A2 - What Problems Exist
Intelligent Building

Overview

The goal of this assignment is to identify problems and/or opportunities that exist in the design, construction, operation, occupancy or modification of today's buildings, with particular reference to those that might be addressed by some aspect of an "intelligent building". You're to create a CMap that represents the problems and add documents to that CMap that elaborate that understanding.

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Details

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Teamwork

This project is to be completed individually. You are welcome to consult with your classmates for suggestions - short of direct copying. The grading is on an absolute scale so mutual assistance can only help you.

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Deliverables

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Grading

The following will be be used to assess your success in meeting the project's requirements. Note that each project will be "weighted" as shown on the grading to determine the overall term grade.

General advice - BE SPECIFIC, you'll only get an average grade if you give generalities without specific numbers, details, examples to back up your generality.

Criteria
Average Work (approx. 60%)
Excellent Work = Average +
Possible Points

CMaps Exist

  • 2 problems/opportunities analyzed in one or more CMaps
  • Document(s) elaborating on these problems exists - PBWiki page on AE790 site preferrable.
  • Document is linked to CMaps.
  • One or more additional problems/opportunities defined
  • Interrelationships between the problems defined via links OR links to particular aspects of building systems on the CMap server
  • Individual concepts are annotated.

50

Document Quality

  • The document(s) are of sufficient length (>=500 words)
  • The grammar and spelling are good.
  • The discussion goes beyond generalities. It addresses the issue in as quantitative a manner as possible.
  • Comment is explict about what the CMap shows (and cannot show)

50

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Updated: 4/2/06