17 Jun
2021

House A / Bernd Zimmermann Architekten

first_imgCopyHouses•Haigerloch, Germany Year:  ArchDaily Houses ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/496383/house-a-bernd-zimmermann-architekten Clipboard House A / Bernd Zimmermann Architekten “COPY” Architects: Bernd Zimmermann Architekten Year Completion year of this architecture project “COPY” Photographs ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/496383/house-a-bernd-zimmermann-architekten Clipboardcenter_img Projects Save this picture!© Valentin Wormbs+ 12 Share Year:  2011 House A / Bernd Zimmermann ArchitektenSave this projectSaveHouse A / Bernd Zimmermann Architekten CopyAbout this officeBernd Zimmermann ArchitektenOfficeFollowProductWood#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesHaigerlochHousesGermanyPublished on April 18, 2014Cite: “House A / Bernd Zimmermann Architekten” 18 Apr 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogMetal PanelsAurubisCopper Alloy: Nordic BrassCompositesMitrexPhotovoltaic Solar Cladding – BIPV CladdingPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodPanel Façade SystemArmchairsUniForArmchair – ParigiLouvers / ShuttersBruagShading Screens – Perforated Facade PanelsAluminium CompositesSculptformAluminium Façade BladesCultural / PatrimonialIsland Exterior FabricatorsSeptember 11th Memorial Museum Envelope SystemWire MeshJakobWebnet in a Gymnasium in GurmelsDoorsLinvisibileLinvisibile Pocket Door | MareaPaintKEIMMineral Paint for Concrete – KEIM Concretal®-WLouversReynaers AluminiumSolar ShadingHandlesFormaniFitting Collection – ARCMore products »Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream 2011 Germany photographs:  Valentin WormbsPhotographs:  Valentin WormbsStructural Engineer:Harry Matthies, Bietigheim-BissingenTimber Construction:Merk Timber GmbH, Lignotrend GmbH, Weilheim-BannholzCity:HaigerlochCountry:GermanyMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Valentin Wormbs Save this picture!© Valentin WormbsThis residential house is designed for a young family, who wanted to use some of the rooms as offices as well as children’s rooms over the years.Save this picture!© Valentin WormbsThe building site is hillside situated, next to a small chapel at the end of the village, and allows a spectacular view to the mountain range in the south. To make use of this exceptional location all over the house, a split-level type for this timber-construction was chosen. Save this picture!SectionOn the starting level there are the offices respectively the children’s rooms, with the necessary ancillary rooms, situated, with a direct access to the garden. The second level contents the kitchen- and dining-area, with the south-oriented terrace. The top level is reserved to living area, followed by the retreat area fort the parents.Project gallerySee allShow lessAmerican Standard / SPACESelected ProjectsFeed Meat Market / FGMF Arquitetos + Projeto de PertoSelected Projects Sharelast_img read more

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4 Jun
2021

Biology students get hands-on experience at University of Limerick

first_imgJennifer Frawley, Ailish Cramer and Amy Crawford from Ardscoil Mhuire, Corbally, Limerick at the University of Limerick biology workshop..Photo: Sean Curtin Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Advertisement 1 of 5 Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival At the UL Biology workshop wereNaomi Hannon and Emma Healy from Ardscoil Mhuire.Photo: Sean Curtin Previous articleHousing units were proposed for Limerick Opera Centre siteNext articleLimerick students will be able to track their academic progress Editor TAGSBiological Sciencesbiology studentsengineeringLeaving CertificatelimerickMunsterpractical experimentsProfessor Sean Arkinsscienceteacherstechnical teamUniversity of Limerick Erin Fitzgerald and Hannah Purcell, Ardscoil Mhuire at the biology workshop in University of Limerick.Photo: Sean Curtin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Zoe Roche, Ardscoil Mhuire conducting practical experiments at the University of Limerick.Photo: Sean Curtin 450 Leaving Certificate biology students from all over Munster are getting hands-on experience of the state-of-the-art laboratories at the University of Limerick this week.The Department of Biological Sciences at UL are giving the students an opportunity to conduct the laboratory practical experiments set on the Leaving Certificate Biology curriculum in a third level environment.The Leaving Certificate Biology Practical Sessions were first presented by the Department of Biological Sciences at UL eleven years ago.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up “Many biology leaving cert students throughout the country do not get the opportunity to actually carry out and practice the experiments included in their course work and a lot of secondary school laboratories simply don’t have the facilities to allow this” explained Professor Sean Arkins of the Department of Biological Sciences, UL.“Our biology laboratories have the most up to date experimental equipment to facilitate in depth research and experimentation.  It’s also a great opportunity for secondary school students to practically engage with the University. NewsEducationBiology students get hands-on experience at University of LimerickBy Editor – January 8, 2018 3099 Facebook WhatsApp Linkedin Amy Noonan and Ciara Clancy from Ardscoil Mhuire, Corbally at the UL biology workshop.Photo: Oisin McHugh Email WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” Ben Heinz, Newport College conducting laboratory practical experiments at the UL biology workshop.Photo: Oisin McHugh Twitter “The departments technical team as well as post graduate students and final year BSc Ed students who will be qualified as second level biology teachers at the end of this semester, will be present in the laboratories to assist students throughout the week and instruct them in conducting the experiments.The biology students will also be given information on programmes offered by the Biological Sciences Department and the Faculty of Science and Engineering at UL.More education news here Print Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clashlast_img read more

