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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..

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..

Analysis of collaborative design and decision making through argumentation applied for pre-BIM stages. (2015)
Conference Proceeding
LEON, M. and TONIOLO, A. 2015. Analysis of collaborative design and decision making through argumentation applied for pre-BIM stages. In Mahjoubi, L., Brebbia, C.A. and Laing, R. (eds.) Building information modelling (BIM) in design, construction and operations: proceedings of the 1st International conference on building information modelling (BIM) in design, construction and operations, 9-11 September 2015, Bristol, UK. WIT transactions on the built environment, 149. Southampton: WIT Press [online], pages 217-228. Available from: https://doi.org/10.2495/BIM150191

The early design stages are the most vital for the development of the design of a building project and the decisions taken during these steps are significant for the further progress of the project, regarding aspects like cost, performance, reliabili... Read More about Analysis of collaborative design and decision making through argumentation applied for pre-BIM stages..

Development and testing of a design protocol for computer mediated multidisciplinary collaboration during the concept stages with application to the built environment. (2014)
Journal Article
LEON, M., LAING, R., MALINS, J., SALMAN, H. 2014. Development and testing of a design protocol for computer mediated multidisciplinary collaboration during the concept stages with application to the built environment. Procedia environmental sciences [online], 22: proceedings of the 12th International conference on design and decision support systems in architecture and urban planning (DDSS 2014), 25-27 August 2014, Eindhoven, Netherlands, pages 108-119. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.proenv.2014.11.011

Effective collaboration and maximum effort from stakeholders during the feasibility and concept design stages in architecture provide the greatest potential for added value for the overall success of a building project, from the initial design throug... Read More about Development and testing of a design protocol for computer mediated multidisciplinary collaboration during the concept stages with application to the built environment..

Integrating rapid 3D data collection techniques to support BIM design decision making. (2014)
Journal Article
LAING, R., LEON, M., MAHDJOUBI, L. and SCOTT, J. 2014. Integrating rapid 3D data collection techniques to support BIM design decision making. Procedia environmental sciences [online], 22: proceedings of the 12th International conference on design and decision support systems in architecture and urban planning (DDSS 2014), 25-27 August 2014, Eindhoven, Netherlands, pages 120-130. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.proenv.2014.11.012

In recent years, there have been rapid developments in techniques available to capture three dimensional data with regards to the existing built environment. Such technologies support the collection of both large scale landscape and streetscape data,... Read More about Integrating rapid 3D data collection techniques to support BIM design decision making..