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[en] Guiding lines (unofficial): 1. A leasing company can be founded to finance and to operate a nuclear power plant. 2. The leasing company does not require a license according to section 7 of the Atomic Energy Act, for it neither constructs nor posesses the nuclear power plant. 3. This also applies if the proprietor, and later on operator, of the nuclear power plant holds an interest in this leasing company as a shareholder. Section 7, and 19 subsection 3 of the Atomic Energy Act. Higher Administrative Court of Rhineland Palatinate, Decision of July 20sup(th), 1982. (orig.)
[de]Leitsaetze (nicht amtlich): 1. Zur Finanzierung des Baus und Betriebs eines Kernkraftwerks kann eine Leasing-Gesellschaft gegruendet werden. 2. Die Leasing-Gesellschaft bedarf keiner atomrechtlichen Genehmigung nach Paragraph 7 AtG, weil sie das Kernkraftwerk weder errichtet noch sonst innehat. 3. Dies gilt auch dann, wenn der Inhaber und spaetere Betreiber des Kernkraftwerks an der Leasing-Gesellschaft als Gesellschafter beteiligt ist. Paragraphen 7, 19 Abs. 3 AtG OVG Rheinland-Pfalz, Urteil vom 20. Juli 1982. (orig.)
[en] Energy needs and concerns in the construction industry are mainly focused on energy savings, characterized by research for new insulation products. Automotive industry, for example, has already overgrown this level of energy performance of their products and fuel economizing is not carried out only through new engine design but also through new aerodynamic lines of vehicles aimed at reducing air resistance. The construction product industry, which, in financial terms, is quite capable to address the issue of energy savings and which benefits from these inventions, has no possibility to interfere in the form of buildings and relations between them. This is something architects and urban planners deal with. This is the subject of this paper, with emphasis on what has been accomplished so far in this regard in the so called developed countries, in comparison with others, where the issues of energy saving are even more difficult to tackle. (author)
[en] In this report, we review the existing concept of construction automation and also survey the state of the art on construction automation and robotic system in domestic and foreign construction industry. On the basis of the result of review and survey, we want to suggest an applicable robotic technology to construction industry and points to be duly considered for activating construction automation. We investigate the state of the art on construction automation and robotic system in domestic and foreign construction industry and also applicable area and direction of domestic construction automation and robotic system. We hope that construction automation and robotic technology, which are improved rapidly nowadays, can contribute to the growth of construction industry
[en] Testing plays various roles during the life of a concrete structure; during pre-construction it may be employed to aid in the materials selection and thus influence the construction method; during constrruction, it is used to determine conformance to specifications; and while in service, performance evaluation becomes the main objective. The need for advancement in techniques, equipment, and methods of testing become more significant as new construction materials are introduced in the market and as the number of structures showing signs of deterioration increases. Thi presentation outlines a framework for investigation of a concrete structure. It identifies and describes common in-situ tests that may be employed, giving special attention to the application of non-destructive techniques. Examples of situations requiring NDT are given. Some issues related to the used of NDT are also described. (Author). Full text
[en] Although oil companies are slowly starting to make plans for developing new oil and gas fields, the order intake for construction of new platforms has drastically decreased for Dutch platform constructors. There are opportunities, but these are mainly to be found in the wind energy sector in the countries surrounding the Netherlands.
[nl]Hoewel oliemaatschappijen weer voorzichtig plannen maken om nieuwe olie- en gasvelden te ontwikkelen, is de orderintake voor de bouw van nieuwe platformen bij de Nederlandse platformbouwers drastisch afgenomen. Kansen zijn er nog wel, maar die liggen hoofdzakelijk in de windenergiesector in de ons omringende landen.
[en] The two key areas of offshore construction, oil and gas, and wind turbine installation, show interesting common features. Offshore oil and gas covers installation of hub facilities, main trunk lines and infield connections. The installation of wind turbines covers foundations, transition pieces, towers, rotors and nacelles, and infield elements such as main electric cables in the grid, transformer stations and connections to the shore.
[en] It addresses the need to consider demographic factors in the smart cities model and in the design of future housing. In Spain there are more than 3,500,000 people with disabilities, it is 9% prevalence, in the year 2050 the group of people over 64 years old will increase by 7.2 million people and will occupy 37% of the Spanish population. According to the OMS for the year 2050 for the first time in the history of mankind, there will be more people older than children in the population. High life expectancy and low birth rates will determine future demand. The objective is to make visible a new innovative approach in the design and adaptation of cities and homes, assessing demographic changes. It obliges to incorporate a new model that guarantees the nonexistence of barriers that hinder its use by all people. The 3R law represents an important advance and an alternative in the adaptations of buildings and urban environments to improve the lives of people. The proposal is part of the development of strategies and actions using accessibility, as an instrument that ensures the creation of spaces and equalizing environments for all. The concept of Smart Home-Smart Home and Smart Citie-Smart City is imposed as a tool that will be key in future adaptations.
[en] In the context of the analysis of the Licensing Management activities incidences in the Building Project life cycle 1, it is worth highlighting those that occurred in the Phase of Construction Authorizations processing This analysis takes into account the incidents in the fulfillment of the technical, urbanistic and legal specifications 2, as well as the administrative management processes, and they are of such relevance that they significantly affect the general planning of the project baseline. The work is part of the study of the overall Project process 3, and includes 27 construction projects carried out in the city of Madrid, with the final objective of compliance with the project specifications and customer satisfaction, with the possible particular restrictions in each case, and following the Process Groups established in ISO 21.500: 2013, of Guidance on Project Management 4 Finally, it is analyzed the impact of these incidents detected with respect to the investments made 5. From the conclusions, that demonstrate the strategic repercussions of successful Licensing Management, it derives the need for a specific training for the Agents in charge.
[en] A new Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) study of 26 nuclear projects shows a decrease in the leadtime for nuclear plants under construction in contrast to the findings of other studies. The EPRI study plots construction leadtime against the year of construction permit issuance rather than the year of completion, and it eliminates management delays, physical plant differences, and management differences. The result is a two-part trendline reflecting the discontinuity of regulatory ratchet effects, which cause 50% of construction leadtime delay while labor material delivery problems account for 20% and deliberate delays 22% of leadtime delay. When allowance is made for deliberate delays, there is no growth in construction leadtime. There was no correlation of utility finances, the accuracy of load growth forecasts, or the state regulatory environment to the length of construction. 3 figures,
[en] Highlights: • Construction energy productivity convergence across Australian regions, using DEA • Regional clubs for future effective-energy-consumption production strategies • Impacts on the equilibrium and growth patterns of construction energy productivity • State level effects of booms and busts on Australian construction energy productivity - Abstract: Energy productivity reflecting the volume of goods and services with one-unit consumption of energy has become an important indicator of production and competitiveness within the construction industry. In order to understand the long-run growth patterns of energy productivity in the Australian construction industry, this study investigates the convergence of the construction energy productivity across a sample of seven Australian regions, from 1987 to 2014, and identifies regional clubs for future effective-energy-consumption strategy of production. Using a panel data approach, the study presents a picture of the impacts of the influential components on the equilibrium and growth patterns of construction energy productivity across the studied regions. The findings provide a better understanding of the impact of booms and busts on the Australian construction energy productivity, at the state level. This adds to the body of knowledge on construction productivity by adapting a panel data approach of the convergence study into construction energy productivity.