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Notice – Free assistance now offered to SMEs to achieve compliance with applicable standards

HERA fabricators members employing 10 or less staff are invited to participate in HERA’s Welding Capability Review Program.   Our team will assist small fabricators (SMEs) in achieving compliance with the applicable standards framework by performing on-site review and preparing a confidential report that will also include opportunities for productivity and quality improvements.   Compliance…

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Call for papers – HERA Pressure Equipment Workshop at HERA House, June 2020

In collaboration with the Pressure Equipment Workshop Committee, we’re pleased to announce that the 3rd New Zealand Pressure Equipment Workshop will be held 12 June 2020 in Auckland. The aim of this pressure equipment focused conference is to bring together designers, fabricators, inspectors, vendors, regulators, owners and operators in an effort to: Share technical information, innovation and…

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Call for comment – DR AS/NZS 2327:2017 Amendment

A number of anomalies have been reported by users of  AS/NZS 2327:2017, which has required corrections to be made. That’s why we’d like to advise that the first amendment is available for public comment. This is for: DR AS/NZS 2327:2017 Amd 1:2019, Amendment 1 to AS/NZS 2327 — Composite structures—Composite steel-concrete construction in buildings. Many…

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Smart welding – a practical research project

The fabrication industry is currently in a digital transformation – and understandably, many fabricators are cautious to invest. We get it. That’s why we’ve set up a quality and productivity research project to investigate this technology. And why we’re now inviting our industry to be a part of it. We want to investigate the implications…

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Notice – ACC workplace injury prevention subsidy available for SME’s

If you’re a small to medium sized business in the manufacturing sector, you might be eligible for an ACC workplace injury prevention subsidy to help pay for a health and safety advisory service from a HASANZ-registered professional. In collaboration with the Health and Safety Association of New Zealand (HASANZ), ACC have designed a workplace injury…

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Notice – Leave the beaten track and join the Industry 4.0 Trek

Attend the Industry 4.0 Trek in Singapore and learn first-hand how you can start, scale and sustain your adoption and development of Industry 4.0 technologies. Through our relationship with Callaghan Innovation, we’ve been given the opportunity to let our membership know of the unique chance to gain co-funding to attend their ‘Singapore Industry 4.0 Trek’…

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Call for comment – DR AS/NZS 2980:2018 Amendment 1:2019

We’d like to advise our members who are involved with the qualification of welders to AS/NZS 2980 or compliance to this qualification, that Standards New Zealand is calling for public comment for proposed amendments to it. Welder qualification standard AS/NZS 2980:2018 Qualification of welders for fusion welding of steels – Additional requirements for Australia and…

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Are engineers behind the times when it comes to intercultural training?

Surprisingly, this appears to be the case according to research recently released. An interdisciplinary team involving researchers with backgrounds in engineering, intercultural communication, and applied linguistics from universities in the United Kingdom, Belgium, Australia, and Japan conducted the research. They analysed written materials with intercultural communication as the subject, as used in engineering education. They…