Recent Submissions

  • A quest needs for building information modelling tools training in a developing nation. 

    Hamma-adama, Mansur; Kouider, Tahar (Robert Gordon University https://www.ulster.ac.uk/conference/icat-2018, 2018-06-14)
    HAMMA-ADAMA, M. and KOUIDER, T. 2018. A quest needs for building information modelling tools training in a developing nation. In Kouider, T. and Alexander, G. (eds.) Proceedings of the 7th International congress of architectural technology (ICAT); architectural technology at the interfaces, 14-16 June 2018, Belfast, UK. Aberdeen: Robert Gordon University, pages 87-105.
    Computer Aided Design software and their kind are generally considered as Building Information Modelling (BIM) tools; moreover, the sophistication level of one in use may determine the BIM maturity level. Education and ...
  • Developing and embedding a BIM curriculum in build environment courses, the RGU experience. 

    Kouider, Tahar; Salman, Huda Shakir; Paterson, Graham J. (Robert Gordon University https://www.ulster.ac.uk/conference/icat-2018, 2018-06-14)
    KOUIDER, T., SALMAN, H. and PATERSON, G. 2018. Developing and embedding a BIM curriculum in build environment courses, the RGU experience. In Kouider, T. and Alexander, G. (eds.) Proceedings of the 7th International congress of architectural technology (ICAT); architectural technology at the interfaces, 14-16 June 2018, Belfast, UK. Aberdeen: Robert Gordon University, pages 155-172.
    Among The ambitions regarding BIM uptake across the built environment sector in the UK and arguably beyond may be tempered by a realpolitik shaped in part by interactions between Higher Education (HE) and professional ...
  • Proceedings of the 7th International congress of architectural technology (ICAT 2018): architectural technology at the interfaces, 14-17 June 2018, Belfast, UK. 

    Kouider, Tahar; Alexander, Gareth (Robert Gordon University https://www.ulster.ac.uk/conference/icat-2018, 2018-06-14)
    KOUIDER, T. and ALEXANDER, G. (eds.) 2018. Proceedings of the 7th International congress of architectural technology (ICAT 2018): architectural technology at the interfaces, 14-17 June 2018, Belfast, UK. Aberdeen: Robert Gordon University.
    Change is constant in the modern Construction Industry: challenges grow, roles diversify, education transforms, technologies proliferate, innovations emerge and collaboration increases. Architectural technology is at the ...
  • The UK's experience in mitigating climate change: a planned strategy or a learning curve? 

    Bennadji, Amar (CEPT University Press http://www.plea-arch.org/, 2014-12-16)
    BENNADJI, A. 2014. The UK's experience in mitigating climate change: a planned strategy or a learning curve? In Proceedings of the 30th International passive and low energy architecture conference (PLEA 2014): sustainable habitat for developing societies; choosing the way forward, 16-18 December 2014, Ahmedabad, India. Ahmedabad: CEPT University press [online], 3, pages 35-42. Available from: http://www.plea2014.in/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/PLEA2014_Proceedings_Vol_3.pdf
    Reducing the CO2 emission by 80% from 1990 level by 2050 is a challenging operation for the UK. This challenge has embarked the whole nation in a national exercise that involves professionals in all sectors, corporations, ...
  • Building information modelling: a tool for diffusion of information in Nigeria. 

    Hamma-adama, Mansur; Galadima, Yukubu Kasimu; Kouider, Tahar (School of Environmental Technology, Federal University of Technology https://set.futminna.edu.ng/index.php, 2018-04-01)
    HAMMA-ADAMA, M., GALADIMA, Y.K. and KOUIDER, T. 2018. Building information modelling: a tool for diffusion of information in Nigeria. In Junaid, A.M., Adedayo, O.F., Jimoh, R.A. and Oyewobi, L.O. (eds.) Proceedings of the School of Environmental Technology international conference 2018 (SETIC 2018); contemporary issues and sustainable practices in the built environment, 10-12 April 2018, Minna, Nigeria. Minna: School of Environmental Technology, Federal University of Technology, pages 35-43.
    Building information modelling (BIM) technology has now reached maturity level in several countries around the world. The construction industry internationally is realising potential benefits of using collaborative process ...
  • Speculative urban types: a cellular automata evolutionary approach. 

    Dounas, Theodoros; Spaeth, A. Benjamin; Wu, Hao; Zhang, Chenke (CAADRIA (Organisers) http://papers.cumincad.org/cgi-bin/works/paper/caadria2017_101, 2017-04-05)
    DOUNAS, T., SPAETH, B., WU, H. and ZHANG, C. 2017. Speculative urban types: a cellular automata evolutionary approach. In Janssen, P., Loh, P., Raonic, A. and Schnabel, M.A. (eds.) Proceedings of the 22nd International conference of the Association for Computer-Aided Architectural Design Research in Asia (CAADRIA); protocols, flows and glitches, 5-8 April 2017, Suzhou, China. Hong Kong: CuminCAD [online], pages 313-323. Available from http://papers.cumincad.org/cgi-bin/works/paper/caadria2017_101
    The accelerated rate of urbanization in China is the motivator behind this paper. As a response to the observed monotonous housing developments in Suzhou Industrial Park (SIP) and elsewhere our method exploits Cellular ...
  • Creating new cities: cellular automata and social condensers. 

