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Peka Peka House I / Herriot Melhuish O’Neill Architects

first_imgArchDaily ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/879477/peka-peka-house-i-herriot-melhuish-oneill-architects Clipboard Photographs:  Jason Mann Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project CopyAbout this officeHerriot Melhuish O’Neill ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductsWoodGlass#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesPeka PekaNew ZealandPublished on September 12, 2017Cite: “Peka Peka House I / Herriot Melhuish O’Neill Architects” 12 Sep 2017. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogWoodTechnowoodPergola SystemsWindowsMitrexSolar WindowMetal PanelsAurubisPatinated Copper: Nordic Green/Blue/Turquoise/SpecialCommunications2NIntercom – 2N® IP BaseSkylightsLAMILUXGlass Skylight FE Pyramid/HippedConcreteKrytonCrystalline Waterproofing – KIMWood Boards / HPL PanelsBruagWall Cladding – MDF Perforated PanelsStonesMikado QuartzQuartz Slab – ClassiqueFloorsFranken-SchotterFlooring Panels – Dietfurt LimestoneWindowspanoramah!®ah! CornerFittingsSaliceStorage Accessories – Excessories, Pull- outArmchairs / Couches / Futons / PoufsEmuSeating System – TamiMore products »Save想阅读文章的中文版本吗?桃源之境,与风起舞 Peka Peka House I / Herriot Melhuish O’Neill Architects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 Projects ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/879477/peka-peka-house-i-herriot-melhuish-oneill-architects Clipboard 2015 Peka Peka House I / Herriot Melhuish O’Neill Architects CopyHouses•Peka Peka, New Zealand New Zealand Manufacturers: APL NZ, Dimond, Plytech, Garapa, Macrocarpa, Rosenfeld Kidson, TasmanianSave this picture!© Jason MannRecommended ProductsDoorsGorter HatchesRoof Hatch – RHT AluminiumWindowsVitrocsaMinimalist Window – SlidingWoodTechnowoodPergola SystemsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesAlucoilStructural Honeycomb Panels – LarcoreText description provided by the architects. On top of a hill above Peka Peka Beach sit three simple boxes with expansive views across to Kapiti Island and inland towards pine forest plantation and agricultural farmland. There are two black-stained cedar boxes positioned to create a sheltered courtyard: one box is dedicated to living functions, the other to sleeping. The third box, clad in profiled polycarbonate, contains the garage and workshop: at night it glows when lit from within. Combined, they form a compact house designed as a primary residence for the owners.Save this picture!© Jason MannThe design is a response to both views and climate; the latter a particularly important consideration for year-round living in such an exposed location. The North-facing courtyard is protected from coastal winds, yet still enjoys views right through the living room towards the sea. Timber decking surrounds the house and provides a variety of scenarios to seek shelter depending on the prevailing weather conditions.Save this picture!© Jason MannAs requested by our knowledgeable clients, the house promotes some eco values in the form of a combination of PV and solar hot water panels and above code insulation. Their long-term ambition is to go off-grid. LED lighting throughout and exposed and insulated concrete slab as a heat store helps reduce power consumption. Natural ventilation picks up the consistent afternoon sea breezes. Save this picture!© Jason MannSave this picture!Floor PlanSave this picture!© Jason MannProject gallerySee allShow lessGinza Place / Klein Dytham architecture + TAISEI DESIGN Planners Architects & EngineersSelected ProjectsApple Event Offers First Look into Apple Park’s Steve Jobs TheaterArchitecture News Sharecenter_img Area:  176 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  “COPY” Architects: Herriot Melhuish O’Neill Architects Area Area of this architecture project Houses Peka Peka House I / Herriot Melhuish O’Neill ArchitectsSave this projectSavePeka Peka House I / Herriot Melhuish O’Neill Architects Photographs “COPY” Save this picture!© Jason Mann+ 10 Sharelast_img read more

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Two men arrested linked to bogus charity collection in Limerick

first_imgAdvertisement Linkedin Previous articleLimerick campaign to reverse VAT on health food supplementsNext articleLisa Marie will not seek re-election Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Facebook Twitter Printcenter_img Gardaí have arrested 2 men in their 30s and 40s following reports of people distributing leaflets for a suspected fraudulent charity in the Annacotty area of Co. Limerick on the 7th February 2019.Gardaí received a report of a possible bogus charity collection where people were calling to houses in the Annacotty area alleging they were raising money by collecting clothing. Gardaí carried out a patrol of the area and 2 men were arrested, brought to Mayorstone Park Garda Station and detained under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act 1984. They have since been released and a file will be prepared for the DPP.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Speaking at Henry Street Garda Station, Sgt Ber Leetch said ‘The community in Annacotty should be commended for this. Someone obviously didn’t think this was a genuine charity and phoned it in, which is exactly what we want to see. No genuine business or charity will mind you carrying out your own enquiries or calling An Garda Síochána.  