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  • Spatial effects of video compression on classification in convolutional neural networks. 

    Johnston, Pamela; Elyan, Eyad; Jayne, Chrisina (IEEE, 2018-07-08)
    JOHNSTON, P., ELYAN, E. and JAYNE, C. 2018. Spatial effects of video compression on classification in convolutional neural networks. In Proceedings of the international joint neural networks conference 2018 (IJCNN), 8-13 July 2018, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
    A collection of Computer Vision application reuse pre-learned features to analyse video frame-by-frame. Those features are classically learned by Convolutional Neural Networks (CNN) trained on high quality images. However, ...
  • Symbols classifiction in engineering drawings. 

    Elyan, Eyad; Moreno Garcia, Carlos; Jayne, Chrisina (IEEE, 2018-07-08)
    ELYAN, E., MORENO GARCIA, C. and JAYNE, C. 2018. Symbols classifiction in engineering drawings. In Proceedings of the International joint neural networks conference 2018 (IJCNN), 8-13 July 2018, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
    Technical drawings are commonly used across different industries such as Oil and Gas, construction, mechanical and other types of engineering. In recent years, the digitization of these drawings is becoming increasingly ...
  • 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
    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], (accepted).
    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 ...
  • Stokes coordinates. 

    Savoye, Yann (ACM https://doi.org/10.1145/3154353.3154354, 2017-05-15)
    SAVOYE, Y. 2017. Stokes coordinates. In Proceedings of the 33rd computer graphics spring conference, 15-17 May 2017, Mikulov, Czech Republic. New York: ACM [online], article no. 5. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1145/3154353.3154354
    Cage-based structures are reduced subspace deformers enabling non-isometric stretching deformations induced by clothing or muscle bulging. In this paper, we reformulate the cage-based rigging as an incompressible Stokes ...
  • 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 ...
  • Characterization of hydroxyapatite layer on AISI 316L stainless steel. 

    Hlinka, Josef; Lasek, Stanislav; Siostrzonek, Rene; Faisal, Nadimul Haque (Tanger Ltd https://www.metal2018.com/en/proceedings-metal-2017/, 2017-01-31)
    HLINKA, J., LASEK, S., SIOSTRZONEK, R. and FAISAL, N. 2017. Characterization of hydroxyapatite layer on AISI 316L stainless steel. In Proceedings of the 26th international metallurgy and materials conference (METAL 2017), 24-26 May 2017, Brno, Czech Republic. Ostrava: Tanger Ltd [online], pages 1292-1297. Available from: https://www.metal2018.com/en/proceedings-metal-2017/
    Bioactive coatings can be divided into two main groups - organic and inorganic coatings. Hydroxyapatite (HA) is well known as one of inorganic part of mammal's bone structure and is highly recommended for use in implantology. ...
  • Urgent enquiry: what do artists do? 

    Fremantle, Chris (Robert Gordon University, 2018-03-22)
    FREMANTLE, C. 2018. Urgent enquiry: what do artists do? Presented at the 'Urgent Enquiry' seminar, 22 March 2018, Wexford, Eire.
    Presentation given at 'Urgent Enquiry' Seminar, Wexford, Eire 22 March 2018, at the invitation of a group of Public Art Officers. The presentation provides examples of artists' practices, current and historical, and relates ...
  • A comparison of inductive sensors in the characterization of partial discharges and electrical noise using the chromatic technique. 

    Ardila-Rey, Jorge Alfredo; Montaña, Johny; Albuquerque de Castro, Bruno; Schurch, Roger; Ulson, José Alfredo Covolan; Muhammad-Sukki, Firdaus; Bani, Nurul Aini (MDPI https://doi.org/10.3390/s18041021, 2018-03-29)
    ARDILA-REY, J.A., MONTANA, J., ALBUQUERQUE DE CASTRO, B., SCHURCH, R., ULSON, J.A.C., MUHAMMAD-SUKKI, F. and BANI, N.A. 2018. A comparison of inductive sensors in the characterization of partial discharges and electrical noise using the chromatic technique. Sensors [online], 18(4), article ID 1021. Available from: https://doi.org/10.3390/s18041021
    Partial discharges (PDs) are one of the most important classes of ageing processes that occur within electrical insulation. PD detection is a standardized technique to qualify the state of the insulation in electric assets ...
  • Complexity and simplicity: tensions in teaching computation to large numbers of architecture students. 

    Spaeth, A. Benjamin; Dounas, Theodoros; Kieferle, Joachim (eCAADe/University of Oulu (Organisers) http://papers.cumincad.org/cgi-bin/works/paper/ecaade2016_104, 2016-08-22)
    SPAETH, A.B., DOUNAS, T. and KIEFERLE, J. 2016. Complexity and simplicity: tensions in teaching computation to large numbers of architecture students. In Herneoja, A., Österlund, T. and Markkanen, P. (eds.) Complexity and simplicity: proceedings of the 34th education and research in computer aided architectural design in Europe conference (eCAADe) [online], volume 1, 22-26 August 2016, Oulu, Finland. Oulu: University of Oulu, pages 229-236. Available from http://papers.cumincad.org/cgi-bin/works/paper/ecaade2016_104
    This paper describes the challenges and approaches to introduce computational thinking to a large and diverse group of architecture students during an international workshop with 300 students from different cultural ...
  • Ubiquitous digital repositories in the design studio: a case study. 

