Lean Office Practices for Architects is a reference book used in the DLR Associates seminar by the same name. A student uses this book along with seminar materials to complete a three day course in Continuing Education. A CD with diagrams, figures and tables support the book when the student begins to learn what lean office practices are and how to preform the cost savings involved with this process. The technique of using a lean process in the practice of architecture is a powerful one. The use of a lap top, wireless routing and portability, on and off the job site is absolutely critical as we enter the last ninety years of this century. I would encourage you, the reader, to skip over those chapters that you have already completed in your study of lean productivity analysis. This reference book was completed after fifteen years of consulting and thirty years of teaching at Clemson University. Whenever I found a "short cut" or a lean process for architects, I put it in a large three ring notebook. This publication is the "best of the notebook."
The term e-Learning is a neologism for CSCL systems that came about during the emergence of website e-learning modules. From an e-learning perspective, conventional e-learning systems were then based on instructional packets, which were delivered to students using assignments. Assignments were evaluated by the instructor. In contrast, the new e-learning places increased emphasis on social learning and use of social software such as blogs, wikis, podcasts and virtual worlds such as Second Life. This phenomenon has also been referred to as Long Tail Learning . E-learning by contrast to e-learning systems not based on CSCL, assumes that knowledge (as meaning and understanding) is socially constructed. Learning takes place through conversations about content and grounded interaction about problems and actions. Advocates of social learning claim that one of the best ways to learn something is to teach it to others. However, it should be noted that many early online courses, such as those developed by Murray Turoff and Starr Roxanne Hiltz in the 1970s and 80s at the New Jersey Institute of Technology, courses at the University of Guelph in Canada, the British Open University, and the online distance courses at the University of British Columbia (where Web CT, now incorporated into Blackboard Inc. was first developed), have always made heavy use of online discussion between students. Also, from the start, practitioners such as Harasim in 1995, have put heavy emphasis on the use of learning networks for knowledge construction, long before the term e-learning, let alone CSCL, was even considered. There is also an increased use of virtual classrooms (online presentations delivered live) as an online learning platform and classroom for a diverse set of education providers such as Minnesota State Colleges and Universities and Sachem, MN, School District. In addition to virtual classroom environments, social networks have become an important part of e-learning. Social networks have been used to foster online learning communities around subjects as diverse as test preparation and language education. Mobile Assisted Language Learning (MALL) is a term used to describe using handheld computers or cell phones to assist in language learning. Some feel, however, that schools have not caught up with the social networking trends. Few traditional educators promote social networking unless they are communicating with their own colleagues. DLR Associates consulting group first became interested in e-learning modules at the annual Distance Learning Conference held at the University of Maine. I decided to offer e-learning services, since we were already evolved with computer-assisted education techniques. DLR Associates had been involved with CAE since computers were first used in engineering education. It was our hope a trend could be started towards blended learning services, where computer-based activities were integrated with practical or classroom-based situations. Dan Ryan Professor Emeritus Clemson University
War of the Nations: is a continuation of the story begun in Admirals and Generals. This fourth book describes in vivid detail what may have occurred in the United States Military under the Wilson Presidential administration. The Narration is by the son a career naval officer, born in Beaufort, South Carolina. He will also become an admiral and serve in the Army Navy Building and the White House, Washington D.C. The historical events of 1912 through 1920 are carefully followed. The Imagination of the author provides rich characters in powerful settings from the harbors of America to the ports of the European countries during the World War. The time old love story between men and women is woven throughout the book when the naval officer sons, marry the women of their dreams. The two sons have five children and so the naval officer now has grandchildren. Three generations of Navy men and women who loved them, learn to survive the entire period of history known as the war to end all wars. Scenes are set carefully with attention to accurate research of the low country of South Carolina as well as our Nation's Capital circa 1912-1920. The People's Standard History of the United States written by Edward S. Ellis and published by Western Book Syndicate and copyrighted by Woodfall Company have provided background materials, maps of the period and needed information on how the federal government was organized and functioned during this period of our history.
Catywampus: is a continuation of the story begun in Admiral's Son General's Daughter and is a parallel to Jigsaw. This book describes in vivid detail what may have occurred in the United States Military between 1896 and 1906 during the McKinley and Roosevelt Presidential administrations. The narration is by the grandson of a career naval officer, born in Beaufort, South Carolina. He will serve as a cadet in Annapolis and as a member of the elite submarine commanders in the United States Navy. The historical events of 1896 through 1906 are carefully followed. The imagination of the author provides rich characters in powerful settings from the torpedo proving grounds in Newport, Rhode Island to the jungles of Central America when he joins his brother on a navy manhunt of killers. The love story between a man and a woman is woven throughout the book when the grandson graduates from the naval academy and marries his childhood sweetheart. He is unaware that his father and his Uncle Theodore Roosevelt have decided to tap his knowledge of modern submarines and his photographic memory to become one of this countries most successful counter intelligence officers. Scenes are set carefully with attention to accurate research of the low country of South Carolina as well as our Nation's Capital circa 1896 -1906. The second edition of People's Standard History of the United States written by Edward S. Ellis and published in 1906 by Western Book Syndicate and copyrighted by the Woolfall Company have provided background materials, maps of the period and needed information on how the federal government was organized and functioned during this period of history
The Lean Office: Collected Practices and Cases is a compilation of articles previously published in the Productivity Press newsletter, Lean Manufacturing Advisor. These articles discuss lean implementations in non-manufacturing operations, from design to processing invoices to customer service. Most articles are written in the form of case studies. Highlights include— Practical, in-depth description of lean implementation, written in a conversational, easy-to-read style A large quantity of case studies unavailable from any other single source Responds to your desire for real-world lean office information
This book is not about debits, credits, or accounting theory. Instead, it describes how a chief financial officer (CFO) becomes a Lean CFO by leading a company in developing and deploying a Lean management system. The finance team, business executives, and Lean leaders will all benefit from its forward-thinking improvement approach. Explaining why the CFO role is so critical for companies adopting a Lean business strategy, The Lean CFO: Architect of the Lean Management System illustrates the process of building and integrating a Lean management system into the overall Lean business strategy. It describes why CFOs should move their companies away from performance measures based on traditional manufacturing practices and into a Lean performance measurement system. In addition, it explains how to integrate a Lean management system with a Lean business strategy to drive financial success. Describes the logic behind why a Lean management system must replace a traditional management accounting system Discusses how flow can drive the financial success of Lean Demonstrates the need for constructing a value stream capacity measurement system Explains how to break your company away from using standard costing to run your business The book explains why you must move your company into value stream accounting, which reports your internal financial information by the real profit centers of your business, your value streams. It describes the strategic aspects of making money from a Lean business strategy and also details how to modify your enterprise resource planning system to support Lean rather than hinder it.
Comprising the Theory and Modern Practice, with the Subjects of Office & Field Work, the Steam Engine, Mechanical Engineering, Surveying, Levelling, & Use of Instruments, Mining and Quarrying, Manufacture of Iron, Bricks, Lime, & Cements, Carpentry, Joinery, Bricklaying, and Masonry, Slating, Painting and Glazing, Building, Etc