Akram, R. N., Markantonakis, K., Mayes, K., Habachi, O., Sauveron, D., Steyven, A., & Chaumette, S. (2017). Security, Privacy and Safety Evaluation of Dynamic and Static Fleets of Drones. In 2017 IEEE/AIAA 36th Digital Avionics Systems Conference (DASC),doi:10.1109/DASC.2017.8101984
Interconnected everyday objects, either via public or private networks, are gradually becoming reality in modern life -- often referred to as the Internet of Things (IoT) or C...
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 IIIISBN N/A
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...
Pomponi, F. & Inzitari, G. (2017). Zooming in on biomimicry: the potential of tensegrity structures. In PLEA Conference ProceedingsISBN N/A
The foundations of biomimicry lie with the idea that Nature can inspire solutions to complex human problems. Biomimicry in Architecture is a rapidly growing field which also e...
To oversea the structural test programme of CLT panels in a test environment and the corresponding influence the available UK fibre and current manufacturing practices have on the key mechanical prope...
Carnegie Trust for the Universities of Scotland
The proposed research project seeks to examine the ways colony-based photographers represented and celebrated the success of the colonial-based enterprises in Southeast Asian at the turn of the 20th c...
Construction Scotland Innovation Centre
Given the knowledge, infrastructure and resource that resides within Scotland, there is a real opportunity here to be a key player in the global offsite construction market. The emphasis now is to sca...
20 September 2016
20 September 2016
Timber is a versatile, natural, material with a wide range of properties. When properly understood, responsibly sourced, and produced through modern forestry and manufacturin...
19 May 2016
Community in Modern Scottish Literature, published by Brill and edited by Scott Lyall, is out this month. This contains a chapter by Lyall and a 10,000-word introduction.
10 March 2016
Dr Achille Fonzone and Ruggiero Lovreglio (a visiting student from Politecnico di Bari who spent almost 2 years at TRI between 2013 and 2015) were invited to wr...
Professor and Director of Centre for Timber Enginnering
Director of Sustainable Construction
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 to 368. ISBN 978-0-9928957-5-4
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...
Hart, E., Sim, K., Gardiner, B., & Kamimura, K. (2017). A Hybrid Method for Feature Construction and Selection to Improve Wind-Damage Prediction in the Forestry Sector. In GECCO '17 Proceedings of the Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference, 1121-1128. doi:10.1145/3071178.3071217
Catastrophic damage to forests resulting from major storms has resulted in serious timber and financial losses within the sector across Europe in the recent past. Developing r...
Colabella, S., D'Amico, B., Hoxha, E., & Fivet, C. (in press). Structural Design with Reclaimed Materials: an Elastic Gridshell out of Skis. In Proceedings of the IASS Annual Symposium 2017 “Interfaces: architecture.engineering.science”
This paper presents the design and construction of a 36m2 gridshell, the rigidity of which is achieved through the bending of an initially flat grid of 210 reclaimed skis. The...
Romdhani, I., Djedjig, N., Medjek, F., & Tandjaoui, D. (2017). New Trust Metric for the RPL Routing Protocol. In 2017 8th International Conference on Information and Communication Systems (ICICS),doi:10.1109/IACS.2017.7921993
Establishing trust relationships between routing nodes represents a vital security requirement to establish reliable routing processes that exclude infected or selfish nodes. ...
Alwis, L. S. M., Bremer, K., Weigand, F., Kuhne, M., Helbig, R. & Roth, B. (2017). Textile carbon reinforcement structures with integrated optical fibre sensors designed for SHM applications. In Jin, W., Chung, Y., Lee, B., Canning, J., Nakamura, K. & Yuan, L. (Eds.). OFS-25 Proceedingsdoi:10.1117/12.2264915. ISBN n/a
An optical fibre-based strain sensor “stitched” to a functionalised carbon structure (FCS) that can be used for structural health monitoring is introduced. The aim of the desi...
McKeown, S., Russell, G. & Leimich, P. (in press). Fast Filtering of Known PNG Files Using Early File Features. In Proceedings of the Conference on Digital Forensics, Security and LawISBN not yet known
A common task in digital forensics investigations is to identify known contraband images. This is typically achieved by calculating a cryptographic digest, using hashing algor...
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...
McDonagh, S., Klaudiny, M., Bradley, D., Beeler, T., Matthews, I., & Mitchell, K. (2016). Synthetic Prior Design for Real-Time Face Tracking. In 2016 Fourth International Conference on 3D Vision (3DV),doi:10.1109/3dv.2016.72
Real-time facial performance capture has recently been gaining popularity in virtual film production, driven by advances in machine learning, which allows for fast inference o...
