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  NationMaster - Encyclopedia: Axiom of constructibility
It asserts that V equals L where V is the universe of sets and L is the constructible universe.
The constructible sets are all those formed by certain simple operations on pre-existing sets together with an operation of collecting together all sets formed thus far.
The axiom of constructibility implies the generalized continuum hypothesis and also the axiom of choice.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Axiom-of-constructibility   (419 words)

  Axiom of constructibility - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The axiom of constructibility or V=L is a possible axiom for set theory in mathematics.
For example, the axiom of constructibility implies the generalized continuum hypothesis (and also the axiom of choice), the negation of Suslin's hypothesis, and the existence of a simple (Δ
Among set theorists of a realist bent, who believe that the axiom of constructibility is either true or false, most believe that it is false.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/V=L   (259 words)

 Constructibility - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
a regular polygon that can be constructed with compass and straightedge; see constructible polygon.
a set in Kurt Gödel's universe L, which may be constructed by transfinite application of certain constructions in set theory; see constructible universe.
a process in construction design whereby plans are reviewed by others familiar with construction techniques and materials to assess whether the design is actually buildable.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Constructibility   (201 words)

 Constructibility Manual
The basis of this concept is that experienced construction personnel need to be involved with the project from the earliest stages to ensure that the construction focus and their experience can properly influence the owners, planners, and designer, as well as material suppliers.
Constructibility is most beneficial when performed, prior to establishment of a defined scope, during early scoping and design phases.
Constructibility issues concerning scope and design should be recognized and addressed up front, so that a quality set of plans and specifications are produced. The early active involvement of the Region Construction Representatives will also provide them insight into the design intent.
www.state.nj.us /transportation/eng/documents/constructibility/constructibility.shtm   (6047 words)

 NSPE's Engineering Times
These are examples of constructibility issues, and addressing them well before the start of construction can save millions of dollars and countless hours of construction delays.
The construction industry has a process for identifying and mitigating constructibility issues during the planning and design of a project—applying that 20/20 hindsight.
Construction experts were included in the design team from the beginning of planning through the completion of design.
www.nspe.org /etweb/10-03viewpoint.asp   (839 words)

 CRSI » Constructibility
As the stewards of constructibility, architects and engineers need to create designs that are practical, buildable, and attractive.
This CRSI book outlines the work of the bar placers from the time steel is first delivered to the jobsite until it is completely placed and covered with concrete.
This report defines and describes placing drawings, which are the detailed drawings for the reinforcing bars in cast-in-place reinforced concrete construction.
www.crsi.org /archeng/constructibility.html   (233 words)

 d-b A to Z Construction 26 years of quality remodeling
Constructibility Review: A review of design plans and specifications will help the Owner verify that the design as presented is clear to the contractor, poses no construction conflicts, and is economically feasible to build.
A to Z Construction is often most cost effective during the planning stages of the project, since the firm provides the careful planning and organization skill that can help prevent costly problems during construction.
Construction Inspection and Surveillance: All Owners desire some type of examination of project performance on a continuous or periodic basis to review progress, ensure compliance with specifications and plans, and to review housekeeping and safety issues.
www.lahomeimprovement.com /d-b.html   (649 words)

 PB Network | Issue 34 | Tower Torsion and Constructibility
There were concerns that the asymmetry of the transverse cross-section of the bridge could cause excessive torsion in the towers and that torsional rotation in the towers might create difficulties during construction.
In addition, we had to examine whether the cantilever portion of the main span deck should be erected concurrently with or subsequent to the erection of the mainline.
We concluded that concurrent construction of the cantilevered ramp would be the preferred method of the two, although construction could be done either way.
www.pbworld.com /news_events/publications/network/issue_34/34_38_HsuR_TowerTorsion.asp   (605 words)

 Transportation Research Board -- Homepage
Constructibility can be defined as the optimum use of construction knowledge and experience in planning, design, procurement, and field operations to achieve overall project objectives.
Constructibility reviews have the potential to minimize the number and magnitude of changes, disputes, cost overruns, and delays during construction.
Texas AandM Research Foundation has formalized the methodology for making constructibility practices an integral part of the project development process, thereby ensuring that resources will be available, the right expertise is involved, reviews will be performed in a timely manner, and constructibility knowledge and experience will be captured properly for easy retrieval later.
www.trb.org /TRBNet/ProjectDisplay.asp?ProjectID=258   (265 words)

 Dr. Fisher
She has almost 30 years of engineering experience, half of which were spent in the private sector where she worked as a project control engineer/manager in the petrochemical construction industry for contractors (Halliburton Services and Foster Wheeler).
Her research in the early '90's for CII resulted in the first application of artificial intelligence to construction modularization with the development of an expert system (MODEx) and fuzzy logic.
Fisher, D.J. and David Soule, "Constructibility Issues for NMSDHT," Proceedings of 32nd Paving and Transportation Conference, Albuquerque, NM, Jan. 10-11, l995, p.
www.unm.edu /~dfisher   (1060 words)

