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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 )

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
ENG8011 Assessment of Future Specialist Technology
ENG8103 Management of Technological Risk
ENG8104 Asset Management in an Engineering Environment
ENG8206 Whole of Life Facilities Management
ENG8208 Advanced Engineering Project Management

Teaching experience(Tertiary)
13 Years

Teaching experience(Other)
Nil Years

Administrative responsibilities
Schol Coordinator (Students), School of Civil Engineering and Surveying
Campus Coordinator (Springfield), School of Civil Engineering and Surveying

Research most recent
Thorpe, D 2015, 'Reflections on Developing and Implementing an Advanced Engineering Project Management Course', proceedings of the 26th Annual Conference of the Australasian Association of Engineering Education (AAEE2016), 6-9 December 2015, Torquay, Victoria, Australia.
Wright, C & Thorpe, D 2015, 'Use of advanced and green construction material s by small and medium-sized enterprises', proceedings of the Association of Researchers in Construction Management Conference, Lincoln, United Kingdom, 7-9 September 2015.
Thorpe, D 2015. ‘Exploring teaching developments: Influencing sustainable engineering practice.’ in J Lock, P Redmond, & P A Danaher (Eds.), Educational developments, practices and effectiveness: Global perspectives and contexts (pp. 111-136). Basingstoke, UK: Palgrave Macmillan.

Research most notable
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 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.
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, D & Ryan, N 2007, ‘Responding to Global Issues: Sustainability and Innovation in the Australian SME Residential Building Construction Sector’, Proceedings, ICCPM/ICCEM 2007, 5th International Conference on Construction Project Management, 2nd International Conference on Construction Engineering and Management, Singapore 1-2 March 2007.

Publications in ePrints

Thorpe, David (2016) Experiential learning approaches for developing professional skills in postgraduate engineering students. In: International Conference on Engineering Education and Research (ICEER 2016), 21-24 November 2016, Sydney, Australia.

Sattary, Sattar and Thorpe, David (2016) Potential carbon emission reductions in Australian construction systems through bioclimatic principles. Sustainable Cities and Society, 23. pp. 105-113. ISSN 2210-6707

Craig, Ian P. and Bundschuh, Jochen and Thorpe, David (2015) Pesticide sustainable management practice (SMP) including porous biochar/geopolymer structures for contaminated water remediation. International Journal of GEOMATE, 9 (18). pp. 1523-1527. ISSN 2186-2982

Thorpe, David (2015) Reflections on developing and implementing an advanced engineering project management course. In: 26th Annual Conference of the Australasian Association for Engineering Education (AAEE 2015), 6-9 Dec 2015, Geelong, Victoria, Australia.

Alshehhi, Badr Ahmed and Thorpe, David and Goh, Steven (2015) Risk management in delivering complex research & development projects: a case of the United Arab Emirates Armed Forces Research & Development Center. In: 1st Asia Pacific Conference on Contemporary Research (APCCR 2015), 3-4 Oct 2015, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

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