Recent Submissions

  • Towards computational dialogue types for BIM collaborative design: an initial study. 

    Toniolo, Alice; Leon, Marianthi (CEUR Workshop Proceedings http://ceur-ws.org/Vol-2012/, 2017-11-16)
    TONIOLO, A. and LEON, M. 2017. Towards computational dialogue types for BIM collaborative design: an initial study. In Bistarelli, S., Giacomin, M. and Pazienza, A. (eds). Proceedings of the 1st advances in argumentation in artificial intelligence workshop (AI^3 2017), 16-17 November 2017, Bari, Italy. Bari: CEUR Workshop Proceedings [online], pages 79-84. Available from: http://ceur-ws.org/Vol-2012/AI3-2017_paper_8.pdf
    Collaborative design is an iterative process of selecting and evaluating solutions under potentially conflicting requirements, a concept central to Building Information Modelling (BIM) implementation. Previous research has ...
  • A pragmatic approach for embodied carbon estimating in buildings. 

    Victoria, Michele Florencia; Perera, Srinath; Davies, Alan (DIST http://sbe16torino.org/, 2016-02-18)
    VICTORIA, M., PERERA, S. and DAVIES, A. 2016. A pragmatic approach for embodied carbon estimating in buildings. In newDist: proceedings of sustainable built environment (SBE16): towards post-carbon cities, 18-19 February 2016, Torino, Italy. Torino: DIST [online], pages 470-480. Available from: http://sbe16torino.org/downloads/SBE16TO_proceedings.pdf
    Embodied Carbon (EC) estimating is driven by the development of Inventory of Carbon and Energy (ICE) in 2008 along with the initial information paper of Royal Institution of Chatered Surveyors (RICS) on the methodology to ...
  • Developing a framework for selection of sustainable materials based on the embedded energy for building construction. 

    Senarath, S. B. R.; Chandrathilake, S. R.; Victoria, Michele Florencia (Ceylon Insitute of Builders (CIOB) http://2016.ciobwcs.com/past-symposiums/, 2013-06-14)
    SENARATH, S.B.R., CHANDRATHILAKE, S.R. and VICTORIA, M.F. 2013. Developing a framework for selection of sustainable materials based on the embedded energy for building construction. In Sandanayake, Y.G. and Fernando, N. G (eds). Proceedings of the 2nd world construction symposium 2013: socio-economic sustainability in construction: practice, policy and research, 14-15 June 2013, Colombo, Sri Lanka. Colombo: Ceylon Institute of Builders [online], pages 150-169. Available from: https://2016.ciobwcs.com/downloads/pastsymposiums/2013/proceedings.pdf
    Material selection in conventional construction projects concentrate on various criteria. However, sustainable construction must take into account of embodied energy of materials during material selection which is rarely ...
  • Carbon and cost critical elements of office buildings: a case study. 

    Victoria, Michele Florencia; Perera, Srinath; Davies, Alan; Fernando, Nirodha (Ceylon Insitute of Builders (CIOB) http://2016.ciobwcs.com/past-symposiums/, 2016-07-29)
    VICTORIA, M., PERERA, S., DAVIES, A. and FERNANDO, N. 2016. Carbon and cost critical elements of office buildings: a case study. In Sandanayake, Y.G., Karunasena, G.I. and Ramachandra, T. (eds). Proceedings of the 5th world construction symposium 2016: greening environment, eco-innovations and entrepreneurship, 29-31 July 2016, Colombo, Sri Lanka. Colombo: Ceylon Institute of Builders [online], pages 106-114. Available from: https://2016.ciobwcs.com/downloads/pastsymposiums/2016/proceedings.pdf
    Buildings emit two types of carbon (and greenhouse gases) namely Operational Carbon (OC) and Embodied Carbon (EC). Operational carbon is regulated in the UK as it contributed up to 70-80% of total emissions. On the other ...
  • Design economics for dual currency management in construction projects. 

    Victoria, Michele Florencia; Perera, Srinath; Davies, Alan (RICS http://www.rics.org/uk/knowledge/research/conference-papers/design-economics-for-dual-currency-management-in-construction-projects/, 2016-08-16)
    VICTORIA, M., PERERA, S. and DAVIES, A. 2016. Design economics for dual currency management in construction projects. In Proceedings of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors construction, building and real estate research conference 2016 (RICS COBRA 2016), 20-22 September 2016, Toronto, Canada. London: RICS [online]. Available from: http://www.rics.org/uk/knowledge/research/conference-papers/design-economics-for-dual-currency-management-in-construction-projects/
    This paper reviews the literature on design economics and deduce relationships between Capital Cost (CC) and design variables; and initial Embodied Carbon (EC) and design variables by collecting data of 10 office buildings ...
  • Construction cost and commercial management system in the UK and China: professional body and business comparison. 

