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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10 Jan 2017
This paper will explore variations in the roles of surveyors in dealing with providing flooding advice within different countries.
20 Sep 2016
This paper examines the key to successful management of construction alliances.
This paper outlines the process undertaken, identify challenges posed by working on line in virtual teams with two different cultural and educational environments, and will make recommendations relating to how on-line international projects can be embedded into different curricula.
The paper aims to review and reflect how the key sustainability aspects are achieved through BIM in AECO industries.
The paper aims to capture the perspectives of key decision makers in BIM implementation for FM in Australia and Singapore.
This paper develops a strategic model to assist with the identification and management of risks associated with business development and innovation within construction organisations.
This paper assessed the impact of project delivery methods used by railroad organizations to perform highway-rail intersection projects with similar scope in New York State.
This research sets out to critically review the role of standard forms of contract, and in particular to compare FIDIC with NEC, as they are among the most popular contracts in the world.
This paper provides a conceptual framework to enhance productivity, where international professionals and contractors are involved in construction projects.
This paper uses the asset value enhancement model to look at strategic partnering in construction.
This paper focuses on a comprehensive review of the literature pertaining to construction health and safety and sustainable buildings.
This paper reports on the development of a methodology utilising a mixed-method approach to evaluate IEQ in residential homes – green and conventional.
This paper explores the feasibility of applying scenario planning and thinking in major and mega construction projects.
This paper looks at various European countries' roles, tasks and responsibilities of public and private parties in assuring and guaranteeing the technical quality of construction works.
This paper reviews existing university and industry research collaboration and to develop a best practice model suitable for facilitating research collaboration.
The paper looks at the sustainability factors that influence the choice of construction materials in Nigeria.
This paper looks at how to help market participants form judgements about the state of the property market cycle and especially when bubble territory is approaching.
This paper aims to explore new technologies for detecting failures in temporary structures during construction.
The aim of this study was to rate and determine the core communication skills a construction project manager should possess to enhance and ensure project success, as well as if leadership is important to communicate effectively.
This paper looks at an online survey of UK-based construction professionals to evaluate risk impacts on the variance between contract sum and final account in contractor-led design and build projects.
This paper explores changes in householders’ perceptions towards EPCs after being introduced to thermal images as a visual aid.
This paper describes efforts to determine what these skills are & how they can be taught at the higher education level through the development of an educational framework.
This paper analyses office-building retrofits at the city scale reported in the 2013 1200 Buildings Retrofit Survey.
This paper discusses these two issues and suggest that the enactment of the proposed apology legislation is welcomed by the major stakeholders.
This paper aims to appraise the companies strategies during the boom and investigate a more sustainable strategies for long term success.
© RICS 2017
© RICS 2017