H2 / 314 Architecture Studio

first_img “COPY” Projects “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/240085/h2-314-architecture-studio Clipboard CopyHouses•Athens, Greece Save this picture!Courtesy of 314 Architecture Studio+ 17 Share Architects: 314 Architecture Studio    Save this picture!Courtesy of 314 Architecture StudioRecommended ProductsPorcelain StonewareGrespaniaPorcelain Tiles- CoverlamDoorsGorter HatchesRoof Hatch – RHT AluminiumPorcelain StonewareApavisaFloor Tiles – RegenerationDoorsC.R. LaurenceCRL-U.S. Aluminum Entice Series Entrance SystemThis building is located at the suburbs of Athens in the area next to the golf court in Glyfada, and consists of three one floor apartments of 250m2 each. Each apartment has two small and one master bedroom. Inside the building there is an atrium that provides light to secondary areas of the apartments while also working as a funnel exit for warm air energy consumption in the summer months.Save this picture!Courtesy of 314 Architecture StudioThe bioclimatic design and the positioning of the building withwith awnings in the southsaves energy while the connection between the building and water creates a natural cooling system. The houses are all equipped with the most environmental friendly technologies for energy saving. All the materials used for this construction where chosen with a low carbon footprintand the interior materials used are all natural rather than industrial. Save this picture!elevationsThe colors and materials for this building where chosen in order to create a sense/feeling of harmony, modernity and luxury while the sculptures of Gianni Asprason the walls of the living rooms create abstract and modern warm emotions. Save this picture!Courtesy of 314 Architecture StudioTo sum up this project, the roof gardens with the glass stairwell, offer an unlimited view of Argosaronic Sea while the swimming pool smoothly surrounding the building and the small pond on the ground floor create a very tranquil and cooling feeling throughout the year.Project gallerySee allShow lessVideo: New Careggi Entrance / IpostudioArticlesGuangzhou Daily Group Culture Center / IAPAArticles Share Housescenter_img H2 / 314 Architecture Studio Greece ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/240085/h2-314-architecture-studio Clipboard ArchDaily H2 / 314 Architecture StudioSave this projectSaveH2 / 314 Architecture Studio CopyAbout this office314 Architecture StudioOfficeFollowProductsStoneConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesAthensHousesGreecePublished on June 02, 2012Cite: “H2 / 314 Architecture Studio” 02 Jun 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogShowershansgroheShower MixersVinyl Walls3MVinyl Finish – DI-NOC™ Abrasion ResistantPartitionsSkyfoldIntegrating Operable Walls in a SpaceLightsVibiaLamps – NorthCultural / PatrimonialIsland Exterior FabricatorsSeptember 11th Memorial Museum Envelope SystemSkylightsVELUX CommercialAtrium Longlight, DZNE GermanyHanging LampsLouis PoulsenLamp – PH ArtichokeTiles / Mosaic / GresiteHisbalitMosaic Tiles – TexturasAcousticMetawellAluminum Panels – Acoustic SailsMineral / Organic PaintsKEIMTiO2-free Mineral Paint – Soldalit®-ArteWall / Ceiling LightsA-LightWall Grazer Concealed LightsDoorsBuster and PunchDoor Hardware – Pull BarMore products »Read commentsSave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 streamlast_img read more

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OSCR survey shows strong support for charities in Scotland

