Boral secures grant from the Australian Research Council through collaboration with partner UNSW
In partnership with the University of NSW (UNSW) Boral has secured a $384,000 grant from the Australian Research Council (ARC). This funding will enable us to use advanced analytics and artificial intelligence to improve Boral’s concrete performance and assist in accelerating our sustainable products to market.
Dr Louise Keyte, Boral General Manager – Innovation Development, said “This funding helps Boral to continue to invest in research and development that is focused on superior performing products and solutions for our customers that deliver a lower carbon footprint and use more recycled content. This was a great result for the working team and recognises the value of our collaboration with UNSW”.
This funding will enable us to pursue projects using advanced analytics and artificial intelligence. These projects will lead to a paradigm shift in concrete design methodology – which has traditionally focused on meeting mechanical performance objectives – to a more holistic approach that maximises durability and longevity of concrete as well as mechanical performance and reduces environmental impacts.