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  • Building a supportive culure for sustained organisational learning in public sectors. 

    Senaratne, Sepani; Victoria, Michele Florencia (IGI Global https://doi.org/10.4018/978-1-4666-4434-2, 2013-08-31)
    SENARATNE, S. and VICTORIA, M.F. 2014. Building a supportive culure for sustained organisational learning in public sectors. In Al-Bastaki, Y. and Shajera, A. (eds). Building a competitive public sector with knowledge management strategy. Hershey, PA: ICI Global [online], chapter 5, pages 118-134. Available from: https://doi.org/10.4018/978-1-4666-4434-2
    The purpose of this chapter is to provide an approach to build a supportive organisational culture for sustained organisational learning in public sectors. Changing culture is not an easy task. It involves an in-depth ...
  • Carbon and cost critical elements of office buildings: a case study. 

    Victoria, Michele Florencia; Perera, Srinath; Davies, Alan; Fernando, Nirodha Gayani (Ceylon Insitute of Builders (CIOB) http://2016.ciobwcs.com/past-symposiums/, 2016-07-29)
    VICTORIA, M., PERERA, S., DAVIES, A. and FERNANDO, N. 2016. Carbon and cost critical elements of office buildings: a case study. In Sandanayake, Y.G., Karunasena, G.I. and Ramachandra, T. (eds). Proceedings of the 5th world construction symposium 2016: greening environment, eco-innovations and entrepreneurship, 29-31 July 2016, Colombo, Sri Lanka. Colombo: Ceylon Institute of Builders [online], pages 106-114. Available from: https://2016.ciobwcs.com/downloads/pastsymposiums/2016/proceedings.pdf
    Buildings emit two types of carbon (and greenhouse gases) namely Operational Carbon (OC) and Embodied Carbon (EC). Operational carbon is regulated in the UK as it contributed up to 70-80% of total emissions. On the other ...
  • Carbon and cost critical elements: a comparative analysis of two office buildings. 

    Victoria, Michele Florencia; Perera, Srinath; Davies, Alan; Fernando, Nirodha Gayani (Emerald https://doi.org/10.1108/BEPAM-12-2016-0086, 2017-11-13)
    VICTORIA, M.F., PERERA, S., DAVIS, A. and FERNANDO, N. 2017. Carbon and cost critical elements: a comparative analysis of two office buildings. Built environment project and asset management [online], 7(5), pages 460-470. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1108/BEPAM-12-2016-0086
    Purpose:- The aim of this paper is to identify and compare cost and carbon critical elements of two office buildings and to help achieve an optimum balance between building Capital cost (CC) and Embodied Carbon (EC). ...
  • A comparative study of construction costs and commercial management services in the UK and China. 

    Perera, Srinath; Zhou, Lei; Udeaja, Chika; Victoria, Michele Florencia; Chen, Qijun (RICS http://www.rics.org/uk/knowledge/research/research-reports/construction-cost-and-commercial-management-services-in-the-uk-and-china-/, 2016-05-16)
    PERERA, S., ZHOU, L., UDEAJA, C., VICTORIA, M. and CHEN, Q. 2016. A comparative study of construction costs and commercial management services in the UK and China. London: RICS [online]. Available from: http://www.rics.org/uk/knowledge/research/research-reports/construction-cost-and-commercial-management-services-in-the-uk-and-china-/
    Cost and commercial management processes and practices in different parts of the world vary significantly. In the UK and the British Commonwealth these practices are mainly market oriented and matured over several centuries. ...
  • Construction cost and commercial management system in the UK and China: professional body and business comparison. 

    Perera, Srinath; Zhou, Lei; Victoria, Michele Florencia (RICS http://www.rics.org/uk/knowledge/research/conference-papers/construction-cost-and-commercial-management-system-in-the-uk-and-china-/, 2016-08-16)
    PERERA, S., ZHOU, L. and VICTORIA, M. 2016. Construction cost and commercial management system in the UK and China: professional body and business comparison. In Proceedings of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors construction, building and real estate research conference 2016 (RICS COBRA 2016), 20-22 September 2016, Toronto, Canada. London: RICS [online]. Available from: http://www.rics.org/uk/knowledge/research/conference-papers/construction-cost-and-commercial-management-system-in-the-uk-and-china-/
    This paper looks at the construction cost and commercial management system comparisons in UK and China. Cost and commercial management processes and practices in different parts of the world vary significantly. UK-China ...
  • Design economics for dual currency management in construction projects. 

