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Integrating rapid 3D data collection techniques to support BIM design decision making. (2014)
Journal Article
LAING, R., LEON, M., MAHDJOUBI, L. and SCOTT, J. 2014. Integrating rapid 3D data collection techniques to support BIM design decision making. Procedia environmental sciences [online], 22: proceedings of the 12th International conference on design and decision support systems in architecture and urban planning (DDSS 2014), 25-27 August 2014, Eindhoven, Netherlands, pages 120-130. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.proenv.2014.11.012

In recent years, there have been rapid developments in techniques available to capture three dimensional data with regards to the existing built environment. Such technologies support the collection of both large scale landscape and streetscape data,... Read More about Integrating rapid 3D data collection techniques to support BIM design decision making..

Architectural technology and the BIM acronym: 2: reviewing evolving paradigms for BIM implementation among SMEs. (2014)
Conference Proceeding
KOUIDER, T. and PATERSON, J.J.G. 2014. Architectural technology and the BIM acronym: 2: reviewing evolving paradigms for BIM implementation among SMEs. In Kouider, T. (ed.) Proceedings of the 5th International congress on architectural technology (ICAT 2014): architectural technology, towards innovative professional practice, 7 November 2014, Aberdeen, UK. Aberdeen: Robert Gordon University [online], pages 295-312. Available from: https://sites.google.co....pdf?attredirects=0&d=1

Among Small and Medium Sized Enterprises (SMEs) (EC, 2013) in particular, the UK Governments ambitions regarding BIM uptake and diffusion across the construction sector may be tempered by a realpolitik shaped in part by interactions between the indus... Read More about Architectural technology and the BIM acronym: 2: reviewing evolving paradigms for BIM implementation among SMEs..

SMEs and BIM in preparation for 2016: a case study. (2014)
Conference Proceeding
MELLON, S. and KOUIDER, T. 2014. SMEs and BIM in preparation for 2016: a case study. In Kouider, T. (ed.) Proceedings of the 5th International congress on architectural technology (ICAT 2014): architectural technology, towards innovative professional practice, 7 November 2014, Aberdeen, UK. Aberdeen: Robert Gordon University [online], pages 226-241. Available from: https://sites.google.co....pdf?attredirects=0&d=1

The UK Government has mandated the use of Level 2 Building Information Modelling (BIM) on all publicly funded projects above £5 million by 2016. As a major construction client, the government would hope to see the widespread adoption of BIM througho... Read More about SMEs and BIM in preparation for 2016: a case study..

The application of cloud-based photogrammetry in the study of the built heritage. (2014)
Conference Proceeding
LAING, R., SCOTT, J. and HOGG, G. 2014. The application of cloud-based photogrammetry in the study of the built heritage. In Kouider, T. (ed.) Proceedings of the 5th International congress on architectural technology (ICAT 2014): architectural technology, towards innovative professional practice, 7 November 2014, Aberdeen, UK. Aberdeen: Robert Gordon University [online], pages 242-252. Available from: https://sites.google.co....pdf?attredirects=0&d=1

This paper considers the use of cloud-based photogrammetry to collect and process 3D information pertaining to the built heritage. Although modern surveying technologies such as laser scanning are available, their application may be prohibited by cos... Read More about The application of cloud-based photogrammetry in the study of the built heritage..

Environmental assessment of energy efficiency improvements in historic buildings: solid wall insulation. (2014)
Conference Proceeding
HERRERA GUTIERREZ-AVELLANOSA, D. and BENNADJI, A. 2014. Environmental assessment of energy efficiency improvements in historic buildings: solid wall insulation. In Kouider, T. (ed.) Proceedings of the 5th International congress on architectural technology (ICAT 2014): architectural technology, towards innovative professional practice, 7 November 2014, Aberdeen, UK. Aberdeen: Robert Gordon University [online], pages 3-12. Available from: https://sites.google.co....pdf?attredirects=0&d=1

Since the elaboration of the Leipzig Charter on Sustainable European Cities in 2007, energy retrofit has become one of the priorities for the European Union. However, to achieve a sustainable development of the built environment, we need to not only... Read More about Environmental assessment of energy efficiency improvements in historic buildings: solid wall insulation..

Application of a conceptual stages design protocol for early collaborative design through computer based mediation. (2014)
Conference Proceeding
LEON, M. and LAING, R. 2014. Application of a conceptual stages design protocol for early collaborative design through computer based mediation. In Kouider, T. (ed.) Proceedings of the 5th International congress on architectural technology (ICAT 2014): architectural technology, towards innovative professional practice, 7 November 2014, Aberdeen, UK. Aberdeen: Robert Gordon University [online], pages 192-205. Available from: https://sites.google.co....pdf?attredirects=0&d=1

Effective conceptual and collaborative design process in architecture is a prerequisite for efficient overall project development. This can be facilitated by computer mediation methods, including emerging augmented reality technologies and tactile an... Read More about Application of a conceptual stages design protocol for early collaborative design through computer based mediation..

