publications

Journal Articles

Evaluating the Adaptability of an Industrialised System

Schmidt III, R., Sanchez-Vibaek, K. and Austin, S. (2014) Evaluating the Adaptability of an Industrialised System, Construction Management and Economics, Special Issue on Industrialised Buildings, 32 (1-2), pp. 160-182.

Moving Architecture and Flattening Politics: examining adaptability through a narrative of design

Schmidt III, Sage, D. and Dainty, A. (2012) Moving Architecture and Flattening Politics: examining adaptability through a narrative of design, Architectural Research Quarterly, 16(1), pp. 75-84.

The cultivation of adaptability in Japan

Eguchi, T., Schmidt III, R., Dainty, A., Austin, S. and Gibb, A. (2011) The cultivation of adaptability in Japan, Open House International, 36(1).

Conference Papers

Understanding Adaptability through Layer Dependencies

Schmidt III, R., Deamer, J. and Austin, S. (2011) Understanding Adaptability through Layer Dependencies, In the proceedings of the International Conference on Engineering Design (ICED11), Copenhagen, DK, 15-18 August.

What is the meaning of adaptability in the building industry?

Schmidt III, R., Eguchi, T., Austin, S. and Gibb, A. (2010b) What is the meaning of adaptability in the building industry? In proceedings of the CIB 16th International Conference on Open and Sustainable Building, Bilbao, Spain, 17-19 May.

Lessons from Japan: A look at the Century Housing System

Schmidt III, R., Eguchi, T. and Austin, S. (2010a) Lessons from Japan: A look at the Century Housing System, In the proceedings of the 12th International Design Structure Matrix Conference, Cambridge, UK, 22-23 July.

Adaptable Futures: A 21st Century Challenge

Schmidt III, R., Eguchi, T., Austin, S. and Gibb, A. (2009b) Adaptable futures: A 21st century challenge, In proceedings of the CIB Changing Roles: New Roles; New Challenges conference, Noordwijk, The Netherlands, 5-9 October.

Designing adaptable buildings

Schmidt III, R., Austin, S. and Brown, D. (2009a) Designing adaptable buildings, In the proceedings of the 11th International Design Structure Matrix Conference, Greenville, South Carolina, USA, 12-13 October.

Using DSM to redefine buildings for adaptability

Schmidt III, R., Mohyuddin, S., Austin, S. and Gibb,A. (2008) Using DSM to redefine buildings for adaptability, In proceedings of the 10th International Design Structure Matrix Conference, Stockholm, Sweden, 11-12 November.

Design Standardisation of multi-story buildings using intermodal shipping containers

Robinson, A. Austin, S., and Gibb, A. (2011) Design Standardisation of multi-story buildings using intermodal shipping containers for volumetric construction and modular buildings, Paper to be presented at the 27th Annual Conference of the Association of Researchers for Construction Management conference, Bristol, UK, 5-7 September.

Exploring the business case for more adaptable buildings: lessons from case studies

Pinder, J., Schmidt III, R., Gibb, A. and Saker, J. (2011) Exploring the business case for more adaptable buildings: lessons from case studies, Paper to be presented at the CIB Management and Innovation for a Sustainable Built Environment conference, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 20-23 June.

A paradigm shift towards whole life analysis in adaptable buildings

Manewa, A., Pasquire, C., Gibb, A. and Schmidt III, R. (2009b) A paradigm shift towards whole life analysis in adaptable buildings, In proceedings of the CIB Changing Roles: New Roles; New Challenges conference, Noordwijk, The Netherlands, 5-9 October.

Towards economic sustainability through adaptable buildings

Manewa, A., Pasquire, C., Gibb, A. and Schmidt III, R. (2009a) Towards economic sustainability through adaptable buildings, In proceedings of the 3rd CIB Conference on Smart and Sustainable Environments, Delft, The Netherlands, 15-19 June.

