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 currently used in a number of projects around Adelaide.  A few of the projects are listed below:

BIM Training Courses

In response to industry need the CITB has developed an Introduction to BIM course.

Learn more about the future of our building industry.

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 during 2014.

Latest updates

The Heritage Trades Program offers construction workers subsidised training at some of South Australia's prestigious heritage locations.

Did you know CITB offer a mentoring program to employers of Aboriginal apprentices? Call 8172 9500 @CITB_SA

This weekend the doors of Z Ward at the former Glenside Mental Hospital will open to the public again to host a showcase of traditional artisan trades in this magnificent heritage building. Visitors will be welcome to roam the building and to find out more about heritage conservation and the skills needed to preserve our heritage places. Artisan tradespeople will present a variety of live interactive demonstrations of traditional skills and their use in conserving heritage buildings, including stonemasonry, fibrous plastering, blacksmithing, lead lighting, roofing, pressed metal and heritage carpentry. You will be welcome to roam this amazing building and to find out more about heritage conservation and artisan skills. The open day is hosted by the new Australian Artisan Trades Academy (AATA) the first heritage skills academy in Australia offering specialist seminars, training courses and practical learning opportunities in the applied use of traditional trades and skills. AATA a unique collaboration between Applied Building Conservation Training and the National Trust of South Australia. Date: Saturday 25th November Time: 10am - 3pm Address: Z Ward. Access via Conyngham Street, Glenside. Map: FREE ENTRY More information call (08) 8202 9200

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