Sustainable
Infrastructure
Research Hub

sirh@uq.edu.au

Digitalisation for a sustainable infrastructure future

Digitalisation is transforming the way industries and economies operate globally. In infrastructure, digitalisation provides the potential for radical change, posing both an opportunity and challenge for the industry to navigate. This research theme focuses on understanding how digitalisation can support sustainability outcomes in infrastructure.

 

Current projects


How Industry 4.0 enables circular economy in infrastructure: a systematic literature review (2021-2022)

Industry 4.0 technologies such as Internet of Things (IoT), Big Data, Machine Learning, Cyber-Physical Systems (CPS) and Artificial Intelligence (AI) are considered key enablers of the transition to circular economy principles (Kristoffersen, 2020). Through a rigorous screening and review process of the existing literature, the evidence base for how Industry 4.0 enables circular economy in infrastructure is summarised. Opportunities, challenges, and implications identified in the literature are outlined. A toolkit for implementing Industry 4.0 technologies to support circular economy in infrastructure is also provided to best utilise the current academic evidence on opportunities, barriers and enablers.  

Project staff

Dr Jurij Karlovsek
Lecturer, Faculty of Engineering, Architecture and IT
EAIT Lead, Infrastructure CoLab

Dr Cristyn Meath
Senior Research Fellow and Lecturer
Co-founder and Lead, Infrastructure CoLab

Mr Gabriel Sunol Marten
Senior Research Assistant
Smart Infrastructure