Mark Taylor
Mark Taylor

Dr Mark Taylor

Lecturer

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

 

Membership of Professional Body

  • Chair of the Edinburgh Section of the Permanent Way Insititution

 

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

 

Date


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

Presentation / Conference
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
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...

Engineering condition assessment of cycling infrastructure: Cyclists’ perceptions of satisfaction and comfort

Journal Article
Calvey, J., Shackleton, J., Taylor, M., & 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. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tra.2015.04.031
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...

Kickstart 2009

Presentation / Conference
Taylor, M. D. Kickstart 2009

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Taylor, M. D. 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...

A definition and valuation of the UK offsite construction sector

Journal Article
Taylor, M. D. (2010)
A definition and valuation of the UK offsite construction sector. Construction Management and Economics, 28, 885-896. https://doi.org/10.1080/01446193.2010.480976
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...

Edinburgh's Engineering Experience.

Journal Article
Taylor, M. D. (2010)
Edinburgh's Engineering Experience. Civil Scotland, 13,
Article published in Civils Scotland (Institution of Civil Engineers publication) concerning school outreach activity to encourage young people to consider studying civil engi...

Economic appraisal and risk analysis of construction automation.

Thesis
Taylor, M. D. Economic appraisal and risk analysis of construction automation. (Thesis)
Edinburgh Napier University. Retrieved from http://researchrepository.napier.ac.uk/id/eprint/4278

Automated construction in Japan

Journal Article
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...

Strategic construction mechatronics valuation: A real option-pricing approach.

Journal Article
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
This paper presents the application of real option-pricing theory to the appraisal of advanced construction technology (ACT) investment opportunities. Discounted cash flow app...

Internationalisation of undergraduate civil engineering students: a collaborative European network

Conference Proceeding
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...

Internationalising group project work for Civil Engineering students: International Project Week 2009.

Conference Proceeding
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). The wee...

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