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An application of simulated annealing to the optimum design of reinforced concrete retaining structures
Abstract This paper reports on the application of a simulated annealing (SA) algorithm to the minimum cost design of reinforced concrete retaining structures. Cantilever retaining walls areExpand
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FengShui – a systematic research of vernacular sustainable development In Ancient China and its lessons for future
Creating and keeping balance is the basic and the most important principle of Chinese traditional philosophy. It provides the fundamental philosophical basis for Chinese FengShui in pursuingExpand
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A review on recent developments of thermoelectric materials for room-temperature applications
Abstract Wearable thermoelectric generators (TEGs) emerge as a viable renewable energy source, which directly convert the heat dissipated from human skin into electricity. Extensive reviews have beenExpand
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Sustainable Design and Building Information Modelling: Case Study of Energy Plus House, Hieron's Wood, Derbyshire UK
Abstract In this paper the method for sustainable design analysis (SDA) integration with building information modelling (BIM) is explored, through the prism of a complex case study based research.Expand
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Optimization of a Wearable Thermoelectric Generator Encapsulated in Polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS): A Numerical Modelling
To mitigate climate change attributed to the electricity generation, there have been tremendous efforts in replacing fossil fuels with renewable energies in the electricity sector. For this purpose,Expand
A critical review of the impact of global warming on overheating in buildings.
Over the last century global average temperatures have increased up to 1°F. Indeed, since records of comprehensive global temperatures were available as early as 1880, the evidence suggests thatExpand
Construction costs and value management: study of multinational practices in Nigeria
The practice of multinational construction corporations (MCC) in Nigeria construction industry has been viewed as a value for money approach through construction cost management. Assessment of theExpand
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Modern interpretation of FengShui in contemporary sustainable residential design
The FengShui practice, through its core philosophy, has for centuries embraced sustainability in the design of traditional living environments and natural settlements in China. Expand