Arch_Manu is an Industrial Transformation Training Centre that was funded by the Australian Research Council in 2022, and officially commenced in February 2024. It is hosted out of the University of New South Wales (Sydney) and supported by nodes at Swinburne University of Technology (Melbourne) and the University of Adelaide.  

Arch_Manu brings together academics, researchers, and industry experts from Architecture, Engineering, Management and Governance, Information Systems, Computer Science, Computational Design, Industrial Design, and Construction Management to investigate how data and digital strategy can help the AEC Sector meet critical sustainability and productivity goals. 

Our program of industry-embedded PhDs, national and international placements, sector-focused short courses, and postdoctoral projects will grow knowledge, skills, and capacity within the AEC workforce, while delivering novel digital tools and frameworks to help drive the digital transformation of the sector.  

Arch_Manu features an interdisciplinary research cohort of 25 PhD candidates and 3 postdoctoral fellows spread across our 3 university nodes. Over the 5-year life of the Centre, this formidable research team will be working collaboratively with our industry and academic partners on interconnected research projects aimed at addressing some of the sector’s most pressing needs. Head over to Research to find out more. 

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