University of Canterbury Highest Scoring Students Prize Winners

HERA awards Highest Scoring Prize for University of Canterbury Students

HERA considers recognition and celebration of top academic achievement of high importance. That being so, we are proud to award a HERA prize to the highest scoring students from the University of Canterbury in their undergraduate research project.   This award recognises final-year engineering students who have completed their research project focused on structural steel…

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Creating a sustainable future within the Construction 4.0 transformation

In the sustainable future research theme of our Construction 4.0 project, we ensure that our transformation is environmentally sustainable. In this research theme, existing greenhouse gas emission datasets (e.g. ecoInvent, BRANZ CO2NSTRUCT) for building materials and products will be adapted and extended to represent the NZ construction situation. They will be used to calculate the…

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Construction 4.0 research – emerging technologies

Our last research theme is intended to ensure we remain on top of emerging technologies. The Construction 4.0 technologies theme will be research driven to investigate emerging artificial intelligence approaches (typically developed for domains outside of construction) applicable to our research programmes and adapt emerging computing techniques to the complex requirements of Construction 4.0 data.…

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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…