A Research and development facility for submersibles and underwater robotics at Port Moody, British Columbia
LccNA 6330 O733 1987
Robot industry - British Columbia - Port Moody
Port Moody (B.C.) - Industries - Location
Architecture - Designs and plans
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AbstractThis study focuses on the design of a research and development facility for submersibles and underwater robotics for International Submarine Engineering Ltd., in Port Moody, British Columbia. A literature review of the subject areas of industrial architecture and research and development identifies the following key issues: The impact of contemporary technological change on management and organization, creativity in the industrial context, and flexibility in buildings. Aesthetic, structural, and functional goals are set for the project. An analysis of site-specific conditions affecting the design is conducted, including physical context, social and civic issues, aesthetics, the "corporate culture", functional planning, and a strategy for growth and change. A schematic design is developed and presented by means of architectural drawings. The design consists of a waterfront development incorporating design offices, electronics shop, assembly and fabricating plants, a test pool, wharfage for company vessels, and provision for public access. Key Words: aesthetics, architecture, building systems, city and town planning, environment and creativity, flexibility, industrial architecture, industrial location, research and development.
Bibliography: p. 238-245.
CitationO'Regan, G. E. (1986). A Research and development facility for submersibles and underwater robotics at Port Moody, British Columbia (Unpublished master's thesis). University of Calgary, Calgary, AB. doi:10.11575/PRISM/14863
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