Events: Architecture and Civil Engineering, Arkitektur, Bygg- och miljöteknik events at Chalmers University of TechnologyMon, 10 Dec 2018 15:53:51 +0100 seminar - Master's thesis fall semester 2018<p>Ljusgården and the Art studio, room 582+584 samt 393</p><p>​The thesis students are now ready to present their projects. Welcome to the days of Final Seminars with invited guest critic: 11, 12, 14, 17, 18 + 20 december.</p><a href="">​Here y<span style="background-color:initial">ou find the schedule for the seminar days attached + the collection of project abstracts &gt;&gt; </span>​</a><div><br /></div> <div><strong>Open Seminar + Exhibition</strong> </div> <div>Opening ceremony 15th of January // Seminars 16-18th of January </div>'together-in-difference'-in-multicultural-cities,-with-Professor-Gill-Valentine.aspx'together-in-difference'-in-multicultural-cities,-with-Professor-Gill-Valentine.aspxLiving 'together-in-difference' in multicultural cities, with Professor Gill Valentine<p>Vasa C, Chalmers tekniska högskola, Vera Sandbergs allé 8, Göteborg</p><p>​Urban Research: How should we create cities where people despite all their differences could live together in equity and justice? The question of living ‘together-in-difference’ has been among the main challenges to the current urban planning projects – both in academia and practice.</p>​<span style="background-color:initial">Accordingly, there has been a dominant trend laying high expectations on daily encounters in the so called 'meeting places' as a mediator of group differences and to combat segregation. </span><div>In this Urban Research we critically reflect on the expectations of establishing meaningful interpersonal and intercultural ties between strangers in multicultural cities. We try to argue why the question of living together in difference cannot be reduced merely to spatial encounters and planning for 'meeting places'.  </div> <div><br /></div> <div>A presentation on Geographies of encounters by professor Gill Valentine will be followed by a moderated discussion. The topic lines of the seminar will be introduced and problematised by researcher Mohammad Sarraf. </div> <div><br /></div> <div>We are welcoming researchers, planners and other practitioners working across the fields of migration studies, urban planning and urban justice.</div> <div><br /></div> <div><a href=";IssueId=cdbb6eee-9950-4873-bae7-3a2c92064792">Program and registration &gt;&gt;</a></div>'s-thesis-presentation,-Michaela-Karolina-Braun-.aspx's-thesis-presentation,-Michaela-Karolina-Braun-.aspxMaster's thesis presentation, Michaela Karolina Braun<p>SB-K496, meeting room,</p><p>​Performance Evaluation of a Drinking Water Treatment Plant in Samaipata, Bolivia</p>​​Master of Science Thesis in the Master’s Programme: Infrastructure and Environmental Engineering<div><br /></div> <div><h2 class="chalmersElement-H2">Abstr​​act</h2> <div>Unsafe water and a lack of basic sanitation in the world causes nearly 80 percent of all sicknesses and diseases. The provision of safe drinking water on community water level, especially in Bolivia one of the poorest countries of South America, faces major challenges in regard of lack of investment in the water and sanitation sector, in the conditions of the water infrastructure, and of public appreciation for the value of water.</div> <div>A drinking water treatment plant for a population of 4,935 inhabitants in Samaipata in Bolivia was evaluated in terms of performance, design, operation, and maintenance. The thesis aimed to identify technical problems and deficiencies in operation in the plant, and to introduce suitable treatment measures for the source El Fuerte and the well La Carretera. The risk of contamination for both sources was assessed by a protocol for sanitary facilities. Water samples were taken to identify if suitable treatment technologies for the types of water source are provided. The performance of each treatment step in the plant was studied by inspection and water analyses at different points in the treatment chain. Jar tests were performed with Al2(SO4)3, Al2(SO4)3 and lime, FeCl3 and FeSO4. The plant was operated for 4.5h with an increased dosage of 15mg/l of Aluminum Sulfate. A Microbial Barrier Analysis (MBA) and Quantitative Microbial Risk Assessment (QMRA) were performed to assess the health risk based on the Water Safety Plan concept. </div> <div>Less source protection, lack of skilled expertise in operation, deficiency of guidance from the administration, insufficient design and equipment, and incomplete technologies are identified as the main issues in this study. Recommendations in a two-step implementation plan are presented to provide of an adequate water supply in Samaipata.</div> <div><span style="color:rgb(33, 33, 33);font-family:inherit;font-size:24px;background-color:initial">Keywords: </span><br /></div> <div>​Bolivia; Developing countries; Drinking Water; Health Risk Assessment; Jar test; Maintenance; MBA; Operation; Performance Evaluation; Performance; QMRA; Samaipata; Turbidity; Water Cooperative; Water Quality; Water Treatment Plant. </div> <div><br /></div></div> <br /> at Chalmers: Hybrids<p>V-court yard, SB-building, Chalmers</p><p>​Opening for the exhibition &quot;Hybrids - eventually everything connects&quot; where master students at Chalmers display full-scale prototypes in a variety of material combinations and building techniques on Friday 14th of December.