Recent Submissions

  • A quest needs for building information modelling tools training in a developing nation. 

    Hamma-adama, Mansur; Kouider, Tahar (Robert Gordon University https://www.ulster.ac.uk/conference/icat-2018, 2018-06-14)
    HAMMA-ADAMA, M. and KOUIDER, T. 2018. A quest needs for building information modelling tools training in a developing nation. In Kouider, T. and Alexander, G. (eds.) Proceedings of the 7th International congress of architectural technology (ICAT); architectural technology at the interfaces, 14-16 June 2018, Belfast, UK. Aberdeen: Robert Gordon University, pages 87-105.
    Computer Aided Design software and their kind are generally considered as Building Information Modelling (BIM) tools; moreover, the sophistication level of one in use may determine the BIM maturity level. Education and ...
  • Developing and embedding a BIM curriculum in build environment courses, the RGU experience. 

    Kouider, Tahar; Salman, Huda Shakir; Paterson, Graham J. (Robert Gordon University https://www.ulster.ac.uk/conference/icat-2018, 2018-06-14)
    KOUIDER, T., SALMAN, H. and PATERSON, G. 2018. Developing and embedding a BIM curriculum in build environment courses, the RGU experience. In Kouider, T. and Alexander, G. (eds.) Proceedings of the 7th International congress of architectural technology (ICAT); architectural technology at the interfaces, 14-16 June 2018, Belfast, UK. Aberdeen: Robert Gordon University, pages 155-172.
    Among The ambitions regarding BIM uptake across the built environment sector in the UK and arguably beyond may be tempered by a realpolitik shaped in part by interactions between Higher Education (HE) and professional ...
  • Proceedings of the 7th International congress of architectural technology (ICAT 2018): architectural technology at the interfaces, 14-17 June 2018, Belfast, UK. 

    Kouider, Tahar; Alexander, Gareth (Robert Gordon University https://www.ulster.ac.uk/conference/icat-2018, 2018-06-14)
    KOUIDER, T. and ALEXANDER, G. (eds.) 2018. Proceedings of the 7th International congress of architectural technology (ICAT 2018): architectural technology at the interfaces, 14-17 June 2018, Belfast, UK. Aberdeen: Robert Gordon University.
    Change is constant in the modern Construction Industry: challenges grow, roles diversify, education transforms, technologies proliferate, innovations emerge and collaboration increases. Architectural technology is at the ...
  • Testing of a method for insulation of masonry and lath walls in existing domestic Scottish construction. 

    Bennadji, Amar; Abdel-Wahab, Mohamed; Levie, Michael Craigie; Chouman, David (CIC Start Online http://www.cicstart.org, 2012-01-13)
    BENNADJI, A., ABDEL-WAHAB, M., LEVIE, M.C. and CHOUMAN, D. 2012. Testing of a method for insulation of masonry and lath walls in existing domestic Scottish construction. Glasgow: CIC Start Online [online], FS24. Available from http://www.cicstart.org/content/home/1,1,290/FS24Testingofamethodforinsulationofmasonryandlathwalls.html
    The main aim of this research project was to develop and test the feasibility of a method of insulating an existing historic listed building whilst maintaining its original architectural features. The success of the project ...
  • The UK's experience in mitigating climate change: a planned strategy or a learning curve? 

    Bennadji, Amar (CEPT University Press http://www.plea-arch.org/, 2014-12-16)
    BENNADJI, A. 2014. The UK's experience in mitigating climate change: a planned strategy or a learning curve? In Proceedings of the 30th International passive and low energy architecture conference (PLEA 2014): sustainable habitat for developing societies; choosing the way forward, 16-18 December 2014, Ahmedabad, India. Ahmedabad: CEPT University press [online], 3, pages 35-42. Available from: http://www.plea2014.in/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/PLEA2014_Proceedings_Vol_3.pdf
    Reducing the CO2 emission by 80% from 1990 level by 2050 is a challenging operation for the UK. This challenge has embarked the whole nation in a national exercise that involves professionals in all sectors, corporations, ...
  • Managing embodied carbon in buildings: a pareto approach. 

