Santiago Calatrava

. Imagine you are interviewing Santiago Calatrava for a magazine article about his work.

Identify a building designed by this architect. Include an image of the building with as much identifying information as you can in caption format beneath each image.
What question(s) might you ask the architect about the style and design of the building? Be sure to indicate the style and ask questions about specific features of that style.
What question(s) might you ask about the materials used to construct the building? Be sure to indicate the medium and ask questions about specific features of that medium.
What question(s) might you ask about the structural system used to construct the building? Be sure to indicate the structural system and ask questions about specific features of that system.

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The Call to Holiness: Pursuing the Heart of God for the Love of the World, Seedbed, Franklin, TN.

Review the rubric to make sure you understand the criteria for earning your grade.
Read Chapter 5 of the text, The Call to Holiness.
Respond to the following questions by posting your answers in the discussion.
According to the reading, why did God need to “recreate the original situation” in order to save us? Why isn’t it possible for us to please God and become holy enough on our own?
Why can’t sin be minimized, ignored, or swept away by God? Why isn’t trying harder or doing our best good enough for God without the cross? Explain.
Dr. Tennent states in the chapter that the cross has done two things for us; cleansed us from sin and transferred Christ’s holiness to us. Explain what these mean and their importance from your perspective.
What is “alien righteousness”? According to the chapter, how does holiness begin in us? Why is this important?
People can be moral, do good things and even grow and change to some degree without being Christians. What makes the Christian view of change and what is needed different from other theories or approaches to improvement? How should the Christian view of change and holiness affect your work as a social worker?

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Design Thinking Pathway Description

Design thinking provides a holistic approach to the development of new products and processes, emphasizing the creative, interdisciplinary synthesis of new systems that can lead to solutions for real problems. Important aspects of design thinking include the innovative application of technology as well as the need to harness such innovation in a sustainable enterprise. Design thinking may be applied to a vast range of problems, from designing a new consumer product, to adapting a device for low-cost and local production in the developing world, to solving global issues such as climate change and health care. This pathway is open to all students and invites them to discover the many elements of design thinking. The topic may be explored from a wide range of perspectives, such as those characteristic of the arts, humanities, sciences, social sciences, business, and engineering.

Design Thinking Pathway Courses:
ECON 1 Principles of Microeconomics —-Introduction to microeconomics and its applications to business decisions and public policy. Topics include supply, demand, and the coordinating role of prices in a market economy; the behavior of business firms, including output and pricing decisions; competition and monopoly; and government policies and regulations affecting markets.
MGMT 6 Business Ethics —A normative inquiry into the ethical issues that arise in business and how they should be managed. Attention is given to current moral issues in business, to ethical theories and their implications for these issues, and to the managerial implications. Topics may include truth in advertising, corporate social responsibility, affirmative action, government regulation of business, quality of work-life, environmental and resource issues, and ethical codes of conduct.
*OMIS 107 Systems Programming—As computers become ubiquitous, Linux and Linux-inspired operating systems like IOS and Android are becoming the system of choice for smartphones, TVs, fridges, home-security systems, self-driving cars, and cloud computing. The objectives of this course are to become a proficient Linux user and to learn about the overall structure and capabilities of modern operating systems. You will learn how to use operating system facilities to manipulate files and processes, and how to write scripting programs for system-level administration. Development of several software assignments utilizing systems programming concepts is required.
*OMIS 137 Object-Oriented Programming —Introduction to object-oriented design methodology.Discussion of different programming paradigms, concepts of data abstraction, inheritance, and encapsulation. Topics include an overview of Java programming language, classes and objects, data abstraction, inheritance, I/O packages, exceptions, threads, and GUI. Development of several programming assignments using Java is required.

Pathway Essay Prompt
Identify an issue or problem connected to the Design Thinking Pathway and use multidisciplinary analysis to demonstrate a deeper understanding of it.
In order to compose a successful essay, you will need to:
● Identify a specific, meaningful issue or problem connected Design Thinking Pathway theme
● Analyze this issue applying theories, ideas, or methodologies from different disciplines within Design Thinking Pathway courses to demonstrate your deeper understanding of that issue.
● Write a carefully drafted 750- to 1000-word thesis-driven essay that uses coherent organization, effective transitions, and clear sentences.
Identifying the Issue: Identify a specific issue or problem connected to Design Thinking Pathway and explain how the issue or problem relates to Design Thinking Pathway theme. Be sure to identify the Pathway by name. (Note: the issue or problem you select can be one you explicitly studied in your Pathway courses or may be a connection between Pathway courses that became evident only after you completed your classes. This section should show readers that you have a clear understanding of your Pathway’s theme and scope.)
Analyzing the Issue: Analyze this issue or problem from a multidisciplinary perspective by integrating theories, ideas, and/or methodologies from at least 2 fields of study. For example, a student in the Sustainability Pathway might identify the availability of clean water as a problem. The writer might integrate theories, ideas, or methodologies from a Pathway course in engineering with those from a Pathway course in sociology to show how the problem of supplying clean water can be better understood or addressed by taking into account both fields of study. Be sure to identify the associated Pathway courses you are using within your analysis by name. A successful analysis will demonstrate how multiple disciplinary perspectives, whether they agree or differ, yield deeper insights about a specific issue or problem.
Writing the Essay: The goal is not to summarize your learning; rather, use specific examples of theories, ideas, or methods you studied in your Pathway courses in order to demonstrate how you have gained a deeper, more complex understanding of an issue or problem by considering that issue or problem through more than one field of study.

