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9 Citations (Scopus)

Variability of the mechanical properties of hemp concrete

Niyigena, C., Amziane, S., Chateauneuf, A., Arnaud, L., Bessette, L., Collet, F., Lanos, C., Escadeillas, G., Lawrence, M., Magniont, C., Marceau, S., Pavia, S., Peter, U., Picandet, V., Sonebi, M. & Walker, P., 1 Jun 2016, In : Materials Today Communications. 7, p. 122-133

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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Hemp
Cannabis
Concretes
Mechanical properties
Testing
1 Citation (Scopus)

Virtual by design

Ibell, T., Mar 2016, In : The Structural Engineer. 94, 3, p. 88-89

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

2015
12 Citations (Scopus)

A case study on the seismic performance of earth dams

Pelecanos, L., Kontoe, S. & Zdravkovic, L., Nov 2015, In : Geotechnique. 65, 11, p. 923-935

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

9 Citations (Scopus)

Ambient vibration tests of a cross-laminated timber building

Reynolds, T., Harris, R., Chang, W-S., Bregulla, J. & Bawcombe, J., Jun 2015, In : Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers: Construction Materials:. 168, 3, p. 121-131

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

34 Citations (Scopus)

Biomass fly ash effect on fresh and hardened state properties of cement based materials

Rajamma, R., Senff, L., Ribeiro, M. J., Labrincha, J. A., Ball, R., Allen, G. C. & Ferreira, V. M., Aug 2015, In : Composites Part B - Engineering. 77, p. 1-9

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Ashes
Coal Ash
Fly ash
Cements
Biomass

Birmingham Gateway: structural assessment and strengthening

Orr, J. J., Pask, D., Weise, K. & Otlet, M., 1 Dec 2015, In : Structural Concrete . 16, 4, p. 458-469

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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Concrete construction
Coastal zones
Rails
3 Citations (Scopus)

Characterization of metal free D- (-A)2 organic dye and its application as co-sensitizer along with N719 dye for efficient dye sensitized solar cells

Singh, M., Kurchania, R., Pockett, A., Ball, R., Koukaras, E., Cameron, P. & Sharma, G. D., Apr 2015, In : Indian Journal of Physics.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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solar cells
dyes
metals
short circuits
open circuit voltage

Creativity and fun: core strengths

Ibell, T., Feb 2015, In : The Structural Engineer. 93, 2, p. 10-17

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

File
3 Citations (Scopus)

Day one sustainability

Orr, J., Ibell, T., Evernden, M. & Darby, A., 2015, In : European Journal of Engineering Education. 40, 3, p. 285-296 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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Sustainable development
Engineers
Carbon
Engineering education
Civil engineering
15 Citations (Scopus)

Density distribution profile for internodes and nodes of Phyllostachys edulis (Moso bamboo) by computer tomography scanning

Huang, P., Chang, W-S., Ansell, M., Chew, J. & Shea, A., 22 May 2015, In : Construction and Building Materials. 93, p. 197-204

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

File

Design of the HIVE - An innovative research building for the University of Bath

Lawrence, M., Mander, T., Norman, J. & Walkden, E., 1 Sep 2015, In : The Structural Engineer. 93, 9, p. 20-25 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Rain
Environmental impact
Data acquisition
Planning
Costs

Dowel-type connections with multiple densified bamboo nails

Chang, W-S. & Betts, R., 2015, (Accepted/In press) In : Journal of Materials in Civil Engineering.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Nails
Bamboo
Timber
Metals
Stiffness

Editorial

Paine, K., Feb 2015, In : Proceedings of Institution of Civil Engineers: Construction Materials. 168, 1, p. 1-2 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Editorial

Walker, P., Oct 2015, In : Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers: Construction Materials. 168, 5, p. 213-214

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

42 Citations (Scopus)

Effect of processing methods on the mechanical properties of engineered bamboo

Sharma, B., Gatóo, A. & Ramage, M. H., 15 May 2015, In : Construction and Building Materials. 83, p. 95-101 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Bamboo
Mechanical properties
Processing
Laminated composites
Timber
11 Citations (Scopus)

Effects of nanosilica on the calcium silicate hydrates in Portland cement–fly ash systems

Holley, J. C., Paine, K. & Papatzani, S., 30 Apr 2015, In : Advances in Cement Research. 27, 4, p. 187-200 14 p., 1300098.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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Silicic Acid
Coal Ash
Calcium silicate
Portland cement
Hydrates
32 Citations (Scopus)

Engineered bamboo: state of the art

Sharma, B., Gatoo, A., Bock, M., Mulligan, H. & Ramage, M., 1 Apr 2015, In : Proceedings of Institution of Civil Engineers: Construction Materials. 168, 2, p. 57-67 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Bamboo
Veneers
Mechanical properties
Lumber
Laminated composites
104 Citations (Scopus)

Engineered bamboo for structural applications

Sharma, B., Gatóo, A., Bock, M. & Ramage, M., 15 Apr 2015, In : Construction and Building Materials. 81, p. 66-73 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Bamboo
Timber
Glues
Laminated composites
Structural design
15 Citations (Scopus)

Environmental performance of nano-structured Ca(OH)2/TiO2 photocatalytic coatings for buildings

