Mark Taylor

Mark Taylor

Dr Mark Taylor

Lecturer in Civil Engineering

Biography

Lecturer in Civil Engineering teaching fluid mechanics and hydraulics. Research interests include cycling infrastructure, asset management, human vibration exposure, offsite prefabrication and automated construction. Currently working on hand-transmitted vibration exposure and cycling infrastructure asset condition monitoring systems using instrumented bicycles.

News

Events

Esteem

Advisory panels and expert committees or witness

  • BSI Committee Member to GME/21/6 Human exposure to mechanical vibration and shock

 

External Examining/Validations

  • University of Strathclyde External Examiner Civil & Environmental Engineering

 

Media Activity

  • Cyclists risk nerve damage from uneven street surfaces

 

Public Engagement Activity

  • Civil Engineering Department Volunteer for Scottish Railway Preservation Society Bo’ness and Kinneil Railway.
  • Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Network (STEM) Registered Ambassador.
  • Various public engagement programmes including Construction and Built Environment Challenge (CABEC) and Kickstart – encouraging school pupils to consider engineering as a profession and undertake a degree at ENU.
  • Institution of Civil Engineers Edinburgh Area Branch Pre19 School activity Coordinator (2008-2011).

 

Public/Community Engagement

  • Construction and Built Environment Challenge 2010 - present

 

Reviewing

  • Reviewer for Journal of Cleaner Production. 2017 - present
  • Reviewer for Transportation Research Part A: Policy and Practice. 2016-present
  • Reviewer for Transportation Research Part C: Emerging Technologies. 2016-present
  • Reviewer for journal Construction Management and Economics, 2010-present

 

Date


30 results

A definition and valuation of the UK offsite construction sector: ten years on

Journal Article
Taylor, M. (in press)
A definition and valuation of the UK offsite construction sector: ten years on. International journal of construction management, https://doi.org/10.1080/15623599.2020.1829783
Ten years on the offsite construction (OSC) industry continues to be held high as a panacea to the inefficiencies, labour shortages and environmental impact of the constructio...

Elite mountain bike enduro competition: a study of rider hand-arm vibration exposure

Journal Article
Kirkwood, L. A., Taylor, M. D., Ingram, L. A., Malone, E., & Florida-James, G. D. (2019)
Elite mountain bike enduro competition: a study of rider hand-arm vibration exposure. Journal of Science and Cycling, 8(1), 18-25. https://doi.org/10.28985/1906.jsc.04
Limited information is currently available regarding the hand-arm vibration (HAV) exposure 5 for professional off-road cyclists. Previous reports have suggested that commuting...

Cycling pavement assessment using hand-arm vibration exposure

Journal Article
Taylor, M., Edgar, A., & Raine, M. (2019)
Cycling pavement assessment using hand-arm vibration exposure. Infrastructure Asset Management, 6(2), 86-101. https://doi.org/10.1680/jinam.17.00014
A defective pavement surface discourages cyclists from selecting certain routes and vibration exposure is a noticeable consequence of reduced path surface quality. Current as...

Determination of hand-transmitted vibration risk

Presentation / Conference
Maeda, S., Taylor, M., Anderson, L. C., & McLaughlin, J. (2019, April)
Determination of hand-transmitted vibration risk. Poster presented at Occupational Hygiene 2019
Hand-arm vibration syndrome (HAVS) is a debilitating industrial disease induced by exposure to vibrating machinery. As an irreversible condition, monitoring, controlling and r...

Wearable technology and workplace epidemiology: a practical example from the field of hand-arm vibration

Presentation / Conference
Taylor, M. (2019, April)
Wearable technology and workplace epidemiology: a practical example from the field of hand-arm vibration. Poster presented at The 12th UK/Ireland 1-day Meeting on Occupational and Environmental Epidemiology
This work investigates the application of wearable technology for the collection of exposure data relevant to the study of Hand Arm Vibration Syndrome. Wearable technology des...

Determination of hand-transmitted vibration risk on the human

Journal Article
Maeda, S., Taylor, M., Anderson, L. C., & McLaughlin, J. (2019)
Determination of hand-transmitted vibration risk on the human. International Journal of Industrial Ergonomics, 70, 28-37. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ergon.2019.01.002
Objective: The purpose of this paper is to examine the effectiveness of the proposed consideration for hand-transmitted vibration measurement on the human. Method: To obtain t...

A study of cyclists hand-arm vibration exposure.

Conference Proceeding
Taylor, M., Oliver, C., & Bayram, J. (2018)
A study of cyclists hand-arm vibration exposure. In 53rd United Kingdom Conference on Human Responses to Vibration Proceedings
Cycling infrastructure and, in particular, a well maintained pavement surface contributes to a safe and comfortable ride. However, defective pavement surfaces and insufficien...

Cyclist exposure to hand-arm vibration and pavement surface improvement in the City of Edinburgh

Other
Taylor, M., Edgar, A., & Raine, M. (2018)
Cyclist exposure to hand-arm vibration and pavement surface improvement in the City of Edinburgh
Cyclist exposure to hand/arm vibration Napier University's Dr Mark Taylor used an instrumented bike to assess the effect of setts and other road surfaces on hand-arm vibra...

Cycle & Mountain Biking Industries Innovation Summit

Presentation / Conference
Taylor, M. (2018, November)
Cycle & Mountain Biking Industries Innovation Summit. Presented at Scottish Mountain Biking Conference Innovation Summit
The partners and companies of Cycle Industries Europe (CIE), Mountain Bike Centre of Scotland (MTBCoS) and Developing Mountain Biking in Scotland (DMBinS) invitation to attend...

Scottish cycling infrastructure and public health: a study of cyclist hand-arm vibration exposure

Presentation / Conference
Taylor, M. (2018, November)
Scottish cycling infrastructure and public health: a study of cyclist hand-arm vibration exposure. Paper presented at 1st Annual Cycling Research Board Meeting
The management of pavement surfaces for walking and cycling is currently a labour intensive task and relies upon user reporting defects and direct visual inspection. Local au...

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