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Debra Fern Laefer

Visiting Professor

School Of Civil Engineering
Richview Newstead
Belfield
Dublin 4

Tel: +353 1 7163226
Email: debra.laefer@ucd.ie

Biography

Dr. Debra Laefer has a dual background in geotechnical and structural engineering, in addition to her education in art history and her training in the restoration and preservation of historic structures for the U.S. National Park Service. Dr. Laefer has served as the principal investigator for grants from a wide range of sponsors from Science Foundation Ireland and the  National Science Foundation (NSF) to the Federal Highway Administration, the National Endowment for the Arts, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the National Center for Preservation Technology and Training. She is the author of over 30 papers related to the protection and repair of historic structures and for five years served as chair of the Heritage and Existing Structures' Comm. for the Earthquake Engineering Research Institute, through which she is conducting research with the J. Paul Getty Museum on the seismic protection of art objects.

Professional

Honours and Awards

Year: 2009.
Title: Best Paper Award
Year: 2015.
Title: ERC awardee representative to European Business Angel Network
Year: 2015.
Title: European Research Council (ERC) representative to World Congress of Scientific Journalists
Year: 2015.
Title: First Place Data Fusion Contest
Year: 2015.
Title: Best Track award
Year: 2012.
Title: European Research Council, Consolidator Award
Year: 2007.
Title: Presidential Teaching Award (UCD)
Year: 2006.
Title: Principal Investigator Career Advancement Award, Science Foundation Ireland,
Year: 2004.
Title: Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, Fellow
Year: 2004.
Title: Faculty Mentor,Natural Hazard Mitigation in Japan
Year: 2004.
Title: Faculty Advising Award, NCSU
Year: 2002.
Title: Women and Equity Award, University level recognition, NCSU
Year: 2000.
Title: Teaching Incentive Grant
Year: 1999.
Title: Selected Professions Fellowship, American Association of University Women
Year: 1997.
Title: Ford Foundation Fellowship, Arms Control, Disarmament, & Internat'l Security
Year: 1997.
Title: American Women in Science Fellowship
Year: 1997.
Title: National Academy of Applied Science, Apprenticeship Programme
Year: 1995.
Title: National Science Foundation Fellowship, SURGE Programme,
Year: 1994.
Title: Fulbright Fellowship, Malin, Italy
Year: 1993.
Title: "Fast Track" Employee Award National Park Service,

Associations

Association: American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), 1989-current , Function/Role: Associate Editor, Journal of Computing in Civil Engineering, 2007-current, Associate Editor, Geo-strata, 2007-current
Association: Earthquake Engineering Research Institute (EERI), 1996-current , Function/Role: Chair, Heritage and Existing Structures Committee, 2003-current
Association: International Assoc. for Bridge and Structural Engineers (IABSE) 1997-2000, 2002-current, Function/Role: Member, Working Commission 1, Int¿l Comm. on Safety and Reliability, 2003-current
Association: Institute for Disaster Studies, Function/Role: Session facilitator, ¿Setting an Agenda for the Institue of Disaster Studies¿, Greenville, NC, May 22-23, 2003
Association: National Science Foundation , Function/Role: Workshop Organizer, ¿¿Determining Disaster Data Needs for a Multi-state, Multi-Disaster Context¿ Nov. 4-5, 2004.
Association: Structural Analysis of Historic Construction, Function/Role: Technical Organizing Committee, Int¿l Conf. Bath, U.K. 2007-2008
Association: Transportation Research Board (TRB), 2002-current, Function/Role: Member, AFF60, National Comm. on Tunnels and Underground Structures, 2003-current
     

Conference Contributions

Laefer, D.; (2007) Understanding the Roles, Variances, and Limitations in the Use of Microcrystalline Waxes for the Protection of Art Objects. [Keynote Address], International Conference on Earthquake Protection of Museums, Istanbul, Turkey , 01-JUN-07.
Hinks, T., Carr, H., and Laefer, D. ; (2007) Impediments to vertical data capture from Aerial LiDAR for Three-dimensional Building Extraction. [Oral Presentation], Improving Infrastructure Worldwide: Bringing People Closer (International Association for Bridge and Structural Engineering), * , 01-JAN-07.

Committees

Committee : American Society of Civil Engineers, Earth Retention Committee
Committee : American Society of Civil Engineers, Foundation Reuse Sub-committee
Committee : Deep Foundation Institute, Sustainability Committee
Committee : Earthquake Engineering Research Institute, Heritage and Existing Structures Committee
Committee : International Association of Bridge and Structural Engineering, Working Commission 1, International Committee on Safety and Reliability
Committee : The Masonry Society, National Committee on Existing Masonry
Committee : Transportation Research Board, AFF60, National Committee on Tunnels and Underground Structures
 

Education

Year 2001 Institution: University of Illinois, IL, USA
Qualification: PhD Subject:
Year 1997 Institution: University of Illinois, IL, USA
Qualification: MS Subject:
Year 1992 Institution: Columbia University, NY, USA
Qualification: BS Subject:
Year 1991 Institution: Columbia University, NY USA
Qualification: BA Subject: Art History
         

Publications

   

Edited Books

Iskander, M., Suleiman, M., Anderson, B., and Laefer, D (Ed.). (2015) Foundations 2015: Proc. Int'l Foundations Congress & Equipment, EXPO 2015, GSP 256. Virginia: ASCE. [DOI] [Details]
Iskander, M., Laefer, D. and Hussein, M (Ed.). (2009) Contemporary Topics in Ground Modification, Problem Soils, and Geo-Support, International Foundation Engineering Congress & Equipment Expo (IFCEE'09), Mar. 14-19, 2009, Orlando, FL, GSP 187. Reston, VA: ASCE. [Details]
Iskander, M., Laefer, D. and Hussein, M (Ed.). (2009) Contemporary Topics in Deep Foundations, IFCEE'09, Mar. 14-19, 2009, Orlando, FL, GSP 186. Reston, VA: ASCE. [Details]
Iskander, M., Laefer, D. and Hussein, M (Ed.). (2009) Contemporary Topics in In-Situ Testing, Analysis, and Reliability of Foundations IFCEE'09, Mar.14-19, 2009, Orlando, FL, GSP 185. Reston, VA: ASCE. [Details]
Laefer, D. and Kalkan E (Ed.). (2008) Special Edition Seismic reliability, analysis, and protection of historic buildings and heritage sites Engineering Structures,, Vol. 30, No 8. Elsevier. [Details]
Camp, W., Castelli, R., Laefer, D., and Paikowsky S (Ed.). (2007) Contemporary Issues in Deep Foundations. Proceedings of Sessions of the Geo-Denver 2007: New Peaks in Geotechnics, Denver, CO, USA, February 18,21, 2007. GSP 158. Reston, VA: ASCE. [Details]
Laefer, D (Ed.). (1998) Current Earthquake Engineering Research in the Central United States. Urbana, Illinois: Earthquake Engineering Research Institute. [Details]