Experimenting with CAAD: as a means to solve conceptual design by architecture and architecture technology students. (2014)
Conference Proceeding
SALMAN, H. 2014. Experimenting with CAAD: as a means to solve conceptual design by architecture and architecture technology students. In Kouider, T. (ed.) Proceedings of the 5th International congress on architectural technology (ICAT 2014): architectural technology, towards innovative professional practice, 7 November 2014, Aberdeen, UK. Aberdeen: Robert Gordon University [online], pages 266-281. Available from: https://sites.google.co....pdf?attredirects=0&d=1

This study sought to characterise students design activity while designing with Computer Aided Design (CAAD) professional programs and its impact on the students design process. The design protocol participants were final year students (architectural... Read More about Experimenting with CAAD: as a means to solve conceptual design by architecture and architecture technology students..

Moisture transport and drying shrinkage properties of steel-fibre-reinforced-concrete. (2014)
Journal Article
JAFARIFAR, N., PILAKOUTAS, K. and BENNETT, T. 2014. Moisture transport and drying shrinkage properties of steel-fibre-reinforced-concrete. Construction and building materials [online], 73, pages 41-50. Available from: https/dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.conbuildmat.2014.09.039

Drying shrinkage has a serious impact on the structural and durability performance of concrete pavements. Shrinkage strain development and distress can only be fully understood by knowing the moisture transport and free shrinkage properties of concre... Read More about Moisture transport and drying shrinkage properties of steel-fibre-reinforced-concrete..

Exploring escalation of commitment in construction project management: case study of the Scottish Parliament project. (2014)
Conference Proceeding
AHIAGA-DAGBUI, D.D. and SMITH, S.D. 2014. Exploring escalation of commitment in construction project management: case study of the Scottish Parliament project. In Raiden, A. and Aboagye-Nimo, E. (eds.) Proceedings of the 30th Association of Researchers in Construction Management (ARCOM) annual conference, 1-3 September 2014, Portsmouth, UK. Reading: ARCOM [online], pages 753-762. Available from: http://www.arcom.ac.uk/...Ahiaga-Dagbui_Smith.pdf

Successfully managing large construction projects within defined budget and time constraints has always been a major challenge largely because crucial decisions about the project's ultimate fate have to be made within an environment of significant un... Read More about Exploring escalation of commitment in construction project management: case study of the Scottish Parliament project..

Renewable energy technology means of providing sustainable electricity in Nigerian rural areas: a review. (2014)
Conference Proceeding
GARBA, A. and KISHK, M. 2014. Renewable energy technology means of providing sustainable electricity in Nigerian rural areas: a review. In Raiden, A. and Aboagye-Nimo, E. (eds.) Proceedings of the 30th Association of Researchers in Construction Management (ARCOM) annual conference, 1-3 September 2014, Portsmouth, UK. Reading: ARCOM [online], pages 143-151. Available from: http://www.arcom.ac.uk/...43-0151_Garba_Kishk.pdf

Following the failure of the Power Holding Company of Nigeria (PHCN) and fossil fuel source applications for the provision of electricity in Nigeria, the country has been experiencing power energy shortages for over three decades now. More than 65% o... Read More about Renewable energy technology means of providing sustainable electricity in Nigerian rural areas: a review..

Understanding the influence of occupants' behaviour on the hygrothermal performance of insulated solid walls. (2014)
Presentation / Conference
HERRERA GUTIERREZ-AVELLANOSA, D. and BENNADJI, A. 2014. Understanding the influence of occupants' behaviour on the hygrothermal performance of insulated solid walls. Presented at the 2014 Conference of the European Network for Housing Research (ENHR 2014), 1-4 July 2014, Edinburgh, UK.

Residential buildings in the UK consume around 28% of total final energy use. Therefore, in order to achieve the CO2 and fuel poverty reduction targets set by the Scottish government, it will be necessary to improve the energy efficiency of the exist... Read More about Understanding the influence of occupants' behaviour on the hygrothermal performance of insulated solid walls..

Dealing with construction cost overruns using data mining. (2014)
Journal Article
AHIAGA-DAGBUI, D.D. and SMITH, S.D., 2014. Dealing with construction cost overruns using data mining. Construction management and economics [online], 32(7-8), pages 682-694. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1080/01446193.2014.933854

One of the main aims of any construction client is to procure a project within the limits of a predefined budget. However, most construction projects routinely overrun their cost estimates. Existing theories on construction cost overrun suggest a num... Read More about Dealing with construction cost overruns using data mining..

Development of a risk response model to handle delays of construction projects in the United Arab Emirates. (2014)
Thesis
MOTALEB, O.H. 2014. Development of a risk response model to handle delays of construction projects in the United Arab Emirates. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

Due to the complex nature of construction projects, delay risks are more widespread in the construction sector than elsewhere. This poses a problem for the industry, since it is already at risk because of the recent global economic recession. Indeed,... Read More about Development of a risk response model to handle delays of construction projects in the United Arab Emirates..

