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Call for attendance – Do you want to improve your fabrication business? See how bottleneck analysis can help!

If you want to know how to improve your business, then what we have brewing in June is sure to grab your attention! Because we have world renowned expert Arrie van Niekerk headed to New Zealand to talk all things ‘Theory and Constraint’. This concept works around bottleneck analysis and covers many aspects such as:…

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What’s the strategy for 2020?

What the heck is HERA about and what’s our plan for the future? Two very good questions – and we’re excited to tell you the answer! Because for the first time, we’re releasing our strategy publicly. We’re doing this because we are really focused on building a tribe within our industry. We want to create…

Meet Raewyn Porter – our multitasking Administrator

April has been all about eco-systems and relationships here at HERA. And, no part of our operation exemplifies these ideas more than our Administration department! Thats why this months staff profile highlights our first customer touch point – Raewyn Porter. If you didn’t realise it, administration is the backbone of an organisation. It links your…

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Panel project delivers software to design composite columns to AS/NZS 2327

Over the last nine months HERA and CTICM have developed software to design composite columns using concrete filled tubes according to AS/NZS 2327. We’re excited to announce that the design software is now exclusively available for our members. This came to fruition when our Steel Research Panel identified it was important to develop electronic tools…

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With heavy hearts, we say goodbye to a valued HERA staff member – Peter Hayward

We’re saddened to share the sudden passing of our longest serving employee, Peter Hayward. Last Friday sharing our condolences with his family and friends, and acknowledging the many contributions he made to industry. Peter came to New Zealand in 1983. Leaving a good job with the Atomic Energy Commission in the UK, to seek a better…

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Romancing the steel – we’re on a mission to build a tribe by sharing our history and story!

History helps us understand change. The world around us is in a constant state of change, and understanding this in society plays a pivotal role in being able to interpret the world that we see now. Up until now the history of HERA has been recorded in typical factual style. But, we believe there is much more to…

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Call for information – Request for steel floor deck data for new composite beam design software

Our metals industry should be driven to make steel the material of choice for designers. A way we can achieve that, is by simplifying the design process through the use of electronic tools and guides. The current market share for steel in construction is 50% nationally. We’ve had particular success in warehouses and multi-storey office…

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The metals take on the circular economy

The biggest single industry in New Zealand for waste is building and construction. So with commercial construction at record levels, residential building consents peaking at 1970’s levels, massive housing shortages combined with anticipated additional demand from Kiwibuild – we must find a better way. The solution is adopting circular economy thinking. Not only does this…

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Your current employees are the key to helping our industry promote itself!

What do you ACTUALLY do?  Your answer can help our industry better promote itself. There is no doubt that heavy engineering has an image problem. We’re consistently hearing how hard it is to attract and retain quality staff. Students are not choosing it as a study focus. Apprentices are hard to find. Women are not…

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Meet Jing Cao – a Structural Engineer driven to solve problems from a young age

It’s amazing what you get to learn about someone when you take the time to sit down and really chat. My latest catch up with our Senior Structural Engineer Jing Cao was no different! Growing up in Shanghai China – I think Jing was destined to be an engineer. Although as a youngster he was an…