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Preventing or inventing? Understanding the effects of non-prescriptive design briefs (2017)
Journal Article
Oliveira, S., & Marco, E. (2017). Preventing or inventing? Understanding the effects of non-prescriptive design briefs. International Journal of Technology and Design Education, 27(4), 549-561. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10798-016-9369-9

© 2016, The Author(s). This paper discusses observations of an architecture and environmental engineering undergraduate design studio project assigned to 4th year students at a UK university. In the UK, most architecture courses are characterised by... Read More about Preventing or inventing? Understanding the effects of non-prescriptive design briefs.

MMC modes of delivery in housing: Effects on Housing Association clients (2017)
Report
Oliveira, S., Burch, J., Hutchison, K., Adekola, O., Jaradat, S., & Jones, M. (2017). MMC modes of delivery in housing: Effects on Housing Association clients

The purpose of this report is to review evidence of MMC application in housing with regards to diverse modes of delivery, lending approaches, customer satisfaction and long-term management/maintenance.The report provides a detailed overview of above... Read More about MMC modes of delivery in housing: Effects on Housing Association clients.

Heating controls: International evidence base and policy experiences (2017)
Report
Oliveira, S., Prestwood, E., Chatterton, T., Poghosyan, A., & Gething, B. (2017). Heating controls: International evidence base and policy experiences. Bristol: UK Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

This report presents a synthesis in the form of narrative summaries of the international evidence base and policy experiences on heating controls in the domestic sector. The research builds on the former Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC)... Read More about Heating controls: International evidence base and policy experiences.

Co-adapting or adopting? Learning from a large scale comparative case study of four UK architecture firms (2017)
Presentation / Conference
Oliveira, S., Marco, E., & Gething, B. (2017, September). Co-adapting or adopting? Learning from a large scale comparative case study of four UK architecture firms. Paper presented at Architecture Connects, AAE 2017

Whilst strategies for co-producing research in architecture are widely debated, the practical complexities and effects of engaging with, discussing and observing ‘designers’ at work are rarely reported. The purpose of this paper is to examine the ‘em... Read More about Co-adapting or adopting? Learning from a large scale comparative case study of four UK architecture firms.

Heated living - Residents valuation of heating practices in low carbon architecture (2017)
Presentation / Conference
Oliveira, S., Marco, E., Gething, B., Agha-Hossein, M., & Kougionis, T. (2017, July). Heated living - Residents valuation of heating practices in low carbon architecture. Paper presented at Design to thrive

Abstract: Low carbon homes are often designed to accommodate advanced heating control technologies. These technologies are expected to contribute to better performing buildings and a comfortable indoor environment. Recent research focusing on the rol... Read More about Heated living - Residents valuation of heating practices in low carbon architecture.

Making energy behaviour research relevant to policy: A tale of two studies (2017)
Journal Article
Chatterton, T., Tsang, F., Oliveira, S., Burge, P., Prestwood, E., Poghosyan, A., & Gething, B. (2017). Making energy behaviour research relevant to policy: A tale of two studies

Within a context of shrinking government resources and greater pressure on academics and other researchers to generate ‘impact’ from (publically funded) research there is a greater need than ever to ensure that published research is readily usable by... Read More about Making energy behaviour research relevant to policy: A tale of two studies.

The client, organization and the project - Architects’ valuation of energy modelling adoption across four UK firms (2017)
Presentation / Conference
Oliveira, S., Sexton, M., Marco, E., & Gething, B. (2017, April). The client, organization and the project - Architects’ valuation of energy modelling adoption across four UK firms. Paper presented at Professional Practices in the Built Environment conference, University of Reading 27th April 2017

Whilst some architects engage in energy analysis discussions early in design, in most cases building services engineers carry out modelling and simulation tasks often at late stages of design. Recently, however, a number of large architecture firms h... Read More about The client, organization and the project - Architects’ valuation of energy modelling adoption across four UK firms.