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Dr. Trevor Orr

Associate Professor (Civil Struct & Env. Eng.)
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Trevor has been at Trinity College since 1977.
  Drilling Technology   Environmental Engineering, Pollution Control   Environmental Impacts, Interactions   Geographical and Geological Engineering   Geography of agriculture   GEOTECHNICAL ENGINEERING   Geotechnics   Mining Technologies   Soil Mechanics   Soil Sciences   Soil Sciences, Conservation   Soil Sciences, Erosion   Soil Sciences, Soil Genesis
 Investigation of vibrations due to tunnel boring

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Presented first Prestige Lecture of 2014 at the Institution of Civil Engineers, London which was based on my Crampton Prize Award winning paper: "How Eurocode 7 has affected geotechnical design: a review" published in the Journal Proc. ICE Geotechnical Engineering in December 2012 13th January 2014
Presented invited lecture "Eurocode 7 and pile design in Ireland and the UK" at the Baltic Piling Days conference, Tallinn, Estonia September 2012
Presented invited lecture "What learning outcomes can be achieved by incorporating case histories in geotechnical courses?" at the XV European Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering, Athens, Greece September 2011
Convenor of CEN TC250/SC7 Evolution Group 3: Model solutions 2011-present
Visiting Professor at Wroclaw University of Technology, Poland in 2010 on a co-funded project for the Enhancement and Development of the Teaching Capacity of Universities within the European Social Fund Framework
Presented invited lecture "Eurocode 7 - Teaching students" to the Meeting of Teachers of Geotechnical Subjects, Queens University, Belfast September 2010
Presented invited lecture "Eurocode 7 - The geotechnical design code of the future" to the New Zealand Institution of Civil Engineers, Christchurch, New Zealand August 2010
Presented invited lecture "Eurocode 7 - The geotechnical design code of the future" to the Malaysian Institution of Civil Engineers, Kulala Lumpur, Malaysia July 2010
Presented invited lecture "Eurocode 7, Characteristic Values and New Geotechnical Standards" at the ILF Seminar on Eurocode 7, Innsbruck, Austria December 2009
Presented invited lecture "Geotechnical education and Eurocode 7", 3rd International Conference on Geotechnical Education, Constantza, Romania 3 June 2008
Presented invited lecture "Eurocode 7 and geotechnical models" at Von der Forshung zur Praxis, Symposium anlassich des 80, Geburtstags von Prof. U. Smoltczyk, Stuttgart, Germany 14 November 2008
Presented invited lecture on "Ground vibrations and the Dublin Port Tunnel" to Swedish Geotechnical Society, Stockholm, Sweden 30 May 2007
Presented invited lecture "Harmonization of geotechnical with structural design codes in Europe" to the Asian Civil Engineering Coordinating Council Workshop on Harmonization of Design Codes in the Asian Region, Taipei, Taiwan, November 2006
Presented invited lecture "Development and implementation of Eurocode 7" at the International Symposium on New Generation Design Codes for Geotechnical Engineering Practice, Taipei, Taiwan November 2006
Invited Panelist at International Geotechnical Conference in Osaka, Japan 2005
Organised European Young Geotechnical Engineers Conference in TCD 2003
Presented British Geotechnical Society's touring lecture for 2002. 2002
Presented theme lecture at the International Workshop on Foundation Design Codes in Kamakura, Japan, March, 2002 2002
Member of Irish National Council for Academic Awards' accreditation panel for the new civil engineering degree course at the Cork Institute of Technology 2000
Chairman of the Committee for European Young Geotechnical Engineers Conference, held in Dublin in 2002. 2000
Reviewer of papers for the journal, Geotechnique 1999
External Examiner for the Civil Engineering Diploma and Certificate courses at Dundalk Institute of Technology 1999-2005
COST Action C7 - Soil-Structure Interaction: . Irish representative on EU COST Action Committee investigating occurrence of, and design for, soil-structure interaction in urban civil engineering. 1996 - 2001
