Research centres and groups

The School of Property, Construction and Project Management delivers innovative research solutions through its research centres and research lab.

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Solar Energy Application Group (SEAL)

We aim to support energy transformation towards higher solar adoption in the building sector and urban environment.

We also represent Australia in the International Energy Agency Photovoltaic Power Systems Programme (IEA PVPS) Task 15 Building Integrated Photovoltaics (BIPV), lead the subtask on “BIPV Digitalisation”, and participate in the other two subtasks on “BIPV Guidelines” and “Pre-normative international research on BIPV characterisation methods“ from 2020-2023.

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Construction Work Health and Safety Research @ RMIT

CCWHSR @ RMIT conducts applied research with industry partners in the construction and property industries to analyse organisational work health and safety (WHS) performance.

Our research takes a lifecycle approach, developing, implementing and evaluating bespoke solutions to partners’ WHS challenges. Participants include public sector construction clients, government agencies, construction contracting organisations, design firms, regulators and professional bodies.

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Sustainable Building Innovation Laboratory (SBi Lab)

The mission of the SBi Lab is to accelerate the shift towards sustainable building through the production and dissemination of high quality research and education. Research themes within SBi Lab span:

  • Building energy efficiency and environmental performance
  • Building indoor environment
  • Urban microclimate
  • Sustainability education, policy and regulation
  • Energy Vulnerability
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Public Transportation Systems Group (PTS)

Public Transportation Systems (PTS) is a cooperative research group from Australia and abroad. PTS interlinks academia with industry through collaborative research. Current research includes, dynamic adaptive planning to modernize Melbourne's ageing transportation networks, effects of pandemics on public transportation patronage, among others.

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Acknowledgement of country

RMIT University acknowledges the people of the Woi wurrung and Boon wurrung language groups of the eastern Kulin Nation on whose unceded lands we conduct the business of the University. RMIT University respectfully acknowledges their Ancestors and Elders, past and present. RMIT also acknowledges the Traditional Custodians and their Ancestors of the lands and waters across Australia where we conduct our business. - Artwork created by Louisa Bloomer