ORGANISATIONAL STRUCTURE, CULTURE AND MANAGEMENT STYLE An organisation needs a structure in order to achieve successfully its objectives. Businesses are structured
C2 - ORGANISATIONAL STRUCTURE, CULTURE AND MANAGEMENT STYLE An organisation needs a structure in order to achieve successfully its objectives. Businesses are structured in different ways according to the way there operate and according to their culture. The structure of the business can affect the way it works and performs. An ideal structure will enable management to perform in the most effective way, whereas as unsuitable structure can lead to poor morale among employees. It is important for an organisation to have a clear mission and a unifying culture, which no organisation can let the culture to get in the way of change. Kenwood is also in the cultural environment, which is of constant change and development, indicating that they must keep up with the changes even if it means taking a risk, this is to keep their competitive advantage. They also needs to keep their employees happy, as they are what sell the business and satisfy the customers. As many people are anxious of changes, many of the long-term employees do not like changes in which they work. If changes to the structure and the way in which they work improve Kenwood's ability to meet their objectives, it must be discussed with the employees so that they are content in helping the restructure to become a success in meeting their objectives. There are three main structures that an organisation could have: * Flat
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MAC Magíster en Administración de la Construcción Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile Cámara Chilena de la Construcción GESTION PROYECTOS INMOBILIARIOS CASO ESTUDIO HOTEL CAESAR BUSINESS-INTEGRAMEDICA ALAMEDA Nombre Alumno : Cristián Fuentes Henríquez Claudio González Espinoza Fecha : 18 de Julio de 2008 Tabla de Contenido . CONTEXTO GENERAL 1 2. CONTEXTUALIZACIÓN DEL PROYECTO 2 2.1 BREVE DESCRIPCIÓN 2 3. VARIABLES DEL ENTORNO 3 3.1 NORMATIVA 3 3.1.1 Uso de Suelo 3 3.1.2 Permisos 3 3.2 HITOS URBANOS 4 3.3 CONECTIVIDAD 4 3.4 TIPO DE USUARIO 5 3.4.1 Usuarios Transitorios 5 3.4.2 Usuarios Periódicos 5 3.4.3 Usuarios permanentes 5 4. FACTORES DETONANTES 5 4.1 FACTORES ECONÓMICOS 5 4.2 FACTOR HABITACIONAL 6 4.3 FACTOR MERCADO HOTELERIA 7 4.4 FACTOR SERVICIOS 8 5. MODELOS DE GESTIÓN DEL PROYECTO 9 5.1 MODELO PLACA COMERCIAL 9 5.2 MODELO DE GESTIÓN INTEGRAMÉDICA 9 5.3 MODELO DE NEGOCIO HOTEL 10 5.4 ESTACIONAMIENTOS 12 6. FORTALEZAS Y DEBILIDADES DEL PROYECTO 12 6.1 FORTALEZAS 12 6.2 DEBILIDADES 13 7. CONCLUSIONES 13 8. REFERENCIAS 15 8.1 DOCUMENTOS 15 8.2 SITIOS DE INTERNET 15 CASO DE ESTUDIO HOTEL CAESAR BUSINESS- INTEGRAMEDICA ALAMEDA . Contexto General El proyecto en estudio se encuentra emplazado en la esquina norponiente del cuadrante limitado por las calles Libertador Bernardo O'Higgins por
Gaudi and His Inspirations.
