Recent Submissions

  • 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 ...
  • Traditional architecture to enhance occupants' well-being for a sustainable future in the Middle East. 

    Fardous, I.S.; Bennadji, Amar (Green Lines Institute, 2016-07-07)
    FARDOUS, I.S. and BENNADJI, A. 2015. Traditional architecture to enhance occupants' well-being for a sustainable future in the Middle East. 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 2015, Lisbon, Portugal. Barcelos: Green Lines Institute.
    This paper is part of PhD research questioning to what extent modern adaptations to traditional architecture can affect occupants' well-being by modulating temperature and relative humidity. The research aims to assess ...
  • Skills development for retrofitting a historic listed building in Scotland. 

    Abdel-Wahab, Mohamed; Bennadji, Amar (OUP https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ijlct/ctt043, 2013-06-19)
    ABDEL-WAHAB, M. and BENNADJI, A. 2013. Skills development for retrofitting a historic listed building in Scotland. International journal of low-carbon technologies [online], 10(4), pages 347-353. Available from: https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ijlct/ctt043
    With the current aim for a low carbon economy in Scotland, it becomes imperative to ensure that there are adequate workforce skills available to support meeting this aspiration. As such, the Scottish Government has developed ...
  • An online collaborative tool for sustainable design. 

    Bennadji, Amar; Ahriz, Hatem; Belakehal, Azeddine (WREN, 2005-05-22)
    BENNADJI, A., AHRIZ, H. and BELAKEHAL, A. 2005. An online collaborative tool for sustainable design. In the Proceedings of the world renewable energy congress (WREC 2005), 22-25 May 2005, Aberdeen, UK. Brighton: WREN.
    One of the most important aspects a design team needs to consider fairly early on is that of energy saving, cost, thermal comfort and the effect on the environment in terms of CO2 emissions. This paper presents an online ...
  • Material resources optimization for sustainable construction in Nigeria. 

    Garba, Adbulhakeem; Olaleye, Y. O.; Jibrin, N. S. (CIB http://www.irbnet.de/daten/iconda/CIB_DC28781.pdf, 2015-06-10)
    GARBA, A., OLALEYE, Y.O. and JIBRIN, N.S. 2015. Material resources optimization for sustainable construction in Nigeria. In Proceedings of the 12th international post-graduate research conference, 10-12 June 2015, Media City Salford. Rotterdam : CIB [online], ID 071, pages 824-834. Available from: http://www.irbnet.de/daten/iconda/CIB_DC28781.pdf
    The aim of this paper is to examine the ways by which construction material resources can be optimised towards sustainable material resource preservation. Material waste in construction contributes approximately 30-35% ...
  • Bilateral central core and an expernal envelope and its impact on the thermal envelope and its impact on the thermal behaviour of individual self-construction housing in the city of Biskra. 

    Wafia, Merzougui; Azeddine, Belakehal; Bennadji, Amar (Elsevier https://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.proenv.2016.04.029, 2016-05-07)
    WAFIA, M., AZEDDINE, B. and BENNADJI, A. 2016. Bilateral central core and an expernal envelope and its impact on the thermal envelope and its impact on the thermal behaviour of individual self-construction housing in the city of Biskra. Procedia environmental sciences [online], 34, pages 328-335. Available from: https://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.proenv.2016.04.029.
    The essence of architectural design rests upon in kind of manipulation between dualism central core and external envelope of any architectural composition; there are some compositions that are concerned with the external ...
  • SME's and level 2 BIM, the way forward. 

    Mellon, Stephanie; Kouider, Tahar (University of Alicante http://hdl.handle.net/10045/55253, 2016-05-31)
    MELLON, S. and KOUIDER, T. 2016. SME's and level 2 BIM, the way forward. In Galiano Garrigos, A. and Kouider, T. (eds.), the Proceedings of the 6th international congress of architectural technology (ICAT 2016), Healthy buildings: innovation, design and technology, 12-14 May 2016, Alicante, Spain. Alicante: University of Alicante [online], pages 121-135. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/10045/55253
    The UK construction industry comprises a very high proportion of SMEs that is companies employing up to 250. A Department for Business, Innovation and Skills research paper, found that SMEs had a 71.2% share of work in the ...
  • Architectural technology and the BIM acronym 3: getting to grips with BIM. 

