D. Lopes — Brief C.V. 2016

Experience: 

Professional Geological and Geotechnical Experience (40 years)

Non professional Geological and Geotechnical Experience (10 years)

  • Foundation Engineering.
  • Slope Stability Investigations.
  • Civil Works and stabilization of slopes.
  • Timber Piling.
  • Steel screw Piling.
  • Underpinning.
  • Geotechnical Research.
  • 20 years part-time Geomechanics lecturer at Bendigo Institute of Technology, Homesglen, Swinburne TAFE & Swinburne University of Technology.

 

Memberships: 
  • Past corporate Member of the Australian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (1973-2012).
  • Founding member and past Chair of the Foundation and Footings Society (Vic.) (1990-2011).
  • Founding member and past Chair of the Foundation and Footings Society (Aus) (2006-2011)
  • Founding member and past Chair of Housing Engineering, Design & Research Association (HEDRA) (2007-2016)
  • Past Affiliate of the Institute of Building Surveyors (1979 - 1999)
  • Member of the Australian Geomechanics Society (1977- present)
  • Australian Standards Committee member from 1992-2011 for AS 2870
  • Registered Buildings Practitioner - Civil Engineer, Victorian Building Authority.

 

Qualifications: 
  • 1971 — Qualified in Applied Geology at Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology.
  • 2000 — Received Master of Engineering by Research at Swinburne University of Technology.
  • 2016 — Phd at Swinburne University submitted.
  • 2017 --  Admitted to  Phd  Nov 2017

     

 

Published Papers: 

2016       Co-author — Australian Journal of Environmental Management, Soil Moisture Change and Land use in Victoria, Australia. (Submitted Dec. 2015, accepted for publication April 2016)

2015       Co-author — 9th Australian and New Zealand Conference on Geomechancis. - -"Thornthwaite Moisture Index as a guide to changes in land use"

2010       Co-author — Australian Geomechanics Society journal paper "Changes of Thornthwaite Total Moisture Change in Victoria from 1948-2007 and the Effect on Seasonal Foundation Movements"

2007       Institution of Engineers, Australia, Journal of Civil Engineering, Vol 3 No 1-2007 "A modified shrink/swell test to calculate the instability indices of clays"

2006        Australian Geomechanics Society Journal, Vol 14. "Characterisation of Victorian sites using a sign post shrinkage test with reference to geological & climate settings".

2004       "Case Study of an Investigation of a Damaged House in Brisbane", and "The Effect of Thornthwaite Moisture Index Changes on Ground Movements in Expansive Soils in Victoria, Australia."

2003       Conference on Problematic Soils - Notingham, United Kingdom - "The Effect of Thornthwaite Moisture Index Changes on Ground Movements in Expansive Soils in Victoria, Australia".

2001       Co-author — 6th Australian Masonry Converence, Adelaide. Paper titled "Matching Wall Articulation Methods to Expected Ground Movements".

1999       Co-author — 8th Australian and New Zealand Conference on Expansive Soils — Hobart. Paper titled "A Soil Index Test for the Classification of Building Sites for Light STructures on Expansive Soils"

1996       Co-author — 7th Australian and New Zealand Conference on Expansive Soils — Adelaide. Paper titled "Soil Index Method to Predict Ground Movements"

 

 

Lectures & Presentations: 

2010                    Co-presenter at Australian Geomechanics Society seminar "Changes of Thornthwaite Total Moisture Change in Victoria from 1948-2007 and the Effect on Seasonal Foundation Movements".

2007-2016         Quarterly Building Seminars for Housing Engineering, Design & Research Association (HEDRA).

2006-2008          Foundation & Footings Society (Aus) Annual Geotechnical seminars.

1996-2006          Foundation & Footings Society (Vic.) Annual Geotechnical seminars.

1995                     Swinburne Uiversity of Technology Seminar Series - "Soil Index Methods to Predict Ground Movements".

1994                     Swinburne University of Technology Seminar Series. Paper title -- "Characteristics of Expansive Soils and the Prediction of their Performance."

1993                     Australian Geomechanics Society Seminar, title -- "The Use of Geology in Site Classifications" 

1988-1994          Building courses for the Housing Industry Association (Vic.) & Master Builders Association (Vic).

1977 -1990         Sessional lecturer in Geomechanics to Building Surveyors at Swinburne & Homesglen T.A.F.E.

1991 - 1997        Sessional lecturer in Geomechanics to final year Engineering students Swinburne University of Technology.