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Welcome to Edinburgh Napier Research Repository

The ‘Research Repository’ is the open access institutional repository of Edinburgh Napier University. It contains examples of research outputs produced by staff and research students, as well as related information about the university's funded projects and staff research interests.

Whenever possible, refereed documents accepted for publication, or finished artistic compositions presented in public, will be made available here in full digital format, and hyperlinks to standard published versions will be provided. Any questions about submissions to the repository or problems with access to any of its content should be sent to the Repository Team at repository@napier.ac.uk



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Profiling causative factors leading to construction project delays in the United Arab Emirates (2017)
Journal Article
Mpofu, B., Ochieng, E. G., Moobela, C., & Pretorius, A. (2017). Profiling causative factors leading to construction project delays in the United Arab Emirates. Engineering, Construction and Architectural Management, 24(2), 346-376. https://doi.org/10.1108/ecam-05-2015-0072

Purpose A voluminous amount of research has been conducted on project delay in the recent past; however, the persistence of the problem demands that a relentless quest for solutions is upheld. It can be argued that the problem is likely to be more p... Read More about Profiling causative factors leading to construction project delays in the United Arab Emirates.

Investigating the Physical Determinants of Social Capital and Their Implications for Sustainable Urban Development (2009)
Journal Article
Moobela, C., Price, A. D. F., Mathur, V. N., & Paranagamage, P. (2009). Investigating the Physical Determinants of Social Capital and Their Implications for Sustainable Urban Development. International Journal of Environmental, Cultural, Economic, and Social Sustainability: Annual Review, 5(2), 255-270. https://doi.org/10.18848/1832-2077/cgp/v05i02/54596

The concept of social capital is gaining increasing recognition as a concomitant for social and economic development. Robert Putnam’s (2000) exposition of the crucial correspondence between the decline of social capital on one hand and the economic l... Read More about Investigating the Physical Determinants of Social Capital and Their Implications for Sustainable Urban Development.

Assessment of symmetries and asymmetries on barriers to circular economy adoption in the construction industry: A survey of international experts (2022)
Journal Article
Oluleye, B. I., Chan, D. W., Olawumi, T. O., & Saka, A. B. (in press). Assessment of symmetries and asymmetries on barriers to circular economy adoption in the construction industry: A survey of international experts. Building and Environment, Article 109885. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.buildenv.2022.109885

This study evaluates simultaneously the symmetries and asymmetries on the classification of barriers to circular economy (CE) adoption in the building construction industry (BCI) of developing and developed economies. This is crucial because the vagu... Read More about Assessment of symmetries and asymmetries on barriers to circular economy adoption in the construction industry: A survey of international experts.

Quantum Dynamic Optimization Algorithm for Neural Architecture Search on Image Classification (2022)
Journal Article
Jin, J., Zhang, Q., He, J., & Yu, H. (2022). Quantum Dynamic Optimization Algorithm for Neural Architecture Search on Image Classification. Electronics, 11(23), Article 3969. https://doi.org/10.3390/electronics11233969

Deep neural networks have proven to be effective in solving computer vision and natural language processing problems. To fully leverage its power, manually designed network templates, i.e., Residual Networks, are introduced to deal with various visio... Read More about Quantum Dynamic Optimization Algorithm for Neural Architecture Search on Image Classification.