Recent Submissions

  • Re-thinking post-contract cost controlling techniques in the Nigerian construction industry. 

    Omotayo, Temitope; Kulatunga, Udayangani (University of Moratuwa/Ceylon Institute of Builders http://www.becon.mrt.ac.lk/index.php/17-news-events/145-the-5th-world-construction-symposium-co-organised-by-department-of-building-economics, 2016-07-29)
    OMOTAYO, T.S. and KULATUNGA, U. 2017. Re-thinking post-contract cost controlling techniques in the Nigerian construction industry. In Sandanayake, Y.G., Karunasena, G.I. and Ramachandra, T. Proceedings of the 5th world construction symposium 2016: greening environment, eco-innovations and entrepreneurship, 29-31 July 2016, Colombo, Sri Lanka. Colombo: University of Moratuwa [online], pages 380-388. Available from: http://www.becon.mrt.ac.lk/images/CIOB-2016/proceedings.pdf
    The challenges of cost and time overruns, construction disputes and client dissatisfaction have plagued the construction industry in Nigeria. This may be as a result of the approaches used in monitoring construction costs. ...
  • Carbon and cost critical elements: a comparative analysis of two office buildings. 

    Victoria, Michele Florencia; Perera, Srinath; Davies, Alan; Fernando, Nirodha (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). ...
  • The widening knowledge gap in the built environment of developed and developing nations: lean and offsite construction in Nigeria and the UK. 

    Omotayo, Temitope; Keraminiyage, Kaushal (University of Salford http://www.irbnet.de/daten/iconda/CIB_DC27738.pdf, 2014-05-04)
    OMOTAYO, T. and KERAMINIYAGE, K. 2014. The widening knowledge gap in the built environment of developed and developing nations: lean and offsite construction in Nigeria and the UK. In Amaratunga, D., Haigh, R., Ruddock, L., Keraminiyage, K., Kulatunga, U. and Pathirage, C. (eds). Proceedings of the international conference on construction in a changing world, 4-7 May 2014, Kandalama, Sri Lanka. Salford: University of Salford. Held on ICONDA CIBlibrary [online]. Available from: http://www.irbnet.de/daten/iconda/CIB_DC27738.pdf
    This paper assessed the knowledge divide between the UK and Nigeria construction industries in the area of lean and offsite construction. This study utilized literature review as a method of determining the extent to which ...
  • The need for Kaizen costing in indigenous Nigerian construction firms. 

    Omotayo, Temitope; Kulatunga, Udayangani (University of Salford http://www.irbnet.de/daten/iconda/CIB_DC28781.pdf, 2015-06-10)
    OMOTAYO, T. and KULATUNGA, U. 2015. The need for Kaizen costing in indigenous Nigerian construction firms. In Proceedings of the 12th international post-graduate research conference (IPGRC15), 10-12 June 2015, Salford, UK. Salford: University of Salford, ID 045, pages 587-596. Held on ICONDA CIBlibrary [online]. Available from: http://www.irbnet.de/daten/iconda/CIB_DC28781.pdf
    The application of adequate cost management methods and techniques before and during construction activities is a major determinant of project success. Construction cost management methods such as target costing, life cycle ...
  • Thermal upgrading. 

    Dignan, Michael (RICS http://www.rics.org/uk/news/journals/building-surveying-journal/building-surveying-journal-octobernovember-2016/, 2016-09-12)
    DIGNAN, M. 2016. Thermal upgrading. Building surveying journal [online], Oct/Nov 2016, pages 10-11. Available from: http://www.rics.org/uk/news/journals/building-surveying-journal/building-surveying-journal-octobernovember-2016/
    The author looks at how the non-standard construction characteristics of a Scottish housing association's properties pose challenges for refurbishment.
  • 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 ...
  • Positioning cost overrun research in the philosophical debate: a case for critical realism. 

    Amadi, A.; Omotayo, Temitope (University of Salford http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/43913, 2017-09-14)
    AMADI, A. and OMOTAYO, T. 2017. Positioning cost overrun research in the philosophical debate: a case for critical realism. In Proceedings of the 13th international postgraduate research conference, 14-15 September 2017, Salford, UK. Salford: University of Salford [online], ID 005, pages 308-316. Available from: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/43913
    Construction management research, as a form of social research is confronted with the fundamental paradigmic dilemma of determining a core philosophical orientation, to be considered adequate and best suited to enquiry ...
  • Exploring visual asset management collaboration: learning from the oil and gas sector. 

