Sample records for national discursive construction

  1. Power/Knowledge: The Discursive Construction of an Author

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    Olsson, Michael

    2007-01-01

    This article reports the findings of a study examining the social/discursive construction of an author (Brenda Dervin) by an international community of researchers (information behavior researchers). A crucial conceptual starting point for the study was Michel Foucault's work on the discursive construction of power/knowledge. The study represents…

  2. College English Learners' Discursive Motivation Construction in China

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    Gu, Mingyue

    2009-01-01

    There are abundant studies of second/foreign language learning motivation. However, there appears to be insufficient research into how language learners' discourses mediate the construction of their learning/motivation. This paper investigated the discursive construction of two English language learners' motivation in a comprehensive university in…

  3. The Discursive (Re)construction of Parents in School Texts

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    Greer Cavallaro Johnson; Simon Clarke; Neil Dempster

    2005-01-01

    This paper explores the familiar issue of parental (non-)involvement in schools. More specifically, it examines the language of selected texts in one school context and finds initially that the roles of parents are not discursively constructed in these texts as their being involved in the school. Rather, a close reading of the texts’ discourse displays parents as the deficit half

  4. Constructing mentally ill inmates: nurses' discursive practices in corrections.

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    Perron, Amélie; Holmes, Dave

    2011-09-01

    The concepts of discourse, subjectivity and power allow for innovative explorations in nursing research. Discourse take many different forms and may be maintained, transmitted, even imposed, in various ways. Nursing practice makes possible many discursive spaces where discourses intersect. Using a Foucauldian perspective, were explored the ways in which forensic psychiatric nurses construct the subjectivity of mentally ill inmates. Progress notes and individual interviews constitute discursive spaces within which nurses construct patients' subjectivities. Progress notes provide a written (and permanent) form of discourse, while interviews set the space for a more fluid and contextual form of discourse. We identified five types of subjectivities - the (in)visible patient, the patient as risk, the deviant patient, the disturbed patient and the disciplined patient. These subjectivities were rooted in various types of discourses circulating in the selected setting. Despite the multiple discursive dimensions of forensic psychiatric nursing, progress notes remain the main formal source of information regarding nursing care even though it is not representative of the care provided nor is it representative of nurses' complex discursive practices in corrections. PMID:21790870

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

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    Haman, Mary Kathryn

    2007-04-25

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

  6. Strategies as Discursive Constructions: The Case of Airline Alliances

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    Eero Vaara; Birgit Kleymann; Hannu Seristö

    2004-01-01

    ABSTRACT? In this paper, we argue that by examining the discursive elements in strategy talk we can contribute to our understanding of the myriad of micro-processes and practices that make up strategies. We focus on airline alliances as a particularly illustrative case. Based on a critical discourse analysis of an extensive material of strategy talk on airline alliances, we point

  7. From Rigid Dichotomy to Measured Contingency. Hong Kong Preservice Teachers' Discursive Construction of Identity

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    Trent, John

    2010-01-01

    This article reports on a qualitative study into the discursive construction of teacher identities amongst six preservice English language teachers in Hong Kong. While teacher identity construction has been conceptualized as an evolving process of becoming a teacher, some preservice teachers regard their professional identities as rigid, resulting…

  8. A Discursive Construction of Homosexual Males in a Muslim-Dominant Community

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    Shamsudin, Zainon; Ghazali, Kamila

    2011-01-01

    This paper addresses the issue of identity construction of four young Malay homosexual men in Malaysia. Through narrative discourse of their lifeworlds (Habermas, Theory of communicative action, Polity Press, 1987), this study explores the participants' linguistic repertoire and discursive strategies in the formation, negotiation and establishment…

  9. On the Discursive Construction of "The Chinese Learner"

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    Clark, Rose; Gieve, S. N.

    2006-01-01

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

  10. The discursive self-construction of suicidal help seekers in computer-mediated discourse.

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    Kupferberg, Irit; Gilat, Izhak

    2012-01-01

    The study focuses on the discursive self-construction of suicidal help seekers in an open computer-mediated forum for mental help. Our theoretical framework is inspired by a functionalist approach to discourse, which emphasizes that language resources are self-displaying. It also espouses discursive psychology, which prioritizes the study of psychological and social phenomena in discursive processes. In addition, we adopt the Four World Approach to the analysis of positioning. Qualitative and quantitative analyses show that the density of 'irrealis' (i.e. negation, future and wishes) units and figurative forms was significantly higher in the suicidal messages compared with the messages of other troubled selves, who produced more 'realis' units (i.e. specific and generic stories) and information questions. We interpret these findings as showing that in their attempt to conceptualize conflict and pain, suicidal help-seekers shied away from the narration of past experience and focused instead on the construction of death. The other troubled help seekers used realis units and questions in order to describe their experience to guarantee that help would be provided. PMID:23763234

  11. Doing fence sitting: a discursive analysis of clinical psychologists' constructions of mental health.

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    Lofgren, Axel; Hewitt, Vanessa; das Nair, Roshan

    2015-04-01

    A growing body of research indicates that the way health care professionals conceptualize mental health might have important clinical implications. We adopted a discursive psychology approach to explore clinical psychologists' accounts of mental health and its effects. Semistructured interviews were conducted with 11 clinical psychologists in the East Midlands region of the United Kingdom. The participants constructed mental health through building up biological factors and psychosocial aspects as opposite ends of the same spectrum, and then positioned themselves as distant from these extremes to manage issues of stake and accountability. A discourse of moral concern for service users was used to negotiate the implications of having different views of mental health from service users, enabling clinicians to manage issues of accountability and demonstrate their ability to be helpful. This suggests that clinicians should be mindful of the effects of their use of language and make the contingent nature of their knowledge explicit. PMID:25201580

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

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    Rail, G; Lafrance, M

    2009-12-01

    Informed by the work of Michel Foucault, the authors discuss the Nip/Tuck episode entitled "Momma Boone" and how it discursively constructs "obesity". They show how this popular media text can be understood as a crystallisation of the dominant discourse surrounding fat bodies. In the process, how the episode can be seen as a "biopedagogy" that instructs its viewers in how to think and feel about the fat body is examined. Foucault's formulation of the confessional is seen to be useful to theorise the ways in which biopedagogy leads subjects to believe and ultimately take part in processes leading to salvation. It is argued that in this Nip/Tuck episode, biopedagogy functions in and through Momma Boone's "confessions of the flesh", that is, confessions aimed at revealing her obese body so that it can be rescued, rehabilitated and saved. Momma Boone's salvation is shown to require three stages: first, the "confession" of obesity; second, the conversion to the "truth" of the "dominant obesity discourse"; and third, the codification of a "new life" for the obese subject. In the end, it is argued that since it is represented as abject, monstrous and out of control, Momma Boone's body is made to inspire fear and panic in so far as it provides constructed "evidence" regarding the consequences of the obese subject's failure to convert to the truth of obesity discourse. PMID:23674699

  13. An examination of the discursive devices employed in fact construction: A discourse analysis of ghost stories 

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    Reese, Timothy

    2008-06-27

    The current study examines the discursive strategies that are used when people attempt to establish an account as factual. This is examined with particular reference to accounts that orientate around paranormal phenomena, and builds on previous...

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

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    Jacocks, Cara Whitney

    2014-08-11

    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...

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

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    Cremin, Teresa; Baker, Sally

    2014-01-01

    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…

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

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

    2015-01-01

    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…

  17. Chinese Students' Constructive Nationalism

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    Bell, Daniel A.

    2008-01-01

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

  18. Discursive Hierarchical Patterning in Economics Cases

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    Lung, Jane

    2011-01-01

    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.…

  19. Who is responsible for educating English language learners? Discursive construction of roles and responsibilities in an inquiry community

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    Bonnie English

    2009-01-01

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

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

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    Menard-Warwick, Julia

    2009-01-01

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

  1. The National Ignition Facility: Status of Construction

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    .C Integrated Computers and Control N.L Laser System N.T Target Experimental System N.A Assembly Equipment N.A NP9763 The National Ignition Facility: Status of Construction Fusion Power Associates Annual Meeting/cld NIF-0605-10997-L28 27EIM/cld P LLNLLLNL National Ignition FacilityNational Ignition Facility P9292 San

  2. Preservice Elementary Teachers' Use of a Discursive Model of Meaning Making in the Co-Construction of Science Understanding

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    Boyer, Elisebeth C.

    2012-01-01

    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…

  3. National Ignition Facility wet weather construction plan

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    Kugler, A N

    1998-01-01

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

  4. A discursive look at large bodies--implications for discursive approaches in nursing and health research.

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    Knutsen, Ingrid Ruud

    2015-01-01

    This article illuminates discursive constructions of large bodies in contemporary society and discusses what discursive approaches might add to health care. Today, the World Health Organization describes a current "epidemic of obesity" and classifies large bodies as a medical condition. Texts on the obesity epidemic often draw upon alarming perspectives that involve associations of threat and catastrophe. The concern we see for body size in contemporary discourse is not new. Understandings of body size in Western societies are highly cultural and normative and could be different. The way we approach large bodies affects health care practice as well as subjects' self-perceptions. PMID:25635505

  5. Discursive strategies in the construction of national identity: A critical discourse analysis of the Gibraltar issue in the printed media

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    Ángela Alameda Hernández

    2008-01-01

    Gibraltar is a community in which political conflicts are common, but has quite frequently been ignored in the academic world, despite its great interest and uniqueness. The present research offers a new perspective into the study of the Gibraltarian identity as it adheres to the theoretical paradigm known as Critical Discourse Analysis (CDA), which analyses language in relation to the

  6. e- Participation: A Discursive Approach

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    Rui Pedro Lourenço; João Paulo Costa

    \\u000a This chapter analyses some of the distinguishing characteristics of public participation processes, justifying the case for\\u000a a discursive deliberative approach. It identifies tools’ requirements to effectively foster deliberation, presenting a comprehensive\\u000a evolution of discursive support tools up to the Web 2.0 generation. Integration with tools from several research areas, including\\u000a decision-analytic approaches is also discussed. Finally, this chapter ends with

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

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    Magee, Joseph W.

    National Construction Safety Team Advisory Committee National Institute of Standards & Technology to submit the 2006 Annual Report of the National Construction Safety Team Advisory Committee (NCSTAC on implementation of the National Construction Safety Team (NCST) Act (P.L. 107-231) and our report reflects our

  8. Negotiating Afrikaner Subjectivity from the Post-Apartheid Margins: One Student's Subject Positions in the Discursively Constructed Classroom Space at an Elite English High School

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    Ferreira, Ana

    2014-01-01

    The contemporary South African subject English classroom is a complex space requiring ongoing attention to issues of cultural and linguistic diversity, and frequently manifesting the need to work across historically constructed differences in race, ethnicity and socioeconomic status. This article reports on one aspect of a broader research…

  9. Postcolonial Theory and Cross culturalism: Collaborative 'Signposts' of Discursive Practices

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    Margaret Kumar

    2000-01-01

    This paper is a forerunner of a detailed piece of work. It explores the notions of postcolonial theory and cross-culturalism, and whether they can be regarded as collaborative 'signposts' of discursive practices. The aim of this paper is to move beyond the contemporary constructs of race, culture and identification and into the arena of hybridity and multiplicity and the constituting

  10. National Construction Safety Team Act Annual Report

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    Magee, Joseph W.

    were undertaken during Fiscal Year 2007. NIST issued the final report on World Trade Center 1 and 2 on the NIST WTC web site, http://wtc.nist.gov. NIST's analysis of the collapse of World Trade Center 7 investigation of the World Trade Center disaster of September 11, 2001, under the authority of the National

  11. Language, Metaphor, and Creativity in Discursive Prose.

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    Ross, William T.

    1978-01-01

    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)

  12. Enactments of Discursive Empowerment in Narratives of Medium of Education by North Indian Women

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    Sandhu, Priti

    2010-01-01

    In this study I examine how women in a north Indian city narratively construct their identities in relation to medium of education (MoE)--English only (EME), Hindi only (HME), and a combination of both. I specifically analyze how the participants discursively articulate empowerment or disempowerment while narrating stories connected to their MoEs.…

  13. Challenging the discursive politics of gender equality: What about 'feminist taboos'?

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    Emanuela Lombardo; Petra Meier; Mieke Verloo

    Because gender equality policies are social constructions in which issues of gender inequality and equality get meaning through (amongst others) discursive processes, they may contain biases. While certain biases may be intentional choices, meant to strategically frame a specific policy issue, others may be unintentional and due to the fact that policy makers and activists do not escape from their

  14. 48 CFR 801.602-80 - Legal and technical review-Office of Construction and Facilities Management and National Cemetery...

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    2010-10-01

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

  15. 48 CFR 801.602-80 - Legal and technical review-Office of Construction and Facilities Management and National Cemetery...

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-10-01

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

  16. Discursive Usage of Six Chinese Punctuation Marks

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    YUE Ming

    2006-01-01

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

  17. Discursive positioning and planned change in organizations

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    Ryan S Bisel; J Kevin Barge

    2011-01-01

    This study uses discursive positioning theory to explore how planned change messages influence organizational members’ identity and the way they experienced organizational change. Based on an in-depth case study of a home healthcare and hospice organization that engaged in a multiyear planned change process, our analysis suggests that workers experienced salient change messages as constituting unfavorable identities, which were associated

  18. 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

  19. 76 FR 66723 - Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request: National Institutes of Health Construction Grants

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    2011-10-27

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

  20. Construction safety program for the National Ignition Facility

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    Cerruti, S.J.

    1997-01-01

    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.

  1. Construction safety program for the National Ignition Facility

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    Cerruti, S.J.

    1997-06-26

    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.

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

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    Chang, Hung-Chieh

    2012-11-28

    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 ...

  3. The Politics of the Past: Constructing a National Identity through Heritage Conservation

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    Harsha Munasinghe

    2005-01-01

    Modern nation?states use images of a chosen past to construct a national identity. In Vilnius, the remains of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania are used to construct an identity, and the aim of this exercise is to improve the economic performance of the city. Academics and professionals, alarmed of the loss of authentic values, and the living society, alarmed at

  4. Rapid Replacement/Construction of Bridges Sponsors: National Center for Freight and Infrastructure Research and Education

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    Illinois at Chicago, University of

    or construction of highway and railway bridges: 1) a bridge replacement/ construction decision-making frameworkRapid Replacement/Construction of Bridges Sponsors: National Center for Freight and Infrastructure/benefit characteristics of selected processes; and 2) an innovative system for accelerated bridge design

  5. Constructing and Validating a Multiple-Indicator Construct of Economic Hardship in a National Sample of Adolescents with Disabilities

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    Murray, Christopher; Doren, Bonnie; Gau, Jeff M.; Zvoch, Keith; Seeley, John R.

    2015-01-01

    The purpose of the current study was to develop a multi-indicator construct of economic hardship among adolescents with disabilities (N = 9,230) participating in the National Longitudinal Transition Study-2, the largest, most comprehensive investigation of adolescents with disabilities ever conducted. Five theoretically relevant indicators (i.e.,…

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

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    Zake, Ieva

    2002-04-01

    with Michel Foucault s insights on modern bio-power. It is suggested that the core of any nationalism is its political construction of subjective consciousness and body. With illustrations from mainly European nationalisms, it is reflected that there is a...

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

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    Wiederhold, Eve

    2002-01-01

    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…

  8. Construction Pre-Apprenticeship Programs: Results from a National Survey

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    Conway, Maureen; Gerber, Allison

    2009-01-01

    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…

  9. ‘Our Baka brothers obviously do not speak French’: Siting and scaling physical\\/discursive ‘movements’ in post-colonial Belgium

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    Karel Arnaut

    2005-01-01

    This paper argues that a space-sensitive sociolinguistics can instruct contemporary anthropological approaches to globalisation how to more radically consider place and scale constructs as products and processes of social and discursive action. The case considered here is the month-long protest of African associations against an exhibition of Baka ‘Pygmies’ from Cameroon in a natural heritage site in Belgium. This case

  10. Social construction of national identity: Taiwanese versus Chinese consciousness

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    Fu-Lai Tony Yu; Diana Sze Man Kwan

    2008-01-01

    The struggle to break away from the parent state and claim independence often results in political unrest, terrorist activities and even ethnic cleansing. Understanding the nature of the secessionist movement does not only preserve national unity, but can also avoid conflict and violence, and maintain peace. Irredentist and secessionist advocators generally defend themselves in terms of common blood, race or

  11. Construction safety program for the National Ignition Facility, Appendix A

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    Cerruti, S.J.

    1997-06-26

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

  12. 77 FR 43018 - Updating OSHA Construction Standards Based on National Consensus Standards; Head Protection...

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    2012-07-23

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

  13. 77 FR 42988 - Updating OSHA Construction Standards Based on National Consensus Standards; Head Protection...

