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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..

Embedding learner independence in architecture education: reconsidering design studio pedagogy. (2009)
Thesis
MCCLEAN, D. 2009. Embedding learner independence in architecture education: reconsidering design studio pedagogy. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

The landscape of UK Higher Education has witnessed significant change in recent years, characterised by rapidly increasing numbers, widening participation, and a diminished per capita resource base. Developmental and enhancement agenda have placed gr... Read More about Embedding learner independence in architecture education: reconsidering design studio pedagogy..

The application of visual environmental economics in the study of public preference and urban greenspace. (2009)
Journal Article
LAING, R., DAVIES, A.-M., MILLER, D., CONNIFF, A., SCOTT, S. and MORRICE, J. 2009. The application of visual environmental economics in the study of public preference and urban greenspace. Environment and planning B: urban analytics and city science [online], 36(2), pages 355-375. Available from: https://doi.org/10.106/b33140

Urban greenspace has consistently been argued to be of great importance to the wellbeing, health, and daily lives of residents and users. This paper reports results from a study which combined the visualisation of public greenspace with environmental... Read More about The application of visual environmental economics in the study of public preference and urban greenspace..

Optimisation of wind turbine inspection intervals. (2008)
Journal Article
ANDRAWUS, J.A., WATSON, J., KISHK, M. and GORDON, H. 2008. Optimisation of wind turbine inspection intervals. Wind engineering [online], 32(5), pages 477-490. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1260/030952408786411921

The choice of correct inspection intervals poses a serious challenge to industries that utilise physical assets. Too short an interval increases operational cost and waste production time while too long an interval increases the likelihood of unexpec... Read More about Optimisation of wind turbine inspection intervals..

The impact of effective risk management on project success. (2008)
Conference Proceeding
KISHK, M. and UKAGA, C. 2008. The impact of effective risk management on project success. In Dainty, A. (ed.) Proceedings of the 24th Association of Researchers in Construction Management (ARCOM) annual conference, 1-3 September 2008, Cardiff, UK. Reading: ARCOM [online], volume 2, pages 799-808. Available from: http://www.arcom.ac.uk/...808_Kishk_and_Ukaga.pdf

Project success is the satisfaction of stakeholder needs and is measured by the so-called success criteria as identified at the start of the project. The conventional view of project success based on cost, time and quality is no longer sufficient. Th... Read More about The impact of effective risk management on project success..

Design and use of a virtual heritage model to enable a comparison of active navigation of buildings and spaces with passive observation. (2007)
Journal Article
LAING, R., CONNIFF, A., CRAIG, T., GALAN-DIAZ, C. and SCOTT, S. 2007. Design and use of a virtual heritage model to enable a comparison of active navigation of buildings and spaces with passive observation. Automation in construction [online], 16(6), pages 830-841. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.autcon.2007.02.006

Wide ranging and significant research in recent years has highlighted the need for greater levels of engagement with end users in planning and design of the built environment. This has been against a background of far reaching advances in IT technolo... Read More about Design and use of a virtual heritage model to enable a comparison of active navigation of buildings and spaces with passive observation..

Timber frame construction in North East Scotland: a century of precedent 1830s - 1930s. (2007)
Thesis
BRUCE, I.S. 2007. Timber frame construction in North East Scotland: a century of precedent 1830s - 1930s. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

This study was prompted by a natural inquisitiveness about the concentration of timber buildings in both Braemar on Deeside and Fochabers on Speyside, and the assumed association with the history of timber extraction in the respective river systems.... Read More about Timber frame construction in North East Scotland: a century of precedent 1830s - 1930s..

Urban green space: the incorporation of environmental values in a decision support system. (2006)
Journal Article
LAING, R., MILLER, D., DAVIES, A.-M. and SCOTT, S. 2006. Urban green space: the incorporation of environmental values in a decision support system. Journal of information technology in construction [online], 11, pages 177-196. Available from: https://www.itcon.org/paper/2006/14

This paper provides an overview of work undertaken on measuring the environmental values of green spaces, coupled with spatial analysis tools for aiding decision relating to the planning of urban green spaces. The work involved a complex array of dat... Read More about Urban green space: the incorporation of environmental values in a decision support system..

