intersection

Markets are born at the intersection

According to Matt Roberts, Executive Director of the Energy Storage Association in the USA, “markets are born at the intersection of policy, technology and opportunity.” This is a simple but fairly profound statement and highlights what should be obvious, which is that policy, technology and opportunity working together make things happen. It’s a bit like…

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Event – Welding seminars and courses for 2015

Quality management of structural welding fabrication The introduction of the Steel Fabricator Certification (SFC) scheme in 2014 was an important milestone for NZ’s structural steel fabrication industry. This half-day seminar will provide comprehensive insights on how to specify welding quality requirements, how a QA system such as the SFC is to be established, and how…

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AGGAT progress update for December

Dec262014 The New Zealand Geothermal Workshop held in Auckland from 24 to 26 November. HERA Industry Development Senior Research Engineer Dr Boaz Habib recently attended the NZ Geothermal Workshop held in Auckland on 24th – 26th November. The conference was well-attended by the geothermal community and had international attendance from geothermally active countries such as…

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Call for interest – Opportunity for software developers in calibrating AS/NZS 2327

Good progress has been made in developing the new steel-concrete composite standard AS/NZS2327. Due to the maturity of the standard, the Standards Australia BD-032 Committee is inviting software companies to participate in the final stages of the development by undertaking calibration studies using the new provisions; companies that already provide design software to other international…

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Resource – Specifying roughness of welded stainless steel surfaces

Surface roughness is a measure of the texture of a surface. It is quantified by the vertical deviations of a real surface from its ideal form. If these deviations are great, the surface is rough, if they are small, the surface is smooth. The roughness of a surface has most commonly been measured by an…

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Prestigious Singaporean 40 storey building – HERA

HERA successfully provided SGD$180k savings to their client’s Singaporean 40-storey building Numerical simulations (i.e. advanced finite element analyses) have been performed for an overseas Client by HERA’s Structural Systems division in order to estimate the fire performance of a composite slab with a re-entrant profiled steel sheet used in a prestigious 40-storey building in Singapore.…

multi-storey-buildings

Notice – Standard to help comply with new regulations for building work

New consumer protection regulations for building work costing $30,000 and over are expected to take effect from 1 January 2015. Acting Chief Executive of Standards New Zealand Michelle Wessing said the New Zealand standard 3902 Housing, alterations and small buildings contract will help meet the new regulations and makes the building process smoother and easier…