Peer Reviewed Journals

Laefer, D., Erkal, A. (2016) 'Selection, Production, and Testing of Scaled Reinforced Concrete Models and their Components'. Construction and Building Materials, 126 (15):398-409. [DOI] [Details]
Vo, A.-V., Truong-Hong, L., Laefer, D., Tiede, S. d¿Oleire-Oltmanns, A., Baraldi, Shimoni, M., Moser, G.Tuia, D. (2016) 'Processing of Extremely High Resolution LiDAR and Optical Data: Outcome of the 2015 IEEE GRSS Data Fusion Contest'. IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Applied Earth Observations and Remote Sensing, PP (99):1-16. [DOI] [Details]
Laefer, D., Truong-Hong, L. (2016) 'Toward Automatic Generation of 3D Steel Structures for Building Information Modelling'. Automation in Construction, . [Details]
Byrne, J., O¿Keeffe, E., Lennon, D., Laefer, D. (2016) '3D Reconstructions Using Unstabilised Video Footage from an Unmanned Aerial System'. IEEE Transactions on Automation Science and Engineering, . [Details]
Al-Sabah, A., Laefer, D. (2016) 'Use of Negative Stiffness in Damage Analysis of Concrete'. Engineering Structures, 126 (1):187-199. [DOI] [Details]
Mohyeddin, S., Kashan, g., Ghassemieh, M., Khanmohammadi, M., Laefer, D., Baei, M. (2016) 'Seismic Enhancement of Irregular Bridges Using Shape Memory Alloys'. Engineering Structures, . [Details]
Huynh, M., Laefer, D., Murphy, N., Ivankovic, A. (2016) 'Computational Modelling of Crack Propagation in Concrete due to Expansion Cements'. Engineering Structures, . [Details]
Isfeld, A., Moradabadi, E., Laefer, D., Shrive, N. (2016) 'Uncertainty Analysis of the Effect of Grout Injection on the Deformation of Multi-Wythe Stone Masonry Walls'. Construction and Building Materials, 126 :661-672. Available Online [DOI] Link to full text [Details]
Goudarzi, A., Ghassemieh, M., Fanaie, N., Laefer, D., Baei, M (2016) 'Axial Load Effects on Flush, End-plate, Moment Connections'. Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers: Structures and Buildings, . [Details]
Natanzi, A., Laefer, D., Connoly, L. (2016) 'Cold and Moderate Ambient Temperatures Effects on Expansive Pressure Development in Soundless Chemical Demolition Agents¿'. Construction and Building Materials, 110 (1):117-127. [DOI] [Details]
Chen, S., Laefer, D., Mangina, E. (2016) 'State of Technology Review of Civilian UAVs'. Recent Patents on Engineering, 10 (2):1-15. [DOI] [Details]
Zolanvari, S. M. Iman; Laefer, Debra F. (2016) 'Slicing Method for curved facade (façade) and window extraction from point clouds'. ISPRS Journal of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing, 119 (September 2016):334-346. Available Online [DOI] Link to full text [Details]
Cherifi, M., Hazourli, S., and Laefer, D. (2016) 'Effect of Sludge pH and Treatment Time on the Electrokinetic Removal of Aluminum from Water Potabilization Treatment Sludge'. Comptes Rendus Chimie, 19 (4):511-516. [DOI] [Details]
Singh, M. and Laefer, D. (2015) 'Recent Trends and Remaining Limitations in Urban Microclimate Models'. The Open Urban Studies Journal, 1 (1):1-12. [DOI] Link to full text [Details]
Laefer, D., Kennedy, J., O'Flynn, K., Stanton, K. (2015) 'Structure - Property Relationships in Microcrystalline Waxes for Museum Seismic Protection Applications'. Progress in Rubber, Plastics and Recycling Technology, 31 (4):281-298. [Details]
Ghassemieh, M., Baei, M., Kari, A., Goudarzi, A., Laefer, D. (2015) 'Adopting flexibility of the end-plate connections in steel moment frames'. Steel and Composite Structures, 18 (5):1215-1237. [DOI] Link to full text [Details]
Aljumaily, H. Laefer, D. Cuadra, L. (2015) 'A Big Data Approach for 3D Building Extraction from Aerial Laser Scanning'. Journal of Computing in Civil Engineering, 30 (3). [DOI] Link to full text [Details]
Rezaiguia, A., Ouelaa, N., Laefer, D. (2015) 'Dynamic Amplification of a Multi-span Orthotropic Bridge Deck under Vehicular Movement'. Engineering Structures, 100 :718-730. [DOI] Link to full text [Details]
Al-Sabah, A., Laefer, D. (2015) 'Meshfree Sequentially Linear Analysis of Concrete'. Journal of Computing in Civil Engineering, 30 (2). [DOI] Link to full text [Details]
Truong-Hong, L., Laefer, D. (2015) 'Quantitative Evaluation Strategies for Urban 3D Model Generation from Remote Sensing Data'. Computers and Graphics, 49 :82-91. [DOI] Link to full text [Details]
Hajializadeh, D., Al-Sabah, A.S., OBrien, E.J., Laefer, D.F., Enright, B. (2015) 'Nonlinear Analysis of Isotropic Slab Bridges under Extreme Traffic Loading'. Canadian Journal of Civil Engineering, 42 (10):808-817. [DOI] Link to full text [Details]
Hinks, Tommy and Carr, Hamish and Gharibi, Hamid and Laefer, Debra F. (2015) 'Visualisation of urban airborne laser scanning data with occlusion images'. ISPRS Journal of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing, 104 :77-87. [DOI] Link to full text [Details]
Vo, A.-V. and Truong-Hong, L. and Laefer, D.F. and Bertolotto, M. (2015) 'Octree-based region growing for point cloud segmentation'. ISPRS Journal of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing, 104 :88-100. Available Online [DOI] [Details]
Moradabadi, E. and Laefer, D.F. and Clarke, J.A. and Lourenço, P.B. (2015) 'A semi-random field finite element method to predict the maximum eccentric compressive load for masonry prisms'. Construction and Building Materials, 77 :489-500. Available Online [DOI] [Details]
linh truong-hong debra f laefer (2014) 'Octree-based, automatic building façade generation from LiDAR data'. Computer Aided Design, 53 :46-61. [DOI] Link to full text [Details]
Julie A Clarke, Debra F Laefer (2014) 'Evaluation of risk assessment procedures for buildings adjacent to tunnelling works'. Tunneling and Underground Structures, 40 (2):333-342. [DOI] Link to full text [Details]
Julie Clarke & Debra F. Laefer (2014) 'Systematic Approach for Large-Scale, Rapid, Dilapidation Surveys of Historic Masonry Buildings'. International Journal of Architectural Heritage, 8 (2):290-310. [DOI] [Details]
Gharibi, H., Laefer, D., Truong-Hong, L., Garg., H., and Lennon, D. (2014) 'Considerations for Terrestrial Laser Scanner Selection for Civil Engineering in Urban Areas'. Journal of Scientific Research and Reports, . [DOI] [Details]
Debra F Laefer, Linh Truong-Hong, Hamish Carr, Manmeet Singh (2014) 'Crack detection limits in unit based masonry with terrestrial laser scanning'. NDT and E International, 62 (3):66-76. [DOI] Link to full text [Details]
Debra F. Laefer, Kelly-Ann Farrell (2014) 'A hybrid method for foundation reuse evaluation'. Environmental Geotechnics, . [DOI] Link to full text [Details]
Aykut Erkal, Debra F Laefer, Semih Tezcan (2014) 'Advantages of Infinite Elements over Prespecified Boundary Conditions in Unbounded Problems'. Journal of Computing in Civil Engineering, . Available Online [DOI] Link to full text [Details]
Truong-Hong, L., Laefer, D., Le K. (2013) 'Addressing Lateral Loads in Bridge Abutments'. Ground Improvement, . [DOI] [Details]
Mosa, A.S.M., Schön, B., Bertolotto, M., Laefer, D.F.; (2013) 'Evaluating the benefits of Octree-based indexing for LiDAR data'. Photogrammetric Engineering And Remote Sensing, 78 (9):927-934. [Details]
Truong-Hong, L., Laefer, D.F (2013) 'Validating Computational Models from Laser Scanning Data for Historic Facades'. Journal of Testing and Evaluation, 41 (3):1-16. [DOI] [Details]
Clarke, J., Laefer, D.F. (2013) 'Evaluation of Risk Assessment Procedures for Buildings Adjacent to Tunnelling Works'. Tunneling and Underground Structures, . [Details]
Truong-Hong, L., Laefer, D.F. (2013) 'Impact of modeling architectural detailing for predicting unreinforced masonry response to subsidence'. Automation in Construction, 30 (March):191-204. [DOI] [Details]
Truong-Hong, L,Laefer, DF,Hinks, T,Carr, H (2013) 'Combining an Angle Criterion with Voxelization and the Flying Voxel Method in Reconstructing Building Models from LiDAR Data'. Computer-Aided Civil and Infrastructure Engineering, 28 :112-129. [DOI] [Details]
