BRE Centre in Innovative Construction Materials (BRE CICM)

Research Output 1997 2020

2015

Pile load testing – current trends and innovative monitoring

Pelecanos, L. & Nicholson, D., Apr 2015, GE Piling and Foundation Conference. London, UK

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Preface

Ansell, M. P., 1 Aug 2015, Wood Composites. Ansell, M. P. (ed.). Cambridge, U. K.: Woodhead Publishing Ltd., p. xvii-xviii (Woodhead Publishing Series in Composites Science and Engineering; no. 54).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingOther chapter contribution

112 Downloads (Pure)

Properties of bio-based insulation materials and their potential impact on indoor air quality

Maskell, D., da Silva, C. F., Mower, K., Cheta, R., Dengel, A., Ball, R., Ansell, M., Walker, P. & Shea, A., 2015. 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

File
Air quality
Insulation
Volatile organic compounds
Air
Formaldehyde
13 Citations (Scopus)
107 Downloads (Pure)

Quantitative XRD characterisation and gas-phase photocatalytic activity testing for visible-light (indoor applications) of KRONOClean 7000®

Tobaldi, D., Seabra, M., Otero-Irurueta, G., Miguel, Y., Ball, R., Singh, M. K., Pullar, R. C. & Labrincha, J. A., 30 Nov 2015, In : RSC Advances. 124, p. 102911-102918 8 p., 5.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
Titanium dioxide
Gases
Interiors (building)
Carbon
Testing
38 Downloads (Pure)

Radiocarbon dating of lime mortars

Pesce, G. & Ball, R., 18 Sep 2015, p. 15-24. 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

File

RC structural walls under cyclic loading - Experimental verification of code overestimation of transverse reinforcement reduction potentials

Papatzani, S., Giannakis, I., Paine, K. & Kotsovos, M., Nov 2015.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

Reinforced concrete
Reinforcement
Cracks
Shear walls
Steel structures
17 Citations (Scopus)

Reducing the environmental impact of construction by using renewable materials

Lawrence, M., Aug 2015, In : Journal of Renewable Materials. 3, 3, p. 163-174

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Environmental impact
environmental impact
Photosynthesis
energy
Kyoto Protocol
1 Citation (Scopus)
50 Downloads (Pure)

Reinforced soil design using a two-part wedge mechanism: justification and evidence

McCombie, P. & Dobie, M., 13 Sep 2015, p. 1409-1414. 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

Open Access
File
Reinforcement
Soils
1 Citation (Scopus)

Reinforced Soil Design using a two-part Wedge Mechanism: Justification and Evidence

McCombie, P. & Dobie, M., 29 Nov 2015, In : GeoResources Journal. 2015, 4, p. 17-22 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Reinforcement
Soils
7 Citations (Scopus)
194 Downloads (Pure)

Repair and reinforcement of timber columns and shear walls - A review

Chang, W-S., 30 Oct 2015, In : Construction and Building Materials. 97, p. 14-24

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
Shear walls
Timber
Reinforcement
Repair
Mechanical properties
8 Citations (Scopus)

Research-informed design, management and maintenance of infrastructure slopes: development of a multi-scalar approach

Glendinning, S., Helm, P. R., Rouainia, M., Stirling, R. A., Asquith, J. D., Hughes, P. N., Toll, D. G., Clarke, D., Powrie, W., Smethurst, J., Hughes, D., Harley, R., Karim, R., Dixon, N., Crosby, C., Chambers, J., Dijkstra, T., Gunn, D., Briggs, K. & Muddle, D., 9 Sep 2015, In : IOP Conference Series: Earth and Environmental Science. 26, 1, 012005.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

infrastructure
earthworks
embankment
soil
road

Self-healing concrete set to transform the sector

Paine, K., 20 Feb 2015, Construction News.

Research output: Other contribution

Concretes
Costs
37 Downloads (Pure)

Serviceability limit state check in reinforced soil design

McCombie, P. & Dobie, M., 31 Aug 2015, Geotechnical Engineering for Transportation Infrastructure : Proceedings of the Sixteenth European Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering, 2015 - Volume 3 - Development. Winter, M. G., Smith, D. M., Eldred, P. J. L. & Toll, D. G. (eds.). Thomas Telford (ICE Publishing), p. 1415-1420 6 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

File
Soils
Reinforcement
Retaining walls
Loads (forces)
45 Downloads (Pure)

Shear strength theories for beams of variable depth

Yang, Y., Orr, J., Ibell, T. & Darby, A., 2015. 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

File
Shear strength
Stress concentration
Shear stress
Concretes
Fluidity
39 Downloads (Pure)

SmartBuildingAnalyser: A parametric early-stage analysis tool for multi-objective building design

Ramsden, J., Keeling, T., Shepherd, P., Shea, A. & Sharma, S., 16 Apr 2015.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

Open Access
File

Sol-Gel Technology as a Seeding Agent for Portland Cement Systems: Compatibility Studies

Shakil, M., Holley, J., Paine, K. & Ansell, M., 2015.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePoster

Silicic Acid
Portland cement
Sol-gels
Polymethyl Methacrylate
Ointments

Straw homes are a cheap and green fix for the housing crisis

Walker, P., 9 Feb 2015, The Conversation.

