BLDG2003 Building Regulation Studies- measured from natural ground level in metr

BLDG2003 Building Regulation Studies- measured from natural ground level in metr

Task:

Assignment Brief

Your group is playing the role of a Building Consulting Company and your task is to ensure that the proposed project, 900 Pacific Hwy & Fitzsimons Lane, Gordon 2072, meets the deemed to satisfy provisions of the BCA 2019 and any relevant Australian Standards or similar.  You are required to prepare a Formal Report advising the client (Ponzi Developments) if the proposed project meets compliance with the specific questions provided below. 

Your group will need to form a fictional building consulting company and provide a short introduction on the company objectives and goals. In addition, please list each employee (student), their position within the company, experience and qualification/s and employee number (student number).You will also need to appoint a group member as the managing director (group leader) who is responsible for overseeing, finalising and formatting the report. 

Question 1.
 
Referring to the architectural plans and elevations of the Residential Flat Building, please comment on the general and specific characteristics of the proposed project including the following: 
•    Site analysis (direction of wind flow, sunlight path and location of major noise sources) 
•    Location on site (site orientation and passive solar design)
•    Demographic summary of the suburb (use demographics from Australian Bureau of Statistics, Residex, RP Data, Realestate.com.au or similar)
•    Major structural materials (i.e. timber, concrete, steel etc.)
•    Location of the nearest fire station (response time and distance from proposed site)  
•    Extent of works (general scope of works) 
•    Rise in stories (R.I.S.)
•    Building Classification (single or multiple)
•    Effective height and actual height (measured from natural ground level in metres)
•    Type of construction required (A, B or C) 
Question 2.
 
Identify and list the major structural materials used in this project, its unit weight/density and the relevant Australian Standard (AS) or similar for that material. For instance, what is the unit weight of masonry, concrete, structural steel, timber and similar in relation to your project and what is the relevant Australian Standard (AS), which applies to them. You may provide your answers in a tabulated form. 
Question 3. 

1. What is the distance between the external walls or columns on the ground floor level and the nearest Fire Source Feature (FSF) in the North, East, South and West direction?

2. What are the minimum Fire Resistance Level (FRL) requirements for the external loadbearing members on the ground floor level of the project? 

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Analysis of the Status Quo

Analysis of the Status Quo

Question:

Project Brief

You have been recently hired by a company active in the field of sustainable building design consultancy. Your line manager wants to test your skills and knowledge by assigning you a small residential project to carry out.

The client is a young, environmentally conscious couple living in Brighton, UK. They hired your company because unhappy with the current design they received from the architect (Figure 1).

Figure 1

Despite they mentioned they wanted a house with a low environmental impact, the architects have provided a concept of a house entirely made of bricks and with an asphalt roof. Your clients are not sure this is a best option to be kind to the environment and want to explore alternative possibilities. They also told you not to worry about internal layouts and elements such as stairs and internal doors as these will be considered further along the design process once they have made final choices on the key materials and design options.

The architects were not happy with the clients seeking a second opinion about their design and have only provided you with basic information about this building as shown in Table 1.

Building element

Description

Quantity

Façades

Entirely made of bricks (thickness of the wall 0.3 m)

122 m2

Roof

Asphalt roof (thickness of the roof 0.2 m)

60 m2

Floors

Concrete slab (thickness of the slab 0.175 m)

91 m2 (45.5 m2 /storey)

Windows

Aluminium frame with double glazed unit. Each window measures cm. 110 x 120

8 windows in total

Doors

Aluminium frame with double glazed unit. Each door measures cm. 110 x 240

2 doors in total (one at the front and one at the back)

Operational Expected service life

energy consumption

175 kWh/m2  year 80 years

Task:

Your company said they are happy to help and took the job, promising to get back to your client with an analysis of the status quo and options for improvement in a month’s time.

