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Life cycle carbon and cost assessment comparing milled and whole timber truss systems and insulation options for affordable housing. (2023)
Journal Article
VICTORIA, M.F., DEVECI, G., MUSAU, F. and CLUBB, M. 2023. Life cycle carbon and cost assessment comparing milled and whole timber truss systems and insulation options for affordable housing. Energy and buildings [online], 285, article 112895. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.enbuild.2023.112895

Increasing demand for housing is one of the biggest challenges facing the world. Affordable housing is a key priority of the UK government in addressing this challenge, which calls for innovative constructions to address the issue of fuel poverty at... Read More about Life cycle carbon and cost assessment comparing milled and whole timber truss systems and insulation options for affordable housing..

Transforming the construction industry towards the next normal. (2023)
Journal Article
KULATUNGA, U., OMOTAYO, T. and VICTORIA, M. 2023. Transforming the construction industry towards the next normal. Built environment project and asset management [online], 13(1), pages 1-4. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1108/BEPAM-01-2023-197

The conjecture of the "next normal in construction industry" was catalysed by the impact and gaps created by the COVID-19 pandemic on the construction industry in the year 2020. More significantly, principles underpinning the drive to "Construction I... Read More about Transforming the construction industry towards the next normal..

Types of peer assessments in group projects. (2020)
Conference Proceeding
VICTORIA, M.F. 2020. Types of peer assessments in group projects. In Sanderson, L. and Stone, S. Proceedings of 2020 Teaching-learning-research: design and environments, 2-4 December 2020, Manchester, UK. AMPS proceedings series, 22.2. Manchester: AMPS [online], chapter 5, pages 49-58. Available from: https://amps-research.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/Amps-Proceedings-Series-22.2.pdf

The P21 Framework for 21st Century Learning identifies collaboration as a key educational outcome as it prepares students for the real world problem solving and enhance their prospects for employment. Therefore, group assessments are becoming a commo... Read More about Types of peer assessments in group projects..

The state of global surveying education: final report. (2019)
Report
HOOD, C. and LAING, R. 2019. The state of global surveying education: final report. Aberdeen: Robert Gordon University (on behalf of CHOBE) [online]. Available from: http://chobe.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/CHOBE-RICS-TSoGSE-Report-St3.pdf

This research was commissioned through a joint proposal issued by CHOBE and the RICS to provide an overview report on surveying education across the globe. CHOBE note that since their initial 'State of the Nation' analysis of Built Environment in 200... Read More about The state of global surveying education: final report..

Building a supportive culture for sustained organizational learning in public sectors including project learning. (2019)
Book Chapter
SENARATNE, S., VICTORIA, M.F. and SAMARAWEERA, A. 2019. Building a supportive culture for sustained organizational learning in public sectors including project learning. In Albastaki, Y.A., Al-Alawi, A.I. and Al-Bassam, S.A. (eds.) Handbook of research on implementing knowledge management strategy in the public sector. Hershey: IGI Global [online], pages 91-111. Available from: https://doi.org/10.4018/978-1-5225-9639-4.ch005.

The purpose of this chapter is to provide an approach to build a supportive organizational culture for sustained organizational learning in public sectors and means of extending such learning culture to project level. Changing culture is not an easy... Read More about Building a supportive culture for sustained organizational learning in public sectors including project learning..

Managing embodied carbon in buildings: a pareto approach. (2018)
Journal Article
VICTORIA, M.F. and PERERA, S. 2018. Managing embodied carbon in buildings: a pareto approach. Built environment project and asset management [online], 8(5), pages 504-514. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1108/BEPAM-10-2017-0095

Purpose: The aim of this paper is to identify the carbon intensive building elements or 'carbon hotspots' of office buildings in order to maximize the carbon reduction potential during design stages. Design/methodology/approach: Embodied carbon estim... Read More about Managing embodied carbon in buildings: a pareto approach..

Embodied carbon emissions of buildings: a case study of an apartment building in the UK. (2018)
Presentation / Conference
FERNANDO, N.G., EKUNDAYO, D.O. and VICTORIA, M.F. 2018. Embodied carbon emissions of buildings: a case study of an apartment building in the UK. Presented at the 7th World construction symposium 2018: built asset sustainability: rethinking design, construction and operations, 29 June - 01 July 2018, Colombo, Sri Lanka.

The UK government has set a target to significantly reduce UK greenhouse gas emissions by 2050. 47% of all UK CO2 emissions are linked to the construction and operation of the built environment. Buildings emit two types of carbon namely operational c... Read More about Embodied carbon emissions of buildings: a case study of an apartment building in the UK..

