20 Works

Managing your data & research objects for beginners

Thea Atwood & Erin Jerome
Do you have data? Or research objects you collect? Maybe you have lots of files on your computer related to your research? Do you sometimes forget which file is your most current version, or where you stored something? Have you ever lost a thumb drive, dropped your laptop, or spilled water on your computer? Good data management practices can help protect you from catastrophic data events, reduce your cognitive load, and save you time! Come...

Truss-ting History

Chad Dennis & Joshua Friedman
Building performance in this case being evaluated by traditional means, such as energy use over time, in addition to qualitative questions of space, history, pedagogy etc. Another term explicit in this project is that of “future use” by which we build on typical modes of site analysis in addition to the growing body of research developed through building scientists, we ask how building systems can be used to accommodate a variety of program while simultaneously...

Kadaster Data Platform - Overview Archicture

Optimum Object Analysis Of Islands Activities On South China Sea By DNB On VIIRS

The Development of Japanese City's Future Simulation System: My City Forecast

Tapping into Specialist Knowledge: Strategies fo Enhance Data Services Support through Collaboration

Thea P. Atwood, Patricia Condon & Catherine DeRose
Library professionals with data responsibilities often collaborate on data-related support with fellow library professionals, units across campus, and student and faculty researchers. It is through these collaborations and partnerships that libraries can leverage the infrastructure and diverse skill sets needed to build effective and successful data-related support for the campus community. Yet, how these partnerships form and the shapes they take, particularly within the library, varies. In this panel, we share strategies for collaborations between...

Benchmark: using sensors to study public space

Methods to Monitor and Simulate Existing Residences: Analyzing and Improving Energy and Comfort for Native Hawaiian Homeowners

Wendy Meguro, Manfred Zapka & Eileen Peppard
To support the State of Hawaii’s goals of improving energy performance of buildings and reducing dependence on fossil fuels, this study develops design recommendations that could improve the energy efficiency and thermal comfort of hundreds of existing and future homes for native Hawaiian families. This poster shares the methods and learning objectives used by faculty, researchers, and a team of architecture, electrical and mechanical engineering, and computer science students to chart a path to net-zero...

Phenomenology and Performance: Technology | Architecture + Design Through Music

Jerry Stivers
“Phenomenology” is a design philosophy that was first used to criticize the modern movement and as an urge to return to “place-based” architecture. Juhani Pallasmaa further expanded the ideas by introducing the phenomenological aspects of kinesthetic and multi-sensory perception of the human body into this architecture theory. “Performance Based” design, with the help of computational tools, is a design paradigm within architecture that has emerged in the 21st Century by using building performance as a...

The Relevance of an Honors Education

Mari Castañeda
In this moment of ongoing COVID-19, intensifying racial injustice, and deepening economic inequalities, it is more imperative than ever for an honors education to play a role in helping students see their research and learning as contributing to the common good. The strength of many honors programs is their orientation toward the liberal arts, and the deep history of this emphasis in fact places the honors academic experience in a unique position to investigate the...

GIS Investigation of Crime Prediction with an Operationalized Tweet Corpus

Open Source and Open Learning

“Completing the Cycle” with Hardwood CLT: Innovation in material development and utilization

Edward Becker
The New River Train Observation Tower design-build project utilizes custom-fabricated hardwood cross- laminated timber to construct an ADA accessible viewing tower in Radford, Virginia. The project showcases hardwood CLT research that positions the engineered biomaterial as a potential key asset for circular carbon economies and low-carbon construction. The study investigated the local sourcing, pressing, CNC fabrication, prefabrication, and exterior utilization of hardwood CLTs made with low-grade, locally-sourced Yellow Poplar. The project is the first example...

Design/Lift: An Extra Concrete Beam in a Park

Federico Garcia Lammers
According to the Department of Transportation, a commercial truck can drive at a maximum speed of sixty miles per-hour while carrying a sixty-foot-long precast concrete beam on a state highway. The beam in question is headed to a town of 1,800 people to be installed as part of a student-driven, faculty led Public Works project in Webster, South Dakota. Design/Lift focuses on the choreography of lifting and positioning a large piece of concrete on a...

BENCH: Biorhythmic Evaporative-cooling Nano-TeCH

Aletheia Ida
The Biorhythmic Evaporative-cooling Nano-TeCH (BENCH) system is conceived as a novel building skin for architectural enclosures responsive to human interactions for thermal comfort in hot-arid climate conditions. The membrane system concurrently integrates natural ventilation cooling and modulations in daylighting transmission for inhabitant wellbeing and multi-sensory phenomena experience. The BENCH demonstration prototype combines CNC shaped and stained laminated plywood with all wood joinery for the structure of a small covered seating area with atmospheric effects. The...

WATeRVASE: Wind-catching Adaptive Technology for a Roof-integrated Ventilation Aperture System and Evaporative-cooling

Maryam Moradnejad, Dorit Aviv, Aletheia Ida & Forrest Meggers
The WATeRVASE is a Wind-catching Adaptive Technology for a Roof-integrated Ventilation Aperture System and Evaporative-cooling. Prior research for the adaptive wind catcher technique demonstrates the effective multi-fin design composition for geometry shifting in response to wind directions and speeds (Aviv, Meggers 2018, 186-195; Aviv, Axel, 2017, 1123-1128). Other prior research demonstrates the effectiveness of superporous polyelectrolyte hydrogels for water sorption and diffusion (Smith, 2017, 2481-2488; Ida, 2018). Our team members have also developed a machine-learning...

The Corner: Tectonic Intersections of the Architectural Environment

Chad Schwartz, Jaasiel Duarte-Terrazas & Nataani Garnenez
Architectural corners serve as nodes of constructional shifting, of structural logistics, of environmental control emphasis, of spatial experience, and of aesthetic considerations and it is in these particular building intersections that our greatest architects have exceled. Despite the importance of the corner, most architectural software introduces generalizations into design work that all but assures improper understanding of a building’s corners, especially for students and those novice to the profession. The transformations undertaken in the computer...

Evaluation of the Micro-Tasking Method for OpenStreetMap Imports

Supporting Trajectory UDF Queries and Indexes on PostGIS

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