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Director of Sustainable Construction
Ridley-Ellis, D. (2018, June). Strength grading of timber in the UK in 2018. Presented at Timber 2018, London
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 ...
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
Ridley-Ellis, D. (2017, November). Home grown timber now and in the future. Presented at "British Timber Seminar" (Wood Technology Society), IOM3 London
Forestry Commission Scotland
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
Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council
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...
Timber grading standards support ensuring standards are good for the domestic timber industries, and supporting industry in using them
PhD Research Student
Associate Lecturer and Research Student
0131 455 5124
Ridley-Ellis, D. (2017, November). Home grown timber now and in the future. Presented at WTS British Timber Seminar, London
Presentation to the wood technology society "British Timber Seminar" at IOM3, November 2017
Ridley-Ellis, D. (2017, November). Timber grading update. Presented at SIRT update seminar, Construction Scotland Innovation Centre
The latest news on timber grading standards and how they effect structural timber production in UK and IE
Ridley-Ellis, D. (2017, October). Assessing timber quality. Presented at 1st National Forestry and Aboriculture Student Conference, Moulton College, Moulton, Northamptonshire
Presentation about technology for assessing timber quality, at the Royal Forestry Society Future Foresters Technology Day (1st National Forestry and Aboriculture Student Confe...
Ridley-Ellis, D. (2017, May). Timber properties of minor conifer species in Britain and future marketing opportunities. Presented at The National Forestry Conference for Ireland "an appraisal of the silvicultural and marketing potential of coniferous alternatives to Sitka spruce", Johnstown House Hotel, Enfield, Co. Meath
Ridley-Ellis, D. (2017, May). Bringing new species to the market place. Presented at EFIATLANTIC AND IEFC ANNUAL MEETING The Role of Alternative Tree Species in the Forests of Atlantic Europe, Edinburgh
Ridley-Ellis, D. (2017, May). Timber grading. Presented at Tree Breeding and Forest Products - An update on current research, Garwnant
Gil-Moreno, D., Ridley-Ellis, D. & McLean, P. (2016). Timber properties of noble fir, Norway spruce, western red cedar and western hemlock grown in Great Britain. Great Britain: Forest Research
The softwood processing sector in Great Britain has been built around the use of a very small number of timber producing species – predominantly Sitka spruce. The recent incre...
Hairstans, R. (2016, September). Structural Timber Systems. Presented at CPD Seminar Structural Timber Engineering, Stirling, Scotland
Timber products and systems including solid laminate timber systems, dowel-lam, nail-lam, and cross-laminated timber.
Livingstone, A. (2016, September). Timber Connections. Presented at CPD Seminar Structural Timber Enfgineering, Stirling, Scotland
Timber Connections Design theory to Eurocode 5, including a demonstration of how to undertake value engineering.
Ridley-Ellis, D. (2016, September). Timber material properties. Presented at CPD Seminar Structural Timber Engineering, Stirling, Scotland
Timber material properties, grading techniques and ways of optimising selection.
Ridley-Ellis, D. (2016, September). Grading structural timber. Presented at CPD Seminar Structural Timber Engineering, Stirling, Scotland
Grading structural timber.
Plowas, W., Bell, T., Hairstans, R., & Williamson, J. B. (2016, June). Understanding the compatibility of UK resource for dowel laminated timber construction. Paper presented at Integrated Design Conference
Dowel Laminated Timber (DLT also know as Brettstapel) is a technique of constructing large-scale solid timber panels for use as structural or non-structural elements. The tech...
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...
Maintenance and hosting of website database developed in previous project
Oslo School Of Architecture and Design
This one year project will undertake a literature review and physical testing of Scots pine logs and boards. The aim of the project is to develop a predictive model of the knot characteristics of boar...
British Council "Mobility Grant for Leadership Development Project". Funds visit by 6 persons from Ukraine to Edinburgh to seek potential collaborations in education and work based learning.
Construction Scotland Innovation Centre
The project innovation is the development of a modular roofing system that can be mass customised without significantly limiting the design scope, is cost completive and reduces the likelihood of acci...
Novel offsite construction process for manufacture of housing
Project is to carry out a one year data-logged exposure trial of the weathering performance of external timber cladding made from the company's newly developed timber system.
Given the knowledge, infrastructure and resource that resides within Scotland, there is a real opportunity here to be a key player in the global offsite construction market. The emphasis now is to sca...
University of Strathclyde
To investigate the extractives that are available in Sitka sprice, Scots pine and hybrid larch. To understand how the extractives vary between crop parts e.g. heartwood, bark, stumps, brash and thinni...
UK Commission for Employment and Skills
To develop and pilot learning material with lead industry partners with the view to setting up a skills HUB for Offsite Construction.
Following on from the work carried out by the centre into potential value added uses of Phytophthora ramorum infected larch, three technologies have been identified for further investigation. The tech...
Provide support to the forest industry through representation on various GB and European committees, and to provide dissemination and facilitate events to the sawmill industy.
Around half of all non-renewable resources mankind consumes are used in construction sector, making it one of the least sustainable industries in the...
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...
"I am investigating the merchantability and wood properties of Noble fir (Abies...
Dan Ridley-Elis, head of the Centre for Wood Science an Technology at Edinburgh Napier University has been made convenor of the European Standards expert group that supports the production of graded t...
7 December 2018
Head of the Centre for Wood Science and Technology, Dan Ridley-Ellis, is on the judging panel for the 2018 Structural Timber Awards.
These awards - covering several categories including s...
18 January 2018
- CCG(OSM), Glasgow
- New Waverly, Edinburgh
- Merchiston Campus, Edinburgh
- Falkland Estate, Fife
- Carbon Dynamic, Invergordon
- ISC Timber Technology Lab, Edinburgh
26 February 2018 - 2 March 2018
297 Euston Road
London, NW1 3AQ United Kingdom
29 November 2017
37 Castle Terrace
14 November 2017
31 October 2016 - 4 November 2016
Stirling Court Hotel – University of Stirling
19 September 2016
Construction Scotland Innovation Centre (CSIC)
Watt Pl Blantyre
Glasgow, G72 0AG United Kingdom
1 January 1970