Ridley-Ellis, D. (2017, May). Timber properties of minor conifer species in Britain and future marketing opportunities. Presented at The National Forestry Conference for Ireland "an appraisal of the silvicultural and marketing potential of coniferous alternatives to Sitka spruce", Johnstown House Hotel, Enfield, Co. Meath
Ridley-Ellis, D. (2016, February). Current UK timber grading and engineered wood products
Ridley-Ellis, D. (2016, February). Timber grading seminar - Some things you should know about how strength grading works and what is changing in the standards. Presented at Timber grading seminar, Glasgow, Scotland
Presentations from the seminar on timber grading.
"This grading seminar will give you a crash course in timber strength grading, what it is, how it works, and how it is chang...
Davies, I. (2016). Sustainable construction timber - Sourcing and specifying local timber. (2nd edition). Forestry Commission
Timber is a versatile and high performance construction material that can be produced in most parts of the UK. Sustainable construction timber has been written to help buildin...
D'Amico, B. Timber Grid-shell Structures: form-finding, analysis and optimisation. (Thesis)
This thesis aims to provide a set of tools for analysis and design of free-form timber grid-shells. It provides a brief introduction on the relationship between shape and stru...
Jalaludin, Z. The water vapour sorption behaviour of wood. (Thesis)
The water vapour sorption properties of several commercial tropical hardwoods and temperate softwood species as well as thermally modified wood and acetylated wood has been st...
Davies, I. (2010). Sustainable Construction Timber
Amended First edition.
MacKenzie, R. The non-destructive evaluation of Sitka spruce mechanical properties using acoustic methods. (Thesis)
The need for improved timber grading is key to improving Scottish forestry: the
majority (80%) of the sustainable softwood population in Scotland is Sitka spruce
of variable q...
MacKenzie, R. (2005). The design and production of a guide for noise control from laminated and wooden flooring
Research Study Conducted for Department for
Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) and through
it the Devolved Administrations of the Scottish Executive,
the National Ass...
Davies, I., & Watt, G. (2004). Making the grade – a guide to appearance grading UK hardwoods. (CD-ROM). Forestry Commission, Welsh Development Agency, Northern Ireland Forest Service,Scottish enterprise, Scottish Forestry Trust,
CD-ROM of published report.
Davies, I., Pendlebury, J. & Worrell, R. (2001). Prospects for native timber utilisation in the Scottish Highlands: a discussion document
Davies, I., Burns, B. & Nelson, D. (2001). Production and marketing of Scottish hardwood flooring
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 ...
Duncheva, T., & Bradley, F. F. (in press). Multifaceted Productivity Comparison of Off-Site Timber Manufacturing Strategies in Mainland Europe and the United Kingdom. Journal of Construction Engineering and Management,
Offsite construction methods have been suggested as a necessity for improving the efficiency and productivity of the construction industry through implementation of automation...
Ridley-Ellis, D., Libeau, M., & Mignerat, D. (2018). Impulse excitation measurement of small changes in elastic moduli and damping using R. International Wood Products Journal, (1-6). doi:10.1080/20426445.2018.1475928. ISSN 2042-6445
Impulse excitation is commonly used to assess wood stiffness in both scientific and industrial settings. Modes of vibration are excited by a mechanical impulse and their reson...