Hinks, T,Carr, H,Linh, TH,Laefer, DF (2013) 'Point Cloud Data Conversion into Solid Models via Point-Based Voxelization'. Journal Of Surveying Engineering-Asce, 139 (2):72-83. [DOI] [Details]
Djebala, A,Ouelaa, N,Benchaabane, C,Laefer, DF (2012) 'Application of the Wavelet Multi-resolution Analysis and Hilbert transform for the prediction of gear tooth defects'. Meccanica, 47 :1601-1612. [DOI] [Details]
Truong-Hong, L. Laefer, D., Hinks, T., and Carr H; (2012) 'Flying Voxel Method With Delaunay Triangulation Criterion For Façade/Feature Detection For Computation'. Journal of Computing in Civil Engineering, 26 (6):691-707. [DOI] Link to full text [Details]
Laefer, DF; Anwar, M (2012) 'Review of strategies for the creation and population of urban microclimate models'. The Open Urban Studies Journal, 2012 (5):22-31. [Details]
Schön, B; Mosa, A; Laefer, DF; Bertolotto, M (2012) 'Semantics Preserving Indexing of 3D Point Clouds from Remote Sensing'. Computers & Geosciences, . [DOI] [Details]
Rezaiguia, A., Fisli, Y., Ellagoune, S., Laefer, D., and Ouelaa, N. (2012) 'Extension of Semi-analytical Approach to Determine Natural Frequencies and Mode Shapes of Multi-span Orthotropic Bridge Deck'. Structural Engineering and Mechanics An International Journal, 43 (1):71-87. [Details]
Clarke, J., Laefer, D.F. (2012) 'A Systematic Approach for Large-scale, Rapid, Dilapidation Surveys of Historic Masonry Buildings'. International Journal of Architectural Heritage, . [DOI] [Details]
Erkal, A., Tezcan, S., Laefer, D.; (2011) 'Assessment and Code Considerations for the Combined Effect of Seismic Base-isolation and Viscoelastic Dampers'. ISRN Civil Engineering, 2011 . [DOI] [Details]
Laefer, D.F. Truong-Hong, L., and Fitzgerald, M; (2011) 'Processing of Terrestrial Laser Scanning Point Cloud Data for Computational Modelling of Building Facades'. Recent Patents on Computer Science, 4 (1):1-14. [Details]
Laefer, D. Truong-Hong, L., Cording, E., Long, J., & Erkal, A.; (2011) 'Manufacturing, assembly, and testing of scaled, historic masonry for one-gravity, pseudo-static, soil-structure experiments'. Construction and Building Materials, 25 (12):4362-4373. [DOI] [Details]
Laefer, D., Hinks, T., Carr, H., & L. Truong-Hong; (2011) 'New Advances in Automated Urban Model Population through Aerial Laser Scanning'. Recent Patents on Engineering, 5 (3):196-208. [Details]
Laefer, DF,Erkal, A,Cording, EJ,Long, JH,Hong, LT; (2010) 'Theoretical Solutions for Strength-Scaled Unreinforced Masonry for Scaled Soil-Structure Experimentation'. Journal of Testing and Evaluation, 38 :449-457. [Details]
Moffatt, S. and Laefer, D.; (2010) 'An Open Source Vision for HAZUS'. Journal of Computing in Civil Engineering, 24 (1). [Details]
Laefer, D., Gannon, J., and Deely, E.; (2010) 'Reliability of Crack Detection for Pre-construction Condition Assessments'. Journal of Infrastructure Systems, . [Details]
Laefer, D., Erkal, A., Cording, E., Long, J., & Truong Hong, L. ; (2010) 'Strength-scaled Building Materials for Scaled Soil-structure Experiments Theoretical Considerations'. Journal of ASTM International, 38 (4):449-457. [DOI] [Details]
Morrish, SW,Laefer, DF; (2010) 'Web-Enabling of Architectural Heritage Inventories'. International Journal of Architectural Heritage, 4 :16-37. [DOI] [Details]
Guenfoud, S,Bosakov, SV,Laefer, DF; (2010) 'A Ritz's method based solution for the contact problem of a deformable rectangular plate on an elastic quarter-space'. International Journal of Solids and Structures, 47 :1822-1829. [DOI] [Details]
Laefer, DF,Ambrozevitch-Cooper, N,Huynh, MP,Midgette, J,Ceribasi, S,Wortman, J; (2010) 'Expansive fracture agent behaviour for concrete cracking'. Magazine of Concrete Research, 62 :443-452. [DOI] [Details]
Rezaiguia, A. and Laefer, D.; (2009) 'Semi-analytical determination of natural frequencies and mode shapes of a multi-span bridge decks'. Journal of Sound and Vibration, 328 (3):291-300. [DOI] [Details]
Laefer, D.; (2009) 'Gender Disparity in Engineering as a Function of Physics Enrollment and Its Implications for Civil Engineering'. Journal of Professional Issues in Engineering, 135 (5):95-101. [Details]
Schoen, B., Laefer, D., Morrish, S. & Bertolotto, M. ; (2009) 'Three-dimensional Spatial Information Systems: State of the Art Review'. Recent Patents on Computer Science, 2 (1):21-31. [Details]
Laefer, D., Fitzgerald, M., Maloney, E., Coyne, D., Lennon, D., Morrish, S.W.,; (2009) 'LiDAR lateral image degradation and its implications for condition assessment and structural health monitoring'. Structural Engineering International, 19 (2):184-189. [DOI] [Details]
Laefer, D., Ceribasi, S., Long, J. and Cording, E. (2009).; (2009) 'Predicting Reinforced Concrete Frame Response to Excavation Induced Settlement'. Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering, 135 (11):1605-1619. [DOI] [Details]
Guenfoud, S., Bosakov, S., and Laefer, D.; (2009) 'Dynamic Analysis of a Beam Resting on an Elastic Half-Space with Inertial Properties'. Soil Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering, 29 (8):1198-1207. [DOI] [Details]
Hinks, T., Carr, H., and Laefer, D.; (2009) 'Flight Optimization Algorithms for Aerial LiDAR Capture for Urban Infrastructure Model Generation'. Journal of Computing in Civil Engineering, 23 (5). [Details]
Son, M., Laefer, D. and Cording, J.; (2008) 'Numerical Model Tests of Building Response to Excavation-induced Ground Movements'. Canadian Geotechnical Journal, 45 (11):1611-1621. [DOI] [Details]
Crowley, A. and Laefer, D.; (2008) 'Understanding Microcrystalline Waxes for the Seismic Protection of Art Objects'. Amn. Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works, 47 (2):1-12. [Details]
Laefer, D. and Manke, J. ; (2008) 'Building Reuse Assessment for Sustainable Urban Reconstruction'. Journal of Construction Engineering and Management, 134 (4):217-227. [Details]
Crowley, A., Laefer, D. F., Fanning, M., ; (2008) 'Sample preparation and testing methods for the evaluation of microcrystalline waxes for the seismic protection of art objects'. Journal of Testing and Evaluation, 36 (1):24-33. [Details]
Bian, Y., Hutchinson, T. C., Wilson, D., Laefer, D., Brandenberg, S., ; (2008) 'Experimental investigation of grouted helical piers for use in foundation rehabilitation'. Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering - ASCE, 134 (9):1280-1289. [Details]
Pradhan, A., Laefer, D. & Rasdorf, W.; (2007) 'Infrastructure Management System Framework Requirements for Disasters'. Journal of Computing in Civil Engineering, 21 (2):90-101. [Details]
Laefer, DF,Koss, A,Pradhan, A; (2006) 'The need for baseline data characteristics for GIS-based disaster management systems'. Plan, 132 :115-119. [Details]
Laefer, D., Koss, A. Pradhan, A.; (2006) 'Need for Baseline Data Characteristics for GIS-based Disaster Management Systems'. Journal of Urban Planning and Development, 132 (3):115-119. [Details]
Laefer, D., Evans, A. Frazier, J.; (2006) 'Forensic Investigation Methodology for Distressed Historic Structures'. Journal Association Preservation Technology, 37 (2-3):23-31. [Details]
Laefer, DF, Pradhan, AR, ; (2006) 'Evacuation route selection based on tree-based hazards using light detection and ranging and GIS'. Transportation engineering journal of ASCE, 132 (4):312-320. [Details]
Laefer, DF, Boggs, J, Cooper, N, ; (2004) 'Engineering properties of historic brick: Variability considerations as a function of stationary versus nonstationary kiln types'. Journal of The American Institute for Conservation, 43 (3):255-272. [Details]
Laefer, D. & Kim, W.; (2004) 'Prediction of Tunneling Induced Ground Movement'. Journal of Transportation Research Record, 1892 :208-220. [Details]
Kalkan, E; Laefer, DF; ; (2004) 'Seismic based strengthening of steel and RC telecommunication poles based on fern analysis'. Engineering Structures, 26 (14):2101-2111. [Details]
 

