Dr. Colin Caprani

Dr. Colin Caprani

Director of Teaching, Senior Lecturer in Structural Engineering
Department of Civil Engineering
Room 124, 23 College Walk (B60), Clayton Campus

Dr Colin Caprani is a Chartered Professional Engineer (CPEng MIEAust) and Chartered Structural Engineer (CEng MIEI, MIStructE) with considerable industrial and academic experience. He has worked as a design structural engineer on a wide range of projects, including integral bridges, new-concept bridge beam development, large-scale commercial mixed-use developments, and renovation and refurbishment of listed structures. His research specializations involve highway bridge traffic loading for short- and long-span bridges; vibration serviceability of footbridges; structural reliability and statistics of extremes; and Intelligent Transportation System – infrastructure interaction. He has lectured on numerous courses in three universities.

Qualifications

  • PhD
  • BSc(Eng)
  • DipEng
  • CEng MIEI MIABSE MIStructE

Editorial:

  • Reviewer Advances in Structural Engineering (2012-) Computers & Concrete (2012-) Journal of Mechanical Engineering Science, Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers (2012-). Journal of Bridge Engineering American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) (2010-) Structure and Infrastructure Engineering, Journal of the International Association for Bridge Maintenance and Safety (IABMAS) (2010-) Structural Engineering International (SEI), Journal of the International Association for Bridge and Structural Engineers (IABSE) (2010) Engineering Structures (2007-) The Structural Engineer, Journal of the Institution of the Structural Engineers (IStructE) (2005-)
  • Editor Twice guest editor of Republic of Ireland Branch edition – The Structural Engineer Journal of the Institution of the Structural Engineers (IStructE), August 2005, April 2009.

Community Service:

2014 Mini-symposium organizer: MS 3 Bridge Loading Measurement and Modelling and MS 7 Vulnerability Modeling and Risk Assessment of Bridges Subjected to Multiple Threats, at Seventh International Conference on Bridge Maintenance, Safety, and Management, Shanghai, China.
2012 Co-chair Bridge and Concrete Research in Ireland, co-hosted by Trinity College Dublin and Dublin Institute of Technology (www.bcri.ie).
2012 Session co-chair on Bridge Traffic Loading Sixth International Conference on Bridge Maintenance, Safety, and Management
2011 Mini-symposium organizer and chair on bridge traffic loading 11th International Conference on Application of Statistics and Probability in Civil Engineering (ICASP).
2010 Bridge strand chair Bridge and Concrete Research in Ireland, Cork Institute of Technology and University College Cork.
2010 Session chair Bridge and Concrete Research in Ireland, Cork Institute of Technology and University College Cork.

Professional Association:

Chartered Member of the Institution of Structural Engineers (CEng MIStructE)
Chartered Member of the Institution of Engineers of Ireland (CEng MIEI)
Member of the International Association for Bridge and Structural Engineering (IABSE)
Member of the International Society for Weigh-In-Motion (ISWIM)
Member of the International Association for Bridge Maintenance and Safety (IABMAS).

Research Projects

Current projects

Drive by bridge inspection: the use of instrumented revenue wagons for structural health monitoring of rail bridges Caprani, C.

ARC Research Hub for nanoscience based construction material manufacturing

The research Hub will develop novel construction materials including binders, cement additives, high performance
concrete materials, concrete structural systems, polymer composites, and pavement materials. The multidisciplinary Hub provides a centralised platform to transform construction materials industry into an advanced manufacturing sector delivering sustainable and resilient infrastructure assets. The Hub will deeply drive advances in nanotechnology, cement chemistry, concrete technology and develop extreme engineering solutions. The Hub will train the next generation of skilled workforce, re-positioning Australian industry competitiveness and global market leadership to capture international infrastructure development opportunities.

Pavement behaviour and maintenance

Teaching Commitments

  • CIV2226
  • CIV3222
  • CIV4210
  • CIV4211
  • CIV4212
Last modified: May 16, 2018