Parametric embodied carbon prediction model for early stage estimating. (2018)
Journal Article
VICTORIA, M.F. and PERERA, S. 2018. Parametric embodied carbon prediction model for early stage estimating. Energy and buildings [online], 168, pages 106-119. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.enbuild.2018.02.044

The focus of carbon management is shifting from operational carbon to embodied carbon as a result of the improved operational energy efficiency of buildings. Measuring and managing embodied carbon right from the early stages of projects will unlock a... Read More about Parametric embodied carbon prediction model for early stage estimating..

Carbon and cost critical elements: a comparative analysis of two office buildings. (2017)
Journal Article
VICTORIA, M.F., PERERA, S., DAVIS, A. and FERNANDO, N. 2017. Carbon and cost critical elements: a comparative analysis of two office buildings. Built environment project and asset management [online], 7(5), pages 460-470. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1108/BEPAM-12-2016-0086

Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to identify and compare cost and carbon critical elements of two office buildings, and to help achieve an optimum balance between the capital cost (CC) and embodied carbon (EC) of buildings. Design/methodology/ap... Read More about Carbon and cost critical elements: a comparative analysis of two office buildings..

An elemental approach for predicting embodied carbon of office buildings. (2017)
Conference Proceeding
VICTORIA, M. and PERERA, S. 2017. An elemental approach for predicting embodied carbon of office buildings. In Proceedings of the 2017 World sustainable built environment conference (WORLDSBE 2017): transforming our built environment through innovation and integration: putting ideas into action, 5-7 June 2017, Hong Kong, China. Hong Kong: Construction Industry Council [online], pages 522-527. Available from: http://wsbe17hongkong.hk/download/WSBE17%20Hong%20Kong%20-%20Conference%20Proceedings.pdf

Embodied Carbon (EC) in buildings is increasingly becoming an important factor in carbon management. There are numerous tools and methods to estimate EC right from the beginning of a construction project. However, each tool has its own pros and cons.... Read More about An elemental approach for predicting embodied carbon of office buildings..

Social media in construction: an exploratory case study. (2017)
Book Chapter
PERERA, S., VICTORIA, M. and BRAND, S. 2017. Social media in construction: an exploratory case study. In Perera, S., Ingirige, B., Ruikar, K. and Obonyo, E. (eds.) Advances in construction ICT and e-business. London: Routledge [online], chapter 16, pages 376-403. Available from: https://doi.org/10.4324/9781315690698-16

Social media are considered as powerful tools to inuence people as well as businesses in a short time span. Therefore, systematic use of social media in a business environment can bring greater benets in no time. However, there are opposing views and... Read More about Social media in construction: an exploratory case study..

Construction cost and commercial management system in the UK and China: professional body and business comparison. (2016)
Conference Proceeding
PERERA, S., ZHOU, L. and VICTORIA, M. 2016. Construction cost and commercial management system in the UK and China: professional body and business comparison. In Proceedings of the 2016 Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors construction, building and real estate research conference (RICS COBRA 2016), 20-22 September 2016, Toronto, Canada. London: RICS.

This paper looks at the construction cost and commercial management system comparisons in UK and China. Cost and commercial management processes and practices in different parts of the world vary significantly. UK-China cooperation agreements foster... Read More about Construction cost and commercial management system in the UK and China: professional body and business comparison..

Design economics for dual currency management in construction projects. (2016)
Conference Proceeding
VICTORIA, M., PERERA, S. and DAVIES, A. 2016. Design economics for dual currency management in construction projects. In Proceedings of the 2016 Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors construction, building and real estate research conference (RICS COBRA 2016), 20-22 September 2016, Toronto, Canada. London: RICS.

This paper reviews the literature on design economics and deduce relationships between Capital Cost (CC) and design variables; and initial Embodied Carbon (EC) and design variables by collecting data of 10 office buildings in the UK. Design variables... Read More about Design economics for dual currency management in construction projects..

Carbon and cost critical elements of office buildings: a case study. (2016)
Conference Proceeding
VICTORIA, M., PERERA, S., DAVIES, A. and FERNANDO, N. 2016. Carbon and cost critical elements of office buildings: a case study. In Sandanayake, Y.G., Karunasena, G.I. and Ramachandra, T. (eds.) Proceedings of the 5th World construction symposium 2016: greening environment, eco-innovations and entrepreneurship, 29-31 July 2016, Colombo, Sri Lanka. Colombo: University of Moratuwa [online], pages 106-114. Available from: http://www.becon.mrt.ac.lk/images/CIOB-2016/proceedings.pdf

Buildings emit two types of carbon (and greenhouse gases) namely Operational Carbon (OC) and Embodied Carbon (EC). Operational carbon is regulated in the UK as it contributed up to 70-80% of total emissions. On the other hand, EC started gaining atte... Read More about Carbon and cost critical elements of office buildings: a case study..

