Lecturer in Civil Engineering
Adesokan, D., Fleming, I., Hammerlindl, A., & McDougall, J. (2019). Strategies for 1D compression testing of large particle sized Tire Derived Aggregate (TDA). Geotechnical Testing Journal, 42(5), doi:10.1520/gtj20170091
Laboratory testing of a mass of large particle sized Tire Derived Aggregate (TDA) to assess performance related properties such as void ratio, compressive creep and hydraulic ...
Marinelli, A., & Stewart, M. (2018). Investigating the fracture behavior of Portland limestone: an experimental study. Procedia Structural Integrity, 10, 104-111
An experimental investigation of the mechanical and fracture characteristics of the ‘Grove Whitbed’ Portland limestone is undertaken with the aim to enhance understanding of t...
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...
Scottish Funding Council
Student Placement Innovation Voucher as continuation of earlier Standard Innovation Voucher in partnership with Geo-Info Ltd.
This project aims to extend the earlier project by assessing the performan...
Royal Society of Edinburgh
This is a follow on project, which aims to use statistical entropy concepts to understand the behaviour of granular materials, and will fund a 4-week stay in Hungary to work with Budapest University o...
ENU Development Trust
Wind and solar energy holds a lot of promise when it comes to replace the conventional energy sources such as fossil fuels and coal. However, there is one problem: How do we store solar and wind energ...
18 October 2018
The Chartered Institution of Highways and Transportation (CIHT) is the leading voice of the highways and transportation infrastructure profession. It has 14,000 members of w...
16 October 2017
15 October 2017
Your daily bike commute may not involve cobbled streets to rattle over like those in Edinburgh but the potholes and broken pavement common to Canadian cities where winter play...
25 April 2019
25 April 2019
On the 25th of April at the request of the international standards organisation, working group 108/SC 4/WG 3 held a meeting to review the evidence in support of a new proposal...
24 April 2019
24 April 2019
Meeting with Victoria Hamilton from Recoil knee pads. Recoil Kneepads were developed in 2013 by Glasgow-based product design engineer Victoria Hamilton. The aim of the desig...
08 April 2019
08 April 2019
Meeting with Graham Duncan (Managing Director) and Steven McKenna (Group Health and Safety Manager) to discuss a vibration exposure project associated with drilling operations...
Lecturer in Energy and Environmental Engineering
PhD Candidate, Lecturer
PhD Research Student
Senior Research Fellow
Lecturer in Geotechnical Engineering
Pomponi, F., & Moncaster, A. (2018). Briefing: BS 8001 and the built environment: a review and critique. Proceedings of the ICE - Engineering Sustainability, 1-4. doi:10.1680/jensu.17.00067
The BSI has recently published the world’s first standard on the Circular Economy. The standard is intentionally broad and inclusive to suit all types of organisations and pro...
Moncaster, A., Pomponi, F., Symons, K., & Guthrie, P. (2018). Why method matters: temporal, spatial and physical variations in LCA and their impact on choice of structural system. Energy and Buildings, doi:10.1016/j.enbuild.2018.05.039. ISSN 0378-7788
Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) is increasingly used as an early-stage design-decision tool to support choices of structural system. However LCA modellers must first make numerous...
Pomponi, F., & D'Amico, B. (2018). Carbon mitigation in the built environment: an input-output analysis of building materials and components in the UK. Procedia CIRP, 69, (189-193). doi:10.1016/j.procir.2017.10.007. ISSN 2212-8271
The circular economy has set out a new paradigm for a much
needed shift from eco-efficiency to eco-effectiveness. Buildings are top contributor globally for resource use and w...
D'Amico, B., & Pomponi, F. (2018). Sustainability tool to optimise material quantities of steel in the construction industry. Procedia CIRP, 69, (184-188). doi:10.1016/j.procir.2017.10.006. ISSN 2212-8271
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 ...
McDougall, J., Fleming, I., Thiel, R., Dewaele, P., Parker, D., & Kelly, D. (2018). Estimating degradation-related settlement in two landfill-reclaimed soils by sand-salt analogues. Waste Management, doi:10.1016/j.wasman.2018.04.013. ISSN 0956-053X
Landfill reclaimed soil here refers to largely degraded materials excavated from old landfill sites, which after processing can be reinstated as more competent fill, thereby r...
D’Amico, B., & Pomponi, F. (2018). Accuracy and reliability: a computational tool to minimise steel mass and carbon emissions at early-stage structural design. Energy and Buildings, 168, (236-250). doi:10.1016/j.enbuild.2018.03.031. ISSN 0378-7788
Building structures often represent the element with the largest mass in a building project, with significant effects on the buildings life cycle environmental impacts. Amongs...
