Jean Paul started his PhD studies at Imperial College London in November 2013 and is sponsored by Laing O'Rourke. His research focusses on the investigation of a novel connection system between precast concrete panels, developed by Laing O’Rourke to follow their Design for Manufacture and Assembly (DfMA) approach to building construction.
Jean Paul graduated as an Architect and Civil Engineer from the University of Malta in 2010 and joined Imperial College for the first time in 2011 to follow a MSc in General Structural Engineering, graduating with distinction in 2013. Jean Paul was awarded the professional warrant to practice as an Architect and Civil Engineer (Perit) in Malta in 2014.
Between the different stages of his studies, Jean Paul gained work experience in Malta as a site engineer with a civil engineering contractor, and also as a structural engineer in an architectural design and civil engineering firm.
Vella JP, Vollum RL, Jackson A, 2017, Investigation of headed bar joints between precast concrete panels, Engineering Structures, Vol:138, ISSN:0141-0296, Pages:351-366
Vella JP, Vollum RL, Jackson A, 2017, Numerical modelling of headed bar joints subjected to tension, Magazine of Concrete Research, Vol:69, ISSN:0024-9831, Pages:1027-1042
Vella JP, Vollum RL, Jackson A, 2017, Flexural behaviour of headed bar connections between precast concrete panels, Construction and Building Materials, Vol:154, ISSN:0950-0618, Pages:236-250
Vella JP, Vollum RL, DEVELOPMENT OF NOVEL CONNECTION METHODS BETWEEN PRECAST CONCRETE PANELS, fib Symposium 2016
Vella JP, Vollum R, Jackson A, 2017, Headed bar connections between precast concrete panels loaded in bending, Pages:989-997