</p>​<img src="/SiteCollectionImages/Institutioner/ACE/kalendarium/2018/material-and-detail_poster_340.jpg" class="chalmersPosition-FloatRight" alt="" style="margin:5px" /><span style="background-color:initial">During the autumn term, masters studio Material &amp; Detail at Chalmers’ Architecture Program has been working with material combinations. </span><div><span style="background-color:initial"><br /></span></div> <div><span style="background-color:initial">The focus has been on the unique characteristics of different materials and what is created in the meeting between them. Initially, eight groups of students participated in the competition 100 years of Bauhaus - the small house of universal design award, where the assignment was to design a garden house in the spirit of the Bauhaus school. In addition of the course, the students' perception of future living situations played a main role during the design process. In the recent weeks, focus has been on composite material exploration, computational design and digital fabrication. The result is shown in an exhibition together with prototypes of four projects realized in full-scale.</span></div> <div><br /><span style="background-color:initial"></span><div>Welcome to the opening of the exhibition and the full-scale prototypes based on the selected proposals - 2020 bubbles, W(E)AVE, Houseberg and Frankie - Friday, December 14th, 2018 at 12:00 by the V-court yard, SB-building, Chalmers. Mulled wine and gingerbread is on us!</div> <div><br /></div> <div>Where: V-court yard, SB-building, Chalmers</div> <div>When: Friday 14th of december 12:00</div> <div>Arranger: Master studio Material &amp; Detail</div> <div><br /></div> <div><div>A great thanks to our sponsors: </div> <div>Poly-Produkter</div> <div>Derome </div> <div>Gabriel</div> <div>ScanDraft</div> <div>Engtex</div> <div>Sundolitt</div> <div>Nevotex</div> <div>Chalmers</div></div> <div></div> <div><br /></div> <div>A special thanks to Peter and Tabita in the schools’ workshop!</div> <div><br /></div> <div>Contact information:</div> <div>Josefin Jönsson, masterstudent at Material &amp; Detail studio</div> <div>Mail: <a href=""></a></div> <div><br /></div> <div>Jonas Lundberg, lecturer, Architecture and civil engineering, Chalmers</div> <div>Mail: <a href=""></a></div> <div><br /></div></div> <div><img src="/SiteCollectionImages/Institutioner/ACE/kalendarium/2018/Projects_750.jpg" alt="" style="margin:5px" /><br /><br /><br /></div>'s-Thesis-presentation-by-Simon-Larsson.aspx's-Thesis-presentation-by-Simon-Larsson.aspxMaster's Thesis presentation by Simon Larsson<p>Seminar room Beta , Studiehallen, M-building, entrance floor, Hörsalsvägen 7</p><p>​Design Implications of Rigid Timber Gridshells - A Method for the Design and Manufacture of Load-bearing, Rigid, Freeform Structures of Timber​</p>​<span style="background-color:initial">Examiner: Dr. Mats Ander, Division of Material and Computational mechanics, IMS and Research group for Architecture and engineering (ACE)</span><div><br /></div> <div>Supervisor: Dr. Laurent Giampellegrini, Knippers Helbig Advanced Engineering GmbH, Stuttgart, Germany</div> <div><br /></div> <div>Opponent: Joel Hilmersson</div> <div><br /></div> <h2 class="chalmersElement-H2">Abstract</h2> <div>With its high specific strength and workability, timber is a suitable material for spanning freeform structures such as gridshells. Gridshells as structural typology are generally subdivided into two different sub-typologies; Elastic gridshells and Rigid gridshells. Where Elastic gridshells are made of thin continuous members in placed in a planar grid that are bent into the desired shape. Whereas rigid gridshells is joined together of discrete, pre-shaped members. </div> <div><br /></div> <div>The biggest difference between Elastically gridshells (notable examples: Mannheim Multihalle, 1975 and Saville Building, 2006) and rigid gridshells (notable examples: Toskana Therme - Bad Sulza, 1999, and Centre Pompidou Metz, 2010), is that elastic by design, have less out-of-plane resistance. Rigid gridshells, which are the focus of this thesis, can provide higher out-of-plane resistance and is thus more forgiving for longer span and less optimized shell geometry. With the expense of the simple construction method. Losing the simplifies construction process creates high requirements on the design process for rigid gridshells on assembly methods, member manufacture and joinery. </div> <div><br /></div> <div>Timber is a material that can not be shaped into an arbitrary form, nor joined without loss of strength and stiffness. Timber joints do not achieve full rigidity, making this an important, often governing factor in design. This thesis project therefore studies the geometrical implications and limitations of freeform timber structures, and possible assemblies thereof. Through a study of different solutions of common geometrical problems in the design process a suggestion of how to avoid overly expensive solutions is presented. It also presents a study of the semi-rigidity of different types of joints and the consequences of this reduced stiffness. Evaluating the potential of long-span freeform structures. </div> <div><br /></div> <div>The study shows high potential in the use of timber for these types of structure, both structurally and economically, although both aspects are highly dependent on a number of choices throughout the process. Amongst them the type of joint and the curvature as well as manufacturing of the members in the grid.</div> <div><br /></div> <div>Keywords: Freeform structures, Timber, Gridshell, Timber Manufacturing, Curved timber, Timber joints, Semi-rigidity, Design for manufacturability, Design for assembly​​</div> and Methods in Architectural Research<p>Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenburg</p><p>​The Nordic Association of Architectural Research NAF/NAAR proudly announces its 2019 Symposium.</p><a href="/en/departments/ace/research/conferences/Approaches%20and%20Methods/Pages/default.aspx">​For further information, please see ​&gt;&gt;​</a><div><br /></div> <div><div>Kind regards,</div> <div>Anne Elisabeth Toft                                                 Magnus Rönn</div> <div>President of NAF/NAAR                                          Vice-President of NAF/NAAR</div></div>