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Sustainability tool to optimise material quantities of steel in the construction industry

Journal Article
D'Amico, B., & Pomponi, F. (2018)
Sustainability tool to optimise material quantities of steel in the construction industry. Procedia CIRP, 69, 184-188. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.procir.2017.10.006
The steel industry is arguably one of the most pollutant manufacturing sectors. The vast majority of steel produced worldwide is employed by the construction industry, mostly ...

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...

Assessment of efficiency of air abrasive cleaning on masonry stones and bricks using greyscale Imaging analysis.

Conference Proceeding
Reza, H., Zhang, B., & Gupta, N. K. (2015)
Assessment of efficiency of air abrasive cleaning on masonry stones and bricks using greyscale Imaging analysis. In Proc. of the Second Intl. Conf. on Advances in Civil, Structural and Construction Engineering
Advanced greyscale imaging analysis was conducted using Adobe Photoshop 6 on the surfaces of masonry stones and clay bricks, taken from old buildings, to accurately assess the...

Understanding the compatibility of UK resource for dowel laminated timber construction.

Conference Proceeding
Plowas, W., Hairstans, R., Bell, T. & Bros Williamson, J. (2015)
Understanding the compatibility of UK resource for dowel laminated timber construction
Dowel Laminated Timber (DLT also know as Brettstapel) is a technique of constructing large-scale solid timber panels for use as structural or non-structural elements. The tech...

Improvement of Thermal Insulation of Residential Buildings’ Facades Via Acoustic Insulation.

Journal Article
Paris-Newton, J. E., Prokofieva, E., & Henry, N. (2015)
Improvement of Thermal Insulation of Residential Buildings’ Facades Via Acoustic Insulation. Energy Procedia, 78, 3446-3451. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.egypro.2015.11.134
The European community has been undertaking noise mapping of major cities and transportation routes over the last decade. Implementation of the action plan to achieve reductio...

The growth and quality of UK grown Douglas-fir

Thesis
Drewett, T. A. The growth and quality of UK grown Douglas-fir. (Thesis)
Edinburgh Napier University. Retrieved from http://researchrepository.napier.ac.uk/id/eprint/9163
Timber is a local, sustainable and valuable building material, but it is highly variable compared to other building materials (e.g. concrete, steel). The quality of wood is it...

New thin aerogel based high performance internal wall insulation for existing solid wall buildings.

Conference Proceeding
Carty, L., Garnier, C., Bros Williamson, J., & Currie, J. (2014)
New thin aerogel based high performance internal wall insulation for existing solid wall buildings. In R. Amoêda, S. Lira, & C. Pinheiro (Eds.), Rehab 2014
Applications of nanotechnology in the form of high performing aerogel insulation are now widely used from space exploration to the oil and gas industry and in more recent year...

Common Errors and Good Practice in Design and Workmanship.

Book Chapter
García, T. C., Fausti, P., Beentjes, W., Clarke, E., & Steel, C. (2014)
Common Errors and Good Practice in Design and Workmanship. In B. Rasmusen, & M. Machimbarrena (Eds.), COST Action TU0901: Building acoustics throughout Europe Volume 1: Towards a common framework in building acoustics throughout Europe, 180-257. COST European Cooperation in Science and Technology
A great variety of design and construction techniques have been described from around the European Union and beyond. COST action TU0901 has provided a unique opportunity to ex...

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....

Structural Timber design to Eurocode 5.

Book
Porteous, J., & Kermani, A. (2013)
Structural Timber design to Eurocode 5. (2nd ed'n). Wiley-Blackwell
Structural Timber Design to Eurocode 5 is a comprehensive book which provides practising engineers and specialist contractors with detailed information and in–depth guidance o...

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