first_imgThe survey results echo the DSC’s response to this week’s Charity Commission research, which reported the lowest level of public confidence and trust in UK charities since 2005.  63 total views,  1 views today OSCR survey shows strong support for charities in Scotland Tagged with: Research / statistics Scotland trust About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com.  64 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis3center_img A survey commissioned by the Scottish Charity Regulator OSCR to see how current attitudes towards charities compare to 2014, has revealed strong public support.Independent research organisation Progressive surveyed over 1,000 members of the public, asking whether and how they support charities; what levels of interest and support they have for charities; what issues of concern they had; and how aware they were of OSCR and its work.The survey reveals trust in local charities to be higher than in national and international charities, with trust decreasing with geographic scale. While Scottish, UK and international charities saw small decreases in trust, trust in local charities stayed constant.81% of respondents stated that trust is important when deciding how much they donate to charity and 88% stating that knowing that a charity was regulated would increase their trust in a charity either ‘somewhat’ or ‘greatly’.Trust was also higher amongst women, younger people and higher socio-economic groups. Younger respondents were more likely to report an increase in trust than their older counterparts.In terms of concerns, that money is going to good causes, rather than on staff salaries, was the overriding concern for the Scottish public. Concerns related specifically to fundraising were dominated by an adverse reaction to aggressive fundraising tactics.Other key points include:A quarter of the population volunteer and 9 out of 10 donate time, money or goods to charities.Most people support charities where they have a personal connection.A small overall decrease in trust was recorded, with negative media reports a contributing factor. However, overall trust remains strong and 8% of the public say that their trust has increased.Public trust in charities is strongest among those with awareness of the charity regulator and those with the highest levels of interest in charities.David Robb, OSCR’s chief executive, said:“It’s reassuring to see that public trust in charities remains high, but clearly there are steps we can all take to reinforce this further. For the regulator, it’s about ensuring greater transparency, support and scrutiny, which we’re delivering through our new Targeted Regulation programme. For charities, it’s about publicising the work they do and the impact they have. For the public, it’s checking charitable status on the Register and reassuring themselves about the organisations they are looking to support.” Advertisement Melanie May | 30 June 2016 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis3last_img read more

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Women’s golf looks to bounce back in Houston

first_imgTCU rowing program strengthens after facing COVID-19 setbacks Twitter ReddIt Tim Dalyhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/tim-daly/ Linkedin TCU baseball finds their biggest fan just by saying hello Previous articleMen’s tennis continues sweep streak with win over SMUNext articleStrong defense leads women’s basketball to victory over Oklahoma State Tim Daly RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Fort Worth Zoo re-opens with new protocols Twitter Tim Daly Drop in undecided voters could help with accuracy of presidential polling Tim Dalyhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/tim-daly/ Tim Daly is a sports broadcasting major and journalism minor from San Diego, California. He is one of the voices of “The Cheap Seats” which can be heard on KTCU. In-N-Out is way better than Whataburger and the Padres are going to be the 2020 World Series champs, you heard it here first. Tim Dalyhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/tim-daly/ Linkedin + posts Facebook ReddIt Women’s golf ready to take on the spring Women’s golf sees rough start to season in Puerto Rico Facebook Tim Dalyhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/tim-daly/ Greta Bruner tied a TCU women’s golf record in The Woodlands (photo from gofrogs.com) printGreta Bruner will make her first appearance of the spring for TCU. Photo courtesy of gofrogs.com.TCU women’s golf returns to action Monday at The Woodlands Country Club in the ICON Invitational. The tournament is a familiar one for the Frogs who are participating in it for the fourth straight season. Last year, the team finished fourth, just five strokes behind first-place Houston.The competition is TCU’s first since their 12th place finish in the Lady Puerto Rico Classic Feb. 11-13. “Coming off of the offseason and into the first event we weren’t that sharp in any of the areas,” head coach Angie Ravaioli-Larkin said.Larkin said the team has been focusing on mental toughnessand is excited to see the adjustments they have made in the week of practicesince getting back from Puerto Rico.  “I’m looking forward to getting back into our game, gettingback into our process,” said Larkin. “Just being present and really justfocusing on this tournament and that one day, not the end and not the next onebut really just being together.”The Horned Frogs will feature one change in the lineup from the team they sent to Puerto Rico. Senior Greta Bruner will replace junior Grace Do, while Jennie Park, Sabrina Iqbal, Valeria Pacheco and Trinity King will all make their second appearance of the spring. For Bruner, the tournament will be a homecoming, as the Woodlands Country Club is under a 30-minute drive from her hometown of Conroe. Live stats for the ICON Invitational can be found on Golfstat.com. Another series win lands TCU Baseball in the top 5, earns Sikes conference award last_img read more

