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Dr David Thorpe
Dr David Thorpe
Senior Lecturer (Engineering/Technology Management)
Faculty of Engineering and Surveying
Agricultural, Civil and Environmental Engineering
+61 7 3470 4532
Fellow of Institution of Engineers Australia
Registered Professional Engineer (Queensland)
Member of Australian Association for Engineering Education
Membership of Educational Linkages Sub-Committe (Chair), Innovation Sub-Committee (Deputy Chair), Queensland Quality Panel of Engineers Australia Queensland Division
Member of Ipswich Local Group, Engineers Australia Queensland Division
Member of Queensland Chapter of Engineers without Borders
Innovation and technology development and management
Infrastructure development and management
Project and contract delivery and management
Recent Research Outcomes
Three most recent :
Thorpe, D and Fulcher, R (2007), Experiences in Implementing a Postgraduate Engineering Management Program, Proceedings AaeE 2007: Eighteenth Annual Conference of the Australasian Association for Engineering Education, 9-13 December 2007.
Charles, M., C. Furneaux, J. Pillay, D. Thorpe, C. Paredes Castillo and K. Brown 2007, Uptake of an OHS Code of Practice by Australian Construction Firms, CIB World Building Conference: Construction for Development, Cape Town, South Africa, 14-17 May, 1238-1251.
Butcher, P. and Thorpe, D 2007, A Review of Triple Helix Linkages in New Zealand Earthquake Engineering Networks and comparison with the Australian Cooperative Research Centre Model, Proceedings, Triple helix VI, 6th International Conference on University, Industry and Government Linkages, Singapore, 16-18 May 2007
Most notable :
Thorpe, David and Ryan, Neal 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.
Thorpe, D and Ryan, N 2006, Improving Technology Transfer in the Australian Construction Industry, in Brown, K., Hampson, K., Brandon, P. (eds)., Clients Driving Construction Innovation: Moving Ideas into Practice, Cooperative Research for Construction Innovation, 2006, 303-312.
Thorpe D and Ahfock A 2005, Internationalisation of Technology and Society Course at University of Southern Queensland, 4th ASEE/AaeE Global Colloquium on Engineering Education, Sydney, New South Wales, 26-29 September 2005.
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.
Thorpe, DS and Kumar, A 2002 A Life Cycle Model for Asset Investment Decision Making, ACSE 7th International Conference on Applications of Advanced Technology in Transportation, 5-7 August 2002, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA.
Currently Teaching Courses/Programs
ENG1001 Principles of Professional Engineering and Surveying (Springfield campus)
ENG1901 Engineering Practice 1 (Springfield campus)
ENG2002 Technology and Society
ENG8103 Management of Technological Risk
ENG8104 Asset Management in an Engineering Environment
ENG8205 Technology Management Practice
Campus Coordinator, Engineering Programs (Springfield), Faculty of Engineering and Surveying
Program Coordinator, Master of Engineering Management, Faculty of Engineering and Surveying
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