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  • What are the barriers and drivers toward BIM adoption in Nigeria? 

    Hamma-adama, Mansur; Kouider, Tahar
    HAMMA-ADAMA, M. and KOUIDER, T. [2019]. What are the barriers and drivers towards BIM adoption in Nigeria? In Skibniewski, M.J. and Hajdu, M. (eds.) Proceedings of the 2019 Creative construction conference (CCC 2019), 29 June – 2 July 2019, Budapest, Hungary. Budapest: Diamond Congress Ltd [online], (accepted). Available from: http://2019.creative-construction-conference.com/proceedings/
    The ‘digitalization and collaboration’ or Building Information Modelling (BIM) in the construction industry has been gaining momentum in the recent academic engagements. Despite its existence in many industries (i.e. ...
  • Macro-BIM adoption study: establishing Nigeria's BIM maturity. 

    Hamma-adama, Mansur; Kouider, Tahar
    HAMMA-ADAMA, M. and KOUIDER, T. [2019]. Macro-BIM adoption study: establishing Nigeria’s BIM maturity. In Aigbavboa, C. and Thwala, W. (eds.) The construction industry in the fourth industrial revolution: proceedings of the 11th Construction Industry Development Board (CIDB) postgraduate research conference: positioning the construction industry in the fourth industrial revolution, 28-30 July 2019, Johannesburg, South Africa. Cham: Springer [online], (accepted).
    Construction Industry in Nigeria has since required a disruptive technology to change its construction business and improve its capabilities and productivity. As an on-going research (PhD work) to developing a strategy for ...
  • BIM solutions for construction lifecycle: a myth or a tangible future? 

    Papadonikolaki, E.; Leon, Marianthi; Mahamadu, A. M. (CRC Press https://doi.org/10.1201/9780429506215, 2018-09-03)
    PAPADONIKOLAKI, E., LEON, M. and MAHAMADU, A.M. 2018. BIM solutions for construction lifecycle: a myth or a tangible future? In Karlshoj, J. and Scherer, R (eds.) eWork and ebusiness in architecture, engineering and construction: proceedings of the 12th European conference on product and process modelling 2018 (ECPPM 2018), 12-14 September 2018, Copenhagen, Denmark. Boca Raton: CRC Press, pages 321-328. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1201/9780429506215
    Building information Modelling (BIM) lies at the centre of construction industry’s interest nowadays, with a revolutionary impact on the ways that professionals work, collaborate and conduct business. The application of ...
  • A CAD-blockchain integration strategy for distributed validated digital design: connecting the blockchain. 

    Dounas, Theodoros; Lombardi, Davide (CumInCAD http://papers.cumincad....ks/paper/ecaade2018_226, 2018-09-30)
    DOUNAS, T. and LOMBARDI, D. 2018. A CAD-blockchain integration strategy for distributed validated digital design. In Kępczyńska-Walczak, A. and Bialkowski, S. (eds.) Computing for a better tomorrow: proceedings of the 36th International conference on Education and research in computer aided architectural design in Europe (eCAADe 2018), 19-21 September 2018, Lodz, Poland. Hong Kong: CumInCAD [online], Volume 1, pages 223-230. Available from: http://papers.cumincad....ks/paper/ecaade2018_226
    We present a proof of concept implementation of an integration strategy for connecting CAD with Blockchain. We explain the components of most blockchains and the value they bring to the built environment ecosystem, the ...
  • The relationships between users and daylighting design in the 20th century architectural practice. 

    Belakehal, Azeddine; Tabet Aoul, Kheira Anissa; Bennadji, Amar; Farhi, A. (Effat University (Organisers) https://www.effatuniversity.edu.sa/English, 2017-04-18)
    BELAKEHAL, A., TABET AOUL, K., BENNADJI, A. and FARHI, A. 2017. The relationships between users and daylighting design in the 20th century architectural practice. Presented at the 1st Memaryat international conference (MIC 2017): architecture of the future; challenges and visions, 18-20 April 2017, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.
    Architecture is considered a crossing field between arts and sciences that is supported by multiple, various and complex issues. Considering that architecture is a man's creation for men, this research explores human factors ...
  • Embodied carbon emissions of buildings : a case study of an apartment building in the UK. 

