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New Housing & Future Construction Skills: Adapting and Modernising for Growth

Report
Smith, S. (2019)
New Housing & Future Construction Skills: Adapting and Modernising for Growth. Edinburgh: Scottish Government
The short life working group (SLWG) met during 2018 and was established to assess and provide recommendations for ‘future new housing and construction skills’. Members include...

Assessing the Sheltering Response in the Middle East: Studying Syrian Camps in Jordan

Journal Article
Alshawawreh, L., Smith, R. S., & B. Wood, J. (2017)
Assessing the Sheltering Response in the Middle East: Studying Syrian Camps in Jordan. Proceedings of the World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology, 4(8), 1881-1887
This study focuses on the sheltering response in the Middle East, specifically through reviewing two Syrian refugee camps in Jordan, involving Zaatari and Azraq. Zaatari camp ...

Bringing pupils into building energy performance: school design, construction and operation

Conference Proceeding
Pomponi, F., Medina Campos, L., Moncaster, A., & Smith, S. (2017)
Bringing pupils into building energy performance: school design, construction and operation. In PLEA Conference Proceedings Volume III
Colegio Rochester is school in Colombia with a strong vision for sustainability. This vision permeates the new school building which was the first school in Latin America to b...

Acoustic Hanger

Patent
Su, S., Smith, S., & McAndrew, S. (2017)
Acoustic Hanger. GB 2493005. UK Patent Office
This patent stemmed from research undertaken to investigate the reduction of sound transmission through lightweight floors in apartments. Lightweight floors have commonly been...

Translation between existing and proposed harmonized airborne sound insulation descriptors: A statistical approach based on in-situ measurements

Journal Article
Monteiro, C., Machimbarrena, M., Tarrero, A. I., & Smith, R. S. (2017)
Translation between existing and proposed harmonized airborne sound insulation descriptors: A statistical approach based on in-situ measurements. Applied Acoustics, 116, 94-106. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.apacoust.2016.09.017
A standard defining a common acoustic classification scheme for dwellings is under development by ISO TC42/SC2/WG29 based on the outcomes of European project COST Action TU090...

Multi-dimensional data fitting for the structural design of a simple timber connection

Conference Proceeding
Livingstone, A., Patlakas, P., Milne, M., Smith, S., & Hairstans, R. (2016)
Multi-dimensional data fitting for the structural design of a simple timber connection. In M. Pöll, A. Fadai, W. Winter, & J. Eberhardsteiner (Eds.), WCTE 2016 e-book : containing all full papers submitted to the World Conference on Timber Engineering (WCTE 2016), (2037-2044
This paper presents a novel method of automating the structural design of timber connections and ensuring code compliance within a Building Information Modelling (BIM) context...

Increasing need for Offsite Construction and Manufactured Infrastructure in the UK Economy

Conference Proceeding
Smith, R. S., Wood, J. B., & Hairstans, R. (2015)
Increasing need for Offsite Construction and Manufactured Infrastructure in the UK Economy. In CIAT Symposium Proceedings
Due to increasing demand for housing and other building infrastructure the methodology of offsite construction is becoming more attractive to developers, local authorities and...

Visualising Energy Use for Smart Homes and Informed Users

Journal Article
Stinson, J., Willis, A., Williamson, J. B., Currie, J., & Smith, R. (2015)
Visualising Energy Use for Smart Homes and Informed Users. Energy Procedia, 78, 579-584. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.egypro.2015.11.015
We evaluate the changes to domestic electricity and gas consumption when the occupants have local access to a coloured real time in-home display (IHD). We report the prelimina...

Uncertainty determination of in situ airborne sound insulation measurements.

Journal Article
Machimbarrena, M., Monteiro, C. R. A., Pedersoli, S., Johansson, R., & Smith, S. (2015)
Uncertainty determination of in situ airborne sound insulation measurements. Applied Acoustics, 89, 199-210. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.apacoust.2014.09.018
In building acoustics the measurement uncertainty of sound insulation measurements is traditionally either not reported or reported as stated in the corresponding standard ISO...

Design and Acoustic Performance of Building Constructions for Multi-Storey Housing: Compendium.

