Essays about: "building materials"

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  1. 1. SOUNDING WOOD, Tonal differences of woods employed in historical soundboards

    University essay from Göteborgs universitet/Högskolan för scen och musik

    Author : Fabio Rigali; [2016-01-02]
    Keywords : Harpsichord; Clavichord; Soundboard material; Wood properties;

    Abstract : This work starts giving a short introduction about woodworking and devotes the second chapter to collecting and commenting historical sources dealing with wood used in stringed keyboard instruments. In the following part, looking both at sources and extant instruments, an approximate atlas of the wood types used in various building traditions is sketched; natural range and features of the most important trees used in soundboards are also given. READ MORE

  2. 2. A place to embrace : a design proposal for Mkamasini, a public space in Old Ng’ambo, Zanzibar

    University essay from SLU/Dept. of Urban and Rural Development

    Author : Jenny Fält; Louise Rådberg; [2016]
    Keywords : public space; informal settlements in Zanzibar; open space; urban space; Mkamasini design proposal; Minor Field Study;

    Abstract : For the first time in history more than half of the world’s population lives in towns or cities. Developing countries are facing the highest urban growth without having capacity to provide shelter for urban dwellers. As a result, large-scaled areas with informal settlements have emerged. READ MORE

  3. 3. The effect of ISO 14001 implementation on SME innovation improvement and performance : A case study of FEAL AB

    University essay from Högskolan i Gävle/Avdelningen för Industriell utveckling, IT och Samhällsbyggnad; Högskolan i Gävle/Avdelningen för Industriell utveckling, IT och Samhällsbyggnad

    Author : Kulrada Kiatkulthorn; Fei Sundstedt; [2016]
    Keywords : SMEs; innovation; ISO 14001; innovation performance;

    Abstract : Introduction–ISO 14001 is one of the environmental management systems (EMS) that are used in industries in order to deal with environmental issues. Many researchers point out that the adoption of ISO 14001 could help firms improve operational procedures and gain competitive advantages, increase their environmental performance, adopt management strategies in terms of energy consumption, materials and waste, cost efficiency and company reputation. READ MORE

  4. 4. Investigation of impact sound behaviour in light weight floor constructions - A market survey and finite element analysis

    University essay from Lunds universitet/Teknisk akustik; Lunds universitet/Institutionen för byggvetenskaper

    Author : Fanny Sandberg; [2016]
    Keywords : acoustics; intermediate floor; impact sound; höga trähus; bjälklag; akustik; Stegljud; Ljud; wood; wooden high rise building; Technology and Engineering;

    Abstract : In the last years, the interest in high-rise timber framed building has gone up resulting in an increased demand for good solutions regarding sound insulation.Due to the worldwide growing interest in environmental issues, it has become of greater importance for companies to find ways to take care of their residue, instead of throwing it away. READ MORE

  5. 5. Building resilience through food : the case of the Network of Agroecological Peasants' Markets of Valle del Cauca (Red MAC), Colombia

    University essay from SLU/Department of Work Science, Business Economics, and Environmental Psychology

    Author : Camilo Andres Ardila Galvis; [2016]
    Keywords : Alternative Food Networks; social-ecological resilience; agroecology; food systems; collective action; agro-biocultural diversity; Colombia;

    Abstract : The dominance of conventional (chemical and industrial) agriculture has eroded the ecological, economic and socio-cultural conditions to sustain production for a growing population, undermining humanity´s capacity to feed itself (Gliessman, 2007; Altieri & Toledo, 2011). As a consequence, we have a decoupled global food system: the social is decoupled from the ecological; farmers are decoupled from the land; farmers and consumers are decoupled from each other; and culture is decoupled from agri-culture. READ MORE