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Almusaed, A., Almssad, A., Alasadi, A., Yitmen, I. & Al-Samaraee, S. (2023). Assessing the Role and Efficiency of Thermal Insulation by the "BIO-GREEN PANEL" in Enhancing Sustainability in a Built Environment. Sustainability, 15(13), Article ID 10418.
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2023 (English)In: Sustainability, E-ISSN 2071-1050, Vol. 15, no 13, article id 10418Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The pressing concern of climate change and the imperative to mitigate CO2 emissions have significantly influenced the selection of outdoor plant species. Consequently, evaluating CO2's environmental effects on plants has become integral to the decision-making process. Notably, reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from buildings is significant in tackling the consequences of climate change and addressing energy deficiencies. This article presents a novel approach by introducing plant panels as an integral component in future building designs, epitomizing the next generation of sustainable structures and offering a new and sustainable building solution. The integration of environmentally friendly building materials enhances buildings' indoor environments. Consequently, it becomes crucial to analyze manufacturing processes in order to reduce energy consumption, minimize waste generation, and incorporate green technologies. In this context, experimentation was conducted on six distinct plant species, revealing that the energy-saving potential of different plant types on buildings varies significantly. This finding contributes to the economy's improvement and fosters enhanced health-related and environmental responsibility. The proposed plant panels harmonize various building components and embody a strategic approach to promote health and well-being through bio-innovation. Furthermore, this innovative solution seeks to provide a sustainable alternative by addressing the challenges of unsustainable practices, outdated standards, limited implementation of new technologies, and excessive administrative barriers in the construction industry. The obtained outcomes will provide stakeholders within the building sector with pertinent data concerning performance and durability. Furthermore, these results will enable producers to acquire essential information, facilitating product improvement.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
MDPI, 2023
Keywords
climate change, biophilic design, bio-basis product, passport materials, built environment, thermal insulations
National Category
Energy Engineering
Research subject
Construction Engineering
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-96243 (URN)10.3390/su151310418 (DOI)001028210800001 ()2-s2.0-85165064791 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2023-08-08 Created: 2023-08-08 Last updated: 2023-08-09Bibliographically approved
Almssad, A., Almusaed, A. & Rico-Cortez, M. (2023). Critical interpretation of a non-creative supervision practice for Ph.D. students. In: Suzanne El Takach; Omer Tayfur Ozturk (Ed.), Studies on Social and Education Sciences 2022: (pp. 48-68). USA: ISTES Organization
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Critical interpretation of a non-creative supervision practice for Ph.D. students
2023 (English)In: Studies on Social and Education Sciences 2022 / [ed] Suzanne El Takach; Omer Tayfur Ozturk, USA: ISTES Organization , 2023, p. 48-68Chapter in book (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Ph.D. students need to be supervised by someone with an international reputation so that the name on the recommendation letter carries weight. But they also must not be professors traveling from place to place, frequently leaving campus, and missing mentoring sessions to advance their careers.

They have to be recognized, well-known, but also able to guide you without constantly refusing to meet you just because you have to take outside of the university.

Many students affirm that they never received any satisfactory, effective, or useful guidance during the study. The student in Ph.D. research-level needs to have the right to choose a supervisor with whom he has a good relationship. However, as the bureaucracy in graduate management at universities increases, administrators and administrators' "pair" prospective doctoral students with supervisors more and more frequently.

That will create bad cooperation and an uncreative scientifical product. A good supervisor-student relationship requires the joint efforts of both parties. Many Ph.D. students get into unnecessary trouble because they make some very common mistakes in their relationship with their supervisors. Unfortunately, our experience tells us that many students do not think deeply about this relationship and that most problems are predictable and avoidable.

➢ The study aims to interpret the negative action of supervisor practices of Ph.D. students during the supervising phasis and will classify the critical factors and types of a bad Ph.D. supervision