Conference Publications

Byrne, J., Laefer, D. (2016) Variables Effecting Photomosaic Reconstruction and Ortho-rectification from Aerial Survey Datasets CERAI Galway, Ireland, , 29-AUG-16 - 30-AUG-16 [Details]
Moradabadi, E., & Laefer, D. F. (2016) Considerations for a District-Level, Tunnel-Risk, Screening Tool ITA-AITES World Tunneling Congress (WTC 2016) San Francisco, California, , 22-APR-16 - 28-APR-16 , pp.2272-2279 [Details]
Chen, S., Laefer, D., Mangina, E. (2016) Assessing the Feasibility and Limitations of UAV-based Bridge Inspection CERAI Galway, Ireland, , 29-AUG-16 - 30-AUG-16 [Details]
Laefer, D. (2016) Emerging city-scale damage prediction options for urban tunnelling Structural Analysis of Historical Constructions (SAHC) 2016 Leuven, Belgium, , 13-SEP-16 - 15-SEP-16 , pp.15-22 [Details]
Natanzi, A., Laefer, D, Mullane, S. (2016) Chemical Demolition of Unit Masonry: a Preparatory Study Structural Analysis of Historical Constructions (SAHC) 2016 Leuven, Belgium, , 13-SEP-16 - 15-SEP-16 , pp.88-95 [Details]
Truong-Hong, L., Falter, H., Lennon. D. and Laefer, D. (2016) Framework for Bridge Inspection with Laser Scanning EASCE 14 Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, , 06-JAN-16 - 08-JAN-16 Link to full text [Details]
Clarke, J., Maradabadi, E., Laefer, D. (2016) The effect of uncertainty on the prediction of building damage due to tunnelling-induced settle-ment XVI ECSMGE, Geotechnical Engineering for Infrastructure and Development Edinburgh, Scotland, , 13-SEP-15 - 17-SEP-15 , pp.4135-4141 [DOI] [Details]
Fisli, Y., Abdelouahab, R., Guenfoud, S., Laefer, D. and Kaddeche, M. (2015) Dynamic Amplifications of an Orthotropic, Multi-span Bridge Deck under a Moving Truck with Tandem Axles . In: M. Chouchane, T. Fakhfakh, H. Daly, N. Aifaoui, F. Chaar eds. The Sixth Conference on Design and Modeling of Mechanical Systems, CMSM'2015 , 23-MAR-15 - 25-MAR-15 , pp.523-535 [DOI] [Details]
Moradabadi, E and Laefer, D. (2015) Steps Towards a Probabilistic Framework for Tunnelling Damage ITA WTC 2015 Congress and 41st General Assembly Dubrovnik, Croatia, , 22-MAY-15 - 28-MAY-15 , pp.770 [DOI] [Details]
Truong-Hong, L., and Laefer, D. (2015) Evaluation of Automatically Generated 2D Footprints from Urban LiDAR Data ISPRS GEOSPATIAL WEEK 2015 La Grande Motte, France, , 28-SEP-15 - 02-OCT-15 , pp.527-534 [DOI] Link to full text [Details]
Cao, H-V., Chu, K-X., Le-Khac, N-A., Kechadi, M-T., Laefer, D., Truong-Hong, L. (2015) Toward a new approach for massive LiDAR data processing Second IEEE International Conference on Spatial Data Mining and Geographical Knowledge Services (ICSDM2015) Fuzhou, China, , 08-JUL-15 - 10-JUL-15 , pp.135-140 [DOI] Link to full text [Details]
Truong-Hong, L., and Laefer, D. (2015) Documentation of Bridges by Terrestrial Laser Scanner IABSE Geneva Conference 2015 Geneva, Switzerland, , 23-SEP-15 - 25-SEP-15 , pp.1-8 [DOI] Link to full text [Details]
Vo, A.V., Truong-Hong, L., and Laefer, D (2015) Aerial Laser Scanning and Imagery Data Fusion for Road Detection in City Scale IEEE GRSS Data Fusion Contest, IGARSS 2015 Milan, Italy, , 26-JUL-15 - 31-JUL-15 , pp.4177-4180 [DOI] Link to full text [Details]
Truong-Hong, L., and Laefer, D. (2015) A Semi-Automatic Member Detection for Metal Bridges IABSE Nara 2015 Nara, Japan, , 13-MAY-15 - 15-MAY-15 , pp.1-7 Link to full text [Details]
Debra Laefer, Conor McGroarty, Oisín Ó Murchú (2014) Soil nailing optimisation: lost opportunities in current practice CERAI 2014 Belfast, Ireland, , 28-AUG-14 - 29-AUG-14 , pp.357-361 Link to full text [Details]
Debra Laefer Kelly-Ann Farrell (2014) Reassessing Foundation Reuse Assessment Tools CERAI 2014 Belfast, Ireland, , 28-AUG-14 - 29-AUG-14 , pp.351-356 Link to full text [Details]
Debra Laefer (2014) Solutions for Model-Scale, Tied-Back Anchors and Sheet Pile Walls Geo-Congress 2014 , pp.2578-2587 [DOI] Link to full text [Details]
Moradabadi, Ehsan Laefer, Debra F (2014) Numerical modelling options for cracked masonry buildings 9th International Masonry Conference 2014 Guimarães, Portugal, Link to full text [Details]
Natanzi, A., Laefer, D. (2014) Usage Considerations for the Application of Soundless Chemical Demolition Agents near Historic Structures SAHC 2014 Mexico City, Mexico, , 14-OCT-14 - 17-OCT-14 [Details]
Abuwarda, S., Laefer, D. (2014) Aerial Flightpath Considerations for Documenting Urban Heritage Using Laser Scanning Virtual Cultural Heritage in Ireland Dublin, Ireland, , 12-FEB-14 - 14-FEB-14 Available Online Link to full text [Details]
Truong-Hong, L., Laefer, D (2014) Application of Terrestrial Laser Scanner in Bridge Inspection: Review and an Opportunity 37th IABSE Symposium Madrid, Spain, , 03-SEP-14 - 05-SEP-14 , pp.2713-2720 Link to full text [Details]
Truong-Hong, L., Laefer, D. (2014) Using Terrestrial Laser Scanning for Dynamic Bridge Deflection Measurement Istanbul Bridge Conference, IABSE Istanbul, Turkey, , 11-AUG-14 - 13-AUG-14 Link to full text [Details]
Rezaiguia, A., Guenfoud, S., Laefer, D., Fisli, Y., Kaddeche, M., Ould-Lahoucine, C. (2014) Homogenization of a Composite, Multi-Girder Bridge Deck as an Equivalent Orthotropic Plate 3rd International Conference on Composite Materials and Structures Oran, Algeria, , 02-DEC-14 - 03-DEC-14 Link to full text [Details]
Guenfoud, S., Bosakov, S., Laefer, D. (2014) Dynamic analysis of a plate resting on elastic half-space with distributive properties The 2014 World Congress on: Advances in Civil, Environmental, and Materials Research (ACEM 14) Busan, Korea, , 24-AUG-14 - 28-AUG-14 Link to full text [Details]
Laefer, D. (2013) Planning Infrastructure Documentation with Aerial Laser Scanning IABSE Rotterdam Link to full text [Details]
Julie A Clarke, Debra Laefer (2013) Pioneering real-time computational models for building damage prediction during adjacent tunnel excavation 3rd International Conference on Computational Methods in Tunnelling and Subsurface Engineering Bochum, Germany, , pp.537-547 Link to full text [Details]
Colm Brennan and Debra F. Laefer (2013) ALLEDGED VEHICLE-INDUCED VIBRATIONS AT A 19TH CENTURY LACE FACTORY: LESSONS LEARNED Problems and experience of the engineering protection of the urbanized territories and a safeguarding of the heritage under conditions of the geo-ecological risk Kiev Ukraine, Link to full text [Details]
Laefer, DF; Murphy, D (2012) Characteristic Damage Concentration: a New Damage Index for Historic Interiors Eighth Intl Conf. on Structural Analysis of Historical Constructions Wroclaw Poland, , 15-OCT-12 - 17-OCT-12 , pp.297-301 [Details]
