Architecture and Civil Engineering - ACE Conference
Keynote Speakers: 1. Prof. Mark S. Anderson, University of California, Berkeley, USA      2. Prof. Thomas Schroepfer, Singapore University of Technology and Design      3. Prof. Peter Anderson, California College of the Arts, USA      4. Assoc. Prof. Ruzica Bozovic-Stamenovic, National University of Singapore      5. Mr. Theodore EC Chan, Director, CIAP Architects Pte. Ltd, Singapore

Selected Accepted Papers

Selected Accepted Papers

This study aimed at determining the entrepreneurial competencies of owners of indigenous construction firms that impact on firms’ competitiveness in the Ghanaian construction industry and, to determine the relative impact of each entrepreneurial competency on firms’ competitiveness in the Ghanaian construction industry. The study adopted a qualitative approach to research using the Delphi technique. Structured questionnaire aided the data collection via e-mail and data was analysed using median, standard deviation, interquartile deviation, percentile and mean. Anonymity of the experts was kept confidential. The study revealed that 19 set of entrepreneurial competencies impact on indigenous construction firms’ competitiveness in the Ghanaian construction industry. Out of the 19 competencies, (5) had very high impact, namely: creative skills, commitment to learning, conceptual thinking skills, influence level in the industry, and skills in financial management; whiles the remaining (14) had high impact on firms’ competitiveness. The study concludes that the entrepreneurial competencies that impact on firms’ competitiveness in the Ghanaian construction industry include analytical thinking abilities, conceptual thinking skills, and problem solving abilities with varied degree of impact. Therefore, the study recommends that owners of indigenous construction firms should, among other things, develop their creative skills, problem solving skills management skills, and be always committed to learning new trends in the industry. The findings of this study will inform indigenous construction firm owners of the entrepreneurial competencies that impact on the competitiveness of their firms; it also forms the basis for future studies into entrepreneurial competencies and firms’ competitiveness.
For the supply of safe drinking water there are a multitude of systems and assets involved in ensuring the safety and quality of water meets the expected standard of customers and regulators alike. The first component in any water supply network is the catchment area. Catchment water quality determines the level of treatment and heavily influences drinking water quality risk to the customer. Viewing drinking water catchments as water supply assets has been widely recognized throughout the water industry. Research has shown a pristine protected catchment is able to provide up to 99% pathogen removal and through careful planning catchment interventions prove to be cost effective way to reduce water treatment costs. Throughout the water industry there is an innate bias towards engineering solutions for water quality outcomes. Engineering solutions are often favored due to having well recognized certainty of outcomes for water quality. However, there are several key examples amongst many of successfully investing in catchment interventions or management programs to protect or enhance water quality outcomes and reduce supply cost. With growing standards and expectations for drinking water supplies there is a need for critical review of how drinking water catchments are managed as natural assets in Taiwan. Better understanding of the key success factors for effective catchment management for both risk management and water quality outcomes is
The locally-famous Widow Clarke home provides this research with several insights into how a village banker’s fairly pedestrian residence, typical of an uppermiddle- class Midwest pioneer residential settlement, can be catapulted into the rarefied realm of a celebrated house museum, almost solely through the virtue of its age. The Clarke house ended up being nearly the solitary survivor through the ages, becoming a contemporary conduit for the teaching of municipal history. Before this didactic endutilization, multiple other owners pursued a myriad of creative salvation and reuse options—some being far from the idiom of a traditional house museum (such as a house of worship). Many attempts at reuse occurred during an era (1940s) preceding the building preservation movement in America (which developed in the 1960s). Several decades later (in the 1980s), the concept of full public access and complete building restoration (to a specific point in time) ultimately came to fruition upon agreement by historians declaring absolute establishment of the home’s civic-alpha-status.
