HERA is pleased to release a report today which provides a comprehensive review of the peer reviewed literature on Construction 4.0.

It builds upon our previous work, performed by BERL, identifying the significant advantages to Aotearoa New Zealand’s economy through the adoption of Construction 4.0 and deeper conversations with Mark Cox on the economic case to adopt Construction 4.0.

The report, is prepared by Professor Jeroen van der Heijden, and arises from the $10.3 million Endeavour funded project titled “A Construction 4.0 transformation of Aotearoa New Zealand’s construction sector.


Findings from the report

While numerous studies and reports have focused on the technological aspects of Construction 4.0, its impact goes beyond technology adoption, encompassing broader dimensions such as society, environment, governance, and technology itself (referred to as the ‘SEGT dimensions’). However, there is a noticeable absence of comprehensive literature reviews that encompass this holistic understanding of Construction 4.0.

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The report demonstrates that Construction 4.0 is still in its nascent phases globally, with few publications internationally. This emphasises the global significance of the research project being led by HERA and the holistic approach being applied.

About the author

Prof Jeroen van der Heijden is a Professor of Public Governance at Victoria University of Wellington.  He works at the intersection of regulation and governance, with a specific interest in regulatory stewardship and dynamic governance regimes.

His research aims to help to find suitable local, national and international governance responses to some of the most pressing challenges of our time and his role in the project has been to investigate public policy and regulatory responses to the opportunity presented by Construction 4.0.

Want to know more?

You may be interested to take a deep dive into HERA’s works pertaining to Construction 4.0:


Construction 4.0 as an opportunity:

Notice – exploring Industry 4.0 opportunity for construction

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

Update shared by our CEO and Construction 4.0 Impact Lead, Troy Coyle.