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Virtual reality in the architectural technology curriculum in the UK. (2019)
Conference Proceeding
WOOD, C.F., DOUNAS, T. and SCOTT, J.R. 2019. Virtual reality in the architectural technology curriculum in the UK. In Kouider, T. and Andersen, P.J. (eds.) 2019. Proceedings of the 8th International congress on architectural technology (ICAT 2019) [online]: architectural technology, facing the renovation and refurbishment challenge, 15 November 2019, Odense, Denmark. Aberdeen: Robert Gordon University, pages 181-190. Available from: https://docs.google.com/viewer?a=v&pid=sites&srcid=ZGVmYXVsdGRvbWFpbnxhcmNodGVjaGNvbmdyZXNzMXxneDoxODg5NzZjZmE3NzYyNmZi

This paper seeks to understand the climate for Virtual Reality (VR) within the Architectural Technology (AT)curriculum in the U.K. It seeks to assess through literature, focus groups and questionnaires VR’s current place and seek to find a model to m... Read More about Virtual reality in the architectural technology curriculum in the UK..

BIM manager, coordinator, consultant, analyst…, what does a confused AEC industry need? (2019)
Conference Proceeding
KOUIDER, T., SYKES, P. and HAMMA-ADAMA, M. 2019. BIM manager, coordinator, consultant, analyst..., what does a confused AEC industry need? In Kouider, T. and Andersen, P.J. (eds.) 2019. Proceedings of the 8th International congress on architectural technology (ICAT 2019) [online]: architectural technology, facing the renovation and refurbishment challenge, 15 November 2019, Odense, Denmark. Aberdeen: Robert Gordon University, pages 67-88. Available from: https://docs.google.com/viewer?a=v&pid=sites&srcid=ZGVmYXVsdGRvbWFpbnxhcmNodGVjaGNvbmdyZXNzMXxneDoxODg5NzZjZmE3NzYyNmZi

The rapid growth of Building Information Modelling (BIM) in the Architecture, Engineering and Construction industries since its introduction around 2002 has highlighted a skills shortage within the industry whilst also leading to some confusion over... Read More about BIM manager, coordinator, consultant, analyst…, what does a confused AEC industry need?.

Proceedings of the 8th International congress on architectural technology (ICAT 2019): architectural technology, facing the renovation and refurbishment challenge. (2019)
Conference Proceeding
KOUIDER, T. and ANDERSEN, P.J. (eds.) 2019. Proceedings of the 8th International congress on architectural technology (ICAT 2019): architectural technology, facing the renovation and refurbishment challenge, 15 November 2019, Odense, Denmark. Aberdeen: Robert Gordon University [online]. Available from: https://docs.google.com/viewer?a=v&pid=sites&srcid=ZGVmYXVsdGRvbWFpbnxhcmNodGVjaGNvbmdyZXNzMXxneDoxODg5NzZjZmE3NzYyNmZi

During the past decade, the construction industry focus has largely been on the many new challenges brought about by the sustainability/climate change agenda and the introduction of BIM in new build. The theme of the next ICAT conference will focus o... Read More about Proceedings of the 8th International congress on architectural technology (ICAT 2019): architectural technology, facing the renovation and refurbishment challenge..

Macro-BIM adoption study: establishing Nigeria's BIM maturity. (2019)
Conference Proceeding
HAMMA-ADAMA, M. and KOUIDER, T. 2019. Macro-BIM adoption study: establishing Nigeria’s BIM maturity. In Aigbavboa, C. and Thwala, W. (eds.) The construction industry in the fourth industrial revolution: proceedings of the 11th Construction Industry Development Board (CIDB) postgraduate research conference (CIDB 2019): positioning the construction industry in the fourth industrial revolution, 28-30 July 2019, Johannesburg, South Africa. Cham: Springer [online], pages 401-411. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-26528-1_40

Construction Industry in Nigeria has since required a disruptive technology to change its construction business and improve its capabilities and productivity. As an on-going research (PhD work) to developing a strategy for an effective Building Infor... Read More about Macro-BIM adoption study: establishing Nigeria's BIM maturity..