 How many real numbers are there?
Rather, I felt that the meta-message in Cohen's result (and a lot of similar results that came in its wake) was that the axioms of set theory should be chosen on pragmatic grounds.
If the Axiom of Constructibility was assumed (as an additional axiom, on top of the Zermelo-Fraenkel system), then you could prove that the Continuum Hypothesis is true.
If you view set theory as an axiomatic framework for constructing sets, and take a conservative approach of constructing only the sets that the rest of mathematics absolutely must have, you end up with the Axiom of Constructibility, and then the Continuum Hypothesis is true.
www.maa.org /devlin/devlin_6_01.html   (1345 words)

 Constructibility Review
However, it is through the multidisciplinary constructibility review that the owner tests his approach and verifies that the potential for errors, change orders and claims has been clearly identified and resolved.
A constructibility analysis is performed from the construction standpoint, not the design standpoint.
The constructibility review is the single best assurance that a highly competitive bidding process will occur.
www.lza.com /lza/vs/cs.html   (130 words)

 Welcome to Parsons
Constructibility reviews determine and improve the practicality of the construction plans in order to avoid on-site construction problems, delays, and change orders.
Parsons personnel have extensive construction experience in engineering inspection, construction techniques, logistics, tolerances, and sequences of assembly.
To conduct the review, Parsons uses a team composed of the program management and technical staff who are familiar with the type of facility reviewed.
www.parsons.com /infra/education/capabilities/capabilities04.asp   (145 words)

 Architectural Detailing: Function, Constructibility, Aesthetics by Wiley
As much as I like the author's "Building Construction", this book is not recommended.
It is based on the premise that many construction details share common principles: shed water by using sloping surfaces, for instance.
After a few such groupings are described, it turns into a tips and tricks collection, e.g., do rough work before finish work.
www.negative-procreative.biz /stuff-0471547921.html   (417 words)

 Transportation Research Board -- Homepage
Mineral filler plays an important role in the construction and performance of hot mix asphalt (HMA) pavements.
Very little attention was given to the study of mineral filler (often referred to as the minus 200 fraction) during the Strategic Highway Research Program, although the Superpave mix design method includes a recommendation on the dust-to-binder ratio.
In certain cases, constructibility and performance can be enhanced with the use of additional filler as long as the filler is properly specified.
www.trb.org /TRBNet/ProjectDisplay.asp?ProjectID=979   (848 words)

 Program/Design/Construction Management
A constructibility review is performed from the construction standpoint rather than a design point of view.
Verify that all sheets are included in the specifications and sheet indices.
Determine whether the procedures and criteria for punchlisting, owner acceptance, start-up and training, and operations manuals are defined.
www.cdg-cm.com /cdg/services/cr.html   (170 words)

 Architectural Detailing. Function, Constructibility, Aesthetics :: Education by Design Store
As much as I like the author's "Building Construction", this book is not recommended.
It is based on the premise that many construction details share common principles: shed water by using sloping surfaces, for instance.
After a few such groupings are described, it turns into a tips and tricks collection, e.g., do rough work before finish work.
www.edbydesign.com /books/0471547921.html   (618 words)

 A New Proof for the Monte Carlo Constructibility of log log n (ResearchIndex)
Abstract: The Monte Carlo constructibility of log log n has proved by Karpinski and Verbeek ([KV87]).
They proposed an algorithm, and proved the constructibility by applying a statistical result in [Fel57] to the algorithm.
7 the monte carlo space constructible functions and separation..
citeseer.ist.psu.edu /55536.html   (390 words)

 Math Forum Discussions - Re: Constructibility of X -> X^2 bijection
Re: Ullrichism; Was: Constructibility of X -> X^2 bijection
Re: Ullrichsim; Was: Constructibility of X -> X^2 bijection
The Math Forum is a research and educational enterprise of the Drexel School of Education.
mathforum.org /kb/thread.jspa?forumID=13&threadID=1600021&messageID=5828923   (153 words)

 About CASA
For the best results in the final, constructed project, I recommend using the Team Build process to involve the builder early in the design.
Constructibility review and cost estimating happen during design.
Constructibility review and cost estimating (bid) happen after design is finished.
www.casa-arch.com /about.htm   (608 words)

 http://Aug 2004 E-Newsletter.htm
By using constructibility reviews at key points in the design process, it is usually possible to eliminate a high majority of these mistakes prior to bid before the 1-10-100-1000 Effect comes into play.
The 50% construction document stage and after the submittal of the 100% construction documents to the jurisdictional review agency are good milestone dates to conduct reviews.
A detailed scope of work for the constructibility should be prepared that defines areas to be reviewed in the documents and assigns multi-disciplinary team members to be responsible for their completion.
www.pinnacleone.com /e-newsletter/wwmpf/2004_08.html   (1593 words)

