Menendez, J., Hairstans, R. & Leitch, K. (2013). Timber frame racking calculation software.
CSC has been working successfully with the University’s Centre for Offsite Construction & Innovative Structures (COCIS) to deliver a new Tedds timber racking calculation to Eu...
Leitch, K. & Hairstans, R. (2009). The development of a hybrid racking panel - appraisal of methods for strength and stiffness calculation. In 11th World Conference on Timber Engineering 2010ISBN 978-1-62276-175-3
Throughout the U.K, Timber Platform Frame is increasingly being utilized in the high volume, low cost housing market. Here, the client’s desire for fully detached housing ofte...
Menendez, J., Hairstans, R., Leitch, K. & Turnbull, D. (2011). A structural engineering platform for timber modern methods of construction
The UK has a housing deficit, requiring 3 million new homes by 2020 that will have to conform to national environmental policy and the corresponding regional building regulati...
Menendez, J., Leitch, K. & Hairstans, R. (2014). Structural behaviour of timber frame closed panels for specification in the United Kingdom. ISBN 1 85790 183 5
A series of closed timber frame wall panels were tested for racking capacity in
accordance with the standard BS EN594:2011 . The test program was designed to
Leitch, K. & Hairstans, R. (2006). The performance of dowel type fasteners in timber-to-concrete connections
Sanna, F., Hairstans, R., Leitch, K., Crawford, D., Menendez, J. & Turnbull, D. (2011). Structural optimisation of timber off-site modern methods of construction
Efficient and sustainable building systems are required
in order to achieve the UK government’s target of
building three million new homes by 2016. Given the
current lack of a...
Livingstone, A., Menendez, J., Leitch, K. & Hairstans, R. (2014). The Case for Mass Customisation of Structural Timber Design. doi:10.1061/9780784479117.243
This paper reports on the potential of timber for structural applications in the
international construction market, particularly in the light of its environmental
Leitch, K., Hairstans, R., Abbott, D., Dodyk, R. & McAndrew, S. (2007). Experimental study of timber-to-concrete dowel type connections used in timber platform frame construction. ISBN 978-1-61567-088-8
Menendez, J., Leitch, K., & Hairstans, R. (2013). Sole plate fixing details for modern methods of timber construction. In S. Aicher, H. W. Reinhardt, & H. Garrecht (Eds.), Materials and joints in timber structures: recent development of technologies, 109-118. Springer. doi:10.1007/978-94-007-7811-5_10
In order to resist lateral loads, modern methods of timber construction are reliant on the in-plane shear strength of the walls orientated parallel to the applied action. In ...
Around half of all non-renewable resources mankind consumes are used in construction sector, making it one of the least sustainable industries in the...