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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..

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..

Sustainable approach to regenerating residential form and density: case in Dhaka. (2013)
Journal Article
ZAMAN, Q.M.M. and LAING, R. 2013. Sustainable approach to regenerating residential form and density: case in Dhaka. Urban studies research [online], Article ID 783792. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1155/2013/783792

This paper presents principles and praxis of sustainable approach to maintaining targeted residential regeneration by density yet achieving innovations in urban form in a contextual scenario of Dhaka City, the capital of Bangladesh. It is evident fro... Read More about Sustainable approach to regenerating residential form and density: case in Dhaka..

My cost runneth over: data mining to reduce construction cost overruns. (2013)
Conference Proceeding
AHIAGA-DAGBUI, D.D. and SMITH, S.D. 2013. My cost runneth over: data mining to reduce construction cost overruns. In Smith, S.D. and Ahiaga-Dagbui, D.D. (eds.) Proceedings of the 29th Association of Researchers in Construction Management (ARCOM) annual conference, 2-4 September 2013, Reading, UK. Reading: ARCOM [online], pages 559-568. Available from: http://www.arcom.ac.uk/...Ahiaga-Dagbui_Smith.pdf

Most construction projects overrun their budgets. Among the myriad of explanations giving for construction cost overruns is the lack of required information upon which to base accurate estimation. Much of the financial decisions made at the time of d... Read More about My cost runneth over: data mining to reduce construction cost overruns..

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..

How to save a theatre: The Orpheum, Vancouver. (2013)
Journal Article
LAING, R. 2013. How to save a theatre: The Orpheum, Vancouver. Structural survey [online], 31(5), pages 355-367. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1108/SS-01-2013-0010

Purpose - This paper concerns the Orpheum Theatre in Vancouver, which survived the threat of major internal demolition and rebuilding during the 1960s and early 1970s. The building has subsequently undergone significant restoration and conservation w... Read More about How to save a theatre: The Orpheum, Vancouver..

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..

A risk based methodology to assess the energy efficiency improvements in traditionally constructed buildings. (2013)
Conference Proceeding
HERRERA, D. and BENNADJI, A. 2013. A risk based methodology to assess the energy efficiency improvements in traditionally constructed buildings. In Grussenmeyer, P. (ed.) Proceedings of the 24th International Comité International de la Photogrammétrie Architecturale (CIPA) symposium, 2-6 September 2013, Strasbourg, France. International archives of the photogrammetry, remote sensing and spatial information sciences, XL-5/W2. Göttingen: Copernicus Publications [online], pages 337-342. Available from: https://doi.org/10.5194...chives-XL-5-W2-337-2013

In order to achieve the CO2 reduction targets set by the Scottish government, it will be necessary to improve the energy efficiency of existing buildings. Within the total Scottish building stock, historic and traditionally constructed buildings are... Read More about A risk based methodology to assess the energy efficiency improvements in traditionally constructed buildings..

Visual documentation process of historic building refurbishment: improving energy efficiency by insulating wall cavity. (2013)
Conference Proceeding
BENNADJI, A. 2013. Visual documentation process of historic building refurbishment: improving energy efficiency by insulating wall cavity. In Grussenmeyer, P. (ed.) Proceedings of the 24th International Comité International de la Photogrammétrie Architecturale (CIPA) symposium, 2-6 September 2013, Strasbourg, France. International archives of the photogrammetry, remote sensing and spatial information sciences, XL-5/W2. Göttingen: Copernicus Publications [online], pages 91-96. Available from: https://doi.org/10.5194...rchives-XL-5-W2-91-2013

The North East of Scotland's construction method is similar to most popular building typologies in the UK. This typology can vary in term of external material (Granite, brick or stone) but with a secondary, usually timber sub frame with a lining on i... Read More about Visual documentation process of historic building refurbishment: improving energy efficiency by insulating wall cavity..

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..

Skills development for retrofitting a historic listed building in Scotland. (2013)
Journal Article
ABDEL-WAHAB, M. and BENNADJI, A. 2013. Skills development for retrofitting a historic listed building in Scotland. International journal of low-carbon technologies [online], 10(4), pages 347-353. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1093/ijlct/ctt043

With the current aim for a low carbon economy in Scotland, it becomes imperative to ensure that there are adequate workforce skills available to support meeting this aspiration. As such, the Scottish Government has developed a low carbon skills agend... Read More about Skills development for retrofitting a historic listed building in Scotland..

Developing a framework for selection of sustainable materials based on the embedded energy for building construction. (2013)
Conference Proceeding
SENARATH, S.B.R., CHANDRATHILAKE, S.R. and VICTORIA, M.F. 2013. Developing a framework for selection of sustainable materials based on the embedded energy for building construction. In Sandanayake, Y.G. and Fernando, N.G. (eds.) Proceedings of the 2nd World construction symposium 2013: socio-economic sustainability in construction: practice, policy and research, 14-15 June 2013, Colombo, Sri Lanka. Colombo: Ceylon Institute of Builders [online], pages 150-169. Available from: https://2016.ciobwcs.co...ms/2013/proceedings.pdf

Material selection in conventional construction projects concentrate on various criteria. However, sustainable construction must take into account of embodied energy of materials during material selection which is rarely addressed by construction pro... Read More about Developing a framework for selection of sustainable materials based on the embedded energy for building construction..

