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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..

The impact of digitalisation on the management role of architectural technology. (2012)
Thesis
HARTY, J. 2012. The impact of digitalisation on the management role of architectural technology. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

Building information modelling (BIM) is not only an authoring tool for architects and engineers, but also an analysis tool for all stakeholders in the supply chain procurement process. Analysis tools such as the code checking of building regulations... Read More about The impact of digitalisation on the management role of architectural technology..

Build Our Nation international project: an innovative educational model for systems thinking in design. (2012)
Conference Proceeding
BASSANESE, S., ESPANYOL, A., RODEGHIERO, B. and TADI, M. 2012. Build Our Nation international project: an innovative educational model for systems thinking in design. In Gómez Chova, L., López Martínez, A. and Candel Torres, I. (eds.) Proceedings of the 6th International technology, education and development conference (INTED 2012), 5-7 March 2012, Valencia, Spain. Valencia: IATED, pages 4849-4858.

Ethical decision-making models grounded in ethical frameworks comprehend elements of systems thinking such as holistic language and value-guided systems. This paper proposes an innovative educational model for systems thinking in architectural design... Read More about Build Our Nation international project: an innovative educational model for systems thinking in design..

Testing of a method for insulation of masonry and lath walls in existing domestic Scottish construction. (2012)
Report
BENNADJI, A., ABDEL-WAHAB, M., LEVIE, M.C. and CHOUMAN, D. 2012. Testing of a method for insulation of masonry and lath walls in existing domestic Scottish construction. Glasgow: CIC Start Online [online], FS24. Available from http://www.cicstart.org...asonryandlathwalls.html

The main aim of this research project was to develop and test the feasibility of a method of insulating an existing historic listed building whilst maintaining its original architectural features. The success of the project is conditioned by the avoi... Read More about Testing of a method for insulation of masonry and lath walls in existing domestic Scottish construction..

Adaptive re-use and urban regeneration in Dhaka - a theoretical exploration. (2011)
Journal Article
ZAMAN, Q.M.M. 2011. Adaptive re-use and urban regeneration in Dhaka - a theoretical exploration. Open house international, 36(2), pages 45-58.

At a time, when there are world-wide calls for sustainable building design and construction focusing on building adaptation and remodeling rather than demolition and replacement, a local system of remodeling and functional adaptation has been applied... Read More about Adaptive re-use and urban regeneration in Dhaka - a theoretical exploration..

Understanding student and staff perceptions of feedback in architecture. (2011)
Report
HOURIGAN, N. and MCCLEAN, D. 2011. Understanding student and staff perceptions of feedback in architecture. York: Higher Education Academy.

This report presents the results of a collaborative project between Queens University, Belfast and the Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen, and builds on a dialogue initiated during Session 2009-10 through which course guidance and feedback received b... Read More about Understanding student and staff perceptions of feedback in architecture..

Exploring the adoption of low carbon technologies by Scottish housing associations. (2011)
Journal Article
ABDEL-WAHAB, M., MOORE, D. and MCDONALD, S. 2011. Exploring the adoption of low carbon technologies by Scottish housing associations. International journal of low-carbon technologies [online], 6(4), pages 318-323. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1093/ijlct/ctr031

Housing associations (HAs) are responsible for building and managing approximately one-third of affordable homes in Scotland. The adoption of low carbon technologies (LCTs) by HAs presents an area that could potentially help towards reducing the carb... Read More about Exploring the adoption of low carbon technologies by Scottish housing associations..

Systemic barriers to a future transformation of the building industry from a buyer controlled to a seller driven industry: an analysis of key systemic variables in the building industry, such as 'procurement model', 'buyer perception', 'production mode', (2011)
Thesis
KRISTENSEN, E.K. 2011. Systemic barriers to a future transformation of the building industry from a buyer controlled to a seller driven industry: an analysis of key systemic variables in the building industry, such as 'procurement model', 'buyer perception', 'production mode', and 'leadership and management', principally in a Danish development context and seen from the perspective of the architect. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

It has always been a ˜mystery, why the Danish building industry stagnated after the industrial breakthrough, and never was able to adapt the industrial production, business culture, buyer perception, and leadership and management, used in nearly all... Read More about Systemic barriers to a future transformation of the building industry from a buyer controlled to a seller driven industry: an analysis of key systemic variables in the building industry, such as 'procurement model', 'buyer perception', 'production mode',.

Responses to representations of the built environment: the influence of emotion, attention and perspective-taking. (2011)
Thesis
GALÁN-DÍAZ, C.R. 2011. Responses to representations of the built environment: the influence of emotion, attention and perspective-taking. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

The main aim of this thesis is to investigate how environmental preference for the built environment, either in-situ or based on visual representations (e.g. visualisations of final architectural design), may be affected by three distinct variables.... Read More about Responses to representations of the built environment: the influence of emotion, attention and perspective-taking..

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..

Remnants of Scottish stone architecture in Nova Scotia. (2011)
Journal Article
LAING, R. and SCOTT, J. 2011. Remnants of Scottish stone architecture in Nova Scotia. International journal of heritage studies [online], 17(5), pages 478-496. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1080/13527258.2011.583669

During the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, thousands of Scottish emigrants travelled to Canada. This paper concerns those buildings which were designed and constructed by Scottish settlers, utilising skills and materials transported from their h... Read More about Remnants of Scottish stone architecture in Nova Scotia..