    Victoria, Michele Florencia; Perera, Srinath; Davies, Alan (RICS http://www.rics.org/uk/knowledge/research/conference-papers/design-economics-for-dual-currency-management-in-construction-projects/, 2016-08-16)
    VICTORIA, M., PERERA, S. and DAVIES, A. 2016. Design economics for dual currency management in construction projects. In Proceedings of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors construction, building and real estate research conference 2016 (RICS COBRA 2016), 20-22 September 2016, Toronto, Canada. London: RICS [online]. Available from: http://www.rics.org/uk/knowledge/research/conference-papers/design-economics-for-dual-currency-management-in-construction-projects/
    This paper reviews the literature on design economics and deduce relationships between Capital Cost (CC) and design variables; and initial Embodied Carbon (EC) and design variables by collecting data of 10 office buildings ...
  • Developing a framework for selection of sustainable materials based on the embedded energy for building construction. 

    Senarath, S. B. R.; Chandrathilake, S. R.; Victoria, Michele Florencia (Ceylon Insitute of Builders (CIOB) http://2016.ciobwcs.com/past-symposiums/, 2013-06-14)
    SENARATH, S.B.R., CHANDRATHILAKE, S.R. and VICTORIA, M.F. 2013. Developing a framework for selection of sustainable materials based on the embedded energy for building construction. In Sandanayake, Y.G. and Fernando, N. G (eds). Proceedings of the 2nd world construction symposium 2013: socio-economic sustainability in construction: practice, policy and research, 14-15 June 2013, Colombo, Sri Lanka. Colombo: Ceylon Institute of Builders [online], pages 150-169. Available from: https://2016.ciobwcs.com/downloads/pastsymposiums/2013/proceedings.pdf
    Material selection in conventional construction projects concentrate on various criteria. However, sustainable construction must take into account of embodied energy of materials during material selection which is rarely ...
  • Developing an early design stage embodied carbon prediction model: a case study. 

    Victoria, Michele Florencia; Perera, Srinath; Davies, Alan (ARCOM http://www.arcom.ac.uk/abstracts-results.php?s=31st Annual ARCOM Conference&b=b, 2015-09-07)
    VICTORIA, M., PERERA, S. and DAVIES, A. 2015. Developing an early design stage embodied carbon prediction model: a case study. In Raiden, A. and Aboagye-Nimo, E. (eds). Proceedings of the 31st annual Association of Researchers in Construction Management confernce (ARCOM), 7-9 September 2015, Lincoln, UK. Lincoln: ARCOM [online], pages 267-276. Available from: http://www.arcom.ac.uk/-docs/proceedings/ff96343816e3a48d472a039e584fb584.pdf
    The focus of carbon management has shifted from operational carbon towards Embodied Carbon (EC) as a result of zero carbon agenda. Even though effort is made to quantify EC in detail design stage and choose the best solution ...
  • An elemental approach for predicting embodied carbon on office buildings. 

    Victoria, Michele Florencia; Perera, Srinath (Construction Industry Council/Hong Kong Green Building Council Limited https://www.hkgbc.org.hk/eng/publication.aspx, 2017-05-31)
    VICTORIA, M. and PERERA, S. 2017. An elemental approach for predicting embodied carbon on office buildings. In Proceedings for the World sustainable built environment conference 2017 (WSBE17 Hong Kong); transforming our built environment through innovation and integration: putting ideas into action, 5-7 June 2017, Hong Kong. Hong Kong: Construction Industry Council/Hong Kong Green Building Council [online], pages 522-527. Available from: https://www.hkgbc.org.hk/eng/publication.aspx
    Embodied Carbon (EC) in buildings is increasingly becoming an important factor in carbon management. There are numerous tools and methods to estimate EC right from the beginning of a construction project. However, each ...
  • Embodied carbon emissions of buildings : a case study of an apartment building in the UK. 

    Fernando, Nirodha Gayani; Ekundayo, Damilola; Victoria, Michele Florencia (CIOB (ORGANISERS), 2018-06-29)
    FERNANDO, N.G., EKUNDAYO, D.O. and VICTORIA, M.F. 2018. Embodied carbon emissions of buildings : a case study of an apartment building in the UK. Presented at the 7th World construction symposium 2018: built asset sustainability; rethinking design, construction and operations, 29 June - 01 July 2018, Colombo, Sri Lanka.
    The UK government has set a target to significantly reduce UK greenhouse gas emissions by 2050. 47% of all UK CO2 emissions are linked to the construction and operation of the built environment. Buildings emit two types ...
  • Estimating embodied carbon: a dual currency approach. 

