School of Architecture, Building and Civil Engineering

Staff

Professor Tony Thorpe CEng CITP BSc MSc PhD FICE FBCS FCIOB FRICS MIMgt

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Dean of School

Professor in Construction IT

Deputy Director: CICE

Deputy Editor: ECAM

Obtained BSc in Civil Engineering from Nottingham University. Worked for 5 years as a research assistant/programmer on a number of research projects. Seconded to both the Building Research Establishment and industry. Joined Loughborough as a lecturer in 1984.

Broad interests and expertise

  • Supply Chain management and Communications
  • On-site and Wearable computing

Professional affiliations

  • Fellow of Chartered Institute of Building;
  • Fellow of the British Computer Society;
  • Member of the Institute of Management;
  • Fellow of the Institution of Civil Engineers.

Research interests

  • Process mapping for construction
  • E-commerce in construction
  • Site based ICT systems

Previous research projects

  • Process Protocol;
  • Integrated Collaborative Design;
  • Telegenesys;
  • PrefCon;
  • COMIT network;
  • Design and Process control for Freeform Construction.

Projects

Mega-scale Freeform Construction

Summary

We are investigating the potential to develop large-scale deposition devices to "print" building components and eventually buildings themselves.

Methods

Laboratory testing/industry workshops.