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Mariela

I vote on writing a proposal.

After reading both of the chapters, both genres offer about the same content to present our research, ideas and solutions. However, a proposal has the extra COSTS section that will allow us to present the costs and benefits of our plan, since our multiple solutions require new equipment and materials. In my opinion, this will allow us to be more persuasive writers and actually give up front all the information that our investors need to support our plan. 

 

Erik

I vote on the feasibility test

Neither section really stood out as the obvious choice as the better route to take. However, while reading the feasibility chapter, it seemed as though that one was geared more towards ideas that were not proven and were just wanted to be tested to see how well it would work. While the proposal seemed to be more of the idea being proven and just trying to convince that it would be worth the investment. But I agree with the cost section benefiting, so I would be fine with either choice or would it be an option to implement parts of both into one?

 

Ryan

I vote on the feasibility test

Thinking hard, I realized that if we were to do a proposal type report we have to evaluate every criteria in the superstructure list (page 487) for each of the three plausible changes we want to have in State Hall.  This may in fact be too large to handle even for two people per project.  Also considering, all the calculations for cost and the in depth research for each idea, we may find ourselves not able to finish the project in time.  On top of that, we may not find all the details causing us to assume a lot of things.  For example, if replacing the windows for better insulation becomes an option, then we will have to consider what kind of windows will State Hall have instead, the cost to replace each window in the building, the contractor to do just that, the timing of the replacement, the cost option for Wayne State to schedule courses in different buildings, hindrances the construction will have on surrounding buildings and people walking to and fro, etc.  This kind of mindset for every idea may be too large for us to handle.  Now if we were to choose just one idea (and not all three) and follow up on that, then using the proposal method will work for us.  But a large scale report on three changes (with two people working on each change) a feasibility test will work better.    

 

Doug

My vote is for Feasibility Test.

After reading through the two chapters I finally decided to vote for Feasibility study for two main reasons. First was on p.548 in the "Four Common Types of Criteria" section. In my opinion, what we are trying to show with this report is that we have ideas we may implement into one of the buildings here at Wayne State. We do not have enough of an actual concrete plan to give them step by step inscriptions, and we wish to tell them more about some ideas we have and how to go about possibly implementing them. The second reason involves the sample that starts on p.552. If we can gather information on each one of our ideas that will help reduce the carbon footprint, then we will be able to be persuasive by using charts and graphs to show exactly what some of the benefits of our plans are compared to what is currently being used in the building.

 

Owen

My vote is for the feasibility test.

Since our goal is to determine if our new ideas, about reducing the carbon footprint of Wayne State's State Hall building, are practical and desirable, a feasibility test is probably the best choice for our report.  Even though a proposal would allow us to specifically bring new ideas to the table, it also calls for those ideas to be proven and tested by us, and with the limited time and resources that we currently have, we probably would not be able to physically prove that our ideas work.  On the other hand, a feasibility test calls for the researchers involved to ascertain whether or not an idea would be capable of being done, by compiling relevant research, that affirms their ideas, and comparing the findings to current implementations.  Then at the end of the feasibility report, we can still propose our ideas in the recommendation section. 

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