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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..

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..

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..