    Perera, Srinath; Zhou, Lei; Victoria, Michele Florencia (RICS http://www.rics.org/uk/knowledge/research/conference-papers/construction-cost-and-commercial-management-system-in-the-uk-and-china-/, 2016-08-16)
    PERERA, S., ZHOU, L. and VICTORIA, M. 2016. Construction cost and commercial management system in the UK and China: professional body and business comparison. In Proceedings of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors construction, building and real estate research conference 2016 (RICS COBRA 2016), 20-22 September 2016, Toronto, Canada. London: RICS [online]. Available from: http://www.rics.org/uk/knowledge/research/conference-papers/construction-cost-and-commercial-management-system-in-the-uk-and-china-/
    This paper looks at the construction cost and commercial management system comparisons in UK and China. Cost and commercial management processes and practices in different parts of the world vary significantly. UK-China ...
  • Development of an urban as-built model: the case study of Aberdeen. 

    Leon, Marianthi; Laing, Richard Alexander; Loveday, Jake; McClean, David; Beattie, Sandy (Heriot-Watt University https://doi.org/10.24928/JC3-2017/0141, 2017-07-04)
    LEON, M., LAING, R., LOVEDAY, J., MCCLEAN, D. and BEATTIE, S. 2017. Development of an urban as-built model: the case study of Aberdeen. In Bosche, F., Brilakis, I. and Sacks, R. (eds). Lean and computing in construction congress 2017 (LC3) [online], vol 1: proceedings of the joint computing in construction conference (JC3), 4-7 July 2017, Heraklion, Greece. Edinburgh: Heriot-Watt University, pages 525-532. Available from: https://doi.org/10.24928/JC3-2017/0141
    This paper is focusing on the local strategic development plan for the city of Aberdeen, UK, and examines the initiation of applying a regeneration plan to the city centre. For that purpose, Aberdeen City Council commissioned ...
  • Dialogue types for collaborative design. 

    Leon, Marianthi; Toniolo, Alice (Heriot-Watt University https://doi.org/10.24928/JC3-2017/0078, 2017-07-04)
    LEON, M. and TONIOLO, A. 2017. Dialogue types for collaborative design. In Bosche, F., Brilakis, I. and Sacks, R. (eds). Lean and computing in construction congress 2017 (LC3) [online], vol 1: proceedings of the joint computing in construction conference (JC3), 4-7 July 2017, Heraklion, Greece. Edinburgh: Heriot-Watt University, pages 767-774. Available from: https://doi.org/10.24928/JC3-2017/0078
    Collaborative design is an iterative process of selecting and evaluating solutions in the presence of several potentially conflicting requirements dictated by different professional expertise and preferences, a concept ...
  • Estimating embodied carbon: a dual currency approach. 

    Victoria, Michele Florencia; Perera, Srinath; Zhou, Lei; Davies, Alan (CRC Press (member of Taylor & Francis) https://www.crcpress.com/9781138028982, 2015-10-07)
    VICTORIA, M.F., PERERA, S., ZHOU, L. and DAVIES, A. 2015. Estimating embodied carbon: a dual currency approach. In Wilkinson, S.P., Xia, J. and Chen, B. (eds). Sustainable buildings and structures: proceedings of the 1st international conference on sustainable buildings and structures, 29 October - 1 November 2015, Suzhou, China. Florida: CRC Press [online], chapter 31, pages 223-230. Available from: https://www.crcpress.com/9781138028982
    Embodied carbon (EC) estimating is a growing area of research. EC estimating is evolving since the recent past, thus, undergoing several criticisms. On the other hand, there is a lack of interest among industry practitioners ...
  • Developing an early design stage embodied carbon prediction model: a case study. 

    Victoria, Michele Florencia; Perera, Srinath; Davies, Alan (ARCOM http://www.arcom.ac.uk/abstracts-results.php?s=31st Annual ARCOM Conference&b=b, 2015-09-07)
    VICTORIA, M., PERERA, S. and DAVIES, A. 2015. Developing an early design stage embodied carbon prediction model: a case study. In Raiden, A. and Aboagye-Nimo, E. (eds). Proceedings of the 31st annual Association of Researchers in Construction Management confernce (ARCOM), 7-9 September 2015, Lincoln, UK. Lincoln: ARCOM [online], pages 267-276. Available from: http://www.arcom.ac.uk/-docs/proceedings/ff96343816e3a48d472a039e584fb584.pdf
    The focus of carbon management has shifted from operational carbon towards Embodied Carbon (EC) as a result of zero carbon agenda. Even though effort is made to quantify EC in detail design stage and choose the best solution ...
  • Use of social media in construction industry: a case study. 

