The Engineering Construction and Management Group is internationally recognised for leading the way in engineering construction and management postgraduate programs. Our research and teaching capabilities are underpinned by our strong strategic partnership with industry and government.

As the largest research group in engineering construction, we're proud of our rich history as a contributor to new research knowledge in the field.

Research areas

The Engineering Construction and Management Group undertakes advanced theoretical and experimental research in:

  • Construction technology
  • Construction management and project management and delivery
  • Planning and risk management
  • Contracts and legal studies
  • Economics and finance
  • Sustainability
  • Measurements and quality
  • Field and laboratory
  • People management
  • Systems studies
  • Problem-solving
  • Construction 3D printing
  • Sustainability in construction
  • Waste valorisation and circular economy

Current research projects

  • Real-time and Autonomous 3D Mapping of Construction Projects Using Light Detection and Ranging (LiDAR) Drones
  • Construction Robot for Concrete Drilling
  • Material optimisation and characterisation for construction 3D printing
  • Development of sustainable concrete by incorporating waste products
  • Economic and Environmental Assessment using BIM
  • Earthmoving, Quarrying and Surface Mining – Optimum Costs, Emissions, Production
  • Contracts – Late and Incomplete Payments; Optimal Target Contracts
  • Investment – Real Options; Adaptable Infrastructure; Carbon Projects

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