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We remember February 22, 2011

Today we remember February 22, 2011 - and reconfirm our commitment to continue to drive research that helps our communities remain resilient and safe in the face of future seismic events.

Auckland Transport. You got this one right!

The fall of geographical barriers has seen New Zealand businesses compete increasingly against global entities in their own backyard - and for many, their chances are overshadowed by lowest cost metrics.  But what if we supported Government and Public Sector Procurement Rule 22 for non-price criteria to be applicable to all involved in the project - not just the main contractor?  Could this even the play field? 

Going digital to break down learning barriers

It’s that time of year where we welcome a new round of student interns to our team – and our latest addition Tobias Kick has hit the ground running as he works to help develop the e-learning component of our welding technology course.

PO Trust project moving full steam ahead

We've been working hard to deliver a bespoke geothermal heat resource expertise to our project partners Pukeroa Oruawhata Trust to support their hopes to create a unique spa facility run by renewable energy.  Connecting with the local iwi to intertwine their knowledge with our ORC technology - we believe together we can drive economic growth and opportunity for the Rotorua community.

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HERA-ATTAR Liquid Penetrant Testing Lvl 2

In Liquid Penetrant the test object or material is coated with a visible or fluorescent dye solution. The excess dye is removed from the surface and a developer which acts like a blotter is applied drawing penetrant out of imperfections open to the surface. With visible dyes, the vivid colour contrast between the penetrant and the developer is used...

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....

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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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