Future Building Initiative
Applied research with built environment industries: innovation, commercialisation, collaboration
The way we develop, design, produce, and operate buildings is about to undergo a radical change. This change will usher in a new chapter for the building sector, transforming the traditional industry as we know it.
The Future Building Initiative sets itself at the forefront of R&D activity in this sector-wide transformation project. Working collaboratively with its national and international consortium of leading industry and academic partners on applied research projects, the Future Building Initiative plays a critical translational role between research and industry.
A key part of this project is to conceptualise and implement a more industrialised approach to building; an approach that will more fully utilise emerging opportunities in technology, advanced processes, and the latest thinking.
The Future Building Initiative’s broad thematic interests include:
- integrated digital platforms for building design, development, production, and operation
- advanced manufacturing and Industry 4.0
- advanced materials and systems
- digital and automated fabrication technologies
- mass customisation
- business innovation, incubation, and commercialisation
- built environment policy and regulation
- education and training of future building professionals
- environmental performance of the built environment
- affordable housing
- housing development models
Australian building industry revolutionises the way it designs, manufactures and delivers for customers
Monash University is part of a $28 million funding bid as part of an initiative set to transform how buildings are manufactured in Australia.
26 Jul 2019
Monash University has appointed building design innovation expert Professor Mathew Aitchison to lead its major new initiative to influence and transform the design, production and management of the built environment.
4 Feb 2019