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Aviemore: dude, where's my town centre? (2017)
Journal Article
RICE, K., HUGHES, E., LAING, R. and DEVECI, G. 2017. Aviemore: dude, where's my town centre? Architecture and civil engineering: proceedings of the 5th International architecture and civil engineering annual conference (ACE 2017), 8-9 May 2017, Singapore [online], article 120. Available from: https://doi.org/10.5176/2301-394X_ACE17.120

This paper concerns the development of Aviemore, a village in the Highlands of Scotland, and the importance of considering a lost 'town centre'. Aviemore evolved rapidly as an all-year tourism destination in the 1960s and 1970s, mainly through the co... Read More about Aviemore: dude, where's my town centre?.

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..

The application of 3D visualisation and HD surveying to help stimulate economic growth in historic urban areas. (2016)
Conference Proceeding
LAING, R., TAIT, E., ISAACS, J., LEON, M. and REID, P. 2016. The application of 3D visualisation and HD surveying to help stimulate economic growth in historic urban areas. In Proceedings of the 2016 RICS construction, building and real estate research conference (COBRA 2016), 20-22 September 2016, Toronto, Canada. London: RICS.

This paper concerns the application of cutting edge digital recording techniques within the context of heritage-led urban regeneration. The work is innovative in that it supports the belief of decision makers and local stakeholders that there is pote... Read More about The application of 3D visualisation and HD surveying to help stimulate economic growth in historic urban areas..

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..

Delivering lower carbon urban transport choices: European ambition meets the reality of institutional (mis)alignment. (2016)
Journal Article
GRAY, D., LAING, R. and DOCHERTY, I. 2017. Delivering lower carbon urban transport choices: European ambition meets the reality of institutional (mis)alignment. Environment and planning A: economy and space [online], 49(1), pages 226-242. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1177/0308518X16662272

Reducing carbon emissions from the transport sector has become a critical imperative for public policy as our understanding of the impacts of the mobility system on the environment has developed. This paper contrasts policy development in three citie... Read More about Delivering lower carbon urban transport choices: European ambition meets the reality of institutional (mis)alignment..

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..

(Re)presenting heritage: laser scanning and 3D visualisations for cultural resilience and community engagement. (2016)
Journal Article
TAIT, E., LAING, R., GRINNALL, A., BURNETT, S. and ISAACS, J. 2016. (Re)presenting heritage: laser scanning and 3D visualisations for cultural resilience and community engagement. Journal of information science [online], 42(3), pages 420-433. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1177/0165551516636306

Cultural heritage is increasingly being viewed as an economic asset for geographic areas who aim to capitalise in the surge in interest in local history and heritage tourism from members of the public. Digital technologies have developed that facilit... Read More about (Re)presenting heritage: laser scanning and 3D visualisations for cultural resilience and community engagement..

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..