Offsite HUB (Scotland): establishing a collaborative regional framework for knowledge exchange in the UK
Hairstans, R., & Smith, R. E. (2017)
Offsite HUB (Scotland): establishing a collaborative regional framework for knowledge exchange in the UK. Architectural Engineering and Design Management, 13, 1-18. https://doi.org/10.1080/17452007.2017.1314858
The UK is set to become Europe’s largest construction market by 2030. However, UK construction productivity performance is regarded as weak, with low skills levels considered ...
Timber Frame Workbooks Design: Knowledge, Practical Skills and Health and Safety
Duncheva, M., Milne, M., & Hairstans, R. (2017)
Timber Frame Workbooks Design: Knowledge, Practical Skills and Health and Safety. Edinburgh
No abstract available.
Life cycle assessment of domestic hot water systems: a comparative analysis
Piroozfar, P., Pomponi, F., & Farr, E. R. P. (2016)
Life cycle assessment of domestic hot water systems: a comparative analysis. International journal of construction management, 16(2), 109-125. https://doi.org/10.1080/15623599.2016.1146111
On average, hot water is responsible for 18% of residential energy consumption and corresponding greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Several domestic hot water systems (DHWSs) are...
Use of Nondestructive Techniques for Determination of Tension Parallel-to-Grain Properties of Spruce
Gil-Moreno, D., O'Ceallaigh, C., Ridley-Ellis, D., & Harte, A. M. (2019)
Use of Nondestructive Techniques for Determination of Tension Parallel-to-Grain Properties of Spruce. In Proceedings: 21st International Nondestructive Testing and Evaluation of Wood Symposium, Freiburg, Germany 2019 (233-240
The paper presents a study of the tension properties of Irish-grown Sitka spruce. Fifty timber pieces were destructively tested having resonant frequency and knots measured. T...
Hybrid life cycle assessment (LCA) will likely yield more accurate results than process-based LCA
Pomponi, F., & Lenzen, M. (2017)
Hybrid life cycle assessment (LCA) will likely yield more accurate results than process-based LCA. Journal of Cleaner Production, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jclepro.2017.12.119
We analyse the comparative investigation into truncation vs. aggregation errors of process-based and hybrid LCA by Yang et al. 2017. We analyse the validity of their findings ...
Grading of British Timber
Ridley-Ellis, D. (2018)
Grading of British Timber. The Full Circle: The Journal of the Association of Scottish Hardwood Sawmillers, 34-36
A summary of grading of home grown timber for the magazine of the Association of Scottish Hardwood Sawmillers (ASHS).
Visualising Energy Use for Smart Homes and Informed Users
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...
Professionalism in digitally mediated project work
Jaradat, S., Whyte, J., & Luck, R. (2013)
Professionalism in digitally mediated project work. Building Research and Information, 41(1), 51-59. https://doi.org/10.1080/09613218.2013.743398
Fieldwork in a major construction programme is used to examine what is meant by professionalism where large integrated digital systems are used to design, deliver, and maintai...
Timber grading update
Presentation / Conference
Ridley-Ellis, D. (2017, November)
Timber grading update. Presented at SIRT update seminar
The latest news on timber grading standards and how they effect structural timber production in UK and IE
A Method to Facilitate Uncertainty Analysis in LCAs of Buildings
Pomponi, F., D'Amico, B., & Moncaster, A. M. (2017)
A Method to Facilitate Uncertainty Analysis in LCAs of Buildings. Energies, 10(4), 524. https://doi.org/10.3390/en10040524
Life cycle assessment (LCA) is increasingly becoming a common technique to assess the embodied energy and carbon of buildings and their components over their life cycle. Howev...