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A framework for knowledge capture and recovery in whole life costing practice. (2017)
Thesis
TOBIN, N.Y. 2017. A framework for knowledge capture and recovery in whole life costing practice. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

In spite of the benefits of implementing whole life costing technique as a valuable approach for comparing alternative building designs allowing operational cost benefits to be evaluated against any initial cost increases and also as part of procurem... Read More about A framework for knowledge capture and recovery in whole life costing practice..

The allocation of risks in the Saudi Arabian domestic and regional aviation construction projects. (2017)
Thesis
BAGHDADI, A.M.A. 2017. The allocation of risks in the Saudi Arabian domestic and regional aviation construction projects. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

Airports projects, amongst other construction projects, are considered very complex as they face a number of challenges that inevitably cause them to become exposed to risks. In Saudi Arabia, the sector of aviation is considered an important sector o... Read More about The allocation of risks in the Saudi Arabian domestic and regional aviation construction projects..

Renewable energy technologies assessment in providing sustainable electricity to Nigerian rural areas. (2017)
Thesis
GARBA, A. 2017. Renewable energy technologies assessment in providing sustainable electricity to Nigerian rural areas. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

The research work that underpins this thesis aims to investigate the viability of renewable energy technologies (RETs) and to develop a RETs implementation framework for providing sustainable electricity to Nigerias rural areas. As a result of electr... Read More about Renewable energy technologies assessment in providing sustainable electricity to Nigerian rural areas..

A techno-economic comparison of biomass thermo-chemical systems for sustainable electricity in Nigerian rural areas. (2016)
Conference Proceeding
GARBA, A. and KISHK, M. 2016. A techno-economic comparison of biomass thermo-chemical systems for sustainable electricity in Nigerian rural areas. In Proceedings of the 5th Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) International renewable power generation conference (RPG 2016), 21-23 September 2016, London, UK. New York: IET [online], article ID 558. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1049/cp.2016.0558.

Biomass thermo-chemical systems (BTCS) source remains one of the means of providing sustainable electricity to rural areas in developing nations. Due the dwindling power generation and supply in Nigeria representing between 10 and 34%, the rural comm... Read More about A techno-economic comparison of biomass thermo-chemical systems for sustainable electricity in Nigerian rural areas..

A comparative study of biomass energy technologies for sustainable electricity in Nigerian rural areas. (2016)
Conference Proceeding
GARBA, A., KISHK, M. and MOORE, D.R. 2016. A comparative study of biomass energy technologies for sustainable electricity in Nigerian rural areas. In Chan, P.W. and Neilson, C.J. (eds.) Proceedings of the 32nd Association of Researchers in Construction Management (ARCOM) conference, 5-7 September 2016, Manchester, UK. Manchester: ARCOM [online], 1161-1170. Available from: http://www.arcom.ac.uk/...8ec730c77bb0d199e51.pdf

Biomass as a Renewable Energy Technology (RET) is used to provide sustainable electricity to rural areas in several developing countries. As a result of dwindling power generation and supply in Nigeria representing between 10 and 34%, the rural commu... Read More about A comparative study of biomass energy technologies for sustainable electricity in Nigerian rural areas..

A resilience engineering approach to safety excellence in the maintenance of oil and gas assets. (2016)
Thesis
AMEZIANE, S. 2016. A resilience engineering approach to safety excellence in the maintenance of oil and gas assets. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

The established approach to safety management has failed to handle socio-technical systems that have become more complex. The main argument is this approach is based on assumptions that systems are protected against accidents by barriers (well-traine... Read More about A resilience engineering approach to safety excellence in the maintenance of oil and gas assets..

Economic assessment of biomass gasification technology in providing sustainable electricity in Nigerian rural areas. (2015)
Conference Proceeding
GARBA, A. and KISHK, M. 2015. Economic assessment of biomass gasification technology in providing sustainable electricity in Nigerian rural areas. In Proceedings of the 1st International sustainable ecological engineering design for society conference 2015 (SEEDS): healthy, energy efficient buildings and spaces, 17-18 September 2015, Leeds, UK. Leeds: Leeds Beckett University [online], pages 281-292. Available from: https://www.leedsbecket...eds2015_proceedings.pdf

Renewable Energy Technologies (RET) in general, and biomass source in particular, remains one of the means of providing sustainable electricity to rural areas in developing countries. This is because of its strategic value in identifying when and whe... Read More about Economic assessment of biomass gasification technology in providing sustainable electricity in Nigerian rural areas..

