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Increasing offsite housing construction in Scotland: An evidence base to support new policy and systems

Report
Mora, L., Deakin, M., Reid, A., Hairstans, R., Duncheva, M., Calcagno, C., …Lang, V. (2020)
Increasing offsite housing construction in Scotland: An evidence base to support new policy and systems. Construction Scotland Innovation Centre, Scottish Enterprise. and the Scottish Government
The purpose of this project is to provide evidence of the potential contribution offsite construction offers to address the challenges faced by the affordable housing sector i...

Off-site and industrialised timber construction

Book
Hairstans, R. (2019)
Off-site and industrialised timber construction. (2nd). BMTRADA
Many prefer the versatility of timber frame for panelised, volumetric and hybrid built off-site systems. Other suitable methods include timber post and beam, ‘mass’ constructi...

Timber products for retrofit in the UK – market potential, applications analysis and next steps

Presentation / Conference
Duncheva, D. M., Calcagno, C., & Hairstans, P. R. (2019, September)
Timber products for retrofit in the UK – market potential, applications analysis and next steps. Presented at Seminar on wood products in the round, Wood Technology Society of IOM3, organised by Daniel Ridley-Ellis

The Quality Assurance of Tulipwood Cross Laminated Timber (CLT) for "Multi-Ply"

Journal Article
Hairstans, R., Plowas, W., Calcagno, C., & Milne, M. (2019)
The Quality Assurance of Tulipwood Cross Laminated Timber (CLT) for "Multi-Ply". Wood Design Focus, 29(2), 20-26
This paper presents the findings from the supply chain integration, pilot manufacture and quality assurance assessment of CLT made out of hardwood species, Tulipwood. The rese...

Core off-site manufacture industry drivers.

Book Chapter
Hairstans, R., & Duncheva, T. (2019)
Core off-site manufacture industry drivers. In J. S. Goulding, & F. P. Rahimian (Eds.), Offsite Production and Manufacturing for Innovative Construction: People, Process and TechnologyTaylor & Francis
The manufacture and pre-assembly of components, elements or modules offsite before installation into their final location are evident throughout construction history. Medieval...

Simulation-based hazard assessment and visualization for CLT construction

Journal Article
Duncheva, M., BuHamdan, S., Al-Hussein, M., & Hairstans, R. Simulation-based hazard assessment and visualization for CLT construction. Manuscript submitted for publication

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Duncheva, M., BuHamdan, S., Al-Hussein, M., & Hairstans, R. Simulation-based hazard assessment and visualization for CLT construction. Manuscript submitted for publication
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...

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, ...

Automatic code compliance with multi-dimensional data fitting in a BIM context

Journal Article
Patlakas, P., Livingstone, A., Hairstans, R., & Neighbour, G. (2018)
Automatic code compliance with multi-dimensional data fitting in a BIM context. Advanced engineering informatics, 38, (216-231). ISSN 1474-0346
BIM-based tools can contribute to addressing some of the challenges faced by structural engineering practitioners. A BIM-based framework for the development of components that...

Sustainable Communities Premanufactured from Wood

Presentation / Conference
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 ...

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...
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Digitisation of Home Grown Timber Products

2020 - 2021
The aim of this project is to determine the potential for the symbiosis of renewable resource (forestry, woody bio-mass and naturally replenishable) and the high value manufacture of a resilient and s...
Funder: Forestry Commission Scotland | Value: £30,000

Home Grown Demonstrator

2020 - 2021
This project is to act as forerunner to the larger Edinburgh Home Demonstrator project to identify areas of innovation and supply chain integration aligned with the economic strategy for Scotland’s f...
Funder: Forestry Commission Scotland | Value: £26,000

CSIC - SNRG Phase 1

2020 - 2021
SNRG is a human centred PropTech company that believes affordability, sustainability and community are key to building a better quality of life. The objective of SNRG is to design, build and operate ...
Funder: Construction Scotland Innovation Centre | Value: £49,753

CSIC Mass Timber Commercialisaton

2019 - 2021
Edinburgh Napier University to investigate and undertake the following tasks: • Collate, analyse and summarise their research base on mass timber and its viability as a construction technique for the ...
Funder: Construction Scotland Innovation Centre | Value: £69,786

Wood Products Innovation Fund - Outreach

2019 - 2020
To undertake outreach activities to promote the finding of WPIF on behalf of Scottish Forestry.
Funder: Forestry Commission Scotland | Value: £9,999

beX FCS Fund 18/19

2019 - 2020
Forestry Commission Scotland funds for Innovation Internships, learning journey and Holz Forum Mutual Placemaking Exercise
Funder: Forestry Commission Scotland | Value: £17,000

InFutUReWood

2019 - 2022
Timber and construction research
Funder: European Commission | Value: £122,942

Harmonisation of Timber Frame to Eurocode 5

2018 - 2019
To undertake a structural analysis of a series of timber frame buildings to determine the implication of harmonising to Eurocode 5.
Funder: Forestry Commission Scotland | Value: £10,000

Interface Hyve Volumetric Pod - DfMA

2018 - 2018
Provide DfMA considerations and timber connections research in collaboration with Hyve Architects in the context of sustainable affordable housing solutions.
Funder: Scottish Funding Council | Value: £4,914

Wood Products Innovation Fund

2018 - 2019
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: 1. Digitis...
Funder: Forestry Commission Scotland | Value: £60,000
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Dynamic response of timber floors reinforced with transverse bridging spine systems

2020 - date
Abel Munoz Herraez | Director of Studies: Dr Aamir Khokhar | Second Supervisor: Prof Robert Hairstans

International knowledge exchange in off-site construction

2015 - date
Ryan Smith | Director of Studies: Prof Robert Hairstans

Automated code compliance for structural timber design for Building Information Modelling

2014 - date
Mr Andrew Livingstone | Director of Studies: Prof Robert Hairstans | Second Supervisor: Prof Sean Smith

Timber modern methods of construction: a comparative study

2011 - 2018
Fausto Sanna | Director of Studies: Prof Robert Hairstans | Second Supervisor: John Wood

Optimisation of timber frame closed panel systems for low energy buildings

2011 - date
Jesus Menendez Amigo | Director of Studies: Prof Robert Hairstans | Second Supervisor: Prof John Currie

The development of a hybrid racking panel

2007 - 2013
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...
Dr Kenneth Leitch | Director of Studies: Prof Robert Hairstans | Second Supervisor: Dr Jack Porteous

Optimising Timber Frame Construction

2002 - 2007
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...
Prof Robert Hairstans | Director of Studies: Prof Abdy Kermani | Second Supervisor: Fouad Khalaf

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