Michele Victoria

Michele Victoria
Robert Gordon University | RGU · The Scott Sutherland School of Architecture and Built Environment

PhD

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Introduction
Michele Victoria currently works as a Lecturer at the The Scott Sutherland School of Architecture and Built Environment, Robert Gordon University. Her research interest lies in the areas of cost and carbon management of the built environment.
Additional affiliations
January 2017 - present
Robert Gordon University
Position
  • Lecturer
January 2015 - May 2016
Northumbria University
Position
  • Demonstrator
October 2012 - August 2013
University of Moratuwa
Position
  • Lecturer

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Publications (17)
Technical Report
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This article reports on the state of global surveying
Conference Paper
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The P21 Framework for 21st Century Learning identifies collaboration as a key educational outcome as it prepares students for the real world problem solving and enhance their prospects for employment. Therefore, group assessments are becoming a commonplace in higher education, mainly to promote collaborative working environment and peer learning am...
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Purpose The purpose of this paper is to identify the carbon intensive building elements or “carbon hotspots” of office buildings in order to maximise the carbon reduction potential during design stages. Design/methodology/approach Embodied carbon (EC) estimates of 28 office buildings in the UK were obtained and carbon hotspots of the sample (in ac...
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The focus of carbon management is shifting from operational carbon to embodied carbon as a result of the improved operational energy efficiency of buildings. Measuring and managing embodied carbon right from the early stages of projects will unlock a range of opportunities to achieve the highest possible emissions reduction which could not be achie...
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The need for embodied carbon management is well recognised, and possible mitigation approaches are highly sought due to the increasing need arising of carbon reduction targets. This requires the unregulated embodied carbon to be tackled instantly. This chapter presents an approach to manage embodied carbon through the identification of carbon and c...
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Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to identify and compare cost and carbon critical elements of two office buildings, and to help achieve an optimum balance between building capital cost (CC) and embodied carbon (EC). Design/methodology/approach – The case study approach was employed to study cost and carbon critical elements of two office bui...
Conference Paper
Embodied carbon of buildings is receiving substantial attention due to the increasing statutory requirements on operational carbon of buildings. Even though the embodied carbon of buildings is not regulated at present there is a need to control embodied impacts of buildings because embodied carbon of buildings tends to increase as the operational c...
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Social media are considered as powerful tools to influence people as well as businesses in a short time span. Therefore, systematic use of social media in a business environment can bring greater benefits in no time. However, there are opposing views and criticisms around social media implementation within businesses. Nevertheless, many businesses...
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Sustainability emerged to the forefront of debate and consideration within the last 30 years, along with rapid increase of global population and consequent increased scarcity of resources. It became mainstream with the publication of the UN Bruntland Report in 1987. Development activities are becoming an increasingly important part of economic deve...
Technical Report
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Cost and commercial management processes and practices in different parts of the world vary significantly. In the UK and the British Commonwealth these practices are mainly market oriented and matured over several centuries. The effects of globalisation and impact of foregoing recession have led most UK based cost consultancies to expand overseas....
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The focus of carbon management has shifted from operational carbon towards Embodied Carbon (EC) as a result of zero carbon agenda. Even though effort is made to quantify EC in detail design stage and choose the best solution for design there is no such approaches in managing EC during early stages of the design. The reason for this is lack of suffi...
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The purpose of this chapter is to provide an approach to build a supportive organisational culture for sustained organisational learning in public sectors. Changing culture is not an easy task. It involves an in-depth understanding about culture and its relationship with organisational learning. First, this chapter provides a brief introduction to...

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Journal: Built Environment Project and Asset Management Guest editors: Prof. Udayangani Kulatunga; Dr Temitope Omotayo; Dr Michele Victoria Overview of the special issue Recent imperatives, trends and advancements in the construction sector have pitched the trajectory of construction industry 4.0 and sustainable development themes towards more urgent applications. This urgency has been spurred by the implications of COVID-19, climate change and complex competitiveness in the construction industry. The ever-changing roles of construction stakeholders in meeting and exceeding clients' expectations in the new normal require new studies. Accordingly, the proposed theme of the Special Issue (SI) was conceived to elicit and investigate the expectations of the next normal and to propose necessary changes that need to be carried out to the roles and responsibilities of the industry stakeholders for a smooth transition to the next normal. Although it seems the exogenous attributes of the construction industry are contributing to changes in construction organisations, inherent endogenous attributes in these organisations must be studied to facilitate a better transition towards the next normal. Construction organisations’ investments in continual training and new IT infrastructure are expected to lessen the challenges posed by COVID-19 and climate change requirements in construction. Alleviations of these strains on project delivery and competitiveness may be temporary and thus, may necessitate a new strategy. The key question to ask is “to what extent have organisational investments, and efforts assuaged the risks of construction in changing subtleties affecting construction projects, stakeholder management, and exploitation of new opportunities?” Therefore, the SI would elicit new research that is essential in explaining, exploring, and continually refining current and novel construction business models and strategies that work to transform the sector towards the next normal. Globally, governments’ construction legislations and laws on sustainable construction have not provided synergistic solutions to reduce the rising cost of construction materials, nor of construction itself. Similarly, there are self-defeating disconnects, rather than the expected synergies between: (A) new construction business models, (B) digitalisation and automation in construction and (C) the imperatives to enhance construction productivity. Within this context, the SI is also expected to more holistically address these challenges and risks that hinder the transformation towards the next normal, while also uncovering new strategies and methodologies that would proactively assist the construction industry towards transforming to the next normal. https://www.emeraldgrouppublishing.com/calls-for-papers/transforming-construction-industry-towards-next-normal
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Optimise the design of the frame (the floor-cum-wall-cum-roof truss) of Integra House 1 in the context of lower energy, lower CO2, indoor environment, fabric longevity, and automated versus manual production and assembly.
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Our work builds on significant previous research regarding education and pedagogy within surveying, and as such we intend to concentrate on a meta analysis of the over arching themes which have emerged – globally and regionally – with regards to the scope and context of teaching within HEIs. As the global education market diversifies, with an apparent move towards embracing work-based and postgraduate options as a central stream for entrants to the industry, we will develop a series of ‘case studies’, which aim to explore, analyse and represent the current state and likely future directions for surveying education in selected worldwide regions.