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What’s the strategy for 2020?

What the heck is HERA about and what’s our plan for the future? Two very good questions – and we’re excited to tell you the answer! Because for the first time, we’re releasing our strategy publicly. We’re doing this because we are really focused on building a tribe within our industry. We want to create…

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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…

bc-update

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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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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#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…

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#INWED18 – Meet McConnell Dowell Business Development Manager, Grace Schaefer

Grace is responsible for setting the strategy to grow McConnell Dowell. She is also Chair of the Auckland branch of the Women’s Infrastructure Network. McConnell Dowell’s core capabilities cover three waters, transportation, marine, industrial, power and resources. The company delivers their expertise to these sectors within New Zealand and the Pacific, and across Australia, SE…

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#INWED18 – Meet New Zealand Steel Product Launch Manager – Roofing & Cladding, Katrin Schüenemann

Katrin looks after innovations and product developments in the roofing and cladding sector. Working predominantly under New Zealand Steel’s COLORSTEEL® brand to explore product improvements that can offer market differentiation. A prime example of this being their new COLORSTEEL® DRIDEX® product. It offers an anti-condensation solution that features a layer of fleece to collect, store…

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#INWED18 – Meet Fletcher Building ANZ Group Employment Relations Manager, Charlotte Hatlauf

Charlotte is an in-house employment lawyer at Fletcher Building where her focus is split broadly over three areas. These being: Insourcing transactional work that would otherwise be briefed out to external employment lawyers. This could be anything from drafting employment agreements and policies, through to advice on employment related legislation, restructures, disciplinary process, personal grievances…