In this strand, we embrace digital innovation to foster equitable and just, healthy, safe, thriving and sustainable communities. This is done through communities’ stakeholders including national and international governments, private enterprises, charitable and not-for-profit and social organisations, media, and communities. We work with our research partners to generate new executable ideas and innovations, harnessing smart technologies to nurture innovative business and social policies, processes and models to shape the way we design, build and manage our communities. We believe it is vital to engage all our members and stakeholders to ensure smart and healthy communities, where all of us can feel free to live, learn, work and play with unhindered access to information to enrich the lives and experiences of our communities’ members. 

The key contact for Smart Infrastructure and Built Environments is Associate Professor Md. Mizanur Rahman, Associate Professor in Geotechnical Engineering: UniSA Stem.

Research of this strand includes the following topics:

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    Smart infrastructure

    • Smart Applications – Digital technologies and smart buildings, GIS applications, Public transport planning, Ageing and transport, Policies for vehicle emission control, Smart and sustainable construction, Big data analytics in built environment, Sustainable communities, Smart construction materials. 
    • Facilities Management – Building Information Modelling (BIM), Resource efficiency, Asset management, Integrated infrastructure systems. 
    • Waste Management –Zero energy buildings, Reverse logistics, Supply chain. 
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    Sustainable construction

    • Structural Materials –  Recycling materials for concrete and pavements, Reinforced crumbed rubber concrete, Resilient infrastructures, Non-destructive condition assessment, Structural retrofitting.
    • Sustainable construction – Zero carbon roads, Energy efficient industries and communities, Asset management, Online sensing, Sustainable buildings, Urban precinct modelling, Energy emissions of buildings & embodied energy, Construction operations & safety management, Human factors in construction management, Green infrastructure. 
    • Project & Risk Management – Project control methods, Standards development, Project procurement, Integrity of tendering system, Sustainable development, Program & portfolio management, Strategic benefits realisation, Asset management in/on expansive soil, Dams and reservoirs.
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    Geo-environmental and engineering geology

    • Geotechnics – Soil hazard assessment and mitigation, Soil liquefaction mitigation, Bio-inspired construction, Innovative geotechnical structures, Innovative construction materials, Soil-structure interaction problems, Pavement science, Sustainable pavements and road network, Waste products in construction, Mitigating expansive soils related problems, Ground improvement, Geo-hydrological problems, Numerical modelling of geotechnical and geological processes.
    • Climate change and green solutions – Climate change and infrastructure resilience, Designing for the future, Heat island, Water sensitive urban design, Permeable pavement,
    • Waste Management – Tailing dams, Waste utilisation, recycle and reuse, Sustainable construction materials, phytocaps, water balance and leachate control