    Victoria, Michele Florencia; Perera, Srinath
    VICTORIA, M.F. and PERERA, S. [2018]. Managing embodied carbon in buildings: a pareto approach. Built environment project and asset management [online], (accepted). Available from: https://doi.org/10.1108/BEPAM-10-2017-0095
    Purpose: The aim of this paper is to identify the carbon intensive building elements or 'carbon hotspots' of office buildings in order to maximize the carbon reduction potential during design stages. Design/methodology/approach: ...
  • Building information modelling: a tool for diffusion of information in Nigeria. 

    Hamma-adama, Mansur; Galadima, Yukubu Kasimu; Kouider, Tahar (School of Environmental Technology, Federal University of Technology https://set.futminna.edu.ng/index.php, 2018-04-01)
    HAMMA-ADAMA, M., GALADIMA, Y.K. and KOUIDER, T. 2018. Building information modelling: a tool for diffusion of information in Nigeria. In Junaid, A.M., Adedayo, O.F., Jimoh, R.A. and Oyewobi, L.O. (eds.) Proceedings of the School of Environmental Technology international conference 2018 (SETIC 2018); contemporary issues and sustainable practices in the built environment, 10-12 April 2018, Minna, Nigeria. Minna: School of Environmental Technology, Federal University of Technology, pages 35-43.
    Building information modelling (BIM) technology has now reached maturity level in several countries around the world. The construction industry internationally is realising potential benefits of using collaborative process ...
  • Speculative urban types: a cellular automata evolutionary approach. 

    Dounas, Theodoros; Spaeth, A. Benjamin; Wu, Hao; Zhang, Chenke (CAADRIA (Organisers) http://papers.cumincad.org/cgi-bin/works/paper/caadria2017_101, 2017-04-05)
    DOUNAS, T., SPAETH, B., WU, H. and ZHANG, C. 2017. Speculative urban types: a cellular automata evolutionary approach. In Janssen, P., Loh, P., Raonic, A. and Schnabel, M.A. (eds.) Proceedings of the 22nd International conference of the Association for Computer-Aided Architectural Design Research in Asia (CAADRIA); protocols, flows and glitches, 5-8 April 2017, Suzhou, China. Hong Kong: CuminCAD [online], pages 313-323. Available from http://papers.cumincad.org/cgi-bin/works/paper/caadria2017_101
    The accelerated rate of urbanization in China is the motivator behind this paper. As a response to the observed monotonous housing developments in Suzhou Industrial Park (SIP) and elsewhere our method exploits Cellular ...
  • Creating new cities: cellular automata and social condensers. 

    Lombardi, Davide; Dounas, Theodoros; Zhang, Chenke; Wu, Hao; Yang, Chaohui (CAADRIA (Organisers) http://www.caadria.org/, 2018-05-17)
    LOMBARDI, D., DOUNAS, T. ZHANG, C., WU, H. and YANG, C. 2018. Creating new cities: cellular automata and social condensers. In Proceedings of the 23rd International conference of the Association for Computer-Aided Architectural Design Research in Asia (CAADRIA 2018); learning, prototyping and adapting, 17-19 May 2018, Beijing, China.
    This paper presents a further step of a study that is exploring the potential of applying computational strategies to design and evaluate solutions for urban development and planning in the context of contemporary China. ...
  • Universal dovetail joint: a geometric investigation. 

    Dounas, Theodoros; Spaeth, A. Benjamin (CAADRIA (Organisers) http://papers.cumincad.org/cgi-bin/works/paper/caadria2014_147, 2014-05-14)
    DOUNAS, T. and SPAETH, A.B. 2014. Universal dovetail joint: a geometric investigation. In Gu, N., Watanabe, S., Erhan, H., Hank Haesler, M., Huang, W. and Sosa, R. (eds.) Rethinking comprehensive design: speculative counterculture: Proceedings of the 19th international computer-aided architectural design research in Asia conference (CAADRIA 2014), 14-16 May 2014, Kyoto, Japan. Hong Kong: CuminCAD [online], pages 409-418. Available from: http://papers.cumincad.org/cgi-bin/works/paper/caadria2014_147
    The paper presents the geometrical investigation of a three-dimensional dovetail joint that can lead (timber) frame construction to more than two-dimensional frames; the creation of timber construction with timber members ...
  • Robotic simulation of textile as concrete reinforcement and formwork. 

