My research interests are linked to different aspects of the buildings design (i.e. architectural, structural, materials selection, etc.) and buildings conservation. My previous research projects include the development of a low-invasive technique for the damage assessment of steel reinforcement in earthquake damage buildings; the effects of earthquakes on the mechanical and fatigue properties of steel reinforcement. Currently, I am developing new research interests in the areas of Building Information Modelling (BIM) and digital technologies to improve communication in the architecture, engineering and construction industry; the application of sustainable materials in architectural, structural and humanitarian engineering.
- Loporcaro G., Cuevas A., Pampanin S. and Kral MV. (2018) Monotonic and low-cycle fatigue properties of earthquake-damaged New Zealand steel reinforcing bars. The experience after the Christchurch 2010/2011 earthquakes. In Procedia Structural Integrity 11: 194-201. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.prostr.2018.11.026.
- Loporcaro G., Pampanin S. and Kral MV. (2018) Estimating Plastic Strain and Residual Strain Capacity of Earthquake-Damaged Steel Reinforcing Bars. Journal of Structural Engineering 144(5) 04018027: 9. http://dx.doi.org/10.1061/(ASCE)ST.1943-541X.0001982.
- Dizhur D., Simkin G., Giaretton G., Loporcaro G., Palermo A. and Ingham J. (2017) Performance of winery facilities during the 14 November 2016 Kaikōura earthquake. Bulletin of the New Zealand Society for Earthquake Engineering 50(2): 206-224.
- Kral M., Loporcaro G. and Pampanin S. (2017) Case Study: Application of The Hardness Method to Estimate the Residual Capacity of Reinforcement in an Earthquake Damaged Building. Santiago, Chile: 16th World Conference on Earthquake Engineering, 9-13 Jan 2017.
- Loporcaro G. (2017) A least invasive method to estimate the residual strain capacity of steel reinforcement in earthquake-damaged buildings. Christchurch. University of Canterbury.