Uber may hold key to housing affordability
The key to improving housing affordability may be “disruptive” thinking, according to RMIT researcher Dr Andrea Sharam.
Student designs on the right track for future rail crossing removals
A collaborative research project between RMIT University and the University of Melbourne explores new ways to improve the integration of public transport and urban design in Melbourne.
How Project Management can future-proof your career
In the 1980s, when a computer was the size of an office and lattes had not been invented, there were few opportunities for formal project management education.
What I learnt working on construction in India
Cassanda was one of 10 RMIT student volunteers who travelled to India to build a female dormitory at a rural Bangalore school.
RMIT launches brand-new destination for start-ups
RMIT Activator is an initiative that helps current students, staff and researchers grow successful start-up ventures.
Property student awarded priceless industry experience
RMIT property and valuation student Melissa Gardner spent a year receiving hands-on work experience as part of an industry supported scholarship worth $10,000.
Tell me about studying project management at RMIT
Project managers are the powerhouses that drive a project from its conception through to its completion. They aren’t limited to the construction industry either – they are required across all fields.
What you need to know about studying property at RMIT
Did you know that RMIT’s property programs are not about buying or selling real estate? If you thought otherwise, it’s time to think again.
How sustainable buildings are shaping cities for the future
RMIT Master of Energy Efficient and Sustainable Building expert Associate Professor Usha Iyer-Raniga takes us through how the built environment is helping to secure a sustainable future.
RMIT researchers to work on rail and cities project
RMIT has hosted the launch of a plan for eight new “smart” cities between Melbourne and Sydney, to be linked by high-speed rail.
Major work on Metro Tunnel to begin next year
John Holland has been awarded the first major Metro Tunnel contract.
Opportunities through partnership
Melbourne Metro Rail Authority is set to deliver twin 9km rail tunnels and five underground stations to Melbourne’s rail network, freeing up space in the City Loop, for the benefit of other lines.
Sun not shining on solar technology in real estate sales pitches
Real estate agents appear to be overlooking the benefits of solar as a selling point when homes hit the market, surprising research from RMIT University reveals.
Tell me about the Master of Energy Efficient and Sustainable Building
Energy efficient and sustainable buildings will be the very cornerstones of future cities and demand for skilled professionals in the field is higher than ever.
Chinese buyers combine tourism with property investment: RMIT study
RMIT researchers have identified a new category of Chinese property buyers, dubbed “residential tourists”, who turn regular tourist visits to Melbourne into home ownership.
RMIT smart vests have construction workers’ safety at heart
With heat stress a growing safety concern in the building industry, an RMIT researcher has designed an innovative smart vest that can monitor the health of construction workers in real time.
Students bring home solid experience from property experts
RMIT property and valuation students have networked with industry heavyweights and experts at a learning day, receiving key insights and hands-on experience in the real estate sector.
Research reveals true impact of recycling at home
RMIT research has found Victorians who recycle at home save a full 250kg worth of greenhouse gas emissions a year – the equivalent of turning off their electricity for a fortnight.
Students create Krump Park
Students across a range of disciplines have designed and built a pop-up “Krump Park” as part of a competition run by the RMIT Student Landscape Architecture Body (SLAB).
International conferences highlight Centre research
Researchers from RMIT's Centre of Construction Work Health and Safety Research (CCWHSR) attended two conferences in the UK, presenting health and safety research findings to global audiences.
Organisational ‘risk shifting’ and workplace safety
Centre researchers are investigating pipeline safety issues and the impact of third-party organisations (outside the pipeline industry), and have presented their research at two major industry events.
Fostering relationships with nuclear safety researchers in France
RMIT's Associate Professor Jan Hayes spent a week at the Ecole des Mines de Nantes (the Nantes School of Mines), France, developing collaborations with researchers in sociology and management safety.
Big data offers great opportunity to predict injuries
In a recent visit to the Centre for Construction Work Health and Safety Research, Professor Matthew Hallowell of the University of Colorado presented research aimed at predicting injuries.
Meet Helen Lingard: construction health and safety expert
Professor Helen Lingard helps build safer work environments for thousands of Australian and international construction workers.
Global recognition for sustainability achievements
RMIT’s teaching and research of sustainability in the built environment has won an international award.
Graduate cements position at major international construction company
Winning the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) Global Student Challenge was just the beginning for RMIT construction management graduate Oscar Savage.
Building a safer environment for construction workers
OHS expert Professor Helen Lingard is helping build safer work environments for thousands of Australian and international construction workers at higher risk of death or injury than other occupations.
RMIT alumni build success in the construction industry
Michael Piercy is one of a string of recent RMIT alumni from the School of Property, Construction and Project Management who have achieved success in Probuild’s graduate program.
Researchers pave the way for construction health and safety
Researchers from RMIT’s Centre for Construction Work Health and Safety Research (CCWHSR) have released a Research to Practice report in collaboration with Virginia Tech University.
Helping to build a better and greener world
RMIT has joined three global government partners to help establish and promote greener building and construction policies and practices through a Sustainable Buildings and Construction Program.