Cricket Pitch House / Scale Architecture

first_imgArchDaily Photographs Planning Consultants: Architects: Scale Architecture Area Area of this architecture project Structural Engineers: Cricket Pitch House / Scale ArchitectureSave this projectSaveCricket Pitch House / Scale Architecture Australia ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/885145/cricket-pitch-house-scale-architecture Clipboard “COPY” CopyHouses•North Bondi, Australia Cricket Pitch House / Scale Architecture Projects Lead Architects: 2017 ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/885145/cricket-pitch-house-scale-architecture Clipboard Photographs: Brett Boardman Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Builder: aSquare Planning Houses Matt Chan, Nathan Etherington Year: SDA Structures One Up Building Area: 237 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Manufacturers: Austral Bricks, Delta Light, Blackbutt Hydraulic Engineers:Liquid HydraulicsCity:North BondiCountry:AustraliaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Brett BoardmanRecommended ProductsDoorsLinvisibileLinvisibile Curved Hinged Door | AlbaDoorspanoramah!®ah! PivotDoorsdormakabaEntrance Doors – Revolving Door 4000 SeriesWoodBruagBalcony BalustradesText description provided by the architects. The Cricket Pitch House is a free standing dwelling in North Bondi, in Sydney’s eastern suburbs.The client’s brief for a five bedroom house is centred on a garden suitable for backyard cricket for the growing family.Save this picture!Ground floor planSave this picture!First floor planLocated in a well-established suburban part of Sydney, the building’s form recalls the pitched roofs of its environs. The roof ridge runs diagonally across building, creating four different facades, each responding to their orientation.Save this picture!© Brett BoardmanThe linear organisation of the house creates a long north-facing side yard that maximises solar access to the house, while also forming the ideal dimensions for a backyard cricket pitch.Save this picture!© Brett BoardmanFinely detailed board finished concrete provides texture and mass to the study and entry spaces, while large timber framed glass sliding doors open from the dining and living spaces to the garden.Save this picture!SectionThe upper brick volume is punctured by horizontal windows, framed by painted steel surrounds that protect the glass from the intense summer sun.Save this picture!© Brett BoardmanA light-filled stair void makes a transverse cut through the plan, provides separation between programs and is expressed on the façade with a large steel vertical window.Save this picture!© Brett BoardmanWorking closely with Landscape Architect, Sue Barnsley, the roof garden, backyard meadow and indigenous grove are reimagined to contain native flora purposefully selected to attract birds and insects endemic to the area.Save this picture!© Brett BoardmanProject gallerySee allShow lessRehabilitation of Louis Figuier / NAS architectureSelected ProjectsVisionary Master Plan Wins Smart City Prize At World Architecture FestivalArchitecture News Share “COPY” Save this picture!© Brett Boardman+ 18 Share CopyAbout this officeScale ArchitectureOfficeFollowProductsWoodConcreteBrick#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesNorth BondiAustraliaPublished on December 10, 2017Cite: “Cricket Pitch House / Scale Architecture ” 09 Dec 2017. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogShowerhansgroheShowers – Croma SelectGlass3MGlass Finish – FASARA™ GradationPartitionsSkyfoldVertically Folding Operable Walls – Zenith® SeriesWall / Ceiling LightsCocowebLighting – Blackspot LED Barn LightUrban ApplicationsIsland Exterior FabricatorsPublic Safety Answering Center II Envelope SystemCeilingsSculptformTimber Batten Ceiling in All Souls ChapelHanging LampsLouis PoulsenLamp – PH 5 + PH 5 MiniGlazedGrespaniaWall Tiles – Porto PetroThermalSchöckInsulation – Isokorb® Concrete to SteelCeramicsTerrealTerracotta Baguettes in Vork CenterCompositesLamitechPlastic facades PanelexCarpetsHalcyon LakeCarpet – Nobsa GreyMore products »Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my streamlast_img read more

