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The ARC Training Centre for Advanced Manufacturing of Prefabricated Housing acknowledges the generous support from the Australian Research Council through its Industrial Transformations Research Programme, which offers a suite of funding schemes attractive to both university-based researchers and industries.

TheARC Training Centre for Advanced Manufacturing of Prefabricated Housing was awarded $4M in funding, under the Industrial Transformation Research scheme, which has the following objectives:

  1. Encourage collaborative Research and Development projects to address challenging industry issues solved through innovative research relevant to the Industrial Transformation Priorities
  2. Attract investment from the global and international business community by underpinning internationally-recognised excellence of Australian universities and their industry partners
  3. Leverage private and international investment in targeted industry sectors

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Collaborating organisations

Collaborating partners


PrefabAUS is the Peak Industry body for prefabrication in Australia. We are passionate about the role of prefabrication in transforming our built environment, such as decreasing construction time frames and construction waste while increasing quality, productivity and affordability. We believe there is an exciting future for Australia’s building prefabrication industry. Become a PrefabAUS member.



Prebuilt integrates efficient, economical, design-led architecture with Australian modular prefab construction. Whether we are creating a modest country weekender or a landmark home in an expensive street, each of our prefab homes is architect-designed, built undercover and transported in modules across Australia. Prebuilt will change your mind about prefabricated houses


Food and Wood Products Australia

Forest and Wood Products Australia Limited (FWPA) is a not-for-profit company that provides national, integrated research and development services to the Australian forest and wood products industry. FWPA supports research and development that promotes internationally competitive and environmentally sustainable practices.

Forest & Wood Products Australia (FWPA)

Habitech Systems

Habitech Systems is an Australian owned venture established in 2008, with headquarters in Melbourne. The company has invested in extensive research, development and testing of the Habitech modular building system, for the Australian market. Our innovative building design technology is driven by sustainability, taking advantage of environmentally-friendly materials and processes.

Habitech Systems

Enviro SIP Structural Insulated Panels

EnviroSIP — the strong, light-weight, fire resistant panels that deliver exceptional value and are available in sizes to meet almost any need. Designed and manufactured to the exacting demands of the Building Code of Australia, EnviroSIP products stand the test of time and look good too.

Enviro SIP

TBS Tiber Building Systems

Timber Building Systems (TBS) is a unique and revolutionary post tensioned pre-manufactured building system. The technology provides our clients with a sustainable solution, fast turnaround, exceptional architectural design flexibility, high quality, unparalleled customer service, and lower overall costs. TBS’s patented building assembly system provides wood-based integrated flat pack panels that include structural as well as plumbing and electrical service elements.

Timber Building Systems (TBS)

ARC The Australian Reinforcing Company

The Australian Reinforcing Company (ARC) is one of Australia's leading manufacturers and suppliers of steel reinforcing and fencing products and services. Our history virtually mirrors the growth of Australia since 1920, when The Australian Reinforced Concrete Engineering Company (ARC) was formed in Sunshine, Victoria. We have a diverse range of products and customers and value the relationships with our employees, customers and suppliers.

The Australian Reinforcing Company (ARC)


BHAPM is a results driven business providing targeted services and solutions to its clients in small to large construction industries.

They have a unique background in design and project management and specialise in infrastructure projects that may be complex due to multiple stakeholders, tight delivery timelines and/or budgetary constraints.

The team has comprehensive knowledge in all disciplines of project management, including; project planning and programming, stakeholder management, risk management, contractor management, OHS and quality management, design reviews, tendering and contract administration



Rockend is a Property Software Solutions Provider. They provide innovative, reliable and easy to use property management software, strata management software, document management software and real estate trust accounting software. Their 35 years in business confirms that reliable, functionally rich software is important for any business, however of greater significance is choosing a partner committed to the industry, support, education and the ongoing development of the solution.



Fleetwood is a market leader throughout Australia in the design, manufacture, supply and installation of permanent modular buildings with manufacturing operations in Victoria, New South Wales, Queensland and Western Australia. Fleetwood work off a volumetric system that allows for greater economies of scale to be achieved along with providing clients with speed of delivery plus an environmentally friendly and flexible solution.