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SBEnrc News – December 2020

SBEnrc News | December 2020 Welcome to SBEnrc’s final newsletter for 2020 This year really has been like no other. Many of us across the SBEnrc family have been beset with adversity. However, the Centre itself has realised enormous opportunities in …

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SBEnrc News – November 2020

  SBEnrc News | November 2020 As the world has continued to face the multiple challenges brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic, we have remained focussed on working with our partners to deliver real-world outcomes for industry. Our connections remain just as strong, albeit …

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SBEnrc News – July 2020

  SBEnrc News | July 2020 Welcome to our mid-year newsletter. I do hope you are staying safe and healthy in these challenging times. I am pleased to confirm that all SBEnrc projects are running on schedule. Our early decisions around working …

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SBEnrc News – April 2020

  SBEnrc News | April 2020 Welcome to our first newsletter for 2020, a year that has kicked off in the most bewildering times. We hope this edition finds you and your family and colleagues safe and well, and that you are …

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SBEnrc News – December 2019

  SBEnrc News | December 2019 Welcome to SBEnrc’s final newsletter for 2019 It’s been an amazing year, abundant with opportunities and achievements. There’s so much to share, it’s almost too much for one newsletter! Please enjoy this bumper end of year …

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SBEnrc News – August 2019

  SBEnrc News | August 2019 Construction and Demolition Waste – A Big Issue! Managing construction and demolition (C&D) waste is a national problem. It accounts for around 40% of the total waste generated in Australia. Despite this massive impact, C&D waste is …

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Understanding housing system complexity

  Understanding the interactions between those in need of housing, the State-based housing agency responsible for the policy and/or delivery of housing, and the broader social and affordable housing network is seen as a significant step in identifying opportunities for …

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SBEnrc News – April 2019

  SBEnrc News | April 2019   BIM/DE Projects – the research that keeps on giving… value   For more than two decades SBEnrc and its predecessors have been partnering with industry, driving research focusing on the uptake and benefits of digitising the supply chain of …

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SBEnrc News – September 2018

* * *  DATE CLAIMER  * * *   Join us for the launch of a significant SBEnrc research report, hosted by our Core Partner Aurecon in Perth, Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne throughout October and November 2018. Integrating transit, land …

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SBEnrc Newsletter May 2018

Industry collaboration yields five new SBEnrc projects Applied research is critical if we are to continue to advance Australia’s built environment industry. One of the ways SBEnrc distinguishes itself from many research centres is by our unique ability to translate …

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SBEnrc Newsletter December 2017

Dear Colleague Last month Western Australia hosted the International Board and 20 members of the International Council for Research and Innovation in Building and Construction (CIB). This was the first time this prestigious organisation held its Board meeting in Perth. …

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SBEnrc Newsletter September 2017

Dear Colleague Many of you have participated in our national industry workshop process, which enables us to identify industry research gaps. These workshops across Australia allow us to have a rapid project development gestation. The workshops we ran in August …

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International Symposium

 DOWNLOAD PROGRAM For the first time in Western Australia, the Board of the International Council for Research and Innovation in Building and Construction (CIB) are meeting in Perth, Australia during the week of 13 November 2017. In conjunction with this …

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SBEnrc Newsletter March 2017

Dear Colleagues It is the engagement of our partners that allows us to continue the meaningful work we are undertaking, and to disseminate the outcomes of our industry research. As we continue to grow, I would again like to thank …

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SBEnrc Newsletter December 2016

Dear Colleagues I’m thrilled to announce the SBEnrc has been presented with two significant awards recently. On 15 November, we were presented with the prestigious Ashley Goldsworthy National Award for Sustained Collaboration Between Business and Tertiary Education at the 2016 …

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SBEnrc Newsletter September 2016

Dear Colleagues At SBEnrc we seek to maintain a constant sense of renewal and relevance. We have again undertaken our process of travelling around Australia to talk to our industry partners, prospective partners and industry associations to drive forward our …

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Global CIB Awards for SBEnrc’s Chair and CEO

At the recent CIB World Building Congress in Tampere, Finland on 2 June 2016, two awards recognising international achievement were made. The CIB awarded Honorary Membership to John V. McCarthy AO, SBEnrc’s Governing Board Chair, while SBEnrc’s CEO, Dr Keith Hampson …

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SBEnrc Newsletter May 2016

Dear Colleagues   Leveraging SBEnrc Innovation Network I’m thrilled to announce we have been successful with two of our recent Australian Research Council (ARC) Linkage program funding applications with a total award of $629,000 cash from the ARC. These two …

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SBEnrc Newsletter March 2016

Dear Colleagues   In our September newsletter I mentioned that we planned to embark on seven new projects within the housing, building and infrastructure portfolios. These have now all commenced and are progressing well. The projects are: Valuing Social Housing …

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SBEnrc Newsletter November 2015

Dear Colleagues Industry research continues I’m pleased to announce the SBEnrc has confirmed a major funding package to continue its unique partnership – now six years after the end of Australian Government funding through our predecessor, the CRC for Construction …

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SBEnrc Newsletter September 2015

Dear Colleagues As mentioned in our last newsletter, I am now a regular contributor to the on-line industry newsletter Sourceable. My latest article considers how we can leverage from international learnings in infrastructure. I talk about planning for the Ferryfree …

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SBEnrc Newsletter June 2015

Dear Colleagues Some of you may be aware that I am now a regular contributor to Sourceable, an online magazine that delivers Architecture, Construction, Engineering and Interior Design news and analysis from Australia, Canada and around the world.My latest contribution …

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SBEnrc Newsletter March 2015

Dear Colleagues Industry consultation for industry value In an increasingly globalised construction industry, creating stronger connections and sharing knowledge between industry and researchers nationally and internationally is critical if we are to improve economic, social and environmental outcomes. At the …

