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The luck of the Irish is in our sights

We’re looking forward to our AGGAT Research engineers attending the third annual Engine Organic Rankine Cycle Consortium Workshop hosted by Queen’s University Belfast from 14th to 16th September in Belfast, Northern Ireland...

Is 'protecting' our FTAs more important than supporting REMAINING local manufacturers? - Sept 2016

HERA member Ullrich Aluminium's CEO Gilbert Ullrich shares his views on the Government's position on supporting local manufacturing...

Activating disruption in our industry

HERA Executive member Dr Troy Coyle follows up her May article on industry disruption and in particular, the challenge for us is to try to identify how our industry can engage with emerging trends and new ways to exploit these trends...

Record attendance at design & analysis of welded connections seminar

The seminars took place in Hamilton, Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch and Queenstown in July/August. Around 120 professionals attended the events, a record high for this series! Welded connections are subject to high levels of loadings in bridges and buildings in seismic zones, as well as in construction equipment, machinery etc...

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Pressure Equipment Workshop 2016 - Auckland

Workshop for the pressure equipment related industry.
Further details: www.hera.org.nz/pe2016

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The Structural Steelwork Connections Guide HERA Report R4-100 is superseded by SCNZ Report 14:2007 Steel Connect Structural Steel Connections Guide.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