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    2012-07-23

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

  14. INTERACTIVE CONSTRUCTION OF CONTIGUOUS CARTOGRAMS for presentation at the National Computer Graphics

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    Tobler, Waldo

    Graphics Association conference COMPUTER GRAPHICS `84 Anaheim, CA, May 13--17th 1984 by Prof. W. ToblerINTERACTIVE CONSTRUCTION OF CONTIGUOUS CARTOGRAMS for presentation at the National Computer working with an interactive graphics terminal can control the design of a cartogram without having

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

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    Walter, Pierre

    2003-01-01

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

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

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    Zembylas, Michalinos

    2010-01-01

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

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

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    NONE

    1997-10-30

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

  18. Cultured Construction: Global Evidence of the Impact of National Values on Sanitation Infrastructure Choice.

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    Kaminsky, Jessica A

    2015-06-16

    Case study research often claims culture-variously defined-impacts infrastructure development. I test this claim using Hofstede's cultural dimensions and newly available data representing change in national coverage of sewer connections, sewerage treatment, and onsite sanitation between 1990 and 2010 for 21 developing nations. The results show that the cultural dimensions of uncertainty avoidance, masculinity-femininity, and individualism-collectivism have statistically significant relationships to sanitation technology choice. These data prove the global impact of culture on infrastructure choice, and reemphasize that local cultural preferences must be considered when constructing sanitation infrastructure. PMID:25961326

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

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    Cerruti, S.J.

    1997-01-14

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

  20. Disruptive Events: Elite Education and the Discursive Production of Violence

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    Saltmarsh, Sue

    2008-01-01

    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…

  1. A Process-Discursive Approach to Community Economic Development.

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    Walter, G. R.

    2003-01-01

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

  2. Analyse discursive des incises de citation Laurence Danlos1

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    Analyse discursive des incises de citation Laurence Danlos1 , Benoît Sagot1 et Rosa Stern1,2 1 rapportés et citations. Il existe des formes variées en français pour attribuer des propos à une source rapporté (1a) ; le discours direct comprenant une citation et une incise de citation (1b) ; l'insertion d

  3. Disruptive events: elite education and the discursive production of violence

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    Sue Saltmarsh

    2008-01-01

    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

  4. The air's got to be far cleaner here: a discursive analysis of place-identity threat.

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    Hugh-Jones, Siobhan; Madill, Anna

    2009-12-01

    That talk is never disinterested complicates the relationship between the environment and the claims people make about it. Talk about place, and one's self in it, is particularly complex when the environment poses risk or is otherwise problematized. This study, a secondary analysis of interview data, seeks to extend discursive work on place-identity by examining the ways in which 14 residents of a small English village talk about themselves and their locale. The locale accommodates an active quarry, and many residents had lodged complaints to the quarry about dust, noise and vibrations from blasting. Attention to the interactional context of the interviews illustrates the ways in which (simply) interviewing people about their locale can threaten self- and place-identity. When asked about life in the village, interviewees oriented to two main dilemmas in protecting self- and place-identity: (1) how to justify continued residence in a challenging environment and (2) how to complain about the locale whilst maintaining positive place-identity. Discursive responses to these dilemmas drew upon typical identity processes, such as self- and place distinctiveness and the formulation of out-groups, as well as upon constructions of localized power-sharing and morally obligated tolerance of risk. We suggest that research on problematical places, and of environmental risk, needs to be sensitized to how it may constitute a threat to self- and place-identity, and how this may mediate formulations self and place, as well as of environmental risk. PMID:19178757

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

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    Rudman, Debbie Laliberte; Molke, Daniel

    2009-01-01

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

  6. Clean Construction Protocol for the National Ignition Facility Beampath and Utilities

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    Predmore, R A; VanDoren, D E; Stowers, I F; Stephenson, S A

    2002-01-04

    When the stadium-size, National Ignition Facility (NIF) is fully operational at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), its 192 laser beams will deliver 1.8 megajoules (500 terawatts) of energy onto a target to create extremely high temperatures and pressures for inertial confinement fusion research. Due to the high-energy-physics requirements of the NIF optical components, the optics and their surrounding beampath as well as the supporting utility systems must be fabricated, cleaned, assembled, and commissioned for precision cleanliness. This paper will provide an overview of the NIF cleanliness requirements, the clean construction protocol (CCP) specifications for the beampath and clean utilities, and techniques for verifying the CCP specifications. The NIF cleanliness requirements define limits for molecular and particulate contamination; the goal of these limits is to prevent contamination of the optical components. To prevent laser-induced damage and poor laser quality in the optical components, requirements for cleaning, assembly, installation, and commissioning in terms of particle and nonvolatile residue (NVR) levels are defined. The requirements in the interior of the beampath are parts-per-billion airborne molecular contamination (AMC) and Class 1 particulate levels. To achieve the cleanliness requirements for the beampath interior, a graded CCP approach is used as the NIF beampath and utilities are being constructed by a partnership between LLNL and the construction contractor, Jacobs Facilities, Inc. in a stadium-size Class 100,000 building. Installation of the beampath components utilizes localized mini-environments of Class 100 or better, with budgets of cleanliness exposure or ''class-hours'' for each clean connection. Garment, equipment, and operational considerations are evaluated with process verification. Verification of the beampath and utility cleanliness is performed with cleanliness exposure monitoring, evaluating particulates with ''swipes'' and the LLNL-developed Precision Cleanliness Verification System (PCVS), and measuring NVRs and AMCs with analytical chemistry techniques. Preliminary cleanliness verification indicates that the CCP specifications are achieving the NIF cleanliness requirements for the beampath and clean utilities.

  7. 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

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    Brunckhorst, K

    2009-04-21

    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.

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

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    Marie, James R.

    1976-01-01

    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)

  9. Interpersonal issues in expressing lay knowledge: a discursive psychology approach.

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    De Kok, Bregje; Widdicombe, Sue

    2010-11-01

    This article examines lay knowledge about causes of infertility. We use discursive psychology to analyse semi-structured interviews with purposively sampled Malawians with a fertility problem. We observe that respondents deny knowledge of causes, sometimes emphatically, but this co-occurs with descriptions of potential causes. We show that these respondents thereby address problematic interpersonal issues: namely that one is not entitled to medical knowledge and that negative inferences that may be drawn about someone who knows particular causes of infertility. These findings shed new light on previous observations, and have implications for the study of lay knowledge. PMID:20511284

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

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

    2013-01-01

    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…

  11. Methodology for construction, calibration and validation of a national hydrological model for Denmark

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    Henriksen, Hans Jørgen; Troldborg, Lars; Nyegaard, Per; Sonnenborg, Torben Obel; Refsgaard, Jens Christian; Madsen, Bjarne

    2003-09-01

    An integrated groundwater/surface water hydrological model with a 1 km 2 grid has been constructed for Denmark covering 43,000 km 2. The model is composed of a relatively simple root zone component for estimating the net precipitation, a comprehensive three-dimensional groundwater component for estimating recharge to and hydraulic heads in different geological layers, and a river component for streamflow routing and calculating stream-aquifer interaction. The model was constructed on the basis of the MIKE SHE code and by utilising comprehensive national databases on geology, soil, topography, river systems, climate and hydrology. The present paper describes the modelling process for the 7330 km 2 island of Sjælland with emphasis on the problems experienced in combining the classical paradigms of groundwater modelling, such as inverse modelling of steady-state conditions, and catchment modelling, focussing on dynamic conditions and discharge simulation. Three model versions with different assumptions on input data and parameter values were required until the performance of the final, according to pre-defined accuracy criteria, model was evaluated as being satisfactory. The paper highlights the methodological issues related to establishment of performance criteria, parameterisation and assessment of parameter values from field data, calibration and validation test schemes. Most of the parameter values were assessed directly from field data, while about 10 'free' parameters were subject to calibration using a combination of inverse steady-state groundwater modelling and manual trial-and-error dynamic groundwater/surface water modelling. Emphasising the importance of tests against independent data, the validation schemes included combinations of split-sample tests (another period) and proxy-basin tests (another area).

  12. Towards a Pluralist Methodological Approach: Combining Performativity Theory, Discursive Psychology and Theories of Affect

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    Christina Scharff

    2011-01-01

    Butler's performativity theory has had an impact on many disciplines, but its use in conjunction with discourse analysis has not been developed. This article introduces a pluralist methodological framework that combines performativity theory with discursive psychology, itself a variant of discourse analysis. By exploring critiques of discursive psychology, such as the perspective of cultural psychoanalysis, the article delineates complementarities between

  13. Context-Oriented Communication and the Design of Computer-Supported Discursive Learning

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    Herrmann, Thomas; Kienle, Andrea

    2008-01-01

    Computer-supported discursive learning (CSDL) systems for the support of asynchronous discursive learning need to fulfill specific socio-technical conditions. To understand these conditions, we employed design experiments combining aspects of communication theory, empirical findings, and continuous improvement of the investigated prototypes. Our…

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

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    Shakofsky

    1995-01-01

    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)

  15. 76 FR 51042 - Proposed Collection; Comment Request; National Institutes of Health Construction Grants

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    ...Institutes of Health Construction Grants SUMMARY: In...submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB...Institutes of Health Construction Grants 42 CFR Part...active grants in the construction phase, is estimated...Officer, Office of Management Assessment,...

  16. The Rhetorical Construction of the Nation in Education: The Case of Flanders

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    Rutten, Kris; Mottart, Andre; Soetaert, Ronald

    2010-01-01

    This paper examines what can be learnt from "new rhetoric" (focusing on the work of the American rhetorician Kenneth Burke [1897-1993]) about (national) identity and discusses how nationalism can be taught from such a rhetorical perspective. Despite the "deconstruction" of nation(alism) as a grand narrative, there is a new tendency towards…

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

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    Bergman, C.L.; LaGory, K.

    2004-01-01

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

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

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    Miller, Erin Michelle

    2013-02-22

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

  19. Constructing National Identity in a Changing World: Perspectives in Japanese Education.

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    Parmenter, Lynne

    1999-01-01

    Examines issues of the development of national identity in junior high schools in Japan from three approaches: (1) the statements of national education policy and the national curriculum; (2) comments made by junior high school students; and (3) opinions of student teachers studying in pre-service university courses. (CMK)

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

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    Xavier, Christine Anita; Alsagoff, Lubna

    2013-01-01

    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

  1. Utilising a Construct of Teacher Capacity to Examine National Curriculum Reform in Mathematics

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    Zhang, Qinqiong; Stephens, Max

    2013-01-01

    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…

  2. Construction and development of IGP DMC of China National Seismological Network

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

    2011-12-01

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

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

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    Zhang, Qinqiong; Stephens, Max

    2013-12-01

    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.

  4. Status of the the Design, Construction, and Experimental Planning for the Atlas facility at Los Alamos National Laboratory

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    Munson, Carter; Design, ATLAS; Construction Team; ATLAS Physics Team

    1999-11-01

    Atlas will be a high current ( ~ 30 MA peak current, with a current risetime ~ 4.5 ?sec), high energy (E_stored = 24 MJ, E_load = 3-6 MJ), pulsed power facility which is being constructed at Los Alamos National Laboratory. Basic machine construction is currently scheduled for completion in mid-2000. When operational, this facility will provide a platform for experiments in high pressure shocks (P up to ~ 20 Mbar), adiabatic compression (r/r0 >5, P ~ 2 - 3 Mbar), high transient magnetic fields ( ~ 2000 T), high strain and strain rates (e> 200%, de/dt ~ 10^4 to 10^6 /s), hydrodynamic instabilities of materials in turbulent regimes, material equation of state, strongly coupled plasmas, and magnetized target fusion. The current status of the design and construction project will be summarized, and information on experimental physics campaigns and diagnostic development will be presented.

  5. 75 FR 9392 - National Institute of Standards and Technology Construction Grant Program

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    ...for research science buildings. Additional information on the program...Telecommunication and Information Administration...these include science related to...SF-424C, Budget Information-- Construction...SF-424D,...

  6. Constructs of Writing Proficiency in US State and National Writing Assessments: Exploring Variability

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    Jeffery, Jill V.

    2009-01-01

    Persistent gaps between optimistic state and pessimistic national academic performance assessment results are increasingly leading to calls for unified national standards in the US. Critics argue that these gaps reveal vast differences in how proficiency is conceptualized; however, little is known about how conceptualizations compare among…

  7. Performing Identities in Speaking Tests: Co-Construction Revisited

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    Norton, Julie

    2013-01-01

    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…

  8. Graduate Studies Construction Engineering

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    Jacobs, Laurence J.

    Graduate Studies Construction Engineering CONSTRUCTION ENGINEERING The construction engineering, faculty, and staff across campus and a strong research program in Construction Engineering and Management funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF), Construction Industry Institute (CII), Georgia

  9. SIMPARC: COMPUTER SUPPORTED METHODOLOGICAL APPROACH FOR CONSTRUCTING DEMOCRATIC GOVERNANCE IN NATIONAL PARKS MANAGEMENT

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    Marta de Azevedo Irving; Jean Pierre Briot; Ivan Burstyn; Paul Guyot; Gustavo Melo; Altair Sancho; Davis Sansolo; Vinícius Sebba Patto; Eurico Vasconcelos

    We present and discuss the SimParc project, an interdisciplinary project aiming at the development of innovative methodologies, using computer support, to assist collective and cooperative management of national parks. This project represents an international and interdisciplinary partnership towards the building of democratic governance in public policies.

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

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    Saxon E Sharpe

    2002-01-01

    Five Neotoma spp. (packrat) middens are analyzed from Sand Canyon Alcove, Dinosaur National Monument, Colorado. Plant remains in middens dated at approximately 9870, 9050, 8460, 3000, and 0 14C yr B.P. are used to estimate Holocene seasonal temperature and precipitation values based on modern plant tolerances published by Thompson et al. (1999a, 1999b). Early Holocene vegetation at the alcove shows

  11. Constructed Response Tests in the NELS:88 High School Effectiveness Study. National Education Longitudinal Study of 1988 Second Followup. Statistical Analysis Report.

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    Pollock, Judith M.; And Others

    This report describes an experiment in constructed response testing undertaken in conjunction with the National Education Longitudinal Study of 1988 (NELS:88). Constructed response questions are those that require students to produce their own response rather than selecting the correct answer from several options. Participants in this experiment…

  12. The construct and measurement equivalence of cocaine and opioid dependences: A National Drug Abuse Treatment Clinical Trials Network (CTN) study

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    Wu, Li-Tzy; Pan, Jeng-Jong; Blazer, Dan G.; Tai, Betty; Brooner, Robert K.; Stitzer, Maxine L.; Patkar, Ashwin A.; Blaine, Jack D.

    2009-01-01

    Introduction Although DSM-IV criteria are widely used in making diagnoses of substance use disorders, gaps exist regarding diagnosis classification, use of dependence criteria, and effects of measurement bias on diagnosis assessment. We examined the construct and measurement equivalence of diagnostic criteria for cocaine and opioid dependences, including whether each criterion maps onto the dependence construct, how well each criterion performs, how much information each contributes to a diagnosis, and whether symptom-endorsing is equivalent between demographic groups. Methods Item response theory (IRT) and multiple indicators–multiple causes (MIMIC) modeling were performed on a sample of stimulant-using methadone maintenance patients enrolled in a multisite study of the National Drug Abuse Treatment Clinical Trials Network (CTN) (N=383). Participants were recruited from six community-based methadone maintenance treatment programs associated with the CTN and major U.S. providers. Cocaine and opioid dependences were assessed by DSM-IV Checklist. Results IRT modeling showed that symptoms of cocaine and opioid dependences, respectively, were arrayed along a continuum of severity. All symptoms had moderate to high discrimination in distinguishing drug users between severity levels. “Withdrawal” identified the most severe symptom of the cocaine dependence continuum. MIMIC modeling revealed some support for measurement equivalence. Conclusions Study results suggest that self-reported symptoms of cocaine and opioid dependences and their underlying constructs can be measured appropriately among treatment-seeking polysubstance users. PMID:19423244

  13. Scientific Capacity Building through the Construction of National Small Satellites and Space Instruments

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    Jason, Susan; da Silva Curiel, Alex; Liddle, Doug; Boland, Lee; Sweeting, Martin, , Sir

    Low cost small satellite missions have been very successful in providing outstanding results to a wide range of many scientific and commercial users. Small satellite performance and capabilities have seen dramatic improvements and the technologies are now mature. From global daily revisit imaging of the Earth, to in-orbit test beds, rapid response programmes, Solar Science, Space Environment, Atmospheric Science and Astronomy, small satellites are in the fore. There is huge potential for small satellite exploitation, and a roadmap towards complex mission objectives can be achieved with low cost satellites, individually, and in constellations and formations to increase data sampling and synthesise much larger satellites. In addition it is possible to co-locate a small satellite alongside a larger, traditional satellite to mitigate payload accommodation challenges and to effectively add extra payloads once the main satellite has been launched. SSTL has launched 26 small satellite missions for many prestigious customers. This paper provides highlights of SSTL's successes in making National Small Satellite Missions a reality for both developed and emerging space nations and takes forward small satellite arguments into the arena of Space Science, predominantly perceived to be the territory of the large observatory class missions.

