Recent Submissions

  • Adaptable buildings for sustainable built environment. 

    Manewa, Anupa; Siriwardena, Mohan; Ross, Andrew; Madanayake, Upeksha (Emerald https://doi.org/10.1108/BEPAM-10-2014-0053, 2017-03-13)
    MANEWA, A., SIRIWARDENA, M., ROSS, A. and MADANAYAKE, U. 2016. Adaptable buildings for sustainable built environment. Built environment project and asset management [online], 6(2) Suppl 1, pages 139-158. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1108/BEPAM-10-2014-0053.
    Purpose - The purpose of this paper is to explore the ability of 'adaptable buildings' to respond to future potential built environment changes in sustainable way. Design/methodology/approach - A detailed literature review ...
  • A comparative study of biomass energy technologies for sustainable electricity in Nigerial rual areas. 

    Garba, Abdulhakeem; Kishk, Mohammed; Moore, David R. (ARCOM http://www.arcom.ac.uk/-docs/proceedings/057655af863b28ec730c77bb0d199e51.pdf, 2016-09-21)
    GARBA, A., KISHK, M. and MOORE, D.R. 2016. A comparative study of biomass energy technologies for sustainable electricity in Nigerian rural areas. In Chan, P.W. and Neilson, C.J. (eds.) Proceedings of the 32nd ARCOM conference, 5-7 September 2016, Manchester, UK. Association of Researchers in Construction Management [online], Vol 2, 1209-1218. Available from: http://www.arcom.ac.uk/-docs/proceedings/057655af863b28ec730c77bb0d199e51.pdf
    Biomass as a Renewable Energy Technology (RET) is used to provide sustainable electricity to rural areas in several developing countries. As a result of dwindling power generation and supply in Nigeria representing between ...
  • A techno-economic comparison of biomass thermo-chemical systems for sustainable electricity in Nigerian rural areas. 

    Garba, Abdulhakeem; Kishk, Mohammed (IET https://doi.org/10.1049/cp.2016.0558, 2016-09-21)
    GARBA, A. and KISHK, M. 2016. A techno-economic comparison of biomass thermo-chemical systems for sustainable electricity in Nigerian rural areas. In the Proceedings of the 5th IET international conference on renewable power generation (RPG), 21 -23 September 2016, London, UK. New York: IET [online]. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1049/cp.2016.0558.
    Biomass thermo-chemical systems (BTCS) source remains one of the means of providing sustainable electricity to rural areas in developing nations. Due the dwindling power generation and supply in Nigeria representing between ...
  • Evaluation of the promotion of through-life management in public private partnerships for infrastructure. 

    Koskela, Lauri; Rooke, John; Siriwardena, Mohan (MDPI https://doi.org/10.3390/su8060552, 2016-06-16)
    KOSKELA, L., ROOKE, J. and SIRIWARDENA, M. 2016. Evaluation of the promotion of through-life management in public private partnerships for infrastructure. Sustainability [online], 8(6), article number 552. Available from: https://doi.org/10.3390/su8060552.
    One justification of public private partnerships (PPP) is the alleged benefit they offer in terms of through-life management (TLM). Aiming at an evaluation of this claim, the dominant reasoning connecting PPPs and TLM is ...
  • Explorations of an urban intervention management system: A reflection on how to deal with urban complex systems and deliver dynamic change. 

    Miguel, Marta Alexandra Godinho; Laing, Richard Alexander; Zaman, Quazi M. M. (Intellect http://www.press.uchicago.edu/ucp/books/book/distributed/D/bo23353147.html, 2016-04-01)
    MIGUEL, M.A.G., LAING, R. and ZAMAN, Q.M. 2016. Explorations of an urban intervention management system: A reflection on how to deal with urban complex systems and deliver dynamic change. In Caldwell, G.A., Smith, C. and Clift, E (eds.) Digital futures and the city of today: new technologies and physical spaces. Bristol: Intellect Ltd [online], chapter 11. Available from: http://www.press.uchicago.edu/ucp/books/book/distributed/D/bo23353147.html
    Concerns over how we plan and manage urban development have grown as a result of unpredictable and rapid conditional changes in postmodern cities. This chapter explores the shifting contexts of urban environments which ...
  • Mega projects - strategic design management, time for a new framework. 

    Robertson, Clive (Robert Gordon University Faculty of Design and Technology. Scott Sutherland School of Architecture and Built Environment, 2016-09)
    ROBERTSON, C. 2016. Mega projects - strategic design management, time for a new framework. Robert Gordon University, MSc by Research thesis.
    In a complicated and fierce, ever-changing economy, the built environment sector endeavours to work with-, coordinate- and advise key stakeholders; more focus is required on coordination and communication for the management ...
  • Energy efficiency improvements in traditional buildings: exploring the role of user behaviour in the hygrothermal performance of solid walls. 

