance are in progress. Risk based limit values for the protection of soil and groundwater below construction works will still bet set nationally. In this paper we review the possibilities to expand the ongoing harmonisation to include risk assessment and life cycle assessment (LCA). Based on reviews of national European limit value models (LMVs) for assessment of release to soil and groundwater, two areas for harmonisation emerge: 1- The toxicological criteria. Toxicological endpoints to protect human health and environment are similar, and data from the same toxicological data sets are used to establish acceptance criteria. 2- The emission part of LMVs. We extracted six generic construction works for granular materials. These encompass the most common choices and span the different release scenarios applied. Harmonised emission models would also facilitate LCA and environmental product declaration (EPD). The immission or transport part of the LVMs is less promising for harmonisation. Locating the acceptance criteria point of compliance close to the construction works is advantageous from many aspects and would facilitate harmonisation of assessments. We have identified two different strategies to include recycling in the assessments: 1- Tiered procedure where assessment and declaration of performance are made for the intended primary use of the product only and renewed assessments are made whenever the construction works are demolished and the product is recovered. 2- Scenario based procedure where future recycling scenarios, into new products and construction works, are forecasted. In this case the initial assessment and declaration of environmental performance of a construction product is performed both for the intended primary use of the product and for the recycling scenarios. PMID:24694938

Suer, Pascal; Wik, Ola; Erlandsson, Martin

2014-07-01

456

National Jukebox  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

If you don't have a Wurlitzer handy, the National Jukebox website is the next best thing. Actually, it's probably the "first-best" thing, as it contains over 10,000 recordings made by the Victor Talking Machine Company between 1901 and 1925. It is a tremendous endeavor, and one that brings the sounds of another era into the life of anyone with an Internet connection. First-time visitors should click on the "Making the Jukebox" to get started. Here they can view a slide show of Library of Congress staffers at work selecting the items to be digitized and other shots documenting the entire process. Next, visitors can listen to the "Playlists of Recordings", which feature playlists compiled by Library of Congress curators and project partners. Currently they include "Early Tin Pan Alley", "The Fox Trot", and "Songs by Irving Berlin". The interactive "Victrola Book of the Opera" from 1919 is quite a pip, and visitors can use it to read stories of great operas while listening to period recordings. Also, it's a good idea to read up in the "How'd They Do That?" section, found toward the bottom of the homepage, for more behind the scenes information on the project.

457

A fuzzy regression analysis for the construction cost estimation of wastewater treatment plants (I) theoretical development  

Microsoft Academic Search

To achieve the water pollution control policy at both the national and local levels, engineering projects regarding the construction of sewer system and wastewater treatment plants have been launched in many regions. But the fuzzy structure of construction cost, where human estimation is influential, may result in an impediment of economic feasibility in decision making. Therefore, an understanding of the

Y. L. Chen; H. W. Chen

1997-01-01

458

Bio fuel ash in a road construction: Impact on soil solution chemistry  

Microsoft Academic Search

Limited natural resources and landfill space, as well as increasing amounts of ash produced from incineration of bio fuel and municipal solid waste, have created a demand for useful applications of ash, of which road construction is one application. Along national road 90, situated about 20km west of Sollefteå in the middle of Sweden, an experiment road was constructed with

R. T. Thurdin; P. A. W. van Hees; D. Bylund

2006-01-01

459

Space construction system analysis. Part 2: Space construction experiments concepts  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Technology areas in the orbital assembly of large space structures are addressed. The areas included structures, remotely operated assembly techniques, and control and stabilization. Various large space structure design concepts are reviewed and their construction procedures and requirements are identified.

Boddy, J. A.; Wiley, L. F.; Gimlich, G. W.; Greenberg, H. S.; Hart, R. J.; Lefever, A. E.; Lillenas, A. N.; Totah, R. S.

1980-01-01

460

REACTOR SERVICE BUILDING, TRA635, CONTEXTUAL VIEW DURING CONSTRUCTION. CAMERA IS ...  