What are the barriers and drivers toward BIM adoption in Nigeria? (2019)
Conference Proceeding
HAMMA-ADAMA, M. and KOUIDER, T. 2019. What are the barriers and drivers towards BIM adoption in Nigeria? In Skibniewski, M.J. and Hajdu, M. (eds.) Proceedings of the 2019 Creative construction conference (CCC 2019), 29 June – 2 July 2019, Budapest, Hungary. Budapest: Diamond Congress Ltd [online], pages 529-539. Available from:https://2019.creative-construction-conference.com/downloads/

The ‘digitalization and collaboration’ or Building Information Modelling (BIM) in the construction industry has been gaining momentum in the recent academic engagements. Despite its existence in many industries (i.e. publishing, retailing, financial... Read More about What are the barriers and drivers toward BIM adoption in Nigeria?.

Proceedings of the 7th International congress on architectural technology (ICAT 2018): architectural technology at the interfaces. (2018)
Conference Proceeding
KOUIDER, T. and ALEXANDER, G. (eds.) 2018. Proceedings of the 7th International congress on architectural technology (ICAT 2018): architectural technology at the interfaces, 14-17 June 2018, Belfast, UK. Aberdeen: Robert Gordon University [online]. Available from: https://docs.google.com/viewer?a=v&pid=sites&srcid=ZGVmYXVsdGRvbWFpbnxhcmNodGVjaGNvbmdyZXNzMXxneDozZGU4MTVjZDFjNDQwYWU5

Change is constant in the modern Construction Industry: challenges grow, roles diversify, education transforms, technologies proliferate, innovations emerge and collaboration increases. Architectural technology is at the core of the industry where th... Read More about Proceedings of the 7th International congress on architectural technology (ICAT 2018): architectural technology at the interfaces..

A quest needs for building information modelling tools training in a developing nation. (2018)
Conference Proceeding
HAMMA-ADAMA, M. and KOUIDER, T. 2018. A quest needs for building information modelling tools training in a developing nation. In Kouider, T. and Alexander, G. (eds.) Proceedings of the 7th International congress on architectural technology (ICAT 2018): architectural technology at the interfaces, 14-17 June 2018, Belfast, UK. Aberdeen: Robert Gordon University, pages 87-105.

Computer Aided Design software and their kind are generally considered as Building Information Modelling (BIM) tools; moreover, the sophistication level of one in use may determine the BIM maturity level. Education and research are the backgrounds to... Read More about A quest needs for building information modelling tools training in a developing nation..

Developing and embedding a BIM curriculum in build environment courses: the RGU experience. (2018)
Conference Proceeding
KOUIDER, T., SALMAN, H. and PATERSON, G. 2018. Developing and embedding a BIM curriculum in build environment courses: the RGU experience. In Kouider, T. and Alexander, G. (eds.) Proceedings of the 7th International congress on architectural technology (ICAT 2018): architectural technology at the interfaces, 14-17 June 2018, Belfast, UK. Aberdeen: Robert Gordon University, pages 155-172.

Among the ambitions regarding BIM uptake across the built environment sector in the UK and arguably beyond may be tempered by a realpolitik shaped in part by interactions between Higher Education (HE) and professional practice. In September 2013, Edu... Read More about Developing and embedding a BIM curriculum in build environment courses: the RGU experience..

SME's and level 2 BIM, the way forward. (2016)
Conference Proceeding
MELLON, S. and KOUIDER, T. 2016. SME's and level 2 BIM, the way forward. In Galiano Garrigos, A. and Kouider, T. (eds.) Proceedings of the 6th International congress of architectural technology (ICAT 2016): healthy buildings: innovation, design and technology, 12-14 May 2016, Alicante, Spain. Alicante: University of Alicante [online], pages 121-135. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/10045/55253

The UK construction industry comprises a very high proportion of SMEs that is companies employing up to 250. A Department for Business, Innovation and Skills research paper, found that SMEs had a 71.2% share of work in the construction industry. Micr... Read More about SME's and level 2 BIM, the way forward..

Architectural technology and the BIM acronym 3: getting to grips with BIM. (2016)
Conference Proceeding
KOUIDER, T., PATERSON, G. and HARTY, J. 2016. Architectural technology and the BIM acronym 3: getting to grips with BIM. In Galiano Garrigos, A. and Kouider, T. (eds.) Proceedings of the 6th International congress of architectural technology (ICAT 2016): healthy buildings: innovation, design and technology, 12-14 May 2016, Alicante, Spain. Alicante: University of Alicante [online], pages 95-119. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/10045/55252

Among Small and Medium Sized Enterprises (SMEs) in particular, the UK Government's ambitions regarding BIM uptake and diffusion across the construction sector may be tempered by a realpolitik shaped in part by interactions between the industry, Highe... Read More about Architectural technology and the BIM acronym 3: getting to grips with BIM..

