Prof. Spiridione Buhagiar

Prof. Spiridione Buhagiar

Prof. Spiridione Buhagiar



Room 203
Built Environment Building
University of Malta
  +356 2340 2871
  • Buckling of Thin walled cold formed sections
  • Pre-stressed Concrete design
  • Glass structures
  • Building waste recycling
  • Connection design
  • Buckling of Flanged cruciform sections
  • Timber Design

VELLA, N., GARDNER, L. and BUHAGIAR, S., 2020. Experimental analysis of cold-formed steel-to-timber connections with inclined screws. Structures, 24, pp. 890-904.

CARUANA, C., YOUSIF, C., BACHER, P., BUHAGIAR, S. and GRIMA, C., 2017. Determination of Thermal Characteristics of Standard and Improved Hollow Concrete Blocks using Differenet Measurement Techniques.. Journal of building Engineering, Vol.13(September 2017), pp. 336.

CARUANA, C., YOUSIF, C., BUHAGIAR, S. and GRIMA, C., 2015. Development of a Thermally Improved Hollow Concrete Block, The ISE Annual Conference, March 2015 2015, University of Malta, Institute for Sustainable Energy, pp. 24.

CARUANA, C., GRIMA, C., YOUSIF, C., BUHAGIAR, S. and CURMI, R., 2014. Overview of Testing Methodologies for Thermally Improved Hollow Core Concrete Blocks., 6th International Conference on Sustainability in Energy Buildings SEB14, 22-27 June 2014 2014, Elsevier, pp. 180.

CURMI, R., GRIMA, C., CARUANA, C., YOUSIF, C. and BUHAGIAR, S., 2014. Comparison of Thermal Transmittance of in-situ HCB Walls as determined by Infrared and Heat Flow Testing Methods., Proceedings of the ITC Thermography Conference, Sweden 2014, Infrared Training Centre, pp. 1.

OVEREND, M., PARKE, G. and BUHAGIAR, S., 2007. A General Crack Growth Model for Predicting Failure in Glass.. Journal of the Institution of Structural Engineering, Vol. 133(8), pp. 1146-55.

OVEREND, M., PARKE, G. and BUHAGIAR, S., 1999. Failure prediction - What is the True Strength of Glass?, The international Conference on Glass in Buildings, 31 March 1999 1999, Bath University.

BUHAGIAR, S. and CHAPMAN, J.,C., 1994. Lateral-Torsional Buckling of Thin walled Beams subject to Bending about the Minor Axis.. Journal of the Institution of Structural Engineers UK, 72(6), pp. 93.

CHAPMAN, J.,C. and BUHAGIAR, S., 1993. Application of Young's Buckling Equation to Design against Torsional Buckling.. Proceedings Institution of Civil Engineers. Structures and Buildings, 99, pp. 359-369.

CHAPMAN, J.,C., BUHAGIAR, S., CODD, B.,E., PRINGLE, R.,J. and DOWLING, P.,J., 1993. Development of a Space frame consisting of Cold-Formed Sections., P. DOWLING J., J. HARDING E., R. BJORHOVDE and E. MARTINEZ-ROMERO, eds. In: 1st World Conference on Constructional Steel Design, 6-9 December 1993, Elsevier Applied Science, London.

CHAPMAN, J.,C., BUHAGIAR, S. and DOWLING, P.,J., 1993. Developments in Cold-Formed Space Structures., G.A.R. PARKE and C.M. HOWARD, eds. In: 4th International conference on space structures, 5th to the 10th September 1993 1993, Telford, pp. 1604.

BUHAGIAR, S., CHAPMAN, J.,C. and DOWLING, P.,J., 1992. Design of C-Sections against Deformation Lip Buckling, Eleventh International Specialty Conference on Cold-Formed Steel Structures., 20-21 October 1992 1992, Missouri University, pp. 75.

Research is currently being carried out on:
(a) Developing methods of recycling and reconstituting limestone building waste, with a view of
using waste building material to make new sustainable building products. This work has been
submitted for a patent. A number of publications on this research topic are currently being
prepared. A patent has been registered with EPO.

(b) The interactive buckling of flanged cruciform columns, FE analysis, and development of
design guidance

(c) The structural capacity of timber joints, and methods of local strengthening.

(d) The structural capacity of timber beams with web openings.