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Development of a new analytical model for the study of the urban and architectural sound ambiance: the topological approach. (2019)
Conference Proceeding
SARAOUI, S., BELAKEHAL, A., ATTAR, A. and BENNADJI, A. 2019. Development of a new analytical model for the study of the urban and architectural sound ambiance: the topological approach. In Rahbarianyazd, R. and Nia, H.A. (eds.) Proceedings of the 2nd international conference of contemporary affairs on architecture and urbanism (ICCAUA2019), 9-10 May 2019, Alanya, Turkey. Alanya: Municipality of Alanya [online], pages 156-166. Available from: https://iccaua.com/page/2019-gallery

Research in the field of ambience has clearly evolved in our era; the field of investigation lists all the typologies of space, ranging from the architectural to the urban. There is a lot of research, but the relationships between investigations are... Read More about Development of a new analytical model for the study of the urban and architectural sound ambiance: the topological approach..

A comparative analysis of local content policies in the North Sea and the Gulf of Guinea regions. (2019)
Journal Article
OBIRI, K.A. and BJEIRMI, B. 2019. A comparative analysis of local content policies in the North Sea and the Gulf of Guinea regions. Journal of scientific research and reports [online], 25(5), article number 53413. Available from: https://doi.org/10.9734/jsrr/2019/v25i530195

Since their introduction in the North Sea, most resource-rich countries in Africa are introducing or reinforcing local content policies (LCPs) and regulations, to propel socio-economic development. Local content is now a prerequisite for granting an... Read More about A comparative analysis of local content policies in the North Sea and the Gulf of Guinea regions..

Virtual reality in the architectural technology curriculum in the UK. (2019)
Conference Proceeding
WOOD, C.F., DOUNAS, T. and SCOTT, J.R. 2019. Virtual reality in the architectural technology curriculum in the UK. In Kouider, T. and Andersen, P.J. (eds.) 2019. Proceedings of the 8th International congress on architectural technology (ICAT 2019) [online]: architectural technology, facing the renovation and refurbishment challenge, 15 November 2019, Odense, Denmark. Aberdeen: Robert Gordon University, pages 181-190. Available from: https://docs.google.com/viewer?a=v&pid=sites&srcid=ZGVmYXVsdGRvbWFpbnxhcmNodGVjaGNvbmdyZXNzMXxneDoxODg5NzZjZmE3NzYyNmZi

This paper seeks to understand the climate for Virtual Reality (VR) within the Architectural Technology (AT)curriculum in the U.K. It seeks to assess through literature, focus groups and questionnaires VR’s current place and seek to find a model to m... Read More about Virtual reality in the architectural technology curriculum in the UK..

BIM manager, coordinator, consultant, analyst…, what does a confused AEC industry need? (2019)
Conference Proceeding
KOUIDER, T., SYKES, P. and HAMMA-ADAMA, M. 2019. BIM manager, coordinator, consultant, analyst..., what does a confused AEC industry need? In Kouider, T. and Andersen, P.J. (eds.) 2019. Proceedings of the 8th International congress on architectural technology (ICAT 2019) [online]: architectural technology, facing the renovation and refurbishment challenge, 15 November 2019, Odense, Denmark. Aberdeen: Robert Gordon University, pages 67-88. Available from: https://docs.google.com/viewer?a=v&pid=sites&srcid=ZGVmYXVsdGRvbWFpbnxhcmNodGVjaGNvbmdyZXNzMXxneDoxODg5NzZjZmE3NzYyNmZi

The rapid growth of Building Information Modelling (BIM) in the Architecture, Engineering and Construction industries since its introduction around 2002 has highlighted a skills shortage within the industry whilst also leading to some confusion over... Read More about BIM manager, coordinator, consultant, analyst…, what does a confused AEC industry need?.

Proceedings of the 8th International congress on architectural technology (ICAT 2019): architectural technology, facing the renovation and refurbishment challenge. (2019)
Conference Proceeding
KOUIDER, T. and ANDERSEN, P.J. (eds.) 2019. Proceedings of the 8th International congress on architectural technology (ICAT 2019): architectural technology, facing the renovation and refurbishment challenge, 15 November 2019, Odense, Denmark. Aberdeen: Robert Gordon University [online]. Available from: https://docs.google.com/viewer?a=v&pid=sites&srcid=ZGVmYXVsdGRvbWFpbnxhcmNodGVjaGNvbmdyZXNzMXxneDoxODg5NzZjZmE3NzYyNmZi

During the past decade, the construction industry focus has largely been on the many new challenges brought about by the sustainability/climate change agenda and the introduction of BIM in new build. The theme of the next ICAT conference will focus o... Read More about Proceedings of the 8th International congress on architectural technology (ICAT 2019): architectural technology, facing the renovation and refurbishment challenge..

