Sheffield Hallam University

Built Environment Research Transactions

ISSN 1759-3190


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Vol. 1

No. 1


Development Control, Methodology, Systems Analysis, Target Setting, Town Planning Management, Viable Systems // Competency, CSCS, Health and Safety // documentation, health and safety,information management //Sandstone; Weathering; History

Development Control Research and The Viable Systems Method

Catherine Wynn

A Critical Analysis of the Construction Skills Certification Scheme

Maria Govorusa and Chris Hill

Health and Safety files

Greg Watts

An Investigation into the non-uniform decay of Hardwick Stone

Robert Brough  & Elizabeth Laycock


Vol. 2 Special

2010 Real Estate, Investment, Poland, Market, Attitude survey//retail expansion, retail development, retail investment, shopping centers //Listed Building, Poland, Restoration, Retail Performance, Reuse //industrial property, logistics, manufacturing, satisfaction, technical specifications. //corporate real estate, cost reduction, facility management, outsourcing, property management, portfolio management, real estate outsourcing, real estate service providers, transaction management

The Prospects for new investment vehicles based on Real Estate in Poland: A review of the market and demand from potential investors.

Przemyslaw Ciupek and Tony Cheetham

Expansion of international retailers in the Czech Republic

Veronika Tebichová and Dave Parsons

An investigation into viability of restoration and reuse of a listed property: a case study of Project Hala located in Warsaw

Edyta Kaluzynska, Anna Dowd and Sarah Dickinson

Occupier’s satisfaction with technical standards of modern industrial properties in the Czech Republic

Jaroslav Kaizr, Barry Haynes and David Parsons

Corporate Real Estate Outsourcing in the Financial Sector in Poland: The Client’s Perspective

Robert Bocian and Jill Fortune


Vol. 2

No. 1

2010 Empty Property Rates, Avoidance, Rating (Empty Properties) Act 2007, Tactics, Economy //Comparables, Comparative Method, Economic Downturn, Residential Valuation // Flooding, defences, Meadowhall, betterment, protection // flooding; flood damage; flood remediation; climate change; PPS25 // commercial property, empty buildings, factors, incentives, maintenance, Rating (Empty Property) Act 2007

Rating (Empty Properties) Act 2007 and Business Rates Avoidance Tactics

Siobhan Guilfoyle and Phil Askham

Residential valuation in the downturn: the comparative method with no comparables

Victoria Ireland and Phil Askham

An investigation into the flooding and remedial work at Meadowhall, Sheffield, 2007

Robert John Burrell

The growing risk of flooding and actions required to mitigate its effects

Adam Pinder

An Investigation to Establish whether Property Maintenance can Diminish the Number of Empty Commercial Buildings in Sheffield & Leeds

Gareth E S Goodby and Ann Franks


Vol. 3

No. 1

2011 Student Accommodation; PBSA; HMO's; Demand; Supply // Valuation; Investment Method; Valuation Standards; Harmonisation // Upward-only Rent Reviews, Rent Indexation, Rent Review Mechanisms, Voluntary Codes of Practice // BREEAM, Health Care, Construction Projects // Best Practice, Construction, Incentivisation, Partnering, Procurement // Negotiation, Rent, Lease, Economics // Action Research, Industrial Simulation, Vocational Stakeholders, Scaffolding // Fuel Poverty, energy efficiency, energy pricing, energy tariffs, household consumption and investment in energy efficient behaviour

Purpose Built Student Accommodation: Changing the face of student accommodation in Sheffield

Richard Stevenson and Phil Askham

Is there possibility of harmonisation: A comparison of UK and german investment valuation practice

Melanie Fischer and Phil Askham

Upward Only Rent Reviews versus Indexation: An investigation into the impact of differing mechanisms upon market efficiency within the commercial real estate sector

Caroline Seibel and Tony Cheetham

An Evaluation of a BREEAM Case Study Project

Jack Lowe and Norman Watts

A Project Management Strategy Based on Sharing the benefits of Incentivised contracts


How is Growth or Decline in the Economy Reflected in Rental Negotiation Outcomes in Prime and Secondary Retail Locations in the North of England?