Clarke, J; Laefer, DF (2012) Generation of a Building Typology for Urban Tunnelling Risk Assessment Joint Symposium Proceedings of Bridge and Concrete Research in Ireland Dulbin, Ireland, , 06-SEP-12 - 07-SEP-12 Link to full text [Details]
Laefer, D; (2011) Undergraduate Research Models Applicable for Geotechnics Geo-Frontiers: Advances in Geotechnical Engineering Dallas, TX USA, , 13-MAR-11 - 16-MAR-11 , pp.2897-2906 Available Online [DOI] [Details]
Laefer, D.; (2011) Quantitative Support for a Qualitative Foundation Reuse Assessment Tool Geo-Frontiers: Advances in Geotechnical Engineering Dallas, TX, USA, , 13-MAR-11 - 16-MAR-11 , pp.113-121 [DOI] [Details]
Laefer, D., Akter, S. and McHale, C. ; (2011) America's Research-Active, Geotechnical Faculty Members - An Investigation of National Science Foundation Funding Trends Geo-Frontiers: Advances in Geotechnical Engineering Dallas, TX USA, , 13-MAR-11 - 16-AUG-11 , pp.2887-2896 Available Online [DOI] [Details]
Erkal, A., Laefer, D.F., Fanning, P.; (2010) Building Response to Traffic-induced Vibrations and Human Related Disturbance Transportation Research Board 89th Annual Meeting Washington, D.C, , 10-JAN-10 - 14-JAN-10 [Details]
Erkal, A., Laefer, D., Fanning, P., Durukal, E., Hancilar, U., Kaya, Y.; (2010) Factors Affecting Traffic-generated Vibrations on Structures and the Masonry Minaret of Little Hagia Sophia . In: NiNuallain, N.A., Walsh, D. West, R., Cannon, E., Caprani, C., McCabe, B eds. Bridge and Infrastructure Research in Ireland 2010 and Concrete Research in Ireland 2010 Cork, , 02-SEP-10 - 03-SEP-10 , pp.289-298 [Details]
Laefer, D. and McHale, C.; (2010) America's Research-active, Geotechnical Faculty Members: a Snapshot of the Community . In: ratta, D., Puppala, A., and Muhunthan, B. eds. Geo-Florida 2010: Advances in Analysis, Modeling, and Design, ASCE GSP 199 West Palm Beach, FL, , 20-FEB-10 - 24-FEB-10 , pp.3237-3246 [Details]
Murphy, L., Gaynor, S., and Laefer, D. ; (2010) Predicted Tunnel-induced Settlement and Damage to Findlaters Church with Respect to Freefield and Constructed Side Considerations . In: Fratta, D., Puppala, A., and Muhunthan, B eds. Geo-Florida 2010: Advances in Analysis, Modeling, and Design West Palm Beach, FL, , 20-FEB-10 - 24-FEB-10 , pp.1690-1699 [Details]
Joy, J. Flahavan, T., Laefer, D.F; (2010) Soil Nailing in Glacial Till: A Design Guide Evaluation Based on Irish and American Field Sites . In: Finno, R., Hashash, Y., Arduino, P eds. Proc. of the 2010 Earth Retention Conference, ASCE GSP 208 Bellevue, WA, , 01-AUG-10 - 04-AUG-10 , pp.252-261 [DOI] [Details]
Cording, E.J., Long, J.L., Son, M., Laefer, D.F., Ghahreman, B. ; (2010) Assessment of Excavation-Induced Building Damage . In: Finno, R., Hashash, Y., Arduino, P eds. Proc. of the 2010 Earth Retention Conference, ASCE GSP 208 Bellevue, WA, , 01-AUG-10 - 04-AUG-10 , pp.101-120 [DOI] [Details]
Laefer, D., Hinks, T., Carr, H. ; (2010) New possibilities for damage prediction form tunnel subsidence using aerial LiDAR data . In: ISSMGE eds. Geotechnical Challenges in Megacities, Vol. 2 Moscow, Russia, , 07-JUN-10 - 10-JUN-10 , pp.622-629 [Details]
Erkal, A., Laefer, D., and Fanning, P, Durukal E., Hancilar U., and Kaya, Y. ; (2010) Investigation of the Rail-induced Vibrations on a Masonry Historical Building . In: Advanced Materials Research, Trans Tech Publications, Vols. 133-134 eds. SAHC-2010 Conference Shanghai, China, , 06-OCT-10 - 08-OCT-10 , pp.569-574 [DOI] [Details]
Huynh, M.-P. & Laefer, D.; (2009) Expansive Cements and Soundless Chemical Demolition Agents: State of Technology Review 11th Conference on Science and Technology Ho Chi Minh City Vietnam, , 21-OCT-09 - 23-OCT-09 , pp.1370-1377 [Details]
Laefer, D., O'Neill, D., & O'Mahony, C. ; (2009) Impact of Clay On Early Jet Grouting Strength DFI 34th annual conference , pp.126-135 [Details]
Schoen, B., Bertolotto, M. and Laefer, D; (2009) Storage, manipulation, and visualization of LiDAR data . In: ed.s Remondino, F., El-Hakim, S., and Gonzo, L eds. 3rd Int'l Wkshp, 3D-ARCH 2009: 3D Virtual Reconstruction and Visualization of Complex Architectures. International Archives of Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing and Spatial Information Sciences, Volume XXXVIII-5/W1 Torino Italy, , 25-FEB-09 - 28-FEB-09 , pp.1682-1777 [Details]
Laefer, D., O'Neill, J., and Williams, D.; (2009) Determining Minimum Data Input Levels for Reliable Three-dimensional Soil Profiling Contemporary Topics in In-Situ Testing, Analysis, and Reliability of Foundations IFCEE 09, Mar.14-19, 2009, Orlando, FL, GSP 185 [DOI] [Details]
Laefer, D. and Lennon, D. ; (2008) Viability Assessment of Terrestrial LiDAR for Retaining Wall Monitoring . In: Reddy, K., Khire, M, Alshawbkeh, A eds. Proceedings of GeoCongress 2008: Geosustainability and Geohazard Mitigation, GSP 178, ASCE New Orleans, LA, , 09-MAR-08 - 12-MAR-08 , pp.247-254 [Details]
Laefer, D.F. ; (2008) Performance Expectations of Early 20th Century Urban American Building Foundations . In: Reddy, K., Khire, M, Alshawbkeh, A eds. Proceedings of GeoCongress 2008: Geosustainability and Geohazard Mitigation, GSP 178,  ASCE New Orleans, LA, , 09-MAR-08 - 12-MAR-08 , pp.960-967 [Details]
Laefer, D., Green, J. and Roberts, K. ; (2008) Blast-induced Liquefaction: a Probable Field Case . In: E. Cannon, R. West, and P. Fanning eds. Joint Symposium Proceedings of Bridge and Concrete Research in Ireland 2008 Galway, Ireland, , 04-DEC-08 - 05-DEC-08 [Details]
Morvan, Y., Hinks, T., Carr, H., Laefer, D., Morrish, S., O¿Sullivan, C. ; (2008) Post-facto registration tools for urban modelling EUROGRAPHICS ‘08 Crete Greece, , 14-APR-08 - 18-APR-08 , pp.Paper 234-25 [Details]
Crowley, A. and Laefer, D.F.; (2008) Performance Expectations for Microcrystalline Waxes for the Seismic Protection of Art Objects . In: Podany eds. Advances in the Protection of Museum Collections from Earthquake Damage: Papers from a Symposium Held at the J. Paul Getty Museum at the Villa on May 3-4, 2006 Los Angeles, CA, , 03-MAY-06 - 04-MAY-06 , pp.189-193 [Details]
Laefer, D.F. Loughlin, B., Hickey, S., O¿Farrell, S. and O¿Mahoney, G. ; (2008) Unexplained Blasting Vulnerabilities in a Historic Town . In: D. D'ayala eds. 6th International Conference on Structural Analysis of Historic Construction Bath, UK, , 02-JUL-08 - 04-JUL-08 , pp.1207-1213 [Details]
Laefer, D., Conry, B., Murphy, D., and Ceribasi, S.; (2008) A New Multi-parameter Condition Assessment Scale for Tunnel Risk Estimation . In: Utilisky eds. Development of Urban Areas and Geotechnical Engineering St. Petersburg, Russia, , 16-JUN-08 - 18-JUN-08 , pp.571-576 [Details]
