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Invoice smart contracts for design SMEs. (2021)
Conference Proceeding
YOUNGSON, L.M. and DOUNAS, T. 2021. Invoice smart contracts for design SMEs. In Hall, D.M., Chassiakos, A., O'Donnell, J., Nikolic, D. and Xenides, Y. (eds.) Proceedings of the 2021 Conference of European Council on computing in construction (EC3 2021), 26-28 July 2021, [virtual event]. Zurich: European Council for Computing in Construction [online], pages 2-10. Available from: https://doi.org/10.35490/EC3.2021.173

In recent years, Blockchain technology has evolved from its original application in cryptocurrency and can now be used for applications such as Smart Contracts. Smart Contracts automatically excecute transactions without the need for a central author... Read More about Invoice smart contracts for design SMEs..

Promoting the solar industry in Ghana through effective Public-Private Partnership (PPP): some lessons from South Africa and Morocco. (2021)
Journal Article
AWUKU, S.A., BENNADJI, A., MUHAMMAD-SUKKI, F. and SELLAMI, N. 2022. Promoting the solar industry in Ghana through effective Public-Private Partnership (PPP): some lessons from South Africa and Morocco. Energies [online], 15(1), article 17. Available from: https://doi.org/10.3390/en15010017

Over the past decades, solar energy has gained much attention in Ghana, especially after the 2012–2016 power crisis. The government through Public-Private Partnerships (PPPs) has attempted to increase the shares of solar generation to augment its eff... Read More about Promoting the solar industry in Ghana through effective Public-Private Partnership (PPP): some lessons from South Africa and Morocco..

Sustainability rating system for highway design: a key focus for developing sustainable cities and societies in Nigeria. (2021)
Journal Article
UCHEHARA, I., MOORE, D., JAFARIFAR, N. and OMOTAYO, T. 2022. Sustainability rating system for highway design: a key focus for developing sustainable cities and societies in Nigeria. Sustainable cities and society [online], 78, article number 103620. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scs.2021.103620

A growing body of evidence suggests that continuous increases in global population and urbanisation wield pressure across biodiversity. Nigeria and a few other Asian nations will account for 35% of the urban increase in the future, and there is a sci... Read More about Sustainability rating system for highway design: a key focus for developing sustainable cities and societies in Nigeria..

A blend of traditional visual symbols in BIPV application: any prospects? (2021)
Journal Article
AWUKU, S.A., BENNADJI, A., MUHAMMAD-SUKKI, F. and SELLAMI, N. 2021. A blend of traditional visual symbols in BIPV application: any prospects? Academia letters [online], article 4029. Available from: https://doi.org/10.20935/AL4029

Traditional visual symbols are of great relevance, especially within the architectural space. Buildings may adopt symbols to depict culture, iconicity or identity. The quest to meet sustainable building targets and avert the looming effects of climat... Read More about A blend of traditional visual symbols in BIPV application: any prospects?.

Non-fungible building components: using smart contracts for a circular economy in the built environment. (2021)
Journal Article
DOUNAS, T., JABI, W. and LOMBARDI, D. 2021. Non-fungible building components: using smart contracts for a circular economy in the built environment. Blucher design proceedings [online], 9(6): proceedings of the 25th International conference of the Ibero-American Society of Digital Graphics (SIGraDi 20201): designing possibilities, 8-12 November 2021, [virtual conference], pages 1189-1198. Available from: https://doi.org/10.5151/sigradi2021-20

The presented research study tackles the topic of economic and material sustainable development in the built environment and construction industry, by introducing and applying the concept and the potential of Non-Fungible Tokens (NFTs) on blockchain... Read More about Non-fungible building components: using smart contracts for a circular economy in the built environment..

Myth or gold? The power of aesthetics in the adoption of building integrated photovoltaics (BIPVs). (2021)
Journal Article
AWUKU, S.A., BENNADJI, A., MUHAMMAD-SUKKI, F. and SELLAMI, N. 2021. Myth or gold? The power of aesthetics in the adoption of building integrated photovoltaics (BIPVs). Energy nexus [online], 4, article number 100021. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.nexus.2021.100021

BIPV has gained a lot of attention in the solar world especially in recent times as the push for Net Zero Energy Buildings (NZEB) and concerns about landscape aesthetics increases. Aesthetics plays a critical role in the adoption of BIPVs as it is on... Read More about Myth or gold? The power of aesthetics in the adoption of building integrated photovoltaics (BIPVs)..