The state of corporate social responsibility practice in the construction sector. (2019)
Journal Article
OLANIPEKUN, A.O., OSHODI, O.S, DARKO, A. and OMOTAYO, T. 2020. The state of corporate social responsibility practice in the construction sector. Smart and sustainable built environment [online], 9(2), pages 91-111. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1108/SASBE-11-2018-0056

Purpose: The development of corporate social responsibility (CSR) in the construction sector is slow, thereby leaving many opportunities for further development. To enable operators in the construction sector to effectively capitalise on the opportun... Read More about The state of corporate social responsibility practice in the construction sector..

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..

Adaptation of an architectonic tradition for a sustainable future in the Middle East: a case study of three building typologies in Riyadh City. (2019)
Thesis
FARDOUS, I.S. 2019. Adaptation of an architectonic tradition for a sustainable future in the Middle East: a case study of three building typologies in Riyadh City. Robert Gordon University [online], PhD thesis. Available from: https://openair.rgu.ac.uk

This study assesses the environmental response, adaptation qualities and adaptation capacities of Arabic vernacular architecture, taking into account how these aspects help to provide suitable thermal comfort, while also catering to the psychological... Read More about Adaptation of an architectonic tradition for a sustainable future in the Middle East: a case study of three building typologies in Riyadh City..

Cost overrun causality model in Saudi Arabian public sector construction projects. (2019)
Thesis
ALJOHANI, A. 2019. Cost overrun causality model in Saudi Arabian public sector construction projects. Robert Gordon University [online], PhD thesis. Available from: https://openair.rgu.ac.uk

Construction performance in Saudi public projects has been poor over the years, with 70% of projects considered as failures and costing the country over 1 trillion SAR (over £202 billion) between 2005 and 2015. The project delivery mechanism used to... Read More about Cost overrun causality model in Saudi Arabian public sector construction projects..

The relationships between users and daylighting design in the 20th century architectural practice. [Poster] (2019)
Presentation / Conference
BELAKEHAL, A., TABET AOUL, K., BENNADJI, A. and FARHI, A. 2019. The relationships between users and daylighting design in the 20th century architectural practice. [Poster]. Presented at the 7th Zero energy mass custom home international conference 2019 (ZEMCH 2019), 26-28 November 2019, Seoul, Korea.

Architecture bridges between art and science, calling for a harmonious balance of multiple needs and complex issues. Considering that architecture is a man’s creation for men, this research explores it from the relationship of human factors in archit... Read More about The relationships between users and daylighting design in the 20th century architectural practice. [Poster].

Local content implementation enhancement through infrastructure development in Ghana’s oil and gas industry. (2019)
Journal Article
OBIRI, K.A., BJEIRMI, B. and BOATENG, P. 2019. Local content implementation enhancement through infrastructure development in Ghana’s oil and gas industry. Journal of energy research and reviews [online], 3(4), article number 52581. Available from: https://doi.org/10.9734/jenrr/2019/v3i430106

Since the discovery in 2007 of oil and gas in commercial quantities, Ghana has made some progress in passing several policies - such as local content and participation framework policies. This is ostensibly to stem the effects of "resource curse", wh... Read More about Local content implementation enhancement through infrastructure development in Ghana’s oil and gas industry..

Borders within border: fragmentation, connection and disposition. (2019)
Conference Proceeding
CIMADOMO, G. (ed.) 2019. Borders within border: fragmentation, connection and disposition. Book of abstracts for the 2nd Urbanism at borders global conference, 23-25 October 2019, Málaga, Spain. Málaga: Universidad de Málaga.

This is the book of abstracts for the 2nd Urbanism at Borders global conference, held 23-25 October 2019 at the University of Málaga, Spain. Robert Gordon University was acknowledged as a co-organiser of this event.

Challenges and opportunities in the reuse of abandoned urban space. (2019)
Thesis
ZECCA, C. 2019. Challenges and opportunities in the reuse of abandoned urban space. Robert Gordon University [online], PhD thesis. Available from: https://openair.rgu.ac.uk

Contemporary cities have emerged as a result of diverse urban and architectural transformations, new interventions and redevelopment, as well as through a cycle of abandonment and regeneration. New categories of resulting spaces are generated through... Read More about Challenges and opportunities in the reuse of abandoned urban space..

The impact of ecological thought on architectural theory. (2019)
Thesis
LEWIS, P. 2019. The impact of ecological thought on architectural theory. Robert Gordon University [online], PhD thesis. Available from: https://openair.rgu.ac.uk

This thesis looks at the idea of ecology and its relationship to, and influence on, architectural thought. Ecological thinking emerged as a subset of biology in the second half of the nineteenth century and developed as a philosophical idea and a pol... Read More about The impact of ecological thought on architectural theory..