 Prefabricated Bridge Elements and Systems - Innovative Projects to Make Bridge Designs More Constructible
Advantages: Constructibility: A primary source of water for Waco and an important flood control resource for the area, Lake Belton's water level is highly variable, as much as 48 ft, reaching as high as the bottom of the bridge's beams on occasion.
In 2000, construction began on a pair of conventional prestressed concrete I beam bridges with lengths of 10,280 and 4,360 feet.
After the project was let for construction, the contractor asked to precast the substructure bent caps as an alternative to the original design of cast-in-place multi-column bents to reduce the amount of time the workers would need to operate near power lines.
www.fhwa.dot.gov /bridge/prefab/constr.htm   (3496 words)

 Jigsaw bridge puzzle
GLF Construction Co., Miami, similarly match-cast the substructure for the Seabreeze Bridge in Daytona Beach, Fla. Martin K. Eby Construction Co. Inc., Wichita, Kan., also is currently using match-casting for the pier columns in the Dallas-Fort Worth Airport Automated People Mover.
Kiewit Construction Co., Omaha, Neb., is currently exploring variations of the long-line casting process for a curbside extension of the Baltimore-Washington International Airport.
Walter Construction, Calgary, Alberta, added four match-cast ramps with an assortment of curves and span lengths through the interchange of I-15 and U.S. The team erected three different cross-sections by both span-by-span and balanced cantilever with an overhead gantry.
www.roadsbridges.com /rb/index.cfm/powergrid/rfah=|cfap=/CFID/79248/CFTOKEN/14034503/fuseaction/showArticle/articleID/3005   (2240 words)

 The REMR Bulletin, Vol. 13, No. 4, Geomembrane System
The constructibility of the design was demonstrated in Phase II through successful underwater installation of the system on a simulated concrete structure.
The objective of this phase of the study was to perform research, material testing, and evaluation of individual components and techniques required to facilitate successful underwater installation of membranes and to develop a procedure for underwater installation on the upstream face of a dam.
The concrete structure was designed and constructed in the configuration of an L-shaped wall as shown in Figure 6.
www.wes.army.mil /REMR/bulls/vol14/no1/text/geomem.html   (2155 words)

 Preconstruction planning helps schools universities complete expansion renovation construction more efficiently   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Any education construction project needs specialized planning professionals to ensure that the project meets the school's program needs, stays on schedule and within budget, and causes minimal disruption to ongoing campus activities.
When schools and universities are undertaking a renovation or expansion, the normal challenges involved in design and construction are heightened by the risks associated with existing building conditions, the logistics of construction in a tight space and, often, continued occupation of the building.
An effective construction strategy involves many elements, including construction phasing, relocation and protection of occupants, careful sequencing and coordination of trades, maintenance of access and egress, effective construction staging, weather protection, and efficient routing of equipment, materials and tradespeople.
asumag.com /mag/university_planning_ahead   (1501 words)

 Axiom of constructibility: Facts and details from Encyclopedia Topic   (Site not responding. Last check: )
In mathematics, the constructible universe (or gödels constructible universe) is a particular class of sets which can be described entirely in terms of simpler...
The constructible sets are all those formed by certain simple operations on pre-existing sets together with an operation of collecting together all sets formed up to a certain time.
Hence the class of all constructible sets is a proper class.
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/a/ax/axiom_of_constructibility.htm   (575 words)

 Automated Constructibility Analysis of Work-Zone Traffic-Control Planning   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Constructibility, in simple words, is the ability to construct effectively.
The lack of personnel, the inability to fill the knowledge void caused by transfer or retirement of experts in the field, and the inability to effectively learn from mistakes are some factors that indicate a need for advanced automation techniques in the highway construction industry.
It is developed to provide designers and construction managers with generic constructibility recommendations on traffic control, and direct access to a constructibility database, before the final TCP is designed.
www.pubs.asce.org /WWWdisplay.cgi?9600815   (206 words)

 ESD 112: CSG Services
A formal Constructibility Review is prescribed by WAC 180-29-066 for all state assisted projects larger than 50,000 sf in area.
A constructibility review is a cost control technique which is based on the review of project construction documents (drawings and specifications) by architectural, mechanical, electrical, structural, construction, civil, and other design professionals prior to bidding.
The constructibility review identifies potential claim or problem areas and deficiencies that may occur as a result of errors, ambiguities, omissions, discrepancies and conflicts in design documents.
www.esd112.org /csg/csg_services.html   (317 words)

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