    Lu, Xiao; Dounas, Theodoros; Spaeth, A. Benjamin; Bissoonauth, Chitraj; Galobardes, Isaac (CAADRIA (Organisers) http://papers.cumincad.org/cgi-bin/works/paper/caadria2017_104, 2017-04-05)
    LU, X., DOUNAS, T., SPAETH, B., BISSOONAUTH, C. and GALOBARDES, I. 2017. Robotic simulation of textile as concrete reinforcement and formwork. In Janssen, P., Loh, P., Raonic, A. and Schnabel, M.A. (eds.) Proceedings of the 22nd International conference of the Association for Computer-Aided Architectural Design Research in Asia (CAADRIA); protocols, flows and glitches, 5-8 April 2017, Suzhou, China. Hong Kong: CuminCAD [online], pages 863-872. Available from http://papers.cumincad.org/cgi-bin/works/paper/caadria2017_104
    New possibilities of concrete constructions in architecture, the traditional formwork can be gradually replaced by the use of flexible textile. At the same time textile reinforcement combined with fabric formwork, introduces ...
  • Evaluation of the thermal environment in architecture hotel of Fernand Pouillon: case of the Ziban Hotel in Biskra. 

    Zineddine, Sara; Belakehal, Azeddine; Bennadji, Amar (Faculty of Science and technology, FST, University of Biskra http://revues.univ-biskra.dz/index.php/jaest/article/view/3889, 2018-06-22)
    ZINEDDINE, S., BELAKEHAL, A. and BENNADJI, A. 2018. Evaluation of the thermal environment in architecture hotel of Fernand Pouillon: case of the Ziban Hotel in Biskra. Journal of applied engineering science and technology [online], 4(2), pages 143-148. Available from: http://revues.univ-biskra.dz/index.php/jaest/article/view/3889
    The main objective of this study is to evaluate the impact of the orientation on the thermal environment in the works of Fernand Pouillon and its role in the reduction of the strong continuous and daily variations of the ...
  • Évaluations du confort lumineux et thermique dans un espace de bureau ‘transparent’ à simple et double vitrage sous un ciel clair ensoleillé. = [Evaluation of the luminous and thermal comfort in a 'transparent' office space with single and double-glazing under a sunny clear sky] 

    Mezerdi, Toufik; Belakehal, Azeddine; Bennadji, Amar (Faculty of Sciences and Technology, University of Biskra http://revues.univ-biskra.dz/index.php/jaest/article/view/3862, 2018-05-17)
    MEZERDI, T., BELAKEHAL, A. and BENNADJI, A. 2017. Évaluations du confort lumineux et thermique dans un espace de bureau ‘transparent’ à simple et double vitrage sous un ciel clair ensoleillé. Journal of applied engineering science and technology [online], 3(2), pages 97-103. Available from: http://revues.univ-biskra.dz/index.php/jaest/article/view/3862
    The main objective of this study is to evaluate the light and thermal comfort in a 'transparent' office. This last term designates a working space whose outer wall is entirely glazed by a simple transparent glazing in a ...
  • The nomenclature of geotechnical error traps as a theoretical framework for assessing financial risk in transportation infrastructure projects. 

    Amadi, Alolote; Omotayo, Temitope (University of Salford http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/43913, 2017-09-14)
    AMADI, A. and OMOTAYO, T. 2017. The nomenclature of geotechnical error traps as a theoretical framework for assessing financial risk in transportation infrastructure projects. In Proceedings of the 13th international postgraduate research conference (IPGRC), 14-15 September 2017, Salford, UK. Salford: University of Salford [online], paper ID 004, pages 403-414. Available from: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/43913
    Engineering and re-engineering issues related to ground conditions, have being consistently discussed in the technical press, as the cause of significant cost and time overruns in highway projects located in different parts ...
  • Critical success factors for Kaizen implementation in the Nigerian construction industry. 

    Omotayo, Temitope; Kulatunga, Udayangani; Bjeirmi, Bassam
    OMOTAYO, T., KULATUNGA, U. and BJEIRMI, B. [2018]. Critical success factors for Kaizen implementation in the Nigerian construction industry. International journal of productivity and performance management [online], (accepted).
    Purpose: - Kaizen in construction is a new paradigm stemming out of lean production systems. Construction companies in developing economies, such as Nigeria, have a task to innovate to liquidate in certain cases. With the ...
  • Multi-storey residential buildings and occupant's behaviour during fire evacuation in the UK: factors relevant to the development of evacuation strategies. 

