Lecturer in Civil Engineering
Taylor, M. D. Economic appraisal and risk analysis of construction automation. (Thesis)
Taylor, M. (2018, November). Cycle & Mountain Biking Industries Innovation Summit. Presented at Scottish Mountain Biking Conference Innovation Summit
The partners and companies of Cycle Industries
Europe (CIE), Mountain Bike Centre of Scotland
(MTBCoS) and Developing Mountain Biking in Scotland
(DMBinS) invitation to attend...
Taylor, M. (2018, November). Scottish cycling infrastructure and public health: a study of cyclist hand-arm vibration exposure. Paper presented at 1st Annual Cycling Research Board Meeting
The management of pavement surfaces for walking and cycling is currently a labour intensive task and relies upon user reporting defects and direct visual inspection. Local au...
Scottish Funding Council
Design and construct reaction frame for undertaking vibrotactile threshold testing for hand held power tools.
Carnegie Trust for the Universities of Scotland
Eco-friendly, sustainable modes of transport are to be encouraged. IntelliBike is a tool for assessing the state of our off-road cycle paths. It does this by relating vibrations measured under the sad...
The CIHT Foundation
To develop an instrumented bicycle (IntelliBike) to monitor cycleway condition, ride-quality and environmental variables. This will optimise maintenance expenditure, improve Britain’s cycleways and pr...
Taylor, M., Edgar, A. & Raine, M. (2017, May). Cyclist exposure to hand-arm vibration and pavement surface improvement in the City of Edinburgh. Paper presented at Scottish Transport Applications and Research Conference, Technology and Innovation Centre, University of Strathclyde
In the city of Edinburgh, pavement surfaces utilised as either shared space or dedicated cycle-paths use a broad range of materials and surface finishes. A poor pavement surf...
Llewellyn, R., Sarkar, P., & Taylor, M. D. (in press). Naturalistic measurement of driver eye height and object height using photogrammetry. Proceedings of the ICE - Transport, 1-30. doi:10.1680/jtran.18.00124
Driver eye height and object height are key factors in the derivation of basic parameters for safe and economically efficient highway design. This study critically reviews pr...
Taylor, M. D., Edgar, A., & Raine, M. (in press). Scottish cycling pavement assessment using hand-arm vibration exposure. Infrastructure Asset Management, 1-53. doi:10.1680/jinam.17.00014
A defective pavement surface discourages cyclists from selecting certain routes, and vibration exposure is a noticeable
consequence of reduced path surface quality. Current as...
Taylor, M., Edgar, A., & Raine, M. (in press). Cycling pavement assessment using hand-arm vibration exposure. Infrastructure Asset Management,
A defective pavement surface discourages cyclists from selecting certain routes and vibration exposure is a noticeable consequence of reduced path surface quality. Current as...
Calvey, J., Shackleton, J. P., Taylor, M. D. & Llewellyn, R. (2015). Engineering condition assessment of cycling infrastructure: cyclists' perceptions of satisfaction and comfort. Transportation Research Part A: Policy and Practice. 78, 134-143. doi:10.1016/j.tra.2015.04.031. ISSN 0965-8564
The UK National Cycle Network comprises 23,660 km of cycling and walking paths of which a significant percentage is dedicated off-road infrastructure. This represents a signif...
Taylor, M. D. (2010). A definition and valuation of the UK offsite construction sector. Construction Management and Economics. 28, 885-896. doi:10.1080/01446193.2010.480976. ISSN 0144-6193
The offsite construction sector is now established as a significant contributor to the delivery of UK
construction industry output. The exact value of this contribution is que...
Taylor, M. D. (2010). Edinburgh's Engineering Experience
Article published in Civils Scotland (Institution of Civil Engineers publication) concerning school outreach activity to encourage young people to consider studying civil engi...
Taylor, M. D. (2009). Kickstart 2009
The Kickstart summer programme provided a range of engineering and science challenges for S5 pupils from the Edinburgh area to experience studying and working at Edinburgh Nap...
Taylor, M., Wamuziri, S., & Smith, I. (2003). Automated construction in Japan. Proceedings of the ICE - Civil Engineering, 156(1), 34-41. doi:10.1680/cien.2003.156.1.34
Over the last 20 years the concept of automating construction
and civil engineering operations has become a reality within
Japan, resulting in improvements in site safety, eff...
Taylor, M. D. & Wamuziri, S. (2002). Strategic construction mechatronics valuation: A real option-pricing approach. Journal of Financial Management of Property and Construction. 7, 75 - 90. ISSN 1366-4387
This paper presents the application of real option-pricing theory to the appraisal of advanced construction technology (ACT) investment opportunities. Discounted cash flow app...
Anderson, L., Taylor, M., Maeda, S., & McLaughlin, J. (2018). Assessing the relationship between the human response to vibration in the vibrotactile threshold shift with HAV exposure determined on the subject. In The 26th Japan Conference on Human Response to Vibration Proceedings, 86-100
Existing risk assessment methodologies are based on fixed tool vibration magnitude emission data (such as tool declaration data or a point in time (typically annually) tool me...
Maeda, S., Taylor, M., Anderson, L., & McLaughlin, J. (2018). Is it efffective to prevent HAVS by using tool vibration declaration values?. In The 26th Japan Conference on Human Response to Vibration Proceedings, 101-111
This study reports the results of an investigation into A(8) based on tool vibration declaration values evaluation effects of hand-transmitted vibration on temporary threshold...
Cyclists are at risk of permanent nerve damage because of poor road surfaces, research using an innovative measuring bike has revealed.
15 October 2017
Bike riding on cobbled, poorly maintained or potholed streets could give you permanent nerve damage, that’s the conclusion of a new study from researchers at Edinburgh Napier University in Scotland wh...
14 October 2017
Cyclists who regularly ride on poor road surfaces or cobbles could be at risk of suffering nerve damage in their hands and arms, a new study has found.
12 October 2017
Cyclists who regularly ride on poor road surfaces or cobbles could be at risk of suffering nerve damage in their hands and arms, a new study has found. The study by Edinburgh Napier University found ...
8 October 2017
Cyclists are risking permanent nerve damage due to poor road surfaces, research by Edinburgh Napier University reported in The Scotsman suggests.
7 October 2017
Potholes are not just a danger to your bike - but could also cause permanent nerve damage to you, according to new research. A study by Edinburgh Napier University discovered that Hand Arm Vibration ...
Cyclists are at risk of permanent nerve damage because of poor road surfaces in Scottish cities, research using a innovative measuring bike has revealed.
Edinburgh Napier University, School of Engineering & the Built Environment, heavy strutures laboratory.
29 April 2018 - 3 May 2018