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A new safety climate assessment tool for Gulf construction (2021)
Conference Proceeding
Umar, T., & Umeokafor, N. (2021). A new safety climate assessment tool for Gulf construction. In Proceedings of the 9th World Construction Symposium (39-51). https://doi.org/10.31705/WCS.2021.4

One of the methods which could improve the safety performance of construction organizations is the safety climate approach which is helpful to know the existing maturity level of the safety climate and to develop plans to achieve the required level o... Read More about A new safety climate assessment tool for Gulf construction.

A review of the costs of accident in GCC construction (2021)
Conference Proceeding
Umar, T., & Umeokafor, N. (2021). A review of the costs of accident in GCC construction. In CIB W099 & W123 Annual International Conference: Changes and innovations for improved wellbeing in construction (274-283)

Construction industry in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) member countries is at peak as the region is in the stage of developing its major infrastructures. The development projects in the GCC have made the region as a major jobs hub for both local... Read More about A review of the costs of accident in GCC construction.

Healthy cities, diseasogenic cities and the Global South (2021)
Book Chapter
Rice, L. (2021). Healthy cities, diseasogenic cities and the Global South. In A. A. R. Ioris (Ed.), Environment and Development: Challenges, Policies and Practices (37-65). Switzerland: Palgrave Macmillan. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-55416-3

There are growing urban health issues globally, whereby social and environmental living conditions in cities and towns are contributing to poor health outcomes. As the Global South is predicted to house almost all new cities and the majority of all u... Read More about Healthy cities, diseasogenic cities and the Global South.

Nurturing architecture: Education, research and practice for health and wellbeing (2021)
Journal Article
Meraz, F., Marco, E., Rice, L., & Drozynski, C. (2021). Nurturing architecture: Education, research and practice for health and wellbeing. Charrette, 7(2), 1-9

Nurturing Architecture explores how an ethos of care, of providing nourishment and supporting growth and development, might be understood as a founding principle for architectural education and practice. The term allows multiple interpretations, whic... Read More about Nurturing architecture: Education, research and practice for health and wellbeing.

Planning cemeteries: Their potential contribution to green infrastructure and ecosystem services (2021)
Journal Article
McClymont, K., & Sinnett, D. (2021). Planning cemeteries: Their potential contribution to green infrastructure and ecosystem services. Frontiers in Sustainable Cities, 3, https://doi.org/10.3389/frsc.2021.789925

Cemeteries are often included in typologies of green infrastructure features, but there has been little exploration of their role within a multifunctional network of green infrastructure. This paper uses national greenspace data to map the contributi... Read More about Planning cemeteries: Their potential contribution to green infrastructure and ecosystem services.

Fungal architectures (2021)
Exhibition / Performance
Nikolaidou, A., Adamatzky, A., Phillips, N., Roberts, N., & Petrova, I. Fungal architectures. [Installations, Prints]. 13 December 2021 - 19 December 2021. (Unpublished)

"Fungal architectures" arts exhibition presents works inspired by protocognition of fungi and slime moulds and fungal materials. Fungal Architectures is a new cross-disciplinary research project that seeks to develop a fully integrated structural and... Read More about Fungal architectures.

The application of eye-tracking technology in architecture engineering and construction industry: A systematic review (2021)
Conference Proceeding
Mahamadu, A., Prabhakaran, A., Clark, K., Dziekonski, K., Okeke, U., Zhang, W., …Aigbavboa, C. O. (2021). The application of eye-tracking technology in architecture engineering and construction industry: A systematic review. In Proceedings of the 21st International Conference on Construction Applications of Virtual Reality (56-64)

Despite the scholarly attention on eye-tracking technology in the AEC industry, no studies thus far have attempted to aggregate the findings or knowledge. To bridge this gap and to better understand the state-of-the-art of eye-tracking technology’s a... Read More about The application of eye-tracking technology in architecture engineering and construction industry: A systematic review.

Levelling up - getting beyond the rhetoric (2021)
Journal Article
Hambleton, R. (2021). Levelling up - getting beyond the rhetoric. Town and Country Planning -London- Town and Country Planning Association-, 90(11/12), 373-378

This article examines the UK government's so-called 'levelling up' policy and outlines two scenarios for the future of this policy. The analysis suggests that levelling up can be characterised as a slogan in search of a policy. Despite announcing t... Read More about Levelling up - getting beyond the rhetoric.

