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Director / Invited Guests' Comments Posts


The Challenge of imported steelwork

10:00 AM, 10 October 2017

Join our Director Wolfgang Scholz as he explores the recently announced liquidation of Christchurch Challenge Steel and highlights the risks associated with using imported fabricated steel in our seismic structures in New Zealand.


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Get off the grass, think and vote - Sept 2017

9:31 AM, 21 September 2017

Our director reviews the most important R&D and innovation policy and our view is unshakeably in favour of a policy which supports local manufacturing in the framework of a free trade environment. So we urge all members to vote this weekend for the sake of our industry...


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Being part of transformation - HERA stream at Metals Industry Conference - Sept 2017

10:00 AM, 20 September 2017

The HERA organised stream at the Metals Industry Conference in Christchurch focused on industry transformation for our members and HERA's role in it. We think it was very relevant and want to ensure that those who missed out can catch up on those important topics.


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HERA is seeking its new CEO - Aug 2017

8:59 AM, 31 August 2017

Strategic leadership role opens for Chief Executive in New Zealand's metals engineering industry association as Director Dr Wolfgang Scholz steps down after 30 years in leadership positions at HERA...


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Two industry closures send a stern reminder - Aug 2017

10:00 AM, 9 August 2017

Join our Executive Board Chairman as he shines a light on recent company closures within our membership. In particular insights into where we need to go from here to make sure we avoid this from happening again. 


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Industry News Posts


Make a difference - Join the HERA Industry Advisory Panel

10:00 AM, 29 September 2017

Your input is highly valued and we are inviting our members to be part of an Industry Advisory Panel that will examine, refine and shape our direction as the industry's catalyst for innovation and transformation. If you feel you have the passion and vision to guide our heavy engineering industry into a sustainable future, this is your opportunity to step up and join the panel...


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Investing in next generation with sponsorship of IPENZ events for young engineers

10:00 AM, 28 September 2017

Investing in your future is a no-brainer and HERA, along with IPENZ, recognises that today it's not just on the future of our industry but also our next generation of engineers...


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HERA shares innovation experiences at the University of Auckland Business School

10:00 AM, 26 September 2017

Recently, HERA was invited by invitation of Professor Kenneth Husted at the School of Business in the University of Auckland to speak on innovation and entrepreneurship experiences in the heavy engineering industry, especially the practicalities of creating an innovation culture in the industrial reality of heavy engineering based on insights from our recent flagship research and development AGGAT programme...


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HERA delivers the goods on options for product conformity @ MIC2017

3:01 PM, 12 September 2017

What are the options for New Zealand to attain product conformance? Find out at the HERA session held in the Addington Raceway & Events Centre on September 15th...


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Loss of Uni of Auckland Associate Professor John Butterworth

2:18 PM, 8 September 2017

It is with much sadness that we announce the passing of Associate Professor John Butterworth, who with HERA was one of the key developers of the current seismic design guidance for structural steel and composite steel/concrete buildings...


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NZ Welding Centre News Posts


Revision of AS/NZS 2980 Welder Qualification Standard Draft for public comment

11:33 AM, 4 October 2017

AS/NZS 2980, our most widely used welder qualification standard, is up for revision. The draft for public comment can be accessed at the Standards NZ website. AS/NZS 2980:2017 is intended to provide a “soft” transition to AS/NZS ISO 9606.1 rather than a relatively sudden complete changeover...


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Revised rules to transition arrangements for IIW Qualifications

11:22 AM, 12 September 2017

From 1st September 2017 onwards, anyone meeting Transition Arrangements (TA) requirements, can apply for the IIW qualification on TA to the HERA Authorised National Body...


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A major milestone struck in our seismic testing on stainless

3:00 PM, 2 August 2017

We’re pleased to announce we’ve completed our first seismic tests on moment resisting stainless steel connections -  to give stainless steel the same freedom of carbon for architects and designers.


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There's a new kid on the 'welding' block!

9:44 AM, 9 June 2017

We’d like to introduce you to our latest team member, Intern Thomas Karstens - who joins us from his university based in Germany for six months.  For us, it’s a great way to foster international collaboration and support the future of our industry through career development – and we look forward to the contributions he’ll make.


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Steel Fabrication Certification (SFC): Changes to the SFC

2:38 PM, 18 May 2017

The Rules governing Steel Fabrication Certification (SFC) scheme have now been revised to align with the joint Standards Australia and Standards New Zealand-developed standard AS/NZS 5131 Structural steelwork – Fabrication and erection, published in December 2016...


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Structural Systems News Posts


MBIE consultation: building code verification method B1/VM1 update and proposed loop bar ban 2017

3:00 PM, 30 September 2017

The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) has released a consultation document on several proposals to the Building code verification method B1/VM1 and we feel you should have your say for these are important changes for the steel industry…


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Call for comments for SNZ TS 3404:2017 Durability requirements for steel structures and components

8:15 AM, 27 September 2017

HERA was involved in the development of the new stand-alone technical specification SNZ TS 3404:2017 Durability requirements for steel structures and components to supersede NZS 3404.1:2009 Chapter 5 Corrosion Protection...


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Collaboration continues through ArchEngBuild 2017

10:00 AM, 7 August 2017

Last month saw the 6th BRANZ ArchEngBuild workshop take place. A collaborative competition that saw students across NZ come together to push design boundaries and find smarter solutions.  It's certainly something we continue to be proud to support.


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Wyoming roaming for CCVIII

10:00 AM, 27 July 2017

We're excited to have our General Manager Structural Systems Dr Stephen Hicks head to Wyoming, USA from 30 July to 2 August to attend the 8th International Conference on Composite Construction in Steel and Concrete.  It's an excellent opportunity to both garner understanding of advances in this area as well as benchmark ourselves against the rest of the world!


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The bolt down on the need for third party verification

9:07 AM, 17 July 2017

We take a closer look into the real need for our members to seek independent verification for products and services - particularly those that are sourced from overseas.  This is all about providing confidence that they're able to meet safety margins required in New Zealand, building on quality assurance reputation, and keeping our communities safe in the future.


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Information Centre News Posts


We're stripping off to bare a new us!

10:00 AM, 15 June 2017

Jun 15: The time has come  for us to shake things up, so next month we're looking forward to showcasing a new HERA that's more dynamic, authoritative and approachable.  Get ready for the change!


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Moving forward by looking back

10:56 AM, 24 April 2017

Apr 24: Change is a part of every organisation and at HERA. we've initiated the biggest changes in our look and feel in 30 years. We don't want you to be left behind, so read more to find out how we can best keep in touch with you, and how we can help you maintain a finger on the pulse of our industry as we go forward...


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Call for photos - We want your steel and composite bridge photo!

10:24 AM, 1 March 2017

Mar 1: Your steel and composite bridge could be on the cover of the latest AS/NZS bridge standard coming out soon. Send in your photos today!


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PART 3: Member survey results - connecting with the digital cloud

1:00 PM, 27 June 2016

Jun 27: We're sharing Week 3 of insights gained from our member surveys - and it’s all about the one thing that scares many of us… entering the digital world.  So: what’s all the fuss about?  How can online presence help us?  And, why should we change the way we’ve always communicated?


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PART 2: Member survey results - our new walk, talk and feel

12:18 PM, 20 June 2016

Jun 20: It’s week 2 for sharing our results for the member survey.  We’ve already started the journey strongly – better understanding how to improve our member value and address your areas of concern.

Today, we’re exploring how your feedback is challenging the way we walk, talk and feel, and what we need to do to become a stronger industry voice for you - so you're more compelled to engage with us.


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