Mora, L. & Bolici, R. (2017). How to become a smart city: learning from Amsterdam. In Bisello, A., Vettorato, D., Stephens, R. & Elisei, P. (Eds.). Smart and Sustainable Planning for Cities and Regions: Results of SSPCR 2015, 251-266. doi:10.1007/978-3-319-44899-2_15. ISBN 978-3-319-44898-5, 978-3-319-44899-2,
This exploratory study has been carried out to better understand the development process of strategies that allow large European cities to become smart. This aim is achieved t...
Mifsud, L., Pomponi, F. & Moncaster, A. (2016). Comparative energy and comfort analysis of façade passive strategies for cooling loads reduction in the Mediterranean region. In Proceedings of the 2016 Engineered Transparency Conference
No abstract available.
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 ProceedingsISBN 978-989-98949-4-5
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 ...
Marinelli, A. (2016). A combined experimental and numerical study of the pull-out mechanism of threaded titanium bars embedded in marble blocks. In The ECCOMAS Congress 2016 Proceedings, 5207-5218. ISBN 978-618-82844-0-1
The present study describes the first stage of an ongoing research project aiming to investigate the failure mechanisms activated when reinforcing bars are pulled-out from the...
Scottish Funding Council
Developing the Nanoguard coating for use in construction and the built environment
Novel offsite construction process for manufacture of housing
Fast Fix have a patented design for a construction block that offers highly flexible construction potential in disaster and war zones. Using recyclable plastics would make the product lighter, cheap t...
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...
ENU Development Trust
To investigate the timber and glulam thermal and moisture impacts to the composite effects, to study the different possibilities of combining the timber and bamboo materials and propose innovative way...
Considerable time is currently spent in the testing of plugs and circuitry in new build houses and housing association properties in order to obtain certification of safety This process involves the p...
UK Commission for Employment and Skills
To develop and pilot learning material with lead industry partners with the view to setting up a skills HUB for Offsite Construction.
The proposed research aims to provide greater understanding about how international vaccine policies are experienced by men in the US, UK and Spain. The research fits with recently completed published...
Royal Academy of Engineering
Structures such as bridges or wind turbines develop loads that have to be transmitted to the ground.
The loads can be static (self-weight) or dynamic (wind, wave or traffic loads) and may be significa...
The project will result in the use and application of an innovative low carbon timber construction technology. The project will demonstrate the products carbon benefits, overcome the technical barrie...
The purpose of this follow-on project is to conduct a suite of research and development testing on an innovative insulation product, focused around a live project. The insulation product, Retrofoam, u...
The project aims to interrogate the post-colonial uses of documentary film in narrating the colonial experience. The purpose of the field work is to generate a new body of material which, juxtap...
Decline in supplies of old growth wood coupled with increased demand for structural timber by the construction industry led to creation of engine...
Timber platform frame has evolved as an efficient method of construction for domestic dwellings and
is experiencing continual growth in the UK due to it lending its...
Network models are often created to describe interactions between components in biological systems. At a molecular leve...
The demand for the electric vehicle has increased as the automobile industry,...
Electromagnetic interference (EMI) is a growing problem in the modern world and as the ...
The very idea that a modern day organisation might operate effectively without computerise...
In the mid-1960s and early 1970s, experimental ...
Traffic congestion today is a major problem in almost all of the metropolitan areas of
the world. ...
The cultural and creative industries face a constantly changing context, characterised by the speed of the development and...
This research focuses on an analysis of the changes in the Libyan Higher Education Institutions (LHEI...
01 June 2017
It is established that there are recognition rate limitations when using a single modality sensor to perform human action or gesture recognition for human-comp...
20 June 2017
Professor Bill Buchanan was invited to present evidence to the Health and Social Care Committee on Cyber Security risks within Health Care in Scotland. He gave evidence on 20 ...
15 July 2017
01 January 1970
01 January 1970
On Friday 17th November we will be holding a seminar to update you on the latest research on timber. The morning session is open to all and will include summaries on two rece...
20 June 2016
20 June 2016
With the support of the ENRICH project, two TRI PhD students, namely Shelly-Ann Julien and Faqhrul Islam, have been offered places to participate in the Summer Schoo...
14 November 2017
14 November 2017
Changing construction culture through collaborative research. The Built Environment Exchange (beX) brings together international University and industry partners, to develop d...