Innovation Program

The CITB has a dedicated program focussed on innovation in the building and construction industry. Some initiatives include:

BIM (Building Information Modelling)
  • BIM is an integrated design / construction / management tool based on 3D computer modelling of any built structure.
  • It will change the way the construction process takes place with an end-objective of increased savings through reduction of all forms of waste (time, labour, resources, materials & energy etc.) through better coordination of the processes involved.
  • Models become shared knowledge resources to support decision-making throughout the life of the building.
  • CITB works with industry to provide subsidised training programs that enable all levels of the industry to take advantage of this technology.
  • Federal and State Governments are also supporting the introduction of BIM to drive the construction industry into a new efficient, low carbon era of construction.

BIM is used in a number of projects around Adelaide. A few of these projects are listed below:

BIM Training Courses

In response to industry need the CITB has developed a BIM Management Program.

Learn more about the future of our building industry.

Basic English and Numeracy

In 2018 CITB piloted a Basic English and Numeracy training program. The program aims to address improvement in communication skills and is targets emerging migrant populations currently working in the construction industry.


The tradie2trainer program offers qualified tradespeople the opportunity to upskill and achieve the TAE40116 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment. This program helps to create a pathway for tradespeople to pass their knowledge, skills, and experience onto the next generation of the construction workforce.

Heritage Trades
  • The Heritage Trades program is designed to preserve rare, heritage and artisan trades.
  • Training is conducted on live sites of architectural and heritage building significance across South Australia.
  • Participants experience hands-on learning in stonemasonry, fibrous and solid plastering, artisan painting, decorative finishing, wrought iron, stained glass and timber conservation.
  • The program has attracted over 300 skilled tradespeople to learn skills, build the pool of labour and train future generations.
  • Training is facilitated through collaboration between CITB and Applied Building Conservation Training.
  • A number of buildings around South Australia have already been restored.
  • Check out the Heritage Trades Facebook page to view our projects.

For an in-depth look at how our Heritage restoration projects work with communities check out the Coulthard House project at Nuriootpa in the Barossa Valley.