If a person calls to your door offering you professional trade services, selling goods or collecting for a charity and you are worried they are not bona fide, tell the caller that you never deal with people who ‘cold call’ to your door. Ask for a brochure or documentation so you can carry out checks and verify their credibility. We always want to hear if there are people in the area who may be offering goods or services that are not genuine so don’t be afraid to pick up the phone and call us ’ NewsCrime & CourtTwo men arrested linked to bogus charity collection in LimerickBy Staff Reporter – February 8, 2019 2262 Email WhatsApplast_img read more

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CPD: Assessment centre – functional assessments within occupational health

first_imgRelated posts:No related photos. CPD: Assessment centre – functional assessments within occupational healthOn 7 Jun 2019 in Continuing professional development, OH service delivery, Research, Return to work and rehabilitation, Occupational Health, Personnel Today Previous Article Next Article A functional assessment is a key part of any occupational health consultation, yet effective history-taking is something many coming into the profession have to learn from scratch. Helena Brady looks at what should be included in an assessment and how best to carry one out.A functional assessment (FA) is an essential component of an occupational health (OH) consultation to determine if the individual is fit for work.About the authorHelena Brady BSc (Hons), RN, SCPHN (OH) is a registered nurse and clinical performance manager at Team PreventPalmer, Brown & Hobson (2013) suggest that the primary purpose of an assessment of fitness for work is to make sure that an individual is fit to perform the tasks involved effectively without risk to their own or other’s health and safety. Anderson-Cole et al (2017) advocate that a functional assessment is the basic functional component of the individual task or role and it is key to the functional assessment that the OH nurse has an effective understanding of the individual’s functional and job role.Thornbory (2013 b) argues that the primary objective for the analysis of a disability in the context of an OH consultation is not to diagnose or treat, but to assess the functional effects of a person’s condition/s on day to day living.This article utilises a case study approach and explores the types of consultation including face-to-face, telephone and virtual approaches and the factors to consider during a functional assessment. The importance of good communication skills is also incorporated.The opening paragraph above suggests that the concept of a functional assessment is an important part of an OH consultation. But what does this mean and how is it done?Importance of good communication skillsBefore examining how to undertake a FA, therefore, it is important to emphasise the importance of using good communication skills from the outset of the consultation. This is for the purpose of establishing a rapport with the client and to promote confidence and trust which entails an introduction of self, confirmation of the client’s identity and reassurance about data protection and governance of information.The basic tenets of effective communication are: active listening, observation, awareness of non-verbal cues, showing empathy, and being culturally sensitive. In addition, continued use of good communication skills is required throughout the consultation to undertake an accurate assessment.Thornbury (2013b) suggests that the assessment includes taking a history, which involves asking questions about the client’s current and presenting symptoms, their past medical history, ongoing treatment and medical interventions. This should be supplemented with a psychological and social history addressing the client’s account of any concerns, perceptions and expectations of the consultation.In addition, it is necessary to obtain details about their job tasks and responsibilities of the role. Why is this a necessary part of the assessment process to determine fitness to work? When making a decision about fitness to work it is vital to the assessment process that discussion takes place about the impact of the current health related issues upon the client’s ability to undertake their job tasks. Conversely, it is also important to consider how work could impact upon the current health related issues especially if the client is going back to work imminently.Taking a history and details about the job role have been identified as vital components of the assessment process and their stated facts will be subjective to the client’s situation. This concept is recognised by Palmer, Brown & Hobson (2013), who suggest that the functional assessment should consider the systems of the body, particularly those that are disordered and are relevant to the job tasks of the role in the workplace.Biopsychosocial approachSuch elements include physical, sensory and psychological symptoms in addition to the effect of the treatment regime that should also be taken into consideration. This could be more formally categorised and captured during the