Jane Matthews

Jane Matthews
Deakin University · School of Architecture and Building

Bachelor of Arts (Hons) Architecture

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Additional affiliations
October 2019 - present
Deakin University
Position
  • Professor
April 2013 - September 2019
Curtin University
Position
  • Professor (Associate)
Description
  • Curriculum development and delivery of a number of 4th year units including BIM Execution Planning and BIM for Construction Management. And a fully online course developed for Open University Australia - Introduction to Building Information Modelling
Education
July 2000 - July 2001
University of Cambridge
Field of study
  • Computer Science
September 1995 - September 2000
University of East London
Field of study
  • Architecture
September 1992 - September 1994
University of East London
Field of study
  • Advanced Environmental and Energy Studies

Publications

Publications (95)
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Having timely access to information on the performance of a construction project enables the design team and contractor to improve their decision-making so as to ensure project deliverables are met. This paper examines the effectiveness of cloud-based BIM for real-time delivery of information to support progress monitoring and management of the con...
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Established collaboration practices in the construction industry are document centric and are challenged by the introduction of Building Information Modelling (BIM). Document management collaboration systems (e.g. Extranets) have significantly improved the document collaboration in recent years; however their capabilities for model collaboration ar...
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Explainable artificial intelligence has received limited attention in construction despite its growing importance in various other industrial sectors. In this paper, we provide a narrative review of XAI to raise awareness about its potential in construction. Our review develops a taxonomy of the XAI literature comprising its precepts and approaches...
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Explainable artificial intelligence is an emerging and evolving concept. Its impact on construction, though yet to be realised, will be profound in the foreseeable future. Still, XAI has received limited attention in construction. As a result, no evaluation frameworks have been propagated to enable construction organisations to understand the what,...
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Despite the considerable amount of research that has examined rework causation in construction, it remains an inherent problem that can potentially result in adverse project outcomes. This situation has arisen as studies have tended to ignore the social organization of errors (i.e. the pattern of relationships and social interactions between and am...
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There have been many studies examining computer vision-enabled research in construction. They use an array of algorithms to recognize ‘objects’ in images and videos to classify, segment or verify information based on generic databases. The emphasis has generally been placed on measuring the accuracy of object detectors, such as Faster Recurrent-Con...
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Determining the risk and uncertainty of rework in construction has received limited attention due to a paucity of information about its frequency and causes. Errors made during construction, which may require rework, can go undetected, manifesting as an engineering failure during an asset’s operation and thus jeopardise system safety. Therefore, th...
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The popularity of projects being undertaken using Integrated Project Delivery (IPD) forms continues. Delivery platforms include the Integrated Form of Agreement (IFOA) in North America, Alliancing in Australia and New Zealand, Finland, and the Netherlands, and the New Engineering Contract (NEC3/4) in the United Kingdom. Findings from numerous surve...
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There has been a wealth of research that has examined the nature of rework in construction. Progress toward addressing the rework problem has been limited – it still plagues practice, adversely impacting a project’s performance. Almost all rework studies have focused on determining its proximal or root causes and therefore have overlooked the condi...
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The research we present in this paper addresses the following question: What type of error culture does the rank-and-file workforce experience during construction, and does it help mitigate rework? We undertake an exploratory case study of an alliance, which forms part of a transport mega-project. An error culture questionnaire is administered to t...
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Errors cannot be always prevented as they are a normal part of any work routine. Performing rework due to an error can significantly increase construction costs in transport mega-projects. Moreover, rework results in productivity loss, schedule delays, injuries and accidents, pollution, and contamination in projects and tarnish an organization's re...
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Human error is a major source of rework, with a project’s culture setting the tone for its response and how it cooperates and shares information. This article examines how a program alliance’s error culture, which forms part of a transport mega-project, mitigates its errors and rework. We undertake a series of semi-structured interviews to make sen...
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Within construction, we have become increasingly accustomed to relying on the benefits of digital technologies, such as Building Information Modelling, to improve the performance and productivity of projects. We have, however, overlooked the problems that technology is unable to redress. One such problem is rework, which has become so embedded in p...
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Rework has been and continues to be a problem during the construction of transport mega-projects. This article examines the error culture of an alliance that forms part of a transport mega-project to determine its effectiveness in mitigating rework. Our article reveals that an error management culture positively correlates with reducing rework and...
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Human error is a major source of rework, with a project's culture setting the tone for its response and how it cooperates and shares information. This article examines how a program alliance's error culture, which forms part of a transport megaproject, mitigates its errors and rework. We undertake a series of semi-structured interviews to make sens...
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Transport projects are regularly subjected to cost mis-performance. The contingency set aside to cover any increases in cost due to risk and uncertainty issues is often insufficient. We review approaches that have been used to estimate a cost contingency. We show that some approaches such as Reference Class Forecasting, which underpins the Planning...
