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Children's acting senses in place-making: mapping and analysing children's reflective individual and collective sensepointscapes in a primary school playground renewal co-design project with architecture students. (2021)
Thesis
UGALDE GABELLANES, I. 2021. Children's acting senses in place-making: mapping and analysing children's reflective individual and collective sensepointscapes in a primary school playground renewal co-design project with architecture students. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis. Hosted on OpenAIR [online]. Available from: https://doi.org/10.48526/rgu-wt-1447386

Children's preferences for place-responsive architecture and place-making are not easy to explain. Conversing effectively about these subjects is also a challenge, not just for children but also design professionals and the general public more broadl... Read More about Children's acting senses in place-making: mapping and analysing children's reflective individual and collective sensepointscapes in a primary school playground renewal co-design project with architecture students..

Framework for macro building information modelling (BIM) adoption in Nigeria. (2020)
Thesis
HAMMA-ADAMA, M. 2020. Framework for macro building information modelling (BIM) adoption in Nigeria. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis. Hosted on OpenAIR [online]. Available from: https://openair.rgu.ac.uk

The Construction Industry is a vital component of a nations' Gross Domestic Product (GDP), employing both skilled and unskilled personnel. The construction industry's productivity depends on many factors, such as stakeholder relationships, constructi... Read More about Framework for macro building information modelling (BIM) adoption in Nigeria..

Adaptation of an architectonic tradition for a sustainable future in the Middle East: a case study of three building typologies in Riyadh City. (2019)
Thesis
FARDOUS, I.S. 2019. Adaptation of an architectonic tradition for a sustainable future in the Middle East: a case study of three building typologies in Riyadh City. Robert Gordon University [online], PhD thesis. Available from: https://openair.rgu.ac.uk

This study assesses the environmental response, adaptation qualities and adaptation capacities of Arabic vernacular architecture, taking into account how these aspects help to provide suitable thermal comfort, while also catering to the psychological... Read More about Adaptation of an architectonic tradition for a sustainable future in the Middle East: a case study of three building typologies in Riyadh City..

Cost overrun causality model in Saudi Arabian public sector construction projects. (2019)
Thesis
ALJOHANI, A. 2019. Cost overrun causality model in Saudi Arabian public sector construction projects. Robert Gordon University [online], PhD thesis. Available from: https://openair.rgu.ac.uk

Construction performance in Saudi public projects has been poor over the years, with 70% of projects considered as failures and costing the country over 1 trillion SAR (over £202 billion) between 2005 and 2015. The project delivery mechanism used to... Read More about Cost overrun causality model in Saudi Arabian public sector construction projects..

Challenges and opportunities in the reuse of abandoned urban space. (2019)
Thesis
ZECCA, C. 2019. Challenges and opportunities in the reuse of abandoned urban space. Robert Gordon University [online], PhD thesis. Available from: https://openair.rgu.ac.uk

Contemporary cities have emerged as a result of diverse urban and architectural transformations, new interventions and redevelopment, as well as through a cycle of abandonment and regeneration. New categories of resulting spaces are generated through... Read More about Challenges and opportunities in the reuse of abandoned urban space..

The impact of ecological thought on architectural theory. (2019)
Thesis
LEWIS, P. 2019. The impact of ecological thought on architectural theory. Robert Gordon University [online], PhD thesis. Available from: https://openair.rgu.ac.uk

This thesis looks at the idea of ecology and its relationship to, and influence on, architectural thought. Ecological thinking emerged as a subset of biology in the second half of the nineteenth century and developed as a philosophical idea and a pol... Read More about The impact of ecological thought on architectural theory..

Explorations on an urban interventions management system: a reflection on how to deal with urban complex systems and deliver dynamic change. (2019)
Thesis
MIGUEL, M.A.G. 2019. Explorations on an urban interventions management system: a reflection on how to deal with urban complex systems and deliver dynamic change. Robert Gordon University [online], PhD thesis. Available from: https://openair.rgu.ac.uk

How we plan and manage urban development has become an increasingly complex challenge, due to unpredictable and rapid conditional changes in post-modern cities. In turn, this calls for a paradigm shift in the way we understand and practice urban plan... Read More about Explorations on an urban interventions management system: a reflection on how to deal with urban complex systems and deliver dynamic change..

Appraisal of energy efficiency retrofit: government incentives and social housing organizations' perspective. (2019)
Thesis
PANERU, S. 2019. Appraisal of energy efficiency retrofit: government incentives and social housing organizations’ perspective. Robert Gordon University [online], PhD thesis. Available from: https://openair.rgu.ac.uk

From the Scottish Social Housing Organizations' (SHO) perspective there is a major challenge to be addressed - retrofitting their dwelling stock to meet the energy efficiency objectives of the UK and Scottish governments. This is particularly challen... Read More about Appraisal of energy efficiency retrofit: government incentives and social housing organizations' perspective..

Investigating project management practice in Nigerian government construction organisations: a systems thinking approach. (2018)
Thesis
LAWANI, A. 2018. Investigating project management practice in Nigerian government construction organisations: a systems thinking approach. Robert Gordon University [online], PhD thesis. Available from: https://openair.rgu.ac.uk

The differences between management in government organisations and private ones are well recognised in the literature, and these variances reflect in how project management is practiced in both organisations. Consequently, the difficulties of develop... Read More about Investigating project management practice in Nigerian government construction organisations: a systems thinking approach..

