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Research partnership fails to ignite industry buy in

As an avid reader of our news updates you’ll be aware of the unique opportunity we offered to leverage significant government co-funding for research activities through our Research Partnership Proposal. Sadly, we report the Research Partnership Proposal has stalled from progressing. Insufficient levels of industry co-funding stopping us from submitting a credible and workable bid…

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Notice – Steel building product conformance of critical items

Following MBIE and Commerce Commission announcements of significant building products conformance issues which included steel products, HERA consulted in April 2016 extensively with its membership. The outcome was the wide endorsement by HERA and SCNZ membership of a policy statement requesting that “all critical building work independent of building material should be required to have…

Fellows’ and Achievers’ Awards a great success!

Last Friday, April 7, our Director Wolfgang Scholz and Welding Centre General Manager Michail Karpenko were pleased to attend the annual IPENZ Fellows’ and Achievers’ Awards in Wellington, New Zealand. Attended by over 400 people, this was an opportune time to recognise the hard work, dedication and innovation of New Zealand engineers – and celebrate…

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Zero emissions – a fools errand, or opportunity to seize?

The Net Zero in New Zealand report makes it clear that our industry as energy users and carbon reducing solution providers have abundant opportunity to contribute to emission reductions and can play an important part in helping New Zealand fulfil its Paris Agreement commitments. Global warming is a scientific fact.  Global temperatures and sea levels…

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Love is in the air with mergers and aquisitions

We’d like to congratulate our members Harrison Grierson on their recent merger with traffic and transportation engineering specialists T2, Downer Group who have signed an agreement to acquire member Hawkins Construction, and IMG who have been showcased in NZ Engineering News for their latest acquisition of Stevenson Engineering Ltd in East Tamaki. Mar222017 Harrison Grierson…

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#WomenInEngineering – meet Nicole Hsu

Nicole is a Process Engineer at New Zealand Steel who has been there for just over three years. She’s has had the opportunity to work on various assignments, including a Paintline project focused on improving customer satisfaction by creating and improving a model that simulated the customer order submission, scheduling, production and delivery process – a memorable…

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#WomenInEngineering – meet Pragya Sharma

An Engineer at Advance Boiler Services (NZ) Ltd, Pragya brings 12 years’ experience to the New Zealand metals heavy engineering industry. Pragya started her career in India, where she had the opportunity to work on one of her most memorable projects – a 250MW nuclear power plant where she contributed to the entire systems design,…

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#WomenInEngineering – meet Haiam Abbas

Haiam is a Research Engineer focused on heat transfer for clean energy technology, who directly and indirectly has been in the industry for over 20 years. She brings a unique combination of computational design, computer analysis and experiment skills that allow her to write equations, predict performance and integrate value engineering into the lifecycle of a…