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Assoc Prof David Thorpe

Name David Thorpe
Position Associate Professor (Engineering/Technology Management)
Section School of Surveying and Built Environment
Office B418
Location Springfield Campus
Phone +61 7 3470 4532
Extension 4532
Email
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 )
  • Civil Engineering ( 400500 )
  • Other Engineering ( 409900 )

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
Munn, K., Goh, S., Basson, M. Thorpe, D. 2021, “Asset management competency requirements in Australian local government: a systematic literature review”, Australasian Journal of Engineering Education, Published online: 21 Jun 2021. https://doi.org/10.1080/22054952.2021.1934262.
Poor, J.A., Goh, Y.W. & Thorpe, D. 2021, “A human-centric participatory approach to energy-efficient housing based on occupants’ collaborative image”, Open House International, Publication before print. https://doi.org/10.1108/OHI-11-2020-0163.
Fernando, S., Panuwatwanich, K. and Thorpe, D. 2021, "Introducing an innovation promotion model for construction projects", Engineering, Construction and Architectural Management, 28, No. 3, pp 728-746. https://doi.org/10.1108/ECAM-03-2020-0145.


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

Thorpe, David and Aghili, Nasim (2022) Developing a Sustainable Urban Environment through Teaching Asset Management at a Postgraduate Level. In: Climate Emergency - Managing, Building, and Delivering the Sustainable Development Goals: Selected Proceedings from the International Conference of Sustainable Ecological Engineering Design for Society (SEEDS 2020). Springer Nature, Cham, Switzerland, pp. 151-161. ISBN 978-3-030-79449-1

Poor, Javad Asad and Goh, Yong Wah and Thorpe, David (2021) A human-centric participatory approach to energy-efficient housing based on occupants' collaborative image. Open House International, 46 (4). pp. 615-635. ISSN 0168-2601

Munn, Kylie and Goh, StevenORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-8583-4586 and Basson, MaritaORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-9731-1128 and Thorpe, David (2021) Asset management competency requirements in Australian local government: a systematic literature review. Australasian Journal of Engineering Education, 26 (2). pp. 167-200. ISSN 2205-4952

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

Thorpe, David and Aghili, Nasim and van Neuren, Craig (2021) Managing Sustainable Asset Networks using Advanced Information Systems. In: 2021 International Conference on Maintenance and Intelligent Asset Management (ICMIAM 2021), 12 Dec - 15 Dec 2021, Ballarat, Australia.

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