Recent Submissions

  • Group decision-making for the thermal renovation of masonry buildings in Algeria. 

    Seddiki, M.; Anouche, K.; Bennadji, Amar (WIT Press https://dx.doi.org/10.2495/SC160451, 2016-07-12)
    SEDDIKI, M., ANOUCHE, K. and BENNADJI, A. 2016. Group decision-making for the thermal renovation of masonry buildings in Algeria. WIT transactions on ecology and the environment [online], 204, Proceedings of the 11th international conference on urban regeneration and sustainability (The Sustainable City XI), 12-14 July 2016, Alicante, Spain, pages 535-546. Available from: https://dx.doi.org/10.2495/SC160451
    In Algeria, the residential and tertiary sectors are the ones with the highest energy consumption making use of 34% of the total energy. The government has launched a thermal renovation program for existing buildings to ...
  • Evaluating the whole-life cost implication of revocability and disruption in office retrofit building projects. 

    Tokede, Olubukola; Ahiaga-Dagbui, Dominic D. (ARCOM http://www.arcom.ac.uk/-docs/proceedings/79dcdf9080dc459e4707ebb0684a90f2.pdf, 2016-09-05)
    TOKEDE, O. and AHIAGA-DAGBUI, D. 2016. Evaluating the whole-life cost implication of revocability and disruption in office retrofit building projects. In Chan, P.W. and Neilson, C.J. (eds) Proceedings of the 32nd annual association of researchers in construction management (ARCOM) conference, 5-7 September 2016, Manchester, UK. Manchester: ARCOM [online], pages 321-330. Available from: http://www.arcom.ac.uk/-docs/proceedings/79dcdf9080dc459e4707ebb0684a90f2.pdf
    Retrofit buildings are becoming popular in the United Kingdom as well as many parts of the advanced economies. Existing whole-life costing models have however, not proven to be robust enough to deal with building retrofit ...
  • Computer aided sustainable design. 

    Bennadji, Amar; Ahriz, Hatem; Alastair, P. (ASCAAD http://papers.cumincad.org/cgi-bin/works/Show?_id=ascaad2004_paper9&sort=DEFAULT&search=alistair%20bennadji&hits=5, 2004-12-01)
    BENNADJI, A., AHRIZ, H. and ALASTAIR, P. 2005. Computer aided sustainable design. In the Proceedings of the 1st international conference on computer aided architectural design (ASCAAD 2004): e-design ar, 22-24 February 2005, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia. Dhahran: ASCAAD [online], pages 125-135. Available from: http://papers.cumincad.org/cgi-bin/works/Show?_id=ascaad2004_paper9&sort=DEFAULT&search=alistair%20bennadji&hits=5
    One of the most important aspects architects need to consider fairly early on is that of energy saving, cost, thermal comfort and the effect on the environment in terms of CO2 emissions. At present, during the early design ...
  • Fuel poverty, UK's dilemma on climate change and Scotlan's struggle for housing energy efficiency. 

    Paneru, Suraj (Building Green Futures, 2015-09-09)
    PANERU, S. 2015. Fuel poverty, UK's dilemma on climate change and Scotland's struggle for husing energy efficiency. In the Proceedings of the 31st international PLEA conference: architecture in (r)evolution, 9-11 September 2015, Bologna, Italy.
    Recent growth of fuel poverty in Scotland suggests that UK and Scottish climate change strategies, energy policies and energy efficiency initiatives are not able to address fuel poverty related issues such as broader social ...
  • Economic assessment of biomass gasification technology in providing sustainable electricity in Nigerian rural areas. 

    Garba, Abdulhakeem; Kishk, Mohammed (SEEDS (Organisers), 2015-09-17)
    GARBA, A. and KISHK, M. 2015. Economic assessment of biomass gasification technology in providing sustainable electricity in Nigerian rural areas. In Proceedings of the international sustainable ecological engineering design for society (SEEDS) conference, 17-18 September 2015, Leeds, UK.
    Renewable Energy Technologies (RET) in general, and biomass source in particular, remains one of the means of providing sustainable electricity to rural areas in developing countries. This is because of its strategic value ...
  • Improving collaboration between academia and industry through use of the knowledge transfer partnership. 

    MacBeath, Finlay; Dignan, Michael (University of Moratuwa http://dl.lib.mrt.ac.lk/handle/123/12015/, 2016-07-29)
    MACBEATH, F. and DIGNAN, M. 2016. Improving collaboration between academia and industry through use of the knowledge transfer partnership. In Proceedings of the 5th world construction symposium 2016: greening environment, eco innovations and entrepreneurship, 29-31 July 2016, Colombo, Sri Lanka. Moratuwa, Sri Lanka: University of Moratuwa [online]. Available from: http://dl.lib.mrt.ac.lk/handle/123/12015/
    Collaboration between the construction industry and academia has always been difficult. Both sides of the equation have different wants, needs and requirements and these are seemingly at odds with each other. However, it ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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, Abdulhakeem; 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% ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • Modelling economic risks in megaproject construction: a systemic approach. 