    Leon, Marianthi; Ahiaga-Dagbui, Dominic D.; Fleming, Claire; Laing, Richard Alexander (ARCOM http://www.arcom.ac.uk/abstracts-results.php?s=33rd Annual ARCOM Conference&b=b, 2017-09-04)
    LEON, M., AHIAGA-DAGBUI, D., FLEMING, C. and LAING, R. 2017. Exploring visual asset management collaboration: learning from the oil and gas sector. Presented at the 33rd Association of Researchers in Construction Management (ARCOM) annual conference, 4-6 September 2017, Cambridge, UK. Cambridge: ARCOM [online], pages 765-774. Available from: http://www.arcom.ac.uk/-docs/proceedings/5f524baa70ec1d0c7cdfafec96acc7e9.pdf
    Visual Asset Management (VAM) is defined as a visual, collaborative and cloud-based database application for project sharing, viewing, delivery, operation and maintenance. VAM provides a platform that contains multiple ...
  • A comparative study between digital and scale model simulations of a luminous environment under a sunny clear sky. 

    Mezerdi, Toufik; Belakehal, Azeddine; Bennadji, Amar (NCEUB (Network for Comfort and Energy Use in Buildings) www.plea2017.net, 2017-07-02)
    MEZERDI, T., BELAKEHAL, A. and BENNADJI, A. 2017. A comparative study between digital and scale model simulations of a luminous environment under a sunny clear sky. In Proceedings of the 33rd passive low energy architecture international conference (PLEA 2017): design to thrive [online], 2-5 July 2017, Edinburgh: UK. Edinburgh: NCEUB, Vol 2, pages 3301-3308. Available from: https://plea2017.net/wp-content/themes/plea2017/docs/PLEA2017_proceedings_volume_II.pdf
    When comparing ditital simulations with experimental field measurements, we often find references associated with a large margin of uncertainty. In other words, to what degree do the results come close to the real situations ...
  • Impact of technology and innovation on adaptation of architectonic tradition for a sustainable future in the Middle East. 

    Fardous, Isra'a; Bennadji, Amar (NCEUB (Network for Comfort and Energy Use in Buildings) www.plea2017.net, 2017-07-02)
    FARDOUS, I. and BENNADJI, A. 2017. Impact of technology and innovation on adaptation of architectonic tradition for a sustainable future in the Middle East. In Proceedings of the 33rd passive low energy architecture international conference (PLEA 2017): design to thrive [online], 2-5 July 2017, Edinburgh: UK. Edinburgh: NCEUB, Vol 1, pages 1069-1075. Available from: https://plea2017.net/wp-content/themes/plea2017/docs/PLEA2017_proceedings_volume_I.pdf
    The proposed study seeks to establish whether the community is in favour of environmental traditional architecture despite the increase of modern architecture and its subsequent benefits such as indoor thermal comfort. ...
  • Coping with discomfort at home and its effect on the internal climate: the case of traditional Scottish buildings before and after a retrofit. 

    Herrera Gutierrez-Avellanosa, Daniel; Bennadji, Amar (NCEUB (Network for Comfort and Energy Use in Buildings) www.plea2017.net, 2017-07-02)
    HERRERA, D. and BENNADJI, A. 2017. Coping with discomfort at home and its effect on the internal climate: the case of traditional Scottish buildings before and after a retrofit. In Proceedings of the 33rd passive low energy architecture international conference (PLEA 2017): design to thrive [online], 2-5 July 2017, Edinburgh: UK. Edinburgh: NCEUB, Vol 1, pages 1069-1075. Available from: https://plea2017.net/wp-content/themes/plea2017/docs/PLEA2017_proceedings_volume_I.pdf
    This study investigates the relationship between users and internal climate in traditional buildings. Built upon principles of social practice theory, the results presented here compare and contrast occupants's daily ...
  • UK government's household energy efficiency incentives and social housing organizations' perspective on energy efficiency retrofit. 

    Paneru, Suraj; Bennadji, Amar; Moore, David (NCEUB (Network for Comfort and Energy Use in Buildings) www.plea2017.net, 2017-07-02)
    PANERU, S., BENNADJI, A. and MOORE, D. 2017. UK government's household energy efficiency incentives and social housing organizations' perspective on energy efficiency retrofit. In Proceedings of the 33rd passive low energy architecture international conference (PLEA 2017): design to thrive [online], 2-5 July 2017, Edinburgh: UK. Edinburgh: NCEUB, Vol 2, pages 2640-2647. Available from: https://plea2017.net/wp-content/themes/plea2017/docs/PLEA2017_proceedings_volume_II.pdf
    The research looked at Social Housing organization's (SHO) perspective on energy efficiency retrofit criteria/benefits. Using Analytic Hierarchy Process (AHP) based questionnaire, research looked at importance given by SHO ...
  • Natural versus artificial lighting use in an office building under clear sunny skies. 

    Belakehal, Azeddine; Tabet Aoul, Kheira Anissa; Bennadji, Amar (NCEUB (Network for Comfort and Energy Use in Buildings) www.plea2017.net, 2017-07-02)
    BELAKEHAL, A., TABET AOUL, K. and BENNADJI, A. 2017. Natural versus artificial lighting use in an office building under clear sunny skies. In Proceedings of the 33rd passive low energy architecture international conference (PLEA 2017): design to thrive [online], 2-5 July 2017, Edinburgh: UK. Edinburgh: NCEUB, Vol 2, pages 3143-3150. Available from: https://plea2017.net/wp-content/themes/plea2017/docs/PLEA2017_proceedings_volume_II.pdf
    Under clear sunny skies, a building requires more knowledge in terms of architectural daylighting design because of the complexity of the phenomenon and the wide variety of its parameters and impacts. This study focuses ...
  • Maintaining access to architecture: a Scottish perspective. 