assessment by using a biopsychosocial approach to the history taking, which is recommended by Anderson-Cole et al (2017), Watson (2015) and Smith (2015), who also purport that the occupational health consultation process should encompass knowledge of the job demands, abilities of the individual and clinical knowledge of any health condition to inform the opinion about fitness to work.The Concise Oxford Dictionary (2002) defines disease as “an unhealthy condition”. Clients will often present with physical symptoms such as pain, swelling, stiffness or nausea. This is not an exhaustive list of physical symptoms, and it is important to consider that there is a biological component to all disease and illness regardless of where it is considered to be a physical health problem or a mental health condition.Psychological factors to consider are the client’s sleeping pattern, eating habit, mood, cognitive function such as memory and ability to focus or to concentrate, motivation, confidence , risk of self-harm or harm to others and suicidal ideation or intent. Social factors that are relevant to the client’s recovery and return to work include the support that is already available to the client from a network/circle of family and friends.Other social factors could include economic concerns such as loss of earnings or financial difficulties that could potentially influence the client’s subjective opinion about their fitness to work and/or the client’s subjective opinion about a timescale for a return to work. Other social factors include lifestyle factors such as alcohol intake, smoking habit, recreational drug use and participation in exercise are important considerations with regards to wellbeing and self-care to augment recovery and promote an earlier return to work.The discussion so far has brought the reader through the interview process of the consultation that entails a history taking using a biopsychosocial approach to the assessment. Thornbory (2013b) purports that a patient’s history is key to helping an OH professional to decide if someone is fit for work.Assessment of fitness to workAn assessment of fitness to work may be required if an employee is changing role, being recruited for a new job or returning to work after a significant period of sickness absence. This concept is supported by Baxter et al (2000), who note that most patients are able to return to work even after a period of significant illness, and advice may be sought about fitness to work if there are residual disabilities either of a temporary or permanent nature.The concept of a functional assessment is not part of the nursing curriculum outside of an occupational health setting. Thornbory (2013b) suggests that taking a history is an essential component of the functional assessment noting that, traditionally, history-taking has been a part of the doctor’s role. Suffice to say that learning how to undertake a functional assessment is a new skill that has to be learned.Thornbory (2013b) argues that, unlike the role of a treating doctor, which incorporates making a diagnosis and a treatment plan following the history taking, the role of an occupational health nurse is required to assess the functional effects of a person’s condition on day-to-day living as a determinant of fitness for work.In other words, the functional assessment takes into account any difficulties or restrictions the individual is having with their routine day-to-day activities. To simplify this concept, the functional assessment should identify the difficulties imposed by the current symptoms along with a prognosis to enable advice about a return to work. In addition, the assessment has to take into account the job requirements of the client and how their health condition affects both their activities of daily living and their ability to undertake their job role.Options for the assessmentSo far, this article has examined how to undertake a functional assessment using a biopsychosocial approach and the notion that the consultation takes the format of an interview has been mentioned.The options for the assessment will now be considered. Anderson-Cole et al (2017) suggest that this assessment may take place by one of two methods as a face-to-face appointment or a telephone consultation. A third option is a virtual consultation by video link.A telephone or video consultation has distinct advantages over one undertaken as a face-to-face consultation. Rhodes (2015) suggests that a telephone assessment is convenient for the client because there is no travel involved, the travel costs associated with public or private transport such as mileage allowance and parking fees are negated. Furthermore, the client may be more relaxed in a familiar environment enhancing engagement and facilitating an earlier return to work.As D’Arcy Jones & Harriss (2016) note, a telephone consultation may be considered as a form of triage with potential for onward progression and an opportunity to signpost for further help and support. A telephone consultation is not only advantageous to the client, there is no need for the OH provider to be located in a specific hub; team members may be engaged to work from home with associated savings to the provider.In the changing face of business within a competitive market, the OH provider must be able to meet the demands of the