    Perera, Srinath; Victoria, Michele Florencia; Brand, Samuel (IBEA Publications http://www.irbnet.de/daten/iconda/CIB_DC28849.pdf, 2015-11-23)
    PERERA, S., VICTORIA, M.F. and BRAND, S. 2015. Use of social media in construction industry: a case study. In Proceedings of International Council for Building joint sypmposium 2015 (CIB2015): 'Going North for sustainability': leveraging knowledge and innovation for sustainable and development, 23-25 November 2015, London, UK. London: IBEA [online], pages 462-473. Available from: http://www.irbnet.de/daten/iconda/CIB_DC28892.pdf
    Social media evolved in the early 2000's with the birth of Facebook and Flickr in 2004. It is hard to ignore the current influence of social media upon modern lifestyle with the continuous development of many social media ...
  • Re-thinking post-contract cost controlling techniques in the Nigerian construction industry. 

    Omotayo, Temitope; Kulatunga, Udayangani (University of Moratuwa/Ceylon Institute of Builders http://www.becon.mrt.ac.lk/index.php/17-news-events/145-the-5th-world-construction-symposium-co-organised-by-department-of-building-economics, 2016-07-29)
    OMOTAYO, T.S. and KULATUNGA, U. 2017. Re-thinking post-contract cost controlling techniques in the Nigerian construction industry. In Sandanayake, Y.G., Karunasena, G.I. and Ramachandra, T. Proceedings of the 5th world construction symposium 2016: greening environment, eco-innovations and entrepreneurship, 29-31 July 2016, Colombo, Sri Lanka. Colombo: University of Moratuwa [online], pages 380-388. Available from: http://www.becon.mrt.ac.lk/images/CIOB-2016/proceedings.pdf
    The challenges of cost and time overruns, construction disputes and client dissatisfaction have plagued the construction industry in Nigeria. This may be as a result of the approaches used in monitoring construction costs. ...
  • The widening knowledge gap in the built environment of developed and developing nations: lean and offsite construction in Nigeria and the UK. 

    Omotayo, Temitope; Keraminiyage, Kaushal (University of Salford http://www.irbnet.de/daten/iconda/CIB_DC27738.pdf, 2014-05-04)
    OMOTAYO, T. and KERAMINIYAGE, K. 2014. The widening knowledge gap in the built environment of developed and developing nations: lean and offsite construction in Nigeria and the UK. In Amaratunga, D., Haigh, R., Ruddock, L., Keraminiyage, K., Kulatunga, U. and Pathirage, C. (eds). Proceedings of the international conference on construction in a changing world, 4-7 May 2014, Kandalama, Sri Lanka. Salford: University of Salford. Held on ICONDA CIBlibrary [online]. Available from: http://www.irbnet.de/daten/iconda/CIB_DC27738.pdf
    This paper assessed the knowledge divide between the UK and Nigeria construction industries in the area of lean and offsite construction. This study utilized literature review as a method of determining the extent to which ...
  • The need for Kaizen costing in indigenous Nigerian construction firms. 

    Omotayo, Temitope; Kulatunga, Udayangani (University of Salford http://www.irbnet.de/daten/iconda/CIB_DC28781.pdf, 2015-06-10)
    OMOTAYO, T. and KULATUNGA, U. 2015. The need for Kaizen costing in indigenous Nigerian construction firms. In Proceedings of the 12th international post-graduate research conference (IPGRC15), 10-12 June 2015, Salford, UK. Salford: University of Salford, ID 045, pages 587-596. Held on ICONDA CIBlibrary [online]. Available from: http://www.irbnet.de/daten/iconda/CIB_DC28781.pdf
    The application of adequate cost management methods and techniques before and during construction activities is a major determinant of project success. Construction cost management methods such as target costing, life cycle ...
  • Positioning cost overrun research in the philosophical debate: a case for critical realism. 

    Amadi, A.; Omotayo, Temitope (University of Salford http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/43913, 2017-09-14)
    AMADI, A. and OMOTAYO, T. 2017. Positioning cost overrun research in the philosophical debate: a case for critical realism. In Proceedings of the 13th international postgraduate research conference, 14-15 September 2017, Salford, UK. Salford: University of Salford [online], ID 005, pages 308-316. Available from: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/43913
    Construction management research, as a form of social research is confronted with the fundamental paradigmic dilemma of determining a core philosophical orientation, to be considered adequate and best suited to enquiry ...
  • Exploring visual asset management collaboration: learning from the oil and gas sector. 

