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Cheaper and safer construction

Making construction cheaper, without compromising safety or quality, will be the focus of 2 new industry-led research centres backed by the Australian Government.

The Building 4.0 CRC will receive $28 million in government support, while the SmartCrete CRC will get $21 million to reduce the cost of concrete and improve productivity.

The Honourable Minister for Industry, Science and Technology, Karen Andrews, said the work of the Building 4.0 CRC would provide Australians with lower cost, smart housing solutions and put Australia among the world leaders in the advanced manufacture of buildings. ’Affordable, sustainable and safe housing is something that concerns all Australians. It’s vital we do what we can to make construction more efficient and cost-effective, without reducing quality' said the Minister.

See the Minister's media release for more information.