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  • 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). ...
  • Causes of building failure and collapse in Nigeria: professionals' view. 

    Hamma-adama, Mansur; Kouider, Tahar (American Journal of Engineering Research http://www.ajer.org/v6(12).html, 2017-12-22)
    HAMMA-ADAMA, M. and KOUIDER, T. 2017. Causes of building failure and collapse in Nigeria: professionals' view. American journal of engineering research [online], 6(12), pages 289-300. Available from: http://www.ajer.org/papers/v6(12)/ZR0612289300.pdf
    Shelter or housing is the first thing humans need for living in this world even before food. The construction sector is the provider of physical infrastructure essential for human sustenance and economic development. ...
  • Challenges of motivating postgraduate built environment online teaching and learning practice workgroups to adopt innovation. 

    Moore, David R.; Fisher, Toni (Taylor and Francis https://doi.org/10.1080/15578771.2017.1356400, 2017-09-07)
    MOORE, D. R. and FISHER, T. 2017. Challenges of motivating postgraduate built environment online teaching and learning practice workgroups to adopt innovation. International journal of construction education and research [online], 13(3), pages 225-247. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1080/15578771.2017.1356400
    Successful implementation of teaching and learning (T&L) innovation within an e-learning context in higher education institutions involves overcoming challenges. A key component of success in this regard is the level of ...
  • 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)
    MOORE, D. R., 2010. The client perspective on factors in the retrofitting of sustainable technologies to traditional rural homes in North East Scotland. Journal of Building Appraisal, 6 (2), pp. 117-128.
    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 ...
  • Comparative analysis of BIM adoption efforts by developed countries as precedent for new adopter countries. 

    Hamma-adama, Mansur; Kouider, Tahar (Science Domain International https://doi.org/10.9734/cjast/2019/v36i230224, 2019-06-28)
    HAMMA-ADAMA, M. and KOUIDER, T. 2019. Comparative analysis of BIM adoption efforts by developed countries as precedent for new adopter countries. Current journal of applied science and technology [online], 36(2), article number CJAST.49779. Available from: https://doi.org/10.9734/cjast/2019/v36i230224
    Building information modelling (BIM) adoption is generally assessed through one of two main approaches: 1) statistical evaluation of survey responses from stakeholders operating within a country or market, and 2) the use ...
  • A continuous improvement framework using IDEF0 for post-contract cost control. 

    Omotayo, Temitope; Kulatunga, Udayangani (University of Johannesburg https://doi.org/10520/EJC-8506b6f28, 2017-06-30)
    OMOTAYO, T. and KULATUNGA, U. 2017. A continuous improvement framework using IDEF0 for post-contract cost control. Journal of construction project management and innovation [online], 7(1), pages 1807-1823. Available from: https://doi.org/10520/EJC-8506b6f28
    Advancements in construction project management have necessitated a comprehensive rethink of construction project processes. Gantt charts and critical path analysis have been produced to create a work breakdown structure ...
  • Critical success factors for Kaizen implementation in the Nigerian construction industry. 

    Omotayo, Temitope; Kulatunga, Udayangani; Bjeirmi, Bassam (Emerald https://doi.org/10.1108/IJPPM-11-2017-0296, 2018-11-01)
    OMOTAYO, T., KULATUNGA, U. and BJEIRMI, B. 2018. Critical success factors for Kaizen implementation in the Nigerian construction industry. International journal of productivity and performance management [online], 67(9), pages 1816-1836. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1108/IJPPM-11-2017-0296
    Purpose: - Kaizen in construction is a new paradigm stemming out of lean production systems. Construction companies in developing economies, such as Nigeria, have a task to innovate to liquidate in certain cases. With the ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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; ...
  • 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 ...
  • Diffusion of innovations: the status of building information modelling uptake in Nigeria. 

    Hamma-adama, Mansur; Salman, Huda Shakir; Kouider, Tahar (ScienceDomain Internationals https://doi.org/10.9734/JSRR/2017/38711, 2018-01-23)
    HAMMA-ADAMA, M., SALMAN, H. and KOUIDER, T. 2017. Diffusion of innovations: the status of building information modelling uptake in Nigeria. Journal of scientific research and reports [online], 17(4), article no. JSRR.38711. Available from: https://doi.org/10.9734/JSRR/2017/38711
    Aim: This study evaluated Building Information Modelling (BIM) awareness and adoption in Nigeria through the line of enquiry known as the ‘diffusion of innovations’ and its possible uptake. Study Design: The study is ...
  • A dynamic framework for managing the complexities of risks in megaprojects. 

    Boateng, Prince; Chen, Zhen; Ogunlana, Stephen O. (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 ...
  • Dynamic insulation in multistorey buildings. 

    Taylor, Bruce J.; Imbabi, Mohammed S. (SAGE http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/014362449902000403, 1999-11)
    TAYLOR, B. J. and IMBABI, M. S., 1999. Dynamic insulation in multistorey buildings. Building Services Engineering Research and Technology, 20(4), pp. 179-184.
    Dynamic insulation permits the movement of air and moisture through the external walls of a building to reduce heat loss and achieve high indoor air quality. The present paper details a pilot study carried out to examine ...
  • The effect of air film thermal resistance on the behaviour of dynamic insulation. 

    Taylor, Bruce J.; Imbabi, Mohammed S. (Elsevier. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0360-1323(97)00012-7, 1997-09)
    TAYLOR, B. J. and IMBABI, M. S., 1997. The effect of air film thermal resistance on the behaviour of dynamic insulation. Building and Environment 32(5), pp. 397-404.
    The authors' previous analysis of dynamic insulation is extended to include the inner and outer air film resistances with the objective of modelling the variation in surface temperature with airflow. The boundary condition ...
  • 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 ...
  • The effect of strong ambient winds on the efficiency of solar updraft power towers: a numerical case study for Orkney. 

    Jafarifar, Naeimeh; Behzadi, Mohammad Martin; Yaghini, Mohammad (Elsevier https://doi.org/10.1016/j.renene.2019.01.058, 2019-01-16)
    JAFARIFAR, N., BEHZADI, M.M. and YAGHINI, M. 2019. The effect of strong ambient winds on the efficiency of solar updraft power towers: a numerical case study for Orkney. Renewable energy [online], In Press. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.renene.2019.01.058
    Solar updraft tower (SUT) is a simple power plant in which ventilation of heated air inside a channel drives a turbine. This system is recognised as suitable for areas with abundant solar radiation. As a result, there is ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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)
    BOUCHLAGHEM, N. B., HOLMES, M., LOVEDAY, D. and BENNADJI, A., 2005. The engineering dimension of nD modelling: performance assessment at conceptual design stage. ITcon Vol. 10, Special Issue From 3D to nD modelling , pg. 17-25.
    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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • Environmental design using dynamic insulation. 

    Taylor, Bruce J.; Imbabi, Mohammed S. (American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers., 2000-07)
    TAYLOR, B. J. and IMBABI, M. S., 2000. Environmental design using dynamic insulation. ASHRAE Transactions, 106(1), pp. 15- 26.
    In conventional airtight buildings, the architect has considerable freedom to decide how much the external environment will influence the internal heating, cooling, and ventilation loads. The services engineer provides the ...