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Call for attendance – Do you want to improve your fabrication business? See how bottleneck analysis can help!

If you want to know how to improve your business, then what we have brewing in June is sure to grab your attention! Because we have world renowned expert Arrie van Niekerk headed to New Zealand to talk all things ‘Theory and Constraint’. This concept works around bottleneck analysis and covers many aspects such as:…

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Call for information – Request for steel floor deck data for new composite beam design software

Our metals industry should be driven to make steel the material of choice for designers. A way we can achieve that, is by simplifying the design process through the use of electronic tools and guides. The current market share for steel in construction is 50% nationally. We’ve had particular success in warehouses and multi-storey office…

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Notice – Welding consumable levy increase due to come into effect 1 February 2019

We’re pleased to announce that the Heavy Engineering Research Levy Notice 2018 has now been published and listed on the legislation.govt.nz website. This means a levy increase from 5c to 10c per kilogram of welding consumables is due to come into effect on 1 February 2019. We want to thank everyone who responded to our…

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Update – Establishing new brittle fracture provisions for the Australasian steel structure standards

In order to ensure in-service safety of steel structures, design engineers need to select steel grades that will remain ductile under the imposed conditions that include in-service loadings, fabrication induced conditions, seismic actions and service temperatures. To achieve this, we’ve developed a new procedure to select steel grades manufactured to Australian and New Zealand standards…

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Notice –B1/VM1 Amendment 17 and B2/AS1 Amendment 10 published

Back in August we called for comments from our members on MBIE’s proposed changes to B1/VM1 and B2/AS1. Three months later – we’re pleased to report these amendments have now been published. Over the last 9 months, HERA have worked closely with SCNZ and MBIE to exploit the significant investment that has been made in…

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Call for interest – tell us your problems you’d like us to solve with R&D!

It’s that time of year when we’re sending out our feelers for potential R&D project proposals from our membership. For us, it’s crucial that our chosen R&D focuses are industry driven. This is because we 100% want to deliver you value from the outcomes – and we can’t do that if you we don’t know…

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Call for attendance – free seminar for designers on cost effective fire solutions for steel structures

Fire design techniques for steel structures have progressed rapidly in recent years. Epitomised in the new Australasian multi-storey composite building design standard AS/NZS 2327:2017, where latest advances in fire design for composite concrete/steel structure components is comprehensively presented. That’s why in collaboration with the Auckland Structural Group (ASG) we’re supporting Holmes Technical Director Dr Linus…

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Notice – demystifying HERA’s research levy & how all of industry can leverage it (including SMEs!)

In our 2018 membership survey, you let us know that you’re mostly very happy with our support. However, we consistently hear from SME’s that they believe we’re only here for the bigger players. And, that the way the levy is administered is unclear. So let’s start by saying that HERA is absolutely here to support…

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Update – removal of conflict with latest national standards including AS/NZS 5131 and NZS 3404.1

Working with the Building System Performance (BSP) branch of MBIE, the New Zealand Standards Approval Board has revoked NZS 3404.1:2009. This development will eliminate the conflict that has existed with other standards and provide a clear signal about which version of NZS 3404.1 should be used to support regulatory compliance. It’s important that designers, building…

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Call for comment – MBIE consultation for proposed changes to B1/VM1 and B2/AS1

Over the last six months, HERA have worked closely with SCNZ and MBIE to get value from the significant investment made in developing the new composite design standard (AS/NZS 2327) and durability technical specification (NZS TS 3404) by having them referenced in B1/VM1 and B2/AS1 of the New Zealand Building Code. It’s important that you…

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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…

Update – Hidden values now transparent

If you’re a user of HERA’s New Zealand Welding Centre (NZWC) you’ll have a good idea of what this service is worth to you. But can you put it into dollars? It’s ok if the answer is ‘no,’ because we couldn’t either. Especially when more broadly investigating value created through improved products, services, quality, productivity…