[Cite as http://purl.org/au-research/grants/arc/DP180102208]
Researchers A/Prof Yu Bai; Dr Allan Manalo; Prof Dr Thomas Keller
Brief description This project aims to establish a modular composites building system that is lightweight, integrated with power supply system and is highly resistant to harsh environments. Buildings today are designed and constructed using conventional craft-based labour-intensive methods and materials. This results in high cost and consequences for quality, safety, resource and environmental impact. By developing the modular building system using lightweight and durable fibre reinforced polymer (FRP) composites and innovative connection methods for fast assembly, the project outcomes can largely lift productivity in construction industry and further provide self-sustainable civil infrastructure not only in urban and rural regions but also in remote areas.
Funding Amount $332,398
Funding Scheme Discovery Projects