Manufacturing Collaborative Practice Training

Designed For

Manufacturing Collaborative Practice Training is for Builders, site foremen, construction managers, logistics personnel, estimators, designers and other practitioners managing building and construction projects that involve offsite manufacturing practices.

Course Overview

This Collaborative Practice Model and the various supporting training materials were developed as part of the results of a three-year national research project led by Professor Kerry London (Western Sydney University) and Dr. Zelinna Pablo (ARC Research Associate). The project included industry partners from Frasers Property, Metricon, FMG Engineering and Master Builders Association Victoria.

The rigorous analysis resulted in the development of the Collaborative Practice Model within a supply chain network which includes nine elements: Leadership, goals and norms, expertise, change, resource investment, shared space, problem solving, organising mechanisms and technical standards. The model was then used to develop a training program delivered at Master Builders Building Leadership Simulation Centre ( in conjunction with Western Sydney University.

Mode of Delivery

This training program is a 6 hour session delivered through a blend of face to face (classroom) session and simulation session.

Learning Outcomes

  • Increase participant knowledge of the latest trends and case studies in offsite manufacturing projects.
  • Familiarise participants with a collaborative practice model comprising nine elements
  • Allow participants to demonstrate the behaviours associated with each element in the context of two simulated scenarios
  • Allow participants to experiment with new behaviours based on feedback received from observers after each simulation
  • Enable participants to develop their own methodology for collaborative working in real-life situations leading to improved collaboration between project partners.