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  • Unique facility opens at Swinburne for testing built structures

    Unique facility opens at Swinburne for testing built structures

    Swinburne has developed cutting-edge technology to test the integrity of new materials and structures.

  • Swinburne researchers finalists in The Australian Innovation Challenge

    Swinburne researchers finalists in The Australian Innovation Challenge

    Finding ways to use waste normally destined for landfill to build infrastructure such as roads and pavements, has seen Swinburne's Dr Arul Arulrajah and Dr Mahdi Miri Disfani become finalists in The Australian Innovation Challenge awards.
  • Ground work

    Ground work

    A long drought, a significant tree, a leaky pipe: any one of these factors can contribute to the unwanted phenomenon of house-cracking, resulting in maintenance expenses and concerns about appearance and safety
  • Taking the high load

    Taking the high load

    The West Gate Bridge spans Melbourne's Yarra River linking the inner city and western suburbs. It carries over 160,000 vehicles per day. This major arterial road needed an upgrade and Swinburne played a major part in delivering a solution.
  • RW Chapman medal win

    RW Chapman medal win

    Swinburne's Faculty of Engineering and Industrial Sciences is celebrating after three of its academics, Professor John Wilson, Professor Emad Gad and Research Fellow Siva Sivanerupan were awarded the prestigious RW Chapman Medal by Engineers Australia
  • Can you quake-proof a building?

    Can you quake-proof a building?

    Earthquakes are a force to be reckoned with in Australia even though they tend to fly under the radar, according to civil engineering academic John Wilson.
  • Making future buildings safer

    Making future buildings safer

    The capacity to more realistically test the integrity of new materials and structures such as buildings, bridges and even airframes has been boosted with the recently commissioned Smart Structures Laboratory at Swinburne University of Technology.

  • Recycled roads to deliver waste savings

    Recycled roads to deliver waste savings

    The Municipal Association of Victoria (MAV) is calling on local councils to join an Australian-first project that will lead to an increase in the use of recycled content in our roads, footpaths and shared pathways.

  • C-minus card means we must try harder

    C-minus card means we must try harder

    Failure to invest in infrastructure hurts society, economy and environment as infrastructure underpins the society of a developed nation

  • Quake 'pretty much a bullseye': building expert

    Quake 'pretty much a bullseye': building expert

    Prof John Wilson, chair of the Australian earthquake loading standard and deputy dean of engineering at Swinburne University of Technology in Melbourne, said the quake struck right at the heart of Christchurch.