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  • 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 […]