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Diffusion of innovations: the status of building information modelling uptake in Nigeria. (2018)
Journal Article
HAMMA-ADAMA, M., SALMAN, H. and KOUIDER, T. 2017. Diffusion of innovations: the status of building information modelling uptake in Nigeria. Journal of scientific research and reports [online], 17(4), article number JSRR.38711. Available from: https://doi.org/10.9734/JSRR/2017/38711

Aim: This study evaluated Building Information Modelling (BIM) awareness and adoption in Nigeria through the line of enquiry known as the 'diffusion of innovations' and its possible uptake. Study Design: The study is quantitative in nature and the pr... Read More about Diffusion of innovations: the status of building information modelling uptake in Nigeria..

Évaluations du confort lumineux et thermique dans un espace de bureau 'transparent' à simple et double vitrage sous un ciel clair ensoleillé. (2017)
Journal Article
MEZERDI, T., BELAKEHAL, A. and BENNADJI, A. 2017. Évaluations du confort lumineux et thermique dans un espace de bureau 'transparent' à simple et double vitrage sous un ciel clair ensoleillé. = [Evaluation of the luminous and thermal comfort in a 'transparent' office space with single and double-glazing under a sunny clear sky]. Journal of applied engineering science and technology [online], 3(2), pages 97-103. Available from: http://revues.univ-bisk...jaest/article/view/3862

The main objective of this study is to evaluate the light and thermal comfort in a 'transparent' office. This last term designates a working space whose outer wall is entirely glazed by a simple transparent glazing in a first case, and a transparent... Read More about Évaluations du confort lumineux et thermique dans un espace de bureau 'transparent' à simple et double vitrage sous un ciel clair ensoleillé..

Causes of building failure and collapse in Nigeria: professionals' view. (2017)
Journal Article
HAMMA-ADAMA, M. and KOUIDER, T. 2017. Causes of building failure and collapse in Nigeria: professionals' view. American journal of engineering research [online], 6(12), pages 289-300. Available from: http://www.ajer.org/papers/v6(12)/ZR0612289300.pdf

Shelter or housing is the first thing humans need for living in this world even before food. The construction sector is the provider of physical infrastructure essential for human sustenance and economic development. Moreover, the advancement in vert... Read More about Causes of building failure and collapse in Nigeria: professionals' view..

Towards computational dialogue types for BIM collaborative design: an initial study. (2017)
Conference Proceeding
TONIOLO, A. and LEON, M. 2017. Towards computational dialogue types for BIM collaborative design: an initial study. In Bistarelli, S., Giacomin, M. and Pazienza, A. (eds.) Proceedings of the 1st Workshop on advances in argumentation in artificial intelligence (AI^3 2017), 16-17 November 2017, Bari, Italy. CEUR workshop proceedings, 2012. Aachen: CEUR-WS [online], session 3: dialogues, real world arguments and applications, pages 79-84. Available from: http://ceur-ws.org/Vol-2012/AI3-2017_paper_8.pdf

Collaborative design is an iterative process of selecting and evaluating solutions under potentially conflicting requirements, a concept central to Building Information Modelling (BIM) implementation. Previous research has shown that design can be be... Read More about Towards computational dialogue types for BIM collaborative design: an initial study..

Carbon and cost critical elements: a comparative analysis of two office buildings. (2017)
Journal Article
VICTORIA, M.F., PERERA, S., DAVIS, A. and FERNANDO, N. 2017. Carbon and cost critical elements: a comparative analysis of two office buildings. Built environment project and asset management [online], 7(5), pages 460-470. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1108/BEPAM-12-2016-0086

Purpose:- The aim of this paper is to identify and compare cost and carbon critical elements of two office buildings and to help achieve an optimum balance between building Capital cost (CC) and Embodied Carbon (EC). Design/methodology/approach: - Ca... Read More about Carbon and cost critical elements: a comparative analysis of two office buildings..

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..

Positioning cost overrun research in the philosophical debate: a case for critical realism. (2017)
Conference Proceeding
AMADI, A. and OMOTAYO, T. 2017. Positioning cost overrun research in the philosophical debate: a case for critical realism. In Pathirage, C., Kulatunga, U., Ji, Y., Gameson, R.N., Udeaja, C.E., Trillo, C., Takhtravanchi, M. and Allali, B. (eds.) Proceedings of the 13th International postgraduate research conference, 14-15 September 2017, Salford, UK. Salford: University of Salford [online], paper number ID 005, pages 308-316. Available from: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/43913

Construction management research, as a form of social research is confronted with the fundamental paradigmic dilemma of determining a core philosophical orientation, to be considered adequate and best suited to enquiry about construction phenomena. T... Read More about Positioning cost overrun research in the philosophical debate: a case for critical realism..