In this research, zoo architecture is mapped out in a systematic manner which has not been in evidence until now. On this basis, the development of this building category is firstly ­examined by addressing theoretical, historical and typological aspects. It may be noted that large-scale constructions in ­zoological gardens can be seen as an autonomous building typology which, in common with any other category, follows the societal trends and scientific findings of the respective ­epoch. A selection of thirty historic buildings from the past 200 years helps to raise the profile of this architectural category. In addition, this research defines ten design parameters which may serve as a reference guide for the planning of zoo centres. The categories defined specifically within the framework of this research are set out in the concluding ­analysis of each of ten contemporary large-scale constructions for ­elephants, primates and large cats. The results show that the methodology of the theoretical approach, historical architectural chronology and identification of building typologies followed by the elaboration of strategic planning recommendations is well-founded.
Delays in construction projects are inherent. Utilizing the experience from past construction projects can be helpful in predicting the delay in construction projects. Case-based reasoning (CBR), a technique that uses knowledge from past experiences, can be viewed as an effective method in estimating the construction delay. Even though CBR has been frequently used to predict the construction project costs in previous studies, studies performed for construction schedule and delay are rare. Moreover, the recent increase in the construction in Indian real estate industry shows a rise in residential high-rise construction. With emphasis on residential high-rise construction and using preliminary project information, this paper focuses on developing a methodology for predicting construction delay using CBR with the attribute weights being input from multiple regression analysis (MRA). The results indicate that the as compared to conventional multiple regression methods, CBR performed better in forecasting the construction delay. Though this study focusses on residential high-rise construction, the construction industry may be benefitted using the learnings from this study. It can prove to be useful for the construction professionals not familiar with the challenges existing in new locations. Consequently, this study can provide means of predicting the construction schedule in construction projects using preliminary project information.
It is necessary to reconsider the role of natural areas and landscape approaches to improve the quality of urban environment for a sustainable development of modern cities. The development of city\'s green infrastructure, integrated in the term \
The Existing Residential Building Stock in UAE: Energy efficiency and retrofitting opportunities
Bond Strength of Epoxy Coated Reinforcements for Various Compressive Strength of Concrete using Direct Pull-Out Test
Adaptive Aspects of A Resilient City
The Simulation of Unsteady Flow in Lopburi River using HEC-GeoRAS
The Existing Residential Building Stock in UAE: Energy efficeincy and retrofiting opportunities
An Experimental Evaluation of Post-tensioned Anchorage Zones using High Strength Concrete
Bond Strength of Epoxy Coated Reinforcements for Various Compressive Strength of Concrete using Direct Pull-Out Test
ASSESSMENT OF FORCED BEHAVIOR OF NON-MOTORIZED VEHICLES ON ROAD NETWORK PERFORMANCES
ASSESSMENT OF FORCED BEHAVIOR OF NON-MOTORIZED VEHICLES ON ROAD NETWORK PERFORMANCES
Numerical Investigation of Out of Plane Behavior of Hollow Core Inverted Waffle Slab System
Impact of Project Communications Effectiveness on Construction Disputes
Mechanical and thermal expansion properties of RPC with steel fibers after exposure to elevated temperatures
Impact of Project Communications Effectiveness on Construction Disputes
Mechanical and thermal expansion properties of RPC with steel fibers after exposure to elevated temperatures
Mechanical Performance of High-Rise Twisted Diagrid Tube Structure System