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Successful BIM for Business Seminar – November 2014

Building Information Modelling (BIM) promises to transform the Australian property, design, construction and asset management supply chain. The SBEnrc ran a very successful BIM for Business Industry Seminar and cocktail event at Curtin University on 25 November 2014, attended by …

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SBEnrc Newsletter December 2014 and Seasons Greetings

  Dear Colleagues Thank you all for your support throughout 2014. We have had a great year, and achieved some exciting outcomes. Key highlights for 2014 include: Growing our partnership base with three new core members joining us. We welcomed …

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SBEnrc Newsletter November 2014

Dear Colleagues Leveraging Global Innovation Networks In an increasingly globalised construction industry, creating stronger connections and sharing knowledge amongst industry researchers internationally is important for improved economic, social and environmental outcomes. At the Sustainable Built Environment National Research Centre (SBEnrc) …

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SBEnrc Newsletter September 2014

Dear Colleagues New projects to address industry challenges Our industry has serious challenges: it must improve the productivity and cost-effectiveness of infrastructure and buildings; and improve workplace safety. Initiating the changes to solve these problems takes courage; delivering the innovations …

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BIM for Business Event – Perth, 25 November 2014

25 November 2014, Curtin University, Perth, 2pm-5pm The Sustainable Built Environment National Research Centre invites you to attend BIM for Business Seminar. Building Information Modelling (BIM) promises to transform the Australian property, design, construction and asset management supply chain. Leading …

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SBEnrc June 2014 Newsletter

Dear Colleagues I am extremely pleased to announce that we have two more new core partners – the Western Australian Housing Authority and global engineering firm Aurecon.       The Housing Authority confirmed its membership of the SBEnrc and will be providing a leading …

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SBEnrc January 2014 Newsletter

Dear Colleagues On behalf of the Board of the SBEnrc I would like to sincerely congratulate Professor Peter Newman for being awarded the Order of Australia at Monday’s Australia Day Honours. Peter was awarded Officer (AO) in the General Division …

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SBEnrc November 2013 Newsletter

Dear Colleagues We are now well established in our headquarters at Curtin University in Perth and excited about the growth and engagement already achieved and the further opportunities. With WA being Australia’s zone of greatest resources and infrastructure growth, relocating …

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SBEnrc June 2013 Newsletter

Dear Colleagues Our big news is the completion of the highly successful CIB World Building Congress held in Brisbane last month. The Congress was jointly hosted by SBEnrc and QUT, and showcased some of the world’s best research and development …

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CIB World Building Congress 5-9 May 2013

CIB World Building Congress, 5-9 May 2013, Brisbane Sponsored by QUT and SBEnrc, the CIB World Building Congress 2013 showcased some of the world’s best research and development in the built environment and construction sectors by a global research network …

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SBEnrc March 2013 Newsletter

Dear Colleagues I’m pleased to announce that the SBEnrc has been given a significant growth injection from our partners in Western Australia. Consequently, the administrative headquarters of SBEnrc will be relocated to Curtin University in Perth, Western Australia. We will …

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SBEnrc July 2012 Newsletter

Dear Colleagues The SBEnrc is driven by a simple, but powerful, mission: To be an enduring world-class research and knowledge broker in sustainable infrastructure and building design, construction and management. In 2009, this national innovation network was established as the …

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SBEnrc April 2012 Newsletter

Board update I’m very pleased to announce that on Thursday 29 March our Board convened a special meeting to confirm in principle the renewal of the Sustainable Built Environment National Research Centre until the end of 2015. I am also …

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SBEnrc December 2011 Newsletter

Growing Industry Research It is with pleasure that I announce that we have extended our Centre’s core membership base. We now have engagement with four Western Australia Government agencies: the Department of Commerce (with the Building Commission); the Departments of …

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SBEnrc October 2011 Newsletter

Collaborations and partnerships are key A clear goal of the SBEnrc is to continue serving the Australian built environment industry beyond life as a CRC. We have now successfully transformed and are delivering the continuity of support and collaboration needed …

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Low Energy High Rise

Delivering energy efficiency through low and no cost initiatives. The Warren Centre for Advanced Engineering in partnership with the Sustainable Built Environment National Research Center held an update on optimising the sustainability of your property on Wednesday 28th September 2011. …

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SBEnrc September 2011 Newsletter

National collaboration delivering for industry The Sustainable Built Environment National Research Centre (SBEnrc), successor to the CRC for Construction Innovation, is providing continuity of support for the Australian built environment industry with our extensive national and international networks. The investment …

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SBEnrc June 2011 Newsletter

Two weeks ago the Australian Research Council released the results of Linkage Projects for the 2010 Round 2 for funding commencing in July 2011. We are very pleased to announce that the SBEnrc was awarded funding of $575,000 for two …

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SBEnrc March 2011 Newsletter

I’m very pleased to let you know that we are now back in the SBEnrc headquarters in Margaret Street, after an eventful seven weeks following the Brisbane floods. For those of you who are unaware, the basement of our building …

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SBEnrc January 2011 Newsletter

I write this from the SBEnrc’s temporary offices at QUT in Brisbane as, like so many Australians in recent weeks, we have been impacted by the floods that have inundated our country. Our inconveniences and losses are minor compared to …

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SBEnrc Wins Engineering Leadership Award

I am extremely proud to announce that the SBEnrc with our long-term partners John Holland have won an Australian Engineering Excellence Award for our work in construction industry safety. The award was for three main projects: Construction site safety culture; …

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SBEnrc Annual Report 2010

The SBEnrc Annual Report for 2010 is now available to download at www.sbenrc.com.au/publications. Year 2010 has marked a very significant and successful trans- formation for our Centre. After 12 months of formative efforts and critical commitments from our industry, government …

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