Recent Submissions

  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...

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