Recent Submissions

  • Analysis of collaborative design and decision making through argumentation applied for pre-BIM stages. 

    Leon, Marianthi; Toniolo, A. (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: C. N. SILVA, ed. Emerging issues, challenges, and opportunities in urban e-planning. Pp. 210-229.
    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 ...

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