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Skills development for retrofitting a historic listed building in Scotland.
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 ...
Analysis of indoor climate and occupants' behaviour in traditional Scottish dwellings.
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 ...
Sunlighting and daylighting strategies in the traditional urban spaces and buildings of the hot arid regions.
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, ...
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.
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 engineering dimension of nD modelling: performance assessment at conceptual design stage.
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 ...
The nature of mass masonry granite walling and the potential for retrofit internal wall insulation strategies.
(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’ ...