The nomenclature of geotechnical error traps as a theoretical framework for assessing financial risk in transportation infrastructure projects. (2017)
Conference Proceeding
AMADI, A. and OMOTAYO, T. 2017. The nomenclature of geotechnical error traps as a theoretical framework for assessing financial risk in transportation infrastructure projects. In Pathirage, C., Kulatunga, U., Ji, Y., Gameson, R.N., Udeaja, C.E., Trillo, C., Takhtravanchi, M. and Allali, B. (eds.) Proceedings of the 13th International postgraduate research conference, 14-15 September 2017, Salford, UK. Salford: University of Salford [online], paper number ID 004, pages 403-414. Available from: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/43913

Engineering and re-engineering issues related to ground conditions, have being consistently discussed in the technical press, as the cause of significant cost and time overruns in highway projects located in different parts of the world. The literatu... Read More about The nomenclature of geotechnical error traps as a theoretical framework for assessing financial risk in transportation infrastructure projects..

Challenges of motivating postgraduate built environment online teaching and learning practice workgroups to adopt innovation. (2017)
Journal Article
MOORE, D. R. and FISHER, T. 2017. Challenges of motivating postgraduate built environment online teaching and learning practice workgroups to adopt innovation. International journal of construction education and research [online], 13(3), pages 225-247. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1080/15578771.2017.1356400

Successful implementation of teaching and learning (T&L) innovation within an e-learning context in higher education institutions involves overcoming challenges. A key component of success in this regard is the level of motivation of those tasked wit... Read More about Challenges of motivating postgraduate built environment online teaching and learning practice workgroups to adopt innovation..

Exploring visual asset management collaboration: learning from the oil and gas sector. (2017)
Conference Proceeding
LEON, M., AHIAGA-DAGBUI, D., FLEMING, C. and LAING, R. 2017. Exploring visual asset management collaboration: learning from the oil and gas sector. In Chan, P.W. and Neilson, C.J. (eds.) Proceedings of the 33rd Association of Researchers in Construction Management (ARCOM) annual conference, 4-6 September 2017, Cambridge, UK. Manchester: ARCOM [online], pages 765-774. Available from: http://www.arcom.ac.uk/...d0c7cdfafec96acc7e9.pdf

Visual Asset Management (VAM) is defined as a visual, collaborative and cloud-based database application for project sharing, viewing, delivery, operation and maintenance. VAM provides a platform that contains multiple visual data sources of an infra... Read More about Exploring visual asset management collaboration: learning from the oil and gas sector..

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..

Dense urban typologies and the game of life: evolving cellular automata. (2017)
Conference Proceeding
DOUNAS, T., SPAETH, A.B., WU, H. and ZHANG, C. 2017. Dense urban typologies and the game of life: evolving cellular automata. In Çagdas, G., Özkar, M., Gül, L.F. and Gürer, E. (eds.) Proceedings of the 17th International conference on computer aided architectural design futures (CAAD Futures 2017): future trajectories of computation in design, 12-14 July 2017, Istanbul, Turkey. Istanbul: Istanbul Technical University [online], pages 648-666. Available from: http://caadfutures2017....gs-updated-20092017.pdf

The ongoing rate of urbanization in China is the motivator behind this paper. As a response to the observed monotonous housing developments in Suzhou Industrial Park (SIP) and elsewhere, our method exploits Cellular Automata (CA) combined with fitnes... Read More about Dense urban typologies and the game of life: evolving cellular automata..

Reflection 2: shifting research paradigms: urbanism and culture. (2017)
Book Chapter
LAING, R. 2017. Reflection 2: shifting research paradigms: urbanism and culture. In Zaman, Q.M. and Troiani, I. (eds.) Transdisciplinary urbanism and culture: from pedagogy to praxis. The urban book series. Cham: Springer [online], pages 17-20. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-55855-4_3

The themes of this book are important and timely, and reflect the increasingly cross-discipline manner in which challenges faced in the built environment must be addressed. This has been reflected of course in the calls and projects supported by majo... Read More about Reflection 2: shifting research paradigms: urbanism and culture..

Introduction: transdisciplinary urbanism and culture. (2017)
Book Chapter
ZAMAN, Q.M. and TROIANI, I. 2017. Introduction: transdisciplinary urbanism and culture. In Zaman, Q.M. and Troiani, I. (eds.) Transdisciplinary urbanism and culture: from pedagogy to praxis. The urban book series. Cham: Springer [online], pages 3-12. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-55855-4_1

This book originates from the contemporary research approach and ideology centred on inter-disciplinarity to examine issues in urbanism and culture. The crux of that research lies at the heart of academic institutions, in particular the way in which... Read More about Introduction: transdisciplinary urbanism and culture..