JA1205 Building / Cubero Rubio

first_imgJA1205 Building / Cubero RubioSave this projectSaveJA1205 Building / Cubero RubioSave this picture!© Ramiro Sosa+ 30Curated by Clara Ott Share Juan Pedro Rubio, Agustín Cubero “COPY” Save this picture!© Ramiro SosaText description provided by the architects. The design synthesis for the residential building JA1205 arises from the conformation of two building volumes of four levels each, implanted in front and back of the terrain: a triple front lot, in the neighborhood of Palermo, Buenos Aires, Argentina.Save this picture!© Ramiro SosaRecommended ProductsDoorsEGGERWood Laminate Doors in Molecular Plant Science InstituteDoorsGorter HatchesRoof Hatch – RHT AluminiumDoorsSolarluxBi-Folding Doors – EcolinePorcelain StonewareCeramiche KeopeCeramic Tiles – BackThe volumes are organized in order to contain a total of thirty-eight units -one, two, three and four romos each-, distributed between the first and fourth floors. The combination of different types of housing starts from the search for the individuality of each dwelling within the group, the idea of ​​owning a home in a collective context. Another project decision is to free the ground floor of the building from homes, which allowed to house two commercial premises responding to the characteristics of the neighborhood, the pedestrian and vehicular accesses and sectors of common use such as swimming pool, gym, sauna and toilets.Save this picture!© Ramiro SosaSave this picture!Save this picture!© Ramiro SosaThe project consolidates the available front, is incorporated into the commercial dynamics and the vitality of the neighborhood on its ground floor and gain scale from the empty and double height of the access. Behind this first block, the collective central patio appears, with the common pool and gym areas that precede the second body.Save this picture!© Ramiro Sosa Both volumes are linked together through a system of semi-covered pedestrian walkways. In this way, a continuous flow of transition between the interior and exterior space is achieved. Likewise, the central vacuum – three patios that meet the lighting and ventilation needs – is related to the urban environment, optimizing the way of inhabiting a contemporary urban dwelling of medium density. The emptiness and the air around things, which is just what gives them their own space and weight. It is not simply a void or the absence of content but rather it is a conscious space, a breath that allows to value the other parts of the work or even create new meanings. This space can not be understood by itself but in relation to its context: the present elements delimit the empty space. In this sense, the understanding of the courtyard allows the simultaneous awareness of the form and of the counterform. The system of addition implicitly involves the system of gradation where each unit transmits information to the next, tensing the vacuum they contain. Llight and darkness, nature and architecture, public and private, home and city, one world and another, are opposites that dissolve to create a gradual and continuous system. Save this picture!© Ramiro SosaThe large central courtyard is the element that structures the whole, which forms a “neighborhood” of 38 individual and singular housing units, different from each other, around a common courtyard that functions both as an atrium. The internal spatiality of the three courtyards contributes to the creation of a landscape of their own. Access to each home is made through a pleasant, bright and spatial route, often allowing contact with neighbors and replacing the typical closed core with open vertical and horizontal circulations, allowing multiple and changing visuals. The alternation of plants of different types gives a changing dynamism to this space. The variety of departments accepts less standardized and more changing life forms, as well as a new coexistence of different types of family groups.Save this picture!© Ramiro Sosa The units of the set are – according to the image that was conceptualized in the search of a contemporary dwelling – synthetic and of purified characteristics. Some have the proper value of the balcony-terrace as an element of direct expansion into the urban space; others do it through patios or terraces. This idea of ​​expansion is characteristic of the project and is consolidated through the incorporation of green terraces and private pools on the terraces.Save this picture!© Ramiro SosaIt is found in asymmetry and inequality, the path to order. In the design of the facades the minimum dimensions and odd numbers are the reflection of a nature that is precisely perfect in its imperfection. And it is precisely through these simple lines, as architecture is able to suggest and not reveal, to give an air of mystery to everything that is not evident. The work invites to be discovered through a design full of balance that transmits tranquility and silence, in which the absence of the unnecessary predominates.Save this picture!© Ramiro SosaProject gallerySee allShow lessSprings Beach House / Bark Design ArchitectsSelected ProjectsMecanoo Designs the World’s Largest Man-Made Nature ParkArchitecture NewsProject locationAddress:Julián Álvarez 1205, C1414DRY CABA, ArgentinaLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/911884/ja1205-building-cubero-rubio Clipboard Argentina ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/911884/ja1205-building-cubero-rubio Clipboard “COPY” Photographs: Ramiro Sosa Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Manufacturers: PERI, Abelson, Arienclima, Armaferro, Aserradero Vagol, Calera Buenos Aires, Calera Congreso, Cerámica Ctibor, Compañía Esteban, Energy Safe, FADE Ingeniería, Navarro Ache, Se-Co Servicios Constructivos, The Flooring Company Housing Year: 2018 ArchDaily CopyHousing•Palermo, Argentina Architects: Cubero Rubio Area Area of this architecture project Lead Architects: Projects Project Management Collaborator :Brian GorbanDesign Collaborator :Juan Pablo Castellano, Maia Lax, Gabriel Schesak, Romina Garino, Ayelen Garcia Palma, Andrea AnselmoOther Collaborators:Leonardo Trabattoni, Mailen PellegrinoClient:Private InvestorsInterior Design For Common Areas:Plan ArquitecturaInterior Design For Apartments:MeMo ArquitectasCity:PalermoCountry:ArgentinaMore SpecsLess Specs Area: 5092 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Photographs JA1205 Building / Cubero Rubio CopyAbout this officeCubero RubioOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingpalermoArgentinaPublished on March 06, 2019Cite: “JA1205 Building / Cubero Rubio” [Edificio JA1205 / Cubero Rubio] 06 Mar 2019. 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Stephen George on legacies