You had a briefing meeting with your line manager, and she tasked you with the following:

Assess the status quo in terms of embodied and whole life carbon. Specifically:

  1. Estimate the embodied carbon of each of the elements above b. Estimate the operational carbon across the entire building life (using UK grid factors since the house is in Brighton)
  2. Report these in table form and calculate the whole life carbon (WLC) of this building as things currently stand. As a minimum your line manager wants you to cover stages A1-A5, B6, and C1-C4 of the BS EN 15978 standard. She told you to use the supporting guidance (e.g. RICS, LETI) if the BS EN 15978 is not immediately clear to you.
  3. Normalise the WLC by m2(i.e. WLC/total floor area) and by years (i.e. WLC/service life) and include these in the above table
Identify at least two options to improve the status quo. Specifically you must identify an option from within each of the categories below:
  1. Materials: this could take the form of replacing the bricks with a material with lower environmental impact for instance
  2. Passive design strategies: this could be adding extra insulation to lower operational energy consumption for instance
For each of the options you need to calculate the improvements it produces both in net terms (i.e. reduction of XX kgCO2e) as well as percentages (i.e. YY% improvement compared to the status quo)
Document the evidence behind each decision you make. Your line manager is a PhD graduate and does not just trust information retrieved from a quick Google search. She told you that acceptable sources are academic articles, conference proceedings, books, environmental product declarations (EPDs), and existing databases (such as EPiC or ICE).

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ENVR3004 Civil Engineering

ENVR3004 Civil Engineering
COACH HOUSE PART 1: Design a coach house, which will be located in the rear yard of an existing home, in a residential district of Toronto. The size is approximately 6000 x 6000 mm in size. The design is not the primary focus of the project, it should be considered, but keep it simple. The design produced in PART 1: will be used to complete PART 2: HVAC, Plumbing, Electrical and Lighting and PART 1 updated to reflect coordination. NOTE: This is a generic address and does not related to Quiz 1, it is to be built on a fictional lot within the City of Toronto. Refer to PROJECT BASE DWG in class file folder . Build within the boundary provided and assume your design meets zoning requirements The programme for the coach house is as follows; Approximately 50-60 m² total Two-storey, Light-frame wood construction with slab-on-grade or crawl-space and flat or slopped roof to suit you design. Full ground floor with partial second floor with overlook (open to-below) and Guardrail – OBC compliant Guardrail – Dimensions Stairway to second floor – OBC compliant stair width, rise, and run- Dimension Ground floor open studio space for artist w/ flat work tables, seating and kitchenette w/ sink Bedroom at second floor with closet – Provide BC minimum Height – Dimensions Small Seating (2 chairs) 3-piece washroom (sink/toilet/shower) Small storage room for art materials and canvass Mechanical room/closet (HVAC Equipment, Water Heater) Avoid direct sunlight into artist work space and provide opportunities for cross and stack-ventilation – Indicate on drawings Main entrance Located at Lane or side yard. Light Wood Framing: Assume 2×6 wood studs at exterior walls and 2×4 interior walls. Consider floor framing direction, larger supporting members (if needed) and load bearing exterior walls. Assume 2×10 wood joists can span a maximum of 4m. 2×12 members up to 6m and support 2×10 Joists if needed. Note, joist direction impacts HVAC Distribution. Using the information provided in class and the student’s own research, each student will provide the following Drawings: 1A) Floor Plans (Ground and Second only) – 1:50 Show immediately adjacent site context and access. Note, 1:50 Plans and Building section do not need show assembly details. Only overall wall and floor assembly thickness needs to be represented. Indicated section cut location both plans. Use an arrow to show joist direction, or label slab-on-grade. Label rooms and show simple furniture. 1B) Building Section – 1:50 Building section drawings should be cut through the second floor and open-to-below. 1C) Wall Section – 1:20 Complete wall section detail drawing extending from foot to just above the second floor. Consider and demonstrate structural elements including foundations, envelope cladding and control layers and interior finishes. Show framing direction. Provide important dimension only. Drawings can be produced by hand, ACAD, Sketchup, Revit or similar tools that the student is comfortable with. All drawings should be on 11×17 Landscape sheets with no more than 2 drawings per page and labeled. See Example Layout below. All documents will be submitted by upload to CANVAS as a single merged PDF that is maximum 5mb
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48601 Mechanical Vibration and Measurement

