ARC Training Centre For Advanced Manufacturing Of Prefabricated Housing (ARC Cash)
Grant number: IC150100023 | Funding period: 2016 - 2020
This training centre aims to unlock the potential for growth of Australia’s prefabricated building industry by creating a sustainable training ecosystem including both industry and universities. It seeks to enable the next generation of engineers and architects to apply advanced manufacturing principles to prefabricated modular buildings. This emerging highly trained workforce, driven by the needs of the customer, should identify innovations in the use of advanced materials, designs for manufacturing, and assembly. The centre aims to secure a competitive advantage for Australia in the global value chain leading to local employment growth and increased exports of prefabricated products and se..View full description
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An artificial neural network (ANN) expert system enhanced with the electromagnetism-based firefly algorithm (EFA) for predicting the energy consumption in buildings
DK Bui, TN Nguyen, TD Ngo, H Nguyen-Xuan
In this study, a new hybrid model, namely the Electromagnetism-based Firefly Algorithm - Artificial Neural Network (EFA-ANN), is p..
Ductility Design of Reinforced Very-High Strength Concrete Columns (100–150 MPa) Using Curvature and Energy-Based Ductility Indices
Shanaka Kristombu Baduge, Priyan Mendis, Tuan Duc Ngo, Massoud Sofi
The paper aims to develop theoretical expressions for the ductility design of very-high strength concrete (VHSC) (> 100 MPa) colum..
Performance of lightweight hemp concrete with alkali-activated cenosphere binders exposed to elevated temperature
S Kristombu Baduge, P Mendis, R San Nicolas, K Nguyen, A Hajimohammadi
© 2019 Elsevier Ltd This study investigates the performance of three different types of cenosphere as a lightweight supplementary ..
Structural behaviour of prefabricated load bearing braced composite timber wall system
Yusak Oktavianus, Kasun Shanaka Kristombu Baduge, Kristopher Orlowski, Priyan Mendis
Timber is gaining its popularity in the construction of low to the mid-rise buildings and sometimes in high-rises due to its susta..
Manufacturing, Modeling, Implementation and Evaluation of a Weatherproof Seal for Prefabricated Construction
Kristopher Orlowski, Kasun Shanaka, Priyan Mendis
Prefabricated forms of construction have led to the rapid onsite assembly of buildings however there are still on-site tasks and p..
Performance of multi-storey prefabricated modular buildings with infill concrete walls subjected to earthquake loads
D Gunawardena, T Ngo, P Mendis, S Kumar
Prefabricated modules are increasingly becoming popular in the construction industry as they result in achieving cost efficient bu..