Truong Hong, L. and Laefer, D.; (2008) Micro vs. Macro Models For Predicting Building Damage Underground Movements CSM2008, Int'l Conf. on Computational Solid Mechanics Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, , 27-SEP-08 - 30-SEP-08 , pp.241-250 [Details]
Bian, Y., Hutchinson, T., Wilson, D. and Laefer, D.; (2007) Experimental Investigation of Grouted Helical Piers for Use in Foundation Rehabilitation Fourth International Conference on Earthquake Engineering Thessaloniki, Greece, , pp.1-13 [Details]
Laefer, D., Manke, J., Tucker, J., and Batten, Y; (2007) Challenges to Model-Scale Testing for Composite Deep Foundations and Existing Foundation Enhancement . In: Olsen, H.W eds. Geo-Denver 2007: New Peaks in Geotechnics, ASCE Spec , pp.1-10 [Details]
Laefer, D., Gassman, S. and Luke, B. ; (2007) Fostering Development of Women Faculty in Geotechnical Engineering . In: Olsen, H.W eds. Geo-Denver 2007: New Peaks in Geotechnics , pp.1-9 [Details]
Hinks, T., Carr, H., and Laefer, D.; (2007) Impediments to vertical data capture from Aerial LiDAR for Three-dimensional Building Extraction Improving Infrastructure Worldwide:  Bringing People Closer Weimar Germany, , pp.1-8 [Details]
Falter, H.; (2007) Beijing Airport Terminal 3  Proc. of the IABSE Symposium 2007 Weimar, German, , 14-JUL-07 - 17-JUL-07 [Details]
Laefer, D. & Manke, J.; (2006) RUFUS Small-scaled Testing of Rehabilitation Pile Groups Int'l Conf. Re-use of Foundations for Urban Sites Watford, UK, [Details]
Laefer, D. Pradhan, A., and Koss, A. ; (2006) GIS-based Disaster Management Systems for Transport: a Cogent Data Framework TRB 2006 [Details]
Laefer, D., Carr, H., Morrish, S. Kalkan, E.; (2006) Opportunities & Impediments to the Use of 3D Laser Scanning for Adjacent Excavations . In: DeGroot, D.J., DeJong, J.T., Frost, D. and Baise, L.G eds. GeoCongress 2006: Geotechnical Engineering in the Information Technology Age Atlanta, GA, USA, , 22-FEB-06 - 25-FEB-06 [Details]
Laefer, DF., Carr, H., Morrish S., Kalkan E.; (2006) Opportunities and Impediments to the Use of Three-dimensional Laser Scanning for Adjacent Excavations Geotechnical Engineering in the Information Technology Age [Details]
Laefer, D., Menninger, N., Hernandez, W. (2005) Grouting Patterns and Possibilities with Helical Piers Underground Construction in Urban Environments: Specialty Sem. ASCE Met. Sec. Geotech Group ASCE [Details]
Rush A. and Laefer, D.; (2005) Physical and Chemical Properties of Pre-regulated American Cements . In: Modena, C., Lourenco, P.B, and Roca, P., Balkema eds. Fourth International Seminar on Structural Analysis of Historical Constructions Padova, Italy, , 10-NOV-05 - 13-NOV-05 , pp.255-264 [Details]
Laefer, D; (2005) Emergence, Development, and Prevalence of Brick Nogging in American Vernacular Architecture . In: Modena, C., Lourenco, P.B, and Roca, P., Balkema eds. Fourth International Seminar on Structural Analysis of Historical Constructions Padova, Italy, , 10-NOV-05 - 13-NOV-05 , pp.191-202 [Details]
Princehorn M. and Laefer, D.; (2005) Cost-effective Decision Making for Blast Mitigation Metropolis and Beyond Proc. 2005 Struct. Cong. and 2005 Forensic Engineering Symp. NY, NY, , 20-APR-05 - 21-APR-05 [Details]
Rush A. & Laefer, D.; (2005) Physical & Chemical Properties of Pre-regulated American Cements . In: Modena, C., Lourenco, P.B, & Roca, P., Balkema: Leiden eds. Proc. 4th Int'l Sem. Structural Analysis of Historical Constructions Padova, Italy, , 10-NOV-04 - 12-NOV-04 , pp.255-264 [Details]
Laefer, D. ; (2005) Emergence, Development, and Prevalence of Brick Nogging in American Vernacular Architecture . In: Modena, C., Lourenco, P.B, & Roca, P., Balkema: Leiden eds. Proc. 4th Int'l Sem. Structural Analysis of Historical Constructions Padova, Italy, , 10-NOV-04 - 12-NOV-04 , pp.191-202 [Details]
Laefer, D., Crowley, A. & Jiang, P. ; (2005) Modeling Microcrystaline Wax for Seismic Protection of Art Objects NSF Workshop Nonlinear Modeling of Geotechnical Problems: From Theory to Practice Baltimore, MD, , 03-NOV-05 - 04-NOV-05 [Details]
Laefer, D., Menninger, N. & Hernandez, W. ; (2005) Grouting Patterns & Possibilities with Helical Piers Underground Construction in Urban Environments NYC, , 11-MAY-05 - 12-MAY-05 , pp.42-50 [Details]
Princehorn M. & Laefer, D.; (2005) Cost-effective Decision Making for Blast Mitigation Metropolis & Beyond. Proc. 2005 Structures Cong. & 2005 Forensic Eng. Symp , 20-APR-05 - 21-APR-05 [Details]
Laefer, D., O'Brien, W. and Steiner, R.; (2004) Integrated Modeling and Research Agenda for Sustainable Construction and Communities via Reconfigurable and Reusable Facilities . In: s Aydilek, A.H. and Wartman eds. Recycled Materials in Geotechnics [Details]
Laefer, D., Frazier, J. & Evans, A. ; (2003) Dewatering Induced Settlement of a Historic Landmark . In: Ilichev V.A. and Ulitsky, V.M eds. Proc. Int'l Geotechnical Conference Dedicated to the Tercentenary of Saint Petersburg St. Petersburg, Russia, , 17-SEP-03 - 18-SEP-03 , pp.203-208 [Details]
Laefer, D., Elliott, A., and Weller, L.; (2002) The Temporary Use of Drilled Shafts in the Renovation of Carnegie Hall . In: O'Neill, M.W. and Townsend, F.C eds. Deep Foundations 2002: an International Perspective on Theory, Design, Construction, and Performance New York, , pp.320-324 [Details]
Cording, E., Long, J., Son, M. & Laefer, D. ; (2001) Modeling and Analysis of Excavation-Induced Building Distortion & Damage Using a Strain-based Damage Criterion Proc. Conf. Response of Buildings to Excavation-induced Ground Movements CIRIA, London, [Details]
Laefer, D. ; (1998) Replacement of Masonry-Important Selection Considerations Saving Buildings in Central & Eastern Europe. IABSE Colloquium Berlin. Germany, , 04-JUN-98 - 05-JUN-98 , pp.118-119 [Details]
Laefer, D.; (1998) Structural Assessment Training for Post-Earthquake Building Inspection . In: Laefer, D eds. Current Earthquake Engineering Research in the Central U.S Urbana, IL, [Details]
Laefer, D.; (1998) Current Earthquake Engineering Research in the Central U.S Earthquake Engineering Research Institute Urbana, IL, [Details]
Laefer, D. ; (1998) Masonry Repair - the State of American Practice Saving Buildings in Central & Eastern Europe. IABSE Colloquium Berlin. Germany, , 04-JUN-98 - 05-JUN-98 [Details]
Laefer, D., Baronio, G., Binda, L., & Anzani, A. ; (1996) Measurement of Grout Injection Efficacy for Stone Masonry Walls . In: Bailly, M. & Sporleader, D eds. Proc. 7th North American Masonry Conf South Bend, IN, , 02-JUN-96 - 05-JUN-96 , pp.484-496 [Details]
Laefer, D. ; (1994) Quality Control Procedures for Jet Grouting Recent Advances in Deep Foundations, Ohio River Valley Soils Sem. XXV Lexington, KY, , pp.45-53 [Details]
   

