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Moving forward by looking back

Change is a part of every organisation and at HERA. we've initiated the biggest changes in our look and feel in 30 years. We don't want you to be left behind, so read more to find out how we can best keep in touch with you, and how we can help you maintain a finger on the pulse of our industry as we go forward...

First round of Non Destructive Testing training courses at HERA successful with more coming

HERA, in collaboration with the Australasian industry leader in NDT training ATTAR, conducted a series of training courses in February including Ultrasonic Testing Level 1, and Magnetic Particle Testing and Liquid Penetrant Testing, Level 2...

Seismic tests on moment resisting stainless steel connections

A project led by a multinational research team including researchers from the University of Auckland, HERA, NZSSDA and external Expert Advisor Prof Pingsha Dong of the University of Michigan, USA, and sponsored by Stainless Structurals Asia Pte Ltd, a subsidiary of MONTANSTAHL, is evaluating performance of welded moment resisting connections (MRC) made of laser welded stainless steel sections under low cycle (seismic) fatigue...

AS 2214 Welding Supervisor course proves its value with excellent attendance

Effective quality management systems for welded fabrication rely on competent staff – people with the knowledge and ability to ensure welding and fabrication operations are cost-effective. HERA provides education and training for members whose staff have responsibility for the supervision and inspection of welded fabrication, and the qualification of welding procedures and welders...

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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The Structural Steelwork Connections Guide HERA Report R4-100 is superseded by SCNZ Report 14:2007 Steel Connect Structural Steel Connections Guide.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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Revised Text Amendment of AS/NZS 1554.3:2014 Welding of reinforcing steel – open for public comments
The revised text draft standard is now available for public comments. The draft can be accessed following the links below:
SAIglobal LINK 1
SAIglobal LINK 2
The deadline for comments is 16 May 2017. 

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 endorsed
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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