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Wind turbine maintenance optimisation: principles of quantitative maintenance optimisation. (2007)
Journal Article
ANDRAWUS, J.A., WATSON, J. and KISHK, M. 2007. Wind turbine maintenance optimisation: principles of quantitative maintenance optimisation. Wind engineering [online], 31(2), pages 101-110. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1260/030952407781494467

Maintenance optimisation is a crucial issue for industries that utilise physical assets due to its impact on costs, risks and performance. Current quantitative maintenance optimisation techniques include Modelling System Failures MSF (using monte-car... Read More about Wind turbine maintenance optimisation: principles of quantitative maintenance optimisation..

The selection of a suitable maintenance strategy for wind turbines. (2006)
Journal Article
ANDRAWUS, J.A., WATSON, J., KISHK, M. and ADAM, A. 2006. The selection of a suitable maintenance strategy for wind turbines. Wind engineering [online], 30(6), pages 471-486. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1260/030952406779994141

Common maintenance strategies applied to wind turbines include Time-Based which involves carrying out maintenance tasks at predetermined regular-intervals and Failure-Based which entails using a wind turbine until it fails. However, the consequence o... Read More about The selection of a suitable maintenance strategy for wind turbines..

A structured model for performance assessment in property management. (2005)
Journal Article
KISHK, M., POLLOCK, R., ATTA, J. and POWER, L. 2005. A structured model for performance assessment in property management. Journal of financial management of property and construction [online], 10(3), pages 159-169. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1108/13664380580001073

There has been a dearth of material on property performance to aid property management practices. Besides, there is a seeming lack of structured processes for carrying out the performance measurement of properties. Basic characteristics of an effecti... Read More about A structured model for performance assessment in property management..

Whole life costing in construction: a state of the art review. (2003)
Report
KISHK, M., AL-HAJJ, A., POLLOCK, R., AOUAD, G., BAKIS, N. and SUN, M., 2003. Whole life costing in construction: a state of the art review. RICS Research Paper Series, 4 (18)

This report is a state of the art review of whole life costing in the construction industry. It is the first of a series reporting on-going research undertaken within the research project Developing An Integrated Database For Whole Life Costing Appli... Read More about Whole life costing in construction: a state of the art review..

Effective feedback of whole-life data to the design process. (2003)
Journal Article
KISHK, M., AL-HAJJ, A., POLLOCK, R. and AOUAD, G. 2003. Effective feedback of whole-life data to the design process. Journal of financial management of property and construction, 8(2), pages 89-98.

Key activities of the implementation of whole-life costing (WLC) as a management tool during the occupancy stage are outlined. Then, the logic of a novel whole-life management approach is designed around two recently developed generic WLC databases.... Read More about Effective feedback of whole-life data to the design process..

An innovative integrated approach to whole life costing. (2002)
Journal Article
KISHK, M., Al-HAJJ, A. and POLLOCK, R. 2002. An innovative integrated approach to whole life costing. Journal of financial management of property and construction, 7(1), pages 31-40.

A number of recently developed algorithms are combined to build an innovative integrated whole life costing approach. The integration process is based on the simple idea of breaking the decision-making process into a logical series of activities. The... Read More about An innovative integrated approach to whole life costing..

Towards effective consideration of non-financial factors in the design and management of construction assets. (2002)
Journal Article
KISHK, M. 2002. Towards effective consideration of non-financial factors in the design and management of construction assets. Journal of financial management of property and construction, 7(3), pages 163-173.

The decisive role of non-financial factors in the design and management of construction assets is highlighted and existing techniques used to include these factors in the decision-making process are critically reviewed. An effective algorithm has bee... Read More about Towards effective consideration of non-financial factors in the design and management of construction assets..

Handling uncertain information in whole-life costing: a comparative study. (2002)
Journal Article
KISHK, M., AL-HAJJ, A. and POLLOCK, R. 2002. Handling uncertain information in whole-life costing: a comparative study. Risk management [online], 4(3), pages 59-70. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1057/palgrave.rm.8240126

A number of recently developed algorithms to handle uncertain information in whole life costing (WLC) are explained and validated in the context of two example applications. In the first example application, the proposed methodology is compared to th... Read More about Handling uncertain information in whole-life costing: a comparative study..

A fuzzy model and algorithm to handle subjectivity in life cycle costing based decision-making. (2000)
Journal Article
KISHK, M. and AL-HAJJ, A. 2000. A fuzzy model and algorithm to handle subjectivity in life cycle costing based decision-making. Journal of financial management of property and construction, 5(1-2), pages 93-104.

A life cycle costing (LCC) algorithm that can effectively deal with judgmental assessments of input parameters is proposed. This algorithm is based on the fuzzy set theory and interval mathematics. The development of the algorithm is motivated by the... Read More about A fuzzy model and algorithm to handle subjectivity in life cycle costing based decision-making..