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  • 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], OnlineFirst. 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 ...
  • Scan to BIM: the development of a clear workflow for the incorporation of point clouds within a BIM environment. 

    Laing, Richard Alexander; Leon, Marianthi; Isaacs, John; Georgiev, D. (WIT Press http://dx.doi.org/10.2495/BIM150241, 2015-09)
    LAING, R., LEON, M., ISAACS, J. and GEORGIEV, D., 2015. Scan to BIM: the development of a clear workflow for the incorporation of point clouds within a BIM environment. In: L. MAHJOUBI, C. A. BREBBIA and R. LAING, eds. Building Information Modelling (BIM) in Design, Construction and Operations. Southampton: WIT Press. Pp. 279-289.
    The emergence in recent years of technology to support the use of data rich models within architecture has significantly aided the uptake of building information modelling. Simultaneously, there has been a rapid expansion ...
  • Stone cleaning: a value assessment. 

    Laing, Richard Alexander (The Robert Gordon University Scott Sutherland School of Architecture and Built Environment, 1999-03)
    Buildings are an important record of a country's history and cultural heritage, and make an important contribution to modern cultural identity. Any intervention which changes their appearance, or the manner in which they ...
  • Sustainable approach to regenerating residential form and density: case in Dhaka. 

    Zaman, Quazi M. M.; Laing, Richard Alexander (Hindawi Publishing Corporation. http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2013/783792, 2013-09)
    ZAMAN, Q. M. M. and LAING, R., 2013. Sustainable approach to regenerating residential form and density: case in Dhaka. Urban Studies Research, Volume 2013, Article ID 783792.
    This paper presents principles and praxis of sustainable approach to maintaining targeted “residential regeneration by density” yet achieving innovations in urban form in a contextual scenario of Dhaka City, the capital ...
  • Systemic barriers to a future transformation of the building industry from a buyer controlled to a seller driven industry: an analysis of key systemic variables in the building industry, such as ‘procurement model’, ‘buyer perception’, ‘production mod’, and ‘leadership and management’, principally in a Danish development context and seen from the perspective of the architect. 

    Kristensen, Erik Kaergaard (Robert Gordon University Scott Sutherland School of Architecture and Built Environment, 2011-11)
    It has always been a ‘mystery’, why the Danish building industry stagnated after the industrial breakthrough, and never was able to adapt the industrial production, business culture, buyer perception, and leadership ...
  • Urban greenspace: the incorporation of environmental values in a decision support system. 

    Laing, Richard Alexander; Miller, David; Davies, Anne-Marie; Scott, Stephen (International Council for Research and Innovation in Building and Construction http://www.itcon.org/2006/14, 2006)
    LAING, R., MILLER, D., DAVIES, A.-M. and SCOTT, S., 2006. Urban greenspace: the incorporation of environmental values in a decision support system. Journal of Information Technology in Construction, 11, pp. 177-196.
    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 ...