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Study shows cast-in-place reinforced concrete more affordable than cross laminated timber in a US-based 10-storey building

A recent technical study has come to HERA’s attention as it highlights our stance that you should choose infrastructure material based on design parameters. The technical study that we refer to was performed by the structural engineering firm Cary Kopczynski & Company in Seattle, WA. It compared the affordability of a hypothetical 10-story residential building…

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Research and evidence gaps on fire performance challenged

A recent John Hopkins University Report validates our concerns at HERA around the lack of data and baseless assumptions relating to mass timber performance in high rise buildings. This is not a new conversation for HERA. We have previously raised concern about the lack of research relating to the fire performance of building materials generally…

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Ep. 42 | John Cole – The intersection between Mātauranga Māori and Construction 4.0

Mar312021 Listen on Spotify Listen on iTunes Listen on PodBean 31 March 2021 | Ep.42 – The intersection between Mātauranga Māori and Construction 4.0 In this episode of Stirring the Pot we invite University of Auckland Engineering & Law Student John Cole from Episode 41, back into the studio. This time exploring the intersection between…

environment-innovation

Calls for research – HERA sustainability fund open for ideas from our members

We want your ideas – because our HERA sustainability fund is now open for ideas from our members! 2021 is going to be an exciting year for us at HERA in the space of sustainability. Even more so, because we’re so very excited to announce a $80K research fund for projects aimed at improving steel’s…

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HERA welcomes Hayley Ngo for Construction 4.0 research project

Please join us in welcoming Intern Hayley Ngo into the HERA fold. Hayley will be investigating the state-of-the-art of Construction 4.0 globally and here in Aotearoa New Zealand. Construction 4.0 is the application of Industry 4.0 technologies and approaches in Construction. As part of the HERA research project, Hayley is completing a literature review on…

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John Cole investigates the interface between Mātauranga Māori and Construction 4.0.

We’re excited to have Student Intern John Cole join us on a project we’ve partnered with Pūhoro STEM Academy on. The project is looking to investigate the interface between Mātauranga Māori and Construction 4.0. Construction 4.0 is the application of Industry 4.0 technologies and approaches in Construction. Mātauranga Māori* included knowledge and wisdom understood and…