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
USA: ISTES Organization, 2023
Keywords
Non-Creative Supervision, Ph.D. Students, Ph.D. Supervision
National Category
Educational Sciences
Research subject
Construction Engineering
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-92971 (URN)978-1-952092-37-4 (ISBN)
Available from: 2023-01-17 Created: 2023-01-17 Last updated: 2023-06-15Bibliographically approved
Almusaed, A., Yitmen, I. & Almssad, A. (2023). Enhancing Smart Home Design with AI Models: A Case Study of Living Spaces Implementation Review. Energies, 16(6), Article ID 2636.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Enhancing Smart Home Design with AI Models: A Case Study of Living Spaces Implementation Review
2023 (English)In: Energies, E-ISSN 1996-1073, Vol. 16, no 6, article id 2636Article, review/survey (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The normal development of "smart buildings," which calls for integrating sensors, rich data, and artificial intelligence (AI) simulation models, promises to usher in a new era of architectural concepts. AI simulation models can improve home functions and users' comfort and significantly cut energy consumption through better control, increased reliability, and automation. This article highlights the potential of using artificial intelligence (AI) models to improve the design and functionality of smart houses, especially in implementing living spaces. This case study provides examples of how artificial intelligence can be embedded in smart homes to improve user experience and optimize energy efficiency. Next, the article will explore and thoroughly analyze the thorough analysis of current research on the use of artificial intelligence (AI) technology in smart homes using a variety of innovative ideas, including smart interior design and a Smart Building System Framework based on digital twins (DT). Finally, the article explores the advantages of using AI models in smart homes, emphasizing living spaces. Through the case study, the theme seeks to provide ideas on how AI can be effectively embedded in smart homes to improve functionality, convenience, and energy efficiency. The overarching goal is to harness the potential of artificial intelligence by transforming how we live in our homes and improving our quality of life. The article concludes by discussing the unresolved issues and potential future research areas on the usage of AI in smart houses. Incorporating AI technology into smart homes benefits homeowners, providing excellent safety and convenience and increased energy efficiency.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
MDPI, 2023
Keywords
smart home design, AI technology, human environment, living space, ubiquitous computing
National Category
Civil Engineering
Research subject
Construction Engineering
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-94341 (URN)10.3390/en16062636 (DOI)000955593700001 ()2-s2.0-85151623302 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2023-04-18 Created: 2023-04-18 Last updated: 2023-08-28Bibliographically approved
Almusaed, A., Almssad, A., Yitmen, I. & Homod, R. Z. Z. (2023). Enhancing Student Engagement: Harnessing "AIED"'s Power in Hybrid Education-A Review Analysis. Education Sciences, 13(7), Article ID 632.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Enhancing Student Engagement: Harnessing "AIED"'s Power in Hybrid Education-A Review Analysis
2023 (English)In: Education Sciences, E-ISSN 2227-7102, Vol. 13, no 7, article id 632Article, review/survey (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Hybrid learning is a complex combination of face-to-face and online learning. This model combines the use of multimedia materials with traditional classroom work. Virtual hybrid learning is employed alongside face-to-face methods. That aims to investigate using Artificial Intelligence (AI) to increase student engagement in hybrid learning settings. Educators are confronted with contemporary issues in maintaining their students' interest and motivation as the popularity of online and hybrid education continues to grow, where many educational institutions are adopting this model due to its flexibility, student-teacher engagement, and peer-to-peer interaction. AI will help students communicate, collaborate, and receive real-time feedback, all of which are challenges in education. This article examines the advantages and disadvantages of hybrid education and the optimal approaches for incorporating Artificial Intelligence (AI) in educational settings. The research findings suggest that using AI can revolutionize hybrid education, as it enhances both student and instructor autonomy while fostering a more engaging and interactive learning environment.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
MDPI, 2023
Keywords
AIED, interactive learning, hybrid education, online teaching, student engagement
National Category
Pedagogy
Research subject
Construction Engineering
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-96315 (URN)10.3390/educsci13070632 (DOI)001035070900001 ()2-s2.0-85172917919 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2023-08-10 Created: 2023-08-10 Last updated: 2023-11-20Bibliographically approved
Almusaed, A., Almssad, A. & Rico Cortez, M. (2023). Maximizing Student Engagement in a Hybrid Learning Environment: A Comprehensive Review and Analysis. In: Mack Shelley, Mevlut Unal, Sabri Turgut (Ed.), Mack Shelley; Mevlut Unal; Sabri Turgut (Ed.), Proceedings of IHSES 2023—International Conference on Humanities, Social and Education Sciences: . Paper presented at International Conference on Humanities, Social and Education Sciences.April 13-16, 2023. Denver, USA. (pp. 428-444). Denver, USA: ISTES Organization
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Maximizing Student Engagement in a Hybrid Learning Environment: A Comprehensive Review and Analysis
2023 (English)In: Proceedings of IHSES 2023—International Conference on Humanities, Social and Education Sciences / [ed] Mack Shelley; Mevlut Unal; Sabri Turgut, Denver, USA: ISTES Organization , 2023, p. 428-444Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