A comparative study of construction cost and commercial management services in the UK and China. (2016)
Report
PERERA, S., ZHOU, L., UDEAJA, C., VICTORIA, M. and CHEN, Q. 2016. A comparative study of construction cost and commercial management services in the UK and China. London: RICS.

Cost and commercial management processes and practices in different parts of the world vary significantly. In the UK and the British Commonwealth these practices are mainly market oriented and matured over several centuries. The effects of globalisat... Read More about A comparative study of construction cost and commercial management services in the UK and China..

A pragmatic approach for embodied carbon estimating in buildings. (2016)
Journal Article
VICTORIA, M., PERERA, S. and DAVIES, A. 2016. A pragmatic approach for embodied carbon estimating in buildings. NewDist [online], July 2016 (Special Issue 2): proceedings of the 2016 Sustainable built environment conference (SBE16): towards post-carbon cities, 18-19 February 2016, Torino, Italy, pages 470-480. Available from: http://sbe16torino.org/downloads/SBE16TO_proceedings.pdf

Embodied Carbon (EC) estimating is driven by the development of Inventory of Carbon and Energy (ICE) in 2008 along with the initial information paper of Royal Institution of Chatered Surveyors (RICS) on the methodology to calculate EC in 2012. RICS's... Read More about A pragmatic approach for embodied carbon estimating in buildings..

Use of social media in construction industry: a case study. (2015)
Conference Proceeding
PERERA, S., VICTORIA, M.F. and BRAND, S. 2015. Use of social media in construction industry: a case study. In Egbu, C. (ed.) Proceedings of the 2015 CIB international conference (CIB2015): going north for sustainability: leveraging knowledge and innovation for sustainable construction and development, 23-25 November 2015, London, UK. London: IBEA Publications [online], pages 462-473. Available from: http://www.irbnet.de/daten/iconda/CIB_DC28892.pdf

Social media evolved in the early 2000's with the birth of Facebook and Flickr in 2004. It is hard to ignore the current influence of social media upon modern lifestyle with the continuous development of many social media platforms over the past deca... Read More about Use of social media in construction industry: a case study..

Estimating embodied carbon: a dual currency approach. (2015)
Conference Proceeding
VICTORIA, M.F., PERERA, S., ZHOU, L. and DAVIES, A. 2015. Estimating embodied carbon: a dual currency approach. In Wilkinson, S.P., Xia, J. and Chen, B. (eds.) Proceedings of the 1st International conference on sustainable buildings and structures, 29 October - 1 November 2015, Suzhou, China. Boca Raton: CRC Press [online], pages 223-231. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1201/b19239-40

Embodied carbon (EC) estimating is a growing area of research. EC estimating is evolving since the recent past, thus, undergoing several criticisms. On the other hand, there is a lack of interest among industry practitioners on EC estimating and repo... Read More about Estimating embodied carbon: a dual currency approach..

Developing an early design stage embodied carbon prediction model: a case study. (2015)
Conference Proceeding
VICTORIA, M., PERERA, S. and DAVIES, A. 2015. Developing an early design stage embodied carbon prediction model: a case study. In Raiden, A. and Aboagye-Nimo, E. (eds.) Proceedings of the 31st Association of Researchers in Construction Management (ARCOM) annual conference, 7-9 September 2015, Lincoln, UK. Manchester: ARCOM [online], pages 267-276. Available from: http://www.arcom.ac.uk/-docs/proceedings/ff96343816e3a48d472a039e584fb584.pdf

The focus of carbon management has shifted from operational carbon towards Embodied Carbon (EC) as a result of zero carbon agenda. Even though effort is made to quantify EC in detail design stage and choose the best solution for design there is no su... Read More about Developing an early design stage embodied carbon prediction model: a case study..

Building a supportive culure for sustained organisational learning in public sectors. (2013)
Book Chapter
SENARATNE, S. and VICTORIA, M.F. 2014. Building a supportive culure for sustained organisational learning in public sectors. In Al-Bastaki, Y. and Shajera, A. (eds.) Building a competitive public sector with knowledge management strategy. Hershey, PA: ICI Global [online], chapter 5, pages 118-134. Available from: https://doi.org/10.4018/978-1-4666-4434-2

The purpose of this chapter is to provide an approach to build a supportive organisational culture for sustained organisational learning in public sectors. Changing culture is not an easy task. It involves an in-depth understanding about culture and... Read More about Building a supportive culure for sustained organisational learning in public sectors..