Technology for monitoring infrastructure
Professor Tommy Chan has drafted the Structural Health Monitoring section in the latest version of AS5100 (Australian Bridge Design Standard). These technologies provides 24/7 monitoring of large structures and alerts the owner when some part of the structure needs attention.Read the article here
Redesigning the rules for fire resistance safety
Professor Mahen Mahendran and his research team have been awarded a $250,000 Australian Research Council (ARC) grant to investigate fire resistance in building materials. The research could have benefits worldwide for the steel industry, construction sector and create safer structures for all.Read more about the project
Better transport systems through specialised research
Our Transport Research Group works with industry and government partners to find solutions in a range of focused research areas; from intelligent transport systems to traffic engineering and transport infrastructure asset management.Find out more about our Transport Research Group
Our vehicular impact research
Dr Sabrina Fawzia and Professor David Thambiratnam have been awarded an ARC Linkage Infrastructure, Equipment and Facilities (LIEF) grant to develop a new National Drop Weight Impact Testing Facility, where they'll trial the effects of high impact vertical drops on construction materials and structures.
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