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The Challenge of imported steelwork

Join our Director Wolfgang Scholz as he explores the recently announced liquidation of Christchurch Challenge Steel and highlights the risks associated with using imported fabricated steel in our seismic structures in New Zealand.

Revision of AS/NZS 2980 Welder Qualification Standard Draft for public comment

AS/NZS 2980, our most widely used welder qualification standard, is up for revision. The draft for public comment can be accessed at the Standards NZ website. AS/NZS 2980:2017 is intended to provide a “soft” transition to AS/NZS ISO 9606.1 rather than a relatively sudden complete changeover...

MBIE consultation: building code verification method B1/VM1 update and proposed loop bar ban 2017

The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) has released a consultation document on several proposals to the Building code verification method B1/VM1 and we feel you should have your say for these are important changes for the steel industry…

Make a difference - Join the HERA Industry Advisory Panel

Your input is highly valued and we are inviting our members to be part of an Industry Advisory Panel that will examine, refine and shape our direction as the industry's catalyst for innovation and transformation. If you feel you have the passion and vision to guide our heavy engineering industry into a sustainable future, this is your opportunity to step up and join the panel...

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The Structural Steelwork Connections Guide HERA Report R4-100 is superseded by SCNZ Report 14:2007 Steel Connect Structural Steel Connections Guide.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

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HERA submission to low emission economy issues paper
The New Zealand Productivity Commission called for an in-depth inquiry into the issue of New Zealand’s transition to a low-emission economy and how it can meet its Paris agreement targets. Read more...

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.

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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