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PhD Research Student
Ridley-Ellis, D. (2018). Grading of British Timber. The Full Circle: The Journal of the Association of Scottish Hardwood Sawmillers, 34-36
A summary of grading of home grown timber for the magazine of the Association of Scottish Hardwood Sawmillers (ASHS).
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 ...
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
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...
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
Timber and construction research
Associate Lecturer and Research Student
Director of Sustainable Construction
Ridley-Ellis, D. (2017, November). Home grown timber now and in the future. Presented at "British Timber Seminar" (Wood Technology Society)
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
Ridley-Ellis, D. (2017, November). Timber grading update. Presented at SIRT update seminar
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 Royal Forestry Society Future Technology Conference
The use of technology for assessing and monitoring timber quality in the forest and at harvesting
Ridley-Ellis, D. (2017, October). Assessing timber quality. Presented at 1st National Forestry and Aboriculture Student Conference
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...
D'Amico, B., Pomponi, L., Montaruli, M., Alshawawreh, L., Snaddon, S., Moghayedi, A., …Pomponi, F. (2019, September). Post-Disaster Post-Conflict Emergency Shelters: A Holistic Approach. Poster presented at RISE Awards 2019
The constrained environment dominating Post-disaster Post-sheltering design solutions often results in a lack of consideration of sustainability and social dimensions. Neglect...
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.
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...
Timber grading standards support ensuring standards are good for the domestic timber industries, and supporting industry in using them
Construction Scotland Innovation Centre
Buildings , energy and acoustics project through CSIC
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
The Research Funding Council of Norway
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.
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...
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...
Around half of all non-renewable resources mankind consumes are used in construction sector, making it one of the least ...
This research was funded by the EU Northern Periphery Programme as part of a trans-national project titled: E...
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...
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...
Dan Ridley-Ellis, the Head of the Centre for Wood Science and Technology, will be giving the Royal Forestry Society's Lawrence Pilling Memorial Lecture at the Worcestershire Federation of Young Farmer...
13 March 2019
On the 19th and 20th of March, Dan Ridley-Ellis, head of the Centre for Wood Science and Technology, will chair his first meeting as convenor of a key timber standards committee. This CEN task group ...
8 March 2019
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
Construction Scotland Innovation Centre (CSIC)
Watt Pl Blantyre
Glasgow, G72 0AG United Kingdom
17 November 2017
37 Castle Terrace
14 November 2017
31 October 2016 - 4 November 2016
Stirling Court Hotel – University of Stirling
19 September 2016