National Precast Online has been developed by National Precast Concrete Association Australia, the peak industry body for the precast manufacturing industry in Australia.
From National Precast’s CEO
Precast concrete is one of the oldest forms of prefabrication, realising the many benefits of offsite manufacturing. The recent trend to increase use of offsite manufactured products in construction is providing the Australian construction industry probably its biggest opportunity for productivity improvement in many years. The result has seen precast concrete increasingly specified across all sectors, including in both the civil and buildings environment, and there has been a consequent growth in the industry. Existing precast manufacturers have increased production volumes, while new precast manufacturers have been established around the country.
Combined with the growth in the precast industry comes a need for improved skills development. That skills development extends from precast manufacturers and their workers right through to industry stakeholders like architects, engineers, builders and developers. Students in these fields are also requiring an increased understanding of precast concrete as many university courses do not sufficiently cover the topic.
Online learning courses have been developed in response to a recognised need for improved formal training and skills development for all stakeholders in the industry. Development of courses is also consistent with National Precast’s continued pursuits to raise the bar for all stakeholders.
The courses have been developed by National Precast with assistance from members and other industry leaders. Ultimately, we envisage this will form part of an industry-recognised qualification.
We look forward to your engagement with the online courses and welcome your feedback and ideas for additional courses.