Τρίτη, 18 Νοεμβρίου 2014

ΕΞ' ΑΝΑΒΟΛΗΣ ΣΥΝΕΛΕΥΣΗ ΣΥΛΛΟΓΟΥ ΦΟΙΤΗΤΩΝ ΑΡΧΙΤΕΚΤΟΝΙΚΗΣ

Την Δευτέρα 24/11/2014 και ώρα 14:00, στην αίθουσα του 1ου έτους, θα πραγματοποιηθεί εξ' αναβολής η συνέλευση του Συλλόγου Φοιτητών Αρχιτεκτονικής που δεν είχε απαρτία στις 11/11/2014

Θέματα της συνέλευσης:
_Ενημέρωση για την συνέλευση του Τμήματος που πραγματοποιήθηκε στις 12/11/2014
_Διαγραφές φοιτητών

Η παρουσία όλων κρίνεται απαραίτητη.

Δευτέρα, 10 Νοεμβρίου 2014

ΕΚΤΑΚΤΗ ΓΕΝΙΚΗ ΣΥΝΕΛΕΥΣΗ Σ.Φ.Τ.Α.Μ

Την Τρίτη 11/11/2014 και ώρα 15.00 θα γίνει, στην αίθουσα του 1ου έτους, έκτακτη γενική συνέλευση του Συλλόγου Φοιτητών Αρχιτεκτονικής με τα εξής θέματα:
-Συνέλευση του Τμήματος (12/11/14)
-Διαγραφές φοιτητών

Η παρουσία όλων κρίνεται απαραίτητη.



Δευτέρα, 3 Νοεμβρίου 2014

Φοιτητικός διαγωνισμός σχεδιασμού κινητής μονάδας διάγνωσης


Ενημερωθήκαμε από τον κ. Πολυχρονόπουλο για την προκύρηξη φοιτητικού διαγωνισμού με θέμα το σχεδιασμό μιας κινητής μονάδας, που μπορεί να διευκολύνει την ταχεία διάγνωση, την απομόνωση και τη θεραπεία των ασθενών με Έμπολα ή άλλες μεταδοτικές ασθένειες, και την ασφαλή μεταφορά των μολυσμένων ασθενών σε εγκαταστάσεις που είναι σε θέση να παρέχουν την κατάλληλη περίθαλψή τους.
Ο διαγωνισμός αυτός στοχεύει στην αναζήτηση καινοτόμων προσεγγίσεων, που θα κάμψουν το ξέσπασμα των μεταδοτικών επιδημιών και θα αυξήσουν την ευαισθητοποίηση των πολιτών για τις τρέχουσες ή δυνητικές απειλές της δημόσιας υγείας, καθώς και στην ενθάρρυνση των φοιτητών να ασχοληθούν με το σχεδιασμό που σχετίζεται με τον τομέα της υγείας.

Ακολουθούν αναλυτικά τα ακριβή στοιχεία για το διαγωνισμό:

2015 UIA-PHG International Student Competition

"DESIGN OF A MOBILE ISOLATION, DIAGNOSIS AND/OR TREATMENT UNIT FOR USE IN EBOLA OR OTHER COMMUNICABLE DISEASE EPIDEMICS"


Organized by
International Union of Architects-Public Health Group (UIA-PHG)
Global University Program in Healthcare Architecture (GUPHA)
China Hospital Build Exhibition & Congress (CHBEC)


Submission
Email to: PHGcompetition@hotmail.com
Deadline: April 20, 2015 (US & Canada Central Time)


Contact
Zhipeng Lu, Ph.D.
Center for Health Systems & Design, Texas A&M University
Email: luzhipeng@live.com; Phone: 979-845-6183




BACKGROUND: Globalization and fast transportation networks have brought people living closer to each other but also created unpredictable public health threats from time to time. An unknown disease or virus that was originally contained in isolated areas can affect any corner in the world within just a few days. In the past several months, the world has witnessed the exponential spread of the Ebola outbreak. The World Health Organization reported that the number of Ebola cases were 9,936 with 4,877 deaths as of October 22, 2014. The same situation happened 11 years ago when SARS (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome) infected 8,273 individuals in 37 countries with 775 deaths. To fight against Ebola, SARS and other communicable disease epidemics, health organizations should act quickly to identify, diagnose, isolate and treat patients. However, this may be impossible in many regions, especially in developing countries or remote areas, due to the lack of quality healthcare resource. Therefore, a flexible, effective and affordable measure is needed to provide swift response to communicable disease epidemics.

MISSION: To develop a mobile unit that can facilitate the swift diagnosis, isolation and treatment of patients with Ebola or other communicable diseases, and safely transport infected patients to facilities that are able to provide appropriate care.

