Course: Builders and contractors Quantity Surveying is a profession that is incr

Course: Builders and contractors
Quantity Surveying is a profession that is increasing in recognition and application within the Construction Industry in North America (this profession has had a strong presence in Europe for decades). The Quantity Surveyor, typically referred to as an Estimator, is an integral member of the constructor bidding and costing team and is usually the lead proponent.
The purpose of this Assignment will be to complete a materials quantity takeoff for a small office/industrial building (shown below) and then to extrapolate the overall budget cost for the building. The cost should include the ‘hard’ construction costs (materials and labour) as well as contingencies, overhead, and profit.
The format will be on an excel spreadsheet. Material quantities will be sectioned as per the Master Format layout. Costing (materials and labour combined unit rates) can be taken from BAD WEBSITE LINK DELETED or the “Yardsticks for Costing”
Presentation requirements include:
Text and calculations to support the quantity entries into the spreadsheet.
Completed spreadsheet printout.
Graphic images to support the text and calculations such as freehand sketches and CAD drawings.
Students will work individually to complete the above requirements.
Presentation will be a standard format letter/ledger printed page
Evaluation:
1. Completeness
2. Consistency
3. Text content
4. Graphic presentation: Sketching, CAD
OFFICE (10 m length)/WAREHOUSE (30 m length) BUILDING
OUTLINE SPECIFICATIONS:
Foundation
200 mm concrete thickness throughout for wall and footing; with footing width of 600 mm; and foundation depth to 1200 mm below grade; 35 Mpa.
150 mm slab on grade; 25 Mpa.
Steel Structure
200 x 200 x 100 columns at 5 m x 7.5 m grid (7.5 m centerline along length)
350 x 300 x150 beams at 5 m lengths along center of building, and around perimeter
450 mm steel joists at 1.25 m o/c, spanning 7.5 m across building; weight 50 Kg/Lm
40 mm steel roof deck
Walls
Brick veneer or steel siding on 150 steel studs @ 400 mm o/c with 19 mm drywall each side and batt insulation
One overhead insulated metal door
Double glazed glass in aluminum frames
200 mm concrete block wall between office and warehouse
Roof
Single ply roof membrane on 200 mm polyiso insulation

Hello! I`m a student and I am doing 3rd (final) course in Architecture (BSc). I

Hello! I`m a student and I am doing 3rd (final) course in Architecture (BSc). I have some problems with my Design Studio at the moment. For better understanding of problem I can provide you with my own current results and the results of other students that were pined up over the module so far.
In the files attached the is provided the whole brief to the project and the deadline dates over the whole period till the date when the portfolio must be submitted. What I need at the moment as soon as possible is site analysis, the Tourism Industry Research (following the guide in files attached) and specific interventions that may be applied to the site considering the analysis conducted previously. The whole work has to be framed around one of four specific Clusters, this is also descripted in the brief provided. The more information I can share once the specialist gets in touch with me and asks further specific questions of what has to be done and how.

You have been given a contract by your uncle to supervise the constructi of his

You have been given a contract by your uncle to supervise the constructi
of his residential duplex. He has already handed over the producti
drawings to you (consisting of the architectural, structural, mechanical a
electrical drawings).
Use your idea of project planning and programming to prepare
following for this project:
1. WBS
2. Network Diagram, identifying the critical path
3. Gantt chart

