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Digital heritage as a route towards social engagement. (2020)
Book Chapter
LAING, R., LEON, M., HERBERT, C. and ROBERTS, C. 2020. Digital heritage as a route towards social engagement. In Melendez, F., Diniz, N. and Del Signore, M. (eds.) Data, matter, design: strategies in computational design. Abingdon: Routledge [online], pages 266-271. Available from: https://doi.org/10.4324/9780367369156-85

The historic environment faces many challenges, one of which is a poor understanding of the positive role it can play in the maintenance, development, and regeneration of communities, their culture, and their economy. Aberdeenshire Council considers... Read More about Digital heritage as a route towards social engagement..

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..

Explorations of an urban intervention management system: a reflection on how to deal with urban complex systems and deliver dynamic change. (2016)
Book Chapter
MIGUEL, M.A.G., LAING, R. and ZAMAN, Q.M. 2016. Explorations of an urban intervention management system: a reflection on how to deal with urban complex systems and deliver dynamic change. In Caldwell, G.A., Smith, C. and Clift, E. (eds.) Digital futures and the city of today: new technologies and physical spaces. Bristol: Intellect [online], chapter 11, pages 193-214. Available from: http://www.press.uchicago.edu/ucp/books/book/distributed/D/bo23353147.html

Concerns over how we plan and manage urban development have grown as a result of unpredictable and rapid conditional changes in postmodern cities. This chapter explores the shifting contexts of urban environments which change in an increasingly frequ... Read More about Explorations of an urban intervention management system: a reflection on how to deal with urban complex systems and deliver dynamic change..

Urban planning and climate change mitigation: using virtual reality to support the design of a university master plan extension. (2015)
Book Chapter
BENNADJI, A., LAING, R. and GRAY, D. 2015. Urban planning and climate change mitigation: using virtual reality to support the design of a university master plan extension. In Silva, C.N. (ed.) Emerging issues, challenges, and opportunities in urban e-planning. Hershey, PA: IGI Global [online], chapter 10, pages 210-229. Available from https://doi.org/10.4018/978-1-4666-8150-7.ch010

The aim of the research described in this chapter is to explore the use of intelligent virtual transport modelling within the context of a case study involving the development of a university estate. Through the application of visualisation technique... Read More about Urban planning and climate change mitigation: using virtual reality to support the design of a university master plan extension..

Scan to BIM: the development of a clear workflow for the incorporation of point clouds within a BIM environment. (2015)
Book Chapter
LAING, R., LEON, M., ISAACS, J. and GEORGIEV, D. 2015. Scan to BIM: the development of a clear workflow for the incorporation of point clouds within a BIM environment. In Mahjoubi, L., Brebbia, C.A. and Laing, R. (eds.) Building information modelling (BIM) in design, construction and operations. WIT transactions on the built environment, 149. Southampton: WIT Press, pages 279-289.

The emergence in recent years of technology to support the use of data rich models within architecture has significantly aided the uptake of building information modelling. Simultaneously, there has been a rapid expansion in the capabilities and wide... Read More about Scan to BIM: the development of a clear workflow for the incorporation of point clouds within a BIM environment..

Making collaboration work: application of a conceptual design stages protocol for pre-BIM stages. (2015)
Book Chapter
LEON, M., LAING, R., MALINS, J. and SALMAN, H.S. 2015. Making collaboration work: application of a conceptual design stages protocol for pre-BIM stages. In Mahjoubi, L., Brebbia, C.A. and Laing, R. (eds.) Building information modelling (BIM) in design, construction and operations. WIT transactions on the built environment, 149. Southampton: WIT Press, pages 205-216.

This paper presents the application of a Conceptual Design Stages Protocol during feasibility stages within a multidisciplinary design team, for the purpose of bridging the gap between ideas generation and their representation in later and more advan... Read More about Making collaboration work: application of a conceptual design stages protocol for pre-BIM stages..

Removing barriers to BIM adoption: clients and code checking to drive changes. (2010)
Book Chapter
HARTY, J. and LAING, R. 2010. Removing barriers to BIM adoption: clients and code checking to drive changes. In Underwood, J. and Isikdag, U. (eds.) Handbook of research on building information modeling and construction informatics: concepts and technologies. Hershey, PA: IGI Global [online], chapter 24, pages 546-560. Available from: https://doi.org/10.4018/978-1-60566-928-1.ch024

Building information modelling (BIM) is not only an authoring tool for architects and engineers, but also for all stakeholders in the building programme procurement process. Analysis tools like code checking of building regulations and environmental... Read More about Removing barriers to BIM adoption: clients and code checking to drive changes..