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

REACTOR SERVICE BUILDING, TRA-635, CONTEXTUAL VIEW DURING CONSTRUCTION. CAMERA IS ATOP MTR BUILDING AND LOOKING SOUTHERLY. FOUNDATION AND DRAINS ARE UNDER CONSTRUCTION. THE BUILDING WILL BUTT AGAINST CHARGING FACE OF PLUG STORAGE BUILDING. HOT CELL BUILDING, TRA-632, IS UNDER CONSTRUCTION AT TOP CENTER OF VIEW. INL NEGATIVE NO. 8518. Unknown Photographer, 8/25/1953 - Idaho National Engineering Laboratory, Test Reactor Area, Materials & Engineering Test Reactors, Scoville, Butte County, ID

461

39. From Final Construction Report on the Haleakala Road ProjectNR7, ...  

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

39. From Final Construction Report on the Haleakala Road Project--NR-7, Hawaii National Park, Island of Maui, Territory of Hawaii, T.H., by Merel S. Sager, Resident Landscape Architect, April 16, 1935. COVERING CONSPICOUS ROCK FILLS WITH SOIL. - Haleakala National Park Roads, Pukalani, Maui County, HI

462

37. From Final Construction Report on the Haleakala Road ProjectNR7, ...  

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

37. From Final Construction Report on the Haleakala Road Project--NR-7, Hawaii National Park, Island of Maui, Territory of Hawaii. HAND-LAID ROCK BERM ON RETURN CURVE TO PREVENT SCOUR AND SEEPAGE THROUGH FILLS. - Haleakala National Park Roads, Pukalani, Maui County, HI

463

Fatal occupational falls in the U.S. construction industry, 1980–1989  

Microsoft Academic Search

Death certificate analyses were conducted on all fatal occupational falls occurring between 1980 and 1989 in the United States' construction industry using the National Traumatic Occupational Fatalities surveillance system at the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, Division of Safety Research. Fatality rates were calculated by geographic location (region and state), and year of injury. From 1980 to 1989,

Gwendolyn Haile Cattledge; Scott Hendricks; Ronald Stanevich

1996-01-01

464

Impacts assessment for the National Ignition Facility  

SciTech Connect

This report documents the economic and other impacts that will be created by the National Ignition Facility (NIF) construction and ongoing operation, as well as the impacts that may be created by new technologies that may be developed as a result of NIF development and operation.

Bay Area Economics

1996-12-01

465

Virtual Solar Observatory Distributed Query Construction  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Through a prototype implementation (Tian et al., this meeting) the VSO has already demonstrated the capability of unifying geographically distributed data sources following the Web Services paradigm and utilizing mechanisms such as the Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP). So far, four participating sites (Stanford, Montana State University, National Solar Observatory and the Solar Data Analysis Center) permit Web-accessible, time-based searches that allow browse access to a number of diverse data sets. Our latest work includes the extension of the simple, time-based queries to include numerous other searchable observation parameters. For VSO users, this extended functionality enables more refined searches. For the VSO, it is a proof of concept that more complex, distributed queries can be effectively constructed and that results from heterogeneous, remote sources can be synthesized and presented to users as a single, virtual data product.

Gurman, J. B.; Dimitoglou, G.; Bogart, R.; Davey, A.; Hill, F.; Martens, P.

2003-01-01

466

3. Photographic copy of roof truss construction details for Building ...  

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

3. Photographic copy of roof truss construction details for Building 4505, Taylor & Barnes, Architects & Engineers, 803 W. Third Street, Los Angeles California, O.C.E. Office of Civil Engineer Job No. A(9-10), Military Construction: Materiel Command Flight Test Base, Muroc, California, Hangar and Auxiliary Buildings: Hangar Type P-A, Detail of Trusses T-2, T-3, T-4, T-5 & T6, Sheet No. 9, March 1944. A similar drawing for truss T-l is included in project field notes. Reproduced from the holdings of the National Archives, Pacific Southwest Region - Edwards Air Force Base, North Base, Hangar, End of North Base Road, Boron, Kern County, CA

467

Passive-solar construction handbook  

SciTech Connect

Many of the basic elements of passive solar design are reviewed. Passive solar construction is covered according to system type, each system type discussion including a general discussion of the important design and construction issues which apply to the particular system and case studies illustrating designed and built examples of the system type. The three basic types of passive solar systems discussed are direct gain, thermal storage wall, and attached sunspace. Thermal performance and construction information is presented for typical materials used in passive solar collector components, storage components, and control components. Appended are an overview of analysis methods and a technique for estimating performance. (LEW)

