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Life cycle assessment of Integra House: a case study of modern methods of construction using truss technology. (2021)
Working Paper
VICTORIA, M.F., DEVECI, G., MUSAU, F. and CLUBB, M. 2021. Life cycle assessment of Integra House: a case study of modern methods of construction using truss technology. Hosted on OpenAIR [online]. Available from: https://rgu-repository.worktribe.com/output/1380178

Increasing demand for housing is one of the biggest challenges facing the world. Affordable housing is a key priority of the UK government in addressing this challenge, which calls for innovative constructions to address the issue of fuel poverty at... Read More about Life cycle assessment of Integra House: a case study of modern methods of construction using truss technology..

The state of global surveying education: final report. (2019)
Report
HOOD, C. and LAING, R. 2019. The state of global surveying education: final report. Aberdeen: Robert Gordon University (on behalf of CHOBE) [online]. Available from: http://chobe.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/CHOBE-RICS-TSoGSE-Report-St3.pdf

This research was commissioned through a joint proposal issued by CHOBE and the RICS to provide an overview report on surveying education across the globe. CHOBE note that since their initial 'State of the Nation' analysis of Built Environment in 200... Read More about The state of global surveying education: final report..

Building a supportive culture for sustained organizational learning in public sectors including project learning. (2019)
Book Chapter
SENARATNE, S., VICTORIA, M.F. and SAMARAWEERA, A. 2019. Building a supportive culture for sustained organizational learning in public sectors including project learning. In Albastaki, Y.A., Al-Alawi, A.I. and Al-Bassam, S.A. (eds.) Handbook of research on implementing knowledge management strategy in the public sector. Hershey: IGI Global [online], pages 91-111. Available from: https://doi.org/10.4018/978-1-5225-9639-4.ch005.

The purpose of this chapter is to provide an approach to build a supportive organizational culture for sustained organizational learning in public sectors and means of extending such learning culture to project level. Changing culture is not an easy... Read More about Building a supportive culture for sustained organizational learning in public sectors including project learning..

Managing embodied carbon in buildings: a pareto approach. (2018)
Journal Article
VICTORIA, M.F. and PERERA, S. 2018. Managing embodied carbon in buildings: a pareto approach. Built environment project and asset management [online], 8(5), pages 504-514. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1108/BEPAM-10-2017-0095

Purpose: The aim of this paper is to identify the carbon intensive building elements or 'carbon hotspots' of office buildings in order to maximize the carbon reduction potential during design stages. Design/methodology/approach: Embodied carbon estim... Read More about Managing embodied carbon in buildings: a pareto approach..

Embodied carbon emissions of buildings: a case study of an apartment building in the UK. (2018)
Presentation / Conference
FERNANDO, N.G., EKUNDAYO, D.O. and VICTORIA, M.F. 2018. Embodied carbon emissions of buildings: a case study of an apartment building in the UK. Presented at the 7th World construction symposium 2018: built asset sustainability: rethinking design, construction and operations, 29 June - 01 July 2018, Colombo, Sri Lanka.

The UK government has set a target to significantly reduce UK greenhouse gas emissions by 2050. 47% of all UK CO2 emissions are linked to the construction and operation of the built environment. Buildings emit two types of carbon namely operational c... Read More about Embodied carbon emissions of buildings: a case study of an apartment building in the UK..

Parametric embodied carbon prediction model for early stage estimating. (2018)
Journal Article
VICTORIA, M.F. and PERERA, S. 2018. Parametric embodied carbon prediction model for early stage estimating. Energy and buildings [online], 168, pages 106-119. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.enbuild.2018.02.044

The focus of carbon management is shifting from operational carbon to embodied carbon as a result of the improved operational energy efficiency of buildings. Measuring and managing embodied carbon right from the early stages of projects will unlock a... Read More about Parametric embodied carbon prediction model for early stage estimating..

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 purpose 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 the capital cost (CC) and embodied carbon (EC) of buildings. Design/methodology/ap... Read More about Carbon and cost critical elements: a comparative analysis of two office buildings..

An elemental approach for predicting embodied carbon of office buildings. (2017)
Conference Proceeding
VICTORIA, M. and PERERA, S. 2017. An elemental approach for predicting embodied carbon of office buildings. In Proceedings of the 2017 World sustainable built environment conference (WORLDSBE 2017): transforming our built environment through innovation and integration: putting ideas into action, 5-7 June 2017, Hong Kong, China. Hong Kong: Construction Industry Council [online], pages 522-527. Available from: http://wsbe17hongkong.hk/download/WSBE17%20Hong%20Kong%20-%20Conference%20Proceedings.pdf

Embodied Carbon (EC) in buildings is increasingly becoming an important factor in carbon management. There are numerous tools and methods to estimate EC right from the beginning of a construction project. However, each tool has its own pros and cons.... Read More about An elemental approach for predicting embodied carbon of office buildings..

Social media in construction: an exploratory case study. (2017)
Book Chapter
PERERA, S., VICTORIA, M. and BRAND, S. 2017. Social media in construction: an exploratory case study. In Perera, S., Ingirige, B., Ruikar, K. and Obonyo, E. (eds.) Advances in construction ICT and e-business. London: Routledge [online], chapter 16, pages 376-403. Available from: https://www.taylorfrancis.com/books/e/9781317427889

Social media are considered as powerful tools to inuence people as well as businesses in a short time span. Therefore, systematic use of social media in a business environment can bring greater benets in no time. However, there are opposing views and... Read More about Social media in construction: an exploratory case study..

Construction cost and commercial management system in the UK and China: professional body and business comparison. (2016)
Conference Proceeding
PERERA, S., ZHOU, L. and VICTORIA, M. 2016. Construction cost and commercial management system in the UK and China: professional body and business comparison. In Proceedings of the 2016 Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors construction, building and real estate research conference (RICS COBRA 2016), 20-22 September 2016, Toronto, Canada. London: RICS.

This paper looks at the construction cost and commercial management system comparisons in UK and China. Cost and commercial management processes and practices in different parts of the world vary significantly. UK-China cooperation agreements foster... Read More about Construction cost and commercial management system in the UK and China: professional body and business comparison..