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 ...
  • Explorations on an urban interventions management system: a reflection on how to deal with urban complex systems and deliver dynamic change. 

    Miguel, Marta Alexandra Godinho (Robert Gordon University The Scott Sutherland School of Architecture and Built Environment, 2015)
    How we plan and manage urban development has become an increasingly complex challenge due to unpredictable and rapid conditional changes in postmodern cities. This in turn calls for a paradigm shift in the way we understand ...
  • 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 ...
  • Modelling economic risks in megaproject construction: a systemic approach. 

    Boateng, Prince; Ahiaga-Dagbui, Dominic D.; Chen, Z.; Ogunlana, S. O. (Association of Researchers in Construction Management. http://www.arcom.ac.uk/-docs/proceedings/b908d35bed985f2d751737631e538b37.pdf, 2015-09)
    Megaprojects present significant economic risks to their financiers and sponsors. Factors such as inflation, cash flow issues, material and energy price hikes and change in government policies can cause such capital intensive ...
  • Spotlight on construction cost overrun research: superficial, replicative and stagnated. 

    Ahiaga-Dagbui, Dominic D.; Smith, Simon D.; Love, Peter E. D.; Ackermann, Fran (Association of Researchers in Construction Management. http://www.arcom.ac.uk/-docs/proceedings/4cbaa2ca1021ce2bc010658d11b15190.pdf, 2015-09)
    Construction projects routinely overrun their cost estimates. A plethora of studies have thus been dedicated to investigating the root causes, sizes, distribution and nature of overruns. The causes range from a poor ...
  • Mapping relational efficiency in neuro-fuzzy hybrid cost models. 

    Tokede, Olubukola; Ahiaga-Dagbui, Dominic D.; Smith, Simon; Wamuziri, Sam (ASCE http://dx.doi.org/10.1061/9780784413517.149, 2014-05)
    Significant improvements are achievable in the accuracy of cost estimates if cost models adequately incorporate issues of flexibility and uncertainty. This study evaluates the relational efficiencies of the fuzzy composition ...
  • Analysis of collaborative design and decision making through argumentation applied for pre-BIM stages. 

    Leon, Marianthi; Toniolo, A. (WIT Press http://dx.doi.org/10.2495/BIM150191, 2015-09)
    The early design stages are the most vital for the development of the design of a building project and the decisions taken during these steps are significant for the further progress of the project, regarding aspects like ...
  • Making collaboration work: application of a conceptual design stages protocol for pre-BIM stages. 

    Leon, Marianthi; Laing, Richard Alexander; Malins, Julian Paul; Salman, Huda Shakir (WIT Press http://dx.doi.org/10.2495/BIM150181, 2015-09)
    This paper presents the application of a Conceptual Design Stages Protocol during feasibility stages within a multidisciplinary design team, for the purpose of bridging the gap between ideas generation and their representation ...
  • Scan to BIM: the development of a clear workflow for the incorporation of point clouds within a BIM environment. 

    Laing, Richard Alexander; Leon, Marianthi; Isaacs, J.; Georgiev, D. (WIT Press http://dx.doi.org/10.2495/BIM150241, 2015-09)
    The emergence in recent years of technology to support the use of data rich models within architecture has significantly aided the uptake of building information modelling. Simultaneously, there has been a rapid expansion ...
  • My cost runneth over: data mining to reduce construction cost overruns. 

    Ahiaga-Dagbui, Dominic D.; Smith, Simon D. (Association of Researchers in Construction Management (ARCOM) http://www.arcom.ac.uk/-docs/proceedings/ar2013-0559-0568_Ahiaga-Dagbui_Smith.pdf, 2013-09)
    Most construction projects overrun their budgets. Among the myriad of explanations giving for construction cost overruns is the lack of required information upon which to base accurate estimation. Much of the financial ...
  • 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 ...
  • Exploring escalation of commitment in construction project management: case study of the Scottish Parliament project. 

    Ahiaga-Dagbui, Dominic D.; Smith, Simon D. (Association of Researchers in Construction Management. http://www.arcom.ac.uk/-docs/proceedings/ar2014-0753-0762_Ahiaga-Dagbui_Smith.pdf, 2014-09)
    Successfully managing large construction projects within defined budget and time constraints has always been a major challenge largely because crucial decisions about the project's ultimate fate have to be made within an ...
  • 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 ...
  • Saudi Arabian aviation construction projects: identification of risks and their consequences. 

    Baghdadi, Ahmad; Kishk, Mohammed (Diamond Congress Limited. Published under a Creative Commons CC BY NC ND licence. http://www.scribd.com/doc/270181066/CCC2015-Proceedings, 2015-06)
    Airport projects are considered to be very complex, as they face a number of challenges which inevitably expose them to risks. In Saudi Arabia, the aviation sector is considered an important sector due to the fact that ...
  • Challenges associated with communication medium among project teams on mass housing project delivery in Ghana. 

    Adinyira, Emmanuel; Kwofie, T. E.; Ahiaga-Dagbui, Dominic D. (Kwame Nkrumah University of Science & Technology., 2015-03)
    The construction of mass housing has become a very important policy in the government of Ghana’s efforts at reducing the country’s housing deficit. Unlike traditional one-off building projects, Mass Housing Projects ...
  • Optimising the relationship between passive solar design of new housing and the economics of construction and land value. 

    Scott, Jonathan R. (Robert Gordon University The Scott Sutherland School of Architecture and Built Environment, 2004-09)
    The focus of mass housing developments built by speculative developers in the UK has broadly been on maximising density whilst retaining a predominantly detached housing form. This economically led strategy, aimed at ...
  • Embedding learner independence in architecture education: reconsidering design studio pedagogy. 

    McClean, David (Robert Gordon University Scott Sutherland School of Architecture and Built Environment, 2009-05)
    The landscape of UK Higher Education has witnessed significant change in recent years, characterised by rapidly increasing numbers, widening participation, and a diminished per capita resource base. Developmental and ...
  • Development of a computer mediated multidisciplinary design protocol and its application to the early architectural design stages. 

    Leon, Marianthi (Robert Gordon University Scott Sutherland School of Architecture and Built Environment, 2015-05)
    Effective multidisciplinary design collaboration and increased effort during the feasibility and early design stages in architecture provide the greatest potential for added value and overall success of a built environment ...

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