Engineering assessment made easy: the '˜Energysave' approach. (2005)
Book Chapter
BOUCHLAGHEM, N.M., HOLMES, M., LOVEDAY, D. and BENNADJI, A. 2005. Engineering assessment made easy: the '˜Energysave' approach. In Lee, A., Wu, S., Marshall­Ponting, A.J., Aouad, G., Cooper, R., Tah, J.H.M., Abbott, C. and Barrett, P.S. (eds.) nD modelling roadmap: a vision for nD-enabled construction. Salford: University of Salford, School of the Built Environment, pages 62-69.

Whilst naturally ventilated buildings are currently considered to be the ideal solution to low energy design there remain a large proportion of buildings for which air conditioning offers the only practical solution. This project is intended to provi... Read More about Engineering assessment made easy: the '˜Energysave' approach..

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..

An online collaborative tool for sustainable design. (2005)
Conference Proceeding
BENNADJI, A., AHRIZ, H. and BELAKEHAL, A. 2005. An online collaborative tool for sustainable design. In Proceedings of the 2005 World renewable energy congress (WREC 2005), 22-25 May 2005, Aberdeen, UK.

One of the most important aspects a design team needs to consider fairly early on is that of energy saving, cost, thermal comfort and the effect on the environment in terms of CO2 emissions. This paper presents an online collaborative tool that allow... Read More about An online collaborative tool for sustainable design..

The engineering dimension of nD modelling: performance assessment at conceptual design stage. (2005)
Journal Article
BOUCHLAGHEM, N.B., HOLMES, M., LOVEDAY, D. and BENNADJI, A. 2005. The engineering dimension of nD modelling: performance assessment at conceptual design stage. Journal of information technology in construction [online], 10, pages 17-25. Available from: https://itcon.org/paper/2005/3

Whilst naturally ventilated buildings are currently considered to be the ideal solution to low energy design there remain a large proportion of buildings for which air conditioning offers the only practical solution. The project presented in this pap... Read More about The engineering dimension of nD modelling: performance assessment at conceptual design stage..

The application of 3D modelling techniques in built environment evaluation. (2004)
Journal Article
LAING, R., DAVIES, A.-M., HARGREAVES, A. and SCOTT, S. 2004. The application of 3D modelling techniques in built environment evaluation. Studies in regional and urban planning, 10, pages 119-127.

This paper describes a series of methodologies for use in evaluation of the built environment. The use of virtual models within Architecture and Engineering is widespread at the design stage, but has to date been limited in terms of application and i... Read More about The application of 3D modelling techniques in built environment evaluation..

Computer aided sustainable design. (2004)
Conference Proceeding
BENNADJI, A., AHRIZ, H. and ALASTAIR, P. 2005. Computer aided sustainable design. In Proceedings of the 1st International Arab Society for Computer Aided Architecrual Design (ASCAAD) conference on computer aided architectural design(ASCAAD 2005); e-design in architecure, 22-24 February 2005, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia. Dhahran: ASCAAD [online], pages 125-135. Available from: http://www.ascaad.org/c...ce/2004/proceedings.php

One of the most important aspects architects need to consider fairly early on is that of energy saving, cost, thermal comfort and the effect on the environment in terms of CO2 emissions. At present, during the early design stage of a building, differ... Read More about Computer aided sustainable design..

Optimising the relationship between passive solar design of new housing and the economics of construction and land value. (2004)
Thesis
SCOTT, J.R. 2004. Optimising the relationship between passive solar design of new housing and the economics of construction and land value. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

The focus of mass housing developments built by speculative developers in the UK has broadly been on maximising density whilst retaining a predominantly detached housing form. This economically led strategy, aimed at maximising sale values, can confl... Read More about Optimising the relationship between passive solar design of new housing and the economics of construction and land value..

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..

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 Appl... Read More about Whole life costing in construction: a state of the art review..