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18 Dec
2020

Hurricane preparedness: Prior planning prevents poor performance

first_imgJune 1 marked the official start of Hurricane Season, which means credit unions up and down the East Coast are dusting off their checklists from last year to make sure they are prepared. Chances are you are probably feeling relatively confident with the state of your hurricane preparedness plans, given that 2005 was the last year a major hurricane hit the United States when we saw Dennis, Katrina, Rita and Wilma come ashore. Before you get too comfortable, here are some things you should consider going into this year’s windy season:Hindsight is 20/20The last time we went this long without a major hurricane making landfall was when Ulysses S. Grant was in the White House. Modern records have been kept on hurricanes in this country since 1851. According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), since that time two major hurricanes have made landfall every three years in the United States. Prior to this year, the longest streak without one was from August 1860 to September 1869.Why is this important to your credit union?History has shown that companies are most prepared for a hurricane right after they are impacted by a storm. Chances are that the employees that led you through hurricane season in 2004 and 2005 may no longer be with your credit union. In reviewing your plans this year, make sure to not only assess the strength and relevance of your plan, but also identify any employees who have previous experience with hurricanes. What new buildings and branches do you have? Both evacuation and flood zones can change quite a bit over 11 years; you may find that some of your locations would be required to evacuate sooner or are considered to be a higher flood risk than in previous years. What new third-party providers have you added, where are they located, and what will you need from them if a storm hits your credit union?Say it with CashThe Department of Homeland Security has a “Basic Disaster Supplies Kit” that includes items people will need in any natural disaster. The list includes items you would expect to see: food, water, flashlight, and a battery-powered radio. But one thing on this list could have a large impact on credit unions in particular: cash.After a hurricane, many businesses may find themselves without power. This means purchasing essential items for your family like groceries will require cash as local merchants may not be able to accept credit or debit cards. Cash quickly becomes a necessity in such a situation. During the time leading up to a storm, gas stations, grocery stores, home improvement stores and financial institutions see a heavy influx of customers. As a credit union, do your hurricane preparation plans take this increase in members at your branches into account? How will you handle needing more employees at the branch level when some of those same employees may be focusing on their own personal hurricane preparation? Will your ATMs need to be replenished more often than normal?Population BoomThe population that the United State Census Bureau identifies as the South has grown from 107 million to 121 million since 2005, an increase of almost 13 percent. More people require more roads, more schools and more businesses. The result is that in the event of a hurricane, mandatory evacuations will take longer.Your state’s Emergency Management officials take this into account when issuing evacuation orders. An evacuation order that would have been issued 24 hours prior to a storm making landfall in 2005 might be issued 36 hours prior to a storm making landfall today. Your plans should take into account that your credit union may have less precious hours to prepare between the identification of a credible threat of a storm making landfall and a government issued evacuation order than you had in the past.Times Have ChangedDo you remember what type of cellphone you had in 2005? Both the iPhone and Android were years away. Twitter did not exist. Neither did Dropbox. Most people had not heard of “the cloud.” Desktops still outsold laptops by a wide margin. Tablets would not be on the market until 2010. Almost all of these technologies are essential to most businesses today, and they did not even exist the last time we experienced a major hurricane. So have your plans kept up with all of these changes? The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported in December that 47 percent of homes in the United States no longer have landlines. If your employees do not have power to charge their cellphones, how do you plan to contact them?As the saying goes, proper prior planning prevents poor performance. By thinking through these scenarios and potential pitfalls, hopefully this year’s hurricane season will be smooth sailing for your credit union, regardless of whether we have a major storm. 23SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,James Green James Green leads the business continuity program at PSCU. He is passionate about life safety and helps credit unions understand the importance of business continuity not just during an emergency, … Web: pscu.com Detailslast_img read more

