Dr. Archbold graduated with a BE and a Phd (2005) from University College Dublin. His PhD thesis, entitled “Novel Interactive Load Models for Pedestrian Footbridges” focused on the issue of human-induced vibrations on flexible structures.
After a year working in industry as a contracts/project manager he returned to academia in September 2005, when he joined the Department of Civil Engineering. He has since led the development of research capabilities within the department and has supervised masters projects to completion and is currently supervising a number of PhD projects.
Dr. Archbold’s main research interests are frp composites for construction, human-structure interaction and concrete technology (including alternative cementitious materials and aggregate replacement). He is a member of the Management Committee for two ongoing European COST Actions, namely: TU1207: Next Generation Design Guidelines for Composites in Construction and TU1404: Towards The Next Generation Of Standards For Service Life Of Cement-Based Materials And Structures. He is also a member of a number of National Standards Authority of Ireland Technical Committees, specifically dealing with the implementation of Eurocodes for loading and concrete. Additionally, he is a member of the committee of CERAI – the Civil Engineering Research Association of Ireland.
Dr. Archbold has worked collaboratively on projects with a range of industry groups and other research institutes.
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