Director of Sustainable Construction
Smith, S. (2014). Review and Synthesis of ISO 717 Airborne Criteria. Brussels: Eurogypsum
This review was requested by Eurogypsum on behalf of its member companies and organisations to summarise and review the airborne sound insulation criteria sp...
Smith, S., Hairstans, R., Macdonald, R. & Sanna, F. (2012). A strategic review of the offsite construction sector in Scotland. Edinburgh, Scotland: Scottish Government
The offsite construction sector covers a wide spectrum of companies and supply chains across Scotland. This study primarily involved a review of the offsite construction secto...
Smith, S. (2008, January). Research knowledge transfer and testing facilities ot Scottish universities. Paper presented at Scottish Construction Centre
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Forestry Commission Scotland
Our research activities are focused on understanding the physical and mechanical properties of wood and how these affect its performance in different applications. Our main aim is to better understand...
Scottish Funding Council
To investigate and develop EPS bead insulation infill for thermal-acoustic compatibility on separating walls
Smith, S. (1998, January). Update report on additional theoretical investigations into inter-laboratory results. Paper presented at CEN TC126 WG1 AhG4, Munich
Monteiro, C., Machimbarrena, M., Tarrero, A. I., & Smith, R. S. (2017). Translation between existing and proposed harmonized airborne sound insulation descriptors: A statistical approach based on in-situ measurements. Applied Acoustics, 116, 94-106. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.apacoust.2016.09.017
A standard defining a common acoustic classification scheme for dwellings is under development by ISO TC42/SC2/WG29 based on the outcomes of European project COST Action TU090...
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...
Machimbarrena, M., Monteiro, C. R. A., Pedersoli, S., Johansson, R., & Smith, S. (2015). Uncertainty determination of in situ airborne sound insulation measurements. Applied Acoustics, 89, 199-210. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.apacoust.2014.09.018
In building acoustics the measurement uncertainty of sound insulation measurements is traditionally either not reported or reported as stated in the corresponding standard ISO...
Smith, S. (2013). Profiling Existing and New Build Housing Stock. In B. Rasmussen, & M. Machimbarrena (Eds.), COST Action TU0901 – Building acoustics throughout Europe. Volume 1: Towards a common framework, 12-30. European Cooperation in Science and Technology
Smith, S. (2019). New Housing & Future Construction Skills: Adapting and Modernising for Growth. Edinburgh: Scottish Government
The short life working group (SLWG) met during 2018 and was established to assess and provide recommendations for ‘future new housing and construction skills’. Members include...
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...
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...
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...
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....
Fringuellino, M., & Smith, S. (1998). Previsione della "Transmission Loss" di pareti in mattone forato utilizzando il metodo SEA. In Atti del XXVII Convegno nazionale Associazione Italiana Acustica, 103-107
Construction Scotland Innovation Centre
Innovative Offsite manufacturing project on an energy efficient wall structure
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...
The ongoing research covers the Architectural design and construction of the humanitarian response during and after emer...
If the UK is to address its energy reduction targets, it is vital to understand energy use behaviours and to devise technology that positi...