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About us

The International Industrialised Building Knowledge Cluster is a group of organisations with expertise in off site manufacturing/industrialised building. The Knowledge Cluster is a place to connect leaders in this area who are active in knowledge creation and transfer. The genesis of this Cluster began with a Mission research project funded by the Australian Department of Industry Australia China Council and the core partners to that study were RMIT University, Harbin Institute of Technology and  Tsinghua University. The Cluster now includes experts from all over the world.

The project aims were:


1) conducting joint public guest lectures and workshops in universities of China,


2) visiting the relevant off-site housing systems manufacturing facilities in China, and


3) capturing, sharing, transferring, and documenting knowledge related to the off site housing systems acquired before, during and after the visit.


Research Team: 


Professor London

Professor Xue

Professor Ma

Associate Professor Khalfan

Associate Professor Maqsood

Dr Peng Zhang 

Ms Jessica Siva 

The International Industrialised Buillding Knowledge Cluster was formed through a Department of Industry funded research project entitled "Integrated International Construction Supply Chains: Knowledge Transfer for Seamless Off-site Housing Systems"  in the Australia-China Science and Research Fund (ACSRF).


RMIT University is the lead organization of this project. The two other partner organisations  are Chinese Universities including; Harbin Institute of Technology and Tsinghua University.




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