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  • Adaptation challenges for healthcare infrastructure in a changing climate. 

    Wilson, Grant; Kishk, Mohammed (Swedish Science Pioneers. http://dx.doi.org/10.13183%2Fjcrg.v2i1.26, 2013-04)
    WILSON, G. and KISHK, M., 2013. Adaptation challenges for healthcare infrastructure in a changing climate. Journal of Clinical Research & Governance, 2 (1), pp. 3-9.
    The paper aims to discuss the relationships between the phenomenon of climate change, and the requirement for adaptation for healthcare infrastructure. It discusses the climate change debate, and demonstrates the linkages ...
  • A decision support model proving ‘value for money’ selection of elements and components on hospital refurbishments – development of a functioning prototype. 

    Wilson, Grant; Kishk, Mohammed (Science and Engineering Publishing Company. http://www.seipub.org/ce/Download.aspx?ID=8702, 2013-10)
    WILSON, G. and KISHK, M., 2013. A decision support model proving ‘value for money’ selection of elements and components on hospital refurbishments – development of a functioning prototype. Construction Engineering, 1 (3), pp. 53-61.
    Capital investment in current economic circumstances, is severely challenged. This is especially evident within the NHS built estate. Estate managers and Design Teams have a duty to achieve Value for Money on projects; ...
  • Development of a risk response model to handle delays of construction projects in the United Arab Emirates. 

    Motaleb, Omayma Hashim (Robert Gordon University Scott Sutherland School of Architecture and Built Environment., 2014-05)
    Due to the complex nature of construction projects, delay risks are more widespread in the construction sector than elsewhere. This poses a problem for the industry, since it is already at risk because of the recent global ...
  • Effective feedback of whole-life data to the design process. 

    Kishk, Mohammed; Al-Hajj, Assem; Pollock, Robert; Aouad, Ghassan (Glasgow Caledonian University, School of the Built & Natural Environment, 2003)
    KISHK, M., AL-HAJJ, A., POLLOCK, R. and AOUAD, G., 2003. Effective feedback of whole-life data to the design process. Journal of Financial Management of Property and Construction, 8(2), pp. 89-98
    Key activities of the implementation of whole-life costing (WLC) as a management tool during the occupancy stage are outlined. Then, the logic of a novel whole-life management approach is designed around two recently ...
  • A fuzzy model and algorithm to handle subjectivity in life cycle costing based decision-making. 

    Kishk, Mohammed; Al-Hajj, Assem (Glasgow Caledonian University, School of the Built & Natural Environment, 2000)
    KISHK, M. and AL-HAJJ, A., 2000. A fuzzy model and algorithm to handle subjectivity in life cycle costing based decision-making. Journal of Financial Management of Property and Construction, 5(1-2), pp. 93-104
    A life cycle costing (LCC) algorithm that can effectively deal with judgmental assessments of input parameters is proposed. This algorithm is based on the fuzzy set theory and interval mathematics. The development of the ...
  • Handling uncertain information in whole-life costing: a comparative study 

    Kishk, Mohammed; Al-Hajj, Assem; Pollock, Robert (Palgrave MacMillan Ltd. http://dx.doi.org/10.1057/palgrave.rm.8240126, 2002-07)
    KISHK, M., AL-HAJJ, A. and POLLOCK, R., 2002. Handling uncertain information in whole-life costing: a comparative study. Risk Management: An International Journal, 4(3), pp. 59-70
    A number of recently developed algorithms to handle uncertain information in whole life costing (WLC) are explained and validated in the context of two example applications. In the first example application, the proposed ...
  • 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 effective risk management on project success. 

    Kishk, Mohammed; Ukaga, Chioma (ARCOM http://www.arcom.ac.uk/-docs/proceedings/ar2008-799-808_Kishk_and_Ukaga.pdf, 2008-09)
    KISHK, M. and UKAGA, C., 2008. The impact of effective risk management on project success. In: A. DAINTY, ed. Proceedings of the 24th Annual ARCOM Conference. 1-3 September 2008. London: ARCOM. Pp. 799-808.
    Project success is the satisfaction of stakeholder needs and is measured by the so-called success criteria as identified at the start of the project. The conventional view of project success based on cost, time and quality ...
  • An innovative integrated approach to whole life costing. 

    Kishk, Mohammed; Al-Hajj, Assem; Pollock, Robert (Glasgow Caledonian University, School of the Built & Natural Environment, 2002)
    KISHK, M., Al-HAJJ, A. and POLLOCK, R., 2002. An innovative integrated approach to whole life costing. Journal of Financial Management of Property and Construction, 7(1), pp. 31-40
    A number of recently developed algorithms are combined to build an innovative integrated whole life costing approach. The integration process is based on the simple idea of breaking the decision-making process into a ...
  • An integrated decision support model for the sustainable refurbishment of hospitals and healthcare facilities: developing a prototype. 

    Wilson, Grant (Robert Gordon University Scott Sutherland School of Architecture & Built Environment, 2013-10)
    The National Health Service (NHS) is recognised as the largest public sector institution in Europe. This presents significant challenges in regards to operation and maintenance of the diverse built estate, and the ...
  • An investigation into the risk of construction project delays in the UAE. 

    Motaleb, Omayma; Kishk, Mohammed (IGI Global http://dx.doi.org/10.4018/jitpm.2013070104, 2013-07)
    MOTALEB, O. and KISHK, M., 2013. An investigation into the risk of construction project delays in the UAE. International Journal of Information Technology Project Management, 4 (3), pp. 50-65.
    The growing rate of delays in project delivery is considered a major criticism of the construction companies in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). This paper aims to investigate the causes and effects behind the delays pertaining ...
  • Key criteria of sustainable hospital refurbishment: a stakeholder review. 

