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  • Design and use of a virtual heritage model to enable a comparison of active navigation of buildings and spaces with passive observation. 

    Laing, Richard Alexander; Conniff, Anna; Craig, Tony; Galan-Diaz, Carlos Roberto; Scott, Stephen (Elsevier http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.autcon.2007.02.006, 2007-09)
    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, 16(6), pp. 830-841
    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 ...
  • Development and testing of a design proctocol for computer mediated multidisciplinary collaboration during the concepts stages with application to the built environment. 

    Leon, Marianthi; Laing, Richard Alexander; Malins, Julian Paul; Salman, Huda Shakir (Elsevier http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.proenv.2014.11.011, 2014)
    LEON, M., LAING, R., MALINS, J., SALMAN, H., 2014. Development and testing of a design proctocol for computer mediated multidisciplinary collaboration during the concepts stages with application to the built environment. Procedia Environmental Sciences, 22, pp. 108-119.
    Effective collaboration and maximum effort from stakeholders during the feasibility and concept design stages in architecture provide the greatest potential for added value for the overall success of a building project, ...
  • Development of a computer mediated multidisciplinary design protocol and its application to the early architectural design stages. 

    Leon, Marianthi (Robert Gordon University Scott Sutherland School of Architecture and Built Environment, 2015-05)
    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 ...
  • Embedding learner independence in architecture education: reconsidering design studio pedagogy. 

    McClean, David (Robert Gordon University Scott Sutherland School of Architecture and Built Environment, 2009-05)
    The landscape of UK Higher Education has witnessed significant change in recent years, characterised by rapidly increasing numbers, widening participation, and a diminished per capita resource base. Developmental and ...
  • Explorations on an urban interventions management system: a reflection on how to deal with urban complex systems and deliver dynamic change. 

    Miguel, Marta Alexandra Godinho (Robert Gordon University The Scott Sutherland School of Architecture and Built Environment, 2015)
    How we plan and manage urban development has become an increasingly complex challenge due to unpredictable and rapid conditional changes in postmodern cities. This in turn calls for a paradigm shift in the way we understand ...
  • Governance and policy challenges of implementing urban low-carbon transport initiatives. 

    Tait, Elizabeth; Laing, Richard Alexander; Gray, David (SAGE http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0269094214521980, 2014-02)
    TAIT, E., LAING, R. and GRAY, D., 2014. Governance and policy challenges of implementing urban low-carbon transport initiatives. Local Economy, 29 (1-2), pp. 129-140.
    Emissions from transport represent a quarter of Scotland’s total. Action to significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions from transport has been criticized for being limited, poorly integrated with other areas of policy, ...
  • Home making and identity: a psychology of personality processes in North East Scotland. 

    Townsend, Leanne (The Robert Gordon University Scott Sutherland School of Architecture and Built Environment, 2010-11)
    This thesis investigates the roles of identity and personality in the home making process. Well-known approaches to identity typically define context in social or temporalterms, largely neglecting the physical environment. ...
  • How to save a theatre: The Orpheum, Vancouver. 

    Laing, Richard Alexander (Emerald Group Publishing Limited. http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/SS-01-2013-0010, 2013-07)
    LAING, R., 2013. How to save a theatre: The Orpheum, Vancouver. Structural Survey, 31 (5), pp. 355-367.
    Purpose - This paper concerns the Orpheum Theatre in Vancouver, which survived the threat of major internal demolition and rebuilding during the 1960s and early 1970s. The building has subsequently undergone significant ...
  • Identifying sustainability requirements in the refurbishment of hospitals: the built estate, models of care, and the challenge of adaptation planning. 

    Wilson, Grant; Kishk, Mohammed; Laing, Richard Alexander (World Academic Publishing. http://dx.doi/org/10.5963/PHF0202009, 2013-06)
    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, 2 (2), pp. 114-121.
    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 ...
  • The impact of CAAD on design methodology and visual thinking in architectural education. 

    Salman, Huda Shakir (Robert Gordon University Scott Sutherland School of Architecture and Built Environment, 2011-06)
    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 ...
  • The impact of computer aided architectural design programs on conceptual design in an educational context. 

    Salman, Huda Shakir; Laing, Richard Alexander; Conniff, Anna (Elsevier http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.destud.2014.02.002, 2014-07)
    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), pp. 412-439.
    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 ...
  • The impact of digitalisation on the management role of architectural technology. 

    Harty, James (Robert Gordon University Scott Sutherland School of Architecture & Built Environment, 2012-05)
    Building information modelling (BIM) is not only an authoring tool for architects and engineers, but also an analysis tool for all stakeholders in the supply chain procurement process. Analysis tools such as the code ...
  • Integrating rapid 3D data collection techniques to support BIM design decision. 

