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Automatic code compliance with multi-dimensional data fitting in a BIM context

Journal Article
Patlakas, P., Livingstone, A., Hairstans, R., & Neighbour, G. (2018)
Automatic code compliance with multi-dimensional data fitting in a BIM context. Advanced engineering informatics, 38, (216-231). ISSN 1474-0346
BIM-based tools can contribute to addressing some of the challenges faced by structural engineering practitioners. A BIM-based framework for the development of components that...

Strength grading of timber in the UK in 2018

Presentation / Conference
Ridley-Ellis, D. (2018, June)
Strength grading of timber in the UK in 2018. Presented at Timber 2018
This paper summarises the state-of-the-art of strength grading of UK-grown timber. It lists the following information along with the primary references: visual grading grades ...

Impulse excitation measurement of small changes in elastic moduli and damping using R

Journal Article
Ridley-Ellis, D., Libeau, M., & Mignerat, D. (2018)
Impulse excitation measurement of small changes in elastic moduli and damping using R. International Wood Products Journal, 1-6. https://doi.org/10.1080/20426445.2018.1475928
Impulse excitation is commonly used to assess wood stiffness in both scientific and industrial settings. Modes of vibration are excited by a mechanical impulse and their reson...

Equipping ourselves for future forests and timber.

Presentation / Conference
Ridley-Ellis, D. (2018, May)
Equipping ourselves for future forests and timber. Presented at Institute of Chartered Foresters National Conference, Edinburgh
Presentation to the Institute of Chartered Foresters National Conference, "Innovation for change - New drivers for tomorrow’s forestry" Edinburgh 2-3 May 2013 https://www.cha...

TG1/201804/25rev Derivation of MTG grading machine settings for Douglas fir (IE & GB, C classes)

Report
Ridley-Ellis, D., & Gil-Moreno, D. (2018)
TG1/201804/25rev Derivation of MTG grading machine settings for Douglas fir (IE & GB, C classes). WoodProps for Ireland project
Grading machines MTG 960 mtgBATCH 962 mtgBATCH 966 MTG 920 mtgBATCH 922 mtgBATCH 926 Douglas fir (Pseudotsuga menziesii) (PSMN) Permitted timber sizes Thickness: 33 mm to 84...

The merits of varying forms of mass timber products for offsite and modular construction

Conference Proceeding
Hairstans, R., Smith, R., & Wilson, P. (2018)
The merits of varying forms of mass timber products for offsite and modular construction
Mass timber is a family of Solid Laminate Timber Systems (SLTS) formed from smaller sections of timber connected by glue, mechanical fixings, moisture movement or a combinatio...

Mass Customisable Roofing Solutions for the New Build and Retrofit Markets in the UK

Conference Proceeding
Plowas, W., Hairstans, R., & Felingham, J. (2018)
Mass Customisable Roofing Solutions for the New Build and Retrofit Markets in the UK. In MOC Summit Proceedings
Major house builders and contractors in the UK are seeking alternative solutions to form the structural frame of pitched roofs for various reasons; speed, health and safety, q...

Study on the Impact of Size and Position of the Shear Field in Determining the Shear Modulus of Glulam Beam Using Photogrammetry Approach

Journal Article
Gharavi, N., & Zhang, H. (2018)
Study on the Impact of Size and Position of the Shear Field in Determining the Shear Modulus of Glulam Beam Using Photogrammetry Approach. International Journal of Civil, Environmental, Structural, Construction and Architectural Engineering, 12(3), 194-198. https://doi.org/10.1999/1307-6892/10008636
The shear modulus of a timber beam can be determined using torsion test or shear field test method. The shear field test method is based on shear distortion measurement of the...

Mass Timber - an introduction to solid laminate timber systems

Book
Hairstans, R. (2018)
Mass Timber - an introduction to solid laminate timber systems. https://www.arcamedia.co.uk/product-page/mass-timber-an-introduction-to-solid-timber-laminate-systems: Arcamedia Ltd
The past two decades have witnessed an extraordinary upsurge in the use of mass timber products and systems in construction - a global phenomenon driven by greater emphasis on...

Home grown timber now and in the future.

