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Six year success story – AS/NZS 2327 is across the line!

After six years of hard work, we’re proud to announce that AS/NZS 2327 has been published in collaboration with our Australian colleagues. Steel-concrete composite construction has proved popular over the last thirty years, and has largely accounted for the international dominance of steel frames in multi-storey buildings. Its success being the strength and stiffness that…

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Marine energy is out there, but when will we start recovering it?

Last week HERA attended AWATEA’s AGM in Wellington as part of the Board. It was an opportune time for us to take stock of where New Zealand’s advances in wave and tidal energy are sitting in government agendas, what opportunities are out there for our fabricating members and also the association’s own focuses moving forward.…

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Leading triple bottom line in New Zealand’s outback – Calder Stewart Steel, Milton

Some may recall that Calder Stewart Steel was the winner of the prestigious industry excellence award ‘Metals Industry Innovator of the Year’ at the 2015 Metals Industry Conference. Achieving this by embracing new technology to improve and assure quality, increase productivity and reduce overall cost with their new 10,500sqm steel fabrication facility. It represented the latest…

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Industry development hits the road to deliver member value and scout opportunities

Starting from today our Industry Development Manager Dr Boaz Habib will be on the move. Exploring member opportunities, cementing key relationships and following up on our research and development program AGGAT deliverables before the year comes to an end. Beginning his journey in Rotorua, he’ll be stopping off at our member company BOP Gear Cutter.…

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Call for comment – Draft HERA Public Policy Position 2017

HERA advocates on behalf of our members where we feel we can make an informed contribution – and this is in R&D and industry development. And as a result, we’ve put together a comprehensive policy position document aimed at informing decision makers and in particular the new government on what we believe is important to…

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Initial trials confirm heavy scaling potential at Ohaaki geothermal site

The Materials Test Rig was installed at Ohaaki Thermal Kilns earlier this year as an outcome of our AGGAT program, with generous fabrication support from some of our members. Currently undergoing commissioning works, early trials on the rig have confirmed significant scaling potential from the geothermal resource available on site. Ohaaki thermal kilns owner Mr…

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SESOC deliver a pathway in ‘Securing the future’

Recently, the SESOC2017 conference was held in Wellington – the fourth to be hosted in New Zealand with the theme ‘Securing the future.’ During this event, both local and international speakers came together to address topics falling under this idea. In particular, the need for structural engineers to look beyond our New Zealand standards when…

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Update – AS/NZS 1554.3:2014 A1 Structural steel welding – Part 3: welding of reinforcing steel amendment

In May 2015, Standards Australia was alerted to the fact that the 2014 editions within the AS/NZS 1554 suite contained material that was included without adherence to their standards development processes. This Amendment applies to Clauses 1.4.13, 1.4.15.1, 1.4.15.2, 3.3.2, 3.3.3, 4.7.3, 5.6, 6.1, 6.5 and 7.3.3, Tables 3.2, 3.3, 4.6(B), 4.7.1(B), 4.7.5, 4.11(A), 4.12.2(A)…

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Opportunities don’t fall from trees. You create them.

Mahatma Gandhi once stated, ‘The future depends on what we do in the present.’ Obvious, yet so profound. Its connotations have far reaching implications for how we think about our present. It mandates deliberation in planning and purpose in action. Such thinking, that likely shepherded Gandhi to achieve the major task of delivering India from…

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Notice – Welding of non-AS/NZS steels to AS/NZS 1554.1

When steel merchants aren’t able to supply parent materials to a preferred AS or AS/NZS specification fabricators will face the need to weld structural steel manufactured to an overseas standard. This steel is often referred to as “alternative” steel or “not-prequalified” as it isn’t referenced in the welding standard AS/NZS 1554.1. While the standard allows…