    Laing, Richard Alexander; Leon, Marianthi; Mahdjoubi, Lamine; Scott, Jonathan R. (Elsevier. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.proenv.2014.11.012, 2014)
    LAING, R., LEON, M., MAHDJOUBI, L. and SCOTT, J., 2014. Integrating rapid 3D data collection techniques to support BIM design decision. Procedia Environmental Sciences, 22, pp. 120-130.
    In recent years, there have been rapid developments in techniques available to capture three dimensional data with regards to the existing built environment. Such technologies support the collection of both large scale ...
  • Making collaboration work: application of a conceptual design stages protocol for pre-BIM stages. 

    Leon, Marianthi; Laing, Richard Alexander; Malins, Julian Paul; Salman, Huda Shakir (WIT Press http://dx.doi.org/10.2495/BIM150181, 2015-09)
    LEON, M., LAING, R., MALINS, J. and SALMAN, H., 2015. Making collaboration work: application of a conceptual design stages protocol for pre-BIM stages. In: L. MAHJOUBI, C. A. BREBBIA and R. LAING, eds. Building Information Modelling (BIM) in Design, Construction and Operations. Southampton: WIT Press. Pp. 205-216.
    This paper presents the application of a Conceptual Design Stages Protocol during feasibility stages within a multidisciplinary design team, for the purpose of bridging the gap between ideas generation and their representation ...
  • Optimising the relationship between passive solar design of new housing and the economics of construction and land value. 

    Scott, Jonathan R. (Robert Gordon University The Scott Sutherland School of Architecture and Built Environment, 2004-09)
    The focus of mass housing developments built by speculative developers in the UK has broadly been on maximising density whilst retaining a predominantly detached housing form. This economically led strategy, aimed at ...
  • (Re)presenting heritage: laser scanning and 3D visualisations for cultural resilience and community engagement. 

    Tait, Elizabeth; Laing, Richard Alexander; Grinnall, Andy; Burnett, Simon M.; Isaacs, John (SAGE https://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0165551516636306, 2016-03-11)
    TAIT, E., LAING, R., GRINNALL, A., BURNETT, S. and ISAACS, J. 2016. (Re)presenting heritage: laser scanning and 3D visualisations for cultural resilience and community engagement. Journal of information science [online], 42(3), pages 420-433. Available from: https://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0165551516636306
    Cultural heritage is increasingly being viewed as an economic asset for geographic areas who aim to capitalise in the surge in interest in local history and heritage tourism from members of the public. Digital technologies ...
  • Regenerating Aberdeen: a vision for a thriving and vibrant city centre. 

    Cockburn, Duncan; Deveci, Gokay; Donaldson, Bill; Gray, David; Harris, Paul; Laing, Richard Alexander; McClean, David; Martin, Andrew; Owen, Alan; Prondzynski, Ferdinand von (Robert Gordon University https://www.rgu.ac.uk/file/aberdeen-city-centre-regeneration-report, 2013-03)
    COCKBURN, D., DEVECI, G., DONALDSON, B., GRAY, D., HARRIS, P., LAING, R., MCCLEAN, D., MARTIN, A., OWEN, A. and PRONDZYNSKI, F. V., 2013. Regenerating Aberdeen: a vision for a thriving and vibrant city centre. Aberdeen: Robert Gordon University.
    The aim of this discussion paper is to stimulate debate and prompt action regarding the future shape and purpose of Aberdeen’s city centre. This paper argues that investment in a thriving and dynamic city centre requires ...
  • Remnants of Scottish stone architecture in Nova Scotia. 

    Laing, Richard Alexander; Scott, Jonathan R. (Taylor & Francis http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13527258.2011.583669, 2011-07)
    LAING, R. and SCOTT, J., 2011. Remnants of Scottish stone architecture in Nova Scotia. International Journal of Heritage Studies, 17 (5), pp. 478-496.
    During the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, thousands of Scottish emigrants travelled to Canada. This paper concerns those buildings which were designed and constructed by Scottish settlers, utilising skills and materials ...
  • Removing barriers to BIM adoption: clients and code checking to drive changes. 

    Harty, James; Laing, Richard Alexander (Information Science Reference. http://dx.doi.org/10.4018/978-1-60566-928-1.ch024, 2010)
    HARTY, J. and LAING, R., 2010. Removing barriers to BIM adoption: clients and code checking to drive changes. In: J. UNDERWOOD and U. ISIKDAG, eds. Handbook of research on building information modeling and construction informatics: concepts and technologies. Hershey, PA: Information Science Reference. Pp. 546-560.
    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 ...
  • The rise of a profession within a profession: the development of the architectural technology discipline within the profession of architecture. 

    Barrett, Niels (The Robert Gordon University Scott Sutherland School of Architecture and Built Environment, 2011-03)
    This thesis investigates the emergence of a new specialisation within the profession of architecture, namely that of the architectural technologist. The main original contributions from the research concern a deep ...