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Sustainable construction timber - Sourcing and specifying local timber. (2nd edition) (2016)
Report
Davies, I. (2016). Sustainable construction timber - Sourcing and specifying local timber. (2nd edition). Forestry Commission

Timber is a versatile and high performance construction material that can be produced in most parts of the UK. Sustainable construction timber has been written to help building designers and contractors source and specify these local timber products.... Read More about Sustainable construction timber - Sourcing and specifying local timber. (2nd edition).

Developing performance-based standards for external timber cladding (2015)
Journal Article
Davies, I. (2015). Developing performance-based standards for external timber cladding. Energy Procedia, 78, 183-188. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.egypro.2015.11.137

This paper reviews the background to, and development of, new British Standards for external timber cladding. The standards are being produced because timber has become a widely used external cladding material in the UK and this has highlighted that... Read More about Developing performance-based standards for external timber cladding.

BS 8605-1:2012 External timber cladding – Part 1: Method of specifying (2014)
Other
Davies, I. (2014). BS 8605-1:2012 External timber cladding – Part 1: Method of specifying

This part of BS 8605 was prepared by BSI Panel B/543/-/2, under the authority of Technical Committee B/543. Edinburgh Napier University are represented on these committees and were technical authors of this standard. The Standard complements the h... Read More about BS 8605-1:2012 External timber cladding – Part 1: Method of specifying.

Grading UK grown larch for durability. IRG/WP 13-10808 (2013)
Conference Proceeding
Jones, D., Davies, I., Sharphouse, P., & Suttie, E. (2013). Grading UK grown larch for durability. IRG/WP 13-10808. In Proceedings 2013 Annual Meeting of the International Research Group on wood Protection

This paper reports on a joint study by BRE, the Forest Products Research Institute and TRADA Technology into the feasibility of grading UK grown larch to maximise its natural durability. The research was undertaken to assist sawmills and timber speci... Read More about Grading UK grown larch for durability. IRG/WP 13-10808.

External timber cladding: design and performance (2012)
Journal Article
Davies, I., Fairfield, C. A., Stupart, A., & Wood, J. (2012). External timber cladding: design and performance. The structural engineer : journal of the Institution of Structural Engineers, 90, 46-53

Exposure trials on timber cladding are valuable sources of information for façade designers. Key material, fire, and structural issues affecting timber cladding design are assessed and robust construction details derived alongside a framework for the... Read More about External timber cladding: design and performance.

Moisture conditions in timber cladding: field trial data for Sitka spruce (2012)
Journal Article
Davies, I., Fairfield, C. A., Stupart, A., & Wilson, P. (2012). Moisture conditions in timber cladding: field trial data for Sitka spruce. Proceedings of the ICE - Construction Materials, 165, 263-278. https://doi.org/10.1680/coma.11.00033

Exposure trials on timber cladding are valuable for informing facade designers. This paper describes a trial using Sitka spruce (Picea sitchensis). Sitka spruce is the only UK-grown timber available in sufficient volume to supply the growing cladding... Read More about Moisture conditions in timber cladding: field trial data for Sitka spruce.

Moisture conditions in external timber cladding: field trials and their design implications (2011)
Thesis
Davies, I. Moisture conditions in external timber cladding: field trials and their design implications. (Thesis). Edinburgh Napier University. Retrieved from http://researchrepository.napier.ac.uk/id/eprint/4702

This thesis describes the development of technical guidance on timber facade design. The study involved a state-of-the-art review; an exposure trial of external cladding made from Sitka spruce (Picea sitchensis) and the production of construction det... Read More about Moisture conditions in external timber cladding: field trials and their design implications.

Exterior timber cladding: design, installation and performance. (2010)
Book
Davies, I., & Wood, J. (2010). Exterior timber cladding: design, installation and performance. Arcamedia

Designing timber facades presents technical challenges such as durability, weathering, dimensional change, corrosion, wind resistance and fire safety demand high standard practice in terms of design, construction and maintenance for these to be succe... Read More about Exterior timber cladding: design, installation and performance..

Structural performance of external timber cladding. (2010)
Conference Proceeding
Crawford, D., Hairstans, R., & Davies, I. (2010). Structural performance of external timber cladding. In 11th World Conference on Timber Engineering 2010 (WCTE 2010) (2354-2358)

Although timber cladding has been used for centuries, the current design guidance for timber cladding has received very little research attention with regards to structural performance. Due to the growing demand in several countries for medium rise t... Read More about Structural performance of external timber cladding..

Evidence-based design of timber facades. (2008)
Conference Proceeding
Davies, I. (2008). Evidence-based design of timber facades. In 10th World Conference on Timber Engineering 2008 (7-13)

Conference paper on a CD-Rom

Timber cladding in Scotland (FCIN 42) (2002)
Working Paper
Davies, I., Walker, B., & Pendlebury, J. Timber cladding in Scotland (FCIN 42)

Research note outlining a Scottish Government discussion document.

Timber Cladding in Scotland (2002)
Report
Davies, I., Walker, B., & Pendlebury, J. (2002). Timber Cladding in Scotland. Highland Birchwoods, Scottish Executive,

The study outlines the development of timber cladding in Scotland, describes timber clad buildings in Scotland, and provides practical information on the use of timber cladding in Scotland. The increasing popularity of external timber cladding in... Read More about Timber Cladding in Scotland.

Wood as a designer's material. (2001)
Conference Proceeding
Davies, I. (2001). Wood as a designer's material. In P. Wilson (Ed.), Designing with timber (33-38)

No abstract available.