Book Chapter
Fausti, P., García, T. C., Ingelaere, B., Machimbarrena, M., Monteiro, C. R. A., Santoni, A., …Smith, S. (2014)
Design and Acoustic Performance of Building Constructions for Multi-Storey Housing: Compendium. In B. Rasmussen, & M. Machimbarrena (Eds.), COST Action TU0901 – Building acoustics throughout Europe. Volume 1: Towards a common framework in building acoustics throughout Europe, 213-244. COST European Cooperation in Science and Technology
This chapter provides an overview of the range of construction types found across Europe to meet various sound insulation requirements for separating (party) walls and floors....
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SIRT 2019-20 (WP1&2)

2019 - 2020
Our research activities are focused on understanding the physical and mechanical properties of wood and how these affect its performance in different applications. Our main aim is to better understand...
Funder: Forestry Commission Scotland | Value: £96,000

SIRT 2018-19 (WP1&2)

2018 - 2019
Our research activities are focused on understanding the physical and mechanical properties of wood and how these affect its performance in different applications. Our main aim is to better understand...
Funder: Forestry Commission Scotland | Value: £99,000

Energystore Interface Voucher

2018 - 2018
To investigate and develop EPS bead insulation infill for thermal-acoustic compatibility on separating walls
Funder: Scottish Funding Council | Value: £6,800

ENEwall

2016 - 2018
Innovative Offsite manufacturing project on an energy efficient wall structure
Funder: Construction Scotland Innovation Centre | Value: £59,531

SM single wall project (CSIC)

2015 - 2017
The project seeks to undertake industrial research and commercial development bringing to market a new party wall building system that increases the use of Scottish produced offsite construction, sign...
Funder: Construction Scotland Innovation Centre | Value: £40,527

Post Doctoral Early Career Exchange (PDEC) Award for Darren Kelly

2013 - 2014
Travel grant to fund a research trip, with collaborators at the University of Saskatchewan, to carry out site visits to landfill sites currently undergoing remediation
Funder: Heriot Watt University | Value: £3,341

Strategic Assessment of Offsite Innovations for the Scottish Construction Sector

2012 - 2014
To provide a detailed review and assessment of current Scottish companies working in offsite sector and review of SG housing infrastructure needs.
Funder: Scottish Government | Value: £40,506

SPIRIT Low Carbon Housing

2010 - 2014
This project, in collaboration with key industry expert partners, would investigate using experimental full scale structures and numerical modeling the range of options available for this industry sec...
Funder: Scottish Funding Council | Value: £451,246

KTP Icopal (KTP006953)

2008 - 2013
A joint project to develop thin technology membranes for acoustic and thermal applications in buildings in partnership with Icopal, the world’s largest geo-membrane manufacturer, to develop a suite of...
Funder: Innovate UK | Value: £199,374

TTAIBA Proof of Concept 008-01-CON

2007 - 2009
Funder: Scottish Enterprise | Value: £141,413
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Transition to circular refurbishment: Enviornmental impacts of high rise residential buildings in Mexico City

2018 - date
This project aims to decarbonise the Built Environment of Mexico City through Circular Econ...
Miss Ana Karen Hernandez Garcia | Director of Studies: Dr Suha Jaradat | Second Supervisor: Dr Francesco Pomponi

An investigation of the state of emotional intelligence and the effectiveness of project leadership performance

2018 - date
Peace Echeonwu | Director of Studies: Dr Andrew Brown | Second Supervisor: Dr Andrew Smith

Enhancing storm surge resilience for coastal habitat

2016 - date
In most countries, population, poor management of water policies, infrastructure and coastal development together with poor disaster mitigation poli...
Ms Anitha Karthik | Director of Studies: Dr Luca Mora | Second Supervisor: Prof Sean Smith

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

2015 - 2019
The ongoing research covers the Architectural design and construction of the humanitarian response during and after emer...
Miss Lara Alshawawreh | Director of Studies: Prof Sean Smith | Second Supervisor: John Wood

The delusion of innovations? An investigation into micro-level competency barriers to an effective macro-level diffusion of Bulding Information Modelling in the UK

2015 - date
Melanie Robinson | Director of Studies: Dr Celine Garnier | Second Supervisor: Prof John Currie

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

The acoustic effects of mortar build up within separating party cavity walls

2009 - 2013
Austin Nichols | Director of Studies: Prof Sean Smith | Second Supervisor: Dr Elena Prokofieva

Smart energy monitoring technology to achieve low carbon homes

2007 - 2015
If the UK is to address its energy reduction targets, it is vital to understand energy use behaviours and to devise technology that positi...
Dr Jon Stinson | Director of Studies: Prof Sean Smith | Second Supervisor: Prof John Currie

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