Landscape Architecture Significance in Corroboration Archaeological Projects
Al Freej sustainability
Vienna Stadium Roof Structure
A Pilot Study on Graphics-Based Learning Strategies in Architectural Structures Abstract
Geometrically Nonlinear Analysis of Thin Rectangular Plates on a Pasternak Foundation Using Groebner Bases
A Basic Study on One of Reinforcement Method for Masonry Structure -Effect of improvement of mud-mortar joint by quicklime
A Basic Study on One of Reinforcement Method for Masonry Structure -Effect of improvement of mud-mortar joint by quicklime
FLOODPOLIS - A FLOOD CITY OF THE FUTURE
FLOODPOLIS - A FLOOD CITY OF THE FUTURE
DESIGNINIG PRESTRESSED SHELL BY WACLAW ZALEWSKI
Preliminary studies on damages of different type of residential housing structures under effect of differential settlement and the proposed research
PARK-ability - The New Method in Landscape Architecture to Understand Behaviour on Site
Development of a model for estimating capacity at signalized intersection
Experimental Study on Microstructure of High Performance Concrete Based on CT Technology
BIM with VR for architectural simulations: Building Information Models in Virtual Reality as an architectural and urban designtool
post-industrial urban parks
Horticultural urbanism
Improving Walkability, Livability, and Safety Through Urban Street Retrofit Design
Enhancing Flat Slab's Punching Shear Resistance Using Post-Tensioned Cables
Energy based design with eco-friendly materials in Infrastructural systems
Construction of a Solar Farm on a Rolling Terrain: a Case Study
Structural Dynamic Model Modification Using Generalized Inverse Technique
Preventing the Collapse of Reinforced Concrete (RC) Structures, and Support Work During Construction
Optimizing Life Cycle Cost of Buildings through Simulation-based Optimization: A Case Study
Cultural and Religious Manifestations in Islamic Cities (A case study of hetrogeneous societies in India )
Indonesia’s construction ripple phenomenon: how it affects Yogyakarta’s genius loci
STUDY ON ROLE OF BASE WIDTH AND DIAGRID ANGLE ON THE PERFORMENCE OF THE DIAGRID BUILDINGS
A Preliminary Study for modelling the behavioural response to static loading of porous concrete by using Disturbed State Concept
Price Risk Management in Construction Projects Using Financial Derivatives
Price Risk Management in Construction Projects Using Financial Derivatives
Traditional And Digital Architectural Design Skills And Tools
Understanding the Contributing Factors to Nightime Crashes at Freeway Mainline Segments
Using Space Syntax to Observe the Revaluation of Housing Prices In Kuwait
An experiment study on the impact resitance of RC members with reinforcement corrosion
The Better Half - Women in Modern Architecture
An Investigation on the Characteristic Recognitions of Cultural Toursim “Characteristic Town” in China
Impact of vegetation on the renovation and microclimate mitigation of a district in the historical city center of Palermo (Italy)
Impact of vegetation on the renovation and microclimate mitigation of a district in the historical city center of Palermo (Italy)
Impact of vegetation on the renovation and microclimate mitigation of a district in the historical city center of Palermo (Italy)
Development of a model for estimating capacity at signalized intersection
In the 1965 Waclaw Zalewski (1917-2016) designed an experimental structure consisting of compressed concrete shell hung on a hexagonal system of steel arches. Since at that time advance research tools were unavailable, the structure, considerably complicated from the static and technological point of view, had to be built in an experimental manner, based entirely on conceptual assumptions of Zalewski. Using the extensive experience in the design of advanced technology facilities, the designer has developed the foundations of the geometry of the structural system with a high degree of innovation. The solution of the merging problems was shifted to the phase of materialisation of the structure. Data originating from consultations with Zalewski and analysis of fragmentary documentation of the object\'s implementation were used as starting material for this paper.