Gaudi and His Inspirations. Gaudi was born at the peak of Spanish disruption, the 19th century. Many wars broke out just before and after his 74 year lifetime, as well as the three Carlist wars that took place whilst he was alive. He arrived in Barcelona at seventeen and stayed there for the majority of his life thereafter, it was 1889 and the Catalan Modernist style was just beginning to become widespread during his first few years in the city. Catalan Modernism had very distinctive characteristics of multi-coloured mosaics, tiles decorated with motifs and relief patterns (usually designed by the architect), stunning stained glass, elegant lamps and candle holders made of delicate metal and glass, and large masculine stone sculptures that were painted white which then became part of the architects structure. Sounds very much like Gaudi's work and many books and accounts on Gaudi that I have read categorize him as a Catalan Modernist, but on further research I saw elements of many other styles of architecture. Gaudi was surrounded by the history of Barcelona, its stories told by the streets of the city, the Gothic Quarter is definitely one of the most grand and exciting parts of Barcelona, and it seems that this is the part of the city that Gaudi found a lot of his inspirations. The gothic quarter is supposed to have the largest medieval street plan in Western Europe, and
'Hotel Room 12th Floor' By Norman MacCaig
"Hotel Room 12th Floor" By Norman MacCaig "Hotel Room 12th Floor" is a thought provoking poem by the 20th century poet Norman MacCaig. The poem is about a man who watches from his twelfth floor hotel room over the city of New York at midnight, taking notes of the surrounding incidents. As he is alone the loneliness takes advantage of him and makes him feel cautious of everything. "A helicopter skirting like a damaged insect, the Empire State Building, that jumbo sized dentists drill." This simile is very effective as the characteristics are very similar. A helicopter is similar to a damaged insect as the helicopter was flying round and round in a way, which an insect may fly when injured. The buzzing an insect makes is also similar to the sound of helicopter propellers. The size comparison between the building and the helicopter may seem like the size comparison to an insect and a human. The empire state building may be compared to a dentists drill because of its descending shape, and also because of the aerial on the top, which may represent a needle. These form an effective introduction to the main concern of the poem as it shows the feelings of loneliness from the writer. ".... A million lit windows, all ups and acrosses." This is effective in adding to the image of lines two to four, as it is a simile. The lit windows contrasting with the midnight darkness may produce
Modern Architecture - This style of architecture evolved at the start of the twentieth century.
This style of architecture evolved at the start of the twentieth century, and was chiefly started by a group of influential figures, such as the German architect Peter Behrens, who felt it was necessary to begin the new century afresh to suit the "modern man" that it had given birth to. They aimed to rid themselves of the preoccupations with style and ornament, or the "stylistic pluralism" of the past, and to create buildings that created a new, more functional sense of space, free of historic or traditional style, using modern materials. This fresh approach made itself most felt not in Europe, where most of the avant-garde innovations in art had taken place over the last 100 years or so, but in America, where the technological progress of the modern style was not weighed down by tradition and history as was the case in Europe. One of the most innovative and certainly most successful architects to make his mark on the scene was the American Frank Lloyd Wright, who accomplished the difficult task of convincing his clients to accept an entirely unorthodox and untested design for their houses and buildings. He first demonstrated his ability to do so, as well as his originality in a series of houses in Chicago, the most famous of which is Robie House, built in 1909. This large residential house exhibits what Wright referred to as his aim of 'organic architecture', which meant
Research into Function and Design of Theatres.
CHAPTER 4 Project Profile Analysis 4.1 Historical Background 4.1.1 History of theatre and performing arts in the world The history of performing arts goes back thousands of years. Highlights of the important events are that, first, Greeks embraced the concept of drama and wrote plays to be performed. Standing out among the best are the plays written by Sophocles. It is also believed that there were performing artists in parts of China at around the same time. Elements of music have been found across all civilizations throughout history. Many of the performing arts stopped in the years after the fall of the Roman Empire. The Christians, who had stopped all public performances, started allowing them again sometime after 900 to celebrate Easter. The new performing art type of ballet was introduced in Italy around the 1500s. A century later, Shakespeare's plays were being performed. Romeo and Juliet became the first Shakespeare play to be performed in America. Later in 20th century brought modern technology to the performing arts with innovations in film and television. Theater probably arose as a performance of ritual activities that did not require initiation on the part of the spectator. Introduced by the Romans, the first building used for theatrical performances were Amphitheatres who copied theatres from ancient Greece. These were semi-circular structures, constructed
Interpretations of the Free Plan in Modern Architecture.