Eurocode 7, Geotechnical Design: . 1981 to 1994 First a member and then, for the last seven years, secretary of the drafting panel for Eurocode 7, the new European Standard for geotechnical design. . 1997 to 1998 Irish Member and Secretary of Working Group 1 of CEN Technical Committee 250/SC7 for the conversion of the present pre-standard version of Eurocode 7 into a full European standard. . Since 1998 Member of the ISSMFE committee on Limit State Design in Geotechnics. . Chair of European Committee on Application of Eurocode 7
Project Management Society: . Currently chairman of the Project Management Society of the Institution of Engineers of Ireland.
Advisor for engineering consultants and contractors on the geotechnical aspects of various construction projects in Dublin and elsewhere in Ireland. Recent projects include: - investigation of the cause of the failure of a culvert under a road embankment - the design of the foundations for the new sewage treatment works in Dublin Port - the design of foundations for a building with a deep basement in Raheny - the determination of the cause of cracks in buildings in Swords, - the preparation of a report on the ground conditions in Dublin for the underground part of the LUAS project - advisor to An Bord Pleanala on the stability of the ground for the Corrib gas terminal, Co. Mayo.
Member of the ICE journals Awards Panel 2013-present
Member of the ICE journal Geotechnical Engineering Editorial Advisory Panel 2010-2012
Member of the ICE journal Geotechnique Editorial Advisory Panel 2007-2009
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The Project Management Society of the Institution of Engineers of Ireland: . Chair since 2001
The Institution of Civil Engineers, London
The British Geotechnical Association
The Institution of Engineers of Ireland
Geotechnical Society of Ireland: . Founder member and currently a committee member of the Geotechnical Society of Ireland
O'Kelly B.C. and Orr T.L.L., Briefing: Effective-stress strength of peat in triaxial compression, Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers, Geotechnical Engineering, 167, (5), 2014, p417 - 420, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI
Galbraith A.P., Farrell E.R. and Orr T.L.L., Characteristic compressive resistance of piles - Case study, Proceedings 17th Southeast Asian Geotechnical Conference, Geo-engineering for natural hazard mitigation and sustainable development, 17th Southeast Asian Geotechnical Conference, Geo-engineering for natural hazard mitigation and sustainable development, Taipei, Taiwan, 1, 2010, pp413-416 , Conference Paper, PUBLISHED
O'Kelly B., Orr T. and Farrell E., Fifty years of teaching, research and innovation in geotechnical engineering at Trinity College Dublin, Ground Engineering, 42, (4), 2009, p31 - 34, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text
O'Kelly B., Orr T. and Farrell E., Geotechnical teaching and research reaches fifty year milestone at TCD, The Engineers Journal, Journal of the Institution of Engineers of Ireland, 63, (1), 2009, p26 - 27, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text
O'Kelly B., Farrell E. and Orr T., TCD's geotechnics research prioritises innovation and sustainability, The Engineers Journal, Journal of the Institution of Engineers of Ireland, 63, (3), 2009, p136 - 138, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text
  

Geotechnical research Trinity College Dublin, The Irish Scientist Year Book 2005, 13, 2005, pp90 - [Farrell E.R, Orr T.L.L and O'Kelly B.C], Item in dictionary or encyclopaedia, etc, PUBLISHED

  

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Crampton Prize: awarded for the best paper published in the journal Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers: Geotechnical Engineering in 2012 2013
Institution Prize of the Institution of Enginers of Ireland. 1988
[F.I.E.I.] Fellow of the Institution of Engineers of Ireland 1988
Scholarship in TCD 1970
Harding Prize of the British Tunnelling Society 1975
Geotechnical design . Risk and reliability in geotechnics . Applications of probabilistic and statistical methods in geotechnics . Limit state design and geotechnical codes . Development of European geotechnical standards including Eurocode 7 . Tunnelling and microtunnelling . Properties and behaviour of Irish soils . Properties and stability of peat . Problems due to pyritic fill . Geotechnical engineering education