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Meet Robert Ryan – the new face joining our Welding Centre team

It’s been a long time coming trying to find the right candidate – but we’ve finally done it! Next week welcoming Robert Ryan to our Welding Centre team! Robert brings over 30 years’ experience in the engineering trade to our offerings. In the late 80’s beginning his career specialising in welding. Consequently leading to a…

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Resource – ASME U-Stamp Certification opens US export market to Stafford Engineering

Exporting to international markets for our members can often seem an unreachable target. Extensive work needs to be done to learn the fundamentals of becoming a successful export business. And there is also the challenge of meeting codes and standards not applicable in New Zealand. It’s not uncommon for companies to put this into the…

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Disruption – the path to resilience

Last week we were excited to have our Executive member and WSP Opus Corrosion & Asset Integrity Consultant Raed El Sarraf head to Rotorua from 20 – 22 June. Here, he attended IPWEA’s ‘Disruption, the path to resilience’ conference as one of three finalists for the Hynds Paper competition. Attendees explored the challenges and demands…

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#INWED18 – Meet WSP Opus Work Group Manager Bridges & Structures, Natalia Uran

Based in Napier, Natalia manages her team to provide infrastructure asset management consulting services for WSP Opus clients. She’s focused mainly on bridges and highways structures, with an aim to ensure they’re fit for purpose and well maintained. All while utilising available resources in an economic and cost-effective manner. Natalia has been exposed to many…

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#INWED18 – Meet McConnell Dowell Business Development Manager, Grace Schaefer

Grace is responsible for setting the strategy to grow McConnell Dowell. She is also Chair of the Auckland branch of the Women’s Infrastructure Network. McConnell Dowell’s core capabilities cover three waters, transportation, marine, industrial, power and resources. The company delivers their expertise to these sectors within New Zealand and the Pacific, and across Australia, SE…

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#INWED18 – Meet New Zealand Steel Product Launch Manager – Roofing & Cladding, Katrin Schüenemann

Katrin looks after innovations and product developments in the roofing and cladding sector. Working predominantly under New Zealand Steel’s COLORSTEEL® brand to explore product improvements that can offer market differentiation. A prime example of this being their new COLORSTEEL® DRIDEX® product. It offers an anti-condensation solution that features a layer of fleece to collect, store…

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#INWED18 – Meet Fletcher Building ANZ Group Employment Relations Manager, Charlotte Hatlauf

Charlotte is an in-house employment lawyer at Fletcher Building where her focus is split broadly over three areas. These being: Insourcing transactional work that would otherwise be briefed out to external employment lawyers. This could be anything from drafting employment agreements and policies, through to advice on employment related legislation, restructures, disciplinary process, personal grievances…

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#INWED18 – Meet Modern Construction Senior Structural Steel Detailer Mae Rose Billanes

Mae is responsible for producing detailed 3D modelling and drawings for steel fabricators and erectors. She applies these skills to certain projects of Modern Construction. Giving deeper understanding of columns, beams, bracing, trusses and more for use in the construction of various types of infrastructure. Mae is also a Coping Machine Applications Programmer. This see’s…

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#INWED18 – Meet Modern Construction QS Estimator & QA Assistant, Reem Soliman

Reem is responsible for assessing quantities and pricing for tenders and cross-checking material certificates for standards compliance. A role which is far from where her career path started – quite literally! Originally from Syria, Reem decided to study Civil Engineering. A decision driven by a natural interest and it’s popularity as a career for women…