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28 Dec
2019

SHEEPHAVEN SAC SPOT RARE FISH IN KALLIOPIS WRECK

first_imgDuncap diveLast weeks Sheephaven dive commenced with a Wednesday evening dive to Duncap on Horn Head. Near perfect in-water visibility made the dive and the late evening allowed for the observation of some species that would normally be nocturnal feeders, such as a pair of lobsters out in the open, which were a quite striking vibrant blue colour.KalliopisOn Saturday morning Sheephaven SAC dived the Kalliopis, benefiting from the good sea conditions and probably the best in-water visibility of the year so far. The dive party consisted of two boats and was conducted in two sticks, where the divers experienced at least 20 metres of horizontal visibility, which allowed them to see a lot more of the wreck than normal.In addition to viewing the wrecks boilers, engine and winch gear, which is spread over different parts of the site in the vicinity of Tormore Rock, the divers found that the fish life was plentiful and in particular there were plenty of large pollock and ballan wrasse on site.Fivebearded rockling spottedHowever the species of note for the dive was the rare observation of a fivebearded rockling, which not surprisingly considering its name has five barbels’ protruding from above and below its mouth. It has the scientific name of Ciliata mustela and has a smooth scaleless body that is normally no greater than 8 inches long; however this one was much bigger than that. Generally they live in depths no deeper than 25 metres, which was the depth this specimen was observed, hiding amongst the wreck of the Kalliopis.Dive times of 50 minutes were recorded during the dive to a maximum depth of 25 metres, while water temperature was a cosy 15 degrees Celsius.To top it all off the divers came across a pod of up to eight Dolphins when the dive party was on way back from the dive site. A truly top class dive.Horn Head dive James Clay led Sheephaven divers on a two boat dive to Horn Head on Sunday morning, where they had another morning of good diving conditions. The dive was conducted in one stick thanks to Brendan Proctor who provided dry coxswain duties and the divers were able to get up to forty minutes at a maximum depth of 25 metres.In addition to good in-water visibility at up to 15 metres horizontally the dive once again benefited from water temperatures of 15 degrees Celsius, which is nearly as warm as it gets around here.Also once again marine life on site was plentiful, with shoals of fish from the smallest larvae right up to some nice sized pollock observed on site, as well a lovely big Conger Eel and a number of sightings of butterfish. Undoubtedly a great way to finish off a good weeks diving.Jiving world record attempt Finally Caroline Mc Gee is putting together a jive trip (not dive trip) to Burtonport on Wednesday week next. Unfortunately this will have to be on land as the divers felt that hearing ‘Wagon Wheel’ underwater might be just a bit difficult.Nonetheless with some suitable training Caroline expects Sheephaven divers to participate in a World Record attempt for the greatest number of jivers at one time on Wednesday 20th July at 10.30pm.Registration starts at 8.30pm and all proceeds will go the local RNLI lifeboat station in Arranmore. Caroline has started training some of her diving colleagues in the basics of what is involved and in doing so the talent that is Brendan Proctor (who clearly needs no training) was evident too all present.For a few minutes in the clubhouse on Sunday afternoon there was never as much laughter and fun heard in the building since it opened over 10 years ago.So if anyone wants to be part of a World Record attempt, have a great time and generate funds for a good cause just give Caroline a ring for the details of what is involved.SHEEPHAVEN SAC SPOT RARE FISH IN KALLIOPIS WRECK was last modified: July 12th, 2016 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:fivebearded rocklingkalliopisSheephavenlast_img read more