Improving feedback through matching architectural values

Kelly, G., Schmidt III, R., Dainty, A. and Story, V. (2011b) Improving feedback through matching architectural values, Paper to be presented at the 27th Annual Conference of the Association of Researchers for Construction Management conference, Bristol, UK, 5-7 September.

Improving the design of adaptable buildings through effective feedback in use

Kelly, G., Schmidt III, R., Dainty, A. and Story, V. (2011a) Improving the design of adaptable buildings through effective feedback in use, Paper to be presented at the CIB Management and Innovation for a Sustainable Built Environment conference, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 20-23 June.

Reconciling low carbon agendas through adaptable buildings

Grinnell, R., Austin, S. and Dainty, A. (2011b) Reconciling low carbon agendas through adaptable buildings, Paper to be presented at the 27th Annual Conference of the Association of Researchers for Construction Management conference, Bristol, UK, 5-7 September.

Towards adaptable buildings: pre-configuration and re-configuration – two case studies

Gibb, A., Austin, S., Dainty, A. Davison, N. Pasquire, C. (2007) Towards adaptable buildings: pre-configuration and re-configuration – two case studies, In proceedings of the ManuBuild 1st International Conference – The Transformation of the Industry: Open Building Manufacturing, Rotterdam, The Netherlands, 25-26 April.

Adaptable buildings: three non-residential case studies

Fuster, A., Gibb, A., Austin, S., Beadle, K., Madden, P. (2009) Adaptable buildings: three non-residential case studies, In proceedings of the CIB Changing Roles: New Roles; New Challenges conference, Noordwijk, The Netherlands, 5-9 October.

The design of adaptable building in Japan

Eguchi et al., Schmidt III, R., Dainty, A., Austin, S. and Gibb, A. (2010b) The design of adaptable building in Japan, In proceedings of the CIB 16th International Conference on Open and Sustainable Building, Bilbao, Spain, 17-19 May.

The role of the design practice as an arena for innovation

Eguchi et al., Schmidt III, R. and Dainty, A. (2010a) The role of the design practice as an arena for innovation, In proceedings of the 26th Annual Conference of the Association of Researchers for Construction Management conference, Leeds, UK, 6-8 September.

The Multi-space adaptable building concept and its extension into mass customisation

Davison, N., Gibb, A., Austin, S., Goodier, C. and Warner, P. (2006) The Multi-space adaptable building concept and its extension into mass customisation, In proceedings of the International Conference on Adaptable Building Structures, Eindhoven, The Netherlands, 3-5 July.

Adaptable futures: setting the agenda?

Beadle, K., Gibb, A., Austin, S., Fuster, A. and Madden, P. (2008) Adaptable futures: setting the agenda? In proceedings of the 1st I3CON International Conference, Loughborough University, Loughborough, UK, 14-16 May

Book Chapters

Towards economic sustainability through adaptable buildings

Manewa, A., C. Pasquire, A. Gibb, and R. Schmidt III. 2009. Towards economic sustainability through adaptable buildings. In Smart building in a changing climate., ed. A. Dobbelsteen, M. Dorst, A. Timmeren. 1st ed., 171. The Netherlands: Techne Press.

Building schools for the future

Schmidt III, R., Dreamer, J., and Austin, S. (In press) Building schools for the future, in Eppinger, Steven D. and Tyson R. Browning, Design Structure Matrix Methods and Applications, Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.

Form, function and the economics of change

Pinder, J. Austin, S., Schmidt III, R. and Gibb, A. (In press) Form, function and the economics of change, In (Finch, E.) Facilities Change Management, Blackwell, Oxford.

Newways: an industrialised kit of parts

Fuster, A., Gibb, A., Beadle, K., Austin, S. and Madden, P (2009) Newways: an industrialised kit of parts, In (Kazi, A., Hannus, M. and Boudjabeur, S.) Open building manufacturing: Key technologies, applications, and industrial cases, ManuBuild.