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Stay of execution for County Limerick Post Office

first_imgNewsCommunityLimerickStay of execution for County Limerick Post OfficeBy Staff Reporter – November 8, 2017 2151 Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Print Linkedin Facebook A CAMPAIGN to keep open a County Limerick Post office has paid off as this Wednesday it was confirmed that Old Pallas post office will remain open for a further year.With over 1,000 signatures lodged in support of a petition to keep it open, Old Pallas Post Office and the O’Dwyer family that run it will remain open while a nationwide review of the Post Office Network is completed.Last September, 200 people turned out in support of the County Limerick family and their local Post Office.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Denis O’Dwyer has been acting postmaster since his mother passed away and the news this Wednesday has been widely welcomed.Fianna Fail TD, Deputy Niall Collins said that “This is good news for the community using Old Pallas Post Office. The campaign to retain this post office had huge community involvement which demonstrated the depth of feeling and concern at the potential loss of this vital community service.“This one year extension will allow both the Post Masters Union and An Post to complete the national review of the network which currently ongoing and when completed will give the much needed certainty required by local communities, postmasters and An Post”. WhatsApp WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Twitter TAGSan postlimerickOld Pallas center_img RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Previous articleLimerick people to #StopAndAsk about scienceNext articleScholarship a fitting tribute to murdered Garda Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Email Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Advertisement Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live last_img read more

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Secret Service outlines warning signs for mass attacks in US

first_imgRFStock/iStock(WASHINGTON) — The Secret Service released a new report Tuesday identifying trends and warning signs from 27 mass attacks that took place across the United States in 2018.The report, announced in a news conference by Secret Service Director James Murray, covered attacks where three or more people were injured or killed — which included incidents like the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School school shooting in February 2018 as well as the Tree of Life Synagogue shooting in October.Across the 27 attacks in 18 separate states, 91 people were killed and 107 were injured, the report said.The Secret Service National Threat Assessment Center began issuing its Mass Attacks in Public Spaces report last year as a way to inform the agency as well as law enforcement officials on various levels throughout the country of ways to work with the public in identifying potential threats and prevent future high casualty incidents.“The report itself identifies common themes in the backgrounds or behaviors of the attackers,” Murray said in remarks to law enforcement Tuesday.One of the trends identified in the 2018 report is related to the mental state of those who carried out the attacks. According to the Secret Service, two thirds had histories of mental health issues, including cases of depression or suicidal behavior.Perhaps most notable regarding the attackers, “nearly all made threatening or concerning communications” prior to carrying out their attacks, according to the report. Law enforcement have pointed to such figures as evidence that the general public can be its greatest asset in preventing mass casualty attacks by reporting threatening behavior or rhetoric online or in their homes and workplaces to appropriate authorities.Nearly a third of the attackers had histories surrounding domestic violence, the report found, and all but two of the attacks were committed by men.Highlighting the United States’ gun violence epidemic, 24 of the 29 attacks involved people who used guns, 10 of which were incidents in which the perpetrators had illegally possessed their firearms.In studying the motives behind the attacks, the report noted only two mass casualty incidents in all of 2018 were motivated by ideology, including the Tree of Life synagogue shooter as well as a separate attacker motivated by anti-abortion views.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

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‘Golden State Killer’ victims address him in court: ‘The devil can keep you company’