PURPOSES: This competition is to seek innovative approaches that help curb the outbreak of communicable disease epidemics, increase people’s awareness of global impacts of ongoing or potential public health threats, and to encourage more students to be interested and engaged in health-related design.

QUALIFICATIONS: 1. Full-time college students at the undergraduate, graduate or doctoral levels
2. Students from all disciplines are welcome to participate; A multi-disciplinary team
(e.g., architecture, medicine, public health, mechanical engineering) is strongly
encouraged
3. Can be a team project but no more than 3 students per team
4. One team/student should submit only one project

REQUIREMENTS: 1. Type of disease: Identify a type of communicable disease that is potentially a public health concern in your country, for instances, Ebola, SARS and TB 
2. Type of vehicle: Identify the vehicle that may work best for the mobile unit in your area/country. The vehicle can be, but not limited to a bus, an aircraft, a train cargo, a boat or a container. You can modify the skin and the space of the original vehicle as appropriate
3. Space program: The spaces include, but are not limited to, storage for medical supplies and/or equipment, decontamination area, treatment/diagnose area, patient sleeping/resting area
4. The Metric System (e.g., meter, kilogram…) should be used for measurement
5. Please include the following information into the poster(s) for your design:
(1) The type of the disease you are dealing with; describe its nature and main transmission path (airborne, waterborne or contact)
(2) Design problems
(3) Design analysis and design concept
(4) Design drawings (floor plan, section, elevation, axonometric, and/or perspective)
(5) Air handling system (e.g., natural ventilation or mechanical ventilation)
(6) Waste management plan
(7) Other important information

SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS: 1. Submission deadline: April 20, 2015, 11:59PM (U.S. & Canada Central Time)
2. Submit your documents to PHGcompetition@hotmail.com. No hardcopies are
required.
3. Create the poster(s) to introduce your design
(1) No identifiable information (i.e., names of the participants and universities) should appear on the posters
(2) Size: 59.4 cm X 84.1 cm (A1)
(3) Orientation: portrait
(4) Number: no more than three posters per project
(5) File type: JPG or PDF
(6) File size: individual file should not exceed 5MB (i.e., should not exceed 15MB per submission) 
4. Please submit a Word or PDF document that includes following information:
(1) Names of the student participants
(2) Students’ contact information (i.e., phone, email and mailing address)
(3) Students’ affiliation (department, college/school, university)
(4) Name(s) of the advisor(s)
5. Please submit a copy of your student ID for verification; if you do not have a student ID, please attach a support letter signed by your department head to verify your student status
6. Failing to submit all required documents will be automatically disqualified.

AWARDS: 
  •  First Prize: USD $8,000
  •  Second Prize: USD $5,000
  •  Third Prize: USD $3,000
  •  Fourth Prize: USD $2,000
  •  Fifth Prize: USD $1,500
  •  Honorable Mentions (up to 10 teams): USD $750
Award will be announced on May 24, 2015. Winning projects will be displayed on the 2015 UIA-PHG Annual Seminar to be held on May 23-25, 2015, at the World Expo Center, Dalian, China.

CORE COMMITTEE:
Co-Chairs
Xiqiu Huang, Ph.D.
Chief Architect, IPPR International
Beijing, China
George J. Mann, AIA
The Ronald L. Skaggs Endowed Professor of Health Facilities Design,
Founder and Advisory Board Chairman, the RPD (Resource Planning & Development) Group
College of Architecture, Texas A&M University
College Station, Texas, U.S.A

Members
Warren Kerr, LFRAIA, FACHSM, FAIM
Director, UIA-PHG
Adjunct Professor, University of Western Australia
Subiaco, Western Australia, Australia
David Allison, FAIA, FACHA
Chair, GUPHA
Professor, School of Architecture, Clemson University
Clemson, South Carolina, U.S.A.
Baoshan Li
Secretary-General, China Hospital Build Exhibition & Congress
Beijing, China

Coordinator
Zhipeng Lu, Ph.D.
Lecturer, Department of Architecture
Fellow, Center for Health Systems & Design
Texas A&M University
College Station, Texas, U.S.A.

ORGANIZERS:
  •  International Union of Architects-Public Health Group (UIA-PHG)
  •  Global University Program in Healthcare Architecture (GUPHA)
  •  China Hospital Build Exhibition & Congress (CHBEC)
CO-ORGANIZER:
Center for Health Systems & Design,
College of Architecture,
Texas A&M University

CONTACT INFORMATION: Should you need more information, please contact Dr. Zhipeng Lu at
luzhipeng@live.com or +1-979-845-6183

WEBSITE: Please visit www.uia-phg.org for more details about the competition and the 2015 UIAPHG + GUPHA Annual Seminar