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Amar Bennadji

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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..

Analysis of indoor climate and occupants' behaviour in traditional Scottish dwellings. (2015)
Journal Article
HERRERA GUTIERREZ-AVELLANOSA, D. and BENNADJI, A. 2015. Analysis of indoor climate and occupants' behaviour in traditional Scottish dwellings. Energy procedia [online], 78: Proceedings of the 6th international building physics conference (IBPC 2015), 14-17 June 2015, Torino, Italy, pages 639-644. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.egypro.2015.11.046

Due to the relevance of the internal boundary conditions and the lack of specific data for the Scottish context, an exploration of the internal environment of traditional dwellings is needed. In this study the indoor climate of 24 properties with dif... Read More about Analysis of indoor climate and occupants' behaviour in traditional Scottish dwellings..

Technology and innovation in adapting architectonic tradition aiming for a sustainable future in the Middle East. (2015)
Other
FARDOUS, I.S. and BENNADJI, A. 2015. Technology and innovation in adapting architectonic tradition aiming for a sustainable future in the Middle East. Bulletin of people-environmental studies [online] 43, pages 28-33. Available from: http://issuu.com/iaps-association/docs/bulletin_43_issuu

With relation to the communities' shift in the ME from being mainly concerned of adapting and maintaining quality of life correlated with ATA, towards global trends adaptation, the presence of ATA has been a significant feature in private and public... Read More about Technology and innovation in adapting architectonic tradition aiming for a sustainable future in the Middle East..

The UK's experience in mitigating climate change: a planned strategy or a learning curve? (2014)
Conference Proceeding
BENNADJI, A. 2014. The UK's experience in mitigating climate change: a planned strategy or a learning curve? In Proceedings of the 30th Passive low energy architecture international conference (PLEA 2014): sustainable habitat for developing societies: choosing the way forward, 16-18 December 2014, Ahmedabad, India. Ahmedabad: CEPT University press [online], volume 3, pages 35-42. Available from: http://www.plea2014.in/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/PLEA2014_Proceedings_Vol_3.pdf

Reducing the CO2 emission by 80% from 1990 level by 2050 is a challenging operation for the UK. This challenge has embarked the whole nation in a national exercise that involves professionals in all sectors, corporations, SMEs, families and individua... Read More about The UK's experience in mitigating climate change: a planned strategy or a learning curve?.

Environmental assessment of energy efficiency improvements in historic buildings: solid wall insulation. (2014)
Conference Proceeding
HERRERA GUTIERREZ-AVELLANOSA, D. and BENNADJI, A. 2014. Environmental assessment of energy efficiency improvements in historic buildings: solid wall insulation. In Kouider, T. (ed.) Proceedings of the 5th International congress on architectural technology (ICAT 2014): architectural technology, towards innovative professional practice, 7 November 2014, Aberdeen, UK. Aberdeen: Robert Gordon University [online], pages 3-12. Available from: https://sites.google.com/site/archtechcongress1/products-services/proceedings/ICAT%202014%20Proceedings.pdf?attredirects=0&d=1

Since the elaboration of the Leipzig Charter on Sustainable European Cities in 2007, energy retrofit has become one of the priorities for the European Union. However, to achieve a sustainable development of the built environment, we need to not only... Read More about Environmental assessment of energy efficiency improvements in historic buildings: solid wall insulation..

Understanding the influence of occupants' behaviour on the hygrothermal performance of insulated solid walls. (2014)
Presentation / Conference
HERRERA GUTIERREZ-AVELLANOSA, D. and BENNADJI, A. 2014. Understanding the influence of occupants' behaviour on the hygrothermal performance of insulated solid walls. Presented at the 2014 Conference of the European Network for Housing Research (ENHR 2014), 1-4 July 2014, Edinburgh, UK.

Residential buildings in the UK consume around 28% of total final energy use. Therefore, in order to achieve the CO2 and fuel poverty reduction targets set by the Scottish government, it will be necessary to improve the energy efficiency of the exist... Read More about Understanding the influence of occupants' behaviour on the hygrothermal performance of insulated solid walls..

A risk based methodology to assess the energy efficiency improvements in traditionally constructed buildings. (2013)
Conference Proceeding
HERRERA, D. and BENNADJI, A. 2013. A risk based methodology to assess the energy efficiency improvements in traditionally constructed buildings. In Grussenmeyer, P. (ed.) Proceedings of the 24th International Comité International de la Photogrammétrie Architecturale (CIPA) symposium, 2-6 September 2013, Strasbourg, France. International archives of the photogrammetry, remote sensing and spatial information sciences, XL-5/W2. Göttingen: Copernicus Publications [online], pages 337-342. Available from: https://doi.org/10.5194/isprsarchives-XL-5-W2-337-2013

In order to achieve the CO2 reduction targets set by the Scottish government, it will be necessary to improve the energy efficiency of existing buildings. Within the total Scottish building stock, historic and traditionally constructed buildings are... Read More about A risk based methodology to assess the energy efficiency improvements in traditionally constructed buildings..

Visual documentation process of historic building refurbishment: improving energy efficiency by insulating wall cavity. (2013)
Conference Proceeding
BENNADJI, A. 2013. Visual documentation process of historic building refurbishment: improving energy efficiency by insulating wall cavity. In Grussenmeyer, P. (ed.) Proceedings of the 24th International Comité International de la Photogrammétrie Architecturale (CIPA) symposium, 2-6 September 2013, Strasbourg, France. International archives of the photogrammetry, remote sensing and spatial information sciences, XL-5/W2. Göttingen: Copernicus Publications [online], pages 91-96. Available from: https://doi.org/10.5194/isprsarchives-XL-5-W2-91-2013

The North East of Scotland's construction method is similar to most popular building typologies in the UK. This typology can vary in term of external material (Granite, brick or stone) but with a secondary, usually timber sub frame with a lining on i... Read More about Visual documentation process of historic building refurbishment: improving energy efficiency by insulating wall cavity..

Skills development for retrofitting a historic listed building in Scotland. (2013)
Journal Article
ABDEL-WAHAB, M. and BENNADJI, A. 2015. Skills development for retrofitting a historic listed building in Scotland. International journal of low-carbon technologies [online], 10(4), pages 347-353. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1093/ijlct/ctt043

With the current aim for a low carbon economy in Scotland, it becomes imperative to ensure that there are adequate workforce skills available to support meeting this aspiration. As such, the Scottish Government has developed a low carbon skills agend... Read More about Skills development for retrofitting a historic listed building in Scotland..

The nature of mass masonry granite walling and the potential for retrofit internal wall insulation strategies. (2013)
Journal Article
BUDA, G., TAYLOR, B. and BENNADJI, A. 2013. The nature of mass masonry granite walling and the potential for retrofit internal wall insulation strategies. Journal of building survey, appraisal and valuation [online], 2(1), pages 36-43. Available from: https://www.ingentaconnect.com/content/hsp/jbsav/2013/00000002/00000001/art00005

Traditional buildings constructed of solid granite walling that have timber framing with lath and plaster internal finish are not thermally efficient when compared with modern constructions. They are also termed hard-to-treat as they need special car... Read More about The nature of mass masonry granite walling and the potential for retrofit internal wall insulation strategies..