first_imgKuzma/iStockBy EMILY SHAPIRO, ABC News(SACRAMENTO, Calif.) — Survivors of Joseph DeAngelo, the man now known as the “Golden State Killer,” addressed him directly in court on Tuesday in powerful and emotional victim impact statements.The three days of hearings, which includes statements from survivors and victims’ family members, began Tuesday with victims of rapes in Sacramento County. DeAngelo, who was a police officer from 1973 to 1979, will be formally sentenced on Friday to life without parole.One woman, who was a 22-year-old newlywed when she was raped in May 1977, told DeAngelo in court Tuesday, “I forgive you.”“Kindness is a sign of strength not weakness. This is for me — not for you,” she said. “You have lived over 70 years carefree, and the victims and the survivors have had long-lasting scars.”‘Had complete control over me’The daughter of rape survivor Patricia Murphy read a statement on her mother’s behalf Tuesday as DeAngelo sat silently in a white face mask and orange jail shirt.On Sept. 4, 1976, Murphy, a 29-year-old single mother, was attacked outside her parents’ house.“That night forever changed me,” the statement said. “I never felt safe for many years. It was hard for me to trust … I was always looking over my shoulder expecting someone to jump out at me.”“I wonder why he picked me to be one of his rape victims? Did he know my name?” she said. “He punched me in the face and broke my nose. I had a concussion from falling backwards … it soon became clear that he and his knife had complete control over me for the next two hours.”“The lump on my nose [from the punch] never went away,” her statement said. “I learned to accept it was just part of my face.”Murphy later turned to alcohol and drugs to “numb my pain,” she said.Murphy, still suffering from PTSD, was hospitalized for several days after DeAngelo’s arrest. She had trouble sleeping and had vivid nightmares.DeAngelo pleaded guilty to 13 counts of first-degree murder in front of dozens of victims and victims’ relatives in June as part of a plea deal, which also required him to admit to multiple uncharged acts, including rapes, which were described in horrific detail by prosecutors.The death penalty was taken off the table in exchange for the guilty pleas. DeAngelo will be sentenced to life without parole.‘Whatever it took to save herself and her family’On Oct. 18, 1976, Winnie Schultz, a wife and mother of two, was raped in her home.Her son, Pete Schultz, who read a statement on her behalf Tuesday, recalled how DeAngelo tied him to the bed until his hands turned blue.His mother was bound, blindfolded and raped, and her wedding ring was stolen, he said.“Our mother is not Jane Doe No. 22 and we are not just No. 37 uncharged offense. We are the family of Winnie Schultz and we have all survived because of her bravery and resolve to do whatever it took to save herself and her family,” Pete Schultz said.Pete Schultz said his mother, now a breast cancer survivor and grandmother of four, is still married to his father after 55 years.‘I would never be a child again’On Dec. 18, 1976, Kris Pedretti was 15 years old when she raped by a knife-wielding man who said he would kill her if she did not obey him.“He tormented me. And he told me over and over again he would kill me. And I believed him,” she said in court Tuesday.Pedretti said she thought she was going to die at three different times that night.The next morning, “I woke up knowing I would never be a child again,” she said.Pedretti said her parents did not let her talk about that night, which forced her “to live my life like the rape never happened.”She said she struggled for 41 years with extreme panic attacks, failed relationships, unhealthy coping mechanisms, few friends and frequent job changes.“Though I have found my way to a happy and safe life,” she said, “DeAngelo deserves his sentence of life without parole in the most dark and lonely containment.”Pedretti said she thinks the victim impact statements should be his only reading materials in his prison cell.DeAngelo, now 74 years old, was accused of committing 13 murders as well as multiple rapes and burglaries in the 1970s and 80s, terrorizing communities from Northern to Southern California.The “Golden State Killer” crimes went unsolved until April 2018, when DeAngelo was arrested in Sacramento County.DeAngelo became the first public arrest obtained through genetic genealogy, a new technique that takes the DNA of an unknown suspect left behind at a crime scene and identifies him or her by tracing a family tree through his or her family members, who voluntarily submit their DNA to public genealogy databases. This allows police to create a much larger family tree than using law enforcement databases.To identify DeAngelo, investigators narrowed the family tree search based on age, location and other characteristics.Authorities conducted surveillance on DeAngelo and collected his DNA from a tissue left in a trash. Investigators plugged his discarded DNA back into the genealogy database and found a match, linking DeAngelo’s DNA to the DNA found at multiple crime scenes, prosecutors said.Since DeAngelo’s arrest, over 150 other crime suspects have been identified through genetic genealogy.Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

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Stranded NHS staff told to take days off as holiday

first_img Employees at some NHS trusts were being told last week that they would have to take annual leave if they could not get into work because of the fuel crisis.Staff from a number of hospitals in the North East and South West contacted the MSF union for advice after being told failure to show up would mean taking the days off as holiday.One district nurse at Cardiff and Vale NHS Trust who contacted Personnel Today said she had avoided having to take holiday by queuing for petrol for an hour and a half. She was offered no alternative to taking holiday or finding petrol, she said.But trusts were going out of their way to ensure staff who rely on their cars, such as district nurses and midwives, had access to fuel.Aintree Hospital Trust set up an emergency centre to match staff with petrol supplies in local garages. North West Wales NHS Trust managed to buy a 40,000-litre tank for use by staff.Cardiff and Vale NHS Trust set up a special bus service with a local bus company and was also matching priority staff to fuel.The trust’s HR director Judith Hardisty said, like other trusts in the area, it evoked its bad weather policy to deal with the crisis.Although this states that staff unable to get to work should take holiday or unpaid leave, she denied that staff were being forced to take holiday.“We have been asking people to report in to their nearest hospital or clinic,” said Hardisty. “People should be able to get in somewhere. Some people have taken leave because that is what they preferred to do.”An RCN spokeswoman said trusts were within their rights to ask staff to take leave, but she would expect them to be flexible given the efforts people were making to get to work.“Some district nurses have literally been getting on their bikes. At a time of nurse shortages you don’t want to be too heavy handed about how you treat people,” she said.  By Dominique Hammond Comments are closed. Stranded NHS staff told to take days off as holidayOn 19 Sep 2000 in Personnel Today Previous Article Next Article Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more