    Gerges, Michael; Penn, Sholto; Moore, David R.; Boothman, Chris; Liyanage, Champika (Emerald https://doi.org/10.1108/IJBPA-08-2017-0033, 2018-05-11)
    GERGES, M., PENN, S., MOORE, D., BOOTHMAN, C. and LIYANAGE, C. 2018. Multi-storey residential buildings and occupant's behaviour during fire evacuation in the UK: factors relevant to the development of evacuation strategies. International journal of building pathology and adaptation [online], 36(3), pages 234-253. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1108/IJBPA-08-2017-0033
    Purpose – The paper aims to investigate human behaviour during fire evacuations in multistorey residential buildings through a focus on the challenges and obstacles that occupants face. Any variations in response behaviours ...
  • A risk based methodology to access the energy efficiency improvements in traditionally constructed buildings. 

    Herrera Gutierrez-Avellanosa, Daniel; Bennadji, Amar (Copernicus Publications https://doi.org/10.5194/isprsarchives-XL-5-W2-337-2013, 2013-07-22)
    HERRERA, D. and BENNADJI, A. 2013. A risk based methodology to access the energy efficiency improvements in traditionally constructed buildings. In Grussenmeyer, P. (ed.) Proceedings of the 24th international Comité International de la Photogrammétrie Architecturale (CIPA) symposium of the International Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ISPRS) and spacial information sciences 2013 [online], volume XL-5/W2, 2-6 September 2013, Strasbourg, France, pages 337.342. Göttingen: Copernicus publications. Available from: https://doi.org/10.5194/isprsarchives-XL-5-W2-337-2013
    In order to achieve the CO2 reduction targets set by the Scottish government, it will be necessary to improve the energy efficiency of existing buildings. Within the total Scottish building stock, historic and traditionally ...
  • Visual documentation process of historic building refurbishment "Improving energy efficiency by insulating wall cavity". 

    Bennadji, Amar (Copernicus Publications https://doi.org/10.5194/isprsarchives-XL-5-W2-91-2013, 2013-07-13)
    BENNADJI, A. 2013. Visual documentation process of historic building refurbishment "Improving energy efficiency by insulating wall cavity". In Grussenmeyer, P. (ed.) Proceedings of the 24th international Comité International de la Photogrammétrie Architecturale (CIPA) symposium of the International Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ISPRS) and spacial information sciences 2013 [online], volume XL-5/W2, 2-6 September 2013, Strasbourg, France, pages 91-96. Göttingen: Copernicus publications. Available from: https://doi.org/10.5194/isprsarchives-XL-5-W2-91-2013.
    The North East of Scotland's construction method is similar to most popular building typologies in the UK. This typology can vary in term of external material (Granite, brick or stone) but with a secondary, usually timber ...
  • Technology and innovation in adapting architectonic tradition aiming for a sustainable future in the Middle East. 

    Fardous, Isra'a; Bennadji, Amar (IAPS (Organisers) https://iaps-association.org/activities/conferences/, 2016-06-27)
    FARDOUS, I.S. and BENNADJI, A 2016. Technology and innovation in adapting architectonic tradition aiming for a sustainable future in the Middle East. Presented at the 24th International Association People-Environment Studies conference (IAPS 24) [online]: the human being at home, work and leisure; sustainable use and development of indoor and outdoor spaces in late modern everyday life, 27 June - 1 July 2016, Lund, Sweden. Available from: https://iaps-association.org/activities/conferences/
    This is part of PhD research questions the pervasion of the Arabic Traditional Architecture (ATA) as visual and tangible architectonic features. The study considers the adaptation of traditional features to contemporary ...
  • Technology and innovation in adapting architectonic tradition aiming for a sustainable future in the Middle East. 

    Fardous, Isra'a; Bennadji, Amar (IAPS https://iaps-association.org/publications/iaps-bulletin/, 2015-11-10)
    FARDOUS, I.S. and BENNADJI, A. 2015. Technology and innovation in adapting architectonic tradition aiming for a sustainable future in the Middle East. Bulletin of people-environmental studies [online] 43, pages 28-33. Available from: http://issuu.com/iaps-association/docs/bulletin_43_issuu
    With relation to the communities' shift in the ME from being mainly concerned of adapting and maintaining quality of life correlated with ATA, towards global trends adaptation, the presence of ATA has been a significant ...

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