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

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    Thiel, Andreas

    2010-07-01

    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

  15. Constructing illness: how the public in eight Western nations respond to a clinical description of "schizophrenia".

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    Olafsdottir, Sigrun; Pescosolido, Bernice A

    2011-09-01

    According to classic and contemporary social theory, the community is crucial to how individuals respond to the onset of health problems. Cultural response to symptoms provides the foundation for lay diagnosis; offers a gauge for marking individual and societal health literacy; and reflects the cultural embeddedness of modern medical knowledge. Using data collected between 2004 and 2007 from the Stigma in Global Context - Mental Health Study (SGC-MHS) on the recognition of schizophrenia from vignettes describing individuals meeting DSM-IV criteria, we examine the nature and correlates of lay diagnosis. Focusing on Western societies in the SGC-MHS, we ask three questions regarding problem recognition in Bulgaria (N = 255), Cyprus (N = 253), Germany (N = 382), Hungary (N = 352), Iceland (N = 291), Spain (N = 327), Great Britain (N = 289), and the United States (N = 449): (1) What is the cross-national variation in recognition of schizophrenia as a mental illness? (2) Is lay diagnosis associated with individuals' socio-demographic characteristics and/or their evaluation of underlying causes? (3) Are lay diagnoses likely to shape the nature and direction of the illness career? We find lay diagnosis of "mental illness" to be high across these Western nations with some, though modest, difference across countries. Variation for the more specific diagnosis of "schizophrenia" is greater, though fairly consistent in country ordering. Lay diagnoses are shaped most consistently by attributions, inconsistently by socio-demographics, and generally associated with respondents' treatment recommendations and expected outcomes. In light of assumptions about public beliefs and knowledge that often underlie research, community efforts, clinical programs, and health policy, these findings suggest that a greater understanding of the complexities of lay diagnosis is warranted. PMID:21802185

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

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    American Inst. of Architects, Washington, DC.

    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…

  17. Narrative Identities and the Management of Personal Accountability in Talk about ME: A Discursive Psychology Approach to Illness Narrative

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    Mary Horton-Salway

    2001-01-01

    This article takes a discursive psychology approach to the analysis of illness narrative. The controversial topic of ME (myalgic encephalomyelitis), otherwise known as chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), is used as a case study to examine the dilemmatics of illness talk. Using data from an ME narrative, I explore the complex and subtle discursive work performed by participants to show how

  18. Massive Open Online Change? Exploring the Discursive Construction of the "MOOC" in Newspapers

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    Selwyn, Neil; Bulfin, Scott; Pangrazio, Luci

    2015-01-01

    Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) have been a prominent topic of recent educational discussion and debate. MOOCs are, in essence, university-affiliated courses offered to large groups of online learners for little or no cost and are seen by many as a bellwether for change and reform across higher education systems. This study uses content and…

  19. The Discursive Construction of Learning in a Multiethnic School: Perspectives from Non-Immigrant Students

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    Planas, Nuria

    2007-01-01

    This paper provides data from individual interviews conducted with 15 and 16 year-old non-immigrant students from a highly multiethnic secondary urban school in Barcelona, Spain. In this school, mixed classrooms (immigrant and local) and small linguistically heterogeneous working groups are frequent in the mathematics lessons. The focus is on the…

  20. The discursive construction of learning in a multiethnic school: perspectives from non?immigrant students

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    Nuria Planas

    2007-01-01

    This paper provides data from individual interviews conducted with 15 and 16 year?old non?immigrant students from a highly multiethnic secondary urban school in Barcelona, Spain. In this school, mixed classrooms (immigrant and local) and small linguistically heterogeneous working groups are frequent in the mathematics lessons. The focus is on the non?immigrant students’ perspectives on the notion of learning. Findings show

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

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    Svender, Jenny; Larsson, Hakan; Redelius, Karin

    2012-01-01

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

  2. Constructing Practical Knowledge of Teaching: Eleven Newly Qualified Language Teachers' Discursive Agency

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    Ruohotie-Lyhty, Maria

    2011-01-01

    This paper explores the professional development of 11 newly qualified foreign language teachers. It draws on a qualitative longitudinal study conducted at the University of Jyvaskyla, Finland between 2002 and 2009. The paper concentrates on the personal side of teacher development by analysing participants' discourses concerning language…

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

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    Hottinger, Sara

    2010-01-01

    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…

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

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

    2010-01-01

    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…

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

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    Catalano, Theresa

    2011-01-01

    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…

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

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

    2012-05-01

    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

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

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    Sharpe, Saxon E.

    2002-05-01

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

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

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    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

    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.

  9. Discursive "Policy Logics" of Mergers in US Higher Education: Strategy or Tragedy?

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    Stephenson, Sandria S.

    2011-01-01

    Mergers are part of the historical fabric of US higher education. However, the current economic recession and other policy issues have experts and academicians predicting an increase in higher education mergers in the USA. Consequently, this study analysed the discursive "policy logics" surrounding merger negotiations in US higher education. The…

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

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    Daniel Lee Kleinman; Jack Kloppenburg

    1991-01-01

    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

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

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    Fenwick, Tara

    2007-01-01

    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…

  12. Changing Teachers' Practices through Exploratory Talk in Mathematics: A Discursive Pedagogical Perspective

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    Murphy, Carol

    2015-01-01

    This paper presents data collected as part of an intervention research project to develop exploratory talk and collaborative group work with six and seven year-old students in mathematics. A discursive approach was used to analyse and interpret variations in the way that three case-study teachers, involved in the project, managed the group work…

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

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    Julie K. Skilbeck; Sheila Payne

    2005-01-01

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

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

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    Cashman, Holly R.

    2012-01-01

    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…

  15. Eco-Identity as Discursive Struggle: Royal Dutch\\/Shell, Brent Spar, and Nigeria

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    Sharon M. Livesey

    2001-01-01

    This paper addresses eco-discourse by the corporate rhetor that emerged in the wake of two environmental disputes. While such green business rhetoric might be conventionally viewed as a category of crisis communication, it is treated here as an instrument of corporate sensemaking and discursive struggle. Specifically, I analyze the \\

  16. "That Teacher Takes Everything Badly": Discursively Reframing Non-Normative Behaviors in Therapy Sessions

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    Lester, Jessica Nina; Paulus, Trena M.

    2014-01-01

    While some scholars have emphasized the culturally contingent nature of disabilities, far less research has attended to the situated and discursive contexts within which those with disabilities and their communities make relevant their own understandings and representations of disability. Drawing from a larger ethnographic study, in this article…

  17. Preservice Teacher Agency Concerning Education for Sustainability (EfS): A Discursive Psychological Approach

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    Martin, Jenny; Carter, Lyn

    2015-01-01

    In this paper, we utilize a discursive psychological approach to further explore agency and structure in science education research. The aim of our research is to understand how we can provide opportunities for marginalized students in preservice elementary teacher education in an Australian university to become agentic concerning environmental…

  18. Resistance and Discursive Practice: Promoting Advocacy in Teacher Undergraduate and Graduate Programmes

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    Peters, Susan; Reid, D. Kim

    2009-01-01

    Building on previous work in the areas of resistance and discursive practice, we explore their interrelations, interactions, and possibilities for advocacy of/by and for diverse disabled students within the context of two teacher-preparation programs in the United States: Teachers College, and Michigan State University. Using these two approaches…

  19. Educational Psychologists' Constructions of Sexuality and the Implications for Practice

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    Marks, Chloe

    2012-01-01

    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…

  20. Identity Construction, Negotiation, and Resistance: Reconsideration of "Japanese" Identity

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    Fukuda, Chie

    2010-01-01

    This dissertation explores identity construction, mainly focusing on the ethnonational identity of "Japanese," in contrast to that of "non-Japanese" from ethnomethodological and social constructionist perspectives. Within these approaches, identity is not given "a priori" but emerges through sociohistorical contexts and discursive practices at…

  1. The Construction of Author Voice by Editorial Board Members

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    Tardy, Christine M.; Matsuda, Paul Kei

    2009-01-01

    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…

  2. Discursive and Communicative Functions of Non-Verbal Communication.

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    Riley, Philip

    This paper studies meaning as a construct of human interaction. Basic to this approach is the concept of the act of communication, which may be realized verbally or non-verbally. In order to integrate non-verbal behaviors into descriptions of discourse and interaction, a series of functional, not anatomic, categories is needed. For the kinesic…

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

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    Susinos, Teresa; Calvo, Adelina; Rojas, Susana

    2009-01-01

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

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

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    Shakofsky, S.M.

    1995-01-01

    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.

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

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    Shakofsky, S.

    1995-03-01

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

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

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

    2011-01-01

    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…

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

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    Varga, Mary Alice; Paulus, Trena M

    2014-01-01

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

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

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    Eero Vaara; Janne Tienari; Juha Laurila

    2006-01-01

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

  9. Constructions of Girls in Preschool Parent–Teacher Conferences

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    Ann-Marie Markström; Maria Simonsson

    2011-01-01

    The article investigates the discursive constructions of preschool girls and points to how girls are positioned, assessed\\u000a and constructed by adults in parent–teacher conferences in Swedish preschools. Using transcripts of audio-taped episodes from\\u000a parent–teacher conferences, the analysis reveals that gender is an important aspect of the adults’ talk and indicates that\\u000a a practice like parent–teacher conferences contributes to and distributes

  10. [Process of construction of the national research agenda on Human Resources in Health in Peru 2011 - 2014].

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    Curisinche, Maricela; Yagui, Martín; Castilla, Teresa; Cabezas, César; Escalante, Giovanni; Casas, María; Lucero, Jorge

    2011-06-01

    The National Health Authority of Peru, as part of the implementation of national priorities for health research in 2010 developed the process of building the national research agenda on health manpower (HM). In a scenario of technical challenges, national and international policy and under a nation-wide participatory approach with key stakeholders in the health system, training and aid HM linked to the subject, establishing a socially agreed agenda. Process consists of 3 phases: 1. National review of evidence and relevant information on RHUS, 2. Consultation with opinion leaders and subject experts, and 3. A collaborative space (national workshop) of deliberation, consensus and legitimacy of the agenda. Finally, we present the agenda consists of 30 research topics on health manpower, to be developed in the period 2011- 2014, and raises the challenges and prospects for implementation. PMID:21845320

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

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    Der-Grigorian, Talin, 1972-

    1998-01-01

    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 ...

  12. COLLECTIVE COGNITION OR SOCIAL CONSTRUCTION? A DIALOGIC ANALYSIS OF ORGANISATIONAL LEARNING

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    Cliff Oswick; Peter Anthony; David Grant; Tom Keenoy; Iain L. Mangham

    Dialogue is often seen as the process by which the gap between individual and organisational learning is bridged. Here we explore how the enactment of a discursive epistemology - involving the social construction of a dramatised narrative - can be used to generate insights into organisational learning. Using extracts taken from the transcripts of 90 hours of tape-recorded dialogue, we

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

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    Clayton, Stephen

    2008-01-01

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

  14. Discourse Analysis as Social Construction: Towards Greater Integration of Approaches and Methods

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    Susan Ainsworth

    This paper presents a reflection on the process of doing critical discourse research. Examples from a current project on the discursive construction of 'older worker' identity are used to illustrate how major challenges inherent in undertaking discourse research can be addressed. These involved initial justifications of discou rse theory as a research framework, research design and the selection of a

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

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    Kane, Justine M.

    2009-01-01

    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…

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

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    Adair-Hauck, Bonnie; Troyan, Francis J.

    2013-01-01

    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…

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

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    Fincham, Kathleen

    2012-01-01

    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",…

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

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    Crawford, Keith

    2003-01-01

    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…

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

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    Haakedal, Elisabet

    2010-01-01

    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…

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

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    Goldberg, Michelle P.

    2006-01-01

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

  1. It's Not What You Say, It's the Way You Say It! Conversation Analysis: A Discursive Methodology for Sport, Exercise, and Physical Education

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    Guy Faulkner; Sara-Jane Finlay

    2002-01-01

    This paper seeks to extend McGannon and Mauws' (2000) discussion of discursive psychology by examining the application of conversation analysis within the field of sport, exercise, and physical education. Discursive psychology focuses on discourse and what is accomplished through people's talk. Conversation analysis can be viewed as the most micro-analytic variety of discourse analysis and is a methodology that can

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

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    Meyer, William R.; Tucci, Patrick

    1979-01-01

    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).

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

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

    2014-01-01

    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…

  4. University Autonomy, Agenda Setting and the Construction of Agency: The Case of the European University Association in the European Higher Education Area

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    Nokkala, Terhi; Bacevic, Jana

    2014-01-01

    This article analyses the ways in which a policy actor constructs its agency through the production of knowledge. Taking the example of the concept of "autonomy" as constructed in the discourse of the European University Association (EUA), the article draws on the theory of discursive framing and agenda setting, as well as on Meyer and…

  5. "The Biggest Problem": School Leaders' Covert Construction of Latino ELL Families--Institutional Racism in a Neoliberal Schooling Context

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    Briscoe, Felecia M.

    2014-01-01

    This critical discourse analysis focuses upon the discursive construction of Latino English language learners (ELL) identity within a Texas neoliberal schooling context. Qualitative content analysis was used to examine the construction of Latino ELL identities in the discourses of Texas school leaders practicing under the aegis of neoliberal…

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

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    da Silva, Emanuel; Heller, Monica

    2009-01-01

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

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

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    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

    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…

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

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    Yan, Xi

    2014-01-01

    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…

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

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    Zanoni, Patrizia; Mampaey, Jelle

    2013-01-01

    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…

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

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    Alvarez, Rosio; Rodriguez, Juana Maria

    2008-08-16

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

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

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    N /A

    2000-02-16

    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.

  12. The Fantasmatic Stranger in Polish Nationalism: Critical Discourse Analysis of LPR's Homophobic Discourse

    Microsoft Academic Search

    YASUKO SHIBATA

    2009-01-01

    The article presents how the discursive discrimination of homosexuals serves nationalism in the contemporary Polish society. Following a brief conceptual location of homophobia within the ideological movement of nationalism, the exemplar homophobic discourse of the Polish nationalists, i.e. that of the League of Polish Families (LPR), is examined through the interdisciplinary method of critical discourse analysis (CDA). In the theoretical

  13. Creating Catch 22: zooming in and zooming out on the discursive constructions of teachers in a news article

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Jayne Keogh; Barbara Garrick

    2011-01-01

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

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

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    Keogh, Jayne; Garrick, Barbara

    2011-01-01

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

  15. The Discursive Construction of Literature Review: An Examination of Chinese PhD Students' Information Behavior

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    Liao, Jiadong; Han, Jinghe

    2012-01-01

    Information behaviour is a pertinent practice throughout students' research work. However, research students, particularly those with English as an additional language, experienced challenges and complications when studying in a western university. Issues relating to their information behaviour during the research process has largely been…

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

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    Sheldon, Elena

    2009-01-01

    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…

  17. 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

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

    2008-01-01

    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).

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

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

    2012-01-01

    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.

  19. 45 CFR 1151.23 - New construction.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-10-01

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

  20. 45 CFR 1170.33 - New construction.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-10-01

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

  1. 45 CFR 1151.23 - New construction.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-10-01

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

  2. 45 CFR 1170.33 - New construction.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-10-01

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

  3. 45 CFR 1170.33 - New construction.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-10-01

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

  4. 45 CFR 1170.33 - New construction.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-10-01

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

  5. 45 CFR 1151.23 - New construction.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-10-01

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

  6. 45 CFR 1151.23 - New construction.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-10-01

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

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

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

    2014-01-01

    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

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

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

    2014-01-01

    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

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

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    MARTHA AUGOUSTINOS; KEITH TUFFIN; MARK RAPLEY

    1999-01-01

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

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

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    Shukla, Shraddhanand; Funk, Christopher; Hoell, Andrew

    2014-09-01

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

  11. Final Environmental Assessment and Finding of No Significant Impact: Construction and Operation of the Molecular Foundry at Ernest Orlando Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Berkeley, California

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    N /A

    2003-03-07

    Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) proposes to build a six-story, approximately 86,500 gross square foot (gsf) Molecular Foundry building; and an adjacent 8,000 gsf, partly below-grade Central Utility Plant building (for a combined 94,500 gsf), to be funded and operated by the U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Basic Energy Sciences. The buildings would be located on an approximately 2 1/2-acre site in the southeastern portion of the LBNL facility in the Oakland-Berkeley hills. The site is on mostly undeveloped slopes between Building 72, which is the National Center for Electron Microscopy (NCEM), and Building 66, which is the Surface Science and Catalysis Laboratory (SSCL). The Molecular Foundry building would include laboratories, offices, and conference and seminar rooms; the Central Utility Plant would also serve as the foundation for 16 surface parking spaces. A new plaza and pedestrian bridges would connect or provide ready access between the proposed Molecular Foundry building and adjacent scientific buildings. The Proposed Action would extend Lee Road approximately 350 feet, and widen a portion of the road to accommodate two-way traffic. The Molecular Foundry would be staffed and/or used by an estimated 137 persons, of whom an estimated 59 would be staff persons, 36 would be students, and 42 would be visitors (i.e., visiting scientists) to the Center. The Proposed Action would require removal of an existing paved 18-space parking lot and retaining walls, as well as excavation into an undeveloped hillside. Approximately two-dozen mature trees would be removed along with approximately one-dozen saplings. The Proposed Action would replant or replace trees, generally in-kind and in or around the site. LBNL anticipates it would reuse all soil excavated for the Molecular Foundry to construct the new Lee Road extension and widen the existing roadway. This Proposed Action would be a resource for the Department of Energy's participation in the National Nanotechnology Initiative (NNI). Nanotechnology is the design, fabrication, characterization, and use of materials, devices, and systems through the control of matter at the nanometer-length scale. Nanoscience will develop the understanding of building blocks at the nanometer-length scale and the methods by which they are assembled into multi-component devices. Alternatives to the Proposed Action include a reduced size building configuration, location of the building on a different on-site location, and a No Action alternative. Several off-site alternatives were considered but were not found to reasonably meet the purpose and need for the Proposed Action. Of the reasonable alternatives analyzed, the Proposed Action is found to best meet DOE's purpose and need for action. Although the Proposed Action would take place on a partially developed site that is generally surrounded by existing buildings and roads, the site is near to designated Critical Habitat of the Federally-listed Alameda Whipsnake. To minimize any potential but unexpected impact to the Alameda whipsnake, several mitigation measures are proposed. In addition, the Proposed Action would result in minor increases in stormwater runoff, air pollutant emissions, visual quality impacts, noise impacts, and the potential to disturb unanticipated archaeological resources. It would produce marginal increases in traffic and parking demand, as well as incremental demand increases for water, energy, wastewater treatment, waste disposal, and public services. The following impact is found to be potentially significant without mitigation in this Environmental Assessment: Although the site is not located in USFWS-designated critical habitat, due to the potential for Alameda whipsnake movement into the project area, mitigation measures would be implemented to ensure that whipsnakes are protected to the greatest extent possible during project construction.