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Stressed social worker wins £140,000 compensation

first_img Comments are closed. Previous Article Next Article Stressed social worker wins £140,000 compensationOn 1 Oct 2001 in Personnel Today A council’s failure to listen forced a residential social worker to retirefrom stress-relates illnessA former residential social worker with Worcestershire County Council whowas forced to retire after developing a stress-related illness through work haswon £140,000 compensation. Thelma Conway had worked for the council for 20 years and was backed in herlegal action by Unison. Conway began work as a residential social worker at a home for people withlearning difficulties in Redditch in July 1994 and subsequently blew thewhistle on bad management practices. Her manager resigned after aninvestigation, after which there was an 18-month period with various actingmanagers in charge. In September 1996, Conway was put in sole charge of the home but received noadditional training and was working up to 80 hours a week. This led her tobecome depressed. Social services inspectors recommended the home needed a permanentexperienced manager, but the council failed to act. Conway took 45 days off sick in the year before finally leaving for goodbecause of ill-health in February 1998 and retiring in December 1999. The council admitted liability and her settlement was based on the injuryshe suffered, claims for loss of earnings, loss of pension, medical treatmentand retraining costs. Hugh Robertson, head of health and safety at Unison, said the Conway casehighlighted the need for employers to stop thinking of OH departments as aperipheral part of their organisation. Appropriate OH intervention could havenipped the case in the bud, he argued. “An OH department needs to be linked to the ability to intervene in theemployers’ working practices.” Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more

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Zoopla unveils its annual ‘State of the Property Nation’ survey

first_imgMarket sentiment improves55% of agents optimistic for 202052% expect stock supplies to start meeting demand40% are diversifying services to bolster revenuesZoopla’s rather grandiosely-named report says that agent confidence in the market has reached a three-year high, having surveyed 6,000 people and 650 agents across the UK.It found that agents’ confidence levels are up, with 55% feeling ‘very confident’ or ‘somewhat confident’ in the strength of the market during the next year after a three-year consecutive decline in agent confidence, down from 79% in 2016 to 51% in 2018 – from the last market peak to the tangible slowdown that has characterised the market in recent years against a backdrop of protracted political uncertainty.Agents in the north are registering the highest levels of confidence in market performance for 2020 at 57%, while agents in the south come in at 53% – up from 46% recorded 12 months prior.Over half of agents (52%) expect to see an increase in the supply of stock coming onto the market over the next 12-18 months – a net increase of 20% since 2017. 45% of agents believe that there will be an increase in the number of property transactions that take place across the year ahead.Diversification of revenue54% of agents expect to derive increased income from property management fees, 50% from property sales and 45% from lettings fees in 2020.The report also signals that agents will continue to benefit from diversifying their revenue streams and that securing relationships with third party suppliers bolsters the core business proposition. 43% of agents believe that there is scope to increase earnings by recommending mortgage lenders or brokers, and 42% by recommending legal services.Greatest market challengesThe economic and political landscape, as well as current stock levels, were cited as immediate market challenges; however, the ‘Boris Bounce’ may reshape market dynamics.There remains a tangible nervousness around prospective legislative changes, with 47% of agents unclear on the realities of the new government’s housing policy.Meanwhile, lower fees and discord around Stamp Duty penalties are affecting business performance for a third of agents.‘Green shoots’“The annual State of the Property Nation findings bring a compelling insight into all facets of the market,” says Andy Marshall, COO at Zoopla. “The study provides a barometer of agent mindset, and our findings show, on the whole, that agent confidence in the market is on the up for 2020.“It’s little surprise that the so-called ‘Boris Bounce’ has already started to reshape the market in the immediate term – particularly amidst reports of improving consumer confidence following the decisive election outcome.”State of the Property Nation survey market challenges Andy Marshall revenue Sheila Manchester Zoopla January 20, 2020Jenny van BredaWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles Letting agent fined £11,500 over unlicenced rent-to-rent HMO3rd May 2021 BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Home » News » Housing Market » Zoopla unveils its annual ‘State of the Property Nation’ survey previous nextHousing MarketZoopla unveils its annual ‘State of the Property Nation’ surveyReport says that agent confidence in the market has reached a three-year high, having surveyed 6,000 people and 650 agents across the UK.Sheila Manchester20th January 20200994 Viewslast_img read more

