An innovative light weight composite panel system for high speed modular construction (ARC Linkage Project led by the University of Melbourne) (2015–2019)

This proposed project aims to develop an innovative composite panel system using aerated geopolymer and a thin high strength steel casing. The new panel system will have a number of significant enhancements compared to the traditional panels in terms of load resistance, much lower carbon footprint and life-cycle costs. It will offer desirable properties, such as being light-weight, easy to construct, economical, recyclable and reusable. A significant gap in knowledge exists in the material and system behaviour of the aerated geopolymer and its fire performance. A comprehensive research program will be carried out to address those challenges and to provide design guidelines to rapidly progress this technologies in Australia and overseas.
Grant type:
University of Melbourne
  • Senior Lecturer
    School of Civil Engineering
    Faculty of Engineering, Architecture and Information Technology
Funded by:
University of Melbourne