Universal dovetail joint: a geometric investigation. (2014)
Conference Proceeding
DOUNAS, T. and SPAETH, A.B. 2014. Universal dovetail joint: a geometric investigation. In Gu, N., Watanabe, S., Erhan, H., Hank Haesler, M., Huang, W. and Sosa, R. (eds.) Proceedings of the 19th International conference of the Association for Computer-Aided Architectural Design Research in Asia (CAADRIA 2014): rethinking comprehensive design: speculative counterculture, 14-16 May 2014, Kyoto, Japan. Hong Kong: CumInCAD [online], pages 409-418. Available from: http://papers.cumincad....s/paper/caadria2014_147

The paper presents the geometrical investigation of a three-dimensional dovetail joint that can lead (timber) frame construction to more than two-dimensional frames; the creation of timber construction with timber members meeting at irregular angles... Read More about Universal dovetail joint: a geometric investigation..

Mapping relational efficiency in neuro-fuzzy hybrid cost models. (2014)
Conference Proceeding
TOKEDE, O., AHIAGA-DAGBUI, D., SMITH, S. and WAMUZIRI, S. 2014. Mapping relational efficiency in neuro-fuzzy hybrid cost models. In Castro-Lacouture, D., Irizarry, J. and Ashuri, B. (eds.) Proceedings of the 2014 Construction research congress: construction in a global network, 19-21 May 2014, Atlanta, USA. Reston, VA: ASCE [online], pages 1458-1467. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1061/9780784413517.149

Significant improvements are achievable in the accuracy of cost estimates if cost models adequately incorporate issues of flexibility and uncertainty. This study evaluates the relational efficiencies of the fuzzy composition operators “ the max-min a... Read More about Mapping relational efficiency in neuro-fuzzy hybrid cost models..

The widening knowledge gap in the built environment of developed and developing nations: lean and offsite construction in Nigeria and the UK. (2014)
Presentation / Conference
OMOTAYO, T. and KERAMINIYAGE, K. 2014. The widening knowledge gap in the built environment of developed and developing nations: lean and offsite construction in Nigeria and the UK. Presented at the International conference on construction in a changing world, 4-7 May 2014, Kandalama, Sri Lanka [online]. Available from: http://www.irbnet.de/daten/iconda/CIB_DC27738.pdf

This paper assessed the knowledge divide between the UK and Nigeria construction industries in the area of lean and offsite construction. This study utilized literature review as a method of determining the extent to which lean and offsite constructi... Read More about The widening knowledge gap in the built environment of developed and developing nations: lean and offsite construction in Nigeria and the UK..

Rethinking construction cost overruns: cognition, learning and estimation. (2014)
Journal Article
AHIAGA-DAGBUI, D.D. and SMITH, S.D. 2014. Rethinking construction cost overruns: cognition, learning and estimation. Journal of financial management of property and construction, 19(1), pp. 38-54. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1108/JFMPC-06-2013-0027

Purpose: Drawing on mainstream arguments in the literature, the paper presents a coherent and holistic view on the causes of cost growth, and the dynamics between cognitive dispositions, learning and estimation. A cost prediction model has also been... Read More about Rethinking construction cost overruns: cognition, learning and estimation..

The impact of computer aided architectural design programs on conceptual design in an educational context. (2014)
Journal Article
SALMAN, H.S., LAING, R. and CONNIFF, A. 2014. The impact of computer aided architectural design programs on conceptual design in an educational context. Design studies, 35(4), pages 412-439. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.destud.2014.02.002

Little research has been undertaken concerning the manner in which students use computer aided architectural design (CAAD) programs for conceptual design. The research aim was to explore the potential impact of CAAD programs as conceptual design tool... Read More about The impact of computer aided architectural design programs on conceptual design in an educational context..

Governance and policy challenges of implementing urban low-carbon transport initiatives. (2014)
Journal Article
TAIT, E., LAING, R. and GRAY, D. 2014. Governance and policy challenges of implementing urban low-carbon transport initiatives. Local economy [online], 29(1-2), pages 129-140. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1177/0269094214521980

Emissions from transport represent a quarter of Scotlands total. Action to significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions from transport has been criticized for being limited, poorly integrated with other areas of policy, and focused on narrow program... Read More about Governance and policy challenges of implementing urban low-carbon transport initiatives..

Healthy city manifesto: can we afford to keep urban planning and design away from public health? (2013)
Journal Article
MAHTAB-UZ-ZAMAN, Q.M. 2013. Healthy city manifesto: can we afford to keep urban planning and design away from public health? Global built environment review [online], 8(3), pages 3-10.

Conventional notion and praxis of unravelling the discipline of 'urban planning and design' from 'built environment and health' [Corburn, 2004] has contributed to urban conditions unwieldy enough to question the liveability and sustainability [Hill &... Read More about Healthy city manifesto: can we afford to keep urban planning and design away from public health?.