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Bushfire design of residential buildings

This project aims to investigate the bushfire performance of residential buildings in the bushfire prone areas of Australia. This includes a detailed review of:bushfire characteristicsradiant and convective heat ratestype of materials used to construct bushfire safe housesstructural and fire performance of external wall and roof panelsstructural design requirementstesting procedures.This comprehensive review will contribute towards developing conceptual models and design methods of external wall and roof systems for residential buildings in bushfire zones.

Study level
Master of Philosophy, Honours, Vacation research experience scheme
Faculty
Faculty of Engineering
School
School of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Research centre(s)
Centre for Materials Science

Engineering response to climate emergency with zero carbon footprint for building construction by 2030 using circular economy principles

We as engineers can make a contribution to address the current climate emergency.The Australian Sustainable Built Environment Council report (2016) found that if Australia's built environment sector reaches zero carbon emissions for the operation of residential and commercial buildings by 2050, it could contribute 28% to the country's 2030 emissions reduction target and save up to AU$20 billion.In this project we will consider the application of the circular economy, which is based on the principles of designing out waste and …

Study level
PhD, Honours, Vacation research experience scheme
Faculty
Faculty of Engineering
School
School of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Research centre(s)
Centre for Materials Science
Centre for a Waste-Free World

Building architectural structures using robots

The Advanced Robotics for Manufacturing (ARM) Hub was co-created by QUT and UAP (a Brisbane-based architectural sculpture manufacturer) in 2020. One of the aims of the ARM Hub is to help manufacturers adopt modern robotics technology.

Study level
Vacation research experience scheme
Faculty
Faculty of Engineering
School
School of Electrical Engineering and Robotics
Research centre(s)
Centre for Robotics

Bushfire building risk assessment using drones

The project will investigate the feasibility of using drones to conduct bushfire risk assessments for buildings. It involves:learning about data capturing and analysis technique and methodsconducting field scale study and risk analyses for buildings in bushfire-prone areas.We're looking for civil engineering students with interest in:advanced technologydata analysestechnical writing.

Study level
Master of Philosophy, Honours, Vacation research experience scheme
Faculty
Faculty of Engineering
School
School of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Seismic evaluation of older unreinforced masonry buildings

Seismic evaluation of older unreinforced masonry buildings in Australia is a crucial engineering task, and projects are underway in QUT to address the research needs. Students interested in VRES and final-year undergraduate research projects are invited to apply to participate in research activities. Focus areas includes one of either material characterization, geometrical characterization, or structural modelling of existing unreinforced masonry buildings in Brisbane.

Study level
Honours, Vacation research experience scheme
Faculty
Faculty of Engineering
School
School of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Research centre(s)
Centre for Materials Science
Centre for the Environment

Seismic upgrade of existing unreinforced masonry buildings

Seismic upgrade of existing masonry buildings often requires the use of low-intrusive techniques such as fiber-reinforced-polymer composite construction. Research programs are underway in QUT to address the composite section behaviour, and students at VRES and undergraduate levels are invited to apply to participate in these projects.

Study level
Honours, Vacation research experience scheme
Faculty
Faculty of Engineering
School
School of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Research centre(s)
Centre for Materials Science
Centre for the Environment

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