Image: Australia’s road network is at risk due to increases in passenger and freight load degradation of the road network, and material and expertise scarcity. Image credit: Wikimedia Commons (CC BY-SA 3.0).
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Thursday, August 2, 2018

A new ARC Industrial Transformation Research Hub, based at Monash University, has been funded by the Australian Government, with $4.9 million dollars through the ARC’s Industrial Transformation Research Program.

Led by Professor Jayantha Kodikara, the ARC Industrial Transformation Research Hub for Smart Next Generation Transport Pavements aims to make road, airport and dockyard pavements smart, low cost, long-lasting, safe, green and adaptable to future transport demands.

Australia’s road network, upon which the nation depends for its economic and social prosperity, is at risk due to increases in passenger and freight load degradation of the road network, and material and expertise scarcity. Through a collaboration of eight Australian universities, and twenty eight other organisations including national and international government, industry, and research bodies, the Research Hub will deliver new materials and modelling, smart construction, and rehabilitation systems required for future demands, while enhancing road safety and reducing environmental impact.

 

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Image: Australia’s road network is at risk due to increases in passenger and freight load degradation of the road network, and material and expertise scarcity. Image credit: Wikimedia Commons (CC BY-SA 3.0).