Professor and Director of Centre for Timber Enginnering
Director of Sustainable Construction
Pomponi, F., & D'Amico, B. (2017). Holistic study of a timber double skin façade: Whole life carbon emissions and structural optimisation. Building and Environment, 124, (42-56). doi:10.1016/j.buildenv.2017.07.046. ISSN 0360-1323
The upkeep of existing buildings has a great role to play in reducing the carbon emissions of the built environ-ment. Façade upgrade represents one of the most effective inter...
Mansfield-Williams, H. & Ridley-Ellis, D. (2017). An update on grading timber for structural use. In TRADA Timber Industry Yearbook 2017, 148-155. ISBN 978-1-909594-60-9
The quality of timber varies and, while we have little control over tree growth compared to industrial manufacturing processes, we do know many of the factors that influence w...
D 'amico, B., Kermani, A., Porteous, J., Dhonju, R. & Zhang, B. (2016). Racking performance of Platform timber framed walls assessed by rigid body relaxation technique. Construction and Building Materials. 129, 148-158. doi:10.1016/j.conbuildmat.2016.10.106. ISSN 0950-0618
A new method to assess the raking performance of Platform timber framed walls, is provided in this study: each component of the unit wall assembly is assumed as rigid, hence a...
Construction Scotland Innovation Centre
Buildings , energy and acoustics project through CSIC
Forestry Commission Scotland
Forestry Commission Scotland have asked us to carry out a short review of solar kiln technology and, specifically, a kiln design proposed by a small Scottish sawmill.
The report is for the public ben...
Oslo School Of Architecture and Design
This one year project will undertake a literature review and physical testing of Scots pine logs and boards. The aim of the project is to develop a predictive model of the knot characteristics of boar...
14 November 2017
14 November 2017
Changing construction culture through collaborative research. The Built Environment Exchange (beX) brings together international University and industry partners, to develop d...
01 January 1970
01 January 1970
On Friday 17th November we will be holding a seminar to update you on the latest research on timber. The morning session is open to all and will include summaries on two rece...
29 November 2017
29 November 2017
Join this group of true wood enthusiasts for an entertaining and informative programme of short talks for the British forestry and timber community. The event will showcase so...
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Davies, I. (2015). Developing performance-based standards for external timber cladding. Energy Procedia. 78, 183-188. doi:10.1016/j.egypro.2015.11.137. ISSN 1876-6102
This paper reviews the background to, and development of, new British Standards for external timber cladding. The standards are being produced because timber has become a wide...
Ridley-Ellis, D. (2014). Stand-up comedy for researchers. In I. Daly, & A. Brophy Haney (Eds.), 53 interesting ways to communicate your research, 57-58. The Professional and Higher Partnership Ltd
Effective researchers need both to conduct high-quality research and to communicate it - to subject specialists, researchers in other fields, research participants, business, ...
Goh, H. C. C. & Kermani, A. (1994). Finite Element Analysis of Timber Joints Made with Welded Steel Gussets and Dowels. Advances in structural engineering., 89-95. doi:10.4203/ccp.29.6.2. ISSN 1369-4332
Three-dimensional non-linear finite element analysis was used to study the structural behaviour and performance of timber joints made with welded steel gusset plates and dowel...
Hairstans, R. (2016, September). Structural Timber Systems. Presented at CPD Seminar Structural Timber Engineering, Stirling, Scotland
Timber products and systems including solid laminate timber systems, dowel-lam, nail-lam, and cross-laminated timber.
Livingstone, A. (2016, September). Timber Connections. Presented at CPD Seminar Structural Timber Enfgineering, Stirling, Scotland
Timber Connections Design theory to Eurocode 5, including a demonstration of how to undertake value engineering.
Ridley-Ellis, D. (2016, September). Timber material properties. Presented at CPD Seminar Structural Timber Engineering, Stirling, Scotland
Timber material properties, grading techniques and ways of optimising selection.
Ridley-Ellis, D. (2016, September). Grading structural timber. Presented at CPD Seminar Structural Timber Engineering, Stirling, Scotland
Grading structural timber.
Freedman, G. & kermani, A. (2004, December). Sustainable Timber Recreation Structures. Presented at FEG Conference 2004 Winter Symposium "The key to sustainable solutions on the forest industry", Cumbria, UK
Sustainable timber recreation structures.
Freedman, G., Kermani, A. & MacKenzie, W. M. C. (2004, September). The use of Sitka spruce for construction of long span stress-laminated timber arch bridges.. Paper presented at Forestry Wood Chain Conference, Edinburgh, Scotland. (Unpublished)
The use of Sitka spruce for construction of long span stress-laminated timber arch bridges.
Gil-Moreno, D., Ridley-Ellis, D. & McLean, P. (2016). Timber properties of noble fir, Norway spruce, western red cedar and western hemlock grown in Great Britain. Great Britain: Forest Research
The softwood processing sector in Great Britain has been built around the use of a very small number of timber producing species – predominantly Sitka spruce. The recent incre...
Ridley-Ellis, D. (2017, November). Home grown timber now and in the future. Presented at "British Timber Seminar" (Wood Technology Society), IOM3 London
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
British Council "Mobility Grant for Leadership Development Project". Funds visit by 6 persons from Ukraine to Edinburgh to seek potential collaborations in education and work based learning.
Around half of all non-renewable resources mankind consumes are used in construction sector, making it one of the least sustainable industries in the...
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...
31 October 2016
04 November 2016
Situated at Sheffield’s Hallam Square, Sheffield, the Magnolia Gridshell, is
a design collaboration by Sheffield Hallam University with experts in this
field from ...
20 September 2016
20 September 2016
Timber is a versatile, natural, material with a wide range of properties. When properly understood, responsibly sourced, and produced through modern forestry and manufacturin...