first_img Tagged with: legacy fundraising About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. 41 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 18 September 2008 | News Advertisement Part of a great, engaging presentation on the future of legacies at the Institute of Fundraising National Convention 2008. 42 total views, 2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Stephen George on legacieslast_img read more

P&G’s Microban 24 and Laurent Duvernay-Tardif Join Forces to Recognize Sanitation Workers as the…

first_imgLocal NewsBusiness P&G’s Microban 24 and Laurent Duvernay-Tardif Join Forces to Recognize Sanitation Workers as the “Most Valuable Protector” Ahead of NFL Super Bowl LV TAGS Pinterest WhatsApp Facebook WhatsApp Twittercenter_img Previous articleBayer announces agreement with plaintiffs’ counsel on class planNext articleEaze Announces Momentum Accelerator Class of 2021 Digital AIM Web Support P&G’s Microban 24 and Laurent Duvernay-Tardif Join Forces to Recognize Sanitation Workers as the “Most Valuable Protector” Ahead of NFL Super Bowl LV Pinterest By Digital AIM Web Support – February 3, 2021 Twitter Facebooklast_img read more

John Mc Areavey interjects in court as defence opens its case

first_img Google+ WhatsApp By News Highland – June 25, 2012 Facebook Pinterest Previous articleFindings of 90k report into controversial council project to be kept secretNext articleAthletics – Five From Donegal Confirmed For World Juniors News Highland The widower of Michaela McAreavey was heard to mutter the word “lies” today as a lawyer for one of the men on trial for her murder opened the case for the defence.The trial of two local hotel workers – Avinash Treebhoowoon and Sandip Moneea – is now in its sixth week.They’re accused of murdering the 27 year old Tyrone teacher at the legends Hotel in Mauritius while she was on honeymoon with her husband John last January.Both men deny the charges.Irish Independent Journalist Cormac McQuinn was at today’s hearing…….[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/14mcqu1.mp3[/podcast] Twitter Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH Facebook WhatsApp Almost 10,000 appointments cancelled in Saolta Hospital Group this weekcenter_img Newsx Adverts NPHET ‘positive’ on easing restrictions – Donnelly Google+ Twitter John Mc Areavey interjects in court as defence opens its case Three factors driving Donegal housing market – Robinson LUH system challenged by however, work to reduce risk to patients ongoing – Dr Hamilton Pinterest Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORlast_img read more