Alan Burkitt and Richard Smith

Use of Industrial Simulation to facilitate Work Based Skills for Building Surveying Students, an Introduction to the Rationale for Research

Simon Mclean

An Ethical Energy Policy: A Simplified Paradigm on Electricity Pricing and Delivery to Solve Fuel Poverty and Promote Energy Efficient Behaviour

John Grant


Vol. 3


2011/12 Historic building, conservation, refurbishment // Baits, infestations, termites, treatment methods // E-tendering, adoption, participation, contractors, Malaysia // Sick building syndrome, causes, effects, students’ satisfaction, indoor environment, concerns for improvement // Course Design, Cultural Change and Partnership Development

TARC Special Edition

Refurbishment of Historic Buildings in Malaysia: A Case Study on Hotel Majestic Kuala Lumpur

Ngiuk-Hung Ling and Gopalakrishnan Maniam

A review of methods used to control termites in buildings in Malaysia

Soo-Sen Saw and Mal-Kong Sia

E-tendering in the Malaysian Construction Industry

Shee-Nee Wong and Lay-Yong Ooi

Sick Building Syndrome in lecture halls of a higher education institution

Shing-Jiuan Gan and Mal-Kong Sia

An overview of the collaborative partnership between Sheffield Hallam University and Tunku Abdul Rahman College

Paul Watson & Garry Workman


Vol. 3


2012/13 BIM, Industry, Cost Planning // Time, Cost, Quality, Programme, schedule, budget, project, constraints, specification, standard, defect free, construction // Construction, Sustainability Standards, BREEAM // Work Based Learning, Work Based Development, Continuing Professional Development, Training and Development

KIER Special Edition

BIM as a Cost Planning Aid

Morné Ferreira

Time, Cost and Quality: Which constraint do construction professionals from a set company believe to be the most important when delivering construction projects

Sam Murphy

A study into whether the construction of schools effectively meets sustainability standards

Matthew Sparkes

An Assessment of the Impact of Introducing a Work Based Development Guide

Matthew Kemshed & Phil Askham


Vol. 4

No. 1


Construction Act, Legislation, Construction Law, Payment, Contracts // fire safety, fire safety management, historic buildings // Construction, Recession, Strategy, Surveying // construction, industry, lean, manufacturing // change, construction management, emotional intelligence, goals, leadership, motivation, needs, personality, site inductions

An Investigation into the Impact the Amended Housing Grants, Construction and Regeneration Act 1996 will have on Payment Procedures in the Construction Industry

Peter Huck

An Investigation into the Fire Safety Management of Historic Buildings

Simon Kincaid

Recessionary influences upon surveying firms within UK construction: A comparison of large and small firms

Bethan Lewis

To Identify the Mechanisms by which Lean Construction can be Incorporated into the Planning Strategy of a Construction company

Christopher James

Humans and Change: Knowing Who You Are Leading

John W. Ambler


Vol. 4




Applications, barriers, benefits, IT, Quantity Surveying // waste management, construction, contractors, Malaysia // Construction Waste, Management, Implementation,
Enforcement, Incentives, Resource use, Sustainable Development, Malaysia // radiant cooling, HVAC, condensation, thermal comfort.

TARC Special Edition

Applications of Information Technology in Malaysian Quantity Surveying Firms

Yoong-Siu Ching and Mal-Kong Sia

Perceptions of Malaysian Contractors on Benefits of Construction Waste Management

Way-Yi Tan and Mal-Kong Sia

A Study on Construction Waste Management: Steps Towards Sustainable Development in Malaysia

Nai-Kang Yek Lea-Koon Tan

A Critical Enaluation of Radiant Cooling Utilization in Malaysia

Kim-Hong Sor and Seng-Kong Han


Vol. 5

No. 1


Fire, Fire Safety, Disability, Escape, Management, Business // Building Information Modelling, BIM, 3D CAD. //BIM, Procurement, Quantity Surveyor. // Wood,  Biofuel, Sustainability, Management

Fire Safety in Residential Care Homes

Jonathan Took

Assertained benefits of using Building Information Modelling (BIM) in the UK construction industry?

