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Trevor Orr
Adjunct Associate Professor, Civil Struct & Env. Eng.

Biography

Trevor has been at Trinity College since 1977.

Publications and Further Research Outputs

Peer-Reviewed Publications

Trevor L.L. Orr, Editorial, Proceedings of the ICE - Geotechnical Engineering, 168, (1), 2015, p1 - 2 Journal Article, 2015 DOI

Orr T L L, Klosinski B and Lees A, Recommended changes to Eurocode 7, XVI ECSMGE 2105, Edinburgh, 13-17 Decembed 2015, edited by Winter M G, Smith D M, Eldred P J L and Toll D G , ICE Publishing, 2015, pp4301 - 4306 Conference Paper, 2015 TARA - Full Text DOI

On the applicability of the Eurocode 7 partial factor method for rock mechanics in, editor(s)R. Alejano, Áurea Perucho, Claudio Olalla, Rafael Jiménez , Rock Engineering and Rock Mechanics: Structures in and on Rock Masses, Leiden, The Netherlands, CRC Press, 2014, pp1517 - 1523, [Bedi A. & Orr T.L.L.] Book Chapter, 2014 DOI

Trevor L.L. Orr, How geotechnical risk, uncertainty and decision making are addressed in Eurocode 7, ICVRAM-ISUMA Vulnerability, Uncertainty, and Risk: Quantification, Mitigation, and Management, Liverpool, July 2014, edited by Beer, M. and Patelli, E. , American Society of Civil Engineers, 2014, pp2419 - 2428 Conference Paper, 2014 DOI

Managing risk and achieving reliable geotechnical designs using Eurocode 7 in, editor(s)Kok-Kwan Phoon and Jianye Ching , Risk and Reliability in Geotechnical Engineering, Boca Raton, Florida, USA, CRC Press, 2014, pp395 - 433, [Trevor L.L. Orr] Book Chapter, 2014

Reilly C. & Orr T.L.L., A novel triaxial testing procedure to model the action of lubricants in pipe jacking, Civil Engineering Research in Ireland, Queen's University Belfast, August 2014, edited by Nanukuttan S. & Goggins J. , Queen's University Belfast, 2014, pp403 - 408 Conference Paper, 2014

O'Kelly B.C. and Orr T.L.L., Briefing: Effective-stress strength of peat in triaxial compression, Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers, Geotechnical Engineering, 167, (5), 2014, p417 - 420 Journal Article, 2014 DOI

Trevor L.L. Orr, Harmonization and status of geotechnical standards in Europe, DFI/EFFC 11th International Conference on Piling and Deep Foundations - Global Perspective on Sustainable Execution of Deep Foundation Works, Stockholm, May 2014, edited by K. Rainer Massarsch and Stefan Aronsson , Deep Foundations Institute, 2014, pp37 - 46 Conference Paper, 2014 TARA - Full Text

Andrew J Bond, Bernd Schuppener, Giuseppe Scarpelli, Trevor L.L. Orr/Editors: Silvia Dimova, Borislava Nikolova, Artur V. Pinto, Eurocode 7: Geotechnical Design Worked Examples, Luxembourg, European Commission Joint Research Council, 2013, p1 - 160 Report, 2013 URL DOI

Orr T.L.L., The stability of lodgement till slopes in Ireland, Proceedings of 15th European Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering, Athens, September 2011, edited by A. Anagnostopoulos, A. Pachakis and M. Tsatsanifos , 4, IOS Press, 2013, pp413 - 416 Conference Paper, 2013

Orr T.L.L., Vardanega P.J., Discussion: How Eurocode 7 has affected geotechnical design: a review, Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers: Geotechnical Engineering, 166, (6), 2013, p610 - 612 Journal Article, 2013 DOI

