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An innovative integrated approach to whole life costing. (2002)
Journal Article
KISHK, M., Al-HAJJ, A. and POLLOCK, R. 2002. An innovative integrated approach to whole life costing. Journal of financial management of property and construction, 7(1), pages 31-40.

A number of recently developed algorithms are combined to build an innovative integrated whole life costing approach. The integration process is based on the simple idea of breaking the decision-making process into a logical series of activities. The... Read More about An innovative integrated approach to whole life costing..

Handling uncertain information in whole-life costing: a comparative study. (2002)
Journal Article
KISHK, M., AL-HAJJ, A. and POLLOCK, R. 2002. Handling uncertain information in whole-life costing: a comparative study. Risk management [online], 4(3), pages 59-70. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1057/palgrave.rm.8240126

A number of recently developed algorithms to handle uncertain information in whole life costing (WLC) are explained and validated in the context of two example applications. In the first example application, the proposed methodology is compared to th... Read More about Handling uncertain information in whole-life costing: a comparative study..

A fuzzy model and algorithm to handle subjectivity in life cycle costing based decision-making. (2000)
Journal Article
KISHK, M. and AL-HAJJ, A. 2000. A fuzzy model and algorithm to handle subjectivity in life cycle costing based decision-making. Journal of financial management of property and construction, 5(1-2), pages 93-104.

A life cycle costing (LCC) algorithm that can effectively deal with judgmental assessments of input parameters is proposed. This algorithm is based on the fuzzy set theory and interval mathematics. The development of the algorithm is motivated by the... Read More about A fuzzy model and algorithm to handle subjectivity in life cycle costing based decision-making..

The doocots of Moray: a holistic approach to their evolutionary development. (2000)
Thesis
BROWN, N.A. 2000. The doocots of Moray: a holistic approach to their evolutionary development. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

This study concerns a particular building type; the doocot. Consequently the work has an architectural bias. In stark contrast to large-scale, 'high culture', urban buildings erected for human occupation, the mere doocot has been mostly omitted from... Read More about The doocots of Moray: a holistic approach to their evolutionary development..

Environmental design using dynamic insulation. (2000)
Journal Article
TAYLOR, B.J. and IMBABI, M.S. 2000. Environmental design using dynamic insulation. ASHRAE transactions, 106(1): proceedings of the 2000 Winter meeting of the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE), 5-9 February 2000, Dallas, USA, pages 15-26.

In conventional airtight buildings, the architect has considerable freedom to decide how much the external environment will influence the internal heating, cooling, and ventilation loads. The services engineer provides the plant and equipment require... Read More about Environmental design using dynamic insulation..

Scottish market crosses: the development of a risk assessment model. (2000)
Thesis
THOMSON, L.J. 2000. Scottish market crosses: the development of a risk assessment model. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

The purpose of the research was to investigate the causes and effects of stone decay and soiling upon Scottish market crosses, and to develop a risk assessment model for this monument type. Risk assessment methods are otherwise used in spheres of bus... Read More about Scottish market crosses: the development of a risk assessment model..

Improving building function: an analysis of design management processes and operational planning in the development of hospital food service systems. (2000)
Thesis
PARKS, C.A. 2000. Improving building function: an analysis of design management processes and operational planning in the development of hospital food service systems. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

The complexity of future societies will be reflected not only in the buildings that are created but also in the processes that evolve such buildings. Within the construction industry, and specifically in relation to large, complex multi-user building... Read More about Improving building function: an analysis of design management processes and operational planning in the development of hospital food service systems..

Bioregions and future state visioning: a visually integrative approach to the presentation of information for environmental policy and management. (1999)
Thesis
BALL, J. 1999. Bioregions and future state visioning: a visually integrative approach to the presentation of information for environmental policy and management. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

This thesis explores the comparatively new philosophy of bioregionalism to see what it might have to offer the environmental management process. The foundations of bioregional philosophy stretch back into the early part of last century with roots in... Read More about Bioregions and future state visioning: a visually integrative approach to the presentation of information for environmental policy and management..

Dynamic insulation in multistorey buildings. (1999)
Journal Article
TAYLOR, B.J. and IMBABI, M.S. 1999. Dynamic insulation in multistorey buildings. Building services engineering research and technology [online], 20(4), pages 179-184. Available from : https://doi.org/10.1177/014362449902000403

Dynamic insulation permits the movement of air and moisture through the external walls of a building to reduce heat loss and achieve high indoor air quality. The present paper details a pilot study carried out to examine the influence of fire safety... Read More about Dynamic insulation in multistorey buildings..

