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New Technologies, the Future of Work, Skills and Industrial Relations
Professor Marilyn Pittard and colleagues from the Centre for Global Business and Management and Queensland University of Technology and partners Lendlease Digital, A.G. Coombs, Holmesglen Institute, and the Master Builders Association have been awarded a 3-year grant of $630,000 in cash and more than another $1million in kind from the Building 4.0 Cooperative Research Centre (CRC). On top of the grant, the CRC will also fund a PhD scholarship in association with the project. CRC grants aim to solve industry identified problems and improve the competitiveness, productivity and sustainability of Australian industries. The New Technologies, the Future of Work, Skills and Industrial Relations project considers how digitisation and other new technologies are impacting on the building industry’s industrial relations (IR), management, jobs, skills, education, training and workforce composition.
ePlanning and eApprovals – Scoping Study
Dr Eric Windholz, Associate Professor Yee-Fui Ng, colleagues from Monash Art Design and Architecture and the University of Melbourne's Department of Infrastructure Engineering, and partners Lendlease Digital, uTecture Australia, Sumitomo Australia, A.G. Coombs, Salesforce, the Master Builders Association of Victoria, the Victorian Building Authority and the Victorian Government Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning, were awarded a 6-month grant of $547,000 in cash and $333,000 in kind from the Building 4.0 Cooperative Research Centre (CRC). The ePlanning and eApprovals – Scoping Study project developed a roadmap for the phased design and implementation of an innovative digital platform to facilitate effective, efficient and timely planning and building permits and approvals, thereby removing unnecessary delays and costs that impose substantial constraints on the building and construction sector.