ARC Linkage Grants have been awarded to UTS Architecture Academics M. Hank Haeusler, Prof. Tom Barker and Leena Thomas.

ARC Project grant summary:

Responsive transport environments: spatial and visual user information technologies to allow improved passenger flow and a better customer experience.

Australian public transport environments are challenged to cope with growth in population. This research investigates a complementary approach to transport infrastructure expansion – and its associated costs, disruption, energy use, and implementation periods – through the use of responsive digital information to facilitate improved passenger flow and to offer a better customer experience. The study objectives are: to investigate related research and projects in the area; to research user and other stakeholder requirements; to design, deploy and evaluate prototypes in real locations; and to develop spatial and architectural integration of digital technologies and their application in public transport environments.

Administering Organisation -
University of Technology, Sydney

Academics –
Dr Matthias H Haeusler, Dr Martin Tomitsch, Prof Tom Barker, Dr Nathan G Kirchner, Dr Michelle E Zeibots, Dr Garry J Glazebrook, Mr Daniel P Hill

Partner/Collaborating Organisation(s) -
Arup Pty Ltd , City of Sydney Council, Grimshaw Architects Pty Ltd, RailCorp, Transport NSW

ARC Project grant summary:
Building occupants survey system Australia

The Building Occupants Survey System AustraliaBOSSA is a postoccupancy evaluation instrument.The database will become an Australian benchmark against which particular buildings can be compared, providing both avaluable quality assurance service to building owners and managers, and a resource for researchers in Australian built environments.

Administering Organisation -
The University of Sydney

Academics -
Prof Richard De Dear, Dr Christhina Candido, Mr Andrew C Roussac, Ms Leena E Thomas

Partner/Collaborating Organisation(s) -
Arup Pty Ltd , Brookfield Multiplex Ltd, Investa Properties Group, Stockland Property Management Pty Ltd, The General Property Trust Limited

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