Giuseppe Loporcaro

LecturerGiuseppe Loporcaro

Architectural Engineering
Civil & Natural Resources Engineering E311
Internal Phone: 94797


Research Interests

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), parametric design and digital technologies (e.g. AR) to improve the architecture, engineering and construction industry; the application of sustainable materials and 3D printing in architectural, structural and humanitarian engineering.

Recent Publications

  • Buchanan E., Loporcaro G. and Lukosch S. (2022) On the Effectiveness of Conveying BIM Metadata in VR Design Reviews for Healthcare Architecture. In Proceedings - 2022 IEEE Conference on Virtual Reality and 3D User Interfaces Abstracts and Workshops, VRW 2022: 806-807.
  • Loporcaro G., Cuevas A., Pampanin S. and Kral MV. (2022) Strain-ageing effects on the residual low-cycle fatigue life of low-carbon steel reinforcement. Materials and Structures/Materiaux et Constructions 55(2)
  • Loporcaro G., Pampanin S. and Kral M. (2020) Low-cycle fatigue testing on strain-aged steel reinforcing bars. Christchurch, New Zealand: 8th International Conference on Advances in Experimental Structural Engineering, 3-5 Feb 2020.
  • Ma Z., Zhao E., Granello G. and Loporcaro G. (2020) Drone Aided Machine-Learning Tool for Post-Earthquake Bridge Damage Reconnaissance. Sendai, Japan: 17thWorld Conference on Earthquake Engineering, 13 Sep 2020.
  • Müssig J., Clark A., Hoermann S., Loporcaro G., Loporcaro C. and Huber T. (2020) Imparting materials science knowledge in the field of the crystal structure of metals in times of online teaching: A novel online laboratory teaching concept with an augmented reality application. Journal of Chemical Education 97(9): 2643-2650.