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Construction 4.0 research – mātauranga Māori

The mātauranga Māori project is focused on building a uniquely Māori framework to address Construction 4.0. So far, we have introduced our over-arching data connectivity standardisation research theme and our three research programs (circular design, smart construction and monitoring 4.0) – we have three more to overview – Mātauranga Māori and construction 4.0, technology transfer…

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Construction 4.0 research – monitoring 4.0: digital twinning

The third research program in our Construction 4.0 program is the development of Monitoring 4.0. (the other two programs are Circular Design and Smart Construction). The Monitoring 4.0 research will develop a framework for: objective/improved monitoring and performance assessment of structural systems using in-situ data and numerical models; and optimal instrumentation plans to maximise the…

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Construction 4.0 research – smart construction

Smart construction leads and follows smart design. Smart construction is the second research program that we have in our Construction 4.0 project (the first being smart design and the third being smart monitoring, which we will highlight next week). This program will investigate the intrinsic properties and invariant signatures of construction objects, such as footings,…

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Construction 4.0 research – developing circular design

As part of our wider Construction 4.0 Endeavour Funded project, this research program will challenge the established design procedures and processes used in NZ construction. This circular design approach will be led by our General Manager Welding Centre, Michail Karpenko; and General Manager Structural Systems, Kaveh Andisheh. Automation/digitilisation/connectivity of construction methods and processes is the…

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Notice – welding grade CO2 gas and gas mixtures

Our Welding General Manager Michail Karpenko has recently reviewed welding grade CO2 gas and gas mixtures. The global supply chain has become more challenging following the COVID-19 pandemic. While delays with the shipments, higher materials prices and shortage of some building products have been already factored into business operations, reports about challenges facing the global…

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Construction 4.0 research – data connectivity standardisation

In order to deliver on our Construction 4.0 program, we need to develop the overarching Construction 4.0 data connectivity standardisation. Construction 4.0 processes require vertical integration of an enterprise’s systems, and horizontal integration of collaborative networks and end-to-end solutions across the value chain. This requires a protocol whereby Construction 4.0 data can be readily shared…

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Construction 4.0 research – integrated and holistic

Last week, I introduced our multi disciplinary Construction 4.0 research team. Today I am going to overview the key research themes and programs. Of course, in our Industry 4.0 research, there are intimately inter-connecting and should not be thought of as siloed research programs of work, but rather as integrated, interconnecting and interfacing parts of…

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Research: investigating the effect of temperature on unprotected secondary beam

Our Structural Fire Research Engineer Fanqin Meng has recently investigated how far passive protection on the primary beam needs to extend when the slab panel method is used. When the slab panel method (SPM) design procedure is used, unprotected secondary beams are connected into protected primary beams. This raises the question as to how far the…