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In residential buildings, prefabricated wooden houses constitute minor part ofall buildings in Slovenia. The reasons pertaining to the relatively low occurrence of prefabricated wooden buildings today are assessed in the presentstudy. The Slovenian public opinion survey on wooden building 2006 examined, among other issues, public attitude towards wooden buildings and itsadvantages. Data collec ...

SUBJECT: consumer surveys; construccion de edificios; structural timber; valores sociales; construction materials

POSTED TO: Zbornik gozdarstva in lesarstva [0351-3114]

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Ethiopia's second poverty reduction strategy, the Plan for Accelerated and Sustained Development to End Poverty (PASDEP) outlines a strategy of complementing a continued strong focus on increasing agricultural productivity with an increased emphasis on urban development. In this context it highlights the importance of facilitating accelerated employment generation to address the issue o ...

SUBJECT: curriculum; employment effects; renting; female headed households; cost increase

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This paper presents a development case study on alternative thinking in rural infrastructure delivery. Delivery in this case is achieved in a manner that advances the green growth, social inclusion and cost-effectiveness agendas. The need for green and inclusive approaches in reaching development goals cannot be overstated. At the same time, the use of public funds should ensure value f ...

SUBJECT: transport burden; chip seal; trips; aggregates; civil engineering

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The paper discusses motives and inspirations behind the search for modern architectural forms of suspended and cable-stayed bridges. Novel constructions and materials as well as new functional tasks form the main motivation of such actions. It is the domain of geometry as a source of structural forms which has been indicated as inspiring and facilitating the discovery of shapes of those buildi ...

SUBJECT: application des ordinateurs; aplicaciones del ordenador; investigacion; construccion; letonia

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The conference on Civil Engineering represents major activities of the Baltic Universities of Agriculture with assistance of other universities of the Baltic States, Nordic countries and Eastern Europe. The objective of the conference is to promote research and practice in civil engineering, to foster the ideas among the various fields contributing to civil engineering, and to promote forums a ...

SUBJECT: ingeniería civil; letonia; research; génie civil; état balte

The article illustrates the recent development conformity attestation system of construction products just before joining European Union in accordance with EU law - European Construction Products Directive 89/106/EEC. The improved structure of conformity attestation system and its practical performance is described and illustrated by flowcharts.

SUBJECT: législation; letonia; evaluación; products; evaluation

SUBJECT: construccion; construccion de edificios; zonas rurales; poland; polonia

POSTED TO: Zeszyty Naukowe Akademii Rolniczej we Wroclawiu. Konferencje (Poland) [1232-3071]

Jānis Lancers, a civil engineer with a long-term work experience, has collected information on the most significant buildings, events and people who have formed and continue to build the development of Latvia's construction, on its 1,600 pages, information on more than 400 buildings has been collected, as well as about 1200 biographical descriptions of the most significant construction enginee ...

SUBJECT: gouvernance; biografias; construccion; education; bridges

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Mud Mountain Dam is located on the White River, near Seattle, Washington. The dam is used solely as a flood control facility for Puyallup, Summer, Tacoma and the lower White and Puyallup river basin. The construction of the dam was authorized by the Flood Control Act of 1936. The flood Control Act of 1938 provided for the operation and maintenance (O and M) of the project. This foundation repo ...

SUBJECT: variations; cores; limnology and potamology; piezometers; *foundations(structures)

The main aim of these projects was to investigate the deformation, strength and stability characteristics of carbon plastic reinforced cylindrical concrete column. In the framework of the project at the Institute of Polymer Mechanics of the University of Latvia in previously years started experimental investigations on different configuration composite materials weaving impact on concrete colu ...

SUBJECT: composite materials; letonia; construccion de edificios; lettonie; construction materials