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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20 Sep 2016
This paper summarises a literature review which examines narratives around sustainable development, urban design and neighbourhood masterplanning.
This research explores building envelope thermal radiant cooling in commercial and residential properties.
This paper aims to present a state-of-the-art review of the scope and practical implications of the Building Information Modelling (BIM) platform in the UK construction practice.
This paper, based on literature evaluation, interrogates LVC in the context of Ghana’s land administration regime with a view to assess its plausibility as urban infrastructure financing tool.
This paper explores whether absolute immunity for judges should be abolished or not.
This paper is the result of policy studies and a vivid political debate on the one hand and on the other hand of expert consultancy related to experiments with the aim to guarantee the performance as built by the builder using a new system of quality control.
This paper determines how often South African property valuers are currently recording GBFIs during inspections of commercial properties and to determine property valuers’ perceptions as to how much value GBFIs add to commercial properties.
This paper seeks to investigate the feasibility of in-situ bottom-up upgrade as an incremental strategy for upgrading informal settlements in the context of a resilient city development.
This paper focuses on the comparison of two AHP approaches by investigating factor weights through a previous real case study.
This paper aims to consolidate a group of competitive dimensions and their respective criteria which will be used to evaluate suppliers at the selection stage.
The paper adopts a case study approach to understand the long-term success of Turkish contractors in the fractured markets of MENA and CIS.
This paper looks at the introduction of statutory adjudication in meeting the objective of Sir Michael Latham in quick dispute settlement solving cash-flow problems.
This paper looks at the construction cost and commercial management system comparisons in UK and China.
This paper examines each state and determine what barriers, if any, exist to the use of construction management at risk in the public sector.
This paper looks at a longitudinal study of strategic planning processes in Irish quantity surveying practices.
This paper explores the efficacy of CBN’s governing system on capital projects based the conditions of contract and the leadership structure used on the projects.
This research study examines the perceived learning of approximately 50 students that have had classes at the field laboratory to determine if the lab experience improves classroom learning and meets learning styles of construction management students.
This paper reviews the literature on design economics and deduce relationships between Capital Cost (CC) and design variables; and initial Embodied Carbon (EC) and design variables by collecting data of 10 office buildings in the UK.
The aim of this paper is to establish the design obligations implied in design and build contracts.
This paper looks at the impacts of delayed payment on project delivery.
This paper provides recommendations for how higher education providers can make better use of technology and help to drive the construction industry forward.
This paper looks at the theory and practice in energy regulations for houses.
This paper assesses the effectiveness of the GFIP retrofit public consultation initiative implemented retrospectively.
This paper explores the UK industrial professionals perspective on how could project management and project planning be improved.
This paper aims to assess integrated sustainability contributions of a rooftop garden in an institutional setting.
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