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

1981-02-01

468

Advanced Technology Solar Telescope Construction: Progress Report  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The 4m Advance Technology Solar Telescope (ATST) on Haleakala will be the most powerful solar telescope and the world’s leading ground-based resource for studying solar magnetism that controls the solar wind, flares, coronal mass ejections and variability in the Sun’s output. The ATST will provide high resolution and high sensitivity observations of the dynamic solar magnetic fields throughout the solar atmosphere, including the corona at infrared wavelengths. With its 4 m aperture, ATST will resolve magnetic features at their intrinsic scales. A high order adaptive optics system delivers a corrected beam to the initial set of five state-of-the-art, facility class instrumentation located in the coude laboratory facility. Photopheric and chromospheric magnetometry is part of the key mission of four of these instruments. Coronal magnetometry and spectroscopy will be performed by two of these instruments at infrared wavelengths. The ATST project has transitioned from design and development to its construction phase. Site construction is expected to begin in April 2012. The project has awarded design and fabrication contracts for major telescope subsystems. A robust instrument program has been established and all instruments have passed preliminary design reviews or critical design reviews. A brief overview of the science goals and observational requirements of the ATST will be given, followed by a summary of the project status of the telescope and discussion of the approach to integrating instruments into the facility. The National Science Foundation (NSF) through the National Solar Observatory (NSO) funds the ATST Project. The NSO is operated under a cooperative agreement between the Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy, Inc. (AURA) and NSF.

Rimmele, Thomas R.; McMullin, J.; Keil, S.; Goode, P.; Knoelker, M.; Kuhn, J.; Rosner, R.; ATST Team

2012-05-01

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Detachable high heel shoe construction  

E-print Network

The goal on this investigation was to develop a detachable high heel shoe construction that could enter the current high heel market. The impact of high heel shoes on women's fashion is enormous but there are associated ...

Morales, Alfredo Louis

2007-01-01

470

The Great Hydrometer Construction Contest!  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The relationship between specific gravity, salinity, and density in brine solutions is investigated. Students construct hydrometers to reinforce concepts learned in oceanography. Background information, salt requirements for the unknowns, directions, and reproducible worksheets are included. (KR)

McGinnis, James Randy; Padilla, Michael J.

1991-01-01

471

Sequential Construction of Costly Networks  

SciTech Connect

Natural disasters or attacks often disrupt infrastructure networks requiring a costly recovery. This motivates an optimization problem where the objecitve is to construct the nodes of a graph G(V;E), and the cost of each node is dependent on the number of its neighbors previously constructed, or more generally, any properties of the previously-completed subgraph. In this optimization problem the objective is to find a permutation of the nodes which results in the least construction cost. We prove that in the case where the cost of nodes is a convex function in the number of neighbors, the optimal construction sequence is to start at a single node and move outwards. We also introduce algorithms and heuristics for solving various instances of the problem. Those methods can be applied to help reduce the cost of recovering from disasters as well as to plan the deployment of new network infrastructure.

Gutfraind, Alexander [Los Alamos National Laboratory

2011-01-01

472

USGA: Course Construction and Renovation  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The United States Golf Association is considered one of the premiere organizations that has a truly vested interest in the world of golf course management, construction, renovation, and in some rare instances, rejuvenation. In order to maintain their exacting standards, they have created their own construction education program. They have also seen fit to place some of their information about the aforementioned topics online at this site. For those working in this field, starting their career in the field, or those just interested in creating a backyard putting green, the "Case Studies" section should be considered first. Here they will find timely primers on building short courses for young players, tee leveling, and bunker renovation. Moving right along, the "Course Construction" section contains a variety of articles, thematically arranged into such areas as "Greens", "Tees", and once again, "Bunkers". A few of the highlights among their number include "Avoiding the Hazards of Golf Course Renovation" and "Tee Construction With Laser Technology".

