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The ARC Training Centre for Advanced Manufacturing of Prefabricated Housing acknowledges the generous support from the Australian Research Council through its Industrial Transformation Research Programme, which offers a suite of funding schemes attractive to both university-based researchers and industries.

The ARC Training Centre for Advanced Manufacturing of Prefabricated Housing was awarded $4M in funding, under the Industrial Transformation Research scheme, which has the following objectives:

  1. Encourage collaborative Research and Development projects to address challenging industry issues solved through innovative research relevant to the Industrial Transformation Priorities
  2. Attract investment from the global and international business community by underpinning internationally-recognised excellence of Australian universities and their industry partners
  3. Leverage private and international investment in targeted industry sectors

Collaborating partners


PrefabAUS is the Peak Industry body for prefabrication in Australia. We are passionate about the role of prefabrication in transforming our built environment, such as decreasing construction time frames and construction waste while increasing quality, productivity and affordability. We believe there is an exciting future for Australia’s building prefabrication industry. Become a PrefabAUS member.



Prebuilt integrates efficient, economical, design-led architecture with Australian modular prefab construction. Whether we are creating a modest country weekender or a landmark home in an expensive street, each of our prefab homes is architect-designed, built undercover and transported in modules across Australia. Prebuilt will change your mind about prefabricated houses


Food and Wood Products Australia

Forest and Wood Products Australia Limited (FWPA) is a not-for-profit company that provides national, integrated research and development services to the Australian forest and wood products industry. FWPA supports research and development that promotes internationally competitive and environmentally sustainable practices.

Forest & Wood Products Australia (FWPA)

Habitech Systems

Habitech Systems is an Australian owned venture established in 2008, with headquarters in Melbourne. The company has invested in extensive research, development and testing of the Habitech modular building system, for the Australian market. Our innovative building design technology is driven by sustainability, taking advantage of environmentally-friendly materials and processes.

Enviro SIP Structural Insulated Panels

EnviroSIP — the strong, light-weight, fire resistant panels that deliver exceptional value and are available in sizes to meet almost any need. Designed and manufactured to the exacting demands of the Building Code of Australia, EnviroSIP products stand the test of time and look good too.

Enviro SIP

TBS Timber Building Systems

Timber Building Systems (TBS) is a unique and revolutionary post tensioned pre-manufactured building system. The technology provides our clients with a sustainable solution, fast turnaround, exceptional architectural design flexibility, high quality, unparalleled customer service, and lower overall costs. TBS’s patented building assembly system provides wood-based integrated flat pack panels that include structural as well as plumbing and electrical service elements.

Timber Building Systems (TBS)

ARC The Australian Reinforcing Company

The Australian Reinforcing Company (ARC) is one of Australia’s leading manufacturers and suppliers of steel reinforcing and fencing products and services. Our history virtually mirrors the growth of Australia since 1920, when The Australian Reinforced Concrete Engineering Company (ARC) was formed in Sunshine, Victoria. We have a diverse range of products and customers and value the relationships with our employees, customers and suppliers.

The Australian Reinforcing Company (ARC)


Formerly known as BHA Project Management, Sensum is a leader in modern construction project management, delivering bespoke services and cutting-edge solutions for our clients.

Our unique background in both project management and design qualifies us as an industry leader in modern construction solutions. We specialise in inherently complex infrastructure projects which include the diverse needs of multiple stakeholders, tight delivery time frames and/or budgetary constraints.

Sensum consists of an agile team of highly motivated and experienced staff dedicated to providing a unique and personalised project management service to our clients. Our collaborative team brings a wealth of varied perspectives and construction knowledge from trade, commercial construction, property development, public sector and business administration backgrounds.



Rockend is a Property Software Solutions Provider. They provide innovative, reliable and easy to use property management software, strata management software, document management software and real estate trust accounting software. Their 35 years in business confirms that reliable, functionally rich software is important for any business, however of greater significance is choosing a partner committed to the industry, support, education and the ongoing development of the solution.



Fleetwood is a market leader throughout Australia in the design, manufacture, supply and installation of permanent modular buildings with manufacturing operations in Victoria, New South Wales, Queensland and Western Australia. Fleetwood work off a volumetric system that allows for greater economies of scale to be achieved along with providing clients with speed of delivery plus an environmentally friendly and flexible solution.



XLam offer a ‘total building solutions’ package including design/engineering, manufacture/supply and construction/project management and installation services. XLam realise that the most important component of any project is the management of ‘risk’, specifically deadline management – managing a task or an activity that needs to be accomplished within a defined period of time (or by a deadline).



Bondor® is Australia’s leader in complete thermal building solutions and lightweight architectural panels. More than just the leading manufacturer of insulated panels, Bondor® has unrivaled experience in design assistance and construction.