This article overviews a new teaching method from COVID-19. It uses multimedia resources andmore traditional classroom activities together. The course focuses on the benefits of using online parts of hybridlearning in addition to in-person instruction. The benefits of such learning include more opportunities forcontact with classmates, participation in the educational process, greater leeway in time management, andinteractive education. The purpose of this paper is to provide an overview of the new pedagogical approach thathas emerged in the wake of COVID-19, which has prompted a significant number of educational institutions toadopt a particular model due to the adaptability of its schedule and the way students are instructed, in addition tothe increased connection and engagement that it fosters between students and teachers. Students who cannotattend class physically can still study thanks to a new hybrid learning method. In addition, students who cannotparticipate in a traditional classroom setting due to health reasons may have more significant opportunities toparticipate in hybrid learning.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Denver, USA: ISTES Organization, 2023
Series
International Conference on Humanities, Social and Education Science
Keywords
Students’ Engagement, Hybrid Learning, Learning Efficiency, Learning Form
National Category
Educational Sciences
Research subject
Construction Engineering
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-97863 (URN)978-1-952092-47-3 (ISBN)
Conference
International Conference on Humanities, Social and Education Sciences.April 13-16, 2023. Denver, USA.
Available from: 2024-01-02 Created: 2024-01-02 Last updated: 2024-01-03Bibliographically approved
Almusaed, A., Yitmen, I. & Almssad, A. (2023). Reviewing and Integrating AEC Practices into Industry 6.0: Strategies for Smart and Sustainable Future-Built Environments. Sustainability, 15(18), Article ID 13464.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Reviewing and Integrating AEC Practices into Industry 6.0: Strategies for Smart and Sustainable Future-Built Environments
2023 (English)In: Sustainability, E-ISSN 2071-1050, Vol. 15, no 18, article id 13464Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This article explores the possible ramifications of incorporating ideas from AEC Industry 6.0 into the design and construction of intelligent, environmentally friendly, and long-lasting structures. This statement highlights the need to shift away from the current methods seen in the AEC Industry 5.0 to effectively respond to the increasing requirement for creative and environmentally sustainable infrastructures. Modern building techniques have been made more efficient and long-lasting because of AEC Industry 6.0’s cutting-edge equipment, cutting-edge digitalization, and ecologically concerned methods. The academic community has thoroughly dissected the many benefits of AEC Industry 5.0. Examples are increased stakeholder involvement, automation, robotics for optimization, decision structures based on data, and careful resource management. However, the difficulties of implementing AEC Industry 6.0 principles are laid bare in this research. It calls for skilled experts who are current on the latest technologies, coordinate the technical expertise of many stakeholders, orchestrate interoperable standards, and strengthen cybersecurity procedures. This study evaluates how well the principles of Industry 6.0 can create smart, long-lasting, and ecologically sound structures. The goal is to specify how these ideas may revolutionize the building industry. In addition, this research provides an in-depth analysis of how the AEC industry might best adopt AEC Industry 6.0, underscoring the sector-wide significance of this paradigm change. This study thoroughly analyzes AEC Industry 6.0 about big data analytics, the IoT, and collaborative robotics. To better understand the potential and potential pitfalls of incorporating AEC Industry 6.0 principles into the construction of buildings, this study examines the interaction between organizational dynamics, human actors, and robotic systems.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
MDPI, 2023
Keywords
additive manufacturing, Architecture, Engineering, and Construction (AEC) Industry 6.0, built environments, human-centric design, sustainable smart buildings, advanced technology, architectural design, building construction, construction industry, coordinate, manufacturing, robotics, stakeholder
National Category
Construction Management Building Technologies
Research subject
Construction Engineering
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-97143 (URN)10.3390/su151813464 (DOI)001146126600001 ()2-s2.0-85172878670 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2023-10-20 Created: 2023-10-20 Last updated: 2024-02-16Bibliographically approved
Rico Cortez, M., Almusaed, A. & Almssad, A. (2023). Supervising Multidisciplinary Research: Navigating Challenges and Reaping Rewards. In: Mack Shelley; Mevlut Unal; Sabri Turgut (Ed.), Proceedings of IHSES 2023—International Conference on Humanities, Social and Education Sciences: . Paper presented at International Conference on Humanities, Social and Education Sciences. April 13-16, 2023. Denver, USA. (pp. 445-463). Denver, USA: ISTES Organization
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Supervising Multidisciplinary Research: Navigating Challenges and Reaping Rewards
2023 (English)In: Proceedings of IHSES 2023—International Conference on Humanities, Social and Education Sciences / [ed] Mack Shelley; Mevlut Unal; Sabri Turgut, Denver, USA: ISTES Organization , 2023, p. 445-463Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

