• SPARC is making pavements smarter, longer lasting, safer and more economical for Australia's roads


  • Hub at a Glance

    Australian Research Council (primary funding partner)
    20+ Industry Partners
    8 Local Universities
    7 International Partners


  • Main Research Focus

    Theme 1 - Smart testing, modelling & design
    Theme 2 - Smart construction & sensing
    Theme 3 - Smart rehabilitation & eco-friendly pavements
    Theme 4 - Smart transport demand adaptation
    Theme 5 - Smart integrated asset management

SPARC Hub provides a platform to transform the road industry

The SPARC (Smart Pavements Australia Research Collaboration) Hub provides an unprecedented university-led research platform for the Australian pavement industry to innovate materials, designs and adaptive technologies, facilitate skill development, and drive commercial benefits.

The ARC Smart Pavements Hub – SPARC provides an unprecedented university-led research platform for the Australian pavement industry to innovate materials, designs and adaptive technologies, facilitate skill development, and drive commercial benefits.

With unprecedented collaborative partnerships in all sectors in transport pavements the ARC SPARC Hub is providing a platform industry to innovate materials, designs and adaptive technologies, facilitate skill development, and drive commercial benefits.

SPARC Hub brings together some of the best and bright minds in various fields, including pavement and transport engineering, geotechnical and materials engineering, structural health monitoring, remote sensing, geophysics, data science and machine learning, optimisation, asset management and urban planning.

ARC SPARC Hub is undertaking transformative research to future-proof and future ready the Australian pavement industry to make pavements smarter, longer lasting, safer and more economical with a lower environmental footprint.

SPARC Hub Headquarters is located at Monash University, Clayton Campus, Australia.

News & Events

4 Nov 2021

SPARC Smart Pavements Virtual Workshop 2021

This online workshop is a two-day showcase event of the SPARC Hub aimed at the transport pavements industry, to be held on 10-11 November 2021 via Zoom. It will showcase the state-of-the-art practice and emerging issues in five themes of the SPARC Hub.

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4 Nov 2021

SPARC Ministerial Launch 2021 (Virtual)

We are holding a virtual event for the official launch of SPARC on 10 November 2021 from 9.30 am to 10.30 am after several postponements due to COVID-19 restrictions.  
We would like to invite you to virtually attend our launch function and support us.

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23 Jul 2021

SPARC International Workshop on Intelligent Compaction 2021 (Virtual)

Register Now! SPARC Hub International Workshop on Intelligent Compaction 2021: https://www.sparchub-icworkshop-2021.org.au

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