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

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

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

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

    PubMed Central

    2013-01-01

    Background Sensitizing events may trigger and stimulate discursive renewal. From a discursive institutional perspective, changing discourses are the driving force behind the institutional dynamics of policy domains. Theoretically informed by discursive institutionalism, this article assesses the impact of a series of four sensitizing events that triggered serious environmental health concerns in Flanders between the 1970s till the 1990s, and led onto the gradual institutionalization of a Flemish environmental health arrangement. Methods The Policy Arrangement Approach is used as the analytical framework to structure the empirical results of the historical analysis based on document analysis and in-depth interviews. Results Until the 1990s, environmental health was characterized as an ad hoc policy field in Flanders, where agenda setting was based on sensitizing events – also referred to as incident-driven. Each of these events contributed to a gradual rethinking of the epistemological discourses about environmental health risks and uncertainties. These new discourses were the driving forces behind institutional dynamics as they gradually resulted in an increased need for: 1) long-term, policy-oriented, interdisciplinary environmental health research; 2) policy coordination and integration between the environmental and public health policy fields; and 3) new forms of science-policy interactions based on mutual learning. These changes are desirable in order to detect environmental health problems as fast as possible, to react immediately and communicate appropriately. Conclusions The series of four events that triggered serious environmental health concerns in Flanders provided the opportunity to rethink and re-organize the current affairs concerning environmental health and gradually resulted into the institutionalization of a Flemish environmental health arrangement. PMID:23758822

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

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

    2007-01-01

    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.

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

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

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

  16. Constructing adolescent fatherhood: responsibilities and intergenerational repair.

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    Tuffin, Keith; Rouch, Gareth; Frewin, Karen

    2010-06-01

    The parenthood literature has, until recently, paid scant attention to adolescent fathers. Negative stereotypes portray these young men as delinquents, unwilling to participate in the lives of their children. Recent research has challenged negative views by examining the impact of fatherhood on these young men and concluding that they are far from uninvolved and disinterested in their children. The current study extends this line of research by charting the ways young fathers talk about their responsibilities and hopes for their children's futures. Young fathers were interviewed and the data analysed discursively in order to further explore the meaning of fatherhood. The analysis focuses on the ways paternal responsibilities were constructed and the notion of intergenerational repair is introduced as one of the features of this talk. The implications for practitioners are discussed in the context of a more critical approach whereby taken-for-granted assumptions are questioned in this highly politicised area. PMID:20234955

  17. 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

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    Gillies, Daniel C.; Lapham, Wayne W.

    1980-01-01

    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)

  18. Construction aggregates

    USGS Publications Warehouse

    Tepordei, V.V.

    1995-01-01

    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.

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

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    Mathe, Kristin S.

    2010-07-14

    American cities have a combination of policies that both provide emergency services and restrict the movements and activities of homeless people. These policies are the product of active public debates that construct narratives that explain...

  20. Hymenaea courbaril Marine construction, heavy construction,

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    FSC Jatoba Hymenaea courbaril Marine construction, heavy construction, light construction, interior construction, furniture FSC Pine Pinus spp. Marine construction, heavy construction, light construction, interior construction, panel products, furniture FSC Larch Larix spp. (European Larch, Larix decidua

  1. In times of crisis: a corpus approach to the construction of the global financial crisis in annual reports

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Alon Lischinsky

    2011-01-01

    Although both academics and policy-makers still debate its exact causes and the extent of its consequences, the ongoing financial crisis is doubtlessly the most distinctive economic event of the late 2000s. But despite the importance of such large-scale economic phenomena, there has been little research on their discursive construction. This paper presents some empirical data to show how the crisis

  2. Constructions of equality and discrimination in professional men's talk.

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    Riley, Sarah C E

    2002-09-01

    The contradiction between support for egalitarian employment practices and the maintenance of occupational androcentrism was examined by discursively analysing constructions of equality and discrimination from 46 interviews with professional men. Accounts of equality were produced through the interpretative repertories of 'interchangeability', 'individual ability' and 'pragmatism'. This enables, first, an understanding of discrimination as 'non-individualism', a term used to describe the treatment of social group memberships as salient, and second, defined interventions based on a structural analysis of equality as discrimination. These repertoires minimized the gendered nature of men and women's experiences and negated the use of context in favour of an abstract principle of individualism. Participants warranted their accounts through feminist arguments, two-sided argument formulations, and the construction of a dichotomy between individualist-equality and structuralist-discrimination-supporting the material practice of 'affirmative non-action', the active support of non-action. Relating the findings to equal opportunity policy, occupational cultural analyses and the discursive production of 'new sexism', the article identifies the absence of an account that conceptualizes both individual and structural facets of equality. PMID:12419012

  3. Construction and operation of a support facilities (Building 729) for operation/testing of a prototype accelerator/storage ring (XLS) and machine shop for the National Synchrotron Light Source at Brookhaven National Laboratory, Upton, New York. Environmental assessment

    SciTech Connect

    Not Available

    1992-06-01

    Proposed action is to construct at BNL a 5,600-ft{sup 2} support building, install and operate a prototypic 200 MeV accelerator and a prototypic 700 MeV storage ring within, and to construct and operate a 15 kV substation to power the building. The accelerator and storage ring would comprise the x-ray lithography source or XLS.

  4. Construction and operation of a support facilities (Building 729) for operation/testing of a prototype accelerator/storage ring (XLS) and machine shop for the National Synchrotron Light Source at Brookhaven National Laboratory, Upton, New York

    SciTech Connect

    Not Available

    1992-06-01

    Proposed action is to construct at BNL a 5,600-ft[sup 2] support building, install and operate a prototypic 200 MeV accelerator and a prototypic 700 MeV storage ring within, and to construct and operate a 15 kV substation to power the building. The accelerator and storage ring would comprise the x-ray lithography source or XLS.

  5. Constructive Mathematics.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Calder, Allan

    1979-01-01

    Discusses the question of whether mathematics is discovered or invented. An approach known as constructive mathematics and based on the belief that mathematics can have real meaning if its concepts can be constructed by the human mind is presented. (HM)

  6. 42 CFR 137.328 - Must a construction project proposal incorporate provisions of Federal construction guidelines...

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-10-01

    ...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...

  7. 42 CFR 137.328 - Must a construction project proposal incorporate provisions of Federal construction guidelines...

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-10-01

    ...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...

  8. 42 CFR 137.328 - Must a construction project proposal incorporate provisions of Federal construction guidelines...

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-10-01

    ...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...

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

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    Iverson, Susan V.

    2008-01-01

    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

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

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    Stoughton, Edy Hammond; Sivertson, Connie

    2005-01-01

    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…

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

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    Zervas, Theodore George

    2010-01-01

    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…

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

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    Ramirez, Francisco O.; Tiplic, Dijana

    2014-01-01

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

  13. Funding, Reputation and Targets: The Discursive Logics of High-Stakes Testing

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    Lewis, Steven; Hardy, Ian

    2015-01-01

    This paper provides insights into teacher and school-based administrators' responses to policy demands for improved outcomes on high-stakes, standardised literacy and numeracy tests in Australia. Specifically, the research reveals the effects of the National Assessment Program--Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN), and associated policies, in the state…

  14. Construction aggregates

    USGS Publications Warehouse

    Tepordei, V.V.

    1994-01-01

    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.

  15. Construction aggregates

    USGS Publications Warehouse

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

    2000-01-01

    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%.

  16. Construction aggregates

    USGS Publications Warehouse

    Tepordei, V.V.

    1996-01-01

    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.

  17. Constructing Understandings of End-of-Life Care in Europe: A Qualitative Study Involving Cognitive Interviewing with Implications for Cross-National Surveys

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    Bechinger-English, Dorothee; Bausewein, Claudia; Simon, Steffan T.; Harding, Richard; Higginson, Irene J.; Gomes, Barbara

    2011-01-01

    Abstract Background Although national findings regarding people's end-of-life care (EoLC) preferences and priorities are available within Europe, a lack of research coordination between countries has meant that cross-national understandings of EoLC remain unknown. Purpose To (1) identify English and German understandings of EoLC within the context of an EoLC survey, and (2) to synthesise these understandings to aid interpretation of results from a cross-national survey. Methods An inductive and interpretive two-phased sequential design involving (1) qualitative analysis of cognitive interview data from 15 English and 15 German respondents to develop country-related categories, and (2) qualitative synthesis to identify a conceptually coherent understanding of EoLC. Results Open and axial coding resulted in six English and six German categories. Commonalities included (a) the importance of social and relational dimensions, (b) dynamic decision making comprising uncertainty, (c) a valuing of life's quality and quantity, and (d) expectations for holistic care involving autonomy, choice, and timely information from trusted professionals. Differences involved attention to practical matters, and thoughts about prolongation of life, preferred place of death, and the role of media and context. Synthesis resulted in four concepts with underlying coherence: expectations of a high standard of EoLC involving autonomy, choice, and context; evolving decision making amid anticipated change; thoughts about living and existing; and worldviews shaping EoLC preferences in real and hypothetical scenarios. Conclusion Individual and country-related diversity must be remembered when quantifying EoLC understandings. Inductive-interpretive analysis of cognitive interview data aids interpretation of survey findings. Cross-national research coordination and qualitative synthesis assists EoLC in Europe. PMID:21306232

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

    SciTech Connect

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

    1992-12-01

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

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

    SciTech Connect

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

    1992-12-01

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

  20. Worldwide construction

    Microsoft Academic Search

    1994-01-01

    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

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

    PubMed Central

    2013-01-01

    Background Healthcare delivery is largely accomplished in and through conversations between people, and healthcare quality and effectiveness depend enormously upon the communication practices employed within these conversations. An important body of evidence about these practices has been generated by conversation analysis and related discourse analytic approaches, but there has been very little systematic reviewing of this evidence. Methods We developed an approach to reviewing evidence from conversation analytic and related discursive research through the following procedures: • reviewing existing systematic review methods and our own prior experience of applying these • clarifying distinctive features of conversation analytic and related discursive work which must be taken into account when reviewing • holding discussions within a review advisory team that included members with expertise in healthcare research, conversation analytic research, and systematic reviewing • attempting and then refining procedures through conducting an actual review which examined evidence about how people talk about difficult future issues including illness progression and dying Results We produced a step-by-step guide which we describe here in terms of eight stages, and which we illustrate from our ‘Review of Future Talk’. The guide incorporates both established procedures for systematic reviewing, and new techniques designed for working with conversation analytic evidence. Conclusions The guide is designed to inform systematic reviews of conversation analytic and related discursive evidence on specific domains and topics. Whilst we designed it for reviews that aim at informing healthcare practice and policy, it is flexible and could be used for reviews with other aims, for instance those aiming to underpin research programmes and projects. We advocate systematically reviewing conversation analytic and related discursive findings using this approach in order to translate them into a form that is credible and useful to healthcare practitioners, educators and policy-makers. PMID:23721181

  2. Construction Management: Building Schools Faster in the International Marketplace

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    Scarano, Joseph J.

    1976-01-01

    Construction management accelerates school construction, increases quality and labor productivity, lowers costs, and offers developing nations an opportunity to improve their own management capabilities. (MLF)

  3. Construction aggregates

    USGS Publications Warehouse

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

    2001-01-01

    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).

  4. Final environmental impact statement for the construction and operation of an independent spent fuel storage installation to store the Three Mile Island Unit 2 spent fuel at the Idaho National Engineering and Environmental Laboratory. Docket Number 72-20

    SciTech Connect

    NONE

    1998-03-01

    This Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) contains an assessment of the potential environmental impacts of the construction and operation of an Independent Spent Fuel Storage Installation (ISFSI) for the Three Mile Island Unit 2 (TMI-2) fuel debris at the Idaho National Engineering and Environmental laboratory (INEEL). US Department of Energy-Idaho Operations Office (DOE-ID) is proposing to design, construct, and operate at the Idaho Chemical Processing Plant (ICPP). The TMI-2 fuel debris would be removed from wet storage, transported to the ISFSI, and placed in storage modules on a concrete basemat. As part of its overall spent nuclear fuel (SNF) management program, the US DOE has prepared a final programmatic environmental impact statement (EIS) that provides an overview of the spent fuel management proposed for INEEL, including the construction and operation of the TMI-2 ISFSI. In addition, DOE-ID has prepared an environmental assessment (EA) to describe the environmental impacts associated with the stabilization of the storage pool and the construction/operation of the ISFSI at the ICPP. As provided in NRC`s NEPA procedures, a FEIS of another Federal agency may be adopted in whole or in part in accordance with the procedures outlined in 40 CFR 1506.3 of the regulations of the Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ). Under 40 CFR 1506.3(b), if the actions covered by the original EIS and the proposed action are substantially the same, the agency adopting another agency`s statement is not required to recirculate it except as a final statement. The NRC has determined that its proposed action is substantially the same as actions considered in DOE`s environmental documents referenced above and, therefore, has elected to adopt the DOE documents as the NRC FEIS.

  5. Construction Administration.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Barley, John McKim, II

    1986-01-01

    Successful completion of a construction project requires the efforts of a team composed of the owner, architect, and contractor. A preconstruction conference can clarify the roles of the team as specified in the design contract. (MLF)

  6. Construction aggregates

    USGS Publications Warehouse

    Tepordei, V.V.

    1993-01-01

    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.

  7. Construction aggregates

    USGS Publications Warehouse

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

    2007-01-01

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

  8. Constructive Adaptation

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Enric Plaza; Josep-Lluís Arcos

    2002-01-01

    Constructive adaptation is a search-based technique for generative reuse in CBR systems for configuration tasks. We discuss\\u000a the relation of constructive adaptation (CA) with other reuse approaches and we define CA as a search process in the space\\u000a of solutions where cases are used in two main phases: hypotheses generation and hypotheses ordering. Later, three different\\u000a CBR systems using CA

  9. 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)

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

    2013-12-01

    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.

  10. Trail Construction

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    Lawrence Hall of Science

    1982-01-01

    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.

