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Es Metrics, Project management, EVM, Expected value, Earned schedule,

Applying Es Metrics to Analyze Schedule Performance

Applying EVM and Es Metrics to Analyze and Forecast Schedule Performance in the Spanish Context of the Building Sector Abstract Most building projects finish their execution exceeding the contractu­ally established completion date. Although Earned Value Management (EVM) is a technique widely developed in many countries to control the project schedule,...

Construction, Coaching, Project Manager, General contractor,

The Project Coach: The New Role of the Project Manager

The Project Coach: The New Role of the Project Manager for the Future Due to the News Tools Like Building Information Modelling, Integrated Project Delivery, Last Planner and Others Abstract Design-Bid-Building is the traditional approach to manage a project, but in the last decade we can find other kinds of...

Construction, Ephemeral architecture, Construction management,

Management of the Building Process in Constructions

Management of the Building Process in Temporary Constructions: Case Study of the Unicaja Exhibition Pavilion Abstract Temporary constructions demand further research in the management of their building process, as standard procedures are not able to give an adequate response to their special characteristics, in terms of their short completion schedule,...

Waste, European Union, Construction, Waste management, Recycling,

Success Strategies for On-Site Waste Management

Success Strategies for On-Site Waste Management in Spanish Construction Sites Abstract There is a wide range of measures that can be implemented in the build­ing construction sites and not all of them are equally effective in reducing construc­tion and demolition (C&D) waste generation or improving its management. Therefore, this research...

Defects, Six Sigma, Total quality management,

Strategies to Reduce Defects in Floor and Wall Tiles

Strategies to Reduce Defects in Floor and Wall Tiles; Application of Continuous Improvement Processes Abstract Continuous improvement is a key element in any business strategy, and it is even required in enterprises with a management system in agreement with the UNE EN ISO 9001: 2008 standard. However, due to the...

Design, Architecture, Architect,

Stop Designing Architecture, Design Your Practice!

Abstract Contemporary practice has proven that design quality is not sufficient for success. Throughout architecture’s history, there has existed the naive percep­tion that best designs came from artists whose practice remained untouched by the imperatives of business. Most architects are entrepreneurs and designers who face business responsibilities without the right...

Equipment, Direct current, Battery (electricity), Amplitude,

Using Test Equipment when you fix something electronic

Effective application of test gear is key to your sleuthing success. Especially with the oscilloscope, the settings you make while probing around a circuit determine what elements of the signals you will see and which ones you may miss. Soldering, too, can be more or less effective, depending on your...

Terms, Electricity, Magnetic field, Direct current, Electronics,

Important Terms and Concepts when you fix something electronic

While many different terms are used to describe electrons and their behavior, you will encounter a core set, common to all electronics, in your repair work. Some deal with electrical units, some with parts and their characteristics, some with circuit concepts, and others with hip tech slang. (Okay, you can...

electronic, High voltage, LCD, Capacitor, Power Supplies,

How to stay safe when you fix something electronic

Before you start repairing electronics, get clear on one important fact: as soon as you crack open a product’s case, you have left the government-regulated, “I’ll sue you if this thing hurts me,” coddled, protected world of consumer electronics behind. Once the cover comes off, you are on your own,...

Wine, Aesthetics, History, Wineworld,

All you need to know about the Wineworld

Introduction In our discussions so far, our contextualist approach has raised a number of issues that we have had to postpone. These issues all stem from the fact that the dominant theoretical paradigms of aesthetics tend to focus on individual, isolated experiences, with respect to individual and isolated objects, or...