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_id 54f5
authors Wakisaka, T. Furuya, N. Inoue, Y. and Shiokawa, T.
year 2000
title Automated construction system for high-rise reinforced concrete buildings
source Automation in Construction 9 (3) (2000) pp. 229-250
summary An all-weather automated construction system has been developed to reduce the total cost of high-rise reinforced concrete building construction. It was applied for the first time ever to the construction of a 26-story reinforced concrete condominium project located in the Tokyo Metropolitan area in 1995. This system incorporates four major elements: (a) a synchronously climbing all-weather temporary roof; (b) a parallel material delivery system; (c) prefabrication and unification of construction materials; and (d) a material management system. It ensures good quality; improves working and environmental conditions; reduces the construction period, manpower, and waste; and improves overall productivity.
series journal paper
last changed 2003/05/15 19:23

_id diss_walker
id diss_walker
authors Walker, Bruce N.
year 2000
title Magnitude Estimation of Conceptual Data Dimensions for Use in Sonification
source Rice University
summary Most data exploration tools are exclusively visual, failing to exploit the advantages of the human auditory system, and excluding students and researchers with visual disabilities. Sonification uses non-speech audio to create auditory graphs, which may address some limitations of visual graphs. However, almost no research has addressed how to create optimal sonifications.Three key research questions are: (1) What is the best sound parameter to use to represent a given data type? (2) Should an increase in the sound dimension (e.g., rising frequency) represent an increase or a decrease in the data dimension? (3) How much change in the sound dimension will represent a given change in the data dimension?Experiment 1 simply asked listeners which of two sounds represented something that was hotter, faster, etc. However, participants seemed not to make cognitive assessments of the sounds. I therefore proposed magnitude estimation (ME) as an alternative, less transparent, paradigm.Experiment 2 used ME with visual stimuli (lines and filled circles), replicating previous findings for perceptual judgments (length of lines, size of circles). However, judgments of conceptual data dimensions (i.e., the temperature, pressure, or velocity a given stimulus would represent) yielded slopes different from the perceptual judgments, indicating that the type of data being represented influences value estimation.Experiment 3 found similar results with auditory stimuli differing in frequency or tempo. Estimations of what temperature, pressure, velocity, size, or number of dollars a sound represented differed, indicating that both visual and auditory displays should be scaled according to the type of data being displayed.Experiment 4 presented auditory graphs and asked which of two data descriptions the sounds represented. Data sets based on the equations determined in Experiment 3 were preferred, providing validation of those slope values. Results also supported the use of the unanimity of mapping polarities as a measure of a mapping's effectiveness.Replication with different users and sounds is required to assess the reliability of the slopes. However, ME provides an excellent way to obtain a function relating conceptual data dimensions to display dimensions, which can be used to create more effective, appropriately scaled sonifications.
series thesis:PhD
last changed 2003/11/28 06:37

_id 8d5c
authors Wall, S. and Harwin, W.
year 2001
title Interaction of Visual and Haptic Information in Simulated Environments: Texture Perception
source Brewster, S., Smith, R. (eds.) Haptic humancomputer interaction : First International Workshop, Glasgow, UK, August31 - September 1, 2000 : Proceedings. Hong Kong: Springer
summary This paper describes experiments relating to the perception of the roughness of simulated surfaces via the haptic and visual senses. Subjects used a magnitude estimation technique to judge the roughness of "virtual gratings" presented via a PHANToM haptic interface device, and a standard visual display unit. It was shown that under haptic perception, subjects tended to perceive roughness as decreasing with increased grating period, though this relationship was not always statistically significant. Under visual exploration, the exact relationship between spatial period and perceived roughness was less well defined, though linear regressions provided a reliable approximation to individual subjects' estimates.
series other
last changed 2003/04/23 13:50

_id 967d
authors Wates, Nick
year 2000
title The Community Planning Handbook - How people can shape their towns and villages in any part of the world
source Earthscan Publications Ltd.
summary Contributed by Bruno Tournay (
keywords 3D City modeling
series other
last changed 2001/06/04 18:23

_id bc3c
authors Weichselbaum, J., Hoffmann, Ch., Steinnocher, K. and Weigl, F.-St.
year 2003
title EO-PLAN-GIS Operational earth observation applications involving user communities on national and European level
source CORP 2003, Vienna University of Technology, 25.2.-28.2.2003 [Proceedings on CD-Rom]
summary The joint GeoVille/ARC Seibersdorf project EO-Plan-GIS has the objective of deriving Earth Observation (EO)/Geographic Information System (GIS) products for public and private customers (i.e. Austrian state governments and digital mapping industry). Representatives of three state administrations (i.e. Carynthia, Upper Austria and Vorarlberg) and of Tele Atlas (a commercial enterprise in the production of digital road databases) have been actively involved in the project activities. The major focus of the project is on the automated differentiation of built-up areas and the derivation of land use/cover data for both the state governments and Tele Atlas, as well as on the update and upgrade of the Tele Atlas road network. Using GIS methods, the EO-derived base data will be adapted to serve the individual user needs (i.e. Geographic State Information Systems and Tele Atlas MultiNet). EO-Plan-GIS was initiated by the Austrian Ministry of Transport, Innovation and Technology as a national initiative within theframework of the current GMES (Global Monitoring for Environment and Security) activities of ESA and the EU. It delivers inputs into the following GMES domains:• European Regional Monitoring, Subtopic A: Land cover change in Europe, characterisation of land cover changes (1950 –2000) in the EU with particular emphasis on landscapes and urban areas.• Horizontal Support Action – Information Management Tools & the Development of a European Spatial Data“Infostructure”.
series other
last changed 2003/03/11 19:39

