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Love is in the air with mergers and acquisitions!

HERA congratulates members Harrison Grierson on their recent merger with traffic and transportation engineering specialists T2, and IMG who have been showcased in NZ Engineering News for their latest acquisition of Stevenson Engineering Ltd in East Tamaki...

Well founded, to be well funded

Writing funding bids is an artform - something we've certainly learned after successfully completing three over the past few months.  And now that we're out the other side and waiting to hear our fate, we wanted to share some of the tips and tricks we picked up along the way.  

These suggested tweaks can go along way in improving your application - and while it's not rocket science, they're often overlooked and underestimated in their importance... something that we'd like to change!


A career in engineering offers many opportunities and can be very rewarding - and if you don't believe us, take it from some of our very own ladies in our membership!  This week we're sharing some brief insights into what got them interested in pursuing a career in this industry and a little bit about what makes them tick!


This week we're celebrating #WomenInEngineering

Shining the light on our women in engineering is very important to us, as we work to create a balanced work environment that benefits all in the New Zealand metals industry.  That's why we're excited to be partnering with Liquid Learning and their Women In Engineering Leadership Summit which starts from tomorrow at the Grand Millennium Auckland.

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The Structural Steelwork Connections Guide HERA Report R4-100 is superseded by SCNZ Report 14:2007 Steel Connect Structural Steel Connections Guide.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

In Focus

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

Industry policy direction for building product conformance enforced
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 Director's “Factory of the Future” Study Tour Report Now Available for Download
HERA Report R5-58 Factories of the Future – Impressions from a Study Tour to Germany showcasing advanced manufacturing technologies employed in industry there as a case study for the next industrial revolution is available HERE.

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.

New Greenstar steel credit for New Zealand
The new steel credit was published 1st September in the NZ Green Building Council (NZGBC) web site allowing greater recognition of responsible sourcing and the reduction of environmental impacts from using structural steel. Read more...

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.

HERA Geothermal Capability Register now available
The HERA-produced R5-35 Geothermal Capability Register showcases NZ companies with experience in renewable geothermal energy production. Download the document HERE or email to order.


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