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Construction 4.0 research – knowledge transfer

The knowledge transfer research theme within our Construction 4.0 project will develop an alternative to traditional linear knowledge or technology required to create transformation. It will investigate the unique organisation and sector specific characteristics of knowledge and technology transfer in the construction sector in Aotearoa New Zealand. This new approach will draw on the principles…

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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,…

MECHA presentations

University of Auckland final year students’ project presentations and awards

Our Automation and Welding Engineer, Holger Heinzel, and Structural Engineer Reza Kordani, recently attended the University of Auckland’s project presentations for their final-year students. In late October, the Department of Mechanical & Mechatronics Engineering at the University of Auckland invited industry representatives to attend the project display day of their final-year students. During the last…

Michail Karpenko

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…

CO2 gas cannisters

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…