Rimland pitches apartment tower in Downtown Ithaca

first_imgOperating as “Ithaca Properties LLC,” Rimland’s proposal calls for a teardown of the existing parking decks (like the western third, it is near the end of its usable life) and ground floor commercial space. In its place would rise a new structure, with ground-level private parking, two reconstructed levels of garage parking built with private funds and leased back to the city for public use, and topped with nine floors of apartments. In sum, a new eleven-story building would be built next to the Marriott. “The project will become a timeless addition to the fabric of Downtown Ithaca integrated into the built environment to provide new housing for residents who value an urban lifestyle while enhancing the existing parking structure already serving the existing businesses,” states the project narrative. As Vecino negotiates its sales agreement and stipulation with the Ithaca Urban Renewal Agency, Rimland’s now returned with a proposal for the eastern third of the garage, a plan that would redefine the Downtown Ithaca skyline. Interestingly, Vecino’s sketch plan had always assumed Rimland would go ahead with a development of his own, showing a large building mass where this new proposal is slated. ITHACA, N.Y. — If you thought the Green Street Garage discussion was quieting down, you’d be right — about two-thirds right, that is. Documents filed with the IURA indicate that the proposal would host 40 private parking spaces, 140 public parking space and 182 apartments, a mix of studios, one-bedroom and two-bedroom units, geared toward downtown workers and graduate/professional students. Planned amenities/features include built-in USB ports, stainless steel appliances, in unit dishwashers, washing machines and dryers, a fitness room, and an outdoor terrace. Construction would take about two years from start to finish. The total project cost is estimated at $58.3 million. Details regarding quantities of affordable units, energy sources and potential tax abatement are not yet available. Brian Crandall reports on housing and development for the Ithaca Voice. He can be reached at [email protected] More by Brian Crandall Last December, the Vecino Group was named the preferred developer of the western and center sections of the Green Street Garage. That left the eastern third’s future undetermined, and with good reason. Jeff Rimland, the owner of the Rothschild’s Building and a co-developer of the Marriott next door, owns the ground under the eastern third of the garage, which meant that anyone else proposing a development on that section would have needed to negotiate for it or buy it off him outright. As a result, apart from his proposal in conjunction with McKinley Development/Peak Campus, no one else included the eastern third of the garage in their redevelopment proposals last summer. Tagged: downtown ithaca, Green Street Garage, green street garage redevelopment, IURA, jeff rimland Adding a layer of complexity to all this is that, while Rimland owns the ground-level office space and the beneath it, the city owns the air rights above the garage. He can’t build without the IURA and Common Council’s consent. Just as Rimland had to do with his then-Hotel Ithaca proposal in 2009, the Common Council would need to approve his intrusion into city-owned airspace. The IURA, meanwhile, will only enter into an agreement with a “Qualified and Eligible Sponsor,” meaning Rimland and his business partners must provide proof they are financially capable of doing the project, and that they operate legally and ethically. They also must prove that the project will address IURA goals of sustainable economic development. Only a Sponsor will be permitted to negotiate with the city to buy the air rights. Long story short, this will be a lengthy regulatory process. Brian Crandall The Rothschild’s space had previously been considered for conference center space, but the ceilings weren’t high enough to accommodate the “ballroom” function areas. The conference center remains an option with the Vecino Group plan at the other end of the garage.last_img read more

