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Housing and sound insulation: Improving existing attached dwellings and designing for conversions.

Book
Smith, S., Wood, J., & MacKenzie, R. (2006)
Housing and sound insulation: Improving existing attached dwellings and designing for conversions. Arcamedia
This book is an essential tool for housing managers, building control and architects in designing to improve the levels of sound insulation in existing housing. A key section...

An experimental study of the effects of resilient bars on plate vibration

Journal Article
Su, S., Smith, S., & Fairfield, C. A. (2011)
An experimental study of the effects of resilient bars on plate vibration. Applied Acoustics, 72, 241-247. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.apacoust.2010.11.009
Resilient bars can provide a low-cost, effective improvement to sound insulation performance. They are commonly used in timber-framed floor/ceiling assemblies in North America...

Design of separating constructions that are resistant to the transmission of noise-part 2 - example details.

Report
Smith, S., Wood, J., & MacKenzie, R. (2007)
Design of separating constructions that are resistant to the transmission of noise-part 2 - example details. Scottish Building Standards Agency
This document outlines example separating wall and floor construction details which when built correctly should comply with the sound insulation requirements as outlined in th...

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....

Acoustic Hanger

Patent
Su, S., Smith, S., & McAndrew, S. (2017)
Acoustic Hanger. GB 2493005. UK Patent Office
This patent stemmed from research undertaken to investigate the reduction of sound transmission through lightweight floors in apartments. Lightweight floors have commonly been...

Increasing need for Offsite Construction and Manufactured Infrastructure in the UK Economy

Conference Proceeding
Smith, R. S., Wood, J. B., & Hairstans, R. (2015)
Increasing need for Offsite Construction and Manufactured Infrastructure in the UK Economy. In CIAT Symposium Proceedings
Due to increasing demand for housing and other building infrastructure the methodology of offsite construction is becoming more attractive to developers, local authorities and...

Review and Synthesis of ISO 717 Airborne Criteria

Report
Smith, S. (2014)
Review and Synthesis of ISO 717 Airborne Criteria. Brussels: Eurogypsum
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY This review was requested by Eurogypsum on behalf of its member companies and organisations to summarise and review the airborne sound insulation criteria sp...

Visualising Energy Use for Smart Homes and Informed Users

Journal Article
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...

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...

Assessing the Sheltering Response in the Middle East: Studying Syrian Camps in Jordan

Journal Article
Alshawawreh, L., Smith, R. S., & B. Wood, J. (2017)
Assessing the Sheltering Response in the Middle East: Studying Syrian Camps in Jordan. Proceedings of the World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology, 4(8), 1881-1887
This study focuses on the sheltering response in the Middle East, specifically through reviewing two Syrian refugee camps in Jordan, involving Zaatari and Azraq. Zaatari camp ...
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SPIRIT Low Carbon Housing

2010 - 2014
This project, in collaboration with key industry expert partners, would investigate using experimental full scale structures and numerical modeling the range of options available for this industry sec...
Funder: Scottish Funding Council | Value: £451,246

Post Doctoral Early Career Exchange (PDEC) Award for Darren Kelly

2013 - 2014
Travel grant to fund a research trip, with collaborators at the University of Saskatchewan, to carry out site visits to landfill sites currently undergoing remediation
Funder: Heriot Watt University | Value: £3,341

Strategic Assessment of Offsite Innovations for the Scottish Construction Sector

2012 - 2014
To provide a detailed review and assessment of current Scottish companies working in offsite sector and review of SG housing infrastructure needs.
Funder: Scottish Government | Value: £40,506

KTP Icopal (KTP006953)

2008 - 2013
A joint project to develop thin technology membranes for acoustic and thermal applications in buildings in partnership with Icopal, the world’s largest geo-membrane manufacturer, to develop a suite of...
Funder: Innovate UK | Value: £199,374

ENEwall

2016 - 2018
Innovative Offsite manufacturing project on an energy efficient wall structure
Funder: Construction Scotland Innovation Centre | Value: £59,531

SM single wall project (CSIC)

2015 - 2017
The project seeks to undertake industrial research and commercial development bringing to market a new party wall building system that increases the use of Scottish produced offsite construction, sign...
Funder: Construction Scotland Innovation Centre | Value: £40,527

Energystore Interface Voucher

2018 - 2018
To investigate and develop EPS bead insulation infill for thermal-acoustic compatibility on separating walls
Funder: Scottish Funding Council | Value: £6,800

CSIC - Edinburgh Home Demonstrator

2020 - 2024
The “Edinburgh Home Demonstrator” (EHD) Programme seeks to demonstrate the time, cost, quality, and carbon improvements in new affordable housing programme through the following projects: 1. Developme...
Funder: Construction Scotland Innovation Centre | Value: £208,582

TTAIBA Proof of Concept 008-01-CON

2007 - 2009
Funder: Scottish Enterprise | Value: £141,413

(4351) SBSA Services Noise

2007 - 2010
Funder: Scottish Government | Value: £20,000
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Enhancing storm surge resilience for coastal habitat: A framework to support sustainable development

2016 - date
In most countries, population, poor management of water policies, infrastructure and coastal develop...
Ms Anitha Karthik | Director of Studies: Dr Luca Mora | Second Supervisor: Prof Sean Smith

The non-destructive characterisation of Sitka spruce's mechanical characteristics using acoustic methods

2003 - 2009
Roderick Mackenzie | Director of Studies: Prof Sean Smith | Second Supervisor: Charles Fairfield

Architecture of emergencies in the Middle East: Proposed shelter design criteria

2015 - 2019
The ongoing research covers the Architectural design and construction of the humanitarian response during and after emer...
Miss Lara Alshawawreh | Director of Studies: Prof Sean Smith | Second Supervisor: John Wood

An Evaluation of Sound Insulation Performance of Attached Dwellings in Scotland

2004 - 2007
Russell Macdonald | Director of Studies: Prof John Currie | Second Supervisor: Prof Sean Smith

The acoustic effects of mortar build up within separating party cavity walls

2009 - 2013
Austin Nichols | Director of Studies: Prof Sean Smith | Second Supervisor: Dr Elena Prokofieva

Structure-borne sound transmission through resiliently suspended timber floor-ceiling assemblies

2004 - 2009
Resilient bars provide cheap, effective sound insulation. They are increasingly popular in timber floor/...
Shenzhi Su | Director of Studies: Prof Sean Smith | Second Supervisor: Prof Robin Mackenzie

Automated code compliance for structural timber design with building information modelling

2014 - 2020
Mr Andrew Livingstone | Director of Studies: Prof Robert Hairstans | Second Supervisor: Prof Sean Smith

An investigation of the state of emotional intelligence and the effectiveness of project leadership performance

2018 - date
Peace Echeonwu | Director of Studies: Dr Andrew Brown | Second Supervisor: Dr Andrew Smith

The delusion of innovations? An investigation into micro-level competency barriers to an effective macro-level diffusion of Bulding Information Modelling in the UK

2015 - date
Melanie Robinson | Director of Studies: Dr Celine Garnier | Second Supervisor: Prof John Currie

Timber modern methods of construction: a comparative study

2011 - 2018
Fausto Sanna | Director of Studies: Prof Robert Hairstans | Second Supervisor: John Wood

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