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DM Aero Safe Group, a small Israeli research and development team, has developed a totally new high-rise rescue technology to retrieve trapped people from areas which cannot be reached by conventional aerial ladder or aerial platform, conventional helicopter or a helicopter equipped with a...
Customisation and open building system have been widely discussed in building technology in the Western discourses. These open building systems have been recommended in a built environment where the buildings are predominantly low rise, detached and less complex. In Hong Kong the target...
The design of a flat is dictated by requirements of the building regulations in respect of provisions for natural ventilation and daylighting in bathrooms and kitchens. Building Regulation states that the prescribed minimum window area should be not less than 6.25% of the floor area of the...
Shanghai has experienced great building activity which rivals that of Hong Kong, and includes a number of spectaculer high-rise and low-rise buildings. Most of these are located in Pudong a new part of the city of Shanghai. This paper describes some of the most significant new buildings.
Our personality traits tend to play a significant role in our interaction with the environment. Besides, our personality is one of the most important factors of our subjectivity in dealing with the environment. This research investigated the effect of our personality traits on the perception of...
Some methods of calculating solar heat gain through windows are examined, comparing the practice in Australia, the UK and the USA and looking at how this practice is changing. It is shown that the same term is often used with different meanings in the three countries and that the same concept...
The climatic data for various regions in North Cyprus have been analysed to obtain physical architectural building design specifications with a view to develop passive solar energy-efficient buildings. A computer program, ARCHIPAK (Architectural Package)  is utilised, together with climate...
Privacy and territoriality are two main concepts in dormitory design. They make major differences in satisfaction level for the residents. Those two concepts were tested in three female dormitories at Irbid city, Jordan. Those three dormitories were selected according to dormitory type and room...
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