Monash Future Building Initiative

The Future Building Initiative works collaboratively with industry on applied research projects. They focus on research that tackles innovation and the industrialisation of construction. Their areas of focus include: integrated digital platforms, advanced manufacturing, product platforms, digital/automated fabrication, mass customisation, the value of design, education of future building professionals, environmental performance, building development models, explorative prototyping, construction logistics, and design for manufacture and assembly.

Facilities: The Future Building Initiative is a cross-faculty research group between Monash Architecture and Engineering. The FBI research group benefits from facilities and infrastructure of both faculties including digital fabrication and workshop spaces, engineering testing facilities, and digital visualisation suites.

Contact: Dr Duncan Maxwell, +61 447 547 860,,