customer and to robustly adhere to organisational policies in relation to organisational policies and procedures. This is a concept recognised by D’Arcy-Jones & Harriss (2016), who suggest that a telephone assessment can help businesses to meet the demands for key performance indicators (KPIs) with particular reference to long-term sickness absences.Good communication is key to a successful consultation (Rhodes 2015). Effective consultations require excellent communication skills: the ability to recognise voice cues in particular is an essential component of an assessment undertaken by telephone, as the cues picked up visually in a face-to-face consultation are not possible.Thornbory (2013b) suggests that the effective use of communication skills is of particular importance at the beginning and the end of the consultation. The information obtained at the start of the appointment sets the scene. The exchange of information at the closure of the consultation gives an opportunity for both client and practitioner to check understanding and for the employee to be advised of the information that will be incorporated in the response to the referring manager.Employee engagement comes from open communication and co-operation. D’Arcy Jones & Harriss (2016) also suggest that client engagement is likely to be enhanced in an environment familiar to them. They emphasise that it is imperative to the success of a telephone consultation that a rapport is established quite quickly and that boundaries with regards to the timeframe and outcomes of the consultation are established at the outset of the consultation.Subsequent to the push for telephone health consultations has been the development of virtual consultations. Hughes (2018) suggests that virtual reality is now an actual reality and Butler (2017) suggests that every nurse should be an e-nurse and be able to embrace the digital tools available to undertake their work.Technology is already in use in other areas of healthcare provision. Haynes (2017) suggests that technology has been very purposeful with regards to wearable devices for health and wellbeing purposes and, suggests that artificial intelligence has a place in e-health, including remote (GP) services.Haynes (2017) also suggests that the terms telemedicine and tele-health are interchangeable as both entail an exchange of data between a patient at home and their clinicians to assist in diagnosis and monitoring. Hughes (2018) furthermore highlights a shift in the way that we access health information with the use of technology often the first port of call for advice.Case study one – “Sharon”Sharon, a 55-year-old administrator, was experiencing an episode of long-term sickness absence from work due to depression and anxiety.She had symptoms of low mood, high anxiety and low energy levels. The psychological impact of these symptoms upon her ability to function was that she was experiencing difficulty concentrating, her memory was reduced and she was experiencing difficulty leaving the house, going outdoors and socially engaging with others.The physical impact of these symptoms resulted in Sharon experiencing reduced stamina and she tired easily. This resulted in her reduced participation in routine activities such as household duties. Her absence from work had resulted in a loss of earnings with the potential to significantly reduce her household budget.Using a biopsychosocial approach during the consultation, the outcome of the assessment was that Sharon was temporarily unfit for work. The conclusion that she was temporarily unfit for work was based on the findings of the assessment, which took into account her current symptoms and current difficulties in conjunction with the impact upon her activities of daily living.The requirements and demands of job were also taken into consideration. Her role was of an administrative nature, was customer facing and involved travel to her place of work where she working in a shared office.As she was unable to leave her home, was experiencing difficulty concentrating and was unable to socially interact with other people at this time she was considered to be unfit for work. Further treatment was required to help her to manage her symptoms before being in a position to consider a return to work.Management were advised to consider supporting a further period of sickness absence as this would likely promote recovery. Although a specific return to work date was not identifiable during the consultation, her manager had been advised about the requirement for reasonable adjustments and support upon her eventual return to work.The recommendations for support included a gradual return to work over a four-week period encompassing 50% of her contractual hours for the first two weeks followed by 75% over the subsequent two weeks. A period of ongoing support including regular 1:1 meetings with management for support was also suggested.A follow-up review by OH was not considered necessary; the recommendations for support on her return to work were likely to be suitable to enable Sharon to manage her symptoms.Should her manager require further advice, then referral back to OH was recommended. The identification of the actual return to work date was left to be decided between the employee and the manager and would be based on the information included