Nuño, M., Pesce, G. L., Bowen, C. R., Xenophontos, P. & Ball, R. J., Oct 2015, In : Building and Environment. 92, p. 734-742

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Titanium dioxide
coating
building
Coatings
Carbonation
16 Citations (Scopus)

Establishing rational use of recycled aggregates in concrete: a performance-related approach

Collery, D. J., Paine, K. A. & Dhir, R. K., Jun 2015, In : Magazine of Concrete Research. 67, 11, p. 559-574 16 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
Concretes
Sustainable development
3 Citations (Scopus)

Fire performance of metal-free timber connections

Brandon, D., Maluk, C., Ansell, M. P., Harris, R., Walker, P., Bisby, L. & Bregulla, J., Aug 2015, In : Proceedings of Institution of Civil Engineers: Construction Materials. 168, 4, p. 173-186 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Timber
Fires
Metals
Steel
Flammability testing
1 Citation (Scopus)

Hot-pressed dowels in bonded-in rod timber connections

Chang, W-S. & Nearchou, N., Apr 2015, In : Wood and Fiber Science. 47, 2, p. 199-208

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
3 Citations (Scopus)

Innovation in low carbon construction technologies: an historic analysis for obviating defects

Forster, A. M., Fernie, S., Carter, K., Walker, P. & Thomson, D., 2015, In : Structural Survey. 33, 1, p. 52-72 21 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
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Innovation
Defects
Carbon
Sustainable development
Environmental technology
25 Citations (Scopus)

Mechanical and hydrological impacts of tree removal on a clay fill railway embankment

Smethurst, J., Briggs, K., Powrie, W., Ridley, A. & Butcher, D., 30 Nov 2015, In : Geotechnique. 65, 11, p. 869-882 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
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Embankments
embankment
railway
Clay
fill
7 Citations (Scopus)

Modal frequencies of a reinforced timber-concrete composite Floor: testing and modeling

Santos, P. G. G. D., Martins, C. E. D. J., Skinner, J., Harris, R., Dias, A. M. P. G. & Godinho, L. M. C., 30 Nov 2015, In : Journal of Structural Engineering. 141, 11, p. 1-11 11 p., 04015029.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Timber
Concretes
Composite materials
Testing
Reinforcement
34 Citations (Scopus)

Moisture Buffer Potential of Experimental Wall Assemblies Incorporating Formulated Hemp-lime

Latif, E., Lawrence, R., Shea, A. & Walker, P., 17 Jul 2015, In : Building and Environment. 93, 2, p. 199-209 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
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Hemp
Lime
lime
Moisture
moisture
21 Citations (Scopus)

Moisture uptake characteristics of a pultruded fibre reinforced polymer flat sheet subjected to hot/wet aging

Grammatikos, S. A., Zafari, B., Evernden, M. C., Mottram, J. T. & Mitchels, J. M., Nov 2015, In : Polymer Degradation and Stability. 121, p. 407–419 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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moisture
Polymers
Moisture
diffusion coefficient
Aging of materials
3 Citations (Scopus)

New Insights into Potential Capacity of Olivine in Ground Improvement

Fasihnikoutalab, M., Westgate, P., Huat, B. B. K., Asadi, A., Ball, R., Nahazanan, H. & Singh, P., 1 Apr 2015, In : Electronic Journal of Geotechnical Engineering. 20, 8, p. 2137-2148 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Olivine
ground improvement
Magnesia
magnesium
olivine
20 Citations (Scopus)

Performance characteristics of concrete based on a ternary calcium sulfoaluminate-anhydrite- fly ash cement

Ioannou, S., Paine, K. A., Reig, L. & Quillin, K., Jan 2015, In : Cement & Concrete Composites. 55, p. 196-204

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
19 Citations (Scopus)

Photocatalytic activity of electrophoretically deposited (EPD) TiO2 coatings

Nuño, M., Ball, R. J., Bowen, C. R., Kurchania, R. & Sharma, G. D., 31 Jul 2015, In : Journal of Materials Science. 50, 14, p. 4822-4835 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
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Titanium dioxide
Coatings
Tin oxides
Fluorine
Substrates
12 Citations (Scopus)

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
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Titanium dioxide
Gases
Interiors (building)
Carbon
Testing
14 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

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
5 Citations (Scopus)

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
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Shear walls
Timber
Reinforcement
Repair
Mechanical properties
7 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

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
8 Citations (Scopus)

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
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Pozzolan
Lime
Durability
Hydraulics
Concretes
1 Citation (Scopus)

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
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landslide
cost
local planning
zoning
economics
1 Citation (Scopus)

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
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Stiffness
Buckling
Axial loads
Structural analysis
2 Citations (Scopus)

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
18 Citations (Scopus)

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

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

6 Citations (Scopus)

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
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Brick
Earth (planet)
Lime
Cements
Clay
8 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 Citations (Scopus)

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
9 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
Open Access
File
9 Citations (Scopus)

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
9 Citations (Scopus)

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., Sep 2014, In : Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers: Structures and Buildings. 167, SB9, p. 559-568 10 p., 1300057.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
Timber
Concretes
Forms (concrete)
Composite materials
Analytical models