    McClean, David; Lamb, Neil; Curtis, Libby (AAE (Association of Architectural Educators) http://ingentaconnect.com/contentone/arched/char/2016/00000003/00000001/art00003, 2016-03-01)
    MCCLEAN, D., LAMB, N. and CURTIS, L. 2016. Maintaining access to architecture: a Scottish perspective. Charrette journal [online], 3(1), pages 19-28. Available from: http://ingentaconnect.com/contentone/arched/char/2016/00000003/00000001/art00003
    Widening access to education has been a central priority of the Scottish Government since 2010, with the objective of assisting those from disadvantaged backgrounds to enter higher education. Accordingly, the Scottish ...
  • Explorations in urban resilience for a post-hydrocarbon economy. 

    McClean, David; Noor, Raju; Deveci, Gokay (AAE (Association of Architectural Educators) http://ingentaconnect.com/contentone/arched/char/2016/00000003/00000001/art00008, 2016-03-01)
    MCCLEAN, D., NOOR, R. and DEVECI, G. 2017. Explorations in urban resilience for a post-hydrocarbon economy. Charrette [online], 3(1), pages 78-88. Available from: http://ingentaconnect.com/contentone/arched/char/2016/00000003/00000001/art00008
    Aberdeen presents a unique context for its school of architecture, and a set of conditions that define much of its identity and enquiry. The city's economic base is dominated by the hydrocarbon industry, which generates ...
  • Achieving incremental cost reduction via kaizen costing in the Nigerian construction industy. 

    Omotayo, Temitope; Kulatunga, Udayangani (Tampere University of Technology https://www.irb.fraunhofer.de/CIBlibrary, 2016-05-30)
    OMOTAYO, T. and KULATUNGA, U. 2016. Achieving incremental cost reduction via kaizen costing in the Nigerian construction industy. In Saari, A. and Huovinen, P. Proceesings of the 20th CIB world building congress 2016, vol 3: building up business operations and their logic; shaping materials and technologies, 30 May - 03 June 2016, Tempere, Finland. Tempere: Tempere University of Technology, pages 715-725. Available from: http://www.irbnet.de/daten/iconda/CIB_DC29549.pdf
    Nigerian small and medium scale construction firms are facing challenges of cost and time overruns which have led to project abandonment and liquidation of some of these firms. This is also as a result of large scale ...
  • The research methodology for the development of a kaizen costing framework suitable for indigenous firms in Lagos, Nigeria. 

    Omotayo, Temitope; Kulatunga, Udayangani (ARCOM http://www.arcom.ac.uk/workshop-past.php, 2015-04-10)
    OMOTAYO, T.S. and KULATUNGA, U. 2015. The research methodology for the development of a kaizen costing framework suitable for indigenous firms in Lagos, Nigeria. In Scott, L. and Udeaja, C. (eds). Proceedings of the Association of Researchers in Construction Management (ARCOM) doctoral workshop on research methods, 10 April 2015, Dublin, Ireland. Lincoln: ARCOM [online], pages 1-12. Available from: http://www.arcom.ac.uk/-docs/workshops/2015-04_Dublin-Proceedings.pdf
    The need for a cost management paradigm shift in the construction industry is imperative because of the prevail-ing challenges of managing construction cost during construction. Small and medium scale construction firms ...
  • A Gemba Kaizen model based on BPMN for small-and medium-scale construction businesses in Nigeria. 

    Omotayo, Temitope; Kulatunga, Udayangani (University of Johannesburg https://doi.org/10520/EJC-8503ec7a8, 2017-06-30)
    OMOTAYO, T. and KULATUNGA, U. 2017. A Gemba Kaizen model based on BPMN for small-and medium-scale construction businesses in Nigeria. Journal of construction project management and innovation [online], 7(1), pages 1760-1778. Available from: https://doi.org/10520/EJC-8503ec7a8
    This article presents a demonstration of how gemba kaizen, which is continuous improvement in the workplace, can be implemented using business process modelling and notation (BPMN). The scope of the study is construction ...
  • 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 ...
  • The machine refinement of raw graphic data for translation into a low level data base for computer aided architectural design (CAAD). 

    Leifer, David Mark (Robert Gordon University Scott Sutherland School of Architecture, 1984-06-30)
    LEIFER, D.M. 1984. The machine refinement of raw graphic data for translation into a low level data base for computer aided architectural design (CAAD). Robert Gordon's Institute of Technology, PhD thesis.
    It is argued that a significant feature which acts as a disincentive against the adoption of CAAD systems by small private architectural practices, is the awkwardness of communicating with computers when compared with ...

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