Recent Submissions

  • 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 ...
  • Saudi Arabian aviation construction projects: identification of risks and their consequences. 

    Baghdadi, Ahmad; Kishk, Mohammed (Diamond Congress Limited. Published under a Creative Commons CC BY NC ND licence. http://www.scribd.com/doc/270181066/CCC2015-Proceedings, 2015-06)
    BAGHDADI, A. and KISHK, M., 2015. Saudi Arabian aviation construction projects: identification of risks and their consequences. In: M. HAJDU and M.J. SKIBNIEWSKI eds. Creative Construction Conference 2015 Proceedings. 21-24 June 2015. Budapest: Diamond Congress Limited. Pp. 154-159.
    Airport projects are considered to be very complex, as they face a number of challenges which inevitably expose them to risks. In Saudi Arabia, the aviation sector is considered an important sector due to the fact that ...
  • Challenges associated with communication medium among project teams on mass housing project delivery in Ghana. 

    Adinyira, Emmanuel; Kwofie, T. E.; Ahiaga-Dagbui, Dominic D. (Kwame Nkrumah University of Science & Technology., 2015-03)
    ADINYIRA, E., KWOFIE, T. E. and AHIAGA-DAGBUI, D. D., 2015. Challenges associated with communication medium among project teams on mass housing project delivery in Ghana. In: BADU et al., eds. Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Infrastructure Development in Africa (ICIDA). 25-26 March 2015. Ghana: Kwame Nkrumah University of Science & Technology. Pp. 394-411.
    The construction of mass housing has become a very important policy in the government of Ghana’s efforts at reducing the country’s housing deficit. Unlike traditional one-off building projects, Mass Housing Projects ...
  • Understanding the influence of occupants’ behaviour on the hygrothermal performance of insulated solid walls in traditional housing. 

    Herrera Gutierrez-Avellanosa, Daniel; Bennadji, Amar (ENHR http://www.enhr2014.com/, 2014-07)
    HERRERA GUTIERREZ-AVELLANOSA, D. and BENNADJI, A., 2014. Understanding the influence of occupants’ behaviour on the hygrothermal performance of insulated solid walls in traditional housing. In: Proceedings of ENHR 2014. [online] 1-4 July 2014. Delft: ENHR. Available from: http://www.enhr2014.com/ [Accessed 20 May 2015]
    Residential buildings in the UK consume around 28% of total final energy use. Therefore, in order to achieve the CO2 and fuel poverty reduction targets set by the Scottish government, it will be necessary to improve the ...
  • Integrating rapid 3D data collection techniques to support BIM design decision. 

    Laing, Richard Alexander; Leon, Marianthi; Mahdjoubi, Lamine; Scott, Jonathan R. (Elsevier. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.proenv.2014.11.012, 2014)
    LAING, R., LEON, M., MAHDJOUBI, L. and SCOTT, J., 2014. Integrating rapid 3D data collection techniques to support BIM design decision. Procedia Environmental Sciences, 22, pp. 120-130.
    In recent years, there have been rapid developments in techniques available to capture three dimensional data with regards to the existing built environment. Such technologies support the collection of both large scale ...
  • Development and testing of a design proctocol for computer mediated multidisciplinary collaboration during the concepts stages with application to the built environment. 

    Leon, Marianthi; Laing, Richard Alexander; Malins, Julian Paul; Salman, Huda Shakir (Elsevier http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.proenv.2014.11.011, 2014)
    LEON, M., LAING, R., MALINS, J., SALMAN, H., 2014. Development and testing of a design proctocol for computer mediated multidisciplinary collaboration during the concepts stages with application to the built environment. Procedia Environmental Sciences, 22, pp. 108-119.
    Effective collaboration and maximum effort from stakeholders during the feasibility and concept design stages in architecture provide the greatest potential for added value for the overall success of a building project, ...
  • Architectural technology and the BIM acronym: critical perspectives of evangelical and evolutionary paradigms for technical design. 

    Kouider, Tahar; Paterson, Graham J. (ICAT http://www.archtechcongress.com/DownloadableContentHandler.ashx?mediaId=d35daabc-d251-4643-8194-429a225255a1, 2013-03)
    KOUIDER, T. and PATERSON, G. J., 2013. Architectural technology and the BIM acronym: critical perspectives of evangelical and evolutionary paradigms for technical design. In: T. KOUIDER, ed. Conference Proceedings of the 4th International Congress of Architectural Technology. 22 March 2013. Sheffield: ICAT. Pp. 122-141.
    The United Kingdom Government’s intent to embed collaborative Level 2 BIM into publicly procured building projects from 2016 (BIM Task Group, 2012) trails the General Services Administration’s (GSA, 2012) earlier and ...
  • Preparing architectural technology students for BIM 2016 mandate. 