The conservation of our built heritage, in particular statues in Aberdeen, evaluated through a social and historical context and their impact, through the use of 3D scanning. (2016)
Conference Proceeding
SHAW, A., LEON, M. and SCOTT, J. 2016. The conservation of our built heritage, in particular statues in Aberdeen, evaluated through a social and historical context and their impact, through the use of 3D scanning. In Galiano Garrigos, A. and Kouider, T. (eds.) Proceedings of the 6th International congress of architectural technology (ICAT 2016): healthy buildings: innovation, design and technology, 12-14 May 2016, Alicante, Spain. Alicante: University of Alicante [online], pages 67-94. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/10045/55251

Cultural heritage sites all over the world are at risk due to aggressive urban expansion, development, wars and general obsolescence. Not all objects are recorded in detail although they may have social and historical significance. For example more e... Read More about The conservation of our built heritage, in particular statues in Aberdeen, evaluated through a social and historical context and their impact, through the use of 3D scanning..

The big BIM battle: BIM adoption in the UK for large and small companies. (2016)
Conference Proceeding
LOVEDAY, J., KOUIDER, T. and SCOTT, J. 2016. The big BIM battle: BIM adoption in the UK for large and small companies. In Galiano Garrigos, A. and Kouider, T. (eds.) Proceedings of the 6th International congress of architectural technology (ICAT 2016): healthy buildings: innovation, design and technology, 12-14 May 2016, Alicante, Spain. Alicante: University of Alicante [online], pages 53-67. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/10045/55250

As BIM adoption continues, the goal of a totally collaborative model with multiple contributors is attainable. Many initiatives such as the 2016 UK government level 2 BIM deadline are putting pressure on the construction industry to speed up the chan... Read More about The big BIM battle: BIM adoption in the UK for large and small companies..

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.com/site/archtechcongress1/products-services/proceedings/ICAT%202014%20Proceedings.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..

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.com/site/archtechcongress1/products-services/proceedings/ICAT%202014%20Proceedings.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..

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.com/site/archtechcongress1/products-services/proceedings/ICAT%202014%20Proceedings.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..

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.com/site/archtechcongress1/products-services/proceedings/ICAT%202014%20Proceedings.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..

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.com/site/archtechcongress1/products-services/proceedings/ICAT%202014%20Proceedings.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..

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.com/site/archtechcongress1/products-services/proceedings/ICAT%202014%20Proceedings.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..

Architectural technology and the BIM acronym: critical perspectives of evangelical and evolutionary paradigms for technical design. (2013)
Conference Proceeding
KOUIDER, T. and PATERSON, G.J. 2013. Architectural technology and the BIM acronym: critical perspectives of evangelical and evolutionary paradigms for technical design. In Kouider, T. (ed.) Proceedings of the 4th International congress on architectural technology (ICAT 2013): architectural technology: the defining features, 22 March 2013, Sheffield, UK. Aberdeen: Robert Gordon University [online], pages 122-141. Available from: https://sites.google.com/site/archtechcongress1/products-services/proceedings/ICAT%202013%20Proceedings.pdf?attredirects=0&d=1

The United Kingdom Governments intent to embed collaborative Level 2 BIM into publicly procured building projects from 2016 (BIM Task Group, 2012) trails the General Services Administrations (GSA, 2012) earlier and similar initiative to require the a... Read More about Architectural technology and the BIM acronym: critical perspectives of evangelical and evolutionary paradigms for technical design..

Preparing architectural technology students for BIM 2016 mandate. (2013)
Conference Proceeding
SALMAN, H. 2013. Preparing architectural technology students for BIM 2016 mandate. In Kouider, T. (ed.) Proceedings of the 4th International congress on architectural technology (ICAT 2013): architectural technology: the defining features, 22 March 2013, Sheffield, UK. Aberdeen: Robert Gordon University [online], pages 142-158. Available from: https://sites.google.com/site/archtechcongress1/products-services/proceedings/ICAT%202013%20Proceedings.pdf?attredirects=0&d=1

This paper presents a challenging stand for architectural technology (AT) students, and roles. What roles are AT graduates going to play before and after the 2016 Building Information Modelling (BIM) mandate and how academia is preparing them for suc... Read More about Preparing architectural technology students for BIM 2016 mandate..