Orr T.L.L., Experiences with the application of Eurocode 7, Proceedings 15th European Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering, Athens, September 2011, edited by A. Anagnostopoulos, A. Pachakis and M. Tsatsanifis , 4, IOS Press, 2013, pp573 - 584 Conference Paper, 2013

Orr T.L.L., What learning outcomes can be achieved by incorporating case histories in geotechnical courses?, Proceeding 15th European Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering, Athens, September 2011, edited by A. Anannostopoulos, A. Pachakis and M. Tsatsanifos , 4, IOS Press, 2013, pp595 - 602 Conference Paper, 2013 URL URL

Implementing Eurocode 7 to achieve reliable geotechnical designs in, editor(s)P. Arnold, G.A. Fenton, M.A. Hicks, T. Schweckendiek and B. Simpson , Modern Geotechnical Designs Codes of Practice, Amsterdam, IOS Press, 2013, pp72 - 86, [Trevor Orr] Book Chapter, 2013 TARA - Full Text

Orr T.L.L. and Pantazidou M, Case studies used in construction to achieve specific learning outcomes: The case of the embankments constructed for the approach to Limerick Tunnel, Ireland, 7th International Conference on Case Histories in Geotechnical Engineering, Chicago, USA, April/May 2013, edited by Shamsher Prakash , University of Missouri, 2013, pp12 Conference Paper, 2013 TARA - Full Text

Reilly C.C. and Orr T.L.L., Analysis of interface friction effects on microtunnel jacking forces in coarse-grained soils, Joint Symposium on Bridge and Infrastructure in Ireland 2012 and Concrete Research in Ireland 2012, Dublin, 6-7 September 2012, edited by A. O'Connor , 2012 Conference Paper, 2012

Orr T.L.L., How Eurocode 7 has affected geotechnical design: a review, Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers: Geotechnical Engineering, 165, (GE6), 2012, p337 - 350 Journal Article, 2012 DOI

Codes and standards and their relevance in, editor(s)J. Burland, T. Chapman, H. Skinner and M. Brown , ICE Manual of Geotechnical Engineering, London, Institution of Civil Engineers Publishing, 2012, pp105 - 124, [Orr T.L.L.] Book Chapter, 2012

Reilly C.C., McCabe B.A. and Orr T.L.L., Analysis of microtunnel jacking forces in alluvium and glacial till in Mullingar, Ireland, ITA/AITES World Tunnelling Congress, Bangkok, 18-23 May 2012, edited by N. Phienwej and T. Boonyatee , Engineering Institute of Thailand , 2012, pp750 - 751 Conference Paper, 2012

McCabe B.A., Orr T.L.L., Reilly C.C. & Curran B.G., Settlement trough parameters for tunnels in Irish glacial tills, Tunnelling and Underground Space Technology, 27, (1), 2012, p1 - 12 Journal Article, 2012 URL

Orr T.L.L. and Pantazidou M., 3. Use of case studies in geotechnical courses: Learning outcomes and suitable cases, Shaking the Foundations of Geo-Engineering Education, Galway, July 2012, edited by B. McCabe, M. Pantazidou and D. Phillips , CRC Press, 2012, pp105 - 110 Conference Paper, 2012

Orr T.L.L. , Findings from the 2nd set of Eurocode 7 Design Examples, 3rd International Symposium on Geotechnical Safety and Risk, Munich, June 2011, edited by N. Vogt, B. Schuppener, D. Straub and G. Bräu , Bundesanstalt für Wasserbau, Karlsruhe, Germany, 2011, pp537 - 547 Conference Paper, 2011

Reilly C. and Orr T.L.L., Microtunnelling - Recent experience in Ireland, 29th International No-Dig Conference, Berlin, May 2011, International Society for Trenchless Technology, 2011, pp1 - 10 Conference Paper, 2011

Muhammad E. Rahman and Trevor Orr, Finite Element Modelling of Ground Vibrations, International Journal of Civil and Environmental Engineering, 3, (3), 2011, p143 - 149 Journal Article, 2011