Coronavirus live updates: US death toll over 9,600

first_imgnarvikk/iStock(NEW YORK) — nA global pandemic of the novel coronavirus has now killed at least 9,654 people in the United States.The U.S. is, by far, the hardest-hit country with more than 337,000 diagnosed cases of COVID-19, the disease caused by the new respiratory virus, according to data compiled by the Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins University.The first cases of COVID-19 were detected in China back in December. Now, more than 1.2 million people around the world have been diagnosed with the disease and over 270,000 of them have recovered while more than 70,000 have died, according to Johns Hopkins University’s count. The actual numbers are believed to be much higher due to testing shortages, many unreported cases and suspicions that some governments are hiding the scope of their nations’ outbreaks.Italy still has the highest death toll in the world — almost 16,000. Here’s how the story is developing Monday. All times Eastern: 9:48 a.m.: Spain sees infection rate drop in ‘almost all regions’The novel coronavirus outbreak in Spain appears to be slowing down as the number of new infections drops in “almost all regions,” a health ministry official said.“The growth rate of the pandemic is decreasing in almost all regions,” Maria Jose Sierra, with the Spanish Ministry of Health’s emergency committee, said in a virtual press briefing Monday.Sierra cautioned that it will take a few days to “confirm this tendency.”Monday’s data from the Spanish health ministry shows that 637 people died from COVID-19 in the past 24 hours — the lowest daily toll, percentage-wise, since early March — bringing the nationwide death toll to 13,055. The country also reported 4,273 new cases, bringing the nationwide total to 135,032.Spain has the second-highest national tally of diagnosed COVID-19 cases in the world, behind the United States, according to a count kept by Johns Hopkins University.Sierra said around 19,400 health workers in Spain have been infected with the novel coronavirus, accounting for nearly 15% of the total number of cases.Over the weekend, Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez announced that he would ask parliament to extend the country’s state of emergency by two more weeks, taking the lockdown on mobility until April 26.“Flattening the curve was our first objective. We’re getting close. But I ask everyone for sacrifice and resistance,” Sanchez said in a televised address. “The next objective is to reduce infections even more until the number of new contagions is lower than the number of people recovering each day.”8:39 a.m.: UK prime minister says he was hospitalized for ‘routine tests’U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson, who was hospitalized Sunday night after contracting the novel coronavirus, said he went for “some routine tests” as his symptoms persisted. “Last night, on the advice of my doctor, I went into hospital for some routine tests as I’m still experiencing coronavirus symptoms,” Johnson said on Monday via Twitter. “I’m in good spirits and keeping in touch with my team, as we work together to fight this virus and keep everyone safe.”A spokesman for the prime minister’s office announced in a statement on Sunday night that Johnson, 55, had a high fever and was admitted to the hospital on the advice of his doctor, not in an emergency.“This is a precautionary step,” the spokesman said, “as the prime minister continues to have persistent symptoms of coronavirus ten days after testing positive for the virus.”Johnson will remain in contact with other British leaders while he awaits the results of his tests, according to the spokesman.7:18 a.m.: This will be the ‘peak week’ for parts of the US, official warnsAdm. Brett Giroir, assistant secretary for health at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, warned Americans that this will be the “peak week” of the novel coronavirus outbreak for some states and cities. “For parts of the country, particularly New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Detroit, this week is going to be the peak week,” Giroir told ABC News Chief Anchor George Stephanopoulos in an interview Monday on Good Morning America.