Editorial

Laefer, D. ; (2008) The Crack in the System. Geo-Strata: Editorial [Details]
Laefer, D,Kalkan, E; (2008) Editorial to seismic protection special issue. Editorial [DOI] [Details]
Laefer, D.; (2007) Geo-Heritage or Just a Pile of Rocks. Geo-Strata: Editorial [Details]
Laefer, D.; (2007) Geo-Diversity: Improving the Retention of Women in the Workforce. Geo-Strata: Editorial [Details]
   

Dissertations/Theses

Laefer, D. ; (2001) Prediction & Assessment of Ground Movement & Building Damage Induced by Adjacent Excavation. Dissertations/Theses [Details]
 

Reports

Harris, E., Rasdorf, W. Laefer, D.; (2006) Determining Disaster Data Management Needs in a Multi-Disaster Context. Final Report. CMS-0353175. 87 pp. Reports [Details]
Laefer, D.; (1997) Micropiles: State of Technology Report contracted by the Federal Highway Administration. Reports [Details]
             

Electronic Publication

Laefer, D., Crowley, A. & Jiang, P.; (2005) Modeling Microcrystalline Wax for Seismic Protection of Art Objects. Electronic Publication Available Online [Details]
                           

Composition

Hinks, T., Laefer, D., Carr, H.; (2010) Cover image. Geo-Strata: Composition [Details]
                   

Articles

Truong-Hong, L. and Laefer, D.; (2011) Linking Scanned Data to Simulation. ANSYS ADVANTAGE: Articles [Details]
Laefer, D., Bertolotto, M., and Schoen, B.; (2011) YobiLiDAR: 3D Spatial Indexing for LiDAR Data (Cover story). GIM International: Global Magazine of Geomatics: Articles [Details]
Laefer, D. ; (2011) Critical Skills for Structural Engineers Encountering Historic Structures. Structure Magazine NCSEA, CASE, SEI: Articles [Details]
                             

Research

Research Interests

* preventative measures for the protection of the built environment from man-made ground movements, vibrations, and direct attacks

* damage prediction and monitoring of structural response due to adjacent excavation and tunnelling

* stabilization, repair, restoration, and seismic retrofit of unreinforced masonry and archaeological ruins

* soil improvement and reinforcement techniques to preclude and arrest ground movements

* infrastructure renewal, focusing on new applications of grout and synthetics for structural and geotechnical enhancement
 

CURRENT POST-DOCTORAL RESEARCHERS and RESEARCH FELLOWS

Linh Truong-Hong, Team Leader of LiDAR sub-group (ERC & Horizon2020)

A. Salam Al-Sabah, Team Leader of FEM sub-group (ERC & SFI)

Jonathan Byrne, Team Leader of 3D printing sub-group (ERC & SFI)

Research Projects

Sponsor : Science Foundation Ireland (SFI)
Title : AMASS: Advanced Manufacturing for the Assembly of Structural Steel
Start Date / End Date : 01-JUL-16 / 01-JUL-19
Sponsor : Enterprise Ireland (EI)
Title : Simplified Steel Connection (SSC) Proof of Concept
Start Date / End Date : 01-JUL-16 / 30-JUN-17
Sponsor : University College Dublin (UCD)
Title : Chemical Demolition Agents Applied to Unit Masonry
Start Date / End Date : 01-APR-16 / 30-SEP-17
Sponsor : University College Dublin (UCD)
Title : Travel grant for World Tunneling Conference 2016 in San Fransisco, Paper title: District-levels Considerations for a Tunnel-risk Screening Tool
Start Date / End Date : 01-APR-16 / 30-SEP-17
Sponsor : Geological Survey of Ireland (GSI)
Title : Coastal modelling through low-cost video-based photogrammetry
Start Date / End Date : 10-DEC-15 / 09-DEC-16
Sponsor : Enterprise Ireland (EI)
Title : COST Action for Scanning Technologies for Three-dimensional Modelling Across Multiple Domains (SCAN2ALL)
Start Date / End Date : 01-DEC-15 / 31-AUG-16
Sponsor : Enterprise Ireland (EI)
Title : PRELIMINARY WORK FOR SCDA DESIGN OPTIMISATION SOFTWARE
Start Date / End Date : 01-NOV-15 / 30-APR-16
Sponsor : Enterprise Ireland (EI)
Title : Inspection and 3D model generation of structures using UAVs
Start Date / End Date : 01-NOV-15 / 30-APR-16
Sponsor : Enterprise Ireland (EI)
Title : Multiple Aerial Unmanned Vehicles After Emergency (MAUVE)
Start Date / End Date : 11-NOV-15 / 10-AUG-16
Sponsor : Enterprise Ireland (EI)
Title : COST Action for Teaching Three-dimensional Printing and Related Additive
Start Date / End Date : 17-JUL-15 / 16-APR-16
Sponsor : Science Foundation Ireland (SFI)
Title : AMASS: Advanced Manufacturing and Assembly of Steel Structures planning grant
Start Date / End Date : 23-JUL-15 / 08-AUG-15
Sponsor : Enterprise Ireland (EI)
Title : Impact Gumshields
Start Date / End Date : 22-JUN-15 / 21-JUN-16
Sponsor : Enterprise Ireland (EI)
Title : Testing of different material formulations (for 3D printing materials) to determine the effect of temp on end product characteristics
Start Date / End Date : 22-JUN-15 / 21-JUN-16
Sponsor : Enterprise Ireland (EI)
Title : Visualizing heritage through low-cost, light-weight drones (Visualize)
Start Date / End Date : 16-JUN-15 / 15-MAR-16
Sponsor : Science Foundation Ireland (SFI)
Title : LiDAR Processing for Finite Element Exploitation
Start Date / End Date : 01-JUN-09 / 31-AUG-09
Sponsor : Irish Research Council (IRC)
Title : Additive Manufacturing and Design Optimisation
Start Date / End Date : 01-OCT-15 / 30-SEP-17
Sponsor : EC Framework (FP7)
Title : Proof of Concept Rethinking Tunnelling in Urban Neighbourhoods (RETURNPOC)
Start Date / End Date : 01-JUN-14 / 31-MAY-15
Sponsor : University College Dublin Foundation Ltd.
Title : Murphy Surveys PhD Bursary Fund
Start Date / End Date : 28-FEB-14 / 31-MAR-16
Sponsor : University College Dublin (UCD)
Title : Building feature identification from remote sensing data
Start Date / End Date : 01-APR-14 / 31-OCT-16
Sponsor : Science Foundation Ireland (SFI)
Title : 3D Printing from remote sensing
Start Date / End Date : 01-JAN-14 / 30-APR-15
Sponsor : Science Foundation Ireland (SFI)
Title : SFI ERC Support (RETURN- Laefer)
Start Date / End Date : 01-JAN-13 / 31-DEC-17
Sponsor : University College Dublin (UCD)
Title : Pioneering Real-time Computational Models for Building Damage Prediction during Adjacent Tunnel Excavation
Start Date / End Date : 01-MAY-13 / 31-OCT-14
Sponsor : EC Framework (FP7)
Title : RETURN - Rethinking Tunnelling in Urban Neighbourhoods
Start Date / End Date : 01-JAN-13 / 31-DEC-16
Sponsor : Irish Research Council for Science Engineering and Technology (IRCSET)
Title : Incremental dynamic analysis based fragility curves for structural modelling from laser scanning point clouds
Start Date / End Date : 15-SEP-11 / 14-SEP-14
Sponsor : Irish Research Council for Science Engineering and Technology (IRCSET)
Title : Development of visco-elastic vibration for traffic vibration mitigation
Start Date / End Date : 01-DEC-10 / 30-NOV-12
Sponsor : University College Dublin (UCD)
Title : Promoting UCD's contributions to LiDAR processing and hosting
Start Date / End Date : 17-MAY-10 / 16-NOV-11
Sponsor : University College Dublin (UCD)
Title : A guide to ground reinforcement
Start Date / End Date : 17-MAY-10 / 16-NOV-11
Sponsor : Enterprise Ireland (EI)
Title : MOTIVOM - Minimisation of transport-induced vibration impacts on existing buildings
Start Date / End Date : 01-DEC-08 / 31-MAY-10
Sponsor : National Digital Research Centre (NDRC)
Title : Hosting & analysis capabilities for 3D LiDAR point cloud data
Start Date / End Date : 15-JUL-08 / 14-JAN-10
Sponsor : Enterprise Ireland (EI)
Title : Multi-site Marie Curie Initial Training Network Proposal Preparation.
Start Date / End Date : 12-JUN-08 / 02-SEP-08
Sponsor : Science Foundation Ireland (SFI)
Title : Enhancing the Moland Model of the Greater Dublin Region: From strengthening theoretical foundations to improving end-user functionality
Start Date / End Date : 15-SEP-08 / 14-JAN-09
Sponsor : Science Foundation Ireland (SFI)
Title : SFI Studentscholarship 2007
Start Date / End Date : 01-OCT-07 / 30-SEP-11
Sponsor : Science Foundation Ireland (SFI)
Title : Typology Generation for Dublin's Building Stock - Creating Architectural Prototypes
Start Date / End Date : 01-JUN-07 / 01-SEP-07
Sponsor : Science Foundation Ireland (SFI)
Title : Alison Ryan
Start Date / End Date : 01-JUN-07 / 01-SEP-07
Sponsor : Science Foundation Ireland (SFI)
Title : Aoife Quinn
Start Date / End Date : 01-JUN-07 / 01-SEP-07
Sponsor : UCD Urban Institute of Ireland
Title : Dissemination Grant
Start Date / End Date : 15-AUG-06 / 01-JAN-08
Sponsor : UCD Faculty of Engineering & Architecture
Title : Planning Grant for 3D Sensor Development
Start Date / End Date : 01-JUN-05 / 31-MAY-06
Sponsor : Enterprise Ireland (EI)
Title : International Laboratory Collaboration to categorize the dynamic response of microcrystalline wax for the protection of art objects
Start Date / End Date : 04-APR-06 / 04-APR-07
Sponsor : Science Foundation Ireland (SFI)
Title : GUILD: Generating Urban Infrastructure through LIDAR Data
Start Date / End Date : 01-SEP-06 / 31-DEC-10
Sponsor : The Heritage Council
Title : Web-enabling Dublin's Building Inventories
Start Date / End Date : 15-JUL-06 / 24-NOV-06
Sponsor : Dept. of Arts, Sport & Tourism
Title : Dynamic performance characterization of microcystalline waxes for the protection of art objects for ground movements
Start Date / End Date : 01-JUN-06 / 31-MAY-07

