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
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Graduate research View
Candidates undertaking Monash University’s Graduate research degrees are challenged to apply new thinking to interpret – and solve – complex questions. Here are some of the projects they’re currently investigating.
Graduate research opportunities View
22 Jun 2022, 4–6.30pm
Lecture theatre G1.04, Building G, Caulfield
Monash Architecture PhD candidate Dr Ivana Kuzmanovska has been awarded the 2021 Mollie Holman Medal for her exemplary investigation into the design-production relationship in construction.
11 Aug 2021