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Russley Road SH1 Upgrade – Part of the Western Corridor | McConnell Dowell Downer JV

Delivering cost effective value engineering initiatives ahead of schedule. Client: New Zealand Transport Agency (NZTA) Duration: Apr 2015 – May 2018 Location: Christchurch, New Zealand Project value: NZD $112 million, value to JV $93 million Mar132019 An aerial view of the arches as part of the Russley Road SH1 Upgrade. Working together, the project team…

jing-cao-hera

Meet Jing Cao – a Structural Engineer driven to solve problems from a young age

It’s amazing what you get to learn about someone when you take the time to sit down and really chat. My latest catch up with our Senior Structural Engineer Jing Cao was no different! Growing up in Shanghai China – I think Jing was destined to be an engineer. Although as a youngster he was an…

holger-robot

New service available to HERA members interested in automation of welding fabrication

Last month our Welding Research Engineer Holger Heinzel spent two weeks at the University of Wollongong (UoW) Facility for Intelligent Fabrication (FIF) gaining hands on experience on the latest technology. It’s valuable insight that we can’t wait to bring to our membership! Whilst there Holger explored 3D scanning, virtual-reality assisted fabrication planning, CAD data driven…

consultancy

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…

kupe-grayson

Flashback project: pipe racks for Kupe Gas Field – Grayson Engineering

Pipe racks for Kupe Gas Field Client: Robert Stone Duration: October 2007 – August 2008 Location: Taranaki, New Zealand Project value: NZD $6 million   Grayson Engineering successfully fabricated one of the largest modular construction projects at the time – working cost effectively within a tight program schedule and to stringent quality assurance and weld…

lab-tour

Emerging innovation cluster opportunities in automation and defence

This month our CEO Troy Coyle and General Manager Welding Centre Michail Karpenko spearheaded a visit with five of our member companies to the University of Wollongong’s (UOW) Facility for Intelligent Fabrication (FIF) in Australia.  This was part of our efforts to respond to member feedback which has called for greater support to take advantage…

fea-multistorey-structure

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…