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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..

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) [online]: architectural technology, facing the renovation and refurbishment challenge, 15 November 2019, Odense, Denmark. Aberdeen: Robert Gordon University. Available from: https://docs.google.com...DoxODg5NzZjZmE3NzYyNmZi

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..

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...DoxODg5NzZjZmE3NzYyNmZi

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?.

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...DoxODg5NzZjZmE3NzYyNmZi

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..

The state of corporate social responsibility in the construction sector. (2019)
Journal Article
OLANIPEKUN, A.O., OSHODI, O., DARKO, A. and OMOTAYO, T.S. 2019. The state of corporate social responsibility in the construction sector. Smart and sustainable built environment [online], EarlyCite. 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 in the construction sector..

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..

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..

The relationships between users and daylighting design in the 20th century architectural practice. (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. Presented at the 7th Zero energy mass custom home international conference (ZEMCH 2019), 26-28 November 2019, Seoul, Republic of Korea.

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..

The relationships between users and daylighting design in the 20th century architectural practice. (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. 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..

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.

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..

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..

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 developed to implement continuous improvement in in small and medium scale construction companies (SMSCC) in Nigeria. Design/Methodology/approach: A multi-strategy approach... Read More about Systems thinking and CMM for continuous improvement in the construction industry..

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..

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..

Explorations on an urban interventions management system: a reflection on how to deal with urban complex systems and deliver dynamic change. (2019)
Thesis
MIGUEL, M.A.G. 2019. Explorations on an urban interventions management system: a reflection on how to deal with urban complex systems and deliver dynamic change. Robert Gordon University [online], PhD thesis. Available from: https://openair.rgu.ac.uk

How we plan and manage urban development has become an increasingly complex challenge, due to unpredictable and rapid conditional changes in post-modern cities. In turn, this calls for a paradigm shift in the way we understand and practice urban plan... Read More about Explorations on an urban interventions management system: a reflection on how to deal with urban complex systems and deliver dynamic change..

What are the barriers and drivers toward BIM adoption in Nigeria? (2019)
Conference Proceeding
HAMMA-ADAMA, M. and KOUIDER, T. 2019. What are the barriers and drivers towards BIM adoption in Nigeria? In Skibniewski, M.J. and Hajdu, M. (eds.) Proceedings of the 2019 Creative construction conference (CCC 2019), 29 June – 2 July 2019, Budapest, Hungary. Budapest: Diamond Congress Ltd [online], pages 529-539. Available from:https://2019.creative-c...nference.com/downloads/

The ‘digitalization and collaboration’ or Building Information Modelling (BIM) in the construction industry has been gaining momentum in the recent academic engagements. Despite its existence in many industries (i.e. publishing, retailing, financial... Read More about What are the barriers and drivers toward BIM adoption in Nigeria?.

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..

Comparative analysis of BIM adoption efforts by developed countries as precedent for new adopter countries. (2019)
Journal Article
HAMMA-ADAMA, M. and KOUIDER, T. 2019. Comparative analysis of BIM adoption efforts by developed countries as precedent for new adopter countries. Current journal of applied science and technology [online], 36(2), article number CJAST.49779. Available from: https://doi.org/10.9734/cjast/2019/v36i230224

Building information modelling (BIM) adoption is generally assessed through one of two main approaches: 1) statistical evaluation of survey responses from stakeholders operating within a country or market, and 2) the use of macro BIM-adoption models... Read More about Comparative analysis of BIM adoption efforts by developed countries as precedent for new adopter countries..