  11. Abstract Constructions.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Pietropola, Anne

    1998-01-01

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

  12. Constructive Criticism.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Lieberfeld, Lawrence

    1982-01-01

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

  13. 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

  14. TPG construction

    Microsoft Academic Search

    V. Ableev; F. Ambrosino; M. Apollonio; P. Bene; A. Blondel; M. G. Catanesi; G. Chiefari; P. Chimenti; P. Favaron; U. Gastaldi; S. Giani; G. Giannini; E. Gschwendtner; J.-C. Legrand; M. Lollo; G. Musso; M. Napolitano; R. de Oliveira; V. Palladino; E. Radicioni; J.-P. Richeux; M. Rigato; L. Ropelewski; L. Roscilli; G. Saracino; F. Sauli; P. Temnikov

    2004-01-01

    TPG is the acronym for a 3D imaging gas chamber with GEM amplification, hexaboard read-out and FADC electronics. We have constructed a TPG-head with three GEM foils (30cm diameter) and a read-out board (30cm diameter active surface) covered with 710,000 hexagonal pads of 300?m size. Aligned pads are connected in parallel to one strip out of three sets of 576

  15. Wound construction.

    PubMed

    Trichonas, George; Kaiser, Peter K

    2014-01-01

    Wound construction is critical in microincision vitrectomy surgery. The three main steps in constructing a proper wound include displacing the conjunctiva away from the sclera, flattening the sclera on insertion, and angling the incision. Each one of these steps helps create wounds that will not leak. Misaligning the conjunctiva from the scleral hole prevents a vitreous wick from extending external to the conjunctiva. Flattening the sclera on trocar insertion provides a longer wound cord length, which is less likely to leak, and angling the incision has been proven to seal better in both anterior and posterior segment incisions. When you make an angled incision, you initially insert the blade at a 30° angle (at least). This will make the wound more stable because it is less likely to cause internal disruption of the wound edges. These three basic steps are simple, but very important to follow when constructing a microincision wound in order to limit postoperative complications including wound leakage, gas leak, hypotony, and endophthalmitis. PMID:25196754

  16. SECTION GS1020 CONSTRUCTION CODE REQUIREMENTS

    E-print Network

    Zhang, Yuanlin

    101, Life Safety Code; 5. National Fire Protection Association Codes and Standards; 6. ANSI/ASME A17SECTION GS1020 ­ CONSTRUCTION CODE REQUIREMENTS PART 1 - GENERAL 1.1 RELATED DOCUMENTS A. Drawings includes the following: 1. Construction code requirements for all construction at Texas Tech University. 1

  17. CONNET: A GATEWAY TO EUROPE'S CONSTRUCTION INFORMATION

    E-print Network

    Amor, Robert

    for many construction workers with. Yet any change in the industry can impact on a wide range 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

  18. GOALS FOR BASIC RESEARCH IN CONSTRUCTION

    E-print Network

    Tommelein, Iris D.

    1 GOALS FOR BASIC RESEARCH IN CONSTRUCTION A Report on a Workshop Sponsored by THE STANFORD CONSTRUCTION INSTITUTE and Funded by THE NATIONAL SCIENCE FQUNDATION Grant ENG 74-23lll Boyd C, Paulson, Jr, construction will be challenged by increasingly difficult and complex problems in both engineering

  19. 35th Annual Official Education Construction Report

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Agron, Joe

    2009-01-01

    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

  20. 75 FR 5888 - Federal Manufactured Home Construction and Safety Standards and Other Orders: HUD Statements That...

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2010-02-05

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

  1. Boom Construction

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    AMPS GK-12 Program,

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

  2. National Construction Safety Teams Annual Report

    E-print Network

    Magee, Joseph W.

    Year 2006. NIST issued the final report on the federal building and fire safety investigation of Implementation NIST has conducted its building and fire safety investigation of the World Trade Center disaster of these investigations is to improve the safety and structural integrity of buildings in the United States. A team shall

  3. National Construction Safety Team Act Annual Report

    E-print Network

    Magee, Joseph W.

    building and fire safety investigation of the World Trade Center disaster with the release of its final building and fire safety investigation of the World Trade Center disaster, concluding its extensive, three 7 investigation report included 13 recommendations for improving building and fire safety; one new

  4. Constructing populations in biobanking.

    PubMed

    Tupasela, Aaro; Snell, Karoliina; Cañada, Jose A

    2015-12-01

    This article poses the question of whether biobanking practices and standards are giving rise to the construction of populations from which various biobanking initiatives increasingly draw on for legitimacy? We argue that although recent biobanking policies encourage various forms of engagement with publics to ensure legitimacy, different biobanks conceptualize their engagement strategies very differently. We suggest that biobanks undertake a broad range of different strategies with regard to engagement. We argue that these different approaches to engagement strategies are contributing to the construction of populations, whereby specific nationalities, communities, societies, patient groups and political systems become imbued or bio-objectified with particular characteristics, such as compliant, distant, positive, commercialized or authoritarian. This bio-objectification process is problematic in relation to policy aspirations ascribed to biobanking engagement since it gives rise to reified notions of different populations. PMID:26194269

  5. phenogram construction

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    Dan Stephen

    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.

  6. Construction research

    SciTech Connect

    NONE

    1994-12-31

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

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

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Carretero, Mario

    2011-01-01

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

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

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Elizabeth Mavroudi

    2010-01-01

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

  9. Nationality-Nationalism and Nation-Nationism.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Fishman, Joshua A.

    The process of national integration does not necessarily require monolingualism. The western, post-Versailles, intellectual heritage prompts contemporary sociologists to assume that cultural and linguistic differences automatically tend toward demands for nation formation and language recognition. Countries like India prove otherwise. Not all…

  10. Handbook of energy use for building construction

    SciTech Connect

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

    1980-03-01

    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.

  11. The social construction of gender

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Sophie Freud

    1994-01-01

    The categories provided by the language of our culture give us a meaning-making framework that guides our perception of the world. This paper views the process of categorizing people from a constructivist perspective. It argues that many categories such as race, nationality, homosexuality, and gender are arbitrary social constructions created to fill some human purpose based on sociopolitical rather than

  12. Defect Costs in Residential Construction

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Anthony Mills; Peter E. D. Love; Peter Williams

    2009-01-01

    The residential construction industry is an important contributor to the Australian economy; the industry employs a very large component of the national workforce, and yet the industry is plagued by defective work and poor quality. Previous research has revealed that defects and rework are endemic in the residential sector. In an attempt to quantify the degree of defects being experienced

  13. Constructing Careers. On Building the Foundation for a Strong Construction Program.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Morauer, Kurt

    1999-01-01

    Describes the modular curriculum developed by the National Center for Construction Education and Research; presents 10 steps toward establishing a school-to-career program in construction. Provides a variety of information about carpentry/construction as a career including salary range, projected job growth, educational requirements, and…

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

    E-print Network

    Bridging nanotechnological opportunities and construction needs NanoByg A survey of nanoinnovation 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

  15. The ME Bandwagon and other labels: constructing the genuine case in talk about a controversial illness.

    PubMed

    Horton-Salway, Mary

    2007-12-01

    This paper examines the discourse of morality surrounding 'ME' as a contested illness, looking at how GPs and ME group members differentiate between the category of 'genuine ME sufferer' and the 'bandwagon'. 'Jumping on the bandwagon' is a metaphor commonly used to describe the activity of 'following the crowd' in order to gain an advantage. This discursive analysis shows how 'bandwagon' categories are constructed in contrast to the category of genuine sufferer. People who jump on the bandwagon are accused of matching their symptoms to media stereotypes, adopting trendy illnesses ('fads'), or using 'tickets' to avoid facing up to psychological illnesses. Both GPs and ME group members construct a differential moral ordering of physical and psychological illness categories, where the latter assumes a lesser status. The paper concludes that against a background of medical uncertainty and controversy, the 'bandwagon' and other derogatory labels function as contrast categories that work to establish the existence of 'ME' as a genuine illness. PMID:17535450

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

    PubMed

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

    2014-01-01

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

  17. Constructing Aligned Assessments Using Automated Test Construction

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

    2013-01-01

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

  18. English airplane construction

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Schwencke, D

    1930-01-01

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

  19. Team work: Construction

    E-print Network

    Berdichevsky, Victor

    Team work: Construction Management The Division of Engineering Technology in an construction technology area, an associate degree in construction science, or college- level course work equivalent to an associate degree in construction related area

  20. APPLICATION CONSTRUCTION LEADERSHIP COURSE

    E-print Network

    Stephens, Graeme L.

    APPLICATION CONSTRUCTION LEADERSHIP COURSE RECOMMENDATION FORM CON464 Construction Leadership: __________________________ To be considered for the Construction Leadership course submit the following: Application with description in the construction industry 5) If your GPA

  1. Cost escalation and schedule delays in road construction projects in Zambia

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Chabota Kaliba; Mundia Muya; Kanyuka Mumba

    2009-01-01

    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

  2. DNA Assembly Line for Nano-Construction

    SciTech Connect

    Oleg Gang

    2009-03-25

    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

  3. DNA Assembly Line for Nano-Construction

    ScienceCinema

    Oleg Gang

    2010-01-08

    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

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

    PubMed

    Callaghan, Jane E M; Lazard, Lisa

    2012-01-01

    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

  5. 40 CFR 49.11108 - Permits to construct.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-07-01

    ...ACT AUTHORITY Implementation Plans for Tribes-Region X Implementation Plan for the Confederated Tribes and Bands of the Yakama Nation, Washington § 49.11108 Permits to construct. Permits to construct are required for new major stationary...

  6. 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

  7. Construction. Industry Training Monograph No. 5.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Dumbrell, Tom

    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…

  8. 34th Annual Official Education Construction Report

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Agron, Joe

    2008-01-01

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

  9. Knowledge management practices in large construction organisations

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Herbert S. Robinson; Patricia M. Carrillo; Chimay J. Anumba; Ahmed M. Al-Ghassani

    2005-01-01

    Purpose – This paper aims to investigate how large UK construction organisations manage their knowledge assets. It then proposes STEPS, a mechanism for benchmarking organisation's knowledge management maturity. Design\\/methodology\\/approach – This paper adopts a case study methodology using four large UK construction organisations. Findings – The investigation shows that the UK-based companies with international operations are ahead of their national

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

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Berg, Britt-Marie

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

  11. Compass & Straight Edge Constructions

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    Mrs. Silotti

    2007-06-12

    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. ...

  12. Exploring Construction Technology.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Wood, Jimmie

    These materials for a six-unit course were developed to help teachers help students develop technological literacy, career exploration, and problem-solving skills relative to the construction industry. The six units include an overview of construction, construction safety, design and planning, construction preparation, construction processes, and…

  13. 78 FR 11981 - Special Regulations; Areas of the National Park System, Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore...

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2013-02-21

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

  14. 77 FR 62476 - Special Regulations; Areas of the National Park System, Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore...

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2012-10-15

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

  15. 78 FR 34347 - Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; the Building Construction Technology Extension...

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2013-06-07

    ...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....

  16. 40 CFR 61.96 - Applications to construct or modify.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-07-01

    ...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...

  17. 40 CFR 61.96 - Applications to construct or modify.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-07-01

    ...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...

  18. 40 CFR 61.96 - Applications to construct or modify.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-07-01

    ...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...

  19. 40 CFR 61.96 - Applications to construct or modify.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-07-01

    ...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...

  20. 40 CFR 61.96 - Applications to construct or modify.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-07-01

    ...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...

  1. ADA Retrofit and Construction

    E-print Network

    Minnesota, University of

    ADA Retrofit and Construction Management Richfield, MN Breckenridge, MN #12;Introduction & Outline Design vs. Construction § Case Studies § City of Richfield's Transition Plan #12;How Detailed Should, MN #12;Case Study Breckenridge, MN #12;§ Construction Plans § Intersection Details for "tough

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

    E-print Network

    Malphurs, Ryan Allen

    2011-08-08

    was also greatly assisted by Supreme Court advocate David Frederick, Jan Crawford Greenburg, the Georgetown Supreme Court Institute, The National Association of Attorney Generals, Oyez.org, and The Marshal?s Office at the Supreme Court of the United... other justices understand and evaluate a case. Frequently in oral argument, justices who dominate the interaction may prevent less active justices from posing important questions to advocates, and more importantly, having their questions answered...

  3. 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.

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

    E-print Network

    Toole, T. Michael

    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

  5. 42 CFR 52b.12 - What are the minimum requirements of construction and equipment?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-10-01

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

  6. Department of Construction Management COLLEGE OF COMPUTING, ENGINEERING AND CONSTRUCTION

    E-print Network

    Asaithambi, Asai

    Department of Construction Management COLLEGE OF COMPUTING, ENGINEERING AND CONSTRUCTION Construction Management INTERNSHIP MANUAL The construction industry's leaders are at University of North of the Department of Construction Management is to educate and develop construction professionals with a global

  7. Benefits of Constructability on Construction Projects

    Microsoft Academic Search

    George Jergeas; John Van der Put

    2001-01-01

    ABSTRACT: This study was,undertaken,to identify the most significant gaps between,the potential benefits of applying constructability principles to Alberta, Canada, industrial projects and the benefits typically realized in industry practice. This study also aims,to gain an understanding,of the barriers that commonly,restrict con- structability benefits. The data for this survey was,obtained by administering,a survey based on the Construction Industry Institute’s 17 constructability

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

    PubMed

    Edelman, Elijah Adiv

    2011-01-01

    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

  9. Professional Certifications in Construction in the USA

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    Alungbem, Gabriel

    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.

  10. Facilities Services Construction Standards

    E-print Network

    Escher, Christine

    in the construction of buildings and outdoor spaces on campus. They also note requirements for project drawings in the Construction Standards will be reviewed by OSU for life cycle cost, environmental impact and future flexibilityFacilities Services Construction Standards June 2012 #12;OSU Construction Standards Introduction

  11. ACCELERATED CONSTRUCTION IN IOWA

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Ahmad Abu-Hawash; Norman L. McDonald; James S. Nelson

    2007-01-01

    Recent transportation legislation has emphasized the need for increasing safety and reducing congestion in the construction zone and has provided incentive funding to help state DOTs achieve these goals. One proven strategy is to shorten the construction duration by utilizing prefabricated elements. The Innovative Bridge Research and Construction program gave Iowa the opportunity to demonstrate construction acceleration on two projects,

  12. Facilities Services Construction Standards

    E-print Network

    Escher, Christine

    Facilities Services Construction Standards #12;OSU Construction Standards Introduction The Construction Standards support OSU's policies related to the design and maintenance of facilities on campus in the construction of buildings and outdoor spaces on campus. They also note requirements for project drawings

  13. CTE Students See the Green in New Construction Jobs

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Kramer, Steven; Foster, John

    2010-01-01

    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…

  14. American Council for Construction Education Volume IVolume I

    E-print Network

    Asaithambi, Asai

    Chemical Society American Council for Construction Education American Association of Nurse Anesthetists3/4/2011 American Council for Construction Education Volume IVolume I SELF-EVALUATION STUDYSELF of Education 2 SECTION I #12;3/4/2011 National Association of Schools of Music National Association of Schools

  15. Identity Construction in Complex Second Language Classrooms

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Hirst, Elizabeth

    2007-01-01

    In this study of an Indonesian language class in Australia, I propose that students are agentive in adopting, rejecting and deploying discursive positions within the classroom. There are a range of identities made available in the classroom, only some of which are taken up and privileged within specific moments in the classroom. I apply the…

  16. MODULAR CONSTRUCTION SYSTEM EVALUATION

    SciTech Connect

    S. Gillespie

    2002-08-08

    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.

  17. 'It is safe to use if you are healthy': A discursive analysis of men's online accounts of ephedrine use.

    PubMed

    Hall, Matthew; Grogan, Sarah; Gough, Brendan

    2015-07-01

    Ephedrine use in sport is a common practice among men. Less well understood is men's use of ephedrine as a slimming aid. Arguably fuelled by the 'war on obesity' and the drive for muscularity, the Internet has become awash with claims presenting ephedrine as safe. The use of this psychoactive substance can have acute health implications such as tachycardia, arrhythmias and cardiovascular disease. Given the tension between health risk and ephedrine-induced weight loss, how men justify their use of ephedrine becomes an important question. In particular, we wished to analyse how male users talked to others about ephedrine in discussions linked to an online version of a popular men's magazine. Because we were particularly interested in how men accounted for their ephedrine use, we used discourse analysis to examine their posts. In analysing the data, we noted that a 'community of practice' was constructed online categorising legitimate (and barred) users, emphasising the benefits of ephedrine and downplaying health-defeating side effects. Our analysis has clear implications for engaging men who use ephedrine in health promotion interventions. PMID:25511848

  18. Construction work process management

    E-print Network

    Soares, Jorge Barbosa

    1994-01-01

    (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...

  19. HITACHI Construction CAE system

    SciTech Connect

    Yoshida, M.

    1994-12-31

    Construction and maintenance of nuclear power plants have important problems such as shortening the construction period and reducing the construction cost. Recently, the problem of insufficient construction labor has arisen, and as drastic strategic development has become a necessary counter-measure. The following four principles are included in the measures to be taken for efficient execution of the construction work within the short construction period: (1) Reduction of on-site work. Expansion of module block making, etc.; (2) Improvement of the accuracy of the on-site work process. Adjustment and expansion of the work in parallel with the construction process, etc.; (3) Improvement of efficiency of the on-site work; and (4) Improvement of the accuracy of the management of the construction.

  20. Geometry Construction Reference

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    Math Forum

    2001-01-01

    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.

  1. Architecture Engineering Construction (AEC)

    E-print Network

    Weber, David J.

    Architecture Engineering Construction (AEC) Presented to FM Staff February 25, 2009 Updated March 1, 2010 #12;University of Maryland Baltimore Director Architecture, Engineering and Construction Vacant Administration & Finance Kathleen M. Byington #12;Division of Facilities Management Architecture, Engineering

  2. 1997 Construction Report.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Abramson, Paul

    1997-01-01

    More money was spent on school construction in 1996 than in any other single year. Text and tables provide information on construction costs and kinds of projects: new buildings, additions to existing buildings, and upgrades of existing buildings. Organized by 12 regions of the country, estimates show construction completed in 1996, expected to be…

  3. Construction of Educational Facilities.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Georgia Governor's Office, Atlanta.