473

Constructive memory: past and future  

PubMed Central

Human memory is not a literal reproduction of the past, but instead relies on constructive processes that are sometimes prone to error and distortion. Understanding of constructive memory has accelerated during recent years as a result of research that has linked together its cognitive and neural bases. This article focuses on three aspects of constructive memory that have been the target of recent research: (i) the idea that certain kinds of memory distortions reflect the operation of adaptive cognitive processes that contribute to the efficient functioning of memory; (ii) the role of a constructive memory system in imagining or simulating possible future events; and (iii) differences between true and false memories that have been revealed by functional neuroimaging techniques. The article delineates the theoretical implications of relevant research, and also considers some clinical and applied implications. PMID:22577300

Schacter, Daniel L.

2012-01-01

474

Constructing and Calibrating a Hydrometer  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Students construct and calibrate a simple hydrometer using different salt solutions. They then graph their data and determine the density and salinity of an unknown solution using their hydrometer and graphical analysis.

Meghan Hauptli

2012-04-18

475

Constructing Centroid of a Triangle  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The page features and series of small photographs that automatically advance to illustrate, step by step, the construction of the centroid of a triangle. The illustration shows proper use of compass and straightedge.

Kocmoud& #39; s Math Page

2009-07-31

476

Sandwich Construction Solar Structural Facets  

SciTech Connect

Silver/glass mirrors have excellent optical properties but need a method of support in order to be used in concentrating solar thermal systems. In collaboration with the Cummins dish/Stirling development program, they started investigating sandwich construction as a way to integrate silver/glass mirrors into solar optical elements. In sandwich construction, membranes such as sheet metal or plastic are bonded to the front and back of a core (like a sandwich). For solar optical elements, a glass mirror is bonded to one of the membranes. This type of construction has the advantages of a high strength-to-weight ratio, and reasonable material and manufacturing cost. The inherent stiffness of sandwich construction mirror panels also facilitates large panels. This can have cost advantages for both the amount of hardware required as well as reduced installation and alignment costs. In addition, by incorporating the panels into the support structure reductions in the amount of structural support required are potentially possible.

Diver, R. B.; Grossman, J.W.

1998-12-22

477

The valuation of construction companies  

E-print Network

The main objective of this thesis is to study the valuation of construction companies in mergers and acquisitions. The thesis is divided into three main parts; Mergers and Acquisitions, Valuation, and a Case Study. Mergers ...

Sassine, Edmond, 1980-

2004-01-01

478

ENGINEERING BULLETIN: CONSTRUCTED WETLANDS TREATMENT  

EPA Science Inventory

Constructed wetlands have been demonstrated effective in removing organic, metal, and nutrient elements including nitrogen and phosphorus from municipal wastewaters, mine drainage, industrial effluents, and agricultural runoff. The technology is waste stream-specific, requiring...

479

Automatic presentations and semigroup constructions  

E-print Network

Automatic presentations and semigroup constructions Alan J. Cain1 , Graham Oliver2 , Nik Ruskuc3 , Richard M. Thomas4 1,3 School of Mathematics and Statistics, University of St Andrews, North Haugh, St

St Andrews, University of

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Automatic Semigroups: Constructions and Subsemigroups  

E-print Network

of St Andrews September 19, 2002 #12; to Margarida i #12; Contents Declarations iv Abstract vi of padded languages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35 4 Rees matrix semigroups 41 1 The Rees matrix construction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41 2 Automaticity of a Rees matrix semigroup

St Andrews, University of

481

‘They don't understand…you cut yourself in order to live.’ Interpretative repertoires jointly constructing interactions between adult women who self-harm and professional caregivers.  

PubMed Central

The aim of the study was to illuminate interpretative repertoires that jointly construct the interaction between adult women who self-harm and professional caregivers in psychiatric inpatient care. Participant observations and informal interviews were conducted among six women who self-harm and their professional caregivers in two psychiatric inpatient wards, and analysed using the concept of interpretative repertoires from the discipline of discursive psychology. The analysis revealed four interpretative repertoires that jointly constructed the interaction. The professional caregivers used a “fostering repertoire” and a “supportive repertoire” and the women who self-harmed used a “victim repertoire” and an “expert repertoire.” The women and the caregivers were positioned and positioned themselves and people around them within and among these interpretative repertoires to make sense of their experiences of the interaction. It was necessary to consider each woman's own life chances and knowledge about herself and her needs. The participants made it clear that it was essential for them to be met with respect as individuals. Professional caregivers need to work in partnership with individuals who self-harm—experts by profession collaborating with experts by experience. Caregivers need to look beyond behavioural symptoms and recognise each individual's possibilities for agency. PMID:21897829

