Turning Theory Into Practice


Constructionarium is a new initiative in Australia to develop practically minded engineers.

Constructionarium Australia Limited was established as a not for profit organisation in July 2016. It builds upon a hugely successful concept that has been running for over a decade in the UK where over 1000 students participate each year from a range of different universities.

Constructionarium Australia retains strong links to the UK Constructionarium.

Constructionarium provides a safe environment for new engineers to develop team working skills, problem solving capabilities and hands on experience building a replica of a larger structure.

Constructionarium is a hands-on learning experience – an exceptional opportunity for young professionals to develop practical project development, leadership and team skills.

Typically students of the programme work as a team and together learn to plan, tender, build and handover a scale project – a Challenge – that resembles an iconic civil engineering feat – bridge, building, tower or other structure.



Each build includes training on the latest construction theory gfrom industry experts and includes Lean Methodologies, BIM and Digital Engineering.

Practical Training

Each project includes a 5 day real build of an iconic structure such as the Story Bridge and includes a tender, construction phase, safety management and more.



An important part of Constructionarium Australia is our networks and we enable our cohorts to build relationships with their peers and industry.

Each Challenge is constructed in five days, with three days planning and training prior to the build week. Participants gain experience in all aspects of an engineering project including project and issues management, safety, budgetary control and timely project delivery.

The Australian version is unique in that participants are drawn from different organisations from different sectors rather than a single cohort of students. This exposes young engineers to a more realistic project situation where they must get to know each other quickly to form effective teams.

“Over the five day build, participants gain skills and experience that would take one or two years to learn in the course of normal projects”.

Harry Hartman

Executive Director, Constructionarium Australia

Our Supporters

Thank you to our industry supporters without whom Constructionarium Australia would not be possible.

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