Future Infrastructure

Climate-related hazards and environmental emissions are posing major challenges to the world’s built environment, as well as indicating a growing need for safer and more sustainable infrastructure. We are a global leader in our integrated and interdisciplinary approach to these challenges, with high level expertise in areas such as construction technologies, advanced manufacturing, materials, indoor air quality, energy efficiency, disaster management and more.

  • Case study:┬áHealthy buildings and indoor air pollution

    The Future Infrastructure Program aims to create and provide safer and sustainable buildings and built environments.

    We generate value by reducing the material, energy, and construction time it takes to build. We also generate value by making buildings more resilient, resource efficient, and healthier for occupants and the environment.

    The program will be built around our strong position in Innovative Construction and Geomatics. The current Prefab program, already a national leader, will be expanded, including a new centre and a commercial testing laboratory. New research partnerships will be created with industries, government, and non-governmental organisations, including the insurance and property management sector, housing manufacturers, defence and disaster agencies, and Engineers without Borders.

    In conjunction with the other MSE2025 Programs we will develop a Drones and Data Group that will commercialise several drone sensor packages. This group will also offer a Masters’ degree in Industrial Sensing.

    By 2025, MSE will be recognised nationally and internationally for our leadership in innovative construction. The testing laboratory will be operational and providing certification on components and materials.

    Regionally, MSE will be a leader in executive education, up-skilling and job transformation. Through commercialisation of our IP, we will have access to a range of data to drive analytics that will assist in developing additional sensors.

    We will be a knowledge hub for BIM and Off-site Construction Technologies. Our visualisation software will form the underpinning for policy and energy management at the precinct level while providing a range of research opportunities understanding the dynamic between (technology) enablers and users.

    More information:
    Professor Anne Steinemann
    +61 3 8344 5001

Research Program Leader

Professor Anne Steinemann
T: +61 3 8344 500
E: anne.steinemann@unimelb.edu.au