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Resource – HERA report shows adoption of construction 4.0 worth $8 billion

Industry 4.0 is driving an unprecedented transformation across global industry, as new technologies promise to save time, boost productivity, reduce waste, expand business models, and be more responsive to fast-changing environments and consumer demands. While companies have the opportunity to position themselves at the forefront of this new Industry 4.0 wave, they can struggle to…

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Resource – the potential business and economic benefits of Construction 4.0 in NZ

HERA has identified a need for greater uptake of Industry 4.0 technologies to improve productivity in the construction industry. At the same time, we are also building our own capabilities in Industry 4.0 focusing on Construction 4.0, in particular in what we have coined “Fabrication 4.0”,”Sustainability 4.0” and “Monitoring 4.0”. We have already previously announced…

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Resource – Living Standards Framework report update and infographic for bid documentation

HERA is pleased to report the release of our updated Living Standards Framework assessment and supporting resources. This comes following our work which started in 2018 when we commissioned BERL to assess the metal industry’s contribution to the NZ economy using the Living Standards Framework (LSF). That was a pivotal publication as it was the…

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Notice – exploring Industry 4.0 opportunity for construction

Aotearoa New Zealand’s construction industry reached over $15 billion in 2019, making it a major contributor to GDP and employment, as well as developer of critical national infrastructure. Despite this, it’s an industry that requires radical transformation and has long been criticised for its low productivity, inefficiencies, and contribution to New Zealand’s carbon emissions. It requires…

FY21 AGM launches new initiatives from HERA

Having just held our Annual General Meeting last week – we’re pleased to report that FY21 was a celebratory year full of validation. Covid-19 proved that our focus on preparing our industry for digital disruption was justified… we just didn’t anticipate it would be for a global pandemic! MBIE’s focus on  Building For Climate Change and…

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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…

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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…

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Ep. 40 | Greg Macrae – Low damage seismic solutions: Part 2

Nov162020 Listen on iTunes Listen on Spotify Listen on PodBean 5 November 2020 | Ep.40 – Low damage seismic solutions: Part 2 In this follow up episode of Stirring the Pot, we talk with Associate Professor Greg Macrae for the second part of our discussion. Associate Professor Greg Macrae works in the Department of Civil…