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Benchmarking New Zealand’s performance in innovation and R&D

New Zealand’s R&D and innovation performance – can we do better? The answer is yes! NZ’s expenditure on R&D is benchmarking alarmingly low. This is the key takeaway from MBIE’s recently released 2018 Research, Science and Innovation System Performance Report.   But why does this matter? According to the OECD and Treasury, low R&D investment…

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Notice –B1/VM1 Amendment 17 and B2/AS1 Amendment 10 published

Back in August we called for comments from our members on MBIE’s proposed changes to B1/VM1 and B2/AS1. Three months later – we’re pleased to report these amendments have now been published. Over the last 9 months, HERA have worked closely with SCNZ and MBIE to exploit the significant investment that has been made in…

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Flashback project: pipe racks for Kupe Gas Field – Grayson Engineering

Pipe racks for Kupe Gas Field Client: Robert Stone Duration: October 2007 – August 2008 Location: Taranaki, New Zealand Project value: NZD $6 million   Grayson Engineering successfully fabricated one of the largest modular construction projects at the time – working cost effectively within a tight program schedule and to stringent quality assurance and weld…

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Emerging innovation cluster opportunities in automation and defence

This month our CEO Troy Coyle and General Manager Welding Centre Michail Karpenko spearheaded a visit with five of our member companies to the University of Wollongong’s (UOW) Facility for Intelligent Fabrication (FIF) in Australia.  This was part of our efforts to respond to member feedback which has called for greater support to take advantage…

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Cost effective fire solution presentation arms industry with valuable knowledge

At the beginning of the month, HERA was honoured to sponsor a presentation on cost effective fire solutions for steel structures in collaboration with the Auckland Structural Group. We’ve found it’s a growing area of interest to many of our members and to the structural engineering fraternity. Particularly as it’s been captured in the new…

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Call for interest – tell us your problems you’d like us to solve with R&D!

It’s that time of year when we’re sending out our feelers for potential R&D project proposals from our membership. For us, it’s crucial that our chosen R&D focuses are industry driven. This is because we 100% want to deliver you value from the outcomes – and we can’t do that if you we don’t know…

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HERA sponsors University of Auckland Final Year Mechanical Engineering Project Awards

HERA is proud to continue our support in fostering student education. Once again stepping up to support this year’s University of Auckland Final Year Projects for Mechanical Engineering. We’re able to do this through our charitable trust HERA Foundation which is focused on the promotion of study and understanding of ferrous and non-ferrous metals in…

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Call for attendance – free seminar for designers on cost effective fire solutions for steel structures

Fire design techniques for steel structures have progressed rapidly in recent years. Epitomised in the new Australasian multi-storey composite building design standard AS/NZS 2327:2017, where latest advances in fire design for composite concrete/steel structure components is comprehensively presented. That’s why in collaboration with the Auckland Structural Group (ASG) we’re supporting Holmes Technical Director Dr Linus…