Towards Blockchains for architectural design: consensus mechanisms for collaboration in BIM. (2019)
Conference Proceeding
DOUNAS, T., LOMBARDI, D. and JABI, W. 2019. Towards blockchains for architectural design: consensus mechanisms for collaboration in BIM. In Sousa, J.P., Henriques, G.C. and Xavier, J.P. (eds.) Proceedings of the 37th Education and research in computer aided architectural design in Europe (eCAADe) and 23rd Sociedad Iberoamericana de Gráfica Digital (SIGraDi) joint conference 2019 (eCAADe SIGraDi 2019): architecture in the age of the 4th industrial revolution, 11-13 September 2019, Porto, Portugal. Porto: eCAADe; SIGraDi; FAUP, volume 1, pages 267-274. Hosted on CumInCAD [online]. Available from: http://papers.cumincad.org/cgi-bin/works/paper/ecaadesigradi2019_296

We present a Blockchain collaboration mechanism on optimisation problems between distributed participants who work with building information modelling tools. The blockchain mechanism is capable of executing smart contracts, acting as a reward mechani... Read More about Towards Blockchains for architectural design: consensus mechanisms for collaboration in BIM..

Systems thinking and CMM for continuous improvement in the construction industry. (2019)
Journal Article
OMOTAYO, T.S., BOATENG, P., OSOBAJO, O., OKE, A. and OBI, L.I. 2020. Systems thinking and CMM for continuous improvement in the construction industry. International journal for productivity and performance management [online], 69(2), pages 271-296. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1108/IJPPM-11-2018-0417

Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to present a capability maturity model (CMM) developed to implement continuous improvement in small and medium scale construction companies (SMSCC) in Nigeria. Design/methodology/approach: A multi-strategy approa... Read More about Systems thinking and CMM for continuous improvement in the construction industry..

The relationships between users and daylighting design in the 20th century architectural practice. (2019)
Conference Proceeding
BELAKEHAL, A., TABET AOUL, K., BENNADJI, A. and FARHI, A. 2019. The relationships between users and daylighting design in the 20th century architectural practice. In Kim, J.-T., Noguchi, M. and Altan, H. (eds.) Proceedings of 7th Zero energy mass custom home international conference 2019 (ZEMCH 2019), 26-28 November 2019, Seoul, Republic of Korea. Melbourne: ZEMCH Network [online], pages 339-347. Available from: https://view.joomag.com/zemch-2019-international-conference-proceedings-april2020/0323140001587015989

Architecture is considered a crossing field between arts and sciences that is supported by multiple, various and complex issues. Considering that architecture is a man’s creation for men, this research explores human factors in architecture. It speci... Read More about The relationships between users and daylighting design in the 20th century architectural practice..

Borders of convenience: European legal measures and the migration crisis. (2019)
Book Chapter
ARNELL, P. and LYONS, C. [2019]. Borders of convenience: European legal measures and the migration crisis. In Zaman, Q.M. and Hall, G. (eds.) Urbanism at borders: a discourse analysis. Basel: Springer Verlag [online], (forthcoming).

The migration crisis has posed fundamental questions for European institutions. Amongst these are whether EU human rights reality matches its rhetoric. The answer is a resounding no. The reaction of the EU to the crisis has entailed an abdication of... Read More about Borders of convenience: European legal measures and the migration crisis..

The topological reading of ambiances in the built environment: the new methodology for the analysis of the luminous ambiance in the museum space. (2019)
Journal Article
SARAOUI, S., BELAKEHAL, A., ATTAR, A. and BENNADJI, A. 2019. The topological reading of ambiances in the built environment: the new methodology for the analysis of the luminous ambiance in the museum space. SHS web of conferences [online], 64: proceedings of the 14th European architecture envisioning conference 2019 (EAEA14 2019), 3-6 September 2019, Nantes, France, article 03004. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1051/shsconf/20196403004

Daylight is currently at the centre of discourse on architectural space. The definition of architectural space takes essence from Euclidean geometry related to metric dimensions. The present study is an attempt to shed light on topology which is a no... Read More about The topological reading of ambiances in the built environment: the new methodology for the analysis of the luminous ambiance in the museum space..

Macro-BIM adoption study: establishing Nigeria's BIM maturity. (2019)
Conference Proceeding
HAMMA-ADAMA, M. and KOUIDER, T. 2019. Macro-BIM adoption study: establishing Nigeria’s BIM maturity. In Aigbavboa, C. and Thwala, W. (eds.) The construction industry in the fourth industrial revolution: proceedings of the 11th Construction Industry Development Board (CIDB) postgraduate research conference (CIDB 2019): positioning the construction industry in the fourth industrial revolution, 28-30 July 2019, Johannesburg, South Africa. Cham: Springer [online], pages 401-411. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-26528-1_40

Construction Industry in Nigeria has since required a disruptive technology to change its construction business and improve its capabilities and productivity. As an on-going research (PhD work) to developing a strategy for an effective Building Infor... Read More about Macro-BIM adoption study: establishing Nigeria's BIM maturity..