Forrest W. and Orr T.L.L., The effect of model uncertainty on the reliability of spread foundations, 3rd International Symposium on Geotechnical Safety and Risk, Munich, 2-3 June 2011, edited by N. Vogt, B. Schuppener, D. Straub and G. Bräu , 2011, pp401 - 408 Conference Paper, 2011

Galbraith A.P., Farrell E.R. and Orr T.L.L., Characteristic compressive resistance of piles - Case study, Proceedings 17th Southeast Asian Geotechnical Conference, Geo-engineering for natural hazard mitigation and sustainable development, 17th Southeast Asian Geotechnical Conference, Geo-engineering for natural hazard mitigation and sustainable development, Taipei, Taiwan, 1, 2010, pp413-416 Conference Paper, 2010

Orr, T.L.L. , Discussion of White et al.(2008) A comparison of the bearing capacity of flat and conical circular foundations on sand. Géotechnique 58(10): 781-792., Review of A comparison of the bearing capacity of flat and conical circular foundations on sand, by White, D. J., Teh, K. L., Leung, C. F. & Chow, Y. K , Géotechnique, 60, (2), 2010, p147-149 Review, 2010 TARA - Full Text

Forrest W. and Orr T.L.L., Reliability of shallow foundations designed to Eurocode 7, Georisk: Assessment and Management of Risk for Engineered Systems and Geohazards, 4, (4), 2010, p186 - 207 Journal Article, 2010 DOI

Forrest W. and Orr T.L.L., Reliability of spread foundations on clay designed using the Eurocode 7 Design Approaches, Proceedings 17th Southeast Asian Geotechnical Conference, Geo-engineering for natural hazard mitigation and sustainable development, 17th Southeast Asian Geotechnical Conference, Geo-engineering for natural hazard mitigation and sustainable development, Taipei, Taiwan, 1, 2010, pp421-424 Conference Paper, 2010

Forrest W. and Orr T.L.L., Reliability of eccentrically loaded shallow foundations designed to Eurocode 7: An Irish perspective, Proceedings Joint Symposium on Bridge and Infrastructure in Ireland 2010 and Concrete Research in Ireland 2010, BCRI Symposium 2010, Cork, Ireland, 30 August, 2010, 2010, pp365-372 Conference Paper, 2010

Schuppener B., Simpson B., Orr T.L.L., Frank F. and Bond A.J., Eurocode 7 for geotechnical design - a model code for non-EU countries, Proceedings of the 17th International Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering, 17th International Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering, Alexandria, Egypt, October, 2009, edited by . Hamza, M. Sahien and Y. El-Mossallemy , Millpress, Rotterdam, 2009, pp1132-1135 Conference Paper, 2009

O'Kelly B., Orr T. and Farrell E., Fifty years of teaching, research and innovation in geotechnical engineering at Trinity College Dublin, Ground Engineering, 42, (4), 2009, p31 - 34 Journal Article, 2009 TARA - Full Text

O'Kelly B., Orr T. and Farrell E., Geotechnical teaching and research reaches fifty year milestone at TCD, The Engineers Journal, Journal of the Institution of Engineers of Ireland, 63, (1), 2009, p26 - 27 Journal Article, 2009 TARA - Full Text

Orr, T.L.L. , Implementation of Eurocodes (EC7 & EC8) in urban areas, Geotechnical engineering in urban environments. Proceedings of the 14th European Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering, The 14th European Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering, Madrid, Spain, 2007, edited by V. Cuellar, E. Dapena, E. Alonso, J.M. Echave, A. Gens, J.L. Justo, C Oteo, J.M. Rodriquez-Ortiz, C. Sagaseta, P. Sola and A. Soriano , 5, Millpress, Rotterdam, 2009, pp209-216 Conference Paper, 2009

