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DESIGN INNOVATOR TO LEAD UNIVERSITY’S BUILDING RESEARCH LAB

05-02-2019
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Professor Mathew Aitchison, Monash University

Monash University has appointed building design innovation expert Professor Mathew Aitchison to direct its Future Building Initiative, a major new research lab to influence and transform the design, production and management of the built environment.

Professor Aitchison joins Monash from Sydney University, where he was director of the Innovation in Applied Design Lab. His research focuses on investigating models for prefabricated and modular construction and advanced manufacturing processes.

The Future Building Initiative is jointly hosted by the university’s Faculty of Art Design & Architecture and Faculty of Engineering. It will seek to develop innovations in construction at the intersection of architecture and engineering practice.

Professor Aitchison is thrilled to join Monash and lead a team in developing and delivering innovations in an industry that remains highly traditional and reliant on pre-industrial knowledge and processes.

“At Monash we’re in a position to formulate and supply the industry with intelligent and technology-enabled solutions that have the potential to transform the construction industry,” he says.

Among the high-profile industry partners of the initiative, Professor Aitchison has worked for several years with Lendlease, a multinational construction, property and infrastructure giant that has made a substantial investment in the future direction of the industry.

“Our strong working relationships with our leading industry partners have given us a world-leading advantage to achieve the desired end-to-end innovations and transformation that the construction industry requires.”

Professor Shane Murray, Dean of the Faculty of Art Design & Architecture, says Professor Aitchison’s appointment comes at a time when critical change in the construction industry is required.

“Professor Aitchison’s integrative approach to design and technology coupled with his extensive international experience places Monash in a strong position to tackle long standing challenges and deliver effective and transformative solutions in the construction sector,” he says.

On Friday, 8th February at the Monash Conference Centre, 30 Collins St, Melbourne, Professor Aitchison will present a talk about innovation in construction and the potential of integrated building ecologies that will transform the industry over the next decade.

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