Recent Postgraduates

Doctoral Students 
 

Julie Clarke "Incremental Dynamic Analysis Based Fragility Curves for Structural Monitoring for Laser Scanning Point Clouds" 3/15

Phuoc Huynh-Minh "Crack Propagation Models for Soundless Chemical Demolition Alternatives" 12/12

Linh Truong-Hong "Pre-processing of Terrestrial Laser Scanning for Solid Model Generation" 3/11 

Tommy Hinks "Auto-segmentation of Aerial Laser Scanning for Solid Model Processing" (Co-chair, H. Carr in Computer Science, UCD) 4/11 

 
Master's Students 

 

Tyler Phillips, "Correlating Mechanical Properties of Original PLA to Production Outcomes in 3D Printing", 8/16

Brian Naughton, "Impact of Production Parameters on Mechanical Properties of ABS Based Coupons in Tension and Flexure", 8/16

Conor Ryan, "Looking Around Corners with Multi-bounce LIDAR Returns", 8/16

Chenzi Zhou, "Cost Drivers in World Tunnelling", 8/16

Evan O'Keeffe, "Multi-mode Drone Control for Subsurface Inspection" 1/16

Gitanjali Thakur, "Roof-integrated Wind Turbine Optimisation for Existing Building", 1/16

Susan Mullane, "Use of Chemical Demolition Agents on Unit Masonry", 8/15

Eimhear Corrigan, "Development of Testing Standards for FDM Materials", 8/15

Nora Gyetvai "Remote Sensing Based Condition Assessment of a Historic Metal Bridge" 5/14

Kelly-Ann Farrell, "New Framework for Foundation Reuse" 5/13

Colm Brennan, "Traffic-induced soil consolidation, a case study in north-west Ireland" 5/13

Eimhear Finnerty, "Volumetric Changes in Granular Material under Repetitive Saturation and Dewatering" 01/12

Abu Mosa "Octree Indexing for Three-dimensional Support for Laser Scanning Data" (Co-chair, Bertolotto in Computer Science, UCD) 08/10

Anne Crowley "Study of Microcrystalline Waxes in the Seismic Protection of Art Objects" 02/07

Yueying Bian "Experimental Investigation of Grouted Helical Piers for Use in Foundation Rehabilitation" (Co-Chair, Hutchinson, UC Irvine) 09/06

Alicia Farag "Analysis of Surface Settlement Induced by Soil Nails for Trench Support" 12/05

Meredith Van Dooren "Forensic Analysis of a Historic Plantation" (Co-chair, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven) 08/04

Jonathn Manke "Assessment of Superposition as a Design Framework for the Combined Effects of Soil Improvement and Foundation Remediation" 12/04 

Derrick Williams "Early Strength Loss in Soilcrete Due to Unanticipated Clay Inclusions" 12/03

Anu Pradhan, "Infrastructure Information Management System Framework for Disaster Management" (Co-chair, Rasdorf, NCSU) 08/03

Current Postgraduate Students

Siyuan Chen, Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)   -   Thesis Supervisor
Fatemeh Hamid-Lakzaeian, Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)   -   Thesis Supervisor
Ehsan Moradabadi, Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)   -   Thesis Supervisor
Atteyeh Natanzi, Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)   -   Thesis Supervisor
Hamid Gharibi, Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)   -   Thesis Supervisor
Iman Zolanvari, Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)   -   Thesis Supervisor
Zohreh Zahiri, Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)   -   Thesis Supervisor
Saleh Abuwarda, Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)   -   Thesis Supervisor
Anh Vu Vo, Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)   -   Thesis Supervisor

Collaborators

Internal Collaborators

Archaeology                                        Dr. Rob Sands & Dr. Steve Davis

Architecture                                        Dr. Samantha Martin-Mcauliffe & Dr. Elizabeth Shotton*

Business School                                  Prof. Michael O¿Neill*

Computer Science                              Dr. Michela Bertolotto,* Dr. Nhien An Le Khac,* & Prof. Eleni Mangina*

Civil Engineering                                 Prof. Eugene O'Brien,* Dr. Paul Fanning & Dr. Arturo Gonzalez,*

Geography                                         Dr. Gerald Mills, Prof. Zorica Nedovic-Budic*

Information Sciences                          Dr. Kalpana Shankar*

Mechanical Engineering                       Prof. Michael Gilchrist, Dr. Ken Stanton, Prof. Alojz Ivankovic, & Dr. Neal Murphy

Medicine                                             Prof. James Jones*
 
 
(*current project, co-supervision, or proposal)

External Collaborators

ARUP                                                          Dr. A. Salam Al-Sabah*

Carlos III University of Madrid                     Prof. Dolores
Cuadra* & Dr. Harith Aljumaily*

CNR                                                            Dr. Silvia Biasotti

Dublin Institute of Technology                      Dr. James Carswell, Dr. Maurice Murphy* & Dr. Bianca Schoen

Escience Centre, Netherlands                       Dr. Romulo Goncalves

Future Analytics                                          Dr. William Hynes*

Geodan                                                       Steven Bos*

Guelma University                                      Prof.
Abdelouahab Rezaiguia*  & Dr. Salah Guenfoud*

Heriot-Watt University                                Prof. George Vasdravellis*

INHA University                                          Prof. Ki Il Song*

Istanbul Kemerburgaz University                 Prof. Aykut Erkal*

J. Paul Getty Museum                                 Mr. Jerry Podany

MIT                                                            Prof. Andrew Whittle*

National Council for the Blind  Ireland          Mr. Stuart Lawlor

Nick O¿Dwyer Consulting                             Mr. Shane Cosgrave*

North Carolina State University                   Prof. William Rasdorf

National Technical Univ. of Athens               Prof. Glykeria Kakali*

Oregon State University                              Prof. Chris Parrish*

Rapidlasso                                                  Dr. Martin Isenberg

Stanford University                                     Prof. Jack Baker

Technical University of Delft                        Prof. Sisi Zlatanova*

Temple Hospital                                          Dr. Robert Cunney*

Texas A&M University                                 Prof. Greg Huff

Trinity College Dublin                                  Dr. Sarah Pavia*

Univ. of Applied Tech. ¿ Coburg                   Prof. Philip Epple*, Prof. Holger Falter,* &  Prof. Peter Raab

University of Calgary                                   Prof. Nigel Shrive*

University of California, Davis                      Dr. Dan Wilson

University of California, San Diego               Prof. Tara Hutchinson

University CIPR, Bergen                              Prof. Tobias Kurz* & Dr. Simon Buckley*

University of Illinois                                    Prof. Jennifer Bernhard

University of Leeds                                     Dr. Hamish Carr*

University of Minho, Portugal                       Prof. Paulo Laurenco

University of Minnesota                               Prof. Art Schultz*

University of Stuttgart                                 Prof. Norbert Haala*

University of Texas, Austin                          Prof. William O¿Brien

University of Wisconsin, Madison                 Prof. Robert Nowack*, Prof. Rebecca Willet*, & Prof. Susan Hagness

University of Worms                                   Prof. Alex Wiebel

University of Tehran                                   Prof. Ali Akbar
Golshani

University of Vigo                                       Prof. Belen Riveiro*

Worcester Polytech Institute                       Prof. Nima Rahbar*

(*current project, co-supervision, or proposal)