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Evaluation and Design Bexley College Tower campus

Bexley College Tower campus wishes to relocate to a more centrally located site, maximising revenue from the sale of the existing site. This feasibility study aims to explore the possible solutions and identify the most feasible option for redevelopment, maximising the revenue raised by the sale of the land and existing structures. The site occupies 3.11 Ha and there are three interconnecting structures, along with small car parking facilities. The site is in a residential area, next door to a school. Project alternatives The possible solutions of this project are evaluated and compared by the following criteria a) potentials to maximise revenue for the sale of the site for the college; b) benefits to the local community c) timescales for redevelopment Solution 1 - Tesco...

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The design and planning phase

With reference to the RIBA work stages explain how a designer and design team would produce a design from the clients initial brief through to start on site. A Designer and team will produce a design from the client's initial brief through to the start of construction, the client appoints an architect, through a chosen selection process like interviews. Once a designer has been chosen and all pre agreement procedures have been completed appraisal and briefing will commence. Appraisal, this is when a client's requirements are set by the designer through asking key questions such as, whether the clients existing building could be extended or adapted to suit his/hers requirements or a new build is needed, how large the budget is...

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Designing a Flexible Web-Based Reading Environment

Abstract Reading has always been a foundational element of one’s education. The ultimate goal of reading, however, is not limited to word recognition; the reader’s success lies in comprehension. Comprehending a text is undoubtedly a complex process and it is even more difficult for all learners to acquire self-regulating reading skills. A framework of how a web-based reading environment should be designed in order to meet students’ diverse needs and help them develop reading comprehension skills through processes that favor self regulated reading is outlined in this paper. The attempted synthesis is based on the main premises of Self-regulation Theory and the pedagogical approach of Universal Design for Learning, taking advantage of the new possibilities offered by digital texts and Web...

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