N. Barounis, T.L.L. Orr, P.H. MacMahon and A. Barounis, Modulus of subgrade reaction for foundations on clay from unconfined compression tests, Proceedings of the 17th International Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering, International Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering, Alexandria, Egypt, October, 2009, edited by M. Hamza, M. Sahien and Y. El-Mossallemy , Millpress, Rotterdam, 2009, pp249-252 Conference Paper, 2009

Schuppener B., Simpson B., Orr T.L.L., Frank, R and Bond, A.J., Loss of static equilibrium of a structure - definition and verification of limit state EQU, Proceedings of the 2nd International Symposium on Geotechnical Safety and Risk IS-GIFU, International Symposium on Geotechnical Safety and Risk IS-GIFU, Gifu, Japan, 11-12 June, edited by Y. Honjo, M. Suzuki, T. Hara & F. Zhang , Taylor and Francis, 2009, pp111-118 Conference Paper, 2009

O'Kelly B., Farrell E. and Orr T., TCD's geotechnics research prioritises innovation and sustainability, The Engineers Journal, Journal of the Institution of Engineers of Ireland, 63, (3), 2009, p136 - 138 Journal Article, 2009 TARA - Full Text

Rahman M.E. and Orr T.L.L. , Using trenches to reduce tunneling vibrations, Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers: Geotechnical Engineering,, 161, 2008, p227-233 Journal Article, 2008

Orr T.L.L. , The story of Eurocode 7, Bulletin 23, XIV European Conference on Soil mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering Spirit of Krebs Ovesen Session - Challenges in Geotechnical Engineering, Madrid, Spain, November 2008, 23, Danish Engineering Society, 2008, pp41-58 Conference Paper, 2008

Galbraith A.P., Farrell E.R., Orr T.L.L. and Byrne J. , Implications of Eurocode 7 for the design of piles, with particular reference to the serviceability limit state, Proceedings Joint Symposium on Concrete Research in Ireland 2008 and Bridge and Infrastructure Research in Ireland 2008, Proceedings Joint Symposium on Concrete Research in Ireland 2008 and Bridge and Infrastructure Research in Ireland 2008, Galway, Ireland, December 2008, edited by E. Cannon, R. West and P. Fanning , Galileo Editions, 2008, pp417-425 Conference Paper, 2008

Orr T.L.L. and Rahman M.E. , Prediction of ground induced vibrations due to tunnelling, Proceedings Joint Symposium on Concrete Research in Ireland 2008 and Bridge and Infrastructure Research in Ireland 2008, Joint Symposium on Concrete Research in Ireland 2008 and Bridge and Infrastructure Research in Ireland 2008,, Galway, Ireland, December 2008, edited by E. Cannon, R. West and P. Fanning , Galileo Editions, 2008, pp453-460 Conference Paper, 2008

Eurocode 7 and reliability-based design in, editor(s)K.K. Phoon , Reliability-Based Design in Geotechnical Engineering, Taylor and Francis, 2008, pp298-343 , [Orr, T.L.L. and Breysse D] Book Chapter, 2008

Barounis N., Barounis A., Orr T.L.L and Koveos V., Correlation between durability and compression strength indexes of Athens Schist, Proceedings of the second British Geotechnical Association International Conference on Foundations (ICOF 2008), Second British Geotechnical Association International Conference on Foundations - ICOF 2008, Dundee, Scotland, June 2008, edited by M.J. Brown, M.F. Bransby, A.J. Brennan and J.A. Knappett , 1, IHS BRE Press, 2008, pp257-268 Conference Paper, 2008

Orr T.L.L. , Eurocode 7 and geotechnical models, Proceedings of Symposium anlässlich des 80. Geburtstags von Prof. U. Smoltczyk - Von der Forshung zur Praxis, Symposium anlässlich des 80. Geburtstags von Prof. U. Smoltczyk - Von der Forshung zur Praxis, Stuttgart, November 2008, edited by P.A. Vermeer , Institut für Geotechnik, Universität Stuttgart , 2008, pp187-206 Conference Paper, 2008 URL

