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More than the sum of their parts - How UK Timber Houses can be Deconstructed and Reused

Conference Proceeding
Cramer, M., & Sandin, Y. (2021)
More than the sum of their parts - How UK Timber Houses can be Deconstructed and Reused. In Proceedings of the 17th meeting of the Northern European Network for Wood Science and Engineering (WSE 2021) (108-110). https://doi.org/10.5755/e01.9786090217627
The InFutUReWood project (infuturewood.info) focuses on the reuse of structural timber and is working on improving the design of buildings to facilitate deconstruction and reu...

Perception and use of timber in construction: A case study of Ireland and the UK

Conference Proceeding
O'Ceallaigh, C., Gil-Moreno, D., Ridley-Ellis, D., & Harte, A. M. (2021)
Perception and use of timber in construction: A case study of Ireland and the UK. In WCTE 2021: World Conference on Timber Engineering Proceedings
A survey was carried out to examine the perception of timber in construction among industry stakeholders within northwest Europe. The survey received responses from 17 countri...

Test Machine Effect in the determination of modulus of elasticity for strength-graded timber

Conference Proceeding
Gil-Moreno, D., Ridley-Ellis, D., & Harte, A. M. (2021)
Test Machine Effect in the determination of modulus of elasticity for strength-graded timber. In WCTE 2021: World Conference on Timber Engineering Proceedings
This paper investigates if the relationship between the global and local moduli of elasticity (MoE), measured in bending tests, is affected by the test machines employed, and ...

Estimating mechanical properties of clear wood from ten‐year‐old Melia azedarach trees using the stress wave method

Journal Article
Van Duong, D., & Ridley-Ellis, D. (2021)
Estimating mechanical properties of clear wood from ten‐year‐old Melia azedarach trees using the stress wave method. European Journal of Wood and Wood Products, 79(4), 941-949. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00107-021-01664-8
The objective of this study was to examine the potential of stress wave velocity (SWV) as a rapid and non-destructive method to estimate the mechanical properties of Melia aze...

A case study of timber demolition recycling in the UK

Conference Proceeding
Cramer, M., & Ridley-Ellis, D. (2021)
A case study of timber demolition recycling in the UK. In Proceedings of the 16th Annual Meeting of the Northern European Network for Wood Science and Engineering – WSE2020 (89-91

A brief look at alternative species in the UK

Conference Proceeding
Adams, S. H., & Ridley-Ellis, D. J. (2021)
A brief look at alternative species in the UK. In Proceedings of the 16th Annual Meeting of the Northern European Network for Wood Science and Engineering – WSE2020 (68-70

Developing a BIM and simulation-based hazard assessment and visualization framework for CLT construction design

Journal Article
BuHamdan, S., Duncheva, T., & Alwisy, A. (2021)
Developing a BIM and simulation-based hazard assessment and visualization framework for CLT construction design. Journal of Construction Engineering and Management, 147(3), https://doi.org/10.1061/%28ASCE%29CO.1943-7862.0002000
The sustainability of the urban built environment has previously been investigated through many angles in relation to the growing global urban population and provision of ener...

Offsite Ready Booklets

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Duncheva, M., Calcagno, C., Henquel, V., Leitch, K., Stinson, J., Plant O'Toole, E., …Ferriz-Papi, J. A. (2020)
Offsite Ready Booklets. Edinburgh: Construction Industry Training Board

Refocusing modern methods of construction on the climate emergency: a 'five capitals' model for action

Journal Article
Campbell, A., Hairstans, R., & Jones, G. (2020)
Refocusing modern methods of construction on the climate emergency: a 'five capitals' model for action. The structural engineer : journal of the Institution of Structural Engineers, 98(9), 22-28
Adrian Campbell, Robert Hairstans and Giulia Jones explain how natural, human, social, manufactured and economic capital can all benefit from a sustainability-focused approach...

SPR biosensor based on polymer multi-mode optical waveguide and nanoparticle signal enhancement

Journal Article
Gabriela Walter, J., Eilers, A., Alwis, L., Wilhelm Roth, B., & Bremer, K. (2020)
SPR biosensor based on polymer multi-mode optical waveguide and nanoparticle signal enhancement. Sensors, 20(10), https://doi.org/10.3390/s20102889
We present a surface plasmon resonance (SPR) biosensor that is based on a planar-optical multi-mode (MM) polymer waveguide structure applied for the detection of biomolecules ...