A framework for knowledge capture and recovery in whole life costing practice. (2017)
Thesis
TOBIN, N.Y. 2017. A framework for knowledge capture and recovery in whole life costing practice. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

In spite of the benefits of implementing whole life costing technique as a valuable approach for comparing alternative building designs allowing operational cost benefits to be evaluated against any initial cost increases and also as part of procurem... Read More about A framework for knowledge capture and recovery in whole life costing practice..

On sensory experience of historic architecture: an empirical review of sensory perceptions in historic buildings, aiming to inform their conservation process. (2017)
Thesis
BRAAT, S.A.I. 2017. On sensory experience of historic architecture: an empirical review of sensory perceptions in historic buildings, aiming to inform their conservation process. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

This thesis studies peoples sensory perceptions of historic architecture, exploring the physical triggers for such experience, and connecting these with what can and should be maintained through building conservation. Sensory design is a developing f... Read More about On sensory experience of historic architecture: an empirical review of sensory perceptions in historic buildings, aiming to inform their conservation process..

The allocation of risks in the Saudi Arabian domestic and regional aviation construction projects. (2017)
Thesis
BAGHDADI, A.M.A. 2017. The allocation of risks in the Saudi Arabian domestic and regional aviation construction projects. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

Airports projects, amongst other construction projects, are considered very complex as they face a number of challenges that inevitably cause them to become exposed to risks. In Saudi Arabia, the sector of aviation is considered an important sector o... Read More about The allocation of risks in the Saudi Arabian domestic and regional aviation construction projects..

Renewable energy technologies assessment in providing sustainable electricity to Nigerian rural areas. (2017)
Thesis
GARBA, A. 2017. Renewable energy technologies assessment in providing sustainable electricity to Nigerian rural areas. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

The research work that underpins this thesis aims to investigate the viability of renewable energy technologies (RETs) and to develop a RETs implementation framework for providing sustainable electricity to Nigerias rural areas. As a result of electr... Read More about Renewable energy technologies assessment in providing sustainable electricity to Nigerian rural areas..

Mega projects - strategic design management, time for a new framework. (2016)
Thesis
ROBERTSON, C. 2016. Mega projects - strategic design management, time for a new framework. Robert Gordon University, MSc by Research thesis.

In a complicated and fierce, ever-changing economy, the built environment sector endeavours to work with-, coordinate- and advise key stakeholders; more focus is required on coordination and communication for the management of the iterative design pr... Read More about Mega projects - strategic design management, time for a new framework..

Impact of design on social interaction within urban residential developments in Scotland. (2016)
Thesis
FARSHIDI, A. 2016. Impact of design on social interaction within urban residential developments in Scotland. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

Over the last few decades, the emergence of various social problems within the urban neighbourhoods of cities, especially in developed countries such as the UK, has called for further research into the relationship between the built environment and t... Read More about Impact of design on social interaction within urban residential developments in Scotland..

Energy efficiency improvements in traditional buildings: exploring the role of user behaviour in the hygrothermal performance of solid walls. (2016)
Thesis
HERRERA GUTIERREZ-AVELLANOSA, D. 2016. Energy efficiency improvements in traditional buildings: exploring the role of user behaviour in the hygrothermal performance of solid walls. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

Thermal improvement of traditional and historic buildings is going to play a crucial role in the achievement of established carbon emission targets. The suitable retrofit options for traditional buildings are, however, very limited and their long ter... Read More about Energy efficiency improvements in traditional buildings: exploring the role of user behaviour in the hygrothermal performance of solid walls..

Explorations on an urban interventions management system: a reflection on how to deal with urban complex systems and deliver dynamic change. (2015)
Thesis
MIGUEL, M.A.G. 2015. Explorations on an urban interventions management system: a reflection on how to deal with urban complex systems and deliver dynamic change. Robert Gordon University, MPhil thesis.

How we plan and manage urban development has become an increasingly complex challenge due to unpredictable and rapid conditional changes in postmodern cities. This in turn calls for a paradigm shift in the way we understand and practice urban plannin... Read More about Explorations on an urban interventions management system: a reflection on how to deal with urban complex systems and deliver dynamic change..

Development of a computer mediated multidisciplinary design protocol and its application to the early architectural design stages. (2015)
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LEON, M. 2015. Development of a computer mediated multidisciplinary design protocol and its application to the early architectural design stages. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

Effective multidisciplinary design collaboration and increased effort during the feasibility and early design stages in architecture provide the greatest potential for added value and overall success of a built environment project, from the initial d... Read More about Development of a computer mediated multidisciplinary design protocol and its application to the early architectural design stages..

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..

An integrated decision support model for the sustainable refurbishment of hospitals and healthcare facilities: developing a prototype. (2013)
Thesis
WILSON, G. 2013. An integrated decision support model for the sustainable refurbishment of hospitals and healthcare facilities: developing a prototype. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

The National Health Service (NHS) is recognised as the largest public sector institution in Europe. This presents significant challenges in regards to operation and maintenance of the diverse built estate, and the ever-evolving clinical models of car... Read More about An integrated decision support model for the sustainable refurbishment of hospitals and healthcare facilities: developing a prototype..