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Intern Risa Hoshi is putting geothermal policy into focus

Help us welcome our latest Intern to join our Industry Development team – Risa Hoshi.  She joins us all the way from Akita University Japan, where she’ll be applying her understanding of resource policy and management to better understand New Zealand’s regulations when it comes to the geothermal sector – in particular highlighting any opportunities this may bring for our members operating in this space.

The bolt down on the need for third party verification

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.

There's an art to picking the right turbo-expander technology for your project

Join our Research Engineer Dr Lei Chen as he delves into the intricacies of turbo-expanders - and why it's so important to make sure you choose the right one for your project if you want to get the most from it.

Co-funding request for steel construction research

HERA members associated with the wider steel construction sector will have or will receive a request for co-funding to the steel construction projects of HERA’s research partnership proposal intended to be submitted to MBIE.

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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 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 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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