• 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

19 Mar 2020

SPARC's First SAB Meeting

The ARC Smart Pavements Hub (SPARC) held its first Scientific Advisory Board (SAB) meeting (via ZOOM) on the 18th of March, 2020 with the participation of eminent experts representing local and overseas universities. The SAB members (https://sparchub.org.au/team/scientific-advisory-board) provided excellent feedback on the research activities that are currently undertaken by the Hub. 

They also offered strategic advice and recommendations on managing the Hub research program (https://sparchub.org.au/projects) to foster and enrich the Hub overall objectives and goals.

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5 Jul 2019

6th international conference on Accelerated Pavement Testing (APT)

Co-sponsored by TRB, the next 6th international conference on Accelerated Pavement Testing (APT) will be organized by IFSTTAR in Nantes (France) on September 21-23, 2020. Click here to find more about this conference.

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3 May 2019

Highlights from the Ignition Function and IAB meeting

The ARC Smart Pavements Research Hub (SP/\RC)’s Ignition function was held on 15th of April and was a success! It brought members together, near and far, to celebrate the research collaboration and to start the countdown to the official Ministerial Launch.

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