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

  4. Metal Airplane Construction

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    1926-01-01

    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.

  5. Narrative Construction Kits: \\

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Marina Umaschi Bers

    This paper proposes narrative construction kits as powerful tools to help children and teenagers explore identity and values as dynamic complex constructions. The metaphor of a construction kit suggests that users can combine building blocks (e.g. aspects of the self), program them with storytelling behaviors and try them out in interactions with others. By integrating storytelling and computation these kits

  6. Construction Kathryn Hess

    E-print Network

    Thévenaz, Jacques

    The Cobar Construction Kathryn Hess A (neo)classical approach Topological applications of DCSH structure On beyond chain complexes The Cobar Construction Kathryn Hess Institute of Geometry, Algebra 2006 #12;The Cobar Construction Kathryn Hess A (neo)classical approach Topological applications of DCSH

  7. Proof Constructions and Evaluations

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Stylianides, Andreas J.; Stylianides, Gabriel J.

    2009-01-01

    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…

  8. A look at construction aggregates production

    USGS Publications Warehouse

    Willett, Jason Christopher

    2009-01-01

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

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

    PubMed

    Bruni, N

    1997-03-01

    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

  10. National Aeronautics and Space Administration

    E-print Network

    Lüttgen, Gerald

    National Aeronautics and Space Administration Langley Research Center Hampton, Virginia 23681 processes deæned over such state spaces ë16ë. This work was supported by the National Aeronautics and Space-2199 NASA/CR-1999-209827 ICASE Report No. 99-50 Efficient Symbolic State-space Construction for Asynchronous

  11. The Question The Standard Construction

    E-print Network

    Raghavan, Dilip

    The Question The Standard Construction The ZFC construction Bibliography Solution to a Problem Construction The ZFC construction Bibliography Outline 1 The Question 2 The Standard Construction 3 The ZFC construction Dilip Raghavan Solution to a Problem of Van Douwen #12;The Question The Standard Construction

  12. Fast tracking hospital construction.

    PubMed

    Quirk, Andrew

    2013-03-01

    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

  13. Openings in the Home Construction Trades.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Barnes, Don

    1978-01-01

    Describes the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) program, with funds provided under the Comprehensive Employment and Training Act of 1973, to train apprentices in home construction trades and place them on jobs, with particulars about the carpentry training program. (MF)

  14. Proposed Construction Site at Audubon NWR

    USGS Multimedia Gallery

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

  15. Space construction technology needs

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Jenkins, L. M.

    1981-01-01

    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.

  16. Construct-a-Boat

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    NSTA Press

    2000-01-01

    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.

  17. Understanding Construction Project Relationships

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    Davis, Daniel

    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.

  18. Constructional and Conceptual Composition

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    Dodge, Ellen Kirsten

    2010-01-01

    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…

  19. Indigenous lunar construction materials

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    Wayne P. Rogers; Stein Sture

    1991-01-01

    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

  20. CONSTRUCTION GRANTS TRACKING

    EPA Science Inventory

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

  1. Rhetoric as Reality Construction.

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    Kneupper, Charles W.

    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.…

  2. Mold-Resistant Construction.

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    Huckabee, Christopher

    2003-01-01

    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…

  3. Strategy Reduces Construction Costs.

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    Flynn, Jim; Petters, Walt

    2000-01-01

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

  4. Sustainable steel construction

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    Bassam A. Burgan; Michael R. Sansom

    2006-01-01

    This paper discusses the importance of construction to the three elements of sustainable development, namely economic growth, social progress and effective protection of the environment. The paper goes on to identify the issues facing construction in meeting the sustainable development agenda; these include efficient use of natural resources, reducing energy consumption, reducing emissions, minimizing waste, more efficient land use, reducing

  5. Constructive Disjunction Revisited

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    Jörg Würtz; Tobias Müller

    1996-01-01

    Finite Domain Programming is a technique for solving combinatorial problems like planning, scheduling, configuration or timetabling. Inevitably, these problems employ disjunctive constraints. A rather new approach to model those constraints is constructive disjunction, whereby common information is lifted from the alternatives, aiming for stronger pruning of the search space. We show where constructive disjunction provides for stronger pruning and where

  6. Basic Construction Course Syllabus

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    Dickover, Jon

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

  7. Acquisition of Comparison Constructions

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    Hohaus, Vera; Tiemann, Sonja; Beck, Sigrid

    2014-01-01

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

  8. Construction Trades Curriculum.

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

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

  9. 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

  10. 25. FET 58857 AERIAL VIEW OF CONSTRUCTION SHOWING ...

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    25. FET 58-857 AERIAL VIEW OF CONSTRUCTION SHOWING TAN 629 HANGAR, LOOKING NORTHWEST. PHOTO DATE: FEBRUARY 20, 1958. - Idaho National Engineering Laboratory, Test Area North, Hangar No. 629, Scoville, Butte County, ID

  11. 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

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

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    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

  13. 39 CFR 776.6 - Design requirements for construction.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-07-01

    If structures impact, are located in, or support development in a floodplain, construction must conform, at a minimum, to the standards and criteria of the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP), except where those standards are demonstrably inappropriate for postal...

  14. 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

  15. 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

  16. Educational Construction: A Statistical Summary, 1975 and 1976

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    American School and University, 1976

    1976-01-01

    A national survey inquired whether school districts and colleges were involved in construction projects. Institutions responding in the affirmative were asked for more detailed information on costs, facilities, and fuel usage. (Author/MLF)

  17. Productivity Roadmap for the Architecture/Engineering/Construction Industry 

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    Zunaira, Saher

    2012-10-19

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

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

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

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

  19. Introduction Preliminaries Construction of Quaternary Sequences Construction of Familes References New Construction of Quaternary Sequences

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    No, Jong-Seon

    Introduction Preliminaries Construction of Quaternary Sequences Construction of Familes References New Construction of Quaternary Sequences with Good Correlation Using Binary Sequences with Good University May 28, 2010 May 28, 2010 2010 CITS 2nd 1/ 34 #12;Introduction Preliminaries Construction

  20. Sustainability Base Construction Update

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Mewhinney, Michael

    2012-01-01

    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.

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

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

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

  2. 22 CFR 228.39 - Special source rules for construction and engineering services.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-04-01

    ...2010-04-01 false Special source rules for construction and engineering...FOR INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT RULES ON SOURCE, ORIGIN AND NATIONALITY FOR COMMODITIES...Financing § 228.39 Special source rules for construction and...

  3. Teaching Secondary School Geography with a Focus upon National Images.

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    Allen, Rodney F.

    The world is made up of over 185 nation-states. This paper offers advice for geography teachers and students on how to focus their study of some nations in terms of their national images. The goals for studying national images are (1) to understand how national images are constructed and influence thought and behavior; (2) to test the linkage…

  4. A Constructive Education.

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    Lozada, Marlene

    1997-01-01

    At Turner Technical Arts School in Miami, one of seven academies teaches residential construction. The program has input from the building industry, integrates academic and vocational education, and provides practical work experiences. (SK)

  5. Koasati Comparative Constructions

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    Kimball, Geoffrey

    1989-01-01

    Recent work by Hardy and Davis (1988) on comparatives in Alabama has suggested similar work for the related language Koasati. Although the morphemes used for comparative constructions in Koasati are identical to the ones ...

  6. Passive solar construction handbook

    SciTech Connect

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

    1981-08-01

    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)

  7. IT Governance of Construction Information Based on COBIT Model

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Xiao Chen; Yanzhong Wang

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

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

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

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

  9. Occupational Noise Sources and Exposures in Construction Industries

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Dale Hattis

    1998-01-01

    This is an assessment of occupational noise exposures in the construction industry based on (1) noise measurements observed during Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) inspections over the period from 1986 through early 1997 and (2) the observed incidence of noise exposures over 85 dB (A) in a national random sample of construction firms done as part of the NIOSH

  10. 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

  11. Content and Construct Validity of Norm-Referenced Tests.

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    Green, Donald Ross; Yen, Wendy M.

    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…

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

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    O'Donoghue, Tom; Chapman, Anne

    2011-01-01

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

  13. 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.

  14. Engineering Accomplishments in the Construction of NCSX

    SciTech Connect

    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

    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

  15. Construction materials, monuments and environment

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    Prikryl, R.; Siegesmund, S.; Török, A.; Brimblecombe, P.; Gomez-Heras, M.

    2012-04-01

    Construction materials (natural stone, aggregates, bricks, cement, lime, mortar, etc.) form a wide and heterogeneous group both from the genetic and technological point of view. These materials deserve attention from the scientific community due to their long-term use, importance for society and sensitivity to the environment. Most geomaterials have also been used in important monuments designated as a part of the World Cultural Heritage and/or make part of national monuments. Despite of the wide-ranges of studies and our rapidly increasing understanding of material behaviour, our knowledge is still rather limited in many aspects. This concerns the characterisation of traditional raw materials, the knowledge of their processing and use, and/or durability and compatibility assessment. The exploitation and sustainable use of these materials are also new and emerging challenges in the modern society. The use of local materials for monuments can be considered as a part of our cultural and technological heritage, which has, however, significantly deteriorated during the past several decades. This paper summarizes the general topics related to a modern analysis of traditional construction materials derived from the Earth, and on the characteristic aspects of the behaviour of these materials on selected monuments.

  16. Facility design, construction, and operation

    SciTech Connect

    NONE

    1995-04-01

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

  17. Constructing Territory, Constructing Citizenship: The Daughters of the American Revolution and ‘Americanisation’ in the 1920s

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Carol Medlicott

    2005-01-01

    This article examines the construction of national security and patriotic citizenship discourses during the early twentieth century as America rose to global geopolitical prominence. Although the US government had a strong stake in Americans’ reception of these discourses, the focused efforts of private groups were the medium through which they were expressly cultivated. The Daughters of the American Revolution offers

  18. National Intelligence and National Prosperity

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    Hunt, Earl; Wittmann, Werner

    2008-01-01

    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).…

  19. Crime Statistics as Constructs: The Case of Swedish Rape Statistics

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Hanns Von Hofer

    2000-01-01

    Using Swedish rape statistics as a focus, this article aims to empirically describe the way in which different factors affect official crime statistics produced at the national level. It is argued that cross-national comparisons of crime levels are extremely hazardous when based on official crime statistics, since the construction rules vary widely. International comparisons of crime levels should as a

  20. A brief review of the construction aggregates market

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    Willett, Jason Christopher

    2012-01-01

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

  1. Attention: an evolving construct.

    PubMed

    Joyce, Arthur; Hrin, Skip

    2015-01-01

    We review the implications of large-scale brain systems on the construct of attention by first focusing on significant theories and discoveries during the previous 150 years and then considering how the comparatively recent discovery of large-scale brain systems may render previous conceptualizations of attention outdated. Seven functional brain networks are briefly reviewed and the implications of emerging principles of brain functioning for test construction and neuropsychological evaluation are considered. To remain a relevant discipline moving into the 21st century, the field of neuropsychology needs to apply the principles that have been discovered about brain networks to better inform our understanding of attention as well as our ever-refining evaluation of this construct. PMID:25719496

  2. EOC construction update

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    2007-01-01

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

  3. Univalent Foundation and Constructive Mathematics

    E-print Network

    Coquand, Thierry

    Univalent Foundation and Constructive Mathematics Thierry Coquand Oberwolfach, November 18, 2014 #12;Univalent Foundation and Constructive Mathematics Univalent Foundations Voevodsky's program to express mathematics in type theory instead of set theory 1 #12;Univalent Foundation and Constructive

  4. Bipolar battery construction

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

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

    1981-01-01

    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.

  5. Weatherford Inclined Wellbore Construction

    SciTech Connect

    Schulte, R.

    2002-08-19

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

  6. Construction of the BNL EBIS preinjector

    SciTech Connect

    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

    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.

  7. Mechanical construction of the 22 Nova laser

    SciTech Connect

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

    1983-11-22

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

  8. Plant Light Box Construction

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    The Wisconsin Fast Plants Program

    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.

  9. Causative Constructions in Nepali.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Horie, Kaoru

    Causative constructions have been observed to have an iconic relationship between form and meaning. In Nepali, the citation form of a verb ends in "-nu." By inserting the morpheme "-au" before "-nu," one can change the verbs into corresponding causative verbs. In addition, Nepali has several causative verbs that form periphrastic causative…

  10. Building Construction Technology Syllabus

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    Garrison, Kirk

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

  11. Traditional Construction in Burma

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    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...

  12. Construction Local engineering.

    E-print Network

    . Constructed Facilities Division tti.tamu.edu #12;Expertise & Equipment ExpErtisE & EquipmEnt Created in 2005 of testing full-scale bridge and structural components weighing up to 20 tons. Having the right equipment and management, · structural engineering of major highway structures, and · geotechnical and geoenvironmental

  13. Survey overview Instrument Construction

    E-print Network

    Sheridan, Jennifer

    #12;Outline Survey overview Instrument Construction Survey Logistics Response Rates Uses of Survey (Faculty) and September 2003 (Staff) in SAS datasets #12;Survey Overview ­ Response Rates Response Rates) #12;Survey Overview ­ Response Rates Response Rates (Cont'd) Staff: 47.6% (N=513) Women higher than

  14. Construction of Keel

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    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...

  15. Construction of Bow Section

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    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...

  16. 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,...

  17. Construction Management: Planning Ahead.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Arsht, Steven

    2003-01-01

    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…

  18. Construction Trades Resources.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

    This guide was developed as a supplement to the Alaska Department of Education's Construction Trades Curriculum. The special topics included in it focus on competencies from the curriculum for which materials were not readily available to Alaskan teachers and provide information that is either required by Alaska's environmental conditions or is…

  19. Women, Equality and Construction.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

    2001-01-01

    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…

  20. Skyrmions - Construction and Applications

    SciTech Connect

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

    2011-09-22

    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.

  1. Segmentally Constructed Prestressed Concrete

    E-print Network

    is the technique of segmental construc- tion in which the benefits of both precasting and post-tensioning canSegmentally Constructed Prestressed Concrete Hyperboloid Cooling Tower Saml H. Rizkalla Assistant concrete natural draft cooling towers is expensive and time-consuming. The cost of the structure

  2. Handley Page metal construction

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    1929-01-01

    In this report Handley Page construction techniques are shown such as: solid-drawn tubular duralumin spars are used in the stabilizer; plain channel sections are used extensively for minor components; and the manner of assembling them into a stabilizer compression strut is shown.

  3. Glider construction and design

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Gymnich, Alfried

    1927-01-01

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

  4. Constructing Cooperative Logic Problems

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    Munakata, Mika

    2005-01-01

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

  5. Corrugated Cardboard Scenery Construction.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Wedwick, Daryl M.

    The use of corrugated cardboard in constructing stage scenery is discussed in this paper. In the first section, both the advantages and the problems associated with using the material are discussed, as are ways to avoid problems. The second section of the paper discusses general methods for preparing corrugated materials for set and prop…

  6. Getting into Construction

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Down, Jack

    1974-01-01

    One of the learning activities used in general construction classes today is for students collectively to build a house. Organizing, planning, and obtaining good school community cooperation are essential to such a project. Financing, land purchase, tools, insurance, and safety standards should all be integrated in the planning. (DS)

  7. Construction Management: Legal Implications

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Collins, George J.

    1972-01-01

    Provides legal principles of which prospective owners should be aware. The author points out the particular legal problems of projects involving third party construction managers. Topics covered are (1) substantial performance, (2) interpretations of time, (3) impossibility of performance, (4) third party impairments, (5) reliance on promises, (6)…

  8. MANIFOLDS: PROPERTIES AND CONSTRUCTION

    Microsoft Academic Search

    A. ROD GOVER; FELIPE LEITNER

    We develop a geometric and explicit construction principle that generates classes of Poincare-Einstein manifolds, and more gener- ally almost Einstein manifolds. Almost Einstein manifolds satisfy a gen- eralisation of the Einstein condition; they are Einstein on an open dense subspace and, in general, have a conformal scale singularity set that is a conformal infinity for the Einstein metric. In particular,

  9. Origami and Constructible Numbers

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    Hull, Thomas C.

    Origami and Constructible Numbers (and some other stuff) Tom Hull, Merrimack College thull of Origami? #12;What are the Basic Operations of Origami? Given two points P1 and P2, we can fold the crease important move in origami (probably) #12;Origami angle trisection L3 2 3 L1 L1 L2 p1 p2 #12;Origami angle

  10. Soils as Construction Materials

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    Douglas Kowalewski

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

  11. Construction MICHAEL & ANNE

    E-print Network

    Veiga, Pedro Manuel Barbosa

    TRAINING FACILITY MICHAEL & ANNE GREENWOOD TENNIS CENTER OUTDOOR TENNIS COURTS TRACK COMPLEX NOC SERETEAN Parking Services Car Share OrangeRide Bike Rental & Repair Shop Motorcycle Bicycle Rack Bike Repair Station Skateboard Rack Staff Carpool Student Carpool OSU Police Visitor Under ConstructionThis map

  12. Green technology in construction

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Somshekhar Mohanty; A. L. Skandhaprasaad; Subhranshu Sekhar Samal

    2010-01-01

    This paper outlines the solutions for the energy efficient futuristic buildings. The implementation of latest technology in architecture and constructions will lead to better home with green standards. Buildings, accounting for 30-40 percent of global energy use, are known to be energy guzzlers. In India, buildings account for 30 percent of total energy consumption. The idea of green buildings promotes

  13. Program Analysis and Construction

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Gonyea, Meredith A.