Robert Horan

The Development of Building Information Modelling and the Impact it is Exerting on the Professional Role of the Quantity Surveyor

Liam Flanagan

How community enterprise wood-fuel lots for domestic fuel might support heathland management

Paul Titterton & Ian D. Rotherham


Vol. 5



Schedules, Scheduling, Planning //Sustainable Materials Utilisation, Economic Construction, Frugal Engineering //Sustainable, Development, Contractor //behaviour based safety initiative; fatality and injury rates; regional contracting organisation; construction and effectiveness

KIER Special Edition

Evaluation of Schedule Management Systems within a Medium Sized Construction Organisation

Robert Hughes & Norman Watts

The Utilisation of Frugal Engineering Within the Construction Industry

Carlo Giovanni Carenza and Professor Dr. Paul Watson

Further Exploration o fthe Importance of Early Contractor Involvements in Sustainable Builds

Steven Musson & Tony Goodier

The Effectiveness of SUSA Behavioural Safety Initiative in a Regional Organisation

Sam Diamond


Vol. 6

No. 1

2014 government initiatives, housebuilding industry, help to buy // decent homes, efficiency, procurement, cost // Benchmarking, Cost, Health and safety, Iron triangle, Key performance indicators, Quality, Time// Green Deal, Renewable Energy, Energy Efficiency, Retrofit, SME // tendering, competition, infrastructure, recession // Branding, corporate real estate, corporate strategy, heritage, office design.

An Evaluation of the Government's Constribution Towards the recovery of the housebuilding industry

Joseph Jackson

A study into the efficiency of ‘whole house’ versus ‘elemental’ project delivery of ‘Decent Homes improvement works’, to determine the most suitable method for future improvement projects

Adam Storer

Time, Cost, Quality and Health and Safety- is this the NEW ‘Iron Triangle’

Matthew Fothergill and Garry Workman

Green deal and the potential growth opportunities it offers to small businesses

Mark Thomas Ellis and Christopher Holt

Has construction industry tendering in the United Kingdom become increasingly competitive?

Linda Fleming and Christopher Holt

Do Listed Buildings have a role within the modern corporate environment?

James Fletcher


Vol. 6


2014 quantity surveying, quality, graduates, construction industry, employer // Causes of Delay, Construction Project, Effects of Delay, Minimizing Delay A study on construction delays in Malaysia with specific reference to private construction projects // construction industry, delay of materials, effects, factors, significant materials // foreign labour, factors, impacts, Malaysia // Keywords: expectancy theory, expectancy, instrumentality, motivation, valence. TARC Special Edition

Malaysian construction employers' expectations towards quality of quantity surveying graduates

Jenny Wong Siaw Yien

A study on construction delays in Malaysia with specific reference to private construction projects

Soo Poey Yong

Study on the factors and effects of delay of materials in construction industry

Lee Hui Kee

A Study on the employment of foreign labour in the Malaysian construction industry

Sim Chun Hui

Motivation amongst office employees in the Malaysian construction industry

Wei-Yew Tan


Vol. 7

No. 1


PFI, Life Cycle, Education, Whole Life Cost //Environment, Behaviour Change, Barriers, Motivation, Energy Use // Education, Skills, Recruitment, Personnel

A Study of Life Cycle Cost Modelling and the Associated Risk in Operational Education PFIs

Owen Gower

“Changing Habits of a Lifetime”: An Investigation of the Factors that Influence Behaviour Change to Reduce Domestic Energy Consumption

Rosie Drewett and Professor Lynn Crowe

A study into recruitment and selection for the built environment disciplines

Liz Laycock


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