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Adaptation of an architectonic tradition for a sustainable future in the Middle East: a case study of three building typologies in Riyadh City. (2019)
Thesis
FARDOUS, I.S. 2019. Adaptation of an architectonic tradition for a sustainable future in the Middle East: a case study of three building typologies in Riyadh City. Robert Gordon University [online], PhD thesis. Available from: https://openair.rgu.ac.uk

This study assesses the environmental response, adaptation qualities and adaptation capacities of Arabic vernacular architecture, taking into account how these aspects help to provide suitable thermal comfort, while also catering to the psychological... Read More about Adaptation of an architectonic tradition for a sustainable future in the Middle East: a case study of three building typologies in Riyadh City..

An exploration of the use of theory and visualisation in behaviour change interventions to help healthcare staff prevent and control healthcare-associated infections. (2019)
Thesis
TSATTALIOS, K. 2019. An exploration of the use of theory and visualisation in behaviour change interventions to help healthcare staff prevent and control healthcare-associated infections. Robert Gordon University [online], PhD thesis. Available from: https://openair.rgu.ac.uk

Changing healthcare staff's behaviours is of paramount importance in improving infection prevention and control (IPC), and decreasing healthcare-associated infections (HAIs). Thus many supportive interventions have been developed in pertinent areas,... Read More about An exploration of the use of theory and visualisation in behaviour change interventions to help healthcare staff prevent and control healthcare-associated infections..

Challenges and opportunities in the reuse of abandoned urban space. (2019)
Thesis
ZECCA, C. 2019. Challenges and opportunities in the reuse of abandoned urban space. Robert Gordon University [online], PhD thesis. Available from: https://openair.rgu.ac.uk

Contemporary cities have emerged as a result of diverse urban and architectural transformations, new interventions and redevelopment, as well as through a cycle of abandonment and regeneration. New categories of resulting spaces are generated through... Read More about Challenges and opportunities in the reuse of abandoned urban space..

The impact of ecological thought on architectural theory. (2019)
Thesis
LEWIS, P. 2019. The impact of ecological thought on architectural theory. Robert Gordon University [online], PhD thesis. Available from: https://openair.rgu.ac.uk

This thesis looks at the idea of ecology and its relationship to, and influence on, architectural thought. Ecological thinking emerged as a subset of biology in the second half of the nineteenth century and developed as a philosophical idea and a pol... Read More about The impact of ecological thought on architectural theory..

Explorations on an urban interventions management system: a reflection on how to deal with urban complex systems and deliver dynamic change. (2019)
Thesis
MIGUEL, M.A.G. 2019. Explorations on an urban interventions management system: a reflection on how to deal with urban complex systems and deliver dynamic change. Robert Gordon University [online], PhD thesis. Available from: https://openair.rgu.ac.uk

How we plan and manage urban development has become an increasingly complex challenge, due to unpredictable and rapid conditional changes in post-modern cities. In turn, this calls for a paradigm shift in the way we understand and practice urban plan... Read More about Explorations on an urban interventions management system: a reflection on how to deal with urban complex systems and deliver dynamic change..

A framework for knowledge capture and recovery in whole life costing practice. (2017)
Thesis
TOBIN, N.Y. 2017. A framework for knowledge capture and recovery in whole life costing practice. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

In spite of the benefits of implementing whole life costing technique as a valuable approach for comparing alternative building designs allowing operational cost benefits to be evaluated against any initial cost increases and also as part of procurem... Read More about A framework for knowledge capture and recovery in whole life costing practice..

On sensory experience of historic architecture: an empirical review of sensory perceptions in historic buildings, aiming to inform their conservation process. (2017)
Thesis
BRAAT, S.A.I. 2017. On sensory experience of historic architecture: an empirical review of sensory perceptions in historic buildings, aiming to inform their conservation process. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

This thesis studies peoples sensory perceptions of historic architecture, exploring the physical triggers for such experience, and connecting these with what can and should be maintained through building conservation. Sensory design is a developing f... Read More about On sensory experience of historic architecture: an empirical review of sensory perceptions in historic buildings, aiming to inform their conservation process..

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..

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..

Development of a computer mediated multidisciplinary design protocol and its application to the early architectural design stages. (2015)
Thesis
LEON, M. 2015. Development of a computer mediated multidisciplinary design protocol and its application to the early architectural design stages. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

Effective multidisciplinary design collaboration and increased effort during the feasibility and early design stages in architecture provide the greatest potential for added value and overall success of a built environment project, from the initial d... Read More about Development of a computer mediated multidisciplinary design protocol and its application to the early architectural design stages..

The impact of CAAD on design methodology and visual thinking in architectural education. (2011)
Thesis
SALMAN, H.S. 2011. The impact of CAAD on design methodology and visual thinking in architectural education. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

This thesis aims to explore the potential impact of Computer Aided Architectural Design (CAAD) as a conceptual design tool on the design methodology of final year students. Many design studies have focused on sketching and its relationship with creat... Read More about The impact of CAAD on design methodology and visual thinking in architectural education..