Edinburgh Napier University's new timber research facilities open at Seven Hills
Edinburgh Napier University’s Centre for Offsite Construction, led by Dr Robert Hairstans, and the Centre for Wood Science and Technologies, led by Dr Dan Ridley Ellis, have recently moved into new, bespoke facilities at Seven Hills in Sighthill, Edinburgh.
Over the summer vacation, structural test equipment and new timber conditioning chambers will be installed at Seven Hills, which will assist Edinburgh Napier University’s Masters and PhD students with their studies and research.
State of the art IT and media facilities have also been installed in the Forestry Board Room at Seven Hills, which will assist with future CPD plans and online education platforms for both centres.
Edinburgh Napier University will invest more than £3 million over the next decade in the facility.
Researchers will work with industry to accelerate the development of a range of timber technologies, including highly energy efficient walls, whole roofs constructed off-site and new coating techniques aimed at extending the life of timber.
To find out more or to arrange a visit, contact [email protected]
[Photo courtesy of Carbon Dynamic, and the 7Hills building]