Lochaden A.L.E., Farrell E.R. and Orr T.L.L., Comparing numerically modelled tunnel induced ground movements with field measurements, Proceedings Joint Symposium on Concrete Research in Ireland 2008 and Bridge and Infrastructure Research in Ireland 2008, Joint Symposium on Concrete Research in Ireland 2008 and Bridge and Infrastructure Research in Ireland 2008, Galway, Ireland, December 2008, edited by E. Cannon, R. West and P. Fanning , Galileo Editions, 2008, pp409-416 Conference Paper, 2008

Orr T.L.L. , Geotechnical education and Eurocode 7, Proceedings of the 1st International conference on Enginering and Training in Geo-Engineering Sciences, 1st International Conference on Enginering and Training in Geo-Engineering Sciences, June 2008, edited by I. Manoliu and N. Radulescu , CRC Press/Balkema Netherlands, 2008, pp87-99 Conference Paper, 2008

Orr T.L.L., Martin J., Fernie R., and Healy S. , Retrofit minipile system to increase the capacity of existing foundations, Proceedings of the second British Geotechnical Association International Conference on Foundations - ICOF 2008, 2ND British Geotechnical Association International Conference on Foundations (ICOF 2008), Dundee, Scotland, June 2008, edited by M.J. Brown, M.F. Bransby, A.J. Brennan and J.A. Knappett , 1, IHS BRE Press, 2008, pp257-268 Conference Paper, 2008 TARA - Full Text

Geotechnical Engineering in, editor(s)Cox, R.C. , Engineering Ireland, Cork, The Collins Press, 2006, pp186 - 199, [Orr, T.L.L.] Book Chapter, 2006

Rahman M. and Orr T.L.L, A parametric study of backfill trench for reduction of TBM induced ground vibrations, Proceedings of the Thirteenth International Congress on Sound and Vibration (ICSV13), Vienna, Austria, July 2-6, 2006, edited by Eberhardsteiner, J.; Mang, H.A.; Waubke, H. , Vienna University of Technology, Austria, 2006, ppCD ROM Conference Paper, 2006

Orr T.L.L., Development and implementation of Eurocode 7, Proceedings of the International Symposium on New Generation Design Codes for Geotechnical Engineering Practice (TAIPEI2006), Taipei, Taiwan, November 2006, edited by M.L. Lin, C.T. Chin, H.D. Lin, Y. Honjo and K-K Phoon , World Scientific, 2006, pp18, CD ROM Conference Paper, 2006

Orr T.L.L., Harmonization of geotechnical with structural design codes in Europe, Proceedings of the ACECC Workshop on Harmonization of Design Codes in the Asian Region, Taipei, Taiwan Asian Civil Engineering Coordinating Council, 2006, pp109 - 119 Conference Paper, 2006

Orr T.L.L., Progress towards harmonised geotechnical design in Europe, Foundation Analysis and Design, American Society of Civil Engineers, Reston, Virginia, USA, Geotechnical Special, (153), 2006, p59 - 66 Journal Article, 2006

Hartlen J, Bendz D, Massarsch R, Orr T and Westerberg B, Reduction of Environmental Impact in Geotechnics, Geotechnet - European Goetechnical Thematic Network, CUR, Gouda, Netherlands, 2006, p24 Journal Article, 2006

Rahman M. and Orr T.L.L, A review of strategies to control manmade induced ground vibrations, Proceedings of the Thirteenth International Congress on Sound and Vibration (ICSV13), Vienna, Austria, July 2-6, 2006, edited by Eberhardsteiner, J.; Mang, H.A.; Waubke , Vienna University of Technology, Austria, 2006, ppCD ROM Conference Paper, 2006