“It’s going to be the peak hospitalization, peak ICU week and, unfortunately, peak death week,” he added. “But that doesn’t mean we’re over this week. There are other parts of the country that will peak a little bit later, like New Orleans. So we have to be very, very serious about what’s happening this week, next week, the following weeks — do the physical distancing, wear the masks, that’s how we’re going to defeat this virus.”Giroir, a medical doctor and a key member of the White House coronavirus task force, said the country has “come a long way” in ramping up its COVID-19 testing capacity. “As of yesterday we’ve conducted at least 1.67 million tests, and we don’t even get information from all of the laboratory-derived tests. These are the ones that are in the hospitals that don’t really report up through the system,” he said. “We’ll do about a million tests this week, and that’s plenty enough tests for the people who really need it in the priority groups — those who are hospitalized, health care workers, elderly.”Giroir said they are also working on scaling up serologic testing, more commonly known as an antibody test, which only requires a drop of blood and sniffs out virus antibodies. The test can’t detect whether an individual presently has the virus, but it can tell if they already had it or had been exposed to it at some point in the past because their immune system has developed antibodies to fight it. “That’s very important as we think about reopening the country and the economy,” Giroir said, “because if you have had the virus and you have an immune response to it, in all probability you are immune and safe from the virus.” Giroir said he’s “very optimistic” that the country will soon have “tens of millions” of serologic tests, potentially by May. “There are several that are going through the FDA right now,” he added.6:42 a.m.: State of emergency looms in JapanJapanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said he intends to declare a state of emergency over the country’s novel coronavirus outbreak amid a recent surge in infections.During a press conference Monday, Abe said he was making final arrangements for the declaration and would announce it as soon as Tuesday. The order would last for about a month and would apply to seven prefectures that includes major cities such as Tokyo, which has seen a jump in new infections in recent days.The extent of the emergency measures were not fully known Monday, but the declaration would give prefectural governors the power to ask people to stay home. Local media reports say public transportation and supermarkets would remain open.As of Monday, at least 3,654 people in Japan have been diagnosed with COVID-19 and 85 of them have died, according to a count kept by Johns Hopkins University.The Japanese government has admitted that infection routes cannot be traced in an increasing number of cases.The U.S. Embassy in Tokyo issued a stark warning to Americans in Japan on Friday, saying those who wish to return should do so now or risk being stuck there “for an indefinite period.”“For U.S. citizens now in Japan, if you plan to return to the United States, we recommend that you arrange for an immediate departure. Failure to do so could mean staying abroad for an indefinite period,” the embassy said in the alert. “As compared to the number of positive cases and hospitalizations in the United States and Europe, the number of reported COVID-19 cases in Japan remains relatively low. The Japanese Government’s decision to not test broadly makes it difficult to accurately assess the COVID-19 prevalence rate.”3 a.m.: US Forces Japan declares public health emergencyThe commander of the United States Forces Japan on Monday announced a public health emergency for the Kanto Plain “due to the steady increase” of novel coronavirus infections in nearby Tokyo.The declaration, which will remain in effect through May 5, gives commanders the authority to enforce compliance of health protection measures on those who live and work on all U.S. Army, Navy, Air Force and Marine installations and facilities located on the Kanto Plain, the largest lowland in Japan that covers more than half of the eastern Kanto region, including Tokyo.“Protecting the health and safety of everyone associated with U.S. Forces Japan is my number one priority,” Lt. Gen. Kevin Schneider, U.S. Forces Japan commander, said in a statement Monday. “I cannot underscore enough the importance of personal responsibility at a time like this. Stopping the spread of COVID-19 requires the entire team — service members, civilians, families, and our Japanese partners.”The announcement comes as the daily count of new COVID-19 cases in the Japanese capital have jumped in recent days, from 78 on March 31 to 143 on Sunday, according to data published on the Tokyo Metropolitan Government’s website.Last month, an active duty member of the U.S. Forces Japan tested positive for COVID-19.In total, 1,033 people have tested positive for the disease in Tokyo and 30 of them have died, according to the government’s website. A count kept by Johns Hopkins University show’s Japan’s nationwide tally is up to 3,654 diagnosed cases and 85 deaths.Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe apparently plans to declare a state of emergency in major cities such as Tokyo amid the recent surge in infections, according to local media reports. Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Wired up to learn

