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Dr Kay Rogage

Vice-Chancellor’s Research Fellow in Digital Living

Department: Computer and Information Sciences

I am a Research Fellow in Digital Living. An active member of Northumbria’s BIM Academy Research Team, my work spans across the disciplines of computer science and the built environment with a focus on enabling the interoperability of building models and tools to overcome the technical barriers around data exchange in the built environment. My work also focuses on the automatic augmentation of Building Information Model (BIM) data using Machine Learning techniques.

My previous roles have included Research Associate at Newcastle University and for Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) Enterprises developing a number of software products for the National Building Specification (NBS). I have also worked in a number of new digital media organisations such as TH_NK developing solutions for a range of digital formats. As a lecturer at Northumbria’s Computer Information Sciences Department, I apply my research and knowledge to both undergraduate and postgraduate taught programmes.

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PhD in safety management systems for gas infrastructure. MA in Media and Cultural Studies, BSc (Hons.) Applied Business Computing

Research Themes and Scholarly Interests

I am interested in exploring the synergy between building performance data (the building operation), occupant experience, and the building context. My research examines disparate, fragmented data sets such as BIM data and sensor data for developing knowledge from the data to support both the operation of buildings and occupant well-being. My work involves using machine learning techniques to explore feature selection and pattern matching across data to improve data retrieval and the interoperability of building models.

Sponsors and Collaborators

Innovate UK, Welplan Ltd, BIM Academy Enterprises Ltd, Ryder Architecture, Sir Robert McAlpine, Dynamo North East, Dynamo Build, Viewpoint, Northern Gas Networks, Your Homes Newcastle, Vinci Construction.

Professional Activity

Reviewing: ACM CHI, ACM CSCW and International Journal Of Disaster Resilience in the Built Environment. 

Current/Recent Projects

Smart Connected Buildings: Model based performance monitoring and feedback loops, (£40k), Innovate UK.

Tier2Tier: Software as a Service solution to allow the 2-way transfer of validated information from tender through to final account, (780k), Innovate UK.

DECC-MR: Digital Engineering for Customised Compliance in Maintenance Regimes, (280k), Innovate UK.

Dr Rogage has also been involved in a number of projects relating to the Digital Built Britain Level 3 strategy looking at the barriers to BIM level 2 adoption and BIM level 3 planning activities.

Key Publications

  • Rogage, K (2017) A Novel Approach to Emergency Response Planning Strategies for UK Gas Infrastructure, International Journal of Disaster Resilience in the Built Environment (in press)           
  • Lau, T, Greenwood, D and Rogage, K (2016) An Investigation into “Lean BIM” synergies in the UK construction industry, International Journal of 3-D Information Modeling (in press)
  • Rogage, K. and Clear, A. (2017) Integrating sensor data with building information models: towards the design of more effective building interactions. In: 2017 Designing Interactive Systems conference, 10-14 June 2017, Edinburgh.
  • Gledson, B. Hilton, D. Rogage, K (2016) Benchmarking BIM Levels of Training and Education amongst Construction Management Practitioners, Proceedings of the 32nd Annual ARCOM Conference
  • Rogage, K (2013), ‘Preparing for Emergencies through Stimulating Simulation’, Proceedings of the Dealing with Disasters International Conference, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK: Northumbria University
  • Rogage, K (2011), ‘The Role of Software Simulation in Preparing Emergency Responders for Incidents Involving the Gas Infrastructure’, Proceedings of North East Asia –UK International Conference and Study Tour on Adaptation for Safer Cities, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK: Northumbria University
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