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USS Nitze’s Damage Control Program Receives Makeover

first_img View post tag: Damage Share this article Back to overview,Home naval-today USS Nitze’s Damage Control Program Receives Makeover Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Nitze (DDG 94) put its new damage control program to the test while underway Dec. 9.Nitze recently adjusted its damage control program in an effort to better fight the ship in a multi-mission environment.With the implementation of the Rapid Response and Isolation (RRI) team, Nitze is innovating the way their Sailors respond to damage, to any part of the ship, while the ship is performing any of its myriad missions.“With the increase in multi-warfare platforms and technology and decrease in personnel, reorganizing the remaining Sailors to complete missions of increasing complexity is key to success,” said Cmdr. Christopher Nerad, Nitze commanding officer. “Nitze Sailors are now functionally aligned to fight the ship and to save the ship. This organizational approach maximizes both combat readiness and our ability to sustain operations when deployed.”Sailors on the RRI team are distinguishable by their red coveralls, setting them apart as personnel whose primary responsibility is the combating of fires, toxic gas and hull damage, which could occur at any time.“On other ships, when a casualty is called away, sometimes Sailors may be delayed while waiting for watch relief for whatever station they may be at,” said Lt. j.g. Dirk Wooten, the damage control assistant aboard Nitze. “Using our method, the only other watch a Sailor on the Rapid Response and Isolation team might be standing would be an under instruction watch, meaning they can report to the assigned repair locker immediately and not have to wait for someone else to take over that station.”The primary team is made up of Sailors with a higher level of damage control training and experience. They are the first to respond to any casualty that may be called away. These Sailors are constantly on standby to fight the ship, making damage control readiness their watch station.If the initial response team cannot combat the problem on their own, one of three specialized and functionally aligned “attack” teams will be called in to assist. Attack team alpha specializes in fighting fires, while team bravo responds to hull damage, from flooding to burst pipes, and team charlie is responsible for crash and salvage on the flight deck, as well as toxic gas leaks. Attack team bravo is also the primary rescue and assistance crew. “Normally, Sailors assigned to a certain repair locker will respond to any type of casualty that occurs as long as it happens in the area assigned to that locker,” said Wooten. “We have teams that cover the entire ship, but only respond to their team’s assigned casualty type.”Organizing Sailors with this method leaves plenty of time to train the Rapid Response and Isolation team for all possible variables, while leaving the rest of the ship with an adequate number of Sailors to maintain a three-section watch rotation.“As far as I know, we’re the only ship that has our watchbills set up to the point that we can run full damage control drills during other major evolutions, like a replenishment at sea,” said Damage Controlman 1st Class John Pogue, the Damage Control Training Team (DCTT) coordinator.The RRI team keeps the ship from going to general quarters for anything less than a simulated combat emergency with multiple casualties, or a situation determined by the commanding officer. The DCTT runs multiple casualty exercises daily to keep the RRI and attack teams prepared to work together and, ultimately, discover the best way for all teams to repair any casualties as a cohesive unit. “We’ve been using this system for around six to eight months, and after we started getting the initial kinks worked out, we’re seeing a big improvement in our abilities to maintain the ship,” said Pogue. “I wouldn’t be surprised at all to see this type of damage control organization get picked up by the rest of the Navy.”Nitze is currently underway preparing for an upcoming scheduled deployment as part of the Enterprise Carrier Strike Group in the U.S. 5th and 6th Fleet areas of responsibility.[mappress]Naval Today Staff, December 14, 2011 USS Nitze’s Damage Control Program Receives Makeover View post tag: Nitze’s View post tag: Navy View post tag: program View post tag: News by topiccenter_img View post tag: Naval Industry news View post tag: Makeover View post tag: receives View post tag: control View post tag: USS December 14, 2011last_img read more

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