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Automated code compliance for structural timber design with building information modelling (2020)
Thesis
Livingstone, A. Automated code compliance for structural timber design with building information modelling. (Thesis). Edinburgh Napier University. Retrieved from http://researchrepository.napier.ac.uk/Output/2709249

This work set out to identify and overcome the barriers to specifying structural timber within the UK. In the first instance, a survey of practising structural engineers was conducted, and in combination with a review of the context via available lit... Read More about Automated code compliance for structural timber design with building information modelling.

Offsite Ready Booklets (2020)
Report
Duncheva, M., Calcagno, C., Henquel, V., Leitch, K., Stinson, J., Plant O'Toole, E., …Ferriz-Papi, J. A. (2020). Offsite Ready Booklets. Edinburgh: Construction Industry Training Board

Automatic code compliance with multi-dimensional data fitting in a BIM context (2018)
Journal Article
Patlakas, P., Livingstone, A., Hairstans, R., & Neighbour, G. (2018). Automatic code compliance with multi-dimensional data fitting in a BIM context. Advanced engineering informatics, 38, 216-231. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.aei.2018.07.002

BIM-based tools can contribute to addressing some of the challenges faced by structural engineering practitioners. A BIM-based framework for the development of components that deliver Automatic Code Compliance (ACC) is presented. The structural desig... Read More about Automatic code compliance with multi-dimensional data fitting in a BIM context.

Timber Connections (2016)
Presentation / Conference
Livingstone, A. (2016, September). Timber Connections. Presented at CPD Seminar Structural Timber Enfgineering

Timber Connections Design theory to Eurocode 5, including a demonstration of how to undertake value engineering.

Multi-dimensional data fitting for the structural design of a simple timber connection (2016)
Conference Proceeding
Livingstone, A., Patlakas, P., Milne, M., Smith, S., & Hairstans, R. (2016). Multi-dimensional data fitting for the structural design of a simple timber connection. In J. Eberhardsteiner, W. Winter, A. Fadai, & M. Pöll (Eds.), WCTE 2016 e-book : containing all full papers submitted to the World Conference on Timber Engineering (WCTE 2016) (2037-2044)

This paper presents a novel method of automating the structural design of timber connections and ensuring code compliance within a Building Information Modelling (BIM) context. The mathematical method of Multi Dimensional Data Fitting (MDDF) is prese... Read More about Multi-dimensional data fitting for the structural design of a simple timber connection.

The Case for Mass Customisation of Structural Timber Design (2015)
Conference Proceeding
Livingstone, A., Menendez, J., Leitch, K., & Hairstans, R. (2015). The Case for Mass Customisation of Structural Timber Design. . https://doi.org/10.1061/9780784479117.243

This paper reports on the potential of timber for structural applications in the international construction market, particularly in the light of its environmental credentials and the advances being made in engineered timber products. The UK market... Read More about The Case for Mass Customisation of Structural Timber Design.