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Larch grading setting Mar 1, 2014 - Oct 31, 2015
To create approved settings for existing x-ray and acoustic grading machines for British larch whilst creating knowledge on dimensional tolerance and creating a subset of sample resource for Proof of Concept test work.

SIRT workplan 2014/17 (Workpackage 1) Mar 1, 2014 - Jul 31, 2018
Improving industry knowledge of timer properties and utilisation potential of 'alternative species', testing 6 different species. Disseminate and promote effectively the outputs of the programme, including an annual event for industry.

Value adding to Scottish larch Aug 15, 2014 - Aug 31, 2015
Following on from the work carried out by the centre into potential value added uses of Phytophthora ramorum infected larch, three technologies have been identified for further investigation. The technologies are glulam, dowel-lam and truss systems.

Offsite HUB (Scotland) Sep 1, 2014 - Jan 15, 2016
To develop and pilot learning material with lead industry partners with the view to setting up a skills HUB for Offsite Construction.

Timber grading standards support (Workpackage 2) Jul 1, 2014 - Jul 31, 2018
Provide support to the forest industry through representation on various GB and European committees, and to provide dissemination and facilitate events to the sawmill industy.

Russwood Cladding Exposure Trial Nov 1, 2015 - Apr 30, 2017
Project is to carry out a one year data-logged exposure trial of the weathering performance of external timber cladding made from the company's newly developed timber system.

State of the art review of solar kiln technology Mar 22, 2017 - Mar 27, 2017
Forestry Commission Scotland have asked us to carry out a short review of solar kiln technology and, specifically, a kiln design proposed by a small Scottish sawmill.

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Getting the numbers right and getting the right numbers: quantifying the embodied carbon of building structures Feb 1, 2018 - Apr 30, 2019
Building-related carbon emissions in the UK total over 200MtCO2e, which is more than 40% of the national figure. The correct measurement of the embodied carbon of structural materials would enable a reliable and correct assessment of the carbon inten... Read More about Getting the numbers right and getting the right numbers: quantifying the embodied carbon of building structures.

SIRT WP1 2017-18

SIRT WP1 2017-18 Aug 1, 2017 - Jul 31, 2018
Applied research and knowledge transfer addressing industry needs – as set out by the SIRT management board. This includes providing information and advice to industry sponsors

SIRT WP2 2017-18

SIRT WP2 2017-18 Aug 1, 2017 - Jul 31, 2018
Timber grading standards support ensuring standards are good for the domestic timber industries, and supporting industry in using them