Orr, T.L.L., Review of the Workshop on the Evaluation of Eurocode 7, Proceedings of the International Workshop on the Evaluation of Eurocode 7, Dublin, edited by Orr, T.L.L. , Department of Civil, Structural & Environmental Engineering, TCD, 2005, pp1 - 10 Conference Paper, 2005

Orr, T.L.L., Evaluation of Uplift and Heave Designs to Eurocode 7, Proceedings of the International Workshop on the Evaluation of Eurocode 7, Dublin, 2005, edited by Orr, T.L.L. , Department of Civil, Structural & Environmental Engineering, TCD, 2005, pp147 - 158 Conference Paper, 2005

R. Frank, C. Bauduin, R. Driscoll, M. Kavvadas, N. Krebs Ovesen, T. Orr, B. Schuppener, Designers' Guide to EN 1997-1 Eurocode 7: Geotechnical design - General rules, London, Thomas Telford, 2005, 216pp Book, 2005

Orr, T.L.L., Model Solutions for Eurocode 7 Workshop Examples, Proceedings of the International Workshop on the Evaluation of Eurocode 7, Dublin, edited by Orr, T.L.L. , Department of Civil, Structural & Environmental Engineering, TCD, 2005, pp75 - 108 Conference Paper, 2005

Orr, T.L.L & Cherubini, C., Response to the comment by Burland and Federico on: "Use of the ranking distance as an index for assessing the accuracy and precision of equations for the bearing capacity of piles and at-rest earth pressure coefficient", Canadian Geotechnical Journal, 42, (6), 2005, p1720 - 1722 Journal Article, 2005

Orr, T.L.L., Proceedings of the International Workshop on the Evaluation of Eurocode 7, Dublin, Department of Civil, Structural & Environmental Engineering, TCD, 2005, 320pp Book, 2005

L. Gunnnigan, T.L.L. Orr and A. Hore, Rationalising the construction materials purchasing process, Proceedings 1st International SRCI (Salford Centre for Research and Innovation) Symposium, Salford, UK, edited by G. Aouad, D. Amaratunga, M. Kagioglou, L. Ruddock and M. Sexton , University of Salford, 2004, pp376 - 385 Conference Paper, 2004

Orr, T.L.L., Some Examples of Designs to Eurocode 7, Czech Geotechnical Society, Proceedings of the XIII european Conference on soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering: Problems with Manmade and Man Infested Grounds (CD ROM), Prague, 2004, edited by Barvinek, R., Bohac, J., Jettmar, J., Jirasko, D., Salak, J., Vanicek, I. , 2004 Conference Paper, 2004

Orr, Trevor L.L., Geotechnical issues associated with landfills, Proceedings XIII European Conference on Soil Mechaniccs and Geotechnical Engineering, Prague, edited by I. Vaniček,, R. Barvínek, J. Boháč, J. Jettmar, D. Jirásko and J. Salák , 3, Czech Geotechnical Society, 2003, pp131 - 132 Conference Paper, 2003

C. Cherubini and T.L.L. Orr, Criteria for comparing computed and observed results in geotechnical engineering, Proceedings 9th International Conference on Statistics and Probability in Civil Engineering, Berkeley, California, USA, 2003, edited by Der Kiureghian A., S. Madanat and J.M. Pestana , 2, Millpress Rotterdam, Netherlands, 2003, pp1243 - 1247 Conference Paper, 2003

T.L.L. Orr and M. Long, Proceedings 15th European Young Geotechnical Engineers Conference, Dublin, 2002, edited by T.L.L. Orr and M. Long , Institution of Engineers of Ireland, 2003, pp340 Conference Paper, 2003

T.L.L. Orr and C. Cherubini, Use of the ranking distance as an index for assessing the accuracy and precision of equations for the bearing capacity of piles and at-rest earth pressure coefficient, Canadian Geotechnical Journal, 40, (6), 2003, p1200 - 1207 Journal Article, 2003

