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First place for student challenge in International Masonry Conference

Ehsan Moradabadi and Julie Clarke, PhD students of Prof. Debra Laefer's Urban Modelling Group of UCD’s School of Civil, Structural, and Environmental Engineering, were recently awarded first place for a student challenge as part of the 9th International Masonry Conference held in Guimarães in Portugal from July 7-9th. The challenge was to predict the maximum compressive failure load for two masonry prisms, which were constructed prior to the conference and experimentally tested on the first day of the conference...

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Professor OBrien selected as one ‘European Champion of Transport Research'

Manuela Soares, Director for Transport, DG Research and Innovation at the European Commission presents Professor OBrien with his award in Paris. Professor Eugene O'Brien of UCD has won the cross-modal award in the EU Champions of Research competition. Over the course of several EU funded projects, Prof OBrien’s research has resulted in infrastructures that have been made more sustainable by extending their lives through the quantification of risks, especially the risk of bridges being overloaded. It has been made safer by developing methods to improve the ...

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ERC POC success

Dr Debra Laefer has won an ERC POC worth €147,778, entitled RETURNPOC. She will develop an interface that will allow pointcloud data from both terrestrial and aerial laser scanners to be used directly as input for three-dimensional (3D) printers. The process will circumvent the costly and time-consuming manual steps currently required for surface generation in a computer-aided design (CAD) or CAD-compatible format.

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UCD Civil Engineer Student gets third place in 2013 ICE Graduate Awards

Six of the best from the class of 2O12 graduate civil engineers were praised in front of 2OO invited guests, in the 2013 NCE Graduate Awards. Neill Brauders, who took third place, graduated with an MEng in Civil Engineering from University College Dublin and an MSc from Imperial College....

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Vibration Based Condition Monitoring: A Review

"Vibration Based Condition Monitoring: A Review" by Peter Carden and Paul Fanning from the UCD School of Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering is the most cited paper in Structural Health Monitoring (An International Journal) since it started in 2002. It's also the 5 highest in terms of papers read. More info in ...

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100,000 Downloads of Civil Engineering Papers

The School of Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering is this year celebrating 100,000 downloads of their publications from Research Repository UCD. The collection has been going from strength to strength, with the number of downloads more than doubling each year since the School started uploading papers in 2010.