Research output: Contribution to specialist publicationArticle

Open Access
Straw

Strength of Bolted Bamboo Laminate Connections

Platt, S. & Harries, K., 2015, NOCMAT 2015: Construction for Sustainability - Green Materials & Technologies.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Bamboo
Structural members
Retrofitting
Timber
Laminates
9 Citations (Scopus)
113 Downloads (Pure)

Structural and durability properties of hydraulic lime-pozzolan concretes

Grist, E., Paine, K., Heath, A., Norman, J. & Pinder, H., Sep 2015, In : Cement & Concrete Composites. 62, p. 212-223

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
Pozzolan
Lime
Durability
Hydraulics
Concretes

Structural deformation assessment of glass fibre reinforced polymers subjected to hygrothermal ageing

Grammatikos, S., Ball, R. & Evernden, M., 2015.

Research output: Contribution to conferenceAbstract

5 Citations (Scopus)
127 Downloads (Pure)

Structural development and testing of a prototype house using timber and straw bales

Maskell, D., Gross, C. D., Thomson, A., Beadle (Wall), K., Walker, P. J. & Mander, T., 1 Jan 2015, In : Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers: Structures and Buildings. 168, SB1, p. 67-75 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
Straw
Timber
Testing
Bearings (structural)
Loads (forces)

Sustainable cement mortars with addition of expanded polystyrene for masonry, rendering and plastering

Ferrandiz-Mas, V., Ortiz, C., Sarabia, L. A., Cheeseman, C. & García-Alcocel, E., 2015.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

2 Citations (Scopus)
99 Downloads (Pure)

The costs of housing developments on sites with elevated landslide risk in the UK

Barclay, K. & Heath, A., 9 Sep 2015, In : IOP Conference Series: Earth and Environmental Science. 26, 1, 012037.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
landslide
cost
local planning
zoning
economics
6 Citations (Scopus)
214 Downloads (Pure)

The effective length of columns in multi-storey frames

Webber, A., Orr, J., Shepherd, P. & Crothers, K., 1 Nov 2015, In : Engineering Structures. 102, p. 132-143 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Stiffness
Buckling
Axial loads
Structural analysis
3 Citations (Scopus)
88 Downloads (Pure)

The effect of drying on timber frame connections post flooding

Bradley, A., Chang, W-S. & Harris, R., Jan 2015, In : Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers: Construction Materials:. 168, 3, p. 144-157

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
22 Citations (Scopus)
122 Downloads (Pure)

The environmental credentials of hydraulic lime-pozzolan concretes

Grist, E. R., Paine, K. A., Heath, A., Norman, J. & Pinder, H., 15 Apr 2015, In : Journal of Cleaner Production. 93, p. 26-37

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
Pozzolan
Lime
lime
Hydraulics
Concretes
45 Downloads (Pure)
Open Access
File
Plaster
Lime
Environmental impact
Hemp
Thermal insulation
59 Downloads (Pure)

The influence of slope geology on landslide occurrence during extreme rainfall

Muddle, D., Briggs, K., Dashwood, C. & Dijkstra, T., 13 Sep 2015, XVI European Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering, 2015.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

File
landslide
geology
weather
rainfall
shear strength

The quality of Douglas-fir grown in the United Kingdom

Bawcombe, J., Harris, R., Walker, P. & Ansell, M., 1 Jun 2015, In : Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers: Construction Materials. 168, 3, p. 99-109

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

The requirements for autonomic microbiologically-induced calcite-precipitation in concrete

Sharma, T., Alazhari, M., Cooper, R., Heath, A. & Paine, K., Jun 2015. 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

calcite
nutrients
spore-forming bacteria
bacteria
encapsulation
18 Citations (Scopus)

The Role of Distributed Sensing in Understanding the Engineering Performance of Geotechnical Structures

Soga, K., Kwan, V., Pelecanos, L., Rui, Y., Schwamb, T., Seo, H. & Wilcock, M., Sep 2015.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

Open Access
5 Citations (Scopus)

The use of fibre optic instrumentation to monitor the O-Cell load test on a single working pile in London

Ouyang, Y., Broadbent, K., Bell, A., Pelecanos, L. & Soga, K., Sep 2015.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

Open Access
6 Citations (Scopus)
181 Downloads (Pure)

Use of Metakaolin with stabilised extruded earth masonry units

Maskell, D., Heath, A. & Walker, P., Mar 2015, In : Construction and Building Materials. 78, 1, p. 172 180 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
Brick
Earth (planet)
Lime
Cements
Clay

