Recent Submissions

  • 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, 2015-12-30)
    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)
    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, Stephen O. (Elsevier http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijproman.2015.08.007, 2015-11)
    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)
    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)
    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)
    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)
    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)
    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 ...
  • The client perspective on factors in the retrofitting of sustainable technologies to traditional rural homes in North East Scotland. 

    Moore, David R. (Palgrave MacMillan Journals. http://dx.doi.org/10.1057/jba.2010.18, 2010)
    Through the study of a project completed in 2009, this article seeks to determine what barriers can be encountered by homeowners when trying to improve the performance of older properties with regard to energy use and CO2 ...
  • Whole life costing in construction: a state of the art review. 

    Kishk, Mohammed; Al-Hajj, Assem; Pollock, Robert; Aouad, Ghassan; Bakis, Nick; Sun, Ming (RICS, 2003)
    This report is a state of the art review of whole life costing in the construction industry. It is the first of a series reporting on-going research undertaken within the research project ‘Developing An Integrated Database ...
  • The nature of mass masonry granite walling and the potential for retrofit internal wall insulation strategies. 

    Buda, Gerard; Taylor, Bruce J.; Bennadji, Amar (Henry Stewart Publications., 2013)
    Traditional buildings constructed of solid granite walling that have timber framing with lath and plaster internal finish are not thermally efficient when compared with modern constructions. They are also termed ‘hard-to-treat’ ...
  • The engineering dimension of nD modelling: performance assessment at conceptual design stage. 

    Bouchlaghem, N. B.; Holmes, M.; Loveday, D.; Bennadji, Amar (ITcon.org http://www.itcon.org/data/works/att/2005_3.content.04818.pdf, 2005-04)
    Whilst naturally ventilated buildings are currently considered to be the ideal solution to low energy design there remain a large proportion of buildings for which air conditioning offers the only practical solution. 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)
    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 ...
  • 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)
    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; ...
  • 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)
    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 ...
  • 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)
    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 ...
  • 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)
    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 ...
  • 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)
    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 ...
  • 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)
    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 ...
  • 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)
    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 ...

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