From targets to occupied low carbon homes: assessing the challenges of delivering low carbon affordable housing. (2011)
Conference Proceeding
MUSAU, F. and DEVECI, G. 2011. From targets to occupied low carbon homes: assessing the challenges of delivering low carbon affordable housing. In Bodart, M. and Evrard, A. (eds.) Architecture and sustainable development: proceedings of the 27th International conference on passive and low energy architecture (PLEA2011), 13-15 July 2011, Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium. Louvain-la-Neuve: Presses universitaires de Louvain [online], volume 2, pages 261-266. Available from: http://www.plea2011.be/

This paper investigates the challenges of achieving affordable low carbon housing in the context of the Scottish, UK, and Passivhaus Standards. It also investigates the potential for bridging the gaps between set targets and what is happening in real... Read More about From targets to occupied low carbon homes: assessing the challenges of delivering low carbon affordable housing..

The impact of CAAD on design methodology and visual thinking in architectural education. (2011)
Thesis
SALMAN, H.S. 2011. The impact of CAAD on design methodology and visual thinking in architectural education. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

This thesis aims to explore the potential impact of Computer Aided Architectural Design (CAAD) as a conceptual design tool on the design methodology of final year students. Many design studies have focused on sketching and its relationship with creat... Read More about The impact of CAAD on design methodology and visual thinking in architectural education..

The rise of a profession within a profession: the development of the architectural technology discipline within the profession of architecture. (2011)
Thesis
BARRETT, N. 2011. The rise of a profession within a profession: the development of the architectural technology discipline within the profession of architecture. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

This thesis investigates the emergence of a new specialisation within the profession of architecture, namely that of the architectural technologist. The main original contributions from the research concern a deep understanding of how that emergence... Read More about The rise of a profession within a profession: the development of the architectural technology discipline within the profession of architecture..

The client perspective on factors in the retrofitting of sustainable technologies to traditional rural homes in North East Scotland. (2010)
Journal Article
MOORE, D.R. 2010. The client perspective on factors in the retrofitting of sustainable technologies to traditional rural homes in North East Scotland. Journal of building appraisal [online], 6(2), pages 117-128. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1057/jba.2010.18

Through the study of a project completed in 2009, this article seeks to determine what barriers can be encountered by homeowners when trying to improve the performance of older properties with regard to energy use and CO2 emissions. The scope of the... Read More about The client perspective on factors in the retrofitting of sustainable technologies to traditional rural homes in North East Scotland..

Removing barriers to BIM adoption: clients and code checking to drive changes. (2010)
Book Chapter
HARTY, J. and LAING, R. 2010. Removing barriers to BIM adoption: clients and code checking to drive changes. In Underwood, J. and Isikdag, U. (eds.) Handbook of research on building information modeling and construction informatics: concepts and technologies. Hershey, PA: Information Science Reference, chapter 24, pages 546-560.

Building information modelling (BIM) is not only an authoring tool for architects and engineers, but also for all stakeholders in the building programme procurement process. Analysis tools like code checking of building regulations and environmental... Read More about Removing barriers to BIM adoption: clients and code checking to drive changes..

Home making and identity: a psychology of personality processes in North East Scotland. (2010)
Thesis
TOWNSEND, L. 2010. Home making and identity: a psychology of personality processes in North East Scotland. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

This thesis investigates the roles of identity and personality in the home making process. Well-known approaches to identity typically define context in social or temporalterms, largely neglecting the physical environment. Personalisation of the dwel... Read More about Home making and identity: a psychology of personality processes in North East Scotland..

Understanding attitudes: research into Kirkwall's car culture. (2009)
Report
BARKER, L., CONNOLLY, D., GRAY, D. and MILNE, N. 2009. Understanding attitudes: research into Kirkwall's car culture. Edinburgh: MVA Consultancy in association with Robert Gordon University.

This investigation into car culture in Kirkwall was undertaken to establish the cultural reasons for Kirkwall’s residents’ attachment to their cars and to provide an understanding of what might be required to produce a behavioural change in Kirkwall,... Read More about Understanding attitudes: research into Kirkwall's car culture..

Energy conservation improvement of the existing building park, constraints and challenges: case of granite traditional constructions in the United Kingdom. (2009)
Conference Proceeding
BENNADJI, A., SCOTT, J. and TAYLOR, B. 2009. Energy conservation improvement of the existing building park, constraints and challenges: case of granite traditional constructions in the United Kingdom. In Demers, C.M.H. and Potvin, A. (eds.) Proceedings of the 26th Passive low energy architecture international conference (PLEA 2009): architecture, energy and the occupant's perspective, 22-24 June 2009, Quebec City, Canada. Boisbriand: Presses de l'Université Laval [online], paper number 3.2.6. Available from: http://www.plea2009.arc...2-06-PLEA2009Quebec.pdf

The increase in energy price has sparked a debate in the UK as to what would be the best way to address this problem. The British Prime Minister gave a straightforward and radical answer, suggesting that, existing building stock should be improved to... Read More about Energy conservation improvement of the existing building park, constraints and challenges: case of granite traditional constructions in the United Kingdom..

Towards an occupant based conceptual model: case of the natural luminous ambience. (2009)
Conference Proceeding
BELAKEHAL, A., BENNADJI, A. and TABET AOUL, K. 2009. Towards an occupant based conceptual model: case of the natural luminous ambience. In Demers, C.M.H. and Potvin, A. (eds.) Proceedings of the 26th Passive low energy architecture international conference (PLEA 2009): architecture, energy and the occupant's perspective, 22-24 June 2009, Quebec City, Canada. Boisbriand: Presses de l'Université Laval [online], paper number 2.1.7. Available from: http://www.plea2009.arc...1-07-PLEA2009Quebec.pdf

Dealing with thoughts based on the ambience notion, the present research work makes for a contribution consisting on the development of an occupant based model for the natural luminous ambience. One of the ambience notion virtues is the supply of the... Read More about Towards an occupant based conceptual model: case of the natural luminous ambience..