News

  • SmartCrete CRC up for the challenge
    SmartCrete CRC is proud to have been a major contributor to the new independent report “Decarbonization Pathways for the Australian Cement and Concrete Sector” that was launched on the 19th October 2021, and strongly believes that this document charts a practical way forward to lowering sector emissions by 2050. Click […]
  • Key Pathways To Net Zero For Australian Cement And Concrete Identified
    A new independent report titled ‘Decarbonisation Pathways for the Australian Cement and Concrete Sector’ released today confirms the Australian industry’s ambition of net zero carbon cement and concrete to Australian society by 2050 is achievable. Click here to download the full Media Release (PDF) VDZ was recently commissioned, based on its […]
  • Working Smarter with the turnKey CRC application
    SmartCrete CRC is one of the smallest Collaborative Research Centres awarded grant funding in the last five CRC rounds and is run by a small staff of eight full and part time employees. Two of the keys to efficiency and productivity success for the SmartCrete CRC are the application of […]
  • Partner Profile
    Dr Salwan Al-Assafi
    Prof. Sujeeva Setunge – Where is your hometown? Where do you live now? I am originally from Colombo, Sri Lanka and relocated to Melbourne to commence my Ph.D in Civil Engineering at Monash University. I Live in Melbourne, Victoria.
  • New Appointments at SmartCrete CRC
    Since establishment in June 2020, SmartCrete CRC has worked to promote scientific and engineering research for Australia’s concrete industry, including developments within the concrete supply chain and associated industries. Click here to download the full Media Release (PDF) We are proud to announce the appointment of two new staff members, vital […]
  • SmartCrete CRC at Concrete 2021 conference
    SmartCrete CRC will be hosting a conference session at the upcoming Concrete Institute of Australia’s Biennial National Conference, Concrete 2021 on 7 September 2021 from 3.45 pm to 5.00 pm. This year, due to CoVID restrictions, the conference is being held virtually from 5-8 September allowing a greater number of […]
  • Partner Profile
    Prof. Sujeeva Setunge
    Prof. Sujeeva Setunge – Where is your hometown? Where do you live now? I am originally from Colombo, Sri Lanka and relocated to Melbourne to commence my Ph.D in Civil Engineering at Monash University. I Live in Melbourne, Victoria.
  • Partner Profile
    Harish Srivastava
    Harish Srivastava – Where is your hometown? Where do you live now? I was born and raised in Uttar Pradesh, India. While completing my civil engineering degree I was selected to work in a public sector company, WAPCOS as a Trainee Engineer in Delhi. I worked with WAPCOS until 2005 and was promoted to Deputy Chief Engineer. During this period I developed port planning and maritime engineering skills through self-study and on-the job training. In 2005, I decided to move to New Zealand to take a position in New Plymouth in North Island where I worked for three years. New Plymouth is the most beautiful place I have ever lived, one can go hiking and surfing on same day. In 2009, I moved to Australia and have lived here since.
  • SmartCrete CRC Welcomes Paintback Limited as Core Partner
    Since establishment in June 2020, SmartCrete CRC has worked to promote scientific and engineering research forging the way for Australia’s concrete industry, including developments within the concrete supply chain and associated industries and today we are delighted to announce Paintback Limited as a new core partner to SmartCrete CRC. Click […]
  • SmartCrete CRC engaging with Industry to further advance Sustainability goals.
    The SmartCrete CRC is actively operating with the goal to ensure the long-term viability of vital existing and future concrete infrastructure through improvement in cost, application, and sustainability. Click here to read the full Media Release (PDF) SmartCrete CRC does this by providing contacts, connections, and funding for successful research projects […]
  • SmartCrete CRC project funding announced
    SmartCrete CRC is delighted to announce the funding of the inaugural project “Recycled Waste in Concrete for Municipal Applications” in collaboration with industry and research partners OPV (Office of Projects Victoria) and RMIT University. Click here to read the full Media Release (PDF) Since establishment in June 2020, SmartCrete CRC has […]
  • SmartCrete CRC announces 8 projects endorsed for funding
    SmartCrete CRC is proud to announce 8 projects have been conditionally endorsed for funding following the SmartCrete CRC Board meeting held Thursday, 17 June 2021. Click here to read the full Media Release (PDF) Conditions are required to be met before the projects can be approved for funding and the SmartCrete […]
  • Partner Profile
    Vute Sirivivatnanon
    Vute Sirivivatnanon – Where is your hometown? Where do you live now? I was born and grew up in Bangkok – Venice of the East, Thailand and studied engineering in Australia. After an early academic career in Thailand and 4 years of building work in Singapore, I returned and established my family and career in Sydney.
  • Concrete Institute of Australia – Weekly Webinar Series
    SmartCrete CRC was proud to be showcased as part of the Concrete Institute of Australia’s weekly webinar series on 11 March. The webinar was led by CEO, Dr Warren South, who was joined by Professor Rebecca Gravina of RMIT and Professor Simon Clark of Macquarie University.   We looked at […]
  • Fast Track projects announced
    SmartCrete CRC is proud to announce the funding of three projects submitted under its Fast Track program. Click here to read the full Media Release (PDF) Since establishment in June 2020, SmartCrete CRC has worked to promote scientific and engineering research for Australia’s concrete industry, including developments within the concrete supply […]
  • SmartCrete CRC announces new Board appointments
    After an extensive process in evaluating required skills and experience, four Directors will be joining the Chair, Em. Prof. Elizabeth Taylor AO, and new Board member, Mr Stephen Harmer, to assist in determining the strategic direction and policies of the organisation. New Board Members– Dr Gunilla Burrowes– Catherine Ferrari– Elizabeth […]
  • SmartCrete CRC Announces appointment of new CEO
    The Interim Board of the SmartCrete CRC is pleased to announce the appointment of Warren South as Chief Executive Officer for the CRC. Warren brings a wealth of technical domain experience in the research and development of concrete in Australia and New Zealand. In addition, he brings a strong existing […]
  • SmartCrete CRC alignment to Infrastructure Australia 2019 Infrastructure Audit Outcomes
    In a recent post Peter Colacino (Chief Policy and Research at Infrastructure Australia) highlighted the need for a renewed focus to our thinking about resilience and sustainability, identified in the 2019 Australian Infrastructure Audit*. The report provides a valuable insight into the “Future of Uncertainty” and the subsequent challenges and […]
  • Research to make construction cheaper & safer
    Making construction in Australia cheaper, without compromising safety or quality, will be the focus of two new industry led research centres being backed by the Morrison Government. The Building 4.0 CRC will receive $28 million in government support, while the SmartCrete CRC will get $21 million to reduce the cost […]
  • $21m grant to boost to infrastructure productivity
    Improving infrastructure productivity through reduced cost of concrete construction, improved durability and sustainability are among the goals of a Cooperative Research Centre (CRC) receiving $21 million in Australian Government grant funds. The industry led SmartCrete CRC has generated a further $69 million in cash and inkind contribution from industry, government […]
  • Funding announcement by the Minister for Industry, the Honourable Karen Andrews MP
    Hello SmartCrete partners, It is my great pleasure to announce that today the Minister for Industry, the Honourable Karen Andrews MP, announced that the SmartCrete CRC was awarded $21 million funding under the Cooperative Research Centre program. This provides our industry with a significant capability to improve the performance and […]