Recent Submissions

  • 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, 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.
    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 ...
  • Renewable energy technologies assessment in providing sustainable electricity to Nigerian rural areas. 

    Garba, Abdulhakeem (Robert Gordon University The Scott Sutherland School of Architecture and Build Environment, 2017-03-01)
    GARBA, A. 2017. Renewable energy technologies assessment in providing sustainable electricity to Nigerian rural areas. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.
    The research work that underpins this thesis aims to investigate the viability of renewable energy technologies (RETs) and to develop a RETs implementation framework for providing sustainable electricity to Nigeria’s rural ...
  • The allocation of risks in the Saudi Arabian domestic and regional aviation construction projects. 

    Baghdadi, Ahmad Mohammadhasan A. (Robert Gordon University The Scott Sutherland School of Architecture and Build Environment, 2017-03-01)
    BAGHDADI, A.M.A. 2017. The allocation of risks in the Saudi Arabian domestic and regional aviation construction projects. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.
    Airports projects, amongst other construction projects, are considered very complex as they face a number of challenges that inevitably cause them to become exposed to risks. In Saudi Arabia, the sector of aviation is ...
  • The effects of the research excellence framework research impact agenda on early- and mid-career researchers in library and information science. 

    Marcella, Rita; Lockerbie, Hayley; Bloice, Lyndsay; Hood, Caroline; Barton, Flora (Sage https://doi.org/10.1177/0165551517724685, 2017-08-04)
    MARCELLA, R., LOCKERBIE, H., BLOICE, L., HOOD, C. and BARTON, F. 2017. The effects of the research excellence framework research impact agenda on early- and mid-career researchers in library and information science. Journal of information science [online], OnlineFirst. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1177/0165551517724685
    Early- and mid-career researchers will shape the future of library and information science (LIS) research and it is crucial they be well placed to engage with the research impact agenda. Their understanding of research ...
  • The B2Com relationship: an empirical study of the measure of relationship quality in a business-to-community relationship. 

    Osobajo, Oluyomi Abayomi; Moore, David R. (CCSE https://doi.org/10.5539/ibr.v10n7p118, 2017-06-19)
    OSOBAJO, O.A. and MOORE, D. 2017. The B2Com relationship: an empirical study of the measure of relationship quality in a business-to-community relationship. International business research [online], 10(7), pages 118-147. Available from: https://doi.org/10.5539/ibr.v10n7p118
    The quality of relationship between Oil Producing Companies (OPC) and their Host Communities (HC) within the Niger Delta Region of Nigeria (NDRN) is a source of concern for different stakeholders such as the practitioners, ...
  • Aviemore: dude, where's my town centre? 

    Rice, Katie; Hughes, Eddie; Laing, Richard Alexander; Deveci, Gokay (GSTF https://doi.org/10.5176/2301-394X_ACE17.120, 2017-05-08)
    RICE, K., HUGHES, E., LAING, R. and DEVECI, G. 2017. Aviemore: dude, where's my town centre? In the Proceedings of the 5th annual international conference on architecture and civil engineering (ACE 2017), 8 - 9 May 2017, Singapore. Singapore: GSTF [online], article 120. Available from: https://doi.org/10.5176/2301-394X_ACE17.120
    This paper concerns the development of Aviemore, a village in the Highlands of Scotland, and the importance of considering a lost 'town centre'. Aviemore evolved rapidly as an all-year tourism destination in the 1960s and ...
  • Myths of sustainability: an evaluation of their enduring influence on sustainable construction in Singapore. 

    Yin, Belle Chua Lee; Laing, Richard Alexander (GSTF https://doi.org/10.5176/2301-394X_ACE17.121, 2017-05-08)
    YIN, B.C.L. and LAING, R. 2017. Myths of sustainability: an evaluation of their enduring influence on sustainable construction in Singapore. In the Proceedings of the 5th annual international conference on architecture and civil engineering (ACE 2017), 8 - 9 May 2017, Singapore. Singapore: GSTF [online], article 121. Available from: https://doi.org/10.5176/2301-394X_ACE17.121
    Singapore faces specific and immediate risks due to environmental challenges and climate change. To overcome these challenges, the government has been making efforts to implement policies and guidelines on building designs ...

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