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IJAREM: Volume 03 - No. 09, 2017


1. Risk Factor in Construction Industry
Prof. G.N.Chavan-Patil
The aim of the study is to identify the risks in construction industry, understand how they are dealt with, and propose more effective frameworks for risk management in fast-track construction. A mixed method approach was used to fulfill the objectives of the study. Data was collected via literature reviews of print and website articles, and of books and documents from company, government and industry-specific databases. The findings show that risks in construction projects can be internal or external, and that in the owner- and design-related risks are seen as the most significant. Knowledge about risk management is present, but more needs to be done to eradicate the problems associated with poorly managed fast-track construction projects. The study discusses the implications of risk management for practitioners and academicians in the construction industry. Poor risk management, which is usually the consequence of inadequate recognition of and/or responsiveness to risks and uncertainties, can have a devastating impact upon projects. It is hoped that practitioners applying the findings and suggestions in this study will see positive change, improved profitability and greater competitive advantage as a result.


2. Performance and emission characteristics of CI DI Engine using Jatropha methyl esters and diesel blends
B.R. Hosamani, P.P. Sagar
Experimental investigation is carried out to find the thermal performance and emission characteristics of four stroke CI DI, single cylinder water cooled, constant rated speed of 1500rpm engine using blends of Jatropha methyl esters and diesel. Jatropha is a renewable, sustainable and alternative fuel for compression ignition engines. Biodiesel is being used in diesel in the form of blend with diesel. Present study investigates effects of blend ratio and load on engine performances and emissions characteristics of engine. Experimental investigations is carried out to find thermal performance and emission characteristics of diesel engine using Jatropha biodiesel and diesel blends of 20%, 40%, and 60% pure diesel. Results of various blends are compared with pure diesel. Brake specific fuel consumption increases with increase in percentage of biodiesel in the blends and decrease in brake thermal efficiency is observed with the increase in percentage of biodiesel in the blend as compared to diesel. The CO and HC emissions are reduced and NOx emissions are increased compared to diesel. It is observed that ignition delay is shorter for blends of Jatropha biodiesel and diesel compared to that of pure diesel.


3. Studies on levels of pollutants in commercial areas of davanagere city- A case study
Ms. Shashikala D.G.
This paper explains the concentration of pollutants in commercial area of davanagere city. This study includes three months sampling. That is from February to April 2017.from the analysis the pollutants like Sox, Nox are within limits. As per NAAQ standards. However, the particulate matter concentration, beyond the limit. Main cause for this problem was uplifted sediment by vehicular movements and road patches are filled by soil as temporary filling material. In commercial areas, population and vehicles are densely occupied in peak hours in a day. The obtained data shows PM10 values 375 to 400μg/m3,at jayadeva circle sampling location. which is hazardous to health. And other two locations are K.R market and Mandipet. The obtained PM10 values are 187.5 and 100μg/m3, respectively. In addition, correlate with the wind speed, wind direction and humidity. This says the dependency of above parameters with pollutants. And also regression model gives the probable concentration of the pollutants in the feature.


4. Enhancing Consumer Learning Using techniques of Modern Education in Rural India: a Conceptual Framework
Rajesh Kumar, Meenakshi Sharma
Indian rural market, with more than seventy percent population residing in rural areas, presents immense opportunity for marketers. Rural markets have become the main avenue with potential for consumption of variety of products and services. For many products, rural market provides a promise owing to lag in adaptation. It makes market entry easy. As per a study that forecasts an emergent powerful rural market, the Indian middle-class will increase substantially in villages. But the foremost challenge in this regard, is lack of awareness on the part of rural consumer. The present paper focuses on identifying major challenges in consumer awareness of rural India with special reference to educational pattern and offers useful implications in this regard. The consumer in India shows wide variation in size and potential of various consumer market segments. Marketers are trying to determine the underlying need and motive of consumer as well as various factors which influence the formation of such needs .The study identified major challenges in consumer learning as (a) low media exposure, scattered rural market, poor infrastructure etc. for educated consumer (b) high drop-out rates, lack of infrastructure, transportation facilities, misutilization of government funds etc. for uneducated consumer Hence, the solution lies in 3Is (Integrated, Innovative & Inclusive) framework facilitating effective and meaningful consumer learning.


