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Some thresholds for grading British grown spruce to optimised strength classes using longitudinal resonance

Conference Proceeding
Ridley-Ellis, D., Adams, S., & Lehneke, S. (2018)
Some thresholds for grading British grown spruce to optimised strength classes using longitudinal resonance
The main commercial species in the UK and Ireland is Sitka spruce (Picea sitchensis), which is graded in combination with a small amount of Norway spruce (P. abies). It is typ...

Innovative refurbishment strategies for poorly performing housing stock in Scotland, UK

Conference Proceeding
Bros-Williamson, J., Stinson, J., Reid, A., & Gravrand, D. (2016)
Innovative refurbishment strategies for poorly performing housing stock in Scotland, UK. In 41st IAHS WORLD CONGRESS Conference Proceedings
Scotland is currently increasing its housing stock at a rate of less than 1% per year. With 174,000 households registered on local authority waiting lists for new or improved ...

Mass Customisable Roofing Solutions for the New Build and Retrofit Markets in the UK

Conference Proceeding
Plowas, W., Hairstans, R., & Felingham, J. (2018)
Mass Customisable Roofing Solutions for the New Build and Retrofit Markets in the UK. In MOC Summit Proceedings
Major house builders and contractors in the UK are seeking alternative solutions to form the structural frame of pitched roofs for various reasons; speed, health and safety, q...

Energy Behaviour Change by Coloured In-Home Display

Conference Proceeding
Stinson, J., Reid, A., Bros-Williamson, J., & Currie, J. (2016)
Energy Behaviour Change by Coloured In-Home Display. In 41st IAHS WORLD CONGRESS: Conference Proceedings
It is estimated that by 2020 some 53 million, next-generation gas and electricity meters, commonly known as ‘smart meters’, will be installed in approximately 30 million homes...

Discrepancies between theoretical and actual heating demand in Scottish modern dwellings

Conference Proceeding
Bros Williamson, J., Stinson, J., Garnier, C., & Currie, J. (2017)
Discrepancies between theoretical and actual heating demand in Scottish modern dwellings. In PLEA 2017 Proceedings - Design to Thrive, (361-368
The study reports on the differences between the actual heat consumption profiles of twelve dwellings monitored for four years and their predicted heat demand profiles as calc...

The use of a visual grading code of practice in the UK in the assessment of the mechanical properties of in situ structural timber elements

Conference Proceeding
Bather, M. J., & Ridley-Ellis, D. J. (2019)
The use of a visual grading code of practice in the UK in the assessment of the mechanical properties of in situ structural timber elements. In SHATiS 2019: 5th International Conference on Structural Health Assessment of Timber Structures (89-98
The estimation of the mechanical properties of in situ timber elements is an essential part of the structural appraisal of many existing buildings and structures. Currently, i...

Test Machine Effect in the determination of modulus of elasticity for strength-graded timber

Conference Proceeding
Gil-Moreno, D., Ridley-Ellis, D., & Harte, A. M. (2021)
Test Machine Effect in the determination of modulus of elasticity for strength-graded timber. In WCTE 2021: World Conference on Timber Engineering Proceedings
This paper investigates if the relationship between the global and local moduli of elasticity (MoE), measured in bending tests, is affected by the test machines employed, and ...

Smart specialisation strategies in the post-linear era of research and innovation

Conference Proceeding
Deakin, M., Mora, L., & Reid, A. (2017)
Smart specialisation strategies in the post-linear era of research and innovation. In P. Ketikidis, & A. Solomon (Eds.), Proceedings of the 10th International Conference for Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Regional Development. , (529-539
Smart specialisation can be considered an entrepreneurial discovery process which makes it possible to identify where regions can benefit from specialising in specific areas o...

Transforming challenges into opportunities in social housing: a case study from Italy

Conference Proceeding
Pomponi, L., Sablone, E., Rusconi Clerici, L., Consalez, L., & Pomponi, F. (2017)
Transforming challenges into opportunities in social housing: a case study from Italy. In L. Brotas, S. Roaf, & F. Nicol (Eds.), PLEA Conference Proceedings Volume III
Social housing often aims to provide sheltering for people on low incomes or with particular needs. This results in a constraints-dominated context where environmental and soc...

Bringing pupils into building energy performance: school design, construction and operation

Conference Proceeding
Pomponi, F., Medina Campos, L., Moncaster, A., & Smith, S. (2017)
Bringing pupils into building energy performance: school design, construction and operation. In PLEA Conference Proceedings Volume III
Colegio Rochester is school in Colombia with a strong vision for sustainability. This vision permeates the new school building which was the first school in Latin America to b...