Under construction

Construction is underway on our new Construction Simulation Hub on Level 2 of the TC building at our Hawthorn campus. Work is expected to be completed by May 2024.

Swinburne University of Technology is preparing the next generation of construction professionals, civil engineers, architects and project managers for a digitally focused future with the new Construction Simulation Hub.

Part of our next gen_campus transformation, this cutting-edge facility will expand the suite of digital design, modelling and visualisation facilities giving our students the hands-on experience to set them apart in today’s competitive engineering and construction industries.

Building work on the new facility is set to begin this month and it is expected to be ready for students to use from April 2024.

  • “The Construction Simulation Hub is a novel facility equipped with a distinct set of sophisticated hardware and special software, providing exceptional opportunities for advanced professional learning with specialised digital skills for building and civil infrastructure construction and asset management domains.”

    Dr Palaneeswaran Ekambaram , Construction Simulation Hub Director

Artist impression of the Axiom hologram table to be featured in the Construction Simulation Hub.

Building strong futures

In the Construction Simulation Hub, students will have a wide variety of tools at their disposal to create and visualise their projects both in the lab, and on-site. Advanced 3D scanning, augmented and virtual reality (AVR) and mixed reality (MR) modelling technologies in the Hub will allow students to design, model, optimise and visualise construction activities.

The centrepiece of the hub is a state-of-the-art Axiom hologram table, linked to tracked 3D glasses and wands, and featuring an external monitor for effective audience viewing.

The Hub includes high accuracy 3D laser scanning systems, advanced sensors for monitoring and state-of-the-art software and hardware.

Situated in Hawthorn’s TC building, the Construction Simulation Hub will support students wherever they are in their education journey, whether studying a vocational education diploma or higher education degree, with access to the latest technology as they are trained for job-ready futures.

  • “Swinburne graduates are already highly sought-after in industry because they have the hands-on experience to operate effectively, solve problems and innovate in complex construction and infrastructure projects. The Construction Simulation Lab will further develop those skills and give our students an unmatched start into their careers.”

    Professor Emad Gad , School of Engineering

Artist impression of the Axiom hologram table to be featured in the Construction Simulation Hub.

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