_id 6078
authors Wilkins, Brian and Barrett, John
year 2000
title The virtual construction site: a web-based teaching/learning environment in construction technology
source Automation in Construction 10 (1) (2000) pp. 169-179
summary Site visits form an important component in teaching/learning in many aspects of civil engineering education. However, due to scheduling and access difficulties, and the overriding need for safety, real time site visits may not be possible, and alternative approaches need to be investigated. One approach, described in this paper, is the creation of multimedia databases of actual buildings under construction. This material, suitably structured, can then be delivered through the World Wide Web or from a CD-ROM, thus creating "virtual construction sites." The web site described in this paper forms part of a much larger group of web sites developed by four Universities in Hong Kong over the past 2 years and now approaching completion. This large series of linked web sites is known as CIVCAL and provides a comprehensive teaching/learning environment for students in many aspects of civil engineering. This paper describes the web site being developed by City University within CIVCAL. The City University web site is known as the Virtual Building & Construction Environment and is designed specifically to support teaching/learning in building construction technology.
series journal paper
last changed 2003/05/15 19:23

_id 64eaea2001
id 64eaea2001
authors Willecke, Jörg
year 2002
title Prognosis of Landscape Change for the Area of Ellingerode (Hessen, Germany)
source Environmental Simulation - New Impulses in Planning Processes [Proceedings of the 5th European Architectural Endoscopy Association Conference / ISBN 3-922602-85-1]
summary In the academic year of 1999/2000, a student project at the University of Kassel started to work on a prognosis of landscape change for a mid mountain range area of Hessen (Germany). The project, named ”Change of Landscape in the Area of Ellingerode”, was based at first on the question: "How does the landscape change if the AGENDA 2000 (the present agricultural policy of the European Union) takes effect?”. The students soon realized that to give an answer on this question, basic inquiry on the key factors that govern the changes of landscape are needed. So actually the primary question was ”How does landscape change?”
series EAEA
last changed 2005/09/09 08:43

_id b004
authors Anders, Peter
year 2000
title Defining Architecture: Defining Information
source ACADIA Quarterly, vol. 19, no. 1, pp. 3-7
summary The rapid onset of information technologies has changed ways we do things and how we view the world. Computation already pervades many aspects of daily life through subtle augmentations and by changing our tools and our professions. Moreover, information technology accelerates the pace of our activities, its speed outstripping our capacity to digest its product. The changes brought on by this deluge force its chroniclers to create new terms. Neologisms spring up daily, often only adding to the confusion. Conversely, old terms take on new meanings. Their familiarity fading under the rush of new technologies, new disciplines. We are bombarded with a hasty terminology all delivered with the urgency – perhaps intent – reserved to advertising and propaganda.
series ACADIA
last changed 2003/11/21 14:15

_id e5ea
authors Maver, T. and Petric, J.
year 1999
title The Future Will Be Just Like the Past: Only More So: A Tribute to the Late John Lansdown
source Architectural Computing from Turing to 2000 [eCAADe Conference Proceedings / ISBN 0-9523687-5-7] Liverpool (UK) 15-17 September 1999, pp. 3-5
summary The contribution made by the late John Lansdown (1929 - 1999) to the application of computers to a range of creative disciplines, including architecture is outstanding. This paper attempts to capture the essence of his contribution, to celebrate its impact and to conjecture on the trajectory of his vision.
keywords Future, Polymath, Visionary, Inspiration, Legacy
series eCAADe
last changed 2001/06/04 14:49

_id baa3
authors Pinet, Céline
year 2000
title Turn Up The Volume, This is Good Music
source ACADIA Quarterly, vol. 19, no. 1, pp. 24-26
summary I am listening and getting all revved up. Volume5 presents art, architecture, and construction like parts of a concert. Created by Eyespeak, the site is jam packed with excellent discussions, fun digital images, and the loud, wonderful voices of experts and up and coming talent (
series ACADIA
last changed 2002/12/15 15:37

_id de14
authors Smith, Andrew
year 2000
title Shared Architecture: Rapid-Modeling Techniques for Distribution Via On-Line Multi User Environments
source ACADIA Quarterly, vol. 19, no. 1, pp. 8-9
summary This paper explores techniques for the rapid modeling of local scale urbanenvironments. Multi user avatar based systems are utilized to enable theimport of traditional CAD models into a collaborative on-line environment.
series ACADIA
last changed 2002/12/14 08:21

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