Gharavi, N., & Zhang, H. (2018). Study on the Impact of Size and Position of the Shear Field in Determining the Shear Modulus of Glulam Beam Using Photogrammetry Approach. International Journal of Civil, Environmental, Structural, Construction and Architectural Engineering, 12(3), (194-198). doi:10.1999/1307-6892/10008636. ISSN 1307-6892
The shear modulus of a timber beam can be determined using torsion test or shear field test method. The shear field test method is based on shear distortion measurement of the...
F. Pomponi, C. De Wolf, & A. Moncaster (Eds.), (2018). Embodied Carbon in Buildings: Measurement, Management, and Mitigation
This book provides a single-source reference for whole life embodied impacts of buildings. The comprehensive and persuasive text, written by over 50 invited experts from acros...
Pomponi, F., Moncaster, A., & De Wolf, C. (2018). Furthering embodied carbon assessment in practice: results of an industry-academia collaborative research project. Energy and Buildings, doi:10.1016/j.enbuild.2018.02.052. ISSN 0378-7788
In order to meet the mid-century carbon reduction targets and to mitigate climate change and global warming it is imperative that embodied greenhouse gases (GHGs) emissions in...
He, T., Wang, T., & Zhang, H. (2018). The use of artificial compressibility to improve partitioned semi-implicit FSI coupling within the classical Chorin–Témam projection framework. Computers and Fluids, 166, (64-77). doi:10.1016/j.compfluid.2018.01.022. ISSN 0045-7930
Over the last decade the classical Chorin–Témam projection method has been utilized to address fluid- structure interaction in a semi-implicit manner. In previous studies the ...
Pomponi, F., & Campos, L. M. (2018). Embodied and Life Cycle Carbon Assessment of Buildings in Latin America: State-of-the-Art and Future Directions. In F. Pomponi, C. De Wolf, & A. Moncaster (Eds.), Embodied Carbon in Buildings, 483-503. Cham: BioMed Central. doi:10.1007/978-3-319-72796-7_22
This chapter provides a comprehensive overview of the state of the art on embodied carbon and life cycle assessment (LCA) of buildings in the context of Latin America. It revi...
Mendoza Beltran, M. A., Pomponi, F., Guinée, J. B., & Heijungs, R. (2018). Uncertainty Analysis in Embodied Carbon Assessments: What Are the Implications of Its Omission?. In F. Pomponi, C. De Wolf, & A. Moncaster (Eds.), Embodied Carbon in Buildings, 3-21. London: BioMed Central. doi:10.1007/978-3-319-72796-7_1
Embodied carbon assessments of buildings are not methodologically very different from the more well-known life cycle assessments (LCAs). In particular, the two also share the ...
Scottish Research Partnership in Engineering
The PEER activity aims at the development of a Horizon 2020 large-scale research proposal across the disciplines of computational mechanics and of data science. The planned proposal will address impor...
Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council
Building-related carbon emissions in the UK total over 200MtCO2e, which is more than 40% of the national figure. The correct measurement of the embodied carbon of structural materials would enable a r...
This research builds on existing cooperation with Dr Emoke Imre from Obuda University in Hungary.
The aim of the project is to visit the institution in Budapest to further research and deliver a lec...
Historic Environment Scotland
Experimental study of the pull-out strength of anchors embedded in rubble walls and evaluation of factors affecting the efficiency of such a strengthening intervention.
Historic Environment Scotland a...
The project will investigate the effectiveness of adding crumbed rubber to the site soil as a means of improving soil resilience to wheel loads, resisting erosion and hence reducing maintenance burden...
Around half of all non-renewable resources mankind consumes are used in construction sector, making it one of the least sustainable industries in the wor...
The main aim of the project seeks to enhance the resistance of the soil foundation against seismic events with the introducti...
Throughout the U.K, Timber Platform Frame is increasingly being utilized in the high volume, low cost housing market. Here, the client’s desire for full...
Vulnerable Road User (VRU) road safety performance lags behind the improvements achieved among motoris...
Transport Research Institute academic, Richard Llewellyn, has been awarded fellowship of the Chartered Institution of Highways and Transportation.
17 October 2018
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.
SIS, Swedish Standards Institute, Stockholm, Sweden.
24 April 2019
23 April 2019
The meeting was held at the Construction Scotland Innovation Centre, Hamilton International Technology Park, Blantyre, Scotland.
7 April 2019
Blairhall Primary School, Blairhall, by Dunfermline, Fife.
28 March 2019
Whitecraig Primary School
20 March 2019
Edinburgh Napier University, School of Engineering & the Built Environment, heavy strutures laboratory.
29 April 2018 - 3 May 2018
37 Castle Terrace
14 November 2017
30 August 2017
Wakefield, United Kingdom
1 January 1970