first_img Previous Article Next Article Related posts:No related photos. Thewealth of e-learning options available seems overwhelming. But it need not bedaunting, as Sally O’Reilly foundTheInternet and intranets have been rapidly adopted as channels for delivering IT andtechnical training, yet soft skills development has proved more problematic.Few systems have the bandwidth necessary to stream audio and video material,and without these – most experts believe – it is difficult to get over thesubtle messages about working with people.Thehuge costs involved in creating bespoke leaning management systems means theseare still mainly the preserve of large organisations. The market for thesebespoke systems is dominated by companies such as Epic Group and Vega Skillchange.“Wesupply tailored learning solutions that are delivered via company intranet,over the Internet or other digital channels,” explains Lars Hyland, keyaccounts director with Epic Group. “So our clients tend to be large, bluechiporganisations such as British Airways, The Royal Bank of Scotland, WorldCom andPricewaterhouseCoopers. We also serve public sector customers such as theInland Revenue, Foreign and Commonwealth Office and a number of localgovernment bodies.”ExpandingaccessibilityButHyland believes the accessibility of e-learning is expanding as companiesstruggle to keep a lid on costs and maintain co-learning as a way to both todevelop and deploy the expertise of staff.“Toofew training divisions within organisations use this powerful tool to justifythe creation of learning solutions that will genuinely lead to improvedbusiness performance,” he says. “The Royal Bank of Scotland is an admirableexception. It has proved that e-learning makes a significant difference, havingalready created a 7:1 return on its investment. With its takeover of NatWest,this learning content will be applicable to a much wider audience and yieldeven higher returns.”Thereare other signs that the market is broadening. Publishers such as Video Artsand Maxim Training have recently branched into generic e-learning materialswhich can be run on a corporate intranet, and newcomers like the web-basedBlueU.com. are specialising solely in e-learning.Itseems that these days much smaller companies are seriously looking at addinge-learning to their training options, often via a portal leased from asupplier.Gatewayto web-based learningThefirst decision is whether to opt for your own learning management system oraccess online learning via a portal, and use the learning management systemoffered by the portal provider. The portal acts as a gateway to web-basedlearning – although the available content will depend on which portal you use.Broadlyspeaking, learning management systems are the more cost-effective option forlarger companies with 500 employees or more. More than 60 different systems arecurrently available on the UK market. For smaller organisations, leasing aportal can be a more flexible option.Exactdefinitions of what a “portal” is are hard to come by – US academic EllittMasie has a good guide at www.masie.com – but to get an idea, it is worthvisiting the sites of two of the main portal providers in the UK –click2learn.com. and newcomer BlueU.com, which was set up in September lastyear. Both stress that they also provide a full service to clients whenappropriate and are not in the business of simply hiring out a web-site or asearch engine which will access unfiltered course material on the Web.MarkStimson, European technical director of click2learn, says the technologyneedn’t be daunting. “It is a matter of putting materials in a certain place,so that people can access them on the web,” he says.“Largercompanies can also get their own private version of this, branded to look likethe corporate intranet. But you could just go to click2learn and pay for thetraining you want with your credit card.”Managingdirector of BlueU.com Ian Clague stresses that his company can provide usefulinformation to employers as well as making access to training materials easierfor staff.“Weask the individual user what the job role is for each individual, and theprofiling of individuals is entered in advance – so it is clear what gaps theyhave in their learning,” he says.Linkingwith competenciesTraceyDrewett is managing director of Maxim Training which provides course materialfor a number of learning management systems, including Solstra. He makes thepoint that on-line learning shouldn’t mean abandoning existing trainingstructures. “Linking with competencies is very important,” he says.“Wehave linked our training to the management NVQ, and we supply the Universityfor Industry, which is committed to life-long learning.”ProfessorKeith Baker of the University of Reading’s department of computing, and afounder member of consultancy Network Knowledge Architects, which acts as ajargon-buster for companies planning to introduce web-based learning to staff,believes that making the right choice is getting easier as uniform standardsare now being agreed.“WhatHR managers need to be able to do is put together training packages tailor-madeto the needs of their staff – and to do this they need to be able to uselearning objects (or chunks of learning material) from different sources,” hesays. “Once the various standards bodies develop a standard, companies will beable to do this – and they will be able to ask whether course material isaccredited or not.”Brokeninto chunksTheAmerican Airline Consortium Committee (AICC) standard is already widely usedfor learning management systems, but although some suppliers have signed up toit, few are actually accredited, which should be the guarantee that a learningsystem will able to launch, monitor and analyse any piece of e-learningcourseware.BTsubsidiary Solstra has signed up to the AICC standard. Marketing manager MickDurham predicts that systems like Solstra will also affect the nature oftraining as well as the way it is delivered.“Itis difficult to absorb material delivered in a linear way – so our systembreaks it up into chunks,” he says. “And it can help prepare the ground forinstructor-led training.“Updatingis also easier with web-based learning – you can pull out or add informationwithout changing the whole package.”E-learningis a daunting new field, and even companies which invest in state-of-the-arte-learning products aren’t necessarily using them.JohnLowe, managing director of Video Arts, says his company has carried outresearch which shows that although UK firms spent between £15m and £18m onmanagement training in the Internet market place last year, few have used it –either because of insufficient bandwidth, or because the product itself was toolow grade.Casestudy: TXU Europe (formerly EasternGroup)Intranet brings access to just-in-time learningBasedin Ipswich, the 6,000-strong integrated energy company TXU Europe hascommissioned VEGA Skillchange and Saba to create an intranet-based learningmanagement system which will be fully operational this summer.Openlearning manager Lance Spraggons says the company is taking this step onlyafter careful consideration – and a planning and implementation process lastingjust over a year.“Nowwe have expanded, and staff are more dispersed, conventional classroom-basedtraining is harder to deliver,” he says. “We are supplementing this form oftraining with an intranet based system – but we are also surveying staff tofind out what they think their training needs are.”Theintranet will give all staff easy access to just-in-time learning, and formspart of a mixed economy of training. For instance, the system will act as aform of electronic library, allowing staff to borrow books or CD-Roms throughit.“Peoplewill also be able to assess their own skills and make their own judgementsabout the training they need – making their own gap analysis,” he says. “Itwill give them greater personal responsibility for learning.”Spraggonsbelieves the secret of introducing a successful learning management system isto plan carefully and include all the relevant players at every step. He hasbrought together in-house IT staff and representatives from three open learningsuppliers, Ivy Software, Maxim Training and EBC, to make the partnershipbetween course content and method of delivery work as effectively as possible.Buthe sees winning staff over to the new system as the key to success. “We havegot to get staff to see that open learning is just as rewarding as going on acourse,” he says. “And to do that you have to look at their preferred learningstyles – open learning can be a very lonely experience.”Hishope is that introducing a learning management system will help the companytailor learning to individuals, rather than make it a more impersonalexperience for staff. Wired up to learnOn 1 Mar 2000 in Personnel Today Comments are closed. last_img read more

