ISCA has started an ongoing collaboration with Charles Darwin University (CDU), via the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, and the Australia India Council (AIC) grant program.
Jonathan Avery, General Manager, Sustainability Leadership, has recently returned from New Delhi, India where he was part of a six-person Australian delegation. Jon contributed to a workshop promoting knowledge sharing on the issue of construction, demolition waste, and the current Australian infrastructure industry practices and approaches to addressing this issue. Jon also had the opportunity to discuss and shine a light on the IS International Tool and ISCAs mission.
This collaboration has the goal of increasing cooperation and long-term bilateral strategic partnerships between Australia and India. Researchers, decision makers and industry are working together to improve knowledge and mutual understanding of critical construction and demolition waste management issues.
Jon also had the opportunity to visit the Mahindra TERI Centre of Excellence, a lab that tests sustainable building materials and helps towards mainstreaming market uptake. When operational, this lab will assist sustainable building product manufacturers in introducing their products to the market.
“The workshops were a great opportunity to share information on construction and demolition waste and practices in Australia and India. From an infrastructure sustainability perspective, there remains excellent scope to take the ISCA and TERI relationship forward, and consider ways in which we could collaborate in future.” Jonathan Avery, ISCA.
We are excited to continue this collaboration, with the next round of workshops happening this April in Darwin, Australia.
Below are some great moments captured during the workshops.