E.R. Farrell, B.D.R. Misstear and T.L.L. Orr, Permeability of well graded tills, Proceedings XIII European Conference on Soil Mechaniccs and Geotechnical Engineering, Prague, edited by I. Vaniček,, R. Barvínek, J. Boháč, J. Jettmar, D. Jirásko and J. Salák , 1, Czech Geotechnical Society, 2003, pp71 - 76 Conference Paper, 2003

Orr, Trevor L.L., Geotechnical Engineering in Ireland, Proceedings 15th European Young Geotechnical Engineers Conference, Dublin, 2002, Institution of Engineers of Ireland, 2003, pp15 - 21 Conference Paper, 2003

Kastner R., Arslan U., Orr T.L.L. Sallfors & Standing J.R., Avoiding damage caused by soil-structure interaction: lessons learnt from case histories, London, 2002, 77pp Book, 2002

Orr, Trevor L.L., Implications of Eurocode 7 for geotechnical design in Ireland, Transactions of the Institution of Engineers of Ireland, 126, 2002 Journal Article, 2002

Non-Peer-Reviewed Publications

Geotechnical research Trinity College Dublin, The Irish Scientist Year Book 2005, 13, 2005, pp90 - [Farrell E.R, Orr T.L.L and O'Kelly B.C] Item in dictionary or encyclopaedia, etc, 2005 TARA - Full Text

Research Expertise

Description

Geotechnical design . Risk and reliability in geotechnics . Applications of probabilistic and statistical methods in geotechnics . Limit state design and geotechnical codes . Development of European geotechnical standards including Eurocode 7 . Tunnelling and microtunnelling . Properties and behaviour of Irish soils . Properties and stability of peat . Problems due to pyritic fill . Geotechnical engineering education

Projects

  • Title
    • Investigation of vibrations due to tunnel boring
  • Funding Agency
    • Nishimatsu Construction
  • Date From
    • 2002
  • Date To
    • 2004

Keywords

Drilling Technology; Environmental Engineering, Pollution Control; Environmental Impacts, Interactions; Geographical and Geological Engineering; Geography of agriculture; GEOTECHNICAL ENGINEERING; Geotechnics; Mining Technologies; Soil Mechanics; Soil Sciences; Soil Sciences, Conservation; Soil Sciences, Erosion; Soil Sciences, Soil Genesis

Recognition

Representations

Presented first Prestige Lecture of 2014 at the Institution of Civil Engineers, London which was based on my Crampton Prize Award winning paper: "How Eurocode 7 has affected geotechnical design: a review" published in the Journal Proc. ICE Geotechnical Engineering in December 2012 13th January 2014

Presented invited lecture "Eurocode 7 and pile design in Ireland and the UK" at the Baltic Piling Days conference, Tallinn, Estonia September 2012

Presented invited lecture "What learning outcomes can be achieved by incorporating case histories in geotechnical courses?" at the XV European Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering, Athens, Greece September 2011

Convenor of CEN TC250/SC7 Evolution Group 3: Model solutions 2011-present

Visiting Professor at Wroclaw University of Technology, Poland in 2010 on a co-funded project for the Enhancement and Development of the Teaching Capacity of Universities within the European Social Fund Framework

Presented invited lecture "Eurocode 7 - Teaching students" to the Meeting of Teachers of Geotechnical Subjects, Queens University, Belfast September 2010

Presented invited lecture "Eurocode 7 - The geotechnical design code of the future" to the New Zealand Institution of Civil Engineers, Christchurch, New Zealand August 2010

Presented invited lecture "Eurocode 7 - The geotechnical design code of the future" to the Malaysian Institution of Civil Engineers, Kulala Lumpur, Malaysia July 2010

Presented invited lecture "Eurocode 7, Characteristic Values and New Geotechnical Standards" at the ILF Seminar on Eurocode 7, Innsbruck, Austria December 2009

