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#INWED18 – Meet Modern Construction Senior Structural Steel Detailer Mae Rose Billanes

Mae is responsible for producing detailed 3D modelling and drawings for steel fabricators and erectors. She applies these skills to certain projects of Modern Construction. Giving deeper understanding of columns, beams, bracing, trusses and more for use in the construction of various types of infrastructure. Mae is also a Coping Machine Applications Programmer. This see’s…

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#INWED18 – Meet Modern Construction QS Estimator & QA Assistant, Reem Soliman

Reem is responsible for assessing quantities and pricing for tenders and cross-checking material certificates for standards compliance. A role which is far from where her career path started – quite literally! Originally from Syria, Reem decided to study Civil Engineering. A decision driven by a natural interest and it’s popularity as a career for women…

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#INWED18 – Meet New Zealand Steel Graduate Process Engineer, Mikaela Keir

Mikaela is a process engineer at New Zealand Steel. Looking after the process variables to produce molten steel to various specifications. New Zealand Steel is the sole producer of steel in New Zealand and the only in the world to make steel solely from iron sand. Their process is unlike any other in the world meaning…

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Notice – B1/VM1 Amendment 16 now published

Over the last 12 months, HERA have worked closely with SCNZ and MBIE to update steel industry standards referenced in the Acceptable Solutions and Verification Methods (B1/VM1) of the New Zealand Building Code. These amendments to B1/VM1 relate to minimum standards for fabrication and erection; structural steel products and expanding the choice of high strength…

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Backing winners – is tall poppy syndrome affecting Government innovation policy?

Recently our CEO Dr Troy Coyle was invited by the National Business Review to weigh in on our thoughts around New Zealand’s approach to supporting innovation research. An opportunity off the back of one of our ThinkTank pieces ‘LanzaTech: the one fish that shouldn’t have got away,’ published last year. This article reflected on the…

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How does Trump’s stance on steel tariffs affect our local industry?

Recent news headlines around Trump’s stance on steel tariffs has likely got our members thinking about what it means for our New Zealand metal-based industry. And rightly so. It’s important to note, that the details of Trump’s plans to apply the proposed steel (25%) and aluminium (10%) tariffs are not yet clear. So with this…