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Simulation-based hazard assessment and visualization for CLT construction

Journal Article
Duncheva, M., BuHamdan, S., Al-Hussein, M., & Hairstans, R. Simulation-based hazard assessment and visualization for CLT construction. Manuscript submitted for publication

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Duncheva, M., BuHamdan, S., Al-Hussein, M., & Hairstans, R. Simulation-based hazard assessment and visualization for CLT construction. Manuscript submitted for publication
The sustainability of the urban built environment has previously been investigated through many angles in relation to the growing global urban population and provision of ener...

Influence of parameters affecting the racking strength of partially anchored timber framed walls

Conference Proceeding
Zhang, B., Dohnju, R., Kermani, A., Porteous, J., & D'Amico, B. (2018)
Influence of parameters affecting the racking strength of partially anchored timber framed walls. In WCTE 2018
A test-based assessment of the racking performance of partially anchored timber framed walls is described in this paper. The tested wall specimens were constructed and tested ...

Determination of shear modulus of wood joists from torsion tests and relationship with modulus of elasticity

Conference Proceeding
Khokhar, A., & Zhang, J. (2018)
Determination of shear modulus of wood joists from torsion tests and relationship with modulus of elasticity
This paper presents the work that was undertaken to use torsion tests to evaluate the shear modulus of wood joists. The relationship of the shear modulus with modulus of elast...

Timber modern methods of construction: a comparative study

Thesis
Sanna, F. Timber modern methods of construction: a comparative study. (Thesis)
Edinburgh Napier University. Retrieved from http://researchrepository.napier.ac.uk/Output/1256099
The doctoral research revolves around a comparative study of timber modern methods of construction for low-rise, residential buildings in Scotland. The building techniques st...

Racking performance of Platform timber framed walls assessed by rigid body relaxation technique

Journal Article
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. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.conbuildmat.2016.10.106
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...

A comparison between Volumetric Timber Manufacturing Strategies in the UK and mainland Europe

Presentation / Conference
Duncheva, M., & Bradley, F. F. (2016, September)
A comparison between Volumetric Timber Manufacturing Strategies in the UK and mainland Europe. Paper presented at Modular and Offsite Construction Summit (MOC), University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada
The construction sector in the UK is currently being challenged by an urgent need to produce housing. This requirement is within a context of increasingly stringent greenhouse...

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...

Taking timber beyond traditional boundaries.

Book Chapter
Hairstans, R. (2016)
Taking timber beyond traditional boundaries. In TRADA timber industry yearbook 2016Exova BM TRADA
Timber is a natural, hygroscopic, anisotropic material that must be properly understood if it is to be used efficiently within the built environment. With good silvicultural p...

Making the grade and maximising the opportunities.

Presentation / Conference
Ridley-Ellis, D. (2016, April)
Making the grade and maximising the opportunities. Presented at Institute of Chartered Foresters 2016 National Conference “The Timber Supply Chain – Dynamics and Opportunities”, Newcastle, UK
Institute of Chartered Foresters National Conference 2016 Invited presentation covering: A quick explanation of key properties of wood, relevant to construction The extent ...

Viability of cross-laminated timber from UK resources

Journal Article
Crawford, D., Smith, S., Hairstans, R., & Papastavrou, P. (2015)
Viability of cross-laminated timber from UK resources. Proceedings of the ICE - Construction Materials, 168(3), 110-120. https://doi.org/10.1680/coma.14.00064
Cross-laminated timber is an innovative engineered timber product that can be used for almost all superstructure elements. It is typically produced from kiln-dried, fast-growi...

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