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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..

The impact of computer aided architectural design programs on conceptual design in an educational context. (2014)
Journal Article
SALMAN, H.S., LAING, R. and CONNIFF, A. 2014. The impact of computer aided architectural design programs on conceptual design in an educational context. Design studies, 35(4), pages 412-439. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.destud.2014.02.002

Little research has been undertaken concerning the manner in which students use computer aided architectural design (CAAD) programs for conceptual design. The research aim was to explore the potential impact of CAAD programs as conceptual design tool... Read More about The impact of computer aided architectural design programs on conceptual design in an educational context..

Identifying sustainability requirements in the refurbishment of hospitals: the built estate, models of care, and the challenge of adaptation planning. (2013)
Journal Article
WILSON, G., KISHK, M. and LAING, R. 2013. Identifying sustainability requirements in the refurbishment of hospitals: the built estate, models of care, and the challenge of adaptation planning. Public health frontier [online], 2(2), pages 114-121. Available from: https://doi.org/10.5963/PHF0202009

Public spending across the United Kingdom is facing unprecedented challenges as a result of the economic downturn. Nowhere is this more keenly felt than the interface between the National Health Service (NHS) and the construction industry. Limited go... Read More about Identifying sustainability requirements in the refurbishment of hospitals: the built estate, models of care, and the challenge of adaptation planning..

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..

Removing barriers to BIM adoption: clients and code checking to drive changes. (2010)
Book Chapter
HARTY, J. and LAING, R. 2010. Removing barriers to BIM adoption: clients and code checking to drive changes. In Underwood, J. and Isikdag, U. (eds.) Handbook of research on building information modeling and construction informatics: concepts and technologies. Hershey, PA: IGI Global [online], chapter 24, pages 546-560. Available from: https://doi.org/10.4018/978-1-60566-928-1.ch024

Building information modelling (BIM) is not only an authoring tool for architects and engineers, but also for all stakeholders in the building programme procurement process. Analysis tools like code checking of building regulations and environmental... Read More about Removing barriers to BIM adoption: clients and code checking to drive changes..

The application of visual environmental economics in the study of public preference and urban greenspace. (2009)
Journal Article
LAING, R., DAVIES, A.-M., MILLER, D., CONNIFF, A., SCOTT, S. and MORRICE, J. 2009. The application of visual environmental economics in the study of public preference and urban greenspace. Environment and planning B: urban analytics and city science [online], 36(2), pages 355-375. Available from: https://doi.org/10.106/b33140

Urban greenspace has consistently been argued to be of great importance to the wellbeing, health, and daily lives of residents and users. This paper reports results from a study which combined the visualisation of public greenspace with environmental... Read More about The application of visual environmental economics in the study of public preference and urban greenspace..

Design and use of a virtual heritage model to enable a comparison of active navigation of buildings and spaces with passive observation. (2007)
Journal Article
LAING, R., CONNIFF, A., CRAIG, T., GALAN-DIAZ, C. and SCOTT, S. 2007. Design and use of a virtual heritage model to enable a comparison of active navigation of buildings and spaces with passive observation. Automation in construction [online], 16(6), pages 830-841. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.autcon.2007.02.006

Wide ranging and significant research in recent years has highlighted the need for greater levels of engagement with end users in planning and design of the built environment. This has been against a background of far reaching advances in IT technolo... Read More about Design and use of a virtual heritage model to enable a comparison of active navigation of buildings and spaces with passive observation..

Urban green space: the incorporation of environmental values in a decision support system. (2006)
Journal Article
LAING, R., MILLER, D., DAVIES, A.-M. and SCOTT, S. 2006. Urban green space: the incorporation of environmental values in a decision support system. Journal of information technology in construction [online], 11, pages 177-196. Available from: https://www.itcon.org/paper/2006/14

This paper provides an overview of work undertaken on measuring the environmental values of green spaces, coupled with spatial analysis tools for aiding decision relating to the planning of urban green spaces. The work involved a complex array of dat... Read More about Urban green space: the incorporation of environmental values in a decision support system..

The application of 3D modelling techniques in built environment evaluation. (2004)
Journal Article
LAING, R., DAVIES, A.-M., HARGREAVES, A. and SCOTT, S. 2004. The application of 3D modelling techniques in built environment evaluation. Studies in regional and urban planning, 10, pages 119-127.

This paper describes a series of methodologies for use in evaluation of the built environment. The use of virtual models within Architecture and Engineering is widespread at the design stage, but has to date been limited in terms of application and i... Read More about The application of 3D modelling techniques in built environment evaluation..

Aberdeen: one step at a time: how to prioritise movement of people and make walking cool.
Report
BELKOURI, D. and LAING, R. 2020. Aberdeen: one step at a time: how to prioritise movement of people and make walking cool. Hosted on the CIVITAS project website [online]. Available from: https://civitas.eu/document/one-step-time-aberdeen-site-portfolios

During the course of undertaking local evaluation within the PORTIS project in Aberdeen, our experience suggested that in order to develop a much deeper understanding of cause and effect in relation to walking within the city, we would need to collec... Read More about Aberdeen: one step at a time: how to prioritise movement of people and make walking cool..

Network FOuNTAIN a CDBB network: For ONTologies and information maNagement in digital built Britain. Final report.
Report
DEMIAN, P., YEOMANS, S.G., MURGUIA-SANCHEZ, D.E., WEST, M., BARR, S., BEACH, T., KASSEM, M., BUHAGIAR, J., CHAPMAN, L., GIBBS, D.-J., HOME, R., JORDAAN, A., LEON, M., MILLS, J., MURPHY, J., POPA, A., RUSH, I., SAADOON, H., SAVIAN, C., SIMPSON, M., TAPPENDEN, G., TURNEY, P. and WANG, Y. 2019. Network FOuNTAIN a CDBB network: For ONTologies and information maNagement in digital built Britain. Final report. Cambridge: Centre for Digital Built Britain [online]. Available from: https://doi.org/10.17863/CAM.40456

Network FOuNTAIN is the Network For ONTologies And Information maNagement in Digital Built Britain. The Network is supported by the Centre for Digital Built Britain. The vision of the Network is for all stakeholders in Digital Built Britain (DBB) to... Read More about Network FOuNTAIN a CDBB network: For ONTologies and information maNagement in digital built Britain. Final report..