    1978-01-01

    Problems and solutions related to a determination of faculty resources for a health professions education college consisting of two allopathic medical schools, an osteopathic medical school, a dental school, a graduate school of biomedical sciences, and a school of allied health professions are discussed. Curriculum descriptions and construction

  14. Interlanguage Passive Construction

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Simargool, Nirada

    2008-01-01

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

  15. School Construction Trends

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Kennedy, Mike

    2011-01-01

    Schools are facing a new reality in planning and funding facility projects. When there are fewer students filling classroom seats and there is less money to address the space needs in areas where there is enrollment growth, the inevitable conclusion is that an education institution pursuing construction and renovation projects will have a tough go…

  16. School Construction Summer Slam

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    Jensen, Richard F.

    2012-01-01

    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…

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

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

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

  18. 76 FR 81952 - National Cancer Institute; Notice of Closed Meetings

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    2011-12-29

    ...Activities, National Cancer Institute, NIH, 6116...of Committee: National Cancer Institute Special Emphasis...Brain, Head/Neck and Lung Cancers, and Sarcoma. Date...Construction; 93.393, Cancer Cause and Prevention...

  19. Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plan Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

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    Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plan For: Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Computation;Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP) LBNL CRTF UC Project No.912314 LAWRENCE BERKELEY NATIONAL........................................................................................... 9 2.5 Potential Construction Site Pollutant Sources

  20. Project designers' role in improving constructability of Indonesian construction projects

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Bambang Trigunarsyah

    2007-01-01

    The concept of constructability in the US evolved from studies into how improvement can be achieved to increase cost efficiency and quality in the construction industry. It is an approach that links the design and construction processes. Studies in the US, UK and Australia have demonstrated that improved constructability has led to significant savings in both cost and time required

  1. CONSTRUCTION The construction management associate of applied science degree

    E-print Network

    Hartman, Chris

    meets the growing needs of the construction industry for preparation of entry-level construction and manage all aspects of construction projects including: workers, subcontractors, materials, equipment. The construction management program was developed with input from Alaskan contractors and professional industry

  2. REVISED CONSTRUCTION ALERT For On-going Construction Project

    E-print Network

    REVISED CONSTRUCTION ALERT For On-going Construction Project TO: Deans, Directors, Chairpersons routes are affected by this work. ADVISORY: All persons in the vicinity of this construction project are advised to respect all construction barricades and all posted safety/detour signs. Your patience

  3. CONSTRUCTION ALERT For On-going Construction Project

    E-print Network

    CONSTRUCTION ALERT For On-going Construction Project TO: Deans, Directors, Chairpersons, Building. ADVISORY: #12;All persons in the vicinity of this construction project are advised to respect all construction barricades and all posted safety/detour signs. Your patience, cooperation and understanding

  4. Korean Artists in Transcultural Spaces: Constructing New National Identities

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    Park, Jeong-Ae

    2014-01-01

    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…

  5. 77 FR 74828 - National Construction Safety Team Advisory Committee Meeting

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    2012-12-18

    ...location. Interested members of the public will be able to participate in...3 p.m. Eastern Time for public comments; speaking times will be assigned on a first-come...minutes each. Questions from the public will not be considered...

  6. 78 FR 67120 - National Construction Safety Team Advisory Committee Meeting

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2013-11-08

    ...The meeting will be open to the public. This meeting was originally...conclusion of the meeting for public comments, and speaking times will be assigned on a first-come...minutes each. The exact time for public comments will be included...

  7. 78 FR 58521 - National Construction Safety Team Advisory Committee Meeting

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2013-09-24

    ...The meeting will be open to the public. The primary purpose of this...conclusion of the meeting for public comments, and speaking times will be assigned on a first-come...minutes each. The exact time for public comments will be included...

  8. 76 FR 72904 - National Construction Safety Team Advisory Committee Meeting

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2011-11-28

    ...location. Interested members of the public will be able to participate in...5 p.m. Eastern Time for public comments; speaking times will be assigned on a first-come...minutes each. Questions from the public will not be considered...

  9. 76 FR 64326 - National Construction Safety Team Advisory Committee Meeting

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2011-10-18

    ...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...

  10. Gender, Nation, Rape: Bosnia and the Construction of Security

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Lene Hansen

    2000-01-01

    The mass rapes in Bosnia brought gendered security problems onto the international agenda to an unprecedented extent. This article examines the debate surrounding whether these rapes should be characterized as a security problem which warranted international attention and possibly intervention. This debate evolved around the question whether wartime rape should be understood as an individual risk or a collective security

  11. 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.

  12. Construction-Driven Language Processing

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Jerry T. Ball

    Construction Grammar is an emerging linguistic theory based on the notion of constructions—linguistic representations of form, function and meaning. The key insights of Construction Grammar are beginning to have a significant impact on other linguistic formalisms. However, to date, Construction Grammar has had little impact on research in language processing. This paper describes an approach to language processing during comprehension

  13. The Evolution of Modular Construction.

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    American School & University, 1993

    1993-01-01

    Explores how the myths of modular construction for schools began; also discusses the advances made in steel and modular construction. The major advantages of using permanent modular construction for schools are highlighted, including its rapid construction, use of standard building materials, financial flexibility, and durability. (GR)

  14. Constructed wetlands as biofuel production systems

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

    2012-03-01

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

  15. Construction quality assurance report

    SciTech Connect

    Roscha, V.

    1994-09-08

    This report provides a summary of the construction quality assurance (CQA) observation and test results, including: The results of the geosynthetic and soil materials conformance testing. The observation and testing results associates with the installation of the soil liners. The observation and testing results associated with the installation of the HDPE geomembrane liner systems. The observation and testing results associated with the installation of the leachate collection and removal systems. The observation and testing results associated with the installation of the working surfaces. The observation and testing results associated with in-plant manufacturing process. Summary of submittal reviews by Golder Construction Services, Inc. The submittal and certification of the piping material specifications. The observation and verification associated of the Acceptance Test Procedure results of the operational equipment functions. Summary of the ECNs which are incorporated into the project.

  16. Constructing Time Machines

    E-print Network

    G. M. Shore

    2002-10-15

    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.

  17. Construct Arguments: Pumpkin Seeds

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    WGHB Boston

    2013-01-01

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

  18. Supplementary Methods Expression constructs

    E-print Network

    Schafer, William R.

    III/KpnI fragment creating unc- 50::gfp. The myo-3::unc-50 construct was obtained by subcloning unc-50 cDNA as Age (Campbell et al., 2002) was PCR amplified without a stop codon and subcloned inframe as a KpnI/AgeI fragment pellets were ground under liquid nitrogen to a fine powder in a ceramic mortar and thawed on ice. While

  19. Lunar concrete for construction

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Cullingford, Hatice S.; Keller, M. Dean

    1988-01-01

    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.

  20. Lunar concrete for construction

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Cullingford, Hatice S.; Keller, M. Dean

    1992-01-01

    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.

  1. Bayesian Feature Construction

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Manolis Maragoudakis; Nikos Fakotakis

    2006-01-01

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

  2. Geometry Construction: Polyhedral Playthings

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    Watsonville Environmental Science Workshop

    2011-01-01

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

  3. Construction work process management 

    E-print Network

    Soares, Jorge Barbosa

    1994-01-01

    : Stuart D. Anderson (Chair of Committee) V&ctor L. Wdlson (Member) Charles H Samson (Member) Ignacio Rodrigue -It rbe (Department Head) Charles D. M ul1 an (Member) August 1994 Major Subject: Civil Engineering ABSTRACT Construction Work... Page ABSTRACT DEDICATION. tv ACKNOWLEDGMENT TABLE OF CONTENTS vt LIST OF FIGURES. . . LIST OF TABLES. vrn CHAPTER I INTRODUCTION. . 1. 1 Outline of the Study. 1. 2 Research Objectives. 1. 3 Significance of the Study. 1. 4 Relation...

  4. Constructions of Early Childhood Education and Care Provision: Negotiating Discourses

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Campbell-Barr, Verity

    2014-01-01

    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…

  5. Constructing Racism in Australia

    Microsoft Academic Search

    James Forrest; Ian Burnley

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

  6. National Undergraduate Research Observatory

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    The National Undergraduate Research Observatory (NURO) at Northern Arizona University and Lowell Observatory "is a consortium of primarily undergraduate institutions which have joined together to provide hands-on training and research experiences for undergraduate students." While the Key Projects link is under construction, users can find out about past student projects at the Undergraduate Research Experiences link. Researchers and students can request observation time and find planning and observing information. The website offers an image gallery and links to the consortium's member schools.

  7. 11 CFR 100.56 - Office building or facility for national party committees.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-01-01

    ... false Office building or facility for national party committees...100.56 Office building or facility for national party committees...anything of value to a national party committee...construction of an office building or facility is...

  8. 11 CFR 100.56 - Office building or facility for national party committees.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-01-01

    ... false Office building or facility for national party committees...100.56 Office building or facility for national party committees...anything of value to a national party committee...construction of an office building or facility is...

  9. 11 CFR 100.114 - Office building or facility for national party committees.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-01-01

    ... false Office building or facility for national party committees...100.114 Office building or facility for national party committees...on behalf of, a national party committee...construction of an office building or facility is...

  10. 11 CFR 100.114 - Office building or facility for national party committees.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-01-01

    ... false Office building or facility for national party committees...100.114 Office building or facility for national party committees...on behalf of, a national party committee...construction of an office building or facility is...

  11. Globalization Nationalized

    E-print Network

    Mazlish, Bruce

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

  12. National Hydrography Dataset (NHD)

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    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.

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

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Dympna Devine; Mairin Kenny; Eileen Macneela

    2008-01-01

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

  14. 75 FR 34064 - Manufactured Home Construction and Safety Standards, Test Procedures for Roof Trusses

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2010-06-16

    This proposed rule would amend the Federal Manufactured Home Construction and Safety Standards by adopting proposals made by the Manufactured Home Consensus Committee (MHCC), as modified by HUD. The National Manufactured Housing Construction and Safety Standards Act of 1974 requires HUD to publish in the Federal Register any proposed revised Manufactured Home Construction and Safety Standard......

  15. Research on Target Cost Management of Construction Project with VBQ Based on EVM

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Xu Bing

    2009-01-01

    Earned value method (EVM) is a basic approach of project cost management. However, this method did not be effectively used in construction project cost management. In accordance with national planning, valuation with bill quantity (VBQ) will be the main valuation mode of construction project in future. According to Code of valuation with bill quantity of construction works (GB50500-2008) and the

  16. National Biobanks

    PubMed Central

    Mitchell, Robert

    2010-01-01

    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

  17. Alternative Constructions Alternative Constructions of Science and Science Education

    E-print Network

    Cobern, William W.

    Alternative Constructions Alternative Constructions of Science and Science Education A plenary presentation for the second annual Southern Africa Association for Mathematics and Science Education Research of Science Education Department of Teaching, Learning & Leadership Western Michigan University 2112 Sangren

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

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

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

  19. Construction and Destruction

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    Dr. Beverly A. Reitsma

    2009-01-01

    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.

  20. Locomotive design and construction /

    E-print Network

    Maris, James Clyde.

    1919-01-01

    different classes as light locomotives are used in a great many fields, such as; mining, logging, plantation work, construction work of various kinds, around large mills and factories, at docks and shipyards. Locomotives for all of these various classes... locomotive must be used deter­ mines to a very large extent the kind of a locomotive which can be used upon it. The guage of the track, the weight of the rails, the ballasting of the roadway, the strength of the weakest bridge in the line, clearances...

  1. Constructing optimal entanglement witnesses

    SciTech Connect

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

    2009-12-15

    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)].

  2. Constructions: Parallel Through A Point

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    Mrs. Neubert

    2010-12-31

    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 ...

  3. NCSX Construction Progress and Research Plans

    SciTech Connect

    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

    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.

  4. IDENTIFICATION OF CONSTRUCTION WASTE IN ROAD & HIGHWAY CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS

    Microsoft Academic Search

    E. M. NAZECH; D. ZALDI; B. TRIGUNARSYAH

    Construction projects are one of the sources of solid waste in the urban area. Various researches in develop countries indicate that contribution of construction waste in the urban area tend to increase. Implementation of construction waste management hierarchy can be an approach to manage and reduce the waste. It is about priority and responsibility of managing waste. It includes waste

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

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

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

  6. Constructions of Sparse Asymmetric Connectors Constructions of Sparse Asymmetric

    E-print Network

    Jäger, Gerold

    Constructions of Sparse Asymmetric Connectors Constructions of Sparse Asymmetric Connectors Gerold;Constructions of Sparse Asymmetric Connectors Overview 1 Connector Problem Formulation Modeling as an undirected graph Connectors 2 Preliminaries Hall's Theorem Connector condition Structure of an efficient (n, N, 2

  7. Lunar construction utility vehicle

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    1989-01-01

    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.

  8. Allosteric Supramolecular Coordination Constructs.

    PubMed

    Lifschitz, Alejo M; Rosen, Mari S; McGuirk, C Michael; Mirkin, Chad A

    2015-06-17

    Coordination chemistry is regularly used to generate supramolecular constructs with unique environments around embedded components to affect their intrinsic properties. In certain cases, it can also be used to effect changes in supramolecular structure reminiscent of those that occur within stimuli-responsive biological structures, such as allosteric enzymes. Indeed, among a handful of general strategies for synthesizing such supramolecular systems, the weak-link approach (WLA) uniquely allows one to toggle the frameworks' structural state post-assembly via simple reactions involving hemilabile ligands and transition metal centers. This synthetic strategy, when combined with dynamic ligand sorting processes, represents one of the few sets of general reactions in inorganic chemistry that allow one to synthesize spatially defined, stimuli-responsive, and multi-component frameworks in high to quantitative yields and with remarkable functional group tolerance. The WLA has thus yielded a variety of functional systems that operate similarly to allosteric enzymes, toggling activity via changes in the frameworks' steric confinement or electronic state upon the recognition of small molecule inputs. In this Perspective we present the first full description of the fundamental inorganic reactions that provide the foundation for synthesizing WLA complexes. In addition, we discuss the application of regulatory strategies in biology to the design of allosteric supramolecular constructs for the regulation of various catalytic properties, electron-transfer processes, and molecular receptors, as well as for the development of sensing and signal amplification systems. PMID:26035450

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

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

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

  10. The 4-dimensional masonry construction

    E-print Network

    Davis, Lara K. (Lara Katherine)

    2010-01-01

    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 ...

  11. Construction Cost March 6, 2007

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    Massachusetts at Amherst, University of

    .......................................................... 22 4.3.2 The need for summer construction schedules and the impact on project cost......... 23 4Construction Cost Symposium March 6, 2007 University of Massachusetts Amherst #12;Construction Cost......................................................................................................... 7 3.1 Estimating Through the Project Life Cycle-- Craig Holmes, Sr. Cost Manager, DCAM. 7 3

  12. Building trust in construction projects

    Microsoft Academic Search

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

    2007-01-01

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

  13. CONDITIONAL CONSTRUCTIONS AS RHETORICAL STRUCTURES

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Eliza Kitis

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

  14. Geotextiles in Flexible Pavement Construction

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    Alungbe, Gabriel D.

    2004-01-01

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

  15. SCHOOL CONSTRUCTION SYSTEMS DEVELOPMENT PROJECT.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    BOICE, JOHN,; AND OTHERS

    ONE-HUNDRED MANUFACTURERS EXPRESSED INTEREST IN BIDDING FOR A SYSTEM ON SCHOOL CONSTRUCTION CALLED SCSD OR SCHOOL CONSTRUCTION SYSTEMS DEVELOPMENT TO THE FIRST CALIFORNIA COMMISSION ON SCHOOL CONSTRUCTION SYSTEMS. TWENTY-TWO BUILDINGS COMPRISED THE PROJECT. THE OBJECTIVE WAS TO DEVELOP AN INTEGRATED SYSTEM OF STANDARD SCHOOL BUILDING COMPONENTS…

  16. Univalent Foundation and Constructive Mathematics

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    Coquand, Thierry

    Univalent Foundation and Constructive Mathematics Thierry Coquand Oberwolfach, November 21, 2014 #12;Univalent Foundation and Constructive Mathematics Family of sets over a set Cf. Exercice 3,Richman and Ruitenburg 1 #12;Univalent Foundation and Constructive Mathematics Family of sets over a set We have

  17. Social Structure [ Construction no. 1

    E-print Network

    Harms, Kyle E.

