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  • Analytical investigation of the steady-state behaviour of dynamic and diffusive building envelopes. 

    Taylor, Bruce J.; Cawthorne, D. A.; Imbabi, Mohammed S. (Elsevier http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/0360-1323(96)00022-4, 1996-11)
    TAYLOR, B. J., CAWTHORNE, D. A. and IMBABI, M. S., 1996. Analytical investigation of the steady-state behaviour of dynamic and diffusive building envelopes. Building and Environment 31(6), pp. 519-525.
    A one-dimensional model describing the steady-state dynamic and diffusive behaviour of a three-layer building envelope element is developed with the objective of elucidating the physics of simultaneous heat and vapour ...
  • 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 building envelope as an air filter. 

    Taylor, Bruce J.; Webster, Robin; Imbabi, Mohammed S. (Elsevier http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0360-1323(98)00017-1, 1998-05)
    TAYLOR, B. J., WEBSTER, R. and IMBABI, M. S., 1998. The building envelope as an air filter. Building and Environment 34(3), pp. 353-361.
    Recent research suggests that fine-particulate air pollution increases the incidence of lung disease and premature death. In this paper, single fibre filter theory was used to predict the theoretical particulate collection ...
  • 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 ...
  • A fuzzy model and algorithm to handle subjectivity in life cycle costing based decision-making. 

    Kishk, Mohammed; Al-Hajj, Assem (Glasgow Caledonian University, School of the Built & Natural Environment, 2000)
    KISHK, M. and AL-HAJJ, A., 2000. A fuzzy model and algorithm to handle subjectivity in life cycle costing based decision-making. Journal of Financial Management of Property and Construction, 5(1-2), pp. 93-104
    A life cycle costing (LCC) algorithm that can effectively deal with judgmental assessments of input parameters is proposed. This algorithm is based on the fuzzy set theory and interval mathematics. The development of the ...
  • 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 ...
  • An innovative integrated approach to whole life costing. 

    Kishk, Mohammed; Al-Hajj, Assem; Pollock, Robert (Glasgow Caledonian University, School of the Built & Natural Environment, 2002)
    KISHK, M., Al-HAJJ, A. and POLLOCK, R., 2002. An innovative integrated approach to whole life costing. Journal of Financial Management of Property and Construction, 7(1), pp. 31-40
    A number of recently developed algorithms are combined to build an innovative integrated whole life costing approach. The integration process is based on the simple idea of breaking the decision-making process into a ...
  • Towards effective consideration of non-financial factors in the design and management of construction assets. 

    Kishk, Mohammed (Glasgow Caledonian University, School of the Built and Natural Environment, 2002)
    KISHK, M., 2002. Towards effective consideration of non-financial factors in the design and management of construction assets. Journal of Financial Management of Property and Construction, 7(3), pp. 163-173
    The decisive role of non-financial factors in the design and management of construction assets is highlighted and existing techniques used to include these factors in the decision-making process are critically reviewed. ...
  • Handling uncertain information in whole-life costing: a comparative study 

    Kishk, Mohammed; Al-Hajj, Assem; Pollock, Robert (Palgrave MacMillan Ltd. http://dx.doi.org/10.1057/palgrave.rm.8240126, 2002-07)
    KISHK, M., AL-HAJJ, A. and POLLOCK, R., 2002. Handling uncertain information in whole-life costing: a comparative study. Risk Management: An International Journal, 4(3), pp. 59-70
    A number of recently developed algorithms to handle uncertain information in whole life costing (WLC) are explained and validated in the context of two example applications. In the first example application, the proposed ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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)
    KISHK, M., AL-HAJJ, A., POLLOCK, R., AOUAD, G., BAKIS, N. and SUN, M., 2003. Whole life costing in construction: a state of the art review. RICS Research Paper Series, 4 (18)
    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 legal content of partnering arrangements in the construction industry. 

    Begg, Paul D. (LexisNexis, 2003-07)
    BEGG, P.D., 2003. The legal content of partnering arrangements in the construction industry. Scottish Law and Practice Quarterly, 8 (3), pp. 179-196
    Successive reports into the construction industry have increasingly emphasised the importance of developing relationships based on trust between the contracting parties. This has led to the development of the co-operative ...
  • Fiduciary content in joint ventures and partnering contracts in the construction industry. 

    Begg, Paul D. (LexisNexis, 2003-10)
    BEGG, P.D., 2003. Fiduciary content in joint ventures and partnering contracts in the construction industry. Scottish Law & Practice Quarterly, 8 (4), pp. 272-288
    ‘Partnering’ is a co-operative arrangement in the construction industry which is commonly based on general expressions of trust, co-operation and good faith. However it seems that partnering parties can have negligible ...
  • 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, ...
  • The application of 3D modelling techniques in built environment evaluation. 

    Laing, Richard Alexander; Davies, Anne-Marie; Hargreaves, Andrew; Scott, Stephen (International Institute of Interdisciplinary Studies., 2004)
    LAING, R., DAVIES, A-M., HARGREAVES, A. and SCOTT, S., 2004. The application of 3D modelling techniques in built environment evaluation. Studies in Regional and Urban Planning, 10, pp. 119-127
    This paper describes a series of methodologies for use in evaluation of the built environment. The use of virtual models within Architecture and Engineering is widespread at the design stage, but has to date been limited ...
  • A structured model for performance assessment in property management. 

    Kishk, Mohammed; Pollock, Robert; Atta, Jummai (Glasgow Caledonian University, School of the Built & Natural Environment, 2005)
    KISHK, M., POLLOCK, R. and ATTA, J., 2005. A structured model for performance assessment in property management. Journal of Financial Management of Property and Construction, 10(3), pp. 159-169
    There has been a dearth of material on property performance to aid property management practices. Besides, there is a seeming lack of structured processes for carrying out the performance measurement of properties. Basic ...
  • 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 ...
  • Urban greenspace: the incorporation of environmental values in a decision support system. 

    Laing, Richard Alexander; Miller, David; Davies, Anne-Marie; Scott, Stephen (International Council for Research and Innovation in Building and Construction http://www.itcon.org/2006/14, 2006)
    LAING, R., MILLER, D., DAVIES, A.-M. and SCOTT, S., 2006. Urban greenspace: the incorporation of environmental values in a decision support system. Journal of Information Technology in Construction, 11, pp. 177-196.
    This paper provides an overview of work undertaken on measuring the environmental values of green spaces, coupled with spatial analysis tools for aiding decision relating to the planning of urban green spaces. The work ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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)
    ANDRAWUS, J. A., WATSON, J., KISHK, M. and GORDON, H., 2008. Optimisation of wind turbine inspection intervals. Wind Engineering, 32 (5), pp. 477-490.
    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 ...