Lecturer in Civil Engineering
Taylor, M. D. Economic appraisal and risk analysis of construction automation. (Thesis)
Taylor, M., Edgar, A. & Raine, M. (2017, May). Cyclist exposure to hand-arm vibration and pavement surface improvement in the City of Edinburgh. Paper presented at Scottish Transport Applications and Research Conference, Technology and Innovation Centre, University of Strathclyde
In the city of Edinburgh, pavement surfaces utilised as either shared space or dedicated cycle-paths use a broad range of materials and surface finishes. A poor pavement surf...
Taylor, M., Edgar, A. & Raine, M. (in press). Cycling pavement assessment using hand-arm vibration exposure. Infrastructure Asset Management. ISSN 2053-0242
A defective pavement surface discourages cyclists from selecting certain routes and vibration exposure is a noticeable consequence of reduced path surface quality. Current as...
Calvey, J., Shackleton, J. P., Taylor, M. D. & Llewellyn, R. (2015). Engineering condition assessment of cycling infrastructure: cyclists' perceptions of satisfaction and comfort. Transportation Research Part A: Policy and Practice. 78, 134-143. doi:10.1016/j.tra.2015.04.031. ISSN 0965-8564
The UK National Cycle Network comprises 23,660 km of cycling and walking paths of which a significant percentage is dedicated off-road infrastructure. This represents a signif...
Taylor, M. D. (2010). A definition and valuation of the UK offsite construction sector. Construction Management and Economics. 28, 885-896. doi:10.1080/01446193.2010.480976. ISSN 0144-6193
The offsite construction sector is now established as a significant contributor to the delivery of UK
construction industry output. The exact value of this contribution is que...
Taylor, M. D. (2010). Edinburgh's Engineering Experience
Article published in Civils Scotland (Institution of Civil Engineers publication) concerning school outreach activity to encourage young people to consider studying civil engi...
Taylor, M. D. (2009). Kickstart 2009
The Kickstart summer programme provided a range of engineering and science challenges for S5 pupils from the Edinburgh area to experience studying and working at Edinburgh Nap...
Taylor, M., Wamuziri, S., & Smith, I. (2003). Automated construction in Japan. Proceedings of the ICE - Civil Engineering, 156(1), 34-41. doi:10.1680/cien.2003.156.1.34
Over the last 20 years the concept of automating construction
and civil engineering operations has become a reality within
Japan, resulting in improvements in site safety, eff...
Taylor, M. D. & Wamuziri, S. (2002). Strategic construction mechatronics valuation: A real option-pricing approach. Journal of Financial Management of Property and Construction. 7, 75 - 90. ISSN 1366-4387
This paper presents the application of real option-pricing theory to the appraisal of advanced construction technology (ACT) investment opportunities. Discounted cash flow app...
Anderson, L., Taylor, M., Maeda, S., & McLaughlin, J. (2018). Assessing the relationship between the human response to vibration in the vibrotactile threshold shift with HAV exposure determined on the subject. In The 26th Japan Conference on Human Response to Vibration Proceedings, 86-100
Existing risk assessment methodologies are based on fixed tool vibration magnitude emission data (such as tool declaration data or a point in time (typically annually) tool me...
Taylor, M. & Dalton, A. (2017). Bad vibrations for cyclists in the city. Scotland on Sunday
Article published on risk of nerve damage associated with poor cycling infrastructure in the City of Edinburgh. Research collaboration with Professor Chris Oliver (Edinburgh ...
Taylor, M. D., Fisher, A. & Wamuziri, S. (2009). A comparison of modern methods of bathroom construction: a project case study
Volumetric modules are often employed as an efficient and effective means of
constructing highly serviced areas in buildings such as bathroom, kitchens and
structures to house...
Calvey, J., Taylor, M. D., Shackleton, J. P. & Llewellyn, R. (2013). Intellibike: a cycle path surface quality assessment tool
The IntelliBike is an instrumented bicycle capable of monitoring cycle path surface quality through onboard measuring and logging devices, as well as other key variables perti...
Taylor, M. D., Shackleton, J., Clavey, J. & Llewellyn, R. (2013). IntelliBike: a cycling infrastructure asset management system
Research methods employed and pilot study data results for the authors’ IntelliBike: an innovative instrumented bicycle that can be used to monitor the conditions of off-road ...
Smith, I., Taylor, M. D., de Klerk, P. J. & Camara, J. M. (2009). Internationalising group project work for Civil Engineering students: International Project Week 2009. In Proceedings of INTED2010 Conference, 1893-1902. ISBN 9788461355389
Edinburgh Napier University hosted a huge gathering of European civil engineering
students for one week in May 2009 for the International Project Week 2009 (IPW 2009).
Taylor, M. D., Smith, I., de Klerk, P. J. & Bierlaagh, G. J. (2008). Internationalisation of undergraduate civil engineering students: a collaborative European network
Internationalisation in higher education can be defined as the process of integrating an international and
intercultural dimension to teaching. The need for preparing civil en...
Scottish Funding Council
Design and construct reaction frame for undertaking vibrotactile threshold testing for hand held power tools.
Carnegie Trust for the Universities of Scotland
Eco-friendly, sustainable modes of transport are to be encouraged. IntelliBike is a tool for assessing the state of our off-road cycle paths. It does this by relating vibrations measured under the sad...
The CIHT Foundation
To develop an instrumented bicycle (IntelliBike) to monitor cycleway condition, ride-quality and environmental variables. This will optimise maintenance expenditure, improve Britain’s cycleways and pr...