International research is already booming, and global problems like climate change have sparkedinterdisciplinary initiatives involving academics from many nations, disciplines, and tongues. Integrating theresearch team, the supervisors, and the doctoral students present several challenges, such as multicultural issues;integrating a good team depends on the supervision style and type of postgraduate students and how to supervisestudents to conduct quality research. This article examines supervisory approaches, and the challenges andrewards supervisors face while supervising diverse projects. The lectures from the Graduate Studies inSupervision course were examined, along with a literature study. Two senior supervisors from the InternationalBusiness School (JIBS) and the School of Engineering at Jönköping University participated in small-scaleresearch and observed two supervisory sessions, where were discussions and supervisor reflections.Observations, talks, and the findings of a survey based on Lee's research were compared to determine thesupervisory style. The failure to define the scope and writing of the publication when a journal article is rejectedafter 1-2 years, which affects the trust of the student and the supervisor and the time plan in a multidisciplinaryproject, are just a few of the challenges that emerged during postgraduate supervision. Discovering our teachingand supervision style may help guide our students in a multidisciplinary environment.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Denver, USA: ISTES Organization, 2023
Keywords
Supervision, challenges, rewards, multidisciplinary, engineering sciences
National Category
Educational Sciences
Research subject
Construction Engineering
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-97865 (URN)978-1-952092-47-3 (ISBN)
Conference
International Conference on Humanities, Social and Education Sciences. April 13-16, 2023. Denver, USA.
Available from: 2024-01-02 Created: 2024-01-02 Last updated: 2024-01-03Bibliographically approved
Almusaed, A., Almssad, A. & Najar, K. (2022). An Innovative School Design Based on a Biophilic Approach Using the Appreciative Inquiry Model: Case Study Scandinavia. Advances in Civil Engineering / Hindawi, Volume 2022, 1-18, Article ID 8545787.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>An Innovative School Design Based on a Biophilic Approach Using the Appreciative Inquiry Model: Case Study Scandinavia
2022 (English)In: Advances in Civil Engineering / Hindawi, ISSN 1687-8086, E-ISSN 1687-8094, Vol. Volume 2022, p. 1-18, article id 8545787Article, review/survey (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

To understand the school’s role in society and its works, it became essential to reevaluate its functions and importance for society after the aggressive attack of the COVID-19 pandemic. Thus, a new educational space design represents a powerful and required tool for stimulating creativity and increasing concentration, motivation, and assimilation of knowledge for future generations. The article will use appreciative inquiry as a method that works with perspective ideas readings doted by high positive human sensitivity. It also represents a powerful tool for the students’ opinions about the teaching spaces and environments. To improve the performance of educational institutions and schools, considering the sustainability concepts and biophilic designs has become an urgent necessity within the Scandinavian countries and in the world in general. The scientific research and theoretical analysis within the biophilic theory have been conducted to see how the designer can integrate the nature components holistically in the educational environment based on spatial, visual, and ecological integration concepts. The study aims to develop knowledge about applying biophilia as a phenomenon in educational institutes of Scandinavia where the students among others are the main decision-maker. The article’s main finding is that students dream of free open teaching spaces integrated with nature, where the biophilic theory frameworks are suitable to form this sustainable model that enables educational institutions and schools to improve their performance within different stages of the study.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Hindawi Publishing Corporation, 2022
Keywords
Appreciative inquiry approach; Environmental buildings; Biophilic schools; Educational process
National Category
Building Technologies Business Administration
Research subject
Construction Engineering
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-91002 (URN)10.1155/2022/8545787 (DOI)000831949300001 ()2-s2.0-85135081233 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2022-06-29 Created: 2022-06-29 Last updated: 2022-10-26Bibliographically approved
Almusaed, A., Almssad, A., Andersson, N. & Brunzell, L. (2022). CDIO Initiative on Student Engagement by Effective Syncretic (lectures – seminars). In: O. Noroozi; I. Sahin (Ed.), Proceedings of IHSES 2022, International Conference on Humanities, Social and Education Sciences, Los Angeles, USA: . Paper presented at International Conference on Humanities, Social and Education Sciences (pp. 249-261). USA: ISTES Organization, 1
Open this publication in new window or tab >>CDIO Initiative on Student Engagement by Effective Syncretic (lectures – seminars)
2022 (English)In: Proceedings of IHSES 2022, International Conference on Humanities, Social and Education Sciences, Los Angeles, USA / [ed] O. Noroozi; I. Sahin, USA: ISTES Organization , 2022, Vol. 1, p. 249-261Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

