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Research Fellow, Module Leader
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
Forestry Commission Scotland funds for Innovation Internships, learning journey and Holz Forum Mutual Placemaking Exercise
Scottish Funding Council
Our aim with aaltspace is to produce an enhanced innovative, lightweight timber framed building system that is visually distinct and beautiful to look at, flexible in use, environmentally considerate...
Enhanced Associate & Research Assistant
Research Fellow, Energy Consultant & Lecturer
Acting Dean of Engineering and the Built Environment
0131 455 5047
Lecturer in Architectural Technology
Associate Lecturer and Research Student
0131 455 5124
Senior Acoustic Consultant
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...
MacDougall, D. & Currie, J. (2016). At the End of a Perfect Day - Dougie MacDougall of Alturlie and Special Friends
Dougie MacDougall has been a well-know and well-respected figure on the Scottish traditional music scene around Inverness. He has waited until his 88th year to make this recor...
Bros Williamson, J. (2017). Review of actual energy demand and envelope performance of the Housing Innovation Showcase 2012. Edinburgh: Internal (Napier)
This document presents a review of four years of delivered energy demand of selected dwellings at the Housing Innovation Showcase (HIS) developed by Kingdom Housing Associatio...
Oliveira, S., Burch, J., Hutchison, K., Adekola, O., Jaradat, S., & Jones, M. (in press). MMC modes of delivery in housing: Effects on Housing Association clients. Project Report. Flagship Group. Flagship Group
The purpose of this report is to review evidence of MMC application in housing with regards to diverse modes of delivery, lending approaches, customer satisfaction and long-te...
Smith, S. (2014). Review and Synthesis of ISO 717 Airborne Criteria. Brussels: Eurogypsum
This review was requested by Eurogypsum on behalf of its member companies and organisations to summarise and review the airborne sound insulation criteria sp...
Smith, S., Hairstans, R., Macdonald, R. & Sanna, F. (2012). A strategic review of the offsite construction sector in Scotland. Edinburgh, Scotland: Scottish Government
The offsite construction sector covers a wide spectrum of companies and supply chains across Scotland. This study primarily involved a review of the offsite construction secto...
Adams, S., & Ridley-Ellis, D. (2018, June). The daily cycle of moisture content expansion and contraction in UK-grown Sitka spruce trees. Paper presented at Timber 2018, London
The diameter of five dominant Sitka spruce (Picea sitchensis) trees at Griffin Forest (near Aberfeldy, Scotland) were monitored at two minute intervals with dendrometers betwe...
Duncheva, M., Calcagno, C., & Hairstans, R. (2018, June). Sustainable Communities Premanufactured from Wood. Poster presented at Timber 2018
The UK produces high quantities of softwood timber through forestry plantations concentrated in Scotland, however this resource is currently under-used and its full potential ...
Pomponi, F., Medina Campos, L. & Moncaster, A. (2017, June). Bio inspired design: when sun and wind are there to help. Paper presented at 23rd International Sustainable Development Research Society Conference, Bogota', Colombia
Colombia is increasingly acknowledging the role that bioclimatic design of buildings can play within both environmental sustainability — through reductions in energy consumpti...
Duncheva, M., & Bradley, F. F. (2016, September). A comparison between Volumetric Timber Manufacturing Strategies in the UK and mainland Europe. Paper presented at Modular and Offsite Construction Summit (MOC), University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada
The construction sector in the UK is currently being challenged by an urgent need to produce housing. This requirement is within a context of increasingly stringent greenhouse...
Construction Scotland Innovation Centre
Thermal pre & post intervention trial evaluation of tenements in Central belt of Scotland. The trials will document and measure the process of surveying the dwelling, conduct U-value, thermography and...
To undertake a structural analysis of a series of timber frame buildings to determine the implication of harmonising to Eurocode 5.
Traditionally energy balance in distilling has focused around process function or operation. The intention of this study is to develop a holistic approach; which includes aspects such as availability ...
Energy Technology Partnership
The development of a 4th generation smart heating and cooling network is an emerging technology to supply low carbon heat. However, the technology relies on low-temperature flow delivery temperatures ...
The project is designed to reduce material wastage, develop new surveying, and installation processes and develop a suite of new products (or sub-product types) that can be more readily applied to a s...
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...
Inverted hydro-electrical generation concept realisation and proof of concept evaluation.
Provide DfMA considerations and timber connections research in collaboration with Hyve Architects in the context of sustainable affordable housing solutions.
Royal Academy of Engineering
Africa is the continent with the highest number of displaced people due to wars, humanitarian crises, resource scarcity, and extreme climate events. Emergency sheltering always sets out with the best ...
To investigate and develop EPS bead insulation infill for thermal-acoustic compatibility on separating walls
Innovative energy resourcing options for a new build distillery.
The project aims to seek an optimal low-carbon design for a new-build distillery, with particular reference to local energy systems an...
The purpose of this proposed research is to deliver timber product and process innovation whilst developing human capital. 4 thematic areas of research have been identified for exploration:
The population in Africa is growing rapidly, and thus the urbanization is accelerated. The need for detailed information on the performance of materials is a crucial part of the decision-making proces...
The ongoing research covers the Architectural design and construction of the humanitarian response during and after emergencies, specifically in the Midd...
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...
In most countries, population, poor management of water policies, infrastructure and coastal development together with poor disaster mitigation polici...
If the UK is to address its energy reduction targets, it is vital to understand energy use behaviours and to devise technology that positi...
"This study will look at addressing the issues concerning environmentally conscious homes and reviewing how efficiently they compare asp...
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
Glasgow City Heritage Trust, 54 Bell Street, Glasgow, G1 1LQ
30 October 2018
Construction Scotland Innovation Centre
Unit 3B, 3 Watt Place
Hamilton International Technology Park
14 May 2018
Royal Botanic Gardens Edinburgh
13 April 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