Recent Submissions

  • Post-cracking tensile behaviour of steel-fibre-reinforced roller-compacted-concrete for FE modelling and design purposes. 

    Jafarifar, Naeimeh; Pilakoutas, Kypros; Angelakopoulos, Harris; Bennett, Terry (IETcc-CSIC https://doi.org/10.3989/mc.2017.06716, 2017-03-22)
    JAFARIFAR, N., PILAKOUTAS, K., ANGELAKOPOULOS, H. and BENNETT, T. 2017. Post-cracking tensile behaviour of steel-fibre-reinforced roller-compacted-concrete for FE modelling and design purposes. Materiales de construccion [online], 67(326), article ID e122. Available from: https://doi.org/10.3989/mc.2017.06716.
    Fracture of steel-fibre-reinforced-concrete occurs mostly in the form of a smeared crack band undergoing progressive microcracking. For FE modelling and design purposes, this crack band could be characterised by a stress-strain ...
  • Adaptable buildings for sustainable built environment. 

    Manewa, Anupa; Siriwardena, Mohan; Ross, Andrew; Madanayake, Upeksha (Emerald https://doi.org/10.1108/BEPAM-10-2014-0053, 2016-05-03)
    MANEWA, A., SIRIWARDENA, M., ROSS, A. and MADANAYAKE, U. 2016. Adaptable buildings for sustainable built environment. Built environment project and asset management [online], 6(2) Suppl 1, pages 139-158. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1108/BEPAM-10-2014-0053.
    Purpose - The purpose of this paper is to explore the ability of 'adaptable buildings' to respond to future potential built environment changes in sustainable way. Design/methodology/approach - A detailed literature review ...
  • Evaluation of the promotion of through-life management in public private partnerships for infrastructure. 

    Koskela, Lauri; Rooke, John; Siriwardena, Mohan (MDPI https://doi.org/10.3390/su8060552, 2016-06-16)
    KOSKELA, L., ROOKE, J. and SIRIWARDENA, M. 2016. Evaluation of the promotion of through-life management in public private partnerships for infrastructure. Sustainability [online], 8(6), article number 552. Available from: https://doi.org/10.3390/su8060552.
    One justification of public private partnerships (PPP) is the alleged benefit they offer in terms of through-life management (TLM). Aiming at an evaluation of this claim, the dominant reasoning connecting PPPs and TLM is ...
  • Sunlighting and daylighting strategies in the traditional urban spaces and buildings of the hot arid regions. 

    Belakehal, Azeddine; Tabet Aoul, Kheira Anissa; Bennadji, Amar (Elsevier http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.renene.2003.09.001, 2003-11-27)
    BELAKEHAL, A. TABET AOUL, K. and BENNADJI, A. 2004. Sunlighting and daylighting strategies in the traditional urban spaces and buildings of the hot arid regions. Renewable energy [online], 29(5), pages 687-702. Available from: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.renene.2003.09.001
    In hot arid regions, sunlighting is an essential consideration to achieve an environmentally conscious architecture. This paper aims to identify the sunlighting strategies and their resulting typology in some urban spaces, ...
  • Toward a systemic view to cost overrun causation in infrastructure projects: a review and implications for research. 

    Ahiaga-Dagbui, Dominic D.; Love, Peter E. D.; Smith, Simon D.; Ackermann, Fran
    AHIAGA-DAGBUI, D., LOVE, P.E.D., SMITH, S.D. and ACKERMANN, F. 2017. Toward a systemic view to cost overrun causation in infrastructure projects: a review and implications for research. Project management journal [online], 48(2), pages 88-98. Available from: http://www.pmi.org/learning/library/systemic-view-cost-overrun-causation-infrastructure-projects-10703
    Infrastructure cost overruns receive significant amount of attention in the academic literature as well as the popular press. The methodological weaknesses in the dominant approaches adopted to explain cost overrun causation ...
  • A dynamic framework for managing the complexities of risks in megaprojects. 

