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dc.contributor.advisorForster, Doctor Alan M.
dc.contributor.advisorAbdel-Wahab, Doctor Mohamed
dc.contributor.advisorSun, Doctor Ming
dc.contributor.authorMcGibbon, Scott
dc.date.accessioned2022-05-09T10:46:52Z
dc.date.available2022-05-09T10:46:52Z
dc.date.issued2020-07
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10399/4427
dc.description.abstractThe UK historic building repair and maintenance (R&M) sector generates £9.7 billion in output. However, challenging delivering quality R&M are project under-performance, a lack of collaborative project practices, resulting in poor communication, underpinned by persistent skills shortages. These are not solely UK concerns; various international studies have echoed similar issues, however, to maintain focus, the scope of the research is within the UK context, in particular Scotland’s stone-built heritage. Adopting a four stage qualitative participatory exploratory action research strategy; this research aims to develop a framework, to support an effective integrated multi-disciplinary, collaborative, structured, and digitised Project Management and on-site practice approach, to aid increased efficiencies. Firstly, a synthesis of the relevant academic literature and industrial reports enabled direction towards the acquisition of appropriate intelligence, in order to guide and inform the study’s theoretical foundation. Secondly, 14 semi-structured interviews with Scottish SMEs were executed, which bounded the key findings under three main themes; senior management, human resource, and technical. Concurrently, through co-operative industry engagement, the generation of a best practice historic building SME R&M four-phase process map was undertaken. Thirdly, a common structured collaborative process standard framework was developed and finally, validated through active industry participation; a demonstration project, four semi-structured interviews, and two focus groups of six industry practitioners. The validation feedback confirmed that the developed framework is valid, credible, acceptable, and applicable as a process standard designed to offer a process model, map, and management tool.en
dc.description.sponsorshipThe Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC)en
dc.description.sponsorshipHeriot Watt Universityen
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dc.publisherHeriot-Watt Universityen
dc.publisherEnergy, Geoscience, Infrastructure and Societyen
dc.rightsAll items in ROS are protected by the Creative Commons copyright license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/2.5/scotland/), with some rights reserved.
dc.subjectHistoric Building, Repair, and Maintenance, Process Improvement, Demonstration Projects, SME, Stonemasonryen
dc.titleA common structured integrated collaborative digitised (CrOsS) framework for the historic building repair and maintenance (R&M) sectoren
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