    Herrera Gutierrez-Avellanosa, Daniel (Robert Gordon University Scott Sutherland School of Architecture and Built Environment, 2016-08-01)
    HERRERA GUTIERREZ-AVELLANOSA, D. 2016. Energy efficiency improvements in traditional buildings: exploring the role of user behaviour in the hygrothermal performance of solid walls. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.
    Thermal improvement of traditional and historic buildings is going to play a crucial role in the achievement of established carbon emission targets. The suitable retrofit options for traditional buildings are, however, ...
  • Impact of design on social interaction within urban residential developments in Scotland. 

    Farshidi, Azar (Robert Gordon University Scott Sutherland School of Architecture and Built Environment, 2016-09-01)
    FARSHIDI, A. 2016. Impact of design on social interaction within urban residential developments in Scotland. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.
    Over the last few decades, the emergence of various social problems within the urban neighbourhoods of cities, especially in developed countries such as the UK, has called for further research into the relationship between ...
  • 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, ...
  • An integrated Delphi-FAHP-PROMETHEE for the thermal renovation of masonry buildings in Algeria. 

    Seddiki, M.; Anouche, K.; Bennadji, Amar (GREEN LINES INSTITUTE http://heritage.greenlines-institute.org/en/topics/heritage-2016-book-of-abstracts, 2016-07-07)
    SEDDIKI, M., ANOUCHE, K. and BENNADJI, A. 2016. An integrated Delphi-FAHP-PROMETHEE for the thermal renovation of masonry buildings in Algeria. In Amoêda, R., Lira, S. and Pinheiro, C. (eds.) Proceedings of the 5th international conference on heritage and sustainable development (Heritage 2016), 12-15 July 2016, Lisbon, Portugal. Barcelos: Green Lines Institute, pages 171-180.
    In Algeria, the residential and tertiary sectors are the ones with the highest energy consumption making use of 34% of the total energy. The government has launched a thermal renovation program for existing buildings to ...
  • Toward a systemic view to cost overrun causation in infrastructure projects: a review and implications for research. 

    Ahiaga-Dagbui, Dominic D.; Love, Peter E. D.; Smith, Simon D.; Ackermann, Fran
    AHIAGA-DAGBUI, D., LOVE, P.E.D., SMITH, S.D. and ACKERMANN, F. [2016]. Toward a systemic view to cost overrun causation in infrastructure projects: a review and implications for research. Project management journal, (accepted).
    Infrastructure cost overruns receive significant amount of attention in the academic literature as well as the popular press. The methodological weaknesses in the dominant approaches adopted to explain cost overrun causation ...
  • Group decision-making for the thermal renovation of masonry buildings in Algeria. 

    Seddiki, M.; Anouche, K.; Bennadji, Amar (WIT Press https://dx.doi.org/10.2495/SC160451, 2016-07-12)
    SEDDIKI, M., ANOUCHE, K. and BENNADJI, A. 2016. Group decision-making for the thermal renovation of masonry buildings in Algeria. WIT transactions on ecology and the environment [online], 204, Proceedings of the 11th international conference on urban regeneration and sustainability (The Sustainable City XI), 12-14 July 2016, Alicante, Spain, pages 535-546. Available from: https://dx.doi.org/10.2495/SC160451
    In Algeria, the residential and tertiary sectors are the ones with the highest energy consumption making use of 34% of the total energy. The government has launched a thermal renovation program for existing buildings to ...
  • Evaluating the whole-life cost implication of revocability and disruption in office retrofit building projects. 

    Tokede, Olubukola; Ahiaga-Dagbui, Dominic D. (ARCOM http://www.arcom.ac.uk/-docs/proceedings/79dcdf9080dc459e4707ebb0684a90f2.pdf, 2016-09-05)
    TOKEDE, O. and AHIAGA-DAGBUI, D. 2016. Evaluating the whole-life cost implication of revocability and disruption in office retrofit building projects. In Chan, P.W. and Neilson, C.J. (eds) Proceedings of the 32nd annual association of researchers in construction management (ARCOM) conference, 5-7 September 2016, Manchester, UK. Manchester: ARCOM [online], pages 321-330. Available from: http://www.arcom.ac.uk/-docs/proceedings/79dcdf9080dc459e4707ebb0684a90f2.pdf
    Retrofit buildings are becoming popular in the United Kingdom as well as many parts of the advanced economies. Existing whole-life costing models have however, not proven to be robust enough to deal with building retrofit ...
  • Computer aided sustainable design. 