Saudi Arabian aviation construction projects: identification of risks and their consequences. (2015)
Conference Proceeding
BAGHDADI, A. and KISHK, M. 2015. Saudi Arabian aviation construction projects: identification of risks and their consequences. In Hajdu, M. and Skibniewski, M. (eds.) Proceedings of the 2015 Creative construction conference (CCC2015), 21-24 June 2015, Krakow, Poland. Budapest: Diamond Congress [online], pages 154-159. Available from: http://2015.creative-co...CCC2015_proceedings.pdf

Airport projects are considered to be very complex, as they face a number of challenges which inevitably expose them to risks. In Saudi Arabia, the aviation sector is considered an important sector due to the fact that Saudi Arabia is the first desti... Read More about Saudi Arabian aviation construction projects: identification of risks and their consequences..

Renewable energy technology means of providing sustainable electricity in Nigerian rural areas: a review. (2014)
Conference Proceeding
GARBA, A. and KISHK, M. 2014. Renewable energy technology means of providing sustainable electricity in Nigerian rural areas: a review. In Raiden, A. and Aboagye-Nimo, E. (eds.) Proceedings of the 30th Association of Researchers in Construction Management (ARCOM) annual conference, 1-3 September 2014, Portsmouth, UK. Reading: ARCOM [online], pages 143-151. Available from: http://www.arcom.ac.uk/...43-0151_Garba_Kishk.pdf

Following the failure of the Power Holding Company of Nigeria (PHCN) and fossil fuel source applications for the provision of electricity in Nigeria, the country has been experiencing power energy shortages for over three decades now. More than 65% o... Read More about Renewable energy technology means of providing sustainable electricity in Nigerian rural areas: a review..

Development of a risk response model to handle delays of construction projects in the United Arab Emirates. (2014)
Thesis
MOTALEB, O.H. 2014. Development of a risk response model to handle delays of construction projects in the United Arab Emirates. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

Due to the complex nature of construction projects, delay risks are more widespread in the construction sector than elsewhere. This poses a problem for the industry, since it is already at risk because of the recent global economic recession. Indeed,... Read More about Development of a risk response model to handle delays of construction projects in the United Arab Emirates..

A decision support model proving 'value for money' selection of elements and components on hospital refurbishments: development of a functioning prototype. (2013)
Journal Article
WILSON, G. and KISHK, M. 2013. A decision support model proving 'value for money' selection of elements and components on hospital refurbishments: development of a functioning prototype. Construction engineering [online], 1(3), pages 53-61. Available from: http://www.seipub.org/ce/Download.aspx?ID=8702

Capital investment in current economic circumstances, is severely challenged. This is especially evident within the NHS built estate. Estate managers and Design Teams have a duty to achieve Value for Money on projects; yet, no measured and standardis... Read More about A decision support model proving 'value for money' selection of elements and components on hospital refurbishments: development of a functioning prototype..

An integrated decision support model for the sustainable refurbishment of hospitals and healthcare facilities: developing a prototype. (2013)
Thesis
WILSON, G. 2013. An integrated decision support model for the sustainable refurbishment of hospitals and healthcare facilities: developing a prototype. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

The National Health Service (NHS) is recognised as the largest public sector institution in Europe. This presents significant challenges in regards to operation and maintenance of the diverse built estate, and the ever-evolving clinical models of car... Read More about An integrated decision support model for the sustainable refurbishment of hospitals and healthcare facilities: developing a prototype..

An investigation into the risk of construction project delays in the UAE. (2013)
Journal Article
MOTALEB, O. and KISHK, M. 2013. An investigation into the risk of construction project delays in the UAE. International journal of information technology project management [online], 4(3), pages 50-65. Available from: https://doi.org/10.4018/jitpm.2013070104

The growing rate of delays in project delivery is considered a major criticism of the construction companies in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). This paper aims to investigate the causes and effects behind the delays pertaining to delivery of construc... Read More about An investigation into the risk of construction project delays in the UAE..