    Leon, Marianthi; Ahiaga-Dagbui, Dominic D.; Fleming, Claire; Laing, Richard Alexander (ARCOM http://www.arcom.ac.uk/abstracts-results.php?s=33rd Annual ARCOM Conference&b=b, 2017-09-04)
    LEON, M., AHIAGA-DAGBUI, D., FLEMING, C. and LAING, R. 2017. Exploring visual asset management collaboration: learning from the oil and gas sector. Presented at the 33rd Association of Researchers in Construction Management (ARCOM) annual conference, 4-6 September 2017, Cambridge, UK. Cambridge: ARCOM [online], pages 765-774. Available from: http://www.arcom.ac.uk/-docs/proceedings/5f524baa70ec1d0c7cdfafec96acc7e9.pdf
    Visual Asset Management (VAM) is defined as a visual, collaborative and cloud-based database application for project sharing, viewing, delivery, operation and maintenance. VAM provides a platform that contains multiple ...
  • A comparative study between digital and scale model simulations of a luminous environment under a sunny clear sky. 

    Mezerdi, Toufik; Belakehal, Azeddine; Bennadji, Amar (NCEUB (Network for Comfort and Energy Use in Buildings) www.plea2017.net, 2017-07-02)
    MEZERDI, T., BELAKEHAL, A. and BENNADJI, A. 2017. A comparative study between digital and scale model simulations of a luminous environment under a sunny clear sky. In Proceedings of the 33rd passive low energy architecture international conference (PLEA 2017): design to thrive [online], 2-5 July 2017, Edinburgh: UK. Edinburgh: NCEUB, Vol 2, pages 3301-3308. Available from: https://plea2017.net/wp-content/themes/plea2017/docs/PLEA2017_proceedings_volume_II.pdf
    When comparing ditital simulations with experimental field measurements, we often find references associated with a large margin of uncertainty. In other words, to what degree do the results come close to the real situations ...
  • Impact of technology and innovation on adaptation of architectonic tradition for a sustainable future in the Middle East. 

    Fardous, Isra'a; Bennadji, Amar (NCEUB (Network for Comfort and Energy Use in Buildings) www.plea2017.net, 2017-07-02)
    FARDOUS, I. and BENNADJI, A. 2017. Impact of technology and innovation on adaptation of architectonic tradition for a sustainable future in the Middle East. In Proceedings of the 33rd passive low energy architecture international conference (PLEA 2017): design to thrive [online], 2-5 July 2017, Edinburgh: UK. Edinburgh: NCEUB, Vol 1, pages 1069-1075. Available from: https://plea2017.net/wp-content/themes/plea2017/docs/PLEA2017_proceedings_volume_I.pdf
    The proposed study seeks to establish whether the community is in favour of environmental traditional architecture despite the increase of modern architecture and its subsequent benefits such as indoor thermal comfort. ...
  • Coping with discomfort at home and its effect on the internal climate: the case of traditional Scottish buildings before and after a retrofit. 

    Herrera Gutierrez-Avellanosa, Daniel; Bennadji, Amar (NCEUB (Network for Comfort and Energy Use in Buildings) www.plea2017.net, 2017-07-02)
    HERRERA, D. and BENNADJI, A. 2017. Coping with discomfort at home and its effect on the internal climate: the case of traditional Scottish buildings before and after a retrofit. In Proceedings of the 33rd passive low energy architecture international conference (PLEA 2017): design to thrive [online], 2-5 July 2017, Edinburgh: UK. Edinburgh: NCEUB, Vol 1, pages 1069-1075. Available from: https://plea2017.net/wp-content/themes/plea2017/docs/PLEA2017_proceedings_volume_I.pdf
    This study investigates the relationship between users and internal climate in traditional buildings. Built upon principles of social practice theory, the results presented here compare and contrast occupants's daily ...
  • UK government's household energy efficiency incentives and social housing organizations' perspective on energy efficiency retrofit. 

    Paneru, Suraj; Bennadji, Amar; Moore, David (NCEUB (Network for Comfort and Energy Use in Buildings) www.plea2017.net, 2017-07-02)
    PANERU, S., BENNADJI, A. and MOORE, D. 2017. UK government's household energy efficiency incentives and social housing organizations' perspective on energy efficiency retrofit. In Proceedings of the 33rd passive low energy architecture international conference (PLEA 2017): design to thrive [online], 2-5 July 2017, Edinburgh: UK. Edinburgh: NCEUB, Vol 2, pages 2640-2647. Available from: https://plea2017.net/wp-content/themes/plea2017/docs/PLEA2017_proceedings_volume_II.pdf
    The research looked at Social Housing organization's (SHO) perspective on energy efficiency retrofit criteria/benefits. Using Analytic Hierarchy Process (AHP) based questionnaire, research looked at importance given by SHO ...

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