SLCC and Snow Volleyball Each Ranked Highly in Polls

first_img Brad James September 5, 2018 /Sports News – Local SLCC and Snow Volleyball Each Ranked Highly in Polls Written by FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailCOLORADO SPRINGS, Colo.-Wednesday, SLCC and Snow volleyball were each ranked highly in the NJCAA Top 25.The Bruins, who are 9-0 on the season, rose 10 spots from #15 to #5 and vanquished Western Nebraska and New Mexico Military, each of which were ranked in the top 10, last week.Additionally, Scenic West Athletic Conference rivals, Southern Idaho (#4) and Snow (#8) are also ranked highly in the polls.The Bruins’ SWAC opener is September 21 at Price against USU-Eastern Utah and they will host Snow September 28. Tags: NJCAA/SLCC Volleyball/Snow/Southern Idaho/SWAC/USU-Eastern Utahlast_img read more

Innopolis, a Rosatom data processing and storage project, has been launched in Tatarstan

first_img Innopolis, a Rosatom data processing and storage project, has been launched in Tatarstan. (Credit: Rosenergoatom, Joint-Stock Company) On September 10, 2020, the Special Economic Zone ‘Innopolis’ hosted a solemn ceremony of launching the Rosatom project aimed at establishing a data processing and storage center in the Republic of Tatarstan.The project is being implemented by the Rosenergoatom Joint-Stock Company (a part of the Electric Power Division of the Rosatom State Corporation) as a part of the cooperation memorandum with the Government of the Republic of Tatarstan and Rosatom program for the geographically distributed and fault tolerant data center network development.During his welcome speech, Alexey Likhachev, the CEO of the Rosatom State Corporation, said: ‘Data centers are an integral part of the modern information infrastructure. They facilitate collaboration between the citizens, the business and the state. The Innopolis Data Center, the construction of which we initiate today, will become the second basis data center in the whole network supported by Rosatom. The Innopolis Data Center will help customers both in the Republic of Tatarstan and outside of it enjoy reliable IT infrastructure taking into account Rosatom’s experience in the realm of energy, physical and information safety’.Rustam Minnikhanov, the President of the Republic of Tatarstan, has addressed the event participants: ‘This is an important date for Innopolis – we start constructing the Data processing and storage center. This tremendous project is being implemented by the Rosatom State Corporation, our strategic partner. We actively work together, develop the composite cluster, cooperate with the federal nuclear centers in Sarov and Snezhinsk, launch multiple digital economy projects. On August 24th, at the meeting of the Observation Council for the Special Economic Zone Innopolis, we have discussed the Data processing and storage center and made a decision on granting ‘Atomdata Innopolis’ company a resident status. Today, we start building the largest data center in our Volga federal district’, he noted, giving special thanks to Alexey Likhachev, the head of Rosatom, ‘for making a decision to Tatarstan’s benefit’.The deputy prime minister of the Republic of Tatarstan, Roman Shaykhutdinov, the minister of the governmental digital development, information technology and telecommunications in the Republic of Tatarstan, Ayrat Hayrullin, the CEO of the Special Economic Zone ‘Innopolis’, Renat Halimov, the digital transformation director of the Rosatom State Corporation, Ekaterina Solntseva, the deputy CEO and the economy & finance director of the Rosenergoatom Joint-Stock Company, Sergey Migalin, the head of the Data Center and digital products office at Rosenergoatom Joint-Stock Company, Sergey Nemchenkov, and other officials took part in the ceremony.The Innopolis DC is the second commercial data center of Rosatom. In 2019, the company launched the Kalininskiy Data Center in Udomlya city, the Tver region (next to the Kalinin NPP) with the capacity of 48 megawatt, which is one of the largest data centers in Russia and Europe.The Innopolis DC can house up to 500-1,000 racks of IT equipment in the first batch with an option to extend to 2,000 racks in the future with the total capacity of 16 megawatt. The Innopolis DC can become the largest data center in the Volga federal district.The cost of investment in the construction and the engineering infrastructure for the first data center batch is around 3 billion rubles, with another round of investment to be made in the server equipment and the virtual environment and commercial cloud deployment for Rosatom.The construction is due to start in Q2 2021 once a set of survey and design works is completed, and the first batch of the Innopolis Data Center is scheduled to be launched in H2 2022.‘The establishment of reliable information infrastructure is one the top priorities in the digital transformation strategy of the Republic. We are happy to have Rosatom as a trusted partner. In order to successfully implement the project, the Special Economic Zone Innopolis is going to provide its sites, seasoned professionals and all necessary engineering infrastructure’, Roman Shaykhutdinov, the deputy prime minister of the Republic of Tatarstan, said.Ekaterina Solntseva, the digital transformation director at Rosatom, stressed: ‘The cooperation between Rosatom and the Republic of Tatarstan in the realm of digitization is booming. We are delighted to see that the companies in the republic are looking at our digital solution options for deep tech modelling, enterprise management, information and physical digital security, digital transformation of city services and processes. We have planned several common activities on training staff for digital economy. The Innopolis DC project will not be just another milestone in our cooperation, this is a crucial step in the development of the Russian IT infrastructure, which rests on reliability and fault tolerance’.Sergey Migalin, the deputy CEO and the economy & finance director of the Rosenergoatom Joint-Stock Company, added: ‘We see huge potential in the construction of basis data centers in multiple regions, especially in the cutting-edge ‘digital’ one like Tatarstan. I am confident that both governmental and commercial clients in the region would appreciate the knowledge and practices in DC products’ construction, operation and development and the AtomCloud solutions based on the Rosatom’s commercial cloud’. Source: Company Press Release The Innopolis DC is the second commercial data center of Rosatomlast_img read more