INTERPRETATIONS OF THE FREE PLAN ________________ TABLE OF CONTENTS Introduction 3 Villa Savoye: Free Plan and Function 3 Barcelona Pavilion: Relationship of Spaces 5 Conclusion 8 Bibliography 9 ________________ INTRODUCTION Some people regarded the free plan as one of the most influential idea in modern architecture. When a floor plan that is free from any load-bearing wall, the interior articulation can be flexible as there are no limitations on the location of wall placed. Architects can therefore manipulate space according to their wish and concepts. In order to achieve the free plan, technology plays a vital role. The use of reinforced concrete and steel made the structure free from any load-bearing walls. The idea of the free plan was first published in Le Corbusier’s “Five points towards a New Architecture” 1 in 1926. Corbusier envisioned that new architecture’s ground plan should be “freed”. The supporting systems no longer rely on walls but on other mediums, such as columns. Hence there is “absolute freedom” in designing the plan, and each floor can be partitioned independently. This declaration was published at the time when Le Corbusier was working on the exhibition in Weissenhof Siedlung, where other architects, such as Mies van der Rohe, were also involved. In this essay, the
Romanesque vs. Gothic Architecture
Romanesque vs. Gothic architecture ________________ Abstract The early Middle Ages witnessed the emergence of Romanesque architecture. This is the term which is used to describe the building styles which were used between approximately 800 and 1100 AD. On the other hand, the later Middle Ages saw the emergence of the Gothic style architecture, which was developed from Romanesque. This term is used to depict building styles which were used between 1200 and 1500 AD. ________________ Table of Contents Introduction ………………………………………………………………………………... 3 Romanesque architecture ……………………………………………………………….. 4 Characteristics of Romanesque architecture ………………………………………….. 5 From Romanesque to Gothic architecture ……………………………………………... 8 Gothic architecture ……………………………………………………………………….. 9 Characteristics of Gothic architecture …………………………………………………. 10 Conclusion ………………………………………………………………………………... 14 References ……………………………………………………………………………......
A building survey may be required mainly for checking the stability and external and internal condition of a building
National Certificate in Construction Building Surveying Assignment 2 Building Surveys P1 A building survey may be required mainly for checking the stability and external and internal condition of a building, but surveys are also required for a large number of reasons, some of which include: * The sale of a property * To prepare a measured drawing of the building to enable a plan for alterations, improvements or extensions to be prepared; * To prepare a report on the condition of a property to be purchased; * To prepare a schedule of condition for a property to be taken on long lease; * To advise on repair, maintenance and preservation; * Work to be carried out to satisfy the requirements of local or any other authorities; * To advise on the repair of a building damaged by fire or floods or any other man made or natural disasters; * To make structural appraisal for existing buildings for change of use; * To prepare plans in connection with party walls agreements. Any building survey must be undertaken in a systematic procedure so as to reduce the risk of errors/omissions during surveying. The following procedures should help in reducing these errors and omissions and aid in being more organized: * EXPERTISE - the building surveyor must be qualified and must possess the adequate level of skill and knowledge to undertake the survey. Awareness for obsolete
Rebecca Kenyon Construction Technology – BN1101 Assignment 1 – SUB –STRUCTURES First it is assumed that houses number 10 and 14 are already built before deciding how to approach the site investigation report. ‘A site is typically characterized by undertaking site investigations (Desk top study, walk over survey and intrusive investigations) in association with a risk assessment, to develop a conceptual site model. Before purchasing a site a builder must establish whether there are any hazards on or below site, which could result in expensive house foundations. You could end up paying for a site investigation whether you have one or not, meaning the consequences of not having one could end up costing just as much and in some cases a whole lot more. Site investigations should always begin with a desk study so that consideration can be given to health, safety and environmental hazards prior to fieldwork commencing.’This involves collecting as much information as possible about the site in the form of geological maps, ordinance survey maps, old mining records or even past site investigations. Desk studies can also show anomalies with the ground that we may not be able to see when carrying out field research. These can be found from historical maps of the site aerial photographs, maps and drainage layouts. There may be drainage running right underneath our