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HERA welcomes Fanqin Meng to our structural fire research project work

We’re excited to let industry know that Fanqin Meng has joined our Structural Systems team to assist with our focus on structural fire performance research. Fanqin is joining the HERA Structural team for a six month period to contribute to two key structural fire projects. These projects will be conducted in collaboration with the University…

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Seismic research program improving optimisation of welded structures

Steel structures performed exceptionally well during the February 22, 2011 Christchurch earthquake. Such earthquake performance confirms that steel is the ultimate low-damage solution for modern multi-story buildings and structures. The performance also showed that the applicable New Zealand design and fabrication standards are safe – even though some minor damage in steel structures were reported…

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HERA Foundation supporting the optimisation of welded connections

HERA Foundation PhD scholarship recipient’s Hafez Taheri’s research topic is part of a long-term HERA research program managed by the New Zealand Welding Centre. Its program leader, our General Manager of Fabrication 4.0, Dr Michail Karpenko, explains the underlying strategic objectives of this research and why the Foundation contribution is so valuable: “New Zealand’s major…

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Ep. 42 | John Cole – The intersection between Mātauranga Māori and Construction 4.0

Mar312021 Listen on Spotify Listen on iTunes Listen on PodBean 31 March 2021 | Ep.42 – The intersection between Mātauranga Māori and Construction 4.0 In this episode of Stirring the Pot we invite University of Auckland Engineering & Law Student John Cole from Episode 41, back into the studio. This time exploring the intersection between…

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Is there a welder shortage in New Zealand?

The global welder shortage is a growing and well-known phenomenon. A recent article – Global welder shortage – viewpoints from three continents asked for the opinions of specialists in three continents on this topic. Their insight on welder shortages were as follows: Welders are more in demand than ever, The manufacturing industry will continue being…

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Ep. 40 | Greg Macrae – Low damage seismic solutions: Part 2

Nov162020 Listen on iTunes Listen on Spotify Listen on PodBean 5 November 2020 | Ep.40 – Low damage seismic solutions: Part 2 In this follow up episode of Stirring the Pot, we talk with Associate Professor Greg Macrae for the second part of our discussion. Associate Professor Greg Macrae works in the Department of Civil…

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Ep. 39 | Greg Macrae – Low damage seismic solutions: Part 1

Oct152020 Listen on iTunes Listen on Spotify Listen on PodBean 15 October 2020 | Ep.39 – Low damage seismic solutions: Part 1 In this episode of Stirring the Pot, we talk with Associate Professor Greg Macrae. Associate Professor Greg Macrae works in the Department of Civil and Natural Resources Engineering at the University of Canterbury.…

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Ep. 37 | Associate Professor Charles Clifton – Who wins in a fire? Steel vs. Timber

Sep172020 Listen on iTunes Listen on Spotify Listen on PodBean 17 September 2020 | Ep.37 – Who wins in a fire? Steel vs. Timber In this episode of Stirring the Pot, we talk with University of Auckland Associate Professor, Charles Clifton. Charles is currently engaged in an ongoing funded research project on the development of…

Ep. 36 | Bob Shaw – The case for structural bolting systems

Sep112020 Listen on iTunes Listen on Spotify Listen on PodBean 11 September 2020 | Ep.36 – The case for structural bolting systems In this episode of Stirring the Pot, we talk with Steel Structures Technology Centre (or SSTC for short) President, Bob Shaw. Our special panel discussion has Bob and the panel dive into the…

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Ep. 35 | Goran Roos – The significance of intellectual capital

Sep102020 Listen on iTunes Listen on Spotify Listen on PodBean 10 September 2020 | Ep.35 – The significance of intellectual capital In this episode of Stirring the Pot, we talk with Professor Göran Roos. Join us as we discuss the importance of intellectual capital, what our industry can do to protect it, and its significance…