New trends such as globalization, the knowledge economy, and the information technology revolution have become essential factors affecting the development of universities in the new era. These trends have profoundly impacted the survival and growth of universities. First, universities need to shoulder the knowledge creation work in many fields related to human survival and development in the era of the knowledge economy. Secondly, they must adapt to the influence of the technological revolution on human knowledge acquisition methods and change traditions. I will further explore the new requirements for talents in the new era and adjust our talent training concepts, values and models. How universities respond to challenges through operational changes and explore new models of higher education in line with social development in the new era is a topic that universities worldwide need to consider. The study aims to create an effective model to improve the interaction between the lectures and seminars objectives and activities based on CDIO standards 3 and 8. The integrated curriculum and active learning are crucial for improving future students' engineers' skills.

Consequently, students will participate efficiently in the learning process. The study will focus on the concept of a "student-centered" learning environment based on the active learning model by using the research to create effective student engagement in the learning process. The work's positioning, goals, and learning model promotes the improvement of the student's engagement and learning mode in this context, pay attention to the course-student interaction in the process, stimulates students' learning initiative, and promote the teaching reform of participating colleges. The study aims to Increase the students' work and outcome towards creative results.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
USA: ISTES Organization, 2022
National Category
Educational Sciences
Research subject
Educational Work; Construction Engineering
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-91772 (URN)978-1-952092-33-6 (ISBN)
Conference
International Conference on Humanities, Social and Education Sciences
Available from: 2022-09-04 Created: 2022-09-04 Last updated: 2023-01-25Bibliographically approved
Almusaed, A., Almssad, A. & Cortez, M. R. (2022). Critical interpretation of a non-creative supervision practices for Phd students. In: : . Paper presented at International Conference on Humanities, Social and Education Sciences (iHSES), Los Angeles, 21-24 April 2022. ISTES Organization
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Critical interpretation of a non-creative supervision practices for Phd students
2022 (English)Conference paper, Oral presentation only (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

There are endless discussions around quality, rigor, ethics, and preparation. Graduate students are monitored, assessed, and teased for being poorly prepared or slow to progress. But their conflicts and problems with their mentors and their mentoring methods are ignored. When a Ph.D. student starts with a Ph.D. research study the former is based on research. Finding a well-known supervisor who rarely leaves for research or disappears from meetings seems like a difficult, unusual, or impossible task. Ph.D. students need to be supervised by someone with an international reputation so that the name on the recommendation letter carries weight. But they also must not be professors traveling from place to place, frequently leaving campus, and missing mentoring sessions in order to advance their careers. They have to be recognized, well-known, but also able to guide you without constantly refusing to meet you just because you have to take outside of the university. Many students affirm that they never received any satisfactory, effective, or useful guidance during the study. The student in Ph.D. research-level needs to have the right to choose a supervisor with whom he has a good relationship. That will create bad cooperation and an uncreative scientific product. A good supervisor-student relationship requires the joint efforts of both parties. Many Ph.D. students get into unnecessary trouble because they make some very common mistakes in their relationship with their supervisors. Unfortunately, our experience tells us that many students do not think deeply about this relationship and that most problems are predictable and avoidable. The study aims to interpret the negative action of supervisor practices of Ph.D. students during the supervising phases and will classify the critical factors and types of bad Ph.D. supervision.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
ISTES Organization, 2022
Keywords
bad supervisions, abusive supervision, controlling supervision, passive supervision, apathetic supervision, incompetent supervision, students’ engagement, supervisor engagement
National Category
Pedagogical Work
Research subject
Education
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-91773 (URN)
Conference
International Conference on Humanities, Social and Education Sciences (iHSES), Los Angeles, 21-24 April 2022
Available from: 2022-12-15 Created: 2022-09-04 Last updated: 2022-12-15Bibliographically approved
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