CRC-P

Transforming the housing construction industry towards an innovative, advanced manufacturing future.

Investigators

  • Professor Mathew Aitchison
    Monash Art, Design and Architecture
  • Dr Rachel Couper
    Dr Duncan Maxwell
    Dr Victor Bunster
    Dr Sarah Breen Lovett
    Ivana Kuzmanovska
    Monash University

Co-investigators

  • Dr Arianna Brambilla
    Dr Eugenia Gasparri
    Dr Rizal Muslimin
    Dr Callum Parker
    Dr David Tapias Monne
    Assoc Prof Martin Tomitsch
    The University of Sydney
  • Daryl Patterson
    Lendlease

Partner organisations

  • Lendlease
  • The University of Sydney

Funded by

  • Commonwealth Government, Department of Industry, Innovation and Science’s Cooperative Research Program

The objective Innovation in Advanced Multi-Storey Housing Manufacture CRC-P was to spearhead the restructuring of the construction sector from a low-margin, low-skill and hierarchical subcontracting model, towards a value-adding, high-skill and integrated manufacturing structure.

Professor Mathew Aitchison

The Innovation in Advanced Multi-Storey Housing Manufacture CRC-P addressed the use of advanced manufacturing technologies and techniques to design and build innovative multi-storey housing that could meet industry and consumer demands by: reducing cost, build-time, risk and waste, while increasing housing sustainability, diversity, efficiency, safety and quality.

The research funding awarded to this project was part of the Commonwealth Government, Department of Industry, Innovation and Science’s Cooperative Research Program. The Department began the CRC-Projects scheme in 2016, targeted at enabling short-term (maximum three years) industry-led collaborations with Commonwealth funding of up to $3 million to develop important new technologies, products and services. Innovation in Advanced Multi-Storey Housing Manufacture was awarded $3 million in the first round of the new program and had a total cash budget of approximately $4.3 million, with a total value exceeding $7.5 million including in-kind contributions from the respective partner organisations.