David has contributed to over 20 publications. The early papers included case histories and contributions to the discussion on technical procedures including the description of a number of different formations. The emphasis then switched into working parties and national and international Standards. More recent publications concentrate on the practice of geology in the national and European context.
Norbury D R: 2017: Standards and quality in ground investigation: squaring the circle. Seventeenth Glossop Lecture. QJEGH Vol 50, pp 212 – 230.
Norbury D R: 2015: Soil and Rock Description in Engineering practice. Second Edition. Whittles Publishing.
Anon : 2015 : Code of practice for ground investigations. BS 5930:2015. British Standards Institute, London
Norbury D R : 2011 : European legal situation and standards. In Geotrainet Training manual for designers of shallow geothermal systems. Geotrainet project IEE/07/ 581/ S12.499061. Brussels.
Norbury D R and Fernandez I F : 2010 : Mapping the European Geological qualification. European Geologist, No 30. European Federation of Geologists, Brussels
Norbury D R : 2010 : Learning outcomes and skill levels for qualification as a professional geologist. Mapping the European Geological qualification. European Geologist, No 30. European Federation of Geologists, Brussels
Norbury D R : 2010 : Soil and Rock Description in Engineering Practice. Whittles Publishing.
Valentine S and Norbury DR : 2011 ; Measurement of total core recovery – dealing with core loss and gain. QJEGH, 44, pp397-403
Williams R and Norbury D R : 2008 ; Rudolph Glossop and the development of geotechnology. QJEGH 41.
Norbury D R : 2008 : The Terrafirma project: application of geology in a public service role. European Geologist No 26.
Powell J and Norbury D R : 2007 : An update on implementation of EC7. Ground Engineering. June 2007
Norbury D R and Powell : 2007 : An update on implementation of Eurocode 7. European Geologist. No 23. European Federation of Geologists, Brussels
Anon : 2006 : Exploration. In Clay for Engineering purposes. Geological Society Special Publication. London
Norbury D R : 2005 : Geology Hazard Mapping and Land Use Planning – the European context. Géologues – Revue Officielle de L’Union Française des Géologues. No 146 Septembre
Norbury D R : 2005 : Some thoughts on the professional practice of engineering geology in the early twenties. European Geologist Magazine Issue 19, June. European Federation of Geologists, Brussels
Norbury D R : 2005 : Codes of Practice in Engineering Geology. Encyclopaedia of Geology. Editors Selley R, Cocks R and Plimer I. Academic Press, Elsevier.
Anon : in press : Exploration. In Clay for Engineering purposes. Geological Society Special Publication. London. Chapter Author
Norbury D R : 2004 : Current issues relating to the professional practice of Engineering Geology in Europe. Invited Paper. Tenth National Congress of Italian Geology. National Council of Italian Geologists.
Norbury D R : 2004 : Current issues relating to the professional practice of Engineering Geology in Europe. Thematic Keynote address – EurEnGeo. First European Conference of International Association of Engineering Geologists, Liege. Springer.
Norbury D R and Gosling R C : 2003 : Invention of Necessity – 60 years of Soil Mechanics. Ground Engineering, October, pp 18 – 21
Norbury D R : 2002 : Landslipping in the gorge of the River Dee at Chirk. Landslides and Landslide Management in North Wales.
Anon : 1999 : Description of soils and rocks (Section 6) and Reports and Interpretation (Section 7), BS 5930 : 1999. Lead Author, Section 6
Eccles C S and Norbury D R : 1997 : Site Investigation for Soil Nailed Structures. Proc Conf on Reinforced Structures
Norbury D R and R C Gosling : 1996 : Rock and Soil Description and Classification – A view from industry. ICE conference on Advances in Site Investigation Practice.
Hughes D B and D R Norbury : 1996 : Plenmeller opencast coal site : a geotechnical and planning case study. QJEG.
Anon : 1995 : The description and classification of weathered rocks for engineering purposes. Geological Society Engineering Group Working Party Report (as Chairman). QJEG. Working Party Chairman
Johnson J D, A P Whittlestone and D R Norbury : 1994 : Assessment of Geotechnical Risk in Quarrying. Quarry Management.
Hughes D B and D R Norbury : 1994 : Plenmeller OCCS – A Ground Engineering Case Study. Quarry Management.
Sandover B R and D R Norbury : 1993 : On an occurrence of abnormal acidity in granular soils. QJEG.
Spink T W and D R Norbury : 1993 : The Engineering Geological Description of Weak Rocks and Overconsolidated Soils. Proc 26th Regional Meeting of Engineering Group of Geological Society, Leeds.
Skempton A W, D R Norbury, D J Petley and T W Spink : 1991 : Solifluction Shears at Carsington, Derbyshire. Proc 25th Regional Meeting of Engineering Group of Geological Society, Edinburgh.
Spink T W and D R Norbury : 1990 : The Engineering Geological Description of Chalk. Proceedings International Symposium on Chalk, Brighton.
Norbury D R : 1986 : The Point Load Test. Proc 20th Regional Meeting of Engineering Group of Geological Society, Guildford.
Norbury D R, G H Child and T W Spink : 1986 : A critical review of Section 8 (BS 5930) – Soil and Rock Description. Proc 20th Regional Meeting of Engineering Group of Geological Society, Guildford.
Norbury D R, G H Child and R C Gosling : 1984 : Soil and Rock Description for Engineering Purposes. Internal company manual, Soil Mechanics.
Child G H and D R Norbury : 1984 : Discussion on A55 Pwll Melyn slip and remedial works : A case history. QJEG.
Norbury D R, R E V Haydon and J A Hartingdon : 1982 : Rock Excavation Trials at Money Point Power Station. Proc Conf on Earthworks, Dublin.