Lindgren, Britt-Marie; Öster, Inger; Åström, Sture; Hällgren Graneheim, Ulla

2011-01-01

482

National Lymphedema Network  

MedlinePLUS

... and article archives // Knowledge and support National Lymphedema Network NLN Position Papers The NLN Position Papers reflect ... list. twitter Facebook LinkedIn Copyright 2014 National Lymphedema Network © 2013 National Lymphedema Network 225 Bush Street, Suite ...

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National Nursing Home Survey  

MedlinePLUS

... please visit this page: About CDC.gov . National Nursing Home Survey National Nursing Home Survey About NNHS What's New Survey Methodology, ... Data Files Long-term Care Medication Data National Nursing Assistant Survey Survey Publications and Products Listserv Related ...

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MQSA National Statistics  

MedlinePLUS

... MQSA) Scorecard Articles MQSA National Statistics MQSA National Statistics In this section of the MQSA Scorecard, we present the most commonly requested national statistics regarding the MQSA program. These statistics are updated ...

485

The United Nations DISARMAMENT  

E-print Network

The United Nations DISARMAMENT YEARBOOK asdf Volume 36 (Part II): 2011 TheUnitedNationsDISARMAMENTYEARBOOKVolume36(PartII):2011 asdf #12;Printed at the United Nations, New York e-ISBN 978-92-1-055633-0 12

Cambridge, University of

486

Nuclear diagnostics for the National Ignition Facility (invited)  

Microsoft Academic Search

The National Ignition Facility (NIF), currently under construction at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, will provide unprecedented opportunities for the use of nuclear diagnostics in inertial confinement fusion experiments. The completed facility will provide 2 MJ of laser energy for driving targets, compared to the approximately 40 kJ that was available on Nova and the approximately 30 kJ available on

Thomas J. Murphy; Cris W. Barnes; R. R. Berggren; P. Bradley; S. E. Caldwell; R. E. Chrien; J. R. Faulkner; P. L. Gobby; N. Hoffman; J. L. Jimerson; K. A. Klare; C. L. Lee; J. M. Mack; G. L. Morgan; J. A. Oertel; F. J. Swenson; P. J. Walsh; R. B. Walton; R. G. Watt; M. D. Wilke; D. C. Wilson; C. S. Young; S. W. Haan; R. A. Lerche; M. J. Moran; T. W. Phillips; T. C. Sangster; R. J. Leeper; C. L. Ruiz; G. W. Cooper; L. Disdier; A. Rouyer; A. Fedotoff; V. Yu. Glebov; D. D. Meyerhofer; J. M. Soures; C. Stöckl; J. A. Frenje; D. G. Hicks; C. K. Li; R. D. Petrasso; F. H. Seguin; K. Fletcher; S. Padalino; R. K. Fisher

2001-01-01

487

Spirituality, Religion, and the Interrelationship: A Nationally Representative Study  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

How do people define spirituality and religion and what, if any, relationship do they see between the 2 constructs? In this study, we answer these questions using a qualitative methodology with a nationally representative sample of graduate-level social work students affiliated with the National Association of Social Workers (N=303). A relatively…

Hodge, David R.; McGrew, Charlene C.

2006-01-01

488

Let Them Eat Shakespeare: Prescribed Authors and the National Curriculum  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In this article, we examine the debate that surrounds prescribed reading lists in the English National Curriculum. In particular, we attempt to locate the role which ideas about heritage and social and moral values have played in constructing this debate. We begin by examining the English National Curriculum's origin in the 1980s as a conservative…

Ward, Sophie Claire; Connolly, Roy

2008-01-01

489

Regional conflict and national policy  

SciTech Connect

The central focus of this book is the way in which people who share common aspirations and modes of political action deal with basic geographic disparities among places in resource endowment. Spatial differences in location, climate, water, soil, and minerals are inherent in any landscape. And because resources are defined jointly by their unique physical characteristics and the economic and technological conditions of their first use, the boundaries are shifting. The book deals with the nature and importance of regional conflicts, the record of attempts to deal with them, and the prospect for national policies that would respond to such conflicts more constructively.