48601 Mechanical Vibration and Measurement
Project 2 Part 2: Experimental analysis and report In the laboratory session the first five natural frequencies at least were extracted from experimental data obtained during a roving modal impact hammer measurement campaign. The Frequency Response Functions (FRFs) were collected and saved for each of the eight storeys. The approximate mode shapes of each of the eight natural frequencies can be determined by extracting the peak values from the Imaginary part of the FRF for each natural frequency and plotting these against the position of the storey from which the peak value was obtained. This is a technique known as “Quadrature Peak Picking”. At least the first five of these mode shapes, and their corresponding natural frequencies, should be reported. Additionally, a precise mode shape for the second natural frequency was extracted using a shaker excited roving accelerometer measurement campaign. This mode shape can be compared and contrasted with the equivalent obtained through quadrature peak picking. All of the above experimentally determined results are to be compared with those theoretically determined in Part 1 for the first five natural frequencies and the collected mode shape
. Project 2 Part 3: Comparison to theoretical results  Prepare a brief (10 pgs max – see below for detail) technical report on the experimental analysis of the eight-storey tower model. This section should include a formally prepared lab report (abstract, introduction inc. aims, method, results and conclusion) limited by the requirements set out below. The instructions and items required for the report will be handed out during the lab session.
Project 2 Part 4: Task: Designing a vibration absorber]A machine or structure may experience large oscillations under harmonic excitation with frequencies near a natural frequency of the system. In such circumstances, the vibrations of the system can be reduced by using a dynamic vibration absorber. Assume that a rotating machine (such as an air-conditioning system) has been placed on the top level of the tower (roof of the tower in a possible practical real-world scenario) and that it operates at constant speed where its frequency coincides with the second natural frequency of the tower. Design a mechanical absorber to reduce excessive vibration of the system. Do a comprehensive analysis and determine the specification of the absorber including its mass, stiffness, and where to put it (what level). Note that you may come up with several designs. So, present all possible scenarios and make engineering judgment to select the best design.
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Review of The Killing Zone

Review of The Killing Zone

Question:

You will write a critical book review of The Killing Zone by Fredrick Downs. Book review should include an introductory paragraph that highlights the topic of the book, provides context for the history discussed within, and explains the author’s main argument.
Book review should include at least three body paragraphs that demonstrate how the author proves his or her main argument in specific sections of the graphic novel. You are welcome to directly quote from the graphic novel if necessary. All direct quotes must be properly cited.

Your paper should conclude with a “review section” that evaluates the book based on the effectiveness of the author’s argument and overall interpretation of the historical period and/or the book’s usefulness as a resource for scholars and the general public. In other words, offer a persuasive, informed opinion about why someone should or should not read the book. Possible ideas to consider:

How effectively does the author prove his or her argument? What were some of the book’s strengths and weaknesses? – Use of sources, imagery, interpretation, and analysis of race, class, gender, etc., are fair game.
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FIN575 Budget and Profit and Loss Statement

FIN575 Budget and Profit and Loss Statement
Create a simple Profit and Loss Statement for the first two years of your dream company following the income statement format. (This is to be created from scratch for the first two years of your own company, do not copy a company from the internet). (We will use this company next week to create a balance sheet and cash flow statement.) Explain how you calculated revenue for year one (I want to see the numbers you use) and then explain how it changes for year two. Explain how cost of goods sold (if required, service companies may not have COGS), and operating expenses (list all the accounts you use for expenses) are calculated for year one and explain changes for each account in order to report the year two numbers. Analyze the revenue items based on information collected and make adjustments. The start for your income statement is calculating revenue. Provide calculations and explanations for how you calculated revenue, cost of goods sold (if required), and operating expenses. The profit and loss statement can be included in your Word document or submitted in a separate Excel file. Conduct an internet search for an income statement template or use the example located in the textbook as a template for your income statement.
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Analyse the Listed NZ Stock Exchange

Analyse the Listed NZ Stock Exchange

Task:

You are an investment analyst preparing a report for a potential investor – should they buy or not buy shares in a particular listed company? Analyse the listed NZ stock exchange (NZX) company allocated to you in workshops, and write a report, using the template sections to guide you (the PRIMARY company). Some parts will require you to compile and compare information on another listed company in the same industry (the SECONDARY company).

Support your discussion with references to appropriate literature sources. Provide in-text citations and a reference list, using APA 7th edition style (https://aut.ac.nz.libguides.com/APA7th). The library guide will help you with this, along with videos on APA referencing and paraphrasing in the Assessment tab on Blackboard.

Remember this is an INDIVIDUAL assessment, however you can use the research/information you compiled in your group case studies as a starting point.

Write in the 3rd person (using professional, business-appropriate language)

Title Page (be as creative as you like!)

