Broadly Experienced Foreign Architect Program

Friday, September 14, 2012

"Foreign architects are eligible to apply for an NCARB Certificate through the Broadly Experience Foreign Architect Program. The BEFA process requires establishment of an NCARB Record, preparation of a dossier to demonstrate experience, and a personal interview." to find out more...

Goettsch Partners Designs New Commercial Tower for Al Hilal Bank in Abu Dhabi

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

"Architecture firm Goettsch Partners (GP) has designed the flagship commercial development for Al Hilal Bank in the heart of Abu Dhabi’s Al Maryah Island, formerly known as Sowwah Island. The new speculative office tower is located in the Emirate’s developing new central business district, with direct access to three main island roads and the nearby Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi, Sowwah Square, the Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange headquarters, and the Rosewood Abu Dhabi hotel." to find out more...
Passage and Image via http://www.gpchicago.com/users/news_view.asp?FolderID=3088&NewsID=115
Related link: http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/goettsch_partners_designs_new_bank_tower_in_abu_dhabi/

Critical chain project management

Saturday, September 08, 2012

Something away from architecture but interestingly shared in a HDB talk last week of critical chain project management. The definition can be found wikipedia in below quote. This is an alternate effective project management compared with critical path:
"Critical chain project management (CCPM) is a method of planning and managing projects that puts the main emphasis on the resources required to execute project tasks. It was developed by Eliyahu M. Goldratt. This is in contrast to the more traditional critical path and PERT methods, which emphasize task order and rigid scheduling. A Critical Chain project network will tend to keep the resources levelly loaded, but will require them to be flexible in their start times and to quickly switch between tasks and task chains to keep the whole project on schedule." to find out more...
A youtube sharing here:

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