AU$28 m to transform building design and production

Friday 27 Mar 2020

 
Monash University, Lendlease, The University of Melbourne, Donovan Group, BlueScope, Sumitomo Forestry and CSR, along with 23 other partners, have been successful in an AU$28 million funding bid for an initiative aiming to transform how buildings are designed and manufactured in Australia.

Building 4.0 CRC will put the customer at the centre of each building experience and seeks to deliver buildings that can be built safer, faster, cheaper and smarter.

Some of the outcomes this initiative hopes to achieve include: 30 per cent reduction in project costs; 80 per cent reduction in construction waste; and 50 per cent reduction in Co2 emissions for more sustainable buildings.

Reducing waste, delays and emissions from building projects is the focus of a collaborative initiative between 30 industry partners that received AU$28 million from the Australian Government.

Monash University, Lendlease, The University of Melbourne, Donovan Group, BlueScope, Sumitomo Forestry and CSR, along with 23 other partners, have been successful in securing this funding to establish the Building 4.0 CRC – an initiative seeking to transform how buildings are designed and manufactured in Australia.

Announced by The Hon Karen Andrews MP, Minister for Industry, Science and Technology, the AU$28 million grant will leverage a combined AU$103 million from industry, government and research partners – bringing the combined research budget to AU$131 million over seven years.

The Building 4.0 CRC research initiative is focused on use of digital solutions, new products and processes aiming to transform Australia’s building industry to a tech-enabled, collaborative future where the customer is at the centre of each building experience and buildings are not only better, but faster, cheaper and safer.

Building 4.0 CRC is funded by the Australian Government Cooperative Research Centre (CRC) Program, which has the potential to boost the economy through job creation and position Australia as a leader in the advanced manufacture of buildings.

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Source: miragenews.com, Monash University

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