Stone cleaning: a value assessment. (1999)
Thesis
LAING, R.A. 1999. Stone cleaning: a value assessment. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

Buildings are an important record of a country's history and cultural heritage, and make an important contribution to modern cultural identity. Any intervention which changes their appearance, or the manner in which they contribute towards the living... Read More about Stone cleaning: a value assessment..

Natural landscape scenic preference: techniques for evaluation and simulation. (1998)
Thesis
WHERRETT, J.R. 1998. Natural landscape scenic preference: techniques for evaluation and simulation. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

The aesthetic beauty of a landscape is a very subjective issue: every person has their own opinions and their own idea of what beauty is. However, all people have a common evolutionary history, and, according to the Biophilia hypothesis, a genetic pr... Read More about Natural landscape scenic preference: techniques for evaluation and simulation..

The building envelope as an air filter. (1998)
Journal Article
TAYLOR, B.J., WEBSTER, R. and IMBABI, M.S. 1998. The building envelope as an air filter. Building and environment [online], 34(3), pages 353-361. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/S0360-1323(98)00017-1

Recent research suggests that fine-particulate air pollution increases the incidence of lung disease and premature death. In this paper, single fibre filter theory was used to predict the theoretical particulate collection efficiency of air permeable... Read More about The building envelope as an air filter..

The use of dynamic and diffusive insulation for combined heat recovery and ventilation in buildings. (1997)
Conference Proceeding
TAYLOR, B.J., WEBSTER, R. and IMBABI, M.S. 1997. The use of dynamic and diffusive insulation for combined heat recovery and ventilation in buildings. In Proceedings of the Building Environmental Performance Analysis Club (BEPAC) / Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) sustainable building mini-conference, 5-6 February 1997. Abingdon, UK. Reading: BEPAC, pages 168-174.

Modern buildings, domestic and commercial, have attempted to reduce their energy requirements by improving the airtightness of the envelope and increasing the thickness of insulation. However, this trend has developed simultaneously with increased us... Read More about The use of dynamic and diffusive insulation for combined heat recovery and ventilation in buildings..

The effect of air film thermal resistance on the behaviour of dynamic insulation. (1997)
Journal Article
TAYLOR, B. J. and IMBABI, M. S. 1997. The effect of air film thermal resistance on the behaviour of dynamic insulation. Building and environment [online], 32(5), pages 397-404. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/S0360-1323(97)00012-7

The authors' previous analysis of dynamic insulation is extended to include the inner and outer air film resistances with the objective of modelling the variation in surface temperature with airflow. The boundary condition that comes closest to predi... Read More about The effect of air film thermal resistance on the behaviour of dynamic insulation..

Analytical investigation of the steady-state behaviour of dynamic and diffusive building envelopes. (1996)
Journal Article
TAYLOR, B.J., CAWTHORNE, D.A. and IMBABI, M.S. 1996. Analytical investigation of the steady-state behaviour of dynamic and diffusive building envelopes. Building and environment [online], 31(6), pages 519-525. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/0360-1323(96)00022-4

A one-dimensional model describing the steady-state dynamic and diffusive behaviour of a three-layer building envelope element is developed with the objective of elucidating the physics of simultaneous heat and vapour transport through dynamically in... Read More about Analytical investigation of the steady-state behaviour of dynamic and diffusive building envelopes..

Building design team communication: practice and education. (1996)
Thesis
WHYTE, A. 1996. Building design team communication: practice and education. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

This study examined three propositions: - (i) there are problems in the building design team created by difficulties of communication between different professional disciplines, (ii) communication difficulties are primarily a function of cultural dif... Read More about Building design team communication: practice and education..

The machine refinement of raw graphic data for translation into a low level data base for computer aided architectural design (CAAD). (1984)
Thesis
LEIFER, D.M. 1984. The machine refinement of raw graphic data for translation into a low level data base for computer aided architectural design (CAAD). Robert Gordon's Institute of Technology, PhD thesis.

It is argued that a significant feature which acts as a disincentive against the adoption of CAAD systems by small private architectural practices, is the awkwardness of communicating with computers when compared with traditional drawing board techni... Read More about The machine refinement of raw graphic data for translation into a low level data base for computer aided architectural design (CAAD)..

Influence of environmental conditions and architectural form on the design and thermal performance of the flat-plate solar collector system. (1981)
Thesis
ROBERTSON, P. 1981. Influence of environmental conditions and architectural form on the design and thermal performance of the flat-plate solar collector system. Robert Gordon's Institute of Technology, PhD thesis.

Solar heating systems, by the nature of their design and inherent thermal mass, are sensitive to the changes in the prevailing climatic conditions. A computer program has been developed to predict and display the dynamic performance of solar water he... Read More about Influence of environmental conditions and architectural form on the design and thermal performance of the flat-plate solar collector system..