Head of Centre for Offsite Construction and Innovative Structures
Edinburgh Napier University
Dr Robert Hairstans is an Associate Professor and head of the Centre for Offsite Construction + Innovative Structures within Edinburgh Napier University's Institute for Sustainable Construction, where he undertakes research, innovation and knowledge exchange activities designed to deliver construction technologies for tomorrow's communities within a circular economy. His specialist expertise in the fields of timber engineering and technology is focused on adding value to the timber supply chain with an emphasis on engineered timber products and offsite (modular) construction. His previous book on these subjects, Offsite and Modern Methods of Construction - a sustainable approach, was published by TRADA Technology Ltd.