Providing Real Project Experience for Curtin University Students

Providing Real Project Experience for Curtin University Students

PDC have long been a part of the Curtin University’s Virtual Design and Construction (VDC) Cooperative. This initiate by the School of Design and Built Environment brings together the top students covering all disciplines of construction to gain real world project experience.  PDC along with other leading companies including Multiplex, Hassell and Public Transport Authority of WA have mentored and provided real life project challenges to students for the past few years.

Last year’s project for the VDC Coop included the Spatial Sciences, Architecture, Interior Architecture and Construction Management disciplines on the Wandering Healing Centre Project. Ari Hatzis who features on this video from the Construction Management discipline was involved in the surveying (laser scanning), 3D modelling and the creation of a VR site environment of the old mission site for stolen generation children. The project scope was to reclaim this old mission site for the stolen generation transforming it into a place of cultural healing and build social change within the community all determined by the survivors.

Ari Hatzis is who was taken on as a part time employee whilst he completed his studies is now a full time employed as a BIM Manager.

The Previous project was the Perth Stadium. PDC who was engaged as BIM managers in a supporting role to Multiplex, provided a real life project challenge which the students of the VDC Cooperative assisted in solving and offered a solution that was employed on site.

PDC are proud to be contributing to Curtin University and the future of Construction Management.