    Dounas, Theodoros; Spaeth, A. Benjamin (eCAADe/University of Oulu (Organisers) http://papers.cumincad.org/cgi-bin/works/paper/ecaade2016_208, 2016-08-22)
    DOUNAS, T. and SPAETH, A.B. 2016. Ubiquitous digital repositories in the design studio - a case study. In Herneoja, A., Österlund, T. and Markkanen, P. (eds.) Complexity and simplicity: Proceedings of the 34th education and research in computer aided architectural design in Europe conference (eCAADe) [online], volume 1, 22-26 August 2016, Oulu, Finland. Oulu: eCAADe/University of Oulu, pages 241-249. Available from http://papers.cumincad.org/cgi-bin/works/paper/ecaade2016_208
    The paper investigates the usability and effect of a ubiquitous digital repository in the architectural design process. Acknowledging the post-digital era where students work with diverse media either digital or analogue, ...
  • An evaluation of sustainable construction perceptions and practices in Singapore. 

    Yin, Belle Chua Lee; Laing, Richard Alexander; Leon, Marianthi; Mabon, Leslie (Elsevier https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scs.2018.03.024, 2018-03-29)
    YIN, B.C.L., LAING, R., LEON, M. and MABON, L. 2018. An evaluation of sustainable construction perceptions and practices in Singapore. Sustainable cities and society [online], 39, pages 613-620. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scs.2018.03.024
    Environmental challenges and risks associated with climate change face all of our cities, and the construction industry has a major role to play in terms of changed practice. The Singaporean government has, over a period ...
  • The application of major road infrastructure to support and drive sustainable urban mobility. 

    Hood, Caroline; Laing, Richard Alexander; Gray, David; Napier, L.; Simpson, A.; Tait, Elizabeth (University of Victoria (Organisers) https://onlineacademiccommunity.uvic.ca/nhice/about-the-conference/, 2018-04-25)
    HOOD, C., LAING, R., GRAY, D., NAPIER, L., SIMPSON, A. and TAIT, E. 2018. The application of major road infrastructure to support and drive sustainable urban mobility. To be presented at the 1st International new horizons in green civil engineering conference 2018 (NHICE-01), 25-27 April 2018, Victoria, Canada.
    The Aberdeen Western Peripheral Route (AWPR) is a major 58km roads infrastructure project with funding partners including Transport Scotland, two local Municipal Authorities and the Scottish Futures Trust. The project aims ...
  • Polymer nanocomposites and related legal issues: an overview. 

    Karim, Md Ershadul; Munir, Abu Bakar; Muhammad-Sukki, Firdaus; Hasanuzzaman, M. (Elsevier https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-12-811033-1.00026-3, 2018-02-23)
    KARIM, M.E., MUNIR, A.B., MUHAMMAD-SUKKI, F. and HASANUZZAMAN, M. 2018. Polymer nanocomposites and related legal issues: an overview. In Hussain, C.M. and Mishra, A.K. (eds). New polymer nanocomposites for environmental remediation. Amsterdam: Elsevier [online], pages 679-698. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-12-811033-1.00026-3
    Manipulation of engineered nanomaterials (ENMs) to develop different consumer and industrial products are the preferred choice in modern day industrial production due to their unprecedented, but diversified promises and ...
  • Megaproject risk analysis and simulation: introduction. 

    Boateng, Prince; Chen, Zhen; Ogunlana, Stephen O. (Emerald http://books.emeraldinsight.com/page/detail/Megaproject-Risk-Analysis-and-Simulation/?k=9781786358318, 2017-04-28)
    BOATENG, P., CHEN, Z. and OGUNLANA, S.O. 2017. Megaproject risk analysis and simulation: introduction. In Boateng, P., Chen, Z. and Ogunlana, S.O. Megaproject risk analysis and simulation: a dynamic systems approach. Bingley: Emerald [online], chapter 1, pages 1-12. Available from: http://books.emeraldinsight.com/page/detail/Megaproject-Risk-Analysis-and-Simulation/?k=9781786358318
    Providing new knowledge on risk analysis and simulation for megaprojects, this book is essential reading for both academics and practitioners. Its focus is on technical descriptions of a newly developed dynamic systems ...
  • A comparative study of construction costs and commercial management services in the UK and China. 

    Perera, Srinath; Zhou, Lei; Udeaja, Chika; Victoria, Michele Florencia; Chen, Qijun (RICS http://www.rics.org/uk/knowledge/research/research-reports/construction-cost-and-commercial-management-services-in-the-uk-and-china-/, 2016-05-16)
    PERERA, S., ZHOU, L., UDEAJA, C., VICTORIA, M. and CHEN, Q. 2016. A comparative study of construction costs and commercial management services in the UK and China. London: RICS [online]. Available from: http://www.rics.org/uk/knowledge/research/research-reports/construction-cost-and-commercial-management-services-in-the-uk-and-china-/
    Cost and commercial management processes and practices in different parts of the world vary significantly. In the UK and the British Commonwealth these practices are mainly market oriented and matured over several centuries. ...

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