Robotic technology has been trialled at Murdoch’s Building 360 construction site in a world-first project, in conjunction with major partners Aurecon and the University of Technology Sydney (UTS).
Building 360 will be a technology-rich, Mass Engineered Timber (MET) building which will accommodate up to 60% of the University’s teaching requirements. It will be the largest MET building in Western Australia and a demonstration of Murdoch’s commitment to sustainability, aiming for a 6 Star Green Star rating.
Once complete, Building 360 will transform the student and staff experience through offering new, digitally enabled teaching and learning spaces in an environmentally friendly design.
Given the innovation involved at all levels of the project, an opportunity arose to embed a research project in Building 360’s construction.
This involved the use of prototype robots that can help deliver cumbersome screw fixings – an important, but labour-intensive task that’s essential on MET projects.