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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R.Hairstans@napier.ac.uk

+44 (0)131 455 2891

Room 2
42 Colinton Road
Edinburgh
EH10 5BT

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    Recent Projects

    built environment eXchange
    BeX is to act as a cooperative platform to connect University partners and their respective industry collaborators. This connectivity will facilitate student mobility for enhanced experiential learning activities. The process is geared towards undergraduate, early career postgraduate and doctorate...
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    Jesus Menendez (PhD 2011-)
    Timber frame closed panel systems for low energy buildings. Modern methods of construction have arisen to increase both quality and competitiveness in buildings. Furthermore, timber frame closed panel systems are especially benefited from excellent carbon...
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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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