Presentation / Conference
Ridley-Ellis, D. (2017, November)
Home grown timber now and in the future. Presented at WTS British Timber Seminar
Presentation to the wood technology society "British Timber Seminar" at IOM3, November 2017
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Digitisation of Home Grown Timber Products

2020 - 2021
The aim of this project is to determine the potential for the symbiosis of renewable resource (forestry, woody bio-mass and naturally replenishable) and the high value manufacture of a resilient and s...
Funder: Forestry Commission Scotland | Value: £30,000

CSIC Mass Timber Commercialisaton

2019 - 2021
Edinburgh Napier University to investigate and undertake the following tasks: • Collate, analyse and summarise their research base on mass timber and its viability as a construction technique for the ...
Funder: Construction Scotland Innovation Centre | Value: £69,786

SIRT 2019-20 (WP1&2)

2019 - 2020
Our research activities are focused on understanding the physical and mechanical properties of wood and how these affect its performance in different applications. Our main aim is to better understand...
Funder: Forestry Commission Scotland | Value: £96,000

InFutUReWood

2019 - 2022
Timber and construction research
Funder: European Commission | Value: £122,942

SIRT 2018-19 (WP1&2)

2018 - 2019
Our research activities are focused on understanding the physical and mechanical properties of wood and how these affect its performance in different applications. Our main aim is to better understand...
Funder: Forestry Commission Scotland | Value: £99,000

Getting the numbers right and getting the right numbers: quantifying the embodied carbon of building structures

2018 - 2019
Building-related carbon emissions in the UK total over 200MtCO2e, which is more than 40% of the national figure. The correct measurement of the embodied carbon of structural materials would enable a r...
Funder: Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council | Value: £100,852

SIRT WP2 2017-18

2017 - 2018
Timber grading standards support ensuring standards are good for the domestic timber industries, and supporting industry in using them
Funder: Forestry Commission Scotland | Value: £42,500

SIRT WP1 2017-18

2017 - 2018
Applied research and knowledge transfer addressing industry needs – as set out by the SIRT management board. This includes providing information and advice to industry sponsors
Funder: Forestry Commission Scotland | Value: £107,500

YOKER 2 - CCG (Scotland) Ltd

2017 - 2018
Buildings , energy and acoustics project through CSIC
Funder: Construction Scotland Innovation Centre | Value: £46,926

State of the art review of solar kiln technology

2017 - 2017
Forestry Commission Scotland have asked us to carry out a short review of solar kiln technology and, specifically, a kiln design proposed by a small Scottish sawmill. The report is for the public ben...
Funder: Forestry Commission Scotland | Value: £525
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Investigations into the application of engineered bamboo for future hybrid beams

2015 - 2020
Around half of all non-renewable resources mankind consumes are used in construction sector, making it one of the least ...
Niaz Gharavi | Director of Studies: Dr Johnson Zhang | Second Supervisor: Dr Kenneth Leitch

Automated code compliance for structural timber design for Building Information Modelling

2014 - date
Mr Andrew Livingstone | Director of Studies: Prof Robert Hairstans | Second Supervisor: Prof Sean Smith

Potential of noble fir, Norway spruce, western red cedar and western hemlock grown for timber production in Great Britain

2013 - 2018
"I am investigating the merchantability and wood properties of Noble fir (Abies...
David Gil-Moreno | Director of Studies: Dr Dan Ridley-Ellis

Photogrammetric and stereo vision techniques for evaluating material properties in timber and timber-based composite structures

2010 - 2016
Dr Ahmed Mohamed | Director of Studies: Dr Johnson Zhang | Second Supervisor: Prof Abdy Kermani

The development of a hybrid racking panel

2007 - 2013
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 full...
Dr Kenneth Leitch | Director of Studies: Prof Robert Hairstans | Second Supervisor: Dr Jack Porteous

The use of torsion test method to evaluate the shear modulus and the shear strength of timber joists

2005 - 2011
Dr Aamir Khokhar | Director of Studies: Dr Johnson Zhang

Moisture conditions in external timber cladding: field trials and their design implications

2004 - 2011
This research was funded by the EU Northern Periphery Programme as part of a trans-national project titled: E...
Dr Ivor Davies | Director of Studies: Charles Fairfield | Second Supervisor: Alastair Stupart

Optimising Timber Frame Construction

2002 - 2007
Timber platform frame has evolved as an efficient method of construction for domestic dwellings and is experiencing continual growth in the UK due to it lending its...
Prof Robert Hairstans | Director of Studies: Prof Abdy Kermani | Second Supervisor: Fouad Khalaf

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