Presented invited lecture "Geotechnical education and Eurocode 7", 3rd International Conference on Geotechnical Education, Constantza, Romania 3 June 2008

Presented invited lecture "Eurocode 7 and geotechnical models" at Von der Forshung zur Praxis, Symposium anlassich des 80, Geburtstags von Prof. U. Smoltczyk, Stuttgart, Germany 14 November 2008

Presented invited lecture on "Ground vibrations and the Dublin Port Tunnel" to Swedish Geotechnical Society, Stockholm, Sweden 30 May 2007

Presented invited lecture "Harmonization of geotechnical with structural design codes in Europe" to the Asian Civil Engineering Coordinating Council Workshop on Harmonization of Design Codes in the Asian Region, Taipei, Taiwan, November 2006

Presented invited lecture "Development and implementation of Eurocode 7" at the International Symposium on New Generation Design Codes for Geotechnical Engineering Practice, Taipei, Taiwan November 2006

Invited Panelist at International Geotechnical Conference in Osaka, Japan 2005

Organised European Young Geotechnical Engineers Conference in TCD 2003

Presented British Geotechnical Society's touring lecture for 2002. 2002

Presented theme lecture at the International Workshop on Foundation Design Codes in Kamakura, Japan, March, 2002 2002

Member of Irish National Council for Academic Awards' accreditation panel for the new civil engineering degree course at the Cork Institute of Technology 2000

Chairman of the Committee for European Young Geotechnical Engineers Conference, held in Dublin in 2002. 2000

Reviewer of papers for the journal, Geotechnique 1999

External Examiner for the Civil Engineering Diploma and Certificate courses at Dundalk Institute of Technology 1999-2005

COST Action C7 - Soil-Structure Interaction: . Irish representative on EU COST Action Committee investigating occurrence of, and design for, soil-structure interaction in urban civil engineering. 1996 - 2001

Eurocode 7, Geotechnical Design: . 1981 to 1994 First a member and then, for the last seven years, secretary of the drafting panel for Eurocode 7, the new European Standard for geotechnical design. . 1997 to 1998 Irish Member and Secretary of Working Group 1 of CEN Technical Committee 250/SC7 for the conversion of the present pre-standard version of Eurocode 7 into a full European standard. . Since 1998 Member of the ISSMFE committee on Limit State Design in Geotechnics. . Chair of European Committee on Application of Eurocode 7

Project Management Society: . Currently chairman of the Project Management Society of the Institution of Engineers of Ireland.

Advisor for engineering consultants and contractors on the geotechnical aspects of various construction projects in Dublin and elsewhere in Ireland. Recent projects include: - investigation of the cause of the failure of a culvert under a road embankment - the design of the foundations for the new sewage treatment works in Dublin Port - the design of foundations for a building with a deep basement in Raheny - the determination of the cause of cracks in buildings in Swords, - the preparation of a report on the ground conditions in Dublin for the underground part of the LUAS project - advisor to An Bord Pleanala on the stability of the ground for the Corrib gas terminal, Co. Mayo.

Member of the ICE journals Awards Panel 2013-present

Member of the ICE journal Geotechnical Engineering Editorial Advisory Panel 2010-2012

Member of the ICE journal Geotechnique Editorial Advisory Panel 2007-2009

Awards and Honours

Crampton Prize: awarded for the best paper published in the journal Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers: Geotechnical Engineering in 2012 2013

Institution Prize of the Institution of Enginers of Ireland. 1988

[F.I.E.I.] Fellow of the Institution of Engineers of Ireland 1988

Scholarship in TCD 1970

Harding Prize of the British Tunnelling Society 1975

Memberships

The Project Management Society of the Institution of Engineers of Ireland: . Chair since 2001

The Institution of Civil Engineers, London

The British Geotechnical Association

The Institution of Engineers of Ireland

Geotechnical Society of Ireland: . Founder member and currently a committee member of the Geotechnical Society of Ireland