The University of Melbourne in collaboration with Speedpanel Australia has been awarded $3,000,000 to undertake an Australian Government Cooperative Research Centre “CRC” Project that will research and develop innovative pre-fabricated building systems for three years.
Millions of Australians move house each year, but new research has highlighted that while many are upgrading their homes and living standards, housing affordability problems are sorting many of the nation's most disadvantaged into areas with fewer opportunities.
Researchers from the University of Melbourne have created a system to model and predict house values and rental rates at the individual property level. The comparison of these two values offers insight into rental yields in the market; an import metric that can be used by buyers, sellers, investors and renters to help make informed choices.
Level crossing removals should be viewed as part of a total picture for an effective transport system and the best way to achieve this is to incorporate elevated lines or ‘skytrains’, according to Melbourne researchers.
Research from the University of Melbourne shows how Melbourne Airport has recorded a steady increase in the share of travellers to and from Asia. Those routes make up the busiest air connection to Australia, which underscores the global significance of Melbourne’s growth.
The Institute Of Structural Engineers, based in London, recently announced that the Melbourne School of Design won best education project at the Structural Awards 2015. This is a significant award as it covers several categories, and is awarded "for excellence in the structural design of buildings… which either facilitate learning or support healthcare…”
Human rights and international law expert Professor Hilary Charlesworth, says that Australia's appointment to the UN Human Rights Council gives the country an opportunity to examine its own human rights record.