5. Net Zero Energy Building and Its Analysis Using Primavera Software
Mohammad Yaseen, Sowmya S.M
This thesis is based on analysis of Net zero energy building taking case study of a residential building (G+1). In this thesis an effort is made to explain in detail and to analyze the Net zero energy building. Major elements used are solar panels and wind turbines for the production of electricity for the building. The planning is done as per requirements and the various activities involved in the construction of this structure are considered. The study is carried out using Primavera P6 software which is a project management program.


6. Effect of Crumb Rubber on Semi-Dense Bituminous Concrete
Minati Mohanty
This thesis presents a study of laboratory evaluation on the properties of bitumen by adding crumb rubber to the mix. The purpose of this project is to investigate the strength of the pavement when crumb rubber is used as an additive in asphalt pavement and to know the optimum content of crumb rubber percent which improves resistance of the pavement as well as better durability. According to the literature review, many people have researched and studied on use of crumb rubber in road construction purposes. Fortunately with the growing scenario for better performance in road infrastructure and continued technological advancement, a number of solutions were identified. These included to the growth of use of modified binders all over the world and led to the investigation into the use of devulcanised rubber. Due to increasing expectations for everyday comforts of the general population, the utilization of vehicles has expanded over a most recent couple of years, giving ascent in the vehicular thickness on streets. As vehicles are utilized every now and again the wear and tear of their tires is self-evident. Because of wear and tear of tires the life of tire lessens and finally it gets to be pointless. The transfer of these tires has turned into a difficult issue. These tires are generally disposed of by dumping. Transfer by blazing causes air contamination and dumping causes significant area to be squandered for stacking up the tires. So it is required to arrange these tires securely and monetarily. So an endeavour to utilize this waste tire elastic for blending so as to enhance the properties of bitumen has been done. The incorporation of crumb rubber to the pavements has been beneficial in many aspects such as providing resistance to pavements against cracks and failures, Improved durability of the pavements, cost-effectiveness, Improved fatigue resistance and skid resistance ,overall improved performance and the most important part is solving the environmental issue of disposal of waste rubber tyres.


7. Digital Content Management
Madhura K
Content management (CM) is the administration of digital and unstructured content throughout its lifecycle, from creation to permanent storage or deletion. The content involved may be images, video, audio and multimedia as well as text. An organization consists of 10's of terabytes of unstructured contents like documents images that are essential to its business and functioning.
A good CM tool ensures the digital content's integrity, availability and security. There are various CM tools available like Sharepoint, FileNet, Documentum, OpenText that allows the management of an organization's unstructured information, wherever that information exists. However most of these tools are costly in-terms of licencing fees(based most of the time on user count) and installation in Data Centre and maintenance. This is the reason why most of the public organizations, universities in India are still not purchasing such CM Products and instead rely on saving their organizations content via Paper trail or on computer drives, CD's, Google Drive, etc. This kind of storage mechanism doesn't ensure contents integrity, availability and security.
The main objective of the project is to create a Digital Content Management (DCM) product which is hosted in public cloud like MeghRaj(National Cloud by NIC),Amazon Web Services (AWS) or Microsoft Azure. The Digital content management product will be built using Lambda services, elastic search and The Content will be stored using cloud storage devices like S3/Glacier. The content will be encrypted to ensure integrity of data. The Product will have interfaces on mobile and web to allow users to push documents to the DCM tool and to retrieve it with accuracy at any point of time. Furthermore DCM will define an extensible taxonomy to define metadata (information about the content) so that users can define their own search criteria for searching the document.


