Symposium Associate Partners


Centre for Smart Modern Construction, Western Sydney University, Australia

Western Sydney University is a world-class university with a growing international reach and reputation for academic excellence and impact-driven research. It is ranked amongst the top three percent of universities in the world, globally focused, research-led and committed to making a positive impact – at a regional, national and international level. It was established as a modern university in 1989 from its predecessors dating back to 1891. The WSU currently have over 40,000 students in a sprawling series of campuses across the Western Sydney region.

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The University of Newcastle, Australia

The University of Newcastle, Australia, established in 1965, is a leading public university with campuses across Newcastle, the Central Coast, Port Macquarie, and Sydney. Offering a wide range of undergraduate, postgraduate, and research programs spanning diverse disciplines such as Arts, Business, Engineering, Health Sciences, and Environmental Studies, the university is committed to academic excellence, research innovation, and community engagement, preparing students for successful careers and meaningful contributions to society. With a strong emphasis on interdisciplinary collaboration and industry partnerships, the University of Newcastle ensures students gain practical experience and skills relevant to today’s workforce.

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Centre for Innovation in Construction and Infrastructure Development (CICID), The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

The Centre for Innovation in Construction and Infrastructure Development (CICID) based at the Department of Civil Engineering of the University of Hong Kong, was established in November 2002. The aims include fostering continuous improvements, while targeting excellence in the construction industry in general and infrastructure development in particular, through the development of innovative strategies and techniques.

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Built Environment Project and Asset Management (BEPAM): Journal, published by Emerald Group Publishing

BEPAM provides, a unique one-stop forum that publishes peer-reviewed research and innovative developments in both project management and asset / facilities management of building and civil engineering infrastructure. The journal also targets important interface issues between the planning, design and construction activities on the one hand, and the management of the resulting built assets / facilities on the other. Launched in 2011, BEPAM is well established internationally, e.g., being encouraged by CIB, recognised by the Australian Business Deans Council and indexed in SCOPUS, EBSCO, INSPEC and the Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI) of Thomas Reuters.

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Colombo School of Construction Technology (CSCT), Sri Lanka

The CSCT was established in 2008, with the motto ‘Sapientia et Doctrina’, which is Latin for Wisdom and Learning. It strives to create a learning environment to nurture the development of critical thinking skills; support innovation; and develop knowledge and expertise of our students. CSCT faculty have expertise in a broad range of specialties and have developed curriculums in each of the programs that meet the needs of the construction industry.

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Deakin University

Deakin University is a public university in Australia, with multiple campuses across Victoria and New South Wales. It was founded in 1974 and is named after Alfred Deakin, Australia’s second Prime Minister. Deakin University offers undergraduate, postgraduate, and research courses across a wide range of disciplines, including Arts, Business and Law, Education, Engineering, Health, Information Technology, Science, and Sport.

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Massey University

Massey University is a reputable institution of higher learning located in New Zealand that prides itself on academic leadership, research excellence, and innovative teaching grounded in real-world issues. The university offers a range of academic programs and services to support the academic and personal development of its students. The university offers postgraduate degrees that you can complete fully online and is the leading university in New Zealand for online and borderless education.

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University of Adelaide

The University of Adelaide is a well-regarded institution of higher learning and innovation located in Adelaide, Australia. It is a member of the prestigious Group of Eight, which consists of Australia’s top research-intensive universities. The University of Adelaide has consistently received high ratings from respected international assessments, which is a testament to its commitment to academic excellence. It offers a range of undergraduate and graduate degree programs and has a strong emphasis on research. Students can choose from a variety of areas of study, including accounting and finance, agriculture, food and wine, allied health, animal and veterinary sciences, architecture, arts, biomedical science and biotechnology, and business. he university prides itself on being a future-maker for its state, nation, and the world. It has a strong commitment to creating meaningful change through contemporary educational and research excellence. The institution aims to meet the evolving needs of its local and global communities while applying proven values that celebrate its proud history.

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