    Fernando, Nirodha Gayani; Ekundayo, Damilola; Victoria, Michele Florencia (CIOB (ORGANISERS), 2018-06-29)
    FERNANDO, N.G., EKUNDAYO, D.O. and VICTORIA, M.F. 2018. Embodied carbon emissions of buildings : a case study of an apartment building in the UK. Presented at the 7th World construction symposium 2018: built asset sustainability; rethinking design, construction and operations, 29 June - 01 July 2018, Colombo, Sri Lanka.
    The UK government has set a target to significantly reduce UK greenhouse gas emissions by 2050. 47% of all UK CO2 emissions are linked to the construction and operation of the built environment. Buildings emit two types ...
  • Theorizing social fear and contested urbanism of displacement, alienation and contemporary processes of political, economic and religious-induced mobility: a cross cultural study. 

    Zaman, Quazi Mahtab M.; Troiani, Igea; Altenberger, Iris; Cervera, Rosa (ORBICOM (ORGANISERS) https://www.orbicomlima2018.ulima.edu.pe/copy-of-inicio, 2018-05-08)
    ZAMAN, Q.M., TROIANI, I., ALTENBERGER, I. and CERVERA, R. 2018. Theorizing social fear and contested urbanism of displacement, alienation and contemporary processes of political, economic and religious-induced mobility: a cross cultural study. Presented at the 7th World meeting of UNESCO chairs in communication international symposium: communication, city and public space, 8-10 May 2018, Lima, Peru.
    Fear is an intrinsic human response to social insecurity and epitomises the perceived disparity in anticipation and engagement with the 'other'. Fear of other ethnic minority groups and their involvement or not in the ...
  • Low carbon building design. 

    Deveci, Gokay (ECEUB https://plea2017.net/, 2017-07-05)
    DEVECI, G. 2017. Low carbon building design. In Roaf, S., Brotas, L. and Nicol, F. (eds.) Design to thrive: legacy document of the 33rd passive and low energy architecture international conference (PLEA 2017) [online], 2-5 July 2017, Edinburgh, UK. London: NCEUB, article ID F16, pages 34-35. Available from: https://plea2017.net/wp-content/themes/plea2017/docs/PLEA2017_legacy_document.pdf
    This article forms part of a legacy document containing short overviews written by the forum leaders of 31 different topics which took place during PLEA 2017. Forum 16 provides a demonstration of the complexity that faces ...
  • Historic buildings and refurbishment. 

    Bennadji, Amar (ECEUB https://plea2017.net/, 2017-07-05)
    BENNADJI, A. 2017. Historic buildings and refurbishment. In Roaf, S., Brotas, L. and Nicol, F. (eds.) Design to thrive: legacy document of the 33rd passive and low energy architecture international conference (PLEA 2017) [online], 2-5 July 2017, Edinburgh, UK. London: NCEUB, article ID F13, pages 28-29. Available from: https://plea2017.net/wp-content/themes/plea2017/docs/PLEA2017_legacy_document.pdf
    This article forms part of a legacy document containing short overviews written by the forum leaders of 31 different topics which took place during PLEA 2017. This article is from Forum 13, Historic and Vernacular Buildings ...
  • State of building information modelling (BIM) adoption in Nigeria. 

    Hamma-adama, Mansur; Kouider, Tahar; Salman, Huda Shakir (ARCOM http://www.arcom.ac.uk/conf-archive-working.php, 2018-09-03)
    HAMMA-ADAMA, M., KOUIDER, T. and SALMAN, H. 2018. State of building information modelling (BIM) adoption in Nigeria. In Proceedings of the 34th Association of Researchers in Construction Management (ARCOM) annual conference: working papers; a productive relationship; balancing fragmentation and integration, 3-5 September 2018, Belfast, UK. Cambridge: Association of Researchers in Construction Management (ARCOM) [online], pages 334-343. Available from: http://www.arcom.ac.uk/-docs/archive/2018-Working-Papers.pdf
    Construction Industry has had its biggest breakthrough since the development of Building Information Modelling (BIM). The industry has been changing over time; United States has been at the forefront of adoption and ...
  • 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 ...

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