Four more new projects for the CRC

Another four Building 4.0 CRC projects crossed the start line in April 2021, including new materials for windows of the future, VR/AR technologies in training and education, barriers and opportunities for prefab in the Australian housing market, and developing a roadmap for the application of Industry 4.0 technologies and processes for the broader Australian building industry.

Double-glazed windows are a norm in many countries but not in Australia. Why is this, and what are the alternatives? Find out more on this project, which seeks to assess opportunities for new materials and coatings, and improve double-glazed window performance and installation.

Vocational Education and Training (VET) is a major part of Australia’s training and education system. It is crucial to train practitioners with innovative technologies so they can become Australia’s future workforce. Find out how, and why, Building 4.0 CRC is doing just this with VR/AR technologies.

Traditional construction practices in Australia have been criticised for their focus on the reduction of upfront construction costs at the expense of quality, performance and flexibility. Current and emerging prefabrication processes, however, could provide the efficiency and quality of construction to the traditional built-to-sell market. Find out more about the CRC’s efforts to examine the intersection of built-to-sell and built-to-rent assets and prefabrication processes, and what the benefits could be.

The building industry in Australia has recognised the productivity and efficiency gains that advanced manufacturing and Industry 4.0 techniques can offer. AMGC is engaging with Building 4.0 CRC to carry out a project on the application of Industry 4.0 manufacturing principles in the prefabricated construction sector. Find out more on how this collaboration intends to develop a pathway for the growth of the future building industry in Australia, and the adoption of the Industry 4.0 approach. Keep up-to-date on all of the CRC’s projects here.