Strategies for Designing and Maintaining State of the Art Facilities through

Research facilities are evolving to meet the competitive needs of researchers, teachers, government and industry. Organisations are actively seeking to attract more sponsorship and revenue through world-leading research. In order to achieve this objective the design, construction, operation and the maintenance of compliant, state of the art research facilities is critical. 

Under a new Federal Government Scheme, 989 new research projects will receive part of the AU$416.6 million funding that is to be spread across 34 of the country's universities and their research facilities. Research facilities are evolving to meet the competitive needs of researchers, teachers, government and industry and are pivotal in attracting sponsorship and revenue. 

This year's Research Facilities Design and Development (RFDD) event draws upon the fundamentals of designing new research facilities, retro fitting existing buildings and managing facilities to optimize research while maintaining operational costs. This event will focus on addressing the importance incorporating inter-disciplinary collaboration when designing, developing and maintaining flexible multi purpose facilities. 

As we gather in April 2017 to learn from the existing facilities and explore the latest facilities management techniques, your attendance at this conference will provide your organisation with the insights required to adapt and stay relevant during the changing market conditions.

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Why Attend RFDD 2017?

Research Facilities Design and Development brings together industry representatives in a unique way – a collaborative discussion space where the latest developments, innovative thinking and insight is shared.

Leading in Uncertain Times


your facilities management & sustainability strategies

Look Beyond Traditional Boundaries


how to maximise value-for-money through space ultilisation and centralised core facilities for improved collaboration

Upskill Your Frontline into Leadership Positions


on competitive standards, understand what effective interaction and collaboration research spaces represent in 2016 and how flexible and adaptive spaces will cater for the research needs of the future

Towards Outcome Centric Measurement


the research infrastructure community. Interact and network with industry peers, and share strategies for overcoming common facility management challenges

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Who Will You Meet at RFDD 2017?

  •  Heads of Facilities Management/Services
  •  Head of Research & Research Infrastructure
  •  Heads of Infrastructure and Projects
  •  Capital Works Managers
  •  Heads of Research
  •  Directors/Managers Research Facilities
  •  National Laboratory Managers
  •  Project Managers/Designers
  •  Principles/Partners
  •  Lead Architects

With our perfect blend of interactive sessions and in-depth case studies, the answers, inspiration and strategies you need are at Research Facilities Design and Development.

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