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ViewUnique facility opens at Swinburne for testing built structures

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Friday, May 8, 2015

Unique facility opens at Swinburne for testing built structures

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


ViewSwinburne researchers finalists in The Australian Innovation Challenge

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Monday, October 27, 2014

Swinburne researchers finalists in The Australian Innovation ChallengeFinding 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.

ViewGround work

By Kirsty Alford

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Ground workA 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

ViewTaking the high load

By James Hutson ( Swinburne magazine)

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Taking the high loadThe 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.

ViewRW Chapman medal win

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Friday, July 13, 2012

RW Chapman medal winSwinburne'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

ViewCan you quake-proof a building?

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Tuesday, March 13, 2012

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.

ViewMaking future buildings safer

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Monday, December 12, 2011

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.


ViewRecycled roads to deliver waste savings

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Wednesday, June 15, 2011

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.


ViewC-minus card means we must try harder

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

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


ViewQuake 'pretty much a bullseye': building expert

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Wednesday, February 23, 2011

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.


ViewSwinburne awarded $1.48M for research

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Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Swinburne awarded $1.48M for research

Swinburne University has been awarded $1.48 million by the federal government to fund three research infrastructure projects.


ViewSwinburne PhD Student wins Royal Society of Victoria Postgraduate award

Monday, August 30, 2010

Swinburne PhD Student wins Royal Society of Victoria Postgraduate award Mahdi Miri Disfani a student from CSI as won the prestigious Royal Society of Victoria Postgraduate award ( Physical Sciences ) for his research in \"Sustainable applications of Recycled Glass-Biosolids mixtures in roadwork applications\".

ViewFuture travels down a glass highway

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Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Future travels down a glass highwayAustralians have become great recyclers of glass, although not all glass is actually reusable. Research at Swinburne's Centre for Sustainable Infrastructure is looking at ways to make this glass suitable for use in road construction

ViewWeb tool to get us tanked up

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Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Web tool to get us tanked upDr Monzur Imteaz is a glass-half-empty kind of chap. He's not being unduly negative, he just sees wasted opportunity in not being able to fill to the top. In particular he recoils at the thought of half-empty rainwater tanks

ViewNew research reduces footpath footprint

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Monday, July 5, 2010

New research reduces footpath footprint

MelbourneĆ¢\'s newly laid footpaths will leave much smaller carbon footprints than their predecessors, thanks to new research from Swinburne University\'s Centre for Sustainable Infrastructure.