in the fit note completed by her GP.Case study two – “Sam”Sam, a 45-year-old healthcare support worker, was referred for an OH opinion as a result of his frequent periods of short-term sickness absence which were causing commercial harm to service provision.Sam was referred because of concern about intermittent episodes of lower back pain. A biopsychosocial approach was incorporated into the assessment process to determine the impact upon his activities of daily living and his role.His symptoms included lower back pain and sciatica, which he had noticed were aggravated by movement and alleviated by rest. Sam’s symptoms were likely to be manageable with suitable analgesia and input from physiotherapy.His line manager was advised that the management of the physical, manual and ergonomic hazards in the workplace were required, with time out from work to attend appointments for physiotherapy provided this was operationally feasible.This advice was provided as it was likely that, if followed, Sam would be able to remain at work and simultaneously manage his symptoms. Further follow-up was not required and management were advised to refer him back for a further opinion should further advice be required.ConclusionThis article has demonstrated the reason why a functional assessment may be required and supported by various authors.The vital components of the assessment were discussed including the physical, psychological, socio-economic factors that are contributory to the decision about fitness to work. Examples from clinical practice were provided for the purpose of illustration.Communication was identified as a vital aspect to the success of the consultation. The options for undertaking the consultation including face-to-face, telephone or virtual meeting were identified.ReferencesAnderson-Cole L, Everton S, Mogford S, Romano-Woodward D and Thornbory G. (2017) Health assessment, case management and rehabilitation in Contemporary Occupational Health Nursing: A Guide for Practitioners. Taylor & Francis Group.Baxter P J, Adams P H, Tar-Ching A W, Cockcroft A and Harrington J M. (2000) Hunters Diseases of Occupations 9th ed. Arnold, London Oxford University PressButler M. (2017) Taking control of digital health. RCN Bulletin, February, 9D’Arcy-Jones C and Harriss A. (2016) Telephone health assessments; good practice. Occupational Health & Wellbeing, May, 68, (5), pp.27-29Haynes S. (2017) Guide to wellbeing technology in the workplace. Occupational Health & Wellbeing. September 69 pp.12-15.Hughes L. (2018) It’s time for Robo-doc. Occupational Health & Wellbeing. January 70 pp. 9Palmer K T, Brown I and Hobson J. (2013) Fitness for work, the medical aspects 5th edition. Oxford: Oxford University PressRhodes C. (2015) Good Call: why are telephone assessments on the rise in OH? Occupational Health & Wellbeing. December 67, 12 pp.9Smith G. (2015) Testing times. Occupational Health. June 67 pp.12-14Thornbory G. (2013a) Contemporary Occupational Health Nursing; A guide for Practitioners. Routledge. Oxon.Thornbory G. (2013b) Taking a history and making a functional assessment. Occupational Health. March 65 p.27-29Watson H. (2015) A biopsychosocial approach to the return to work. Occupational Health. August 68 pp.26-29 No comments yet. Leave a Reply Click here to cancel reply.Comment Name (required) Email (will not be published) (required) Websitelast_img read more

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HILT Spark Grant Fall 2014 awards announced

first_imgHILT awarded six Spark Grants of $5-$15K to projects intended to “spark” promising teaching and learning projects this year:A crash course in Harvard College undergraduates. Michael Zachau Walker and Sophia Watkins (College) will design a workshop equipping teaching fellows with increased understanding of teaching Harvard undergraduates in order to foster meaningful and productive relationships.Evaluating the impact of multimedia enhancements of case materials. Maria Flanagan, Carolyn Wood, Dan Levy, Christopher Robichaud, Mae Klinger and Laura Winig (HKS) will conduct a comparison study to identify the impact of multimedia enhancements of case materials on student preparation and engagement.An introduction to numerical computing for undergraduates. Adam Cohen and Christopher Stubbs (FAS) will develop a two-week module on basic computational methods in MATLAB, lowering the barrier to use for students in courses from biology to economics.New models for evaluating learning outcomes in digital humanities teaching. Jeffrey Schnapp, Jessica Yurkofsky, and Kyle Parry (FAS-metaLAB) will host a workshop around opportunities and challenges in digital humanities teaching, applying lessons learned to the assessment of metaLAB platforms.Online resource for speaking and communication. Sarah Jessop and Marlon Kuzmick (FAS-Bok Center) will film a series of interviews (inspired by “Harvard Writes”) to convene a campus-wide conversation on the role of spoken communication in teaching, scholarship, and collaboration.A tool to facilitate peer review and assessment. Dan Coffey and David J. Malan (SEAS) will provide a low-cost tool that automatically captures video of instructors, facilitating more robust peer review and frequent opportunity for pedagogical assessment.last_img read more

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