barrier

Why isn’t manufacturing uptaking exponential technologies

There are many logical and psychological barriers stopping people from uptaking exponential technologies. In fact a study of US manufacturing firms’ adoption of exponential technologies has many similarities to feedback that HERA receives from its members. Key findings being, that companies are too focused on the day-to-day operations to respond to longer-term disruption opportunities. And,…

callaghan-kirsten-edgar

Know how disruption will challenge your business

Jul252018 We’re excited to share insights from Callaghan Innovation Future Insights Manager – Advanced Materials Kirsten Edgar. She lives and breathes innovation and disruption in her day to day work, and her message to everyone is to see innovation as change for the better! So – get ready for it, understand how it’ll challenge your…

pingsha-dong-welded-connections

Seminars by the inventor of the Master S-N Curve method a huge success in NZ!

Last week was a successful one for our ‘Design for Joint Strength, Fatigue, and Fracture Resistances in Welded Connections’ seminars series. Taking place in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch they were presented by University of Michigan Prof. Pingsha Dong. The inventor of the mesh-insensitive structural stress method adopted by the 2007 ASME Div 2 and API…

robert-ryan-hera

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…

stafford-engineering

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…

raed-el-sarraf-wspopus

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…

natalia-uran-wie

#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…