Price, K.A. (ed.)

1982-01-01

490

ORNL engineering design and construction reengineering report  

SciTech Connect

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

McNeese, L.E.

1998-01-01

491

Pawnee Nation Energy Option Analyses  

SciTech Connect

Pawnee Nation of Oklahoma Energy Option Analyses In 2003, the Pawnee Nation leadership identified the need for the tribe to comprehensively address its energy issues. During a strategic energy planning workshop a general framework was laid out and the Pawnee Nation Energy Task Force was created to work toward further development of the tribe’s energy vision. The overarching goals of the “first steps” project were to identify the most appropriate focus for its strategic energy initiatives going forward, and to provide information necessary to take the next steps in pursuit of the “best fit” energy options. Description of Activities Performed The research team reviewed existing data pertaining to the availability of biomass (focusing on woody biomass, agricultural biomass/bio-energy crops, and methane capture), solar, wind and hydropower resources on the Pawnee-owned lands. Using these data, combined with assumptions about costs and revenue streams, the research team performed preliminary feasibility assessments for each resource category. The research team also reviewed available funding resources and made recommendations to Pawnee Nation highlighting those resources with the greatest potential for financially-viable development, both in the near-term and over a longer time horizon. Findings and Recommendations Due to a lack of financial incentives for renewable energy, particularly at the state level, combined mediocre renewable energy resources, renewable energy development opportunities are limited for Pawnee Nation. However, near-term potential exists for development of solar hot water at the gym, and an exterior wood-fired boiler system at the tribe’s main administrative building. Pawnee Nation should also explore options for developing LFGTE resources in collaboration with the City of Pawnee. Significant potential may also exist for development of bio-energy resources within the next decade. Pawnee Nation representatives should closely monitor market developments in the bio-energy industry, establish contacts with research institutions with which the tribe could potentially partner in grant-funded research initiatives. In addition, a substantial effort by the Kaw and Cherokee tribes is underway to pursue wind development at the Chilocco School Site in northern Oklahoma where Pawnee is a joint landowner. Pawnee Nation representatives should become actively involved in these development discussions and should explore the potential for joint investment in wind development at the Chilocco site. Financial incentives for project development are generally structured to provide tribes with access to conventional financing mechanisms. Grant funding for project construction is currently difficult to obtain. Substantial new opportunities for bio-fuel development may exist in the next few years with passage of the 2007 Farm Bill, and through opportunities made available through Oklahoma’s new Bio-energy Center. A review of potential alternatives to Pawnee Nation’s current electricity supply scenario revealed that a range of options could be viable. These include the following scenarios: business as usual, alternative supply, negotiate lower rates with City of Pawnee, focus on reducing energy usage, develop electric utility organization. Under any circumstances, Pawnee Nation should purse strategies to reduce energy usage, as this is the simplest means of reducing electric costs and environmental impacts. The research team also recommends that Pawnee Nation initiate some focused discussions with the City of Pawnee, with GRDA, and with IEC to discuss its wholesale supply purchase options. These discussions will better inform the Pawnee Energy Team of the specific pros and cons of its wholesale power supply options, and will assist the Team’s broader decision-making on utility-related issues. The ultimate path chosen by Pawnee Nation will depend on further consideration of priorities and potential barriers by Pawnee Nation’s Energy Team.

Matlock, M.; Kersey, K.; Riding In, C.

2009-07-21

492

Up against Giants: The National Indian Youth Council, the Navajo Nation, and Coal Gasification, 1974-77  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In the spring of 1977, members of the National Indian Youth Council (NIYC), along with the Coalition for Navajo Liberation, barraged the Secretary of the Interior and the chairman of the Navajo Nation with petitions calling for a halt to the proposed construction of several coal gasification plants on the Navajo Reservation in northwestern New…

Shreve, Bradley Glenn

2006-01-01

493

89. Puckett Cabin. The cabin constructed by John Puckett around ...  

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

89. Puckett Cabin. The cabin constructed by John Puckett around 1865 is a good example of the one-room log cabin once common to the mountains. This was the home of Mrs. Oleana Puckett who died in 1939 at the age of 102. She worked as a midwife in the surrounding area, assisting in the delivery of more than 1,000 children. View looking east. - Blue Ridge Parkway, Between Shenandoah National Park & Great Smoky Mountains, Asheville, Buncombe County, NC

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25. VIEW OF METAL SHED CONSTRUCTED OVER SHIELDING TANK FOR ...  