This paper is to be written in Chicago style with a minimum of 2500 words, Chica

This paper is to be written in Chicago style with a minimum of 2500 words, Chicago style references and footnotes are required. I can provide a list of sources and an outline for the paper.
Introduction
Works of architecture are physical artifacts that can be understood and interpreted as historical, cultural, and aesthetic products. They are directly related to the time and place in which they were produced, including who designed and built them. For Paper 1, each student will select one work of architecture covered in the course to focus on. Students should first carefully investigate the physical specifics of the work of architecture they have selected, such as the spatial layout, materials, construction techniques, site / grounds, etc. Students should utilize a range of sources and materials for their investigation, such as: photographs; written history; interviews; design and construction documents; material sources and selections; and more.
After gaining an understanding of the physical artifact, students should interpret the architecture as a historical, cultural, and aesthetic product. This interpretation reveals how the time and place shaped its creation. For example, the architecture or architect who designed it might have been: aligned with a historical movement, an embodiment of a style or approach to design, influenced by creative work (literature, art, dance, etc) of the time period, etc. Students should seek to understand how the work of architecture came into being, and and use the physical specifics of the architecture to prove their thesis or position within the paper.
Assignment
Choose one work of architecture covered in the course, either in course lectures or the textbook. This selection must be a single work of architecture and NOT a collection of structures. For example, students may NOT pick the Great Pyramids of Giza. Students MAY pick one of the pyramids to focus on. The reason why: selecting a collection of buildings produces a paper that is too broad and tries to cover too much material. Students should select a single work of architecture in order to be as specific as possible in their analysis.
Write a 2,500-word paper that studies and interprets the work of architecture as a historical, cultural, and aesthetic product. The paper should be a holistic interpretation of the work of architecture, investigating a range of internal and external factors, as explained in the introduction above. The paper SHOULD NOT be a research report or book report, which is a recounting of facts about the work of architecture. This paper SHOULD BE an interpretation of the information students discover about the work of architecture. Each paper must be guided by an original thesis statement, which summarizes the student’s argument and takes a unique position about the work of architecture. Analysis and synthesis of research is required to produce a paper that satisfies this assignment.
Thesis Statement
The paper must include a thesis statement. Within the first paragraph, this thesis statement communicates the ‘big idea’ to the reader and, then in future paragraphs, is backed up by evidence / research. To formulate the thesis statement, helpful questions might be: In studying the architecture, what have you noticed? What questions or ideas have begun to formulate? What would I like to prove about the architecture in my paper?
Additional guidance about formulating this thesis statement is offered in the “Paper 1 Outline” assignment. If a student is unfamiliar with how to write a strong thesis statement, they are strongly encouraged to seek assistance from the UF Writing Studio (more information below).
Additional Guidance for Producing the Paper
To begin, conduct some initial research to identify works of architecture you might be interested to write about. You may select a work from any portion of the course, even if we haven’t covered it by the time the paper is due. Remember, this paper requires significant effort and time on your part, so be sure to select a paper topic that interests you and you hope to learn more about.
In finalizing your selection, be sure there are ample resources available to you to produce a paper of the required length. Do not overlook sources which may be focused on the architect, time period, etc, rather than the individual work of architecture only. A minimum of 6 scholarly sources is required for the paper. Scholarly sources are academic in nature and/or are written by experts. General sources, like Wikipedia, are NOT scholarly. The course textbook and lectures can be used as sources for the paper, but they do NOT count toward the minimum number of sources.
In your research and interpretation, the physical characteristics of the work of architecture are likely to stand out to you, as these are easily seen and assessed in photos and drawings. In addition to the physical, don’t overlook the range of intangible factors that guided the creation of the architectural work. For example, the specific preferences of the architect, the financial budget available, and the time period.
