Recent Submissions

  • 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 ...
  • Building a supportive culure for sustained organisational learning in public sectors. 

    Senaratne, Sepani; Victoria, Michele Florencia (IGI Global https://doi.org/10.4018/978-1-4666-4434-2, 2013-08-31)
    SENARATNE, S. and VICTORIA, M.F. 2014. Building a supportive culure for sustained organisational learning in public sectors. In Al-Bastaki, Y. and Shajera, A. (eds). Building a competitive public sector with knowledge management strategy. Hershey, PA: ICI Global [online], chapter 5, pages 118-134. Available from: https://doi.org/10.4018/978-1-4666-4434-2
    The purpose of this chapter is to provide an approach to build a supportive organisational culture for sustained organisational learning in public sectors. Changing culture is not an easy task. It involves an in-depth ...
  • Social media in construction: an exploratory case study. 

    Perera, Srinath; Victoria, Michele Florencia; Brand, Samuel (Routledge https://www.taylorfrancis.com/books/e/9781317427889, 2017-05-05)
    PERERA, S., VICTORIA, M. and BRAND, S. 2017. Social media in construction: an exploratory case study. In Ingirige, B., Ruikar, K., Perera, S. and Obonyo, E. (eds). Advances in construction ICT and e-business. London: Routledge [online], chapter 16, pages 376-403. Available from: https://www.taylorfrancis.com/books/e/9781317427889
    Social media are considered as powerful tools to inuence people as well as businesses in a short time span. Therefore, systematic use of social media in a business environment can bring greater benets in no time. However, ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • Analysis of collaborative design and decision making through argumentation applied for pre-BIM stages. 

    Leon, Marianthi; Toniolo, Alice (WIT Press http://dx.doi.org/10.2495/BIM150191, 2015-09)
    LEON, M. and TONIOLO, A., 2015. Analysis of collaborative design and decision making through argumentation applied for pre-BIM stages. In: L. MAHJOUBI, C. A. BREBBIA and R. LAING, eds. Building Information Modelling (BIM) in Design, Construction and Operations. Southampton: WIT Press. Pp. 217-228.
    The early design stages are the most vital for the development of the design of a building project and the decisions taken during these steps are significant for the further progress of the project, regarding aspects like ...
  • Making collaboration work: application of a conceptual design stages protocol for pre-BIM stages. 

    Leon, Marianthi; Laing, Richard Alexander; Malins, Julian Paul; Salman, Huda Shakir (WIT Press http://dx.doi.org/10.2495/BIM150181, 2015-09)
    LEON, M., LAING, R., MALINS, J. and SALMAN, H., 2015. Making collaboration work: application of a conceptual design stages protocol for pre-BIM stages. In: L. MAHJOUBI, C. A. BREBBIA and R. LAING, eds. Building Information Modelling (BIM) in Design, Construction and Operations. Southampton: WIT Press. Pp. 205-216.
    This paper presents the application of a Conceptual Design Stages Protocol during feasibility stages within a multidisciplinary design team, for the purpose of bridging the gap between ideas generation and their representation ...
  • Scan to BIM: the development of a clear workflow for the incorporation of point clouds within a BIM environment. 

    Laing, Richard Alexander; Leon, Marianthi; Isaacs, John; Georgiev, D. (WIT Press http://dx.doi.org/10.2495/BIM150241, 2015-09)
    LAING, R., LEON, M., ISAACS, J. and GEORGIEV, D., 2015. Scan to BIM: the development of a clear workflow for the incorporation of point clouds within a BIM environment. In: L. MAHJOUBI, C. A. BREBBIA and R. LAING, eds. Building Information Modelling (BIM) in Design, Construction and Operations. Southampton: WIT Press. Pp. 279-289.
    The emergence in recent years of technology to support the use of data rich models within architecture has significantly aided the uptake of building information modelling. Simultaneously, there has been a rapid expansion ...
  • Urban planning and climate change mitigation: using virtual reality to support the design of a university master plan extension. 

    Bennadji, Amar; Laing, Richard Alexander; Gray, David (IGI Global http://dx.doi.org/10.4018/978-1-4666-8150-7.ch010, 2015)
    BENNADJI, A., LAING, R. and GRAY, D. 2015. Urban planning and climate change mitigation: using virtual reality to support the design of a university master plan extension. In Silva, C.N. (ed.) Emerging issues, challenges, and opportunities in urban e-planning. Hershey, PA: IGI Global [online], chapter 10, pages 210-229. Available from https://doi.org/10.4018/978-1-4666-8150-7.ch010
    The aim of the research described in this chapter is to explore the use of intelligent virtual transport modelling within the context of a case study involving the development of a university estate. Through the application ...
  • From targets to occupied low carbon homes: assessing the challenges of delivering low carbon affordable housing. 

    Musau, Filbert; Deveci, Gokay (Presses universitaires de Louvain. http://pul.uclouvain.be/en/livre/?GCOI=29303100045930, 2011-07)
    MUSAU, F. and DEVECI, G., 2011. From targets to occupied low carbon homes: assessing the challenges of delivering low carbon affordable housing. In: M. BODART and A. EVRARD, eds. Architecture and sustainable development, (Volume 2): 27th International Conference on Passive and Low Energy Architecture, pp. 261-266
    This paper investigates the challenges of achieving affordable low carbon housing in the context of the Scottish, UK, and Passivhaus Standards. It also investigates the potential for bridging the gaps between set targets ...
  • Removing barriers to BIM adoption: clients and code checking to drive changes. 

    Harty, James; Laing, Richard Alexander (Information Science Reference. http://dx.doi.org/10.4018/978-1-60566-928-1.ch024, 2010)
    HARTY, J. and LAING, R., 2010. Removing barriers to BIM adoption: clients and code checking to drive changes. In: J. UNDERWOOD and U. ISIKDAG, eds. Handbook of research on building information modeling and construction informatics: concepts and technologies. Hershey, PA: Information Science Reference. Pp. 546-560.
    Building information modelling (BIM) is not only an authoring tool for architects and engineers, but also for all stakeholders in the building programme procurement process. Analysis tools like code checking of building ...
  • Engineering assessment made easy: the 'Energysave' approach. 

    Bouchlagem, N. M.; Holmes, M.; Loveday, D.; Bennadji, Amar (Univesity of Salford, School of the Built Environment, 2005)
    BOUCHLAGHEM, N. M., HOLMES, M., LOVEDAY, D. and BENNADJI, A., 2005. Engineering assessment made easy: the ‘Energysave’ approach. In: nD modelling roadmap: a vision for nD-enabled construction. Salford: University of Salford, School of the Built Environment. pp. 62-69.
    Whilst naturally ventilated buildings are currently considered to be the ideal solution to low energy design there remain a large proportion of buildings for which air conditioning offers the only practical solution. This ...