    Boateng, Prince; Ahiaga-Dagbui, Dominic D.; Chen, Z.; Ogunlana, O. Stephen (Association of Researchers in Construction Management. http://www.arcom.ac.uk/-docs/proceedings/b908d35bed985f2d751737631e538b37.pdf, 2015-09)
    BOATENG, P., AHIAGA-DAGBUI, D. D., CHEN, Z. and OGUNLANA, S. O., 2015. Modelling economic risks in megaproject construction: a systemic approach. In: A. RAIDEN and E. ABOAGYE-NIMO, eds. Proceedings of the 31st Annual ARCOM Conference. 7-9 September 2015. Nottingham: Association of Researchers in Construction Management. Pp. 115-124.
    Megaprojects present significant economic risks to their financiers and sponsors. Factors such as inflation, cash flow issues, material and energy price hikes and change in government policies can cause such capital intensive ...
  • Spotlight on construction cost overrun research: superficial, replicative and stagnated. 

    Ahiaga-Dagbui, Dominic D.; Smith, Simon D.; Love, Peter E. D.; Ackermann, Fran (Association of Researchers in Construction Management. http://www.arcom.ac.uk/-docs/proceedings/4cbaa2ca1021ce2bc010658d11b15190.pdf, 2015-09)
    AHIAGA-DAGBUI, D. D., SMITH, S. D., LOVE, P. E. D. and ACKERMAN, F., 2015. Spotlight on construction cost overrun research: superficial, replicative and stagnated.In: A. RAIDEN and ABOAGYE-NIMO, E., eds. Proceedings of the 31st Annual ARCOM Conference. 7-9 September 2015. Lincoln: Association of Researchers in Construction Management. Pp. 863-872.
    Construction projects routinely overrun their cost estimates. A plethora of studies have thus been dedicated to investigating the root causes, sizes, distribution and nature of overruns. The causes range from a poor ...
  • Mapping relational efficiency in neuro-fuzzy hybrid cost models. 

    Tokede, Olubukola; Ahiaga-Dagbui, Dominic D.; Smith, Simon; Wamuziri, Sam (ASCE http://dx.doi.org/10.1061/9780784413517.149, 2014-05)
    TOKEDE, O., AHIAGA-DAGBUI, D.D, SMITH, S.D, and WAMUZIRI, S., 2014. Mapping relational efficiency in neuro-fuzzy hybrid cost models. In: D. CASTRO-LACOUTURE, J. IRIZARRY and ASHURI, B., eds. Construction Research Congress 2014: Construction in a Global Network. 19-21 May 2014. Reston, VA: American Society of Civil Engineers. Pp. 1458-1467.
    Significant improvements are achievable in the accuracy of cost estimates if cost models adequately incorporate issues of flexibility and uncertainty. This study evaluates the relational efficiencies of the fuzzy composition ...
  • My cost runneth over: data mining to reduce construction cost overruns. 

    Ahiaga-Dagbui, Dominic D.; Smith, Simon D. (Association of Researchers in Construction Management (ARCOM) http://www.arcom.ac.uk/-docs/proceedings/ar2013-0559-0568_Ahiaga-Dagbui_Smith.pdf, 2013-09)
    AHIAGA-DAGBUI, D. D. and SMITH, S. D., 2013. My cost runneth over: data mining to reduce construction cost overruns. In S. D. SMITH and D. D. AHIAGA-DAGBUI, eds. Proceedings 29th Annual ARCOM Conference. 2-4 September 2013. Nottingham: Association of Researchers in Construction Management (ARCOM). Pp. 559-568.
    Most construction projects overrun their budgets. Among the myriad of explanations giving for construction cost overruns is the lack of required information upon which to base accurate estimation. Much of the financial ...
  • Exploring escalation of commitment in construction project management: case study of the Scottish Parliament project. 

    Ahiaga-Dagbui, Dominic D.; Smith, Simon D. (Association of Researchers in Construction Management. http://www.arcom.ac.uk/-docs/proceedings/ar2014-0753-0762_Ahiaga-Dagbui_Smith.pdf, 2014-09)
    AHIAGA-DAGBUI, D. D. and SMITH, S. D., 2014. Exploring escalation of commitment in construction project management: case study of the Scottish Parliament project. In: A. RAIDEN and R. ABOAGYE-NIMO, eds. Proceedings 30th Annual ARCOM Conference. 1-3 September 2014. Nottingham, Association of Researchers in Construction Management. Pp. 753-762.
    Successfully managing large construction projects within defined budget and time constraints has always been a major challenge largely because crucial decisions about the project's ultimate fate have to be made within an ...

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