    Social Structure [ Construction no. 1 ] Foster Gallery, LSU SEPTEMBER 6-9 Reception 6-8 pm, Sept 8 [ Construction no. 1 ] is an interactive audiovisual performance for voice, social media, interactive media, and constructed speaker blocks in which social media artifacts (tweets, Facebook statuses, 4Square locales, Flickr

  18. Biomedical problems of hydrotechnical construction

    Microsoft Academic Search

    A. B. Avakyan; L. I. Elpiner; V. M. Delitsyn

    1988-01-01

    The effect of hydrotechnical and water-management construction on the living conditions and health of the population was examined. The results were used to develop the scientific bases and methods of biomedical predictions in several stages: evaluating biomedical conditions in territories where a change is expected, and constructing biomedical prediction proper of the effect of hydrotechnical constructions. The development of the

  19. Material Science and Construction

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Traugott, Alan

    2009-03-01

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

  20. Construction Engineering Research Laboratory

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

  1. National Academies

    MedlinePLUS

    ... a 2007 reform law, significant disparities remain in learning opportunities and academic progress across student groups and the city’s wards, says a new National Research Council report . NEW REPORT Science and Technology at the U.S. State Department June 2 - The ...

  2. 41 CFR 102-76.35 - What is the purpose of the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, as amended (NEPA)?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-01-01

    ...102-76.35 Public Contracts and Property Management Federal Property Management Regulations System (Continued) FEDERAL MANAGEMENT REGULATION REAL PROPERTY 76-DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION Design and Construction National...

  3. 41 CFR 102-76.35 - What is the purpose of the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, as amended (NEPA)?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-07-01

    ...102-76.35 Public Contracts and Property Management Federal Property Management Regulations System (Continued) FEDERAL MANAGEMENT REGULATION REAL PROPERTY 76-DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION Design and Construction National...

  4. Possible Impacts of Nanoparticles on Children of Thai Construction Industry

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Musikaphan, W.; Kitisriworaphan, T.

    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.

  5. 32 CFR 644.486 - Disposal of buildings and improvements constructed under emergency plant facilities (EPF) or...

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-07-01

    32 National Defense 4 2011-07-01...2011-07-01 false Disposal of buildings and improvements constructed...486 Section 644.486 National Defense Department of... Disposal Disposal of Buildings and Other...

  6. National Science Foundation: Science Nation

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

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

  7. National Aeronautics and Space Administration National Programs

    E-print Network

    National Aeronautics and Space Administration National Programs International Collaboration NASA: The Odyssey #12;National Aeronautics and Space Administration NASA's Vision To reach for new heights;National Aeronautics and Space Administration The President's Budget Request and Authorization Act of 2010

  8. Nanotechnology Divides: Development Indicators and Thai Construction Industry

    Microsoft Academic Search

    T. Kitisriworaphan; Y. Sawangdee

    2009-01-01

    Nanotechnology and disparity between developed and developing nations could increase the gap of global development while it\\u000a also affects to construction industry where workers have potentially exposed to nanomaterials application. This research examined\\u000a the influence of development indicators as demographic, social and economic factors on nanotechnology policy among 250 nations.\\u000a Results revealed that 68.2% of developed countries have policy on

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

    SciTech Connect

    Forrest, C.L.; Mathews, S.

    2002-04-02

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

  10. Space construction system analysis. Part 2: Construction analysis

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

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

    1980-01-01

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

  11. Volcanic Glasses: Construction Materials

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Moskowitz, Samuel E.

    1998-01-01

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

  12. Sucker rod construction

    SciTech Connect

    Anderson, R.A.; Goodman, J.L.; Tickle, J.D.; Liskey, A.K.

    1987-03-31

    A sucker rod construction is described comprising: a connector member being formed to define a rod receptacle having a closed axially inner end and an open axially outer end, the rod receptacle having axially spaced, tapered annular surfaces, a cylindrical fiberglass rod having an end having an outer surface being received within the rod receptacle through the outer end and cooperating therewith to define an annular chamber between the outer surface of the end of the rod and the tapered annular surfaces, and a bonding means positioned in the annular chamber for bonding to the outer surface of the end of the rod to confront the tapered annular surfaces, each annular surface having an angle of taper with respect to the outer surface of the fiberglass rod, and each angle of taper being progressively and uniformly less toward the open end by an amount between one and one-half degrees and two degrees, inclusive, and a collet connected to the connector member adjacent the open axially outer end of the rod receptacle and having an axial bore therethrough retaining the end of the rod in coaxial position within the rod receptacle.

  13. Beyond Cosmopolitanism and Nationalism: Diasporic Chinese and Neo-Nationalism in China and Thailand

    Microsoft Academic Search

    William A. Callahan

    2003-01-01

    This article highlights the dynamic interaction between Chinese, Thai, and Sino-Thai identity construction, on the one hand, and the mutual production of domestic and international politics, on the other. It questions how nationalism and cosmopolitanism are formulated by arguing against the popular notion that a diaspora is a cosmopolitan community situated in a foreign nation. Diasporic public spheres are critically

  14. Construction Safety Forecast for ITER

    SciTech Connect

    cadwallader, lee charles

    2006-11-01

    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.

  15. Children's educational engagement with nationalism in divided Cyprus

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Spyros Spyrou

    2011-01-01

    Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to provide a situated, theoretically informed account of national identity construction by exploring children's engagement with nationalism in the context of the classroom in divided Cyprus. The paper aims to illustrate how children enter and participate in the cultural world of nationalism in the classroom by accepting, resisting, and negotiating the ideological

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

    E-print Network

    Magee, Joseph W.

    ) and the continuing investigation of the collapse of World Trade Center 7 (WTC 7), the third building included Building Code. Forty-seven proposals for change responsive to the recommendations of the World Trade Center cycle. Similarly, 17 proposals responsive to the recommendations of the World Trade Center

  17. Destruction As a Constructive Choice

    Microsoft Academic Search

    David A. Winter

    This chapter presents a personal construct theory view of serial killing and other acts of homicide and extreme violence.\\u000a Such acts may be considered, as any others, a reflection of the individual’s attempts to anticipate his or her world and are\\u000a therefore, from the perpetrator’s perspective, constructive choices. A personal construct theory taxonomy of these acts is\\u000a illustrated by the

  18. 29 CFR 1911.10 - Construction standards.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-07-01

    ... false Construction standards...OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH ADMINISTRATION...OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY OR HEALTH STANDARDS...1911.10 Construction standards...Committee on Construction Safety and Health,...

  19. 29 CFR 1911.10 - Construction standards.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-07-01

    ... false Construction standards...OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH ADMINISTRATION...OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY OR HEALTH STANDARDS...1911.10 Construction standards...Committee on Construction Safety and Health,...

  20. Conference report: Energy Conservation in Transportation and Construction

    Microsoft Academic Search

    H. W. Busching; D. O. Covault; R. L. Dean; R. Lochow

    1976-01-01

    The following topics are discussed: highway transportation's response to energy conservation; alternate transport modes and energy consumption; alternate freight modes; public transportation and energy conservation; rail transportation - its place in the Nation's energy conservation program; vehicle performance; optimizing the use of materials and energy in construction; options for conserving energy in transportation; transportation system design; and energy conservation related

  1. 35. MAIN CANAL Photographic copy of construction drawing c1907 ...

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

    35. MAIN CANAL - Photographic copy of construction drawing c1907 (from Record Group 115, Box17, Denver Branch of the National Archives, Denver) SPILLWAY ABOVE DARK CANYON SIPHON - Carlsbad Irrigation District, Main Canal, 4 miles North to 12 miles Southeast of Carlsbad, Carlsbad, Eddy County, NM

  2. 34. MAIN CANAL Photographic copy of construction drawing c1907 ...

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

    34. MAIN CANAL - Photographic copy of construction drawing c1907 (from Record Group 115, Box 17, Denver Branch of the National Archives, Denver) CHECK GATES ABOVE DARK CANYON SIPHON - Carlsbad Irrigation District, Main Canal, 4 miles North to 12 miles Southeast of Carlsbad, Carlsbad, Eddy County, NM

  3. 36. MAIN CANAL Photographic copy of construction drawing dated ...

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

    36. MAIN CANAL - Photographic copy of construction drawing dated 1907 (from Record Group 115, Box 17, Denver Branch of the National Archives, Denver) WASTE GATES ABOVE DARK CANYON SIPHON - Carlsbad Irrigation District, Main Canal, 4 miles North to 12 miles Southeast of Carlsbad, Carlsbad, Eddy County, NM

  4. 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

  5. 8. Photographic copy of original construction drawing, dated August 10, ...

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

    8. Photographic copy of original construction drawing, dated August 10, 1976, Civil Engineering, Selfridge Air National Guard Base, in possession of Selfridge Base Museum, Mt. Clemens, Michigan, ALTER AIRCRAFT SHELTERS, FLOOR PLAN BUILDING NO. 21, DRAWINGS SLF-210-163. - Selfridge Field, Building Nos. 20 & 21, East Ramp south of intersection of Wilbur Wright & Birch Streets, Mount Clemens, Macomb County, MI

  6. A Center for Extraterrestrial Engineering and Construction (CETEC)

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Gerald G. Leigh

    1992-01-01

    A group of knowledgeable scientists and engineers in New Mexico has recognized the need for such a testing capability and has proposed a project to evelop an extraterrestrial surface simulation facility. A group of universities, national laboratories, and private industrial firms is proposing to establish a Center for Extraterrestrial Engineering and Construction (CETEC) and to develop large extraterrestrial surface simulation

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

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

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

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

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

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

  9. 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

  10. ‘Anomalies’, Damned ‘Anomalies’ and Statistics: Construction Industry Productivity in Australia

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Cameron Allan; Andrew Dungan; David Peetz

    2010-01-01

    The exercise by an Australian state agency of coercive powers against construction industry workers has been justified by reference to claimed gains in productivity and hence national welfare. Yet the literature suggests that a more cooperative approach to union—management relations would offer better opportunities for productivity improvement. This article examines the data behind the productivity claims and finds that they

  11. Occupational deaths and injuries in the construction industry

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Byung Yong Jeong

    1998-01-01

    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,

  12. 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

  13. 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

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

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

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

  15. Constructing a Cooperative Distance Learning System: The CORAL Experience.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Chou, Chien; Sun, Chuen-Tsai

    1996-01-01

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

  16. Live Virtual Constructive Distributed Test Environment Characterization Report

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    Murphy, Jim; Kim, Sam K.

    2013-01-01

    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.

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

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    Davies, Amanda

    2011-01-01

    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

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

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

  19. 190. Photographic copy of original construction drawing dated November 7, ...

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    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

  20. The Construction of Taiwan's Educational Indicator Systems: Experiences and Implications

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    Chien, Maw-Fa; Lee, Chi-Ming; Cheng, Yu-Ping

    2007-01-01

    This study was designed to illuminate the state of education in Taiwan by constructing Educational Indicator Systems. The study, sponsored by the National Science Council between 1998 and 2000, was the first comprehensive indicator project to cover all educational levels in Taiwan. Various research methods were used, including panel discussion,…

  1. 155. Photographic copy of original construction drawing dated October 24, ...

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

  2. 145. Photographic copy of original construction drawing dated April 10, ...

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    145. Photographic copy of original construction drawing dated April 10, 1928 (from Record Group 115, Denver Branch of the National Archives, Denver). OWYHEE DAM; PLAN, ELEVATION AND SECTIONS, ARCH-GRAVITY DAM. - Owyhee Dam, Across Owyhee River, Nyssa, Malheur County, OR

  3. 84. AVALON DAM Photographic copy of construction drawing dated ...

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    84. AVALON DAM - Photographic copy of construction drawing dated February 15, 1912 (from Record Group 115, Box 17, Denver Branch of the National Archives, Denver) LOCATION PLAN OF CYLINDER GATES - Carlsbad Irrigation District, Avalon Dam, On Pecos River, 4 miles North of Carlsbad, Carlsbad, Eddy County, NM

  4. 98. AVALON DAM Photographic copy of construction drawing dated ...

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    98. AVALON DAM - Photographic copy of construction drawing dated July 23, 1938 (from Record Group 115, Box 17, Denver Branch of the National Archives, Denver) HEADGATE CHANNEL BRIDGE. GENERAL PLAN AND CONCRETE DETAILS. - Carlsbad Irrigation District, Avalon Dam, On Pecos River, 4 miles North of Carlsbad, Carlsbad, Eddy County, NM

  5. 78. AVALON DAM Photographic copy of construction drawing dated ...

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    78. AVALON DAM - Photographic copy of construction drawing dated August 1906 (from Record Group 115, Box 17, Denver Branch of the National Archives, Denver) AVALON DAM - PLAN AND TYPICAL CROSS SECTION - Carlsbad Irrigation District, Avalon Dam, On Pecos River, 4 miles North of Carlsbad, Carlsbad, Eddy County, NM

  6. 19. PECOS RIVER FLUME Photographic copy of construction drawing ...

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    19. PECOS RIVER FLUME - Photographic copy of construction drawing c1905 (from Record Group 115, Box 17, Denver Branch of the National Archives, Denver) GENERAL PLANS CONCRETE FLUME OVER THE PECOS RIVER AND DETAILS OF PIER FOOTING - Carlsbad Irrigation District, Pecos River Flume, On Main Canal, .5 mile North of Carlsbad, Carlsbad, Eddy County, NM

  7. 7. DARK CANYON SIPHON Photographic copy of construction drawing ...

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    7. DARK CANYON SIPHON - Photographic copy of construction drawing c1907 (from Record Group 115, Box 17, Denver Branch of the National Archives, Denver) DARK CANYON SIPHON PLAN, ELEVATION, AND SECTIONS - Carlsbad Irrigation District, Dark Canyon Siphon, On Main Canal, 1 mile South of Carlsbad, Carlsbad, Eddy County, NM

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

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    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

  9. Virtual WiFi Network Database Construction for Positioning Services

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    Fi-based localization [3]. In general, network-based localization systems normally employ network databases (NDBs) whichVirtual WiFi Network Database Construction for Positioning Services Jinyoung Han Seoul National Internet. In WiFi networks, a virtual network database (VNDB), which main- tains the estimated locations

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

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

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

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

  12. ConstructMyFuture.com

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    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.

  13. Constructor selection for space construction

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    Grasso, Chris; Hansen, Elaine; Helleckson, Brent; Johnson, Richard; Jolly, Steve; Pavlich, Jane

    1990-01-01

    A space construction task is influenced by the requirements of the task itself, and by the system available to execute it. Given the difficulty in independently defining the task, and the fact that the types of constructors available range from humans to autonomous machines, the problem of matching the appropriate construction to the task is daunting. To address the problem of constructor selection, a generic construction process model which identifies the requirements of given tasks has been developed. This model is used to define the construction system.

  14. FILENAME.PPT CONSTRUCTED WETLANDS:CONSTRUCTED WETLANDS

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    Detwiler, Russell

    Is A Constructed Wetland? What Is A Constructed Wetland? Saturated Substrates Definition: A designed and man-made complex of: Emergent and Submergent Vegetation Animal Life Water That Simulates Natural Wetlands #12 Wetland: Marsh Component #12;FILENAME.PPT #12;FILENAME.PPT 1'-6' Varying DepthsFlow Emergent Vegetation

  15. Constructive AccessConstructive Access Control:Control

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    Cheng, Eugenia

    Constructive AccessConstructive Access Control:Control: Revisited?Revisited? Valeria de Paiva, CSL)(Joint work with Jessica Staddon, CSL) #12;11/09/09 OutlineOutline Motivation: access control: no expert, a talk to logicians interested in the problem... #12;11/09/09 Why the buzz about access control

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

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    Brzozowski, Dick; Admire, Myron

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

  17. ccepting con-structive criticism

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    Alpay, S. Pamir

    passionate about something you're doing? Your great ideas lie there. Important notice: Information in Front meditation." Summer Jobs for Teenagers You andYour GreatIdeas M ay is National Physi- cal Fitness Month in the National Runners' Health Study II and 15,945 walkers in the National Walkers' Health Study, assessing

  18. National Geographic Magazine: Photosynth

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    It would be pretty great to fly close by over the ponderous 16th century castle of El Morro in San Juan, but it could be a pricey proposition, and you might garner some unwanted attention from Puerto Rican officials. Well, there is another option, and that is to take in El Morro (and many other world landmarks) via the National Geographic Magazine's Photosynth website. The site draws on technology developed by Microsoft, and essentially takes a large collection of photos, analyzes them for similarities, and stitches them together to create a rather fine immersive experience. Visitors are also welcome to submit their own photos for inclusion in this project, and landmarks currently under construction include Petra, the Sydney Opera House, and Seattle's Space Needle. Also, visitors will need to download the free Photosynth software to take full advantage of the site.

  19. National Atlas

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

  20. Degree-based graph construction

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    Hyunju Kim; Zoltan Toroczkai; Peter L. Erdýos; Istvan Miklos; Laszlo A. Szekely

    Degree-based graph construction is an ubiquitous problem in network modeling (1, 2), ranging from social sciences to chemical compounds and biochemical reaction networks in the cell. This problem includes existence, enumeration, exhaustive construction and sampling questions with aspects that are still open today. Here we give necessary and sufficient conditions for a sequence of nonnegative integers to be realized as