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15 Dec
2019

The Customer Care Bar Has Never Been Higher, so Brands Must Automate to Keep Up

first_imgRelated Posts Fang ChengCEO and Co-founder of Linc Global With This One Question, You’ll Never Need an Ic… Product and price have been the foundational differentiators in retail for decades. However, in a world plagued with ever-evolving consumer expectations and innovative new competitors, relying on these differentiators is no longer giving brands the competitive advantage they need to thrive among the fierce competition. It’s easier than ever for consumers to perform price comparisons of similar items, and the rise of e-commerce giants such as Amazon is making an ever-increasing number of lookalike products accessible in two days or less.Advances in manufacturing technology and the sophistication of global supply chains have only stoked the fires of competition, making product quality less of a differentiating factor. As brands fight harder for customer loyalty, exceptional customer experiences and value-added services have emerged as the new game changers when executed well.In fact, a 2018 Salesforce survey of consumer preferences around the globe found that 79 percent of consumers feel like the experience is equal in importance to the products and services offered by a company. Fortunately for brands, there are many different ways to deliver a winning experience.From rewards programs and free shipping to how-to guides, appointment services, and extensive warranties, brands have a wide array of tools at their disposal to drive loyalty and create customers for life. For these tools to effectively serve customers at scale, however, brands need to focus on implementing automated customer care in order to better serve and engage their customers and create net-positive returns from these value-added services.The Evolving Scope of Customer CareAlmost all consumers have experienced the frustrations of traditional customer service. They dial a phone number when an issue arises and listen to long menus of options, aggravating hold music, and repeated assurances that — in spite of the available evidence — their call is “very important.” Most customer service agendas reside in defense mode, cleaning up problems with a tight deadline. Customer care, however, relies on being proactive by providing value-added, meaningful assistance for consumers at every stage of their purchasing journey.For example, cosmetics brand Glossier proactively looks for ways to bring its customers’ voices into its product development. As a result, new and updated products better reflect consumers’ needs and emphasize the importance of their preferences. To carry this through, Glossier’s team fosters customer care by interacting with consumers using candid responses and emojis, similar to how one would communicate with a friend. Taking this connection to new heights, Glossier’s team helped an anxious bride-to-be when she wrote that the brand’s Haloscope highlighter was out of stock. Instead of sending a generic reply, the brand’s team reacted similarly to how a best friend would — messaging all employees to see whether someone had the highlighter and ultimately sending the product before the big day.The most pervasive modern brands are seeking every opportunity to parlay their expertise into value-added services and experiences that engage and excite their customers, and the Freeman “Global Brand Experience Study” has interesting findings on the results. Nearly 60 percent of CMOs surveyed felt like the brand experience created lasting relationships with critical audiences, and 90 percent of respondents lauded the brand experience as a source of compelling engagement.Another impressive, proactive customer care-centered brand is Best Buy. After Amazon took the spotlight by offering fast delivery for electronics and the potential use of drones in the future, Best Buy knew it needed to find a new way to differentiate itself. To do so, it looked at its entire customer journey and realized that its audience often needed help before committing to an electronics purchase. Tapping into its customer care mindset, Best Buy now offers an advisor program, which provides free in-home consultations to help interested consumers learn about new products and what is needed for installation.With so many brands excelling at modern customer care in new ways, the bar is being raised higher every day. That’s great news for consumers, but it’s an intimidating prospect for companies operating on decreasing margins. However, through the use of automation, the expanding landscape of customer care can take on a new life, and brands can be more than able to meet consumers’ expectations.5 Benefits of Automated Customer CareAutomated customer care software is an efficient, scalable solution that delivers the following benefits to brands across verticals:1. Elimination of hefty costsUse automation tools such as chatbots to process a vast number of customer queries and take a significant weight off the shoulders of your service agents. Thanks to developments in AI and machine learning, your chatbot will only get better at interacting.Automated assistants can help customers with a unique blend of service, merchandising, and sales solutions, as well as additional engagement opportunities. Text-based chatbots currently see the most widespread use, and with recent advances in natural language processing technology, they are enabling customers to interact with intelligent bots across a wide range of needs. Additionally, these bots are available via other channels such as voice and web chat.Chatbots are commonly used in customer service scenarios, and they’re particularly valuable because they are capable of bearing the brunt of requests, answering most online queries, and only transferring customers to live agents when necessary. As a result, fewer agents are needed to deliver a higher-quality customer experience.2. Differentiation in the marketOne of the most pressing issues when it comes to customer care is delivering personalized experiences to consumers that don’t take a toll on a brand’s budget. According to a report from Business Insider, the No. 1 barrier to personalization is a lack of resources. Fortunately, with the right tools, a brand can offer engaging services without an astronomical increase in budget, all while reducing costs and creating new revenue. The key to this is automation.Implementing a customer care automation strategy means you can deliver value-added services to more customers across diverse channels, all without increasing your customer service cost. In turn, automated assistants operate around the clock, offer real-time engagement and service to your customers, and improve the reach and results of service-based differentiation initiatives.3. Better engagement in the channels customers preferAs consumers become well-versed in multichannel settings — often communicating with short-form, quick questions — it’s hard for brands to communicate on the channels consumers use the most. Even with a presence in some channels, agents often lack the ability to access the consumer’s current context and history with the brand and are not empowered to provide an immediate resolution.However, customer care automation enables customers to engage with your brand across new channels that you might currently be missing out on while providing immediate service on others. For example, you can use a messaging platform to send customers notifications about product recommendations, answer questions about rewards status and points, and set reminders for events happening nearby. According to Sumo, customers and businesses exchange more than 8 billion messages each month on Facebook Messenger alone. In fact, customers crave this engagement, and 53 percent say they’re more likely to buy from a business that supports chat.4. Unlocked data sourcesDelivering customer care through automated interactions gives brands a wealth of new data that can be used to improve customer experiences, trigger campaigns, and help live agents handle inquiries.Customer care automation software is built to not only provide automated services to a customer, but also share data in real time with other systems. As a result, a unified customer profile provides the AI with what it needs and offers other existing systems access to this data. Bringing together customer profile data, interaction history, and derived insights, such as size preference, frequency of purchase, and sentiment, gives a brand more opportunities to use enriched data in order to offer great customer experiences and drive more engagement and revenue.5. Improved marketing effectiveness and ROIWhile digital paid campaigns can come with a hefty price tag, they are a mainstay for acquisition and retention campaigns alike. Incorporating automated customer care allows ROI to grow organically and affords brands the ability to cut down on ad spend costs by improving audience target, creating additional touchpoints, and driving more engagement through convenience and an improved customer experience.In fact, interacting with customers on such a personal level is powerful, and research from The Boston Consulting Group suggests that retailers that implement personalization strategies see an increase in sales of up to 10 percent. By delivering meaningful services that are based on your unique expertise in your product category, you create relevancy with consumers, along with loyalty and revenue. As a result, your automated customer care can become a tool to convert new customers, retain current ones, and supercharge existing marketing initiatives. Fang Cheng is the CEO and co-founder of Linc Global, a customer care automation platform that helps brands differentiate with automated, value-added services and experiences across the channels shoppers prefer. At first glance, customer care might seem synonymous with customer service, but in reality, brands that are taking a more holistic approach to customer care and incorporating automation to make value-added services more accessible on channels that customers prefer are setting themselves far ahead of the competition. If loyalty, engagement, and the customer experience are top priorities for your brand, understanding and implementing automated customer care now can position you to see gains in the short term and provide you with a strategic advantage for the future.center_img AI is Not the Holy Grail of Sales, at Least Not… How Self-Service Technology Can Boost Startup G… Tags:#automation#customer service Man or Machine? For Better Customer Service, Us…last_img read more