    Kouider, Tahar; Paterson, Graham J.; Harty, James (University of Alicante http://hdl.handle.net/10045/55252, 2016-05-31)
    KOUIDER, T., PATERSON, G. and HARTY, J. 2016. Architectural technology and the BIM acronym 3: getting to grips with BIM. In Galiano Garrigos, A. and Kouider, T. (eds.), the Proceedings of the 6th international congress of architectural technology (ICAT 2016), Healthy buildings: innovation, design and technology, 12-14 May 2016, Alicante, Spain. Alicante: University of Alicante [online], pages 95-119. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/10045/55252
    Among Small and Medium Sized Enterprises (SMEs) in particular, the UK Government's ambitions regarding BIM uptake and diffusion across the construction sector may be tempered by a realpolitik shaped in part by interactions ...
  • The conservation of our built heritage, in particular statues in Aberdeen, evaluated through a social and historical context and their impact, through the use of 3D scanning. 

    Shaw, Andrew; Leon, Marianthi; Scott, Jonathan R. (University of Alicante http://hdl.handle.net/10045/55251, 2016-05-31)
    SHAW, A., LEON, M. and SCOTT, J. 2016. The conservation of our built heritage, in particular statues in Aberdeen, evaluated through a social and historical context and their impact, through the use of 3D scanning. In Galiano Garrigos, A. and Kouider, T. (eds.), the Proceedings of the 6th international congress of architectural technology (ICAT 2016), Healthy buildings: innovation, design and technology, 12-14 May 2016, Alicante, Spain. Alicante: University of Alicante [online], pages 67-94. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/10045/55251
    Cultural heritage sites all over the world are at risk due to aggressive urban expansion, development, wars and general obsolescence. Not all objects are recorded in detail although they may have social and historical ...
  • The big BIM battle: BIM adoption in the UK for large and small companies. 

    Loveday, Jake; Kouider, Tahar; Scott, Jonathan R. (University of Alicante http://hdl.handle.net/10045/55250, 2016-05-31)
    LOVEDAY, J., KOUIDER, T. and SCOTT, J. 2016. The big BIM battle: BIM adoption in the UK for large and small companies. In Galiano Garrigos, A. and Kouider, T. (eds.), the Proceedings of the 6th international congress of architectural technology (ICAT 2016), Healthy buildings: innovation, design and technology, 12-14 May 2016, Alicante, Spain. Alicante: University of Alicante [online], pages 53-67. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/10045/55250
    As BIM adoption continues, the goal of a totally collaborative model with multiple contributors is attainable. Many initiatives such as the 2016 UK government level 2 BIM deadline are putting pressure on the construction ...
  • Shrinkage behaviour of SFRC industrial ground floors. 

    Jafarifar, Naeimeh; Sabbagh, Alireza Bagheri (University of Aberdeen, 2015-08-26)
    JAFARIFAR, N. and SABBAGH, A.B. 2015. Shrinkage behaviour of SFRC industrial ground floors. In the Proceedings of the 35th Cement and concrete science conference (CCSC35), 26-28 August 2015, Aberdeen, UK.
    Restrained shrinkage is an important issue in design of concrete industrial ground floors, although it is often overlooked. This paper studies shrinkage behaviour of a SFRC floor subjected to static racking load, through ...
  • The effect of shrinkage cracks on the load bearing capacity of steel-fibre-reinforced roller-compacted-concrete pavements. 