    Salman, Huda Shakir (ICAT http://www.archtechcongress.com/DownloadableContentHandler.ashx?mediaId=d35daabc-d251-4643-8194-429a225255a1, 2013-03)
    SALMAN, H., 2013. Preparing architectural technology students for BIM 2016 mandate. In: T. KOUIDER, ed. Conference Proceedings of the 4th International Congress of Architectural Technology. 22 March 2013. Sheffield: ICAT. Pp. 142-158
    This paper presents a challenging stand for architectural technology (AT) students, and roles. What roles are AT graduates going to play before and after the 2016 Building Information Modelling (BIM) mandate and how academia ...
  • Application of a conceptual stages design protocol for early collaborative design through computer based mediation. 

    Leon, Marianthi; Laing, Richard Alexander (Robert Gordon University. http://www.rgu.ac.uk/download.cfm?downloadfile=DD9E0FC0-9A42-11E4-9D160050568D0025&typename=dmFile&fieldname=filename, 2014-11)
    LEON, M. and LAING, R., 2014. Application of a conceptual stages design protocol for early collaborative design through computer based mediation. In: T. KOUIDER, ed. Architectural Technology, Towards Innovative Professional Practice : Conference Proceedings of the 5th International Congress of Architectural Technology, Aberdeen 2014 (ICAT2014) 7 November 2014. Aberdeen: Robert Gordon University. Pp. 192-205.
    Effective conceptual and collaborative design process in architecture is a prerequisite for efficient overall project development. This can be facilitated by computer mediation methods, including emerging augmented reality ...
  • Environmental assessment of energy efficiency improvements in historic buildings: solid wall insulation. 

    Herrera Gutierrez-Avellanosa, Daniel; Bennadji, Amar (Robert Gordon University. http://www.rgu.ac.uk/download.cfm?downloadfile=DD9E0FC0-9A42-11E4-9D160050568D0025&typename=dmFile&fieldname=filename, 2014-11)
    HERRERA GUTIERREZ-AVELLANOSA, D. and BENNADJI, A., 2014. Environmental assessment of energy efficiency improvements in historic buildings: solid wall insulation. In: T. KOUIDER, ed. Architectural Technology, Towards Innovative Professional Practice : Conference Proceedings of the 5th International Congress of Architectural Technology, Aberdeen 2014 (ICAT2014) 7 November 2014. Aberdeen: Robert Gordon University. Pp. 3-12.
    Since the elaboration of the Leipzig Charter on Sustainable European Cities in 2007, energy retrofit has become one of the priorities for the European Union. However, to achieve a sustainable development of the built ...
  • Experimenting with CAAD: as a means to solve conceptual design by architecture and architecture technology students. 

    Salman, Huda Shakir (Robert Gordon University. http://www.rgu.ac.uk/download.cfm?downloadfile=DD9E0FC0-9A42-11E4-9D160050568D0025&typename=dmFile&fieldname=filename, 2014-11)
    SALMAN, H., 2014. Experimenting with CAAD: as a means to solve conceptual design by architecture and architecture technology students. In: T. KOUIDER, ed. Architectural Technology, Towards Innovative Professional Practice : Conference Proceedings of the 5th International Congress of Architectural Technology, Aberdeen 2014 (ICAT2014) 7 November 2014. Aberdeen: Robert Gordon University. Pp. 266-281.
    This study sought to characterise students’ design activity while designing with Computer Aided Design (CAAD) professional programs and its impact on the students’ design process. The design protocol participants were final ...
  • The application of cloud-based photogrammetry in the study of the built heritage. 

    Laing, Richard Alexander; Scott, Jonathan R.; Hogg, Graeme (Robert Gordon University. http://www.rgu.ac.uk/download.cfm?downloadfile=DD9E0FC0-9A42-11E4-9D160050568D0025&typename=dmFile&fieldname=filename, 2014-11)
    LAING, R., SCOTT, J. and HOGG, G., 2014. The application of cloud-based photogrammetry in the study of the built heritage. In: T. KOUIDER, ed. Architectural Technology, Towards Innovative Professional Practice : Conference Proceedings of the 5th International Congress of Architectural Technology, Aberdeen 2014 (ICAT2014) 7 November 2014. Aberdeen: Robert Gordon University. Pp. 242-252.
    This paper considers the use of cloud-based photogrammetry to collect and process 3D information pertaining to the built heritage. Although modern surveying technologies such as laser scanning are available, their application ...

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