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18 Nov
2019

J.R. Smith Suspended For Groin Punch

first_imgNEW YORK — New York Knicks guard J.R. Smith’s suspension for hitting a player in the groin was an easy decision for the league, even without his history of trouble.Smith missed the Knicks’ game at Detroit on Nov. 5, a night after he struck Washington’s Glen Rice Jr. in a game at Madison Square Garden.Smith was dribbling with his right hand when he punched Rice, who was tightly guarding him on the perimeter, with his left with 5:45 remaining in the Knicks’ 98-83 loss on Nov. 4.NBA officials conducted a review of the play and felt it was comparable to other incidents that earned similar suspensions.“When putting everything together, we felt that it was an unnecessary hit to the groin and therefore a suspension was in order,” NBA President of Basketball Operations Rod Thorn said.Smith, the former Sixth Man of the Year, was in trouble with the NBA multiple times last season. He began the season serving a five-game suspension for violating terms of the league’s anti-drug program.Later he was hit with a $25,000 fine for using hostile and inappropriate language toward the Pistons’ Brandon Jennings on his Twitter account and a $50,000 penalty for untying a player’s sneakers during a game.He had been warned to stop untying opponents’ laces after he was caught on camera doing it, but then did it again anyway — with Thorn in attendance — to earn that suspension.But Thorn said Smith’s reputation wasn’t considered before the penalty. “If you are a recidivist sometimes that may come into consideration, but in this case, no,” Thorn said.Instead, he compared the suspension to ones handed down for similar acts to Dwyane Wade two seasons ago and last Nov. 7 to Atlanta’s Dennis Schroder, who was just days into his rookie season.“And he certainly had no reputation for anything,” Thorn said. Smith will lose about $54,385 of his nearly $6 million salary.(BRIAN MAHONEY, AP Basketball Writer)TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

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