Identifying sustainability requirements in the refurbishment of hospitals: the built estate, models of care, and the challenge of adaptation planning. (2013)
Journal Article
WILSON, G., KISHK, M. and LAING, R. 2013. Identifying sustainability requirements in the refurbishment of hospitals: the built estate, models of care, and the challenge of adaptation planning. Public health frontier [online], 2(2), pages 114-121. Available from: https://doi.org/10.5963/PHF0202009

Public spending across the United Kingdom is facing unprecedented challenges as a result of the economic downturn. Nowhere is this more keenly felt than the interface between the National Health Service (NHS) and the construction industry. Limited go... Read More about Identifying sustainability requirements in the refurbishment of hospitals: the built estate, models of care, and the challenge of adaptation planning..

Adaptation challenges for healthcare infrastructure in a changing climate. (2013)
Journal Article
WILSON, G. and KISHK, M., 2013. Adaptation challenges for healthcare infrastructure in a changing climate. Journal of clinical research and governance [online], 2(1), pages 3-9. Available from: https://doi.org/10.13183/jcrg.v2i1.26

The paper aims to discuss the relationships between the phenomenon of climate change, and the requirement for adaptation for healthcare infrastructure. It discusses the climate change debate, and demonstrates the linkages between climate change and s... Read More about Adaptation challenges for healthcare infrastructure in a changing climate..

Key criteria of sustainable hospital refurbishment: a stakeholder review. (2012)
Conference Proceeding
WILSON, G. and KISHK, M. 2012. Key criteria of sustainable hospital refurbishment: a stakeholder review. In Smith, S.D. (ed.) Proceedings of the 28th Association of Researchers in Construction Management (ARCOM) annual conference, 3-5 September 2012, Edinburgh, UK. Reading: ARCOM [online], pages 1423-1433. Available from: http://www.arcom.ac.uk/...3-1433_Wilson_Kishk.pdf

Hospital refurbishment has taken a secondary role in the last decade, in favour of new build facilities. This has allowed the Client and the Design Team to build and specify with greater flexibility and from essentially a 'blank canvas'. Correspondin... Read More about Key criteria of sustainable hospital refurbishment: a stakeholder review..

Whole life costing optimisation with integrated logistics support considerations. (2012)
Thesis
BOUACHERA, T. 2012. Whole life costing optimisation with integrated logistics support considerations. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

It has long been recognised that, in the military sector, the Integrated Logistics Support ILS can significantly enhance system effectiveness and add value to their competitiveness. Hence, it is not surprising that many organisations outside to the m... Read More about Whole life costing optimisation with integrated logistics support considerations..

Meeting sustainability requirements in the refurbishment of hospitals. (2011)
Conference Proceeding
WILSON, G. and KISHK, M. 2011. Meeting sustainability requirements in the refurbishment of hospitals. In Egbu, C. and Lou, E.C.W. (eds.) Proceedings of the 27th Association of Researchers in Construction Management (ARCOM) annual conference, 5-7 September 2011, Bristol, UK. Reading: ARCOM [online], pages 1095-1104. Available from: http://www.arcom.ac.uk/...5-1104_Wilson_Kishk.pdf

Public spending across the United Kingdom is facing unprecedented challenges as a result of the economic downturn. Nowhere is this more keenly felt than the interface between the National Health Service (NHS) and the construction industry. Limited go... Read More about Meeting sustainability requirements in the refurbishment of hospitals..

Optimisation of wind turbine inspection intervals. (2008)
Journal Article
ANDRAWUS, J.A., WATSON, J., KISHK, M. and GORDON, H. 2008. Optimisation of wind turbine inspection intervals. Wind engineering [online], 32(5), pages 477-490. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1260/030952408786411921

The choice of correct inspection intervals poses a serious challenge to industries that utilise physical assets. Too short an interval increases operational cost and waste production time while too long an interval increases the likelihood of unexpec... Read More about Optimisation of wind turbine inspection intervals..

The impact of effective risk management on project success. (2008)
Conference Proceeding
KISHK, M. and UKAGA, C. 2008. The impact of effective risk management on project success. In Dainty, A. (ed.) Proceedings of the 24th Association of Researchers in Construction Management (ARCOM) annual conference, 1-3 September 2008, Cardiff, UK. Reading: ARCOM [online], volume 2, pages 799-808. Available from: http://www.arcom.ac.uk/...808_Kishk_and_Ukaga.pdf

Project success is the satisfaction of stakeholder needs and is measured by the so-called success criteria as identified at the start of the project. The conventional view of project success based on cost, time and quality is no longer sufficient. Th... Read More about The impact of effective risk management on project success..


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