Wood composites

Ansell, M. P., 1 Aug 2015, Cambridge, U. K.: Woodhead Publishing Ltd. 437 p. (Woodhead Publihsing Series in Composites Science and Engineering; no. 54)

Research output: Book/ReportBook

Wood
Composite materials
Coatings
Refining
Biomimetic materials
3 Citations (Scopus)

Wood microstructure: a cellular composite

Ansell, M. P., 1 Aug 2015, Wood Composites. Ansell, M. P. (ed.). Cambridge, U. K.: Woodhead Publishing Ltd., p. 3-26 24 p. (Woodhead Publishing Series in Composites Science and Engineering; no. 54).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

microstructure
cell walls
hemicellulose
lignin
cellulose
10 Citations (Scopus)

Zinc oxide nanoparticle-coated films: fabrication, characterization, and antibacterial properties

Jiang, Y., O’Neill, A. J. & Ding, Y., 1 Apr 2015, In : Journal of Nanoparticle Research. 17, 4

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Zinc Oxide
Zinc oxide
zinc oxides
Nanoparticles
Fabrication
2014
26 Downloads (Pure)

A critical review of the effect of calcitic aggregate on air-lime mortar

Lawrence, M., Scannell, S. & Walker, P., 2014, p. 97. 101 p.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

Open Access
File
Mortar
Lime
Air
Repair
Restoration

Alkali-activated binders based on biomass fly ash

Bernal, S. A., Hussein, O. H., Mundra, S., Ball, R., Heath, A. & Provis, J. L., 2014, XIII Encontro da Sociedade Brasileira de Pesquisa em Materiais (SBPMat), Int. > Symposium on Cementitious Materials – ISCM2014, Joao Pessoa, Brazil, September 28 – October 2, 2014. Book of proceedings..

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Ambient vibration testing and modal analysis of multi-storey cross laminated timber buildings

Reynolds, T., Bolmsvik, Å., Vessby, J., Chang, W-S., Bawcombe, J. & Bregulla, J., 2014.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

6 Citations (Scopus)
36 Downloads (Pure)

Ambient Vibration Testing and Modal Analysis of Multi-Storey Cross-Laminated Timber Buildings

Reynolds, T., Harris, R. & Chang, W-S., 2014, Timber research and development agency (TRADA) Research Summary.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

File

Ambient vibration testing to identify lateral stiffness and damping in modern multi-storey timber buildings

Reynolds, T., Chang, W-S. & Harris, R., 2014, Experimental research with timber. Schober, K-U. (ed.).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

26 Citations (Scopus)
97 Downloads (Pure)

An inverse modelling approach to estimate the hygric parameters of clay-based masonry during a Moisture Buffer Value test

Dubois, S., McGregor, F., Evrard, A., Heath, A. & Lebeau, F., 1 Nov 2014, In : Building and Environment. 81, p. 192-203 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
5 Citations (Scopus)

A review of methods for modelling drystone retaining walls

Le, H. H., Morel, J. C., Garnier, D. & McCombie, P. F., 1 Jun 2014, In : Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers - Geotechnical engineering. 167, 3, p. 262-269 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Retaining walls
retaining wall
repair
Repair
distinct element method
26 Downloads (Pure)

A study of the impacts of calcitic aggregates on the properties of air-lime mortar

Lawrence, M., Scannell, S. & Walker, P., 2014.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

Open Access
File
mortar
lime
air
compressive strength
limestone

Behaviour of non-metallic shear connections in fire

Brandon, D., Ansell, M., Bregulla, J., Harris, R. & Walker, P., 2014.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

Fires
Timber
Veneers
Glass fibers
Wood

Benaviour of Taiwanese Traditional Dieh-Dou Timber Frame

Yeo, S. Y., Hsu, M-F., Komatsu, K., Chung, Y-L. & Chang, W-S., 2014.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

11 Citations (Scopus)

Bio-composites for structural applications: Poly-l-lactide reinforced with long sisal fiber bundles

Prajer, M. & Ansell, M. P., 5 Nov 2014, In : Journal of Applied Polymer Science. 131, 21

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Fibers
Composite materials
Caustic soda
Sodium Hydroxide
dilactide

Biomass fly ash as precursor for alkali-activated materials

Bernal, S. A., Mundra, S., Hussein, O. H., Ball, R., Heath, A. & Provis, J. L., 2014, Workshop in Waste Cementation, Sheffield, UK, September 17 2014. Book of proceeding of 34th Annual Conference on Cement and Concrete Science, Sheffield, UK..

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

180 Downloads (Pure)
Open Access
File
10 Citations (Scopus)
120 Downloads (Pure)

Comparing the environmental impact of stabilisers for unfired earth construction

Maskell, D., Heath, A. & Walker, P. J., Mar 2014, In : Key Engineering Materials. 600, p. 132-143 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
Environmental impact
Brick
Earth (planet)
Clay
Global warming