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Bim-enabled health & safety analysis of cross laminated timber onsite assembly process.

Conference Proceeding
Duncheva, T., BuHamdan, S., Hairstans, R., & Al-Hussein, M. (2017)
Bim-enabled health & safety analysis of cross laminated timber onsite assembly process. In A. G. BRUZZONE, F. LONGO, F. DE FELICE, C. FRYDMAN, M. MASSEI, & A. SOLIS (Eds.), MAS 2018
There is a global need for sustainable urban housing and offsite timber systems such as Cross Laminated Timber construction can be part of the solution to this need. However, ...

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...

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 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...

Achieving Sustainability in Commercial Buildings in Nigeria: The FM Approach

Journal Article
Olayinka, O., & Andrew, S. (2018)
Achieving Sustainability in Commercial Buildings in Nigeria: The FM Approach. Journal of Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering, 3(1), 1-4. https://doi.org/10.11648/j.jccee.20180301.11
People around the world are beginning to aspire to live and work in sustainable buildings (SBs), that is, buildings that are comfortable, healthy and have low impact on the en...

Structural Design with Reclaimed Materials: an Elastic Gridshell out of Skis

Conference Proceeding
Colabella, S., D'Amico, B., Hoxha, E., & Fivet, C. (2017)
Structural Design with Reclaimed Materials: an Elastic Gridshell out of Skis. In Proceedings of the IASS Annual Symposium 2017 “Interfaces: architecture.engineering.science”
This paper presents the design and construction of a 36m² gridshell, the rigidity of which is achieved through the bending of an initially flat grid of 210 reclaimed skis. The...

Timber Frame Workbooks Design: Knowledge, Practical Skills and Health and Safety

Other
Duncheva, M., Milne, M., & Hairstans, R. (2017)
Timber Frame Workbooks Design: Knowledge, Practical Skills and Health and Safety. Edinburgh
No abstract available.

Timber Frame Workbooks Manufacturing: Knowledge, Practical Skills and Health & Safety

Other
Duncheva, T., Milne, M., & Hairstans, R. (2017)
Timber Frame Workbooks Manufacturing: Knowledge, Practical Skills and Health & Safety. [Workbook]. Edinburgh
No abstract available.

Discrepancies between theoretical and actual heating demand in Scottish modern dwellings

Conference Proceeding
Bros Williamson, J., Stinson, J., Garnier, C., & Currie, J. (2017)
Discrepancies between theoretical and actual heating demand in Scottish modern dwellings. In PLEA 2017 Proceedings - Design to Thrive, (361-368
The study reports on the differences between the actual heat consumption profiles of twelve dwellings monitored for four years and their predicted heat demand profiles as calc...

A Scottish perspective on timber offsite construction

Book
Hairstans, R. & Sanna, F. (2017)
A Scottish perspective on timber offsite construction. In Offsite Architecture: Constructing the futureTaylor & Francis (Routledge). ISBN 978-1138821392
This Chapter exemplifies the recent advancements in Scottish offsite construction through the research work carried out at the Centre for Offsite Construction + Innovative Str...