8. Environmental Sustainability with Special Refference to Green HRM
Supriya G.K
Environmental sustainability is a state in which the demands placed on the environment can be met without reducing its capacity to allow all people to live well, now and in the future. Despite its importance to managers, employees, customers and other stakeholders, however this study shows the role of human resource management systems in organizations striving to achieve environmental sustainability. There is thus a growing need for the integration of environmental management into human resource management. Green HR is the use of HRM policies to promote the sustainable use of resources within business organizations and, more generally, promotes the cause of environmental sustainability. Green initiatives within HRM form part of wider programmers of corporate social responsibility. Green HR involves two essential elements: environmentally-friendly HR practices and the preservation of knowledge capital. The objective of this paper is to detail a process model of the HR processes involved in green HRM on the basis of available literature on green HR


9. Web Server Based Air Pollution Monitoring
Divyashree.K.L, Sowmya Sunkara
The pollution levels in the air have increased to a level due to the advent of new technologies, which is considered to be dangerous. Considering this in mind many countries around the world has started analyzing the air quality of every locality and suggest measures to reduce the air pollution measures has been taken care of. Thus this paper attempts to develop an air quality assessment method, which involves the quality measure of the air and also provides a suggestion or an analysis on how the air quality is available in the locality and likewise would also finalize the ideas that would help improve the air quality. The methane sensor, Carbon monoxide sensor and the dust sensors are used in order to provide the inputs for the air quality analysis. This paper attempts the to acquire the current data of air pollution levels in the air and the suggestion generation for the better future planning in the air pollution control in a particular area. This web based support system is developed in order to get rid of the higher level of pollution level by analyzing the current level of the air pollution levels and also to suggest the people with the amount of air pollution in the particular area and create a logging system which could provide the idea about the air pollution profile. MQ-4, MQ-7 and DSM501A Dust Sensor are the sensors that are used to sense the methane level, carbon monoxide and the dust level in the air. Updating the data in the cloud helps global reach of the local data. The profile of the air pollution would be considered for a locality and suggestions would be provided in order to reduce the air pollution.


10. The Moderating Role of Neurotic Traits on the Relationship between Perceived Task-Technology Fit and Job Satisfaction
Dr. Meltem Akca
This study aims to investigate the moderating role of Neurotic Traits on the Relationship between perceived task-technology fit and job satisfaction. In order to maintain this aim, a survey was actualised in a sample of 301 employees who work in a logistics company. The results revealed that perceived task-technology fit has a positive impact on job satisfaction while neurotic traits of employees decrease this relationship between variables. Employees who have neurotic traits have lower job satisfaction with the task-technology fit.


11. Evaluation of Symmetrically Planned Diagrid Structures Under Lateral Loading
Shahebaz. N. Shaikh, Vanishree C N
A better structural system is required to ensure the safety and serviceability for every high-rise construction. The development of different structural system has caused a lack of depth in reason of choice and hence every system needs to be evaluated on the basis of different parameters relevant to the design and the system.
This present study deals with the comparison of diagrid and conventional structural system. The different categories made are; symmetrical building plan for both diagrid and conventional structure and diagrid structure with different diagrid angles. Both the types of structures of 40 stories and floor plan of 30mx30m are analyzed. In the present study storey displacement, inter-storey drift, time period and base shear are evaluated and these parameters are compared between diagrid structural system and conventional structural system. ETABS software is used for the numerical analysis of all the models. All the structural members are considered as per IS-codes. Based on the analysis the analysis carried out, diagrid structural system performs better than the conventional structural system under seismic loading.


12. Growth of Service Sector in Punjab
Prof. Rani Matharoo
Indian economy as well as Punjab economy is moving from lower to higher stage of development and also shifting from simpler to more modern and complicated techniques of production. In economy three types of sectors are functioning such as primary sector, secondary sector and tertiary sector. India as well as Punjab tertiary sector growing more rapidly. It is growing at more than 10% growth rate. Moreover Punjab economy is agrarian economy. Most of the population of Punjab has engaged in agriculture. Population of Punjab is shifting from agriculture to secondary and tertiary sector. To transform the economy from stagnant to a vibrant one and making the service sector as engine of growth. The share of agriculture (Proper) in GSDP at constant prices has declined from 21.9% in 2004-05 12.84% 2013-14(A). The share of primary sector which includes agriculture and livestock has come down from 32.67% in 2004-05 to 20.84% in 2013-14 (A). The share of secondary sector has increased from 24.74% in 2004-05 to 28.30% 2013-14(A). The share of tertiary sector which comprises of services sector has increased from 42.59% in 2004-05 to 50.86% in 2013-14 (A). It is evident that the share of primary sector in GSDP is constantly decreasing while that of secondary as well as tertiary sector is increasing.

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