    Lombardi, Davide; Dounas, Theodoros; Zhang, Chenke; Wu, Hao; Yang, Chaohui (CAADRIA (Organisers) http://www.caadria.org/, 2018-05-17)
    LOMBARDI, D., DOUNAS, T. ZHANG, C., WU, H. and YANG, C. 2018. Creating new cities: cellular automata and social condensers. In Proceedings of the 23rd International conference of the Association for Computer-Aided Architectural Design Research in Asia (CAADRIA 2018); learning, prototyping and adapting, 17-19 May 2018, Beijing, China.
    This paper presents a further step of a study that is exploring the potential of applying computational strategies to design and evaluate solutions for urban development and planning in the context of contemporary China. ...
  • Universal dovetail joint: a geometric investigation. 

    Dounas, Theodoros; Spaeth, A. Benjamin (CAADRIA (Organisers) http://papers.cumincad.org/cgi-bin/works/paper/caadria2014_147, 2014-05-14)
    DOUNAS, T. and SPAETH, A.B. 2014. Universal dovetail joint: a geometric investigation. In Gu, N., Watanabe, S., Erhan, H., Hank Haesler, M., Huang, W. and Sosa, R. (eds.) Rethinking comprehensive design: speculative counterculture: Proceedings of the 19th international computer-aided architectural design research in Asia conference (CAADRIA 2014), 14-16 May 2014, Kyoto, Japan. Hong Kong: CuminCAD [online], pages 409-418. Available from: http://papers.cumincad.org/cgi-bin/works/paper/caadria2014_147
    The paper presents the geometrical investigation of a three-dimensional dovetail joint that can lead (timber) frame construction to more than two-dimensional frames; the creation of timber construction with timber members ...
  • Robotic simulation of textile as concrete reinforcement and formwork. 

    Lu, Xiao; Dounas, Theodoros; Spaeth, A. Benjamin; Bissoonauth, Chitraj; Galobardes, Isaac (CAADRIA (Organisers) http://papers.cumincad.org/cgi-bin/works/paper/caadria2017_104, 2017-04-05)
    LU, X., DOUNAS, T., SPAETH, B., BISSOONAUTH, C. and GALOBARDES, I. 2017. Robotic simulation of textile as concrete reinforcement and formwork. In Janssen, P., Loh, P., Raonic, A. and Schnabel, M.A. (eds.) Proceedings of the 22nd International conference of the Association for Computer-Aided Architectural Design Research in Asia (CAADRIA); protocols, flows and glitches, 5-8 April 2017, Suzhou, China. Hong Kong: CuminCAD [online], pages 863-872. Available from http://papers.cumincad.org/cgi-bin/works/paper/caadria2017_104
    New possibilities of concrete constructions in architecture, the traditional formwork can be gradually replaced by the use of flexible textile. At the same time textile reinforcement combined with fabric formwork, introduces ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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, ...
  • 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 ...
  • An elemental approach for predicting embodied carbon on office buildings. 

    Victoria, Michele Florencia; Perera, Srinath (Construction Industry Council/Hong Kong Green Building Council Limited https://www.hkgbc.org.hk/eng/publication.aspx, 2017-05-31)
    VICTORIA, M. and PERERA, S. 2017. An elemental approach for predicting embodied carbon on office buildings. In Proceedings for the World sustainable built environment conference 2017 (WSBE17 Hong Kong); transforming our built environment through innovation and integration: putting ideas into action, 5-7 June 2017, Hong Kong. Hong Kong: Construction Industry Council/Hong Kong Green Building Council [online], pages 522-527. Available from: https://www.hkgbc.org.hk/eng/publication.aspx
    Embodied Carbon (EC) in buildings is increasingly becoming an important factor in carbon management. There are numerous tools and methods to estimate EC right from the beginning of a construction project. However, each ...
  • Analysis and visualization of the new architectural spatiality: light and sound topologies in museums. 

    Saraoui, Selma; Belakehal, Azeddine; Attar, Abdelghani; Bennadji, Amar (ZEMCH Network https://msd.unimelb.edu.au/ebooks/ZEMCH-2018-Conference-Proceedings/, 2018-01-31)
    SARAOUI, S., BELAKEHAL, A., ATTAR, A. and BENNADJI, A. 2018. Analysis and visualization of the new architectural spatiality: light and sound topologies in museums. In Chau, H.-W. and Hentschke, C. dos S. (eds.) Proceedings of the 7th international zero energy mass customer home conference 2018 (ZEMCH 2018), 29 January - 1 February 2018, Melbuourne, Australia. Melbourne: ZEMCH Network [online], pages 89-105. Available from: https://msd.unimelb.edu.au/ebooks/ZEMCH 2018 Conference Proceedings (20170123).pdf
    This work aims at demonstrating that like geometry or anthropology, topology can offer the architectural space a new form of dimensioning and spatiality, this would amount to a participation of daylight and sound ambiences. ...
  • Dense urban typologies and the game of life: evolving cellular automata. 

    Dounas, Theodoros; Spaeth, A. Benjamin; Wu, Hao; Zhang, Chenke (Istanbul Technical University http://caadfutures2017.itu.edu.tr/, 2017-07-12)
    DOUNAS, T., SPAETH, A.B., WU, H. and ZHANG, C. 2017. Dense urban typologies and the game of life: evolving cellular automata. In Çağdaş, G., Özkar, M., Gül, L.F. and Gürer, E. (eds.) Proceedings of the 17th international conference on computer aided architectural design futures (CAADFutures 2017): future trajectories of computation in design, 12-14 July 2017, Istanbul, Turkey. Istanbul: Istanbul Technical University [online], pages 648-666. Available from: http://caadfutures2017.itu.edu.tr/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/CAADFutures2017_Proceedings-updated-20092017.pdf
    The ongoing rate of urbanization in China is the motivator behind this paper. As a response to the observed monotonous housing developments in Suzhou Industrial Park (SIP) and elsewhere, our method exploits Cellular Automata ...
  • 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 ...

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