Research + Development

Building 4.0 CRC Quarantine Proposal

With partner Lendlease Digital, and Siemens, Building 4.0 CRC has submitted a proposal to the government for Q_smart: a healthy, connected and flexible quarantine solution.

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More CRC projects on the move

Four more projects have commenced at Building 4.0 CRC, bringing the total active projects to eight.

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To find out more on the building industry practices, problems and potential that currently exist, check out the latest edition of our snapshot.

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Building 4.0 CRC seeks to achieve better buildings and new efficiencies through technology and collaboration.

Building 4.0 CRC leverages academic partners Monash University, The University of Melbourne, and the Queensland University of Technology’s leading expertise to establish a collaborative approach to building innovation.

Our Program Leaders and Theme Coordinators possess a wealth of research knowledge covering all stages of the building process – Architecture, Design, Planning, Construction, Engineering, Business, Information Technology, and Law.

Our research is industry-led, with our experts committed to catapulting the industry into an efficient, connected and customer-centric future, with ‘real-world’ outputs and applications. Our ‘Lighthouse Projects’ will demonstrate to the wider industry the advances made in CRC projects, through real buildings that are delivered through the CRC.


Our research at a glance

  1. Program 1
    Sectoral Transformation

    • Business Model Innovation
    • Supply Chain Management, Logistics
    • Finance and Property Development Economics
    • Contracts and Procurement
    • Culture and Diversity
    • Construction Safety
    • Policy and Regulation
    • Risk Management
    • Change Management
    • Customers and Markets
  2. Program 2
    Digital Transformation

    • Platforms and Process
    • Digital and Automated Fabrication (Robotics)
    • Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning
    • User Interface, Visualisation and Analytics
    • Cybersecurity
    • IoT, Sensors and Construction Tech
    • Building Operation and Performance
    • ePlanning and eApprovals
    • Digitising and 3D Modelling of Physical Assets
    • Digital Project Management
    • Computational Design
    • Optimisation
    • Complex Systems Modelling
  3. Program 3
    Building Transformation

    • Materials and Systems Innovation
    • Production and Process Systems (Advanced Manufacturing)
    • Construction Management
    • Structural Optimisation
    • Fire Safety
    • Sustainable Materials and Design
    • ESD, LCA and Energy
    • Indoor Environmental Quality
    • Building Design and DFMA
    • Housing and Urban Design (Affordability)
    • On-Site Elements of Construction
    • Planning, Uses and Zoning
    • Prototyping and Fabrication Technologies