    Bennadji, Amar; Ahriz, Hatem; Alastair, P. (ASCAAD http://papers.cumincad.org/cgi-bin/works/Show?_id=ascaad2004_paper9&sort=DEFAULT&search=alistair%20bennadji&hits=5, 2004-12-01)
    BENNADJI, A., AHRIZ, H. and ALASTAIR, P. 2005. Computer aided sustainable design. In the Proceedings of the 1st international conference on computer aided architectural design (ASCAAD 2004): e-design ar, 22-24 February 2005, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia. Dhahran: ASCAAD [online], pages 125-135. Available from: http://papers.cumincad.org/cgi-bin/works/Show?_id=ascaad2004_paper9&sort=DEFAULT&search=alistair%20bennadji&hits=5
    One of the most important aspects architects need to consider fairly early on is that of energy saving, cost, thermal comfort and the effect on the environment in terms of CO2 emissions. At present, during the early design ...
  • A dynamic framework for managing the complexities of risks in megaprojects. 

    Boateng, Prince; Chen, Zhen; Ogunlana, O. Stephen (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 ...
  • Fuel poverty, UK's dilemma on climate change and Scotlan's struggle for housing energy efficiency. 

    Paneru, Suraj (Building Green Futures, 2015-09-09)
    PANERU, S. 2015. Fuel poverty, UK's dilemma on climate change and Scotland's struggle for husing energy efficiency. In the Proceedings of the 31st international PLEA conference: architecture in (r)evolution, 9-11 September 2015, Bologna, Italy.
    Recent growth of fuel poverty in Scotland suggests that UK and Scottish climate change strategies, energy policies and energy efficiency initiatives are not able to address fuel poverty related issues such as broader social ...
  • Challenges, risks and benefits for SMEs. 

    Harty, James; Kouider, Tahar; Paterson, Graham J. (Routledge, 2015-11-23)
    HARTY, J., KOUIDER, T. and PATERSON, G. 2016. Challenges, risks and benefits for SMEs. In Harty, J., Kouider, T. and Paterson, G. Getting to grips with BIM: a guide for small and medium-sized architecture, engineering and construction firms. Abingdon: Routledge, chapter 8.
    The transition to a BIM collaborative working environment poses a number of challenges, risks as well as benefits for small and medium enterprises in the constructions sector as whole. The technology gap within the ...
  • Economic assessment of biomass gasification technology in providing sustainable electricity in Nigerian rural areas. 

    Garba, Abdulhakeem; Kishk, Mohammed (SEEDS (Organisers), 2015-09-17)
    GARBA, A. and KISHK, M. 2015. Economic assessment of biomass gasification technology in providing sustainable electricity in Nigerian rural areas. In Proceedings of the international sustainable ecological engineering design for society (SEEDS) conference, 17-18 September 2015, Leeds, UK.
    Renewable Energy Technologies (RET) in general, and biomass source in particular, remains one of the means of providing sustainable electricity to rural areas in developing countries. This is because of its strategic value ...
  • Improving collaboration between academia and industry through use of the knowledge transfer partnership. 

    MacBeath, Finlay; Dignan, Michael (University of Moratuwa http://dl.lib.mrt.ac.lk/handle/123/12015/, 2016-07-29)
    MACBEATH, F. and DIGNAN, M. 2016. Improving collaboration between academia and industry through use of the knowledge transfer partnership. In Proceedings of the 5th world construction symposium 2016: greening environment, eco innovations and entrepreneurship, 29-31 July 2016, Colombo, Sri Lanka. Moratuwa, Sri Lanka: University of Moratuwa [online]. Available from: http://dl.lib.mrt.ac.lk/handle/123/12015/
    Collaboration between the construction industry and academia has always been difficult. Both sides of the equation have different wants, needs and requirements and these are seemingly at odds with each other. However, it ...
  • Healthy city manifesto: can we afford to keep urban planning and design away from public health? 

    Zaman, Quazi M. M. (Open House Press http://www.globalbuiltenvironmentreview.co.uk/Documents/8.3%20Commentary%20(final).pdf, 2013-11-01)
    MAHTAB-UZ-ZAMAN, Q.M. 2013. Healthy city manifesto: can we afford to keep urban planning and design away from public health? Global built environment review [online], 8(3), pages 3-10. Available from: http://www.globalbuiltenvironmentreview.co.uk/Documents/8.3%20Commentary%20(final).pdf
    Conventional notion and praxis of unravelling the discipline of 'urban planning and design' from 'built environment and health' [Corburn, 2004] has contributed to urban conditions unwieldy enough to question the liveability ...

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