BRE Centre in Innovative Construction Materials (BRE CICM)

Research Output 1997 2019

2015

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
8 Citations (Scopus)
92 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

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)
85 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
2 Citations (Scopus)
71 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
21 Citations (Scopus)
103 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
37 Downloads (Pure)
Open Access
File
Plaster
Lime
Environmental impact
Hemp
Thermal insulation
55 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
16 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)
133 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
23 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)
33 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

25 Citations (Scopus)
80 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., 30 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
22 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

148 Downloads (Pure)
Open Access
File
10 Citations (Scopus)
101 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
10 Citations (Scopus)
51 Downloads (Pure)

Concrete upgrade to improve the vibration response of timber floors

Skinner, J., Martins, C., Bregula, J., Harris, R., Paine, K. A., Walker, P. J. & Dias, A., 1 Sep 2014, In : Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers: Structures and Buildings. 167, 9, p. 559-568 10 p., 1300057.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
Timber
Concretes
Forms (concrete)
Composite materials
Analytical models
44 Citations (Scopus)
93 Downloads (Pure)

Conditions affecting the moisture buffering measurement performed on compressed earth blocks

McGregor, F., Heath, A., Fodde, E. & Shea, A., May 2014, In : Building and Environment. 75, p. 11-18

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
buffering
Moisture
Earth (planet)
moisture
Isotherms
4 Citations (Scopus)
66 Downloads (Pure)

Design methods for flexibly formed concrete beams

Orr, J. J., Darby, A., Ibell, T. & Evernden, M., 30 Nov 2014, In : Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers-Structures and Buildings. 167, 11, p. 654-666 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
Concretes
Carbon
Iterative methods
Reinforcement
Costs

Development of ultra-thin timber-concrete composite upgrades

Skinner, J., Bregulla, J., Harris, R., Paine, K. & Walker, P., 1 Jan 2014.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

1 Citation (Scopus)

Discussion

Valerio, P., James, T., Darby, A. P. & Tedbury, G. E., 1 Mar 2014, In : Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers - Bridge Engineering. 167, 1, p. 75 1 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

25 Citations (Scopus)
119 Downloads (Pure)

Durability characteristics of straw bales in building envelopes

Thomson, A. & Walker, P. J., 15 Oct 2014, In : Construction and Building Materials. 68, p. 135-141 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
Straw
Durability
Thermal insulation
Insurance
Condition monitoring

Dynamic relaxation: design of a strained timber gridshell

Adriaenssens, S., Barnes, M., Harris, R. & Williams, C., 22 Apr 2014, Shell Structures for Architecture: Form Finding and Optimization. Adriaenssens, S., Block, P., Veenendaal, D. & Williams, C. (eds.). London, U. K.: Routledge, p. 89-102

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Editorial

Walker, P., Feb 2014, In : Proceedings of Institution of Civil Engineers: Construction Materials. 167, 1, p. 1-2 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalEditorial

83 Citations (Scopus)

Effect of moisture content on the mechanical characteristics of rammed earth

Bui, Q. B., Morel, J. C., Hans, S. & Walker, P., 15 Mar 2014, In : Construction and Building Materials. 54, p. 163-169 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

5 Citations (Scopus)
108 Downloads (Pure)

Elastic properties of thermo-hydro-mechanically modified bamboo (Guadua angustifolia Kunth) measured in tension

Archila Santos, H. F., Ansell, M. P. & Walker, P., Mar 2014, In : Key Engineering Materials. 600, p. 111-120 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
Bamboo
Poisson ratio
Elastic moduli
Mechanical properties
Water

Engineered timber structures in the UK

Harris, R., 26 Aug 2014.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

Timber
Wood
Suppliers
Support services
Transport costs
232 Downloads (Pure)

Engineering Research into Traditional Timber Joints

Harris, R., Chang, W-S., Walker, P. & Shanks, J., May 2014, In : CONTEXT - Journal of The Institute of Historic Building Conservation. p. 41 44 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

File

Environmental degradation assessment of pultruded FRP profiles

Grammatikos, S., Ball, R. J. & Evernden, M., 2014, (Unpublished).

Research output: Contribution to conferenceOther

2 Citations (Scopus)

Evaluation of the mechanical properties of cross laminated bamboo panels by digital image correlation and finite element modelling

Archila, H. F., Brandon, D., Ansell, M. P., Walker, P. & Ormondroyd, G. A., 1 Jan 2014.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

23 Downloads (Pure)

Form: An adventure in concrete and brick

Orr, J. J., Apr 2014, In : The Structural Engineer. 92, 4, p. 12-20 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
Forms (concrete)
Brick
Concretes
Concrete industry
Engineers
6 Citations (Scopus)
136 Downloads (Pure)

Geopolymer stabilisation of unfired earth masonry units

Maskell, D., Heath, A. & Walker, P. J., Mar 2014, In : Key Engineering Materials. 600, p. 175-185 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
Geopolymers
Stabilization
Earth (planet)
Sodium
Bearings (structural)