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Framework for the UK Construction Industry Transition to Net Zero Design: A Delphi Techniques and Structural Equation Model Approach (2024)
Journal Article
Osunsanmi, T. O., Gillies-Denning, E., Khaddour, L., Olawumi, T. O., & Moobela, C. (in press). Framework for the UK Construction Industry Transition to Net Zero Design: A Delphi Techniques and Structural Equation Model Approach. International journal of construction management, https://doi.org/10.1080/15623599.2024.2337143

The shift towards net zero design for the construction industry poses complex challenges, which can be likened to a three-headed hydra embodying energy, water, and carbon emissions. The industry stakeholders have grappled with addressing the challeng... Read More about Framework for the UK Construction Industry Transition to Net Zero Design: A Delphi Techniques and Structural Equation Model Approach.

Advancing Sustainable Building through Passive Cooling with Phase Change Materials, a comprehensive literature review (2024)
Journal Article
Ghamari, M., See, C. H., Hughes, D., Mallick, T., Srinivas Reddy, K., Patchigolla, K., & Sundaram, S. (in press). Advancing Sustainable Building through Passive Cooling with Phase Change Materials, a comprehensive literature review. Energy and Buildings,

Phase Change Materials (PCMs) present cutting-edge technology with substantial promise for advancing sustainable and energy-efficient cooling in buildings. These materials can absorb and release latent heat during phase transitions, facilitating ther... Read More about Advancing Sustainable Building through Passive Cooling with Phase Change Materials, a comprehensive literature review.

Wood properties and uses of larch in Great Britain (2024)
Report
McLean, P., Ridley-Ellis, D., Price, A., & Macdonald, E. (2024). Wood properties and uses of larch in Great Britain. Surrey: Forest Research

This report collates and synthesises research into the production and use of larch timber in Great Britain, drawing on information from a range of published and unpublished studies. It is written for forest scientists, engineers, wood processors and... Read More about Wood properties and uses of larch in Great Britain.

Perceived barriers to implementing building information modeling in Iranian Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises (SMEs): a Delphi survey of construction experts (2024)
Journal Article
Sarvari, H., Asaadsamani, P., Olawumi, T. O., Chan, D. W., Rashidi, A., & Beer, M. (in press). Perceived barriers to implementing building information modeling in Iranian Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises (SMEs): a Delphi survey of construction experts. Architectural Engineering and Design Management, https://doi.org/10.1080/17452007.2024.2329687

Building information modeling (BIM) is a disruptive information technology tool in the construction sector. Although this technology had a significant impact on the manufacturing industries, it, like any other technology, encountered several challeng... Read More about Perceived barriers to implementing building information modeling in Iranian Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises (SMEs): a Delphi survey of construction experts.

Walking, Observing and Making – Rethinking Plastics in Edinburgh (2024)
Presentation / Conference
Tao, C. X., Vettese, S., & Anastasiadou, C. (2024, March). Walking, Observing and Making – Rethinking Plastics in Edinburgh. Paper presented at Eighteenth International Conference on Design Principles & Practices, Valencia, Spain

Plastic is a widely used material with great longevity, if designed, utilised, and re-used properly. However, the average usable lifespan for single-use plastic products is as little as 15 minutes and generally ends in landfill. The over consumption... Read More about Walking, Observing and Making – Rethinking Plastics in Edinburgh.

Do UK survey licenses for otter support best practice? (2024)
Journal Article
White, P., & Findlay, M. (2024). Do UK survey licenses for otter support best practice?. In Practice, 48-52

Under the Habitats Regulations, resting/breeding places of otters (Lutra lutra) are protected from damage and disturbance, and ecologists are expected to identify such structures. Following an extensive programme of research, we now believe there is... Read More about Do UK survey licenses for otter support best practice?.

Exploring the Use of Rock Flour for Sustainable Peat Stabilisation (2024)
Conference Proceeding
Bernal-Sanchez, J., Coll, J., Leak, J., & Barreto, D. (2024). Exploring the Use of Rock Flour for Sustainable Peat Stabilisation. In Geo-Congress 2024: Soil Improvement, Sustainability, Geoenvironmental, and Cold Regions Engineering (450-460). https://doi.org/10.1061/9780784485330.046

This paper aims to investigate the mechanical behaviour of peat stabilised with glacial rock flour for foundation construction. Peat, a natural organic soil, presents challenges for construction due to its high compressibility and low bearing capacit... Read More about Exploring the Use of Rock Flour for Sustainable Peat Stabilisation.

Flower‐visitor and pollen‐load data provide complementary insight into species and individual network roles (2024)
Journal Article
Cirtwill, A. R., Wirta, H., Kaartinen, R., Ballantyne, G., Stone, G. N., Cunnold, H., …Roslin, T. (2024). Flower‐visitor and pollen‐load data provide complementary insight into species and individual network roles. Oikos, 2024(4), Article e10301. https://doi.org/10.1111/oik.10301

Most animal pollination results from plant–insect interactions, but how we perceive these interactions may differ with the sampling method adopted. The two most common methods are observations of visits by pollinators to plants and observations of po... Read More about Flower‐visitor and pollen‐load data provide complementary insight into species and individual network roles.

Sustainable mountain bike trails: towards a holistic approach (2024)
Book Chapter
Campbell, T. (2024). Sustainable mountain bike trails: towards a holistic approach. In Mountain Biking, Culture and Society (125-140). London: Routledge. https://doi.org/10.4324/9781003361626-12

This chapter outlines current approaches towards creating and promoting more sustainable mountain bike trails, and orients these within contemporary theoretical conceptualisations of sustainability. The value of practical initiatives that draw upon e... Read More about Sustainable mountain bike trails: towards a holistic approach.