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Researching and proposing a standard rule of responsibility for embodied carbon emissions through the value chain

2021 - 2026
Researching and proposing a standard rule of responsibility for embodied carbon emissions through the value chain
Funder: Scottish Government | Value: £15,195

SIRT 2021-2022 (WP1&2)

2021 - 2022
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: Scottish Forestry | Value: £165,522

Monitoring expansion rate of timber for Jacket Pile Gripper Application

2021 - 2021
Monitoring expansion rate of timber for Jacket Pile Gripper Application
Funder: Scottish Funding Council | Value: £5,000

Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) Modelling for the Design of Spill-proof Coffee Cup Lid

2021 - 2021
The project team conducted CFD modelling for the Design of Spill-proof Coffee Cup lid designed and patented by SipSecure Ltd. The results of the numerical simulation will be utilised the product desig...
Funder: Scottish Funding Council | Value: £5,000

PhD, An Investigation of the Influence of Construction Methods on the Dynamic Response of Long Span Residential Timber Floors

2021 - 2024
This PhD project will investigate the influence of optimum effectiveness of construction parameters and level of fixity to obtain satisfactory vibrational performance timber floors built with long spa...
Funder: Scottish Government | Value: £30,000

Development of net-zero homes using a digital twinned building performance analysis

2021 - 2025
Edinburgh Napier University is developing together with other consortium members the Edinburgh Home Programme that will demonstrate a new business model based on collaborative procurement, whole-life ...
Funder: Energy Technology Partnership | Value: £60,000

Phase I: Innovation and commercialisation of homegrown wood fibre insulation

2021 - 2022
A project that seeks to outline the innovation and commercial use of natural fibre insulation products in the UK. It will be based on a gap analysis of products that are currently available from natu...
Funder: Scottish Forestry | Value: £38,252

HyHo Silver

2021 - 2021
The objective of the project is to examine the practicality of the European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC) being able to offer a fuel cell / combined heat and power installation at a local jewellery comp...
Funder: Energy Technology Partnership | Value: £10,000

Homegrown Bio-Offsite Manufactured (Bio-OSM) Accelerator

2020 - 2020
The UK has the renewable natural resource, internationally recognised expertise, and technical capabilities necessary to be at the forefront of a new approach to delivering a sustainable and resilient...
Funder: Innovate UK | Value: £13,365

Adapting to Industry 4.0 oriented international education and research collaboration

2020 - 2025
The project aims to utilise the seed fund from British Council to develop an international research and education network to 1) form a virtual research centre on AI and Robotic for Industry 4.0; 2) co...
Funder: British Council | Value: £70,000
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Circular refurbishment and adaptability for the British non-domestic stock

2018 - date
Non-domestic buildings are likely to change to domestic use as there is an evident surplus over time across the UK, and their ...
Miss Ana Karen Hernandez Garcia | Director of Studies: Dr Suha Jaradat | Second Supervisor: Prof Francesco Pomponi

Retrofit Evaluation of Non Domestic Buildings in Scotland prior to connection to 4th generation district heating

2018 - date
Antoine Reguis | Director of Studies: Prof John Currie

Enhancing storm surge resilience for coastal habitat: A framework to support sustainable development

2016 - 2021
In most countries, population, poor management of water policies, infrastructure and coastal develop...
Ms Anitha Karthik | Director of Studies: Prof Luca Mora | Second Supervisor: Prof Sean Smith

Architecture of emergencies in the Middle East: Proposed shelter design criteria

2015 - 2019
The ongoing research covers the Architectural design and construction of the humanitarian response during and after emer...
Miss Lara Alshawawreh | Director of Studies: Prof Sean Smith | Second Supervisor: John Wood

The delusion of innovations? An investigation into micro-level factors to an effective macro-level diffusion of Building Information Modelling in the UK

2015 - 2021
Melanie Robinson | Director of Studies: Dr Celine Garnier | Second Supervisor: Prof John Currie

Automated code compliance for structural timber design with building information modelling

2014 - 2020
Dr 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

Impact of climate change and envelope performance dilapidation on dwellings

2012 - 2019
"This study looks at addressing the issues concerning environmentally conscious homes and reviewing how efficiently they comp...
Dr Julio Bros Williamson | Director of Studies: Prof John Currie | Second Supervisor: Dr Celine Garnier

Smart energy monitoring technology to achieve low carbon homes

2007 - 2015
If the UK is to address its energy reduction targets, it is vital to understand energy use behaviours and to devise technology that positi...
Dr Jon Stinson | Director of Studies: Prof Sean Smith | Second Supervisor: Prof John Currie

Performance measurement and mathematical modelling of integrated solar water heaters

2005 - 2009
Dr Celine Garnier | Director of Studies: Prof John Currie | Second Supervisor: Dr Tom Grassie

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