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

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.

PART 1: Member survey results - improving value

We're on a mission to make some positive changes in the way HERA delivers and communicates to our members - and our first step to success was asking you what we needed to do to serve the metals industry better. We take a closer look at the feedback we received around improving membership value - drawing conclusions from trending responses and making plans to address areas of concern and grow on our existing strengths...

Budget 2016 - How does it affect innovation in our businesses? - June 2016

Everyone has their views when it comes to the 2016 Budget. Whilst the responses certainly give us hope, but what does it really mean for our largely SME-type manufacturing businesses?

Vitamin 'Sea' - The world's renewable energy supplement?

In New Zealand there is opportunity around every corner for our members. We take a closer look at research and development of marine energy technology as one of these prospects and uncover what’s stopping us from taking it further to reach profitability...

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Design and Analysis of Welded Connections - Hamilton

This seminar provides an overview of the theory of design of welded steel structures and components with plenty of hands-on guidance for structural and mechanical design engineers...

Design and Analysis of Welded Connections - Auckland

This seminar provides an overview of the theory of design of welded steel structures and components with plenty of hands-on guidance for structural and mechanical design engineers...

Design and Analysis of Welded Connections - Wellington

This seminar provides an overview of the theory of design of welded steel structures and components with plenty of hands-on guidance for structural and mechanical design engineers...

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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.

 

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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.