Don’t overlook the importance of architectural ‘site’ and ‘context’. The architectural site is composed of the physical characteristics and parameters of the land the work of architecture is located on or within. The topography, property boundaries, trees and other flora, and soil types are all characteristics of the site. For example: Does the project nestle or fit within the site, or is it in contrast? How did the location of large trees impact what could be designed and built? How did the architect respond to the steep slope of the land? The architectural context is a much broader concept, including characteristics of the surroundings. Examples of the physical surroundings are climate, landscape, rain fall, adjacent buildings, and streets. For example: How does the annual rainfall and temperature impact the design? How does the architecture address the shade from the adjacent building?
When interpreting the architecture, consider the socio/cultural/historical surroundings, such as the time period, cultural traditions, client / owner, and daily life. For example: Can we see the cultural tradition of basket-weaving within the architecture? How did other creative works impact the architect at the time this project was designed and built? Are the construction methods typical for this area of the world?
Consider how the work of architecture has been used over time. If the project had an original client or user, what were the original goals for the projects? How did the design meet their needs? Investigate how the work of architecture might have been used differently over various time periods to address changing needs or preferences. How is the project being used today?
In the writing of the paper, be sure to use a formal academic style of writing. While you’ll be communicating your ideas and conclusions, you should write from a third person point of view. You should NOT use first person statements using “I”, “me”, or “my”.
Detailed Paper Requirements
Note the detailed requirements outlined below. Points will be deducted for not following the prescribed format, citation style, etc.
General
– 2,500 (minimum) word count.
– The paper must follow Chicago Manual of Style, 17th edition (Resources (Links to an external site.) available within the Purdue Owl.)
– Use New Times Roman font, 12 point, single-spaced, with all margins set to one inch (1”).
Word Count
The paper must be a minimum of 2,500 words. Using the “word count” tool in Microsoft Word, the word count quantifies the body of the paper. The word count does NOT include image captions, bibliography, or footnotes. The abstract written for the Paper Outline can be incorporated into the body of the paper and contribute to the word count. If not incorporated (ie. the abstract is a stand alone paragraph at beginning of the paper), it does not contribute to the word count.
Cover Page
Create a cover page that includes:
– Title of Paper
– Student’s Name
– Course and Section Number, Semester and Year
– Word Count of the Student’s Paper
Images
The paper should include a minimum of 5 images. Select images that enhance or illustrate the ideas you are discussing. Each image should be clearly labeled, have a caption, and the source be clearly cited in the footnotes at the bottom of the page. For example: “Figure 1: The north façade clearly features the library entrance and the intricate Art Deco details.32″ The image label (ie. Figure 1) should be referred to in the body of the paper to connect the paper text with the images.
The images should be included on their own pages after the paper text and before the bibliography. Note: The images and their captions do not contribute towards or reduce the word count.
Citations + Citation Style
Use Chicago Style 17th edition for footnotes (embedded at the bottom of each page) and a bibliography (at the conclusion of the paper). The Purdue Owl is a great source for citation information and guidance (Link to Resources (Links to an external site.)). For Chicago Style citations, the bibliography format is slightly different from the footnote format. Note: Chicago Style is a specific format style and different than APA style, more commonly used in high school courses.
Required Sources (6 minimum)
– A minimum of 6 scholarly sources is required. The course textbook and lectures can be used as sources for the paper, but they do not count toward the minimum number of sources.
– Research for this paper should come from a variety of scholarly sources. Consider: books; journal articles; videos / documentaries; interviews; design and construction documents; and academically recognized web sources.
– Do not use Wikipedia or similar Wiki encyclopedia-like pages. These sources can be edited at any time by users and their information is not verified.
To begin a search for scholarly sources, visit the UF Architecture and Fine Arts Library webpage. E-books, online journals, and other scholarly publications can be accessed through the UF Libraries Catalog and Databases.