New Rural villages in Northeast of Italy. From the fascist foundation to the creation of new intercultural realities
Evaluation of Thermal Comfort on The Moving line in Large-scale Commercial Complexes in Cold Areas
Low-energy Facade for Sustainable Building Development against Climate Change
A FUNDAMENTAL STUDY ON HAMMERING SOUND TEST OF DETERIORATED CONCRETE STRUCTURES
The Future of Architectural Presentation Techniques: Augmented Reality
Studies on the Planning and Implementation of the Beautiful Countryside in Northern China
Studies on the Planning and Implementation of the Beautiful Countryside in Northern China
Low-energy Facade for Sustainable Building Development against Climate Change
Undevelopable: Metal, Curvature, and Tooling-Based Research in Hong Kong\'s Compressed Space
Impact Analysis of RC cantilever beam with polyurea resin using SPH method
Study on effect of Bacillus cereus on compressive strength of concrete
The Influence of Political Culture on Parliamentary Architecture
An Investigation on the Historical Development and Heritage Value Perception of Beining Park in Tianjin, China
Study on the Preservation and Perception of Modern Park Heritage: Taking Tianjin’s Central Park as a Case
REVITALIZATION OF PUBLIC SPACES FOR BETTER QUALITY OF LIFE A Case of Historic City of Jaipur
Impact of Project Communication Effectiveness on Construction Disputes
Forced vibration of bending thick rectangular plates with different boundary conditions under concentrated load
An Assessment of Photovoltaic Power
Disaster Resilient Design Strategies through Vernacular Practices: Case Study of Majuli Island and Bakkhali, India
Abstract—Following on the advances of international research on urban stormwater management, the “resilience” embodied in the term Chinese ‘sponge city’ creates new demands on stormwater management from source control to integrated urban water management. The integrated urban water management focuses on the coupling of several different types of stormwater management, which relates to the municipal pipe network and green infrastructure such as wetlands, rivers and LID elements. The authors hold that the combination of green and grey infrastructure for drainage and coordination of different management systems is crucial to sponge city planning and construction. This work illustrates the creation of a sponge-like stormwater management system (SMS) with landscape requirement and aesthetic needs, using a case study of the SMS for the Reading Cabin at Tianjin University. Moreover, the authors performed continuous prototype observation and recording at the site to examine the effectiveness of the SMS system in managing stormwater. The comparative and observational analysis of the SMS in a rainstorm on July 20, 2016, clearly demonstrates that even in this extraordinary rain event, the green infrastructure system effectively shared the drainage pressure on the municipal pipe network through collection and retention at the early stages. More importantly, this design of the SMS system allowed for timely and easy transition between green and grey management measures and reduced the problem of draining the surface runoff during this rainstorm.
Outdoor and indoor collective spaces
QUANTIFYING THE INFLUENCE OF BUILDING SURFACE MATERIALS ON THERMAL COMFORT IN COLD CITY
Smog Purification: Infrastructure-Oriented Architectural Design for Lujiazui Area
Research on Strategy and Optimization Method of PRT Empty Vehicles Resource Allocation Based on Traffic Demand Forecast
Analysis of Urban Settlement Unit by ENVI-met According to Different Aspects in Cold Regions
A Coast to Coast Analysis of Net Zero Energy Buildings Building Envelope Comparison
Intelligent reconnaissance method and system of mountain geological disaster based on mobile machine vision and artificial neural network information fusion
Empirical Power Comparison of Maximum likelihood and Bayesian Estimation Methods In the Presence of Regime shifts in Stock Returns
Inert adaptability and potential adaptability as strategies in the design of living spaces
Inert adaptability and potential adaptability as strategies in the design of living spaces
Customizing Digital Fabrication: Prototyping method for complex-shaped textile composite panels
Seismic Analysis of Brick Veneer Wall Systems: An Introductory Review of the State-of-the-Art
A Study on the Contractor’s Attitude and Behaviour of Construction Waste Management in Thailand
urban metaMorphology
Thermal Performance Evaluation of an Industrial Site in Pogradec, Albania: An adaptive reuse approach
A Spatio-temporal assessment of Brownfield transformation in a Metropolis:
A Study on the Analysis of Connectivity for Pedestrian Space Using Cellular Automata
Book Wall Adaptive and Integrated Urban Shared Reading Space
Architectural morphology of Fortified Palace in Pidhirtsi, Ukraine
HIGH INTENSITY LEARNING OF CAD CONCEPT OF A UNIVERSITY COURSE