  • Include Student Name and ID, also in header or footer
  • Name of primary company investigated (allocated NZX company)
  • Date of submission
  • Word count:  from the beginning of Introduction to end of Conclusions and Recommendations

Table of Contents (use Word to create this – new page required)

Introduction

Introduce the PRIMARY company being investigated with a brief background
Introduce the purpose of the report

Discussion

Financial Performance
Outline ROE: the basic ratio used to assess financial performance, and provide an analysis of your PRIMARY company’s performance
Refer to the appendix where you have obtained the ratio, and your graph (The graph can also be shown in the main body of your report)
Provide a comparison with the SECONDARY company allocated
Briefly comment on the trends shown by the ratio, and in the graph
Make a conclusion about the companies’ financial performance
 
Value
Outline the CURRENT listed price of BOTH companies (mention the date you obtained the price) – are their current prices high or low, compared to past price performance? (High or low required only, you will elaborate on trends & news in the next section)
Compare the market value (capitalisation) of BOTH companies to their book value of total equity (also called net assets) using the Market-to-Book ratio
 
Refer to the appendix where you have obtained the ratio
Conclude whether the PRIMARY company appears to be “good value” based on its Market-to-Book ratio AND comparison to the ratio of the SECONDARY company
 
Capital Markets and Market Commentary
Discuss the share PRICE performance of BOTH companies (since IPO orthe last 5 years), including a comparison of the PRIMARY and SECONDARY companies’ performance, expanding on your statement of high/low price in the Value section
 
Refer to the appendix with your share price graph (The graph can also be shown in the main body of your report)
Detail any events that may have had an impact on the performance of the PRIMARY company (either positive or negative)
State how this impacts your investment recommendation
Cite at least2 news media reports to support your discussion, focused on the PRIMARY company (2 minimum to pass (C grade): cite more news media articles to push for higher grades, over the last 5 years or since IPO)

Non-Financial Reporting

Detail the non-financial information disclosed by the PRIMARY company
State how this information affects your decision.

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BFC3240 International Finance and AUD CHY Exchange Rate

BFC3240 International Finance and AUD CHY Exchange Rate

Task:

Your group is a consulting firm* that is often used by Company X*. Company X is a multinational firm headquartered in Australia with substantial interests in China. The CEO of Company X has contacted you to say that she has just seen the following headline in a wellrespected newspaper: 
“Chinese Yuan to continue to fall against the AUS dollar over the next year.”She has asked you to compile a report:
1. Advising on the likelihood that this prediction proves to be correct.
2. Providing your prediction for medium- and long-term AUD/CHY exchange rate.
3. Advising on the available transaction hedging strategies if this prediction proves to be correct.
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FIN 510 Business Finance-company in yahoo finance search option 

FIN 510 Business Finance-company in yahoo finance search option 

Task:

Problem 1:
 
Choose a publicly traded company from the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX). 
 
Provide the following information of your chosen company and what is the product or service the company produce?  

How to answer this question?  

Click on the Key statistics and note down as required in question 1.  
 
Problem 2: 

Find the beta of the stock from June 2016 till August 2021 (download weekly price information) from the yahoo finance and write a summary of your analysis indicating the stock price trend during the analysis period. 
                                                                                                                                                        
How to answer this question?   

a. Type the name of your chosen company in yahoo finance search option 
 
Problem 3:  

Now calculate the information required in Problem 2 to check the impact of COVID 19 on your chosen company from 1st March 2020 to August 2021 period and discuss the changes during the COVID 19 period only.

 
How to answer this question?  

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ENG130 Literature Composition

ENG130 Literature  Composition
 This assignment focuses on your ability to: Analyze different perspectives and points of view within a piece of literature; create a new experience for the reader through the design of an additional scene. The purpose of completing this assignment is: as a student, a career professional, and an individual, the skill of evaluating another point of view and bringing different perspectives to the conversation will make you stand out amongst your peers. It’s important in any facet of your life to see the whole picture! Prompt (what are you writing about?): Choose any of the literature that you have read in this course and respond to the following prompt: In 2 pages or more, write an alternate part of the story from a different character’s perspective (example: write from one of the villagers in “The Lottery”, or perhaps from the perspective of Tom Robinson as he awaits trial). Note: Take a moment to email your instructor with your creative plan so that you know you are on the right track. Instructions (how to get it done):  Choose any of the short stories or plays you have read in this course. Write a 2 or more-page response in which you write an alternate part of the story from a different character’s perspective or a character’s different point of view.
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