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  • Dealing with construction cost overruns using data mining. 

    Ahiaga-Dagbui, Dominic D.; Smith, Simon D. (Taylor & Francis. http://wwww.tandfonline.com/10.1080/01446193.2014.933854, 2014-08)
    AHIAGA-DAGBUI, D. D. and SMITH, S. D., 2014. Dealing with construction cost overruns using data mining. Construction Management and Economics, 32 (7-8), pp. 682-694.
    One of the main aims of any construction client is to procure a project within the limits of a predefined budget. However, most construction projects routinely overrun their cost estimates. Existing theories on ...
  • Debugging knowledge-based applications with a generic toolkit 

    Craw, Susan; Boswell, Robin (IEEE, 2000-11)
    CRAW, S. and BOSWELL, R. 2000. Debugging knowledge-based applications with a generic toolkit. In: Proceedings of the 12th IEEE International Conference on Tools with Artificial Intelligence. 2000. Vancouver, Canada. pp182-185.
    Knowledge refinement tools assist in the debugging and maintenance of knowledge based systems (KBSs) by attempting to identify and correct faults in the knowledge that account for incorrect problem-solving. Most ...
  • Decision precision or holistic heuristic?: Insights on on-site selection of student nurses and midwives. 

    Macduff, Colin; Stephen, Audrey I.; Taylor, Ruth (Elsevier http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.nepr.2015.06.008, 2016-01)
    MACDUFF, C., STEPHEN, A. and TAYLOR, R., 2016. Decision precision or holistic heuristic?: Insights on on-site selection of student nurses and midwives. Nurse Education in Practice, Vol. 16 (1), pp. 40-46.
    Concerns about quality of care delivery in the UK have led to more scrutiny of criteria and methods for the selection of student nurses. However few substantive research studies of on-site selection processes exist. This ...
  • 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; ...
  • Decoupling the link between economic growth, transport growth and carbon emissions in Scotland. 

    Gray, David; Anable, Jillian; Illingworth, Laura; Graham, Wendy (Scottish Government. http://www.gov.scot/resource/doc/935/0042647.pdf, 2006-08)
    GRAY, D., ANABLE, J., ILLINGWORTH, L. and GRAHAM, W., 2006. Decoupling the link between economic growth, transport growth and carbon emissions in Scotland. [online]. Edinburgh: Scottish Government. Available from: http://www.gov.scot/resource/doc/935/0042647.pdf [Accessed 30 July 2015].
    Unlike most other sectors of the economy, transport energy consumption and carbon emissions are increasing. The transport sector accounted for about 17% of Scotland’s 17.6 million tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions in 2003 ...
  • Degradation of microcystin-LR by aquatic bacteria 

    Ghimire, Buddhi Sagar (The Robert Gordon University School of Pharmacy and Life Sciences, 2007-06)
    Microcystins are cyclic heptapeptide toxins produced by cyanobacteria. They are potentially a threat to human and domestic animals so are of worldwide interest. Microcystin-LR is stable in various environmental conditions. ...
  • The degradation of microcystin-LR using doped visible light absorbing photocatalysts. 

    Graham, Douglas J. L.; Kisch, Horst; Lawton, Linda A.; Robertson, Peter K. J. (Elsevier http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.chemosphere.2009.12.003, 2010-02)
    GRAHAM, D., KISCH, H., LAWTON, L. A. and ROBERTSON, P. K. J., 2010. The degradation of microcystin-LR using doped visible light absorbing photocatalysts. Chemosphere, 78 (9), pp. 1182-1185.
    Microcystins are one of the primary hepatotoxic cyanotoxins released from cyanobacteria. The presence of these compounds in water has resulted in the death of both humans and domestic and wild animals. Although microcystins ...
  • Delicate Structures and Centre Spot. 

    Dunbar, Lennox (2005-04)
    DUNBAR,L., 2005. Delicate Structures and Centre Spot (2005) (2 artworks)
    I was one of two British artists selected to participate in this international exhibition of contemporary printmaking in Cremona, Italy. Artists were selected by the scientific committee of the A.D.A.F.A. Invitation was a ...
  • Delivering practice based stories of small and medium enterprise. 

    Smith, Robert; Juwah, Charles (Chartered Management Institute http://www.managers.org.uk/sites/default/files/u54973/Management_Articles_of_the_Year_June_2012_0.pdf, 2012-06)
    SMITH, R. and JUWAH, C., 2012. Delivering practice based stories of small and medium enterprise. In: Management Articles of the Year. London: Chartered Management Institute. Pp. 29-34.
    Traditionally delivering academic input to members of the small and medium enterprise community can be problematic because the material is often considered too theoretical or is skewed towards delivery to post graduate or ...
  • Delivery of goods in the custody of a third party: operation and basis. 

    Anderson, Craig (Edinburgh University Press http://dx.doi.org/10.3366/elr.2015.0270, 2015-05)
    ANDERSON, C., 2015. Delivery of goods in the custody of a third party: operation and basis. Edinburgh Law Review, 19 (2), pp. 165-185.
    In this article, Craig Anderson examines the historical origins and current law of the Scottish rules concerning how delivery of goods in the custody of a third party may be validly effected by transferor to transferee. ...
  • The demand for undergraduate course provision in information and library studies. 

