Celebrating the past and embracing the future in construction management
Western Sydney University has marked the 25 year anniversary of its Construction Management program, with a celebratory event at the Parramatta City campus.
The event also celebrated the launch of the University's new Centre for Smart Modern Construction (c4SMC) which aims to maximise the potential of the construction industry in western Sydney and provide practical and innovative teaching and research both at university and on site.
Director of the new c4SMC, Professor Srinath Perera, says the construction industry is already playing an important role in western Sydney with the new Western Sydney airport and over $3 billion already invested on roads development.
"Our ambition c4SMC at Western Sydney University is to bring industry and academia together to collaborate in investigating and translating insights into smart and modern construction that develops evidence based knowledge and applied industry capabilities for the betterment of construction," says Professor Perera.
Joining the celebration were students, alumni, staff and industry leaders in Construction Management. Presentations were given by Vice Chancellor Professor Barney Glover and academics from the School of Computing, Engineering and Mathematics (SCEM).
Foundation contributors to the Centre for Smart Modern Construction include Prime Constructions, Qanstruct, Strongbuild, Hansen Yuncken, Austruss and Weathertex.
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Western extends its congratulations and well-wishes to Sandy Craze – an inspirational alumnus, who is about to embark on a PhD at Oxford University.