Dr Robert Hairstans

Head of Centre

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Robert  Hairstans has extensive experience of the housing market and of lean production systems. He was a principal contributor to the Scottish Building Standards Agency Small Buildings Guide and an integral member of the IStructE’s UK constitution for the Design of Timber Buildings to Eurocode 5. He is the author of “Offsite and modern methods of timber construction – a sustainable approach”, a principal investigator on the EPSRC-funded project “Structural Optimisation of Timber Offsite Modern Methods of Construction” and an expert within the Institute for Sustainable Construction (ISC), Low Carbon Building Technologies (LCBT) Gateway project.  He collaborates extensively with industry conducting applied research in order to deliver construction technologies for tomorrow’s communities.   

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    Recent Publications

    Menendez, J.M., Leitch, KL, Hairstans, R. (2014). Structural behavior of timber frame closed panels for specification in the United Kingdom. In: (Ed.) Experimental Research with Timber, , () ( ed.). (pp. 155). Prague: . University of Bath.

    Menendez, J.M., Hairstans, R., Leitch, KL (2014). Timber Frame Racking Calculation Software. CSC Tedds.

    Crawford, D., Hairstans, R., Alexander, J., Bogners, F. (2012). Assessment of the structural performance of Accoya® wood. In: (Ed.) , , () ( ed.). (pp. ). : . .

    Menendez, J.M., Hairstans, R., Leitch, KL, Turnbull, D. (2012). A Structural Engineering Platform for Timber Modern Methods of Construction. In: (Ed.) Innovation on Architecture, Engineering & Construction, 7th, () ( ed.). (pp. ). : . .

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