High -rise Commercial Building Project * Design mechanical room with CW, HW and

High -rise Commercial Building Project
* Design mechanical room with CW, HW and RCL
* Identify riser locations
* Layout and design water piping on first floor plan and sections
* Layout sanitary piping on first floor plan
* Layout and design sanitary piping in the sections
* Layout and design venting piping
* Determine and identify typical sizes of sanitary and venting piping
* Include sizes, destription and FU annotations.
* Include Legend Tables and Notes

handsketching three detailed sections at 1:5 scale (or optionally 1:10 when ther

handsketching three detailed sections at 1:5 scale (or optionally 1:10 when there is very little detail to show), extracted from a cross section of the entire facade: 1- the top of facade detail where it meets the roof; 2- the junction where the facade meets a floor slab and 3- The area where the facade meets the groundfloor. Try to show all interfaces with adjacent elements and identify graphically the main elements such as waterproofing membranes and thermal insulation materials. Add dimensions to get a feel of scale, thicknesses and weights. 
The areas with a black box around them.
For more information on the project  :https://www.archdaily.com/950708/kindergarten-zimbabwe-studio-anna-heringer?ad_source=search&ad_medium=projects_tab

I’m not sure the going price for things like this so lmk what you think is fair.

I’m not sure the going price for things like this so lmk what you think is fair. This is on canvas. structures/ urban development options are all in previous weeks material to choose from. I would like the person who does this assignment to also follow up and do the actual paper obviously. Which is due dec 6
assignment1 research paper proposal: (nov1)
Fill out the four questions below to let me know what you think you’d like to write your research paper about. You will need to answer the following questions:
What two structures or urban developments will you be comparing for your research paper?
What is your thesis statement? (Your thesis statement should be a similarity shared by the two structures you are writing about.)
List three visual and/or cultural characteristics shared by your two structures/urban developments that support your thesis statement.
List three academic sources that you may use for your research paper. Sources must be listed in MLA or Chicago-style formatting, as you would for a works cited page.
Importantly, this is only a draft! You can change aspects of your paper as you work on it. This might be necessary if you have trouble researching an artwork or you realize your thesis statement will not work.
assignment 2 compare & contrast research paper: (dec6)
Write a 6 page, double-spaced compare and contrast essay that investigates how two structures from two different period styles that share a common theme in architecture. (This theme is your thesis statement.). Below are examples of common themes that you could use for your thesis statement – but you do not have to use my examples! The examples are there to help you develop your own thesis statement.
The structures you chose MUST correlate with the time, cultures, and period styles covered in this course.  You cannot chose buildings that are outside of the periods and regions covered in this class.
Examples of common themes for your thesis statement:
Focus on building type –
Two buildings that are religious buildings
Two buildings that are residential structures
Two buildings that both use a basilica floor plan
Focus on visual characteristics –
Two buildings that are highly decorative
Two buildings that use Classical architectural elements
Focus on cultural context –
Two buildings that are represent the power of a ruler
Two buildings that are vertical structures due to religious beliefs
Do I need to write about a building discussed in class?
No. You do need to choose a building from a period style covered in ARCHI 156, but it does not need to be a building we’ve discussed.
What period styles are covered in ARCHI 156?
Below is a list of the period styles covered in ARCHI 156. You can choose to write about a period style we have yet to cover. While Wikipedia cannot be used as an academic source for this assignment, it is a great website for getting ideas and seeing images of buildings you may want to write about. I suggest googling the period styles or looking at their Wikipedia pages for ideas. Also, you can always ask me if you need help choosing a building or thesis statement. That’s exactly what the Research Paper Proposal is for!
Week 2: Prehistoric, Paleolithic and Neolithic
Week 3: Ancient Mesopotamia, including Sumerian, Neo-Sumerian, Assyrian, Neo-Babylonian, and Persian
Week 4: Ancient Egypt, including Old Kingdom, Middle Kingdom, and New Kingdom
Week 5: Pre-Columbian architecture in the Americas
Week 7: Ancient Aegean, including Minoans and Mycenaeans
Week 8: Ancient Greece, including the Archaic, Classical, and Hellenistic periods
Week 9: Etruscans, Roman Republic, and Early Roman Empire
Week 10: Early, Middle, and Late Roman Empire
Week 12: Early Christian and Byzantine architecture
Week 13: Early Islamic architecture and Medieval Europe, including the Carolingian Empire
Week 14: Romanesque architecture
Week 15: Medieval and Late Islamic architecture
Your paper must include the following components
Below is an outline of the sections that should be included in your research paper. The introduction and conclusion should each be a paragraph in length. The bulk of your paper should be an analysis of the buildings.
Introduction paragraph introducing your thesis statement (the shared common theme) and the two buildings you are analyzing – include architect (if known), names of the buildings, and period styles.
A visual analysis of EACH of your two buildings.
Describe each building, making connections to period styles and stylistic characteristics.
A cultural analysis of EACH of your two buildings.
Discuss how the buildings reflect the culture/time period/architect who built/designed each building.
Comparative discussion (to compare is to discuss how the artworks are similar, and to contrast is to discuss how the artworks are different).
Important: This is where you should reinforce the similarities of your two buildings. Show that the two buildings you selected support your thesis statement. It is okay to repeat or summarize material you’ve already discussed in the visual and cultural analysis, as long as it supports your thesis statement.
Conclusion (summarize your argument and paper).
Works Cited Page: a separate page of sources in MLA or Chicago style formatting (use at least 3 sources).
Note: The Works Cited Page is the 7th page of the research paper. It is not included in the 6-page length requirement.
Formatting: follow either MLA or Chicago-style formatting. Include on the first page your name, class title & section, and date in the upper left corner. The paper should have 1 inch margins and use a normal, 12-point font.
Academic Sources
You must use at least 3 sources – but feel free to use more!
Your research focus depends on which two structures you pick and your thesis statement (the common theme your two structures share).
Your research MUST BE academic – so NO BLOGS or WIKIPEDIA! Avoid any website that ends in “.com.” Look for websites that end in “.edu” or “.org.” Your grade will be marked down if you use non-academic sources. Below are some suggestions for academic sources:
ACADEMIC WEBSITES
Here are online sources that will help you with your research:
Smarthistory. (Links to an external site.) This is a website covering art and architectural history. This is also is the source for many of the video clips I show in class.
Ancient History Encyclopedia. (Links to an external site.) This website is run by non-profit organization whose mission is to make ancient history accessible. It features both essays and videos covering all aspects of ancient history.
The Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History by the Metropolitan Museum. (Links to an external site.) While this is an Art History timeline, also includes articles on Architectural History. The “Thematic Essays” listed on the Heilbrunn Timeline ARE academic articles – you can rely on them for correct information and should cite them in your term paper. (Each essay includes an example of proper citation at the bottom of the webpage!)
DVC Library A-Z Databases. (Links to an external site.) The DVC Library gives students access to many online, academic databases where you can search for articles. I highly suggest two of the databases: Academic Search Premier (EBSCO) and ProQuest Research Library.
Academic websites, such as museum or university sites, are also a good place to start.
Any sources listed within the course modules (including lecture videos) are all considered academic sources.