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

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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...

Post-Disaster Post-Conflict Emergency Shelters: A Holistic Approach

Presentation / Conference
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...

Optimizing strengthening interventions on historic masonry walls: an experimental study

Journal Article
Marinelli, A., Santa, S., Spiliopoulos, A., & Dasiou, M. E. (2019)
Optimizing strengthening interventions on historic masonry walls: an experimental study. Procedia Structural Integrity, 18, 245-254. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.prostr.2019.08.160
Scotland's historic environment is an essential part of the country's cultural background and its economy. T he country has a long history of building with stone and among the...

Life Cycle Environmental Impact Assessment of Contemporary and Traditional Housing in Palestine

Journal Article
Piroozfar, P., Pomponi, F., & El-Alem, F. (2019)
Life Cycle Environmental Impact Assessment of Contemporary and Traditional Housing in Palestine. Energy and Buildings, 202, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.enbuild.2019.109333
Residential buildings consume a vast amount of energy throughout their whole-life cycles with the subsequent greenhouse gases (GHG) emitted in the atmosphere. This phenomenon ...

Racking performance of platform timber frame walls

Thesis
Dhonju, R. L. Racking performance of platform timber frame walls. (Thesis)
Edinburgh Napier University. Retrieved from http://researchrepository.napier.ac.uk/Output/2058930
Platform timber frame construction is considered an efficient building method for multistorey dwellings where timber walls and diaphragms provide the overall stability for the...

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

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Alshawawreh, L. Architecture of emergencies in the Middle East: Proposed shelter design criteria. (Thesis)
Edinburgh Napier University. Retrieved from http://researchrepository.napier.ac.uk/Output/2005914
The number of displaced individuals has been significantly increasing globally during the past decade, reaching over 68 million by end of 2017. The Syrian conflict in the Midd...

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...

A compactness measure of sustainable building forms

Journal Article
D'Amico, B., & Pomponi, F. (2019)
A compactness measure of sustainable building forms. Royal Society Open Science, 6(6), 1-14. https://doi.org/10.1098/rsos.181265
Global population growth and urbanisation require countless more buildings in this century, causing an unprecedented increase in energy consumption, greenhouse gas emissions, ...

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...

Western and Eastern Building Conservation Philosophies: Perspectives on Permanence and Impermanence

Journal Article
Forster, A. M., Thomson, D., Richards, K., Pilcher, N., & Vettese, S. (2019)
Western and Eastern Building Conservation Philosophies: Perspectives on Permanence and Impermanence. International Journal of Architectural Heritage, 13(6), 870-885. https://doi.org/10.1080/15583058.2018.1490827
In this conceptual paper, we illuminate Western building conservation philosophy practice with insights into Eastern conservation philosophy and associated aesthetic understan...

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