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New Dimond Hibond 80 passes loaded fire test

HERA has been working with Dimond since 2014 on their new Hibond 80 deck product, with one of our work packages being the optimization of composite slabs using this deck in fire conditions. From the know-how developed previously in assisting a Singaporean client, through advanced finite element analyses our Finite Element Analyst Nandor Mago was able to demonstrate…

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New AS-NZS 5131 Fabrication and Erection Standard

A significant milestone for New Zealand structural steel industry has been achieved with the approval of the new standard AS/NZS 5131 Fabrication and Erection of Steel – released early this month. The need for this standard has arising out of concerns that product conformance does not meet the specified requirements in an increased global construction…

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SCNZ welcomes a new manager to their team

Steel Construction New Zealand (SCNZ) has appointed Darren O’Riley as its new Manager – based in the organisation’s office in South Auckland. Darren’s knowledge and expertise are a strong fit for SCNZ as the organisation moves forward. He has 28 years of sales and marketing, and business development experience – gained largely in the building…

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HERA doesn’t go unnoticed at NZGW2016

The end of November saw a heavy contingent of our AGGAT team attend the 38th New Zealand Geothermal Workshop at the University of Auckland – as we work to share our research and development findings to create collaborative global opportunities in the clean energy space for our members. Highlighting five AGGAT research focuses, our team presented…

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Call for interest – Building research partnerships

HERA has been actively working with the University of Auckland over the past three months to move into a partnership based model for the future of our AGGAT program. This will span long term developments typically over 5-7 years and have co-funding support from the government – applicable to organisations within industry as well. As…

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HERA proud to support next generation of engineers

University of Auckland As with every year, HERA was at the University of Auckland School of Engineering prize-giving for the best final year projects. This year’s project which caught the eye of our Industry Development General Manager Nick Inskip was by Matthew Battley and Evan Simmers. Their project focused on the design, testing and analysis…

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Industry supporting ‘Stirling’ research at AUT

Recently one of our member companies embarked on a journey – donating funds via HERA charitable trust HEERF towards summer student scholarships at Auckland University of Technology (AUT). This gave a much-needed boost to the progress of Stirling technology research and their engines which are well known for their efficient operation via piston-based gas movement.…

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AGGAT materials test rig now installed on site!

Our Industry Development AGGAT program team is pleased to announce the on-site installation of our Materials Test Rig at the Ohaaki Thermal Kilns grounds. This couldn’t have been possible without the collaboration of the following members: BOP Gear Cutters Contact Energy Dobbie Engineers H. J. Asmuss & Co. Index Engineering Initiative Engineering Jensen Steel Fabricators…