Notice – New design guide covering the Optimised Sliding Hinge Joint (OSHJ)

HERA is pleased to announce the publication of HERA Report R4-155 – Optimised Sliding Hinge Joint (OSHJ): Design and Installation Guide for a Low Damage Seismic Resisting System. This report has been authored by Dr Shahab Ramhormozian of AUT and Dr G. Charles Clifton of University of Auckland and is the culmination of several research…

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Case study: 3D scanning as a tool in seismic strengthening of Hawke’s Bay Hospital project

HERA brings a NZ case study on the use of 3D scanning as a new digital tool by a member Those of you at HERA’s Future Forum: 2020 VISION in February would have heard Des Watkins from Watkins Steel promote the use of digital technologies, including 3D scanning, as a new business model for steel…

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Delivering advanced FEA services to a range of projects to get the best of structures

HERA has successfully provided Advanced FEA services to a range of projects both in Aotearoa and abroad. FEA is one of the most powerful numerical methods available to solve partial differential equations for complex structures.  Providing a direct pathway to understand the feasibility of a new design or troubleshoot a problem.  All without the need…

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Our CEO is announced as Chair of the WDC Interim Board for Manufacturing, Engineering & Logistics

We’re excited to advise that our CEO Dr Troy Coyle has been elected as Chair of the Tertiary Education Commissions (TEC) Workforce Development Council (WDC) Interim Board for Manufacturing, Engineering & Logistics. This WDC initiative follows a successful Expression of Interest (EoI) process, with 249 applications which resulted in a strong group of interim Establishment…

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HERA is now Sustainable Steel certified!

We’re proud to advise that HERA has now gained SSC Certification. HERA recently underwent the task of assessing our carbon footprint and have also been assessing our sustainability credentials as part of the process of achieving Sustainable Steel Council (SSC) Certification. This is part of our commitment to positively serve our community responsibilities. From our perspective,…

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Notice – New edition of NZ weathering steel guide for bridges now published

In order to achieve a durable, high strength, structural steel (weathering steel) in the unpainted condition, some requirements for designing, fabrication, construction, site climate condition, inspection and maintenance need to be taken into consideration. Weathering steel, or to use its technical title of “structural steel with improved atmospheric corrosion resistance”,  is a high strength, low…

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Want to go carbon neutral? Here’s where to start!

HERA has just gone through an independent review of its carbon footprint. We’re sharing our experience, the resultant report and accounting spreadsheet in the hope that this will help you to do the same! As we increasingly see and experience the tangible impacts of climate change and the visible impacts of business activity (or lack…

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The five ‘silver linings’ to COVID-19

Our current state of play has created a massive disruption to business as usual – but are there any positives to come out from the Covid-19 pandemic? Covid-19 has dramatically impacted us all in many different ways. Of course, most discussions have been on the negatives of Covid-19, but here are five silver linings that…