Literature Review on Antimicrobial Resistance In Relation To The Environment In Scotland (2024)
Report
Wojcik, G., Anderson, L., Johnston, L., Moffat, S., & Morrison, D. (2024). Literature Review on Antimicrobial Resistance In Relation To The Environment In Scotland. Environmental Standards Scotland

Commissioned literature review on the key causes, impacts and controls for anti-microbial resistance (AMR) in the environment that are relevant to Scotland. The review summarises what is currently known about the impact of AMR on the environment and... Read More about Literature Review on Antimicrobial Resistance In Relation To The Environment In Scotland.

A Review of the Benefits of Automation and Robotic Application in Building Construction (2024)
Conference Proceeding
Ejidike, C. C., Mewomo, M. C., Olawumi, T. O., & Esangbedo, O. P. (2024). A Review of the Benefits of Automation and Robotic Application in Building Construction. In Y. Turkan, J. Louis, F. Leite, & S. Ergan (Eds.), Computing in Civil Engineering 2023: Data, Sensing, and Analytics (796-803). https://doi.org/10.1061/9780784485224.096

Globally, building construction is complex and advanced in performance. The improvement of the economy and social benefits of building delivery depends critically on applying automation and robotic technology throughout all stages of construction. Th... Read More about A Review of the Benefits of Automation and Robotic Application in Building Construction.

The impacts of forestry on breeding curlew distribution – a report to the Forestry Commission (2024)
Report
McGrory, R., Briers, R., Findlay, M., & White, P. (2024). The impacts of forestry on breeding curlew distribution – a report to the Forestry Commission. Forestry Commission

We were commissioned by Forestry Commission (FC) to utilise the large-scale Breeding Waders of English Upland Farmland (BWEUF) data and the wider literature to provide evidence for several questions posed by the Curlew Recovery Partnership relating t... Read More about The impacts of forestry on breeding curlew distribution – a report to the Forestry Commission.

Optimisation of Open-habitat Bird Surveys – a report to the Forestry Commission (2024)
Report
Borthwick, M., Findlay, M., Briers, R., & White, P. (2024). Optimisation of Open-habitat Bird Surveys – a report to the Forestry Commission. Forestry Commission

In the process of offering financial grants to landowners seeking to create new areas of woodland in England, the Forestry Commission (FC) requires surveying of proposed woodland creation sites for breeding birds in order to assess the suitability of... Read More about Optimisation of Open-habitat Bird Surveys – a report to the Forestry Commission.

Critical factors that influence lean premise design implementation: a case of Hong Kong high-rise buildings (2024)
Journal Article
Lam, E. W., Chan, A. P., Olawumi, T. O., Wong, I., & Kazeem, K. O. (in press). Critical factors that influence lean premise design implementation: a case of Hong Kong high-rise buildings. Architectural Engineering and Design Management, https://doi.org/10.1080/17452007.2024.2302416

When a building design fails to meet the end-user's needs after construction, it is considered faulty. Faulty designs often lead to renovation, demolition, and material waste. This study aims to identify critical factors that influence the implementa... Read More about Critical factors that influence lean premise design implementation: a case of Hong Kong high-rise buildings.

Green in Blue: The environmental impacts of jazz production and consumption (2023)
Journal Article
Medboe, H. (2023). Green in Blue: The environmental impacts of jazz production and consumption. Jazz Research Journal, 16(2), 129-146

This article examines environmental consequences in the manufacture and dissemination of recorded jazz alongside the ecological impacts of jazz festivals as sites of fandom and convergence. By tracing the roots and development in the models for produ... Read More about Green in Blue: The environmental impacts of jazz production and consumption.

Itu Ninu (2023)
Digital Artefact
Jansen, I. (2023). Itu Ninu. [Film]

72-minute drama film in English and Mixtec (an endangered Indigenous language from Mexico). This is a practice-based research output exploring the concept of "Second-Hand" Cinema, as conceptualized by Nadia Bozak in her book The Cinematic Footprint... Read More about Itu Ninu.

Sound Dramaturgy for Poetic Documentaries (2023)
Journal Article
Stutterheim, K. (2023). Sound Dramaturgy for Poetic Documentaries. International Journal of Film and Media Arts, 8(3), 59-73. https://doi.org/10.24140/ijfma.v8.n3.04

Sound dramaturgy as part of the aesthetic design of documentary films is invisible but most relevant, although often overlooked. The chapter gives a short introduction to dramaturgy and the importance of sound dramaturgy as most impactful for documen... Read More about Sound Dramaturgy for Poetic Documentaries.

Net zero in buildings and construction: use and misuse of carbon offsets (2023)
Book Chapter
D'Amico, B., & Pomponi, F. (2024). Net zero in buildings and construction: use and misuse of carbon offsets. In R. Azari, & A. Moncaster (Eds.), The Routledge Handbook of Embodied Carbon in the Built Environment. Abingdon, Oxon: Routledge. https://doi.org/10.4324/9781003277927-5

The climate change burden associated with buildings and construction is increasingly globally recognised by the many stakeholders involved. For decades there has been an unnecessary divide between the operational and embodied impacts of buildings, wi... Read More about Net zero in buildings and construction: use and misuse of carbon offsets.

The Challenge of Strength Grading UK Hardwoods (2023)
Journal Article
Cramer, M. (in press). The Challenge of Strength Grading UK Hardwoods. Bulletin of the Transilvania University of Brasov. Series II: Forestry, Wood Industry, Agricultural Food Engineering, 16(65)(3), 39-52. https://doi.org/10.31926/but.fwiafe.2023.16.65.3.3

Recent research in Europe is bringing a wider range of wood species to the construction market as structural timber and glue laminated products. This option would also open markets for currently underused UK species, foremost hardwoods, but testing e... Read More about The Challenge of Strength Grading UK Hardwoods.