Director of Sustainable Construction
Smith, S., MacKenzie, R. & Wood, J. B. (2008). Development of new standards for sound insulation for new housing in Scotland.
During the last 20 years minor amendments have been made to the technical design details for the Scottish Technical Standards for new build attached homes, under Section 5: No...
Smith, S., Baker, D. & Panter, D. (2007). Monitoring the performance of 100,000 homes per annum.
Smith, S. (2007). New heights in sound insulation.
Construction Scotland Innovation Centre
Innovative Offsite manufacturing project on an energy efficient wall structure
Heriot Watt University
Travel grant to fund a research trip, with collaborators at the University of Saskatchewan, to carry out site visits to landfill sites currently undergoing remediation
To provide a detailed review and assessment of current Scottish companies working in offsite sector and review of SG housing infrastructure needs.
Smith, S. (2007). Research knowledge transfer and testing facilities ot Scottish universities
Prokofieva, E. & Smith, S. (2007). Methods of quality control of airborne and impact sound insualtion in newly built residential buildings
The standard method of sound insulation testing in dwellings is pre-completion testing of separating walls and
floors during the building process. The main disadvantage of thi...
Smith, S. (2007). Sound insulation and lightweight structures.
Smith, S., Wood, J. & MacKenzie, R. (2007). Design of separating constructions that are resistant to the transmission of noise-part 2 - example details
Smith, S., Bignell, D., Parrett, R., Wood, J. & Flynn, P. (2007). Acoustic Isolator for a Party Wall.
Abstract of GB2429719
The invention relates to a party wall 10 and comprises first and second skins 12, 14 and a cavity 16 between the skins; an acoustic isolator 22; and a fi...
Smith, S., Macdonald, R., Lurcock, D. & Mackenzie, R. (2006). Airborne sound transmission, ISO 140 and influence of ISO 717-1 spectrum adaptation terms.
Smith, S. (2005). The genesis for even quieter homes.
Smith, S., Mackenzie, R., MacKenzie, R. & Waters-Fuller, T. (2001). A review of sound insulation in Scottish domestic construction Part 1
The main aim of this research was to review the sound insulation performance,
relative to Part H (Technical Standards, Scotland), for different types of construction
Smith, S. (2000). Performance of party walls and floors.
Smith, S. (2000). Pre-completion testing and housing (proposed Part-E building regulations).
Smith, S. (2000). Implications of the performance criteria for the timber frame industry of proposed approved document E.
Fringuellino, M. & Smith, S. (1998). Previsione della "Transmission Loss" di pareti in mattone forato utilizzando il metodo SEA.
Scottish Funding Council
This project, in collaboration with key industry expert partners, would investigate using experimental full scale structures and numerical modeling the range of options available for this industry sec...
A joint project to develop thin technology membranes for acoustic and thermal applications in buildings in partnership with Icopal, the world’s largest geo-membrane manufacturer, to develop a suite of...
The ongoing research covers the Architectural design and construction of the humanitarian response...
Resilient bars provide cheap, effective sound insulation. They are increasingly popular
in timber floor/...
If the UK is to address its energy reduction targets, it is vital to understand energy use behaviours and to devise technology that positi...
In most countries, population, poor management of water policies, infrastructure an...