Kenneth Leitch

Kenneth Leitch

Dr Kenneth Leitch FHEA



Advisory panels and expert committees or witness

  • Structural Timber Association (STA) – Racking Design Technical Working Group
  • Technical Consultant – Smartply/ Coillte Panel Products
  • Institution of Structural Engineers Scottish Regional Group Committee member 2013-14



  • Chairing of Edinburgh Napier University’s 5th Year MEng conference


Invited Speaker

  • SANNA, F., HAIRSTANS, R., LEITCH, K., CRAWFORD, D., MENEDEZ, J. & TURNBULL, D. Structural optimisation of timber offsite modern methods of construction. Proceedings: World Conference on Timber Engineering, Auckland, NZ, 2012.
  • MENENDEZ, J., HAIRSTANS, R. & LEITCH, K. 2014a. Timber frame racking calculation software. CSC Tedds
  • LEITCH, K. & HAIRSTANS, R. The development of a hybrid racking panel–appraisal of methods for strength and stiffness calculation. World Conference on Timber Engineering. WCTE, 2010.
  • LEITCH, K., HAIRSTANS, R. & COSTE, G. 2007. The performance of dowle type fasteners in timber to concrete connections 3rd Scottish Confernece for Postgraduate Researchers of the Built and Natrual Environment (PRoBE). Glasgow Caledonian University.
  • LEITCH, K., HAIRSTANS, R., ABBOT, D., DODYK, R. & MCANDREW, S. 2008. Experimental Study of Timber-to-Concrete dowel type connections used in Timber Platform Frame. World Conference on Timber Engineering 2008. Myazaki, Japan.
  • LIVINGSTONE, A., MENENDEZ, J., LEITCH, K. & HAIRSTANS, R. The Case for Mass Customisation of Structural Timber Design. Structures Congress, 2015. ASCE.



  • Reviewer for Journal of Structures and Buildings.


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