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#WomenInEngineering – meet Nine Groeneveld

A recent Student Intern at HERA, she joined us from the Netherlands for a six month secondment to help drive our wave and tidal energy research and development project for our heavy engineering membership. While Nine’s principle studies are in Coastal & Marine Management, her interest in oceans providing a reliable and sustainable source of…

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#WomenInEngineering – meet Troy Coyle

When she isn’t at HERA as a representative on our Executive Board, Troy is busy being the Manager of Innovation and Product Development & Pacific Islands Export Manager at Bluescope Steel. This role that sees her cross across many fields – including engineering.  With a career journey spanning 16 years, she has had the opportunity…

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This week we’re celebrating #WomenInEngineering

We’re excited to partner with the Women in Engineering Leadership Summit 2017 which kicks off tomorrow at the Grand Millennium Auckland. Bringing together a line-up of world class female speakers from organisations and businesses across New Zealand – it is an opportune time to inspire and equip attendees with practical advice, tactics and tools to…

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HEERF scholarship recipient makes headway

It was great to support HEERF PhD Scholarship recipient and Engineering Post-Graduate Shoulong Dong at the end of last week, who presented his research at the University of Auckland as part of HERA’s AGGAT program deliverables. Shoulong spoke on his work around the Expert Design Tool (EDT) which is being developed to help assess prospective…

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Going digital to break down learning barriers

Currently on secondment for his third year in Bachelor of Computing Systems at Eastern Institute of Technology Hawkes Bay, Tobias Kick comes to us through established connections with the OTH Technical University in Regensburg Germany. Working under the supervision of our Research Engineer Holger Heinzel, Tobias brings a unique skill in programming language and tools…

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Empowering youth through our AGGAT program

Intern Researcher Hussein Salman joins us from the University of Auckland, where he has just finished his third year in his Bachelor of Engineering Mechatronic studies. With us over the next month, he’ll be working on the design, mechanical drawings and sensor placement for a hermetic generator casing under the supervision of our Research Engineer…

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Connecting with the greatest minds in structural engineering

HERA is proud to have joined forces with Mageba to assist AECOM Principal Engineer and Steel Bridge Designer, Liam Edwards to attend the 19th Congress of IABSE (International Association for Bridge and Structural Engineering) in Stockholm Sweden late last year. Presenting a paper on the design challenges faced on the Horotiu Paa Bridge project, Liam…

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2016: welding training review

2016 was a busy year for the NZ Welding Centre, with around 180 people attending our specialist courses and seminars for engineers, supervisors and welding inspectors. This month, 12 professionals complete their training programme in welding inspection leading to national and international qualifications: the CBIP Certified Welding Inspector (CWI), and the globally-recognised IIW International Welding…