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Innovation and risk clearly won us the America's Cup

A streamlined tech driven catamaran full of Kiwi ingenuity proved that at the America's Cup you have to take innovative risks to win.  Parallels we believe our members can draw strongly from when it comes to disrupting their own business models in order to remain relevant. 

The spirit of disruptive innovation

Before us has gone many examples of scientists and engineers willing to think outside the box to innovate and become a market leader - but we all know such success doesn't come without the confidence to do things differently and take a risk.  Join us, as our Manager Industry Development Dr Boaz Habib explores the disruptive journey of the Ford car company and what our members can take away from it.

Nominations open for HERA Industry Awards at the Industry Awards Gala Dinner, 15th September 2017

Every two years at the Metals Industry Awards Gala Dinner, we recognise and celebrate individuals and companies who have excelled, achieved and contributed much. We now invite nominations for such individuals and companies for this year's Gala Dinner...

We're stripping off to bare a new us!

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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Events/Seminars/Courses

Welding Inspection Part 1/ Welding Supervisor-Auckland

The course leads to the Welding Supervisor qualification AS 2214-2004: Certification of welding supervisors - Structural steel welding as required for structural steel fabrication to AS/NZS 1554. It also meets the requirements of the welding technology module (WT1) for the IIW International Welding Inspector – Basic (IWI-B) qualification....

Welding Inspection Part 1/ Welding Supervisor - Christchurch

The course leads to the Welding Supervisor qualification AS 2214-2004: Certification of welding supervisors - Structural steel welding as required for structural steel fabrication to AS/NZS 1554. It also meets the requirements of the welding technology module (WT1) for the IIW International Welding Inspector – Basic (IWI-B) qualification....

Welding Inspection: Part 2 (IWI-B) Course

The course provides training in welding inspection leading to the International Welding Inspector - Basic (IWI-B) and CBIP Certified Welding Inspector (CWI) qualifications. It complies with requirements of the International Institute of Welding (IIW) for training of welding inspection personnel according to the IIW Document IAB-041, and to CBIP Document No PRO-CER-07...

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November 2016 EQ structural steel performance study
HERA seeks input for steel structure performance study on Kaikoura earthquake. Read more...

HERA Publication P4001:2013 - Seismic Design of Eccentrically Braced Frames
HERA and SCNZ launched HERA Publication P4001:2013 - Seismic Design of Eccentrically Braced Frames. Order the guide from HERA HERE.

HERA Report R4-100 Update 
The Structural Steelwork Connections Guide HERA Report R4-100 is superseded by SCNZ Report 14:2007 Steel Connect Structural Steel Connections Guide. Contact SCNZ.

HERA Notice: What You Must Know if Considering Importing Seismic Resisting Fabricated Steel Structures
HERA has formulated a comprehensive notice advising on achieving compliance of imported fabricated steel within NZ's regulatory framework. Download it HERE.

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HERA Industry Awards 2017 nomination form download
Click HERE to download the nomination for the HERA awards: Keith Smith Memorial Award for Distinguished Service, Metals Exporter of the Year and Metals Innovator of the Year.

Boron In Steel advisory notice - Updated 02 May 2017
HERA published Advisory Note: Welding to AS/NZS 1554.1 of boron containing steel in 2016 which has been revised with membership consultation and the new version is available HERE.

Industry policy direction for building product conformance
HERA Director reports on the findings from members responses to endorse or reject a draft policy statement on building product conformance enforcement... Read more

HERA commissioned BERL review of Gov't sourcing rules & tender evaluation tool
Read HERA-commissioned BERL int'l literature review HERE. To download BERL Tender Evaluation Tool, click HERE.

 

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