    Boateng, Prince; Chen, Zhen; Ogunlana, O. Stephen (Directorate Research and Innovation http://koforiduapoly.edu.gh/journal/index.php/fifthedition/article/view/48, 2016-04-01)
    BOATENG, P., CHEN, Z. and OGUNLANA, O.S. 2016. A dynamic framework for managing the complexities of risks in megaprojects. International journal of technology and management research [online], 1(5), pages 1-13. Available from: http://koforiduapoly.edu.gh/journal/index.php/fifthedition/article/view/48
    The future of mega infrastructure projects is certain - there will be more risks to manage! The challenge is being met through research and innovation combining current approaches with new. This research adopted a dynamic ...
  • Healthy city manifesto: can we afford to keep urban planning and design away from public health? 

    Zaman, Quazi M. M. (Open House Press http://www.globalbuiltenvironmentreview.co.uk/Documents/8.3%20Commentary%20(final).pdf, 2013-11-01)
    MAHTAB-UZ-ZAMAN, Q.M. 2013. Healthy city manifesto: can we afford to keep urban planning and design away from public health? Global built environment review [online], 8(3), pages 3-10. Available from: http://www.globalbuiltenvironmentreview.co.uk/Documents/8.3%20Commentary%20(final).pdf
    Conventional notion and praxis of unravelling the discipline of 'urban planning and design' from 'built environment and health' [Corburn, 2004] has contributed to urban conditions unwieldy enough to question the liveability ...
  • Skills development for retrofitting a historic listed building in Scotland. 

    Abdel-Wahab, Mohamed; Bennadji, Amar (OUP https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ijlct/ctt043, 2013-06-19)
    ABDEL-WAHAB, M. and BENNADJI, A. 2013. Skills development for retrofitting a historic listed building in Scotland. International journal of low-carbon technologies [online], 10(4), pages 347-353. Available from: https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ijlct/ctt043
    With the current aim for a low carbon economy in Scotland, it becomes imperative to ensure that there are adequate workforce skills available to support meeting this aspiration. As such, the Scottish Government has developed ...
  • Bilateral central core and an expernal envelope and its impact on the thermal envelope and its impact on the thermal behaviour of individual self-construction housing in the city of Biskra. 

    Wafia, Merzougui; Azeddine, Belakehal; Bennadji, Amar (Elsevier https://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.proenv.2016.04.029, 2016-05-07)
    WAFIA, M., AZEDDINE, B. and BENNADJI, A. 2016. Bilateral central core and an expernal envelope and its impact on the thermal envelope and its impact on the thermal behaviour of individual self-construction housing in the city of Biskra. Procedia environmental sciences [online], 34, pages 328-335. Available from: https://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.proenv.2016.04.029.
    The essence of architectural design rests upon in kind of manipulation between dualism central core and external envelope of any architectural composition; there are some compositions that are concerned with the external ...
  • The effect of shrinkage cracks on the load bearing capacity of steel-fibre-reinforced roller-compacted-concrete pavements. 

    Jafarifar, Naeimeh; Pilakoutas, Kypros; Bennett, Terry (Springer https://dx.doi.org/10.1617/s11527-015-0652-0, 2015-06-25)
    JAFARIFAR, N., PILAKOUTAS, K. and BENNETT, T. 2015. The effect of shrinkage cracks on the load bearing capacity of steel-fibre-reinforced roller-compacted-concrete pavements. Materials and structues [online], 49(6), pages 2329-2347. Available from: https://dx.doi.org/10.1617/s11527-015-0652-0
    This paper demonstrates the effect of shrinkage cracks on the static load bearing capacity and on the fatigue performance of RCC pavements reinforced with steel fibres recycled from post-consumer tyres, with the aid of a ...
  • Moisture transport and drying shrinkage properties of steel-fibre-reinforced-concrete. 

    Jafarifar, Naeimeh; Pilakoutas, Kypros; Bennett, Terry (Elsevier https://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.conbuildmat.2014.09.039, 2014-10-13)
    JAFARIFAR, N., PILAKOUTAS, K. and BENNETT, T. 2014. Moisture transport and drying shrinkage properties of steel-fibre-reinforced-concrete. Construction and building materials [online], 73, pages 41-50. Available from: https://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.conbuildmat.2014.09.039
    Drying shrinkage has a serious impact on the structural and durability performance of concrete pavements. Shrinkage strain development and distress can only be fully understood by knowing the moisture transport and free ...
  • (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], 42(3), pages 420-433. 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 ...
  • Analysis of indoor climate and occupants' behaviour in traditional Scottish dwellings. 

