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Assoc Prof David Thorpe

Assoc Prof David Thorpe
Name David Thorpe
Position Associate Professor (Engineering/Technology Management)
Section School of Civil Engineering and Surveying
Office B418
Location Springfield Campus
Phone +61 7 3470 4532
Extension 4532
Qualifications BBus UCSQ , BEng(Hons) Qld , GDipBusAdm QIT , MEngSc Qld , PhD QUT

Fields of Research (FoR)

  • Civil Engineering not elsewhere classified ( 090599 )
  • Engineering not elsewhere classified ( 099999 )
  • Other Engineering not elsewhere classified ( 409999 )
  • Civil Engineering not elsewhere classified ( 400599 )

Research interests
Sustainability and resilience, including the sustainable use of materials and methods in engineering projects.
Engineering and technology management (for example, asset, project, risk, innovation management).
Developing the knowledge and skills in professionals to engineer positive change.

Professional memberships
Fellow of Institution of Engineers Australia

Industry affiliations
Registered Professional Engineer (Queensland)
Member of Australian Association for Engineering Education
Member of Innovation Sub-Committee, Engineers Australia Queensland Division
Member of Ipswich Regional Group, Engineers Australia Queensland Division
Member of Queensland Chapter of Engineers without Borders

USQ Research affiliations

  • Centre for Future Materials (CFM)

Currently teaching courses/programs
ENG8103 Management of Technological Risk
ENG8104 Asset Management in an Engineering Environment
ENG8111 Project Requirements Management
ENG8206 Whole of Life Facilities Management
ENG8208 Advanced Engineering Project Management

Teaching experience(Tertiary)
18 Years

Teaching experience(Other)
0 Years

Research most recent
Thorpe, D & Aghili, N 2020, ‘Developing a Sustainable Urban Environment through Teaching Asset Management at a Postgraduate Level’ in: Scott, L, Booth, C & and Gorse, C. (Eds.) Procs 6th Annual SEEDS Conference, 2-3 September 2020, Leeds, UK.
Fernando, S., Panuwatwanich, K. and Thorpe, D. (2020), "Introducing an innovation promotion model for construction projects", Engineering, Construction and Architectural Management, Vol. ahead-of-print No. ahead-of-print.
Poor, J.A., Thorpe, D. and Goh, Y.W. (2019), "A collaborative image of energy efficient housing via a photo-based approach", International Journal of Housing Markets and Analysis, Vol. 13 No. 3, pp. 513-532.

Research most notable
Sattary, S. & Thorpe, D 2016. ‘Potential carbon emission reductions in Australian construction systems through bioclimatic principles’, Sustainable Cities and Society, vol. 23.
Hughes, R & Thorpe, D 2014, ‘A review of enabling factors in construction industry productivity in an Australian environment’, Construction Innovation – Information, Process, Management, vol. 14. No. 2, pp. 210 - 228.
Thorpe, D, Ryan, N., Charles, M. (2009), ‘Innovation and small residential builders: an Australian study’, Construction Innovation, vol. 9, no. 2, pp. 184-200.
Thorpe, D. and Karan, E.P. 2008, ‘Method for Calculating Schedule Delay considering Weather Conditions’, Association of Researchers for Construction Management 2008 Conference, Cardiff, Wales, 1-3 September 2008.
Thorpe, D, Ryan, N, & Charles, M 2008, ‘Environmental Sustainability as an Innovation Driver among Construction SMEs’, In: Brown, K., Hampson, K., Brandon, P., Pillay, J. (eds.), Clients Driving Construction Innovation: Benefiting from Innovation, Cooperative Research for Construction Innovation, 206-213.
Thorpe, DS 2003, ‘Online Remote Construction Management trials in Queensland Department of Main Roads – a Participant’s Perspective’, Construction Innovation, 1 June 2003, Volume 3, No 2, pp 65-79.

Publications in ePrints

Fernando, Sam and Panuwatwanich, Kriengsak and Thorpe, David (2021) Introducing an innovation promotion model for construction projects. Engineering, Construction and Architectural Management, 28 (3). pp. 728-746. ISSN 0969-9988

Fernando, Sam and Panuwatwanich, Kriengsak and Thorpe, David (2020) Analyzing client-led innovation enablers in Australian construction projects. International Journal of managing Projects in Business, 13 (2). pp. 388-408. ISSN 1753-8378

Franzen, Thomas and Thorpe, David (2020) Sustainable Development and Management of Low Volume Road Networks in Australia. In: International Sustainable Ecological Engineering Design for Society Conference 2019 (SEEDS 2019), 11-12 Sept, 2019, Ipswich, United Kingdom.

Asad Poor, S. Javad and Thorpe, David and Goh, Yong Wah (2019) A Collaborative Image of Energy Efficient Housing via a Photo-Based Approach. International Journal of Housing Markets and Analysis, 13 (3). pp. 513-532. ISSN 1753-8270

Thorpe, David and Anteliz, Emilio A. and Danaher, Patrick AlanORCID: (2019) Interrogating the Value of Learning by Extension in Enhancing Professional Quality: The Case of Australian and Venezuelan Engineers. In: Ensuring Quality in Professional Education Volume II: Engineering Pedagogy and International Knowledge Structures. Palgrave Macmillan Ltd., Cham, Switzerland, pp. 115-137. ISBN 978-3-030-01083-6

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