    Wilson, Grant; Kishk, Mohammed (Association of Researchers in Constructiom Management. http://www.arcom.ac.uk/-docs/proceedings/ar2012-1423-1433_Wilson_Kishk.pdf, 2012-09)
    WILSON, G. and KISHK, M., 2012. Key criteria of sustainable hospital refurbishment: a stakeholder review. In: S. D. Smith, ed. Proceedings of the 28th Annual ARCOM conference. 3-5 September 2012. London: ARCOM. Pp. 1423-1433
    Hospital refurbishment has taken a secondary role in the last decade, in favour of new build facilities. This has allowed the Client and the Design Team to build and specify with greater flexibility and from essentially ...
  • Maintenance optimisation for wind turbines. 

    Andrawus, Jesse A. (The Robert Gordon University The Robert Gordon University, School of Engineering, 2008-04)
    Wind is becoming an increasingly important source of energy for countries that ratify to reduce the emission of greenhouse gases and mitigate the effects of global warming. Investments in wind farms are affected by ...
  • Meeting sustainability requirements in the refurbishment of hospitals. 

    Wilson, Grant; Kishk, Mohammed (Association of Researchers in Construction Management. http://www.arcom.ac.uk/-docs/proceedings/ar2011-1095-1104_Wilson_Kishk.pdf, 2011-09)
    WILSON, G. and KISHK, M., 2011. Meeting sustainability requirements in the refurbishment of hospitals. In: C. EGBU and E.C.W. LOU, eds. Proceedings of the 27th Annual ARCOM conference. 5-7 September 2011. London: ARCOM. pp. 1095-1104.
    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 ...
  • Optimisation of wind turbine inspection intervals. 

    Andrawus, Jesse A.; Watson, John; Kishk, Mohammed; Gordon, Heather (Multi-Science Publishing. http://dx.doi.org/10.1260/030952408786411921, 2008-10)
    ANDRAWUS, J. A., WATSON, J., KISHK, M. and GORDON, H., 2008. Optimisation of wind turbine inspection intervals. Wind Engineering, 32 (5), pp. 477-490.
    The choice of correct inspection intervals poses a serious challenge to industries that utilise physical assets. Too short an interval increases operational cost and waste production time while too long an interval increases ...
  • Renewable energy technology means of providing sustainable electricity in Nigerian rural areas: a review. 

    Garba, Abdulhakeem; Kishk, Mohammed (ARCOM http://www.arcom.ac.uk/-docs/proceedings/, 2014-09)
    GARBA, A. and KISHK, M., 2014. Renewable energy technology means of providing sustainable electricity in Nigerian rural areas: a review. In: A. B. RAIDEN and E. ABOAGYE-NIMO, eds. Proceedings of the 30th Annual ARCOM (Association of Researchers in Construction Management) Conference. 1-3 September 2014. Nottingham: ARCOM. Pp. 143-151.
    Following the failure of the Power Holding Company of Nigeria (PHCN) and fossil fuel source applications for the provision of electricity in Nigeria, the country has been experiencing power energy shortages for over three ...
  • A resilience engineering approach to safety excellence in the maintenance of oil and gas assets. 

    Ameziane, Said (Robert Gordon University Faculty of Design and Technology. School of Engineering., 2016-05)
    AMEZIANE, S. 2016. A resilience engineering approach to safety excellence in the maintenance of oil and gas assets. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.
    The established approach to safety management has failed to handle socio-technical systems that have become more complex. The main argument is this approach is based on assumptions that systems are protected against ...
  • Saudi Arabian aviation construction projects: identification of risks and their consequences. 

    Baghdadi, Ahmad; Kishk, Mohammed (Diamond Congress Limited. Published under a Creative Commons CC BY NC ND licence. http://www.scribd.com/doc/270181066/CCC2015-Proceedings, 2015-06)
    BAGHDADI, A. and KISHK, M., 2015. Saudi Arabian aviation construction projects: identification of risks and their consequences. In: M. HAJDU and M.J. SKIBNIEWSKI eds. Creative Construction Conference 2015 Proceedings. 21-24 June 2015. Budapest: Diamond Congress Limited. Pp. 154-159.
    Airport projects are considered to be very complex, as they face a number of challenges which inevitably expose them to risks. In Saudi Arabia, the aviation sector is considered an important sector due to the fact that ...
  • The selection of a suitable maintenance strategy for wind turbines. 

    Andrawus, Jesse A.; Watson, John; Kishk, Mohammed; Adam, Allan (Multi-Science Publishing Co. Ltd. http://dx.doi.org/10.1260/030952406779994141, 2006-12)
    ANDRAWUS, J. A. et al., 2006. The selection of a suitable maintenance strategy for wind turbines. Wind Engineering, 30 (6), pp. 471-486
    Common maintenance strategies applied to wind turbines include ‘Time-Based’ which involves carrying out maintenance tasks at predetermined regular-intervals and ‘Failure- Based’ which entails using a wind turbine until ...
  • A structured model for performance assessment in property management. 

    Kishk, Mohammed; Pollock, Robert; Atta, Jummai (Glasgow Caledonian University, School of the Built & Natural Environment, 2005)
    KISHK, M., POLLOCK, R. and ATTA, J., 2005. A structured model for performance assessment in property management. Journal of Financial Management of Property and Construction, 10(3), pp. 159-169
    There has been a dearth of material on property performance to aid property management practices. Besides, there is a seeming lack of structured processes for carrying out the performance measurement of properties. Basic ...