    Victoria, Michele Florencia; Perera, Srinath; Zhou, Lei; Davies, Alan (CRC Press (member of Taylor & Francis) https://www.crcpress.com/9781138028982, 2015-10-07)
    VICTORIA, M.F., PERERA, S., ZHOU, L. and DAVIES, A. 2015. Estimating embodied carbon: a dual currency approach. In Wilkinson, S.P., Xia, J. and Chen, B. (eds). Sustainable buildings and structures: proceedings of the 1st international conference on sustainable buildings and structures, 29 October - 1 November 2015, Suzhou, China. Florida: CRC Press [online], chapter 31, pages 223-230. Available from: https://www.crcpress.com/9781138028982
    Embodied carbon (EC) estimating is a growing area of research. EC estimating is evolving since the recent past, thus, undergoing several criticisms. On the other hand, there is a lack of interest among industry practitioners ...
  • Managing embodied carbon in buildings: a pareto approach. 

    Victoria, Michele Florencia; Perera, Srinath (Emerald https://doi.org/10.1108/BEPAM-10-2017-0095, 2018-08-14)
    VICTORIA, M.F. and PERERA, S. 2018. Managing embodied carbon in buildings: a pareto approach. Built environment project and asset management [online], 8(5), pages 504-514. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1108/BEPAM-10-2017-0095
    Purpose: The aim of this paper is to identify the carbon intensive building elements or 'carbon hotspots' of office buildings in order to maximize the carbon reduction potential during design stages. Design/methodology/approach: ...
  • Parametric embodied carbon prediction model for early stage estimating. 

    Victoria, Michele Florencia; Perera, Srinath (Elsevier https://doi.org/10.1016/j.enbuild.2018.02.044, 2018-03-07)
    VICTORIA, M.F. and PERERA, S. 2018. Parametric embodied carbon prediction model for early stage estimating. Energy and buildings [online], 168, pages 106-119. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.enbuild.2018.02.044
    The focus of carbon management is shifting from operational carbon to embodied carbon as a result of the improved operational energy efficiency of buildings. Measuring and managing embodied carbon right from the early ...
  • A pragmatic approach for embodied carbon estimating in buildings. 

    Victoria, Michele Florencia; Perera, Srinath; Davies, Alan (DIST http://sbe16torino.org/, 2016-02-18)
    VICTORIA, M., PERERA, S. and DAVIES, A. 2016. A pragmatic approach for embodied carbon estimating in buildings. In newDist: proceedings of sustainable built environment (SBE16): towards post-carbon cities, 18-19 February 2016, Torino, Italy. Torino: DIST [online], pages 470-480. Available from: http://sbe16torino.org/downloads/SBE16TO_proceedings.pdf
    Embodied Carbon (EC) estimating is driven by the development of Inventory of Carbon and Energy (ICE) in 2008 along with the initial information paper of Royal Institution of Chatered Surveyors (RICS) on the methodology to ...
  • Social media in construction: an exploratory case study. 

    Perera, Srinath; Victoria, Michele Florencia; Brand, Samuel (Routledge https://www.taylorfrancis.com/books/e/9781317427889, 2017-05-05)
    PERERA, S., VICTORIA, M. and BRAND, S. 2017. Social media in construction: an exploratory case study. In Ingirige, B., Ruikar, K., Perera, S. and Obonyo, E. (eds). Advances in construction ICT and e-business. London: Routledge [online], chapter 16, pages 376-403. Available from: https://www.taylorfrancis.com/books/e/9781317427889
    Social media are considered as powerful tools to inuence people as well as businesses in a short time span. Therefore, systematic use of social media in a business environment can bring greater benets in no time. However, ...
  • Use of social media in construction industry: a case study. 

    Perera, Srinath; Victoria, Michele Florencia; Brand, Samuel (IBEA Publications http://www.irbnet.de/daten/iconda/CIB_DC28849.pdf, 2015-11-23)
    PERERA, S., VICTORIA, M.F. and BRAND, S. 2015. Use of social media in construction industry: a case study. In Proceedings of International Council for Building joint sypmposium 2015 (CIB2015): 'Going North for sustainability': leveraging knowledge and innovation for sustainable and development, 23-25 November 2015, London, UK. London: IBEA [online], pages 462-473. Available from: http://www.irbnet.de/daten/iconda/CIB_DC28892.pdf
    Social media evolved in the early 2000's with the birth of Facebook and Flickr in 2004. It is hard to ignore the current influence of social media upon modern lifestyle with the continuous development of many social media ...