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While lean thinking may help tackle waste, rework remains an ongoing problem during the construction of infrastructure projects. Often too much emphasis is placed on applying lean tools rather than harnessing the human factor and establishing a culture to mitigate rework. Thus, this paper proposes the need for construction organisations to transiti...
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Drawing on aspects of organizational theory, we examine the paradoxical tensions that reside between quality and safety and impact construction organizations and their projects. Rather than adopting the dualistic, reductionist and ineffective ‘either/or’ framing of quality and safety, we suggest confronting them as a duality. The corollary is balan...
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This paper goes beyond the proverbial appreciation that context matters and provides a deep exploration of how and why it can help make sense of cost deviations in large-scale transport projects (>$500 million). Using abductive inference in combination with a multiple case study approach, the criteria of planning, funding, scope, contract, challeng...
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While lean thinking may help tackle waste, rework remains an ongoing problem during the construction of infrastructure projects. Often too much emphasis is placed on applying lean tools rather than harnessing the human factor and establishing a culture to mitigate rework. Thus, this paper proposes the need for construction organisations to trans...
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Purpose Sustainable retrofitting of aged buildings plays a significant role in reducing energy demands and greenhouse gas emissions. This study aims to assess the performance and effectiveness of energy retrofit measures (ERMs) for an archetype of aged multi-storey residential buildings. Design/methodology/approach The methodology consists of thre...
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Governments worldwide have made a significant financial commitment to combat increasing traffic congestion and ageing transport networks over the next decade. However, large-scale transport projects are often late, over-budget, and below quality, making it difficult to future-proof assets and accommodate unanticipated changes. Evidence indicates th...
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Rework can be a problem in construction projects. While research has contributed to the accumulation of knowledge about rework, there remains limited understanding about its causal mechanisms. The result is an inability to manage and control the risks and uncertainties that surround rework causation in construction projects. This paper suggests tha...
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Rework ca be a significant and costly problem during the construction of large-scale transport (>$500 million) projects. There is, however, limited understanding and knowledge about the underlying dynamics and causal mechanisms of rework. Both the public and private sector organisations tend to ignore the costs of rework and thus have been unable t...
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Before the 2019 Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) outbreak, the Australian Commonwealth and State Governments invested significantly in the upgrade and construction of large-scale transport infrastructure projects (>AU$500 million). However, two trends prevail in Australia. Concessionaires/contractors face a requirement for fixed-price contracts, high...
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Despite the wealth of research that has sought to understand the causal nature of rework, it remains a recurrent problem in construction projects. Studies that have examined rework causation have tended to overlook the influence of errors and violations and the conditions that result from their occurrence. In filling this void, this paper identifie...
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Poor-quality remains a pervasive challenge for the delivery of large-scale transport infrastructure projects. Typically, it manifests as nonconformance and often requires rework. If, however, a nonconformance goes unidentified, then an asset’s integrity can be jeopardized and put people’s lives at risk. Hence, governments should shoulder the respon...
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Measuring and determining the risks of rework is critical for determining the reliability of construction and ensuring peoples safety. This paper addresses the following question: “How can we anticipate and mitigate the consequences of rework in construction?” We adopted a sense-making approach to tackle this question to acquire knowledge and an un...
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Measuring and determining the risks of rework is critical for determining the reliability of construction and ensuring peoples safety. In this paper we aim to addresses the following question: “How can we anticipate and mitigate the consequences of rework in construction?” We adopted a sense-making approach to tackle this question and in doing so a...
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The global outlook for the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) is gloomy. That is not the case for project-based work, which experiences a boom. For example, according to the World Bank, some $ 20 trillion or about one-fourth of the world GDP is spent every year through projects. Up to tens of trillions of dollars of investment in infrastructure pr...
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The rate of digital disruption is escalating and placing increasing pressure on organisations to adopt emerging technologies in order to improve their productivity and bottom-lines. Unfortunately, however, many organisations are often being seduced by the purported benefits of disruptive technologies often based on embellished or even falsified cla...
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With advances being made in digital technologies, asset owners are requiring at hand-over a digital twin of their constructed facility that can be used in real-time to support operations and maintenance processes. While there has been considerable focus on ‘why’ organizations operating in the construction industry need to adopt digital technologies...
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Rework during construction is often required due to errors and omissions contained in the engineering documentation that is produced. If errors and omissions go undetected then they may become embedded within the ‘as-built’ documents that are provided to an asset owner at practical completion. In the specific case of instrumentation and control sys...
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Presentation given at Deakin University about some of the work done through the Virtual Design and Construction Cooperative (or the VDC Coop) at Curtin. The VDC Coop has been running since 2016, and was set up as a mechanism for academics and students to engage with industry through a shared interest in the digital built environment.