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..

Preparing architectural technology students for BIM 2016 mandate. (2013)
Conference Proceeding
SALMAN, H. 2013. Preparing architectural technology students for BIM 2016 mandate. In Kouider, T. (ed.) Proceedings of the 4th International congress on architectural technology (ICAT 2013): architectural technology: the defining features, 22 March 2013, Sheffield, UK. Aberdeen: Robert Gordon University [online], pages 142-158. Available from: https://sites.google.co....pdf?attredirects=0&d=1

This paper presents a challenging stand for architectural technology (AT) students, and roles. What roles are AT graduates going to play before and after the 2016 Building Information Modelling (BIM) mandate and how academia is preparing them for suc... Read More about Preparing architectural technology students for BIM 2016 mandate..

Architectural technology and the BIM acronym: critical perspectives of evangelical and evolutionary paradigms for technical design. (2013)
Conference Proceeding
KOUIDER, T. and PATERSON, G.J. 2013. Architectural technology and the BIM acronym: critical perspectives of evangelical and evolutionary paradigms for technical design. In Kouider, T. (ed.) Proceedings of the 4th International congress on architectural technology (ICAT 2013): architectural technology: the defining features, 22 March 2013, Sheffield, UK. Aberdeen: Robert Gordon University [online], pages 122-141. Available from: https://sites.google.co....pdf?attredirects=0&d=1

The United Kingdom Governments intent to embed collaborative Level 2 BIM into publicly procured building projects from 2016 (BIM Task Group, 2012) trails the General Services Administrations (GSA, 2012) earlier and similar initiative to require the a... Read More about Architectural technology and the BIM acronym: critical perspectives of evangelical and evolutionary paradigms for technical design..

Regenerating Aberdeen: a vision for a thriving and vibrant city centre. (2013)
Report
COCKBURN, D., DEVECI, G., DONALDSON, B., GRAY, D., HARRIS, P., LAING, R., MCCLEAN, D., MARTIN, A., OWEN, A. and PRONDZYNSKI, F. V. 2013. Regenerating Aberdeen: a vision for a thriving and vibrant city centre. Aberdeen: Robert Gordon University. [onlone]. Available from: https://www.rgu.ac.uk/f...tre-regeneration-report

The aim of this discussion paper is to stimulate debate and prompt action regarding the future shape and purpose of Aberdeens city centre. This paper argues that investment in a thriving and dynamic city centre requires consideration of the city as a... Read More about Regenerating Aberdeen: a vision for a thriving and vibrant city centre..

The nature of mass masonry granite walling and the potential for retrofit internal wall insulation strategies. (2013)
Journal Article
BUDA, G., TAYLOR, B. and BENNADJI, A. 2013. The nature of mass masonry granite walling and the potential for retrofit internal wall insulation strategies. Journal of building survey, appraisal and valuation [online], 2(1), pages 36-43. Available from: https://www.ingentaconn...00002/00000001/art00005

Traditional buildings constructed of solid granite walling that have timber framing with lath and plaster internal finish are not thermally efficient when compared with modern constructions. They are also termed ˜hard-to-treat as they need special ca... Read More about The nature of mass masonry granite walling and the potential for retrofit internal wall insulation strategies..

Lessons from post-occupancy evaluation and monitoring of the first certified passive house in Scotland. (2012)
Presentation / Conference
TUOHY, P., MURPHY, G. and DEVECI, G. 2012. Lessons from post-occupancy evaluation and monitoring of the first certified passive house in Scotland. Presented at the 2012 PassivhusNorden conference: from low energy buildings to plus energy developments, 21-23 October 2012, Trondheim, Norway.

This paper describes an investigation carried out to understand the performance in practice of the first certified Passive House in Scotland and associated low or zero carbon technologies LZCT. The aim was to provide some useful feedbacks on actual p... Read More about Lessons from post-occupancy evaluation and monitoring of the first certified passive house in Scotland..

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..

Public engagement and participation in sustainable transport issues. (2012)
Presentation / Conference
LAING, R., TAIT, E. and GRAY, D. 2012. Public engagement and participation in sustainable transport issues. Presented at the 2012 Construction, building and real estate research conference of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS COBRA 2012), 11-13 September 2012, Las Vegas, USA. London: RICS. Hosted on www.care-north.eu [online]. Available from: http://archive.northsea...0130812123945_COBRA.pdf

Currently, emissions from transport represent a quarter of Scotland's total. While the Scottish Government has identified a number of transport policies, which would contribute to Scotland's ability to meet its targets, action to significantly reduce... Read More about Public engagement and participation in sustainable transport issues..