RICS hosts the annual COBRA conference, a key event for presenting and discussing the latest industry research.
The latest conference papers from COBRA are available below. All papers were subject to review at both the abstract and full paper stage, to ensure relevance, rigour and topicality.
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09 Oct 2015
This paper looks at the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and their welcoming of foreign investors into a free market.
28 Aug 2015
This paper highlights the lack of understanding of the process of Building Maintenance (BM) forms a major source of difficulty in the maintenance departments of Saudi Arabian public buildings.
27 Aug 2015
This paper looks at the rapid increase which is currently being experienced in the global demand for water and power services.
22 Jul 2015
This paper aims to evaluate the real application of Line of Balance (LOB) in repetitive housing projects in the UAE. This could also be beneficial in the Middle East where there's a similar lack of empirical studies.
16 Jul 2015
Focussing on a bidding game, this paper aims to evaluate its ability in enhancing students’ learning.
This research examines the appearance of energy efficient words and phrases in real estate agent advertisements in Melbourne Australia and, whether there is a correlation between the use of such lexis and the demographic profiles of various geographic locations.
This paper argues that judgment on the most appropriate distance threshold of residential property from public transport should be based on a systematicassessment, rather than a heuristic approach.
The paper investigates ICT knowledge diffusion in Quantity Surveying (QS) education in selected public universities, polytechnics and colleges of technology in Nigeria.
This paper investigates the ability of 3D CAD models presented through an e-learning site to improve the visualisation skills of construction maangement students.
This paper reports on a literature review into identifying challenges in Large Class Teaching and how to overcome these with special implications into construction management (CM) discipline.
This paper focuses on lessons learnt from the development and delivering of blended course and provides suggestions and recommendations for future implementation into the Construction Management Program.
This paper aims to understand students’ perceptions on unit delivery in the summer trimester in order to improve support for online delivery models.
This study looks at the silos of learning within the built environment across Universities in the UK, the course content, student perspectives and the requirements of the professional bodies.
This paper aims to explore aspirations, motivations and expectations of UTS staff and student members in an institutional setting and at an early setting up stage of a roof top garden.
This paper reports on the progress of a two-year collaborative project to develop and trial the Situational eLearning approach in construction and architecture undergraduate programs at four universities in Australia.
This paper is a descriptive case study of how the Department of Construction at Unitec Institute of Technology evolved to adopt new technologies and teaching and learning methods.
This paper attempts to investigate the broader landscape relating to the comparison between curriculum and threshold concepts and questions the teaching and learning approach - the signature-agogy, for Construction Management
The research investigates whether there is any measurable impact on student academic performance of the type of work experience students undertake or the type of company they work for.
15 Jul 2015
The aim of this paper is to present a preliminary comparison between international and Australian rating tools in terms of purpose, use and sustainability elements for residential property.
This paper reviews the major research areas relating to safety training and education, identifies gaps in research and practice and provides direction for future research.
This paper investigates the nature and extent of residential conversion projects in Sydney, as well as the political, economic, social, environmental and technological drivers and barriers to successful conversion.
This study, building on existing theories of reflective teaching, introduces a new model of critically reflective teaching practice in construction education.
By investigating the construction labor and housing demand market, this research attempts to obtain insights into the current housing problems confronted in Hong Kong.
This paper explores the issues of new housing and low permeable design in the UK to reduce energy consumption , reviews current standards and recommendations for the drying of clothes and evaluates the science of clothes drying.
The purpose of this research is to examine the attitudes of Australian construction companies towards safety; wellbeing; and development of their employees.
© RICS 2015
© RICS 2015