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  • 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 ...
  • Energy efficiency improvements in traditional buildings: exploring the role of user behaviour in the hygrothermal performance of solid walls. 

    Herrera Gutierrez-Avellanosa, Daniel (Robert Gordon University Scott Sutherland School of Architecture and Built Environment, 2016-08-01)
    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, ...
  • An evaluation of sustainable construction perceptions and practices in Singapore. 

    Yin, Belle Chua Lee; Laing, Richard Alexander; Leon, Marianthi; Mabon, Leslie (Elsevier https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scs.2018.03.024, 2018-03-29)
    YIN, B.C.L., LAING, R., LEON, M. and MABON, L. 2018. An evaluation of sustainable construction perceptions and practices in Singapore. Sustainable cities and society [online], 39, pages 613-620. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scs.2018.03.024
    Environmental challenges and risks associated with climate change face all of our cities, and the construction industry has a major role to play in terms of changed practice. The Singaporean government has, over a period ...
  • Explorations of an urban intervention management system: A reflection on how to deal with urban complex systems and deliver dynamic change. 

    Miguel, Marta Alexandra Godinho; Laing, Richard Alexander; Zaman, Quazi M. M. (Intellect http://www.press.uchicago.edu/ucp/books/book/distributed/D/bo23353147.html, 2016-04-01)
    MIGUEL, M.A.G., LAING, R. and ZAMAN, Q.M. 2016. Explorations of an urban intervention management system: A reflection on how to deal with urban complex systems and deliver dynamic change. In Caldwell, G.A., Smith, C. and Clift, E (eds.) Digital futures and the city of today: new technologies and physical spaces. Bristol: Intellect Ltd [online], chapter 11. Available from: http://www.press.uchicago.edu/ucp/books/book/distributed/D/bo23353147.html
    Concerns over how we plan and manage urban development have grown as a result of unpredictable and rapid conditional changes in postmodern cities. This chapter explores the shifting contexts of urban environments which ...
  • 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 ...
  • Exploring visual asset management collaboration: learning from the oil and gas sector. 

    Leon, Marianthi; Ahiaga-Dagbui, Dominic D.; Fleming, Claire; Laing, Richard Alexander (ARCOM http://www.arcom.ac.uk/abstracts-results.php?s=33rd Annual ARCOM Conference&b=b, 2017-09-04)
    LEON, M., AHIAGA-DAGBUI, D., FLEMING, C. and LAING, R. 2017. Exploring visual asset management collaboration: learning from the oil and gas sector. Presented at the 33rd Association of Researchers in Construction Management (ARCOM) annual conference, 4-6 September 2017, Cambridge, UK. Cambridge: 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 ...
  • A framework for knowledge capture and recovery in whole life costing practice. 

    Tobin, Ndibarafinia Young (Robert Gordon University The Scott Sutherland School of Architecture and Build Environment, 2017-10-25)
    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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • Mega projects - strategic design management, time for a new framework. 

    Robertson, Clive (Robert Gordon University Faculty of Design and Technology. Scott Sutherland School of Architecture and Built Environment, 2016-09)
    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 ...
  • Myths of sustainability: an evaluation of their enduring influence on sustainable construction in Singapore. 

    Yin, Belle Chua Lee; Laing, Richard Alexander (GSTF https://doi.org/10.5176/2301-394X_ACE17.121, 2017-05-08)
    YIN, B.C.L. and LAING, R. 2017. Myths of sustainability: an evaluation of their enduring influence on sustainable construction in Singapore. In the Proceedings of the 5th annual international conference on architecture and civil engineering (ACE 2017), 8 - 9 May 2017, Singapore. Singapore: GSTF [online], article 121. Available from: https://doi.org/10.5176/2301-394X_ACE17.121
    Singapore faces specific and immediate risks due to environmental challenges and climate change. To overcome these challenges, the government has been making efforts to implement policies and guidelines on building designs ...
  • On sensory experience of historic architecture: an empirical review of sensory perceptions in historic buildings, aiming to inform their conservation process. 

    Braat, Sylvie Anne Ingrid (Robert Gordon University The Scott Sutherland School of Architecture and Build Environment, 2017-08-01)
    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 people’s 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 ...
  • 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 ...