    Marcella, Rita; Baxter, Graeme (IOS Press http://www.iospress.nl/loadtop/load.php?isbn=01678329, 2001-12)
    MARCELLA, R. and BAXTER, G., 2001. The demand for undergraduate course provision in information and library studies. Education for Information, December 2001, 19(4), pp.277-297.
    This paper describes two exercises designed to investigate the factors affecting the demand for undergraduate educational provision in the field of information and library studies (ILS). The first was a survey of former ...
  • "Den Nicht-Ort gibt es nicht" : Handke and the spirit of place in Versuch über den stillen ort. 

    Halsall, Robert (Stauffenburg Verlag. http://www.stauffenburg.de/asp/books.asp?id=1263, 2013-12)
    HALSALL, R., 2013. "Den Nicht-Ort gibt es nicht" : Handke and the spirit of place in Versuch über den stillen ort. In: P.M. Lützeler, E. McGlothlin and J. Kapczynski, eds. Gegenwartsliteratur: Ein Germanistischen Jahrbuch; a German studies yearbook, 12/2013. Tubingen: Stauffenburg Verlag. Pp. 139-164.
    Handke’s concern with place has been seen as a search for a utopia, characteristic of a writer who has allegedly become increasingly ‘weltfremd’. This essay examines Handke’s most recent work, Versuch über den Stillen Ort, ...
  • Design and implementation of 30kW 200/900v LCL modular multilevel based DC/DC converter for high power applications. 

    Fazeli, S. M.; Aboushady, Ahmed A.; Ahmed, Khaled H.; Jovcic, Dragan (IET http://dx.doi.org/10.1049/cp.2016.0144, 2016-04-19)
    FAZELI, S.M., ABOUSHADY, A.A., AHMED, K.H. and JOVCIC, D. 2016. Design and implementation of 30kW 200/900v LCL modular multilevel based DC/DC converter for high power applications. In the Proceedings of the 8th IET international conference on power electronics, machines and drives, 19-21 April 2016, Glasgow, UK. New York: IET [online]. Available from: http://dx.doi.org/10.1049/cp.2016.0144
    This paper presents the design, development and testing of a 30kW, 200V/900V modular multilevel converter (MMC) based DC/DC converter prototype. An internal LCL circuit is used to provide voltage stepping and fault tolerance ...
  • The design and synthesis of novel pro-drugs for the treatment of nephropathic cystinosis. 

    Bahmed, Amina (Robert Gordon University School of Pharmacy and Life Sciences, 2015-05)
    Cystinosis is a metabolic disorder characterised by the abnormal accumulation of the amino acid cystine in cells leading to a slow destruction of all major organs. If patients diagnosed with cystinosis are untreated, death ...
  • 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 ...
  • Design of virtual worlds for accessing information : discovery of user preferences. 

    MacLennan, Alan (The Robert Gordon University The Robert Gordon University, Department of Information Management, 2007-12)
    This thesis describes a study carried out with the aim of discovering user preferences as to the design of 3-dimensional virtual worlds for accessing information. No literature was found which dealt with this topic, and ...
  • Design, innovation and case-based reasoning 

    Goel, Ashok K.; Craw, Susan (Cambridge University Press http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0269888906000609, 2005)
    GOEL, A. and CRAW, S., 2005. Design, innovation and case-based reasoning. Knowledge Engineering Review, 20 (3), pp. 271-276
    The design task is especially appropriate for applying, integrating, exploring and pushing the boundaries of case-based reasoning. In this paper, we briefly review the challenges that design poses for case-based reasoning ...
  • Designing a context-aware cyber physical system for detecting security threats in motor vehicles. 

    Petrovski, Andrei; Rattadilok, Prapa; Petrovski, Sergei (Association for Computing Machinery http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/2799979.2800029, 2015-09)
    PETROVSKI, A., RATTADILOK, P. and PETROVSKI, S., 2015. Designing a context-aware cyber physical system for detecting security threats in motor vehicles. In: O. MAKAREVICH, L. BABENKO, M. ANIKEEV, R. POET, A. ELCI, M. S. GAUR and M. ORGUN, eds. Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Security of Information and Networks. 8-10 September 2015. New York: Association for Computing Machinery. Pp. 267-270.
    An adaptive multi-tiered framework, which can be utilised for designing a context-aware cyber physical system is proposed in the paper and is applied within the context of providing data availability by monitoring ...
  • Designing a sustainable future: a new approach to influence design practice. 

    Cull, Kirsty; Malins, Julian Paul (University of Barcelona. http://www.ub.edu/5ead/PDF/5%20/CullMalins.pdf, 2003-04)
    CULL, K. and MALINS, J., 2003. Designing a sustainable future: a new approach to influence design practice. In: Proceedings of the 5th European Academy of Design Conference. April 2003. Barcelona: University of Barcelona.
    This paper questions the basis of a sustainable approach to product design in an attempt to clarify the key issues which are liable to influence the outcome of the development of new products. The paper describes ...
  • Designing creativity tools to support business innovation. 

    Malins, Julian Paul; Grant, Graham (Desire Network. http://www.virksom.dk/DESIRE10_Proceedings.zip, 2010-08)
    MALINS, J. and GRANT, E., 2010. Designing creativity tools to support business innovation. In: B. T. Christensen, S. Boztepe and T. Kristensen, eds. Proceedings of the DESIRE ’10 Conference: Creativity and Innovation in Design. 16-17 August 2010. Aarhus, Denmark: Desire Network. Pp. 181-188
    There are a wide range of approaches and organizations, which have the common aim of supporting SME‟s to deliver new products and services. This paper examines the various approaches which have been taken and in particular ...