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Understanding student and staff perceptions of feedback in architecture. (2011)
Report
HOURIGAN, N. and MCCLEAN, D. 2011. Understanding student and staff perceptions of feedback in architecture. York: Higher Education Academy.

This report presents the results of a collaborative project between Queens University, Belfast and the Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen, and builds on a dialogue initiated during Session 2009-10 through which course guidance and feedback received b... Read More about Understanding student and staff perceptions of feedback in architecture..

Adaptive re-use and urban regeneration in Dhaka - a theoretical exploration. (2011)
Journal Article
ZAMAN, Q.M.M. 2011. Adaptive re-use and urban regeneration in Dhaka - a theoretical exploration. Open house international, 36(2), pages 45-58.

At a time, when there are world-wide calls for sustainable building design and construction focusing on building adaptation and remodeling rather than demolition and replacement, a local system of remodeling and functional adaptation has been applied... Read More about Adaptive re-use and urban regeneration in Dhaka - a theoretical exploration..

Systemic barriers to a future transformation of the building industry from a buyer controlled to a seller driven industry: an analysis of key systemic variables in the building industry, such as 'procurement model', 'buyer perception', 'production mode', (2011)
Thesis
KRISTENSEN, E.K. 2011. Systemic barriers to a future transformation of the building industry from a buyer controlled to a seller driven industry: an analysis of key systemic variables in the building industry, such as 'procurement model', 'buyer perception', 'production mode', and 'leadership and management', principally in a Danish development context and seen from the perspective of the architect. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

It has always been a mystery, why the Danish building industry stagnated after the industrial breakthrough, and never was able to adapt the industrial production, business culture, buyer perception, and leadership and management, used in nearly all o... Read More about Systemic barriers to a future transformation of the building industry from a buyer controlled to a seller driven industry: an analysis of key systemic variables in the building industry, such as 'procurement model', 'buyer perception', 'production mode',.

Responses to representations of the built environment: the influence of emotion, attention and perspective-taking. (2011)
Thesis
GALÁN-DÍAZ, C.R. 2011. Responses to representations of the built environment: the influence of emotion, attention and perspective-taking. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

The main aim of this thesis is to investigate how environmental preference for the built environment, either in-situ or based on visual representations (e.g. visualisations of final architectural design), may be affected by three distinct variables.... Read More about Responses to representations of the built environment: the influence of emotion, attention and perspective-taking..

Exploring the adoption of low carbon technologies by Scottish housing associations. (2011)
Journal Article
ABDEL-WAHAB, M., MOORE, D. and MCDONALD, S. 2011. Exploring the adoption of low carbon technologies by Scottish housing associations. International journal of low-carbon technologies [online], 6(4), pages 318-323. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1093/ijlct/ctr031

Housing associations (HAs) are responsible for building and managing approximately one-third of affordable homes in Scotland. The adoption of low carbon technologies (LCTs) by HAs presents an area that could potentially help towards reducing the carb... Read More about Exploring the adoption of low carbon technologies by Scottish housing associations..

Meeting sustainability requirements in the refurbishment of hospitals. (2011)
Conference Proceeding
WILSON, G. and KISHK, M. 2011. Meeting sustainability requirements in the refurbishment of hospitals. In Egbu, C. and Lou, E.C.W. (eds.) Proceedings of the 27th Association of Researchers in Construction Management (ARCOM) annual conference, 5-7 September 2011, Bristol, UK. Reading: ARCOM [online], pages 1095-1104. Available from: http://www.arcom.ac.uk/-docs/proceedings/ar2011-1095-1104_Wilson_Kishk.pdf

Public spending across the United Kingdom is facing unprecedented challenges as a result of the economic downturn. Nowhere is this more keenly felt than the interface between the National Health Service (NHS) and the construction industry. Limited go... Read More about Meeting sustainability requirements in the refurbishment of hospitals..

From targets to occupied low carbon homes: assessing the challenges of delivering low carbon affordable housing. (2011)
Conference Proceeding
MUSAU, F. and DEVECI, G. 2011. From targets to occupied low carbon homes: assessing the challenges of delivering low carbon affordable housing. In Bodart, M. and Evrard, A. (eds.) Architecture and sustainable development: proceedings of the 27th International conference on passive and low energy architecture (PLEA2011), 13-15 July 2011, Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium. Louvain-la-Neuve: Presses universitaires de Louvain [online], volume 2, pages 261-266. Available from: http://www.plea2011.be/

This paper investigates the challenges of achieving affordable low carbon housing in the context of the Scottish, UK, and Passivhaus Standards. It also investigates the potential for bridging the gaps between set targets and what is happening in real... Read More about From targets to occupied low carbon homes: assessing the challenges of delivering low carbon affordable housing..

Remnants of Scottish stone architecture in Nova Scotia. (2011)
Journal Article
LAING, R. and SCOTT, J. 2011. Remnants of Scottish stone architecture in Nova Scotia. International journal of heritage studies [online], 17(5), pages 478-496. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1080/13527258.2011.583669

During the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, thousands of Scottish emigrants travelled to Canada. This paper concerns those buildings which were designed and constructed by Scottish settlers, utilising skills and materials transported from their h... Read More about Remnants of Scottish stone architecture in Nova Scotia..

The impact of CAAD on design methodology and visual thinking in architectural education. (2011)
Thesis
SALMAN, H.S. 2011. The impact of CAAD on design methodology and visual thinking in architectural education. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

This thesis aims to explore the potential impact of Computer Aided Architectural Design (CAAD) as a conceptual design tool on the design methodology of final year students. Many design studies have focused on sketching and its relationship with creat... Read More about The impact of CAAD on design methodology and visual thinking in architectural education..

The rise of a profession within a profession: the development of the architectural technology discipline within the profession of architecture. (2011)
Thesis
BARRETT, N. 2011. The rise of a profession within a profession: the development of the architectural technology discipline within the profession of architecture. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

This thesis investigates the emergence of a new specialisation within the profession of architecture, namely that of the architectural technologist. The main original contributions from the research concern a deep understanding of how that emergence... Read More about The rise of a profession within a profession: the development of the architectural technology discipline within the profession of architecture..