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Rework during construction is often required due to errors and omissions contained in the engineering documentation that is produced. If errors and omissions go undetected then they may become embedded within the ‘as-built’ documents that are provided to an asset owner at practical completion. In the specific case of instrumentation and control sys...
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Accurate assessment of a project's progress enables managers to control and manage costs and schedule. Automating the processes to monitor and inspect the progress of works in construction, and ensure that the data acquired and retrieved are able to produce an accurate 'as-built' model is an issue that has received ubiquitous attention in the liter...
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The issues and challenges involved in controlling the collaborative changes in a Building Information Modelling (BIM) data repository, in a multi-model collaboration environment, are discussed. It is suggested that managing iterative changes in BIMs is a database problem, exacerbated by the long transaction times needed to support collaborative des...
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Criminological research has long utilized visual representations of environments in seeking to explore perceptions of crime and personal safety and to investigate the relevance of specific design and security features. Much of this research has been in the field of environmental psychology and crime prevention through environmental design (CPTED)....
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Public–private partnerships have become an integral strategy to deliver infrastructure projects in Australia. Yet, public–private partnerships have been plagued with controversy due to recurrent time and cost overruns. The paucity of an approach to evaluate the performance of public–private partnerships throughout their life-cycle has hindered the...
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The number of large-scale infrastructure projects that have produced a building information model that is capable of being used for asset management has been limited. A cross-sectional case study is used to obtain the experiences from a contractor and their subcontractors involved with constructing the landmark Perth Stadium, which required a model...
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Public-private partnerships (PPPs) have been extensively used to deliver an array of infrastructure projects in Australia; they have become an integral part of several state governments' procurement strategies. Over the last decade, however, several major PPP projects have incurred significant cost and schedule overruns, which have marred their use...
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Low productivity levels have contributed to the cost and schedule overruns that have plagued the construction of Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) processing facilities in Australia. Traditional paper based methods such as Computer-Aided-Design have been relied upon to create, manage, store and retrieve information throughout each phase of a project's li...
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Cost overruns are a recurrent problem in hydrocarbon (oil and gas) megaprojects. An understanding of why and how they occur is needed if they are to be mitigated; such knowledge can provide managers with the foundations to develop techniques to reduce and contain their negative impacts on a project’s performance. This paper examines the nature of c...
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Having access to the right information at the right time has been, and remains a pervasive problem during operations and maintenance (O&M) and thus hinders an asset owner’s ability to ensure their facilities performance are being optimized. Typically, asset managers are often confronted with ‘As-built’ documentation that is prepared using Computer-...
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Object oriented modeling (OOM) has become an integral part of the design process in construction due to advances in computer software. Despite these advances there remains a tendency for Computer-Aided-Design (CAD) to be used as the medium to assist in the creation, modification, analysis and optimization of Electrical and Instrumentation (E&I) sys...
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An effective and efficient performance measurement is deemed to be pivotal for ensuring owners' and stakeholders' needs are being met throughout a project's lifecycle. To determine the nature of performance measurement in Australian public-private partnerships (PPPs), an interpretivist approach that utilized semistructured interviews was undertaken...
Conference Paper
Public-Private Partnerships (PPPs) have been widely used to procure infrastructure assets. However, PPPs are plagued with controversy as they have been the subject of cost/schedule overruns and/or unsatisfactory asset operations. An underlying issue contributing to poor performance of PPPs is the absence of effective performance measurement through...
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The electrical instrumentation control systems (EICS) ‘As-built’ documentations of a copper mine were found to possess a significant errors and omissions, which hindered the asset owner's ability to undertake effective and efficient operations and maintenance. A Systems Information Model (SIM) was used to retrospectively create a connected system t...
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Awad S. Hanna, Michael Yeutter, and Diane G. Aoun discuss state of practice of Building Information Modeling (BIM) in the electrical construction industry. The discussers not only complement their scholarly works, but also provide a needed contextual backdrop that will enable an ameliorated understanding of electrical systems in the construction in...
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The quality of tender documentation provided to an electrical engineering contractor for the control system expansion for an Iron Ore port facility is analyzed according to the errors and omissions that materialized. A total of 426 errors and omissions were found within the 77 tender documents supplied to the contractor. The contractor was required...
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Cost overruns are prevalent in hydrocarbon (oil and gas) megaprojects. A recent report indicates that 64% of ongoing megaprojects globally are facing cost overruns. Despite their increasing occurrence, there has been limited published research in the mainstream literature that has specifically examined why and how they occur. Consequently, suggesti...
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Purpose - A case study sought to determine the unproductive time and additional cost to re-engineer a safety control system for a Floating Production Storage Offloading (FPSO) vessel that was originally engineered and documented in Computer-Aided-Design (CAD). Design/methodology/approach - The ‘As Built’ drawings contained numerous errors and omis...