Pursuing resilience in architectural design through international experimental projects: exploring new boundaries in the design studio pedagogy. (2017)
Book Chapter
BASSANESE, S., RODEGHIERO, B. and ESPANYOL, A. 2017. Pursuing resilience in architectural design through international experimental projects: exploring new boundaries in the design studio pedagogy. In Zaman, Q.M. and Troiani, I. (eds.) Transdisciplinary urbanism and culture: from pedagogy to praxis. The urban book series. Cham: Springer [online], pages 23-39. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-55855-4_4

In response to the current global crisis, there is a growing demand for responsible behaviour in designing and building that can accommodate user needs through the design process. This chapter describes an innovative approach to the design process ai... Read More about Pursuing resilience in architectural design through international experimental projects: exploring new boundaries in the design studio pedagogy..

Reflection 1: the city: a shift in mindset? (2017)
Book Chapter
MCCLEAN, D. 2017. Reflection 1: the city: a shift in mindset? In Zaman, Q.M. and Troiani, I. (eds.) Transdisciplinary urbanism and culture: from pedagogy to praxis. The urban book series. Cham: Springer [online], pages 13-16. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-55855-4_2

Human migration to urban centres is at an unprecedented level, prompting searching questions about their design and enablement, politically, economically, technologically, or socially. Rapid urban development is laying challenge to existing paradigms... Read More about Reflection 1: the city: a shift in mindset?.

Dialogue types for collaborative design. (2017)
Conference Proceeding
LEON, M. and TONIOLO, A. 2017. Dialogue types for collaborative design. In Bosché, F., Brilakis, I. and Sacks, R. (eds.) Proceedings of the 2017 Lean and computing in construction congress (LC3 2017), 4-7 July 2017, Heraklion, Greece. Edinburgh: Heriot-Watt University [online], volume 1: proceedings of the Joint conference on computing in construction (JC3), pages 767-774. Available from: https://doi.org/10.24928/JC3-2017/0078

Collaborative design is an iterative process of selecting and evaluating solutions in the presence of several potentially conflicting requirements dictated by different professional expertise and preferences, a concept central to Building Information... Read More about Dialogue types for collaborative design..

Development of an urban as-built model: the case study of Aberdeen. (2017)
Conference Proceeding
LEON, M., LAING, R., LOVEDAY, J., MCCLEAN, D. and BEATTIE, S. 2017. Development of an urban as-built model: the case study of Aberdeen. In Bosché, F., Brilakis, I. and Sacks, R. (eds.) Proceedings of the 2017 Lean and computing in construction congress (LC3 2017), 4-7 July 2017, Heraklion, Greece. Edinburgh: Heriot-Watt University [online], volume 1: proceedings of the Joint conference on computing in construction (JC3), pages 525-532. Available from: https://doi.org/10.24928/JC3-2017/0141

This paper is focusing on the local strategic development plan for the city of Aberdeen, UK, and examines the initiation of applying a regeneration plan to the city centre. For that purpose, Aberdeen City Council commissioned Robert Gordon University... Read More about Development of an urban as-built model: the case study of Aberdeen..

Coping with discomfort at home and its effect on the internal climate: the case of traditional Scottish buildings before and after a retrofit. (2017)
Conference Proceeding
HERRERA, D. and BENNADJI, A. 2017. Coping with discomfort at home and its effect on the internal climate: the case of traditional Scottish buildings before and after a retrofit. In Brotas, L., Roaf, S. and Nicol, F. (eds.) Proceedings of the 33rd Passive low energy architecture international conference (PLEA 2017): design to thrive, 2-5 July 2017, Edinburgh, UK. Edinburgh: NCEUB [online], volume 1, pages 1108-1115. Available from: https://plea2017.net/wp...roceedings_volume_I.pdf

This study investigates the relationship between users and internal climate in traditional buildings. Built upon principles of social practice theory, the results presented here compare and contrast occupants's daily practices of comfort with the phy... Read More about Coping with discomfort at home and its effect on the internal climate: the case of traditional Scottish buildings before and after a retrofit..

Impact of technology and innovation on adaptation of architectonic tradition for a sustainable future in the Middle East. (2017)
Conference Proceeding
FARDOUS, I. and BENNADJI, A. 2017. Impact of technology and innovation on adaptation of architectonic tradition for a sustainable future in the Middle East. In Brotas, L., Roaf, S. and Nicol, F. (eds.) Proceedings of the 33rd Passive low energy architecture international conference (PLEA 2017): design to thrive, 2-5 July 2017, Edinburgh, UK. Edinburgh: NCEUB [online], volume 1, pages 1069-1075. Available from: https://plea2017.net/wp...roceedings_volume_I.pdf

The proposed study seeks to establish whether the community is in favour of environmental traditional architecture despite the increase of modern architecture and its subsequent benefits such as indoor thermal comfort. Globally, traditional architect... Read More about Impact of technology and innovation on adaptation of architectonic tradition for a sustainable future in the Middle East..