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

25. VIEW OF METAL SHED CONSTRUCTED OVER SHIELDING TANK FOR WASTE FORMS RESPONSE PROJECT (WFRP) IN 1980. CAMERA FACING EAST. SHOWS REMAINS OF CABLE CHASE AND ITS COVER, DISCARDED COVERS TO THE TEST PIT. PHOTOGRAPHER STANDING ON THE DIRT FILL OVER THE BUNKER. INEL PHOTO NUMBER 83-476-2-8, TAKEN IN 1983. PHOTOGRAPHER NOT NAMED. - Idaho National Engineering Laboratory, Advanced Reentry Vehicle Fusing System, Scoville, Butte County, ID

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2. Humpback Rocks Visitor Center. Original was constructed in 1955 ...  

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

2. Humpback Rocks Visitor Center. Original was constructed in 1955 and opened 19 May 1956. Destroyed by arson in 1981, it was rebuilt as an expanded facility and opened the following year. In the foreground is a post-and-rail fence and a tower of truth. In the background to the right is a buck or Yankee Fence the view is west-northwest. - Blue Ridge Parkway, Between Shenandoah National Park & Great Smoky Mountains, Asheville, Buncombe County, NC

496

PBF Cooling Tower under construction. Cold water basin is five ...  

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

PBF Cooling Tower under construction. Cold water basin is five feet deep. Foundation and basin walls are reinforced concrete. Camera facing west. Pipe openings through wall in front are outlets for return flow of cool water to reactor building. Photographer: John Capek. Date: September 4, 1968. INEEL negative no. 68-3473 - Idaho National Engineering Laboratory, SPERT-I & Power Burst Facility Area, Scoville, Butte County, ID

497

A study on Geographic National (Urban) Conditions Monitoring of Beijing  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

This article investigated and surveyed the current situation of the policy of Geographic National (Urban) Conditions Monitoring in Beijing based on the experimental unit over China carried out by National Administration of Surveying, Mapping and Geoinformation. Then analysed the guarantee of the implement considering the characteristics of programming and construction, policy and regulation in Beijing. Finally presented the frame system of Geographic National (Urban) Conditions Monitoring which is appropriate for Beijing.

Liu, Q.

2014-04-01

498

A Cross-National Comparison of Consumer Research Measures  

Microsoft Academic Search

The impact of three factors that affect the psychometric rigor of cross-national consumer research comparisons is measured in this study. Conclusions are also drawn about the interactions among these factors and the resultant deterioration in the psychometric quality of the data.The cross-national consumer research instrument is sensitive to the nature of the attitudinal constructs, the nationality of the respondents, and

Ravi Parameswaran; Attila Yaprak

1987-01-01

499

Constructed Landscaping Combination Constructed Wetlands System Used for Sewage Treatment  

Microsoft Academic Search

We constructed a combinant landscape constructed wetland for sewage treatment based on landscape plants in this study. The results are summerized as follows: the system uses model as: A(biological pretreatment pond)-B(biochemistry pond)- C(subsurface flow wetland)-D(surface flow wetland)-E(the third level vertical-flow wetland)-F(second-level vertical-flow wetland) -G(landscape surface flow wetland)-H(biology pond), this combination craft sewage treatment is performed effectively, and the system outcome

Chen Yong-hua; Wu Xiao-fu; Chen Ming-li; Yao Jing; Li Ke-lin; Wang Zhong-cheng; Lei Dian

2010-01-01

500

78 FR 38359 - Approval of Record of Decision for Relocation of Cattle Point Road, San Juan Island National...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

...relocation of the Cattle Point Road at San Juan Island National...implement design and initiate construction of the Cattle Point Road relocation project, in concert...Juan County. Duration of the construction phase is expected to last...

2013-06-26