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Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to determine the unproductive time and additional cost to re-engineer a safety control system for a Floating Production Storage Offloading vessel that was originally engineered and documented in computer-aided design (CAD). Design/methodology/approach – The “As-Built” drawings contained numerous errors and o...
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The use of computational algorithms is popular in method studies, especially in aspects of knowledge that relate to construction site layout modelling. However, extant approaches in these seldom support automated tracking of construction resources and available spaces. As a result, it is often time-consuming and subjective to auto-generate site lay...
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Cost overruns are a persistent problem in oil and gas megaprojects. Whilst the extant literature is filled with studies on incidents and causes of cost overruns, underlying theories to explain their emergence in oil and gas megaprojects are few. Yet, a way to contain the syndrome of cost overruns is to understand the bases of 'how and why' they occ...
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According to Love et al., asset management involves the balancing of costs, opportunities and risks against the desired performance of assets, to achieve an owner’s objectives. It also enables asset owners to examine the need for and performance of their assets and their respective systems at varying levels. Thus, having appropriate and reliable in...
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Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to present a systems information model (SIM) that is akin to a building information model (BIM) and can be used by asset managers and staff to make more informed and quicker decisions about maintenance. Design/methodology/approach – The problems associated with managing assets are examined alongside recent in...
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Purpose: The loss of heritage buildings should be avoided as they provide a tangible example of a period of life that is now gone. Adaptive reuse enables buildings to be given a second life, enabling them to live on when they may have been previously under-utilized. Changing the capacity, function or performance of under-utilized buildings for a di...
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Workforce planning is vital for implementing strategic human resource planning. A causal model that incorporates a global economic perspective is derived in this paper by undertaking a detailed review of the normative literature and empirically estimated by a vector error correction (VEC) model. The reliability of the developed VEC model is validat...
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Electrical instrumentation and control (EIC) systems can account for as much as 60% of maintainable items as well as being critical to safe and efficient operations. Thus, it is imperative that as-built documentation is error-free and reflects precisely what has been installed. Yet EIC as-built drawings that are produced often con-tain errors and o...
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This paper provides a discussion about the research presented by Hanna, A.S., Yeutter, M., and Aoun, D. (2014). State of Practice of Building Information Modelling in the Electrical Construction Industry, ASCE Journal of Construction Engineering and Management 140(12)
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Asset management involves the balancing of costs, opportunities and risks against the desired performance of assets, to achieve an owner’s objectives. It also enables asset owners to examine the need for and performance of their assets and their respective systems at varying levels. Having appropriate and reliable information about an asset (e.g.,...
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To learn ‘how’ to mitigate rework, organizations involved in the delivery of construction projects need to be able to make sense and learn from events that lead to its occurrence. The process of retrospective sensemaking can provide an understanding that can inform and direct actions to eliminate rework, which can threaten project performance. In t...
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Approving building designs against existing UK building regulations manually is a time consuming and tedious process. As the architecture engineering construction (AEC) industry moves from 2D CAD drawings to more semantically rich building information models (BIM), the development of automated compliance checking systems for building regulations be...
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This research investigates the issues of authoring reusable BIM components that can be delivered across multiple platforms. A key constraint in the uptake of Building Information Modelling BIM technology is interoperability, the ability to accurately and automatically share and exchange data. This has been addressed by the creation of a system of s...
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The application of Building Information Modelling BIM has demonstrated enormous potential to deliver consistency in the construction collaboration process. BIM can define an explicit configuration for digitized information exchange; however the technology to collaborate on models has not yet delivered the industry requirements for BIM collaboration...
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The 2011UKGovernment BIM strategy is motivating lead design and construction organizations in the UK to use BIM authoring tools to help prepare information for progressive handover. Acquiring structured handover information is driven by specific purposes (use-cases), management criteria and inputs which are being documented using ISO 29481 (buildin...
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Building designs in the UK are currently checked manually against a frequently changing and increasingly complex set of building regulations. This is a major task for both designers and enforcers, often leading to ambiguity, inconsistency in assessments and delays in the overall construction process. Technical developments in Building Information M...
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Building designs in the UK are currently checked manually against a frequently changing and increasingly complex set of building regulations. This is a major task for both designers and enforcers, often leading to ambiguity, inconsistency in assessments and delays in the overall construction process. Technical developments in Building Information M...
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In this paper an attempt has been made to estimate the optimum comfort temperature - by means of the Probit method of analysis - for five data sets collected from three factories in Northern India, and in doing so reinforce the notion of adaptability. The result show some evidence of adaptation amongst the factory workers, but the environments they...
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This paper examines the incorporation of carbon data into the Building Information Model (BIM) process and considers option appraisals that will enable design team members to evaluate both operational and embodied CO 2 emissions over the life cycle of a project. The paper is based upon work, funded by the Technology Strategy Board, to develop a too...