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Call for attendees – AGGAT Global Conference 2015

For the first time in New Zealand, the Above Ground Geothermal and Allied Technologies (AGGAT) program will be presented on an international scale. The date and venue for this conference will be on the 30th April at the Sky City Convention Centre in Auckland. The Conference focuses on above ground geothermal engineering, with an emphasis…

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Event – Welding seminars and courses for 2015

Quality management of structural welding fabrication The introduction of the Steel Fabricator Certification (SFC) scheme in 2014 was an important milestone for NZ’s structural steel fabrication industry. This half-day seminar will provide comprehensive insights on how to specify welding quality requirements, how a QA system such as the SFC is to be established, and how…

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Resource – Specifying roughness of welded stainless steel surfaces

Surface roughness is a measure of the texture of a surface. It is quantified by the vertical deviations of a real surface from its ideal form. If these deviations are great, the surface is rough, if they are small, the surface is smooth. The roughness of a surface has most commonly been measured by an…

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Management of welding fabrication – a new generation of smart welding machines

Last week we held afternoon seminars which took place in Auckland and in Christchurch on 18 and 20 November. It was presented by Richard Fowles, Senior Product Manager, BOC Limited, Australia, and Patrick Fenemor, Welding Specialist, BOC Limited, NZ. For all structural steel welding in New Zealand, welding fabrication shall comply with AS/NZS 1554. One…

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WTIA 4th IIW research and collaboration colloquium a success

Nov102014 Participants at the WTIA 4th IIW research and collaboration colloquium. From 5th to 7th November, as part of its National Welding Capability Project, WTIA hosted the 4th International Institute of Welding (IIW) Welding research and collaboration colloquium. With over 85 speakers and delegates from 12 different countries, the Colloquium was a unique and outstanding…

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Call for papers – International design challenge

Through his membership of IABSE Working Commission 2 (responsible for Steel, Timber and Composite Structures), our General Manager Structural Systems Dr Stephen Hicks has been selected as the Facilitator for Professional Session on “International Design Challenge: Complexity of Design Rules”. Participants wishing to make a contribution in accordance with the global themes of the conference…

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HERA awards prizes for final year student projects

Auckland University of Technology School of Engineering This year, Auckland University of Technology’s School of Engineering students displayed their final year projects. HERA has traditionally given a prize for the best project involving metals. This year’s HERA prize winners was Mr Karl Waters, BE (Mechanical) with his project entitled Vertical Axis Wind Turbine Trade Studies. The…

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Call for attendees – Welding Inspection Part 2

This month,we’re offering Part 2 of the welding inspection training program leading to national and international qualifications. Qualifications are: CBIP Certified Welding Inspector (CWI), and Globally-recognised IIW International Welding Inspector Basic (IWI-B), and International Welding Inspector-Standard (IWI-S). The Centre is New Zealand’s only International Institute of Welding (IIW) Accredited Training Body (ATB). People gaining these…

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HERA to deliver keynote address at national road & rail infrastructure symposium

Our General Manager Systems General Manager Dr Stephen Hicks has been invited to deliver a keynote address at the National Road And Rail Infrastructure Symposium in Australia this month. This symposium will bring together an array of local, national and international leaders working in the area of road and rail infrastructure to try and bring…