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Dr Linda Osman-Schlegel

Position: Lecturer (Construction Management)
Faculty or Division: Faculty of Sci Eng & Built Env
Department: School of Archit. & Built Env.
Campus: Geelong Waterfront Campus
Phone: +61 3 522 78323 +61 3 522 78323


Biography summary

Dr Linda Osman-Schlegel is a lecturer in Construction Management in the School of Architecture and Built Environment . She has a Bachelor degree in civil Engineering, a Masters degree in Construction management and a PhD in Engineering. Her PHD is entitled “The development of predictive damage model of light structures on expansive soils, using Artificial Intelligence Techniques”. Dr Osman-Schlegel's main research interest is in Damage to light structures, Expansive Soils, Foundation Movement, Climate Change and Artificial Intelligence. 


  • Bachelor of Engineering, Royal Melb Inst. of Technology, 2000
  • Master in Engineering in Construction Management, Swinburne Univ. of Technology, 2001
  • Doctor of Philosophy, Swinburne Univ. of Technology, 2007
  • Graduate Certificate of Higher Education, Deakin University, 2012

Career highlights

HDR Coordinator - School of Architecture and Built Environment


Member of Housing, Engineering, Design and Research (HEDRA)


Subjects and units currently teaching

Trimester 1: SRT159 Construction Projects 1 and SRR401 Introduction to Construction Research

Trimester 2: SRT259 Construction Projects 2


Research projects

Production of TMI maps for Victoria using spatial statistical methods for interpolation of point data using GIS

The Integration of factors effecting damage to residential houses in Victoria, Australia

Research interests

Thornthwaite Moisture Index (TMI), Damage to Light Structures, Sab Movement., Expansive Soils

Research groups

Construction Ecology

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