Important Information as You Prepare to Write for the pathway essay
Review and reflect on your Pathway’s description.
Identify an issue or problem related to your Pathway’s theme that you will analyze in your essay. This issue or problem should be sufficiently complex so that it can be analyzed through a multidisciplinary perspective.
Reflect on the assignments and learning you completed within your Pathway courses, and analyze how those connected to your Pathway’s theme and to the issue or problem you will analyze.
From your Pathway courses, select at least two from different disciplines that will help you to develop your multidisciplinary analysis of the issue or problem you selected. The goal is to avoid summarizing these courses; rather, analyze how the different disciplines help you to better understand a complex issue or problem. Be sure to name the courses (department & title) from which you’re drawing information for your analysis. NOTE: Students may refer to any classes in their Pathway for their reflection essay, even if those courses are not listed under the Pathways section of the degree audit.
Consider your audience carefully. Imagine your reader is someone who values multidisciplinary thinking but is not an expert on your topic and may not be familiar with the particular Pathway, courses, issue, approaches in your analysis. Pathway readers are, in fact, faculty members from a variety of departments across campus.

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Research Design

Write a 1,000-1,500 word paper including the following headings and content:

Case Overview – Provide an overview of the case details in 400 words or less.
Research Design – What are 2-4 features of this research design?
Learning from Data – What are 2-3 insights you learned from this research and data?
References: One from this study and one additional reference from your course textbooks.
Include at least two P/QCRs (Paraphrase/Quotations, Citation, and Reference) – one from this dissertation and one from one of your textbooks.

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Building Pathology Report

Assessment task details and instructions
You are a Property Professional working for a Salford based firm of Chartered Building Surveyors.

A client has recently purchased a 1965 built four storey in-situ concrete car park, with retail units on the ground floor, unseen at auction. This is located on West Street in Blackpool, Lancashire, UK and the client has since discovered two issues regarding its condition which require further investigation and remediation.

The car park is clad externally by dressed sandstone blocks with thin mortar joints and glazed aluminium framed windows to all sides (See Plate 3) except the East side on Corporation Street which also has some large openings in the external wall which remain open except for vertical RC louvers which extend over two stories. All elements of the façade are in good condition to all sides of the structure. The main frame of the structure and the floors are all reinforced in situ concrete.

The client does not own any of the retail units on the ground floor. The access to the car park is by a concrete ramp situated on West Street itself.

Issue 1) The roof level (4th Floor) is made from reinforced in situ concrete panels and is open to the elements. This level also has parking access for customer vehicles as illustrated in photo 1 below. The roof level is covered with several old layers of bitumen based felt and puddles of water are evident on this surface. Tears and blisters are evident in the bitumen in various locations across the roof.

Issue 2) The internal parking level immediately below the roof level (3rd Floor) has severe spalling evident to its ceiling beams (see photo 2) as well as to its columns and ceiling soffit. This appears to be a long-term problem and the spalled concrete appears normal in all respects except for evidence of rust staining. Other levels in the car park also have smaller localised patches of spalling to their ceiling soffits and to some columns but not to the same extent as the third floor.

The client wishes you to prepare a report addressing the following three requirements.

A) Identify the most likely reasons for the deterioration of the bitumen felt roof covering in issue one and explain the deterioration mechanisms involved. Predict the likely progression of this deterioration without intervention in the scenario given. (30%)

B) Identify and outline in full what you suspect are the most likely reasons for the deterioration of the ceiling beams in issue two – as seen in photo 2. Identify any laboratory tests you feel are required in order to confirm your assessment of the most likely deterioration mechanisms. Predict the likely progression of this deterioration without intervention in the scenario given (30%)

C) Offer your solutions for remedial actions to rectify the deterioration arising from issues one and two and to limit further risk of the same failures occurring in this location in the future. Note that the client wishes to keep disruption to the car park to a minimum and does not have ownership to the retail units on the ground floor. (40%)
Clearly state any assumptions you have made.

Photo 1 Location of the car park on the right with roof level parking evident. The image is orientated with North to the immediate top of the photo. (Google Maps Image Accessed on 21/12/2019)

Photo 2 Spalled beam on the underside of the roof level. Photographed from the floor of level 3 looking up at the ceiling of the 4th floor roof deck. To the left is a column. (Pye, 2019)

Photo 3 West elevation of the car park on Market Street, Blackpool, Lancashire. The red element is colour contrast aluminium sheeting & is not structural. The sandstone cladding and aluminium window frames are evident in this image and are in good condition. (Google Image Accessed on 21/12/2019)

Photo 4 East elevation on Corporation Street, Blackpool, Lancashire showing the reinforced concrete louvers to the openings. The red element is colour contrast aluminium sheeting & is not structural. (Google Maps 21/12/2019)

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