Evaluation of the effect of urbanization on urban thermal behaviour using urban heat island indicators: the case of the CBD of Accra. (2021)
Thesis
GYASI-ADDO, J.A. 2021. Evaluation of the effect of urbanization on urban thermal behaviour using urban heat island indicators: the case of the CBD of Accra. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis. Hosted on OpenAIR [online]. Available from: https://doi.org/10.48526/rgu-wt-1603337

Various studies have shown that urban heat island (UHI) can significantly affect the local climate of the built environment. Extreme air temperatures and heat waves adversely affect people's health, their overall well-being and productivity. Tropical... Read More about Evaluation of the effect of urbanization on urban thermal behaviour using urban heat island indicators: the case of the CBD of Accra..

Daylight, view-out, and windows: the sensorial-based design of Ottoman-era mosques. (2021)
Conference Proceeding
BELAKEHAL, A., TABET AOUL, K.A., BENNADJI, A., BENKHALFALLAH, I. and BOUNHAS, D. 2021. Daylight, view-out, and windows: the sensorial-based design of Ottoman-era mosques. In Tabet Aoul, K.A., Shafiq, M.T. and Attoye, D.E. (eds.) Proceedings of 8th Zero energy mass custom home international conference 2021 (ZEMCH 2021), 26-28 October 2021, Dubai, UAE. Al Ain: ZEMCH Network [online], pages 285-302. Available from: http://zemch.org/proceedings/2021/ZEMCH2021.pdf

Daylighting and outside view, as window design parameters, are often the main ambience-generating design factors that connect the users' sensorial relationship to their external environment. These relationships and their resulting ambiences vary by b... Read More about Daylight, view-out, and windows: the sensorial-based design of Ottoman-era mosques..

Bioluminescent pavilion: temporary architecture provides lighting. (2021)
Conference Proceeding
FIAMEGKOU, T. and DOUNAS, T. 2021. Bioluminescent pavilion: temporary architecture provides lighting. In Proceedings of the 2021 Design computation input/output conference (DC I/O 2021), 6-8 October 2021, [virtual event]. London: Design Computation [online]. Available from: https://doi.org/10.47330/dcio.2021.jtct3860

The present study will evolve around the design of a pavilion located at key points in the Aberdeen city. The structure will provide low intensity lighting using bioluminescent organisms on its inner and outer surface. For the creation of the design,... Read More about Bioluminescent pavilion: temporary architecture provides lighting..

Lessons learned from the impact of COVID-19 on the global construction industry. (2021)
Journal Article
OGUNNUSI, M., OMOTAYO, T., HAMMA-ADAMA, M., AWUZIE, B.O. and EGBELAKIN, T. 2022. Lessons learned from the impact of COVID-19 on the global construction industry. Journal of engineering, design and technology [online], 20(1): impact of COVID-19 on construction, pages 299-320. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1108/JEDT-05-2021-0286

Purpose: The construction industry represents most of every country’s finances and vital to continued economic growth and activities, especially in developing countries. The impact of the severe acute respiratory syndrome-2 disease (COVID19) on the g... Read More about Lessons learned from the impact of COVID-19 on the global construction industry..

A generative design case study for UAV-based assembly and fabrication: parametric analysis and synthesis of Iranian-Islamic Muqarnas. (2021)
Journal Article
ZAMANI, E. and DOUNAS, T. 2021. A generative design case study for UAV-based assembly and fabrication: parametric analysis and synthesis of Iranian-Islamic Muqarnas. Open house international [online], 46(3): architecture in the age of disruptive technologies, pages 476-493. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1108/OHI-03-2021-0060

Purpose: This study proposes a DfMA (Design for Manufacture and Assembly) based on unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) and uses Iranian-Islamic Muqarnas as the main case study due to their geometric modularity. In Islamic architecture, different geographic... Read More about A generative design case study for UAV-based assembly and fabrication: parametric analysis and synthesis of Iranian-Islamic Muqarnas..

Is what cities need what people want? An evaluation of "Spaces for people" in Aberdeen city centre, in order to ensure post-pandemic-induced people-first approach to future sustainable public life. (2021)
Report
BELKOURI, D., KHAIRY, L. and LAING, R. 2021. Is what cities need what people want? An evaluation of "Spaces for people" in Aberdeen city centre, in order to ensure post-pandemic-induced people-first approach to future sustainable public life. Aberdeen: Robert Gordon University.

Due to the unprecedented global pandemic and subsequent measures to control the spread of COVID-19, cities have had to quickly re-evaluate the importance and use of public, accessible places around us, and acknowledge that the quality of outdoor spac... Read More about Is what cities need what people want? An evaluation of "Spaces for people" in Aberdeen city centre, in order to ensure post-pandemic-induced people-first approach to future sustainable public life..