Housing a sensible component:Increasing livability of the city Guwahati
Changes of water infrastructure in building stock of prefabricated housing areas Aspects of alternative urban water management for neighbourhoods
BIM-based Safe Path Finding for Building Evacuation
The Timber Covered Bridges on the Silver Road in the Changxi River Basin
Allocation of Infrastructure in city region based on resilient economic landscapes of development preparedness: Cases of districts West Bengal and West Mithila region
José Villagrán’s notions on the development of Mexican architectural theory
Forced vibration of bending thick rectangular plates with different boundary conditions under concentrated load
Thermal and solar performance of innovative prismatic forms
Hygrothermal performance of a wood-frame wall assembly for a high-rise wood building
Investigating flood mitigation strategies applying to urban planning from a perspective of managing runoff – A case study of Dali River in Taiwan
Study the effect of Precipitation on the performance of wastewater treatment plant using KSOM
An Assessment Photovoltaic Power
A Socio-economic and Building Geometry based Evaluation on Energy Consumption in Residential Buildings
Turbo, Flower and Conventional Roundabouts in Jordan
Evaluation of School Zone Improvement Schemes
Present Situation and Prospect of Material Compound and 3D Printing in Long-Span Concrete Structure
EXPERIMENTAL STUDY OF LOAD-CARRYING CAPACITIES OF FRAME-TYPE STEEL SCAFFOLDS
Strain Measurement in a Specimen Displaced In-Plane, Using An Open-Source Digital Image Correlation-Based Tool
Development of a model for estimating capacity at signalized intersection
Improving Placemaking with Tall Buildings
Flexible shear connectors in a tapered composite beam optimized for reuse
Analysis of energy saving potential of a residential building complex using Energy Conservation Building Code 2017: Analysis of a multi storied residential building complex in the city of Bhopal
Use of innovation competitions to advance sustainable design features in building projects
Guesthouses and inns in the Southeast of Spain. The importance of an auxiliary architecture to communication roads
wood-a sustainable building material ?
Bionic inspired adtaptive sun protection made of textiles Abstract : Bionic inspired adtaptive sun protection made of textiles
Assessing the Effects of FRP Layers Position on Seismic Responses and on Concrete Frames’ Plasticity and Lateral Load’s Capacity
Effect of Overloading on Fatigue Life of RC Beams Strengthened with FRP Sheets
Effect of Overloading on Fatigue Life of RC Beams Strengthened with FRP Sheets
Evaluating the Buildability of Architectural Geometries: Embedding fabrication awareness into the design of concrete elements
A permacultural farm in Azerbaijan
Vibration control and radiation shielding as the main factors influencing planning and design of the National Synchrotron Light Source II (NSLS II) Facility at the Brookhaven National Laboratory in Upton, New York, USA
Dynamic Simulation for Sustainable Transportation Systems
A new farm in Azerbaijan Landscape design and planning project based on cultural biodiversity
A new farm in Azerbaijan Landscape design and planning project based on cultural biodiversity
Approach to Housing Policy: The Indian Perspective
Response of a Single Pile under Cyclic Loading
The structure of knowledge in Architecture
Mediation Analysis: the Relationship between Safety Climate and Safety Performance among Hong Kong Construction Management Personnel with Technology Acceptance as a Mediator
The everyday architectural experience: a comparative study among three provinces of Thailand
Investigation of Structural Properties for Lightweight Concrete produced by using local lightweight Aggregate Cicolite and Expanded Perlite
Study on Unconfined Compressive Strength of Black Cotton and Yellow Soil at Different Densities & Saturations
Development of Methodology for Traffic Calming Measure Allocation
INVESTIGATIONS OF STRENGTH CHARACTERISTICS OF BIO MASS ASH AND SLAG BASED GEOPOLYMER CONCRETE
EFFECTOF FLY ASH AND SUPERPLASTICISER ON THE HARDENING PROPERTIES OF SELF COMPACTING- CONCRETE
Experimental Study of Reinforced Soils with Bentonite, Ground Rubber and PET Fiber
Experimental Study of Reinforced Soils with Bentonite, Ground Rubber and PET Fiber
Effect of Sustainable Nanofibers on Cement-based Materials
Effect of Multi-walled Carbon Nanotubes on Mechanical Behavior of Concrete
Groundwater Development and Costing in Bayelsa State
Multi-barrier Option for Removing Iron and Microbial Contamination from Yenagoa Borehole Water
ArchiScape: Methods and Ideologies Towards Rethinking and Integrating Architecture and Landscape
Behavioral Study of Flexible Concrete Sheet
Behavioral Study of Flexible Concrete Sheet
Sustainability in Traditional Cambodian House
Rephrasing Existence: Enacting disaster resilient features in the traditional houses of coastal areas of Satkhira, Bangladesh