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Scotstarvit Tower Cottage
A report on the performance of a new heating system installed at Scotstarvit Tower Cottage.
Historic External Lime Finishes in Scotland
A paper exploring historic external lime coatings on traditional buildings.
Scotland's Theatre Architecture
A thematic study of Scotland’s historic theatre buildings. In 2008-09, Historic Environment Scotland worked with The Theatres Trust to review the historical significance Scotland’s theatres.
Embodied energy considerations
A technical paper outlining the importance of life cycle analysis in assessing the sustainability of new buildings and maintaining existing buildings.
Edinburgh Castle Research
Research investigating the early source material relating to Edinburgh Castle
Embodied Carbon in Natural Building Stone in Scotland
A paper looking at the embodied energy aspects associated with the procurement of building stone.
Research investigating the early source material relating to Edinburgh Castle.
A technical paper commissioned in collaboration with AOC Archaeology providing information on a collection of painted ceilings from 16th and 17th century properties.
Interpretation of the Exterior Sculpture and The Identification and Interpretation of the Stirling Heads
Research on the exterior stone sculpture of Stirling Castle Palace and the carved wooden roundels known as the Stirling Heads.