Review of existing energy retrofit decision tools for homeowners. (2021)
Journal Article
SEDDIKI, M., BENNADJI, A., LAING, R., GRAY, D. and ALABID, J.M. 2021. Review of existing energy retrofit decision for homeowners. Sustainability [online], 13(18), article 10189. Available from: https://doi.org/10.3390/su131810189

Energy retrofit tools are considered by many countries as one of the strongest incentives to encourage homeowners to invest in energy renovation. These tools help homeowners to get an initial overview of suitable retrofit measures. Although a large n... Read More about Review of existing energy retrofit decision tools for homeowners..

Reassessing thermal comfort in modern architecture: E.1027 as a case study. (2021)
Journal Article
GALIANO-GARRIGÓS, A., MARCOS, C.L., KOUIDER, T. and JUAN GUTIÉRREZ, P.J. 2022. Reassessing thermal comfort in modern architecture: E.1027 as a case study. Building research and information [online], 50(1-2): building health and wellbeing, pages 230-254. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1080/09613218.2021.1971060

There is a general agreement that much of the syntax of modern architecture contributed to design buildings that were often inadequately adapted to climate conditions. However, there are some renowned examples that, while consistent with modern tenet... Read More about Reassessing thermal comfort in modern architecture: E.1027 as a case study..

Expanding depth and meaning within urban design processes through the application of complexity and evolutionary theories. (2021)
Journal Article
MIGUEL, M., LAING, R., LEON, M. and BAXTER, S. 2021. Expanding depth and meaning within urban design processes through the application of complexity and evolutionary theories. Journal of architecture and urbanism [online], 45(2), pages 131-142. Available from: https://doi.org/10.3846/jau.2021.14772

Previous research has established the value of regarding cities as complex systems, and as systems which will evolve over time. The research reported in this paper concerns the development of an approach to urban design and management which recognise... Read More about Expanding depth and meaning within urban design processes through the application of complexity and evolutionary theories..

Analysis of multi-factors affecting the performance of Nigeria's refineries: a systems thinking approach. (2021)
Journal Article
IHEUKWUMERE, O., MOORE, D. and OMOTAYO, T. 2023. Analysis of multi-factors affecting the performance of Nigeria's refineries: a systems thinking approach. International journal of productivity and performance management [online], 72(3), pages 679-709. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1108/IJPPM-11-2020-0585

The challenges facing the productivity of Nigeria's refineries have generated much academic discourse. This study was carried out to develop a causal loop model showing the interrelationships of the multiple factors driving the poor performance of th... Read More about Analysis of multi-factors affecting the performance of Nigeria's refineries: a systems thinking approach..

Assessment of risk associated with road infrastructure development in the developing countries. (2021)
Journal Article
HAMMA-ADAMA, M., OGUNNUSI, M., MASHWAMA, N.X., AHMAD, A.-B.S. and ABBA, H.A. 2021. Assessment of risk associated with road infrastructure development in the developing countries. Global scientific journals [online], 9(7), pages 1223-1229. Available from: https://www.globalscientificjournal.com/researchpaper/Assessment_of_Risk_Associated_with_Road_Infrastructure_Development_in_the_Developing_Countries.pdf

Developing countries are striving to build their infrastructure to foster their economic growth. Authors discovered that continuous rising in the access to locations along with spending on infrastructure enhances the economic development and growth o... Read More about Assessment of risk associated with road infrastructure development in the developing countries..

A framework of indicators to measure project circularity in construction circular economy. (2021)
Journal Article
ABADI, M., MOORE, D.R. and SAMMUNEH, M.A. 2022. A framework of indicators to measure project circularity in construction circular economy. Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers - management, procurement and law [online], 175(2), pages 54-66. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1680/jmapl.21.00020

The construction circular economy (CE) literature lacks a holistic framework for systematic assessment of project 'circularity', thereby impeding industry restructuring and full transition to CE. The proposed 'project life-cycle assessment circularit... Read More about A framework of indicators to measure project circularity in construction circular economy..

Infrastructure development and abandonment. (2021)
Journal Article
OGUNNUSI, M., SALMAN, H. and LAING, R. 2021. Infrastructure development and abandonment. Proceedings of international structural engineering and construction [online], 8(1): proceedings of the 11th International structural engineering and construction conference 2021 (ISEC-11): interdisciplinary civil and construction engineering projects, 26-31 July 2021, Cairo, Egypt, Chapter 7.7. Available from: https://doi.org/10.14455/ISEC.2021.8(1).INF-08

The Nigerian Government is developing infrastructure guided by the United Nations (UN) call for sustainable development. However, uncompleted government infrastructure (roads, bridges, buildings, dams and others) projects litter the entire landscape... Read More about Infrastructure development and abandonment..

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..