Practicing Flânerie: Imagined and applied walking strategies in Pretoria/Tshwane, South Africa (2021)
Book Chapter
Lavinia, B., Bibi, B., & Rice, L. (2021). Practicing Flânerie: Imagined and applied walking strategies in Pretoria/Tshwane, South Africa. In K. Comfort, & . M. Papalas (Eds.), New Directions in Flânerie: Global Perspectives for the Twenty-First Century. London: Taylor & Francis (Routledge)

In late 2019, a poetry-writing “walkshop” in Pretoria/Tshwane, South Africa, was organized in collaboration with two local arts organizations. In this chapter, the walkshop is contextualized within debates on flânerie in South African cities, and att... Read More about Practicing Flânerie: Imagined and applied walking strategies in Pretoria/Tshwane, South Africa.

Measurement and validation of polysilicon photovoltaic module degradation rates over five years of field exposure in Oman (2021)
Journal Article
Shaik, H. M., Kabbani, A., Sheikh, A. M., Goh, K., Gupta, N., & Umar, T. (2021). Measurement and validation of polysilicon photovoltaic module degradation rates over five years of field exposure in Oman. AIMS Energy, 9(6), 1192-1212. https://doi.org/10.3934/energy.2021055

Degradation of PV modules have a severe impact on its power-producing capabilities thus affecting the reliability, performance over the long run. To understand the PV degradation happening under the influence of local environmental conditions a surve... Read More about Measurement and validation of polysilicon photovoltaic module degradation rates over five years of field exposure in Oman.

I spy with my little eye: Improving user involvement in elderly care facility design through virtual reality (2021)
Book Chapter
Mahamadu, A., Okeke, U., Prabhakaran, A., Booth, C. A., & Olomolaiye, P. (2022). I spy with my little eye: Improving user involvement in elderly care facility design through virtual reality. In C. Gorse, L. Scott, C. Booth, & M. Dastbaz (Eds.), Climate Emergency – Managing, Building , and Delivering the Sustainable Development Goals (385-394). Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-79450-7_29

Recent studies have established that an ageing population is the most prevalent problem for healthcare provision. Thus, the design of care facilities must ensure better support for the needs of the elderly population. One of the areas of innovation i... Read More about I spy with my little eye: Improving user involvement in elderly care facility design through virtual reality.

Towards development of a distributed virtual furniture, fixture and equipment shopping environment (2021)
Conference Proceeding
Prabhakaran, A., Mahamadu, A., Mahdjoubi, L., & Booth, C. A. (in press). Towards development of a distributed virtual furniture, fixture and equipment shopping environment. In SEEDS 2021 Abstract Booklet (42)

Purpose: -The dynamic consumer behaviour, as well as the current state of nationwide lock-down and social distancing mandates, has left retail industries like the Furniture Fixture and Equipment (FFE) sector under unprecedented disruption, leaving th... Read More about Towards development of a distributed virtual furniture, fixture and equipment shopping environment.

The question concerning types: A review (2021)
Presentation / Conference
Landi, D. (2021, November). The question concerning types: A review. Paper presented at REGION: 18th Annual International Architectural Humanities Research Association (AHRA) Conference, Loughborough University

A characteristic of the 21st century for architecture as a discipline and profession is dealing with contemporary challenges such as a failure of traditional economic models, an urban and architectural density, technological literacy, migration pheno... Read More about The question concerning types: A review.

Ethics of open types (2021)
Book Chapter
Landi, D. (2021). Ethics of open types. In Architecture and Collective Life. Routledge

A characteristic of the 21st century for some societies is the establishment of better healthcare systems, a reduction in infant mortality and a growing number of adults living longer. However, these accomplishments can have a downside. For example,... Read More about Ethics of open types.

Status of BIM implementation in the Dominican Republic construction industry – an empirical study (2021)
Journal Article
Silverio, A. K., Silverio Rodriguez, A. K., Suresh, S., Renukappa, S., & Heesom, D. (in press). Status of BIM implementation in the Dominican Republic construction industry – an empirical study. Journal of Engineering, Design and Technology, https://doi.org/10.1108/JEDT-05-2021-0253

Purpose: The increased use and proven benefits of building information modelling (BIM) worldwide suggest that its implementation could be of great help in diminishing inefficient traditional practices in the Dominican Republic (DR) construction indus... Read More about Status of BIM implementation in the Dominican Republic construction industry – an empirical study.