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A diagnostic model for assessing the knowledge management practices of construction firms
Knowledge management is rapidly becoming a key organizational capability for creating competitive advantage in the construction industry. The emergence of knowledge management as a key organizational capability for creating ...
The effect of architectural form on the earthquake behavior of symmetric RC frame systems
(Techno Press, 2014-02)
In this study, structural irregularities in plan, which has a considerable effect on earthquake behavior of buildings, have been investigated in detail based on Turkish Earthquake Code 2007. The study consists of six main ...
Regional convergence and aggregate business cycle in the United States
Magrini S., Gerolimetto M. and Engin Duran H. Regional convergence and aggregate business cycle in the United States, Regional Studies. The existing literature on convergence largely ignores the effect of aggregate ...
An investigation on plan geometries of RC buildings: With or without projections in plan
(Techno Press, 2012-06)
The interaction of plan geometry and structural configuration, a determinative factor in the earthquake behavior of buildings, has become a serious issue in the building industry in Turkey due to the poor seismic performance ...
(Information Science Reference, 2008)
In the rapidly growing knowledge economy, the talent and creativity of those around us will be increasingly decisive in shaping economic opportunity. Creativity can be described as the ability to produce new and original ...
Critical success factors of partnering in the building design process
(Middle East Technical University, 2015)
The construction industry is vertically fragmented because of the inherent nature of construction projects, which require planning, design, letting, construction, and operation in distinct phases (Fellows and Liu, 2012; ...
Cable-stiffened foldable elastica for movable structures
A structural element is proposed, made of a row of rigid voussoirs joined by a passing through cable. When the cable is tensioned, the ensemble acquires stiffness and, for appropriate contact profiles of the voussoirs, the ...