News

  • 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 […]