    Jafarifar, Naeimeh; Pilakoutas, Kypros; Bennett, Terry (Springer https://dx.doi.org/10.1617/s11527-015-0652-0, 2015-06-25)
    JAFARIFAR, N., PILAKOUTAS, K. and BENNETT, T. 2015. The effect of shrinkage cracks on the load bearing capacity of steel-fibre-reinforced roller-compacted-concrete pavements. Materials and structues [online], 49(6), pages 2329-2347. Available from: https://dx.doi.org/10.1617/s11527-015-0652-0
    This paper demonstrates the effect of shrinkage cracks on the static load bearing capacity and on the fatigue performance of RCC pavements reinforced with steel fibres recycled from post-consumer tyres, with the aid of a ...
  • Moisture transport and drying shrinkage properties of steel-fibre-reinforced-concrete. 

    Jafarifar, Naeimeh; Pilakoutas, Kypros; Bennett, Terry (Elsevier https://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.conbuildmat.2014.09.039, 2014-10-13)
    JAFARIFAR, N., PILAKOUTAS, K. and BENNETT, T. 2014. Moisture transport and drying shrinkage properties of steel-fibre-reinforced-concrete. Construction and building materials [online], 73, pages 41-50. Available from: https://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.conbuildmat.2014.09.039
    Drying shrinkage has a serious impact on the structural and durability performance of concrete pavements. Shrinkage strain development and distress can only be fully understood by knowing the moisture transport and free ...
  • Development of the "Water-specific P3 risk model": risks identified. 

    Korayem, M. I.; Ogunlana, O. Stephen; Boateng, Prince (International Council for Research and Innovation in Building and Construction (CIB), 2015-11-25)
    KORAYEM, M.I., OGUNLANA, O.S. and BOATENG, P. 2015. Development of the “Water-specific P3 risk model”: risks identified. In Proceedings of CIB2015: “Going North for sustainability”: leveraging knowledge and innovation for sustainable and development, 23-25 November 2015, London, UK.
    Risk assessment is one of the key success factors of public-private partnerships (PPP) water projects. Factors such as utility condition problems, unsustained increase in water supply requirements, socio-technical issues ...
  • (Re)presenting heritage: laser scanning and 3D visualisations for cultural resilience and community engagement. 

    Tait, Elizabeth; Laing, Richard Alexander; Grinnall, Andy; Burnett, Simon M.; Isaacs, John (SAGE https://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0165551516636306, 2016-03-11)
    TAIT, E., LAING, R., GRINNALL, A., BURNETT, S. and ISAACS, J. 2016. (Re)presenting heritage: laser scanning and 3D visualisations for cultural resilience and community engagement. Journal of information science [online], 42(3), pages 420-433. Available from: https://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0165551516636306
    Cultural heritage is increasingly being viewed as an economic asset for geographic areas who aim to capitalise in the surge in interest in local history and heritage tourism from members of the public. Digital technologies ...
  • 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, 2015-06-14)
    HERRERA GUTIERREZ-AVELLANOSA, D. and BENNADJI, A. 2015. Analysis of indoor climate and occupants' behaviour in traditional Scottish dwellings. Energy procedia [online], 78: Proceedings of the 6th international building physics conference (IBPC 2015), 14-17 June 2015, Torino, Italy, pages 639-644. Available from: https://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.egypro.2015.11.046
    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)
    PATERSON, G. and KOUIDER, T., 2015. 50 years of architectural technology. BIM Today, Issue 4, pp. 142-145.
    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, O. Stephen (Elsevier http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijproman.2015.08.007, 2015-11)
    BOATENG, P., CHEN, Z. and OGUNLANA, S. O., 2015. An analytical network process model for risks prioritization in megaprojects. International Journal of Project Management, Vol. 33 (8), pp. 1795-1811.
    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)
    AHIAGA-DAGBUI, D. D. and SMITH, S. D., 2014. Rethinking construction cost overruns: cognition, learning and estimation. Journal of Financial Management of Property and Construction, 19 (1), pp. 38-54.
    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 ...

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