    Herrera Gutierrez-Avellanosa, Daniel; Bennadji, Amar (Elsevier http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.egypro.2015.11.046, 2015-06-14)
    HERRERA GUTIERREZ-AVELLANOSA, D. and BENNADJI, A. 2015. Analysis of indoor climate and occupants' behaviour in traditional Scottish dwellings. Energy procedia [online], 78: Proceedings of the 6th international building physics conference (IBPC 2015), 14-17 June 2015, Torino, Italy, pages 639-644. Available from: https://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.egypro.2015.11.046
    Due to the relevance of the internal boundary conditions and the lack of specific data for the Scottish context, an exploration of the internal environment of traditional dwellings is needed. In this study the indoor climate ...
  • 50 years of architectural techology. 

    Paterson, Graham J.; Kouider, Tahar (Adjacent Digital Politics Ltd. http://planningandbuildingcontroltoday.co.uk/bim/50-years-architecturaltechnology/21226/, 2015)
    PATERSON, G. and KOUIDER, T., 2015. 50 years of architectural technology. BIM Today, Issue 4, pp. 142-145.
    As the Chartered Institute of Architectural Technologists celebrates its 50th anniversary, Graham Paterson MCIAT and Tahar Kouider MCIAT summarise how the organisation is embracing and developing BIM.
  • An analytical network process model for risks prioritization in megaprojects. 

    Boateng, Prince; Chen, Zhen; Ogunlana, O. Stephen (Elsevier http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijproman.2015.08.007, 2015-11)
    BOATENG, P., CHEN, Z. and OGUNLANA, S. O., 2015. An analytical network process model for risks prioritization in megaprojects. International Journal of Project Management, Vol. 33 (8), pp. 1795-1811.
    Megaprojects are large, complex, and expensive projects that often involve social, technical, economic, environmental and political (STEEP) challenges to project managenment. Despite these challenges, project owners and ...
  • Rethinking construction cost overruns: cognition, learning and estimation. 

    Ahiaga-Dagbui, Dominic D.; Smith, Simon D. (Emerald Group Publishing Ltd. http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/JFMPC-06-2013-0027, 2014)
    AHIAGA-DAGBUI, D. D. and SMITH, S. D., 2014. Rethinking construction cost overruns: cognition, learning and estimation. Journal of Financial Management of Property and Construction, 19 (1), pp. 38-54.
    Purpose: Drawing on mainstream arguments in the literature, the paper presents a coherent and holistic view on the causes of cost growth, and the dynamics between cognitive dispositions, learning and estimation. A cost ...
  • 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 ...
  • Enhancing post-disaster reconstruction capacity through lifelong learning in higher education. 

    Thayaparan, Menaha; Siriwardena, Mohan; Malalgoda, Chamindi Ishara; Amaratunga, Dilanthi; Lill, Irene; Kaklauskas, Arturas (Emerald Group Publishing., 2015)
    THAYAPARAN, M., SIRIWARDENA, M., MALALGODA, C. I., AMARATUNGA, D., LILL, I. and KAKLAUSKAS, A., 2015. Enhancing post-disaster reconstruction capacity through lifelong learning in higher education. Disaster Prevention and Management, 24 (3), pp. 338-354.
    Purpose – Due to the complexities involved in disasters and due to the peculiar nature of post-disaster reconstruction, built environment professionals require continuous updating of their skills and knowledge to contribute ...
  • 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, ...
  • Exploring the adoption of low carbon technologies by Scottish housing associations. 

    Abdel-Wahab, Mohamed; Moore, David R.; McDonald, Seonaidh (Oxford University Press http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ijlct/ctr031, 2011-12)
    ABDEL-WAHAB, M., MOORE, D. and MCDONALD, S., 2011. Exploring the adoption of low carbon technologies by Scottish housing associations. International Journal of Low-Carbon Technologies, 6 (4), pp. 318-323
    Housing associations (HAs) are responsible for building and managing approximately one-third of affordable homes in Scotland. The adoption of low carbon technologies (LCTs) by HAs presents an area that could potentially ...

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