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BIM solutions for construction lifecycle: a myth or a tangible future? (2018)
Conference Proceeding
PAPADONIKOLAKI, E., LEON, M. and MAHAMADU, A.M. 2018. BIM solutions for construction lifecycle: a myth or a tangible future? In Karlshoj, J. and Scherer, R (eds.) eWork and ebusiness in architecture, engineering and construction: proceedings of the 12th European conference on product and process modelling 2018 (ECPPM 2018), 12-14 September 2018, Copenhagen, Denmark. Boca Raton: CRC Press, pages 321-328. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1201/9780429506215.

Building information Modelling (BIM) lies at the centre of construction industry’s interest nowadays, with a revolutionary impact on the ways that professionals work, collaborate and conduct business. The application of BIM is not as straightforward... Read More about BIM solutions for construction lifecycle: a myth or a tangible future?.

Towards computational dialogue types for BIM collaborative design: an initial study. (2017)
Conference Proceeding
TONIOLO, A. and LEON, M. 2017. Towards computational dialogue types for BIM collaborative design: an initial study. In Bistarelli, S., Giacomin, M. and Pazienza, A. (eds.) Proceedings of the 1st Workshop on advances in argumentation in artificial intelligence (AI^3 2017), 16-17 November 2017, Bari, Italy. CEUR workshop proceedings, 2012. Aachen: CEUR-WS [online], session 3: dialogues, real world arguments and applications, pages 79-84. Available from: http://ceur-ws.org/Vol-2012/AI3-2017_paper_8.pdf

Collaborative design is an iterative process of selecting and evaluating solutions under potentially conflicting requirements, a concept central to Building Information Modelling (BIM) implementation. Previous research has shown that design can be be... Read More about Towards computational dialogue types for BIM collaborative design: an initial study..

Exploring visual asset management collaboration: learning from the oil and gas sector. (2017)
Conference Proceeding
LEON, M., AHIAGA-DAGBUI, D., FLEMING, C. and LAING, R. 2017. Exploring visual asset management collaboration: learning from the oil and gas sector. In Chan, P.W. and Neilson, C.J. (eds.) Proceedings of the 33rd Association of Researchers in Construction Management (ARCOM) annual conference, 4-6 September 2017, Cambridge, UK. Manchester: ARCOM [online], pages 765-774. Available from: http://www.arcom.ac.uk/-docs/proceedings/5f524baa70ec1d0c7cdfafec96acc7e9.pdf

Visual Asset Management (VAM) is defined as a visual, collaborative and cloud-based database application for project sharing, viewing, delivery, operation and maintenance. VAM provides a platform that contains multiple visual data sources of an infra... Read More about Exploring visual asset management collaboration: learning from the oil and gas sector..

Development of an urban as-built model: the case study of Aberdeen. (2017)
Conference Proceeding
LEON, M., LAING, R., LOVEDAY, J., MCCLEAN, D. and BEATTIE, S. 2017. Development of an urban as-built model: the case study of Aberdeen. In Bosché, F., Brilakis, I. and Sacks, R. (eds.) Proceedings of the 2017 Lean and computing in construction congress (LC3 2017), 4-7 July 2017, Heraklion, Greece. Edinburgh: Heriot-Watt University [online], volume 1: proceedings of the Joint conference on computing in construction (JC3), pages 525-532. Available from: https://doi.org/10.24928/JC3-2017/0141

This paper is focusing on the local strategic development plan for the city of Aberdeen, UK, and examines the initiation of applying a regeneration plan to the city centre. For that purpose, Aberdeen City Council commissioned Robert Gordon University... Read More about Development of an urban as-built model: the case study of Aberdeen..

Dialogue types for collaborative design. (2017)
Conference Proceeding
LEON, M. and TONIOLO, A. 2017. Dialogue types for collaborative design. In Bosché, F., Brilakis, I. and Sacks, R. (eds.) Proceedings of the 2017 Lean and computing in construction congress (LC3 2017), 4-7 July 2017, Heraklion, Greece. Edinburgh: Heriot-Watt University [online], volume 1: proceedings of the Joint conference on computing in construction (JC3), pages 767-774. Available from: https://doi.org/10.24928/JC3-2017/0078

Collaborative design is an iterative process of selecting and evaluating solutions in the presence of several potentially conflicting requirements dictated by different professional expertise and preferences, a concept central to Building Information... Read More about Dialogue types for collaborative design..

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..

The conservation of our built heritage, in particular statues in Aberdeen, evaluated through a social and historical context and their impact, through the use of 3D scanning. (2016)
Conference Proceeding
SHAW, A., LEON, M. and SCOTT, J. 2016. The conservation of our built heritage, in particular statues in Aberdeen, evaluated through a social and historical context and their impact, through the use of 3D scanning. In Galiano Garrigos, A. and Kouider, T. (eds.) Proceedings of the 6th International congress of architectural technology (ICAT 2016): healthy buildings: innovation, design and technology, 12-14 May 2016, Alicante, Spain. Alicante: University of Alicante [online], pages 67-94. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/10045/55251

Cultural heritage sites all over the world are at risk due to aggressive urban expansion, development, wars and general obsolescence. Not all objects are recorded in detail although they may have social and historical significance. For example more e... Read More about The conservation of our built heritage, in particular statues in Aberdeen, evaluated through a social and historical context and their impact, through the use of 3D scanning..

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..

Application of a conceptual stages design protocol for early collaborative design through computer based mediation. (2014)
Conference Proceeding
LEON, M. and LAING, R. 2014. Application of a conceptual stages design protocol for early collaborative design through computer based mediation. 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 192-205. Available from: https://sites.google.com/site/archtechcongress1/products-services/proceedings/ICAT%202014%20Proceedings.pdf?attredirects=0&d=1

Effective conceptual and collaborative design process in architecture is a prerequisite for efficient overall project development. This can be facilitated by computer mediation methods, including emerging augmented reality technologies and tactile an... Read More about Application of a conceptual stages design protocol for early collaborative design through computer based mediation..

The application of cloud-based photogrammetry in the study of the built heritage. (2014)
Conference Proceeding
LAING, R., SCOTT, J. and HOGG, G. 2014. The application of cloud-based photogrammetry in the study of the built heritage. 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 242-252. Available from: https://sites.google.com/site/archtechcongress1/products-services/proceedings/ICAT%202014%20Proceedings.pdf?attredirects=0&d=1

This paper considers the use of cloud-based photogrammetry to collect and process 3D information pertaining to the built heritage. Although modern surveying technologies such as laser scanning are available, their application may be prohibited by cos... Read More about The application of cloud-based photogrammetry in the study of the built heritage..