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Management of welding fabrication – a new generation of smart welding machines

Last week we held afternoon seminars which took place in Auckland and in Christchurch on 18 and 20 November. It was presented by Richard Fowles, Senior Product Manager, BOC Limited, Australia, and Patrick Fenemor, Welding Specialist, BOC Limited, NZ. For all structural steel welding in New Zealand, welding fabrication shall comply with AS/NZS 1554. One…

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WTIA 4th IIW research and collaboration colloquium a success

Nov102014 Participants at the WTIA 4th IIW research and collaboration colloquium. From 5th to 7th November, as part of its National Welding Capability Project, WTIA hosted the 4th International Institute of Welding (IIW) Welding research and collaboration colloquium. With over 85 speakers and delegates from 12 different countries, the Colloquium was a unique and outstanding…

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Call for papers – International design challenge

Through his membership of IABSE Working Commission 2 (responsible for Steel, Timber and Composite Structures), our General Manager Structural Systems Dr Stephen Hicks has been selected as the Facilitator for Professional Session on “International Design Challenge: Complexity of Design Rules”. Participants wishing to make a contribution in accordance with the global themes of the conference…

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HERA awards prizes for final year student projects

Auckland University of Technology School of Engineering This year, Auckland University of Technology’s School of Engineering students displayed their final year projects. HERA has traditionally given a prize for the best project involving metals. This year’s HERA prize winners was Mr Karl Waters, BE (Mechanical) with his project entitled Vertical Axis Wind Turbine Trade Studies. The…

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Corrosion resistance of alternative stainless steel – NZSSDA | University of Applied Science | BAM | HERA

For many years, high quality, long service and durability have been associated with austenitic stainless steels such as 304 and 316 grades that account for more than 60% of the Australasian market. Popularity of these steels is due to a combination of good fabrication properties, reasonable level of corrosion resistance and satisfactory experience in many…

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Call for attendees – Welding Inspection Part 2

This month,we’re offering Part 2 of the welding inspection training program leading to national and international qualifications. Qualifications are: CBIP Certified Welding Inspector (CWI), and Globally-recognised IIW International Welding Inspector Basic (IWI-B), and International Welding Inspector-Standard (IWI-S). The Centre is New Zealand’s only International Institute of Welding (IIW) Accredited Training Body (ATB). People gaining these…

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Notice – Fire resistance of unprotected concrete filled hollow steel columns

The fire design of steel-concrete composite columns using concrete filled tubes to EN 1994-1-2:2005+A1:2014 (Eurocode 4) is seemingly a simple task, assuming that the temperature distribution of the cross-section is conservatively known. Reading the rules in the section that deals with the structural behaviour and evaluation of the resistance to axial compression, one gets the…

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HERA to deliver keynote address at national road & rail infrastructure symposium

Our General Manager Systems General Manager Dr Stephen Hicks has been invited to deliver a keynote address at the National Road And Rail Infrastructure Symposium in Australia this month. This symposium will bring together an array of local, national and international leaders working in the area of road and rail infrastructure to try and bring…