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SIRT seminar

6 June 2018

Timber Research Update Seminar
Wednesday 6th June 2018 9.30am – 4pm

Construction Scotland Innovation Centre (CSIC)
3 Watt Place, Hamilton International Technology Park
Blantyre, G72 0AG

On Wednesday 6th June SIRT (Strategic Integrated Research in Timber) will be holding a seminar to update you on the latest research on timber. The session is open to all and will include summaries on a recently completed PhD project at Edinburgh Napier University looking at properties of minor conifer species. This will be combined with ongoing research from Forest Research and Surrey University (modelling moisture movement in wood), and the very latest research from Edinburgh Napier University. We’ll still have time to fit in the latest news on ongoing research with NUI Galway (including new machine grading settings for Douglas-fir).

The afternoon session will give further updates of the work being carried out at Edinburgh Napier University, the latest research from the timber properties group at Forest Research, and go into the latest developments in standardisation, and set the agenda for research going forward. If you want to know what’s coming before it comes, this is your opportunity.

The event is free, but space is limited so please book in good time. Lunch and coffee breaks are provided.

Provisional program
(The update on standards, and the research program for the future may be limited to SIRT sponsor companies only)

Morning Session
09:30 – 10:00 Arrival Tea / Coffee
10:00 – 10:05 Welcome
10:05 – 10:15 Andy Leitch (Forestry Commission) – Introduction to SIRT
10:15 – 10:45 David Gil-Moreno (NUI Galway) – Broadening the range of commercial species-Recent findings on the timber properties of five minor conifers.
10:45 – 11:05 Dan Ridley-Ellis (Edinburgh Napier University) – Douglas fir
11:05 – 11:20 Tea break
11:20 – 11:40 Dan Ridley-Ellis (Edinburgh Napier University) –Tiling Battens
11:40 – 12:00 Sam Henderson (Surrey University/Forest Research) – A Lattice Boltzmann model for water sorption and swelling
12:00 – 12:15 Robin Adey-Johnson (Surrey University/Forest Research) – A meshless approach to modelling moisture in wood
12:15 – 12:40 Lucy Black (CSIC) – Overview of CSIC and tour of the centre
12:40 – 13:30 Lunch
Afternoon Session
13:30 – 13:50 Robert Hairstans (Edinburgh Napier University) – Wood Products Innovation
13:50 – 14:10 Ivor Davies (Edinburgh Napier University) – Completion of BS 8605-2 the code of practice for external timber cladding design
14:10 – 14:30 Paul McLean (Forest Research) – Update on FR Projects
14:30 – 14:40 Tea break
14:40 – 15:20 Dan Ridley-Ellis (Edinburgh Napier University) – Update on Standards
15:20 – 16:00 Research program for future – discussion



Construction Scotland Innovation Centre (CSIC)
Watt Pl Blantyre
Glasgow, G72 0AG United Kingdom
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